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Fyshwick hit and run witness sought

12 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is seeking a key witness to a collision in Fyshwick this afternoon. A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle whose driver failed to stop and render assistance. We are seeking the driver of a dark-coloured Holden Commodore ute. It is important to note that the driver of the pictured vehicle is being sought as a [...]

More cash for mowing in Canberra suburbs in next ACT Budget

13 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The 2015-16 ACT Budget will spruce up Canberra’s suburbs with a $7.75 million investment in more mowing and other maintenance, Chief Minister Andrew Barr has announced today. From the media release: Since becoming Chief Minister, I’ve been out from behind the Treasurer’s desk listening to what Canberrans want and we all agree we want the look of our [...]

Are you part of the sandwich generation? Take this survey

19 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Do you assist an elderly parent or relative with everyday tasks? Are you also caring for financially dependent children? Welcome to Australia’s sandwich generation! Please take a few moments to complete an online survey investigating the impact of stress and coping strategies on subjective well-being. Show More Summary

A look around Canberra – Forrest

19 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A Look Around Canberra this week takes us to the south side of the bridge and a cruise around State Circle before stopping off at Forrest. Forrest can pretty much be described as a ‘fancy pants’ suburb. It’s very quiet and very nice. Lots of trees, big huge immaculate houses, and lots of peace and quiet. [...]

Weekday breakfast in the city?

19 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A group of colleagues and I go out for breakfast before work once a fortnight. We meet at 7:30 and then usually have a quick breakkie, some coffee and catch up before heading to work around 8:30. We try not to go to the same place too many times but we are running out of venues! [...]

Catherine Britt and Bill Chambers together in concert

19 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 31 May 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] Australia's premier alt-country guitarist Bill Chambers is both a master of delicate picking on Dobro or Lap Steel and a demon on slide. His albums of mostly original music include the ARIA nominated Sleeping With The Blues, Frozen Ground and his most recent, Drifting South. Catherine Britt has a voice which instantly gets your attention. She has [...]

Local sports club profile – Gungahlin Gymnastics

20 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

If there’s proof that Canberra’s north needed another gymnastics club, it’s the speed at which families have signed up to join Gungahlin Gymnastics, which opened for business just a few weeks ago. Directors Joel and Megan Moss had hoped to begin their first term with between 50 and 60 gymnasts across the club, which caters to gymnasts [...]

Weekend garage sale guide (23rd and 24th May 2015)

21 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra garage sales this weekend in Queanbeyan, Spence, Campbell, Franklin, Hughes, Florey, Macquarie, Crace, Nicholls. Happy Friday! Saturday 23 May 35 Millen Street Hughes 8am to 10.30am Moving house sale, lots of different things for sale. Show More Summary

Are you expecting twins, triplets or more?

[ 25 May 2015 at 7:00 pm; ] New and expectant parents of multiples are invited to attend a free information session to learn more about life with multiple birth children. The New and Expectant Parents Information Session is a service...Show More Summary

Majura Parkway opens, southbound, to Fairbairn Avenue

Today Canberra motorists will benefit from another section of Majura Parkway opening with the southbound section of road to Fairbairn Avenue opened this afternoon. “The southbound section of the Majura Parkway opened to traffic between...Show More Summary

Would market price car parking work in Canberra?

Yesterday I was walking through Commonwealth Park and I noticed that the nearby carpark, which was always full before pay parking was introduced, was almost completely empty. There were two cars in the carpark, both paying the daily rate of $12 (I think). This means that the government’s return after spending thousands of dollars on installing [...]

What are your favourite Canberra walking trails?

Canberra is blessed with a multitude of walking trails – some only minutes from the city centre offering spectacular views. I’m a big fan of hiking and I’ve spent many an afternoon after work or weekend morning hiking the trails of the mountains around Canberra. I love being able to enjoy the great outdoors while also [...]

Why travel when you can have a Canberra stay-cation?

My husband and I date every Wednesday. It’s my hot tip for staying happily married and it is probably the reason why we have so many kids (we have four). Four isn’t an amazing amount of children. I have many friends with four or more, but it is at that “professional breeding” level where strangers look twice [...]

13 things to do in Canberra this weekend (23 and 24 May 2015)

This weekend’s highlights include a Tintin adventure night, a Raiders home game and a chance to explore the solar system at Mount Stromlo Observatory’s May public night. 1. Lurch & Chief at Transit Bar Melbourne stoner-swirl jam-psych band Lurch & Chief return to Canberra in support of their sophomore EP Breathe, which was written and recorded at [...]

Dickson supermarket development rejected

The ACT Planning and Land Authority has announced that the controversial Dickson Coles-DOMA development has been officially rejected. The proponent has 28 days to appeal for a review of that decision by the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal (ACAT). Dickson Residents Group spokeswoman and urban planning consultant Jane Goffman said: “The plans we saw at the start [...]

Human Rights Arts and Film Festival returns to Canberra

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 22 May 2015 to 25 May 2015. ] Seeking to move and actively engage audiences on human rights issues, the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF) will return to Canberra as part of its national tour this year with an impressive line up of film highlights from its festival program. The Festival will open in Canberra on 22 May with Australian documentary I [...]

Corbell calls for more federal funding for ACT’s community legal centres

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A letter from the majority of state and territory attorneys-general has called on the Federal Government to better fund community legal centres. The letter to Commonwealth Attorney-General George Brandis was signed by attorneys-general...Show More Summary

Food fans in for a feast

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 23 May 2015 at 10:00 am; ] Foodies are in for a treat as Ainslie Parties at the Shops celebrates local produce, dines on international cuisine, and crowns Canberra’s best baker. Ainslie Shops has long been home to some of Canberra’s finest and most popular pubs and restaurants, and on Saturday 23 May from 10am-4pm, the businesses of Ainslie will join forces for [...]

Local leaders – Sean Davey

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

For Canberra freelance photographer Sean Davey, the secret to taking a good photograph doesn’t lie in nailing  technical aspects such as exposure or composition, but rather in developing good relationships. “Photography means constantly dealing with people. Show More Summary

Cheap eats – Dream Cuisine (Fyshwick)

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Before one of my best friends moved to Canada (I’m not envious, I promise) we had a regular lunch date called Pie Thursday. On Pie Thursdays we’d buy pies from either Dream Cuisine or Flute Bakery and chocolate brownies from the health food shop at Griffith shops, and wolf them down while fighting off seagulls [...]

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