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

57 minutes agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

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?

3 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

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

17 hours 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

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

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

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

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

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

2 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

2 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

2 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?

2 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? […]

Alvey Reels closing down after 97 years

After 97 years of trading, Alvey Reels Australia are closing their doors. The company, which manufactures fishing reels, was formed in 1920 by English migrant Charles Alvey. Initially based in the Brisbane suburb of St Lucia, Alvey Reels outgrew these premises, eventually moving its factory to Carole Park in 1978. In a posting on the... Read more

Dayboro settlement celebrates 150 years

Guest contributor: Dayboro District Historical Society  President Carmel Bond  This year marks 150 years since the small Queensland township of Dayboro was established as a settlement. Situated in the Moreton Bay Regional Council local government area, Dayboro is a short drive north-west of Brisbane and a popular destination because of its close proximity to the... Read more

Parking, traffic concerns dog new Weston service station proposal

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Concerns about parking and traffic flows have cast a shadow over the proposed new service station in Weston. Despite playing a key role in lobbying for the badly needed new service station, the Weston Creek Community Council says it is unable to support the current Development Application in its present form. In its submission to […]

Seven things to do around Canberra this weekend (21–23 July)

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It definitely looks like a weekend for staying indoors. The Scandinavian Film Festival starts, Australia’s Women’s Volley Ball team is in action at the AIS, the Old Canberra Inn is putting on a mid-winter folk festival this Sunday afternoon, and the National Galley has opened a new exhibition featuring the work of Albert Namatjira. Don’t forget, […]

Curtin Community Bank® celebrates 5 years of giving back to Canberra

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Curtin Community Bank® branch of Bendigo Bank has just celebrated their fifth birthday, awarding five $500 grants to local not-for-profit organisations. Chloe Heath, branch manager at Curtin, remembers the day they cut the ribbon and opened the doors back in June 2012. She was working for the regional office in Canberra at the time, and […]

Win a helicopter ride to the Brumbies quarter-final

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

How would you like to beat the crush at GIO Stadium tomorrow night and arrive in style for the ACT Brumbies’ must-win Super Rugby quarter-final showdown with the Wellington Hurricanes? The Brumbies are partnering with Canberra Helicopters to offer one lucky ticket holder the money-can’t-buy experience of you and a friend being flown to GIO […]

The lifestyle choices that will shape Canberra’s future

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

South Australia’s recent deal with Elon Musk to build a new energy system for that state made headlines worldwide, while here in the ACT we have a target of 100% renewable energy and zero net emissions by 2050. The ACT now has some of the lowest electricity prices in the nation, with significant investment in […]

A new opportunity to improve housing affordability in Canberra

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Finding housing that is affordable is a big issue in Canberra, particularly when you are on a low income. It’s something that is talked about regularly in the media (including on this esteemed news site), within friendship groups, in workplaces and in families. It’s a complex issue that while shared by communities across Australia and […]

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