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Local Leaders Deborah Hill (Canberra Roller Derby League and Skate Nation)

By 26 November 2014
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By day, Deborah Hill is an exhibitions coordinator at the National Gallery. But after hours, she’s better known as Bambi von Smash’er, one of the capital’s top roller der...

Lonesome Lambie

By 26 November 2014 3
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On Paul Murray Live Sunday night we were discussing the imminent departure of Jacqui Lambie from the Palmer United Party. Janine Perrett was hosting, because the eponymous h...

Best of Canberra – Pancakes

By 25 November 2014 27
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I am drooling over the thought of a big stack of fluffy pancakes, smothered in salted caramel syrup, sprinkled with walnuts and topped with fresh banana. Normally when I eas...

New visual tool to help make cancer treatment less daunting

By 26 November 2014

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has launched a new Radiation Oncology Patient Information DVD, which provides information to patients about radiation therapy, along with the practical aspects of treatment. “After a diagnosis of cancer, patients and their carers can experience a wide range of emot...

Cotter recreational area and campground temporarily closed

By 26 November 2014

ACT Parks and Conservation Service wishes to advise the public that Cotter Campground and neighbouring Cotter Bend recreational area are temporarily closed so tree maintenance can be safely undertaken. It is expected that the Cotter Campground will be reopened on Wednesday 3 December 2014 and the...

Big Trouble Ahead for the ACTs Budget ?

By 26 November 2014 4

In June 2014, this years ACT budget was projected to be m$333 in the red without the impact of Mr Fluffy - which could be as high as m$500 over 3 years, according to the ACT Treasurer, Andrew Barr : www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/mr-fluffy-750-million-appropriation-bill-tabled-in-legislative-a...

Canberra Custom Knife Show

By 26 November 2014

It's on again, bigger than ever, at the Tharwa Village Hall. Come and see what the local knifemakers have been up to. See fine handmade knives for sale as well as talk to the makers about their craft. A big focus this year is kitchen knives. There are more than twenty makers coming from all ov...

Canberra climbs worlds best student cities rankings

By 26 November 2014

Chief Minister and Minister for Higher Education Katy Gallagher has welcomed news that Canberra has risen 16 places in the QS Best Student Cities 2015, the biggest jump of all six Australian cities represented. Canberra entered the London-based institute’s ranking of the top 50 cities for stude...

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Does Movember take a cut from 'donations' for profit?

By 30 October 2008 40

A friend of mine participated in Movember last year - but was disgusted afterwards, he told me, when he discovered the organisers take quite a cut from the proceeds. He nominated 40 per cent, but I don't know if that's true ... Does anyone know how Movember's finances work? 100 per cent of fu...

Commonwealth to knock down the ACT planning powers?

By 30 October 2008 6

The ABC brings word that the Government is planning to end NCA/ACT Government planning disputes: "Mr Debus says the Government is committed to the NCA, but its role needs to be defined more clearly. ... "What we do want to ensure above all is that we never again have these conflicts between...

Laksa: Paprika vs (old) Sammy's Kitchen

By 30 October 2008 9

Here’s a blow by blow comparison between Paprika in Belconnen and (old) Sammy’s Kitchen Laksa in Civic. For those who know the drill, a SK laksa for comparison purposes is a straight 10/10/10. Taste (Flavour) = 9 Size = 10 Ingredients = 9 Decor/Cutlery = 8 Waiting Staff = 10 Cost ...

Super 14 embraces the status quo by default

By 30 October 2008 1

RugbyHeaven brings word that the rival warlords of international rugby have decided to stick with last year's format for the Super 14 rather than try and agree on anything. Still, another season of rugby to enjoy, with kickoff on 13 February....

Police Wrap - 30 October

By 30 October 2008 39

1. Watson drugs and weapons: A 50-year-old Watson man will be summonsed to face court on weapon offences following a search warrant on his house yesterday (Tuesday, October 28). General duties officers along with members of the Specialist Response and Security (SRS) team executed the warrant a...

Abject failure of justice and rehabilitation.

By 30 October 2008 58

The Canberra Times has the sorry story of alleged arsonist Rodney Farraway. Rodney was bailed on condition he attend the Canberra Recovery Centre drug-and-alcohol clinic. Only when he got kicked out of it for allegedly smuggling in his own hooch no-one picked up the ball. "Farraway, 31, was th...

What's the deal with the burnt out buses near Holy Grail in Civic?

By 30 October 2008 66

Anybody know what happened to those buses in Civic?  Looks like a car bomb??? [ED - The ABC explains all. If Civic workers have pictures email them in to images@the-riotact.com] Offers of help are pouring in for a group of children stranded in Canberra after their buses were set on fire ...

Lost grey/white Cat in Queanbeyan

By 30 October 2008 63

I know you probably hate these postings as they are not news, but i'm desparate.   Our cat Charlie is 1 year old male cat.   He's very a fluffy grey cat with white belly, chest and paws (Like he's been lying in bleach).   He's my best mate and we hang out every day for most of the day (H...

The Band Broke Up - Part the third

By 30 October 2008 6

[First filed: October 29, 2008 @ 13:57] Last night's "The Band Broke Up" at The Front in Lyneham delivered another night of magic. The hooded Andrew Procter, the astonishing (and late) Andi Kirwan, Matty Ellis, Aaron Peacey, and Nick Delatovic warning against trusting artists (and jumping ...

Subcontractors and CFMEU out in the cold on building collapse

By 29 October 2008 28

The ABC is carrying an epic whinge by the CFMEU in the wake of the Civic building collapse. "CFMEU national safety expert Martin Kingham has been denied entry to the site by the builder Leighton Contractors. Mr Kingham says he is concerned for the safety of workers and wants Leighton Contracto...

NCA shifting dirt around the lake to make them look busy

By 29 October 2008 16

For a few months now there appears to be work around the steps of the National Library, with the purpose of beautifying the area. Personally, I have seen nothing wrong with the stairs at the Library. However, what would be helpful is if you could walk around the whole lake without crossing a roa...

Police Wrap - 29 October

By 29 October 2008 11

1. The official announcement about the alleged World of Warcraft stabbing in Gungahlin is now available: A 21-year-old Gungahlin man is assisting ACT Policing with their enquiries in relation to an alleged stabbing at a residence in Gungahlin overnight (October 27). About 10pm, police were not...

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