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Northbourne tree cull ramps up due to safety concerns

27 minutes agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT Government will bring forward the final stage of tree removal along the Northbourne Avenue light rail corridor to March due to concerns about the safety of workers, motorists and pedestrians in the area. Tree felling had been scheduled to occur in three phases, with stage two being completed at the end of February […]

Gordon man, 19, to face court over shooting

2 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A 19-year-old Gordon man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today in connection with a shooting in Gordon on February 10. The man was arrested yesterday by detectives from ACT Policing Criminal Investigations. He has been charged with intentional threat to inflict grievous bodily harm, aggravated burglary, discharge loaded firearms at a person (two counts), […]

Bucking the trends in business #4 – Rohan Thomas

2 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

We all know that words have power, but have you seen some funny phrases on T-Shirts lately? My favourites so far are: “Blink if you want me”, “Consider this diem carped”, “Nerd? I prefer the term ‘more intelligent than you’, and “Super Mum, Super Wife, Super Tired”. Today, I reveal a business going places – […]

Changing of the guard in central Goulburn

4 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Older homes in prime locations on the market and residential redevelopments are stirring interest in Goulburn’s central area. A beautifully-presented, two-story home overlooking Victoria Park with two balcony views beyond the town was auctioned earlier this month with hopes of more than $500,000. Show More Summary

Expensive wasteland in Woden

4 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

About four years ago, a large car park between Melrose Drive and Corinna and Furzer Streets in Woden was closed and work began on ‘landscaping’ the area. Part of the work involved realigning parts of Corinna Street to make for a better connection to Melrose Drive and Furzer St outside the now derelict Alexander and […]

Ask RiotACT: poor mobile reception in Bruce

5 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Rioters. My tenants can’t use their mobile phone for call/text and 4G when they are indoor in my place in Bruce if they are with Optus and Vodafone. Apart from switching to Telstra, any tips on what the tenants could do to improve reception? Thanks.

Salamanca Market, Hobart

Over 300 stalls line Salamanca Place, the home of Hobart's famous Salamanca Market. Think Eveleigh Markets combined with The Rocks Market and you'll get some idea of the broad mix of fresh produce, food purveyors and arts and crafts on offer. Show More Summary

Man, 22, killed in Weetangera motorcycle accident

18 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A 22-year-old man died soon after a collision this afternoon between the motorcycle he was riding and a car on Springvale Drive, Weetangera. ACT Policing is investigating the accident, which occurred shortly before 12.25pm. ACT Ambulance Service attended and the male motorcyclist was pronounced deceased at the scene. According to Station Sergeant Marcus Boorman, the […]

Does a metre matter on ACT roads?

19 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

People who ride bicycles on ACT roads are concerned that police are not properly enforcing the minimum overtaking distance rule. A report has shown that just two drivers have been ticketed and three drivers cautioned for breach of the law since its introduction. But cycling advocacy organisation Pedal Power ACT has said that its members […]

Everyone in rugby is mourning Vickerman: ex-Brumbies CEO

19 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Ex-Brumbies CEO Rob Clarke has paid tribute to former Wallabies, Waratahs and Brumbies star Dan Vickerman, who died at his family home in Sydney on Saturday night. Now chief operating officer of the Australian Rugby Union, Mr Clarke was in Canberra this morning to join ACT Sports Minister Yvette Berry, Brumbies halfback Tomas Cubelli and […]

ACT real estate agency makes it into top 50 agencies nationally

19 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

And the winner is … For the fourth year running, LJ Hooker Projects ACT was ranked in the Real Estate Business Top 50 Sales Offices, a national report by REB. They were the only ACT agency to make the list. The award recognises the top performing real estate agencies from around the country, with the […]

Commemorating 70 years of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Guest blogger: Dr Martin Buzacott – Mittelheuser Scholar-in-Residence, State Library of Queensland. Ever since I began writing my e-book commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, I’ve been asked one particular question over and over. Show More Summary

Orange Grove Estate, Coopers Plains, 1885 (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 Brisbane real estate map from 1885 advertises 160 allotments of land for sale at the Orange Grove Estate,  located in Brisbane suburb of Coopers Plains. The allotments were situated along... Read more

Where does the buck stop?

23 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Who are the custodians of public art in Canberra? A few years ago, I contacted the old Territory and Municipal Services Department (TAMs) to express concern about the condition of the iconic Bert Flugelman sculpture located in a corner of Margaret Timpson Park in the Belconnen Town Centre. I had worked there for a number […]

Banshee scare tactics

23 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Boy! Am I sick of seeing and hearing squawking banshees going on about the imminent imposition of Sharia Law into Oz. And by people who actually don’t know what it is! You’d expect that elected representatives would know what our Constitution says about the rule of law in this country or at the very least, […]

A photo wrap-up of the National Multicultural Festival

The 21st National Multicultural Festival wrapped up today. Local photographer Jack Mohr has spent the last 3 days capturing the event. Jack has kindly shared a snapshot from his collection of images. Enjoy… All images copyright J.Mohr Photography 2017.

Beard or bumfluff? Show us your best beard pics

I’ve noticed the bumfluff sported by the Chief Minister and Jeremy Hanson. I was reminded of the sparse but long beard sported by Michael Moore (he still has most of it!) and that cutie that Gary Humphries had to make him look distinguished. Well they’re not real beards! This is a beard! Amateurs! The challenge […]

Ask RiotACT: seeking person who left note on my car windscreen

Hi Rioters. On Friday 16 February my Honda car was parked in the Australian National University music school parking lot. When I returned to my car someone had left the following note on my windscreen reporting that a white Toyota Camry had hit my car. I did report the incident to University security. I know […]

How to teach reading at any age

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

With the school year back in full swing, our little Canberran cherubs are settling into their new years and new classes, getting to know their lovely new teachers. Personally I am a newbie to the school system – with my eldest just beginning Kindergarten this year. Having grown up in Sydney I absolutely love the ACT’s preschool system, […]

The Sugar Deli comes knocking

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

You may have seen the social media buzz around The Sugar Deli which officially launched in Canberra last week. A simple premise this ‘digital dessert parlour’ offers the opportunity for Canberran’s to have a box of homemade treats delivered to their home or workplace. I was fortunate enough to have a box delivered by The […]

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