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ACT Education failing autistic students

The Commonwealth Government has just released its final report on Evaluation of the More Support for Students with Disabilities Initiative 2012-2014. Sadly, the report shows that compared to most other states and territories, the ACT...Show More Summary

Dead Men’s Wars at The Street Theatre

[ 15 October 2015 at 12:30 pm; 15 October 2015 at 7:30 pm; 16 October 2015 at 12:30 pm; 16 October 2015 at 7:30 pm; 17 October 2015 at 12:30 pm; 17 October 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] Canberra Youth Theatre in collaboration with Long Cloud Youth Theatre (NZ) presents a world premiere production for the 2015 ANZAC Centenary Celebrations.

Weekend cafe hot spot: Milk Crate, Civic

If you’re like me and you follow closely whenever a new cafe opens up in town, you might have noticed that a new little spot called Milk Crate opened up just a few weeks ago. These last few weeks my instagram feed has been filled with photos of delicious looking pastries and cute blue coffee [...]

Big red truck to deliver child safety messages

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Daniel Morcombe Foundation’s ‘Big Red’ truck will feature in the inaugural ‘Capital to the Coast’ tour next month (October), in support of Day for Daniel 2015. In the week preceding Day for Daniel on October 30, ‘Big Red’ will travel from Canberra to the NSW South Coast delivering child safety presentations to primary schools from [...]

Who is Harry and why does he love gardens? – ACTION Bus ad

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Recently I saw an ACTION bus driving around Canberra with a full side advertisement that said ‘HARRY Loves Gardens’ and had a picture of a dog. I Googled ‘Harry loves gardens’ and came up with nothing. Does anyone know what this bus advertisement means? Does a really rich person just want Canberra to know that his dog [...]

Akiba takes out Bar of the Year Award ACT

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

On Tuesday night hundreds of bar experts from around Australia gathered in Sydney for the annual Australian Bar Awards, presented by Australian Bartender Magazine. Whilst our locals bar and pubs were not nationally awarded, the state awards recognised the excellence of three Canberra establishments. Taking out Pub of the Year for ACT was Bentspoke in Braddon, [...]

A look around Canberra – Hughes

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The suburb of Hughes in the Woden Valley is situated around the middle of Curtin, Phillip, Garran, and Deakin. It was named after former Prime Minister (according to the suburb sign ‘controversial Prime Minister’) William ‘Billy’ Hughes. The suburb was gazetted on 20 September 1962. Hughes is one of those suburbs that I knew wasn’t exactly cheap, but [...]

Canberra Chess Challenge 9 is on Next Week

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 2 October 2015 at 8:45 am; ] The Canberra Academy of Chess is running the Canberra Chess Challenge 9 on Friday, 2nd October at Melba Copland Secondary School. The Swiss tournament is an individual event for players under 18 years of age, with 8-rounds and a time control of 15 minutes per player per game. The Canberra Chess Challenge 8 in July this year, attracted 53 [...]

Interest in home data cabling in Canberra?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hey Rioters Just wanted to see what the interest is like in getting home data cabling done to connect your TV and computers via cable back you your internet. Looking at starting it as a side business

Author talk with 2015 Australian of the Year Rosie Batty

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 25 September 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] Australian of the Year 2015 Rosie Batty reveals the grief, passion and purpose uncovered in her heartfelt memoir, A Mother's Story. In February 2014, her eleven-year-old son, Luke, was brutally murdered by his father, who was then shot dead by police. Show More Summary

Bright Pink Lipstick Day + charity workout

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 25 September 2015 at 9:30 am; ] Ladies, tomorrow is Bright Pink Lipstick Day. It's a day to have a little fun with our lippy to show support for the Pink Hope organisation. Pink Hope was established in response to a lack of information, guidance and emotional support for women and their families at risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Pink Hope Founder Krystal [...]

Smart parking trial coming to Manuka

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT Government will next year introduce a smart parking trial in Manuka, Chief Minister Andrew Barr has announced today.  Barr says the smart parking technology will save time, reduce traffic delays and provide “a better overall user experience”. “Drivers will be able to use a smart phone app, as well as intelligent, real-time traffic signs, to [...]

Celebrate Earth Science Week this October

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 11 October 2015 to 17 October 2015. ] Earth Science Week is taking place from 11 to 17 October 2015. This annual celebration promotes the importance and relevance of the geosciences to society. There are many ways you can take part! Join...Show More Summary

Have you tried volunteering overseas?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Travelling overseas for three months and meeting some great people with interesting stories to tell reminded me of how lucky we are in Australia. I was fortunate enough to be given leave without pay to do some travelling and combine this with a volunteering stint to teach conversational English to adults in Hungary. I met a lot [...]

11 things to do in Canberra this long weekend (26, 27, 28 September)

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 26 September 2015 to 27 September 2015. ] This long weekend's highlights include Floriade Nightfest, a Harry Potter trivia night and an open day at Government House. As always, let us know your plans in the comments below. 1. Floriade Nightfest Let’s hope for warmer nights this weekend, as NightFest at Floriade runs until Sunday evening. Show More Summary

Man assaulted with stick in Richardson

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is calling for witnesses who may have seen an assault which took place in Richardson on Sunday (20 September). About 5.00pm a man was approached by a group of males along Johnson Drive. The males demanded cash. The man left the area however a short time later he was followed by the same group of [...]

Amber Nichols lends her voice to support Carers ACT

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 10 October 2015 at 10:00 am; ] Carers ACT will be celebrating the contribution unpaid carers make with local The Voice contestant Amber Nichols heading its Canberra Cares event. The free event, to be held 10am-3pm Sunday October 10,...Show More Summary

En Plein Air presented by the ANU Music Students Association

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 9 October 2015 at 4:00 pm; ] Nestled in the heart of Canberra’s central musical institution, En Plein Air is a celebration of art and the outdoors set to a soundtrack of our most talented young performers. For one night, the School...Show More Summary

Online shopping internationally – How to ship to Australia?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Gday Rioters, I’m looking for a straightforward solution to a newer style of first world problem. I’m looking to buy something from an overseas based website (US) that doesn’t ship internationally…How do I get around that? (I can’t source it locally). Are there businesses out there who one can pay an additional freight charge to as a way [...]

Swing by the Canberra Symphony Orchestra

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 26 September 2015 at 2:00 pm; ] Be transported back to the roaring swing era with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra! The CSO’s upcoming concert on 26 September, Canberra Weekly Matinee Magic: In the Mood, promises the familiar music we love, including Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, On The Sunny Side Of The Street, and of course Glenn Miller’s, In the Mood. With the largest [...]

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