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Need a builder for a small job

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I need someone to tell me if we can knock down an internal wall without making the house fall over and then, if it is ok to do so, knock down said wall.  Any recommendations for someone professional who could do this small job?  This is the first step in doing up our place and [...]

Corin Forest snow report

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Corin Forest has had some spectacular snow making conditions throughout the week, with cover topping 1m deep in parts of the snow play area. We’re getting great weather and plenty of sunshine during the days. There has been little natural snow fall of late and the road is accessible to all vehicles. Low overnight temperatures do [...]

How did you meet?

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

To help inspire people and show the various different ways there are to meet people in our fair city I interviewed a whole bunch of people for their ‘How did you meet?’ story. Please note all names have been changed to protect privacy. “Gary and I met online through RSVP. I was only on there for [...]

The documentary is mightier than the film

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

With a strong international line up of award-winning documentaries from France to Bangladesh, the Stronger than Fiction festival will provoke thought, inspire discussion, and embrace the richness and diversity of different cultures within...Show More Summary

Canberra breaks the silence around violence

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 23 November 2014; 2:00 pm; ] Alanna Davis of Celebrity Sport for Charity - Canberra has organised a Walk A Mile In Her Shoes to help raise awareness and much needed funds to support White Ribbon Australia's work to end men's violence against women. All funds raised will support primary prevention initiatives in schools, workplaces and the broader community. We are [...]

What’s on this weekend? 26th and 27th July 2014

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

To get things started, we have a few picks from the RiotACT team… Hannah is going to Guyy and the fox The front gallery Saturday 27th July Josh is heading to Stomp Mythology Latin Fundraiser 2014 The Albert Hall Saturday 26th July John...Show More Summary

the Bear cafe is hibernating

The women’s fashion and bamboo toothbrush shop that was Animal Lovers by Neo Tokyo gradually morphed into a vegan cafe over the past couple of years, first by reducing and selling off the fashion and by selling coffee, then by introducing meals and also selling organic fruit and vegetables.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

EXCLUSIVE: 53 REASONS TO LOVE THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES

Above: If you do not love the Commonwealth Games you will make the…

EXCLUSIVE: HOW THE CARBON TAX WAS REALLY AXED

Above: Clive Palmer: Supreme negotiator. As everyone in the…

Lost Chook

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

While walking the dog today near the pond on Bugden Avenue, Fadden, I encountered a lost chook. She is an orange/brown Orpington, very tame and when called (here, chook chook chook) she immediately walks briskly to your feet and doesn’t mind be handled. I have her in my backyard now but there are lots of foxes [...]

The handbag hit squad fails to show respect

CURRENT and past world leaders and senior diplomats have paid generous compliments to foreign minister Julie Bishop for the tireless work she put in to…

lunch at Pho 365 on Smith St

It’s been a while since my last Smith St lunch post. Lunches have been consumed of course, but my mind has been elsewhere. On a recent walk along the southern end of Smith St I was sad to discover that the Collingwood Curry Cafe has not survived.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Music - Painted from Memory

Wed 24 Sep It's hard to think of two musical artists whose works have stood the test of time better than Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello, which is what makes it...

Restaurants - Chai Laneway Market

16-17 Aug Love tea? Well the Top Ryde City shopping centre is hosting a two-day market dedicated to the stuff in August. Over two days 28 market stalls will line...

Court of international opinion shames Moscow over MH17

RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin suffered his first defeat in the court of international opinion when Russia joined in the unanimous adoption of a UN Security…

Art - Abdul Abdullah - interview

He’s 28, he’s from Perth - and if you haven’t heard of him yet, that’s about to change.

Man arrested following car hijacking

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing has charged a man following an instance of assault and motor vehicle theft in Watson yesterday evening (Wednesday July 23). About 6.10pm, a blue Kia Rio was stopped at the intersection of the Federal Highway and Flemington Road, behind a silver Toyota RAV4. A male exited the Toyota, approached the Kia and opened the [...]

Seriously, does storage in new apartments need to be regulated?

Read the latest article by The Urbanist, Seriously, does storage in new apartments need to be regulated?

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