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Hands Across Canberra gives almost $200,000 to local charities

12 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The organisation set up to channel donations to local charities has handed out nearly $200,000 in grants that will help support Canberra’s most vulnerable people. Hands Across Canberra said it had provided $197,497 to local charities in this year’s allocation after the board consulted widely to identify the areas of greatest need. Show More Summary

Prepare to feast @ Queanbeyan’s Christmas in July Market

14 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The day everyone is waiting for is almost here! Only a few more sleeps and next Sunday 30th July from 10.00 am, the Queanbeyan Christmas in July Market will be open for business and buzzing at the Queanbeyan Showground.  I hope you are all starting to feel a bit hungry? Recently I wrote about the […]

2017 Telstra Business Awards Announced

15 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Telstra awards website states: “Only the best in business, become ‘that’ business.” A celebration of 25 years of recognising ‘that business’ is a special event for sure, and the 25th Telstra Business Awards gala night, where this year’s winners were revealed was indeed a cracker of an event. The special guests, celebrity VIPs, Telstra […]

Ask RiotACT: Advice on High Schools in Canberra

16 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi All. My family is moving to Canberra in 2018 and I am seeking information/recommendations on the best government high schools. We are considering Campbell and Alfred Deakin. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated, plus any other recommendations.   Thank you.

$6m in workers compensation paid out to public school teachers

16 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT’s public schools can be risky workplaces with figures showing almost 700 staff were assaulted in one year, and separate data revealing that nearly $6 million in workers compensation had been paid out to teachers in the past five years. The Education Directorate said there were 679 reported incidents of verbal and physical violence towards […]

Bucking the trends #18 – Wildlife Drones

17 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

There is no doubt that we are uniquely placed in the ACT in terms of scientific entrepreneurship. In fact, commercialisation of science is a worldwide trend, and we are lucky enough to have a fair dollop of that pie right here in Canberra. This week I got to know Debbie Saunders. An entrepreneurial, researcher, from […]

Australian by choice

19 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

This last week or so, we’ve seen a frenzy and bloodletting, the like of which we haven’t seen for some time. All because some of our Senators were born overseas and didn’t renounce their citizenship granted at birth. The section (44) of the Constitution which says you can’t be a dual national and sit in […]

Indulge Coffee and Chocolate Expo 2017

Thousands of discerning coffee and chocolate lovers were enticed along to the third annual Indulge Coffee and Chocolate Expo 2017 at Exhibition Park yesterday. With some of Australia’s and the regions finest coffee and chocolate suppliers participating in the expo, this event is a one-day sensory overload in all things coffee and chocolate said Indulge […]

If Canberra had a signature dish, what would it be?

I recently read the story of how the Coney (a grilled chilli-hot-dog) became Detroit’s signature dish. It’s a fascinating yarn that reminds me how important good, affordable food for workers is critical for any city. It also made me think – does Canberra have a signature dish? Dr Google couldn’t answer that question, so I […]

What’s missing from the modern car?

I never thought I’d be the kind of person who valued heated seats in their car. They seemed like such an unnecessary indulgence. But boy, I’ve been appreciating them over these last few weeks of cold weather in our region. It’s about that time of year in Canberra where we all just get sick to […]

Cotter duplication on track for February finish

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Drivers on the Cotter Road will face a traffic switch and diversions in mid-August as the $28.9 million duplication project moves into its concluding phases. Acting Director of Capital Works at Transport Canberra Jeremy Smith said the project was on track to be completed by February despite some delays putting it a few months behind schedule. […]

A day out in the region: the hidden valley of Wee Jasper

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

This story has got everything in it I love! Beautiful Australian landscape, a Sunday drive in the country, old shearing sheds and farm buildings, a crossroad that demands a decision, and at the end of the road, a hidden valley, an old homestead, warm fireplaces, a really good home-cooked meal and a ‘rare’ wine. From […]

Canberra Day Trips: Yanununbeyan State Conservation Area

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Yanununbeyan State Conservation Area is home to the Apple Box Flat picnic area. Here you can immerse yourself in a natural environment that feels like it’s a long way from civilisation – but in fact, it’s less than an hour’s drive from Canberra. Perched on the edge of the Yanununbeyan Conservation Area, Apple Box […]

Find peace of mind in your own mountain paradise

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

This could be your very own Shangri-la. Set on enchanting 16.18ha/41.5 acres in the beautiful Tinderry Range, this five-bedroom family home is only 20 minutes drive to Michelago and within commuting distance of Canberra. The property is on the market for $600,000-$660,000. Show More Summary

ACT U/14 Girls take out National Pool B

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Capital Football’s U/14 Girls side were crowned Pool B Champions at the Westfield National Youth Championships for Girls in Coffs Harbour last week. Having not dropped a point all week throughout their Pool, the side produced a strong draw against Pool A heavyweights NSW Metro to finish off the week. The Capital Football U/15 side […]

Faces of Canberra: Nic Danaher

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Each week Rachel Moore is on the hunt to find out what makes Canberra special to all the wonderful folks who live here. Nic Danaher is one of the many incredible members of our community working with some of Canberra’s most vulnerable people every day. When you’re in high school and you start to think about the […]

ACT new car sales rebound in June

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

New motor vehicle sales in the ACT picked up in June, bringing a halt to a decline that had gone against the trend in other parts of the country, according to the latest trend figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The ABS said 1582 new cars were sold in the ACT in June, up […]

Tailored treatments closer for immune diseases, says ANU award winner

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Personalised and tailored treatments for autoimmune diseases may be only a matters of years away, according to the ANU’s Professor Carola Vinuesa, whose pioneering work has been honoured with two awards from the National Health and Medical Research Council. Professor Vinuesa, from The John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR), was part of a team, that […]

Domestic Violence: It’s everyone’s business and it’s everyone’s problem

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Domestic and family violence services are struggling to keep up with demand said Domestic Violence Crisis Service CEO Mirjana Wilson. “We have absolutely, exponentially increased the demand on all of our services in the last couple of years. To the point where it is 60-75 per cent more than it was two and a half […]

Garage sales in Canberra: Pain or profit?

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberrans love a good garage sale, and every weekend our back streets are adorned with signs directing us to go this way or that in the hope of snagging a great bargain, or finding something we know has been seriously undervalued. But from the owner’s point of view, is all the trouble really worth it? […]

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