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Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: ONA on the Lawns, Manuka

By 18 April 2015

Readers were quick to respond when I recently reviewed ONA in Fyshwick, disagreeing with my thoughts on the service and portion sizes. Having previously been a regular at ONA on th...

Local sports club profile – Central Spears Gridiron

By 17 April 2015
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Here’s a fun piece of local sporting trivia: Canberra is home to Australia’s number one ranked men’s gridiron team – the Central Spears. The Central Spears men’s a...

A look around Canberra – Pearce

By 17 April 2015 4
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Pearce is a quiet little suburb in Woden, located at the foot of Mount Taylor and tucked away between the neighbouring suburbs of Chifley, Mawson and Torrens. Like many of Canberra...

Weekend garage sale guide (18th and 19th April 2015)

By 17 April 2015

Canberra garage sales this weekend in Gordon, Evatt, Farrer, Scullin, Hawker, Oxley, Franklin, Torrens, Ngunnawal, Turner and Kambah. Happy Friday! Saturday 18 April 48 C...

Whats on this weekend? 18th and 19th April 2015

By 16 April 2015 2

This weekend's highlights include a Madonna memorabilia display, a Carnivale-themed first birthday party at Lucky's Speakeasy and Record Store Day at Landspeed Records. What ar...

How to survive your first Canberra winter

By 16 April 2015 27
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It's that time of year again when the mornings start to get very cool, you start pulling out the winter gear and heaters and the Canberra air is filled with the smell of firewo...

Car park scratch scammers in Canberra

By 18 April 2015

Reader Windblane has submitted the below information following what he believes may be indicative of a wider car park scratch scam in Canberra. Here's the scam: Targeted at women on their own who are possibly likely to be intimidated. They park their car, get some shopping, when they come back a...

Witnesses sought in Gordon homicide investigation

By 17 April 2015

  As part of its ongoing enquiries into the homicide of a 28-year-old woman in Gordon on March 17, ACT Policing is seeking to contact three to four men who may be able to assist ...

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A hotter, wetter spring

By 2 December 2008 2

The ABC reports that we've just had the wettest spring in three years with November high above the average for rainfall. "Bureau of Meteorology figures show 85 millimetres of that fell during November at Canberra Airport. That is more than the November average of 65 millimetres but not as wet ...


By 2 December 2008 26

Who can tell me if I am allowed to (legally) cut down a tree that doesn't allow my garden to grow? It's one of those huge pine needle dropping Pines that cover and kill my lawn and anything I plant underneath it or near to it. All the needles that fall from it clog the gutters and cover half m...

Mark Parton – hey 2ca, we need that afternoon bloke in the mornings!

By 2 December 2008 36

This afternoon I heard Mark Parton on 2ca, and couldn’t believe it.  What a breath of fresh air on that tired sounding AM station! I used to listen to him on 106 until he left and I switched to Art Sound. But driving past the Albert Hall in a taxi today (where I still remember Sherbet perfo...

australian road users (and our fraudulent government)

By 2 December 2008 47

g'day rioters! perhaps some of you heard of this horrific story in The Age from a little while back that re-emerged today as it appeared in court this morning: now, don't get me wrong, i have nothing but sympathy for all parties involved in this tragedy; this is not my beef. instead this story...

Welcome two Canberrans back from a round-Australia cycling fundraiser!

By 2 December 2008 4

If you happen to be somewhere near Lennox Gardens at 3pm on Tuesday, take a flag or just your hand and wave Pete Maguire and John Dow in from their epic round Australia bicycle ride. Pete has raised some huge sum of money for the Cerebral Palsy Association in the process of riding 15,000 ks in 7 mo...

Next chapter in the data centre site selection saga

By 2 December 2008 12

The ABC reports that a special taskforce has come back saying the current proposed site for the data centre is the best. The report is going to cabinet for a government decision. I would have thought in this new-look 'cooperative' Assembly that there would have been some open, transparent and con...

State of the Riot - November 2008

By 1 December 2008 31

So that was November Here's our monthly review of where the site's going and what people are coming here for. A four day weekend at the start of the month did us no favours and there was a lack of elections, murders, retail outlet openings, or building collapses. Well you can't win them a...

Get yore summer water saver packs while they're hot!

By 1 December 2008 10

Actew has announced an exciting summer water saver pack, available for free if this stuff excites you. The pack includes such goodies as: a 4-minute shower timer, stickers for the kids, an outside tap hanger to help you to be a waterwise gardener, helpful tips for saving water i...

Would you like a whole free keg of tasty Zierholz beer?

By 1 December 2008 36

[First filed: October 09, 2008 @ 18:11 Second filing: October 13, 2008 @ 16:02] RiotACT is pleased to announce the latest of its give-aways for premium members. At the end of November three lucky premium members will have their name drawn out of a hat by Christoph Zierholz. They will each...

$2.1 Million for the KAO's

By 1 December 2008 9

Chief Minister Stanhope has announced $2.1 million in funding for 11 "Key Arts Organisations". So who are these sacred bovines? ACT Filmmakers Network, Artsound FM Inc, Belconnen Community Service Inc, Canberra Potters Society Inc, Canberra Symphony Orchestra Inc, Canberra You...

Anyone know anything about the guy in the crane?

By 1 December 2008 16

Went out to an impro event at the street theatre last night. At 6.45 some of the cast called the police because a guy was sitting on the top of the crane / scaffolding at one of the building sites across the road. He was quite distressed, and we could hear him calling out. Sometimes "I'm afraid o...

Music Video - Casual Projects - Time

By 1 December 2008 62

The latest music video from one of Canberra's finest musical exports, Casual Projects. The song is called "Time". Enjoy....

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