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Does anyone know what happened to Cafe Bamboo in Braddon?

12 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

My wife and I had a favourite Chinese restaurant, Cafe Bamboo, on Lonsdale Street in Braddon. It was forced to close as their building was demolished to make way for new apartments. Does anyone know if the owner moved to a new location? I meant to ask but forgot, and when I walked by, it was [...]

String of aggravated burglaries over weekend

12 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to three aggravated burglaries in Wanniassa, Mitchell and Mawson early Sunday morning (5 July). About 5am, police received a report that two male offenders attended the Coles Express Service Station on Sangster Place, Wanniassa, and used a crow bar to force entry through the front doors. Once inside, the offenders were [...]

No bets on Abetz

12 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The latest little pearlers from Senator Abetz just about say it all for me. Straight out of the moral code of the 1950s! Anyone opposing his view should get out of the kitchen. Abetz is trying to tell me that I am bound for Hades. He insults my marriage, and his view that children may well need [...]

Best of Canberra taste off – Pub food

12 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Pub food is great winter food – hearty, down-to-earth and honest. When I go out for a pub meal, I’m looking for a comforting feed that won’t leave me hungry. This week’s taste off for Canberra’s best pub food definitely delivered in that department.  Votes came in for pubs all over Canberra and the surrounding region, [...]

Pre-audition workshops for 2016 circus degree

12 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 18 July 2015; ] ­­­ The National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) is putting the call out to Canberrans with a background in physical training and the dream of a professional career in performing. NICA offers Australia’s only Bachelor of Circus Arts, which is a three-year university degree conducted at its Melbourne campus. Ahead of the auditions for the 2016 course [...]

Stepping Up ceramics market place

13 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 12 July 2015 at 11:00 am; ] The three-day Australian Ceramics Triennale will bring some of the world's best ceramicists to Canberra this week, flooding the city with 35 exhibitions across various locations. As a part of the Triennale,...Show More Summary

How UC plans to become a world-ranked university by 2018

14 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

If the University of Canberra is to become a world-ranked university, we need to improve infrastructure in Belconnen. I attended a public meeting late last month in which UC Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Parker explained his 15 year vision for the University of Canberra. Show More Summary

Swan Valley: One reason to make the trek over to the West Coast

Hands up if you’ve heard of the Swan Valley. I hadn’t before last week, but now after getting a little taste for some of their food and wine, I certainly want to hear more. If you’re looking for a reason to make the trek over to the West Coast, this is it. Swan Valley is located [...]

Where can I find kids’ interior shops in Canberra?

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I’m new to Canberra and want to decorate my children’s bedrooms. (1, 3 & 8 years) Can the more knowledgeable here point me in the direction of any good shops with products for Children’s interiors around town? Any help would be great! Thanks for your help!

Weekend cafe hot spot: Barrio, Braddon

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Last weekend I shared my experience at Elemental and mentioned that I also stopped in at Barrio Collective Coffee, a few doors up. I wasn’t satisfied by my brief check-in last week so decided to stop in for breakfast. We sat down to look over the menu and I really wasn’t sure what I felt like. [...]

Missing man: Have you seen Daemon?

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in locating missing man Daemon Wolfe. Daemon was last seen leaving a house in Greenway on foot about 4.30pm yesterday (Thursday 2 July) and was last heard from about 7pm last night. Daemon is described as being a Caucasian man, 5’10” (178cm) tall with a slim build, dark brown hair [...]

Dentist recommendations in Canberra?

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Can anyone recommend a good and gentle dentist, please? I’ve read the ones that were submitted in another query in 2011 and just wonder if there are any more recent dental recommendations. Thanks for any help you can offer.

A look around Canberra – Chapman

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The suburb of Chapman in Weston Creek is named after Austin Chapman, a former minister who held the portfolios of defence, health, trade, and customs, at various points during the early 1900s. He served in public roles until 1924 when he resigned due to ill health, passing away just two years later. Chapman is one of [...]

What’s happening on the corner of Belconnen Way and Bindubi St?

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Does anyone know what is happening on the corner of Belconnen Way and Bindubi Street? Adecco (construction company) have dug out the old car park on Bardi Place, opposite Canberra High, but I can’t figure out if they are simply extending it or whether something else is also going up.

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (4th and 5th July 2015)

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 4 July 2015 to 5 July 2015. ] Canberra garage sales this weekend in Aranda, Phillip, Kingston, Dunlop, Ngunnawal, Casey, Monash and Wright. Happy Friday! Saturday 4 July 35 Port Jackson Circuit Phillip 7am to 2pm Must sell.  Quality Books, TV, fridge, household items, kitchen items, beds. Show More Summary

Canberra’s number one work crew cafe

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

We all know that energy needs fuel, your car or truck needs petrol, your home needs heating at this time of year especially using gas as energy, your office printer wouldn’t work without electricity. Just like those devices, work crews around Canberra need to refuel their most precious asset – their human capital. And not just [...]

Canberra to host premier international ceramics event

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 9 July 2015 to 11 July 2015. ] Canberra has been selected for a three-day premier ceramics event that will bring national and international luminaries and cutting-edge ceramicists to the capital from across Australia and around the...Show More Summary

13 things to do in Canberra this weekend (4 and 5 July 2015)

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 4 July 2015 to 5 July 2015. ] How do you plan to spend this weekend? There’s plenty on in Canberra to keep you busy over the next few days, including the Westside Sunday markets, a ping pong jam and Bungendore’s first made by hand markets. 1. Westside Sunday markets The Sunday markets are on again at Westside shipping container village from 10am this Sunday [...]

Local politics: Here’s what you missed this fortnight

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Anyone for tennis? A few humble tennis courts are proving to be more of a problem for Chief Minister Andrew Barr than he thought. Earlier this year, Barr said the ACT Government would take the tennis courts from the public Telopea Park School so it could build a childcare centre. The current Manuka Occasional Childcare Centre nearby [...]

The 10 types of drivers you see at Canberra school drop offs

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I am a mother of four children and have done a gazillion school runs in my time. My experience to date has been with childcare, pre-school and primary school, so to write this post I morphed a few stories from my mummy friends at different ACT primary and high schools. This is my list of the [...]

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