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Ask RiotACT: solicitor recommendation (winding up family trust)

By 6 February 2016
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Hi all, I'm looking for a solicitor who is able to do the work involved in the winding up of a family trust. Does anyone know of one who is reliable and doesn't charge the ...

Planning an Elopement: making the decision

By 6 February 2016 7

On top of my already busy schedule -- full time pencil pusher, part time writer for the RiotACT and new business owner -- I am also currently organising my wedding for June this ...

Ask RiotACT: Road rules & riding to school

By 5 February 2016 8
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Children who walk or ride to school should know the road rules that apply when they cross a road. They should also know to what extent they can trust drivers to act according t...

Garage Sales on this weekend (5-7 February 2016)

By 5 February 2016
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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...

Uniforms a smart move for our schoolchildren

By 5 February 2016 9
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The audible collective sigh has drifted away upon summer’s hot winds as parents return to the normality of having their children back at school. Certainly the bank account...

Teen to face court over hoax call to school in Calwell

By 4 February 2016
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A teenager will face the ACT Children’s Court following a threatening phone call made to Calwell High School yesterday. Around 1pm yesterday, a staff member at Calwell Hig...

Six things to do in Canberra this weekend (5-7 February)

By 4 February 2016 2

With summer rapidly disappearing, it’s best to take the opportunity to be outdoors in the warm sun while you have the chance. This weekend, we recommend the Summerside Festival, ...

‘Legal rape’ advocate targets Canberra

By 4 February 2016 10

Pick-up artist and misogynist Daryush Valizadeh, founder of the organisation/publication Return of Kings has announced a trip to Australia to stage 'tribal meetings' in Sydney,...

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Reality TV in reality - RSPCA Animal Rescue

By 22 April 2009 60

RSPCA Animal Rescue (Tuesday nights on Prime) is a great way to raise awareness about animal welfare but I do wonder if people realise how different the situation in the ACT is to that of NSW.  Obviously, NSW is a much bigger organisation which deals with a larger population.  It has more mone...

Police Wrap - 22 April

By 22 April 2009 1

1. Air Force medals and Mercedes stolen: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a burglary which occurred in Braddon yesterday (Monday, April 20). Between 3pm and 6pm the Elder Street residence was broken into and searched. A number of Defence medals for a current Air Force member including an...

Can't be bothered to run in the Mother's Day Classic? Support run4mum girl in

By 22 April 2009 12

Check out these videos from a local Canberra bike-rider turned runner.  If she gets to $3000 in sponsorship she'll make another one of her hilarious videos. Get her to $10000 and she'll wear the whole pink outfit during the Mother's Day Classic. ...

The case of Karyn Costello

By 22 April 2009 50

Steve Dozspot is raising a hue and cry over the case of Karyn Costello who has, apparently, been living in hospital for two years because her disabilities have on into the "too hard basket". “Ms Costello has been confined to a wheelchair, forced to wait since 2007 in Canberra Hospital for a Dis...

Questacon + school holidays = hell

By 22 April 2009 46

Look, I knew Questacon during school holidays would be crowded and hot. Have BTDT. What I had forgotten about were the feral children. The kids that run around all the exhibits without a parent in sight. The 3 and 4 year olds who come and slap the buttons on the exhibit thing my family and I were us...

Black is the new white (which was the new green).

By 21 April 2009 21

[First filed: April 20, 2009 @ 16:57] Option A. Option B. The Raiders have posted two proposed away strips for the 2010 NRL season on the club website. In a shift from the current white away jersey, black (or at least blackish-silvery-grey) seems to be what the club is going...

ACT Government looking to buy out Calvary Hospital

By 21 April 2009 24

It's been a little mad that for a number of years one of Canberra's two public hospitals has been privately owned. The ABC informs us that our Government is now planning to sort this out by buying the hospital from the Little Company of Mary. The LCM would then build a new private hospital, wh...

Le Chat Noir this Thursday - Featuring Little Sister

By 21 April 2009

One of Canberra's more intriguing cultural events are "Le Chat Noir", held once a month at the Kremlin Bar on Northbourne Avenue. This month it features the stars of Insatiable Banalities 108, Little Sister. Here's the description from the Facebook page: Le Chat Noir is inspired by the ...

Local music video - Super Best Friends play their whole EP at once...

By 21 April 2009 1

The magic of YouTube brings us a new thing for the local scene. From Super Best Friends we have a trailer for their "Ready Aim Fire" EP, rather than just a video for a single. Be warned, it's rocking....

Anzac Parade planters giving up the ghost

By 21 April 2009 10

The NCA have announced that the summer just past has done for the 12,000 Hebe plants lining Anzac Parade. The planter beds along the central strip of Anzac Parade contain Hebe ‘Autumn Glory’, a variety native to New Zealand which is no longer readily available. ... ‘The hot dry summer...

Canberra Roads the most watched?

By 21 April 2009 61

The ever-shrinking content on the Canberra Times website warns us that the ACT's drivers are the most observed in Australia when it comes to speed cameras. There are 22 fixed speed or speed and red-light cameras in the ACT one for every 15,700 territorians. That's proportionately higher than N...

Earwig Mantra Album Launch

By 21 April 2009

Canberra hard rock band Earwig Mantra will be launching their debut album "Nested" on Friday May 1 at ANU Bar. Supported by other locals Escape Syndrome and Loud So Clear as well as Serenik from Sydney. Canberra bands' sets will be recorded for possible inclusion on the Hard ACT to Follow liv...

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