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State of the Capital Weekly Political Wrap 27/11/14

By 27 November 2014
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Katy Lundy prepares to leave politics Generally, politicians are quiet for a reason. Either they are hiding something or they want to rise through the ranks by avoiding a mi...

Would you trade in stability for free rent?

By 27 November 2014 1
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With a big question mark over future stable employment for some Canberran’s, it has seen the rise of a new, but old kind of trend. There is no doubt and well documented that ...

Local Leaders Deborah Hill (Canberra Roller Derby League and Skate Nation)

By 26 November 2014
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By day, Deborah Hill is an exhibitions coordinator at the National Gallery. But after hours, she’s better known as Bambi von Smash’er, one of the capital’s top roller der...

Three controlled burns scheduled tomorrow

By 27 November 2014
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ACT Parks and Conservation Service wishes to advise the public that, weather permitting, three controlled burns will be conducted tomorrow Friday 28 November 2014. The contr...

Diversions to ACTIONs services on section of Constitution Avenue

By 27 November 2014
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Commencing Monday 1 December 2014, ACTION will implement diversions to all bus services that use Constitution Avenue in the City between London Circuit and Coranderrk Street. T...

World-class activity centre wins ACT Chief Ministers Challenge 2014

By 27 November 2014
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A world-class activity centre on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin has been announced as the the winner of the Chief Minister’s Challenge. Challenged to develop ideas on in...

Reliability, safety and security of ACT electricity supply at risk following unprecedented AER draft decision

By 27 November 2014

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has today released a draft decision drastically reducing and backdating expenditure allowed on the ACT’s electricity distribution network for the period 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2019. ActewAGL Chief Executive Officer Michael Costello said, “This decision do...

COZMO (Capital of Australia Mandolinata) Annual Summer Concert

By 27 November 2014

Come and enjoy a program of beautiful music played by COZMO and our Learning Group COZYMO! COZMO will present delightful music from Australian composers Stephen Lalor and Rob Kay, and traditional Italian  and light classical tunes. COZYMO will also delight you with a short program that includes t...

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WholeSelf Living Workshop this weekend

By 25 September 2008 17

The WholeSelf Program - Stage 1 Foundation Workshop 27-28 September 2008 "When you value, nurture and care for your WholeSelf you naturally enrich everyone and everything around you." - Kathleen Earle Grow your whole experience of life with our WholeSelf Living Program. By nurturing your Wh...

Google Maps updated - Higher res images of your suburb

By 24 September 2008 27

A recent trip onto Google maps shows that there is more recent higher res images of much of Canberra. My guess is around late March, but open to fellow RiotACTers to work out the when GDE open View Larger Map...

Paul the stalker gets bail pending appeal

By 24 September 2008 11

The ABC has a chilling story of one Paul Henderson of Charnwood who is now out on bail while his appeal on stalking charges is heard: "The court heard he met the woman at a Belconnen gym in July 2002. She changed gyms two years later and noticed Henderson did as well but their relationship did...

Police Wrap - 24 September

By 24 September 2008 5

1. The police would like your help finding a missing man: ACT Policing is seeking the assistance of the public to locate a 28-year-old Waramanga man who has been missing since Friday, September 19. Craig Bushell was last seen leaving his Larakia Street residence around 5:30pm on that day. I...

Images of Canberra - Nazi Gnome at Floriade

By 24 September 2008 28

There's no immediate explanation as to why this little fella's adorning Floriade. Anyone have any theories? (Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com )...

Time to tell me what your favourite questions are for the candidates

By 24 September 2008 25

[First filed: September 24, 2008 @ 12:04] It's an exciting time. Tomorrow Elections ACT declares the nominations for the upcoming ACT election. Armed with the full candidate list we'll be finalising our ...

Action Easy Access... Not!

By 24 September 2008 129

Being without a car this past week, my wife has had no choice but to discover the pluses of buses in getting the three kids across the other side of town to childcare and back. With two little ones in a pram and the toddler able to walk, we thought this would be an easy enough task (albeit, far m...

The return of the Chis

By 24 September 2008 5

RugbyHeaven has the happy news that the star Brumbies lock Mark Chisholm is back in the Wallabies squad. But with only four Brumbies in a 34-man squad there's still a lot of work to do reclaiming past glories....

Live Gigs for Young Uns?

By 24 September 2008 17

School holidays approaching, and I'd welcome suggestions from RA regulars as to where in Canberra I could take my almost-13 yo budding bass playing son to see some live music. (He has just discovered that the Led Zepplin CDs -and flat blacks- in the old man's collection aren't that uncool after ...

Election Wrap - 24 September

By 24 September 2008 2

Greens: Meredith Hunter has put her education media release online but the education policy is still old news. Amanda Bresnan promises that the Greens will pursue "Universal Housing Design" should we elect enough of them to make a difference. My understanding is this means making sure all publ...

Wanna be in a movie? Lightswitch seeks extras

By 24 September 2008 12

Word reaches us that a new bikie movie Lightswitch is planning to do some shooting in November at the Pot Belly (Weedon Close, Belconnen). Apparently they're looking for extras who look the part of bikers, so if you fit the bill and want to get your face on the silver screen you should contac...

17 year old person of interest swabbed for Telopea murder

By 24 September 2008 113

It's getting hard to keep track of all the murders in Canberra. But for the aficionados who've been following the Kingston murder of Cameron Anderson, 19, the Canberra Times has more. (Thanks to ikarus for the head's up). The person at the centre of the investigation is a 17-year-old girl who ...

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