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A new era for Canberra’s clubs

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Minister for Racing and Gaming Joy Burch today announced the most comprehensive and wide-ranging reforms to the clubs sector in the ACT since self-government. “The ACT benefits significantly from the unique and valuable role our community clubs play, whether it is through the direct financial contributions they make to community-based organisations or simply as a venue [...]

Canberra radio ratings released

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

104.7 and MIX 106.3 continue to dominate the Canberra airwaves as both stations win every demo under 55 year’s according to the latest rating figures released by GfK today with 104.7 having the most listeners with 138,000 people listening every week. MIX 106.3 has remained stable through all day-parts. 104.7 and MIX 106.3 Content Director, Mark [...]

School holiday art workshops this Saturday at the National Archives

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

This Saturday, students aged from 5 to 18 can be an artist for a day with a mixed media drawing and wash watercolour painting workshop. Learn techniques with a demonstration by art teacher Greg Devenny-Mackay from Lavender Art Studios, and then create your own still life watercolours. Be inspired by the beautiful Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize exhibition [...]

There’s more to Canberra than Floriade

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

So I’m a Canberra newbie, having just officially survived my first winter. I’m even starting to consider myself a Canberran and find myself fiercely promoting it to all of my friends and family back home. When contemplating the big move from the coast of Western Australia; I asked a few people that I knew that [...]

The Wharf Revue “Open For Business” (Review)

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Two weary travelers stop at an inn.  This is the “Canberra-berry Tales”, and these pilgrims to the nation’s capital are passing the time until daybreak by sharing their stories.  Here the Miner and the Banker share the less-than-spiritual aims that have inspired their trek.  Canberra, as the theme of this year’s Wharf Revue tells us, [...]

Dog Boarding in Canberra

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I know there have been discussions on this topic before however there has been nothing recently.  Can anyone give me some feedback about Tara Dog Boarding in Pialligo?   I am considering using them at Christmas and would appreciate feedback on any recent experiences people may have had?

Mr Fluffy Crisis – Canberra Waits

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Between 1968 and 1979, private ACT contractor Mr Fluffy insulated people’s homes by pumping loose asbestos fibres into the roof cavities of houses in Canberra. In 1989, the Federal Government acknowledged the devastating health risks of loose asbestos and conducted an investigation of homes in the ACT constructed before 1980. It was discovered that 1.5 [...]

Southquay popular with local developers

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Spirited bidding by 11 registered parties has seen three multi-unit sites at the new waterfront development at Southquay in Greenway sold today at auction for a total of $9.705 million with all blocks being purchased by local Canberra developers. The largest block is 7,385sqm fronting Anketell Street. It permits the building of up to 185 dwellings [...]

Bash someone unconscious – 80 hours community service???

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Canberra Times reports that a Canberra man who bashed and kicked a Civic reveller unconscious has been sentenced today to 80 hours community service work. The...Show More Summary

ACT strengthens its innovative approach to drug crime

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Support programs that help to reduce the prevalence of drug crime in the ACT will be strengthened, Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, announced today as he released the Evaluation of the Australian Capital Territory Drug Diversion Programs...Show More Summary

Adult dance lessons Canberra? Recommendations?

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi All, I’m in my 30?s and looking to get back into exercising, the one exercise I love is dancing but truth be told I’m pretty cr@p at it. I’m looking for a dance studio that teaches adults and is fun! Perhaps where the occasional overweight 30 year old wouldn’t look completely ridiculous? Wouldn’t mind hip hop [...]

Bushfire season starts today

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

With bushfire season starting today Canberrans should consider how best to prepare for the months ahead, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, said today. Mr Corbell joined representatives of the ACT’s fire services at Wybalena Grove in Cook to officially launch bushfire season in the ACT. “With the warmer weather returning, it is time for [...]

Seeking alternatives to the Emergency Department

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Chief Minister was forced to apologise last week over an elderly man being left in his own urine in The Canberra Hospital as nurses were too busy to clean him up. During an ABC666 discussion on the matter, someone sensibly (I thought) questioned why this was a job for highly skilled nurse busy with more [...]

Local band SAFIA up for a Channel V Award

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra has, like any other city, a fierce pride among its citizens. I often find myself at parties or in clubs with people from other cities desperately defending it, clinging onto credibility as only someone who truly appreciates Canberra for the art-wealthy city that it is. Explaining that no, it’s not boring, yes we can [...]

Tasers – alternative to death by cop

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

When I was in the Assembly, as a minister for these sorts of things, I wanted to do a trial to see if TASERs were an effective alternative to firearms. The Liberal Opposition was vehemently opposed to the whole idea saying that the TASERs would kill more people from heart attacks than the conventional weapons carried [...]

Police seek witnesses from city brawl

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying offenders involved in a large disturbance involving up to 20 people in Civic in the early hours of Sunday, September 21. About 2.40am on that date, a disturbance broke out inside the Monkey Bar nightclub on Bunda Street, with reports that chairs and bottles had been thrown. On [...]

Anyone know what happened to Scope?

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Rioters. Went for a drive up Mount Stromlo over the weekend, thinking I would stop and have a coffee at Scope — but it appears to be closed. Anyone know what happened there?

National Museum of Australia (1/2)- Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts’ (Part 9)

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

History has shown us that ghosts and the supernatural seem to be commonplace and that a large percentage of people in the western world, indeed from all races and religions, not only believe in ghosts but have also experienced something that they believe is of a supernatural origin. Indeed, many people have reported the same [...]

Witnesses sought to suspicious fires

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to six separate fires which occurred last night and early this morning (Tuesday, September 30). Overnight, police were notified of a number of trees and wheelie bins on fire in Richardson, Calwell and Theodore. ACT Fire and Rescue attended and extinguished the fires. A midnight purple coloured Holden Commodore sedan was observed in [...]

The sanctity of Sunday surcharges

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Over the weekend I had Sunday brunch with my partner at a lovely new-ish establishment in Canberra. The food was delicious and reasonably priced, the service lovely and we didn’t have to wait long for a table. Perfect. When it was time to pay the bill, we were hit with a 10 per cent Sunday [...]

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