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Food forests, olive oil and ginger beer workshops this August

8 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Canberra Environment Centre has launched a new set of workshops as part of the Sustainability Workshop Series. Workshops are refreshingly relevant to the evolving Canberra ‘scene’; markets, fresh food and a good drop. Topics include growing a food forest (4th August), making olive oil (a talk, 18 August), and making ginger beer with Garry Sully from [...]

Roof ventilation advice in Canberra?

8 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I am just hoping for some advice from other Canberrans who have some experience with installing any of the various types of roof ventilation in their home. Basically what did you pick and why, what was the cost, and was it successful? We have a small house in a new subdivision that was built in 2012 [...]

Canberra ghost stories wanted!

8 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi all, I’m looking at writing a new book regarding ghosts and hauntings in the Canberra/ ACT area. As such, I would appreciate any stories anyone has and are happy to tell (and have published, anonymously or otherwise). At present I have manuscript being edited by Schiffer Books in the US regarding UK ghosts and have [...]

Sydney’s Indian Dance Centre presents The Ramayana and Indian dance workshops

8 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 5 September 2015 at 6:30 pm; 6 September 2015; ] After a series of sold-out shows in Australia, New Zealand and in the United States, Sydney's Indian Dance Centre will be presenting its Ramayana dance drama production at the Canberra...Show More Summary

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (1 and 2 August 2015)

8 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 1 August 2015 to 2 August 2015. ] Canberra garage sales this weekend in Dunlop, Casey, Kambah, Karabar, Waramanga, Cook, Macquarie, Page and Isabella Plains. Happy Friday! Saturday 1 August Eales Place Kambah 7.30am to 1pm Car ramps,...Show More Summary

Suspended prison sentence for Canberra woman convicted of animal cruelty

20 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

RSPCA ACT chief executive Tammy Ven Dange has praised a magistrate’s decision to hand down a suspended prison sentence to a Canberra woman convicted of animal cruelty. The 29-year-old woman was convicted and sentenced for failing to provide adequate care to three dogs and a rabbit. From RSPCA ACT’s media release: A 29 year old local Canberra woman, [...]

Panel forum and book launch: Die in battle, Do not despair: the Indians on Gallipoli, 1915

[ 5 August 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] Join us at UNSW Canberra at ADFA on the 5th of August for a panel forum and launch of Professor Peter Stanley's book: Die in battle, Do not Despair: the Indians on Gallipoli, 1915. Panel forum? Indians in...Show More Summary

Latin American Film Festival in Australia

[ 20 August 2015 to 1 September 2015. ] The Latin American Embassies in Canberra are proud to present the Latin American Film Festival in Australia. This event will be held at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra from 20 August until 1 September. This year there will be 13 films screened, some of which are award winning pieces and feature some of the [...]

Local politics: Here’s what you’ve missed this fortnight

The public housing revolution starts Andrew Barr has been pretty busy on the subject of public housing since taking the top job. His main task is to refresh the entire ACT public housing stock of more than 1,200 homes. The aim is to improve the lives of those in public housing, which sounds like a reasonable outcome. It [...]

13 things to do in Canberra this weekend (1 and 2 August 2015)

[ 1 August 2015 to 2 August 2015. ] This weekend's highlights include a documentary film festival, a winter festival at the National Portrait Gallery and free ice cream at the Canberra Centre. 1. Wildlife art exhibition at the National Zoo and Aquarium Yes, that's a photo of meerkats making art (I hope that paint is non-toxic, buddy!). Head to the National Zoo and Aquarium this [...]

Boo-hoo, Adam

There’s plenty in the news cycle this week about AFL star Adam Goodes. Or should that be indigenous star? Or maybe Australian of the Year, AFL legend and Aboriginal rights campaigner Adam Goodes. After all, I don’t want to offend. Or even worse, appear racist. Either way, I’m of the opinion the man is always playing the victim. He’s called [...]

First look – QT Canberra’s new August menu

QT Canberra’s Capitol Bar & Grill and Lucky’s Speakeasy will next month introduce new menus – the first since they opened their doors. Ryan Johnstone went for a first look.  I was invited to preview Lucky’s Speakeasy’s new cocktail list, followed by an evening sampling dishes from Capitol Bar & Grill’s current and new menus. Beginning the night in [...]

Shooting in McKellar overnight

ACT Policing is investigating a shooting incident which occurred early this morning in McKellar (Wednesday 29 July). About 9.30am, police received a report that a vehicle had been damaged overnight while parked in the driveway of a home on Burns Circuit, McKellar. Police believe the incident occurred about 4.10am. ACT Policing Criminal Investigations established a crime scene [...]

Car park thief nabbed in Gungahlin

ACT Policing arrested a 35-year-old Scullin man in an underground car park in Gungahlin for attempting to break into vehicles last night (28 July). About 11.15pm, police received a report from a member of the public that a man had entered the underground car park of an apartment complex on Gungahlin Place, Gungahlin, and appeared suspicious. [...]

Innovation Connect grant recipients announced

An online marketplace for health innovations, a mobile adventure game and a car performance monitoring tool are some of the projects that will share in $203,050 in the latest round of Innovation Connect funding. The ACT Government’s Innovation Connect grant program is designed to help Canberra-based businesses develop innovative products and services. It has provided over [...]

LAST CHANCE! Twilight exhibition viewing – Revealing the Rothschild Prayerbook

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 7 August 2015 at 5:30 pm; ] This is your last chance to see a truly unique exhibition featuring 'the most expensive book in the world' which closes on Sunday 9 August 2015. After a busy week, relax with a glass of sparking wine and canapes  before joining Exhibition curator, Dr Susannah Helman as she introduces an exclusive viewing of the Revealing  the Rothschild [...]

Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam coming to Canberra

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 11 December 2015 to 20 December 2015. ] Cirque du Soleil is coming to Canberra with a spectacular entertainment event this summer. Since premiering under the big top in Montreal in 1996, Quidam has captivated millions of people across five continents. Show More Summary

Rooftop solar – recent experiences in Canberra?

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Thinking of installing solar power to our house. Orientation is ideal, and whilst not looking to make money, I would love to escape the clutches of ACTEW (or whatever they’re called this week). Would appreciate any feedback re: supply and installation of (say) a 4Kw system, and how it has performed. The majority of advertisers on Google require [...]

Local leaders – Anna Petridis (Patissez)

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Patissez in Manuka is probably the most famous café in Canberra, and maybe even one of the most famous in Australia, after receiving international media coverage in the last few weeks. Most of this attention is attributed to its freakshow milkshakes. Small business success on this scale does not just happen. There is no luck involved. Anna Petridis [...]

Cheap eats – The Blue Olive (Civic)

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A couple of weeks ago RiotACT contributor Bec Cuzzillo put the call out for Canberra’s best sandwiches and rolls. Café D’Lish and Autolyse were the two most popular contenders, but The Blue Olive in Civic wasn’t far behind. I was curious. Those who voted for The Blue Olive’s sandwiches did so with an enthusiasm that you [...]

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