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Significant Canberrans honoured in the heart of the city

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher today announced eight high profile Canberrans including sporting champions, community leaders and former chief ministers will be added to the ACT Honour Walk in Civic. “It is a great privilege to honour eight Canberrans whose contributions to this city will be immortalised in the ACT Honour Walk,” the Chief Minister said. “Women’s basketball [...]

Canberra Business Chamber launch

Last night, a new organisation called Canberra Business Chamber launched at Hotel Realm at their Inaugural Gala Dinner. Canberra Business Chamber resulted from the coming together of Canberra Business Council and the ACT and Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The new organisation has launched with a bang, they released a new brand, a new [...]

Secure your tickets to Flip Out in the City!

Grab your children, grandchildren, parents, and grandparents for a flipping good time this Christmas Season as the Flip Out craze makes its way into the City centre. Tickets for the event are on sale today, Friday 14 November, at the wallet friendly price of $10 for 20 minutes of springy fun. Flip Out in the City will [...]

$966,000 for Key Arts Organisations

Five organisations will share in more than $960,000 in 2015 Key Arts Organisation Funding through the ACT Arts Fund, Minister for the Arts Joy Burch announced today. “Ausdance ACT, Belconnen Arts Centre, Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres, Megalo Print Studio and Gallery and Warehouse Circus will receive funding through the Key Arts Organisation category,” Ms Burch [...]

Just for ‘Movember’ Bulk Billed Men’s Health Consultations

‘Movember’ is a global initiative raising awareness of men’s health issues. Drs. Dawda and Harrison are delighted to be offering a bulk-billed men’s health consultation to new and existing patients throughout November. This can be about heart and diabetes prevention, testicular or prostate cancer or anxiety and depression. Don’t wait. Ring Ochre Health Bruce now and ask for [...]

Australasian scientific glassblowers collaborate with Canberra community to support local charity, Toora Women Inc.

[ 14 November 2014 at 9:00 am; ] On Friday 14 November, the Scientific Glassblowing Society of Australia New Zealand (SGSANZ) will host a public benefit auction for Toora Women Inc., a charitable organisation that provides a critical range of services for women in the Canberra region. This free event is open to the public, and includes live and silent auctions as well [...]

Is the end nigh for Albemarle and Alexander?

There is a huge crane in the park between the Albemarle and Alexander Buildings with a long chain attached… just waiting for a wrecking ball?

Women of Canberra, you are spoilt for choice!

On the 1st of November the Canberra Times published an online article stating ‘Single Canberra men absolute catches with women spoilt for choice’. Excuse me while I snort in my coffee over this headline. I then proceed to read the article, which according to matchmaking service Blue Label Life (never heard of them) put out the [...]

Increased Assembly representation

There has been some opposition to the notion of increasing the number of Assembly members here in the ACT and the writing of the new boundaries will resurrect those opposed to an increase. We should note that we have a similar population as Tasmania and a more robust economy. But in Tasmania, there are five [...]

TOTAL FIRE BAN DECLARED in the ACT tomorrow with a SEVERE Fire Danger Rating forecast

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Emergency Services Agency Commissioner Dominic Lane has declared a Total Fire Ban for the whole of the ACT under Section 114 of the Emergencies Act 2004 from: 12:00am Friday 14 November, 2014 to 11:59pm Friday 14 November, 2014. The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting Hot and windy conditions tomorrow with a predicted temperature of 35 degrees. The [...]

Need to upkeep garden after submitting notice to vacate?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hey everyone, I have a question since I am a first-time tenant. I broke lease (6 months early) and submitted a notice to vacate my apartment in Gungahlin recently. I have vacated the place now. The agent is now looking for new tenants. The agent wants me to clean the garden for a showing. Is that [...]

October 2014 – Monthly Property Market Wrap

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

An unseasonable burst of activity during October has set this month up to be a busy one! Despite low consumer confidence and a high unemployment rate, the property market has been full of activity with both buyers and sellers busier than usual. But is it still a renter’s market? Confidence is down & unemployment is up Australians are a [...]

Volunteer at the National Multicultural Festival

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Applications are now open for volunteer roles at the 2015 National Multicultural Festival, Minister for Multicultural Affairs Joy Burch said today. “The National Multicultural Festival is our biggest, loudest and most fun celebration...Show More Summary

Police investigate suspicious package in Holder

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious package located at the front gate of a child care centre in Holder this morning (Thursday, November 13). About 7.55am, ACT Policing received the report of the suspicious package at the YMCA Early Learning Centre (ELC) on Dixon Drive. ACT Policing provided a coordinated response and cordoned the area as a [...]

Recommendations for an international removalist?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Rioters, I am looking for a reliable removalist company that can move my things (3 bedroom house) to the UK. As long as the company does a good job (timely, efficiently and with no damage), I am happy to pay for their services even if the price they quote is on the higher side. I [...]

Public Talk: Building the world’s biggest telescope

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 2 December 2014 at 5:30 pm; ] The Square Kilometer Array (SKA) is one of the biggest and most ambitious global scientific projects ever conceived. Once completed, it will enable us to delve further into the Universe than we ever have before. In this talk, CSIRO astronomer Dr. Lisa Harvey-Smith will kick off our Frontiers of Science Conference on astronomy by describing what [...]

State of the Capital – Weekly Political Wrap 13/11/14

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Pork barrelling: the Feds hit Canberra again 250 public service jobs will be pork barrelled off to Victoria to help Premier Denis Napthine maintain his first-term government. Within a month of the state election it was announced that, in spite of the Australian Bureau of Statistics already losing 350 staff due to redundancies, the 250 ABS [...]

Man extradited from WA on sexual assault offences

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing has extradited a 28-year-old man from Perth last night (Wednesday, November 12) in relation to sexual assault offences which occurred in August this year. On Monday (November 10) Western Australian Police arrested the man on an ACT First Instant warrant. The man appeared in the Perth Magistrates Court on Tuesday where his extradition [...]

Around the world in a couple of hours

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

How does one get around the world in just a couple of hours on a lazy Sunday afternoon? I got to see Croatia, Turkey, England, and even Israel! Alas, no I didn’t find a really cheap deal on webjet. I hopped in my car, drove about 10km up the road and visited the world famous [...]

Pedestrian being treated following collision

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Ambulance Service (ACTAS) intensive care paramedics are currently on scene on West Row, City treating a 27-year-old male following a pedestrian collision. The patient is conscious and alert and is being treated for hip pain. The ACTAS will shortly take the patient to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition. (ESA Media Release)

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