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Fisher growhouse bust

By 25 May 2015
fisher drug busy

Two men will face court today (Monday, May 25) after they were arrested for using a residential house in Fisher for the hydroponic cultivation of a traffickable quantity of can...

WomenCANPlay to boost female sports participation in Canberra

By 25 May 2015
Billi, Kate, Hannah

Billi McCarthy-Price and Hannah Massingham have received a YWCA Great Ydeas grant to develop a website, WomenCANPlay, to increase local women’s participation in sport. Whe...

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Coffee

By 25 May 2015 1
The Cupping Room

It was with some hesitation that last week I put the word out there for Canberra’s best coffee. To many people coffee is absolutely sacred and you wouldn’t dare mess with them ...

A perspective on the new ACT electorates

By 25 May 2015 2
new electorates

The ACT Electoral Commission has just confirmed the new boundaries for the five electorates in the 25-seat Legislative Assembly. This is the biggest change since the modifie...

Pine Island rabbit control begins today

By 25 May 2015

The ACT Parks and Conservation Service has advised residents that a rabbit control program has commenced at Pine Island Reserve. The program will involve the use of pindone poison and aluminium phosphide warren fumigation to control the rabbit population.  As such, residents are asked not to touc...

Gate installation recommendations

By 25 May 2015 2

I am moving into a new property and there is no side gate. I would like to know of any recommendations please. I would also like a functional lock with a key on the gate as ...

Do Canberra mums agree with Senator Gallagher on PPL?

By 25 May 2015

Senator Katy Gallagher has written a powerful response to the Prime Minister's accusation that Canberra mums have/are double dipping when it comes to the matter of paid parenta...

New Optus 4G in Canberra – good, bad, or ugly?

By 24 May 2015 3

A few years ago there was a RiotACT thread regarding poor Optus 3G reception in Tuggeranong. It turned out that this was a pretty common problem for Optus customers across Canb...

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Gungahlin gets more public art

By 26 November 2008 21

We've had some horrified comments in the last couple of days about the artwork being constructed in Gungahlin. Now Jon Stanhope has announced what it is: ‘The Gungahlin' is a cluster of 12 flat-topped stones, some suitable for sitting, and a larger centrally placed stone for public speaking...

Any Waiter/Waitress Experiences Lately?

By 26 November 2008 74

What is going on? Seriously our Waiters/Waitresses service here in Canberra is somewhat losing there touch. If you have visited Melbourne lately you will know what I mean, the staff in Melbourne are brilliant. I wont say which cafe in Manuka I am referring to, But if you eat in Manuka you will s...

A darker side of Christmas

By 25 November 2008 14

John Hargreaves has announced the start of the 2008 Domestic Violence Christmas Program. Sadly over the festive period there's also a need for additional crisis accommodation for women and children escaping domestic violence. To this end 10 Housing ACT properties are being set aside as additio...

Trackside Festival, Thoroughbred Park, Canberra, 22/11/08 - A review

By 25 November 2008 15

[First filed: November 24, 2008 @ 15:54] "Oh my god, bogans in fluros - how cute!", a girl in pink tights next to me yells, at the wet Trackside Festival on Saturday. Cold and wet were most, as mother nature decided to take part in the all-ages festivities. The rain and soft storms brought...

Canberra A-League Bid Gathers Pace

By 25 November 2008 19

SBS's The World Game is reporting that Canberra's A-League Bid is continuing to gather pace. Ivan Slavich, the bid leader, "claims the Australian Capital Territory is fertile ground for league expansion and his bid should "tick every box" for entry requirement." There was also a piece in the SMH ove...

Deficit budget on the cards?

By 25 November 2008 15

The Canberra Times has a piece on our brave leader, Jon Stanhope, publicly mulling the possibility of the ACT budget going into deficit as the global economy implodes. For mine there's nothing wrong with a bit of deficit spending in the down times of an economic cycle. But in the past budget d...

Police Wrap - 25 November

By 25 November 2008 10

1. ACT Policing wants you to know they're supporting white ribbon day today. That is the UN designated International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. --- 2. Police are alarmed that Canberra might chronicle a record number of drink driving offences this year. Better pull some ...

Lawson and Crace cop a native title claim?

By 25 November 2008 9

The ABC reports that Shane Mortimer of the Ngambrie has sent the Prime Minister's office a demand that the sensitive flora and fauna of Crace and Lawson be preserved from the growing Gungahlinite sprawl. "We have a responsibility to make sure that the land here is cared for," he said. "This is...

Pop the Pot 2008

By 25 November 2008 1

One of Canberra's longest running, and most claustrophobic, live music festivals is kicking off on Saturday night when "POP THE POT '08" grumbles into gear. Getting there early to get a seat is highly recommended, as are multiple rounds of chicken wings and meat balls to keep you going through th...

RiotACT Birthday Drinkies.

By 25 November 2008 51

This Thursday RiotACT turns 8. 27 November 2000 was the dawn of the RiotERA, a cranky old 486 with 16MB of RAM running PHP Nuke code on a borrowed fixed IP and a address pointing it in. We still have readers arriving on that We'll be having a few quiet drinks at Edgars in Ain...

Where is Canberra's Big Book of Public Art?

By 25 November 2008 14

On Saturday I dropped into the Chisholm shops and noticed this piece of public art.  I am seriously underwhelmed by it.   It did make me ask whether there is a website where you can find out about Canberra's public art.  Five minutes of Googling and as far as I can tell there isn't one, alt...


By 25 November 2008 32

I have a friend from America coming to visit me just after Christmas. One of the things she said that she wanted to do was to see a platypus in the wild. So, does anyone know of any places around the ACT area where the platypi hang out? Are they even in the area? Any other informatio...

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