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Qatar Airways eyes five-star hotel as it commits to long haul

Qatar Airways, which began daily flights from Canberra to Doha on Monday (12 February), has floated the possibility of building a five-star hotel in Canberra as part of its long-term commitment to the national capital. At a press conference yesterday (Tuesday 13 February) at the Hyatt Hotel to launch its new service, Qatar Airways’ Group […]

Service – what service? Good café – bad café

It only usually takes a moment to gauge what sort of service you are to receive when you enter a café. That friendly gesture, that greeting or even something about the ambience in that first few seconds, can say a lot. Canberra has an abundance of good cafés – and unfortunately a good café one […]

Sunny weather prompts total fire ban, road and nature reserve closures expected

Canberrans can look forward to a sunny and windy Valentines’ Day this Wednesday (14 February), prompting the Emergency Services Agency to issue a total fire ban for the ACT, with fire danger levels predicted to be severe. Temperatures can sore as high as 32 degrees, with light winds up to 45 km/h in the morning, […]

2018 Yoga Big Day Out!

Now in its 7th consecutive year, this Canberra-grown, one-day mini Yoga retreat is the perfect opportunity to step away from your hectic every day and reinvigorate your mind, body and spirit! Set at Canberra’s most scenic and spectacular waterfront location, the beautiful Boathouse by the Lake, the Yoga Big Day Out is the perfect opportunity […]

Photo wrap of Canberra Classic Women’s Golf Tournament

ActewAGL Canberra Classic Women’s Golf Tournament returned to the Royal Canberra Golf Club in Yarralumla over the weekend for the first time since 2012. The top course in the ACT hosted the Australian Open in 2013 as part of Canberra’s centenary celebrations and Royal Canberra president Damian Farrell plans to keep the Canberra Classic on the […]

Dance performances and workshops offer Canberrans a connection to powerful deities and myths

A new dance course Krishna: The Blue Archetype of Love (starting 17 February) and two performances at the National Gallery of Australia entitled Dancing Deities: Spaces of Dynamic Contemplation (23 and 24 February) will showcase how ancient deities are relevant to our modern lives and how we can connect with them creatively through dance. Opportunities […]

Chartered Accountants in Canberra: How to find the best

When you’re searching for a chartered accountant in Canberra, how do you know who to choose? And what’s the real difference between an accountant and a chartered accountant? Put simply, chartered accountants are considered the elite of the accounting profession. To be able to call yourself a “chartered accountant”, you must be a member of […]

Parliament can easily fix the citizenship debacle

As the citizenship crisis rolls on, our Federal politicians need to elevate the debate beyond technical nuances and find a real solution. A simple bipartisan agreement to amend the Electoral Act 1918, preventing spurious referrals, allowing...Show More Summary

Three things to takeaway from Australia’s win over Ukraine in the Fed Cup

It was a lot harder than most people expected, but Australia came out on top over Ukraine in their Fed Cup tie in Canberra. It came down to the fifth and final doubles rubber, with Casey Dellacqua and Ash Barty combining to win the decisive doubles rubber and clinch a victory for Australia on Sunday. […]

Canberra’s National Zoo & Aquarium voted one of the top 10 Australian animal attractions

Holidays with Kids annual readers’ choice awards have recognised Canberra’s National Zoo & Aquarium as one of the top 10 animal attractions, as voted by their 600,000 strong readership. The 2017 Holidays with Kids Reader’s Choice Awards voted the National Zoo & Aquarium as a Top 7 attraction in the category of Best Animal Attractions. […]

New school year marked by safer crossings but too many speeding motorists

The start of the new school year last week saw parents relieved at the introduction of 20 school crossing supervisors in busy areas but police are disturbed at the number of motorists still speeding in school zones. Schools such as Lyneham Primary School, which are located in areas with high traffic and pedestrian volumes, have […]

When jails fail will a bigger one in Goulburn succeed?

Tomorrow (Wednesday 14 February), the head of a multi-national consortium proposing a new jail to remedy chronic overcrowding in NSW prisons will urge Goulburn businesses to fight for the project. Paul Watson will present to Goulburn Chamber of Commerce the economic benefits, including up to 600 jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars worth of additional […]

Developer aspires towards ‘enlightenment’ in Moncrieff development

Developers in Gungahlin have, rightly or wrongly, got a bit of a bad name for smashing out thousands of small houses on tiny blocks, or prison styled apartments – on streets that are virtually unnavigable by any vehicle larger than a Toyota Corolla, that are devoid of trees tall enough to provide shade. But, it […]

Local Leaders: Ken Gutterson, Managing Director at Cordelta

Aerobatics pilot, extreme skier, model, academic, systems architect, entrepreneur, consultant – these are just some of the professions and hobbies that have shaped Ken Gutterson’s approach to business over the last 30 years. Ken is the managing director of Canberra-based consulting firm Cordelta, which he co-founded in 2004. Show More Summary

Ask RiotACT: Slowing down the Hoons on Heysen Street

Hi Rioters, If you’re familiar with the roundabout at the intersection of Heysen St / Bellente St / Hilder St, Weston, you may have a view on this. I was travelling on Bellente Street recently, intent on entering the roundabout to turn left into Heysen Street. There was no traffic on the roundabout. But there […]

Canberra Cavalry fall short in Championship series decider

Canberra Cavalry has fallen just short in their quest for a second Claxton Shield after Brisbane completed a historic three-peat of ABL crowns. The Bandits defeated the Cavalry 4-2 in the deciding contest of their best-of-three ABL Championship Series at Wild Moose Stadium on Sunday night. Travis Blackley starred on the mound for the Bandits, with […]

Old rivals set to meet in Canberra’s premier league futsal grand final

North Canberra Untouchables have continued their incredible late-season form by making their third grand final in the last four years with a win over the Boomerangs White in the semi-finals. The Untouchables defeated the top of the ladder Boomerangs 3-0 in a dominant display, with two goals from Michael Sydney and another strike from Brett Forward. […]

Downer man to face court for drug trafficking

A 21-year-old Downer man will face the ACT Magistrate’s Court today for drug trafficking after being arrested in Civic yesterday. Police arrested the man at about 12.05 am yesterday (February 11) in relation to the alleged sale of illicit drugs. The man was taken to the ACT Watch House where he was charged with traffic […]

ACT Government seeks input on the management of Canberra’s newest reserve

The ACT government is calling on the Canberra community to provide input on a draft plan to guide the management and restoration of the proposed Molonglo River Reserve. Set between the growing suburbs of Coombs and Wright, the site of the proposed reserve comprises of 1,280 hectares and extends 23 kilometres along the Molonglo River from Scrivener Dam […]

First Qatar Airways flight touches down in Canberra as part of daily service

There are now two international airlines servicing Canberra with the arrival today of the first Qatar Airways flight to the national capital. The Boeing B777-300 from Doha touched down at 9:25 am, with passengers treated to a water cannon salute soon after landing. VIPs on the flight, the start of a daily service between Canberra and Doha, […]

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