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Should I move to Canberra?

11 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I own my own villa in Oxley Park suburb of Sydney and currently living there with a 7-year-old and my wife who stays at home. We are on PR right now and I will be getting my citizenship likely in December this year. I am an experienced Oracle DBA and currently employed and work from [...]

Find a club at the CAP Expo

15 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 28 March 2015 at 11:00 am; ] Thinking about joining a social club or group? Come to the Connect and Participate (CAP) Expo! The CAP Expo is a free community event on Saturday 28 March featuring over 140 social, recreational, cultural,...Show More Summary

Kangaroo shot with arrow in Queanbeyan

15 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

On Tuesday morning, a resident of Greenleigh in Queanbeyan looked out onto her driveway and saw a young kangaroo. He was hurt. He hadn’t been hit by a car as you might guess. He had been shot with a bow and arrow. The arrow was still inside him, piercing his chest through to his posterior shoulder. Thanks to [...]

Nine firearms seized across Canberra

16 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing has seized nine registered firearms and tear gas during inspections and warrants across Canberra yesterday morning (Thursday, March 26). About 7am, members of ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations Crime Targeting Team conducted...Show More Summary

Why is there less traffic on Fridays?

16 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I’ve noticed a considerable difference driving to work in the mornings on Fridays. I drive (or cycle) straight down Northbourne to get to Deakin. After mentioning it this morning to a colleagues at work (who live all over Canberra) they all concurred. What’s up with that, RiotActors?

Local sports club profile: Tuggeranong United Football Club

16 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Most suburban football teams would be intimidated by the prospect of playing against one of the country’s top A-League teams, but not Tuggeranong United Football Club (TUFC). Its top team took on Melbourne Victory’s A-League team last September as part of national football knockout competition, the FFA Cup. While the final score was 6-0 to Melbourne [...]

Weekend garage sale guide (28th March)

17 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 28 March 2015 at 7:00 am; ] It’s garage sales galore this Saturday in Canberra, with second hand bargains for sale in suburbs including Yarralumla, Conder, Charnwood, Holt and Queanbeyan.  Southside 5 Kiddle Cres Richardson 7am to 3pm A massive clear out with three households. Show More Summary

A look around Canberra – Doing time in the Rivetto Ghetto

18 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I maintain that Canberra is a well-kept secret (although I am told there are now license plates surfacing which say ‘ACT – it’s not as bad as you think’ in which case the secret may be out). Within Canberra, there are a few rare gems that are easily overlooked and I would count Rivett as [...]

Jerrabomberra Wetlands: Some surprising history!

[ 19 April 2015 at 10:00 am; ] ACT Heritage Festival Event at Jerrabomberra Wetlands Sunday 19 April: 10am-12.30pm Join Mark Butz for a presentation on the many layered history of the Jerrabomberra Wetlands for an hour then, weatherShow More Summary

Best hair salon in Canberra?

Are you looking for a good Canberra hairdresser but don’t know where to start? Here are my recommendations for what to look for when selecting a new salon and stylist: Do the staff at the salon all have the same hairstyle? This is not a good sign (unless that’s the exact look you’re going for!). Does the person cutting your [...]

Two women assaulted, police seeking witnesses

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses who can assist in the investigation of an indecent assault which took place on campus at the University of Canberra last week. On Wednesday 18 March, a woman was walking along a footpath at UC (on Kirinari Street, towards College Street) when a man approached, dragged her into the bushes and indecently [...]

What’s on this weekend? 28th and 29th March

How is it almost the end of March? This month seems to have raced by, probably in part because the past few weekends have been jam-packed with festivals (Art Not Apart, You Are Here, the Canberra Balloon Spectacular, Enlighten and more). Highlights this weekend include Darren Hanlon at the Street Theatre, The Harvest Festival and CBR [...]

ACT Health to run Ebola simulation exercise

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Minister for Health Simon Corbell today announced that ACT Health will tomorrow run an exercise simulating a case of ebola arriving at a Canberra health service. “The functional exercise has been designed to practice and validate the preparedness of the ACT health sector to identify and treat a suspected ebola case,” Mr Corbell said. “In the eight-hour [...]

Police seek assistance to locate missing boy

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is appealing for the public’s assistance to help locate a missing 11-year-old boy from Amaroo. Police are currently searching Amaroo and surrounding areas after an 11-year-old boy named Dylan was reported missing earlier this morning (Wednesday, March 25). Dylan is described as Caucasian, thin build, dark hair and was wearing his school uniform – blue [...]

Registrations open for Run for Teal, Batemans Bay

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 25 October 2015; ] Come and support Ovarian Cancer Australia by running, walking or crawling your way around the stunning coastal town of Batemans Bay this October. With four course options ranging from 6km to a full marathon, it's a fun run for all ages and fitness levels. Funds raised will be donated to the research arm of Ovarian Cancer [...]

Brass Knuckle Brass Band album launch

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 27 March 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] On 27 March 2015, Brass Knuckle Brass Band (BKBB) will launch their debut album Split Lip at Transit Bar. The show will feature a slew of guest appearances as part of BKBB’s set, including local emcees Citizen Kay, Hayds and Roshambo, as well as Bec Taylor, front-woman of Fun Machine and Glitoris. "This album’s been a long [...]

Tourist and visitor facilities at Ginninderra Gorge

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

In February 2015, the Ginninderra Falls Association together with other conservation bodies met developer The Riverview Group at Ginninderra Gorge to look at possible locations for visitor/tourist facilities. The area is only a few kilometres from West Belconnen and we hope it may be open to the public as soon as possible, perhaps by 2016 or 2017. Our [...]

Why did Smith’s Alternative really close?

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

One of Canberra’s most loved performance venues, Smith’s Alternative, announced last week that it would cease operations indefinitely. From its slow transformation from a bookshop to an arts hub, the cosy venue in the Melbourne Building has always catered for the creative Canberran and a common theme has prevailed. Whether it be the books [...]

Lucky’s Speakeasy presents Sax on Legz

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 27 March 2015 at 10:00 pm; ] Sax on Legz is one of Australia's most talented DJ’s and instrumentalists. She will showcase her unique, electric trademark sound at Lucky’s Speakeasy on Friday, 27 March from 10.30pm. Sax on Legz is a solo artist improvising on the saxophone to electro, house and dance music. Show More Summary

What’s happening at the Kingston Centre?

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Does anyone know what is happening at The Kingston Centre? It is the building opposite the post office, and used to have a St George Bank there. They have ripped out the escalators and boarded up the old entrance to the IGA. Does anyone know what is going in there?

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