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A sci-fi filmed in Canberra? This local filmmaker says it’s possible

By 29 January 2015 1
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Cloning is a bad idea and Australian animals will kill you. …At least, this is what Canberra filmmaker Christian Doran would have you believe. And he’s just been awarded...

Braddon’s transformation continues

By 29 January 2015 2
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Preparations started earlier this month on more apartments in Braddon’s increasingly popular Lonsdale Street. Braddon is constantly changing and steadily erasing its indus...

Tips for riding from Belconnen to Tuggeranong?

By 29 January 2015 4
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Hi all Due to machinery of government changes I'm now facing a potential work move from the City to Tuggeranong.  As I live in Belconnen and we are a one car family I'm n...

Budget New Year’s Eve venue

By 29 January 2015 1
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Hi guys, I am really keen to have a New Year's Eve wedding and wondering if anyone knows of any budget venues that would potentially allow us to stay until 1am. Most venues ...

Canberra begins the countdown to Enlighten

By 29 January 2015 1
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In less than one month Canberra will flip the switch on Enlighten 2015, dazzling visitors with an exciting program of world-class lighting, music and entertainment. From the t...

Serious cyclist crash in Deakin

By 29 January 2015
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ACT Policing responded to a serious collision in Deakin involving one cyclist this morning (29 January). About 7.45am, police received a report that a male cyclist had fallen of...

Canberras taxi industry to be reviewed

By 28 January 2015 4

In response to the use of new technologies by taxi operators, the ACT Government has today announced an innovation review of the Canberra’s taxi industry. Minister Shane Rattenbury said the review will help to inform the way forward for Canberra’s transport network. “Canberrans want to b...

Groovin the Moo 2015 line up announced

By 28 January 2015
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Australia's only regional music festival, Groovin the Moo, is heading back to Canberra in May this year. Organisers have today announced that the festival will feature Peaches,...

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Thurs night - National Campus Band Competition (Woden)

By 21 October 2008 1

Hey all,  Just a heads up about this Thursday night. The National Campus Band Competition is holding the finals in Canberra this year (Melbourne last year), and 7 of the best up-and-coming bands from all over Aus. will be playing a set each at the CIT music centre in Woden. Starts around 7p...

Allhomes Share listings now cost $21

By 21 October 2008 55

I have noticed that allhomes.com.au has been going through multiple changes over the past 12 months. Some things good, some things I'm not sure about. The latest update I have stumbled across is the $21 for allhomes share ads. This meaning if I have a spare room I want to rent out I now have to p...

Woden Valley Community Festival

By 21 October 2008

Wondering what to do with the kids this weekend? Check out the free Woden Valley Community Festival on Saturday 25 October, from 10am til 4pm at Eddison Park. A great day out for the whole family. Attractions include: * jumping castle, slide, merry go round, fairy floss... * Special ap...

Your tourism dollar at work...

By 21 October 2008 20

Malaysia's Sun Daily has a glowing article on the glory that is Canberra. As Australia’s capital, it is packed with places to see and ‘do’ – every other building is a ‘national this’ or a ‘national that’, leaving it with more attractions per capita than any other modern city. And ...

Images of Canberra - Capitals' Smart Car parked sideways outside Tilleys

By 21 October 2008 74

What could possibly be more delightfully Canberra than a women's basketball team parking its smart car sideways outside a lesbian friendly bar in Lyneham? Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com...

AEC says the masthead sticker "stretches the spirit" of the law.

By 21 October 2008 6

We briefly wondered aloud last week if putting the "Authorised by" information on the back of an advertising sticker was quite good enough. The ABC reports that the same question was exercising a Senate estimates hearing yesterday. "The AEC's Paul Pirani has told Senator Abetz that authori...

Train wreck in ACT Corrections, are we surprised we hear about it now?

By 21 October 2008 42

The ABC brings word of a distressingly unsurprising SNAFU with the new prison: ACT Attorney-General Simon Corbell says the company installing the system appears to have underestimated the complexity of the task. The delay is causing overcrowding in the ACT's remand centres. Mr Corbell says...

Police Wrap - 21 October

By 21 October 2008 49

1. 16 year old charged with ram raiding! Detectives from ACT Policing's Territory Investigations Group Property Crime team arrested a juvenile male of Hughes, on multiple charges yesterday (October, 20). The 16-year-old alleged offender was arrested in relation to a ram-raid, aggravated burgl...

Cool lineup this Saturday at the ANU bar.

By 21 October 2008 3

Skipping Girl Vinegar are playing the ANU bar this Saturday night, I'm sure they're very nice. Of more interest to lovers of local live music, they're being supported by the Hancock Basement and the Haunted Attics. It's been a while since I played air hockey. Rocking!...

Hashtoberfest at Zierholz Brewery, Wednesday 22 October, 6.10pm

By 21 October 2008 38

Hastoberfest 2008 is on at the Zierholz Brewery this Wednesday, 22 October 2008. For more details on the Hash House Harriers, see my earlier post on this topic. Bring your running or walking gear... and possibly some rain protection. Better still, bring a designated driver. Get to see what ...

A fitting memorial for Steve Pratt

By 21 October 2008 44

Much thanks to Ampersand Duck for digging out this little gem. Steve Pratt, the scourge of street art has at least been fittingly memorialised as his political career comes to a close....

Major parties in a Zugzwang – Its easy being Green (for now)

By 21 October 2008 15

Zugzwang:(pronounced “zoogsvung”, German: “Compulsion to move”), most commonly used in chess to describe when a player has no option left but to move, even if it is into a state of disadvantage. The worst part about being stuck in a Zugzwang though, is that once your opponent realizes, It be...

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