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Eastern bettong, rock wallaby and echidna among contenders for ACT mammal emblem

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT looks set to get its own mammal emblem with the eastern bettong, the brush-tailed rock wallaby and the echidna likely to be among the contenders for territory honours. While NSW is home to the platypus emblem, Queensland has the koala, South Australians love their hairy-nosed wombats and all the other states and territories […]

Planted: Canberra’s new greenery gifters – delivering indoor potted delights!

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

In the wake of the greenery movement, digital plant delivery service ‘Planted’ has launched in Canberra. Much like purchasing flowers online, Planted is a new website where you can buy stylish indoor plants and have them delivered, on-demand to your front door. All customers need to do is jump onto Planted’s website, order from their range […]

The medicine of music on the streets of Cooma – the Australian National Busking Championships

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The recent Australian National Busking Championships were more than a tourism and commerce promo for the Monaro. Sure, the tills were ringing, but for those who stopped to listen and watch the 180-odd performers dotted around Cooma’s CBD, something more valuable was at play – the joy and medicine of music. Despite the grandiose name, […]

FREE Giveaway: win one of 15 new limited-edition Canberra Cavalry Thanksgiving jerseys

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

To celebrate the opening of the Australian Baseball League season this year, RiotACT, Canberra Cavalry baseball team, and Rolfe Infiniti are running a competition for 15 lucky RiotACT readers to win a limited edition Canberra Cavalry Thanksgiving jersey! The season opens with the Brisbane Bandits playing the Canberra Cavalry in Brisbane today (16th November). The first […]

Seven things to do around Canberra this weekend (17–19 Nov)

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Plenty of theatre, festivals and sport to entertain you this weekend. Improvention is on at the Street Theatre, the Design Canberra and SpringOUT festivals continue, and the Iranian Film Festival is on at the National Film and Sound Archive. Women’s Big Bash cricket comes to the Manuka Oval as Australia takes on England in two […]

Fatal collision in Tidbinbilla last night

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A man has died after the vehicle he was driving collided with a tree on Paddys River Road, Tidbinbilla last night. Police are investigating the single vehicle collision which left the man badly injured. Last night he was transported by ambulance to hospital and sadly he died this morning (November 16) as a result of […]

Canberra’s Best Immigration Agents and Services

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Need help with your immigration process? Visa and citizenship applications, Administrating Appeals Tribunals, and other matters of migration can be confusing, overwhelming, and incredibly stressful. That’s why many people choose to enlist the services of an immigration agent. Show More Summary

Canberra School Holidays 2018

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Whether you love them or hate them, if you have children there’s no avoiding them—school holidays. They come around four times a year and if you’re not prepared for them, you could be spending your ‘time off’ dealing with a pack of bored, restless or despondent kids. But don’t despair. With a little planning and […]

Two teenage girls assaulted by five other teenagers near Belconnen Mall

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Police are seeking witnesses to an assault on two teenage girls by a group of five other teenagers just outside the Westfield Belconnen Mall last Friday afternoon. Three teenage girls and two teenage boys were involved in the attack on the two girls which left them with multiple injuries. Some of the teenager offenders were […]

Braddon tantalises taste buds in a sizzling weekend

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Braddon’s food and beverage vendors celebrated the inner city area’s growing reputation as a foodie hub by throwing a party in Haig Park at the weekend. The Taste of Braddon event featured the area’s favourite restaurants, which turned the park into an open-air kitchen, while Braddon’s best coffee houses and BentSpoke Brewing kept the drinks flowing. […]

Eating out: What Canberrans are spending on fast food and restaurants

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra’s Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) customers are splurging $1.35 million a month on dining out, with City restaurants the most popular and Belconnen outlets top of the menu for fast food. New figures from the CBA show customers nationwide spend $640 million per month on fast food and restaurants, with millennials making up the […]

Racing’s a winner in Goulburn

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It’s a wrap on Goulburn’s largest annual sporting day which attracted a 3,000 strong crowd on Saturday and while ‘Girls Day Out’ is an obvious success for the Goulburn Race Club, every other day the club is going about its business contributing to an industry worth $6.3 billion to Australia’s economy. In the Southern Inland […]

Minister’s loose talk leaves Edgar’s owner fearing for his business

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The owner of Edgar’s Inn at the Ainslie shops has been left confused, exasperated and fearing for his 16-year-old business after contradictory comments from Planning Minister Mick Gentleman about the future of the building. Mr Gentleman had refused at a Legislative Assembly committee hearing to confirm that the heritage-listed buildings were safe after recent asbestos […]

NDIS implementation results in an urgent need to invest in the ACT community sector

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A report released by the ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) last week has confirmed what we have been suspecting for some time – that rapid and massive reform in parts of the ACT community sector is eroding the community capital and social infrastructure, burning out volunteers and leading to the closure of many valued […]

Queensland Places – Thursday Island – The naming of some of the main streets

The area now comprising the central area of Thursday Island was originally called Port Kennedy, in honour of the former Governor of Queensland, Sir Arthur Edward Kennedy.  However, over time, the name Thursday Island became more commonly used as the alternative to the name Port Kennedy. The first formal land survey, with the laying out... Read more

The RiotACT Gig Guide (15 – 21 November)

The RiotACT Gig Guide this week features Kilroy, a two-piece indie rock band and self-proclaimed “pioneers of the drum machine renaissance.” They will be playing Saturday night at the Phoenix along with Hi New Low and Faux Faux Amis, the latter of which will be releasing their long-awaited debut LP. It’s going to be a […]

Biology and art come together in local exhibition ‘Bio Mimic’

Bio Mimic showcases the work of five Canberra artists who are united through the themes of bio-mimesis and vessels. It features the work of Alexandra Frasersmith, Angela Bakker, Danielle Day, Sarah Murphy and Tara Bromham. Bio-mimesis is a design practice that explores construction methods and systems of biological life. Show More Summary

Will your pooch star in the RSPCA’s ’12 Barks of Christmas Carols’?

The casting call has gone out for Canberra’s talented canines to star in the RSPCA’s ’12 Barks of Christmas Carols’ The casting will take place this Saturday 18 November between 9:30 am and 12 noon at the RSPCA ACT Shelter (12 Kirkpatrick St, Weston). “We can’t wait to see what kind of canine talent will rock […]

ACT records highest ‘yes’ vote nationally in same sex marriage plebiscite

Australians have voted ‘yes’ on same-sex marriage in the plebiscite ‘Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?’ with a national tally of 61.6 percent voting Yes and 38.4% voting No. An overwhelming majority of the 79.5% of Australians responded to the same-sex marriage survey. However, the great news for Canberrans is that 82.4% of […]

Bunnings Fyshwick may be site for new railway station

News that Bunnings Warehouse will take up the former Masters site at Majura Park may be the first move in a series of plays that could see the relocation of Canberra Railway Station to Fyshwick. Bunnings staff at the Fyshwick store on Newcastle Street have been aware all year that they would be transferring to […]

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