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Clubs - Sokyo x Marquee

Thu 29 Oct Super club Marquee will be joining forces super sushi joint Sokyo for an evening of slick sounds and sashimi. Marquee's DJs will be commanding the decks...

Restaurants - Lost Feast

28 Dec-05 Oct Lost Paradise isn't all about kooky outfits and throwing shapes to bands and DJs (it is a lot about that though). As well as being a music festival, this...

Around Town - Maniax

Keen to throw a hatchet at a wooden target? This warehouse set-up in St Peters attracts all sorts of people from hens and bucks parties to office outings. “Everyone’s...

Ask RiotACT: Pest control inspections and body corporates

10 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi folks Can anyone enlighten me as to what the responsibilities of body corporates are in relation to pest inspection/control in the ACT.  A family member is looking at buying a townhouse and thinks they may need to get their own pest inspection report done on the unit.  If this does reveal problems how is responsibility [...]

Car wreckers in Canberra

10 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I know of a couple of OK car wreckers in Queanbeyan, but I’m wondering if there are any around that allow you to actually go in and remove parts from their cars yourself? I read something about there not being any such places here because of stricter laws regarding safety etc – not sure if [...]

Feathering eyebrows – recommendations please?

10 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Has anyone had their eyebrows tattooed – i.e. feathering eyebrows? I am looking for professional, hygienic, licensed operators in ACT. Any suggestions/experiences are greatly appreciated!

The all-Leunig song almanac

10 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 7 November 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] To farewell the old year and ring in the new, the Song Company presents 12 new songs and stories, one for each month. After a year traversing the globe (metaphorically of course) and discovering the musical gems hidden throughout Prague, Turkey and Italy, the Song Company’s final program will see them touch down on home soil [...]

Magpies in our backyard

10 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi, I have a question that Google can’t seem to answer for me! We have an issue with magpies that are coming into our backyard to try and steal our food.  TAMS isn’t helpful, as their advice is to steer clear of the area, walk don’t run etc but I can’t exactly avoid my backyard. They’re not [...]

Best of Canberra ­­– river and lake swims

11 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Until now, the RiotACT’s Best of Canberra has been limited to food-related experiences, but with a new editorial team on deck, we thought it was time to give the series a bit of a shake up. There is more to life than food, after all. First up, then, to coincide with this balmy weather and today’s [...]

Start-up Fudie up for two Telstra biz awards

11 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Learning she has been shortlisted for not one but two Telstra ACT Business Women’s Awards was “quite surreal” for personal trainer, uni student and entrepreneur Katie Geus. The founder, director and chief taste tester of meal delivery business Fudie was at home with her partner when the phone call came to tell her she’d been listed alongside [...]

Germans in Queensland – History in Pictures

From the 1850’s onward many German migrants left their ancestral country to settle in the new colony of Queensland. According to the 1901 Commonwealth Census, 38,352 Australians had been born in Germany. Queensland, by far and away, held the majority of those Germany-born Australians with a total figure of 13,163. State Library of Queensland holds... Read more

Exhibition: Masterpieces from the Hermitage

Well, it’s not Winter anymore but the NGV exhibition of Masterpieces from the Hermitage is on show at NGV International until 8th November 2015. I must confess that I wasn’t particularly anxious to see this exhibition and I came away … Continue reading ?

US gun lobby should learn from ours

18 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Jennifer Margret One of the critical differences between Australian gun culture (and yes, we do have one) and the US gun culture are the gun lobbyists. Ours advocated [in 1996 after the Port Arthur massacre] for fair laws that would minimise risk. In other words, they worked with the government to create the new laws. No [...]

Civic pool on track for summer

18 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

We went for a quick dip at Civic Pool (known as Canberra Olympic Pool these days) yesterday afternoon and learnt that work to repair the expensive leak from the outdoor diving pool is going well. A staff member told us the diving pool and neighbouring toddler pool are due to re-open in November. The future [...]

Automata, Chippendale

Has there been a more anticipated opening than Automata this year? Clayton Well's first solo venture already had the attention of fellow chefs and food media as soon as it was announced. Originally slated to open in March this year, its delay only increased the sense of hype, pressure and expectation. Show More Summary

more Brunswick St closures

In recent weeks local designer tshirt shop Tomorrow Never Knows and vintage shop Shag have closed on the northern end of Brunswick St. Next to Shag, Grub St secondhand bookshop is about to close. This end of Brunswick St is looking rather shabby.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Man to face court for assault following citizen’s arrest

A 20-year-old Lyons man will face court following an assault in Phillip yesterday afternoon (Sunday 4 October). About 3:15pm, a man was sitting outside Westfield Woden when he was approached and assaulted by a 20-year-old male, suffering minor injuries. The alleged offender began walking away from the scene, but was followed by a member of the public [...]

Best of Canberra taste off – Buffets

When I put the call out for the best buffet/all-you-can-eat restaurant in Canberra, I thought I would have received many, many enthusiastic suggestions however I think most people wanted to pitch in about how wasteful buffets can be, and how they cause over-eating. I can’t comment on the waste side of things, but the overeating thing [...]

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