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Whats on this weekend? 25th and 26th October 2014

By 24 October 2014 2
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Krystal Sanders is attending the launch of Harry Hartog (the bespoke old school book store) at 6.30pm tonight at Westfield Woden - with special guest Dr Andrew Leigh (Federal M...

Canberra International Film Festival Opening Night – David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars”

By 24 October 2014
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“What better celebration of independent world cinema than to tear Hollywood to shreds?”  Canberra International Film Festival director Lex Lindsay is introducing the openi...

Possible ramifications for public servants from health insurance selloff

By 25 October 2014

Radio National is reporting plans on the part of Medicare and the Government to compulsorily take part of public servants' superannuation on retirement, and use it to pay health care premiums, regardless of the choices and wishes of said retirees once Medicare is privatised. With no regard to whethe...

Canberra Home Delivery Food?

By 25 October 2014 6

I've just moved to Canberra and quite like it... except for the take-away and home delivery choices (or at least those I've found so far). Why does Pad Thai cost $16.50 (Lemon Grass)? In Sydney $12 is expensive. Same goes for Indian food... curries at $17-20 is a rip-off for take away. And why n...

Dodgy TV (ABC + 10) Fraser – anyone else?

By 24 October 2014

No signal on those two stations since storm yesterday.  Anyone else in the Fraser area having the same trouble, or it is just us? cheers MS...

Can anyone recommend a bobcat service at reasonable price

By 24 October 2014 1

Hi All, I am looking for a bobcat service at reasonable price, please advise if you know someone....

ACTs largest drug seizure; man arrested

By 24 October 2014 4
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ACT Policing seized approximately 28 kilograms of a substance suspected to be methylamphetamine during the search of a vehicle in Curtin yesterday (October 23). The search w...

Buying a new car – should it have a full tank of petrol?

By 24 October 2014 28

I'm interested on hearing thoughts on this, I recently purchased a new car from a dealer in Phillip that shall remain nameless (although it does rhyme with shommonwealth boaters).  Anyway, I went to pick it up and when the salesperson was handing over the keys and going through some features (its p...

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Vale Professor Peter Cullen

By 14 March 2008 6

I'm surprised this story hasn't made it onto RA yet. Professor Peter Cullen, a great environmentalist, died this morning after collapsing at his Gunning property last Friday. His work in protecting Australia's in-land river systems and his great many other environmental works compare only to h...

Truck accident at Hobart Place this morning...

By 14 March 2008 23

I was sent these photos from a friend this morning that apparently show the result of a truck accident in the motorbike parking area of Hobart Place. Does anyone know the story?   [ED] - It happened just after 8 this morning. Six motorbikes, a pole and two cars were hi...

Todd stays with Raiders

By 14 March 2008 8

Todd Carney has agreed to continue playing for the Raiders (2 more years). This is obviously a big boost for the Green Machine. He could have earned a lot more (Penrith and Manly) at another club. There remains some degree of loyality. Well done Todd....

CT 'Earth Hour' Magazine

By 14 March 2008 24

Does anyone else think the Canberra Times' idea of producing a 40 page 'Earth Hour' magazine sort of misses the point of the exercise?...

Life's tough at the top

By 14 March 2008 23

Totally unconfirmed rumour / scuttlebut getting around that a number of Kevin Rudds staff resigned late yesteray afternoon citing overwhelming work pressure. Can anyone confirm / deny this?...

Fire, beach and beer

By 14 March 2008 1

Question: What do you do when you have a hundred or so beer bottles, are on a beach and like lighting stuff on fire? Answer: Make a sculpture of course! Glass central canberra has this snippet on artist Yuri Wiedenhofer's take on beach bonfires recently down at Bermagui. Personally I th...

DIY Wotz on Guide

By 14 March 2008 9

It's that time again, for you to let the rest of us know what's on where and when. So besides the Turner to Monet exhibition opening today at the NGA and tonight's Brumbies game against the Hurricanes what are the picks of this weekend's activities in and around canberra? ...

Snowtown Airport on time

By 14 March 2008 13

ABC 666 is reporting here that canberra airport topped the National survey of airline on-time performance for 2007 put together by the Federal Transport Department for departures and arrivals. The article goes on to state "The survey did not include performance on the Canberra to Sydney route" an...

Wildcare responds

By 14 March 2008 22

One of the great things about RiotACT is every now and then someone actually in the know responds, effectively value adding to a story. Sometimes those comments are so informative they are worth drawing the rest of the community's attention to, not just those people following the thread the comment ...

Free Civic Parking - but for how long?

By 13 March 2008 11

This morning I went to park in the $7.50 per day carpark that was recently sold for $90+ million. It is located on London Crt opposite the new NICTA building and the Lakeside hotel. The great/scary thing was that all the ticket machines had been removed as well as all the signs indicating that yo...

Bid on my unwanted jobs

By 13 March 2008 3

Here at Riot central we just got a media release from a new local online business Getstuffdone.com.au. It's an intriguing concept, rather than you making oodles of phone calls, web searches, etc to get competitive quotes for those odd jobs you can't be bothered doing or don't have the know how to...

No one murdered outside the Cube

By 13 March 2008 89

That's right, Nato Seuala, who died after receiving stab wounds "in the stomach and head in the early hours of July 15, 2006" outside the Cube nightclub, wounds inflicted by club owner Maurizio Rao, was not murdered. He died yes but Justice Malcolm Gray stated "the prosecution failed to prove Rao wa...

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