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Ask RiotACT: solicitor recommendation (winding up family trust)

By 6 February 2016
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Hi all, I'm looking for a solicitor who is able to do the work involved in the winding up of a family trust. Does anyone know of one who is reliable and doesn't charge the ...

Planning an Elopement: making the decision

By 6 February 2016
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On top of my already busy schedule -- full time pencil pusher, part time writer for the RiotACT and new business owner -- I am also currently organising my wedding for June this ...

Ask RiotACT: Road rules & riding to school

By 5 February 2016 3
Ask RiotACT

Children who walk or ride to school should know the road rules that apply when they cross a road. They should also know to what extent they can trust drivers to act according t...

Garage Sales on this weekend (5-7 February 2016)

By 5 February 2016
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Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with over 25 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds websi...

Uniforms a smart move for our schoolchildren

By 5 February 2016 3
School uniform

The audible collective sigh has drifted away upon summer’s hot winds as parents return to the normality of having their children back at school. Certainly the bank account...

Teen to face court over hoax call to school in Calwell

By 4 February 2016
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A teenager will face the ACT Children’s Court following a threatening phone call made to Calwell High School yesterday. Around 1pm yesterday, a staff member at Calwell Hig...

Six things to do in Canberra this weekend (5-7 February)

By 4 February 2016 2
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With summer rapidly disappearing, it’s best to take the opportunity to be outdoors in the warm sun while you have the chance. This weekend, we recommend the Summerside Festival, ...

‘Legal rape’ advocate targets Canberra

By 4 February 2016 10
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Pick-up artist and misogynist Daryush Valizadeh, founder of the organisation/publication Return of Kings has announced a trip to Australia to stage 'tribal meetings' in Sydney,...

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The McMansion invasion?

By 19 April 2009 19

The Canberra Times has the bombshell news that the city with the highest average incomes is building the largest average homes. Sad news for the witterers on 666 talkback that no-one appears to be listening to them....

Raiders miss out on the Gold Coast 16-10

By 18 April 2009 6

TVNZ has a large amount of gob from Matt Rogers after the Titans triumphed over the men in green last night. Ahh just think of the side they could field from players the Raiders have let go....

Child Care Centres - Who's watching?

By 18 April 2009 31

My child has been in full time daycare for the past year in a centre in Belconnen. The care is good, nothing I can complain about, and the staff are friendly and stable. The centre was sold to some people who owned other centres around Canberra and Sydney around mid 2008. During Jan 2009 we were...

Canberra's first Cult film night!

By 18 April 2009 3

Hi everyone, Penny Dreadful films are teaming up with the ACT Filmmakers Network in delivering the best in underground cult and sleazy cinema to Canberra. In the next couple of months a venue will be named and also the mid 2009 selection. Expect to be shocked! appauled! sickened! and most of...

Minque learns to never mess with Sikhs

By 18 April 2009 74

The Canberra Times has an interesting piece on the cloddish management of Manuka's Minque who have been forced to make a grovelling apology. Minque nightclub is sorry about what it did to Kanwal Preet Singh Pamwa, and it is going to say so in a national newspaper. The sikh man who was thrown ...

That's how we roll - Brumbies 32 v. Bulls 31

By 17 April 2009 16

It was a vibrant, pulsating spectacle, but the Brumbies got their long noses out over the cows to win 32-31, with a much needed four try bonus point. Keo have coverage. How good is Leilifano when he runs at the line? Pretty damn good I reckon. UPDATE: The ABC brings word that Guy Shepherdso...

Police Wrap - 17 April

By 17 April 2009 5

1. Gordon Iron Bar Invasion! ACT Policing is investigating a home invasion in Gordon around 7.30am today (April 17). A male offender entered the Schofield Place home and demanded pain medication from the single male occupant, threatening him with an iron bar. The 37-year-old victim refused...

Street Soccer anyone?

By 17 April 2009 3

Had the following in from the The Big Issue Community Street Soccer Program: What is the Street Soccer Program? The street soccer program is a unique initiative of the Big Issue that gives people a chance to change their lives through participation in soccer. Who does the Street Soc...

Barton protesting?

By 17 April 2009 8

Does any one know what is going on at DFAT? There seems to be a big protest happening. [Ed - I believe the Tamils are still complaining about losing their war]...

Hargreaves v. Hanson - Interesting? Or handbags at 10 paces?

By 17 April 2009 11

This week's CityNews features a big free kick to the Liberal's Jeremy Hanson and shows up a lot of personal animosity between Hanson and Labor's John Hargreaves. Is this the sort of thing you expect from your local politicians? Or would you like a bit more thought and substance?...

Noisy housemates beware - Zhenghao Shen gets a suspended sentence

By 17 April 2009 32

Last October those of us who've lived in share houses were enthralled by the tale of Zhenghao Shen who took to a housemate's head with a chef's knife when the noise of a late night gaming session got too much for him. The ABC now reports that Chief Justice Higgins appears to have had some sympath...

The continuing eucalypt menace...

By 17 April 2009 27

[First filed: April 01, 2009 @ 15:05] On the corner of Cox and Campbell Streets in Ainslie is one of the biggest trees I've ever seen in an urban environment. Anyway it's not quite so big any more. My estimate is at least 10 tonnes of timber came down onto the road when this thing came ...

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