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Brumbies signs Aquis as principal partner and naming rights sponsor

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Brumbies announced today they have signed a six-year deal with integrated resorts company Aquis as the Principal Partner and Naming Rights Sponsor of the Brumbies. The partnership, which extends until the end of the 2020 season, is effective immediately. Brumbies players will run out for their first game of the 2015 Super Rugby season against [...]

Groovin the ANU, 20 February

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 20 February 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] Coming up at the ANU Bar on Friday 20 February: The Feldons, Loud SO Clear, Kitten Hurricane and Capes. Doors open 8pm, beers are cheap and entry is free.

Blind company recommendations?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

My partner and I desperately need to replace the blinds in our loft style apartment. Because the window is five metres high we need someone install the blinds for us. We do not want curtains. I was hoping people on here could recommend (or tell me to stay clear) of blind companies/installers in Canberra? I’m feeling a bit [...]

Local Leaders – Andrew Senti and Alex Cannell (Sennell)

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Andrew Senti and Alex Cannell started Canberra IT services firm Sennell during the peak of the global financial crisis. Their accountant was their only client and they had no idea what was involved in starting a business, but Alex says he and Andrew were confident the business would succeed. “We were starting an IT services business, [...]

Cheap eats – Tupelo Coffee Co (Civic)

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

One of the great things about Tupelo Coffee Co, which recently opened on Alinga Street, is its simplicity. It’s not pretentious or intimidatingly trendy, as can be the case with coffee shops that take their craft seriously. The interior is sparsely decorated with indoor plants and wooden furniture that owner Nic Walker (pictured above) built himself, and [...]

First look at SkyFit trampoline fitness classes

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

If you don’t like to have fun unless there’s a tangible, measurable health benefit (i.e. you’re the sort of person who doesn’t eat fairy bread at birthday parties and plays Wii Fit instead of real video games), I have four words for you: Indoor trampoline fitness classes. Indoor trampoline park Sky Zone opened at Westfield Belconnen [...]

Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s 2015 Shell Prom Concert: A Touch of Tartan

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 14 February 2015 at 5:00 pm; ] This Valentine’s Day thousands of Canberrans will take their picnic baskets and their loved ones to the lawns of Government House as the Canberra Symphony Orchestra invokes the intoxicating music of the...Show More Summary

Can any of our local online retailers compete with the service we can get overseas?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Last week, I ordered a few things from Marks & Spencer online (M&S is possibly the thing I miss most about living in the UK). They had free international delivery on orders over 30 pounds which was a bit of a bonus. To my great delight and surprise, after placing the order on Monday evening, [...]

Architects selected to design new Convention Centre

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Chief Minister Andrew Barr has today announced the selection of architects to create a reference design for a new and significantly expanded Canberra Convention Centre. Local firm Guida Moseley Brown (GMB) and Rome-based architect Massimiliano Fuksas have been appointed to develop a reference design for the centre. A nine-member judging panel unanimously chose the ‘poetic and [...]

Open house or house party?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

At least once in your life you’ve probably been to an open home. Whether you’re looking for a rental property or to make more of a long term commitment and buy a property, an open home is always involved. I used to feel a bit awkward going to them, especially if the owner or tenant was [...]

Best of Canberra – Dumplings

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

What do China, Poland, Italy and Brazil have in common? Apart from being on my bucket list, these countries all claim ownership of some sort of variation on the food that we in Australia know as ‘dumplings’. While Poland’s pierogi, Italy’s ravioli and Brazil’s pastels are not to be taken for granted, the Chinese have Canberra’s dumpling [...]

Tech start up CutOrange takes sports clubs online

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT has one of the highest sport participation rates in the country, with over 35 per cent of locals playing sport on a regular basis, according to recent census data. That’s a lot of registration forms, and a lot of administrative work, particularly when paper-based processes and manual cash handling are involved. But now, Canberra [...]

Police nab more drug-affected drivers, fewer drink drivers

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

As part of its multi-agency road safety strategy, ACT Policing actively targeted drink and drug-affected drivers between November and January. In the last three months, Police conducted 45,014 roadside random breath tests which identified...Show More Summary

Mother & Son – Canberra Theatre (review)

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

From the grave to light-hearted cheer, the classic Australian TV series Mother & Son  found its way to the Canberra Theatre. The modernised adaptation of the six series, by the original writer Geoffrey Atherden, combines playful and poignant moments that all families experience with the inevitable deterioration of a loved one. As twinkle-eyed mother Maggie, played by [...]

Queanbeyan man arrested after car theft

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing has arrested a 28-year-old man from Queanbeyan after he stole a car and breached bail conditions on Sunday morning (8 February). About 9.20am, the owner of a silver Mazda RX8 started the vehicle in his driveway at Dunlop and while it was running, left it to get something from his house. When he returned [...]

What’s on in Canberra this Valentine’s Day

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 14 February 2015; ] Whether you’re coupled up or flying solo, there’s plenty to do in Canberra this Valentine’s Day. Why not try one of the following, or let us know what you're planning to do in the comments! Lifeline Book Fair 9am – 5pm Sat 14 February Budawang Building, Exhibition Park, Flemington Road, Mitchell For all the book lovers out there, check [...]

Free meeting room at Canberra cafe?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi guys and girls, I am after a (preferably free) meeting room at a café in Canberra for 6 to 10 people to meet weekly on Tuesdays or Thursdays for breakfast. Can anyone recommend a suitable location with a good breakfast?

The anonymous bureaucrat

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

When I was young and impressionable (as opposed to now when I am old and impressionable), I studied organisational theory. You know, the stuff Frederick Taylor wrote on Scientific Management, Max Weber’s theories on bureaucracy and March and Simon’s thoughts on the dysfunction of bureaucracy. I was particularly drawn to Weber’s theories and his notion of the [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Cupcakes

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I was very surprised this week when I scrolled through the recommendations for Canberra’s best cupcakes. Our readers seemed to agree that the best cupcakes are home-made. Maybe we need a best of home-made cupcakes article?! There were a couple of businesses named: Stand by Me in Lyneham – Sorry guys, but muffins don’t count as cuppy cakes. Jazz [...]

Road resurfacing works at Limestone Avenue intersection

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users of partial lane closures for road resurfacing works at the intersection of Limestone Avenue, Wakefield Avenue and Majura Avenue from Monday 9 February to Thursday 12 February 2015 between 7 pm and 6 am each night. Motorists are advised to take an alternative route [...]

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