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Police investigate fatal collision in Royalla

By 28 November 2015

ACT Policing are investigating a three-vehicle collision in Royalla this afternoon (Saturday 28 November) in which a motorcyclist has died. About 5.20pm, police received a r...

Pick of the Markets: Serendipity Soaps

By 28 November 2015

I'm back! But I'm no longer reviewing weekend hot spots. The team thought it would be fun and something a little different, to review local Canberra markets and the stalls that fre...

Getting the most out of your real Christmas tree

By 27 November 2015
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Editor note: Next week, we'll be starting our Christmas gift-maker interview series. Watch this space. Do you get a real Christmas tree? Curious about giving one a go in pl...

This weekend’s top picks for the DESIGN Canberra festival

By 27 November 2015
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DESIGN Canberra raced out of the gate proving that the capital is very much en vogue. The festival—now in its second year—is putting on more than 70 events and activities, ...

Garage Sales on this weekend (28 and 29 November 2015)

By 27 November 2015
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Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with over 25 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds websi...

Ask RiotACT: So, the GST is Going to Increase…?

By 26 November 2015 14
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Can anyone answer some of these questions in relation to what appears an almost certain increase in the GST from 10% to 15% : 1) If the prices of goods/services rises, will ...

Whats on in Canberra this weekend (28 and 29 November 2015)

By 26 November 2015 5

The Christmas season is in full swing as of this weekend. The Street Theatre presents Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, an alternate telling of Dickens’ classic tale; Christmas i...

Crowdfunding talk with the Light Clock guys

By 26 November 2015 2
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With only seven days left of their Kickstarter campaign (it seems that we can't stay away from the crowdfunding projects here at RiotACT this week), The Light Clock are one o...

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Taking out the trash day? No Functional Review for you

By 25 March 2009 22

[First filed: March 25, 2009 @ 08:03] One hopes that a bikie-related double murder and the sudden death of a prominent member of the community was not what prompted Jon Stanhope's office to push out this media release at 7.30pm last night. Because if that was the reason it's a hell of a way to...

Free theatre double bill - For Youth Week

By 25 March 2009

The Belconnen Theatre is playing host to a Youth Week presentation of a theatrical double bill with plays by local authors. From the media release: Featuring a cast of young theatre makers, the two one-act plays have been devised and developed specifically for Youth Week. Written and d...

Dermal Anchor Piercings

By 25 March 2009 10

Hey guys, just wondernig if anyone has gotten and dermal anchor piercings in the ACT, or knows what processes people use (puncher or needles) and if they did a good job... Let me know where you went please!!...

The Crooked Fiddle Band & Mr Fibby

By 25 March 2009

BATTON DOWN THE HATCHES! NAIL LARGE PIECES OF WOOD AT ODD ANGLES ACROSS THE WINDOWS PAINT YOURSELF ORANGE People of Canberra we are at panic stations as THE CROOKED FIDDLE BAND elbow their way back into our sweet, innocent capital to seduce and emotionally damage us with their searing chain...

Update on 'Woman held captive in bushland for 4 days'

By 25 March 2009 37

There was an item posted back in July 08 on riot act Just thought I would update that today the accused faced the ACT Magistrates court and was found innocent and cleared of all charges. I hope this girl who has told all these lies is punished by the legal system. ...

Hanson not getting over it - Launches inquiry into GP services

By 25 March 2009 5

The Liberals's Jeremy Hanson has announced that he's not taking Katy Gallagher's advice to "Just get over it" in relation to the cascading wave of GP closures in Canberra. “The Health Minister has told me through the media to ‘get over it’ and it is clear that she is paying lip service to t...

Images of Canberra - Pommy Bastard's Sheep at Mt Painter

By 25 March 2009 21

To take your minds from the southern Canberra war zones Pommy Bastard has been out to the foot of Mt Painter this morning, has whacked some watercolour effects on his photo and sent it in. Mmmm, sheep, clouds, trees... Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to ...

Swimmers left out in the cold

By 25 March 2009 16

The Canberra Times outlines the growing crisis in swimming ranks with the closure next month of the Deakin Pool. At the same time, the pool at Erindale will shut for refurbishment for six months from April 12, leaving no pool between Woden and Tuggeranong. It's going to get crowded at the rema...

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast - 2009, Episode 8

By 25 March 2009

The RiotACT Rugby Podcast has had a hiccup, but now hits your speakers for episode eight of 2009. Jazz, Che and I mix up the rugby ideas in All Bar Nun’s ever more baroque back room. The music for by the Jason Recliners and the beer for review is Coopers Pale Ale (The Green One). You can ...

Beware of the Israeli Art Scam in Canberra

By 25 March 2009 53

This evening at my home in west Belconnen I had a wonderful visit from two Israeli "art students" showing me their artwork which they stated was painstakingly painted by themselves to fund their trip around Australia. This is a scam. The paintings are cheap chinese mass produced knock offs mark...

Adventure Paintball 3 man Tournament Series: running update

By 25 March 2009 3

Afternoon all, We are now 3 rounds into the series with 2 rounds to go. So far the outright leaders are the Chubbies who have won all 3 rounds to date and are odds on to win the paintball markers. (Although their last 2 wins have been very tight with a 1 point and 3 point wins respectively.)...

Old Canberran’s Old Photos - Part 10 - Torrens Street of yesteryear

By 25 March 2009 19

[First filed: March 24, 2009 @ 09:56] This is the tenth part of a series of photographs taken by RiotACT reader Old Canberran on his Kodak Box Brownie from 1948. This one came in with the following note: Here's a couple of photos of Torrens Street, Braddon. One is looking North from Elo...

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