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9 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

As a frequent traveller on ACTION buses I find the current apps lacking – often I just want to know when the next bus will arrive at a stop. is a web app I have designed for this sole purpose, to see how long until the next bus arrives. It should look great on all mobile devices [...]

Shade sail installation recommendations?

10 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

We have an existing shade sail (not professionally installed) which we now have to have installed properly. Any recommendations? Thanks

Road trip from Canberra: Kangaroo Valley

10 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

If you’re looking for things to do over the Easter long weekend, why not consider a road trip to the Kangaroo Valley region. My most recent road trip took me through the beautiful landscapes of the Kangaroo Valley – only about a two-hour drive from Canberra along the Hume and Illawarra Highways. One of the stops on [...]

Why language is important

11 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A few weeks ago I wrote an article on how not to talk to women in the workplace. The piece garnered some interesting comments, some of which I’d like to address today. The first issue I’d like to discuss is the recurring idea that language is not as important as behaviour. In other words, it’s not what [...]

What’s open in Canberra on Good Friday?

12 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

With the Easter long weekend just around the corner, here’s a quick (but certainly not exhaustive) guide to what’s open in Canberra on Good Friday. Cafes and restaurants Penny University in Kingston is open 7am to 4pm every day of the Easter long weekend, including Good Friday. Wilbur’s Cafe and Bar in Hackett is open 8am to 9pm, [...]

Does anyone know Adam or Meg?

I found a really nice Happy Easter note today (1 April) in O’Connor, between David St and Ormond/Condamine Sts (near the Alliance Francaise building). It would be a shame if this note went undelivered, unread or discarded. This is a long shot and I’d normally not bother, but the note was really thoughtful and I wanted [...]

Recommendation to remove wood heater/flue and repair ceiling?

We are looking for someone to remove our wood heater and flue (never use it as house has ducted gas as well), and patch the resulting hole in the ceiling. The tricky bit is that we have cathedral ceilings (high, no cavity) which are wood panelled, rather than just standard plasterboard ceilings. Obviously keen to have [...]

Thoughts on making recycling weekly and rubbish fortnightly

I was thinking about the recycling bin at my house and how it gets filled up about five to seven days before the fortnightly recycling pickup and thought about that swapping weekly rubbish collection to fortnightly and making recycling pickup weekly would be overall better for everyone and increase how much is recycled with recyclables [...]

Local leaders – Jessica May (Enabled Employment)

Canberra entrepreneur and disability advocate Jessica May has achieved more in just six months than what many business owners do in years. The former public servant founded disability recruitment firm Enabled Employment in September last year after experiencing first-hand the challenges of being an employee with a disability. She told her boss that she had a [...]

Cheap eats – Turkish Pide House (Woden)

I love Turkish food. All of it. Whether it’s Turkish bread smothered in hummus or beetroot dip (or both!), kebabs, pide, baklava, or even a bottle of sparkling Gazoz, I will be keen at any time of the day. For those who are wondering what Gazoz is, it’s a delicious beverage that’s basically made from the magical [...]

Concern as Braddon’s historic car yards in danger

There are reports circulating that the future of an important aspect of Braddon’s heritage is in danger of being lost. The Northbourne Historic Trust’s President, Sir Kenneth Wayla, has pointed out in a press release that following the closure of the used car sales yard in Lonsdale Street, that there is only one used car sales [...]

ACT electorate redistribution proposal unveiled

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT Redistribution Committee has today announced its proposed redistribution of the ACT into five electorates. Currently the ACT has three electorates: The electorate of Molonglo elects seven members of the Legislative Assembly and encompasses the town centres of North Canberra, South Canberra, Weston Creek, and parts of the ACT to the north and east of Canberra. The [...]

Ram raid at Gungahlin

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is investigating a second aggravated burglary in which a stolen vehicle has been used to force entry inside a shopping centre, and also used to force entry to an arcade jewellery store. Around 5.10am today (Tuesday, March 31), ACT Policing responded to an incident in which a silver Subaru Impreza wagon has been driven into the [...]

The Awesome Adventure Holiday Drama Workshop 7-12yrs

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 20 April 2015 to 24 April 2015. ] The air is crisp, the leaves are a rainbow of colours and we can see winter poking her head around the corner... it must be AUTUMN!! Canberra Youth Theatre has decided to celebrate this fantastic season with an AWESOME AUTUMN ADVENTURE themed holiday workshop!! What will this adventure be? Where will it take us? We don't [...]

The Battlefield Challenge comes to Canberra

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The paintball grounds in Pialligo were filled with people in camouflage gear and carrying plastic guns for Operation Blackhawk “Battlefield Challenge” over the weekend. Operation Blackhawk follows the theme of mud filled obstacle courses made popular by events such as Tough Mudder. I did the course on Saturday morning – happy that it dawned a spectacular sunny [...]

Addictive prescription drug use in Canberra

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Every day, general practitioners in Canberra are confronted with patients asking, often pleading, for drugs of addiction. The two most sought-after drugs of addiction are those belonging to the opioid family and those belonging to the group of medications called benzodiazepines. Both drugs have a high potential for abuse and are highly addictive, and abrupt cessation [...]

Is Manuka dying?

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The shops at Manuka in Canberra’s inner south have always been a hive of activity. The first work started there in the late 1930s and by the 1960s the shops were flourishing with florists, shoe stores, two supermarkets, clothing stores, a delicatessen as well as two butcher stores, hairdressers, barbers, and even a fishmonger. Nowadays there’s [...]

Best of Canberra – Sushi

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Exciting times for me this week. I’m filling in for the Best Of Canberra series while Bec is on holidays – lucky thing! I now have an excuse to eat all in the name of work. Arguably one of the more popular lunches that falls into the categories of cheap, quick, easy, and semi-okay for you [...]

Wig, dog treats stolen in string of Fyshwick burglaries

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to five burglaries in Fyshwick on Friday morning (March 27), believed to be related. Between 5.30am and 6am on Friday (March 27), an offender gained entry to five businesses in Fyshwick including: Timmo’s Takeaway on Wiluna Street, where the offender damaged the front door and took cash. Best Friends Pet Store on Barrier [...]

Free outdoor community fitness sessions in April

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 1 April 2015 at 1:00 pm; 11 April 2015 at 10:00 am; 15 April 2015 at 5:00 pm; 18 April 2015 at 10:00 am; ] Take your workout outdoors this Wednesday, 1 April 2015, and come along to a free outdoor lunchtime fitness session at the Deakin...Show More Summary

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