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Theatre meets dance party in The Courtyard Studio

7 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A night at the Canberra Theatre’s Courtyard Studio where you can jump into the bath with the actors and talk philosophy? ZOE PLEASANTS previews Shadow House Party, which opens tonight and runs till Saturday Is it a theatre show? Is it a party? With an emphasis on a night out to the theatre being fun, Shadow […]

Recognise these five elements of business success?

8 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Having spent the last 18 months interviewing business owners who have been in business for more than ten years, the elements of “success” are never far from my thinking. What is it that makes a particular business spectacularly successful over time? So far, I have identified some components that I will share with you. These […]

This Week in Port Phillip 8-15 January 1842

Twelfth Night Well, it was the week after New Year and some people celebrated Twelfth Night (which I gather is more significant in England than it is here in Australia). Twelfth Cakes were available from Mr Burgin the pastrycook in … Continue reading ?

Fire burning out of control near Wamboin: NSW RFS

11 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A grass fire near Wamboin is burning out of control, the NSW Rural Fire Service advises. The service issued a warning about the grassfire near Norton Road and Wirreanda Road, Wamboin, at 12.31pm today, saying the blaze was moving east towards Ryans Road. The fire was approximately 7km west of Bungendore and out of control. […]

Goulburn CBD looks to counter Canberra’s Costco and IKEA

11 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Majura Parkway has brought Costco, IKEA and bulky goods shops to within 45 minutes of Goulburn. The giant multinationals’ business model is to draw customers from the region as well as Canberra. But instead of being a threat to surrounding retailers, this can be turned into an opportunity for Goulburn, says Warwick Bennett. Mr Bennett, […]

Ask RiotACT: Recommendations for framing an old map?

12 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi all. I’m looking for recommendations for framing an old map. There is a old thread on this on RiotACT but looking for recommendations from more recent experiences. Any rec’s based on recent framing experiences, would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Impending closure of ugly boxes of Westside welcome news

17 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Many locals will applaud the National Capital Authority’s decision to close the Westside Container Village by the end of the year. The so-called justification for its creation was specious: to bring people to the area ahead of the ACT Government’s sale of land at West Basin for commercial and residential development (the City to Lake […]

Voges to captain PM’s XI; PNG to play ACT XI in curtain raiser

Record-breaking Australian batsman and Western Australian and Perth Scorchers captain Adam Voges will captain the Prime Minister’s XI team against Sri Lanka for the annual cricket match at Manuka Oval on February 15. Voges’ test match batting average of 61.87 is second only to Donald Bradman (among batsman who have played a minimum of 20 […]

Boy, 7, dies in Canberra Hospital after quad bike accident near Griffith NSW

  A 7-year-old boy has died at the Canberra Hopsital after a quad bike accident on a property near the NSW town of Griffith yesterday. About 12.30pm yesterday, the seven-year-old boy was riding a quad bike on a property on Irvin Road, Barellan (about 62km east of Griffith) with a nine-year-old male pillion passenger. Police understand the […]

Storm damage keeps SES, Actew busy all weekend

Some 40 Actew customers remained without power last night after Friday afternoon’s storm, but ACT State Emergency Services units expected to complete the last of 950 storm-related callouts by 8pm yesterday. Trees and power lines were blown over across the city on Friday afternoon leaving 16,000 homes without power. Gusts reached 69km/h. Fallen trees struck […]

If the NIMBYs had their way, Canberra would be a ghost town

I have broken one New Year’s resolution already.  That was not to get upset at those selfish middle aged and old NIMBYs who object to anything and everything progressive around their street or shopping centre. They really give me the irrits.  If they had their way, we would be living in a town with the […]

Yang Tz River, Eastwood

If you’ve ever watched a Korean drama – and if you haven’t, you should – there would have been at least one scene featuring black bean noodles. In South Korea, jajangmyeon is as ubiquitous as pizza – cheap, fast, home-delivered and hugely popular with anyone too lazy to cook. Show More Summary

‘Looking Through You: Rare and Unseen Photographs from the Beatles Book Archive’ by Leslie Bryce

192 p. 2016 As part of my nostalgic after-glow from seeing Eight Days a Week, I snapped up this book at my library when I saw it on the New Non Fiction shelves.  It features beautifully clear photographs that were … Continue reading...

Mental health assessment needed before proceeding with nightclub explosion charges

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A 31 year old man facing charges in relation to the ICBM and Meche Nightclub explosions in 2011 will need his mental health assessed before the court can proceed. Scott Wyatt appeared in ACT Magistrates Court this morning charged with two counts of arson and one count of drug possession. Prosecution and defence were united […]

Ask RiotACT: What happened to Fiore (Curtin shops barber)?

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi all. I have been a regular client of Fiore, the professional, no-nonsense barber at Curtin shops, for many years. Yesterday I turn up for my infrequent but increasingly necessary haircut and I find his shop is gutted, with no sign on the door explaining his absence. Does anyone know what happened to Fiore?

Missing ACT man Joel Koppie, 36, last seen in Braidwood on January 1

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to locate missing 36-year-old Canberra man Joel Koppie. Mr Koppie was last seen at the Royal Mail Hotel in Braidwood NSW at about 3am on Sunday 1 January 2017. He is described as Caucasian in appearance, approximately 180cm (5’11”) tall, of medium build, with short brown hair, blue eyes and […]

Dogs and art, dogs and coffee … celebrating the canine capital

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

In the early days of the internet, I heard the frightening statistic that possibly up to 70% of internet content had something to do with cats.  I suspect this was a bit of an exaggeration, but given the amount of animal content that comes through my various social media accounts, I would say the overall content […]

Ask RiotACT: Pablo graffiti

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

There has been lots of recent graffiti around Ainslie with distinctive script and the words Pablo or Pablo Loser. There has also been a small van parked for ages with similar graffiti all over it near Corroboree Park and the Church of Christ Ainslie. Does anyone know what this is all about?

Five things to do around Canberra this weekend (13-15 January)

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The cars may have driven away, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had around town this weekend. Movies for all ages are showing on big screens across the capital, and sport lovers can indulge in a day at the tennis on Saturday. Don’t forget it’s Friday the 13th tomorrow … and you can […]

National Anti-Gangs Squad liaison officer to join ACT Policing

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

With the number of Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMCG) members living and operating in the ACT now at approximately 50 and with three gangs actively residing here, ACT Chief Police Officer (CPO) Justine Saunders has welcomed the news that the Federal Government will boost our resources for dealing with organised crime by embedding a National Anti-Gangs […]

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