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Land Development Agency’s obscure news about Northbourne

By 4 September 2015 1
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The ACT Government’s Land Development Agency (LDA) has just circulated a media release that I think was meant to be good news and was supposed to inform us that something is ...

A look around Canberra – Swinger Hill

By 4 September 2015 1
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When I first moved to Canberra I made a friend that lived just near Swinger Hill. The first time I drove past on the way to her house I screamed with laughter at the name of th...

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (5 and 6 September 2015)

By 4 September 2015
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Canberra garage sales this weekend in O'Connor, Kambah, Macgregor and Karabar. Happy Friday! Saturday 5 September 7 Atholbar Way Karabar 8am to 4pm Bric a brac, toys, c...

11 things to do in Canberra this weekend (5 and 6 September)

By 3 September 2015 1
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This weekend's highlights include the Korean Film Festival, a Father's Day steam train ride to Bungendore and the Australian War Memorial opens its Mitchell storage facility to the...

Police targeting distracted drivers

By 3 September 2015
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ACT Policing is warning drivers to keep their eyes on the road and off their mobile phones during a month of driver distraction targeting in September. Police will target dr...

Who is the Canberran agent for iRobot? (Roomba)

By 3 September 2015
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I need some bits to spruce up my humble house cleaning friend, the battery is getting weak and there are a few upgrade kits you can throw at the old ones to make them better. ...

Police seek Tuggeranong Parkway hoon

By 2 September 2015 9
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ACT Policing is searching for a green Camry Sedan bearing registration number YGC14U which was seen driving dangerously between 3.15pm and 3.30pm on Sunday 30 August. The ca...

Local leaders – Camilo Potocnjak Oxman and Rish Ratnam (Implement Imagination)

By 2 September 2015
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Implement Imagination co-founder Camilo Potocnjak Oxman (pictured above, right) describes teaching as a very rewarding chronic condition. “The thing about teaching is that...

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Speech therapy ACT not up to standard

By 27 November 2008 110

Hi all I am mitcore and I have joined this group to see if I could get voices to help make the goverment stand up and listen to the shortage of speech therapist and other specialist in the area. We do not have enough, I am going on Stateline to voice this opinion and to get help for my son, who i...

Canberra City Band - Free Concert!

By 27 November 2008

The Canberra City Band and Spectrum Band will be performing a selection of popular Christmas carols and  tunes on Sunday 7th December.   The free concert will be held at The Canberra City Band Rehearsal Hall at 49 Phillip Ave in Watson from 3pm till 5pm. Bring your family and your fri...

FREE comedy festival - Canberra Liberals AGM tonight will need a peacekeeping

By 26 November 2008 24

The Canberra Liberals have their AGM tonight. If you want to have a laugh at the cheapest comedy in Canberra tonight, turn up to Eastlake Football club tonight 7 pm. You should be able to walk straight in. It sounds like it will be an excellent roast. Jakez will be there to keep us amused a...

More airport road changes

By 26 November 2008 8

A warning to people travelling to Queanbeyan or the coast to take care going past the airport. You now have to go over the new overpass and things are quite different.   Travellers to the airport need to stay in the left lane as the turnoff is easy to miss. Also, new lights have been put in ...

Insatiable Banalities Podcast # 99 - Chanel Cole

By 26 November 2008 11

[First filed: November 25, 2008 @ 16:08] Canberra’s longest running, and least reliable, podcast is back to grace your speakers. This despite the best efforts of Margaret of Ainslie. In this episode the former Australian Idol star turned arts bod around town Chanel Cole brings her vocals...

Simon breaks out the block caps to rail against the ABCC

By 26 November 2008 13

At 1:31pm Simon Corbell's office emailled out a call to arms requesting the faithful citizenry gather at Old Parliament House to protest the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) at midday. (Perhaps using the same technology as Simon's Time Travelling Busway?) Apparently the ABCC...

Not ANOTHER car crash in Ainslie?

By 26 November 2008 22

Yep! Same suburb, same street, same curb, very similar result. About 2.30am Monday, I heard the familiar screeeeech boom crash tinkle followed by eery silence sound that I associate with young men driving late, late at night. Once again, a car missed the bend, mounted the curb, smashed a tree, an...

Police Wrap - 26 November

By 26 November 2008 25

1. Police have released a facefit for an assault in Civic: ACT Policing has released a facefit image of a man who carried out an assault on two men in Civic on Sunday, November 16. Around 5:11am two men were assaulted in an altercation with another man on the corner of London Circuit and ...

MISSING FERRET - GORDON - PLEASE HELP

By 26 November 2008 57

[First filed: November 17, 2008 @ 15:37] Hey guys.  I'm new to Riotact but I really need your help. 8 days ago a ferret named Jules went missing from Sid Barnes Cres in Gordon (right near the shops). The chances of finding her alive are really really slim, I know that - but please if...

The talks go on... economic insulation in the balance

By 26 November 2008 6

Supreme Leader Stanhope has announced that yesterday's grand council of chiefs meeting (he describes them as "The movers and shakers from Canberra's tourism, property, educational and business worlds") was a great success in terms of positivity and enthusiasm. Despite this success more meetings a...

Zeff's rises from the ashes

By 26 November 2008 32

After months lying derelict since it caught fire in June Zeffirelli's in Dickson is showing signs of life. The interior looks ready for business and men in overalls were hard at work removing the graffiti yesterday. Most importantly they're hiring. Student who like going to restaurants,...

'Ere we go, 'Ere we go, 'Ere we go! Petrol to drop under $1 a litre.

By 26 November 2008 33

If this is recession I say give me more! The ABC informs us that Canberra petrol prices are going to go under $1 a litre this week despite the gloomy prognostication of the peak oil doom-mongers who bravely said it would never happen. Interest rates plumetting, petrol prices down by more than ...

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