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Police seek witnesses to ram raid in Calwell

By 29 April 2016

Police are seeking witnesses to an aggravated burglary at the Calwell Shopping Centre early on Friday. Officers attended the Calwell Shopping Centre at about 5.45am after ...

Smart parking trial begins in Manuka

By 29 April 2016
ACT parking pic

Smart parking technology has been introduced in the busy retail precinct of Manuka. The 12-month trial is designed to help ease traffic congestion and travel time by using r...

Mariners and Phoenix to clash in Canberra

By 29 April 2016
Wellington mayor and Andrew Barr (2)

Canberra will host an A-League match between Central Coast Mariners and Wellington Phoenix later this year. The clash at GIO Stadium is likely to take place in November in...

Police welcome 20 new officers to ranks

By 29 April 2016
ACT police graduates

ACT Policing has welcomed 20 new officers to its ranks following an attestation ceremony at the Australian Federal Police headquarters in Barton on Friday. In the first atte...

#BringThemHere snap protest in Braddon today

By 29 April 2016
Gillian Triggs

An unaffiliated group of Canberra citizens has organized a snap action protest at 12.30pm today outside the Department of Immigration & Border Protection in Braddon to call on th...

ACT to target 100% renewable power by 2020

By 29 April 2016 9
Simon Corbell

The ACT will target 100% renewable energy use by 2020, five years earlier than previously announced, cementing its position as a world leader in the commitment to renewables. ...

Giralang man, 20, arrested over carjacking attempt, hold-ups at Melba

By 29 April 2016
Police wrap

ACT Policing arrested a 20-year-old man from Giralang yesterday for several offences that occurred in Melba late last year including an attempted car-jacking. About 8am on W...

Man extradited to NSW over alleged murder of partner

By 28 April 2016
ACT Magistrates Court

The man accused of bashing to death his former partner at Bundeena in Sydney’s south on the weekend has been extradited from Canberra to NSW. Stephen James Boyd, 51, appe...

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Double Pass to Domus Adultus

By 30 April 2009

Premium membership swag varies in value. Today we've got a double pass to Domus Adultus, the CMC's original independent music night at the Hippo bar in Civic. What you'll save on the door will make the bar prices reasonable for a moderate binge! Playing tonight are: Brannan, Beth Monzo,...

2009 RiotACT site survey

By 30 April 2009 64

[First filed: April 28, 2009 @ 17:24] Over the past few years, RiotACT has undergone a number of changes, some good, and some (in retrospect) not so. Here in the RiotACT HQ bunker our aim is to continuously improve RiotACT so it’s the best it can be for our community of users – that’s you! ...

5 potential swine flu cases in Canberra - It's not as bad as it sounds

By 29 April 2009 89

[First filed: April 28, 2009 @ 15:07] Nothing online yet but the ABC news on the radio is reporting that five people in Canberra are being monitored for the dreaded swine flu. The media loves to scare you, and in turn some of you love to be scared. But before we get our panties in a bunch o...

Priorities and humidicribs

By 29 April 2009 27

Can anyone provide an update on Canberra Hospital's quest for a second mobile humidicrib?  Can these things malfunction, so that there may be no humidicrib available in Canberra Hospital?  A spokesperson from Katy Gallagher's dep was quoted on NowUC as saying:  “Within the public health...

Vote 1 The Cock

By 29 April 2009 11

Canberra's Hancock Basement are trying to scam their way onto another festival stage. This time it's Splendour In The Grass up at Byron Bay from 25-27 July. The bonus is you can also win tickets for yourself along the way, if you vote with sufficient tenacity. The band have started a Facebook ...

The Greens speak on the Brett Chant Facebook affair

By 29 April 2009 19

The Greens have broken their silence on the sad sorry saga of Liberal staffer Brett Chant and Facebook: The ACT Greens have welcomed Mr Shant’s apology for his offensive posts on a Facebook page during the ACT election, but are concerned that such comments are not uncommon in politics today and...

Hooray for REDEX?

By 29 April 2009 54

[First filed: April 28, 2009 @ 14:05] The Greens' Amanda Bresnan has expressed joy at "the REDEX trial". “Rapid transit routes are the first step towards the modern, sustainable transport system that Canberra has needed for too long.” “The two qualities that bring people onto public t...

Time to help Keep our corner of Australia Beautiful

By 29 April 2009 2

Simon Corbell has launched local involvement in the Sustainable Cities Awards 2009: "These awards are a great way to recognise people and organisations that have shown leadership in taking steps to protect and enhance the quality of our valued environment," Mr Corbell said. The awards are orga...

Images of Canberra - Them turning leaves

By 29 April 2009 8

Brendo has sent in this picture of the turning leaves being enjoyed by the inner suburbs of Canberra this Autumn. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to

Hmm Dirt! Must have hit a nerve...

By 29 April 2009 94

Word comes back that there's a grotty little email about me being hawked around town. So let's address this head on, here's the email in question: Subject: John Griffiths of the riotACT Dear Sir/Madam, Perhaps you might be interested to know of the following comment that what was recently ...

It's not just snow men up in the mountains

By 29 April 2009 3

Fly High Fly Far has sent in this one to show it's not just snow men up in the mountains of the ACT. It came with the following note: My partner Natalie her friend Vicki and my mate Christian decided to head up to the Brindies to check out how much snow had fallen and enjoy the picturesque se...

Music Video - The Ellis Collective Live at Woodford with "What it means"

By 29 April 2009 1

Live @ Woodford 2009 - The Ellis Collective - Means What it Means from The Ellis Collective on Vimeo. Canberra super-group The Ellis Collective are releasing a series of their live performances at the Woodford Folk Festival. The video is now up and apparently an mp3 version will follow soon. T...

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