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Bats with lights

By 28 January, 2014

Hello all. Mrs Ryoma and I went to the fireworks in Commonwealth Park last night. Just on dusk, the bats came out of the trees and started their usual swooping about. But to our surprise,some of the bats were colourful – or, more to the point, had some type of lights attached to them (lime gr...

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Thieving flatmate

By 25 January, 2014

A friend of mine shares a flat with a girl who keeps going through her stuff, taking things and taking money from her wallet. They each have a lease so I assume she cannot evict her. Do you have any ideas what she can do. Calling the police is not going to make for good flatmate relaions. ...

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Well goodbye

By 24 January, 2014

Having started RiotACT in 2000 I’ve been informed my services cannot be retained. A new buyer for the site is potentially in the wings and who knows what their plans will be? It’s been an exciting ride and who knows what the future will bring? (I’ve thought we were done before). Th...

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Polo fire officially suspicious

By 24 January, 2014

ACT Policing is continuing an investigation into a structural fire at the Polish White Eagle Club in O’Connor on Tuesday (January 21). While the exact method used to start the fire is still to be determined, investigations have concluded the fire was deliberately lit. In addition to the fire, a sa...

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Quality Jewellers in Canberra?

By 24 January, 2014

I am thinking of buying my friend a ring and would like to hear recommendations for a quality jeweller here in Canberra. I have reasonable money to spend and am not interested in cheap, chain store stuff. Would appreciate advice. Thanks ...

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Dont panic about cleaning your phone

By 24 January, 2014

The ANU has a slightly strange announcement debunking mobile phone sanitising products (which I have only just learned is a thing): The popularity of smart phones has seen the emergence of products which claim to kill germs found on the devices because of everyday use. A quick search on the interne...

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Scrapping the valuation office

By 24 January, 2014

Andrew Leigh is weeping for the Australian Valuation Office which is being scrapped so Liberal spivs can bid to rip off the Commonwealth while pretending to do the work (that’s how outsourcing work). The 104 year-old AVO, located in the Australian Taxation Office, has been doing an effective j...

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Smell of gas in Civic

By 24 January, 2014

Firefighters are investigating a smell of gas in a building on Moore Street in the City. Update to follow. 11:02 AM — Workers have been evacuated as precaution while HAZMAT crews conduct a sweep pf the nine storey building. A smell of gas was reported on four levels. ACT Fire & Rescue hav...

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Dominos Weston and the Man with the Machete

By 24 January, 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at a food store in Weston last night (Thursday, January 23). Around 10:15pm, a man entered Domino’s Pizza on Trennery Street, armed with a machete and demanded cash from the staff. The staff complied and the man fled the store. He was last...

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rUCkus Crew setting a new pace in passion.

By 24 January, 2014

The University of Canberra Brumbies Offical Supporters Group “The rUCkus Crew” seem to be in pre-season training for their season of shirtless, brass fueled shenanigans again in 2014. I think they may need counselling though… I mean look at these guys… I got pretty upset over...

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ACTION fail again - Australia Day 2014

By 24 January, 2014

So, ACTION has once again failed to deliver anything useful. We were thinking about going to the big day down at Regatta Point on Sunday, for the shows, displays and fireworks. Instead of driving and having to do the big long walk from Civic to the lake, I found that Action are doing post-show shutt...

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Dickson asbestos alert

By 24 January, 2014

Worksafe ACT are warning they’re shutting down a chunk of Dickson with all the asbestos blowing around: WorkSafe ACT has been made aware of possible exposure to asbestos at several businesses backing onto Woolley Street, Dickson, Work Safety Commissioner, Mr Mark McCabe said today. “WorkSaf...

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