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Ask RiotACT: Looking for a lockup garage

By 2 July 2016 1
Ask RiotACT

Hello Everyone, I am looking for a lockup garage to do some woodwork over the next 4 or so months. I would preferably like somewhere that has lights and close to Lyneham. ...

Hobbs positive on Greens’ chances of taking ACT Senate seat

By 2 July 2016 1
christina hobbs

The Greens are currently poised to steal the ACT Senate seat out from under the feet of the Liberals Zed Seselja. Zed has been virtually absent from his electorate for the past...

Two extradited from NSW over aggravated robbery

By 1 July 2016
Police wrap

A 37-year-old man and a 28-year-old man have been extradited from Queanbeyan to face charges over an aggravated robbery at the Australia Post store in Fyshwick. At about 9.3...

Are you electing to party?

By 1 July 2016
don's party

After all the electioneering, the sloganeering, the cheering and the jeering, and having finally cast your vote this federal election, are you about ready to party? Thought so...

Zed campaigners post ‘rape joke’ about Greens candidate

By 1 July 2016 13
Offensive material

Supporters of ACT Liberal Senator Zed Seselja have attached to the dashboard of one of their campaign vehicles text on a photograph of his key opponent, Greens candidate Christ...

Village Building Co. chief Winnel retires, Doherty takes reins

By 1 July 2016
Doherty and Winnel

Bob Winnel, the founder and managing director of Canberra property development giant the Village Building Company, retired yesterday, handing the reins to a new Chief Executive O...

Dickson beyond the latest ACTPLA approval

By 1 July 2016 5

What does it take for the ACT Government to have vision for developments in and around my own suburb of Dickson?  I’ll get back to the question. On Thursday the planning ...

Ask RiotACT: Would you pay for this?

By 1 July 2016 13
Ask RiotACT

Back in 2014 we had some renovation work done on our house.  They ran out of materials and didn't return until 9 months later to finish it off. We knew full well we owed them ...

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season finale and $1000 to win demolition derby at NATIONAL CAPITAL SPEEDWAY

By 30 May 2009 27

NATIONAL CAPITAL MOTORSPORTS CLUB are holding the last speedway meeting of the 2008/2009 season on sunday 14th june at the NATIONAL CAPITAL SPEEDWAY located on pialligo ave fairbairn. Divs competing on the day are: -- Super production -- Series production -- Junior sedans (14-17yo) -- Dwarf c...

Woden Rostrum Club

By 30 May 2009

Join the Woden Rostrum Club to improve your public speaking and meeting management skills.  Gain confidence in speaking before a group and learn correct meeting procedures. We are a small, friendly and supportive club that meets every second Wednesday evening at the Yamba Club in Irving Street ...

Images of Canberra - The Suffrage Gardens

By 30 May 2009 24

[First filed: May 29, 2009 @ 10:19] Red_dog has sent in what I imagine will surprise many to learn is a local scene. It came with this note: Attached is a A long exposure of the Centenary of Australian women’s suffrage commemorative artwork and fountain. It's one of those many hidden gem...

Hospital Car Park called in

By 29 May 2009 14

Andrew Barr has announced that he's not willing to leave the development application for the Canberra Hospital's planned 9 storey car park at the un-tender mercies of the ACT's planning process and he's bringing it in for his own perusal. Interestingly he's made this move at Katy Gallagher's requ...

Timor intervention goes on display at the War Memorial - Night Visions

By 29 May 2009 2

[First filed: May 27, 2009 @ 14:58] The War Memorial has announced that they're going to display the artwork of Jon Cattapan from his time in East Timor: “Jon Cattapan’s works have only just arrived at the Memorial this week, so it’s a great opportunity to display the Memorial’s latest...

Police Wrap - 29 May

By 29 May 2009 14

1. Kambah Collision: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision which occurred on Namatjira Drive, Kambah overnight (May 28). About 10.30pm police received a report of a two vehicle head-on collision. A 55-year-old female was extricated by ACT Fire Brigade. Once removed, she was con...

Going backwards on waste

By 29 May 2009 9

The Greens' Caroline Le Couteur is drawing our attention to the release of the 2008 report into the ACT's "NOWASTE" strategy. The report makes the following points: -- the good progress to date in reducing waste to landfill is being eroded and landfill disposal is on the increase; -- annu...

Wedded Bliss Official CD Launch

By 29 May 2009 1

[First filed: May 19, 2009 @ 09:13] The following in from stalwarts of the local music scene, The Wedded Bliss: "The Wedded Bliss Official CD Launch Sat. May 30 supported by the Merry Muse Folk Club Yes , we've been badgered into having an 'official' CD launch to celebrate the release o...

Parliamentary scrutiny not positive for Immigration Bridge

By 29 May 2009 26

Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on National Capital and External Territories has released the report of its inquiry into the controversial immigration bridge proposal. The committee made three recommendations which if implemented will improve aspects of the process. First, the IBA [Immi...

Half a million Canberrans by 2050?

By 29 May 2009 18

The ABC reports that the ACT is now planning for a population of 500,000 by the year 2050. 75% of that is predicated on the ability of Canberrans to make more little Canberrans, the other part from immigration. I wonder what they're all going to drink and where they're going to live?...

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 29 May

By 29 May 2009 17

[First filed: May 28, 2009 @ 09:12] There's so much going on this weekend it's sending me weak at the knees. But what are you interested in seeing and doing around town this weekend? Just leave your thoughts in the comments....

The Signs on the Tunnels on Parkes Way...

By 29 May 2009 18

OK, Now that we have figured out what the red lane on Belconnen Way is. The next question I have about my trip to work in the morning is regarding the tunnel on Parkes Way, and the electronic signs that they have above each lane and in the median strip approaching the tunnel. View Larger Ma...

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