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Local Leaders Jack Taylor (The Jack Taylor Group)

By 22 October 2014
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Canberra entrepreneur Jack Taylor is proof that you don't need an MBA or years of experience to start a successful business (or four). The 22-year-old, who started his first...

Gough Whitlam

By 21 October 2014 12
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Edward Gough Whitlam was the 21st Prime Minister of Australia from 1972 to 1975, and a genius of humanity. I think that perhaps the only person worthy of delivering Gough’s ...

Man wanted by police; warrant for arrest

By 22 October 2014
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ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to locate 27-year-old Sonny Oeti, who they believe is responsible for a number of aggravated robberies earlier this year. ...

What are the worst traffic lights in Canberra?

By 22 October 2014 7

By the 'worst', I mean the most frustrating and disruptive, the ones that always seem to be red, no matter from which direction you approach them, and particularly if it's on the more important road of the two at an intersection.  The ones which really get on your wick. My own 'top two' are the ...

Mower repair

By 22 October 2014 6

My daughter needs to have her mower looked at. Her teenage boys have been fiddling with it trying to get it going. It will start but won't keep going. Can anyone recommend someone, maybe a hobbyist, to do a reasonably priced job?...

Elderly man missing; assistance sought

By 22 October 2014
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ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to help locate a missing 80-year-old man, Vernon Pretty. Vernon was last seen this morning about 6.45am when he left his u...

Book Launch: ‘Fire in the Afternoon’ by John Stokes

By 22 October 2014
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Celebrated poet John Stokes does not shy from the contentious and the harrowing, his verse evokes the plain truth about love, sex and chaos. In a clear, resonant voice Fire in ...

Concrete slab: Normal vs Waffle Pod recommendations

By 22 October 2014 4

Hi All, I am looking to build a house in Canberra, and I was given the option to either go with a waffle pod slab with single glazed windows or a normal slab with double glazed windows to achieve the 6 star rating. Do any of you out there have any suggestions as to which option would be best suitab...

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Police Wrap - 27 August

By 27 August 2008 67

1. There's been a fire at Brand Depot. Lets hope a starving retailer wasn't trying to get some insurance back before departing on a midnight clear. One store sustained fire damage with as many as a dozen more shops affected by smoke and subsequent water damage. ACT Policing and ACT Fire Brigad...

What has the Community Inclusion Board been doing?

By 27 August 2008 5

Nothing is as touchy feely as "inclusion". The Chief Minister has announced that his much heralded "inclusion board" has in turn announced it's achievements. (Thanks to poptop for pointing out that the actual report is also online) The highlights, highlights mind you, are: "The Board has es...

Woden Plaza Evacuated

By 27 August 2008 18

At about 10am I received a message from my Housemate that she'd been evacuated from her place of work in the Woden Plaza (some call it Westfield Woden).  She believed that the whole Plaza was being evacuated, as there were customers streaming from the place and then milling aimlessly.  At the time...

Restaurant Review - Zierholz at the Brewery

By 27 August 2008 24

Having seen the free beer add on RiotACT for Zierholz at the Brewery I thought that it would be an opportune time to go and experience the venue. I have previously drunk a range of Zierholz beers at venues around town and even experienced the wonder that is their mini keg system but I was intere...

Hell on wheels? Summernats22 collides with New Years09

By 27 August 2008 50

Summernats appears to be casting off recent pretensions as a "family" event. The Canberra Times notes that with the program running from 1 January the preliminary arrivals and events will be on New Years Eve. New Years at Summernats: a thin stretched police force, thousands of rum-ed up rev-he...

RiotACT Sim Challenge Round Three - How Wayne went

By 27 August 2008 11

[First filed: August 26, 2008 @ 11:37] Wayne Sievers (ALP for Brindabella) was a bit of a surprise packet last night in the RiotACT Sim Challenge at All Bar Nun. Despite being very tentative in the tutorials, and obviously overwhelmed at times by the information overload, he soldiered on d...

Laserderm confusion?

By 27 August 2008 29

I have a call out to anyone who has had problems with the formerly known Laserderm International within the Melbourne Building Northbourne, now Laserderm Skin Fitness Centre at Garema Court. (this is a post regarding my feelings and my view only)... just in case they want to sue ;)  Back in 2...

Are we having trouble with the new toilet signs?

By 26 August 2008 22

Smaggle Style is having a royal rant about the state of the toilet signage in new bars: They were a weird mass of glittery swirls and I couldn’t not find any indication of sex on either of them. I must have stood there for two whole minutes until finally one of the impossibly cute waiters tappe...

Play with Lanka Lions Cricket Club in 2008/09

By 26 August 2008 2

Hi all, Lanka Lions Cricket Club would like to invite you to join us this season in the Canberra City and Suburban competition. We have a 1st grade and a 3rd grade team in the competition. We welcome players of all backgrounds and abilities, and we promote events throughout the season, such as...

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By 26 August 2008 62

Dear neighbouring Canberrans,   Judging by the fact you people have gone to the effort to make a website specifically to disscuss Queanbeyan High, it is obvious you all have an unhealthy obsession I would tend to assume stems from jelously. So, I would like to introduce myself, I am a...

Blue Mountain Bluegrass plus Craig and Simone Dawson, The Merry Muse, Friday

By 26 August 2008 1

Australian singer/songwriter Karen Lynne is Australia's foremost female contemporary Bluegrass artist. She takes with her a few well known faces from Acoustic Shock (Martin Louis, Nigel Lever and Quentin Fraser) and a new fiddle player Wen-Tjen Lim. This exciting new line-up presents a mix of conte...

Luke Stefani was on the roof of the car prior to Wanniassa hit and run?

By 26 August 2008 39

The Canberra Times has an intriguing story on the fatal Wanniassa "hit and run" last week. It seems Sharon Mortlock, 40, of Eden had been drinking with her boyfriend Luke Stafani, 40, in the Valley Tavern before the tragedy: She made a number of calls around 3am to her father, police and an am...

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