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Green Drinks Canberra changes venue, format

By 2 September 2014

Long-running networking event Green Drinks Canberra is changing its venue, and revamping its format. The monthly networking event, which is held on the second Tuesday of eac...

Best of Canberra – Vietnamese

By 2 September 2014 9

Some friends of mine went to Vietnam for their honeymoon a few years ago. When they got back, they were not only all loved up and glowing from the sunny break but also clued in ...

The Ellis Collective to Launch New Album

By 2 September 2014

Following the success of their first album, Triple J Unearthed winners The Ellis Collective will return to The Street Theatre to launch their latest album, Carry. A patchwork of em...

Political dilemmas

By 2 September 2014 1

As a person who likes to be involved in my community, and indeed am, politics has become quite a frustration for me lately. I feel really compelled to join a particular political party on a federal level - happy to disclose, the ALP - because I am completely unimpressed with the various agendas o...

Recommendations for home Improvements/renovations

By 2 September 2014 2

Hi there I'm looking to do some improvements on my home and would appreciate some recommendations on reliable, great quality businesses who can help me with the following: New wardrobe cupboards Removal of old carpet and installation of new flooring (floating timber floors) Kitchen/Bathr...

Lake George- Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts (Part 5)

By 2 September 2014 3

History has shown us that ghosts and the supernatural seem to be commonplace and that a large percentage of people in the western world, indeed from all races and religions, not only believe in ghosts but have also experienced something that they believe is of a supernatural origin. Indeed, many peo...

Power Kart Raceway – Grand opening day 6th September 2014

By 2 September 2014

The first of its kind in the Canberra region, Power Kart Raceway is a fully Indoor Electric Go Kart Centre. Offering Canberrans of all skill levels a chance to experience motor...

Local Sports Wrap 30th and 31st of August

By 1 September 2014

RUGBY UNION It took a week longer than expected, but the Canberra Vikings’ National Rugby Championship campaign is alive and kicking after a 37-18 victory over Greater Syd...

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Tickets selling fast! John Schumann and the Vagabond Crew, Burns Club, Kambah

By 23 January 2008 4

About one third of all tickets for the John Schumann (ex-Redgum) and the Vagabond Crew gig at The Burns Club have now been sold. Don't miss out: 'If You Don't BuyIt, You Lose'! (Working title of Redgum's first album...) Friday 14 March, 8pm, Burns Club, Kambah. Tickets are just $25. Contact...

Good Resturants in Weston?

By 22 January 2008 46

Hi Guys, Im looking to a good place to take my partner for our anniversary, I dont want to go too far out of Weston though, as he will most likely be getting drunk, and i dont want to carry him home. Not looking for anything specific, Something nice, priced well, nice service etc etc. Any ...

know any good hairdressers at a reasonable price?

By 22 January 2008 40

 Hi all, My locks are getting a bit long for my liking.  Can anyone recommend a good  haircut without costing the earth? I had a workmate the other day pay $$$$ (can't remember but it was pricey) for a style haircut. She also got a "free" glass of wine. I don't want wine, I just want a s...

For some, the end begins now.

By 22 January 2008 56

ABC Online: NCA cuts 30 jobs More than 30 jobs have been slashed from the National Capital Authority (NCA) under the Rudd Government's proposal to slash the federal bureaucracy... ABC Online: PM to continue public service cuts despite $3b windfall Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says a $3 billion win...

Hume fixed speed cameras - are they operational?

By 22 January 2008 34

I don't believe that the fixed speed cameras in Hume are operational. Why? Every other speed camera setup I have seen, has some magnetic sensors embedded into the road. This has been done on the parkway and every other camera I can think of - the strips that are visible when cut into the tarmac...

Higgins Man Arrested for Grooming

By 22 January 2008 28

According to a Higgins man was arrested at the Jollimont Centre today [now yesterday due to a delay in our posting this - Ed] . Did anyone see the bust?...

How to find a singer?

By 22 January 2008 18

I'm just wondering what method of advertising for a singer (or other muso, for that matter) has met with the most success for RiotAct-ers lately. My covers band has recently become singerless and we're keen to keep things going, so we're putting the word out there in whatever ways we can think o...

Community cabinet meetings

By 22 January 2008 26

The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting that PM Rudd has taken his new Cabinet out into the field for a community cabinet meeting. When I was a councillor on the Sunshine Coast, we started holding council meetings in different towns around the Shire, taking community feedback as part of the proces...

Man killed in car accident on Barry Drive

By 21 January 2008 26

According to ABC news, a 71 year old man died in a car accident on Barry Drive late this morning causing serious traffic disruptions. A 70 year old woman is also recovering in hospital....

Bogus Banknotes In Circulation

By 21 January 2008 17

Apparently we have questionable currency floating around town again. According to this media release from last Thursday, apparently they are made of a 'paper-type material' (possibly paper), are smaller than usual, and the clear plastic window is different. The AFP media release doesn't say -exact...

Barr orders review of trading hours

By 21 January 2008 35

Today's Canberra Times is reporting that minister for everything Andrew Barr has ordered a review of ACT shopping hours. Apparently Andrew is not impressed with shops opening on Boxing Day and wants to introduce a NSW-style scheme where shops in the city centre open while those in the suburbs remai...

Police chase in Deakin

By 21 January 2008 222

Yesterday (20th January 2008) around 7:45pm we heard police sirens all around our area for about 10 minutes. We then watched as a young guy in a late model white Commodore sedan roared up Newdegate Street in Deakin, with a marked police car, siren and lights on, in hot pursuit. Both cars would have...

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