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Ask RiotACT: Someone to install used evap aircon & ducted gas system

By 30 July 2016
Ask Riot

Hello. I have a 4 year old ducted gas heater system and an evaporative cooler that I need installing in the floor / roof. The units were removed from the other house due to...

Vernon Circle lanes closed over weekend for courts project

By 29 July 2016
New law courts complex

Two lanes of Commonwealth Avenue and Vernon Circle will be closed temporarily this weekend as part of the refurbishment of the ACT Law Courts precinct. The lanes will be clo...

Airport team to develop carpark into ACT PS mega-office

By 29 July 2016 4
Stephen Byron

The owners of Canberra Airport are set to become the ACT Government's landlords after winning the tender to build and own a major new office complex for Territory public servan...

Gongs and whistles: Nominate a Canberran now for Australian of the Year

By 29 July 2016 1
Current Australian of the Year David Morrison raising the national flag to mark the start of NAIDOC Week in Civic Square earlier this month. Photo: CHARLOTTE HARPER

It may seem a long time until the next Australia Day awards, but the organisational machine that goes through the process of sorting through nominees, finalists, and finally gr...

Dickson development goes to ACAT appeal

By 28 July 2016

 Following the disappointing actions by the ACT Government to approve what remains a very questionable development application for a major mixed use development on the flagship ...

Fire destroys Kambah house

By 28 July 2016
Firefighter generic

Fire on Thursday destroyed a house in Kambah, with the damage bill initially estimated at $350,000. ACT Fire & Rescue responded to the blaze at the Carleton Street prope...

Burch lauded as CIT Tuggeranong opens

By 28 July 2016
Plaque unveiling

You could be forgiven for thinking the opening of CIT’s new Tuggeranong campus was being held to honour of former ACT Education Minister Joy Burch, such was the praise shower...

Libs revive flashing lights in school zones policy

By 28 July 2016 2
Still from school zones on NSW road safety site.

The Canberra Liberals will spend $7.5 million to install flashing signs in ACT school zones if elected to government in October, reviving a policy they took to the last ACT ele...

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The High Court shares its thoughts on the ACT's courts.

By 10 August 2009 15

[First filed: August 07, 2009 @ 10:27] The presentation and adjudication of the case in the courts below do cause it to merit a place in the precedent books. The reasons for placing it there turn on the numerous examples it affords of how litigation should not be conducted or dealt with. The proc...

Does matinee now mean kiddie session?

By 10 August 2009 19

A recent trip to the theatre to see Quantum Leap youth dance was an interesting experience. We went to the matinee, and I was surprised to see that most attendees had kids with them. Including very small kids. Predictably the toddlers in the audience cried, called out and chatted through the enti...

Canberra Sparky wanted for fitting motion sensor

By 10 August 2009 16

Happy Monday All, I am looking at getting a sensor light installed in my mother's driveway but I don't want to be charged a fortune.  ($200 max). Does anyone know an electrician that doesnt take advantage of people with "grey hair".  My mum is convinced tradesmen "tell her fibs"  when ...

Masterpieces from Paris: Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and beyond - Coming to C

By 10 August 2009 14

Apparently this is the big one. The biggest and bestest art blockbuster the National Gallery will ever stage. The NGA is trumpeting their exhibition scheduled for the summer holiday period: Never have so many masterpieces been brought together in one exhibition in this country. There’...

Beer at $25 a stubby! The Canberra Times as consumer advocate?

By 10 August 2009 35

The Canberra Times online is running an odd story about the cost of a stubby of beer at the Belgian Cafe in Kingston. Before digging deepier I imagined that this would have been a little puff piece on some new and exotic beverage from some distant land or a super-premium offering form one of our...

Police Wrap - 10 August

By 10 August 2009 2

1. Steel wheels attract attention: A 20-year-old female driver will be summonsed to court after she was identified early this morning (August 10) driving a vehicle whilst allegedly ten times over the legal blood alcohol limit. The female came to the attention of police just after midnight afte...

Balibo - Film Screening Thursday 13 August

By 10 August 2009

East Timor 1975 - Five Australian journalists are missing. One man searches for the truth. One man seeks justice. Canberra Friends for Dili are hosting a screening of Balibo, a newly released film about the Balibo Five. It's on Thursday 13 August 7pm at Greater Union Manuka. Tickets ar...

Au Pair

By 10 August 2009 12

Hi, I am considering an Au Pair for when my child starts Kindy next year.  Any advice or experience? Any social/support groups in Canberra? Thanks!...

A farewell to Rioting

By 10 August 2009 189

[First filed: August 07, 2009 @ 14:21] A bit over a year ago I was living on seven mile beach with a girlfriend I loved very much and a wonderful dog. I was doing interesting work building a freelance journalism and PR practice that was starting to take off. Most evenings we'd get home fro...

Wanna' play ball in Canberra?

By 10 August 2009 10

Summer is on its way. Not into cricket, but want to play a great summer sport? How about baseball! Rebels Baseball Club (est 1958) has been competing in the Canberra Baseball Competition for over 50 years. Based at North Curtin Oval, we are keen to recruit new players for the coming 09/10 bas...

Tiger giving up on Canberra

By 10 August 2009 45

The Age has a story on Tiger Airways plans to give up on Canberra in favour of the busier Sydney-Melbourne route. The low-cost airline is not offering flights between Canberra and either Melbourne or Adelaide after early October. Asked about its plans for Canberra, Tiger's managing director Shel...

Glory days, aka the Ben Blair Book of Horrors

By 10 August 2009 1

TonyTai09 has recently graced YouTube with the highlights reel of the Brumbies' 2004 Super12 Grand Final obliteration of the mighty Canterbury Crusaders. Roff, Paul, Gregan, Larkham, Finegan, Samo. Now those were some names!...

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