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Around Town - Sydney Royal Easter Show

26 Mar-08 Apr When the country comes to the city we line up with glee to ride rollercoasters and stuff our faces with lollies. Each year there are as many as 14,000...

Letterboxing for puppies dumped in Higgins

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 25 January 2015 at 3:00 pm; ] As inspectors continue to appeal to the community for information relating to a serious case of animal cruelty regarding several abandoned puppies this week, RiotACT contributors Steven Bailey and Alexandra...Show More Summary

Around Town - Speed Gays

10-11 Feb Dear Pluto and Heaps Gay have teamed up to organise two new speed-dating parties, this time for girls who like girls and guys who like guys. There will...

Sudden deluge swamps Brisbane – January 1941

A sudden deluge hit the inner suburbs of Brisbane on the afternoon of January 18, 1941, in what the Sunday Mail described as “the fiercest one-hour storm in the city’s history”. The Weather Bureaus rain gauge recorded 336 points (85mm) in less than an hour. In the eastern suburb of Hawthorne, 604 points (153mm) was [...]

Foreshore, Canberra misses you. Please come back

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

My last Foreshore was in 2010. Work took me overseas for 2011, but when I returned in 2012 Foreshore had been moved from the lake to Stage 88. After that it never returned. Foreshore should have been a sure thing for Canberra. With established and celebrated local talents like Peking Duk and Safia, a population of 350,000 and [...]

Bars & Pubs - Rum cocktails you should be drinking

What are Sydney’s hottest rum concoctions of the moment? We’ve selected our top five.

A Look Around Canberra: Casey

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

In this week’s instalment of A Look Around Canberra, I zoomed towards Canberra’s north, past Gold Creek and into the new-ish suburb of Casey. Gazetted on 18 October 1991, Casey was named after Richard Casey, former Governor-General of Australia and former Minister and Member of Parliament. Casey is situated in the Gungahlin region, about four [...]

Drugs seized from vehicle; man arrested

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing has arrested a 32-year-old Monash man after drugs were seized from a vehicle in Bonython, ACT, yesterday (22 January). About 3pm, police conducted a traffic stop on a green Holden Commodore on Tenison-Woods Circuit, Bonython. Police then executed a Drugs of Dependence Act (1989) search warrant on the vehicle and located more than four kilograms [...]

Canberra mourns 2XX presenter Sylvie Stern

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Canberra arts community grieved on Wednesday morning with the passing of Sylvie Stern, long-term arts promoter and host of 2XX’s popular Art ‘N’ Soul and Artbeat programs. Sylvie had been diagnosed with cancer and passed away in hospital. The many tributes that came in spoke of her passion and enthusiasm, especially for young artists. Movement [...]

Don’t mask the mosque

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I recently went to the open day of the Gungahlin Muslim community and had a very enjoyable but brief time there. I had to go and feed the five thousand descending on my place for a feed-up later that day. The visit made me think of a few things. Firstly the occasion was very welcoming. The speech [...]

What’s on this weekend? (24th, 25th and 26th January 2015)

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the anticipation of a long weekend kills any desire to be productive at work. You could alternate between refreshing Facebook and checking personal emails for the next seven hours, or you could use that time to plan the perfect three-day weekend. From the RiotACT team… Steven Bailey is going to “confront the notion [...]

Forgoing substance for style up north

QUEENSLANDERS are just over a week away from what is really a no-brainer of an election. The choice they are being ­offered is, or should…


Above: What Christine Milne will look like in 150 years’ time..…

Around Town - Supanova Pop Culture Expo

19-21 Jun Austin St. John and Walter Jones, the original red and black Power Rangers, will be making their way to Sydney in June for the annual festival of pop...

Around Town - Rihanna Dance Class

Wed 18 Mar Goodgod is on fire at the moment with their series of dance classes run by choreographer and instructor Amrita Tennant. Tickets to her fierce Beyoncé...

Restaurants - Savour and save on dining in the CBD

01 Jan-01 Mar As an SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest) member, you’ll receive savings of up to 25 per cent when you dine at participating SPG restaurants or bars between...

Shopping - Workshopped Annual Clearance Sale

31 Jan-07 Feb Workshopped stocks items from more than 200 Australian designers, including contemporary furniture, lighting, homewares and accessories. Their mantra...

Around Town - Bluffer’s Guide to Dancing at Parties

Thu 12 Feb This class is maximum effect, minimum effort. If you’ve ever wanted to look like you know what you’re doing on the dancefloor but without having to...

Around Town - Sydney Business Chicks Breakfast with Bobbi Brown

Tue 17 Feb Network with your fellow Sydney Business Chicks and learn the secrets of a one-woman cosmetics powerhouse during a breakfast lecture by Bobbi Brown. For...

Shopping - Camilla and Marc Long Weekend Sale

22-26 Jan A three-day weekend means more time to shop. Luckily, there are sales galore at this time of year and for fans of Camilla and Marc’s designs there’s...

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