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Should we digitally name and shame Canberra’s bad drivers?

By 4 August 2015 8

I love social media sites, especially those community notice boards. Occasionally they throw up little gems like these: "And the employee of the week goes to…. the win...

Best of Canberra – Schnitzel

By 4 August 2015 10
canberra's best schnitzel

Going out for a schnitty is about as Aussie as drinking a VB tinny at a John Farnham farewell concert. It's a very safe bet, at least amongst my friends, that at any time of an...

Review – East Asian arts at CMAG

By 4 August 2015

The Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG) is presently staging an exhibition not to be missed. Titled INK REMIX: Contemporary art from mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, thi...

80% increase in Canberra car break-ins – is this avoidable?

By 4 August 2015 3

In the last few months I have noticed a lot of people reporting stolen cars, smashed windows and thefts on various online community notice boards. I wasn't sure if crime had sp...

Rhinoplasty surgeon recommendation Canberra

By 4 August 2015

Hi all, I'm looking for recommendations for the best/most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon in Canberra? Thanks!...

30km speed limit in school zones?

By 4 August 2015 20

The ACT Government would like community views to be expressed on reducing the speed limit around schools to 30kmph - but there has been nothing posted on the ‘Time to Talk...

Fyshwick Mail Centre quarantined due to unidentified substance

By 3 August 2015

More than 100 people have been quarantined at the Fyshwick Mail Centre on Canberra Avenue, after an unknown substance was found in a package. The building and staff have been isolated. Five people have possibly been exposed to the unknown substance but are showing no signs of ill health. ACT Fire...

Belconnen Soccer Club robbed at gunpoint

By 3 August 2015

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the aggravated robbery of the Belconnen Soccer Club in McKellar late Saturday night (1 August 2015). About 11.07pm, a single male offend...

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Live music doomed again?

By 2 February 2009 8

The Canberra Times is running what feels like the annual doom and gloom piece declaring the death of live music due to urban infill. It's a story that needs to be approached with some caution. Some of the doom is things that haven't actually happened. And some of the gloom is for things like the ...

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Centre

By 1 February 2009 8

Where the interim National Musuem of Australia building was, at Yarramundi Reach, is now an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Centre (in Lady Denman Drive). It is a fantastic location, very central, right on the lake, with beautiful vistas across grassland to the lake and hills and moun...

Want to be a music reporter at Corinbank?

By 1 February 2009 3

The Corinbank Festival is running from 27 February to 1 March and RiotACT intends to provide daily coverage of the excitement. Which means we're going to need another pair of hands. So in exchange for that help over three days we can offer accredited media access, including camping, and equipm...

Car goes through bedroom wall in Chifley

By 1 February 2009 19

According to ABC News, this happened about 7:20am this morning. I drove past just after 8am, and it looked like the car was a bit burnt out. One of my neighbours said the owners had only recently finished renovating, must be very sad to see this happen to their home. Hope nobody was hurt...

TAMS flashes its edits on Stromlo Sponsorship

By 1 February 2009 7

A reader has made an interesting observation and sent in the following note: One of the joys of NOT using Microsoft software to surf the web is that once in a while you come across a Word document that displays the author's creative process. The refurbished Stromlo Forest Park web site, ht...

Bicycle Education Centre?

By 1 February 2009 46

I know it was a quaint vestige from a bygone era, but what has happened to the Australian Federal Police's Bicycle Education Centre in Belconnen? I drove past there yesterday (Rae Street) and noticed that all the education centre signage is gone, and that it is very unkempt looking with weeds and...

Images of Canberra - The lake at sundown

By 1 February 2009 12

Ralph has sent in this beautiful shot he took last night. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to

Valentino on Valentine's Day

By 1 February 2009 1

There's a bit of buzz about for the world premiere of the "Valentino" stage show at the Canberra Theatre with a large cast of people who've been on TV. Details are on the theatre website. As you can see from the poster I've been sent there's a $10 discount on adult tickets if you give them...

Brumbies down the 'canes

By 1 February 2009 14

[First filed: January 31, 2009 @ 10:42] Things were mildly chaotic at Canberra Stadium for the Brumbies' first game of the year. Almost as if they hadn't been expecting anyone. Little things like the toilet gates had been unlocked, but not opened. When I took my fresh season pass down ...

Southside Soap Opera

By 31 January 2009 12

Driving south on Yamba Drive, it is impossible to miss the banner that's been put up for an admired Alex. It's more than just a happy birthday or a marry me: there seems to be a bit of a story behind this one, it says "Alex, I love you I'll wait". So does anyone know who Alex is, or what ...

How did you cool off today?

By 31 January 2009 63

What a stinker. Spent most of the arvo in prol soup, aka the local public swimming pool, dodging kiddy turds and wondering what foot fungus I'll get this time. Not too sure how high the UV index got, but the dirt bag index was in the 'extreme' range. (A dirt bag rating is calculated by multi...

John and Marianne on 2XX - Talking the RiotACT episode 23

By 31 January 2009 11

For those who missed it live, the latest downloadable version of 2XX’s RiotACT segment featuring your’s truly and Marianne Mettes is now available. To catch it live tune in at 5pm on Friday afternoons on 2XX, 98.3FM....

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