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Tour de Stroke starts in Fyshwick

By 9 October 2015
Josh Goyne - Stroke Awareness Ride - Tour de Stroke

Josh Goyne, 17, sets out from Fyshwick tomorrow on a 2,200 kilometre ride with the aim of raising money for stroke support and assistance. Seven years ago, Josh’s grandfat...

Ask RiotACT: Best Sports Lawyer

By 9 October 2015 3
Ask RiotACT

Can anyone tell me the contact details for the best sports lawyer in Canberra please?...

A Look around Canberra: Barton

By 9 October 2015
A Look Around Canberra: Barton

The suburb of Barton in Canberra's inner south has one of the smallest suburb populations, if not the smallest, in Canberra. However, according to ABS data, Barton was once the...

Five garage sales to visit this weekend (10 and 11 October)

By 9 October 2015
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The early bird gets the worm, as they say, and this weekend you’ll want to be that early bird. Rise and shine on Saturday to grab a bargain with a broad selection of garage s...

15 things to do in Canberra this weekend (10 and 11 October 2015)

By 8 October 2015 1

There is so much on this weekend we had to make some tough calls to put this list together. You could spend a day of beautiful garden wandering at The Tuliptop Gardens Festival...

Our first look: Boffins Restaurant new menu

By 8 October 2015 2
Boffins Restaurant: Piano

With all the hype and commotion about all the new cafes and restaurants opening around Canberra, it's easy to forget about the original establishments that have stood the test of t...

Ask RiotACT: Sourcing a pinata

By 8 October 2015 2
Ask RiotACT

My dear hive mind of rioters, My little astromonkey is having a birthday party this Sunday [11/10] and now desperately wants a pinata.  I've seen a few places do on-line sa...

Beer Week returns to Canberra this November

By 8 October 2015 2
Beer Day Out 2014

Canberra Beer Week was launched last night at Bentspoke Brewery in Braddon. The week-long celebration of beer will take place form 5 – 11 November. Representing the ACT Go...

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New faction in ACT Labor?

By 6 February 2009 8

Word of the CPSU affiliating with the ACT Labor Party has seen the Impartiality/Union Membership debate revived. This will surely put public servants in an awkward position. Lastnight the CPSU stated that although they are a left union, they will not be joing the powerful ACT Left faction. ...

Waving the kids across at the intersection of La Perouse St and Carnegie Cres

By 6 February 2009 27

View Larger Map Just so that you all know - in having my latest rant I am not seeking confirmation/affirmation: I KNOW I am RIGHT. The intersection of La Perouse St and Carnegie Cres is not a fun place to negotiate at Peak Minute. It has at least one traffic accident per term, with plenty of ...

Police Wrap - 6 February

By 6 February 2009 3

1. Late night Braddon biffo: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after a 23-year-old O’Connor man was assaulted in Civic this morning (February 6). The incident occurred about 5.30am (February 6) on Mort Street, in between Alinga Street and Bunda Street. The victim sustained facial bleeding...

Insatiable Banalities Podcast # 104 - The Bluffhearts

By 6 February 2009 2

Canberra’s longest running, and least reliable, podcast is hitting a bit of a purple patch at the moment. This week in podcast number 104 we bring the crazed, raucus country-punk of The Bluffhearts. Track list: Drunk. 8:20 Our Song. 19:19 Darlin'. 26:49 Fruit First. 36:29 Barber M...

Prisoners complaining more

By 6 February 2009 38

The Canberra Times reports that ACT Corrective Services have seen a big jump in complaints. Complaints against ACT Corrective Services have jumped nearly 60 per cent in the past year as inmates in Belconnen Remand Centre buck against conditions in the facility. The figures come as an inmate who...

Cocktails in Canberra

By 6 February 2009 54

Does anyone know of anywhere that serves good cocktails in Canberra? I'm looking for a somewhat classy place, classier than Mooseheads or the Labor Club....

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 6 February

By 6 February 2009 19

[First filed: February 05, 2009 @ 08:15] The pillar might be silent as to what's worth doing this weekend, but I think we here at RiotACT can do better. The comment box awaits your ideas as to things worth seeing and doing this weekend. ...

Solar powered air-conditioning developed in Canberra

By 6 February 2009 14

The Australian National University is reporting that an air-conditioning unit that runs on solar energy has been developed right here in Canberra. The premise is that these units reduce peak demand on the power grid, reduce the need for nasty refrigerants and should be cheap to produce due a ...

It's doctor search time again

By 6 February 2009 32

I need a new GP. I have been diagnosed with a few chronic and autoimmune illnesses, and these are being managed by a doctor in Sydney,  but obviously I can't go to Sydney every time I have a cold or whathaveyou. I don't feel comfortable going to my old GP as they have been of little help with my co...

Stanhope to push beige bombers into the parliamentary triangle

By 6 February 2009 43

[First filed: January 30, 2009 @ 09:00] CityNews informs us that Jon Stanhope is going to spend 2009 crusading for pay parking in the Parliamentary Triangle. Apparently equality demands that all motorists fill his coffers. “None of us like paid parking, but this is a question about equity...

Where and why: Major retaillers

By 6 February 2009 34

Where do you shop in Canberra and why? As the economy heads for tougher times ahead, there is much talk around Canberra about the unsustainable number of major retailers competing for our business in a relatively small market. Some say that we'll see some well known stores close, others me...

The death of hotmix

By 6 February 2009 40

The uneven but essentially smooth streets on north side of Canberra are rapidly disappearing under harsh layers of chip seal. Streets all over Braddon are getting their 5 o'clock shadows this week. Swathes of Ainslie Hackett and Watson are already experiencing the wonders of vehicle tyre noise th...

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