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Fireworks in Gowrie

By 8 January 2014

ACT Policing is investigating a fireworks explosion which damaged two cars in Gowrie early this morning (January 8).
Around 12.30am, police were called after a white Ford Courier utility in Statton Street, Gowrie had been damaged after fireworks were detonated inside the front wheel arch.
The detonation of the fireworks caused extensive damage to the car, along [...]

New Years Eve 2014 in three pictures

By 2 January 2014

Pete has sent in three great contrasting pictures of Civic this year for the New Years festivities.
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com .

Fireworks from the suburbs

By 31 December 2013

The kelpies were all locked up for the 9pm fireworks tonight but I quite enjoyed the view from the garden.
Roll on midnight.
If you’ve got pictures of the fireworks by all means send them in to images@the-riotact.com .

Gunning Fireworks!

By 16 September 2013

This in from Mossrocket:
Here’s a set of images I shot at the Gunning Fireworks Festival on Saturday.
I kept the Skywhale shots to a minimum, as i’ve finally succumb to the blessed/dreaded Skywhale Fatigue Syndrome.
and here’s a video of the Fireworks:

Here’s the slideshow:

Got images in or around Canberra you want to share with [...]

Simon caves on fireworks fees

By 7 August 2013

Simon Corbell has announced he’s going to review his planned hike on fireworks permit fees:
Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, today announced that the ACT Government has responded to stakeholder concerns and revised the proposed new fees for fireworks display permits.
On 6 June 2013, fireworks display permit application fees were increased for the current financial year to achieve [...]

Skyfire 2013 in pictures

By 17 March 2013

GP has kindly started the ball rolling with Skyfire pictures.
If you’ve got any you’d like added to the slideshow just email them in to images@the-riotact.com .

UPDATE: Mossrocket has sent in some pictures and a nifty video.

Straya Day 2013

By 18 January 2013

[ 25 January 2013 to 26 January 2013. ] Andrew Barr is letting us all know about the bread and circuses being doled our way for Australia Day:

In Canberra’s Centenary year, Australia Day 2013 has particular significance, providing a great opportunity for our community to celebrate how far our city has come over the past 100 years, and its significance to the shaping of [...]

New Years fireworks. Images of Canberra

By 4 January 2013

Daniel has sent in these two gems from the New Year’s Eve fireworks over Civic.
Got an image of Canberra you want to change with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com .

Diesel headlines New Years

By 5 December 2012

[ 31 December 2012; ] Andrew Barr is letting us know what free entertainment will be doing the rounds for New Year’s Eve:

From 9.00pm at Garema Place, Bass in the Place will provide an explosive countdown to 2013 and Canberra’s centenary, set to the beat of Timmy Trumpet, who is currently ranked No.5 DJ in the National Australian Electronic Music [...]

Fireworks for Queens Birthday in Canberra?

By 6 June 2012

I’ve asked google but failed to find any information.
Will there be fireworks over the long weekend?

All you need to know about Skyfire 2012

By 20 February 2012

[ 17 March 2012; ]

Like it or not Skyfire is going to happen on 17 March.

FM104 has all the details you could possibly want about this landmark event on the Canberra calendar.

For those unfamiliar with AntiSocialFifteenYearOldFire here’s our slideshow from last year:

Australia Day Fireworks 2012

By 27 January 2012

I’ve got to say last night’s fireworks was one of the bigger displays I can recall seeing (although I was reliably informed it’s not a patch on the Kentucky Derby).
We’ve had quite a few pictures sent in by readers (as always send your pictures in to images@the-riotact.com ), here’s the slideshow:

UPDATE: Michael has also sent [...]

New Year’s Fireworks over Civic

By 3 January 2012

By popular demand Andy has followed up from his flight of the Seagulls with some actual pictures of New Year’s Eve fireworks over Civic as we rang in 2012.
Here’s what he had to say:
These are from both fireworks sessions. First lot from the top of Red Hill, where I witnessed the most amazing lack of [...]

Fireworks sadly missed

By 14 June 2011

Am I the only person thats missed the glorious displays of suburban fireworks this weekend?
Now that the Grinchlike Hargreaves no longer has his wowserish fun killing hands on the levers of power, maybe we could ask the Gallagher government to bring them back? Even for only one weekend a year?

Witnesses sought to Erindale glassing.

By 10 June 2011

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the ‘glassing’ of a 42-year-old Wanniassa man at the Erindale Vikings Club on Saturday, May 28.
About 12.10am a number of fireworks were let off inside the VP3 lounge with one of the firecrackers landing near the feet of the victim’s partner. A fight inside the lounge broke out shortly [...]

Explosions and assaults at Erindale Vikings. It’s all good fun until…

By 30 May 2011

This in from a normally reliable source, we await comment from ACT Policing.
– Incident occurred at the dancefloor\bar indoors at Erindale Vikings (P3?) on Friday night (27 May 2011).
– Group of drunk late teens\early 20s guys setting of fireworks inside.
– Were asked to leave by Security, but did not.
– Were not escorted out immediately, as [...]

Rant about Skyfire disorganisation

By 20 March 2011

Frustrated is one word I can use to describe how I & my family & friends felt at tonights Skyfire event and I’m certain we’re not alone judging by many complaints I heard from people sitting around us. Myself, husband, 2 kids and our newborn arrived at 6 just in time for the fighter jet [...]

Canberra Day Fireworks on Rain Days?

By 14 March 2011

What happens when it rains?

Nightclub bombing witnesses wanted

By 17 February 2011

ACT Policing is appealing for witnesses to two explosions that occurred at ICBM and Meche in the early hours of Sunday morning (February 13).
The nightclub explosions were caused by similar commercial grade fireworks that launch into the air and explode in a bursting firework pattern. They have the potential to cause serious injury or death [...]

Australia Day 11 Fireworks Slideshow

By 27 January 2011

Kakosi has sent in these pictures she took of last night’s spectacular fireworks over the lake for Australia Day.
It was one hell of a show.
If you’ve got more good’uns send them in to images@the-riotact.com

Where is the best place to view the fireworks tonight without the maddening crowds?

By 31 December 2010

Not really keen on hanging around the throngs of folks clamouring to see the fireworks.
Does anyone have any recommendations on alternate sites to view the fireworks tonight?

New Year’s Fireworks

By 28 December 2010

Forget posts offices, forget op shop opening hours, forget hiding from mum over Christmas. Forget Mullys and floods. We want to know the important stuff, the stuff that every Canberran, Queanbeyanite and Bungendoriack wants to know. When and where are the new years fire works?!!
Yes, I know I can Google that, but if I did [...]

Are our lives improved by a dearth of fireworks?

By 11 June 2010

The ABC’s got a po-faced story reminding us that not only can you not buy fireworks this year, but if you get caught with them you’re in big trouble:
Work Safety Commissioner Mark McCabe says the ban was implemented following a number of reviews.
“The ban was eventually considered necessary in the interests of public safety [...]

The fireworks are gone, but bonfires are still permitted.

By 4 June 2010

[ 4 June 2010; 3:00 pm; ] From Saturday the 5th until Sunday the 20th of June, we are allowed bonfires on residential land for the purposes of celebration.

You can check the legislation, see  “Division 2.3, Schedule 1, Part 1.2, item 6″, or you can try the more user-friendly flier.

In the latter they claim legal requirements that must arise from other legislation [...]

How do I dispose of fireworks.

By 16 May 2010

While cleaning out my shed,Thursday .I come across some fireworks.I have them for years,but had forgotten about them.These day’s they are illegal,Not knowing what to do with them (letting them off was an option) I decided to phone Tuggeranong police for advice.
The officer said “put them in a plastic bag and bring them down”, to which I said [...]

Skyfire 2010 the biggest ever

By 26 March 2010

For all the hype in the lead up last weekends biggest ever Skyfire event i’m very surprised at how quickly we’ve all returned to normality of day to day existence.
According to all media releases the crowds were huge, the police were out trying to keep the unruly and underage drinkers locked up, [...]

New Facebook Group – Keep the ACT ban on fireworks

By 31 October 2009

Two months ago a Facebook group appeared calling for the ACT ban on domestic fireworks to be lifted.
Now there’s a balancing one rallying those who want to retain the ban.
No need to go into the arguments for and against domestic fireworks – all been done before.
But if you favour the ban and [...]

Hargreaves kills fireworks now

By 24 August 2009

[First filed: August 24, 2009 @ 11:49]

John Hargreaves has announced that, having last week murdered the Fringe Festival, he’s killing off Queen’s Birthday fireworks.
Some days it seems as if the man gets up in the morning devoted to making Canberra a worse place to live.
He is offering an amnesty for any of the now [...]

Chiefly support for crackers

By 11 June 2009

The Canberra Times reports that Jon Stanhope has come out as the first ACT politician to publicly state in principle support for a continued legal fireworks regime.
Mr Stanhope said he had traditionally been more for the regulated use of fireworks, rather than for an outright ban, but the Government would look at all the [...]

Firework lead tourism boom?

By 10 June 2009

The ABC brings word that Questacon are reporting record visitor numbers over the weekend.
More than 8,000 people attended the science and technology centre, twice the number of an average weekend.
Questacon’s Graham Durant says the numbers were up 25 per cent on the same time last year.
“It was a very busy weekend for us and [...]

Just 175 firework complaints over the weekend?

By 9 June 2009

The Canberra Times reports that, despite the chardonnay sipping classes uniting against the proletarian pleasure of lighting off fireworks in a concerted media campaign, they only managed to lodge 175 complaints over the weekend.
I’m pretty sure that from my backyard I saw more houses joining in the fun side of it on Sunday night.
And while [...]

Information on Purchasing Fireworks

By 6 June 2009

[First filed: June 05, 2009 @ 10:00}

Now I understand that the legal fireworks trading period is coming in a few days... [ED - This morning in fact]
I’ve been looking at the websites for the suppliers of the two major brands of fireworks (Black Widow and Brothers Pyrotechnics). To those who have bought stuff before, [...]

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