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A Look Around Canberra: Latham

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

This week I was in and out of Latham a handful of times because one of the cat rescue groups I help out with occasionally is located there (Pickles Playmates Animal Rescue, for those wondering). Since I felt like an honorary resident I thought I’d do a piece on their lovely suburb for the next [...]

2015 Parties at the Shops program kicks off in Campbell

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 15 March 2015 at 3:00 pm; ] The 2015 extended Parties at the Shops program kicks off this Sunday 15 March from 3-6pm in Campbell. Parties at the Shops is now in its third year, and producer Amy Moon says she is delighted to be putting on the first ever event in Campbell. “Campbell plays an important role in Canberra’s military and defence history,” she [...]

Bespoke fashion show hits New Acton

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 22 March 2015 at 4:00 pm; ] Canberra fashionistas are getting excited about yet another addition to the local fashion calendar this March. Dubbed Bespoke, this event will showcase some of the region's most talented designers, makeShow More Summary

Top Canberra day trips

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I’m a big fan of road trips and regularly get in the car on a weekend to explore. I’ve found there are a lot of places around Canberra within a two- or three-hour drive that cater for most tastes. Of course, there are beaches on the New South Wales south coast to explore although I try [...]

What’s on this weekend? 14th and 15th March

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 14 March 2015 to 15 March 2015. ] From fireworks to art installations and obstacle course challenges, there’s plenty on in Canberra to keep you amused over the weekend. Skyfire returns for another year this Saturday from 6pm until 9.30pm. Arrive early for a good seat (or buy tickets for Walt & Burley’s official Skyfire cocktail party and enjoy the show away from the [...]

Man in custody after Wanniassa homicide

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing has taken a 45-year-old Symonston man into custody following a suspicious death of a man in Wanniassa yesterday (Tuesday, March 10). About 3pm today (Wednesday, March 11), investigations led police to an address in O’Connor and the man came into police custody without incident. He was taken to the ACT Watch House and is [...]

Ghost at Fassifern?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I’ve done a few tests of aerial video over Fassifern Homestead at the end of Ginninderra Drive in Dunlop because it’s close by and fenced off. A friend of mine remembers going there as a kid to ride horses. I was a bit surprised to hear a rumour that people think it is haunted. Does [...]

ACT rego stickers…or lack thereof!

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

What happens in the ACT if you don’t receive your rego renewal? Well, I can tell you that you get a rather large fine! I was pulled over by one of the police cars who do the plate recognition, and the police officer told me that I was not registered. To my knowledge this was not true, [...]

Love to have a garden but don’t have space? Like to learn more about locally grown food?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 23 March 2015 at 5:00 pm; ] Come to the National Arboretum Canberra on 23 March and discover the many exciting things happening to gardens, fresh food, urban environments and how you can harness the benefits. The National Arboretum...Show More Summary

Primary school for Page residents?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

We’ve recently bought a house in Page and will be moving to Canberra in May with our kids aged four and six. Apparently we’re not able to enrol in pre-school/primary school until we are actually in Canberra (sounds like a crazy rule to me), but we would like to know more about the schools before we [...]

Police investigating suspicious death in Wanniassa

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious death of a man in Wanniassa yesterday evening (Tuesday 10 March).Police were called to a home in Wanniassa for a check welfare around 7pm. Responding patrols arrived about 7.05pm and upon forcing entry to the home located a deceased 61-year-old man within the residence.A 68-year-old invalid woman was located in a bedroom [...]

Braddon: Green village to apartments

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Australian Government created the suburb of Braddon in the 1920s-1930s to provide housing for the new capital’s service workers and public sector employees. No private developers had any interest in making the investment. So much for the free market taking up opportunities! But today, so much has changed. Any developer would now love to get [...]

Cheap eats – Erindale Cakery Bakery (Erindale Shops)

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

When I was at university I worked as an assistant at ACT Public Libraries. I looked forward to my shifts at Erindale with particular enthusiasm because at lunchtime I could follow the hordes of Erindale College students into the shopping centre and join the long queue at the bakery for a fresh sausage roll and [...]

Witnesses sought to vehicle fires in Watson

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is investigating two vehicle fires in Watson from Thursday 5 March. About 12.15am, police were called to Higinbotham Street after receiving reports of two vehicles on fire at the location. When police arrived, three fire trucks were at the scene and a large crowd had gathered with many reporting they heard an explosion. ACT Fire and [...]

What happened to the Belgian Beer Cafe?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Rioters, Does anyone know what has happened to the Little Brussels Belgian Beer Cafe in Kingston? I walked past it earlier today and noticed a sign up saying it was closed until further notice.

How to cat-proof a garden?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Reader Pattie has contacted us via email with a query about cat-proofing a garden. I have a question for the wonderfully helpful RiotACT community: has anyone cat-proofed a garden? If so, any suggestions as to someone who could design and construct cat-proofing? Any advice?

Noise in the city, who would have thought?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The new pop-up shipping container village in New Acton opened over the weekend (yay!) with the Art, Not Apart festival to follow next weekend. The festival will include stalls selling street food and handicrafts, there’ll be live entertainment, fun and games on the basketball court, and a dance party. Sounds like good fun, right? Not according [...]

Funding extended for ACT Indigenous health service

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Senator Zed Seselja has today announced that Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service (ACT) Incorporated will have its funding extended for another three years as part of the Abbott Government’s investment in primary and preventable...Show More Summary

Will the Property Council contribute to Canberra Brickworks conservation?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Yarralumla Residents Association (YRA) is not surprised by the recent enthusiastic response of the ACT Property Council’s Catherine Carter to the proposed massive development at the junction of Cotter Road, Yarra Glen and Adelaide Avenue, near the Canberra Brickworks. It is good news that the ACT Government has increased funding for Brickworks conservation to $5 [...]

Canberrans rally for a good cause

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A few days ago marked Amanda McDonnell’s one-year anniversary of being diagnosed with metastatic (advanced) breast cancer. She describes that day as “the worst day of my life”. From that day forth, the lives of Amanda, her husband Sean, their two young children and their family and friends, changed forever. Amanda has undergone aggressive chemotherapy and a mastectomy. [...]

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