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Road trip from Canberra: Summer in Thredbo

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

l;dr: Escape the heat by heading to Thredbo for summer. Play tennis or golf, take a ride on a bobsled, swim in the river, hike the national park. While Thredbo is known mainly as a skiing hot spot, my favourite time to go to Thredbo is in summer. It’s warm enough to be outside, but cooler than the [...]

Around Town - Love on the Streets

Thu 11 Feb Dear Pluto’s speed dating events are so popular that they often sell out in minutes, so if you want to join a relaxed, face-to-face dating party on...

Travel - Romantic international escapes

Jet set this Valentine's Day and check into one of the world's most romantic dream destinations

Creative Cookery Cakes: Summer Delights Cake

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I’ve had a life-long fascination with food and interesting combinations of textures and tastes using seasonal, natural and healthy ingredients. I often foraged these ingredients from my grandmother’s farm, and now I grow them in my own garden. I have combined this fascination with a holistic and healthy lifestyle for me and my son. My commitment to [...]

Best of Canberra Callout: Bootcamps

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

We are already one month into 2016 and hopefully staying strong on those New Year’s resolutions. In particular, that one where we plan to exercise more. If so there might be a gym that you have signed up with or, if you are more inclined to exercising outdoors, a bootcamp. I want to know where you [...]

Finding wisdom in any book.

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Most mornings, the child bride and I have a coffee while I peruse the latest offerings in the paper. We turn and do the quiz on the back page of the first section. You know the one. When I got to the last question, I nearly spat out the coffee, choked on my own spittle [...]

It’s time to do the right thing by Franklin

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Many people around Canberra, particularly in the Gungahlin region, will be familiar with Franklin. No, not the suburb of Franklin. Franklin is a dog, a Maremma Sheepdog. He’s beautiful. Long white fur, a big doggy grin on his face as he trots along. Franklin is famous. He has a Facebook page and a legion of [...]

Best of Canberra: Fun zones

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Since assuming the Best of Canberra series, I have realised just how much time there is to actually get out and do things when you have some free time. I was reminded of this particularly when I was in search of fun zones at the weekend. There are so many options available that make for [...]

Is ACTION trying to do too much?

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT Council on the Aging last year held a public transport forum for getting senior non-drivers around Canberra. As a result of an accident I had my own experience of our ACTION bus service and the two events set me thinking: are we trying to do too much? I cannot speak for peak hour [...]

Emergency + app saves teens lost in bushland

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A smartphone app has saved a group of teenagers from spending an unplanned night in the bush thanks to smart-thinking Canberra firefighters. ACT Fire & Rescue received a call from the two girls and two boys at around 7pm to say they were lost somewhere out in the rural area of the Territory but had [...]

Mooloolaba Surf Carnival (1959)

Given the more than one million images held by the State Library of Queensland, it is not surprising that many amazing images don’t always get the attention they deserve. Important photographs are constantly being ‘rediscovered’ and when possible given a chance to reach a broader audience. This fascinating 1950s aerial image is one such photograph.... Read more

Shopping - My Chameleon Warehouse Sale

05-06 Feb It’s the biggest sale yet for My Chameleon, with up to 70 per cent off clothing from Australian designers like Dion Lee, Christopher Esber and Ellery,...

This Week in Port Phillip 1841: February 1-7, 1841

THEY’RE OFF TO GIPPSLAND You’ll remember that while he was collecting the survivors from the wreck of the Clonmel the observant Captain Lewis noticed navigable access to what he hoped would be an inland sea. [link] This ongoing fantasy- the … Continue reading ?

The Queenslander – 150th anniversary

2016 marks the 150th anniversary of The Queenslander, a weekly newspaper much loved by researchers and family historians. The Queenslander was first published on February 3, 1866 by newspaper proprietor Thomas Blacket Stephens, who also owned the Brisbane Courier (which later evolved into The Courier-Mail). Show More Summary

Easter Trains at the Canberra Railway Museum

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 26 March 2016 to 28 March 2016. ] Come join the Canberra Railways Museum over the Easter Long weekend.  Trains depart the Canberra Railway Museum's platform at 9.45am, 12.25pm and 2.30pm on Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. Show More Summary

Light rail winning bid cheaper, faster and with added trees

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The consortium chosen to develop Canberra’s light rail project says it will complete the project more cheaply and quickly than the Government’s estimates, and will replace trees along Northbourne in a staged manner and with 4m-tall plantings so that no section of the corridor is without trees for more than four months. There will, in fact, [...]

The Vibrolators plays Blues Central

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 15 February 2016 at 7:30 pm; ] Those west coast hipsters are visiting from WA to play at Goulburn! Lone Wolf Productions is staging a special, one off' gig, showcasing this great schwingin' band. With sassy singer Peta Lee, these cats leave the room sizzling with their West Coast jump feels. Don't miss this exclusive free event!

Around Town - Sydney Writers’ Festival Carriageworks Edition

Thu 03 Mar Can’t wait till May? Neither could Sydney Writers’ Festival, who’re running a mini fest in March at Carriageworks and the Seymour Centre. First...

Around Town - E-waste drop-off days

Sat 12 Mar Sydneysiders recycled 20 tonnes of electronic waste at the last City of Sydney e-waste collection day. If you’ve got an old laptop, broken phone or...

Film - The Monkey King 2

Anyone who grew up watching Monkey (aka Monkey Magic) on the ABC in the 1980s or 1990s will get a thrill of recognition from the sequel to 2014 Hong Kong...

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