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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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DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 5 December

By 5 December 2008 39

[First filed: December 04, 2008 @ 10:06] It's the first weekend of summer! What should we see? What should we do? Woe is all unless the RiotACT hive mind can come up with some entertainment options in the comments! ...

Terribly British Day

By 5 December 2008 8

An Invitation to attend Terribly British Day display on the lawns near Old Parliament House Canberra Sunday 7 December 2008 The display is open to the public from 10am to 3pm . Entry is free. Trophies for the car 'I would most like to take home', ladies choice and best club display....

Move over - a pollie wants their hair cut

By 5 December 2008 19

Recently I was sitting in my office when my colleague got a phone call. After a few gasps, huffs and reluctant ok’s she was off the phone. Due to the commotion on the phone, I wanted to know what was going on (the up side of an open plan office). My colleague told me the story... She had b...

The choice - a good flick or the Senate Chamber?

By 5 December 2008 15

The Australian today reported an interesting quote from our local Senator, Gary Hamphries. Reporting a story on a Coalition split in the Senate, Senator Humphries was quoted as saying, Liberal senator Gary Humphries told ABC Radio he had been told there was no need to vote on the issue. ``...

The top secret night club finger print machine?

By 5 December 2008 47

On the ongoing saga of night club finger printing, PM has posted an account of his efforts to document the process: "A few weeks ago I tried to take some photos of the machine and I was asked by a bouncer to stop because it was private property :) So, appreciating the opportunity to furthe...

Canberra Times reverse takeover of Fairfax complete

By 5 December 2008 2

Bloomberg have the bombshell news that the Fairfax CEO, David Kirk, has resigned. He's being replaced by Brian McCarthy. Of interest to us in Canberra is that McCarthy came out of the old Rural Press which had as its flagship our very own Canberra Times. So after mighty Fairfax gobbled up o...

Illegal Dump in Bruce - Cleanup Complete

By 5 December 2008 11

I noticed today that the illegal asbestos dump in Bruce (see this earlier RiotACT coverage) has now been cleaned up, with the site scraped completely clean. I guess, sometimes, the system really does work....

Yum Cha

By 5 December 2008 12

Has anyone dined at the new Yum Cha Restaurant at the Tradies club in Dickson?...

Alternative site for the power-station/data centre - Hume after all.

By 5 December 2008 59

The Chief Minister is having a little hissy fit over being forced to compromise by no longer holding a majority in the Assembly. In particular he's petulantly noting that there is a site in Hume proper where the accursed TRE data centre with power generation could go. "At the request of the co...

Water use targets missed, targets reset.

By 5 December 2008 14

ACTEW have sent word that with Canberra ignoring the existing water use targets they're aiming up and lowering the bar. "“As a city, we need to aim for an average consumption of 139 megalitres (ML) per day between December and February,’ said ACTEW Managing Director Mark Sullivan. “T...

A look at the Steve Irwin ride

By 5 December 2008 23

By popular request poptop has sent in these pictures of the remarkable Steve Irwin Ride as seen outside the Tuggeranong Hyperdome Woolworths in May 2007. Slideshow below. I particularly like the "In memory" placque. ...

Brumbies get CA back on board for 2009

By 5 December 2008 9

The Brumbies have announced that the software managers CA have signed up for another season as the major sponsor. They're also talking tough under the new coach: “Our recruitment has been precise and we now have a squad that is certainly capable of bringing home the Super 14 trophy. “Wi...

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