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Backbeat Drivers host June Blues Jam at Harmonie German Club

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 21 June 2015 at 2:00 pm; ] Backbeat Drivers is one of Australia’s most original blues/R&B acts, with Steve Hartnett on Vocals Harmonica and Guitar, Mike Hardy on Guitar and backing vocals, Ben Connelly on Bass and backing vocals and David “Doc” Rennie on drums. The band is a local legend in Canberra and our longest continually gigging blues band, playing originals, as [...]

Police investigate suspicious Hawker College fire

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious fire that occurred in Hawker early this morning (Tuesday, 16 June). About 5am, police attended Hawker College, Murranji Street, Hawker in relation to reports that a shed was on fire. The fire was quickly brought under control by firefighters from the ACT Fire and Rescue and deemed as suspicious. No damage [...]

Parking in Braddon – something still needs to be done

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Braddon is getting busier. Well duh, I hear you say. Of course it is. With a new cafe popping up what seems like every second week, new apartment complexes filling up with residents and another huge complex to be built where Lonsdale Street Traders once stood, the suburb is bustling more than ever. Not to [...]

Capital Metro can repeat the Gold Coast’s light rail success

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Higher than expected light rail patronage, overall growth in all public transport patronage and decreased road traffic…. how did the Gold Coast achieve this? Page eight of the latest ARA Newsletter offers some insight: Australasia’s newest Light Rail project on the Gold Coast recorded its 5 millionth passenger in April, reaching Year 2 patronage figures in its first 9 months [...]

Review – Schnitzel Haus, Braddon

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

If you’re after a schnitzel as big as your head, try Braddon’s newest food offering, Schnitzel Haus in Lonsdale Street. I know there’s one of these already in Canberra at Erindale but I have never tried it – and honestly I didn’t know it existed until the Braddon store popped up. The newest Schnitzel Haus is located [...]

How much did you pay for your last haircut?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Call me a metrosexual or whatever you like, but I love getting my hair cut. Unfortunately it doesn’t make me any better looking. I still walk out with my worry (and laughing) lines, and my nose is just as big and my muscles are just as small. But I do walk out happy. I’m happy [...]

Best of Canberra – Indian

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Indian food is much like Indian dancing – exciting, colourful, a little bit saucy and a lot spicy. I know I say this most weeks about most foods, but Indian is definitely one of my favourite cuisines.  My love of Indian food began when I worked in an Indian restaurant during high school and really took [...]

Rattenbury heads lineup at next North Canberra Community Council meeting

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 16 June 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] Shane Rattenbury (Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Justice, Sport and Recreation; Minister Assisting the Chief Minister on Transport Reform) will present to the North Canberra Community Council...Show More Summary

Have your say on proposed Lyneham food forest

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Territory and Municipal Services is reminding Canberrans that today is the last day to provide feedback on the proposed Lyneham food forest, to be located behind Lyneham Primary School. If the food forest goes ahead, local volunteers will work alongside TAMS to plant around 30 fruit and nut trees, as well as complimentary plants, over several years. Here’s [...]

Wild wild west theme party

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 20 June 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] Yee-haw! Welcome to the Wild West Theme Event. Your cowboy/cowgirl hat is starting to collect dust. You're humming the theme song to the classic TV western ‘Bonanza’. Rather than talk in your sleep, you're calling out square dance directions. You're drawn to pointy snakeskin boots and chaps. Step in to our saloon and enjoy a wild [...]

Mandolin concert, 28 June

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 28 June 2015 at 4:00 pm; ] Come and enjoy a program of beautiful music played by COZMO (Capital of Australia Mandolinata) and our learning group COZYMO! COZMO will present delightful music from Arcangelo Corelli; Australian composers...Show More Summary

Best of Canberra taste off – Street food

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It might not be the best time of year for eating dinner outdoors, but when it comes to street food, even the cold winter nights aren’t keeping Canberrans away. This weekend I ventured out of winter hibernation to find Canberra’s best street food as voted by you in last week’s call out.  From the votes, it [...]

Job vacancy: Asylum seeker turnaround project

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ADVERTISEMENT JOB VACANCY – ASYLUM SEEKER TURNAROUND PROJECT The Commonwealth Government is inviting expressions of interest for multiple positions in its Border Protection Force. Job description Identify boat load of asylum seekersShow More Summary

Can the Planning Minister bring planning back under control?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

According to the Canberra Times, the Property Council has concluded that Canberra’s planning system is overly bureaucratic, without a strong strategic direction. That the assessment system is difficult to navigate. That third-party appeal...Show More Summary

Tired Telstra Tower has sky high possibilities

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Telstra Tower is one of our most iconic Canberra landmarks. It is something tourists look for when they are lost, and a great relief for Canberrans to see when travelling on the Barton Highway after a seven-hour (or longer) drive from Melbourne. The Telstra Tower opened on 15 May 1980 and there is something stylishly 1980s [...]

Weekend cafe hot spot: Patissez, Manuka

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

When I heard friends of ours were opening a new café called Patissez, I was very excited. After all, Anna and Gina Petridis had recently been contestants on My Kitchen Rules, and the family already own the very well-known My Café in Manuka, so it was going to be amazing, right?! We were told to head [...]

A look around Canberra – Scullin

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A last minute change in schedule saw me off to Scullin this week for A Look Around Canberra. Located in the Belconnen region, Scullin is nestled in amongst Page, Hawker, Higgins and Florey, and has a population of 2814. This suburb was named after the ninth Prime Minister of Australia James Scullin and was gazetted on [...]

The New Savages at Harmonie German Club

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 26 June 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] Melbourne duo The New Savages built their reputation by digging out long lost grooves from pre WWII era blues music, with an emphasis on creating a dark and hypnotic beat that punters can dance to. Lead singer and guitarist Milan has built a career on finding lost blues riffs and transforming them into something modern yet [...]

Looking for a builder for a small renovation in Canberra

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Does anyone have a recommendation for a very small renovation? We have a glass sliding door in our kitchen that goes to the outside and we would like to get it closed off and a bench-high window put in. We are hoping to get our kitchen redone soon but need to get this sliding door removed [...]

Women who love to sing, try Brindabella Chorus!

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 17 June 2015 at 7:00 pm; ] Love to sing? Join us in June! Brindabella Chorus is inviting interested singers to join our new members program, commencing on 17 June. Let us help you to develop your singing and performing skills in a fun environment. Join our eight-week program and perform with us at the National Eisteddfod at Llewellyn Hall on 22 August. Brindabella Chorus [...]

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