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Christmas recipe: How to make the perfect pavlova

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Every Christmas for as long as I can remember we’ve had pavlova for dessert. Crispy on the outside, marshmallow-y on the inside of the meringue, and filled with homemade custard (none of this pouring from a carton!), whipped cream and fresh fruit. My mum used to make the pavlova every year and then I took […]

Ask RiotACT: Dogs banned at Yarralumla Bay beach area?

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The beach at Yarralumla Bay (the long one with the swimming enclosures and pontoons) is favourite for my dog and I, as well as many other pet owners, families, and tourists. I hadn’t been there for a few weeks, however yesterday was shown this sign by a contracting type fella cleaning up the beach, who told […]

And now for something completely different

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

As we head towards the end of the year, I thought some might enjoy a moment to pause and join the RiotACT in a silly game. Watching Monty Python all those years ago, my attention would be immediately focused when one of the Pythons would say with a serious or exasperated face “And now for […]

Tis the season to volunteer to bring cheer

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Volunteering at Christmas serves a dual purpose: you feel good and hopefully do good. The tricky part can be finding a place to volunteer. The American version of popping down to put in a few hours at the local soup kitchen doesn’t really translate in Canberra. It can take a bit of searching to find […]

My Christmas: John Hargreaves

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

There are two running themes among the responses in RiotACT columnist John Hargreaves’ My Christmas offering. The former Labor MLA will be drinking whisky aplenty this festive season as he watches children’s eyes light up as they open their gifts … What I love most about Christmas is … seeing the eyes of our family’s kids light […]

David Attenborough virtual reality tours at NMA from Boxing Day

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I was most privileged to have access to a preview of the newest innovation from the team at the National Museum of Australia this week. It involved the launch of the David Attenborough Virtual Reality Experience for Canberra, which starts on Boxing Day, though please note, bookings are essential and the exhibits are not recommended for […]

Poppin Code: Teaching kids to code from home these holidays

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Far beyond an enjoyment for playing video games and tinkering with your iphone, parents of children with a genuine love for technology will no doubt recognise the symptoms. For example, their child may become enraptured by highly graphic games such as Minecraft – constantly talking about their achievements and how they can do better. They […]

Short term funding for ACT homelessness services is just not good enough

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Did you know that the ACT has the second highest rate of homelessness in Australia? Every night almost 2000 people in our town don’t have a secure place to sleep. It is distressing to know that almost half of these are under the age of 25, and more than a quarter are children– most often […]

Van rams Christian Lobby HQ in Deakin West causing explosion, fire

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A van believed to be carrying gas cylinders exploded after being driven into the Deakin West headquarters of the Australian Christian Lobby late last night. No one was inside the Eternity House building at the time of the explosion, approximately 10.45pm according to a report from News Ltd, though the alleged driver is reportedly receiving […]

An idea for local art funding in the ACT

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Making a living as a professional or part-time artist in Canberra is extremely difficult. Unlike Sydney or Melbourne, and by virtue of its size, Canberra does not have many corporate or private collectors with the funds available to buy artistic works on any scale. The Capital Arts’ Patron Organisation and the national institutions located in […]

So many signs – it must be Christmas

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Travel around Canberra and/or many cities anywhere and there is now evidence that we all love to light up our days and nights to celebrate Christmas. Here’s a photo-essay travelog I have put together with a images from my collection on Christmas things. This first image (below) was taken from the front of a London bus […]

Restful days in Forbes

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

When unusually heavy rain storms enveloped parts of Central Western NSW the historic regional town of Forbes on the Lachlan River was partially isolated for a couple of weeks. The main road closures were along the busy Newell Highway south west of Forbes towards West Wyalong. Much was made on the news of this but […]

Have your say on future of Braddon bowls site: developer

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

What would you like to see on the Braddon site that is currently home to the Canberra City Bowling Club? Townhouses or a mixed use development including features like parks, cafes, an outdoor cinema, a pool and food vans? Property developer and operator of The Hamlet as well as new pop-up ’80s restaurant Bonkers Nik […]

My Christmas: Greg Cornwell

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

RiotACT opinion writer Greg Cornwell has no favourite Christmas film but does like Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. He’s looking forward to the Boxing Day test and some peace and quiet during the festive season. What I love most about Christmas is seeing family I don’t see much of during the year because we are all […]

My Christmas: Zoe Pleasants

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

RiotACT feature writer Zoe Pleasants reckons Love Actually is schmaltzy (hard to argue with her on that one, actually!) and the Office Christmas Specials are a much better viewing option this festive season. What I love most about Christmas is that it marks the end of the year: routine events become a party, and people […]

Six easy steps for the best ever family holiday on the South Coast

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Much loved at Christmas time by Canberrans, the South Coast will open to an even broader population this summer. Oyster farmers are targeting tourists from South East Asia, arriving on direct flights into Canberra. Growers have been seeking potential new markets in China and Singapore, and will be looking for overseas tourists to join tours. […]

Ute smash and fire gut tech2home’s Fyshwick office

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A white Holden Rodeo utility crashed into the Gladstone St, Fyshwick offices of tech2home in the early hours of this morning before a fire gutted the unit. An emergency services spokesperson said the ute crash was believed to have caused the fire. Tech2home is a Sydney-headquartered company majority owned by iiNet. It provides services such […]

Bucking the trends in business #3 Sponserve

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Who would have thought that a conversation between two people could have led to a most innovative business idea that is taking Canberra (and overseas) by storm? Enter www.sponserve.net Two mates, Daniel Oyston who ran Content Grasshopper (a marketing consultancy) and Mark Thompson (who was the then sponsorship manager for the Brumbies), had a conversation in […]

My Christmas: Rachel Moore

4 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

What I love most about Christmas is the Kids. Far out there is nothing better than seeing a kid whose mind is completely blown over by the toys, lights, trees, bells and treats. When you see new parents of a one or two year old who have so carefully chosen the perfect present now their […]

Youths hold up North Lyneham Minimart with whopper knife

4 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Recognise these men? ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the aggravated robbery featured in this CCTV footage taken in the North Lyneham Minimart at around 7pm last Tuesday. The men produced a knife and fled on foot with cash, alcohol and cigarettes. Show More Summary

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