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What should we do to the candidates in 2012? Lifestyle

johnboy 29 June 2012 33
In 2008 we had some fun with the sim challenge where we made prospective candidates play Sim City for an hour to get a feeling for their priorities. It worked quite well, but things change a lot in the course of four years. So with the election being the responsibility...

RiotACT Sim Challenge – How James Higgins went News

johnboy 27 September 2008 1
On Thursday night James Higgins, Greens for Ginninderra, took up the daunting RiotACT Sim Challenge, despite having busted his mousing wrist this week falling off a bicycle. Fortunately his pint-drinking wrist was still in good working order and he powered through a frenetic three hours and ten years of game...

RiotACT Sim Challenge – How Owen Saddler went News

johnboy 10 October 2008 10
The Community Alliance's Owen Saddler graced All Bar Nun on Thursday night to show off his city management skills playing Sim City 4 in front of a crowd of drunks for the RiotACT Sim Challenge. Owen's "City of Holy Light" had a terrible environment rating (and getting worse) partly as...

RiotACT Sim Challenge Round 10 – Mark Parton, Independent for Ginninderra Lifestyle

johnboy 1 October 2008 29
This Thursday at All Bar Nun in O'Connor Election08's celebrity candidate Mark Parton will be picking up the gauntlet flung down by Adam Verwey and showing off his city management skills in the RiotACT Sim Challenge. Will Mark be able to beat the city management ratings of his young...

RiotACT Sim Challenge Round 7 – Matthew Watts, Liberal for Ginninderra. Lifestyle

johnboy 10 September 2008 8
Tonight the RiotACT Sim Challenge safari takes us to the Pot Belly on Weedon Close to see how the Liberals' Matt Watts handles city building Sim City 4 style. Kickoff is at 7pm all welcome to offer advice or just to heckle, and of course the fabulous opportunity to tell...

RiotACT Sim Challenge Rolls On. Greg Tannahill for the Democrats Lifestyle

johnboy 13 August 2008 31
We're proud to announce that following Norvan Vogt's starting round last week our next contestant has committed to the RiotACT Sim Challenge Canberra. The Democrats' Greg Tannahill has confirmed that he'll take on the challenges of city building SimCity4 style in O'Connor's All Bar Nun on Wednesday 13 August....

RiotACT Sim Challenge – How David Morgan went News

Joe Canberran 9 September 2008 5
Yesterday saw Jazz and a nameless clone from the Riot 501st venture to deepest darkest Tuggeranong and the very nicely appointed but almost deserted on a Monday night, Ojo Bar to observe Liberal candidate for Brindabella, David “Morgo” Morgan attempt RiotACT’s Sim Challenge to a backing soundtrack of Ojo’s selection...

RiotACT Sim Challenge Round Three – How Wayne went News

johnboy 27 August 2008 11
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 diligently, consulted advisers both in-game and out,...

RiotACT Sim Challenge – How Luciano Lombardo went News

johnboy 17 October 2008 1
The final RiotACT Sim Challenger was Dr Luciano Lombardo (Pangallo Independents, for Molonglo). He sat down to play last night in All Bar Nun. A serious man, Dr. Lombardo approched his task with great seriousness. After a slow start he'd put his foundations in place and let the game speed...

Greg Tannahill’s shot at the RiotACT Sim Challenge News

johnboy 14 August 2008 13
Democrat and Election08 candidate for Molonglo Greg Tannahill manned up and fronted a mob of RiotACT readers in All Bar Nun last night. We were all extremely impressed. With hard work and concentration he built a thriving city without recourse to borrowing. He advanced six years in with a population...

RiotACT Sim Challenge Round 11 – Owen Saddler, Community Alliance for Molonglo Lifestyle

johnboy 8 October 2008 18
The RiotACT Sim Challenge is rumbling into its eleventh installment this Thursday, 7pm at All Bar Nun in O'Connor. Joining the honour roll of candidates with the courage and intelligence to face the challenge will be the Community Alliance's Owen Saddler.

RiotACT Sim Challenge Round Nine – James Higgins, Greens for Ginninderra Lifestyle

johnboy 25 September 2008 11
After a much needed week off the RiotACT Sim Challenge is rumbling back into gear with the Greens' young gun James Higgins taking up cudgels at All Bar Nun this Thursday night to show the world just how he'd go about running a city. All welcome from seven to...

RiotACT Sim Challenge Round Three – Wayne Sievers for the ALP Lifestyle

johnboy 19 August 2008 36
This Monday at All Bar Nun in O'Connor the RiotACT Sim Challenge Canberra is playing host to the ALP's Wayne Sievers, candidate for Brindabella. Come on down, watch Wayne show off his vision of city management, say hello to your favourite Rioters, buy me a pint if you're so inclined.

RiotACT Sim Challenge Round Four – Adam Verwey, Independent for Ginninderra – Tonight! News

johnboy 28 August 2008 40
Tonight at All Bar Nun in O'Connor, from 7pm, the Independent anti-poker machine crusader, and candidate for Ginninderra, Adam Verwey will be showing off his Sim City skills for the benefit of the RiotACT readership. The action will be up on the big screen in the back room for all...

RiotACT Sim Challenge Round Five – Jacqui Myers – Liberal for Ginninderra Lifestyle

johnboy 3 September 2008 44
The RiotACT Sim Challenge gathers pace on Thursday evening with the Liberal candidate for Ginninderra, Jacqui Myers, becoming both the first Liberal, and the first woman, to take up the challenge in O'Connor's All Bar Nun. Jacqui will be demonstrating her priorities while building a community of Sims and you're...

RiotACT Sim Challenge Round 12 – Dr. Luciano Lombardo, Pangallo Independents for Molonglo Lifestyle

johnboy 15 October 2008 16
"The perfect metaphor for Canberra" was how The Australian described the RiotACT Sim Challenge. The 12th and final instalment of the challenge is taking place this Thursday night at All Bar Nun in O'Connor. If you've been meaning to come along to one of these, this is your last chance....

RiotACT Sim Challenge – How Mark Parton went News

johnboy 5 October 2008 16
Mark Parton, Independent for Ginninderra, showed us what he was made of in All Bar Nun on Thursday night for the Sim Challenge. In the video Mark impugns the fitness for office of any candidate who has failed to take up the challenge. He also announces who he would...

RiotACT Sim Challenge – How Jacqui Myers went News

johnboy 7 September 2008 1
Jacqui Myers, Liberal for Ginninderra, sat down to the RiotACT Sim Challenge on Thursday night to show us her Sim City 4 skills. Extensive park building was a highlight of Jacqui's urban design. Her extensive seperation of commercial, residential, and industrial areas kept pollution out of her residential areas....

Some thoughts on voting for the 2008 ACT election. News

johnboy 17 October 2008 65
"Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal well...

RiotACT Sim Challenge Round 8 – How Shane Rattenbury went News

johnboy 12 September 2008 3
Iron Man Shane Rattenbury, Greens for Molonglo, rode his bike down to All Bar Nun last night to take up the RiotACT Sim Challenge. With a team of gun Sim City players advising, Shane gave a masterclass in sustainable city development, keeping his environment rating flawless throughout. He also ran...

RiotACT Sim Challenge Round 7 – How Matthew Watts went News

johnboy 11 September 2008 10
The latest contestant in the RiotACT Sim Challenge was the youthful Matthew Watts, Liberal for Ginninderra in his haunt of The Pot Belly on Weedon Close, Belconnen. Matt went for an unconventional "donut" with his power generation and heavy industry in the middle of the map, a green buffer, and...

Adam Verwey in the RiotACT Sim Challenge News

johnboy 1 September 2008 10
Thursday night saw Adam Verwey front All Bar Nun in O'Connor for the RiotACT Sim Challenge. In the course of the night it became clear that what had raised the hackles of many of you on his website was really an attempt to be himself in writing. He came...

RiotACT Sim Challenge future rounds – Confirmed candidates

johnboy 22 August 2008 1
To help you all with your future social planning here's a list of confirmed candidates coming up on the RiotACT Sim Challenge Canberra: -- Monday 25 August - Wayne Seivers - Labor - Brindabella -- Thursday 28 August - Adam Verwey - Independant - Ginninderra -- Thursday 4 September -...

RiotACT Sim Challenge is on. Norvan Vogt faces the Sims this Thursday – TIME CHANGED Lifestyle

johnboy 28 July 2008 54
The candidates are lined up, the venue is keen, the show will go on. This Thursday the Community Alliance's Norvan Vogt will sit down at a laptop in O'Connor's famed All Bar Nun (with projection onto one of the big screens) and show how good he is at running a...

RiotACT Sim Challenge Round 6 – David J Morgan, Liberal for Brindabella. Lifestyle

johnboy 8 September 2008 19
Tonight a RiotACT detachment makes a rare trip south to conduct the Sim Challenge on the turf of Liberal candidate for Brindabella, David Morgan (aka "Morgo" on his facebook ads). So from 6pm they will be found in the Ojo Bar in the Hyperdome courtyard. Southern Rioters are encouraged to...

SIM Canberra Challenge – need your help Lifestyle

Jazz 8 July 2008 22
Readers who have been around for a while will know that RiotACT like to do a fairly extensive election coverage and this time round will be no exception. This year however we've got a few more ideas up our sleeve to make things a little more interesting, and interactive. The...

Norvan Vogt in the Sim Canberra challenge – The Verdict Lifestyle

johnboy 31 July 2008 30
In our open challenge to candidates in the 2008 ACT Election the Community Alliance's Norvan Vogt was the first to man up and sit down in front of a rowdy audience in All Bar Nun to show off his city management skills. Norvan kept his population happy and managed a...

James Higgins takes on the Lego Challenge in Duxton tonight! News

johnboy 10 September 2012
We're very excited to announce the Lego Challenge is rolling back to Duxton (O'Connor) tonight for the return of the Greens Ginninderra Candidate James Higgins who did the Sim Challenge four years ago. It kicks off at 6, you're all welcome to come down and chew the fat, heckle the...

Public servant keeps job, is depressed about it Business

Barcham 10 July 2013 18
The Canberra Times have posted a story about one Luciano Lombardo, a public servant that put his hand up for a voluntary redundancy package, then became depressed as a result of being denied. It almost sounds like a joke story. Mr Lombardo applied for one of a small number of...

Candidate Questionaires for 29 September News

johnboy 29 September 2008 24
Candidate Questionaire number three is now in from Adam Verwey, Independent for Ginninderra and veteran of the RiotACT Sim Challenge. It's well worth reading for the kicking he gives celebrity candidate Mark Parton. Adam's answers to your questions are online here.

Haunted Attics & Cathy Petocz at Bar 32 Lifestyle

johnboy 23 September 2008
If, for reasons passing understanding, the RiotACT Sim Challenge on Thursday night is failing to grab you, then here's an alternative that's drifted onto my radar thanks to Facebook. The Haunted Attics and Cathy Petocz are playing Bar 32! Music well worth checking out.

Candidate Questionaires for 1 October News

johnboy 1 October 2008 17
So far today just the one questionaire returned. -- Matt Watts - Liberal for Ginninderra and RiotACT Sim Challenge veteran.

No Free Range Canberra in Election08 ='( News

johnboy 6 August 2008 7
RiotACT was always a huge fan of Free Range Canberra's quixotic quest for seats in the Legislative Assembly. We were particularly looking forward to seeing how their beliefs would have worked out in our Sim Challenge Canberra. Sadly we had the following reply to our invitation to participate today: Their...

Election Wrap – 12 October News

johnboy 12 October 2008 14
Sim Challenge: The RiotACT Sim Challenge got a mention in the Weekend Australian with Christian Kerr describing it as "the perfect metaphor for Canberra and its parliament". I've taken him in about as much context there as he did us. It's not online but lurking on page 29 of the...
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