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Another year, another Summernats

By 31 December, 2007

Whilst making the return pilgrimage from the coast, I came up past E.P.I.C. (anything ‘epic’ needs the fullstops) and noted the signs: Summernats Competitors entrance, Summernats Parking entrance, and the Summernats Entrants entrance. Hang on, I thought to myself, why do the people plyin...


Dirty Water

By 31 December, 2007

Hi, I’ve just discovered that the water coming out of my tap is pale brown. Is anyone else having this problem? ...


1% surcharge on petrol at Caltex Braddon

By 31 December, 2007

I was en route to my millionth silly season/xmas shutdown drinks/catch-up this afternoon and had to stop by Caltex in Braddon to fill up the car, and when I got to the counter to pay I was informed there was a 1% surcharge for using my VISA. This was after I had already handed over [...]...


Vale Ian Nicol

By 28 December, 2007

The Canberra Times is reporting that Canberra legal luminary Ian Nicol fell victim to the Kings Highway on Boxing Day and his wife Meredith is in hospital in a serious but stable condition. Having known Ian both personally and professionally since my childhood I’m finding it hard to believe th...


How Cancelling Leave is a Bonus

By 28 December, 2007

ABC Online have this story on the PM cancelling the leave of senior public servants so that he can get things running his way faster. Now I’ve got no problem with that idea, but the story is how this cancellation of leave is a bonus to Canberra retailers and restaurants. How do you [...]...


WiFi Hotspots

By 28 December, 2007

Does anyone know where to get good wifi access in Canberra, free or otherwise? ...


Queanbo High is not bad, says Queanbo parents.

By 27 December, 2007

It’s not, they swear. Queanbeyan-high-parents-hit-back-community-outraged-at-roughest-school-in-nsw-tag In other news, a man dies after a punch-up in Lochiel Street, Karabar. 25 year old Mark Thompson has been charged with manslaughter following the death of his 21 year old friend. Whilst yo...


CSIRO says Nay to getting Govt clearance

By 27 December, 2007

The CT has this story on the CSIRO saying that it will not comply with a directive that all media releases have to be cleared by the PM’s office. The govt have now backed down on their demand. It probably seemed like a good idea at the time so that only one message on climate [...]...


Toxic Lake Closed Again

By 25 December, 2007

ABC Online have this story letting everyone know that Lake Burley Griffin has been closed (again) due to high levels of toxic blue green algae. The closure is to last until at least Thursday when another reading will be taken. ...


Merry Christmas From All of Us At RiotACT

By 25 December, 2007

A big THANK YOU to all our readers and contributers over the year, we hope you’ve enjoyed what we’ve provided as much as we’ve enjoyed having you here. From all the folks at RiotACT have a Merry Christmas. ...


14 Good, 16 Bad

By 24 December, 2007

ACT Brumbies coach Laurie Fisher does not believe a new 16 Team Super competition is necessary to revamp the current Super 14 Rugby compeition according to this CT story. A few of the interesting points to come out of the floated idea. Getting an overseas and Argentine team playing from Melbourne,...


A call for musicians over 30

By 24 December, 2007

Unsure if this is appropriate content for theriotact. I’ll give it a go anyway… I’m looking to start a band of like-minded old(er) dudes – between say 30 and 40 – here in Canberra. Apart from age, the other primary qualification is that you be a bit…well….c...


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