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ACT Police looking for a green-thumbed thief

Police are looking for a green-thumbed thief who appears to have a serious case of garden envy. The male thief has stolen plants from the front garden of a Conder home four times in the past four months, with the plants having a total value of $1,000. His furtive night-time raids have been caught on […]

Mookie launch this Thursday – FREE burgers, concretes, fries

What’s more amazing than delicious Mookie burgers? FREE delicious Mookie burgers! Mookie is officially opening it’s doors to Canberrans this Thursday (21st September) at 5 pm. Located in the heart of the City at 4A/21 Genge Street, Mookie is sure to be a crowd pleaser. To celebrate the launch they are giving: The FIRST 100 people […]

New bill to launch Canberra’s cash for cans scheme

A bill will be introduced into the ACT Legislative Assembly tomorrow which will enable Canberrans to exchange discarded water bottles and empty soft drink cans for cash – addressing one of the city’s biggest litter problems. The bill paves the way for a Container Deposit Scheme to be set up in the territory early next […]

The RiotACT Gig Guide (20 – 25 September)

The RiotACT Gig Guide is here for the 20th to the 25th of September! Today’s featured artist is Kid of Harith, who has returned to the local music scene after a brief hiatus. After having awed a stunned audience at the Phoenix at LocalnLive’s recent Bootlegs Sessions, Kid of Harith will be emceeing the 93rd […]

Can I Get a Medical Certificate from The Chemist?

Need a medical certificate for work? Don’t want to wait for hours in the doctors’ waiting room to see an overbooked GP for 5 minutes? The good news is, there is an easier way. Head over to your local Canberra chemist and get a medical certificate from the fully-qualified pharmacist. It’s quick and affordable, so […]

Canberra joins the World Solar Challenge with ANU’s first entrant in epic race

The Australian National University’s Sol Invictus team has unveiled its entrant in the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, along with a $20,000 sponsorship from the ACT Government. Two years in development, the MTAA Super Charge entry is the ANU’s first attempt at the race, which brings together competitors from more than 26 countries, including some of the […]

Meet Hummer the giraffe – Canberra’s favourite zoo animal!

Say hello to Canberra’s favourite zoo animal – a 16-year-old male giraffe named Hummer! Most people don’t win accolades for sticking their tongue out, but when it comes to this carefree giraffe it’s just one of his charms as he engages with children and adults alike and keeps them coming back for more. Measuring five-and-a-half […]

No way to treat a snail (Pain aux raisins)

Among the many tempting pastries that are wonderful to eat (but probably bad for the waist-line), there’s one that remains a stand out for me. That being what some people call a ‘Snail’ or to use the correct term ‘Pain aux Raisins’. To clarify: Pain aux Raisins are a spiral pastry (see picture above) that […]

Legal profession on collision course with Government over CTP citizens’ jury

The legal profession is on a collision course with the Government over its pilot citizens’ jury initiative to reform compulsory third party insurance in the ACT. An alliance of legal groups – the ACT Law Society, the ACT Bar Association and the Australian Lawyers Alliance – has embarked on a lobbying campaign, including setting up […]

Canberrans turn to law “short courses” to win at work

Studying law is an attractive idea to many. It’s often portrayed by Hollywood screen actors dominating the court room with their brilliant legal arguments. If you work in Canberra you are probably dealt a good dose of legal jargon and complicated legal concepts on a daily basis – particularly if you’re in an APS job […]

Tuggeranong petition calls for ‘noisy, smelly’ buses to go from Anketell Street

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A petition to stop the buses running down Anketell Street in the Tuggeranong Town Centre has garnered a combined 500 signatures, enough for the matter to be referred to a Legislative Assembly committee. Launched by the Tuggeranong Community Council, the petition is a key part of lobbying to improve the amenity of Anketell Street where […]

Photo wrap of police Wall to Wall Ride for Remembrance

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Large numbers of motorcyclists travelled across Commonwealth Avenue Bridge on Saturday as part of the Wall to Wall Ride for Remembrance which commemorates the service and sacrifice of police officers. The ACT motorcyclists left Canberra for Goulburn Police Academy at 9.30 am on Saturday, where they joined for a barbecue before returning to Exhibition Park […]

Original 3-digit Canberra number plates fetching a fair price

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Collectors of three-digit Canberra number plates are in luck, with recent auctions fetching up to $20,000 per plate. No longer available from the Road Transport Authority (RTA), one to three digit plates have become incredibly sought after. Show More Summary

It’s almost burger time at Mookie

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

What if I told you there’s a place doing premium burgers that don’t cost a bomb; that can be served to your table within seven minutes of ordering; that you can wash down with a beer without embarking on a pub crawl; and that you can bring the kids along to without risking your sanity? […]

Liberals secure more privacy for Public Service’s breastfeeding mums

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Breastfeeding mothers in the ACT Public Service will soon have more peace of mind when feeding their babies. Shadow Minister for Women Giulia Jones said the ACT Government had finally agreed to her request for all breastfeeding rooms across 37 public sector buildings in Canberra to be fitted with secure privacy latches. “The Government has […]

Why country hospitals matter

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Controversy has dogged the redevelopment of Goulburn Base Hospital, mirroring rural community concerns when it comes to healthcare services – and for good reason. In Griffith, the Murrumbidgee Local Health District reversed its decision to withdraw pathology services from the hospital after it faced a barrage of community complaints. In Bega, despite a $187 million […]

Property prices driving more ACT households deeper into the red

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Nearly a third of Canberra households owe three or more times their disposable annual income, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The ABS’s survey of Household Income and Wealth, Australia, 2015-16 shows 29 per cent of people in the ACT have debt three or more times their annual income, up from […]

Armed robbery team established in Canberra following spate of recent robberies

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Police have established a dedicated armed robbery team at Winchester Police Station following a spate of armed robberies in recent months. ACT Criminal Investigations have created the team which will be led by Detective Sergeant John Giles and has been tasked with investigating current and historical armed robberies. A spokesperson for ACT Policing said the […]

Wallabies reward Canberra faithful with win over the Pumas

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A crowd of 14,229 braved chilly conditions  to see the Qantas Wallabies down the Argentinian Pumas in a Rugby Championship game at GIO Stadium on Saturday night. It took a while for the Wallabies to warm up but a stirring second half performance rewarded Canberra rugby fans as they ran out 45-20 winners in what was the […]

GoBoat launches Canberra adventures on the lake with European pizazz

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A new Canberra attraction takes to the water in the next six weeks with potential appeal for everyone from romantic couples to families to mates after a few beers on the lake. Canberra will be the first location outside Europe to experience GoBoats, which are self-drive electric picnic boats which seat up to eight people. […]

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