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Canberrans honoured in Australia Day awards

40 minutes agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Several Canberrans are receiving Australia Day Honours in 2015 for the exceptional contribution they all make to the community in a variety of fields. Canberra is a community made up of so many passionate, talented and giving individuals, and I am proud to call this city home. To all of the Canberrans who have received accolades [...]

RAW Canberra presents Visionary, 30 January

2 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 30 January 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] RAW is an indie arts organisation for artists, by artists. Every second month it showcases around 30 artists in film, fashion, music, visual art, photography, performing art, hair and make up for whatShow More Summary

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Chicken wings

2 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Last week the call went out for Canberra’s best chicken wings, and for a while Smoque was the only restaurant receiving recommendations. I was delighted to eventually see other venues being thrown in the mix, from Treehouse Bar to Ginseng and Mandalay Bus. BentSpoke also came highly recommended and having never been there, I thought it [...]

Five electorates, Green pastures?

2 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The change to the ACT electoral system, now with five electorates of five members, is fertile ground for the ACT Greens. Over the past couple of years we have seen letters from Caroline LeCouteur both in social and print media. Caroline has been true to her beliefs and constantly pushed the environmentalist line. Good on her too, [...]

Carpenter and joiner

22 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

We need two built-in wall units made.  Can anyone recommend a carpenter/joiner who could help us?  I’m currently thinking of contacting two – Ray Browne Joinery and Benchmarc Joinery – any comments on these two would be much appreciated.

Woman arrested for aggravated robbery

ACT Policing has arrested a 38-year-old Kambah woman after allegedly robbing a BWS liquor store yesterday, (Saturday 24 January). At about 1.30pm a woman entered the liquor store on Marconi Crescent, Kambah with a green Woolworths bag containing two kitchen knives and pushing a half size shopping trolley. After walking around the store for a short time [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Dobinsons

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Years ago, before the Canberra Centre expanded into what it is today, there was an area called the city market place, where Dobinsons first established itself as a small bakery. Dobinsons was doing well for itself and eventually the family-owned business moved to its current location on Bunda Street and became one of only four [...]

Letterboxing for puppies dumped in Higgins

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 25 January 2015 at 3:00 pm; ] As inspectors continue to appeal to the community for information relating to a serious case of animal cruelty regarding several abandoned puppies this week, RiotACT contributors Steven Bailey and Alexandra...Show More Summary

Foreshore, Canberra misses you. Please come back

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

My last Foreshore was in 2010. Work took me overseas for 2011, but when I returned in 2012 Foreshore had been moved from the lake to Stage 88. After that it never returned. Foreshore should have been a sure thing for Canberra. With established and celebrated local talents like Peking Duk and Safia, a population of 350,000 and [...]

A Look Around Canberra: Casey

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

In this week’s instalment of A Look Around Canberra, I zoomed towards Canberra’s north, past Gold Creek and into the new-ish suburb of Casey. Gazetted on 18 October 1991, Casey was named after Richard Casey, former Governor-General of Australia and former Minister and Member of Parliament. Casey is situated in the Gungahlin region, about four [...]

Drugs seized from vehicle; man arrested

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing has arrested a 32-year-old Monash man after drugs were seized from a vehicle in Bonython, ACT, yesterday (22 January). About 3pm, police conducted a traffic stop on a green Holden Commodore on Tenison-Woods Circuit, Bonython. Police then executed a Drugs of Dependence Act (1989) search warrant on the vehicle and located more than four kilograms [...]

Canberra mourns 2XX presenter Sylvie Stern

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Canberra arts community grieved on Wednesday morning with the passing of Sylvie Stern, long-term arts promoter and host of 2XX’s popular Art ‘N’ Soul and Artbeat programs. Sylvie had been diagnosed with cancer and passed away in hospital. The many tributes that came in spoke of her passion and enthusiasm, especially for young artists. Movement [...]

Don’t mask the mosque

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I recently went to the open day of the Gungahlin Muslim community and had a very enjoyable but brief time there. I had to go and feed the five thousand descending on my place for a feed-up later that day. The visit made me think of a few things. Firstly the occasion was very welcoming. The speech [...]

What’s on this weekend? (24th, 25th and 26th January 2015)

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the anticipation of a long weekend kills any desire to be productive at work. You could alternate between refreshing Facebook and checking personal emails for the next seven hours, or you could use that time to plan the perfect three-day weekend. From the RiotACT team… Steven Bailey is going to “confront the notion [...]

Police seek assistance to locate missing man

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to help locate a missing 45-year-old man, Andrew Ralston. Andrew was last seen this morning around 4.15am in Symonston where his car was located. A family member received a phone call from Andrew around 8.20am this morning however has heard nothing since. Andrew is described as Caucasian in appearance, approximately 170cm [...]

AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 quarter final

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 23 January 2015 at 5:30 pm; ] Iraq and Iran are through to the quarter finals of the Asian Cup. Head to Canberra Stadium this Friday evening to see who will make it to the semi-finals. When: Friday 23 January 2015 Time: 5.30pm Where: Canberra Stadium Tickets start at $13.25 and are available from the Asian Cup website.

Kyrgios beats Karlovic at Australian Open, but what about that interview?

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A big congratulations to 19-year-old Canberra local Nick Kyrgios, who last night defeated 23rd seed Ivo Karlovic in four sets at the Australian Open. But despite advancing to the third round of the Australian Open for the first time, it’s not all good news for the young tennis star. His post-match interview with a Channel Seven [...]

The Village People come to Canberra

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 12 March 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] The Village People will make their way to Canberra in March 2015 as part of their Greatest Hits World Tour. From the event organisers: The Village People are synonymous with good fun, great memories and true showmanship. Formed inNew York in 1977 the band became hugely popular thanks to a number of disco inspired mega-hits… ‘Macho Man’, [...]

Lifeline EPIC Bookfair, 13-15 February

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 13 February 2015 at 9:00 am; 14 February 2015 at 9:00 am; 15 February 2015 at 10:00 am; ] Buy a book (or two, or three) at Lifeline's EPIC Bookfair next month and help keep its suicide prevention telephone crisis support service available...Show More Summary

Lanyon residents invited to discuss road works at community council meeting

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 3 February 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] Tuggeranong Community Council has extended a special invitation to Lanyon Valley residents to attend its first meeting for 2015. The meeting, to be held on Tuesday 3 February will discuss the recent road works that led to the closure of Tharwa Drive. Guest speakers will include the Acting Director of Roads ACT Karl Cloos and ESA [...]

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