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Former planning commissioner’s call to arms over Government’s development ‘incompetence’

38 minutes agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A former National Capital Development Commissioner will tonight issue a wake-up call to the ACT’s community councils and residents groups in a hard-hitting speech that accuses the Barr Government of corrupting due process and being incompetent. In a speech titled Killing Canberra, Tony Powell AO, will tell the Deakin Residents Association that organisations like it were […]

Curd’s Hill Estate, Greenslopes, 1925 (Map of the Week)

State Library of Queensland has an extensive collection of historical maps of Queensland, some of which have been digitised and can be viewed online. This real estate map from 1925 advertises 23 allotments of land for sale at the Curd’s Hill Estate in the Brisbane suburb of Greenslopes. The allotments were situated on Curd Street,... Read more

Man faces court over stabbing of ‘good Samaritan’

3 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A 19-year-old Richardson man was to face court today over the stabbing of a ‘good Samaritan’ in Kambah late on Saturday night. ACT Policing said it was seeking witnesses to the stabbing, which occurred about 11:15 pm on Kingsmill Street. Police said witnesses had told them a 26-year-old man had attempted to assist a woman involved in […]

Dance the night away and help Camp Quality’s work for kids with cancer

3 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A Black Tie fundraising event at Hotel Realm on 4 November hopes to raise $100,000 for Camp Quality programs that support children from the ACT and regional NSW who have to travel to Sydney for cancer treatment. Camp Quality state manager Tereza Culina said Canberra did not have a paediatric oncology ward and on average, about […]

Bucking the trends in business – Capital Chemist Wanniassa

4 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

At the recently held 2017 Telstra Business Women’s Awards, Elise Apolloni – a pharmacist and partner of Capital Chemist Wanniassa ­­– swept the awards ceremony by winning the accolade trifecta. In addition to winning the “2017 ACT Telstra...Show More Summary

Gunman fired warning shot after robbing Rivett Newsagency

4 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT’s spate of aggravated robberies worsened over the weekend when a masked bandit held up the Rivett Newsagency and post office with a loaded gun and made off with about $1500, firing a warning shot as he fled. ACT Policing said the man, who had covered his face with a piece of coloured cloth, entered […]

Revealing the gold within Goulburn’s heritage to wider audience

4 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

If you ask long-term Goulburnians what they love most about their city, do you think they would say its outstanding heritage? In my brief experience, any rare declaration of affection for our built heritage is matched by other local people’s contempt for old buildings, or warnings not to go near the heritage issue, for fear […]

Still buffering…

4 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

‘When the internet is too slow to do my homework, it means I have to stay up late to finish it’. ‘My daughter drives into university at night because our home connection is too slow. I worry about her returning to a deserted campus in the late hours and spending long periods alone in computer […]

Canberra leads the way in cycling or walking to work

4 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra has the highest rate of people walking or cycling to work of any Australian capital city according to the latest insights from the 2016 Census. Working and studying in health has emerged as one of the main growth areas in the ACT according to the latest Census figures, while employment in the retail trade […]

Mr Liquor's Dirty Italian Disco by Pinbone at The Tennyson Hotel, Mascot

What next from the Pinbone team that gave us chocolate crackles with parfait, fried chicken paninis and Chongqing crispy spatchcock? It's Italian, of course, in a liquor shop driveway no less. Mr Liquor's Dirty Italian Disco is the latest...Show More Summary

Ask RiotACT: What type of tree is this?

22 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi All. I was hoping the RiotACT brains trust could help in identifying what type of tree this is? It is a deciduous tree, and has a white blossom. There are a heap of these trees in Napier Close in Deakin. Thanks, Jess

Canberra’s skyrocketing prisoner numbers lead to new female unit and mooted expansion

The ACT Government is moving female prisoners to a new accommodation unit and is being forced to look at further expanding the Alexander Maconochie Centre in the face of skyrocketing prisoner numbers. Canberra’s prisoner population almost doubled between 2010 and 2016 and is continuing to grow. The number of female prisoners increased by 52 per […]

New Dickson community housing proposal includes second Common Ground project

The ACT Government has announced new public and community housing will be built in the heart of Dickson but the size and shape of the developments will be subject to extensive consultation with the North Canberra community, and nearby businesses and service providers. Planning Minister Mick Gentleman said the Section 72 site that lies between […]

Ethical fashion to take centre stage at Canberra twilight market and industry events

Ethical fashion will take centre stage in Canberra on November 11 with a free twilight market for the public and a ticketed industry event for those looking to talk to and hear from Australian designers in this growing field. To be held at the new Dairy Road Precinct the consecutive events will be run under […]

Best Air-Conditioning Services in Canberra

Summer is just around the corner, and there’s no better way to keep cool than to crank up the air-conditioner in your home or office. Air-conditioners are an incredibly effective way to cool down a room or entire home. With such hot and humid summers, it’s no wonder more than half of all Australian households […]

Mini Boos – These are set to be the next biggest craze in kids toys!

Whether it’s Troll Dolls, Pogs, Cabbage Patch Kids, Tamagotchi, Polly Pocket, Furby, Tickle Me Elmo or Pokemon Cards that resonate with you the most, we all carry much-cherished memories of enjoying our favourite childhood toys and collectables with our friends. With new generations come new crazes and these latest creations are a sure-fire bet to […]

City transformation continues with launch of $110 million Park Avenue project

The launch of Morris Property Group (MPG)’s $110 million Park Avenue project last week adds to the pipeline of residential and mixed-use development that is transforming the eastern side of the city. Located at 20 Allara Street, currently the site of a nearly 40-year-old office block, ‘Park Avenue’ will be a 17-storey apartment complex with […]

Chief Minister inspects first light rail vehicle on visit to project partners

Chief Minister Andrew Barr has inspected the first light rail vehicle that will carry passengers on Stage 1 of the Canberra light rail network. This vehicle will be shipped to Canberra in the next few weeks, and is the actual vehicle, in all its livery, that will be running down the Stage 1 corridor. Mr […]

Down with Miserabilism!

When I left the Legislative Assembly, I vowed not to become one of those grumpy old retirees who constantly address their relevance deprivation by writing letters to the Canberra Times and Chronicle, bagging out our great city. With two exceptions, I have kept faith with that vow. The first is a letter I wrote to the […]

Police ask for public help to find missing 13-year-old girl

Police are asking the public for help in locating a missing 13-year-old girl named Tyeesha DeVere who was last seen by a family member near the Dickson Shops around 5:00 pm on Friday, 20 October. Tyeesha is between 155 and 160 centimetres tall and is described as having an olive complexion, with a medium build, […]

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