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Capital Metro a billion dollar idea going off the rails

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT Government plans to invite expressions of interest from 31 October for a private consortium to build, own and operate a light rail system for a period of 20 years. The Capital Metro light rail, or tramway, will come into service in 2019 along a 12 km track between Gungahlin and Civic via Dickson. The [...]

Local gift givers get a surprise present for their Birthday

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Young mother of two and founder of Hamperart, Fiona Allardyce is used to seeing a look of surprise and delight on the faces of Canberrans. After all, she has been creating and delivering hampers for years, with this week marking her fifth anniversary. And what better way to celebrate this achievement, than with recognition as a [...]

Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The below real estate market snapshot has been compiled based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from the previous week. SALES Highest Sale: $1,200,000 Lowest Price:...Show More Summary

Boundless fun at opening of ACT’s first all abilities playground

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has officially opened the landmark Boundless Canberra all abilities playground, the first of its kind in Canberra and upon completion of all stages the largest. “This is a hugely exciting day for Canberra. It is the realisation of a dream to build a playground where children of all physical abilities can play [...]

Do ACT Police care about red light runners?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I saw this media release recently, and thought to myself ‘about time!’  I cycle to work on the days I can, and a long part of my trip takes me down Belconnen Way. Every morning I ride, I guarantee that at the intersections of Belconnen Way and Lathlain St / Bindubi St, Haydon Drive and Gungahlin Drive, [...]

Ape about asparagus

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The first spears of asparagus have arrived at the Capital Region Farmers Market!!! I have been waiting not so patiently for their arrival for weeks. It turns out they arrived two weeks earlier than last year. When I know it’s spring, I just think… asparagus. But I must be more patient and give the shoots [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Caffe Cherry Beans, Westfield Woden

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

After being left with a pretty bad impression of Cafe Gaudi, I was determined to find a decent cafe spot in Westfield Woden. While I understand Caffe Cherry Beans is a franchise, it’s still employing local people and if they can provide a better breakfast option than the local cafe in the same centre, who [...]

The great divide – North vs South

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

So in the first couple of weeks I was living here I heard about the great ‘North vs South’ divide. Old news I know and it’s been covered many a times including on this site and it seems to have even existed back in the days of yore. (Well at least from 1913) To me it [...]

CAPO Grant Recipient Winners for 2015

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Capital Arts Patrons’ Organisation (CAPO) announced the winners of the 14 awards for 2015. It’s the philanthropic organisation’s 31st Annual Grant Round where the winners of the awards are announced at CAPO’s Annual Art Auction fundraiser and celebration, which is the culmination of CAPO’s work to support and celebrate local artists and arts patronage. Held [...]

Dan Kelly live performance & Chris Endrey in Conversation

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

  It’s that time again; the Canberra Environment Centre is holding its annual fundraising event but this year with a twist, and a cocktail. Chris Endrey, beloved host of In Canberra Tonight, will sit down with David Pope (cartoonist for the Canberra Times); Shane Rattenbury (ACT Greens member for Molonglo); and Simon Sheikh (Former Director of GetUp), [...]

What’s on this weekend? 11th and 12th October 2014

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Two long weekends in a row have meant two short weeks, so here we are at another Friday. This weekend, our team has a few tips around town: Heather Lansdowne is going to see AllDay play at the University of Canberra on Saturday night Angela Hutton is trying a Boot Camp at Floriade on Saturday morning at [...]

The First Date

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

They say a good impression is all about a first impression, which if you’re meeting someone from an online dating site can be very true! The first date is not only crucial in securing a second date, but depending on what you choose to do can give you a very cool edge to your potential partner. In [...]

Christmas and Cocos Islands – WTF?

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I read with some dismay in the Canberra Times of 2 October about the appointment of Jon Stanhope’s successor to the positon of Administrator of Christmas and Cocos Islands. What I read sent shivers down my spine. The Administrator jobs in those Islands and Norfolk Island are quasi- gubernatorial positions. They are akin to the Administrator of [...]

Swap goods, eat pizza, learn how to fix your bike

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

From 10am to 1pm this Saturday (11th), the Canberra Environment Centre is holding a Spring Swap. Bring along your old clothes, books, CDs and anything you would like to trade. Swapping begins at 11am (come early to set up) and selling swap-meet style begins at 12pm. The pizza oven will be also be going with a possible organic [...]

Canberra Blues Society Monthly Blues Jam

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Founding CBS member, Dean Edgecombe and the Seventh Sons will be hosting this month’s blues jam on Sunday 19th October 2014 at The Harmonie German Club in Narrabundah. Show starts at 2pm & wraps up around 5.30pm. Dean Edgecombe and the Seventh Sons features some of Canberra’s leading Blues musicians who first got together in 2000 [...]

CRDL Grand Final

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Hunger Jams: BLOCKINGJAY Roller derby: a cutthroat, full-contact, high-intensity sport where the only objective is to win as many points against the opposition, doing whatever it takes! A jammer will volunteer as tribute, putting their body on the line against rough enemy skaters, and hoping to make it off the track unscathed… After coming third at [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Kebabs

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

This week I went out in search of Canberra’s best kebab. Nominations sent me off to taste Yarralumla Halal Pide House and Kizmet in Manuka. Everyone I spoke to seemed to be a big fan of Yarralumla. A friend even said ‘If the Yarralumla kebab place doesn’t take it out, I’ll be [...]

Witnesses sought after school and community centre vandalised

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is seeking assistance from the public in helping to identify a group of youths who extensively vandalised three premises last Saturday (October 4) in Chapman and Rivett, causing tens of thousands of dollars in damage. Around 11.15pm on Saturday (October 4), police attended Chapman Primary School in response to an alarm activation. The school [...]

A Sexy Halloween Spooktacular

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 30 October 2014 at 7:00 pm; ] The Sass and Tease Collective are putting on a special show on Halloween night. October 31st The Collective will be taking over Teatro Vivaldi at the ANU Arts Centre for the sexiest spooktacular in town! Tickets...Show More Summary

An Open Letter to Ant Sharwood

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Dear Ant, You published an article this week on saying that Canberra is not the best city in the world, despite the OECD saying so. We all think it was a bit mean, but we’re used to Canberra bashing so we can take it – well, most of us can anyway. However, your article presented a [...]

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