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At home with Sophia: egg yolk ravioli (almost)

1 hour agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I normally only ever post recipes that are successful because most of the time the recipes I make do work out. They might not always be as amazing as I had hoped but they normally have some resemblance to the picture attached to the recipe. There is nothing worse than finding a recipe you want to try, [...]

Green bins on way, starting in Weston Creek, Kambah

9 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT Government will roll out green bins for garden waste across Canberra in coming years starting with a pilot program in Weston Creek and Kambah to be funded in the 2016/17 ACT Budget and commence first quarter of 2017. The cost of the pilot and rollout across the two regions will be $1.715 million over [...]

Ask RiotACT: What is the longest Street in Canberra?

9 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Rioters. I got asked a question by my 9 year old daughter last night that I could not answer. Does anyone know what the longest Street (not Avenue etc) in Canberra is? Thanks.

Inquiry called after death in custody at AMC

There will be an independent inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the care and supervision of an Alexander Maconochie Centre detainee following his death in custody today. ACT Policing Criminal Investigations are investigatingShow More Summary

Ask RiotACT: Canberra entrepreneurs?

Hi Canberrans. Does anyone know of startups in the ACT, particularly firms that aim to grow beyond the ACT, begun by folks with a vocational education background of any sort? Or are they all by university and research types.

Pre-made home delivered meals in Canberra – Part 2

This is part 2 in a series of posts detailing some of the different options for pre-made meals that can be home delivered in Canberra. This is for all the busy people out there, the singles who don’t like cooking alone, the people who hate cooking or are really bad at it and find it frustrating [...]

First Look – 79&Fine (Civic)

I heard a few whisperings on social media this week about a new cafe in Civic and the name drew my attention immediately. I initially thought 79&Fine was a reference to maybe someone who was 79 years old and still kicking, but as it turns out it’s actually a reference to The Hamptons and the [...]

Warren Miller’s latest ski and snowboard film

[ 29 May 2016 at 5:00 pm; ] Warren Miller is back to celebrate winter with snow fans across the globe. This year the latest ski and snowboard film, Chasing Shadows travels to the world's most exotic winter playgrounds including Alaska,...Show More Summary

ACT Revenue sleuths to hunt tax cheats

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT Government will hire specialist investigators to track down tax cheats as part of a 2016-17 Budget initiative that is projected to recoup $27 million for an investment of $5.7 million over four years. The specialist team in the ACT Revenue Office will have a range of programming, mathematical and statistical skills, allowing the office [...]

Speaker gets baking for Biggest Morning Tea

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Speaker of the ACT Legislative Assembly Vicky Dunne has embraced the spirit of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, cooking up a batch of madeleines in her office kitchen to share with colleagues and visitor ACT Cancer Council President Christine Brill, and raising $183 for cancer research, prevention and support service programs in the process. The official date [...]

LinkedIn confirms massive data breach

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Days after media reports of a massive data breach at LinkedIn surfaced, the business networking platform has told its members that the breach first occurred in 2012 but that the data is only now being made available online by hackers. The hackers have reportedly this month tried to sell a database containing 117 million passwords [...]

Canberra’s queuing culture: How do we line up?

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberrans are instinctive queuers. Recently, I have witnessed this at the Westside Shipping Container Village; on the mornings of ALDI’s special deals days; at a bicycle and fleecy clothes sale; and in front of a football registration sausage sizzle. Where there is much demand, somewhat uncertain supply and in the absence of guide ropes and [...]

Top seven things to do around Canberra this weekend (27-29 May)

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It is 63 years since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mt Everest and Canberrans can mark the feat this Friday with an Indian feast and a talk about current developments in the Himalayas. Elsewhere, there is a feast of high-powered sport at Canberra Stadium and in the forests surrounding Canberra. ALL WEEKEND Little Shop [...]

Why Sunday penalty rates should stay

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Although the majority of people no longer go to church on Sundays, it is still mostly a day of leisure. ABS statistics show that Sunday remains an overwhelmingly non-work day. Even though Sunday working participation rates have more than doubled, still only 20% of currently employed working age people work on a Sunday compared with [...]

Police seek witnesses to aggravated robbery in Giralang

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Police are seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the 7-Eleven store located on the corner of Canopus Crescent and Atalumba Close in Giralang last Wednesday (18 May). A man entered the store at about 12.45am, produced a screwdriver and made demands for cash and cigarettes. He also stated that he had a gun. The staff member handed over a sum [...]

New State Emergency Service station for Calwell

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A new State Emergency Service station will be built in Tuggeranong with $2.7 million in this year’s ACT budget allocated for the project. The facility will house four-wheel drive vehicles, storm response equipment and a flood boat. ACT...Show More Summary

Bins to be collected on Friday after strike cancelled

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Bin collection industrial action previously notified for this Friday has been cancelled following a meeting of drivers employed by household waste and recycling bin collection company SUEZ. This means residents whose bins are scheduled for collection on a Friday should put their bins out this week as per usual. Contingency arrangements currently in place to assist residents [...]

Friday Night Live – Beats Working’

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 3 June 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] It’s been a while since Beats Workin’ blew the roof off in Canberra and we couldn’t wait to get the band back!  They rarely play away from Sydney so make sure you don’t miss Geoff Cartwright (vocals, guitars), Neil Marr (drums) Geoff Marr (bass, backing vocals), David Peach (lead guitar), Lynda-Rae Harris (vocals) and Marcy [...]

Ashley Drive duplication to extend to Johnson Drive

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT Government will spend $3.5 million over two years to duplicate the section of Ashley Drive from Erindale Drive to Johnson Drive, Minister for Transport and Municipal Services Meegan Fitzharris announced today. The funds would be allocated as part of next month’s 2016-2017 ACT Budget. Ms Fitzharris said the government had already invested $24.6 million [...]

Fresh sourdough, French pastries and hot coffee at Autolyse

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

When the clock strikes midnight, it may be time for Cinderella to head home, but at Autolyse the party is just getting started. Between 12am and 12pm, three or four experienced bakers are cooking up a storm in the Autolyse kitchen in Braddon. Using an authentic French oven, they turn out steaming hot loaves of fresh [...]

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