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Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Common Grounds, Gowrie Shops

By 23 August 2014
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For this week's café hot spot review I decided to head south again and try out suburban café Common Grounds found at Gowrie shops. I've been to Common Grounds once before ...

What’s on this weekend? 23rd and 24th August 2014

By 22 August 2014
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As we approach our penultimate Winter weekend, there is plenty going on in the Capital. Suggestions from some of our team: Amy Birchall is indulging her not-so-inner nerd...

Searching for LIVE vongole in cbr

By 23 August 2014

As above! I can find 'fresh' vongole/clams but they're never alive (tried all the fish/seafood shops at and around fyshwick mkt). Any ideas?...

Victory for Tuggeranong United FC

By 23 August 2014 1
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Tuggeranong United FC will host Melbourne Victory FC in the Round 16 match of the 2014 Westfield FFA Cup knock-out competition. Vikings Park, Erindale is the confirmed venue. ...

David Eastman’s murder conviction quashed

By 22 August 2014 17

David Eastman is set to be released from prison after his murder conviction was quashed in the supreme court today. The Director of Public Prosecutions must now decide whether Eastman will be hauled back before a jury for another trial. Holding an effective retrial could prove near impossible ...

Corin Forest snow report

By 22 August 2014
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Corin Forest has a deep cover over the snow play area, up to 1.4m deep in parts, which means plenty to play in. There were a few nights of snow making during the week topping u...

Kingsford Smith School reviews?

By 22 August 2014 1

Hello all, I am seeking reviews on the Kingsford Smith School. Please help! This is our PPA school, but I have a few reservations about sending my little one there. Any info, thoughts, reviews would be GREAT! Don't hold back. Can also include thoughts on surrounding schools (within 5-10km)....

A Canberra Sunday tradition marks 20 years

By 22 August 2014
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Canberra's Old Bus Depot Markets are celebrating 20 very successful years in operation next month. They will mark the occasion on Sunday 14 September. “The Old Bus Depot ...

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Canberra is doomed

By 29 July 2014 46

Have the changes brought about by a Federal Liberal Government and an increasingly broke and desperate Labor/Green Alliance, started to sink home to Canberrans yet? I can remember so many years ago when the same sort of looney left Labor and Green Alliance took over in Tasmania, promising a chang...

House fire in Ainslie

By 29 July 2014 1

ACT Fire & Rescue are working to extinguish a house fire in Hawdon Street, Ainslie. Three fire pumpers, the Breathing Apparatus Support Van and one commander are on scene. (ESA Media Release)...

Disrespect and impudence at one of Australia's most sacred sites

By 29 July 2014 44
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The Australian War Memorial would not be unfamiliar to most Australians, especially Canberrans. We have all been there on at least one occasion, some of us who aren't Canberra ...

Remi: Raw X Infinity

By 29 July 2014
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Remi Kolawole, more commonly known by his stage name "Remi" has now established himself as a fully-fledged Aussie Hip Hop prodigy. The release of his second feature length LP ...

Gender Agenda

By 29 July 2014 17
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Do women really lose out in the workplace on account of their gender? It has been said that if a woman was always available to do the same work as a man for less money, why ...

More recognition for ACT authors

By 28 July 2014 1

The ACT Government will look at ways to improve the ACT Book of the Year prize to give shortlisted and winning authors more opportunities to promote their success, Minister for the Arts Joy Burch said today. "In my discussions with the arts community about the Book of the Year prize, it has becom...

BRACE 2014 Grand Final - AIS Arena - 6 x Australian Title Fights

By 28 July 2014
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6 X Australian Mixed Martial Arts Titles are on the line in this massive end of season event. Live from the AIS Arena in Canberra the Bantamweight, Featherweight, Lightweigh...

The good and the bad of restaurant service in one weekend

By 28 July 2014 4
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I went along to a restaurant for my husband's annual work dinner on Friday night and was quite wowed by the service.  Sure, the food was excellent, but that is certainly not u...

Local Sports Wrap 26th and 27th July 2014

By 28 July 2014

RUGBY UNION The ACT Brumbies’ hopes of reaching a second successive Super Rugby final were dashed when they lost to the New South Wales Waratahs 26-8 on Saturday night. The Brumbies failed to carry the momentum from last week’s thrilling win over the Chiefs into Saturday’s blockbuster se...

Man to face court following burglary

By 28 July 2014

ACT Policing has charged a 36-year-old man of no fixed abode following a burglary at a Braddon night club early this morning (July 28). About 4.55am, police received a report from a staff member that a person was attempting to break into the Knightsbridge Penthouse night club through a rear wind...

WYRD. A new book by Canberran author JG Montgomery

By 28 July 2014 3
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Many of you may remember that I released a book back in 2012 called "A Case for Ghosts" which was critiqued here on RiotACT. Thank you to all those who purchased the book a...

Tuggeranong - The dormitory of the ACT

By 28 July 2014 34
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I've lived and loved Tuggers for decades and started asking why we were treated less than other parts of Canberra way back when. I still haven't had a satisfactory answer. B...

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