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Canberra set for Hotter Summers with more Severe Fire Weather days

The first detailed climate change projections for the ACT show the territory can expect hotter summers, warmer winters, drier springs and an increase in the number of days with severe fire weather, Minister for the Environment, Simon Corbell, said. New climate change projections funded by the ACT and NSW governments and produced by the UNSW Climate [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Family Friendly Restaurant/Cafe

Last week when I asked for recommendations for family friendly restaurants and cafes, I honestly expected to be inundated however, it seems that Canberra has a serious lack of family friendly eating establishments. Places like Jamie’s Italian, and a few of the football clubs were recommended, along with Ricardo’s in Jamison and Tommy & Me in [...]

Canberra – extraordinary talent

[ 13 December 2014 at 5:00 pm; 14 December 2014 at 7:30 pm; 16 December 2014 at 7:30 pm; ] A genius of the twentieth century, two virtuosos, a young talent, and a heart-breaking memory. Where do I begin? Cellist David Pereira and scholarly...Show More Summary

Our first look at the new eatery Akiba

The words “eclectic electric” are printed on the back of the chopsticks at Canberra’s latest culinary sensation, Akiba, and it’s an apt description for the restaurant itself. Owned by Peter and Michael Harrington and partner Dino Jugovac, this is a quirky and innovative restaurant that pulls out all the stops. Situated at the former Dieci e Mezzo [...]

Mr Fluffy – a Parallel

I got a call from a bloke recently about the plight of someone he knows that has a Mr Fluffy House. He was seeking information on a particular problem facing his friend and didn’t know where to go. I gave him a few ideas. His issue was that his friend had to rent a [...]

Uriarra Crossing closed

The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that Uriarra Crossing is now closed due to flooding. Canberra residents are urged to exercise caution, particularly on rural roads, due to the wet weather. The following...Show More Summary

Katy Gallagher: What Will Her Legacy Be? How Will History Treat Her?

How will the reign of Katy Gallagher as Chief Minister of the ACT be viewed by History?  What will be her Legacy? Granted, what one person sees as a positive, another may see as a negative depending on how it affects them and whether they can see (or they care about) all the benefits, negatives [...]

Three crossings closed due to wet weather

The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that three crossings are now closed due to flooding. Canberra residents are urged to exercise caution, particularly on rural roads, due to the wet weather. The following...Show More Summary


Where is a good place to have a 21st? I need ideas more towards the Southside would be great!!

A young man has died in Kambah after a single vehicle collision

ACT Policing is investigating a collision on Livingston Avenue in Kambah this morning (Saturday, December 6) in which a male driver has died. About 2.25am police responded to a report of a single vehicle collision on Livingston Avenue. ACT...Show More Summary

Snap up a free ticket in time for Christmas

ActewAGL is offering its customers one complimentary ticket per household to the National Gallery of Australia summer blockbuster exhibition James Turrell: A Retrospective for use across the weekend of 20 and 21 December. ActewAGL is...Show More Summary

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: The Cupping Room

This weekend I decided to try out The Cupping Room for breakfast; a project by Ona coffee. So off I went to Civic. I had to wait about 10-15 minutes for a table (apparently it happens), but honestly, it’s worth the wait. I’ve previously raved about their amazing salted caramel popcorn milkshakes, but as I discovered, The [...]

Bus drivers take ACTION and support people living with cancer

ACTION bus drivers will be sporting Hawaiian shirts today (Friday 5 December 2014) to raise awareness of ACT Eden Monaro Cancer Support Group’s Hawaiian Shirt Day. “Across Canberra, ACTION bus drivers will proudly wear a Hawaiian shirt today to support families who have a member undergoing treatment for cancer and we are encouraging commuters to do [...]

Safer Christmas holiday driving tips for Canberra driver

It is a privilege to drive on public roads, not a right. Public roads are for safe, cheap transport of people and goods, not racing. People of widely varying abilities who exceed minimum standards are permitted to use public roads and you are required to share the road with them, showing them every courtesy. Don’t Tailgate Leave a 3 [...]

What happens On My First Day?

All ACT preschoolers entering kindergarten next year will receive On My First Day, a book of words and drawings created by children to help them transition into their first year at school. Community Services Directorate, Manager of Early Intervention and Prevention Projects, Melanie Thompson has announced the release of the recently updated publication which has been [...]

Australia’s best fencers to battle at the National Championships in Canberra

Australia’s top fencers have arrived in Canberra to take part in the biggest fencing tournament in the southern hemisphere: the National Championships. The tournament will kick off today and will run until Tuesday December 9. Approximately 300 fencers will compete in 24 separate competitions over the 5 days at the AIS Main Arena in Canberra. Categories [...]

Road safety initiatives to continue after NRMA Road Safety Trust ends

Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, has announced that the NRMA-ACT Road Safety Trust will be dissolved, but its legacy of its work will continue as the government explores new funding models for key road safety initiatives. Mr Corbell said the entry of additional compulsory third party insurers to the ACT market meant it was appropriate to terminate the [...]

Awards recognise excellence in tourism

The 2014 Canberra and Capital Region Tourism Awards were announced at a gala presentation at the Canberra Theatre Centre on Wednesday night. The awards celebrate the diverse Canberra region tourism experiences offered by an industryShow More Summary

Statement by Chief Minister Katy Gallagher MLA

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Today I have spoken with my caucus colleagues and Minister Shane Rattenbury MLA to let them know that I will be a candidate for the upcoming Senate vacancy created by Senator Kate Lundy who has announced she will not be contesting the next federal election. Because of my decision and out of respect for the office [...]

A Look Around Canberra: Chifley

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

We explored the Inner North suburb of Turner last week for the very first Look Around Canberra post. This week, we’re venturing across the lake and down to the Woden Valley for a look at Chifley. Chifley, named after former Prime Minister Ben Chifley (did you know his ghost allegedly hangs out at Hotel Kurrajong?), was [...]

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