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Basketball holiday camps a hit this summer

8 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Another school holiday has made for another fun set of basketball camps at Belconnen Stadium as the next generation of Gunners and Capitals hone their skills on the hardwood. This week, Basketball ACT’s Head of High Performance, Phil Brown led his Specialist Shooting & Fundamentals camp, crafting jump shots and dribble moves with eight to […]

‘Six-Bob-a-Day Tourist’ by Janet Morice

1985,  86p. It didn’t take long for Thomas Gardner of  117 George Street East Melbourne to enlist in what was to become  the Great War. Due to the time difference, news of Britain’s declaration of war reached Australia on the … Continue reading ?

The Art of the New Year’s Resolution

9 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Change isn’t spontaneous – it’s a journey. The pace at which the environment, technology and culture are evolving has never been more apparent and, in order to keep up with such a rapidly changing world, we need to take stock of where we have been and where we want to go. Though change is ever-present […]

Justice Crew to headline Australia Day concert at Regatta Point

12 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ARIA nominees Justice Crew will headline the Australia Day in the Capital concert at Regatta Point on 26 January, the ACT Government has announced. Minister for Community Events Gordon Ramsay has unveiled the program of events and activities for Australia Day, culminating in the concert and fireworks display. “It’s fantastic to have ARIA nominees Justice […]

Canberra Day Trips: Discover the best of Narooma

13 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The seaside haven of Narooma on the far south coast has million-dollar views, gorgeous beaches, spectacular scenery and an almost endless list of things to do. There’s plenty to tantalise the taste buds, with shellfish and fish in abundance and a great selection of cafes and restaurants in which to enjoy them. Narooma buzzes in […]

Entertainer’s home with rare views to be auctioned in tightly-held Cook

15 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

An entertainer’s home with Mount Painter outside its back door and “rare views” over paddocks to the Brindabella Mountains is to be auctioned in the tightly-held Canberra suburb of Cook next month. The striking four-bedroom home at 14 Moss Street was extensively renovated and extended in 2010 and features a large covered entertainment area, a […]

Heat wave warning issued as Canberra sizzles

Canberra is bracing for the first real heat wave of the summer with the Bureau of Meteorology forecasting searing temperatures over the next four days. The Bureau is warning of severe heat wave conditions across the weekend and into next week for NSW and the ACT, with only coastal parts receiving some relief from sea […]

Police seize 111 cannabis plants from Oaks Estate property following tip-off

An anonymous tip-off led to police seizing 111 cannabis plants from an Oaks Estate property yesterday. ACT Policing reports that a 47-year-old man will be summonsed to appear in court for offences relating to cultivating controlled plants following the seizures. Yesterday (Thursday), City Station general duties members executed a search warrant at the Oaks Estate […]

Guess who’s coming to dinner for Good Food Month?

Celebrity chef Marco Pierre White is the highlight of an appetite-whetting menu of events for this year’s Canberra Good Food Month in March. Organisers have announced a talent-filled program that includes international and home-grown...Show More Summary

Fujisaki omakase by Ryuichi Yoshii at Barangaroo, Sydney

Sushi master Ryuichi Yoshii is back. The Nagasaki-born sushi chef opened his first Yoshii restaurant in Pyrmont in 1997 before relocating to The Rocks in 2002. Yoshii closed its doors in 2014 but late last year he opened a new set of...Show More Summary

Man faces court after detectives seize firearms from Kambah house

Police investigating a series of aggravated robberies across Canberra have seized 14 firearms from a Kambah residence and charged a man with firearms offences. ACT Policing said detectives from the Criminal Investigations Team yesterday...Show More Summary

Giant illegal fish trap find prompts fresh warning from EPA

The Environment Protection Authority has hauled an illegal and ‘disturbingly large’ fish trap from Lake Burley Griffin as part of their regular monitoring of the lake. The EPA has reissued a warning to Canberrans that fish traps and enclosed nets were illegal in the ACT’s lakes and waterways and offenders faced fines of up to $5,000 […]

3 easy steps to declutter your house

The 2017 festivities are well and truly over, and you wouldn’t be alone if you feel like you’re drowning in clutter! It’s long been believed that a clear environment can help to create a clear mind, relieve stress and promote a greater sense of control, but sometimes it can be a little hard to know […]

Canberra Hospital expands youth mental health service amidst growing concern

Amidst growing concern over mental health issues faced by young people in the city, Canberra Hospital will expand its services to provide specialist mental assessments for people aged between five and 18 on weekends. ACT Health Minister Shane Rattenbury has announced that the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Consultation and Liaison Service at […]

Call for $100 million public investment in community housing as rents skyrocket

The ACT needs a $100 million public investment in community and public housing to deal with skyrocketing rents and one of the tightest rental markets in the country, according to the ACT Council of Social Services. It may be good news for landlords but the latest figures from the Domain Rent Report show the cost of […]

Six things to do around Canberra this weekend (19–21 Jan)

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It’s going to be hot this weekend, perfect weather for outdoor cinemas, spending time in an air-conditioned museum or gallery, and going for a swim! Conveniently, the American Express Openair Cinema has set up camp on the Patrick White Lawns for the summer, and this Friday the National Museum of Australia is holding an outdoor screening of […]

VOTE NOW for the finalists in the Cavalry Starlite Music Series

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It’s time to vote for your favourite band in the Cavalry Starlite Music Series (Starlite), presented by AccountAbility. Yes, you heard right the Canberra Cavalry baseball team has supported local artists by showcasing their talents at each home game here in the ACT at MIT Park. Local musicians have been competing for the chance to […]

2003 Revisited: The Canberra Firestorm is still a health hazard

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The screams! We always remember the screams. Whether they came from a neighbour as flames entered their home or from a paddock across the road when earth burned beneath horses and their owners, memories of their ordeal remain. Fifteen years ago today, a firestorm of unheard of intensity roared over Canberra. Four lives were lost: […]

Woman charged with attempting to rob taxi driver

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A woman will face court today after allegedly attempting to rob a taxi driver on Monday, 8 January. ACT Policing said the  22-year-old female allegedly threatened the taxi driver with a weapon and demanded cash. Police arrested the woman after executing a search warrant, and she will face the ACT Magistrates Court charged with attempted […]

ACT bucks stamp duty trend but typical home buyers still forking out $18,100

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT is the only Australian jurisdiction where stamp duty has fallen as a proportion of the median dwelling price of a home according to a national report by the Housing Industry Association released yesterday. However due to the city’s high house prices, a typical Canberra home buyer will still pay $18,100 in stamp duty […]

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