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Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 21 December 2014
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The below real estate market snapshot is based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from the previous w...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: A.BAKER, NewActon Pavillion

By 20 December 2014 1
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My day job sees me frequenting A.BAKER ... once ... more like twice a day. I am always experiencing food envy at 9am when I am waiting for my extra hot skinny latte. Eye-catching b...

A Look Around Canberra: Calwell

By 19 December 2014 8
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Heading down the Monaro this week to check out the Tuggeranong suburb of Calwell. Like last week’s visit to McKellar, I’d never been to Calwell before (with the exception o...

Jobs for the Boys – Take that Zedley!

By 19 December 2014 6
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So, let’s get this right? The Labor Party, particularly in NSW, wrote the rulebook around jobs for the boys. For rewarding faithful servants of the cause with sinecures over...

Emergency Services unite for bushfire arson warning

By 20 December 2014

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Joy Burch is urging residents to be vigilant in reporting suspicious activity following several grass fires across the ACT in the past few weeks. ACT Fire & Rescue, the ACT Rural Fire Service, along with ACT Policing, see an increase in deliberately lit...

Don’t forget the tree this Christmas…

By 20 December 2014
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RSPCA ACT have just had a delivery of fresh, beautiful Christmas Trees! Don't miss out on your tree this year, come down and visit us at 12 Kirkpatrick Street Weston ACT 261...

Police gearing up for a Safe Summer

By 19 December 2014
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Minister for Police and Emergency Services Joy Burch and Chief Police Officer Rudi Lammers yesterday launched ACT Policing’s 2014-15 Safe Summer campaign, urging the communit...

Canberra Centre Parking Machines – Out of Order

By 19 December 2014 6

When you consider how much the Canberra Centre must be earning from its paid parking in the city, I find it incredible that they seem incapable of keeping their money spinners in working order. I guarantee that on at least 50% of visits to the centre, one or more machines are not working.  I can...

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Stormwater storage?

By 1 August 2008 38

Andrew Barr's having a busy day. He's just announced that the ACT government is going to start pumping stormwater into aquifers for use watering ovals. The Government will tomorrow release a draft variation to the Territory Plan which will allow for storm water to be stored in aquifers and recove...

Andrew rolls out more parking, can you smell the election?

By 1 August 2008 13

The ABC brings word that Simon Corbell Andrew Barr is going to roll out an extra six hundred FREE parking spaces in Civic by the end of August. Well, near Civic anyway, it's the Acton car park that's getting the expansion. After Floriade (co-incidentally - we're sure - after the election too) ...

Southside Road Blocks...

By 1 August 2008 7

Did anyone else spot the road blocks early this morning (12am/1am) around Erindale Drive and the Tuggeranong parkway? Many police cars were out... I think the curious side has got the better side of me! I just hope everything is ok ;) But something was definatly going down in the southside tonigh...

Norvan Vogt in the Sim Canberra challenge - The Verdict

By 31 July 2008 30

In our open challenge to candidates in the 2008 ACT Election the Community Alliance's Norvan Vogt was the first to man up and sit down in front of a rowdy audience in All Bar Nun to show off his city management skills. Norvan kept his population happy and managed a major disaster well, but al...

Random Woden pictures...

By 31 July 2008 6

Just bought a new SD card for the camera from JB HiFi so I tested it by taking some shots from the 2nd level of the multistorey carpark at Woden Plaza.  I know they're not works of art, strictly experimental, but I thought I'd share them with other Rioters: ...

Being mean to Hummer drivers

By 31 July 2008 49

Pictures doing the email rounds. This Hummer was apparently parked near the police station on London Circuit. Surely they meant to use a question mark! ...

Images of Canberra - The Tree of Life is spiky

By 31 July 2008 21

Tree of Life in the Canberra Centre might be all new-agey but there's nothing peace and love about the anti-pigeon spikes nailed into the top of their sign. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to john@the-riotact.com...

Road accident witnesses sought

By 31 July 2008 44

I know it's a long shot but if anyone witnessed a moron drive his black sedan into the side of my white Holden HZ ute when joining Hindmarsh at about 9:15 this morning can they please get in touch. The wanker tried to drive off but I followed and got his rego - I'm guessing if he's that low h...

Manuka a little piece of Melbourne? Starbucks not quite gone after all

By 31 July 2008 12

Over on the Starbucks closure story OzChick of the eagle eyes has pointed out that Manuka is not listed in the detailed store closures list. So Manuka is considered to be part of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane? UPDATED: Whoops, word comes that it closed a while ago. There I was fooled by local...

Police Wrap - 31 July

By 31 July 2008 37

This in today from ACT Policing: 1. Bad boys in Dickson assaulted a man at 4pm near the Dickson Motor Registry but were swiftly brought to justice: "Two of the males aged 15 and 16 have been charged with common assault and will appear before the ACT Children’s Court this morning. The third, ...

Inside the new prison

By 31 July 2008 25

Jorian Gardner has gone to prison. Before a polarised community cracks open the champagne or begins their lamentations we should note that it was for a CityNews story. So check it out if you want to get a look at the inside of the Alexander Maconochie Centre....

It's Brumby Jack's birthday tomorrow

By 31 July 2008 1

According to FaceBook tomorrow is Brumby Jack's birthday. So he really is a horse huh?...

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