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Best of Canberra taste off – Chinese

By 31 August 2015
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It seems RiotACT readers love Chinese food just as much as I do. There were more than 35 different Chinese restaurants that got a mention after this week's call out for Canberra's ...

To go or not to go, that is the question

By 31 August 2015

Royal Commissioner Dyson Heydon will today reveal whether he will continue as head of the trade union royal commission after he was embroiled in a conflict of interest scanda...

RSPCA ACT celebrates 60 years of animal welfare work

By 31 August 2015
Vintage RSPCA

The year was 1955. The polio vaccine passed its first large scale test, Elvis Presley made his TV debut, the Vietnam War began and Robert Menzies was Prime Minister. It was als...

Uber is coming to Canberra. Will you use it?

By 31 August 2015 4

If you are a regular taxi user, there’s a good chance you've heard of Uber, the upstart company that is threatening taxi industries all over the world. Already operating i...

Time to learn from planning overreach

By 31 August 2015

Two planning announcements have raised a few eyebrows in Canberra in recent days.  The first was that the government had taken back the running of the infamous Westside con...

Man and teen to face court over Scullin burglary

By 31 August 2015

ACT Policing apprehended a 27-year-old man from Queanbeyan and 14-year old teen from Florey, for burglary on a house in Scullin on Saturday (29 August). About 2pm, the two all...

New Canberra Brickworks plan a win for the community

By 31 August 2015
artists impression yarralumla brickworks

The Yarralumla Residents Association welcomes the government’s scaled down development plans near the Canberra Brickworks and looks forward to further discussion about the d...

Bloomin’ great Aranda walk – spring flowers, great views, dog friendly

By 30 August 2015
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It's the perfect time of year to enjoy a pleasant stroll around Aranda with native flora in full bloom. We've just researched this easy walk taking just over an hour through A...

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KarismaKatz play Hush

By 10 February 2009

DJ Gosper's funky 4 piece KarismaKatz perform at The Hush Lounge Expect some silliness, sneaky riffs and lots of love songs. Cnr Launceston Street and Irving Street, Phillip (opposite swimming pool, next door to Belluci's Restaurant) www...

What's your fire plan?

By 10 February 2009 32

What would you do? In light if the horrific Victorian fires and the still fresh (6 years) memories of the 2003 Canberra fires, what is your fire plan? We stood and fought the Canberra  firestorm and thankfully had a reasonable outcome.  I live in the north western part of Kambah  and was...

Chief Magistrate Ron Cahill brokering peace talks at the remand centre

By 10 February 2009 3

The Canberra Times has an interesting story on efforts by Chief Magistrate Ron Cahill to resolve legal action by detainees at the Belconnen Remand Centre who are unhappy about conditions there. Minister for Corrections, John Hargreaves, is refusing to comment, which suggests he's not thrilled by ...

Special Charity Screening of Slumdog Millionaire

By 10 February 2009

Dendy Cinemas and the Red Cross Fire Appeal invite you to: SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE Special Charity Screening to raise funds for the victims of the Victorian bushfires Dendy Canberra Thursday 12th February, 6:30pm BOOK NOW on 6221 8900 All proceeds going to the Red Cross Fire Appeal. L...

Paintball and Valentine's Day - a perfect combination

By 10 February 2009 4

I know Valentine's Day is for the romantic in all of us, but in the interest of those who think that roses or a candlelit dinner are a bit unnecessary, and prefer to indulge in some 'physical' activity with your partner, then Adventure Paintball has an option for you! Bring your partner down to t...

Venue/Jackpot becoming a sports bar?

By 10 February 2009 10

My mate informed me he walked past the now defunct Venue in Erindale and there were signs up about it becoming a sports bar? As a sports fan living in Monash I was quite excited about this prospect. Does anyone know any details?...

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast - 2009, Episode 2

By 9 February 2009 3

The RiotACT Rugby Podcast is as regular as a swiss clock and now hits your speaker for episode two of 2009. Jazz, Che, and I opine about rugby while Owen Finegan has sent in his tips and returns next week. The music for the first episode is from The Missing Lincolns "Righteous Noise" Album. Th...

Hargreaves rattled on corrections?

By 9 February 2009 12

Minister for Corrections, John Hargreaves, has had a big spray about what he sees as the weakness of the Liberals policies on corrections. It starts with a fighting headline: Hargreaves tells Liberals to put up or shut up. And goes on to give us a history lesson in Liberal party policy making ...

Pilates/Yoga in Canberra

By 9 February 2009 15

I'm looking for a Pilates (preferably) or yoga class in Canberra. I haven't had much luck searching on Google, apart from one in Phillip (too far south for me). I know some gyms run them, but I don't want to become a member of a gym just for classes. Does anyone here do Pilates or Yoga? O...

Local Music Video: Mr. Fibby - Drag

By 9 February 2009

'Drag' by Mr. Fibby from Boraccio Fibby on Vimeo. Mr. Fibby's latest production Little Girl Lost In The Devil’s Black Beard has been playing to rave reviews over the weekend, and there's another show tonight. So what better time to look at 17 minutes of Mr. Fibby madness as shot by Asher fro...

Second-hand Sunday comes again

By 9 February 2009 6

If you've still got old stuff you haven't managed to offload on well meaning FM radio stations in the name of bushfire relief, you'll be thrilled to learn that this weekend will play host to Second-hand Sunday. Mayor Stanhope has announced that it's time to get yourself registered if you want...

Saturday afternoon gunplay in Queanbeyan?

By 9 February 2009 8

I was just wondering if anyone knows what went down in Queanbeyan on Saturday afternoon? I was driving home about 5pm and as I turned onto Ross Road from Canberra Ave, I was stopped by police as they'd blocked the road off and they had an old commodore pulled over and surrounded by about 5 offic...

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