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Australia’s largest solar farm opens in the ACT

15 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra is a step closer to meeting its 90% renewable energy target with the official opening tomorrow of the 20MW FRV Royalla solar farm by Minister for the Environment, Simon Corbell. The facility is the first large-scale solar farm connected to the national electricity market and is an important part of the ACT’s commitment to achieving [...]

Green Drinks Canberra changes venue, format

17 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 9 September 2014; 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] Long-running networking event Green Drinks Canberra is changing its venue, and revamping its format. The monthly networking event, which is held on the second Tuesday of each month, will move to King O'Malley's Irish Pub in Civic. Show More Summary

Best of Canberra – Vietnamese

19 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Some friends of mine went to Vietnam for their honeymoon a few years ago. When they got back, they were not only all loved up and glowing from the sunny break but also clued in on how to prep some good Vietnamese food at home. It was around then I fell in love [...]

Man to face court over bike thefts

19 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A 40-year-old Higgins man will face the ACT Magistrates Court next month over the thefts of a number of bicycles. Police will allege the man stole three bicycles on separate occasions since May this year. One of the bikes was stolen from outside Westfield Belconnen, and the other two from Acton. Following on information received, police executed [...]

The Ellis Collective to Launch New Album

20 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Following the success of their first album, Triple J Unearthed winners The Ellis Collective will return to The Street Theatre to launch their latest album, Carry. A patchwork of emotion that recounts the sadness, sickness, love and indecision that weaves its way through the fabric of everyday Australian life, The Ellis Collective are on stage [...]

Mr Fluffy – Where are the Feds?

21 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I have noticed in the media lately that there is unfair criticism of the Chief Minister in this saga. Everyone in Canberra has sympathy for those poor folks who are being displaced because of the dangers, and they are real dangers, of contracting mesothelioma. That is a given. And they are entitled to know why [...]

Political dilemmas

21 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

As a person who likes to be involved in my community, and indeed am, politics has become quite a frustration for me lately. I feel really compelled to join a particular political party on a federal level – happy to disclose, the ALP – because I am completely unimpressed with the various agendas of the other [...]

Love is in the air

22 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Love is in the fresh, spring Canberra air and lovelocks are being latched. Lovelocks are essentially a regular padlock, often engraved with the name or initials of a couple and the date of their anniversary, that are locked onto a bridge by a loved-up couple and the key is usually thrown into the water below. These [...]

Recommendations for home Improvements/renovations

22 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi there I’m looking to do some improvements on my home and would appreciate some recommendations on reliable, great quality businesses who can help me with the following: New wardrobe cupboards Removal of old carpet and installation of new flooring (floating timber floors) Kitchen/Bathroom renos (incl. Show More Summary

Lake George- Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts’ (Part 5)

22 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

History has shown us that ghosts and the supernatural seem to be commonplace and that a large percentage of people in the western world, indeed from all races and religions, not only believe in ghosts but have also experienced something that they believe is of a supernatural origin. Indeed, many people have reported the same [...]

Power Kart Raceway – Grand opening day 6th September 2014

22 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The first of its kind in the Canberra region, Power Kart Raceway is a fully Indoor Electric Go Kart Centre. Offering Canberrans of all skill levels a chance to experience motorsports at an entry level. Many V8 drivers including both Robert Dahlgren and Scott McLaughlin begun their foray into racing at an early age through competitive [...]

Superstructure for the Super Sized

22 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I took part in a panel discussion Friday on Channel 9 Mornings where one of the topics that provoked a strong reaction was the decision by Canberra Hospital to include reinforced ceilings strong enough to support the super obese in their special harnesses to help them get around in the four fully equipped bariatric rooms. Chief [...]

Fringe Festival producer announced

Local artist Chenoeh Miller will be the producer of the 2015 fringe festival, to be held in conjunction with the National Multicultural Festival, Minister for the Arts Joy Burch said today. Ms Miller was chosen by an independent panel of peers after Ms Burch called for expressions of interest in the role in July. “I congratulate Chenoeh [...]

Local Sports Wrap 30th and 31st of August

RUGBY UNION It took a week longer than expected, but the Canberra Vikings’ National Rugby Championship campaign is alive and kicking after a 37-18 victory over Greater Sydney Rams last Thursday. The Vikings put their disappointing 28-23 loss to Perth Spirit in round one behind them as they notched their first win of the competition in relatively [...]

Water leak at Barton building

Firefighters have evacuated approximately 200 workers as a precaution from Pharmacy House, National Circuit and Brisbane Ave, Barton, following a water leak on the top floor. Crews were alerted to the water leak in the Plant Room following an Emergency Triple Zero (000) call at 1.03pm. The leak is currently being isolated by ACT Fire & Rescue [...]

Commencement of Information Privacy Act

The Information Privacy Act 2014 commenced today, bringing into place a new system for protecting privacy in the ACT. The Act promotes the protection of individual privacy by regulating the handling and management of personal information...Show More Summary

Looking for a solo musician to hire for art exhibition opening

Hi everyone, I’m planning an open night for an art exhibition and thought a musician would be a great addition. Space is limited, hence the single musician. Perhaps a classical guitarist, cellist or someone who can play melodious, classy yet unobtrusive music and has good vocals, for an intimate venue. I’m relatively new to Canberra and as such [...]

Studio Underground – Canberra Youth Theatre (Review)

Appropriately enough for a night of secret theatre when I got my ticket I was also given a password that would grant me entrance to the performance: “poke, email, tweet.”  So of course when I showed up and the clipboard-touting woman guarding the entrance asked me for my password, I replied: “Dangermouse.” While Dangermouse is an [...]

What’s for dinner? Hello Fresh!

You come in the door after a long day, kick off your work shoes and are then faced with the inevitable question: what’s for dinner? Maybe it’s your children asking, maybe it’s just your own grumbly tummy, but by this time of day your decision-making abilities are at a low ebb and you’re thinking maybe [...]

Double pass to see 360 on Wednesday night

We’ve got a double pass to see 360 at the University of Canberra on Wednesday 3rd of September. To enter, tell us the name of his latest album in the comments section below. We’ll let the winner know tomorrow morning.

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