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Doma lodges plans for $160 million development on Dickson motor registry site

8 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Doma Group has lodged plans for a $160 million redevelopment of the former motor registry site in Dickson, comprising four six to eight-storey buildings, including an ACT Government office block, residential and retail space, basement parking, a public plaza and an internal laneway. Two development applications have been lodged, one each for the northern and […]

Waramanga chemist held up at knifepoint

8 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra’s spate of aggravated robberies is continuing with a Waramanga chemist being held up at knifepoint. ACT Policing is seeking witnesses or dash-cam footage of the aggravated robbery at the Capital Chemist, Damala Street, Waramanga. Police said that about 3.15 pm yesterday (Monday, 15 January 2018), a man entered the chemist, produced a knife and […]

Garriock praises quiet leader Heyman on her 100th game

8 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra United coach Heather Garriock has praised skipper Michelle Heyman after the striker made her 100th W-League appearance on Sunday. Heyman starred in and scored for Canberra as they ran out 2-nil winners over Western Sydney Wanderers at McKellar Park. Despite having managed United for less than a year, Garriock said Heyman had already exceeded […]

Tears and bubbly flows as Canberra’s first same-sex wedding celebrated

15 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Newly-wed Kara Bromley admits the moment was overwhelming for she and her new wife Sally as they stood before the celebrant and heard the words ‘a union between two people’ instead of ‘a man and woman’. The tears, as well as the bubbly, flowed at Canberra first same-sex marriage on Saturday since the historic legislation […]

Six companies awarded $3 million to assist Canberra households store solar energy

16 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Around 400 solar batteries have been installed in Canberra homes and businesses with the ACT Government hoping the third stage in its grants program will see that number doubled. Six companies have been successful in winning more than $3 million in grants under the Next Generation Energy Storage program which subsidises Canberra households looking to […]

Equestrian high-flyer may land in Goulburn

18 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

One of the world’s best equestrians Christopher Burton has a year ahead of him that most people could only dream of, yet Goulburn is never far from his mind. Burton, who will demonstrate at the United Kingdom’s glamorous Event Rider Masters in America this year, may one day settle in Goulburn from where his wife […]

Could you be committing elder abuse?

19 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Elder abuse is a ‘thing’ and is on the rise in high-income countries – and since the Canberra region has the highest average incomes in Australia, we need to get on top of this before it becomes a major problem. In fact, the World Health Organisation (WHO) believes that up to 15 per cent of […]

Community wins out as Hume plastics-to-fuel proposal laid to rest

The death of a controversial proposal to build a plant to convert plastics to fuel in Hume has been welcomed as a ‘great win’ for both the environment and the community. Following a battle to win support for the project, Integrated Green Energy Solutions Ltd (formerly FOY Group Ltd) has disclosed that it has sold […]

Police seek witnesses to sexual assault in Commonwealth Avenue underpass

ACT Policing has issued a face-fit image of man who sexually assaulted a female in the Commonwealth Avenue underpass between Parkes and Yarralumla on Sunday, 29 December 2017. Police said that between 3 pm and 4 pm, a female was using the underpass to cross Commonwealth Avenue when she was approached by a stranger and sexually […]

CCTV footage shows bandits robbing pizza store in Weston

ACT Policing has released CCTV footage of an aggravated burglary at the Crust pizza store on Liardet Street in Weston last Thursday night (Thursday, 11 January 2018), and appealed to witnesses to come forward. Two masked male offenders carrying knives can be seen entering the empty store, then removing the days takings from the till and a number […]

Taking the bus is going to cost you more in 2018

Taking the bus will be more expensive from Saturday, 20 January, when fares increase by up to 2.6 per cent, with cash fares going up between 10 and 20 cents. Transport Canberra said the fare increase was consistent with increases in the previous two years, and would help offset the cost of significant public transport improvements […]

Man to face court over service station robbery

A 37-year-old man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning on multiple charges following a daylight robbery at the BP Service Station in Watson on Sunday (14 January 2018). Police allege that about 8.35 am the man entered the service station on the corner of Antill Street and the Federal Highway after filling up […]

Celebrating Canberra Schools – Macquarie Primary School

As I enter Macquarie Primary School (and I have a few times now for various activities), there is a vibe in the air. It’s one of energy and it filters down through the staff, students, the parents and indeed the visitors like me. Whilst I was waiting for Principal Wendy Cave in the staffroom, I […]

Renovated ward catering to high-needs elderly patients opened at Canberra Hospital

A newly renovated 26-bed ward which includes a high observation unit has been opened in Canberra Hospital to cater specifically to the needs of elderly patients requiring specialised care. Elderly patients recently moved into the Acute Care for the Elderly Unit (Ward 11A) which took just over a year to refurbish at a cost of […]

Man flees after robbing Watson BP Service Station

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a daylight robbery that took place at the BP Service Station in Watson on Sunday. At around 8. 35 am on January 14, a male person entered the service station shop – located on the corner of Antill Street and the Federal Highway – after refuelling their vehicle, and threatened the attendant. […]

The ‘happy’ way to get ahead in 2018

If you’re looking for a way to make ‘happiness’ your theme for 2018, gaining financial stability is a great place to start. While it’s been a long-accepted belief for most of us that money can’t buy happiness, that may not be entirely true. In the most recent Stress and Wellbeing report developed by the Australian […]

Get to know your Cavalry: Q&A with Steve Kent

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

In the first of our ‘get to know your Cavalry’ series we spoke to Cavalry original and firm fan favourite Steve Kent. A Canberra native, Steve is currently signed to Major League Baseball (MLB) side Atlanta Braves but has returned every summer to don the orange for his beloved Cavalry. So without further ado, let’s […]

Crowds and pups out in force for opening night of Canberra OpenAir Cinemas

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The dogs were out, the popcorn was in abundance and the crowds lapped up the balmy evening at the opening night of the American Express OpenAir Cinemas in Canberra on Thursday. Heart-warming new release movie Wonder proved a hit with the gathered crowds and family groups. The movie starring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson even […]

How to have a healthier 2018

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Whether you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to look after your health, or you resolve every day to try and take better care of your body, there is no time like the present to make a list of things – many of them quick, easy, and cheap or free – that can make a big […]

Basketball ACT 2017 Recap

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

2017 was a big year for basketball worldwide with the announcement of 3×3 (three-on-three) becoming an Olympic sport at Tokyo 2020. In Australia, the NBL enjoyed another strong season, the WNBL was back on TV, and the NBA brought an NBA Global Academy to Canberra. At Basketball ACT, we also enjoyed a year with many […]

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