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Weekend cafe hot spot: Trevs @ Dickson

4 minutes agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A group of girlfriends and I try to have monthly dinners. We are so busy with our individual lives that this seems to be the best way for us to catch up – by planning a whole month ahead! We each take turns at organize a dinner and choosing a different venue; depending on the [...]

Have you seen these antique books?

22 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

On Wednesday 5 August, ACT Policing commenced an investigation into a burglary in Dickson. Amongst stolen items of property, there were three antique books which were located in a safe.The books are very distinctive atlases and they are potentially the last in circulation. The offender may be oblivious to their worth and they may have [...]

A look around Canberra – Dickson

The suburb of Dickson in Canberra’s north was named after Sir James Dickson, one of the founders of the constitution and premier of Queensland in the late 1800s. Dickson gets the tagline ‘Canberra’s Chinatown’ a fair bit, due to the large number of Asian restaurants and grocery stores on Woolley Street. There’s Dickson Dumpling House, The [...]

Has the tax office gone mad?

Life was simple once. The tax office sent me a bill in the mail. I then paid the bill. Now the tax office sends an email to MyGov, MyGov sends an email to me. I go to MyGov, log in, read the email and then click to go to the un-navigable tax office site. This is lunacy. I [...]

Lone Wolf Promotions presents Cassidy’s Ceili TONIGHT

Cassidy Richens has the kind of voice that’ll bring you delicate ballads, rowdy pub songs and all those Irish favourites you didn’t know you knew, delivered by a band with the ease and power that comes from playing together for ten years to audiences across Australia: Sandy Gibbney plays the fiddle Peter Richens plays guitar, banjo and [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (29 and 30 August 2015)

[ 29 August 2015 at 7:00 am; 30 August 2015 at 8:00 am; ] Canberra garage sales this weekend in Queanbeyan, Harrison, Red Hill, Ngunnawal, Kambah, Wanniassa and Curtin. Happy Friday! Saturday 29 August 12 Cruikshank Street 7am to 4pm Wide range of household items. 20 Derrima Road Queanbeyan 8am to 11am Furniture, puzzles, bric-a-brac. Show More Summary

Has Joe Republic put a banana in Tony’s tailpipe?

There is little doubt our Federal Government is lost somewhere in the wilderness, flitting from issue to issue with what appears to be no real purpose. Or is it? Commentators were left aghast yesterday by what appears to be on the surface yet another own goal – this time by the treasurer. At a time when the government is [...]

Tea with JT – Michelle Walton

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Welcome back to the series where I have the pleasure of interviewing some of Canberra’s most fascinating women. This week I met up with the lovely Michelle Walton at Me & Mrs Jones in Kingston. We talked all things sport and business and here’s what I discovered. Who are you? Michelle Walton What do you do? I am a Director [...]

Marisa Quigley with Ali Penney at the Keller Sessions

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Award winning blues divas Marisa Quigley and Ali Penney are set to take the stage as Ali accompanies Marisa for another fabulous Keller Sessions night. The pair have played together numerous times, including Bruthen Blues, Broadbeach and both of Quigley’s solo album launches in Melbourne. Marisa has been described as “possibly the blackest white woman since [...]

Behind the scenes – Burmese Curry Place

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Burmese Curry Place on City Walk is a bit of a Canberra institution. It always has a line out the door at lunchtime and is easily one of my favourite feeds. I’ve been coming here for years and thought it was finally time to sit down with the owners and find out how Mi-Mee and Nai [...]

Local politics: Here’s what you missed this fortnight

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Labor membership continues to grow It might be due to Tony Abbott, it might be due to Andrew Barr or it even might be due to Jeremy Hanson but membership of the ACT Labor Party has reached new heights. There are now more members of the ACT Labor Party than members of the Canberra Liberals and ACT [...]

Bolt in for a fascinating experience!

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Offering more than just horse racing, Thoroughbred Park has again raised the bar for corporate entertainment, function space and classy race day ideas. It’s definitely more than just a racecourse. 1. Distinctive, unique function spaces Six distinctive...Show More Summary

10 things to do in Canberra this weekend (29 and 30 August 2015)

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 29 August 2015 to 30 August 2015. ] This weekend's highlights include a LEGO exhibition, the ADFA open day and free ice cream in Garema Place. What are your plans? 1. Journey of a Curator with Dr Deborah Hart Join Deborah Hart, a senior curator at the National Gallery of Australia, as she takes you behind the scenes and reveals her passion for curating and [...]

Stolen goods worth $300,000 seized in Phillip

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing executed two search warrants yesterday (Tuesday, 25 August 2015) at a residence in Chisholm and business in Phillip. About 8.00am, members of the Criminal Investigations Crime Targeting Team executed two section 187 Drugs of Dependence Act 1989 search warrants after information was received from the public. A male person of interest was present at the [...]

2015 Seymour Biography Lecture: Robert Drewe

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 17 September 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] Robert Drewe, Australian author of the prize-winning memoirs The Shark Net and Montebello, presents a lecture exploring the complexity of writing a memoir. He will explore the literary, personal andShow More Summary

Public talk: Nanoscience – are nanoparticles alive?

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 6 October 2015 at 5:30 pm; ] In the world of science fiction, nanotechnology is often shown as swarms of micro-machines that act without the need for human supervision. Much like their biological counterparts, these imagined devices...Show More Summary

Lone Wolf Promotions presents Fiona Boyes

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 29 August 2015 at 5:00 pm; ] Fiona Boyes plays deep Blues, influenced by a myriad of traditional regional styles, her mostly original repertoire is like a Blues travelogue. She has carved an international reputation as a blues guitarist,...Show More Summary

Canberra tales: Planners bend their own rules

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra is a city where residents are continually at odds with planning and development agencies. It is also accepted that planning bureaucrats are skilled at bending the rules to suit themselves and other players. It seems that it has always been so. The very building they occupy today in Dickson is a testament to their aptitude to [...]

Cheap eats – Oscar’s Bakery Cafe, University of Canberra

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I’ve spent a bit of time at the University of Canberra over the past few weeks. I was a student at UC a few years ago, and it’s interesting to see what’s changed since I left. There is student accommodation where there used to be car parks. There are boom gates where it used to be free parking, and [...]

#QandOffensive?

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I haven’t checked the calendar yet, but I’m reading about Q&A, so I think it must be a Tuesday. Everyone is talking about ‘that’ tweet. You know, the one from a Twitter user with the handle @AbbottLovesAnal, which slipped past ABC moderators on last night’s show. Was it crude? Certainly. Offensive? Probably. Is the outrage warranted? No [...]

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