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Vernon Circle lanes closed over weekend for courts project

By 29 July 2016
New law courts complex

Two lanes of Commonwealth Avenue and Vernon Circle will be closed temporarily this weekend as part of the refurbishment of the ACT Law Courts precinct. The lanes will be clo...

Airport team to develop carpark into ACT PS mega-office

By 29 July 2016 4
Stephen Byron

The owners of Canberra Airport are set to become the ACT Government's landlords after winning the tender to build and own a major new office complex for Territory public servan...

Gongs and whistles: Nominate a Canberran now for Australian of the Year

By 29 July 2016 1
Current Australian of the Year David Morrison raising the national flag to mark the start of NAIDOC Week in Civic Square earlier this month. Photo: CHARLOTTE HARPER

It may seem a long time until the next Australia Day awards, but the organisational machine that goes through the process of sorting through nominees, finalists, and finally gr...

Dickson development goes to ACAT appeal

By 28 July 2016
Dickson-nr-library-antill

 Following the disappointing actions by the ACT Government to approve what remains a very questionable development application for a major mixed use development on the flagship ...

Fire destroys Kambah house

By 28 July 2016
Firefighter generic

Fire on Thursday destroyed a house in Kambah, with the damage bill initially estimated at $350,000. ACT Fire & Rescue responded to the blaze at the Carleton Street prope...

Burch lauded as CIT Tuggeranong opens

By 28 July 2016
Plaque unveiling

You could be forgiven for thinking the opening of CIT’s new Tuggeranong campus was being held to honour of former ACT Education Minister Joy Burch, such was the praise shower...

Libs revive flashing lights in school zones policy

By 28 July 2016 2
Still from school zones on NSW road safety site.

The Canberra Liberals will spend $7.5 million to install flashing signs in ACT school zones if elected to government in October, reviving a policy they took to the last ACT ele...

Seven things to do around Canberra this weekend (29-31 July)

By 28 July 2016 1
Giants

Footy and flicks, classical and country sounds, and old school vinyl – there is plenty of variety to keep you amused this winter weekend in the capital. FRIDAY Nati...

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Birdsong at dusk in Garema Place

By 25 April 2009 4

I'm not often in Garema Place around sundown. But I was last night and the twittering of the all the little birds in the trees as the rain fell gently was really very striking. So here's a little bit I captured of it just for you....

Childish storm in the Facebook teacup?

By 25 April 2009 36

[First filed: April 24, 2009 @ 08:34] Younger members of the Liberal Party have a near limitless ability to revolt the general public. (Although it should be noted that young members of the ALP can be equally grotty but the party generally keeps them out of the public eye more effectively. In ...

Remembering Major General Sir William Throsby Bridges KCB CMG

By 25 April 2009 8

There's a myth that the Anzacs were salt of the earth middle Australians lead to disaster at Gallipoli by effete English officers who sat in boats offshore quaffing champagne. It fits later ideas we've decided to have about ourselves but there are two major problems with it. The first, and...

Police Wrap - 25 April

By 25 April 2009 31

1. Deakin Pharmacy Heist: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the Deakin Pharmacy in Duff Street this afternoon. Just after 3.00pm a male entered the pharmacy and produced a knife, fleeing the store shortly after with a sum of cash. The offender got into a waiting ...

No electricity in Charnwood! iPhone can't post any body text!

By 25 April 2009 21

[ED - Not sure what this is about but figured we'd share the desperation of the headline]...

Where to find a good dress maker in Canberra?

By 24 April 2009 28

So I'm engaged. Which apparently comes with a few things other than a pretty ring - namely the responsibility of planning a wedding. Which comes with a few responsibilities in of itself - like a dress. Really, this association string can go on forever. Does anyone have the name(s) of good dressma...

Last chance for the queens (dealing with the wasp menace)

By 24 April 2009 12

The European wasp season is drawing to a close and it’s been another bad one for the Canberra region with reported nests well up on last year. If you have a nest on your property or know of any nests anywhere, then now is the last chance to get it treated as the queens numbering in their thousand...

Another (but different) bike lane question

By 24 April 2009 86

I know you guys love talking about this stuff, so, I have a question about the accepted behaviour of bike riders. I am genuinely interested in these circumstances, so bear with me while I explain the set up. I was travelling up Northbourne Ave in the middle lane (on a motorcycle, so I was up high...

Images of Canberra - Storm Clouds from Mt Painter

By 24 April 2009 8

Pommie Bastard was up on top of Mt Painter this morning and sent in this shot. (Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? It doesn't have to be a landscape. Email it to images@the-riotact.com)...

AMY’S VIEW - Turbulent times reflected!

By 24 April 2009

Opening on 1 May, and playing from Thursday to Saturday, until 23 May at Theatre 3, 3 Repertory Lane (off Ellery Crescent) Acton, Amy’s View by David Hare, directed by Ian Hart, is the second production from Canberra Rep’s 2009 Season. The play has many faces: it is a political play, a social co...

Greens move on battery hens in Canberra

By 24 April 2009 82

Mark today down as a red letter day, the Greens have put out a media release! And it's a good one too. Caroline Le Couteur has announced that if they get their way the battery farming of chickens in the ACT will come to an end, amongst other things. Canberra’s single cage egg farm is Parkwo...

Restaurant Review - Thai Som Tum Restaurant, Conder

By 24 April 2009 5

I'm happy to report that not only does Conder have a new restaurant in the form of Thai Som Tum but that it's actually really good.  It's located at 17 Sidney Nolan Street and is a bit similar in decor to Lemongrass in Woden which makes me wonder whether there might be a connection.  The...

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