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Ask RiotACT: Ear piercing – recommendations please?

2 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Rioters. Recommendations on the RiotACT are a bit dated for ear piercing – 2011 to 2013. I’d greatly appreciate current recommendations for professional, hygienic, licensed operators in ACT? I’d prefer no piercing gun, topical anaesthetics and medical grade titanium… Thanks, AYK

Uber Op-shop drive

2 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I am a decluttering whizz. Well, I am not quite KonMari, but I did move from a four bedroom house with a furnished granny flat to a three bedroom apartment recently. It has freed up my life – I reduced car commuting and saved close to an hour a day, I’m closer to my kid’s […]

The good oil on EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)

6 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Recently I was presented with a menu that offered bread served with EVOO. My companion immediately queried this acronym. I hesitated and then realized it is, of course, the ‘now’ term for extra virgin olive oil. I have always been a bit of an olive oil snob, but in recent weeks I have found out […]

Ask RiotACT: Looking for a Volvo car mechanic in the Belconnen area

Hi Rioters. I am looking for a car mechanic/service person in the Belconnen area (or close surrounds) that can do Volvo diagnostics (eg when a light is on). I’m after someone who is reasonably priced, reliable and preferably has a courtesy car or drop off service. And no, I don’t want the sun and the moon […]

Ask RiotACT: Looking for Volvo car mechanic in the Belconnen area

Hi Rioters. I am looking for a car mechanic/service person in the Belconnen area (or close surrounds) that can do Volvo diagnostics (eg when a light is on). I’m after someone who is reasonably priced, reliable and preferably has a courtesy car or drop off service. And no, I don’t want the sun and the moon […]

Marking Time with Art: 50th Anniversary of the 1967 Referendum

ople being granted the right to be counted as Australian for the first time. To mark the anniversary, Defying Empire, the 3rd National Indigenous Triennial brings together 30 contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait artists whose art...Show More Summary

Dream country pub in Taralga goes under the hammer next Friday

Have you ever dreamed of owning your own historic country pub? Perhaps you fancy spending your days yarning with the locals, talking to passing travellers and offering people the delights of rural hospitality? That’s exactly the opportunity which will be on offer when the historic Taralga Hotel goes up for auction next Friday, June 2. […]

Bridge must be closed to traffic for Sorry Day walk

The fog lifted as the solemn faces of the family and friends of Steven Freeman passed by, ahead of hundreds of smiling early learning, primary and secondary students from all over Canberra who joined this morning’s Sorry Day Bridge Walk as the sun came out. This was an occasion for remembering Freeman, who died in […]

This Month in Port Phillip: May 1842 (Pt.1)

In May 1842 the talk of the town was BUSHRANGERS!  There had been reports filtering into the newspapers from late April about a spate of holdups and invasions and by early May it was clear that the same gang was … Continue reading ?

50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum

The 1967 Referendum changed the Australian constitution, with the record breaking ‘yes’ vote to count Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the census for the first time. The referendum removed discriminatory clauses from the constitution of 1901, which stated that Indigenous peoples should be a state government responsibility. Show More Summary

Fuel price hikes costing Canberrans an extra $274 a year

The typical Canberra family pays out $16,268 each year in household transport expenses with fuel costs increasing by $274 per year according to the latest data released by the Australian Automobile Association. The latest Transport Affordability Index for the quarter up to March 2017 shows that Canberra had the third highest rise in fuel costs behind […]

Grass is greener at Belconnen social enterprise The Mower Shed

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Australian dream of the quarter acre block might be changing in Canberra with increasing numbers of high-rise apartments being built. But for those enjoying the suburban backyard life, there is only one thing marring the joy of the great backyard – mowing the lawn. And if you think it is hard, spare a thought […]

Tiger to fly CBR-Brisbane from September, $10 flights on sale at noon

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Tigerair will fly from Canberra to Brisbane and back three times a week from September 14, and is issuing a limited number of $10 one way fares for services on that day at noon today to mark the route launch. The airline has also announced today that it will add an eighth Melbourne to Canberra […]

Faces of Canberra: Jannah Fahiz

2 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. Just a quick flick over the last six months at Jannah Fahiz’s expansive career and this wonderful woman has achieved more than most do in a decade. Jannah (pronounced like Hannah with […]

Surly Griffins look to take points from Brindabelters

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Game 3 of Canberra Roller Derby League’s 2017 home season is on Saturday 27 May, when the Surly Griffins will take on the Brindabelters. Both teams are desperate to keep their 2017 Grand Final chances alive, and both will fight tooth and nail (or hip and wheel) for the win. In the first game of […]

5 reasons (and 3 hot tips) for getting along to the National Capital Rally this weekend

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I’ve written previously about why I think rallying deserves more attention and more support. We’re lucky here in the nation’s capital, to have such an effective and professional local rallying organisation, pretty good support from the local community, and some of the best tracks in the country to boot. So you really shouldn’t need any […]

Movie: The Innocents

“So, what are you off to see today, Janine?” they asked. Nobody suggested joining me when I told them that I was going to see a movie about Polish nuns being raped after WWII. It was just as grim as … Continue reading ?

RiotACT Announcement: Calling for new contributors

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hey RiotACT Community! The RiotACT readership continues to grow strongly and we are now in a position to open up our books for new contributors. If you have strong writing skills and have something to say that will affect the lives of the people of the Canberra region, we want to talk to you. We […]

The RiotACT Gig Guide (25-31 May)

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Welcome to The RiotACT Gig Guide for the 25th to the 31st of May, and phew! do we have a few corkers for you this week! Not only are Faux Faux Amis coming back after a painfully long absence of six months, the ANU Bar will be hosting their final ever metal show, featuring Live […]

Taking out the rubbish involves 10,170 bins worth a year for Canberra’s biggest recycler

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Despite all the demands of being one of Canberra’s largest hospitals, Calvary Public Hospital in Bruce managed to send a massive 153.8 tonnes of waste to recycling in the past year, earning the title of Biggest Recycler at the Actsmart Business Sustainability Awards in Canberra this morning. This huge figure is the equivalent of 10,170 […]

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