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Best of Canberra Taste Off – Butcher

By 24 November 2014 3
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Sunny and 32 degrees on Saturday, I was ready to host an Aussie Summer BBQ. There were so many recommendations for which butcher I should visit, as far as Gungahlin and Wanniassa. ...

Out of Africa

By 24 November 2014 8
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I have been criticised for drawing attention to the effort mounted in Iraq and Syria to counter ISIS and its call on the lives of our soldiers. My critics drew my attentio...

Strict safety regulations no good for creative businesses, says The Hamlet owner Nik Bulum

By 24 November 2014 15
A photo posted to Facebook last week shows officials at The Hamlet as they prevent the venue from hosting a student exhibition on site.

Entrepreneur and property developer Nik Bulum has called on the ACT Government to relax building safety restrictions, claiming that overly strict regulations are impacting crea...

Canberra Opshoppers Guide – Vinnies Monster Warehouse sale

By 24 November 2014
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The Vinnies Monster Warehouse sale has been and gone for another season, and as a well-seasoned thrifting veteran I thought I’d put together a list of tips for first-timers. ...

Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 23 November 2014
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The below real estate market snapshot is based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from the previous w...

Robin Hobb at Harry Hartog Woden

By 24 November 2014

Harry Hartog Booksellers Woden will be hosting the incredible Robin Hobb for an appearance in store tomorrow, the 25th of November between 11.30am and 12.30pm. We will have several copies of her back list, and her latest novel Fool's Assassin available for purchase. Can't wait! www.facebook.co...

Witnesses sought to collision in Kambah

By 24 November 2014
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision which occurred in Kambah on Saturday (22 November) involving a motorcycle and bicycle. About 8:30pm a cyclist was riding in a n...

Record nominations for Inclusion Awards

By 24 November 2014

A record number of people and businesses have been nominated in this year’s Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards, which recognise the contributions made to welcome, encourage and support people with disability in our community. This year 79 nominations were received across four categories for a...

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Overheard in the Refugee Camp in Glebe Park

By 25 September 2008 44

I’m not going to editorialise too much on this as other readers will be able to offer more experienced and insightful views of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) and their operations. As with a regular column I write elsewhere in a world of music I perceive only dimly through inexpert eyes, I’ll...

Lanyon pleas of forgiveness...

By 25 September 2008 87

[First filed: September 24, 2008 @ 08:03] "Please forgive me Mel" Says the signs on the way to work. Has anyone else noticed the signs on the drive from Lanyon to the City? They start off saying "Please forgive me Mel" near the roundabout just past Lanyon shops, then another two a bit f...

Local film makers wanted for CSFF

By 25 September 2008

The following media release has come into us, apparently they're well sorted for entries in general but would really like to get more Canberra made material in: CANBERRA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OPEN FOR ENTRIES The Canberra Short Film Festival, with new festival manager SilverSun Pictures, ...

RiotACT media watch

By 25 September 2008 16

First the bad news... 2xx listeners and audio file downloaders will have to live without my dulcet tones this Friday. Marianne is holidaying at a secret sun-kissed locale and her replacement has shown no interest in giving up his precious airtime to the likes of us. If it's something you feel st...

Biggest Magnet Ever

By 25 September 2008 19

My "little" surprise when I got my mail in. I think this magnet is bigger than the terror ones... Does anyone have a to-do list to fill it?...

WholeSelf Living Workshop this weekend

By 25 September 2008 17

The WholeSelf Program - Stage 1 Foundation Workshop 27-28 September 2008 "When you value, nurture and care for your WholeSelf you naturally enrich everyone and everything around you." - Kathleen Earle Grow your whole experience of life with our WholeSelf Living Program. By nurturing your Wh...

Google Maps updated - Higher res images of your suburb

By 24 September 2008 27

A recent trip onto Google maps shows that there is more recent higher res images of much of Canberra. My guess is around late March, but open to fellow RiotACTers to work out the when GDE open View Larger Map...

Paul the stalker gets bail pending appeal

By 24 September 2008 11

The ABC has a chilling story of one Paul Henderson of Charnwood who is now out on bail while his appeal on stalking charges is heard: "The court heard he met the woman at a Belconnen gym in July 2002. She changed gyms two years later and noticed Henderson did as well but their relationship did...

Police Wrap - 24 September

By 24 September 2008 5

1. The police would like your help finding a missing man: ACT Policing is seeking the assistance of the public to locate a 28-year-old Waramanga man who has been missing since Friday, September 19. Craig Bushell was last seen leaving his Larakia Street residence around 5:30pm on that day. I...

Images of Canberra - Nazi Gnome at Floriade

By 24 September 2008 28

There's no immediate explanation as to why this little fella's adorning Floriade. Anyone have any theories? (Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com )...

Time to tell me what your favourite questions are for the candidates

By 24 September 2008 25

[First filed: September 24, 2008 @ 12:04] It's an exciting time. Tomorrow Elections ACT declares the nominations for the upcoming ACT election. Armed with the full candidate list we'll be finalising our ...

Action Easy Access... Not!

By 24 September 2008 129

Being without a car this past week, my wife has had no choice but to discover the pluses of buses in getting the three kids across the other side of town to childcare and back. With two little ones in a pram and the toddler able to walk, we thought this would be an easy enough task (albeit, far m...

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