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Get in quick on the largest collectors estate sale in Canberra

If you have an eye for Asian design, rare antiques or other collectibles, you won’t want to miss this rare opportunity to browse and purchase some unique wares from the estate of Cook resident and one of Canberra’s most prominent and passionate collectors, John Maxfield, an Audiologist who was also well renowned in the art […]

Police seek public assistance in locating missing woman

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to locate a Canberra woman who has been missing since Saturday. Police said Emma Saunders was last seen on Saturday afternoon in Wanniassa and was believed to have been in the Turner and Belconnen areas later that day. She is described as 30 years old, about 185cm tall, […]

Canberra coffee master extracts top five finish at world championships

Coffee ain’t just coffee for Canberra’s Hugh Kelly, who placed fifth at the World Barista Championships in Seoul, South Korea at the weekend. With a focus on research and development, the head of training and work in Quality Control at ONA Coffee pushed the boundaries throughout the competition, using different dosing and extraction techniques to achieve […]

Hair, beauty and drinks a winning combination for Canberra’s first blow dry bar

Canberrans are taking to the city’s first blow dry bar in droves, with the owners of the aptly-named ‘Saloon’ in Braddon run of their feet since opening on October 31. Jaki Bradley and Sarah Wright have found that their ‘one-stop-shop’ for hair, make-up, beauty services and drinks in trendy Lonsdale Street has been an instant […]

Ask RiotACT: What has happened to Kaleen petrol station?

Hi All, Does anyone know what has happened to Kaleen’s Caltex petrol station? If the signs are to be believed it has only been closed temporarily for renovations and will reopen soon. The only problem with that is that it has now been closed for well over a year and last week the bulldozers moved […]

Canberrans asked to have their say on better housing mix

Canberrans are being asked to have their say on what range of housing options they would like to see developed in the ACT and how they would like to see that housing mix delivered. ACT Minister for Planning and Land Management Mick Gentleman will visit the National Museum of Australia today to officially launch a […]

Bucking the trends in business – Lorraine White

Would you move from an office in a high-rise in the centre of Canberra Civic, to an office in a red brick heritage house with a rose garden in downtown Queanbeyan, to further your legal career? Lorraine White, partner at Baker Deane & Nutt Lawyers (BDN) did. Lorraine is one of four partners at BDN. […]

Broadband speeds: the fastest providers and how Canberra rates

Canberra is languishing toward the back of the pack when it comes to fixed-line broadband speeds, according to data collected from the second and third quarters of 2017. Despite being home to the Australian Public Service, Defence establishment and three universities, the ‘knowledge’ capital could manage only eighth out of the 12 most populous cities […]

Put your hand up to help run Canberra’s big multicultural party

Do you have good communication skills, a friendly and positive attitude and are able to stand for long periods of time? Would you like to be at the centre of one of the capital’s most exciting, diverse and vibrant events? Then the National Multicultural Festival would like to hear from you. Festival organisers are calling for more […]

Parliamentary Privilege – white feather stuff

It is a parliamentary convention, upheld in law, that parliamentarians can make defamatory and libellous statements inside the Chamber without fear of being sued. This is so that debate on issues can be without fear of repercussions and can be robust and emotive as well as factual and well considered. But defamatory comments can be […]

Dead body found partially submerged in river at Stromlo

Police have found a dead body partially submerged in the Murrumbidgee River at Stromlo. Police officers are investigating the circumstances surrounding the dead body which was located around 4.30 pm yesterday afternoon (November 11). Police believe that the person had been dead for some time – possibly even a matter of weeks. As yet they […]

Iranian Film Festival @ NFSA

For years, Iran has proved a formidable force in Middle-Eastern cinema. After Majid Majidi’s Children of Heaven lost out to Roberto Benigni’s Life Is Beautiful for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar 1998, Asghar Farhadi eventually emerged as the shining light of Iranian cinema. Cementing himself as the most recognisable name in Persian production of recent […]

PANDSI ‘Canberra in Cake’ book launch at Belconnen Markets 18 November

Post and Ante Natal Depression Support Info (PANDSI) provide support, education, information and referral services for families in Canberra experiencing perinatal depression or anxiety. Postnatal Depression (PND) can affect up to 16% of women (and 10% of men) with the onset usually occurring during the first year after birth. Show More Summary

Canberra entrepreneurs preparing to launch world’s first multi-purpose gardening robot

Two young Canberra entrepreneurs aim to revolutionise gardening next October when they launch the world’s first gardening robot to provide monitoring, watering and protection for at-home food growing all in one device. James Deamer, 26, Ken Loh, 22, and their Canberra-based team reached their $25,000 funding goal within a week of recently launching their Kickstarter […]

Ask RiotACT: Moving to Canberra soon, need advice for choosing a good suburb to live

Hi Guys. We are moving to Canberra soon (with a 1 year old baby) and are looking to buy a house around $700,000. We are mainly searching around the north / Belconnen district (closer to workplace). Need your advice to choose a good suburb (safe, quiet, good people, good schools). We’ve inspected some houses in […]

Summer Slam hoops approach finals

Basketball ACT’s Summer Slam is heating up to an exciting finish, with several teams still in hot contention for the finals. The high octane seven-week competition features Canberra’s top talents along with Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence athletes (formally the AIS) and the brand new NBA Global Academy team. With the last round of men’s […]

Be alert and alarmed: the European wasp hotspots in Canberra

As the weather warms up, so are the European wasp (eWasp) hotspots, with the aggressive stinging insects stirring from their winter slumber to establish new nests. Transport Canberra and City Services’ wasp specialists, CoreEnviro Solutions, says some eWasps were even reported as being on the move in June and July, indicating many nests went untreated. […]

Three-level five-bedroom family home for sale in Canberra’s hot property region

An architecturally-designed five-bedroom three-bathroom home set over three levels has gone on the market in one of Nicholls’ best streets and offers the opportunity to buy into the Gungahlin region’s strong property market. The home at 15 Lindwall Place has been specifically designed to cater to family living, with large entertaining spaces and separate areas […]

Canberra foundation’s small projects make a huge difference in Nepal

The work of a Canberra-based foundation that has been helping Nepal recover from the devastating earthquakes in 2015 is growing, as it raises funds and sends volunteer teams to the Himalayan country to provide on-the-ground relief and rebuild schools. A group from Canberra has only just recently returned from the remote village of Khara ko Mukh […]

Canberra’s Most Recommended Nannies

You want the best for your children. Whether you need a contract nanny, or a full-time live-in nanny, finding the perfect person is a daunting task. So, where exactly should you start your search for the best nanny in the Canberra region? Right here. We’ve put together a list of the top 3 places to […]

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