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Canberra Beards Stick Together

As Saturday marked World Beard Day, I found myself delving into Canberra’s facial hair culture.  Did you know we have our very own Beards of Canberra Instagram account?  Or that the National Portrait Gallery has created a comprehensive timeline of...Show More Summary

Game of Zombies – Canberra Roller Derby League Trivia Night

Canberra Roller Derby League has been having a lot of success with its popular (and very nerdy) trivia night fundraisers.  Earlier this year our team “William Shatnerface” tied first at their Star Wars trivia night only to lose the physical challenge tie-breaker.  It seemed a bit unfair to subject people who are distinguished for their [...]

Where’s the Ladies? Searching out the new Plaka

The first thing you should know about the Plaka is that it is in Dickson. Not in Manuka, which is where one of our ladies took herself instead. While we’re on the subject on geography, the Plaka used to be in Mawson for many years, disappearing for a few years before its recent re-appearance in Dickson. With fond memories [...]

Boredom Capital of the Country! Yeah Right!

How many times have you heard that Canberra is boring, there is no night life and it is the boredom capital of the country? This really irks me a lot. I can remember belting (metaphorically speaking) the Canberra bashers from the federal parliament for their mistaken and populist views expressed viciously whenever they needed to [...]

Strong bidding in wind auction is good news for Canberra

Eighteen proposals have been received for the ACT’s first wind power auction, reflecting keen industry interest, Minister for the Environment, Simon Corbell said today. “The reverse auction for 200 MW of capacity to support wind energy generation closed on Wednesday 3 September with more than 1000 MW of capacity nominated for consideration,” Mr Corbell said. “The strong [...]

Budding Playwrights Sought for Christmas Show

Script submissions are invited for a season of short plays to be performed 13-17 December at the Ralph Wilson Theatre, Gorman House Arts Centre.  The Christmas-themed event is the fourth offering this year from Budding Theatre, a company founded by Kirsty Budding, 24, to stage new works with a focus on artistic collaboration, philanthropy, and accessibility for a range of [...]

Treat yo’self to help prevent youth suicide in the ACT

[ 9 September 2014; 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. ] Youth in ACTion for Suicide Prevention will launch Treat yo’self, a local initiative to help prevent youth suicide by increasing self-care behaviour, on September 9, in time for World Suicide Prevention Day. Show More Summary

Riot Weekly Top 5 (6th September 2014)

Top five posts for views this week ranged from road rage to bacon and egg rolls. Our most popular post of the week is When road rage goes beyond the blast of a horn. Coming in second is the Best of Canberra Taste Off for Bacon and Egg Rolls. Third up is the Face Off over [...]

We cannot be proud of our literacy levels

[ 9 September 2014; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Do you know anyone who may have difficulties in reading and writing? Wouldn’t it be great to help them dramatically improve their reading and writing to boost their retention of information and...Show More Summary

Intergenerational Crime: Can we break the cycle? (A free community forum)

[ 30 September 2014; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] ANU Prisoners Advocacy (ANUPA) presents its annual free public forum. This year we are tackling the issue of intergenerational crime. Have you ever wanted to know: How is criminal behaviourShow More Summary

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: EQ Cafe Lounge, Deakin

Another week and another café to put under the microscope! This week I headed to EQ Café Lounge in Deakin. Now while Deakin is mostly full of medical and private businesses there are a number of surrounding suburbs that could benefit from a weekend breakfast spot. Firstly, EQ is open Mon-Sat so sorry for those who prefer [...]

Truck and car collision at Narrabundah

Firefighters are currently on scene at Hindmarsh Drive and Jerrabomberra Ave, Narrabundah, following a truck and car collision. Hydraulic rescue tools were used by ACT Fire & Rescue to free two patients from the car. (ESA Media Rele...

CBR 100 Challenge – is it pricing many locals out of participating?

Earlier this week a new fitness challenge was announced.  Celebrating the newly joined up Centenary Trail, the CBR 100 Challenge includes team participation to walk 25, 50 or 100km along with solo runs of 50 or 100km (yes, you read that right). I thought this sounded like a really nice thing to do (the team walk, [...]

7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight’s program

7.30 ACT on the ABC Friday September 5th A Place for Cars? A proposal that Garema Place be reopened to traffic. Howard’s Way – John Howard’s view of the Menzies era. Too partisan to be impartial? Mason Swansong – Bruce Mason retires from the Australian Institute of Sport – its glory days being over. Germination– a cooperative venture between Greening [...]

Canberra and Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

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: $1,560,000 Lowest Price:...Show More Summary

No Teddy Bears’ Picnic

If you go down to the woods today you’re sure of a big surprise! Members of the Yarralumla Residents Association checking on the state of the ACT government’s planned remediation of the Brickworks asbestos dump were surprised to find what appears to be asbsestos lying on the ground just outside the perimeter fence that has been [...]

1733 drivers caught speeding during July and August

ACT Policing caught 1733 drivers speeding throughout July and August as part of its joint campaign with the ACT Justice and Community Safety Directorate asking Canberrans to Stop Pushing the Limits. Of the 1733 drivers caught speeding over the eight-week period, 1174 were issued with a Traffic Infringement Notice (TIN) and 559 drivers were issued with [...]

Gungahlin Community Council AGM

[ 10 September 2014; 7:30 pm; ] The Gunghalin Community Council will hold its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 10th September at the Gungahlin Library from 7.30pm. All Gunghalin residents are encouraged to attend this meeting where...Show More Summary

Where to meet someone when you’re over 35

It has been brought to my attention that the readers of the RiotACT tend to fall in the over 35 age bracket rather than the under 35. I thought it fitting to add in some advice for those over 35 that are a bit over the Mooseheads and Shooters scene of Canberra but are still wanting [...]

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