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Boost for Belconnen drivers with completion of Aikman Drive duplication

35 minutes agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Access to the Belconnen Town Centre and the upcoming rehabilitation hospital at the University of Canberra will be easier after the completion this week of the Aikman Drive duplication project. Minister for Transport and City Services Meegan Fitzharris said the duplication was necessary because of the expected increase in traffic associated with the new hospital, […]

Men face court after police seize drugs and cash

35 minutes agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A 23-year-old man and a 25-year-old man were due to face the ACT Magistrates Court today after police raided a house in Nicholls and seized a large amount of cannabis and cash. ACT Policing said officers conducted a search warrant on an address in Nicholls on Thursday, 23 November. During the search, police located and […]

Radical Reels to round out the week

1 hour agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra is set to enjoy a selection of the most exciting and heart-racing short films fresh from the annual BANFF Mountain Film Festival in Canada as the Radical Reels roadshow rolls into town this weekend. Akin to our Canadian counterparts, Canberrans here in the bush capital are big fans of the great outdoors. It’s in […]

Hume Highway ‘half-way houses’: places to rest, revive and survive

2 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Over the decades, I have travelled the Hume Highway between Canberra and Sydney hundreds of time. Stop-over options in the dim past were different and the road is now much faster than it was in the 60s and 70s. Many travellers felt the need to stop more than once as the journey could take well over […]

How to be classy yet contentious this New Year’s Eve

4 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

With a respectful nod to its Lambert Vineyard heritage, Contentious Character Winery recently celebrated its first birthday. A visit to this Instagrammer’s heaven has you quickly realising what sets this winery apart from its counterparts – soul. The love that the four ‘contentious character’ founders have for this bespoke winery is apparent everywhere – from […]

Best Personal Trainers in Canberra

21 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

If you’re looking for a personal trainer in Canberra, it makes sense to go straight to the best. We’ve corralled customer opinions to get an overview of the personal trainers you need to try in this area. What Makes a Good and Reliable Personal Trainer? So, what are we looking for in a personal trainer? […]

Eight things to do around Canberra this weekend (24–26 Nov)

23 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

With only a month until Christmas, it seems the festive season is in full swing. If you haven’t started your Christmas shopping yet, there will be a number of opportunities to pick up gifts made and/or designed by local and Australian makers and designers this weekend. The Design Canberra Festival, in its final weekend, is presenting […]

Police seize cocaine and ecstasy in operation targeting drug-trafficking in Canberra’s CBD

Police seized 46 drug items including cocaine, ecstasy and amphetamine during an operation in Canberra’s entertainment district last Friday and Saturday. Seven people have been summonsed for drug-related offences and 15 people will undergo...Show More Summary

Headline in search of a story – lack of balance in housing supply reports

Affordability and housing supply are important issues for the accommodation and financial security needs of Canberrans. It was therefore with mounting frustration that I found media responses to the ANU Regional Housing Supply and Demand in Australia (B. Phillips & C Joseph) Working Paper focused largely on a single line in a table on page […]

The changes coming your way at Kambah shops

Kambah residents can have their say on the surrounds of their local shopping centre before the next phase of upgrades gets underway. Design work has begun on the Stage 2 improvements to Kambah Village, which include new public toilet facilities, upgraded playground equipment including additional shade; more car parking to the south-east of the centre, a new public […]

Young Canberran inventor secures trip to NASA for her Eco-friendly invention

Eleven-year-old Bella Winfield has made Canberra proud by clinching one of three winning positions and a trip to NASA for her innovative entry into a national competition. Bella entered the ‘Origin‘s Little Big Ideas competition’ with...Show More Summary

Children in Detention in the ACT: lessons from the NT Royal Commission

Few of us can forget the ABC’s 2016 Four Corners Report documenting the abuses of children in detention in the Northern Territory (NT). This program shocked the nation and resulted in the calling of a Royal Commission the morning after the program went to air. While it is easy to pretend that these issues are only […]

Calwell Community Bank celebrates 15th birthday with three $500 grants up for grabs

It’s a big year for the Calwell Community Bank branch of Bendigo Bank. In addition to turning 15 years old next month, the branch has just celebrated the completion of its first major refurbishment in as many years. The makeover includes a modernised look and feel, with all the latest banking gadgetry and an open […]

The Best Catering Companies in Canberra

The best part of almost every event is the food. With that in mind, if you have an upcoming event, you’ll need to seek out a fantastic catering company that services the Canberra region. To make things a little easier, we’ve done our research and put together this list of the top three caterers in […]

The RiotACT Gig Guide (22 – 28 November)

This week we have Northbourne Flats, a Canberran grunge sensation who will be playing this Thursday from 8 pm at Transit Bar alongside Sally Chicane and Organic Mechanic. The bands have put together a sampler CD, featuring a track from each band, on a night that promises to be an eclectic mix of grunge, sludge, […]

Six authors vie for 2017 ACT Book of the Year Award

Historical works, a volume of poetry, an action thriller for young readers, a desert memoir and a contemporary social critique make up a diverse shortlist for the 2017 ACT Book of the Year, announced on Monday. Six authors are in the running to win the $10,000 award, which recognises excellence in literature and supports writers […]

Possum plague vs the home garden

This story starts with standing outside the Museum of Sydney taking in an outdoor display of a cottage garden – complete with vegetables and herbs. As I was trying to work out why this garden was there, a couple walked up and the woman said – “obviously they do not have possums around here.” I […]

$2.7 million in grants up for grabs to keep ACT healthy

If your organisation has an innovative idea or program that will help Canberrans stay healthy and well, the ACT Government wants to hear from you. $2.7 million is available through the ACT Health Promotion Grants Program to distribute to community groups, not-for-profit organisations and school communities as part of the government’s commitment to helping the community […]

The new online tools to help your garden thrive and survive

Canberra gardeners now have two new online tools at their disposal to help them grow plants that will thrive and survive in the ACT’s sometimes harsh and increasingly dry climate. Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury today launched the new Plant Selector and WaterRight tools, available on the Actsmart website, at Yarralumla Nursery. Mr […]

Parliamentary Agreement scorecard: What the Labor-Greens deal has done for the ACT

Chief Minister Andrew Barr and Greens leader Shane Rattenbury have both hailed the progress of the Parliamentary Agreement between Labor and the Greens while releasing a report on its progress during the ninth Legislative Assembly. With all but a small number of commitments completed, Mr Barr said that while there had to be compromises at times, […]

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