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William Hovell Drive speed camera

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Apparently speed cameras are installed in black spots and are NOT used for revenue raising. Driving along William Hovel Drive between Coulter Drive and Bindubi Street I noticed some construction going on. A length of Armco fence and a very large reinforcing tube to go into the ground. This is on the left heading towards [...]

Local Leaders – Paul Jurak (the Kayakcameraman)

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Head down to Lake Burley Griffin before 6am most mornings and you’ll find Paul Jurak in a single-person kayak with a $400 point and shoot camera, searching for the perfect spot to capture the sunrise. Paul, who shares the best of each morning’s photos on social media and via his Kayakcameraman blog, originally started kayaking to [...]

Tailgaters and aggressive drivers… WHY?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Believe it or not, I’ve never received a speeding ticket, lost a demerit point or been penalised for the conduct of my driving. At this early stage in the article, I am resisting with all my might not to flounder into a tirade about parking tickets in the ACT. I won’t… I promise. Luck has [...]

Recommended plumber – 6 Star Hot Water & Plumbing

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi all I’d like to recommend 6 Star Hot Water & Plumbing – they’ve given us excellent service. We had a grey water diverter installed in our laundry with some teething issues related to the product. They sorted the issue out promptly and have been very professional with their service. Thanks guys! Mia

Slow down on the Kings Highway this summer

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is calling on motorists to slow down and drive safely on the Kings Highway this summer, as part of the Kings Highway Road Safety Partnership summer campaign. The campaign, which launched today (Tuesday 9 December) outside Bungendore, urges drivers to ‘slow down or be caught’ as they head to the south coast along the [...]

$115,000 in grants to support Canberra women

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Eight projects, ranging from a history of one of Canberra’s oldest women’s refuges to a digital storytelling project for Muslim women, will share in $115,000 in funding from this year’s Women’s Grants, Minister for Women Joy Burch announced yesterday. “The Women’s Grants support projects that make real differences to women and girls in our community,” Ms [...]

Best of Canberra – Donuts

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

They don’t need an introduction … those deep fried, fluffy, cakey circles of heaven, rolled in cinnamon and sugar, with a center that is 100% fat free! Yes, I am talking about donuts. Hommer Simpson’s, and mine, favourite treat! There are so many different types of donuts, from the traditional cinnamon and sugar, to custard filled, and [...]

Car steam cleaning

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Can anyone tell me where to find a car wash with do-it-yourself steam cleaning units in the Canberra/Queanbeyan area? Years ago Carlovers had steam cleaning facilities, however an online search hasn’t turned up anything similar. Failing that, can anyone suggest a business that will do steam cleaning only, without requiring a full wash?

New Asbestos Regulations and other information available on the WorkSafe ACT website

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The new asbestos regulations, along with changes to several other related ACT laws will take effect from 1 January 2015. WorkSafe ACT’s website now contains updated information on the changes, including a link to the new regulations. The new regulations also include some important new terminology and changes to definitions. We no longer talk about ‘bonded asbestos’, for [...]

If it’s harder to get a cab in Bunda Street, does that mean clearer air in Beijing?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury announced in a press release over the weekend what he called the launch of the first stage of the Bunda Street “shareway project”. Quote “The revitalised Bunda Street will become a shared space for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists, rather than a traditional street design which prioritises [...]

Winning the lottery; an awesome gig if you can swing it

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A lucky Canberran walked away with one million dollars last week after taking a ticket in Wednesday’s Lotto draw. The winning ticket made a hatrick for Evatt Newsagency with three winning tickets being sold there in the last six months. Hands up who enters the lottery regularly? Semi regularly? Only when given a lottery ticket in [...]

Brumbies to farewell CEO Doug Edwards

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Brumbies will farewell Doug Edwards as Chief Executive of the club after the long-serving board member announced his departure on Monday. Edwards has external business interests to the Brumbies which will see him return to Queensland. Edwards will remain with the Brumbies until his replacement has been appointed and is working in the role. The search [...]

Katy Gallagher – a career cut short?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Katy Gallagher is undoubtedly one of the most popular leaders in Canberra’s history. Her electoral vote is astronomical, and she is respected for her stoic mind and steady hand. Indeed Katy could blow up a hospital and go on shooting spree of endangered animals with Bob Katter and still enjoy enormous public support. Understandably, Lundy’s decision [...]

M16 Artspace 2014 Drawing Prize

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The M16 Artspace Drawing Prize once again pushes the bounds of ‘what is drawing’. This annual prize has been running since 2006 and continues to grow in quality, volume and boldness. An enthusiastic crowd of artists and art lovers came to the opening on Friday 5 December to find out who won the M16 Artspace [...]

Canberra set for Hotter Summers with more Severe Fire Weather days

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

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

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

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

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 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

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

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

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

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

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

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

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