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Versailles fan favourites revealed

2 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

For the past couple of months, I have been indulging my inner ‘Francophile’. Over the course of a number of visits to the National Gallery of Australia’s summer exhibition, “Versailles: Treasures from the Palace”, I have fallen in love with more than just one of the 130 treasures entrusted to the care of the Gallery. I […]

From the Kitchen: Crepes for Pancake Day

7 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

This Tuesday is Pancake Day, which provides us all with an excellent excuse to cook up a special breakfast, whether the day has religious significance for us or not. In the Christian calendar, the forty days of Lent leading into Easter begin on Ash Wednesday (which falls on March 1 this year). Shrove Tuesday, or […]

Living the good life on the cheap (or even for free!)

11 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

New to Canberra? Setting up home and want to do it on the super cheap? Or maybe you just love tracking down a bargain? Check out Serina Huang’s recommendations for must-try sources of free and/or cheap goods so that you can live the good life in the nation’s capital without breaking the bank. THE FREE STUFF Freecycle […]

Ask RiotACT: tile suppliers in ACT

Hi Rioters. Can anyone point me in the direction of a tile supplier in or around Canberra (kitchen, bathroom) that has something a little bit different? So far I’ve looked at what the bigger stores in Fyshwick have to offer, and it’s all the same. I’m not looking for extravagant tiles, just something that I’m […]

Escape in 60 minutes: the excitement of Canberra’s new Riddle Room

Imagine being locked in a dark room with your friends, trying to solve a series of puzzles before time runs out. You have only your combined intuition, creativity and the clues and objects in the room to save you. Welcome to the world of escape rooms – a phenomenon sweeping the globe that is rapidly […]

Burley Group to run new ANU Bar in Hamlet-style pop-up

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The operators of Walt and Burley and Betti Bravo will manage the establishment that will replace the existing ANU bar during and after the upcoming $220 million Union Court revamp. ANU commerce graduate Tristan Madigan and his business partner in the Burley Group, Will Honey, pictured above, say they plan to ensure the new ANU Bar […]

ACT economy gets thumbs up from big banks

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT’s was the top performing of all state and territory economies at the end of 2016, an ANZ study has found. The ANZ research team found that while the Australian economy was underperforming overall, the ACT and Victoria were the tallest dwarves. Every state and territory economy was growing below its historical average with the exception […]

Canberra United star gets on her bike for charity

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Popular Canberra United striker Ashleigh Sykes is taking on a new sporting challenge in March, participating in her first Big Canberra Bike Ride. The Golden Boot winner regularly uses the on-road cycle lanes around Canberra, and says that highlighting safe cycling in the ACT is an important part of why she’s both participating in the […]

Should bus stops and taxi ranks be smoke-free?

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra bus stops, bus interchanges, future light rail stops and taxi ranks could become smoke-free zones under a proposal that would restrict smoking within 5m of public transport waiting areas. The ACT is the only state or territory in Australia that does not currently have legislation to prohibit smoking at bus stops. The Government proposes […]

Maple bar at the Treehouse

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Ladies, looking for a stylish, upmarket place to enjoy cocktails and not get hit on? Try Maple Bar. Maple Bar, formerly known as upstairs at Treehouse Bar, is a new, elite bar area opened by owner Mike Kadinski. The bar does killer cocktails, made with pizzazz by its bartenders, for whom nothing appears to be a […]

Canberra’s Rock’n’Roll Women

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Duncan Stuart considers why there are so few women in Rock, why there are so many in Canberra and where to go to hear them. Progressive Rock band The Colours Are are one of many female fronted bands in Canberra. They will be headlining She-Riff 5 on the 25th of February. As music gets louder, it […]

Come on, let’s cruise, you got nothin’ to lose …

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Don’t tell The Beach Boys (who you can thank, or blame, for the headline inspiration) – but a cruise is still a divisive kind of holiday. I’m not sure whether it’s the fact that we live in a land-locked territory, but the idea of a holiday at sea has real appeal for many Canberrans. Waves […]

Petition calls for return of Birdman Rally

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Several hundred Canberrans have signed an e-petition calling on the ACT Government to reinstate the popular Birdman Rally on Lake Burley Griffin. Last held in 1992, the rally was a crazy event in which Canberrans (and entrants from elsewhere) attempted to fly for at least 50 metres from a 10m scaffolding tower over the lake […]

Is this the capital’s silliest sign?

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Welcome to ‘C’, the nation’s capital! This Canberra sign at Kingston Railway has got to be on the shortlist for silliest sign in the city. Not that there’s anything silly about the sign itself, it’s more the positioning of it in front of two well-established bushes that is the issue here. In the installation team’s […]

KFC Fyshwick held up, men flee to Narrabundah on foot

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Two men held up the Fyshwick KFC on Tuesday night, jumping the counter and stealing a sum of cash after threatening staff, then crossing Canberra Avenue on foot, towards Narrabundah. ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the aggravated robbery that took place at about 9pm on Tuesday. The first man is about 6’ 1” tall […]

Five things to do around Canberra this weekend (24–26 Feb)

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The mornings are becoming cool, summer is coming to an end, but there are still plenty of opportunities to enjoy the last of the summer sun. The Royal Canberra Show is on all weekend, Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres are launching their 2017 program this Friday with beer, cocktails, music and food on Gorman’s village […]

We must do better to close the gap

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Last week the Prime Minister released the annual Closing the Gap Report which reports on progress towards our commitment of closing the gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians in areas including life expectancy, health outcomes, education attainment, employment and wellbeing. This is the ninth report of its kind and is […]

Bruce Hall is dead, long live Bruce Hall

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ANU student residence Bruce Hall’s motto is “Felix Qui Potuit Rerum Cognoscere Causas” or, for the non-Latin scholars among you, “Happy is he who is able to discover the reason for things”. Many Bruce Hall alumni and residents have struggled to come to terms with the university’s plans to demolish their much loved original building […]

Chapman Cafe owner ‘really annoyed’ at police wait after break-in

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Chapman cafe owner Samson Dass arrived at work this morning to find his takeaway outlet had been broken into overnight, and is frustrated that he is unable to serve customers today as police have yet to arrive and have requested he not touch anything until they do. Neighbouring business Cool Pools of Canberra was also […]

The Cricket Calls: A poem for Minister Yvette Berry

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

With the Australian and ACT cricket seasons reaching a crescendo and the Prime Minister XI’s just complete, Kim Huynh draws upon verse to consider our love of cricket and sport. Dear Sheila, The Cricket Calls Tell me not (Sweet) I am unkind, That from the nunnery Of thy gaunt chest and quiet mind To tests […]

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