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Southquay popular with local developers

By 1 October 2014

Spirited bidding by 11 registered parties has seen three multi-unit sites at the new waterfront development at Southquay in Greenway sold today at auction for a total of $9.705 million with all blocks being purchased by local Canberra developers. The largest block is 7,385sqm fronting Anketell St...

Adult dance lessons Canberra? Recommendations?

By 1 October 2014 1

Hi All, I'm in my 30's and looking to get back into exercising, the one exercise I love is dancing but truth be told I'm pretty cr@p at it. I'm looking for a dance studio that teaches adults and is fun! Perhaps where the occasional overweight 30 year old wouldn't look completely ridiculous? Wo...

Bushfire season starts today

By 1 October 2014 2

With bushfire season starting today Canberrans should consider how best to prepare for the months ahead, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, said today. Mr Corbell joined representatives of the ACT’s fire services at Wybalena Grove in Cook to officially launch bushfire s...

Local band SAFIA up for a Channel V Award

By 1 October 2014

Canberra has, like any other city, a fierce pride among its citizens. I often find myself at parties or in clubs with people from other cities desperately defending it, clinging onto credibility as only someone who truly appreciates Canberra for the art-wealthy city that it is. Explaining that no, i...

Anyone know what happened to Scope?

By 30 September 2014 6

Hi Rioters. Went for a drive up Mount Stromlo over the weekend, thinking I would stop and have a coffee at Scope -- but it appears to be closed. Anyone know what happened there? ...

National Museum of Australia (1/2)- Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts (Part 9)

By 30 September 2014

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...

Witnesses sought to suspicious fires

By 30 September 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to six separate fires which occurred last night and early this morning (Tuesday, September 30). Overnight, police were notified of a number of ...

Local Sports Wrap – 27th and 28th September

By 30 September 2014

FUTSAL: Futsal Premier League The men’s Futsal Premier League season began Friday week ago, and Monaro Panthers Green and Untouchables began their respective campaigns wit...

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Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon

By 16 February 2008 11

Looks like this Sunday will be perfect weather for a late afternoon drink in the fresh air with friends...where would Riotacters recommend as the place to be for a glass of something nice to watch the day slip away.... ...

Peter Leonard & asbestos ?

By 15 February 2008 28

I heard some distressing news from someone today on the subject of asbestos and the predicted rise in related diseases over the coming years. We got onto the names of some people affected and Peter Leonard's name was mentioned. I was surprised by this and prompted for further details. The member of...

SpeakOut rally covered by RiotACT

By 15 February 2008 13

The following was emailed to me this afternoon by an RA reader. The rally was held across from the AFP HQ in civic. A number of public servsnts were sitting around the grassed area eating lunch, reading books and generally soaking up the delightful midday sun. Graeme Dunstan, organiser of Sp...

Men's Shed in Belconnen?

By 15 February 2008 28

Issues with men's health, isolation, loneliness and depression are becoming significant health issues in Australia. Men's Sheds are emerging as a community-driven way of providing significant and practical support for these and other men's issues. There are already Men's Sheds in Canberra - the M...

Stanhope finds some extra money

By 15 February 2008 5

The Canberra Times is reporting that the ACT budget surplus has been upgraded by $100million a year for the next four years. Chief Minister and Treasurer Jon Stanhope said the revised budget surpluses were "a great result". Much of the extra money will be spent on health for hospital upgrades,...

Scary Canberra airport IL76 takeoff

By 15 February 2008 16

Scary Canberra airport IL76 takeoff on runway 17 ie the short one Well she almost ended at Madura. ...

Stanhope gives backyard fireworks one last chance

By 15 February 2008 52

This depressing news was found tucked away on page 6 of todays Canberra Times, 15/2 - a putrid sign of the nanny-capital many people want Canberra to be. "The ACT Government has backed away from banning backyard firecrackers, saying it will give Canberrans one last chance to behave on cracker ni...

Centrelink to cut staff

By 15 February 2008 18

IBN news is reporting that Centrelink has announced plans to reduce its staff numbers in Canberra. It's understood redundancies may be offered to some employees at the National Support Office after the government agency scrapped a plan to expand call centres in Launceston, Hobart and Coffs Harbo...

Protest outside AFP HQ today.

By 15 February 2008 64 has a short article about a bunch of civil libertarians who will protest outside the Australian Federal Police headquarters in Canberra today to call for the sacking of police chief Mick Keelty. The group, which says it is campaigning to recover liberties lost under the Howard Government...

Life to be more difficult for smokers.

By 15 February 2008 146

Just when you thought they were done making an honest smoker's pub-going experience more difficult, the ACT government has decided they want to tighten restrictions on smoking at licensed venues. "The ACT Government's proposal for tighter restrictions on smoking at licensed venues has divided Can...

Tiger begins service to Canberra

By 14 February 2008 17

Tiger Airways has begun its service to Canberra today with its first flight from Melbourne touching down this morning. Chief Minister Standope believes this will be great for tourism from Melbourne to Canberra. I fail to see how it would improve tourism over the already running Virgin Blue services....

DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 15-Feb-08

By 14 February 2008 5

It's Valentine's Day today and the Super 14 Rugby starts this weekend. What else is happening in our great city?...

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