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Best of Canberra Callout: Fun Zones

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Happy New Year and welcome back to the Best of Canberra! I’m looking forward to continuing my exploration of what Canberra has to offer. To kick-start 2016, I’m searching for the best fun zone to visit. Trampolines, laser tag, bowling, indoor rock climbing, go-karting – there are many to choose from. You may have been there to [...]

Accused allegedly threw can smashing windscreen near Yass

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A man has been charged following three separate alleged incidents in which objects were thrown from a moving car at another car near Yass this week. About 4.30pm on Saturday, a 25-year-old woman was driving a Honda Civic in a 100km/h zone on the Olympic Highway at Yass. As she was passing a 4WD utility travelling in [...]

Have you seen this man?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is asking for assistance in locating missing 61-year-old man, Tahadesse Kahsai. Tahadesse was last seen in the Bruce area around 10.30am on Wednesday 30 December 2015. Tahadesse is described as being about 175cm (5’9”) with a slim build and short grey hair, balding on top. Anyone who may have seen Tahadesse is urged to call police [...]

Double demerits points in place till midnight tomorrow

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is urging motorists to drive safely over the Australia Day long weekend and warns that double demerit points are now in place, effective from the first instance on Friday, January 22 until midnight January 26, 2016. Double demerit points will apply on all speed, seatbelt offences, use of a mobile phone while driving, driving [...]

Photographs of 1930s China at ANU

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Exhibition notice: Photographs of 1930s China taken by Stanley O. Gregory Another well curated photography exhibition at the Australian Centre on China in the World (ANU). From the website – To coincide with the exhibition ‘Celestial Empire‘ at the National Library of Australia, the Australian Centre on China in the World (ANU) presents a selection of rarely [...]

The Moving Feast of Politics

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

There are political junkies out there who have been relatively starved over Christmas for things to criticise, speculate over or of some carrion feasting. But this week has given us a glut of issues to rip into. Starting local, we had Minister Joy Burch stand aside from the new Barr ministry after being belted from one end [...]

Ask RiotACT: Termite inspection services

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hello Rioters I read a couple of old (2008, 2010) posts on termites, where several commenters stressed the importance of getting a termite expert to inspect (as opposed to cowboy operators ). Can anyone provide me with a recommendation for a service they’ve used in the last year or two?  We use Canberra Pest Control [...]

Werriwa Wiener Dash: Southern Highland Dachshund Race

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 31 January 2016; ] Why did the cowboy go to the Bungendore Show? To get a long little doggy….. On 31 January 2016, the Bungendore Show will be hosting the inaugural Werriwa Wiener Dash, the first – to our knowledge at least – Dachshund Race in the Southern Highlands. Entry will be open to all dachshunds whether long-haired, short-haired, wire [...]

At home with Sophia: American style ribs

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Every now and then, I get the biggest craving for a rack of American style ribs; unfortunately, I haven’t found any good ribs places in Canberra. The places I have tried have been disappointing, with sickly sweet marinades and anorexic cows; there’s nothing worse then paying a bucket load for ribs and getting the tiniest [...]

Vale, Merylyn Condon

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Condolences to the family and friends of 2CC radio’s former garden guru Merylyn Condon, who has recently lost her battle with cancer. Prior to hanging up the headphones a year ago, Merylyn had been a guiding voice on air for garden lovers in Canberra for years with the show Garden Gurus. She will be missed.

Australia Day Celebrations at the Canberra Railway Museum

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 26 January 2016 at 10:00 am; ] The Canberra Railway Museum is putting on special Australia Day community celebrations on Tuesday 26 January. As a thank you for community support visitors will be offered, after normal paid entry, aShow More Summary

Friday Night Live – Key Grip

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 12 February 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] Key Grip lives and breathes by the motto, “It’s Gotta Swing”. In the grey area between blues and jazz, so it can explore the many shades that the blues genre has to offer. With Canberra’s finest ‘bluesicians’ in the outfit – Leo Joseph on piano and Hammond, the vocal prowess of Angela Lount as well as Leo [...]

Friday Night Live – Sugarcane Collins

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 26 February 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] Don't miss the opportunity to experience the big voice, the amazing stories and the funky guitar of internationally renowned bluesman Sugarcane Collins. From the canefield pubs of Queensland to the honky...Show More Summary

Rattenbury, Greens score in reshuffle

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The big winner in ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr’s cabinet reshuffle today is Greens MLA Shane Rattenbury, promoted from Minister for Territory and Municipal Services to Minister for Education. The Greens MLA’s appointment to the plum education role is surprising given Labor’s traditional focus on the sector and the fact that Mr Barr had an alternative [...]

Reshuffle a dog’s breakfast: Hanson

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Opposition Leader Jeremy Hanson has described Chief Minister Andrew Barr’s reshuffle today as a “dog’s breakfast”. “It’s pretty incoherent. Good luck anyone trying to find out who’s responsible for various portfolios,” he said. “When...Show More Summary

Ask RiotACT: Orthodontist and Jaw Surgery Recommendation?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I have a terrible experience with my previous orthodontist ten years ago. Finally, courage comes to me and I am ready for treatments of my jaw misalignment again. Can anyone share your experience or recommend a orthodontist + jaw surgeon to me? Also, which private health insurer would you recommend for such treatment? Many thanks and nice day!

Garage Sales on this weekend (23 and 24 January 2016)

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with 15 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds website. 2/4 Cassidy Close, Holt Saturday 8am-2pm Everything must go in this sale – new and used products and plenty of freebies. The list of items for sale starts [...]

Public Forum – Urban Renewal – David Dawes

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

There’s a notice in circulation for a public forum at the Albert Hall to be addressed by David Dawes who is the chief of the LDA/Directorate – the section of the ACT Government that oversees the sale of land, the development of new suburbs and the redevelopments within established suburbs. As far as I know David [...]

What’s on in Canberra this Australia Day “long” weekend (22-26 January 2016)

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

In this special edition, we cover this weekend and the Australia Day celebrations early next week. Our picks include: the National Museum’s Continuing Culture Australia Day Festival, the Australian of the Year Awards and Concert, the...Show More Summary

Fitzharris, Bourke to join expanded cabinet

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Labor MLAs Meegan Fitzharris and Chris Bourke will join the ACT Ministry following an ABC Labor caucus ballot this morning, but their portfolios will not be known until Chief Minister Andrew Barr announces the result of a broader cabinet reshuffle in coming days. The promotion of Ms Fitzharris and Dr Bourke was not a surprise [...]

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