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Fuel price hikes costing Canberrans an extra $274 a year

32 minutes agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The typical Canberra family pays out $16,268 each year in household transport expenses with fuel costs increasing by $274 per year according to the latest data released by the Australian Automobile Association. The latest Transport Affordability Index for the quarter up to March 2017 shows that Canberra had the third highest rise in fuel costs behind […]

Grass is greener at Belconnen social enterprise The Mower Shed

3 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Australian dream of the quarter acre block might be changing in Canberra with increasing numbers of high-rise apartments being built. But for those enjoying the suburban backyard life, there is only one thing marring the joy of the great backyard – mowing the lawn. And if you think it is hard, spare a thought […]

Tiger to fly CBR-Brisbane from September, $10 flights on sale at noon

3 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Tigerair will fly from Canberra to Brisbane and back three times a week from September 14, and is issuing a limited number of $10 one way fares for services on that day at noon today to mark the route launch. The airline has also announced today that it will add an eighth Melbourne to Canberra […]

Faces of Canberra: Jannah Fahiz

3 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Each week Rachel Moore is on the hunt to find out what makes Canberra special to all the wonderful folks who live here. Just a quick flick over the last six months at Jannah Fahiz’s expansive career and this wonderful woman has achieved more than most do in a decade. Jannah (pronounced like Hannah with […]

Surly Griffins look to take points from Brindabelters

4 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Game 3 of Canberra Roller Derby League’s 2017 home season is on Saturday 27 May, when the Surly Griffins will take on the Brindabelters. Both teams are desperate to keep their 2017 Grand Final chances alive, and both will fight tooth and nail (or hip and wheel) for the win. In the first game of […]

5 reasons (and 3 hot tips) for getting along to the National Capital Rally this weekend

6 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I’ve written previously about why I think rallying deserves more attention and more support. We’re lucky here in the nation’s capital, to have such an effective and professional local rallying organisation, pretty good support from the local community, and some of the best tracks in the country to boot. So you really shouldn’t need any […]

RiotACT Announcement: Calling for new contributors

20 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hey RiotACT Community! The RiotACT readership continues to grow strongly and we are now in a position to open up our books for new contributors. If you have strong writing skills and have something to say that will affect the lives of the people of the Canberra region, we want to talk to you. We […]

The RiotACT Gig Guide (25-31 May)

22 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Welcome to The RiotACT Gig Guide for the 25th to the 31st of May, and phew! do we have a few corkers for you this week! Not only are Faux Faux Amis coming back after a painfully long absence of six months, the ANU Bar will be hosting their final ever metal show, featuring Live […]

Taking out the rubbish involves 10,170 bins worth a year for Canberra’s biggest recycler

23 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Despite all the demands of being one of Canberra’s largest hospitals, Calvary Public Hospital in Bruce managed to send a massive 153.8 tonnes of waste to recycling in the past year, earning the title of Biggest Recycler at the Actsmart Business Sustainability Awards in Canberra this morning. This huge figure is the equivalent of 10,170 […]

Eight things to do around Canberra this weekend (May 26–28)

There is a mix of culture and cars this weekend. If fast, noisy cars are your thing, the National Capital Rally is on and offers easy access to a spectacular event. If art is more your thing the Sydney Dance Company are in town with their latest production, Orb, and the National Indigenous Art Triennial opens […]

Canberrans asked for input on reclaiming Kings and Commonwealth Avenues for pedestrians and cyclists

Canberrans have until July 3 to provide feedback on a draft design strategy to transform Kings and Commonwealth Avenues into landmark destinations in keeping with Walter Burley Griffin’s original vision. The aim is to reclaim the Avenues to be attractive public spaces that are used for pedestrians and cyclists – not only cars. Federal Minister […]

ACT VETS Rugby: a bunch of blokes having fun and making a big difference

If you think you’re too old to jump in and play a fun game of weekend rugby, think again. The ACT Veterans Rugby Club is now in its 22nd season, with rugby players from Canberra and surrounding districts coming together every few weeks for a fun game, and a post-match social drink. You have to […]

Taking a Liberal view of bike-riding in the ACT

Liberal member for Brindabella Mark Parton has called on the ACT Government to enable more Canberrans to enjoy an active lifestyle by making it easier for people to ride bicycles in the ACT. “We live in the perfect city to live actively and healthily,” said Mr Parton. “The sun shines on Canberra for much more […]

New community alliance calling for major gambling reform

Gambling is currently a topic of much conversation in the ACT. It is becoming clearer that the time is right to reform gambling regulation to better protect the community from the harm. We are regularly being presented with information regarding the failures of the current system and the harm being caused. Only last week new […]

Ask RiotACT: Tree pruning recommendations

Hi Rioters. It’s that time again and I want to organise the winter pruning of my trees. So far, I have contacted 5 gardening services on-line in response to their “request a free quote” form on their webpages. Despite assurances I would receive a call (one even said within 2 hours), my phone has remained […]

Bullet Train Party deregisters, takes swipe at Barr

Canberra is being left behind in the high-speed rail stakes according to the founder of the Bullet Train for Australia party. Tim Bohm and his supporters, who launched the party in 2012, deregistered it as a political party on Wednesday, saying it has served its purpose. Instead, the Bullet Train group will be a community […]

New school fundraising program launched in Canberra replaces chocolate drives with physical activity

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Students from Maribyrnong Primary School in Kaleen joined with local sports stars yesterday to launch a new school fundraising program which replaces chocolate drives with physical activity. The Active Schools Challenge encourages primary school students and teachers to get active for one hour every day during the month of August while being sponsored by family […]

Canberra Symphony Orchestra concert showcases its breadth and depth

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s second concert in the Llewellyn Series showcased the breadth and depth of the orchestra with a mix of works ranging from ‘smaller’ orchestra to its full might for the showpiece Brahms Symphony No. 3 Op 90. Held on May 17 and repeated the next evening, the second concert was entitled Cello and […]

See what Canberra used to look like with the click of a mouse

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Did you know there was once a cricket pitch where Lake Burley Griffin is today? Or that several Canberra suburbs have been named after early landholders? These are among the insights revealed by a series of maps dating back to the 1800s which have been added to the ACT Government’s mapping service, ACTmapi. ACT Minister […]

“You’re too young to have that!”

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Chronic disease accounts for 90% of all deaths in Australia. It affects men and women of all ages, including children and young people. This can include back pain, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, kidney disease, arthritis, endometriosis, cancer, and many other diseases. Not all diseases are curable, and even if they are it may take many years. […]

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