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Ask RiotACT: Watering system / irrigation setup

By 25 June 2016
Ask RiotACT

Hi Rioters. I purchased a house about 6 months ago. It has large established gardens. There was an existing watering system and a large underwater tank. I had a plumber com...

Coward punch puts victim in hospital

By 24 June 2016
Police wrap

Police are seeking to identify three men over a ‘coward punch’ assault that occurred in Civic in the early hours of Sunday 12 June. At about 3.55am, a male was assaulted...

Update | Rural road closures in ACT

By 24 June 2016
road closed detour

Motorists and other road users are advised of the following rural road closures due to the recent wet weather and snow. Roads and crossings closed: Sunshine Crossing A...

More to do on affordable housing

By 24 June 2016 7
housing

Housing affordability remains a hot topic with most Australians. And rightly so, given the fundamental human right for safe and secure housing. I have previously written abo...

Ask RiotACT: School disco DJ

By 24 June 2016 1
Ask RiotACT

Hi all. I'm trying to find a DJ for my sons 12th Birthday. There is one that has been recommended to me but nobody knows how to contact him. He is "DJ CLIFF". He plays at some ...

Take your dog to work day

By 24 June 2016 7
dog in the office

Today is International Take Your Dog to Work Day when employers are asked to open their doors to pet dogs to promote the benefits of pet ownership and encourage animal adoption...

ANU welcomes collaborative cyber facilty

By 23 June 2016 4
ANU

The Australian National University will collaborate with the Australian government on a new facility to help grow Australia’s cyber-security workforce and the so-called STEM...

No monopolies on bigotry in election lead-up

By 23 June 2016 24
Christina Hobbs

“I believe human life begins at conception,” the Liberal Senator said quietly. Zed Seselja’s response was the last in a line of ACT Federal election candidate answers ...

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Sunday pay parking at the Canberra Centre

By 9 April 2009 55

In case anyone hasn't noticed, the Canberra Centre has quietly started charging for parking even on Sundays and public holidays.  Such changes need to be advertised well beforehand and users need to be consulted.  Even the signs offering free Sunday parking have not been changes and to that ex...

Fresh meat for the light rail nerds

By 9 April 2009 70

Chief Minister John Stanhope has announced that he's releasing the PricewaterhouseCoopers produced business case for light rail in the ACT. Apparently the findings included: -- Light rail could potentially decrease Canberra's traffic congestion and commuting time and as a result reduce greenho...

Radio ratings 1

By 9 April 2009 17

When it comes to matters radio Samuel Gordon Stewart is the man to which we defer. Sam has produced predictably comprehensive analysis of the first radio ratings survey of 2009. FM 104.7 and 666 ABC are the big winners. Everyone else can be described as falling into the other category (alth...

Glassworks to get a tiara

By 9 April 2009 16

Our Chiefly Leader has decreed a stately pleasure dome a 22 metre glass tower will adorn the disused smokestack at the Kingston glassworks. The winning design, Touching Lightly, is a 22m high, internally lit tower consisting of a minimalist steel frame surrounded by toughened glass. The tower ar...

Cometh the Hour Cometh the Noodles - Battered Brumbies name their side.

By 9 April 2009

The Brumbies have announced their team for Saturday evening: Running on: 1. Ben Alexander 2. Stephen Moore 3. Guy Shepherson 4. Ben Hand 5. Peter Kimlin 6. Mitchell Chapman 7. George Smith (c) 8. Julian Salvi 9. Joshua Holmes 10. Christian Lealiifano 11. Alfi Mafi 12. Tyrone Smith ...

A pet might not be for Christmas, but kittens are for Easter?

By 9 April 2009 15

The RSPCA has announced that they're up to their elbows in kittens and would like you to take one home for Easter. CEO of RSPCA ACT Michael Linke today advised that since 1 November 2008 RSPCA ACT had received 1,000 kittens. “It seems there is no end in sight, day after day more and mor...

Times Square here we come?

By 9 April 2009 10

The Canberra Centre has for some time been converting its exterior into paid billboards, of the sort Canberrans had thought were not permitted in this town. But today I came across this unit on the outside of the old Centre Cinema building. It's got a whole slideshow of ads loaded. Now...

Police Wrap - 9 April

By 9 April 2009 5

1. Searching for Fiona Riches: ACT Policing and SES volunteers are continuing the search for a 46-year-old diabetic woman who went missing from her Garran house about 3pm on Monday (April 6). Police hold grave concerns for Fiona Riches welfare given her dependency on insulin, putting her at se...

It takes a crane to lift a wheely bin?

By 9 April 2009 25

So this morning in Civic I was a little surprised to see the great big crane on the former Greater Union site shifting a wheely bin around. So building nerds, is this normal? ...

It was a nice day for a walk in the park yesterday... wasn't it?

By 9 April 2009 21

The Liberal's Jeremy Hanson is making some big claims about his opposite number Katy Gallagher's work ethic: “Yesterday Ms Gallagher failed to attend an ACT Health Organ and Tissue Donation Seminar despite being listed as the keynote speaker. Instead she was out in her tracksuit for an afternoo...

Old Canberran’s Old Photos - Part 12 - Parliament House

By 9 April 2009 21

[First filed: April 08, 2009 @ 07:39] This is the 12th and final part of a series of photographs taken by RiotACT reader Old Canberran on his Kodak Box Brownie from 1948. This one came in with the following note: On my ride home from school I used to call in and park myself in the visi...

Justice, thy name is... timing and opportunity!

By 9 April 2009 11

In a town where everyone seems to know at least one public servant who has been moved sideways rather than any under-performance being dealt with, the sacking of a high ranked Defence official was a surprise as reported in the Canberra Times. Timing is interesting - seems like poor old Defence ca...

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