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Senior ASIC executive charged with historic child sex abuse

By 11 February 2016
Peter Cuzner

Former ACT schoolteacher and ASIC regional commissioner for the ACT Peter Cuzner, of Kaleen, pleaded not guilty in court today to charges relating to the alleged abuse of a tee...

Five things to do in Canberra this weekend (12, 13 and 14 February 2016)

By 11 February 2016

We’ve scoured the Internet to find the top five things happening in Canberra this weekend. My picks would be the Royal Australian Mint Open Day on Saturday where you can learn ab...

Ask RiotACT: portrait photography recommendations

By 11 February 2016 1
Ask RiotACT

I'm looking to get a 'family' photoshoot - myself, partner and our dog - and looking for recommendations of good photographers - perhaps more creative/original-type artists, mo...

Thanks for the memories Canberra

By 11 February 2016 1

After hiking my way around Canberra and finding fun road trips in the area, it’s time to farewell the nation’s capital. As a ring-in public servant hailing from Brisbane...

Planning Minister seeks bright ideas from afar

By 11 February 2016 1

On a recent visit to Wollongong I observed the notices for and then read about the consultations for a major project: Wollongong – A City for People. Being a frequent visitor...

Greens home entry, dope-testing laws part of cannabis ‘witch hunt

By 11 February 2016 3

New laws introduced by Greens Minister Shane Rattenbury this week will give police the power to force their way into a person’s home in order to test someone who is suspected...

Ask RiotACT: Port Salut Cheese availability

By 10 February 2016 9
Ask RiotACT

Hello friendly friends! Just wondering if anyone knows where/if it is possible to buy Port Salut cheese in the Canberra/Queanbeyan region? I do believe some Coles stores as ...

Urban Renewal its coming your way!

By 10 February 2016 5

There’s a talk at the Albert Hall here in Canberra on Tuesday 16 February. The title for this session definitely sounds as though a focus group of bureaucrats have signed off...

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Music video - Zwish - Lego Wars 1 "Battle At The Uranus Strip Club"

By 14 January 2009 9

[First filed: January 13, 2009 @ 08:28] Zwish are one of the more memorable local bands I've ever interviewed, they're extremely funny people. Bryn from the band has been in touch to let me know they've released their latest video onto YouTube. It's part of their ongoing series of video...

One HD coming to a TV near you!

By 14 January 2009 43

According to Media Spy, Southern Cross HD have pulled their fingers out and are going to broadcast Channel 10's new One HD 24 hour sports channel due for launch in April. This is great news for everyone who has bought HD TV's and Set Top Boxes only to discover that the Southern Cross HD channel ...

So tell us about you - How often do you eat out?

By 14 January 2009 30

As so many of you enjoy ticking the boxes on our demographic surveys here's another one for you. How many meals a week do you eat in a restaurant/cafe? [poll=73]...

Getting your public holidays right for 2009

By 14 January 2009 14

Che has noticed that his shiny 2009 calendar provided by his work has got the public holidays wrong for 2009. So if there's any confusion we recommend you check the official documentation. Alternatively use the RiotACT Calendar which also has the ACT school holidays....

Airport says no to looking after taxi customers

By 14 January 2009 38

The Canberra Times reports that the darkness on the edge of town (aka the Airport) is refusing to pay for "Commissionaires". The commissionaires were the people who up until 18 months ago organised the cattle on the forecourt to try and shift them into taxis as efficiently as possible. Now, de...

Pinball in Canberra?

By 14 January 2009 29

Might be the warm weather reminding me of lazy summer days of my youth,  I have a hankering to play some pinball. Anyone know if there any decent machines to play in our fine town?...

3 February gets busier with indigenous protest piled on.

By 13 January 2009 31

We already know about the plans for a carbon-protesting human chain around Parliament House on the first sitting day of 3 February. Now the SMH reports that indigenous protestors are planning to descend demanding the Government butt out of how they spend their welfare payments. Apparently they...

Raiders gobbling up West Belco Leagues - Smoking kills the pokie stars?

By 13 January 2009 52

The ABC reports that the West Belconnen Leagues Club is telling its members the only hope of survival is flogging their poker machine licences to the Raiders. Apparently the smoking ban is forcing punters to step outside periodically, at which point they often decide to do something other than st...

Road Resurfacing

By 13 January 2009 29

There seems to be a lot of resurfacing work which is good however I am a bit disappointed with the result. Where our surfaces used to be quite smooth and quiet  they have been replaced with a coarser gravel mix, leaving quite a lot of loose stones and more importantly it has increased road noise 10...

Police Wrap - 13 January

By 13 January 2009 16

A huge slew of annoucements today but most of them bad links. Here's what's working to date (UPDATE: Just waiting for one about kids in cars now): 1. ACT Policing has not gone on hols as expected: ACT Policing apprehended 28 drink-drivers over the weekend, despite warning the Canberra public ...

Trip To Temora Aviation Museum's Flying Day

By 13 January 2009 21

The local American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics section is running in conjunction with the Canberra branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society and Young Engineers Australia Canberra Division... A TRIP TO TEMORA AVIATION MUSEUM'S FLYING DAY Join us on a coach trip to the Temora...

GDE Users, Unite!

By 13 January 2009 72

I used the GDE every day and put up with the slow moving traffic just like everyone else has to. What really gets me is when I see a silver Mitsubishi Mirage (Unknown rego) driving in the bike lane. I've have seen this on many different occasions during peak hour, with it happening again today. ...

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