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Fisher growhouse bust

By 25 May 2015
fisher drug busy

Two men will face court today (Monday, May 25) after they were arrested for using a residential house in Fisher for the hydroponic cultivation of a traffickable quantity of can...

WomenCANPlay to boost female sports participation in Canberra

By 25 May 2015
Billi, Kate, Hannah

Billi McCarthy-Price and Hannah Massingham have received a YWCA Great Ydeas grant to develop a website, WomenCANPlay, to increase local women’s participation in sport. Whe...

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Coffee

By 25 May 2015 1
The Cupping Room

It was with some hesitation that last week I put the word out there for Canberra’s best coffee. To many people coffee is absolutely sacred and you wouldn’t dare mess with them ...

A perspective on the new ACT electorates

By 25 May 2015 2
new electorates

The ACT Electoral Commission has just confirmed the new boundaries for the five electorates in the 25-seat Legislative Assembly. This is the biggest change since the modifie...

Pine Island rabbit control begins today

By 25 May 2015

The ACT Parks and Conservation Service has advised residents that a rabbit control program has commenced at Pine Island Reserve. The program will involve the use of pindone poison and aluminium phosphide warren fumigation to control the rabbit population.  As such, residents are asked not to touc...

Gate installation recommendations

By 25 May 2015 2

I am moving into a new property and there is no side gate. I would like to know of any recommendations please. I would also like a functional lock with a key on the gate as ...

Do Canberra mums agree with Senator Gallagher on PPL?

By 25 May 2015

Senator Katy Gallagher has written a powerful response to the Prime Minister's accusation that Canberra mums have/are double dipping when it comes to the matter of paid parenta...

New Optus 4G in Canberra – good, bad, or ugly?

By 24 May 2015 3

A few years ago there was a RiotACT thread regarding poor Optus 3G reception in Tuggeranong. It turned out that this was a pretty common problem for Optus customers across Canb...

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Woden Plaza Evacuated

By 27 August 2008 18

At about 10am I received a message from my Housemate that she'd been evacuated from her place of work in the Woden Plaza (some call it Westfield Woden).  She believed that the whole Plaza was being evacuated, as there were customers streaming from the place and then milling aimlessly.  At the time...

Restaurant Review - Zierholz at the Brewery

By 27 August 2008 24

Having seen the free beer add on RiotACT for Zierholz at the Brewery I thought that it would be an opportune time to go and experience the venue. I have previously drunk a range of Zierholz beers at venues around town and even experienced the wonder that is their mini keg system but I was intere...

Hell on wheels? Summernats22 collides with New Years09

By 27 August 2008 50

Summernats appears to be casting off recent pretensions as a "family" event. The Canberra Times notes that with the program running from 1 January the preliminary arrivals and events will be on New Years Eve. New Years at Summernats: a thin stretched police force, thousands of rum-ed up rev-he...

RiotACT Sim Challenge Round Three - How Wayne went

By 27 August 2008 11

[First filed: August 26, 2008 @ 11:37] Wayne Sievers (ALP for Brindabella) was a bit of a surprise packet last night in the RiotACT Sim Challenge at All Bar Nun. Despite being very tentative in the tutorials, and obviously overwhelmed at times by the information overload, he soldiered on d...

Laserderm confusion?

By 27 August 2008 29

I have a call out to anyone who has had problems with the formerly known Laserderm International within the Melbourne Building Northbourne, now Laserderm Skin Fitness Centre at Garema Court. (this is a post regarding my feelings and my view only)... just in case they want to sue ;)  Back in 2...

Are we having trouble with the new toilet signs?

By 26 August 2008 22

Smaggle Style is having a royal rant about the state of the toilet signage in new bars: They were a weird mass of glittery swirls and I couldn’t not find any indication of sex on either of them. I must have stood there for two whole minutes until finally one of the impossibly cute waiters tappe...

Play with Lanka Lions Cricket Club in 2008/09

By 26 August 2008 2

Hi all, Lanka Lions Cricket Club would like to invite you to join us this season in the Canberra City and Suburban competition. We have a 1st grade and a 3rd grade team in the competition. We welcome players of all backgrounds and abilities, and we promote events throughout the season, such as...

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By 26 August 2008 62

Dear neighbouring Canberrans,   Judging by the fact you people have gone to the effort to make a website specifically to disscuss Queanbeyan High, it is obvious you all have an unhealthy obsession I would tend to assume stems from jelously. So, I would like to introduce myself, I am a...

Blue Mountain Bluegrass plus Craig and Simone Dawson, The Merry Muse, Friday

By 26 August 2008 1

Australian singer/songwriter Karen Lynne is Australia's foremost female contemporary Bluegrass artist. She takes with her a few well known faces from Acoustic Shock (Martin Louis, Nigel Lever and Quentin Fraser) and a new fiddle player Wen-Tjen Lim. This exciting new line-up presents a mix of conte...

Luke Stefani was on the roof of the car prior to Wanniassa hit and run?

By 26 August 2008 39

The Canberra Times has an intriguing story on the fatal Wanniassa "hit and run" last week. It seems Sharon Mortlock, 40, of Eden had been drinking with her boyfriend Luke Stafani, 40, in the Valley Tavern before the tragedy: She made a number of calls around 3am to her father, police and an am...

Redpaths - My part in their downfall

By 26 August 2008 53

In some small, possibly sad, way buying my boots at Redpaths in Civic has been a part of my own self-identity for more years than I care to remember. 15 years maybe. A series of ten-hole Doc Martens was followed by a love of black RedBacks. All lovingly fitted and often worn out of the poky l...

Police Wrap - 26 August

By 26 August 2008 20

1. Psst... wanna buy a cheap iPhone? ACT Policing is investigating the theft of $75,000 worth of mobile phones from Westfield Belconnen overnight (August 24/25). Thieves have accessed a room adjacent to the centre’s top-level food court sometime between 5pm Sunday, August 24 and 9am Monday,...

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