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Positive moves by Summernats with zero tolerance policy on harassment announced

1 hour agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Earlier this year, I wrote about going back to Summernats after a long absence, and later, about my experiences there. I had a good time at the event, and tried to capture that in my story. The burnout zone, the Meguiar’s Pavilion and the Show ‘n’ Shine were among the highlights. But in the interests […]

Off the menu: Fabien Wagnon’s double baked souffle

2 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Usually, our Off the menu recipes have the byline of the restaurant of chef, which in this case would be Buvette or Realm Precinct executive chef Fabien Wagnon, but I’m making an exception here so that I can tell you all how simply divine this souffle is. Monsieur Wagnon’s souffle was the most delicious dish […]

ASX-listed Energy Action appoints Slavich as CEO

16 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra-based former TransACT CEO and chairman Ivan Slavich is set to join Energy Action (ASX:EAX), a national energy management technology and services company based in Sydney, as its CEO next month. Most recently head of management consultancy TRIDENT Corporate Services, the high profile local businessman is a former AGL Energy senior manager and ex-ActewAGL Head […]

My No Front Fences aftermath

18 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

So, mates. I was gonna write something for you guys about a week ago, and then my life got de-railed by Mulgara’s No Front Fences festival. After 17 acts, I was pretty cooked (though probably not as cooked as Luke from Capes. That guy can party!) Here’s a few of the coolest memories for me […]

Brumbies and Super Rugby – a call to arms

19 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Brumbies are a Canberra icon. They’re known globally for their innovative playing style and as the top feeder team for the Wallabies. But it is exactly their Canberra-ness that has put their place on the global stage under threat in the ongoing fight to see which Australian team gets cuts from Super Rugby. “We […]

Promises, promises: It isn’t all apples in Pialligo

22 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Pialligo is an important part of Canberra’s history. Sandwiched between the Molonglo River and Canberra International Airport, it is the original market garden for the region, and has been regularly farmed since the 1820s. Slightly marooned on the other side of Pialligo Avenue is a small pocket of land that contains an oval and buildings […]

Road Trip: A weekend in Bowral

23 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Looking for a weekend away in a country town with plenty of history and local culture? Look no further than beautiful Bowral. Getting there Bowral is just a two drive from Canberra, following the Federal and Hume highways, making it a quick relaxing getaway from the city. You can also catch the train from the Kingston […]

Faces of Canberra: Amanda Bresnan

Former Greens member of the ACT Legislative Assembly Amanda Bresnan makes a mean Kofta if you ask really nicely and lists a teapot from Aleppo in Syria as one of her most valuable and treasured items. Amanda is currently working as the Executive Director for Community Mental Health Australia and has no plans on stopping […]

UC cancer researchers awarded Melanie Swan fellowships

Two young scholars at the University of Canberra have won fellowships to fund their cancer research. Awarded to Robert McCuaig and Tara Boulding, in their 30s and 20s respectively, the pair will work under Professor Sudha Rao in developing cancer treatments and therapies. “It’s a huge honour, it really is,” said Mr McCuaig. “I knew […]

Ask RiotACT: Venues in Canberra showing Formula 1 on Sunday?

Hi All. I was just wondering if anyone knows what venues are showing the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix on Sunday 26 March 2017? Preference is somewhere central Canberra. Thanks.

Couple donate heart attack parking fine refund to charity

Canberra couple Matt and Jodie Peden will donate money refunded to them for a parking ticket issued outside the Emergency department while Mr Peden was suffering from a heart attack last year to the Independent Property Group’s charitable foundation. Realising the gravity of the situation as he drove himself to hospital in the early hours, […]

Stella Bella opens child respite centre

Having a sick child is hard enough for any parent—and the child. But what about the chronically sick and the incurable? As reported last week in The RiotACT, Canberra charity Stella Bella Little Stars is opening its doors today, offering an oasis for extremely sick kids and their parents. The centre offers childcare facilities in an […]

Seven things to do around Canberra this weekend (24–26 March)

It is Comedy Festival week in Canberra and there are plenty of comedy shows on to check out—the big comedy stars, local talent, and the up-and-comers. Then after seeing a show head to the Festival Club and keep laughing until late into the night. There are other festivals on too—Smith’s Alternative is hosting an Afro-Latin […]

Snowy favourite Berridale Inn up for sale

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The oldest motel in the Snowy Mountains, Berridale Inn, has gone up for sale, with the owners going to tender. Based in the heart of town, the venue, whose history traces back to the 1860s, is a favourite watering hole for locals. “It’s one of the few venues that have been continually operating for centuries,” […]

‘Mongrel act’ at Florey infuriates disabled driver

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

“Mongrel act of the day at Florey shops this afternoon,” Michael Richer wrote in a message to us on Facebook about this illegal use of a disabled parking spot. “No pass on dash visible. Photo 1 shows dash clearly. As a disabled driver, I’m annoyed.” It must be beyond infuriating as a person with […]

What is Safe Schools anyway?

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Safe Schools Coalition’s anti-bullying program continues to be the subject of misunderstanding both here and across the country. Even some of our elected representatives appear confused about what Safe Schools Coalition is and what it isn’t. While the program is currently being adapted for the ACT and will be operating under a new name […]

Romancing Canberra with Valerie Parv AM

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

This Saturday 25 March, prolific Australian author, Valerie Parv AM will be in Canberra for one day only to share her craft with aspiring authors. Valerie is best known for her work as a romance writer including for Mills & Boon.  She has written more than fifty novels and published in 29 countries with $34 million in sales. […]

Ask RiotACT: Solar panel advice sought

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi all. We are building over the next few months. I’m wondering if it is worth getting solar panels to assist with running aircon, under tile heating etc. Is it worth the cost of the panels? Is installation easier/cheaper to do during construction, or does it make not difference if we wait until the other […]

Living with the Dying: ‘Conversations’ film launch, Thursday March 23

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Produced by LifeCircle, Conversations is a collection of short films about people living with the dying. We hear from Canberra residents who provide insight into what it is like to care for someone in this situation. The piece is supported by the Snow Foundation, Calvary Hospital and Clare Holland House. A special event will take place tomorrow morning at […]

On FOY’s refinery, the ACT Greens have missed an opportunity to lead

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A warning for all Canberrans: closing the 3rd of April is a consultation on FOY Group Ltd’s plans to build an oil refinery in Chisholm ACT that has been rejected in NSW. Do you want an oil refinery in your backyard? Don’t miss your chance to have your voice heard.  The Greens aren’t what they […]

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