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Belconnen Police Station open day tomorrow

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 8 November 2014 at 10:00 am; ] Belconnen Police Station will open its doors to the community on Saturday, November 8, between 10am and 2pm for its Open Day and Security Expo. The Open Day and Security Expo will feature a guided tour of Belconnen Police Station, free security product giveaways and advice to help you secure your home or business, and fun [...]

What’s on this weekend? 8th and 9th November 2014

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

David O’Brian is taking his family along to the Holy Trinity Primary School Fete on Saturday at 10am. James McMahon is attending Beer Day Out on Saturday at the Transport Depot in Kingston. Jon Hope is going along to the Roller Derby double header on Saturday night. Heather Lansdowne is attending the UC Canberra Capitals v West [...]

Netherlands Prime Minister plants symbol of friendship

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher today hosted His Excellency Mr Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands along with The Honourable Tony Abbott MP, Prime Minister of Australia to plant a Silver birch tree at the National Arboretum in recognition of the strengthened relationship between Australia and the Netherlands following the tragic events [...]

Fifty schools commit to keep Canberra kids active

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Chief Minister and Minister for Health Katy Gallagher today congratulated Arawang Primary School for being one of fifty ACT schools keeping children active by signing up to the Ride or Walk to School Program. “It is great to see so many Canberra schools embracing the Ride or Walk to School program which enables schools to provide [...]

Who killed Irma? 15th Anniversary of the Murder of Irma Palasics

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Yesterday (Thursday, November 6) marked 15 years since grandmother, Irma Palasics, was brutally murdered in her home in McKellar with police releasing further information they hope will assist in the cold case investigation. Police have issued an image depicting a Reebok shoe believed to have been worn by one of the offenders involved in the murder [...]

Whats up with Giralang Shops?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Weeks back the bulldozers moved in to demolish the Giralang shops after many many years of this eyesore.  They have now not only bulldozed the eyesore but have dug a very large hole…  about the size that might be required for an underground carpark underneath a Woolies, for example. As far as I know, supabarns last [...]

Bushfire season and helicopter patrols

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ActewAGL would like to remind Canberra residents that we’re now in bushfire season. Bushfires are an inevitable part of the Australian landscape, however, there’s a lot you can do before and during a bushfire to protect your home and help keep our community safe. Fires can start from fallen powerlines, trees touching powerlines or damaged assets [...]

They destroy, you pay.

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

What to do with the ferals? We don’t seem to have much by way of answers in this part of the world. I’m talking about the wreckers who cost us money and make damned nuisances of themselves but not to the point where we are prepared to put them in gaol – in this case those who [...]

Tinder… and two degrees of separation

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

There is the theory that within the world we have only 6 degrees of separation between us and anyone else – in Canberra it feels like 2. We are a small capital city where by it seems everyone is connected by a friend, uncle, sister, colleague.. I’m not a born and bread Canberran, but I’ve been [...]

RiotACT Podcast episode 2 – The saga of light rail and how it will shape the days of your lives

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Mike Jeffreys talks to Chief Minister Katy Gallagher about how she sees the direction the ACT must take, with particular emphasis on the Light Rail project and the part it will play in the Green Labor vision for Canberra.

ACT Public School Alumni launched

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

World famous actors, artists, academics, military figures and a former Prime Minister have been celebrated with the official launch of the ACT Public Schools Alumni by Minister for Education and Training Joy Burch today. “The Alumni celebrates the achievements of our students of note and the different career paths, professions and interests they have chosen and [...]

NDIS funding now available to children under four

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT children under four years of age with a developmental delay or disability can now get access to funding if eligible through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Minister for Disability Joy Burch urged any families of young children currently accessing early intervention or therapy services who have not yet made contact with the National Disability [...]

Beijing Garden gift to highlight sister city link

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher today joined with the Chinese Ambassador, His Excellency Ma Zhaoxu, to open the traditional Chinese garden at Lennox Gardens – a Canberra Centenary gift from Beijing Municipal Government. “The new Beijing Garden is a fantastic addition to the Canberra landscape and will no doubt be a place of reflection and relaxation [...]

Does anyone know where I can buy day old bread?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Every now and then I see utes full of bread trundling up the Monaro Highway.  I used to buy day old bread from Tip Top until they stopped.  Does anyone know where I might be able to pick up some bread so that I can feed a few animals.  Cheers

Man arrested after road rage incident

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing has arrested a 20-year-old Watson man following an incident of road rage outside the War Memorial, Campbell yesterday (Wednesday, November 5). About 4.30pm, the offender driving a white ute collided with another vehicle, which was driven by a 79 year-old man. The elderly man has attempted to talk to the driver of the ute, [...]

State of the Capital – Weekly Political Wrap 06/11/14

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Kate Lundy’s ALIVE! Lame duck Senator Kate Lundy arose from her year-long slumber this week to defend Australia’s women and men in uniform. The powerful political charge was made in a Facebook message where she wrote, “Tony Abbott is offering Australian Defence personnel an effective pay-cut whilst at the same time his government is shovelling money [...]

Canberra Gay & Lesbian Qwire 2014 End Of Year Concert

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 29 November 2014 at 7:30 pm; ] The Canberra Gay & Lesbian Qwire presents: From The Sublime To The Ridiculous (and everything inbetween) Come along on Saturday the 29th November at 7:30pm for an exciting evening of fun and music. Tickets are only $25 each ($20 concession) and there are also group discounts available. The Qwire are wrapping up their 21st year entertaining the [...]

Your noise is not their choice

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberrans are being reminded that although we all make noise every day, it’s a fact that our noise can affect our neighbours. Minister for the Environment, Simon Corbell, said a new noise campaign would urge communities to be considerate of their neighbours by bearing in mind how their noise could affect their neighbours. “The number of noise [...]

United and Sky Blues in summit meeting

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Second meets third at McKellar Park as Sydney FC travels to the National Capital to take on Canberra United in Round 9 of the Westfield W-League. And with matches fast running out a victory for either side would put them in pole position to clinch a top two place, cement their top four standing, and [...]

The Dirty 30

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

So last weekend I hit a pretty big milestone. I hit 30. Besides the impending date of my birthday there’s a couple of tell-tale signs that made me realise I am approaching 30. Like the fact that if I’m staying up past 10pm on a school night I feel like a wild party animal. Where [...]

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