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Playground review – Kambah Adventure Park

By 26 April 2015
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I have a tendency to forget what a good playground the Adventure Park is in Kambah. Whenever I go there, the kids have a great time and spend so much energy running around the ...

In photos: Anzac Day Dawn Service 2015

By 25 April 2015
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For the 120,000 people in attendance at this morning's Dawn Service at the Australian War Memorial, Anzac Day began at around 3am (perhaps even earlier for those keen to get a good...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Silver Fox Bar and Grill, Curtin

By 25 April 2015 1
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Silver Fox Bar and Grill is one of those restaurants that constantly pops up on my Facebook news feed and the posts look so delicious. Believe it or not, I actually have a list...

10 places in Canberra to get breakfast after the Dawn Service

By 24 April 2015
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For those commemorating Anzac Day by attending Saturday's Dawn Service at the Australian War Memorial, here's a quick guide to Canberra cafes open for breakfast following the ...

Weekend garage sale guide (25th and 26th April 2015)

By 24 April 2015
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Canberra garage sales this weekend in Chifley, Kaleen, Franklin, Amaroo and Page. Happy Friday! Saturday 25 April 12 Mornington Street Amaroo 7.30am to 1pm Stools, ligh...

A look around Canberra – the highs and lows of Kambah

By 24 April 2015 9
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I should declare up front that I’m a Kambah girl. I haven’t lived there for two decades, but I grew up there. I even went to Kambah High back in the day. I know, maybe ...

Whats on this weekend? 25th and 26th April 2015

By 23 April 2015 4
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Another week almost over! Here's your guide to what's on this weekend, including Canberra's Anzac Day Centenary commemorations. Anzac Day 2015 The Australian War Memoria...

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Holidays: Best Enjoyed Alive

By 24 August 2008 20

When Labor trimmed the pubilc service with its 'meat axe' earlier this year. I had little idea that this had in fact been mandated by god. Jesus is thinning the ranks himself, proven further by the fact he’s not taking the hardworking ones – only the ones on leave. This account of pube Cour...

Interest in forming an ACT Motorised Road Users Association?

By 24 August 2008 95

As a frustrated motorist who is tired of watching the Govt hand over money and resources to cyclists, I have come to accept that until motorists have a lobby group to compete with Pedal Power we will be treated as second class citizens by this government. The sooner we have a body that represents...

Is There a Tyre Shop Open Sundays?

By 24 August 2008 34

Hey all I have 2 flat tyres and it looks like all of the tyre shops are closed for the day today and are closed tomorrow on sundays. Does anyone know of a tyre place open sundays? Or what my best bet would be? I have to work tomorrow night :S...

We has a banner

By 23 August 2008 43

The stubby holders might be still to arrive but the banner is loud and proud. Keep your eyes open for it at all the best events....

We're bidding for the Commonwealth Games? Is this a cunning plan?

By 23 August 2008 29

According to gamesbids.com Canberra is in the running to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games: The Gold Coast will be in competition with the city of Perth, which also officially announced its bid Friday, while Canberra has also said it was bidding. Leaving aside the question of why any city would...

August Notices

By 23 August 2008 10

We're reviving the notices section on RiotACT. Notices will be consolidated through the month and bumped back onto the front page every Saturday. Just use the contact form, or email john@the-riotact.com. Things for sale, events, notifications, warnings, personals, knock yourselves out. And so...

History Lesson - The Academy of Science

By 23 August 2008 5

This awesome building was designed by Roy Grounds who had previously worked in the US as a set designer for RKO and MGM Studios in Hollywood. The Academy of Science project was his first attempt at designing a large building. His brief called for a large conference hall with raked seating, counci...

Death at the Playhouse?

By 22 August 2008 9

Around 7:10pm, I was wandering away from the Canberra Playhouse with a friend after making some inquiries about My Fair Lady tickets. While wandering down to catch the bus home, we saw an ambulance pull into the courtyard, not in a rush, no lights blaring, no siren, nothing. A while later my ...

Bonaire/Pyrox multi-appliance Touch Pad Control and warranty service problems

By 22 August 2008 36

Has anyone else had trouble with the Pyrox ducted gas central heating/Bonaire ducted evaporative aircon Touch Pad Control? I've had three of them fail since mid April. My combined system was bought through the Fyshwick ActewAGL shop in July 2006, and operated well until mid April 2008 when one ni...

John and Marianne on 2XX - Talking the RiotACT episode 3

By 22 August 2008 7

By popular demand the third episode of our segment with Marianne Mettes on the 2XX sunset program is now online. Please excuse the station computer crashing midway through, but we did at least learn more about Marianne. Sadly My recording lost the last few minutes To catch it live and in full,...

Stanhope forgets which Party he is Leading

By 22 August 2008 23

Win TV had footage of the venerable / vulnerable Chief Minister tonight saying "I have been leader of the Liberal Party for several years now". The journos could be heard giggling in the background. Given that he has upset so many groups with bad decision making and sanctimonious lecturing, t...

2008 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Public Display Event

By 22 August 2008 11

As a prelude to next weekend's Stromlo forest mountain bike world cup event City Walk and Garema Place were transformed into a mountain bike course this afternoon. Countless passing teenage girls gaped "OH MY GAWD" as bikes whizzed past the taped off course. Somebody from 104 was talking into a ...

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