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Do you feel safe walking at night?

By 23 October 2014 16
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Something I’ve always attributed to a good lifestyle is being able to go for a walk at night and feel safe to do so. There’s nothing better sometimes than being able have d...

Local Leaders Jack Taylor (The Jack Taylor Group)

By 22 October 2014
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Canberra entrepreneur Jack Taylor is proof that you don't need an MBA or years of experience to start a successful business (or four). The 22-year-old, who started his first...

Canberra Shenzhen intern program connects future innovation leaders

By 23 October 2014

A new StudyCanberra student intern program between Canberra and Shenzhen will attract the best and brightest students from Shenzhen to Canberra and will give local students the opportunity to apply their knowledge in Shenzhen, the home of a major technology company in the world, Chief Minister and M...

Tell us your ideas for better services in West Belconnen

By 23 October 2014

Do you use human services? Does the term 'human services' mean anything to you? It refers to the range of programs or supports that can respond to a person's needs and can include public/social housing, health and wellbeing, education, disability, childcare, care and protection and justice. Navi...

DESIGN Canberra festival to launch in November!

By 23 October 2014
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Save the date! DESIGN Canberra is a four-day festival held November 20- 23 celebrating and promoting Canberra’s vibrant and diverse design community. Explore a CBD reACTivate...

Local florist recommendation

By 23 October 2014 9

Hi Rioters. It is my mothers 50th wedding anniversary in a couple of weeks. I'm looking at getting a variety of flower arrangements for a party we are organising. Does anyone have any florist recommendations?...

Owen Campbell at the Harmonie German Club this Friday – free entry

By 23 October 2014
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The Harmonie German Club comes alive this Friday night with the awesomely talented Owen Campbell and we’re excited!! Owen Campbell, who started strumming a guitar when he ...

Witnesses sought to OConnor assault

By 23 October 2014
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an assault which occurred at O’Connor shops yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, October 22). About 4.40pm, a 25-year-old woman was approached...

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John and Marianne on 2XX - Talking the RiotACT episode 7

By 5 October 2008 1

By popular demand here's the recording of Friday afternoon's RiotACT segment on the 2XX Sunset program. Herein Marianne and I discuss the things that have gotten the rest of you hot and bothered in recent times. To catch it live you need to tune in at 5pm on Fridays to 2XX. 98.3FM....

The under world of Canberra makes the Times

By 5 October 2008 34

Canberra Times has a story with a front page picture today on the underneath of Canberra. It is a pretty generic story about drain exploring in Australia, which they have made a half hearted attempt to connect to out fair city. It is a shame that they didn't try a bit harder to include some photos...

Swine fever at Canberra Hospital

By 5 October 2008 11

The SMH is reporting that two piggery workers from somewhere presumably nearby in NSW are being treated for "Streptococcus suis" which they are thought to have contracted from the pigs. Doctors at Canberra Hospital have treated a 46-year-old woman and a 58-year-old man, both from NSW, for fevers...

Election Wrap - 5 October

By 5 October 2008 4

Polling: The Canberra Times reveals that Jon Stanhope has gone from a 63% over 19% lead over Brendan Smyth four years ago to a slim 41.6% over 40% lead over Zed Seselja. One suspects this has more to do with the Brave Leader than any of Zed's qualities. Seriously though, with a projected 6-6-4...

Pulp Kitchen - Restaurant Review

By 5 October 2008 10

As I am, for the time being, an Ainslican (Note the the hate mailers: no longer in Turner, haven't been for some time now, please update your records), I went to Pulp Kitchen for dinner last night when I had an event to celebrate. They style themselves as a "European Brasserie". While I'm not...

RiotACT Sim Challenge - How Mark Parton went

By 5 October 2008 16

[First filed: October 04, 2008 @ 01:23] Mark Parton, Independent for Ginninderra, showed us what he was made of in All Bar Nun on Thursday night for the Sim Challenge. In the video Mark impugns the fitness for office of any candidate who has failed to take up the challenge. He also...

Transport - a monologue

By 5 October 2008 35

Lately our local government has been relentlessly banging on about global warming and how we should all be good global citizens and catch a bus to work instead of driving our heated or, in summer, air conditioned cars. Of course, these politicians are given a free Prius to drive each day to their iv...

Tilt Festival in Garema Place

By 4 October 2008 1

Having kicked off a firestorm around the Tilt Festival last week I thought the decent thing to do would be to go and have a look. YouTube shows some crowd shots and the finale of one AD DJ. Later in the night Babe was screening to an attentive audience of 40 or so. It's running all next...

Come on Trackside, you're better than this!

By 4 October 2008 2

It's a hard cruel world in the postering business. But mostly it's just community organisations who go to the effort to make free standing signs for roadside use. So for mine it's a low act to just slap your own poster over someone else's structure. This example on Belconnen Way troubled ...

Floriade Alternative: Tuliptop Gardens

By 4 October 2008 9

Most people have probably noticed that there's a tulip garden open on the road to Sydney, just past Macs Reef Road.  It's been there a few years now, open in Spring around the same time as Floriade.  Today we headed out to take a look, figuring Floriade would be a zoo.  We were really impressed, ...

Deakin Swimming Pool - an Oasis it ain't

By 4 October 2008 37

Years ago the Oasis Swimming Centre in Deakin was just as its name suggested; a fresh, brightly coloured facility with superb pools, nice indoor and outdoor areas (remember the big slide, the worm?) and ultra-modern compared to every other Canberra pool at the time.  The place was new, super cle...

ACT Treasury has loaned Rhodium $19.8 Million

By 4 October 2008 16

Have readers seen the new 2007/2008 Rhodium Annual Report, just posted on their web site. I find amazing the revelation on page 71 of 80 (pdf file page numbers) that Rhodium is now in hock to the ACT Treasury for $19.8 Million. The ACT Treasury increased its loan to Rhodium in 2007/2008 by $12.5M...

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