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Getting the most out of your real Christmas tree

By 27 November 2015
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Editor note: Next week, we'll be starting our Christmas gift-maker interview series. Watch this space. Do you get a real Christmas tree? Curious about giving one a go in pl...

This weekend’s top picks for the DESIGN Canberra festival

By 27 November 2015
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DESIGN Canberra raced out of the gate proving that the capital is very much en vogue. The festival—now in its second year—is putting on more than 70 events and activities, ...

Garage Sales on this weekend (28 and 29 November 2015)

By 27 November 2015
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Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with over 25 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds websi...

Ask RiotACT: So, the GST is Going to Increase…?

By 26 November 2015 9
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Can anyone answer some of these questions in relation to what appears an almost certain increase in the GST from 10% to 15% : 1) If the prices of goods/services rises, will ...

Whats on in Canberra this weekend (28 and 29 November 2015)

By 26 November 2015 5

The Christmas season is in full swing as of this weekend. The Street Theatre presents Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, an alternate telling of Dickens’ classic tale; Christmas i...

Crowdfunding talk with the Light Clock guys

By 26 November 2015 1
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With only seven days left of their Kickstarter campaign (it seems that we can't stay away from the crowdfunding projects here at RiotACT this week), The Light Clock are one o...

Preparing your wardrobe for Summer

By 26 November 2015

I swear it was only yesterday that I was putting the winter woolies away, and dusting off the shorts, t-shirts and beach wear (well not quite, but I was prepping for summer!). ...

Take a hike: Mt Budawang

By 26 November 2015 1
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After exhausting most of the hikes in the ACT (or at least the ones I can get to in a 2WD vehicle), I set out with my friend Brooke to hike up Mt Budawang. Mt Budawang is th...

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AMA vs nurse walk-in clinics

By 16 January 2009 27

ABC Online reports that the ACT Branch of the Australian Nursing Federation are concerned that the AMA are trying to undermine public confidence in nurses in an effort to get us to avoid nurse walk-in clinics. The possibility of nurse walk-in clinics has been raised already by Katy Gallagher, as ...

What am I getting into at Kambah pool?

By 16 January 2009 63

Good afternoon all I have just returned from lunch where i witnessed an interesting debate relevant to the current hot weather we are having.  Whilst chatting about local water holes, the two people I was eating with entered into a debate regarding Kambah Pool.  In short, they were trying to de...

The Social Media Club kicks off tomorrow

By 15 January 2009 4

In case you were wondering, social media is a grand title than blogging. It appears Canberra is having a Social Media Club and tomorrow they're having a pow-wow at Cream on Bunda Street. Bear in mind it's only for the "like minded" whatever the hell that means....

The greatest art heist in history set to backfire?

By 15 January 2009 25

[First filed: January 13, 2009 @ 11:45] The Canberra Museum and Gallery's long been known to covet the Nolan collection from Lanyon. The fine political arts of neglect and concocted emergency have in recent years allowed them to conduct possibly the biggest art theft in history, ever, anywher...

Non-decision announced on Queen's Birthday Fireworks - decision coming

By 15 January 2009 41

John Hargreaves has announced that he's taking the fireworks issue to cabinet for a decision on their continued consumer use at the Queen's Birthday Weekend post 2010. "The general public will be permitted to purchase and use consumer fireworks over the Queen's Birthday long weekend in June this ...

Three little literary festivals in the place of one,

By 15 January 2009

The Boomerang Blog brings word that in place of the Canberra Readers’ and Writers’ Festival there will be three smaller festivals spread throughout the year. Aimed at young readers and writers, the first mini-festival, ‘Scribble’, will take place on 6 to 7 February and will feature readin...

Dining with the girl geeks

By 15 January 2009 13

Hail to the Hivemind, Those of you who remember Loquaciousness will know she's quite active in the IT arena, and so she's organising an event she asked me to mention here on RiotACT. Details: Girl Geek Dinners have been successful all around the world, including Melbourne, Sydney and most rece...

Choosing the good eggs - Commended restaurants

By 15 January 2009 107

The RSPCA has pushed out a media release on their "Choose Wisely" campaign. The ad campaign is supporting restaurants and cafes that sign up to use ethically grown eggs. In Canberra the list is: All Things Chocolate Barocca Café Tosolini's Civic The Boathouse by the Lake Cream Caf...

Making your own soap and face creams from scratch

By 15 January 2009 12

This workshop is hands on—in an afternoon you will : Make soap from materials you probably have in your kitchen; Make the tool you will need to cut the soap from recycled resources; Hear about the fascinating history of how soap used to be made; Learn enough theory to “do it yourself”; Make...

Canberra Goss titsup already?

By 15 January 2009 30

It was just in late November that Canberra Goss finally launched to an underwhelming response. Now they've already suspended operations before having another go at a launch. This message is currently on their website: What happened? Canberra Goss went out with a bang last year with a hu...

Bad Kids down south

By 15 January 2009 110

So police haven't seen fit to issue a media release, but local media is frothing at the mouth on this one so here goes. The ABC are carrying some police warnings that 18 attacks in Tuggeranong and Woden since early December could be related and the work of a coterie of sadistic thugs who've taken...

Corinbank stuff - Second round lineup announcement

By 15 January 2009 11

[First filed: January 14, 2009 @ 11:23] Last night our winning premium subscriber, Madman, got his double pass to the Corinbank festival. As a bonus James from Corinbank threw in a branded t-shirt, hat, and keyring bottle opener which was extremely kind of him. To be in the running for si...

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