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Best of Canberra taste off – Pub food

By 6 July 2015 1
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Pub food is great winter food – hearty, down-to-earth and honest. When I go out for a pub meal, I’m looking for a comforting feed that won’t leave me hungry. This week’s ta...

No bets on Abetz

By 6 July 2015 14
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The latest little pearlers from Senator Abetz just about say it all for me. Straight out of the moral code of the 1950s! Anyone opposing his view should get out of the kitchen....

How UC plans to become a world-ranked university by 2018

By 6 July 2015 5
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If the University of Canberra is to become a world-ranked university, we need to improve infrastructure in Belconnen. I attended a public meeting late last month in which...

Swan Valley: One reason to make the trek over to WA

By 5 July 2015
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Hands up if you’ve heard of the Swan Valley. I hadn’t before last week, but now after getting a little taste for some of their food and wine, I certainly want to hear more. If ...

Does anyone know what happened to Cafe Bamboo in Braddon?

By 6 July 2015 2
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My wife and I had a favourite Chinese restaurant, Cafe Bamboo, on Lonsdale Street in Braddon. It was forced to close as their building was demolished to make way for new apartm...

String of aggravated burglaries over weekend

By 6 July 2015
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to three aggravated burglaries in Wanniassa, Mitchell and Mawson early Sunday morning (5 July). About 5am, police received a report that tw...

Stepping Up ceramics market place

By 6 July 2015
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The three-day Australian Ceramics Triennale will bring some of the world's best ceramicists to Canberra this week, flooding the city with 35 exhibitions across various location...

Where can I find kids’ interior shops in Canberra?

By 4 July 2015 6
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I'm new to Canberra and want to decorate my children's bedrooms. (1, 3 & 8 years) Can the more knowledgeable here point me in the direction of any good shops with pro...

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Getting your public holidays right for 2009

By 14 January 2009 14

Che has noticed that his shiny 2009 calendar provided by his work has got the public holidays wrong for 2009. So if there's any confusion we recommend you check the official documentation. Alternatively use the RiotACT Calendar which also has the ACT school holidays....

Airport says no to looking after taxi customers

By 14 January 2009 38

The Canberra Times reports that the darkness on the edge of town (aka the Airport) is refusing to pay for "Commissionaires". The commissionaires were the people who up until 18 months ago organised the cattle on the forecourt to try and shift them into taxis as efficiently as possible. Now, de...

Pinball in Canberra?

By 14 January 2009 28

Might be the warm weather reminding me of lazy summer days of my youth,  I have a hankering to play some pinball. Anyone know if there any decent machines to play in our fine town?...

3 February gets busier with indigenous protest piled on.

By 13 January 2009 31

We already know about the plans for a carbon-protesting human chain around Parliament House on the first sitting day of 3 February. Now the SMH reports that indigenous protestors are planning to descend demanding the Government butt out of how they spend their welfare payments. Apparently they...

Raiders gobbling up West Belco Leagues - Smoking kills the pokie stars?

By 13 January 2009 52

The ABC reports that the West Belconnen Leagues Club is telling its members the only hope of survival is flogging their poker machine licences to the Raiders. Apparently the smoking ban is forcing punters to step outside periodically, at which point they often decide to do something other than st...

Road Resurfacing

By 13 January 2009 29

There seems to be a lot of resurfacing work which is good however I am a bit disappointed with the result. Where our surfaces used to be quite smooth and quiet  they have been replaced with a coarser gravel mix, leaving quite a lot of loose stones and more importantly it has increased road noise 10...

Police Wrap - 13 January

By 13 January 2009 16

A huge slew of annoucements today but most of them bad links. Here's what's working to date (UPDATE: Just waiting for one about kids in cars now): 1. ACT Policing has not gone on hols as expected: ACT Policing apprehended 28 drink-drivers over the weekend, despite warning the Canberra public ...

Trip To Temora Aviation Museum's Flying Day

By 13 January 2009 21

The local American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics section is running in conjunction with the Canberra branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society and Young Engineers Australia Canberra Division... A TRIP TO TEMORA AVIATION MUSEUM'S FLYING DAY Join us on a coach trip to the Temora...

GDE Users, Unite!

By 13 January 2009 72

I used the GDE every day and put up with the slow moving traffic just like everyone else has to. What really gets me is when I see a silver Mitsubishi Mirage (Unknown rego) driving in the bike lane. I've have seen this on many different occasions during peak hour, with it happening again today. ...

Stephen Hoiles - New Brumbies Captain

By 13 January 2009 5

Details coming later....... [ED - The official announcement will be made at 3.40 pm and Brumbies management have promised to send word at that time. Until then, amuse yourself by voting for your favourite] [poll=72] UPDATED: RugbyHeaven are pretty sure it's going to be Hoiles. Personally I ...

Where to watch the W-League grand final?

By 13 January 2009 2

After a nerve-wracking W-League penalty shoot-out on Sunday night the better side in the Sydney-Queensland clash won and Queensland took the chance to host the grand final from our own girls in green, Canberra United. The Liberal Steve Doszpot has now appointed himself the member for soccer and w...

Canberra history - The first Canberra Hospital

By 13 January 2009 26

Riot reader Old Canberran is in the process of scanning in the photos he took back in 1948 and is sending some highlights in for us to gawp at. This is a more recent photo to kick off the series but of interest for pub trivia purposes coming with the following information: "It is the origi...

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