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Bruce Hall is dead, long live Bruce Hall

1 hour agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ANU student residence Bruce Hall’s motto is “Felix Qui Potuit Rerum Cognoscere Causas” or, for the non-Latin scholars among you, “Happy is he who is able to discover the reason for things”. Many Bruce Hall alumni and residents have struggled to come to terms with the university’s plans to demolish their much loved original building […]

Chapman Cafe owner ‘really annoyed’ at police wait after break-in

8 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Chapman cafe owner Samson Dass arrived at work this morning to find his takeaway outlet had been broken into overnight, and is frustrated that he is unable to serve customers today as police have yet to arrive and have requested he not touch anything until they do. Neighbouring business Cool Pools of Canberra was also […]

The Cricket Calls: A poem for Minister Yvette Berry

11 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

With the Australian and ACT cricket seasons reaching a crescendo and the Prime Minister XI’s just complete, Kim Huynh draws upon verse to consider our love of cricket and sport. Dear Sheila, The Cricket Calls Tell me not (Sweet) I am unkind, That from the nunnery Of thy gaunt chest and quiet mind To tests […]

Footpath recycling dominates Dickson

12 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

As a person who walks for exercise around the local area, I get to observe the changes through the suburb. One that has grown in popularity has caused humour for some of us and possibly has caused consternation for others. It has been an informally established practice that residents have on occasions put out something […]

Ask RiotACT: kitchen resurfacing recommendations

13 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hello. I’m having great difficulty sourcing providers for respraying of kitchen cabinetry in Canberra. Unfortunately searches seem to yield mostly interstate providers. Has anyone had their kitchen resurfaced/resprayed in fairly recent times and can make a recommendation?  Many thanks!

$14m City to Lake boardwalk, park begin to take shape

The first two of 62 ten-tonne pre-cast concrete panels that will form a 150m boardwalk along (and out into) Lake Burley Griffin’s West Basin have been slotted in as the City to the Lake project gets underway in earnest this week. The 8.1m long and 2m wide panels will be positioned just above the water […]

Northbourne tree cull ramps up due to safety concerns

The ACT Government will bring forward the final stage of tree removal along the Northbourne Avenue light rail corridor to March due to concerns about the safety of workers, motorists and pedestrians in the area. Tree felling had been scheduled to occur in three phases, with stage two being completed at the end of February […]

Gordon man, 19, to face court over shooting

A 19-year-old Gordon man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today in connection with a shooting in Gordon on February 10. The man was arrested yesterday by detectives from ACT Policing Criminal Investigations. He has been charged with intentional threat to inflict grievous bodily harm, aggravated burglary, discharge loaded firearms at a person (two counts), […]

Bucking the trends in business #4 – Rohan Thomas

We all know that words have power, but have you seen some funny phrases on T-Shirts lately? My favourites so far are: “Blink if you want me”, “Consider this diem carped”, “Nerd? I prefer the term ‘more intelligent than you’, and “Super Mum, Super Wife, Super Tired”. Today, I reveal a business going places – […]

Changing of the guard in central Goulburn

Older homes in prime locations on the market and residential redevelopments are stirring interest in Goulburn’s central area. A beautifully-presented, two-story home overlooking Victoria Park with two balcony views beyond the town was auctioned earlier this month with hopes of more than $500,000. Show More Summary

Expensive wasteland in Woden

About four years ago, a large car park between Melrose Drive and Corinna and Furzer Streets in Woden was closed and work began on ‘landscaping’ the area. Part of the work involved realigning parts of Corinna Street to make for a better connection to Melrose Drive and Furzer St outside the now derelict Alexander and […]

Ask RiotACT: poor mobile reception in Bruce

Hi Rioters. My tenants can’t use their mobile phone for call/text and 4G when they are indoor in my place in Bruce if they are with Optus and Vodafone. Apart from switching to Telstra, any tips on what the tenants could do to improve reception? Thanks.

Man, 22, killed in Weetangera motorcycle accident

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A 22-year-old man died soon after a collision this afternoon between the motorcycle he was riding and a car on Springvale Drive, Weetangera. ACT Policing is investigating the accident, which occurred shortly before 12.25pm. ACT Ambulance Service attended and the male motorcyclist was pronounced deceased at the scene. According to Station Sergeant Marcus Boorman, the […]

Does a metre matter on ACT roads?

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

People who ride bicycles on ACT roads are concerned that police are not properly enforcing the minimum overtaking distance rule. A report has shown that just two drivers have been ticketed and three drivers cautioned for breach of the law since its introduction. But cycling advocacy organisation Pedal Power ACT has said that its members […]

Everyone in rugby is mourning Vickerman: ex-Brumbies CEO

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Ex-Brumbies CEO Rob Clarke has paid tribute to former Wallabies, Waratahs and Brumbies star Dan Vickerman, who died at his family home in Sydney on Saturday night. Now chief operating officer of the Australian Rugby Union, Mr Clarke was in Canberra this morning to join ACT Sports Minister Yvette Berry, Brumbies halfback Tomas Cubelli and […]

ACT real estate agency makes it into top 50 agencies nationally

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

And the winner is … For the fourth year running, LJ Hooker Projects ACT was ranked in the Real Estate Business Top 50 Sales Offices, a national report by REB. They were the only ACT agency to make the list. The award recognises the top performing real estate agencies from around the country, with the […]

Where does the buck stop?

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Who are the custodians of public art in Canberra? A few years ago, I contacted the old Territory and Municipal Services Department (TAMs) to express concern about the condition of the iconic Bert Flugelman sculpture located in a corner of Margaret Timpson Park in the Belconnen Town Centre. I had worked there for a number […]

Banshee scare tactics

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Boy! Am I sick of seeing and hearing squawking banshees going on about the imminent imposition of Sharia Law into Oz. And by people who actually don’t know what it is! You’d expect that elected representatives would know what our Constitution says about the rule of law in this country or at the very least, […]

A photo wrap-up of the National Multicultural Festival

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The 21st National Multicultural Festival wrapped up today. Local photographer Jack Mohr has spent the last 3 days capturing the event. Jack has kindly shared a snapshot from his collection of images. Enjoy… All images copyright J.Mohr Photography 2017.

Beard or bumfluff? Show us your best beard pics

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I’ve noticed the bumfluff sported by the Chief Minister and Jeremy Hanson. I was reminded of the sparse but long beard sported by Michael Moore (he still has most of it!) and that cutie that Gary Humphries had to make him look distinguished. Well they’re not real beards! This is a beard! Amateurs! The challenge […]

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