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Police investigate suspicious fire in Red Hill

6 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Investigations are underway after ACT Policing attended a fire in Red Hill yesterday (Sunday, 26 April). ACT Fire and Rescue and police arrived at a unit in Discovery Street around 9:30pm and found the rear carport on fire. ACT Fire and Rescue extinguished the fire with damage estimated to be valued at $50,000. No other units in [...]

Griffith Street Party this Saturday!

7 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 2 May 2015 at 12:00 pm; ] The annual Griffith Street Party hosted by M16 Artspace and the Griffith-Narrabundah Community Association will be held again at M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith, this Saturday 2 May from 12pm to 4pm. Show More Summary

Tommy Balogh’s Stretch Marks of the Universe at Nishi Gallery

7 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 27 April 2015 to 3 May 2015. ] Nishi Gallery Tommy Balogh’s universal expression invites us into the sublime. Stretch Marks of the Universe is an ambitious exhibition of contemporary abstract paintings by Canberra based artist Tommy...Show More Summary

Review: Urban Suburban at CMAG

7 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Canberra Museum and Gallery has a major exhibition of local visual arts with the focus on artists’ views of life in this city. This is an exhibition of art created in the Canberra region about where people live as opposed to the usual image of the city as the national capital. Hence the title Urban Suburban. [...]

Advertising agency Nation opens Canberra office

7 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Adelaide-based advertising agency Nation Creative has expanded into Canberra, hiring four local employees and opening an office on Allara Street. Here’s the media release: Four members of the ex-Grey Advertising Canberra office represent...Show More Summary

Serious collision at Dickson over weekend

7 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing attended a serious collision between a pedestrian and a car at the intersection of Northbourne Avenue and Antill Street in Dickson on Saturday night (25 April). About 10.50pm a car turned right from Mouat Street Lynham, then proceeded southbound along Northbourne Avenue when a pedestrian ran out on to the road from Antill Street. The pedestrian [...]

Witnesses sought to aggravated robbery in Kaleen

7 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the BWS liquor store in Kaleen on Friday night (24 April). About 6.45pm, two men entered the store on Georgina Crescent, carrying large kitchen knives and threatening two staff members who were working at the time. The men demanded money and assaulted one of the staff members [...]

Review: Dinner With Whisky, Hotel Realm

8 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Last week I was invited to attend the DINNER WITH WHISKY event at Hotel Realm, hosted by renowned whisky personality Martine Nouet. Wednesdays are date night in our house, so I was a little bit sneaky and told my boyfriend Mike that I was taking him somewhere special. He didn’t find out until later that I was [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Thai

8 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Thai food is definitely a favourite of mine and this week’s Taste Off couldn’t have come at a better time. My parents are holidaying in Thailand at the moment and have been sending me photo upon photo of all the delicious Thai food they are eating every day. By the end of the week, I [...]

Proportional representation – Xanadu

8 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Anyone see John Warhurst’s article in last week’s Crimes? It was on voting reform. He made a number of good points. One was that the report from the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters (JSCEM) was just released and it would be probably only of interest to “the smallish number of people who find electoral matters riveting.” [...]

Playground review – Kambah Adventure Park

I have a tendency to forget what a good playground the Adventure Park is in Kambah. Whenever I go there, the kids have a great time and spend so much energy running around the large space, I am rewarded with quiet exhausted kids for at least an hour or so afterwards. I remember when it [...]

In photos: Anzac Day Dawn Service 2015

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

For the 120,000 people in attendance at this morning’s Dawn Service at the Australian War Memorial, Anzac Day began at around 3am (perhaps even earlier for those keen to get a good seat).  As the dawn rose just after 5:30am, I joined the thousands gathered at the Australian War Memorial to commemorate the 2015,100th Anniversary of the [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Silver Fox Bar and Grill, Curtin

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Silver Fox Bar and Grill is one of those restaurants that constantly pops up on my Facebook news feed and the posts look so delicious. Believe it or not, I actually have a list of restaurants I want to eat at on my phone and when I’m stuck for ideas or looking for something new, [...]

10 places in Canberra to get breakfast after the Dawn Service

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

For those commemorating Anzac Day by attending Saturday’s Dawn Service at the Australian War Memorial, here’s a quick guide to Canberra cafes open for breakfast following the service. 1. ONA on the Lawns, Manuka Our trading hours for Anzac Day! Hope to see you all after the dawn service #onacoffee #onaonthelawns #visitcanberra #breakfastincanberra A photo posted by ONA ON THE [...]

Man extradited from Batemans Bay following murder

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A 27-year-old Bruce man has been extradited from New South Wales after members from ACT Policing travelled to Batemans Bay this morning (Friday, April 24). A warrant was sworn for the man’s arrest in the ACT today for the murder of Daniela D’Addario. An application for the man’s extradition was made to the Bateman’s Bay Magistrates Court [...]

Australia’s Young Performer of the Year comes to Canberra

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 6 May 2015 at 7:30 pm; 7 May 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] The Canberra Symphony Orchestra returns to Llewellyn Hall on May 6 & 7, to join forces with acclaimed young Australian pianist Hoang Pham, to perform Tchaikovsky’s first and most famous...Show More Summary

Weekend garage sale guide (25th and 26th April 2015)

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra garage sales this weekend in Chifley, Kaleen, Franklin, Amaroo and Page. Happy Friday! Saturday 25 April 12 Mornington Street Amaroo 7.30am to 1pm Stools, lights, books, kitchen appliances dog kennel and lots more. All mustShow More Summary

Man arrested after body found in car in Bermagui

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Police have arrested a man after the body of a woman was found at Bermagui yesterday. Police from Far South Coast Local Area Command stopped a blue Hyundai Getz on the Bermagui to Tathra Road just after 8.30pm (Wednesday 22 April 2015). The male driver allegedly ran from police into nearby bushland. During a subsequent search of [...]

A look around Canberra – the highs and lows of Kambah

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I should declare up front that I’m a Kambah girl. I haven’t lived there for two decades, but I grew up there. I even went to Kambah High back in the day. I know, maybe not always something to crow about, but I survived – new kids getting their heads flushed in toilets, smoking in dunnies and [...]

Local sports club profile: Tuggeranong Bulldogs Junior AFL Club

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Tuggeranong Bulldogs Junior AFL Club, which will this year celebrate its 40th season, is almost as old as Tuggeranong itself. The club was started in 1976 (the result of the South Woden AFL Club moving even further south), just two years after the first families moved into the suburb of Kambah. Its senior teams eventually [...]

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