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RiotACT Announcement: Calling for new contributors

12 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hey RiotACT Community! The RiotACT readership continues to grow strongly and we are now in a position to open up our books for new contributors. If you have strong writing skills and have something to say that will affect the lives of the people of the Canberra region, we want to talk to you. We […]

The RiotACT Gig Guide (25-31 May)

13 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Welcome to The RiotACT Gig Guide for the 25th to the 31st of May, and phew! do we have a few corkers for you this week! Not only are Faux Faux Amis coming back after a painfully long absence of six months, the ANU Bar will be hosting their final ever metal show, featuring Live […]

Taking out the rubbish involves 10,170 bins worth a year for Canberra’s biggest recycler

15 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Despite all the demands of being one of Canberra’s largest hospitals, Calvary Public Hospital in Bruce managed to send a massive 153.8 tonnes of waste to recycling in the past year, earning the title of Biggest Recycler at the Actsmart Business Sustainability Awards in Canberra this morning. This huge figure is the equivalent of 10,170 […]

Eight things to do around Canberra this weekend (May 26–28)

17 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

There is a mix of culture and cars this weekend. If fast, noisy cars are your thing, the National Capital Rally is on and offers easy access to a spectacular event. If art is more your thing the Sydney Dance Company are in town with their latest production, Orb, and the National Indigenous Art Triennial opens […]

Canberrans asked for input on reclaiming Kings and Commonwealth Avenues for pedestrians and cyclists

18 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberrans have until July 3 to provide feedback on a draft design strategy to transform Kings and Commonwealth Avenues into landmark destinations in keeping with Walter Burley Griffin’s original vision. The aim is to reclaim the Avenues to be attractive public spaces that are used for pedestrians and cyclists – not only cars. Federal Minister […]

ACT VETS Rugby: a bunch of blokes having fun and making a big difference

19 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

If you think you’re too old to jump in and play a fun game of weekend rugby, think again. The ACT Veterans Rugby Club is now in its 22nd season, with rugby players from Canberra and surrounding districts coming together every few weeks for a fun game, and a post-match social drink. You have to […]

Taking a Liberal view of bike-riding in the ACT

20 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Liberal member for Brindabella Mark Parton has called on the ACT Government to enable more Canberrans to enjoy an active lifestyle by making it easier for people to ride bicycles in the ACT. “We live in the perfect city to live actively and healthily,” said Mr Parton. “The sun shines on Canberra for much more […]

New community alliance calling for major gambling reform

22 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Gambling is currently a topic of much conversation in the ACT. It is becoming clearer that the time is right to reform gambling regulation to better protect the community from the harm. We are regularly being presented with information regarding the failures of the current system and the harm being caused. Only last week new […]

Ask RiotACT: Tree pruning recommendations

Hi Rioters. It’s that time again and I want to organise the winter pruning of my trees. So far, I have contacted 5 gardening services on-line in response to their “request a free quote” form on their webpages. Despite assurances I would receive a call (one even said within 2 hours), my phone has remained […]

Bullet Train Party deregisters, takes swipe at Barr

Canberra is being left behind in the high-speed rail stakes according to the founder of the Bullet Train for Australia party. Tim Bohm and his supporters, who launched the party in 2012, deregistered it as a political party on Wednesday, saying it has served its purpose. Instead, the Bullet Train group will be a community […]

New school fundraising program launched in Canberra replaces chocolate drives with physical activity

Students from Maribyrnong Primary School in Kaleen joined with local sports stars yesterday to launch a new school fundraising program which replaces chocolate drives with physical activity. The Active Schools Challenge encourages primary school students and teachers to get active for one hour every day during the month of August while being sponsored by family […]

Canberra Symphony Orchestra concert showcases its breadth and depth

Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s second concert in the Llewellyn Series showcased the breadth and depth of the orchestra with a mix of works ranging from ‘smaller’ orchestra to its full might for the showpiece Brahms Symphony No. 3 Op 90. Held on May 17 and repeated the next evening, the second concert was entitled Cello and […]

See what Canberra used to look like with the click of a mouse

Did you know there was once a cricket pitch where Lake Burley Griffin is today? Or that several Canberra suburbs have been named after early landholders? These are among the insights revealed by a series of maps dating back to the 1800s which have been added to the ACT Government’s mapping service, ACTmapi. ACT Minister […]

“You’re too young to have that!”

Chronic disease accounts for 90% of all deaths in Australia. It affects men and women of all ages, including children and young people. This can include back pain, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, kidney disease, arthritis, endometriosis, cancer, and many other diseases. Not all diseases are curable, and even if they are it may take many years. […]

Nicole Lawder – a Liberal who has your back

We expect a lot of our politicians. People rightly expect their elected representatives to do just that – be representatives of the people who elected them. That’s not always a success story. On top of being locally focused, the job demands that you balance that with a more worldly view. Voters hope that any politician […]

‘Defying Empire’: The 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

This important new exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum and the ‘yes’ vote in support of removing two references in the constitution that discriminated against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Show More Summary

The Simpsons come to Canberra and there’s a white speed van waiting for them too

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

If you love The Simpsons then you’ll enjoy seeing your favourite animations hitting the streets of Canberra in a fun two-minute video put together for the ANU Med Revue. Bart can’t wait to get out of the university and onto his skateboard in the entertaining opening to the video which also features the disturbing idea […]

Playstation 4 NPL Round 7 Wrap

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Belconnen United 7 (Goran Mukevski 2’, Jason Ugrinic 40’, 59’, Izach Clements 75’, 87’, Bul Juach 80’, 93’) def. Monaro Panthers 0 Revenge was sweet for Belconnen United on Saturday as they thumped their FFA Cup conquerors Monaro 7-0 at McKellar Park on Saturday night. The home side set the tone quickly as Goran Mukevski […]

Basketball ACT Premier 1 Round 10 Recap

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Round 10 of Basketball ACT’s Premier League was fuelled by offence. Vikings men put up a season-high 133 points, while Dodgers women notched triple digits for the second time in 2017. Of the five games played across the men’s and women’s Premier 1 competitions, just one game was decided by single digits in a very one-sided […]

Heather Garriock appointed as Canberra United Head Coach

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra United announced yesterday that Heather Garriock has joined the club as Head Coach for Season 10 of the Westfield W-League. The former Matilda of 15 years has spent the last three seasons coaching the Sydney University Women’s Football Team, fostering one of the top female football programs in the country while achieving enormous success in […]

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