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David Pocock helping children with cancer to Walk On Walk Strong

When Brumbies vice captain David Pocock took out man of the match following his team’s win against the Highlanders last month, the charity he chose to receive a $500 donation was a cause close to a teammate’s heart. David selected Fiji’s Walk On Walk Strong Foundation, which assists children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Fellow teammate [...]

Free Mother’s Day festival in the City this Sunday!

If a day of free beauty pampering, gourmet food tasting, live music, dance and cycling events plus entertainment for the kids sounds good, then we have a great event for you! This Mother’s Day, Bunda Street is hosting a free event for the community! Event: Mother’s Day on the shareway Where: Bunda Street, from Genge Street  to Akuna [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Cupping Room, Canberra City

One of the things I dislike the most about favourite cafes of mine is when they change their menu. I almost have a mini panic attack because it’s no longer familiar to me. So recently when I heard that Cupping Room changed their menu, I was genuinely concerned that it was no longer going to [...]

ActewAGL jobs to be slashed after budget cuts

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra-based utility provider ActewAGL has today announced that as many as 83 jobs will be cut as the result of a 36 per cent cut to its operating budget. From ActewAGL’s media release: ActewAGL has announced how many job losses are proposed as a result of the AER’s final decision on the ACT’s electricity distribution network for the period [...]

Free legal advice on wills

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 13 May 2015 at 11:00 am; 14 May 2015 at 11:45 am; ] The President of the Law Society of the ACT, Martin Hockridge, has today announced free advice sessions on wills and powers of attorney that will be run as part of ACT Law Week. “Many people either don’t realise how important it is to have a will, or they think they can leave it until later,” said [...]

What does the “Canberra accent” sound like?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Yes folks. Apparently it’s a thing so I’m very interested in everyone’s thoughts. What does the “Canberra Accent” sound like. My feeling? It’s a little bit toff with a good measure of Kambah twang thrown in. Vowels are sounded out quite roundly – like our roundabouts. Would love to hear your thoughts. If you want to join in the discussion [...]

Local sports club profile – Brindabella Blues Football Club

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Tuggeranong’s Brindabella Blues Football Club will this season field over 80 teams across all age groups from under sixes to masters. The club has around 1000 players registered this season, which is at least 150 above average. President Ken Yalg attributes the growth to several high profile, global football competitions last year. “This year’s been a bit extraordinary [...]

A look around Canberra – Charnwood

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Charny. Charnwood. Everyone’s heard of it, some people refuse to go there. Others say it’s their favourite part of Canberra. Located in the Belconnen region, Charnwood was established in 1971 and boasts a population of 3068. Unlike many other suburbs in Canberra, Charnwood is not named after a Prime Minister but rather a forest in England; [...]

Weekend garage sale guide (9th and 10th May 2015)

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra garage sales this weekend in Wanniassa, Monash, Watson, Ainslie, Ngunnawal, Wright, Melba, Franklin, Campbell, Rivett, Pearce, Holder and Narrabundah. Happy Friday! Saturday 9 May 5 O’Grady Place Wanniassa 7am to 1pm Charity garage sale to fund projects supporting children in poor communities. Show More Summary

Another traffic infringement notice scam

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing has today issued another warning against scam traffic infringement notices, this time for “irresponsible driving a car.” Morning Canberra, It would seem that the scammers are at it again with another version of the email traffic infringement notice doing the rounds. For the LOL’s, we received this email from the scammers this morning telling us this [...]

Karma – the website that reviews you!

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Entrepreneurship can be a lonely game and in the case of these young Canberran gents, it can be controversial too. Monish Parajuli and brothers Dayne Rathbone and Clyde Rathbone (pictured above) are in the latter stages of developing a website which’s primary function is to publically evaluate human beings. As I sat to chew the fat with [...]

What’s on this weekend? 9th and 10th May 2015

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 9 May 2015 to 10 May 2015. ] This weekend's highlights include Mother's Day festivities (if you're still looking for somewhere to treat Mum, our Mother's Day guide has you covered), a Raiders home game and the final performances of Le Noir - The Dark Side of Cirque at the Canberra Theatre Centre. As always, let us know what else is happening in Canberra over [...]

Top places to take visitors to Canberra

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I’ve met a lot of people overseas who end up travelling to Australia. While Canberra is not on the must do lists of all tourists (the Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne and the Great Barrier Reef are usually the top tourist spots among the people I know), Canberra sometimes gets a look in for those interested [...]

Where to spoil Mum in Canberra this Mother’s Day

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

If you’ve left it to the last minute to organise Mother’s Day breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea, stop panicking and start reading. Our guide to Canberra cafes and restaurants offering special Mother’s Day menus is certainly not exhaustive, so let us know what we’ve missed in the comments below. Bookplate at the National Library is hosting lavish [...]

The Mighty Bluzicians host May Blues Jam

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 17 May 2015 at 2:00 pm; ] The Mighty Bluzicians was formed when some of the best rock & blues musicians in Canberra came together 12 years ago with a dedication to musicianship & love of blues. Feel the passion of Rick Bamford – guitar, slide and vocals, Dean Edgecombe – bass guitar and vocals, Gavin “Larry Spoons” Kelly – drums, percussion [...]

Share your ideas on improving Tuggeranong

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 9 May 2015 at 1:00 pm; ] Community Brainstorming session, Saturday 9 May Tuggeranong Action Group (TAG) is a new grassroots organisation established to advocate and represent the interests of the Tuggeranong Valley. We are proud to...Show More Summary

Local leaders – Phil Preston and Duncan Amos (Red Robot)

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra may not be a city renowned for its manufacturing prowess, but it is home to the largest photo booth manufacturer in the southern hemisphere, Red Robot. Founded by Canberrans Phil Preston and Duncan Amos in 2007, the local tech start up produces portable, modular and pop-up photo booths which are exported around the world. Red [...]

Cheap eats – Red Brick Espresso (Curtin)

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Red Brick Espresso at Curtin shops is one of my favourite neighbourhood coffee haunts. It’s been around for a few years now, and on weekend mornings the line for coffee can snake out the door and around the side of the building. I’m a regular Red Brick Espresso coffee drinker, and often forget that it has [...]

Civic an urgent urban planning problem

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Several decades ago, the centre of Canberra provided a very different shopping experience. Civic was a series of pedestrian plazas with a small complex named The Monaro Mall. In 1989 this mall was enlarged to become the first Canberra Centre. There were howls of protest at the time about how the government’s deal to sell off [...]

Fatal collision in Fadden overnight

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is investigating a collision in Fadden in which a male rider has died. About 6pm last night (Tuesday, May 5), police responded to a report that a motorcyclist on Erindale Drive, near the intersection with Sulwood Drive, had collided into the back of a car as they were both travelling south. The 33-year-old rider, Raymond [...]

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