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Police investigate ‘dog baiting’ incident

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Police are investigating a ‘dog baiting’ incident in Higgins yesterday (13 April). Police were called to a residence in Higgins after reports that CCTV footage captured a man throwing an item into a backyard about 5am that morning. Meat covered in a green chemical substance was located in the backyard. Fortunately, the dogs at the location did not [...]

Tell people what you really think: learn the fine art of letter writing

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

When was the last time you sat down with a pen and paper and mulled over exactly just the right word, the right phrase? Or what about the last time you received a letter addressed specifically for you that wasn’t a bill? In an age where snapchatting and emojis reign supreme, the art of written correspondence [...]

Hoyts preferred operator for Gungahlin cinema, with construction due to start early 2017

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The developer planning to build Gungahlin’s first cinema, Krnc Group, has told a meeting of the Gungahlin Community Council that Hoyts is now the preferred operator for the facility, to be built on the corner of Hibberson Street and Hinder Street from early 2017 if a development application in mid-2016 is successful. Hoyts currently operates the [...]

Top six things to do in Canberra this weekend (15-17 April)

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

This weekend be transported back to a time before technology: join the Jane Austen Festival at Albert Hall and indulge yourself in everything Regency, attend a guided workshop in the (nearly lost) art of letter writing, or purchase a few retro-inspired homewares from the Old Bus Depot Markets. ALL WEEKEND Jane Austen Festival Where: Albert Hall, 100 Commonwealth [...]

Seeking transparency in the ACT Government

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

There are many things about the current ACT Government that are causing concerns, to me and local residents I meet with often – and I think most of us voted for them. Now that’s a worry! If all that was not enough, then along come a couple of Canberra Times articles concerning the employment of the TAMS Minister’s [...]

Lathlain now – For a better Belconnen

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

One of the most audacious features of the proposed Belconnen Town Centre Master Plan is to transform Lathlain Street into a pedestrian friendly promenade. The Master Plan positions “the Lath” as the premier Belconnen destination, host to shops, markets, live music, street festivals, and other entertainment options as well as health, education and community services. With [...]

Ask RiotACT: international finance advice

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi hive mind, Does anyone know of a Canberran financial advisor who is able to give advice on international matters? What we need is personal (i.e. retirement, savings, superannuation financial advice) for us as we may be moving to Pommy land. Thanks in advance.

ANU seeks ACCC help in admissions centres stoush

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Australian National University has lodged a complaint with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission alleging anti-competitive behaviour by state-based university admissions centres. ANU Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)...Show More Summary

First look: Yat Bun Tong Dumpling House

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Who likes Chinese dumplings?  Do you prefer boiled dumplings (jiaozi), fried dumplings (guotie or gyoza), shark fins dumplings (yuchi shuijiao) or perhaps steamed Shanghai steamed bun (xiaolongbao)?  Actually the distinction doesn’t really matter so much because Yat Bun Tong has them all.  Plus a range of Cantonese, Shanghainese and even Beijing dishes. A selection of dishes [...]

Ex-REIA chief to run with Libs in ACT poll, candidate list announced ahead of preselection formality

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Former CEO of the Real Estate Institute of Australia Amanda Lynch is set to be among the Canberra Liberals’ 25 candidates for the ACT election in October. Ms Lynch’s name is on the list of 25 individuals that match the 25 candidacies available, but none aside from the eight sitting MLAs can be officially confirmed until [...]

Sullivans Creek path upgrades underway in Turner

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Work has begun this week on the $1.5 million upgrade of the Sullivans Creek shared path promised in the last ACT budget, with the first stage of the inner north project due for completion by the end of this month. The shared path runs alongside Sullivans Creek, through the suburbs of Lyneham, O’Connor and Turner. Sullivans Creek [...]

Crowds look on as 4 of first 5 Fluffy blocks sell at auction

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

There was so much interest in last night’s auction of the first five remediated Mr Fluffy blocks that several attendees standing outside the venue were heard complaining about a lack of room. There were more than 120 people in attendance at the Ray White Woden event with 30 registered bidders. Four of the five properties up for [...]

You Are Here: arriving this week

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 13 April 2016 to 17 April 2016. ] An inner suburban house transforms into a theatre hotspot. An old night club becomes a hub for political debate. Mysteries linger in the Civic Interchange. Where are you? Playful, irreverent and lo-fi,...Show More Summary

Best of Canberra – Autumn views

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

There was only one nomination following our Best of Canberra – Autumn views call out, perhaps because it was for a contender that was such a shoe-in it wasn’t worth nominating any other site in the city. The ornamental pears that line the Lake Burley Griffin promenade at Queen Elizabeth Terrace, starting in line with the [...]

Moscow Circus signs in ‘burbs breach laws, promoter set to remove them

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Moscow Circus will this afternoon remove promotional signs from fences on private residential land in Narrabundah after a RiotACT reader alerted us to the presence of the signs, which are in breach of ACT laws in their current positions. The signs, which are affixed to fences/walls on residential land on Matina Street (pictured) and Kootara [...]

Man, 63, to face court over weapons haul in South Canberra

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing has seized a fully loaded revolver, eight long-arm rifles, two double-barrel shotguns, 16 bayonets and in excess of 8,000 rounds of ammunition following a search of a residence in South Canberra. As a result of the discovery on Sunday, a 63-year-old man will be summonsed to face the ACT Magistrate’s Court at a [...]

Ask RiotACT: Where to go? Braddon or Kingston?

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Canberrans, I’m about to relocate to Canberra, and am trying to decide which suburb to move to. As the headline suggests, it’s between Braddon and Kingston. I’m a 30 year old professional, married, no kids, looking to buy an apartment and really want a convenient lifestyle with easy access to public transport and things to [...]

Our lives are full of privacy breaches

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Last week I wrote of the ACT injustice of publicly naming people subsequently found not guilty of serious crimes such as rape. The inconsistency of our law was apparent in the failure to name a stall at the recent night noodle markets from which 27 people allegedly developed food poisoning. The source was not named [...]

Man attacked in Mitchell road rage incident, witnesses sought

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

After exchange between two drivers on Saturday afternoon, one of the drivers allegedly drove his silver sedan in a dangerous manner, stopped at a red light at the intersection of Gungahlin Drive and Sandford Street in Mitchell, opened the door of the other vehicle and assaulted its driver. Police are calling for witnesses to the alleged [...]

Beware counterfeit $50 notes after Illawarra cases: police

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Four businesses in the Illawarra area have discovered counterfeit $50 notes over the weekend, and police have warned there may be more illegally produced currency in circulation. Those concerned about the authenticity of a banknote should report the matter immediately to police. If the banknote proves to be genuine, full value will be paid. However, no [...]

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