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Eat Canberra launches new food tours and secret events

2 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Local radio personality Ryan Jon played MC at the launch of Canberra’s newest foodie venture a few days ago at the Kamberra Function Centre. Eat Canberra’s extroverted founder Amelia Bidgood gathered everyone from the Chief Minister Andrew Barr, several well-known local food businesses like Mr Frugii ice cream, Patissez Cafe, Ali King Desserts and Swirl catering and a […]

Digital & Dissected: Hacksaw Ridge (DVD)

2 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Directed by: Mel Gibson A hacksaw to the senses Hacksaw Ridge is the true story of conscientious objector, Desmond Doss, who during WWII at the Battle of Okinawa, managed to retrieve an impressively high number of wounded men from the battlefield. Staggeringly, he did so entirely on his own as a combat medic […]

Flying Tong, Enmore

Melted, oozing, gooey, stringy, stretchy cheese. Buried within it are kernels of sweetcorn. Wait until the cheese starts to brown and form a crust all along the edges. If you just experienced a frisson of excitement over that description, the cheesy corn at Flying Tong is your dream come true. Show More Summary

Ask RiotACT: Handyman – carpenter/plasterer

20 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Rioters. I’m looking for a reliable and honest tradie in the Tuggeranong area to install two double sliding doors in my lounge. In one spot I already have a single sliding door that I want to change to a double sliding door (hung outside the cavity). So the job requires removing existing battens and […]

Positive moves by Summernats with zero tolerance policy on harassment announced

Earlier this year, I wrote about going back to Summernats after a long absence, and later, about my experiences there. I had a good time at the event, and tried to capture that in my story. The burnout zone, the Meguiar’s Pavilion and the Show ‘n’ Shine were among the highlights. But in the interests […]

Off the menu: Fabien Wagnon’s double baked souffle

Usually, our Off the menu recipes have the byline of the restaurant of chef, which in this case would be Buvette or Realm Precinct executive chef Fabien Wagnon, but I’m making an exception here so that I can tell you all how simply divine this souffle is. Monsieur Wagnon’s souffle was the most delicious dish […]

ASX-listed Energy Action appoints Slavich as CEO

Canberra-based former TransACT CEO and chairman Ivan Slavich is set to join Energy Action (ASX:EAX), a national energy management technology and services company based in Sydney, as its CEO next month. Most recently head of management consultancy TRIDENT Corporate Services, the high profile local businessman is a former AGL Energy senior manager and ex-ActewAGL Head […]

Sectarian strife: Protestant versus Catholic in 1930s Queensland politics

Guest blogger: Dr Lorann Downer, 2016 John Oxley Library Fellow. Sectarian or religious division is a major theme in the political ephemera held in the John Oxley Library collections from the 1938 Queensland election. Ephemera, such as pamphlets and how to vote cards, help tell the story of the political history of our state. In... Read more

My No Front Fences aftermath

So, mates. I was gonna write something for you guys about a week ago, and then my life got de-railed by Mulgara’s No Front Fences festival. After 17 acts, I was pretty cooked (though probably not as cooked as Luke from Capes. That guy can party!) Here’s a few of the coolest memories for me […]

Brumbies and Super Rugby – a call to arms

The Brumbies are a Canberra icon. They’re known globally for their innovative playing style and as the top feeder team for the Wallabies. But it is exactly their Canberra-ness that has put their place on the global stage under threat in the ongoing fight to see which Australian team gets cuts from Super Rugby. “We […]

Promises, promises: It isn’t all apples in Pialligo

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Pialligo is an important part of Canberra’s history. Sandwiched between the Molonglo River and Canberra International Airport, it is the original market garden for the region, and has been regularly farmed since the 1820s. Slightly marooned on the other side of Pialligo Avenue is a small pocket of land that contains an oval and buildings […]

Road Trip: A weekend in Bowral

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Looking for a weekend away in a country town with plenty of history and local culture? Look no further than beautiful Bowral. Getting there Bowral is just a two drive from Canberra, following the Federal and Hume highways, making it a quick relaxing getaway from the city. You can also catch the train from the Kingston […]

Faces of Canberra: Amanda Bresnan

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Former Greens member of the ACT Legislative Assembly Amanda Bresnan makes a mean Kofta if you ask really nicely and lists a teapot from Aleppo in Syria as one of her most valuable and treasured items. Amanda is currently working as the Executive Director for Community Mental Health Australia and has no plans on stopping […]

UC cancer researchers awarded Melanie Swan fellowships

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Two young scholars at the University of Canberra have won fellowships to fund their cancer research. Awarded to Robert McCuaig and Tara Boulding, in their 30s and 20s respectively, the pair will work under Professor Sudha Rao in developing cancer treatments and therapies. “It’s a huge honour, it really is,” said Mr McCuaig. “I knew […]

Ask RiotACT: Venues in Canberra showing Formula 1 on Sunday?

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi All. I was just wondering if anyone knows what venues are showing the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix on Sunday 26 March 2017? Preference is somewhere central Canberra. Thanks.

Queensland’s earliest police manuals

Guest blogger:   Lisa Jones, Queensland Police Museum with Libby Fielding, John Oxley Library Back in 1869, the speed limit for Queensland police officers travelling by horse was five miles per hour – unless of course you happened to be pursuing an offender. Standard equipment for a constable on duty included, among other essentials, handcuffs, a... Read more

Couple donate heart attack parking fine refund to charity

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra couple Matt and Jodie Peden will donate money refunded to them for a parking ticket issued outside the Emergency department while Mr Peden was suffering from a heart attack last year to the Independent Property Group’s charitable foundation. Realising the gravity of the situation as he drove himself to hospital in the early hours, […]

Stella Bella opens child respite centre

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Having a sick child is hard enough for any parent—and the child. But what about the chronically sick and the incurable? As reported last week in The RiotACT, Canberra charity Stella Bella Little Stars is opening its doors today, offering an oasis for extremely sick kids and their parents. The centre offers childcare facilities in an […]

Seven things to do around Canberra this weekend (24–26 March)

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It is Comedy Festival week in Canberra and there are plenty of comedy shows on to check out—the big comedy stars, local talent, and the up-and-comers. Then after seeing a show head to the Festival Club and keep laughing until late into the night. There are other festivals on too—Smith’s Alternative is hosting an Afro-Latin […]

Snowy favourite Berridale Inn up for sale

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The oldest motel in the Snowy Mountains, Berridale Inn, has gone up for sale, with the owners going to tender. Based in the heart of town, the venue, whose history traces back to the 1860s, is a favourite watering hole for locals. “It’s one of the few venues that have been continually operating for centuries,” […]

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