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Police investigate fatal collision in Royalla

12 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing are investigating a three-vehicle collision in Royalla this afternoon (Saturday 28 November) in which a motorcyclist has died. About 5.20pm, police received a report of a collision involving three motorcycles on the Monaro Highway, Royalla. The collision occurred approximately five kilometers south of the intersection with the Monaro Highway and Old Cooma Road. A [...]

Ask RiotACT: Stinky hedge

Does anyone else notice that the flowers of this hedge stink? If so, why is there so much of it in Canberra?

Pick of the Markets: Serendipity Soaps

I’m back! But I’m no longer reviewing weekend hot spots. The team thought it would be fun and something a little different, to review local Canberra markets and the stalls that frequent them. Each week I am going to explore and review a new stall from the various Canberra markets, so watch this space! I was [...]

Getting the most out of your real Christmas tree

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Editor note: Next week, we’ll be starting our Christmas gift-maker interview series. Watch this space. Do you get a real Christmas tree? Curious about giving one a go in place of the plastic alternatives? Ever wondered just where that tree comes from, how it is grown and what on earth those growers do for the non-festive time [...]

This weekend’s top picks for the DESIGN Canberra festival

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

DESIGN Canberra raced out of the gate proving that the capital is very much en vogue. The festival—now in its second year—is putting on more than 70 events and activities, many free and something for all ages and interests. The festival is about connecting you with artists, designers, architects, interior designers, landscape designers, craftspeople and other [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (28 and 29 November 2015)

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 28 November 2015 to 29 November 2015. ] Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with over 25 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds website. 15 Andado Place,...Show More Summary

Ask RiotACT: So, the GST is Going to Increase…?

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Can anyone answer some of these questions in relation to what appears an almost certain increase in the GST from 10% to 15% : 1) If the prices of goods/services rises, will not the law of demand hold true and generally, sales will decrease? How will that affect projected revenue raised? 2) If tax payers/families/fixed income recipients/self [...]

What’s on in Canberra this weekend (28 and 29 November 2015)

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 28 November 2015 to 29 November 2015. ] The Christmas season is in full swing as of this weekend. The Street Theatre presents Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, an alternate telling of Dickens’ classic tale; Christmas in the City starts...Show More Summary

Crowdfunding talk with the Light Clock guys

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

With only seven days left of their Kickstarter campaign (it seems that we can’t stay away from the crowdfunding projects here at RiotACT this week), The Light Clock are one of the campaigns that have reached their goal. This isn’t always guaranteed. The Light Clock is a decorative piece that uses light to tell the time. You can [...]

Take a hike: Mt Budawang

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

After exhausting most of the hikes in the ACT (or at least the ones I can get to in a 2WD vehicle), I set out with my friend Brooke to hike up Mt Budawang. Mt Budawang is the namesake of the Budawang National Park and is located about a 90 minute drive from Canberra via Braidwood. Once [...]

Elective surgery ‘blitz’ to address long waits

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT Government has announced an elective surgery “blitz” in the first half of 2016 that will see the city’s surgeons perform an extra 1000 procedures in a bid to reduce the number of long-wait patients in the territory. ACT Minister for Health Simon Corbell said the Government would direct $16 million towards the program in [...]

Body is missing Evatt man: police

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing has confirmed that a body found in Majura last Thursday is that of missing Evatt man Mr Andrew Carville, and that his death is being treated is suspicious. Police have ruled out family as persons of interest. Mr Carville was reported missing earlier this month. He was last seen at his Evatt home on the [...]

Ask RiotACT: Recommend a window cleaning service

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Editor note: we were looking for cleaner recommendations earlier in the week, now we’re looking specifically for window cleaners. Looking for a pro to clean the windows at my large(ish) 2 storey townhouse Southside.  Any recommendations?  What does it normally cost? Thanks in advance.

Cheap Eats – Double Drummer (Barton)

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

As mentioned in previous weeks and the call-out for Canberra Cheap Eats last week, I’ve been keen to branch out of Civic and try some ‘unknown’ eateries. One suggestion received was Double Drummer in Barton. I work close to Barton and had never even heard of this place so I was excited to check it [...]

Canberra Tales: Huts of protest

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

If you happen to be driving past the South African Embassy in Canberra, you may notice a lonely and disused sentry box on the corner near the entrance to the embassy and its residence. Today, this corner of Canberra is very quiet and most people drive by without giving any thought to the place this [...]

Police seek witnesses to Griffith assault

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing has called for public assistance as it searches for a man involved in an altercation in at the Stuart Flats in Griffith last night. About 5.15pm yesterday, a man was allegedly stabbed at Stuart Flats (across Captain Crescent from Manuka shops). The incident allegedly occurred near the carport at the rear of the building. ACT [...]

Best of Canberra – creative markets

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A few weeks ago I hunted down the best fresh food markets in Canberra. Now it’s time to find the best creative markets. Arts and crafts, trashes and treasures – you name it, I want to know about it! The Handmade Markets and Bus Depot Markets Christmas are a favourite and by now the Christmas markets [...]

Redistribution to force Leigh office move

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The augmented Electoral Commission has ignored ACT Labor’s plea to include Member for Fraser Andrew Leigh’s existing office within boundaries of his electorate after a redistribution between it and the electorate of Canberra. Mr Leigh’s electorate office at 8/1 Torrens Street, Braddon is currently within the boundaries of Fraser but will fall within the seat of [...]

Fenner ‘spinning in his grave’: Stanhope

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Jon Stanhope reckons Frank Fenner would be turning in his grave at the news that his name will replace that of longtime member for Canberra Jim Fraser in representing the northern electorate of the ACT. The augmented Electoral Commission confirmed today that Fraser is to become Fenner despite a number of high profile objections to the [...]

Friday Night Live – Clayton Doley & Illya Szwec

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 4 December 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] Clayton Doley is Australia's finest Hammond organist. He has dedicated his life to exploring the full potential of the B3 Hammond and utilising its dynamics, depth of tone and it's bass pedals. Not just an organist, Clayton has a deep and rich and soulful singing voice and his bluesy songwriting combines modern structure and harmony [...]

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