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Subjugation of Women – an Urban Reality

By 31 October 2014 6
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When I was overseas just recently in Barcelona, England and Dubai, I was reminded of a culture I have seen in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. Sure, I saw the niquab in Dubai...

Capital Metro Business Case released

By 31 October 2014 1

The long awaited business case for the light rail line from Civic to Gungahlin has been released. At a media only event at the Gallery of Australian Design, the Chief Minister released the Business Case and the EOI simultaneously. Prospective tenderers have until mid December to prepare their bids. ...

Spring weeds swap in on this weekend

By 31 October 2014
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Swap your invasive weeds for beautiful native plants. This Saturday 1 November and Sunday 2 of November 2014 from 8.30 am until 4.45 pm, the biannual weed swap is on. Visit ...

Where are the mowers?

By 31 October 2014 13

Does anyone know what is happening with the Government mowing at the moment? From Northside to Southside everywhere there is grass over waist height.... and not a single mower to be seen! Yes, there have been perhaps 2 mowers out recently hitting the median strips around the busy roads, but frank...

National Theatre Live presents SKYLIGHT starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan at Palace Electric

By 31 October 2014
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Britain’s National Theatre Live present SKYLIGHT (CTC) starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan. On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) r...

Charity Christmas Card Shop

By 31 October 2014

The Charity Christmas Card Shop will be opening on Monday 3 November, with lots of beautiful and very inexpensive cards and gifts from local charities. It’s at Pilgrim House, 69 Northbourne Avenue, Civic. It will be open from 10am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday until Thursday 18 December. For...

Whats on this weekend? 1st and 2nd November 2014

By 31 October 2014
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Tonight James McMahon is attending Night at the Museum - Fear. DJ's, dance, games and more. From 6.30pm to 9pm at The National Museum of Australia. Heather Lansdowne is att...

Westfield Belconnen Parking

By 31 October 2014 4

Hi Rioters Can anyone give a suggestion for cheaper parking at or very near Belconnen Westfield? A family member works unusual hours in the mall and sometimes doesn't finish until almost midnight.  The option of public transport doesn't work.  To bus it from Gungahlin to the mall is one thin...

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Cycle City Lyneham !!!

By 3 September 2008 22

I was in Cycle city over the weekend and I would just like to say that I was greeted with smiles and a lot of information on the bike I was after and even though it was raining they offered for me to take the bike for a ride. I would recommend this shop to anyone looking for a bike. Great staff ...

Asian Grocery Stores in the ACT

By 3 September 2008 34

Just wondering whether you guys here on this forum have any idea where I can get the freshest asian vegetables from as well as other asian food products and fruits. Thanks for your help once more guys....

The messiest house in Canberra?

By 3 September 2008 56

Over on YouTube one "amfbelco" has posted a Canberra tagged video of a house that almost defies belief. Here's the accompanying text: "What you're about to see may shock you, you might think you have a messy house, but I can assure you; you are seriously mistaken. This house is just aro...

Bimberi the new name in youth incarceration

By 3 September 2008 43

Frequently Canberrans ask "What do you have to do to get locked up in this town?". The 40 kids who have successfully answered this question will be thrilled that Mr Stanhope has announced the opening of a new home for them in Mitchell at the "Bimberi Youth Justice Centre". ('Cos Bimberi's the...

Police Wrap - 3 September

By 3 September 2008 1

1. An 18 year old pedestrian was hit by a car in Civic in the very early hours of Saturday morning. "Police were called to Hutton Street around 1.20am after members of the public discovered an unconscious female on the road. The female was transported from the scene to The Canberra Hospital wi...

Rugby League in Queanbeyan

By 3 September 2008 10

The ABC brings word of trouble last night at the local Rugby League playoff when the Queanbeyan Kangaroos were shot down in flames by the West Belconnen Warriors 36-4. The problem being that the hiding was delivered after two Queanbeyan players had been red-carded with another five sin-binned. ...

Parking Infringement Query

By 3 September 2008 57

So i have a dilemma and want to see if anyone can help i recieved a parking infrigement on Tuesday, not sure if anyone knows the small carpark on Consitution Avenue opposite the CIT in Reid. Anyway it is all day free parking, and many people drive up the curb to park because all the usual ca...

RiotACT Sim Challenge Round Five - Jacqui Myers - Liberal for Ginninderra

By 3 September 2008 44

The RiotACT Sim Challenge gathers pace on Thursday evening with the Liberal candidate for Ginninderra, Jacqui Myers, becoming both the first Liberal, and the first woman, to take up the challenge in O'Connor's All Bar Nun. Jacqui will be demonstrating her priorities while building a community...

Images of Canberra - Another child at the National Museum

By 3 September 2008 16

s-s-a took this photo at the National Museum in February. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com...

A nasty surprise - Kingston murder

By 3 September 2008 78

[First filed: September 01, 2008 @ 09:21] A reliable source tells me that the early starters first to arrive at the ABC childcare centre in Kingston found a nasty surprise this morning - a bloodied corpse on the play equipment. From reports it sounds like the fellow met a violent end. Nic...

Flower guy weather man

By 2 September 2008 29

This may have been covered before, but what are the views out there on the ABC's flower-guy weather man? My 2c? - He should have his own comedic gardening show. He reminds me of Edwin Maher, former ABC Melbourne weather guy. He was famous for having a different pointer each day. people used to...

Quantum Leap's "My sister, my brother" - a (belated) dance review

By 2 September 2008 1

Some of you may remember Quantum Leap's "My sister, my brother"  back at the beginning of August. Contemporary dance, young people, Canberra's own. Well, for reasons I won't even speculate about, it didn't get reviewed in the august local newspaper. But, local theatre critic Bill Stephens saw it...

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