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Ray White Belconnen wins esteemed National Agency of the Year award

1 hour agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Ray White Belconnen has won a prestigious national award from The Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) at the 2017 REIA National Awards for Excellence. The event, which took place last Thursday evening at the Hyatt Hotel in Canberra, celebrates outstanding performers in the real estate industry. Ray White Belconnen walked away winners of the […]

Urban Bites

1 hour agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

School Parking – should schools provide adequate parking? It seems that one local school has not been successful in encouraging students to get on with the neighbourhood where many students now park their cars. A couple of years ago the government had to introduce parking restrictions in one area as the students’ cars were parking […]

It’s a Gin Thing

1 hour agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I learned a thing or two when I did a gin workshop with The Canberra Distillery’s Tim Reardon at Polit Bar. I then continued the lessons when I invited myself back to his place to check out his distillery operation. After languishing in a post-colonial era where gin and tonic was viewed as something from an […]

Ask RiotACT: Strata manager recommendations

1 hour agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi everyone. I’m new to the ACT and am looking for recommendations on strata managers as part of my due diligence process in buying an apartment in Canberra. Does anyone have any recommendations for good strata managers or experiences they would like to share as apartment owners and clients of strata managers? Any feedback would […]

ALP, Greens all talk and no action on our most vulnerable

1 hour agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Last week, I moved a motion calling on the ACT Government to fund SHOUT (Self-Help Organisations United Together); an umbrella organisation that provides back-end administrative and infrastructure support for 47 member groups and affiliates. Despite best efforts, my motion was defeated in the Assembly as ACT Greens and ACT Labor voted against my motion seeking funding of […]

Electricity prices set to rise by 10.9pc from July 1

1 hour agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Electricity prices are set to rise by 10.9 per cent next financial year following a draft determination from the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission. ACT Energy Minister Shane Rattenbury said has attributed the majority of the proposed price jump to ongoing uncertainty around the Federal government’s energy policy. Show More Summary

Carp the only losers in Tuggeranong waterways revamp

1 hour agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT government has kicked off its new federally-funded waterways project, aimed at upgrading the territory’s water infrastructure and relocating wetlands. The public works, it is hoped, will guard against rare flood events and improve water quality, while leaving native wildlife unharmed. Show More Summary

E-bikes popular with ACT Government staff

1 hour agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT Government’s fleet of electric bikes has been employed enthusiastically by staff in four directorates along the Northbourne-Civic corridor. Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury said that the fleet of eight bikes has now travelled 2500 kilometres – more than the distance between Canberra and Wellington – since a trial commenced in […]

Can Goulburn keep its character cake and develop it too?

1 hour agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Previously targeted as a potential Woolworths supermarket site, a huge parcel of land with eight character homes, including Goulburn’s only double-story weatherboard home, is on the market. The offering has frontage to Lagoon Street, drawing keen interest from Sydney architect Randolph Griffiths. Show More Summary

CCTV of an alleged assault at Akiba released by police

ACT Policing are seeking witnesses to an alleged assault which occurred outside Akiba on Bunda Street early Sunday 12 March. A disturbance occurred amongst a number of people at about 2.10am. A man was pushed to the ground and injured. The alleged offender then left the area on foot. The injured man was transported to […]

Reckless Kambah teen hospitalises three passengers after driving stolen car

An 18-year-old Kambah man has hospitalised his three child passengers after crashing an allegedly stolen vehicle near Cooma early Sunday morning. Among the passengers was a 14-year-old girl who had to be airlifted to hospital with a spinal fracture. The other two children, aged 17 and 14, were taken to Cooma Hospital and discharged shortly […]

Holder residents unite to fight for green space

‘They should’ve known that if there was green space near the property, it was likely to be redeveloped at some point.’ Such was the reaction of one Canberran I spoke to about the predicament of Holder residents who have learnt this month that 39,634 sq m of parkland (incorporating the current offices of PANDSI) off […]

Knife-wielding man holds up Domino’s Lanyon

A man who used a knife to threaten staff at Domino’s pizza restaurant at Lanyon Marketplace early yesterday morning left with a bag of cash, according to ACT police, who found the vehicle in which the offender had fled the scene ablaze at Majura a few hours later. Police are seeking witnesses to the aggravated […]

Strong sale results for Mr Fluffy blocks

The most recent sales of Mr Fluffy blocks by Civium Property Group Woden have been hugely successful, with 80 of the 87 blocks taken to market the past two weeks either sold or under offer. The prices have also been high, with several blocks sold for more than $1.5 million. “We are extremely satisfied with […]

New alcohol laws draw mixed reaction from Civic’s bars and pubs

If Civic is the heart of Canberra’s nightlife, the bars and pubs are its veins and arteries. New alcohol laws were introduced to the legislative assembly last week, giving establishments the power to kick out drunks and if those evicted loiter they’ll be fined. Small venues and grog shops will have their taxes cut while […]

Bucking the trends #6 – The coffee man (ONA coffee)

The alluring aroma that draws me into coffee shops is powerful and has magnetic appeal. Many coffee shops are alluring, but when it comes to the taste of a good, strong cup of coffee, not all coffee shops are equal. There is one man, a Bosnian who came here to make a difference and is […]

Ask RiotACT: Home phone services in Lawson

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi All. I’ve just been told Telstra has no infrastructure in Lawson so cannot provide a home phone service there. Does anyone know of other companies that can provide a home phone service in Lawson? Thanks.

Eat Canberra launches new food tours and secret events

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Local radio personality Ryan Jon played MC at the launch of Canberra’s newest foodie venture a few days ago at the Kamberra Function Centre. Eat Canberra’s extroverted founder Amelia Bidgood gathered everyone from the Chief Minister Andrew Barr, several well-known local food businesses like Mr Frugii ice cream, Patissez Cafe, Ali King Desserts and Swirl catering and a […]

Digital & Dissected: Hacksaw Ridge (DVD)

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Directed by: Mel Gibson A hacksaw to the senses Hacksaw Ridge is the true story of conscientious objector, Desmond Doss, who during WWII at the Battle of Okinawa, managed to retrieve an impressively high number of wounded men from the battlefield. Staggeringly, he did so entirely on his own as a combat medic […]

Ask RiotACT: Handyman – carpenter/plasterer

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Rioters. I’m looking for a reliable and honest tradie in the Tuggeranong area to install two double sliding doors in my lounge. In one spot I already have a single sliding door that I want to change to a double sliding door (hung outside the cavity). So the job requires removing existing battens and […]

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