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Tips for riding from Belconnen to Tuggeranong?

1 hour agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi all Due to machinery of government changes I’m now facing a potential work move from the City to Tuggeranong.  As I live in Belconnen and we are a one car family I’m now considering transport options. I’m considering riding from Belconnen Town Centre to Tuggeranong Office Park each morning and bussing it home in the afternoons with my [...]

Eat Drink Paleo’s Irena Macri at Paperchain, 6 February

6 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 6 February 2015 at 5:45 pm; ] Food blogger Irena Macri, the woman behind the hugely popular Eat Drink Paleo blog, will speak at Paperchain Bookstore in next month to launch her new cookbook. From the event organisers: Passionate paleo-enthusiast...Show More Summary

Wanted: Young artists to perform live on radio

6 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Youth Matters on Valley FM is offering one spot each week (starting on 6 February 2015) to young musicians, singers or bands who would like the opportunity to perform live on air. Students in high school, college or young adults in the post-school years from across the ACT are welcome to participate. Participants will be required to [...]

Budget New Year’s Eve venue

7 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi guys, I am really keen to have a New Year’s Eve wedding and wondering if anyone knows of any budget venues that would potentially allow us to stay until 1am. Most venues close at 12am but considering it’s New Year’s Eve I’m hoping to find somewhere that’s more flexible on this. Also has anyone had experience [...]

Canberra begins the countdown to Enlighten

7 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

In less than one month Canberra will flip the switch on Enlighten 2015, dazzling visitors with an exciting program of world-class lighting, music and entertainment. From the twinkling sounds of indie-pop band Alpine to the stunning aerial performance, Elements, and the quirky Physics of Beer workshop at Questacon- The National Science and Technology Centre, the diversity [...]

A sci-fi filmed in Canberra? This local filmmaker says it’s possible

8 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Cloning is a bad idea and Australian animals will kill you. …At least, this is what Canberra filmmaker Christian Doran would have you believe. And he’s just been awarded an arts grant of $10,000 from the ACT government to help convince you. Inspired by the works of Isaac Asimov, movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey and television [...]

Digitised @SLQ – iconic Black Friday poster

‘Australia’ draws back the Queensland curtain to reveal the Black Friday strike in 1912. This iconic poster by James Thomas Case has been digitised recently at SLQ. The poster is a reproduction of Jim Case’s cartoon from the front page of the Worker. Case’s depiction of a shocked maiden, ‘Australia’, drawing back the Queensland curtain [...]

Serious cyclist crash in Deakin

8 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing responded to a serious collision in Deakin involving one cyclist this morning (29 January). About 7.45am, police received a report that a male cyclist had fallen off his blue and silver road bicycle on Kent Street, Deakin, and the man was receiving treatment from the ACT Ambulance Service. Police attended and closed Kent Street, between [...]

Braddon’s transformation continues

8 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Preparations started earlier this month on more apartments in Braddon’s increasingly popular Lonsdale Street. Braddon is constantly changing and steadily erasing its industrial past. For a few months in late 2014, it became a bit of a revolving door as temporary pop-up galleries moved in, as well as a bar converted from a mechanic’s workshop. These have [...]

Exxopolis at the Summersalt festival

You have only until Sunday to enjoy walking though the inside of a colour saturated inflatable structure called Exxopolis, which is part of the inaugural Summersalt festival and is located in the ACCA forcourt in South Melbourne. It’s...Show More Summary

Canberra’s taxi industry to be reviewed

In response to the use of new technologies by taxi operators, the ACT Government has today announced an innovation review of the Canberra’s taxi industry. Minister Shane Rattenbury said the review will help to inform the way forward for Canberra’s transport network. “Canberrans want to be able to access a range of convenient transport options, and we [...]

Groovin the Moo 2015 line up announced

[ 3 May 2015; ] Australia's only regional music festival, Groovin the Moo, is heading back to Canberra in May this year. Organisers have today announced that the festival will feature Peaches, Wolfmother, Hilltop Hoods, San Cisco, A$AP Ferg and more. From the event organisers: Roll along the open highway and let the scent of nature carry you away. Delve into an [...]

Bars & Pubs - Smoking Panda

It’s a fairly dire strip of the CBD that stretches from Woolies Metro along Park Street to the corner of Hyde Park. But this unassuming corridor through...

Sport & Outdoor - Group 1 National Futurity Carnival

Sat 31 Jan Head to Wentworth Park Greyhounds, the inner city's only racetrack, for the $150,000 Group 1 National Futurity Carnival. Semi-final events for the Carnival...

High Fidelity – a Canberra premiere

[ 6 February 2015 8:00 pm to 21 February 2015 8:00 pm. ] Nick Hornby’s book High Fidelity, and the subsequent John Cusack movie, became an instant classic for a generation that postponed entry into adulthood, or ‘coming-of-age’, from...Show More Summary

Learn to play mandolin!

[ 1 February 2015; ] COZMO (Capital of Australia Mandolinata) Learning Groups 2015 The next semester-long COZYMO Learning Group programs start on Sunday 1 February 2015. Whether you're young in experience or in age, you are most welcome! These...Show More Summary

230 Mr Fluffy owners accept ACT Government offer to purchase house

Chief Minister Andrew Barr has today advised that 15 houses have been purchased and more than 200 homeowners have accepted the offer made by the ACT Government to purchase their home through the Mr Fluffy Buyback Program. The announcement comes after news last night that the ACT Government has offered a Forrest family $3 million to buy [...]

Canberra’s picnic isle – Springbank Island on Lake Burley Griffin

Fighting it out salad and tongs down by Lake Burley Griffin is a Canberra institution, but have you ever been out to any of the islands on the lake? I just spent Australia Day out on Springbank Island and can report that this place is one of Canberra’s best-kept picnic spots with a difference. Surprisingly, Springbank Island [...]

PJ O’Brien hosts Feb Blues Jam

[ 15 February 2015 at 2:00 pm; ] PJ O’Brien knows how to get a Blues party started. His fat and funky fretwork has been turning heads across Australia, USA, UK and Asia. Along with frequent flyer points, PJ has gathered a swag of awards including: Blues Song of the Year, WA Music Awards (WAMIs); Music Oz Blues Artist of the Year; Sydney [...]

Music - Groovin the Moo 2015: Maitland

Sat 09 May Another month, another music festival worth staying in and saving your money for. This year's Groovin the Moo gathering will again hit the Hunter (after...

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