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Solace Creations’ Karen Porter wins Canberra Business Woman of the Year Award

The Canberra Women in Business Awards were presented last night at QT and recognised women who do so much for our city.  Karen Porter from Solace Creations took out the top prize, Business Woman of the Year. Mary-Jane Liddicoat from Polit Bar won the Best New Business award, Rita Joyan from Unbox Your Gift took out the Young [...]

Sewing machine lessons in Canberra?

A reader asks: My daughter has recently inherited an old Janome sewing machine. Can anyone suggest somewhere she can learn to use the sewing machine? There used to be a place a Phillip where you could take your machine and learn the basics. Does this still exist?

Cheap eats – Transit Bar (Civic)

I saw an advertisement online recently for a $10 pizza and soft drink lunch special at Transit Bar in the city. I hadn’t been to Transit Bar before, so I immediately jumped at the offer. My partner and I went there on Saturday for lunch, but when I first told him where we were going he [...]

Goulburn jail escapee found and charged

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

An alleged escapee from a correctional centre in Goulburn has been charged and will appear in court today. Yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 18 August 2015), a 28-year-old man allegedly escaped from the correctional centre in Goulburn, and was last seen in the vicinity of the centre about 12.50pm. Officers attached to The Hume Local Area Command commenced an [...]

Have you ever been publicly shamed on social media?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

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How government propaganda may kill light rail (and the rest of Canberra)

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I support the introduction of light rail networks across Canberra. We should not be having this debate in 2015. The first tracks should have been laid down in the late 1950s or at least by the mid 1960s. I blame the former NCDC for this oversight. This lack of light rail transport infrastructure most likely came about [...]

Best of Canberra – Delicatessen

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Growing up with Italian heritage, I have a certain appreciation for a good delicatessen. How hot is that salami? Do you slice it fresh? What are those olives marinated in? How fresh is that ricotta cheese? These are all questions I have learned to ask whenever I walk into my local deli. What makes a good [...]

Sports sledging – all in fun, or poor form?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

No, this is not another post about Nick Kyrgios. Rather, it’s hopefully another conversation starter about the greater issue of sledging – or, as Urban Dictionary puts it, “mental disintergration”. Most international teams partake in sledging. Show More Summary

Local leaders – Jenni Tarrant (Bond Hair Religion)

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

With a salon in Kingston, twelve employees and the 2015 Australian Salon of the Year Award under her belt, it’s easy to assume that Jenni Tarrant has always had hairdressing and business figured out. But the three-decade industry veteran and owner of Bond Hair Religion says this is definitely not the case. “When I first took over [...]

Maximum security inmate escapes Goulburn jail

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

NSW Police Force is appealing for public assistance to locate a man who escaped from Goulburn Correctional Centre today. Stephen Jamieson, 28, was last seen in the vicinity of Goulburn Correctional Centre about 12.50pm (Tuesday 18 August 2015). He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 177cm tall, of thin build with a fair complexion and brown [...]

Canberra’s Seeing Machines wins BRW most innovative medium company award

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra founded and headquartered Seeing Machines has won BRW’s most innovative medium company award for 2015. Seeing Machines, which was the only ACT company to make this year’s BRW most innovative list, specialises in technology that...Show More Summary

Owen Campbell to headline Art for Charity

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 22 August 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] Born in Canberra but toured internationally, Owen Campbell returns with a diverse range of artists to give shelter to orphans in Indonesia. Art for Charity is an arts and music event hosted at Canberra’s Polish Club this weekend. It covers a broad spectrum of art ranging from poetry to blues, and techno to short documentary films, [...]

Pickin’, pluckin’, bendin’ and groovin’: how to play the blues on your guitar

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 1 September 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] This two-hour workshop will provide the participant with the tools and knowledge to take their blues guitar playing to the next level. The workshop will be a relaxed, informal discussion of blues music...Show More Summary

Canberra op shop guide – Winter colour blocking

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Winter is often a time when people cocoon themselves in layers of black and grey knitwear and coats, but just because it’s cold doesn’t mean we have to be boring! Today we’ll be experimenting with colour blocking to shake off those winter blues in this slouchy, off duty weekend look. You may even have so much [...]

Canberra cafe haikus – trust me, they’re a thing

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I love seeing original, creative ideas – particularly when they’re local. I was alerted to an instagram account recently, @canberracafehaiku. The name pretty much sums it up – it’s an account dedicated to humorous haikus about Canberra cafes. A photo posted by Canberra Cafe Haiku (@canberracafehaiku) on Jul 5, 2015 at 6:09am PDT The cafes featured are mostly [...]

Best of Canberra taste off – Hole-in-the-wall cafe

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Last week we put the call out for Canberra’s best hole-in-the-wall cafe and votes came in for a few places around town. An honourable mention should go out to Kindle Cafe, which got the most votes but, in my opinion, doesn’t qualify as a hole-in-the-wall. As such it wasn’t included in this week’s taste off, but [...]

Tailored Accounts wins Australian Business Award for Enterprise

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra bookkeeping and back office accounting firm Tailored Accounts has won the 2015 Australian Business Award for Enterprise. The award recognises organisations that have achieved outstanding success while undertaking bold new ventures. Tailored...Show More Summary

Canberra Academy of Chess junior chess clubs 2015

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Canberra Academy of Chess runs junior chess clubs in Woden and Belconnen, as an opportunity for students to further their knowledge in chess and participate in tournaments during the school term. The Canberra Academy of Chess is still...Show More Summary

Good accountants in Canberra?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I’m looking for an accountant in Canberra who is good with Xero and patient with very small business owners. Any suggestions? My tax returns aren’t super complicated, but in addition to a full-time job I run my own business (as a sole trader) on the side. I will also be looking to rent out an investment [...]

2015 Kenneth Myer Lecture: Professor Mick Dodson AM

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 27 August 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] Professor Mick Dodson AM delivers the 2015 Kenneth Myer lecture on a topic close to his heart. Drawing on his years of community and government engagement, Mick Dodson will offer his thoughts on creating...Show More Summary

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