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What’s the background video on ABC news?

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It looks like it’s been taken from an impossible vantage point.  Like a crane or a drone.

Drink driver caught after collision with fence

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing has charged a 28-year-old Charnwood man with drink driving and reckless driving offences after a collision in Macgregor on Saturday morning (September 27). About 4.50am, Belconnen Patrol members attended a residence in Marcus Faunce Street, Macgregor, following a report of a male trespassing at that property. On arrival, police saw a white Toyota Camry [...]

Drop Bears Sighted on Mt Ainslie

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi All Just letting you know my short story set in Canberra about tourists discovering drop bears on Mt Ainslie is about to be taken off my site due to space constraints: The premise of my site is that social media users request three items and I write them a story set in Canberra. This particular story [...]

Plans for the Aranda Shops

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It’s about time the Aranda shops received a little bit of love. Aranda residents know all too well that the local shops have failed to live up to their potential in recent years. Well over a decade ago, the family-run supermarket was forced to close due to the competition created by the Coles at Jamison. Since [...]

Tragus piercing in Canberra

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi, I am thinking of getting my tragus pierced in Canberra soon and was just wondering if anyone has had this done in Canberra before or knows of a good place to get piercings. At the moment I’m considering Red Path and maybe Off Ya Tree (although their cheap prices are kind of worrying…). Does anyone [...]

Kingston railway yard containing large number of iron ore type wagons

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I pulled into Fyshwick Jim Murphys this morning to pick up my weekly rations, and was surprised at what was in the adjoining rail yard. There must have been about 30 brand new looking orange painted iron ore type wagons. Considering we ship nothing out of this joint, couldn’t help but wonder what they were here [...]

House fire extinguished at Ngunnawal

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Firefighters are currently on scene at Carina Street, Ngunnawal following a fire in a lounge room. House was vacant at the time of the fire. ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished the fire and are currently conducting ventilation operations. Two fire pumpers on scene, the Breathing Apparatus Van and one Commander. Crews were alerted following an Emergency Triple Zero [...]

Gumtree what happened?

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi, new here so open to any comments. Does anyone have any idea what happened to the ads on gumtree or is it just me? When I view ads I can see one picture. When you click on the ad to view further it shows a slide show option and further details for the ad, however, there [...]

Islam needs a credibility makeover

FOR a great world religion, some of whose many followers are engaged in savage war with each other while others wish to take on the…

School Holiday Guide Spring 2014

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

And so it is time once again for school holidays. Love it or loathe it, there’s no escaping it! Here are a few ideas from us on how to keep the kids entertained during the break. What are your favourite activities the keep the kids occupied? Any hidden treasures we should know about? [...]

Illogical bicycle laws

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra has introduced new laws regarding bicycles on roads: Cycling safety advocates have welcomed a planned trial of new minimum passing distances for drivers overtaking bike riders on ACT roads. Attorney-General Simon Corbell announced the trial of mandated minimum distances, requiring drivers to leave one metre when passing in speed zones of up to 60 km/h and [...]

Squid on Saturday or Sunday?

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I think calamari is one of the most overlooked products from the sea. They catch a lot of it off the South Coast. You can buy it straight from the fisherfamily at the Capital Region Farmers Market on the weekend. They often catch it near Eden. Narooma Seafood at the Capital Region Farmers’ Market It’s very reasonably [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Satis, Watson Shops

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

My highlight of the week is getting to try out a new breakfast spot! This week I headed north to Satis in Watson. Before going to any new cafe I try to check them out online to see whether they have a webpage or Facebook page. Satis have a Facebook page that isn’t overly active, maybe [...]

Drivers urged to stay safe over long weekend

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is urging Canberra drivers to stay safe over the Community Day long weekend, when police will be conducting high-visibility patrols. Traffic Operations Acting Superintendent Rod Anderson said with large numbers of motorists travelling in and out of Canberra over the long weekend, drivers are reminded to obey speed limits, take regular breaks and [...]

Three Lanes and Seven Alleys, Haymarket Chinatown

Stinky tofu. Its infamy might precede itself but the version at the newly opened Three Lanes and Seven Alleys isn't half as scary as you'd think. Cubes of tofu have been deep-fried so they develop a golden shell. We can't detect much fermentation in the tofu cubes themselves, but the sauce on the side packs a heftier punch. Show More Summary

ACT Retains AAA Stable Credit Rating

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Despite the compounding effects of the Commonwealth Government’s policy to reduce spending and significantly contract the size of the Australian Public Service, Standard & Poor’s has acknowledged the ACT Government’s continued commitment...Show More Summary

Bars & Pubs - Sokyo Social: A Whisky Journey Through Japan

Flights are expensive and holiday leave is in short supply but none of that matters when you can go on a whisky and food tour of Japan just by pulling...

If you build it they will come

The Festival of the Boot reaches its pinnacle tomorrow when the Sydney Swans and Hawthorn battle it out in the grand final at ‘The G’ tomorrow. The two best sides of the 2014 season face off. It doesn’t always happen. In the 1990s AFL...Show More Summary

Theatre - Zoe Coombs Marr and Kit Brookman on Is This Thing On?

One writer, two directors, five actresses - Zoe Coombs Marr squeezes a life in stand-up onto the downstairs stage at Belvoir

Canberrans urged to report OMCG activity

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberrans are being encouraged to report illegal activity by outlaw motorcycle gangs to Crimestoppers with a new campaign launched by Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, ACT Chief Police Officer, Rudi Lammers,...Show More Summary

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