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Why Lawder should be deputy if Coe leads Libs

20 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Having survived a week of waiting to learn whether she will be re-elected, moderate Canberra Liberals MLA Nicole Lawder is shaping up as a contender for the party’s deputy leadership. ‘What?!’ I hear you asking. ‘Wasn’t it on the RiotACT that we read recently that Giulia Jones should be the Liberals’ deputy?’ Yes, and you […]

Election count over: Bourke out; Le Couteur, Lawder in

20 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Elections ACT has this afternoon completed the distribution of preferences for the ACT Legislative Assembly election, confirming that the Liberals’ Nicole Lawder is returned in Brindabella, that former Labor minister Chris Bourke’s political career is over and that Shane Rattenbury will have a Greens colleague in the chamber with him this Assembly in Caroline Le […]

Fertility specialist wins ACT Business Woman of the Year

Gynaecologist and fertility management specialist Nicole Sides used to wonder what success would look like. She knew it would mean she no longer had to shop at Franklins, but wasn’t sure at what point in her career after that she would be considered a success. After pondering this for some time, Dr Sides says she […]

Garage sale in Winchester St, Casey on Saturday

We are selling new/used clothes, DVD’s, books and magazines, tools, high pressure washer, compressor, tools, Xbox including games and Kincent for $175, HTC mobile and for the kids a lucky dip for all ages with fun prizes. 6 Winchester Street, Casey, 2913 from 8am-2p on Saturday the 22nd of October.

Technical issue with comments (now resolved)

Some of you have come up against technical problems with the RiotACT website over the past 24 hours, particularly in relation to submitting comments. The problems occurred during the data transfer process as part of a move from one hosting service provider to another. We apologise sincerely to those of you who were unable to […]

Best Of Canberra – Banh Mi (Vietnamese pork roll)

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Banh Mi (pronounced bun mee) is the Vietnamese word for bread (literally Banh = bread and mi = wheat) but is most commonly used in English to describe the Vietnamese-style pork roll sandwiches served on single sized baguette-style rolls. Although the Vietnamese style roll is directly influenced from french bread, it is normally lighter and […]

Parking a problem at Ainslie shops

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Ainslie shops parking has been always pretty average but now on certain days it is a nightmare. My wife works there on random hours and now, even though she leaves early because of the chaos across Northbourne, she can’t get a park anywhere on Wednesdays. All the side streets are limited time, so unuseful. The solution? […]

It’s time to call on an old friend

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

For decades, The Dickson Tradies has been an iconic part of Canberra. Aged 52 this year, the club has stood the test of time, in a world where many hospitality businesses come and go as frequently as some of us dine out. So what’s its secret? How has the club managed to stay in the […]

It’s time – for a walk – Contour 556 awaits you

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Contour 556, Canberra’s 2016 public art festival, is open this weekend along the southern foreshore of the lake. It will be there for three weeks, closing Sunday 13th November. I managed to get Neil Hobbs, the chief organiser, to stand still for a few minutes on Tuesday to talk about issues around staging this festival. […]

Why would you let your kids ride to school?

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

“My youngest has recently started riding his sister’s bigger bike and commented ‘I’m going sooo fast…. wheeeee!’” Sean Clutterbuck has three children: Flynn is eight years old, Tara is six and Eric the speed demon is four. “He was only doing about 10-15km/h but he loved it.” The Clutterbuck kids have been riding with their parents […]

Fifty shades of beige: The woeful state of the Sydney and Melbourne Buildings

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Fast forward for a moment:  it is early 2019 and the first sleek and shiny new tram glides down Northbourne Avenue on its maiden voyage from Gungahlin into the Civic Terminus adjacent to the Sydney and Melbourne buildings.  Schoolchildren line the route waving commemorative flags at the first tram, full of dignitaries from all over […]

Local law firm named Fast Firm for 2016

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

This morning, Australasian Lawyer magazine named Chamberlains law firm as one of the “Fast Firms” for 2016 – proving that they are not only one of the fastest growing law firms in Canberra, but in the entire country. This comes after they were also recently announced as a finalist for the Australasian Law Awards Regional […]

Snow, Dabrowski among ACT Australian of the Year finalists

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It was a moment that needed to be captured, as one of our wealthiest citizens, Terry Snow, leant down to talk to Stasia Dabrowski, the 90-year-old soup kitchen founder who peels vegies for our poorest. The pair were talking at a celebration of 25 years of the Snow Foundation, a charitable organisation that has donated […]

A tribute to Chris Stokman, Canberra’s early morning hero

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Every weekday morning at 7.30am the kettle boils, the eggs are cooked and the toast is browned at the UnitingCare Early Morning Centre. The Centre opens its doors and welcomes all-comers in need of a hot breakfast, some company and other support. The Early Morning Centre is a very special community service that has been […]

Nine things to do around Canberra this weekend (21-23 October)

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It’s shaping up to be a very cultured weekend in the capital. Don’t miss your last chance to see Bell Shakespeare’s Othello, enjoy a feast inspired by actress and opera singer Silvia Colloca’s latest cookbook, or take a drawing workshop at the National Portrait Gallery. If that’s all a bit fancy, you can always check out […]

ACT economy booms to nine-year high: ANZ

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Australian Capital Territory economy is powering ahead, accelerating at a faster pace than other states and territories. According to the ANZ’s stateometer measuring economic performance across Australia’s states and territories, economic activity in the ACT is growing at an above trend rate. Indeed, it accelerated sharply in August and reached its highest level since […]

Hungry Buddha opening in Belconnen

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

If you live on the northside, you’re in for a treat this Friday. The Hungry Buddha, one of Canberra’s most well-rated and philanthropic restaurants, is opening a second outlet in Belconnen. To kick things off, the restaurant is offering a two-course meal for two, including a glass of wine each for just $50. By pre-purchasing your […]

Slavich to run ‘Capital’ Mariners push for our football hearts

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

As the capital’s football fans prepare to cheer on Canberra Olympic in their FFA Cup semi-final against Sydney FC tonight, it will be in the knowledge that the organiser of the city’s 2012 bid for its own A-League team is now working with the Central Coast Mariners to ensure they become just that. The Central […]

Ask RiotACT: Cleaner recommendation

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hello, Looking for a cleaner to do a monthly clean of only bathrooms on the northside. Does anyone offer this type of service? Any recommendations?

Graffiti artists honour Jackie Chan with Dickson gift

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Anyone who has driven north past the ACT Road Transport Authority or WOTSO workspace in Dickson since last Thursday may have noticed a new amazing mural taking shape on the WOTSO wall facing the RTA carpark. Canberra Graffiti artist David Chavez (DSee) and his Sydney-based colleague Ian Ballesteros (Swaze) have been working long hours perched […]

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