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Local politics: Here’s what you’ve missed this fortnight

By 30 July 2015
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The public housing revolution starts Andrew Barr has been pretty busy on the subject of public housing since taking the top job. His main task is to refresh the entire ACT p...

13 things to do in Canberra this weekend (1 and 2 August 2015)

By 30 July 2015
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This weekend's highlights include a documentary film festival, a winter festival at the National Portrait Gallery and free ice cream at the Canberra Centre. 1. Wildlife art ...

Boo-hoo, Adam

By 30 July 2015 6
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There's plenty in the news cycle this week about AFL star Adam Goodes. Or should that be indigenous star? Or maybe Australian of the Year, AFL legend and Aboriginal rights...

First look – QT Canberra’s new August menu

By 30 July 2015
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QT Canberra's Capitol Bar & Grill and Lucky's Speakeasy will next month introduce new menus - the first since they opened their doors. Ryan Johnstone went for a first look.  ...

Shooting in McKellar overnight

By 29 July 2015
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ACT Policing is investigating a shooting incident which occurred early this morning in McKellar (Wednesday 29 July). About 9.30am, police received a report that a vehicle ha...

Car park thief nabbed in Gungahlin

By 29 July 2015 4
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ACT Policing arrested a 35-year-old Scullin man in an underground car park in Gungahlin for attempting to break into vehicles last night (28 July). About 11.15pm, police rec...

Innovation Connect grant recipients announced

By 29 July 2015

An online marketplace for health innovations, a mobile adventure game and a car performance monitoring tool are some of the projects that will share in $203,050 in the latest round of Innovation Connect funding. The ACT Government’s Innovation Connect grant program is designed to help Canberra-...

Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam coming to Canberra

By 29 July 2015 1
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Cirque du Soleil is coming to Canberra with a spectacular entertainment event this summer. Since premiering under the big top in Montreal in 1996, Quidam has captivated m...

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Looking for Guitar Lessons Southside for a Young child

By 27 January 2009 16

My young son (aged 6) is showing interest in playing the guitar so we're looking start lessons for him. Can anybody suggest suitably qualified teachers on the southside (particularly near Kambah) that we can talk to.  Also, what is a reasonable price that we should expect to pay per lesso...

RiotACT PMs XI get together

By 27 January 2009 24

[First filed: January 08, 2009 @ 11:05] Keen to get to Manuka Oval for the PM's XI? Looking forward to a day of heavy drinking in the sun and jokes about New Zealanders? If you want to go with other Rioters then get yourself a general admission ticket and either meet up in Civic at 9am on the ...

The Cancer Council guns for Canberra Solariums

By 27 January 2009 31

The ABC informs us that the ACT Cancer Council is piling on the pressure for unilateral action by the ACT on solarium operators. At issue is that the national standards, which include age restrictions and safety warnings, are still voluntary. Chief Minister Stanhope is hoping to take part in a...

Domestic Violence Explosion? Or regular seasonal mayhem?

By 27 January 2009 28

The Canberra Times is reporting on a swag of domestic violence issues clogging out courts yesterday. Chief Magistrate Ron Cahill went so far as to express his concern: "It would be interesting to get some statistics on the number of family violence matters we've seen lately,'' Mr Cahill said. ...

The Innovation Connect grant recipients

By 27 January 2009 13

Our Chiefly Leader brings word of the latest lucky winners of the InnovationConnect grants program: Treonic Pty Ltd - $10,000 to aid development of Treonic's knowledge management medical platform, supporting clinical trials, patient management and data analysis & reporting; Alexander Technolog...

Australia Day Eve Concert

By 27 January 2009 39

[First filed: January 26, 2009 @ 00:43] When I was younger and dumber I actually backpacked around a lot of Europe with an Australian flag on the back of my pack. So it's fair to say I'm rather fond of the flag and think it's actually a pretty good symbol of Australia. On that note who am ...

Fireworks..Where are you living?

By 27 January 2009 61

As a 3 year resident i cannot believe that you still continue and allow this stupid and dangerous activity here in Canberra. I mean Ive seen the footage of the 2003 fires you had here and the last thing you need is another one.There's not enough housing available currently so do you want to take o...

I missed out again on the Honours List...How did you go?

By 27 January 2009 44

The itsanhonour.gov.au website says that there were 752 Honours awarded this Australia Day of which 54 had a residential address in the ACT. Congratulations to all recepients.  Maybe there are even a couple who post (or lurk) on Rioact! So, did any of you get a gong...or know anyone who did?...

Smoke!

By 26 January 2009 18

Anybody know where all of this smoke is coming from? Either someone is having an epic BBQ or something is on fire. ED - The ESA have this to say: Easterly winds this afternoon are responsible for bringing smoke across the ACT from the NSW bushfires. For more information on the fires in...

WIN's 1996 Christmas goof tape

By 26 January 2009 14

Following on from seeing an old 1982 goof tape from Capital 7 Ozhair has been inspired to YouTube a WIN goof tape from 1996. Proof if needed that every news camera man yearns to make movies. Interesting to see faces that have moved on (Rani Saddler), and others still there (Phil Small)....

Zoomy, bangy Australia Day stuff

By 26 January 2009 25

The Australia Day citizenship ceremony went to plan, but I was on Kings Avenue Bridge to try and get a picture of the fly-past of four F/A-18 Hornets. In retrospect I should have shot video because the sound of 8 General Electric turbofans throwing out 11,000 pounds of thrust each was the mos...

The Bungendore Show 2009 - A review

By 26 January 2009 4

Coming over Smiths Gap yesterday the Bungendore showground was a sea of white trailers, the show was in town. If you've never been to smaller country shows then I recommend the experience. Where the larger Royal shows tend to have a zillion empty stages at any given moment the smaller shows k...

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