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Ask RiotACT: Watering system / irrigation setup

By 25 June 2016 1
Ask RiotACT

Hi Rioters. I purchased a house about 6 months ago. It has large established gardens. There was an existing watering system and a large underwater tank. I had a plumber com...

Coward punch puts victim in hospital

By 24 June 2016
Police wrap

Police are seeking to identify three men over a ‘coward punch’ assault that occurred in Civic in the early hours of Sunday 12 June. At about 3.55am, a male was assaulted...

Update | Rural road closures in ACT

By 24 June 2016
road closed detour

Motorists and other road users are advised of the following rural road closures due to the recent wet weather and snow. Roads and crossings closed: Sunshine Crossing A...

More to do on affordable housing

By 24 June 2016 10

Housing affordability remains a hot topic with most Australians. And rightly so, given the fundamental human right for safe and secure housing. I have previously written abo...

Ask RiotACT: School disco DJ

By 24 June 2016 1
Ask RiotACT

Hi all. I'm trying to find a DJ for my sons 12th Birthday. There is one that has been recommended to me but nobody knows how to contact him. He is "DJ CLIFF". He plays at some ...

Take your dog to work day

By 24 June 2016 9
dog in the office

Today is International Take Your Dog to Work Day when employers are asked to open their doors to pet dogs to promote the benefits of pet ownership and encourage animal adoption...

ANU welcomes collaborative cyber facilty

By 23 June 2016 4

The Australian National University will collaborate with the Australian government on a new facility to help grow Australia’s cyber-security workforce and the so-called STEM...

No monopolies on bigotry in election lead-up

By 23 June 2016 26
Christina Hobbs

“I believe human life begins at conception,” the Liberal Senator said quietly. Zed Seselja’s response was the last in a line of ACT Federal election candidate answers ...

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Sharon Mortlock goes down for 9 months of periodic detention

By 20 June 2009 20

The Canberra Times brings word that the Sharon Mortlock case has reached a conclusion. (For those who came in late, on August 22 last year the 41 year old Eden woman was having a long and complicated drunken argument as part of her long and complicated relationship with Luke Stefani which ended w...

Random Act of Kindness

By 20 June 2009 16

There's been a few stories lately about poor manners around the place so I'd thought I'd share this one.  This morning in the carpark, I was organising a load of small change for the parking machine.  A lady asked if I was ok for change. At the time I thought I was but was actually 20c short.  Af...

Tuggers Rejoice! Athllon Drive Duplication Complete!

By 19 June 2009 24

Jon Stanhope is proud to announce that the duplication of Athllon Drive through the Tuggeranong Town Centre has now been completed. The rest of the associated works are on target for completion later this month. "This $2 million project sees the completion of the Athllon Drive duplication thro...

Musicians wanted

By 19 June 2009 7

G'day, I require the help of bands/artists and musicians. If you would like free airplay on a new online talkback radio show, please email your tracks to We have not been able to secure our copyright licences in time for the launch, hence we cannot use commercial mu...

The Truffle Festival!

By 19 June 2009 9

The Capital Country Truffle Festival is on this weekend. They've got a hefty schedule of events if you're interested in getting to know local truffle production better. Apparently despite some early concerns the recent frosts have seen the truffles coming up in time....

Canberra on the iPhone

By 19 June 2009 11

RiotACT's all seeing eye fell upon a review for a Canberra based offline mapping application for the iPhone, using the phone's GPS and tower triangulation. At $1.19 it's certainly no bank breaker. So I decided to download it and give it a go. In many ways Google Maps is better, but that de...

Changing the guard at DET and TAMS

By 19 June 2009 4

The Chiefly Jon Stanhope has announced new CEO's for key departments in the ACT Government. Mr Gary Byles takes over as Chief Executive of the Department of Territory and Municipal Services, and Dr Jim Watterston is the new Chief Executive of the Department of Education and Training. Mr Byles...

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 19 June

By 19 June 2009 14

[First filed: June 18, 2009 @ 09:21] There's far more going on this weekend that I know what to choose from. But what do you want to be seeing and doing around town this weekend? Just leave your thoughts in the comments....

Police Wrap - 19 June

By 19 June 2009 48

1. 10% of cars defective? ACT Policing has issued 427 Traffic Infringement Notices in past three days during traffic targeting operations in specific locations around Canberra. Police and ACT RTA motor vehicle inspectors today (Thursday, June 18) continued targeting locations which have been t...

I met a traveler from an antique land...

By 19 June 2009 11

Up on the northern shore of Lake Burley Griffin, near Scrivener Dam, is some of the nicest walking country man and dog could ask for anywhere. The other day I noticed a strange little structure hidden in the grass. Closer inspection revealed it to be a long abandoned picnic area style garb...

Karabar High School beatings

By 19 June 2009 30

The Canberra Times has a story on beatings in Queanbeyan yesterday: Two teenagers are believed to have been targeted by a pack of up to 10 youths in a series of premeditated attacks across Queanbeyan. It is believed some of those attackers have taken photos and video footage of the incidents ...

ANU's investments go south

By 19 June 2009 1

The ABC has a story about the ANU posting a huge $108 million deficit in its annual report. The problem is the august body's huge investment portfolio has taken a $160 million hit. A bit like your super, everyone is hoping it will recover if/when the markets take off again....

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