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Ask RiotACT: Looking for a lockup garage

By 2 July 2016 1
Ask RiotACT

Hello Everyone, I am looking for a lockup garage to do some woodwork over the next 4 or so months. I would preferably like somewhere that has lights and close to Lyneham. ...

Hobbs positive on Greens’ chances of taking ACT Senate seat

By 2 July 2016 1
christina hobbs

The Greens are currently poised to steal the ACT Senate seat out from under the feet of the Liberals Zed Seselja. Zed has been virtually absent from his electorate for the past...

Two extradited from NSW over aggravated robbery

By 1 July 2016
Police wrap

A 37-year-old man and a 28-year-old man have been extradited from Queanbeyan to face charges over an aggravated robbery at the Australia Post store in Fyshwick. At about 9.3...

Are you electing to party?

By 1 July 2016
don's party

After all the electioneering, the sloganeering, the cheering and the jeering, and having finally cast your vote this federal election, are you about ready to party? Thought so...

Zed campaigners post ‘rape joke’ about Greens candidate

By 1 July 2016 13
Offensive material

Supporters of ACT Liberal Senator Zed Seselja have attached to the dashboard of one of their campaign vehicles text on a photograph of his key opponent, Greens candidate Christ...

Village Building Co. chief Winnel retires, Doherty takes reins

By 1 July 2016
Doherty and Winnel

Bob Winnel, the founder and managing director of Canberra property development giant the Village Building Company, retired yesterday, handing the reins to a new Chief Executive O...

Dickson beyond the latest ACTPLA approval

By 1 July 2016 5

What does it take for the ACT Government to have vision for developments in and around my own suburb of Dickson?  I’ll get back to the question. On Thursday the planning ...

Ask RiotACT: Would you pay for this?

By 1 July 2016 13
Ask RiotACT

Back in 2014 we had some renovation work done on our house.  They ran out of materials and didn't return until 9 months later to finish it off. We knew full well we owed them ...

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Corinbank 09 - Day 3

By 3 March 2009 4

[First filed: March 02, 2009 @ 13:11] So back to reality and a vast mountain of emails. After a raucous after-party the die hards were packing up in a subdued manner this morning. With my ride up to the festival catatonic and showing no signs of life I carried my bags to the road and stuck...

Yarramundi revamp

By 3 March 2009 1

The NCA inform us that they're removing native grasses from Yarramundi reach to, er, encourage the growth of native grasses. The National Capital Authority will tomorrow [today] mow, bail and remove over 100 tonnes of native grass at Yarramundi Reach. The area is being cleared and biomass remo...

Paging Paul Campbell from the ANU - your fifteen minutes of fame have arrived

By 3 March 2009 2

All of the world's media is agape by research done by Paul Campbell here at the ANU. What is this earth shattering discovery? Cricket was, it seems, not an English invention, but rather a Belgian game imported by weavers in the 1500's. The shrill red-tops are making particularly amusing readin...

Police Wrap - 3 March

By 3 March 2009

1. Hard to sell painting disappears in Narrabundah: ACT Policing is investigating the theft of a distinctive Tom Roberts artwork from an apartment in Narrabundah. The oil painting was reported stolen last week. The artwork measures approximately 60cm by 33cm and is contained within a 50cm...

RusHHour bad boys cruise for charity

By 3 March 2009

The self-styled "Auto-Vigilantes" from the "RusHHour Underground" are surfacing to do something good. There's a facebook page on which to sign up and the organisers have sent in the following words they wanted to get out there: Hello to everyone, and thank you for taking the time to read this ann...

Charity, Club or Community Organisation Quiz/Trivia Nights - Help a brother o

By 3 March 2009 7

Do you know of any up coming Quiz/Trivia Nights ?   My nascent Scullin based Software company has developed a program to help people run Quiz/Trivia nights.  I am looking for people who are interested in using my program (for free) and giving me some feedback. ...

ESA MAPS hard at work

By 3 March 2009

Our Emergency Services Agency is making sure you know about the work being done by their Mapping and Planning Support Group (MAPS) down in the Victorian fire zones. “More than 30 volunteer mapping specialists from the ACT Emergency Services Agency’s (ESA) Mapping and Planning Support Group (M...

House Fire in Melba

By 3 March 2009 2

The SMH is reporting that a man has died this afternoon at a house fire in Melba. Not much in the way of details and police are calling for witnesses or anyone who might have some information to come forward....

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast - 2009, Episode 5

By 2 March 2009

The RiotACT Rugby Podcast is as regular as a swiss clock and now hits your speaker for episode five of 2009. This week it’s just Che and I. Jazz is dying of the plague. I on the other hand am a barely coherent shattered remnant of a man who did three nights at Corinbank and hitchhiked into town...

Flyballers hard done by at the show?

By 2 March 2009 111

I know when I go to the show it's the flyballers I always make a beeline for. But it would seem the people and dogs providing that entertainment aren't being well looked after. Here's one blogger's view of proceedings: after a while of scraping through the dirt possum started limping and then ...

Canberra to get some much needed retail excellence

By 2 March 2009 29

Many of us are quite hopeful that an economic downturn might encourage retailers to rediscover the lost art of customer service. The Chiefly Jon Stanhope has today announced that more encouragement is on the way: Chief Minister and Minister for Business and Economic Development Jon Stanhope, ...

Cycling in pedestrian areas

By 2 March 2009 20

Why do cyclist insist on riding on their bikes in the confined and heavy foot traffic area of Gus's, Milk and Honey, Cafe Essen and also across the road in the narrow path that holds Cream, Sammy's, Wagaman etc. I am sick and tired of nearly being bashed into by some stupid girl or boy on a bike....

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