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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...

Gough Whitlam

By 21 October 2014 12
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Edward Gough Whitlam was the 21st Prime Minister of Australia from 1972 to 1975, and a genius of humanity. I think that perhaps the only person worthy of delivering Gough’s ...

Man wanted by police; warrant for arrest

By 22 October 2014
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ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to locate 27-year-old Sonny Oeti, who they believe is responsible for a number of aggravated robberies earlier this year. ...

What are the worst traffic lights in Canberra?

By 22 October 2014 3

By the 'worst', I mean the most frustrating and disruptive, the ones that always seem to be red, no matter from which direction you approach them, and particularly if it's on the more important road of the two at an intersection.  The ones which really get on your wick. My own 'top two' are the ...

Mower repair

By 22 October 2014 5

My daughter needs to have her mower looked at. Her teenage boys have been fiddling with it trying to get it going. It will start but won't keep going. Can anyone recommend someone, maybe a hobbyist, to do a reasonably priced job?...

Elderly man missing; assistance sought

By 22 October 2014
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ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to help locate a missing 80-year-old man, Vernon Pretty. Vernon was last seen this morning about 6.45am when he left his u...

Book Launch: ‘Fire in the Afternoon’ by John Stokes

By 22 October 2014
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Celebrated poet John Stokes does not shy from the contentious and the harrowing, his verse evokes the plain truth about love, sex and chaos. In a clear, resonant voice Fire in ...

Concrete slab: Normal vs Waffle Pod recommendations

By 22 October 2014 4

Hi All, I am looking to build a house in Canberra, and I was given the option to either go with a waffle pod slab with single glazed windows or a normal slab with double glazed windows to achieve the 6 star rating. Do any of you out there have any suggestions as to which option would be best suitab...

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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...

Election Wrap - 4 October

By 4 October 2008 76

CAP: Roger Nicoll and James Sizer reckon they're going to get the community to do the work for their environmental initiatives. --- Labor: Andrew Barr is promising not to take ponies from PWAD kiddies as long as the nasty Liberals are sent packing. The Labor media release page also sp...

Missing Man

By 4 October 2008 6

The AFP are looking for your help to find an old lost Banks man: ACT Policing is seeking community assistance in locating an 80-year-old Banks man who has gone missing after being dropped off by car in Civic early this afternoon to attend an appointment in the city. The missing man, Matteo Bo...

Political TV Ads the Good the Bad & the Ugly

By 4 October 2008 15

We are under a barrage of Political TV ads. I thought it time to rate some of them under the heading The Good The Bad & The Ugly. Yes I am biased I will be voting liberal this time after many years of labor. Lets start with the Ugly: All the Labor ads that I have seen so far - just more ar...

Images of Canberra - How many kinds of awesome is the Impact Comics sign?

By 3 October 2008 39

As seen in Garema Place this evening, the Impact Comics sandwich board. Loves it. Got an image in or of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com...

Parking Pain in the inner North...

By 3 October 2008 37

I think it is time the Government put aside their revenue raising parking strategies and considered a parking permit system for residents in the inner northern suburbs.    I don't know exactly which suburbs this affects but living in Braddon and having a car is a bit of a problem.   From ...

Proud day for the Massey family

By 3 October 2008 21

The ABC reports that Matthew Massey has been brought to justice and remanded in custody after his fourth breach of bail. This morning brother Gavin Massey starred in the Canberra Times' report on the Coroner's findings on the death of DJ McLaughlin. He was wanted by Canberra police in connecti...

Cake emulsifier?

By 3 October 2008 8

Hi all, Does anyone know what cake emulsifier is? And where can i buy it in Canberra? Is there anything i can do to substitute it? thanks a lot! =)...

Friday night parking gets tight at Belconnen Mall

By 3 October 2008 14

It must be hard to get a park for Friday night shopping at Belconnen Mall these days... BTW- this is the second time I have seen a car parked on this railing - probably a good thing its there, otherwise the driver might have stopped in the bus lane a few meters below....

What to do with drunks out in public spaces

By 3 October 2008 35

I heard on the radio today that the ACT Ombudsman has released his annual report in regard to complaints for the year 2007/2008. It was mentioned that the majority of complaints received were against ACT Policing, in particular in regard to the processing of persons under the Intoxicated Persons Car...

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