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Medicare rebate changes to Optometry: Optorica Weston Creek

37 minutes agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Medicare Optometry Rebates: Under 65? First visit in 3 years: $56.80 rebate Additional visits within 3 years: $28.45 rebate Over 65? Every year: $56.80 rebate A lot has changed in optometry over the past 23 years. That’s how long Chito Ricabo has been an optometrist in Weston Creek – opening a small practice inside Cooleman […]

Burrawang – where R M Williams meets the Cotswolds

3 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

When we think about the Southern Highlands, it is usually tulips and the world famous Bradman cricket museum in Bowral; all things tartan in Bundanoon; or small cafes serving various takes on the ubiquitous Devonshire Tea. But there is more to the Highlands than the annual airing of kilts at the Highland games and the […]

Christmas with the family and in-laws – a survival guide

15 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

12 days of Christmas On the second day of Christmas The RiotACT gave to me – the second part in its comprehensive guide to dealing with Christmas in the Territory Christmas with the family and in-laws – a survival guide Single, coupled, tripled, blended, bended; no matter what kind of funky formation your family ties make, […]

My Christmas: Rachel Ziv

15 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The next member of the RiotACT team to share her thoughts on the festive season is feature writer Rachel Ziv. Like Charlotte Harper, who opened our My Christmas series, Rachel enjoys her children’s excitement about it all and reminiscing about her own childhood Christmases … What I love most about Christmas is the feeling between […]

Eastman retrial to go ahead from July 2017

21 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

David Eastman will face a new trial over the 1989 killing of Australian Federal Police (AFP) Assistant Commissioner Colin Winchester, the ABC reports. The ACT Court of Appeal has thrown out Eastman’s most recent appeal and a new trial is scheduled to start in July next year. The former public servant had served 19 years […]

NewActon-style development bringing city’s tallest tower to Belconnen

22 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Belconnen is to be home to a $700 million New Acton-style mixed use development, Republic, featuring 1300 apartments and a hotel as well as Canberra’s first glass towers and tallest building. Atop the 27-storey, 113.7m-tall highest building will be Canberra’s first public “sky deck”. The first stage of development starts next year, with off-plan sales […]

Canberra’s forgotten features – Dave Reid’s “Strange James”

There have been many Canberrans over the years that have dreamed of Hollywood at their back door – I admit, I am one of those dreamers. But none could be matched in passion and commitment to his dream than Canberra filmmaker, Dave Reid. Many of us who have been around for a while will remember him. Many […]

Take a Hike – with your furry friends!

A large percentage of the wonderful walks in and around Canberra are located in National Parks and therefore not dog friendly. There are however a great number of spots that do allow you to bring your furry friends along and today I am going to share with you one of my favourites. This walk is rather […]

Best Micro Gym in Canberra

Most of us at one time or another has owned an ambiguous gym membership. Maybe we went for a month, even two. But after a while we stopped. Unfortunately the payments continued and we were stuck for the next year with monthly payment deduction guilty feels. Maybe you’re part of the growing movement including a […]

Ask RiotACT: Latham shops 20 years ago

Hi Rioters. I read on Wikipedia that the Latham shops started to wind down due to a fire that destroyed the supermarket. If anyone remembers clearly, can they kindly tell me what started the fire? Thank you.

Work Christmas parties – No you can’t touch that colleague’s butt

12 days of Christmas On the first day of Christmas The RiotACT gave to me – a comprehensive guide to dealing with Christmas in the Territory Day 1 – Work Christmas parties – No you can’t touch that colleague’s butt! Finally! Another year is drawing to a close and your place of employment/work social club […]

My Christmas: Charlotte Harper

There are 24 days till Christmas, and the kids opened the first door on the Advent calendar today, so it seemed like a good time to invite all members of the RiotACT team to tell us about what they love about the festive season. We’d love to hear about your Christmas, too, so please submit […]

NGA Play interactive palace set for princes, princesses

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Despite all their riches, the dauphin and dauphine never had as much fun in Versailles as the children of Canberra will this summer in the interactive mini palace created just for them at the National Gallery of Australia. Two small boys closely related to the RiotACT were lucky enough to be invited in for a […]

8 tips for getting the most out of your air conditioner this Canberra summer

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Every Canberran accepts the Canberra climate as a consequence for living in this beautiful town. In winter, we are frequently the coldest city on the weather map, and in summer although we lack humidity, the dry heat can bear down and cause a mighty sweat. Moving from an air conditioned house to an air conditioned […]

6 things to try in Canberra this weekend

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar When: Saturday 3rd 12:00 to 4:00 Where: Albert Hall, 100 Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla What better time to learn about Scandinavian traditions than Christmas? This weekend the Scandinavian-Australian Association in Canberra is hosting a Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar. Show More Summary

December 1 is World AIDS Day

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Did you know that it’s World AIDS Day today? This commemoration continues to be an important opportunity to reflect on the issue of HIV, remember those we have lost to HIV and AIDS, educate ourselves about the condition and ensure we are doing what we need to do to support those impacted by HIV and […]

Danes give Canberrans freedom to Cycle Without Age

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra has become the first city in Australia to introduce a Danish program that aims to allow elderly and less-able people to enjoy the freedom of cycling. Cycling Without Age was launched in Belconnen yesterday by Danish Ambassador His Excellency Mr Tom Nørring. “Canberra is one of the places on the planet where you can breathe […]

Ask RiotACT: Laptop repairs

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Rioters. Does anyone know of somebody trustworthy to fix a solid state hard drive. Thanks.

Auditor-General calls for hiring guidelines after reviewing Smyth appointment

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Auditor?General Maxine Cooper has recommended the ACT Government develop a series of guidelines for significant appointments following her office’s review of the appointment of former Canberra Liberals MLA Brendan Smyth to the new position of Commissioner for International Engagement earlier this year. Show More Summary

Never ending roadworks

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Perhaps the most prevalent and frustrating sign in Canberra is ‘Roadworks Ahead’.  Every major road and a lot of minor streets appear to be under a continuous state of repair. I have even come across places where a ‘roadworks ended’ sign is followed almost immediately by another ‘roadworks ahead’ sign.  For much of the time […]

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