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Southquay popular with local developers

By 1 October 2014

Spirited bidding by 11 registered parties has seen three multi-unit sites at the new waterfront development at Southquay in Greenway sold today at auction for a total of $9.705 million with all blocks being purchased by local Canberra developers. The largest block is 7,385sqm fronting Anketell St...

Adult dance lessons Canberra? Recommendations?

By 1 October 2014 2

Hi All, I'm in my 30's and looking to get back into exercising, the one exercise I love is dancing but truth be told I'm pretty cr@p at it. I'm looking for a dance studio that teaches adults and is fun! Perhaps where the occasional overweight 30 year old wouldn't look completely ridiculous? Wo...

Bushfire season starts today

By 1 October 2014 5

With bushfire season starting today Canberrans should consider how best to prepare for the months ahead, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, said today. Mr Corbell joined representatives of the ACT’s fire services at Wybalena Grove in Cook to officially launch bushfire s...

Local band SAFIA up for a Channel V Award

By 1 October 2014

Canberra has, like any other city, a fierce pride among its citizens. I often find myself at parties or in clubs with people from other cities desperately defending it, clinging onto credibility as only someone who truly appreciates Canberra for the art-wealthy city that it is. Explaining that no, i...

Anyone know what happened to Scope?

By 30 September 2014 7

Hi Rioters. Went for a drive up Mount Stromlo over the weekend, thinking I would stop and have a coffee at Scope -- but it appears to be closed. Anyone know what happened there? ...

National Museum of Australia (1/2)- Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts (Part 9)

By 30 September 2014

History has shown us that ghosts and the supernatural seem to be commonplace and that a large percentage of people in the western world, indeed from all races and religions, not only believe in ghosts but have also experienced something that they believe is of a supernatural origin. Indeed, many peo...

Witnesses sought to suspicious fires

By 30 September 2014 1
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to six separate fires which occurred last night and early this morning (Tuesday, September 30). Overnight, police were notified of a number of ...

Local Sports Wrap – 27th and 28th September

By 30 September 2014
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FUTSAL: Futsal Premier League The men’s Futsal Premier League season began Friday week ago, and Monaro Panthers Green and Untouchables began their respective campaigns wit...

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Daramalan leaps into the sex abuse ring

By 23 July 2008 67

Not content with letting Marist get all the attention, the Canberra Times reports that Daramalan is stepping up its own sex abuse scandal. Five fresh compensation claims against the school have been lodged in the ACT Supreme Court in the past week on behalf of former students whom Lyons sexually ...

Down Memory Lane

By 23 July 2008 151

We keep mentioning old pubs, clubs & restaurants in other threads. Some examples of old pubs now gone, that i remember, are: Platform 3 in tuggers hyperdome, before they got modern, they were a bikie bar. Blind Beggars in Belco - 2nd last place after the friday night singles party night...

ACTPLA Fubar from a lack of version control?

By 23 July 2008 4

The ABC broke the news that the ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA) had failed to include restrictions on the Section 63 site when sending an agreement document to Leightons and Mirvac. The problem has been put down to a lack of version control. On the radio this morning Andrew Barr was o...

Libs promise tiny little classes

By 23 July 2008 25

[First filed: July 22, 2008 @ 08:54 Second filing: July 22, 2008 @ 17:50] They might not actually have a policy about it but that hasn't stopped the Canberra Liberals making a splash on the ABC and in the Canberra Times promising to cap primary school class sizes at 21 all the way through the pr...

Greens to take Monash Drive off the map

By 22 July 2008 20

Greens' Candidate Shane Rattenbury is in fine form and channelling Trotsky declaring that if enough Greens are elected they will have the proposed Monash Drive removed from the maps and an end made to major road building through nature reserves: "The era of building roads through our Nature Parks...

The things you find out from Facebook... (Former party) the ACT Democrats run

By 22 July 2008 13

I've been trying to keep tabs on who will be who in the political zoo and it appears that the (Former party) ACT Democrats have preselected some candidates for the upcoming ACT Election: Darren Churchill - Ginninderra Marilyn Key Dennis - Ginninderra Grag Tannahill - Molonglo I can't see any refere...

Suggestive selling backfires at Braddon Mobil

By 22 July 2008 10

Heading in to pay for my petrol today I saw this sign and wondered "will they ask?". The guy behind the counter asked for the now usual extortionate amount to fill the tank of my 1.6l engined car. And then, resignedly, he mumbled: "Would you like to get a car wash?" "Um... No thanks....

Getting Cuban at the Hellenic Club 26 July

By 22 July 2008

One for the hot blooded and the dancers. One Night In Cuba at the Hellenic Club. More details at Shakin-Rump...

Where do our paramedics study?

By 22 July 2008 4

While ambulances and paramedics are in the news at the moment, does anyone know where the ACT’s paramedics study? I mean, we know the AFP has its police college in Barton, and the ACT Fire Brigade has its college in Belconnen, but where do paramedics become paramedics in the ACT? Interstate ...

Returning to the Blue Sullivan

By 22 July 2008 14

Back in 2005 a friend and I trekked through one branch of Sullivan's Creek from its Dickson College headwaters to the lake. The new site design has broken my layout, making orphans of the text and rendering it even more peculiar than it might have been in context. But the pictures are still a...

Images of Canberra - Sunrise at Lake George

By 22 July 2008 9

Today's image of Canberra is courtesy of Mike Crowther with a great snap of sunrise at Lake George. Got an image of Canberra (or surrounds) you want to share with the world? Email it to john@the-riotact.com UPDATED: By popular demand here are two more from the same shoot. ...

Selling services back to ourselves for fun but not profit - Rhodium gets the

By 22 July 2008 2

Chief Minister Jon Stanhope has bowed to the inevitable and announced that there will be no buyer for the troubled services provider to the ACT Government (owned by the ACT Government), Rhodium. Since the sale was no longer viable, the ACT Government has stopped the sale process and will now move...

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