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Sideshow clowns open door to democracy at your local country show

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Politics is part of every country show. There is the tongue-in-cheek variety between Jersey and Friesian dairy farmers, between sheep and goat graziers, and between dressage horses and motorbike clubs, but room is always made for the “more serious” variety, the politics that normally takes place in a parliament house or council chamber. In fact, country […]

ACT judo star of the future takes out another championship

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Judo might seem like a physical, bruising martial art where bodies fly through the air and people are pinned to the ground or put in a headlock with the sole aim to immobilize and subdue an opponent, but judo actually means “gentle way” in Japanese, where physical prowess isn’t the most important skill; rather it is […]

Did the Chief Minister just fail Urban Design basics?

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I have just spent three weeks in Singapore. And it was here while enjoying life in a tall apartment tower overlooking the busy life along the river that I read online the latest wondrous statement by our Chief Minister on Canberra’s urban development. ‘Oh dear’ and ‘you have to be kidding’ were my first reactions. […]

Save money and gain a friend for life this weekend at RSPCA

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Have you always wanted or planned to adopt a pet from the RSPCA? Well, now is your chance to adopt a friend for life at a lower price this Friday and Saturday. The RSPCA ACT is aiming to ‘Clear the Shelter’ this weekend (23rd and 24th February) with $29 adoption fees for all animals great […]

Music fills the air on a sunny summer day at the Pialligo Estate

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Music lovers from the Canberra region brought a picnic blanket and settled in for an intimate afternoon of music and bubbly at the Glasshouse lawns at Pialligo Estate on Sunday (18 February). Local musician Liam Wright set the mood with relaxed and soothed music as his sultry voice filled the sun-soaked air. Tessa Devine also […]

40 years of sharing life together – L’Arche Canberra’s ruby jubilee

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Friday 9 March 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of L’Arche Genesaret in Canberra, a place where people with and without disabilities experience a place of belonging and welcome. L’Arche, which is French for Ark, is a community of people with and without intellectual disability sharing life together. Communities of L’Arche challenge the conventional notion of support and […]

Newly completed rehab hospital at UC to open in middle of year

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra’s newest public hospital – a specialist rehabilitation, recovery and research facility at the University of Canberra – is expected to open in mid-2018 after the completed building was officially handed over to ACT Health yesterday (19 February). The ACT Government said the handover was a major milestone for better healthcare in the ACT and […]

Ask RiotACT: Where can I get cheesecloth in Canberra?

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Rioters, Asking on behalf of a mate who’s keen to make his own cheese (apparently it’s not as difficult as I thought, but what would I know? I only know how to eat it). He’s been on the hunt for cheesecloth in Canberra but has so far been unsuccessful. A few recommendations would be […]

Era of new suburbs is over, says Chief Minister

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Chief Minister Andrew Barr has called time on urban expansion in the ACT, declaring that the era of establishing new suburbs cheaply is over and that the future of the town centres is high-rise. Mr Barr told The RiotACT that Canberra could no longer continue to sprawl out due to physical limitations and the sheer […]

Knife pulled in Glebe Park mugging

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A group of young men mugged two people at knifepoint in Glebe Park in Civic on Saturday night (17 February). ACT Policing said that at about 8.50 pm the two people were walking through Glebe Park in the direction of Cooyong Street when they were approached by three young men, one of whom produced a knife and […]

Bucking the trends in business – Holiday happenings

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Anyone with children or has any connection to Canberra schools would be aware of a publication called “Holiday Happenings”. It’s a little guide to all the great holiday programs for your children, to help them to stay meaningfully engaged, and for you to keep your sanity intact. But few would realise what a great business story […]

UNSW launches Defence Research Institute to enhance Australia’s security

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The University of New South Wales launched the Defence Research Institute last Friday (16th February), which will deliver world-class defence research to help Australia’s security. Headquartered at UNSW Canberra, the institute was officially...Show More Summary

Bourne legacy breathes life into historic hotel

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Three years ago, Judy Bourne and her daughter Katharine Mathews made a pact. Still heart-broken after losing two much-loved men in their family, they resolved to return to Goulburn and restore their hotel’s railway heritage. “We would give it a year,” Judy says, finishing a quick bite to eat after serving lunchtime customers of the […]

RiotACT to raise awareness for local foundation REACH for Nepal

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

As part of its commitment to support local businesses and the Canberra community, The RiotACT has thrown its weight behind local foundation REACH for Nepal to help them rebuild rural areas of the small Himalayan country devastated by an earthquake in 2015. The not for profit foundation was formed in August 2015 to provide urgent practical and financial […]

Thousands fill Civic for sun-kissed Multicultural Festival

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Thousand poured into Civic at the weekend in the glorious sunny summer weather to savour the tastes, sounds, and sights of Canberra’s many communities when they came together for the 2018 National Multicultural Festival. Food is central to the annual celebration of cultural diversity in the capital, and an amazing array of cuisine was on […]

How an offbeat and vivacious Canberra dance program is changing lives

Dance for Wellbeing classes at Belconnen Arts Centre utilises a variety of multicultural dance and music styles; in one session, participants move in pairs to Indigenous Australian didgeridoo music, then perform an Israeli folk dance as a group. Creative Program Officer Philip Piggin and his team have created an environment full of encouragement, smiles and just the right […]

Canberra United co-captain Ashley Sykes calls time on football career

Canberra United co-captain Ashley Sykes has decided its time to hang up the boots after playing for Canberra for the last 10 years. Sykes had a glittering career that spanned all the ten seasons of the Westfield W-League at Canberra United, with three Premierships and two Championships in that time. After joining Canberra United for […]

Curtin shop owners assure residents we are still open

Following recent closures of a number of businesses in Curtin, some media reports have led to confusion in the Canberra community about the future of all shops in the Curtin shopping precinct. According to a number of Curtin shop owners, this has become a serious cause for concern, as they are frequently asked when they […]

1 dress, 5 different looks! Super easy, 2-minute wardrobe transition ideas

Most of our wardrobes have sections like work clothes, going out clothes, casual clothes, occasions, etc. Even with an abundant wardrobe, many of us still buy new clothes. However, with some mix & match capsule wardrobe ideas done the right way, we can create some new, stylish looks right from within our own closets. Look […]

Canberra Day Trips: Discover the tranquil haven of Talbingo

It’s a tiny township, but picturesque Talbingo is a pristine haven for fishing, water sport and relaxation. Its breathtaking views of the Snowy Mountains are unforgettable. It’s a quiet, charming spot to use as a base for a range of activities. Explore Yarrangobilly Caves, rejuvenate in natural thermal spring waters, explore bushwalking, mountain biking and […]

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