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New pooch playground for Weston Creek

5 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Construction has started on a new off-leash dog park in Duffy – providing a new pooch playground for dogs in the Weston Creek, Molonglo and Woden areas. The new park will be accessible from Warragamba Avenue and is expected to be completed by May next year. It will be the seventh fenced, off-leash dog park […]

Tropics take out Summer Slam

7 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

With Summer Slam’s regular season complete, Wednesday night saw the highly anticipated Women’s Grand Final. Loaded with local talent and Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence stars, The Tropics tipped off against the Spartans at 9 pm. The Tropics, coached by Basketball ACT CEO, Michael Haynes, and led by star guard, Jazmin Shelley, were looking to bounce […]

Tickets selling fast to A Very Canberra Comedy Festival Christmas!

7 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The 2017 edition of A Very Canberra Comedy Festival Christmas is happening in a couple of weeks on Saturday 2 December at Llewellyn Hall. Tickets are very limited so you need to get in quick if you don’t want to feel massive FOMO. If this event is anything like recent Canberra Comedy specials, like the recent Short, Fast […]

Canberra’s Cameron Hill aiming to wrap up season with success in Newcastle

7 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra driver Cameron Hill will be lining up for the final Toyota 86 Race Series race at the Newcastle 500 this weekend, aiming for a positive finish to a year that’s had plenty of ups and downs. The Toyota 86 Race Series is in only its second year, but has already attracted both a strong […]

Canberra Day Trips: Lake Burrinjuck

7 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

There’s a good reason around a quarter of a million tourists flock to Lake Burrinjuck each year. It’s a haven for just about any water sport you can think of, and the 75 unspoiled hectares of nature reserve on the lake’s shores offer some top opportunities for birdwatching and bushwalking, or just kicking back and […]

Extraordinary Michelago home modelled on Normandy artist’s barn up for sale

7 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A meticulously-designed home modelled on a Normandy artist’s barn and set amidst 1780 acres of native bush and pasture is for sale near the scenic rural village of Michelago. Extraordinary attention to detail has gone into the design and building of ‘McCallum’ which features blackbutt timber flooring, large exposed timber bridge beams, vaulted timber ceilings, […]

New cricket training centre a big hit in Woden

The new state-of-the-art cricket training centre at Phillip which opened this week will drive the game forward in the ACT and is a boon to the Woden community, which has been crying out for more sporting facilities in the area. The centre is the first stage of the $6.5 million Phillip Oval redevelopment that will […]

Boost for Belconnen drivers with completion of Aikman Drive duplication

Access to the Belconnen Town Centre and the upcoming rehabilitation hospital at the University of Canberra will be easier after the completion this week of the Aikman Drive duplication project. Minister for Transport and City Services Meegan Fitzharris said the duplication was necessary because of the expected increase in traffic associated with the new hospital, […]

Men face court after police seize drugs and cash

A 23-year-old man and a 25-year-old man were due to face the ACT Magistrates Court today after police raided a house in Nicholls and seized a large amount of cannabis and cash. ACT Policing said officers conducted a search warrant on an address in Nicholls on Thursday, 23 November. During the search, police located and […]

Radical Reels to round out the week

Canberra is set to enjoy a selection of the most exciting and heart-racing short films fresh from the annual BANFF Mountain Film Festival in Canada as the Radical Reels roadshow rolls into town this weekend. Akin to our Canadian counterparts, Canberrans here in the bush capital are big fans of the great outdoors. It’s in […]

Hume Highway ‘half-way houses’: places to rest, revive and survive

Over the decades, I have travelled the Hume Highway between Canberra and Sydney hundreds of time. Stop-over options in the dim past were different and the road is now much faster than it was in the 60s and 70s. Many travellers felt the need to stop more than once as the journey could take well over […]

How to be classy yet contentious this New Year’s Eve

With a respectful nod to its Lambert Vineyard heritage, Contentious Character Winery recently celebrated its first birthday. A visit to this Instagrammer’s heaven has you quickly realising what sets this winery apart from its counterparts – soul. The love that the four ‘contentious character’ founders have for this bespoke winery is apparent everywhere – from […]

Best Personal Trainers in Canberra

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

If you’re looking for a personal trainer in Canberra, it makes sense to go straight to the best. We’ve corralled customer opinions to get an overview of the personal trainers you need to try in this area. What Makes a Good and Reliable Personal Trainer? So, what are we looking for in a personal trainer? […]

Eight things to do around Canberra this weekend (24–26 Nov)

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

With only a month until Christmas, it seems the festive season is in full swing. If you haven’t started your Christmas shopping yet, there will be a number of opportunities to pick up gifts made and/or designed by local and Australian makers and designers this weekend. The Design Canberra Festival, in its final weekend, is presenting […]

Police seize cocaine and ecstasy in operation targeting drug-trafficking in Canberra’s CBD

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Police seized 46 drug items including cocaine, ecstasy and amphetamine during an operation in Canberra’s entertainment district last Friday and Saturday. Seven people have been summonsed for drug-related offences and 15 people will undergo...Show More Summary

Headline in search of a story – lack of balance in housing supply reports

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Affordability and housing supply are important issues for the accommodation and financial security needs of Canberrans. It was therefore with mounting frustration that I found media responses to the ANU Regional Housing Supply and Demand in Australia (B. Phillips & C Joseph) Working Paper focused largely on a single line in a table on page […]

The changes coming your way at Kambah shops

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Kambah residents can have their say on the surrounds of their local shopping centre before the next phase of upgrades gets underway. Design work has begun on the Stage 2 improvements to Kambah Village, which include new public toilet facilities, upgraded playground equipment including additional shade; more car parking to the south-east of the centre, a new public […]

Young Canberran inventor secures trip to NASA for her Eco-friendly invention

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Eleven-year-old Bella Winfield has made Canberra proud by clinching one of three winning positions and a trip to NASA for her innovative entry into a national competition. Bella entered the ‘Origin‘s Little Big Ideas competition’ with...Show More Summary

Children in Detention in the ACT: lessons from the NT Royal Commission

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Few of us can forget the ABC’s 2016 Four Corners Report documenting the abuses of children in detention in the Northern Territory (NT). This program shocked the nation and resulted in the calling of a Royal Commission the morning after the program went to air. While it is easy to pretend that these issues are only […]

Calwell Community Bank celebrates 15th birthday with three $500 grants up for grabs

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It’s a big year for the Calwell Community Bank branch of Bendigo Bank. In addition to turning 15 years old next month, the branch has just celebrated the completion of its first major refurbishment in as many years. The makeover includes a modernised look and feel, with all the latest banking gadgetry and an open […]

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