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The reptilian women of Canberra

44 minutes agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Niki Johnson and Claudia Corrigan Niki Johnson and Claudia Corrigan know exactly where they want to go and how to get there. This uncommon confidence has much to do with the fact that on a daily basis they are entangled with snakes, fight off salt water crocodiles and pursue errant frogs and lizards. Both young women are senior [...]

Ask RiotACT: How to reduce traffic noise pollution?

45 minutes agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi rioters, My house is located on a fairly major road, and the traffic noise is unbearable! We can hear every passing car every moment of every day! I was wondering what measures I could take to reduce/eliminate the noise? I was told it might not just be the windows, but various factors that add to the [...]

Pialligo Estate: The Butcher, The Baker & The Merrymaker

20 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra is cold in winter.  Sometimes it even snows.  This is something often wielded by non-Canberrans as an excuse not to visit, an example of what is wrong about Canberra. But some people actually like the Canberra cold.  Pialligo Estate co-owner Rowan Brennan relocated to Canberra from sunny Queensland to play for the Canberra Raiders, and [...]

Best of Canberra callout: Polling booth sausage sizzles

21 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I love election day. Every three years, I collect my mum and head to Telopea Park School so we can engage in some banter with the how-to-vote-card spruikers, pick up a bargain snack at the cake stall or sausage sizzle, then exercise our democratic right, thereby potentially making a difference to the way our city, [...]

Friday Night Live – Blazing Boots

21 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 15 July 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] This is the band to get you up and dancing. Mal Osborne (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Damien Spencer (lead guitar, vocals), Tim Spellmen (drums) and Paul Kinderman (bass, vocals) will have you moving to country rock classics – from Elvis through to Neil Diamond, and a whole lot more. When: Friday 15th July. 8pm. Where: Harmonie German [...]

The curious case of the Chief Minister and the CSIRO development

22 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Sometimes the words of local politicians are a thing of wonder. Here’s a very curious story. Last week there were two articles in the Canberra Times about statements by the Chief Minister on the proposals by the CSIRO to develop their Ginninderra Field Station site in northwest Belconnen. These statements were made in the context of there being a [...]

Ask RiotACT: Winter heating – oil heaters or central heating?

Greetings Rioters. I’m in a 4 bed house. What do you think is cheaper and by how much: A) having gas run central heating – set to a lowish temp (like 15 degrees) or B) having 4 small oil heaters on LOW (the ones with 4 colums about a metre high) Ta. James.

Negative ads drive voters to minor parties

As we head into the final days of an election campaign, new research from The Australian National University has found negative political advertising is driving people to vote for minor parties and independents. Political marketing researcher Dr Andrew Hughes of the ANU Research School of Management has studied political advertising, based on measuring people’s reactions [...]

Ali Penney hosts July Blues Jam

[ 17 July 2016 at 2:00 pm; ] “She gotta lotta soul,” said Freddy King’s right-hand-man, guitarist Andrew ‘Junior Boy’ Jones. With a dose of the blues, a spattering of funk and a sprinkling of soul and boogie, Ali Penney and The Money Makers is regarded as one of this country’s must see acts on the blues club/festival circuit. Ali’s songs take the listener [...]

Alleged burglar caught in Forde backyard

A 19-year-old woman will face court today for property, burglary and assault offences after a resident caught her in his Forde back garden yesterday afternoon. About 3pm yesterday, the man returned to his home to discover the woman in his back yard. A struggle ensued with a neighbour assisting the man to restrain her until police arrived. The offender was arrested a few minutes [...]

Best of Canberra: Café strips

This week for Best of Canberra we have explored some of the city’s favourite café/restaurant/bar strips. Our hunt was for the best all-in-one spot to grab a bite to eat, a coffee or maybe have a few drinks with friends. Some responses from our readers included streets such as Emu Bank in Belconnen, Lonsdale St in [...]

Predictions for July 2 and beyond

Next week it will all be over – temporarily. The 2016 Federal election has been a mild affair in the ACT and we can confidently predict all four sitting members will be returned despite boundary adjustments due to population which saw the Canberra electorate cross Lake Burley Griffin into the renamed seat of Fenner. This is in [...]

Ask RiotACT: Trees on Mr Fluffy blocks?

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi all, I live close to a couple of Mr Fluffy blocks which I believe are due for demolition soon. They both have a few beautiful backyard trees a fair distance from the houses which would certainly meet the height requirements to be regulated trees. Does anyone know whether these trees will be felled when the [...]

Canberrans, how does your garden grow?

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

In this bush capital there is no shortage of thriving gardens, edible lawns or green-thumbed Canberrans. However, there might be a shortage of inexpensive and accessible short courses on how to take gardening to the next level – going from gardening to creating sustainable, holistic systems. This July, the Canberra Environment Centre is teaming up with [...]

Kangaroo dragged through streets

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Police are appealing for information after a kangaroo was allegedly attached to the back of a vehicle and driven through Goulburn. Officers located the animal at the intersection of Auburn and Montague streets at about 11.40pm on Sunday. Police have been told that the kangaroo was attached to the back of a green Nissan Pulsar and driven [...]

Bad buffering

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I was 11 years old when I bought my first computer. It was 1984, and the machine was a Mattel Aquarius. Rubber keys, cassette tape drive, less than 4 kilobytes of memory, and black and white television as a screen. Back then, the only way to transfer data was on a cassette tape. There’s been [...]

Vibe Hotel wins Project of the Year at Master Builders/Cbus Excellence in Building Awards

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Construction Control has won the prestigious Project of the Year gong at the Master Builders and Cbus Excellence in Building Awards for the third time in four years – this time for its work on the $44 million Vibe Hotel at the Canberra Airport. Around 1500 people celebrated the industry’s best at the gala [...]

Ask RiotACT: Living in Murrumbateman

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Everyone, My family and I are considering moving out to Murrumbateman because of the price of buying a house in the ACT and because we like the rural lifestyle. However, we would need to commute to Canberra for work, schools and extra curricular activities on the weekends. We would love to hear from others who [...]

Zed Van Winkle

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

    I was reflecting on an article or two from Amanda Vanstone in the Crimes recently and since she is an opinion piece writer, not a journalist, she can express her views in any direction she likes. I am going to follow her lead. She is an unabashed Liberal and it is widely known, so why [...]

NGA-Diane Arbus and more

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

There’s a wonderful exhibition at the National Gallery until 30th October 2016 – Diane Arbus: American portraits. A visit is highly recommended. I have seen heaps of Diane Arbus’s work over the years – but it is a terrific experience to revisit these again. This is an exhibition that should excite anyone with an interest in photography, good [...]

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