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Civic an urgent urban planning problem

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Several decades ago, the centre of Canberra provided a very different shopping experience. Civic was a series of pedestrian plazas with a small complex named The Monaro Mall. In 1989 this mall was enlarged to become the first Canberra Centre. There were howls of protest at the time about how the government’s deal to sell off [...]

Fatal collision in Fadden overnight

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is investigating a collision in Fadden in which a male rider has died. About 6pm last night (Tuesday, May 5), police responded to a report that a motorcyclist on Erindale Drive, near the intersection with Sulwood Drive, had collided into the back of a car as they were both travelling south. The 33-year-old rider, Raymond [...]

Did you witness an armed robbery in Calwell this morning?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an armed robbery which occurred in Calwell early this morning (Tuesday, 5 May). Around 1am two women entered the Woolworths Petrol service station at the Calwell Shopping Centre, where they threatened a console operator, one armed with a possible firearm and the other with a syringe. The console operator complied with [...]

Warren Miller’s 65th ski and snowboard film

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 31 May 2015 at 5:00 pm; ] Introducing Warren Miller's highly anticipated 65th ski and snowboard film. Take a journey with Warren Miller to the deepest of destinations, from beneath the blankets of powder in Niseko, Japan to the top of Greece’s Mount Olympus, and the edge of Alaska’s Chugach. Showing one night only on Sunday 31 May at 5.00pm, Warren Miller's 'No Turning [...]

Tempo Theatre Spider Web fundraiser

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 14 March 2015 7:30 pm to 8 May 2015 9:30 pm. ] Come and preview Agatha Christie's Spider Web put on by the talented Tempo Theatre to raise funds for Communities@Work Social Programs. There will be refreshments and raffles with fabulous prizes. Tickets are $35 each.  We look forward to seeing you there. If you can't join us on the 14th, you can still catch the show from [...]

Computer recycling services in Canberra?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Sydney and Melbourne have services for low income people to buy refurbished computer stock from volunteer organisations at low prices. Most of the computers are ex Government and they sell them to concession card holders. I was hoping to find something similar here in Canberra to volunteer my services but had no success in searching. Does [...]

Oh please, show me a sign!

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Living in Canberra my entire life, I have witnessed first-hand all the changes – good and bad – that this city has gone through to accommodate the growing population. There is clear evidence that since self government, the ACT has been spending up big to address the congestion between Canberra’s major satellite centres. It is hard [...]

Northside vs southside – is one really better than the other?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Northside versus southside. It’s pretty much the greatest rivalry since Springfield versus Shelbyville. I’ve never really understood it. I currently live in Canberra’s north, and while I probably prefer the southside, I’m not about to argue that one is better than the other. I notice this more in people who grew up in Canberra, they were [...]

Best of Canberra – Vanilla slice

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

When it comes to vanilla slice, there seems to be no middle ground. You either love them enough to travel to the other side of Canberra for a good one, or you think the nickname ‘snot blocks’ is entirely reasonable. While I’ll agree that a bad vanilla slice – the kind with bright yellow, rubbery custard and cheap [...]

Mother’s Day on the shareway

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 10 May 2015 at 11:00 am; ] This Mother's Day, Bunda Street is hosting a free event for the community. Event: Mother's Day on the shareway Where: Bunda Street, from Genge Street  to Akuna Street When:  Sunday 10 May 2015 Time: 11 am...Show More Summary

Police responding to suspicious package at Indonesian Embassy

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is responding to reports of a suspicious package located at the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra this morning (Monday, May 4). About 10.45am, ACT Policing received the report of the suspicious package at the Indonesian Embassy in Yarralumla. ACT Policing is providing a coordinated response with ACT Fire and Rescue’s HAZMAT and have cordoned the area [...]

Event: Ammonia – The clean renewable fuel for the future?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 7 May 2015 at 5:30 pm; ] This presentation by Bryan Furnass is hosted by the Frank Fenner Foundation - all are welcome. Almost all climate scientists are convinced that the main cause of global heating and climate disruption is the...Show More Summary

VoIP quality in Canberra

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

We are thinking of switching to iiNet’s Naked DSL to save on the phone rental. We are in Crace so were automatically put on their NBN + Fibre Phone two years ago – but recently heard a couple of stories about bad call quality on VoIP.  What’s your experience?

Witnesses sought to ‘one punch’ assault in Braddon

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is investigating a one punch assault that occurred on Mort Street in Braddon in the early hours of Sunday 3 May. About 1.47am police were approached by a male who informed them a male had been knocked out near the intersection of Mort Street and Bunda Street. Police arrived on the scene where they found [...]

Man to face court over car thefts

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

An 18-year-old Bonner man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Monday, May 4) charged with a number of traffic offences. Police will allege that on Thursday 11 March 2015, the man stole a silver Toyota Kluger from a home in Ainslie and number plates belonging to a Honda Civic in Belconnen. On Friday 12 March, the [...]

An ode to all lost pets

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Earlier this week a good friend of mine suddenly lost her 11-year-old dog, Zoe (pictured above, in her prime), to heart failure. I’m sure the death of a close mate or relative would have been just as painful for her. It absolutely broke her heart. It’s funny how pets do this to us. They come into [...]

West Tuggeranong expansion ill-advised – for now

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Senator Zed Seselja’s proposal to change the planning responsibilities of the National Capital Authority and to promote building houses in West Tuggeranong has good bits and bad bits. It sounds rather similar to what was espoused by the Carnell/Humphries Liberal government in 1997/98. Here we go again. The good bit is that Seselja proposes that we have greater [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Chai

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Chai is one of my favourite drinks in the cooler months. A good cup of chai is like a warm hug for your insides when everything outside is cold and gloomy.  In this week’s call out for Canberra’s best chai, there was only one place on everyone’s lips – Real Chai. This local Canberra company is incredibly popular [...]

Are weddings too expensive for guests?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The cost of attending someone else’s wedding quickly adds up. By the time you buy a gift, choose a dress, get your makeup done and travel to the wedding venue, it can be a pretty pricey day – and you’re not even the one getting married! Sophia Carlini has more. Like most women, I love weddings. So when my [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Fox and Bow, Farrer

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

So I’m really excited to tell you all about my new favourite little café! I’ve been following Fox and Bow on Facebook for a little while now, and have been waiting for a weekend to visit. What was once a burger joint at Farrer shops has now been turned into a seriously funky café. I [...]

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