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The Battlefield Challenge comes to Canberra

By 31 March 2015
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The paintball grounds in Pialligo were filled with people in camouflage gear and carrying plastic guns for Operation Blackhawk “Battlefield Challenge” over the weekend. ...

Addictive prescription drug use in Canberra

By 31 March 2015
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Every day, general practitioners in Canberra are confronted with patients asking, often pleading, for drugs of addiction. The two most sought-after drugs of addiction are th...

Is Manuka dying?

By 31 March 2015 3
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The shops at Manuka in Canberra's inner south have always been a hive of activity. The first work started there in the late 1930s and by the 1960s the shops were flourishing w...

Best of Canberra – Sushi

By 31 March 2015 2
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Exciting times for me this week. I'm filling in for the Best Of Canberra series while Bec is on holidays - lucky thing! I now have an excuse to eat all in the name of work. ...

Alexander Maconochie Centre a complex challenge

By 30 March 2015 6
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I have written many times on corrective services in relation to rehabilitative and restorative processes, and the lack of them, concerning offenders and victims. Perhaps it ...

Ram raid at Gungahlin

By 31 March 2015
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ACT Policing is investigating a second aggravated burglary in which a stolen vehicle has been used to force entry inside a shopping centre, and also used to force entry to an arcad...

The Awesome Adventure Holiday Drama Workshop 7-12yrs

By 31 March 2015
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The air is crisp, the leaves are a rainbow of colours and we can see winter poking her head around the corner... it must be AUTUMN!! Canberra Youth Theatre has decided to ce...

Should I move to Canberra?

By 30 March 2015 19
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I own my own villa in Oxley Park suburb of Sydney and currently living there with a 7-year-old and my wife who stays at home. We are on PR right now and I will be getting my ci...

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Paintball legislation update for those interested...New laws from 15 Jan 09

By 21 November 2008 19

Morning all, For those who aren't aware, the ACT Firearms Legislation was amended this Jul, with amendments coming into effect 15 Jan 08. I have a few enquiries with the AFP that I am still waiting for responses for regarding the actual implementation of the new laws, however, the paintball sp...

Stanhope seeks a second opinion on aircraft noise

By 21 November 2008 31

Chief Minister Stanhope has made the unusual announcement that we're paying for an outside expert to double check Airservices Australia's noise monitoring over Hackett. "Some residents are concerned that aircraft noise is exceeding agreed standards," Mr Stanhope said. "While I understand these cl...

Batten down the hatches, the ants are worried

By 21 November 2008 33

Yesterday there was a normal sized ant mound in the driveway, this morning they've raised the ramparts significantly. This despite the clear blue skies we're enjoying this morning. The BOM forecast reckons 20% chance of late showers. But the ants seem to think differently. I guess we'll se...

Images of Canberra - More Canberra Parking

By 21 November 2008 46

Stace8383 has sent in this classic example of parking in this fair city. So who's more to blame? The sedan or the SUV? And is it just coincidence that both cars involved are Mazdas? Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com...

Restaurant Review: Wagamamas

By 21 November 2008 28

[First filed: November 20, 2008 @ 16:09] Wagamama on Bunda St in Civic is a strange beast. High price global restaurant chains rarely appear in Canberra. Having been there for lunch yesterday I can see why. This is not to say it's bad. It was perfectly agreeable in every way. Amongst...

Bouquet for a battler

By 21 November 2008 1

I want to pay a compliment to my favourite battler, Phyllis who works behind the counter at Brumbys bake shop in Ainslie. She has a voice like a crow (sorry Phyllis!) looks pretty arthritic and long in the tooth and bitches about behind-the-scenes from time to time, but she is just wonderful - ...

Defending Doctored Photos

By 20 November 2008 9

Remember when Jon Stanhope posed before the cameras of the Canberra Times a few years ago dressed in a white lab coat and holding a stethoscope? No? Well, that's because he never did. The Canberra Times photo-shopped it. I recall they defended those actions vigorously, complaining loudly that it isn...

Tim the Lyneham stabbing victim speaks out, and sends in a picture of his wou

By 20 November 2008 117

[First filed: November 20, 2008 @ 07:01] In the discussion of the Lyneham Flats stabbing a new commenter claiming to be the victim has had his say at 4:30 this morning. I'd advise taking this with a grain of salt, but he's also sent in this picture of his injury: Thanks for all yr support ...

Who's a good acupuncturist?

By 20 November 2008 9

Hi, I'm looking for a good acupuncturist in Canberra (preferrably in the South), can anyone recommend someone for me? Thanks...

Why isn't P!nk coming to Canberra?

By 20 November 2008 33

I am bracing myself for the barrage of negative snide comments in response to this post but I don't care - if someone else can post about Def Leppard then I'm damn well going to have a rant about P!nk. P!nk had 2 sold out shows at the AIS arena here in Canberra last year as part of her 'I'm not ...

Images of Canberra - They See Me Rollin', They Hatin'

By 20 November 2008 42

I saw this one in Forde the other day and just had to share. On the bright side, at least the half with the rego sticker on it is probably kosher. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com...

30 Days of give and take

By 20 November 2008 1

give-and-take also give and take (gvn-tk) n.1. The practice of compromise. 2. Lively exchange of ideas or conversation A few months ago, Canberra Artist Karin Maier created a work a day for 30 days and gave them all away. In its madness, this project crossed countries and time zones and wen...

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