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Singapore Airlines to commence daily Canberra service but drops direct Wellington link

6 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Singapore Airlines has dumped its Canberra to Wellington service, but from May will commence daily flights between the national capital and the island state on an upgraded aircraft. After 30 April, flights to Wellington will cease and the current four days a week Singapore service on the Boeing 777-200 will be replaced by daily flights […]

Latham man caught drink-driving records six times the legal limit

7 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A 50-year-old Lathan man was caught with a breath alcohol level more than six times the legal limit and will face a level four drink-driving charge. The man was stopped by police for a random breath test on Blackall Street, Barton, last Friday night (January 19) around 6.30 pm. After providing a positive roadside screening […]

Movie: Darkest Hour

I always stay to watch the credits at the end of a film, even with the cinema staff sweeping around me. The credits at the end of ‘Darkest Hour’ list 93-year-old historian John Lukacs, and I found myself wondering just … Continue reading ?

Town Centre Vikings hit as club bandits strike again

9 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Another ACT licensed club has been the target of armed robbers, with the Town Centre Vikings Club in Tuggeranong held up in the early hours of Saturday. ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the aggravated robbery at the club on the corner of Athllon Drive and Rowland Rees Crescent, Greenway. It said that at about 3.05 […]

The RiotACT Gig Guide (24 – 30 January)

10 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

This week’s Gig Guide features alternative punk band Elk Locker, who have just recently released their new EP ‘Hollowing’. Check them out this Saturday as they launch the EP at Transit Bar from 8 pm, with Snakepit, Blue Velvet and Sleeping Dogs. Melbourne band Face Face promise a night of “indie-rock for nostalgic 90s kids” […]

Police investigating indecent act in Civic

12 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Police are investigating an alleged indecent act which occurred in Civic last Friday afternoon. At around 1.45 am on Friday January 19, police were waved down by a member of the public near the corner of London Circuit and Odgers Lane and alerted to the matter. According to ACT Policing, the female member of the […]

Canberra swimmers safer on Tathra Beach this February

13 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Tathra Beach on the New South Wales Far South Coast is the only community south of Mollymook offering endless summer safety to Canberra holidaymakers and day trippers right through summer. This February when the flags are packed away on all other beaches, the Australian Life Guard Service will keep them flying high on Tathra Beach. Working […]

Why primary school boys are needing mental health intervention

14 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It was a cry for help from a parent that made Menslink realise that a growing number of primary school boys were in need of mental health support. Now 10 to 12-year-old boys make up 12 per cent of the male support group’s client case, which CEO Martin Fisk said was not unusual and reflected […]

Northbourne or bust

16 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A new year and already the look, the aesthetics, and the whole nature of what will be the new Northbourne Ave gateway to the National Capital is up for discussion. A development application was lodged for a six to eight storey complex to be built on the former vehicle registration site in Dickson on Northbourne […]

Why there was no Total Fire Ban in the ACT last weekend

As the ACT baked in near 40-degree temperatures at the weekend, one would have thought the Fire Danger Rating would have been higher, especially with Total Fire Bans in place across the border in NSW. But as the ACT Rural Fire Service Chief Fire Officer Joe Murphy explained, it isn’t as simple as just tracking […]

Program funding decision a boon for region’s emerging writers

A new funding package will help the region’s emerging writers make the mark, with The ACT Writers Centre receiving two years of funding (2018-2019) for its year-long HARDCOPY program from The Australia Council for the Arts. The Centre said The Australia Council for the Arts had funded its Centre’s highly regarded program since 2014, but this […]

Narrabundah house fire deliberately lit

Police believe a fire that destroyed a single-level house in Narrabundah early this morning was deliberately lit. ACT Policing said it was treating the fire at Marlee Place as suspicious after analysing the scene. About 1:30 am police were called to Marlee Place, where the house was reported to be well alight. The Emergency Services […]

Figures show fewer accidents at upgraded Barton Highway intersection

The installation of traffic lights at the Barton Highway/Gundaroo Drive/William Slim Drive intersection has made the former roundabout safer, with new figures showing a dramatic fall in the number of accidents. Minister for Transport...Show More Summary

Graeme has made our day for decades

Trim, articulate and brimful of confidence, Graeme Northey will compere Australia Day in Goulburn on Friday with as much enthusiasm as he has done so for two decades or more. The only year he missed out on being MC was 2002 when he was announced Goulburn’s citizen of the year. Graeme cannot wait to meet […]

Prime time for small businesses in the ACT

Canberrans definitely ended 2017 on a high. So far, we’ve been named the best place to live in the world, the third best place to travel to in the world, and now it seems we may be the best place in Australia to run a small business. This is according to a small business report […]

Ask RiotACT: Overpayment from the Public Service

Hi RiotACT Community, I have found myself in a situation where my HR department has overpaid me for a period of 12 months – leaving me with a liability in excess of a complete fortnight pay. This is an error caused by the HR department not by myself. I was wondering what your experience has been and what are my […]

Police to send infringement notices via email but warn of scammers

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The public can now opt to receive traffic and parking infringement notices by email but police are warning them to be aware of any fake notices that may demand payment via a link. ACT Policing said that new capabilities for officers meant Traffic, Criminal and Parking Infringement Notices could now be sent via email. Officer […]

Ask RiotACT: Laser eye surgery recommendations

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Rioters, Does anyone have any recent experience with laser eye surgery in Canberra and can recommend a certain doctor? Thanks!

Oz day – just another day off!

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

What does Oz Day really mean to you?  Be honest now… do you really do anything special? Anything patriotic? Anything to commemorate the landing of the invaders? Anything to celebrate our maturity as a nation? Yeah right! Here’s my take on it. Most Aussies just love public holidays. Canberrans love to go to the coast and this […]

Sweet location: Braidwood’s iconic Boiled Lolly up for sale

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Boiled Lolly is not just Braidwood’s sweet spot for its extensive range of confectionery – the location in the main street across the road from the bakery makes it a business magnet and an iconic stop for many Canberrans passing through on their way to and from the coast. The owners have spent 12 […]

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