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Burquas – the Hidden Threat

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I saw the media recently from that bastion of protectionism, Cory Benardi, that he wants to ban the burquas from Parliament House. His call was echoed by that Pauline Hanson clone, Jacqui Lambie, that the burqua be banned in Oz entirely. Good one. Not! There are so many issues at stake here. Firstly, I agree that the [...]

Make money from your spare car space with Parkhound

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The days of free parking in the Parliamentary Triangle are officially over. At the same time, finding a reasonably priced long stay car space in the CBD or Braddon is becoming an increasingly frustrating and time consuming exercise. What’s a commuter to do? Enter Parkhound, an online community that connects drivers with spare car parking spaces [...]

The Handmade Markets

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Handmade Markets were on this long weekend at the National Convention Centre, with everything on offer from clocks fashioned out of bicycle wheels and gears, to a stall full of delicious marinades for meat, to hand-sewed foxes wearing trousers. I went along on Saturday morning, at around 11.00am. The markets had only been open for [...]

Glenn Cardier and The Sideshow

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 11 October 2014 at 8:00 pm; ] Glenn Cardier & The Sideshow will be bringing their 'Stranger Than Fiction' tour to The Harmonie German Club on Saturday 11 October 2014. Joining Glenn is Rex Goh who is arguably Australia’s ‘most heard’ guitarist & on drums, Dave Fester who tours year round with some of Australia’s finest musicians. Glenn A Baker (Author & Rock [...]

Witnesses sought to assault

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is calling for witnesses to an assault that is likely to have occurred in Gordon in the early hours of this morning (Monday 6 October). About 4.30am ACT Policing and ACT Ambulance Service responded to a call about an injured male unconscious on the side of the road in Knoke Avenue, Gordon. The male was [...]

Local Sports Wrap 4th and 5th of October

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

FUTSAL: Futsal Premier League Any thoughts that Canberra City Prawns would easily defend its Futsal Premier League title in 2014-15 were dispelled last week. The Prawns, so dominant last season, were held to a 3-all draw by Monaro Panthers Green in the pair’s entertaining round two clash. Dragan Stegnjaic continued his red hot start to the season by [...]

Where to buy Vintage Clothing in Canberra

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Looking for vintage clothing in Canberra but don’t know where to start? Here are my picks for the best vintage and second hand shops in Canberra: Designer Op Shop The Designer Op Shop in Braddon buys and sells quality second hand clothing, accessories and homewares. This is the place to look for pieces that have probably only [...]

Equus – Canberra Repertory (Review)

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It opens with a grotesque crime: a teenage boy has gouged out the eyes of six horses.  Child psychologist Martin Dysart (Jerry Hearn) is tasked with healing the boy… but also with finding the answer to a simple question.  Why did he do it?  Peter Shaffer’s award-winning play about love and worship thrills in a [...]

A real book-shop in Woden

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Harry Hartog bookshop has opened this week in Woden.  Hurrah – a real bookshop where you can buy and order un-remaindered books as well as check out some very cute giftware.  There’s second-hand books as well. https://www.facebook.com/harryhartogs

Broad beans in the ‘berra

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Do you like broad beans? My grandparents used to grown them in the garden. I’d sit on the bottom step of my Grandma’s kitchen stool and pop the beans from their furry pods. That stool now sits in my kitchen. I look at it and think how small I must have been then. I think [...]

Weekend Cafe Hotspot: A Bite to Eat, Chifley Shops

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I’ve only heard positive things about A Bite to Eat, so I was keen to check it out for myself and put it to the test. The cafe is boho meets my grandmother. The furniture is a mish-mash of retro and vintage with couches, tables and a very lovely out door area. My friend and I took [...]

Two car crash at Waramanga

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A woman has been taken to hospital in a stable condition following a two car accident at Waramanga. The ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue responded to the incident on the southbound on ramp to the Tuggeranong Parkway off Hindmarsh Drive just after 4 o’clock. The woman, believed to be in her late twenties, sustained [...]

7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight’s program

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

7.30 ACT on the ABC Friday October 3rd Multi Cultural voice of Canberra – expressing disquiet and even fear about the tone of the current Team Australia conversation. Some Muslim women too scared to go out – others giving up the Hijab for fear of attack. Log Jam – ecologists acting like beavers to save the Murrumbidgee. Garage Baker [...]

Three arrested in Spence incident

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Three people, two men and a woman, were apprehended late this morning following an incident in Spence (Friday, October 3). Around 6am Criminal Investigations detectives attended a unit to execute a search warrant. Entry was refused and...Show More Summary

What’s on this (long) weekend? 4-6th October 2014

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Three cheers for another long weekend!! As always, a few tips from our team: John Lombard is off to The Courtyard Studio to check out the (sure to be raunchy) ‘In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play‘ – performed by the National University Theatre Society and running 3rd and 4th October Angela Hutton likes the look [...]

Polit Bar takes out award for Best Cocktail Bar in the ACT at National Bar Awards

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

All the thrills, spills and live action from the ‘Oscars’ of the bar industry On a sweltering September day, 550 bar professionals from around Australia headed down to the picturesque Doltone House at Jones Bay Wharf in Pyrmont for a night of clinking glasses, drinking cocktails and of course, giving out gongs to congratulate the fine [...]

Should the guy pay on the first date?

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A question like this can change any group conversation to a heated debate, surprisingly. So many different opinions and different reasonings as to why. Me? I’m not fussed either way. If a guy insists on paying I’ll let him. If I offer to split the bill and he agrees I won’t get offended. It doesn’t phase [...]

The Loop Pedal Singer and the Upside Down Guitarist: Kate Watts and Tessa Devine

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I like Little Brooklyn.  It’s a quaint little venue but it’s always had quite a big crowd. It keeps gigs intimate, but there’s still that popularity factor that entices the less musically inclined to venture in for a drink, or dinner, thus involving them with the local music scene – intentionally or not. Kate Watts is [...]

Double demerit points for the long weekend

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, reminds drivers that double demerit points will be applied over the Labour Day long weekend as part of the government’s commitment to improving road safety. Double demerit points will apply to speeding offences and increased demerit points will apply to a number of other traffic offences from Friday 3 October to Monday 6 [...]

Two agricultural burns

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Two ACT landholders will conduct agricultural burns today, Friday 3 October, 2014, weather permitting. A 15 hectare agricultural burn is planned at the property “Top Naas”, Naas Road, Naas Valley via Tharwa. The second agricultural burn is planned at the property “Huntly” Uriarra Road, via Weston. A number of pile burns are expected to be carried out [...]

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