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The case of Canberra’s disappearing houses  

One of my friends was trying to buy a house.  She started in June, and only just purchased one two weekends ago.  For months she complained: “there are just not enough houses on the market – I need somewhere by Christmas and don’t know what I can buy.” Not enough houses in Canberra?  Prices going […]

Ask RiotACT: New internet service provider – MyRepublic

Hi all, A new internet service provider is in town- ‘MyRepublic’. They offer internet that is customised to your premises, which, they say, gets you a betters speed. Any experience with them anyone?

Uber works with government for cheaper bus fares

The ACT Government and Uber have made a deal to discount Night Rider bus fares in an attempt to help passengers travel the ‘last mile’ home. This deal gives $10 discounts to riders of the new Night Rider bus. The bus will start picking up passengers this Friday the 2nd and runs from 11pm to […]

Gungahlin cinema to start construction in 2017

Gungahlin is set to receive its first cinema with the construction of a new retail and entertainment precinct scheduled to begin construction in 2017. An application for the 20,000 square meter entertainment centre has been lodged with the ACT government and construction is set to start in 2017 and finish by the end of 2018. […]

One person has been killed in a car crash near Goulburn

One person is dead and another seriously injured after a crash between two vehicles on Gundaroo road near Goulburn on Sunday afternoon. A man in his 20’s died at the scene of the crash. The other driver was also a man and was taken to Canberra Hospital in a serious condition. There has now been […]

The end of diplomatic immunity for road offenses in the ACT – about time

It was reported in The Canberra Times that the ACT Government and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade have reached a deal that ends the absolute immunity from the local road rules for foreign diplomats. Having had a few near misses with cars bearing diplomat plates, I can’t help but think that it really […]

‘White Dog’ by Peter Temple

2003, 337 p. I think I’m just going to have to admit that I don’t really like Peter Temple’s books very much.  I’m already ambivalent about the fictional crime genre and Temple’s books, with their abbreviated dialogue and huge range … Continue reading ?

Business mentors – buyer beware!

“It’s lonely at the top,” they say. (I wouldn’t know myself – I’ve never been there.) For those who aspire to get to the top of their game, a business mentor could be the answer. But, the question arises, would those at the top of their own business game be willing to give back in […]

Fyshwick builder Today’s Homes may not recover

Fyshwick building company Today’s Homes that went into voluntary liquidation last Tuesday is not expected to recover. The company had 16 new homes under construction in the ACT and are now not expected to be able to complete them. A subcontractor for Today’s Homes said he did not believe anyone will continue to work on […]

Hands Across Canberra: Canberrans helping Canberrans

For those of you who don’t know, RiotACT’s very own Josh Mulrine is also a prolific videographer. As well as his role as Business Manager for RiotACT, Josh runs Digital Content Studios – a video production company. He is widely known in the Canberra business community for being able to tell a business’s story through […]

Advancing age – some thoughts

I have a very dear mate of mine who is facing the most horrid of decisions.  As he gets older, he becomes more frail, and more dependent on family, friends and support agencies.  The sad part is that not only does he have to face a reality, we must look on and despair with him. […]

Wickham Estate, Hamilton, 1885 (Map of the Week)

State Library of Queensland has an extensive collection of historical maps of Queensland, some of which have been digitised and can be viewed online. This real estate map from 1885 advertises 412 allotments of land for sale at the Wickham Estate in the Brisbane suburb of Hamilton. The allotments were situated along Nudgee Road, Winchester... Read more

Automata, Chippendale

A three course meal at Automata for $55? Yes please. The lunchtime-only offering on Fridays and Saturdays provides an express ticket through Automata's regularly changing menu. And we're not talking a meal that'll leave you ravenous....Show More Summary

Best chicken wings in Belconnen, Civic, Woden & Tuggeranong

Hi, So I apparently really like chicken wings right now. So I am looking for the best chicken wings in the different parts of Canberra – Gungahlin, Belconnen, Civic, Woden and Tuggeranong. Can be take away and eat in. I’m also pregnant so chicken additionally tends to be a safe food to eat when out […]

Ask RiotACT: Wig recommendations for Cancer patients

Hey guys, my niece underwent chemotherapy recently and we are looking to get her a wig. Any recommendations? We thought of doing these soft hat things- apparently most ppl got it from amazon, but she was not too happy with the idea. The wig should be customisable. What are your suggestions? Thank-you!

My November Brunswick (again)

For someone who has rarely been to Brunswick, I found myself back there again for the third time in November. This time we were there for the ‘Marking Time‘ art project, produced by Jessie Stanley, artist-in-residence as part of the … Continue reading ?

Queensland’s first Sheffield Shield match – 90th anniversary

Although Australia’s domestic first-class cricket competition, the Sheffield Shield, had been in existence since 1892, Queensland was not admitted until 1926. Prior to this Sheffield Shield matches were played between New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia only. Show More Summary

Win a $100 gift voucher for The Dickson Tradies

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Dickson Tradies want to hear from you! They want to know your most enjoyable, memorable, fun experience that took place at The Dickson Tradies. Maybe you met your partner there? Or celebrated your 40th birthday, or watched the Raiders win a big match. Or maybe you just snuck away for a quiet retreat into […]

Flashers, truckers, and the code of the road

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I’ve always been fascinated by the secret codes motorists use to communicate with each other. It’s like our own little language, or ‘code of the road’. Rarely taught, but generally picked up along the way. From a very young age, like many of us, I watched as the driving adults in my family gave the […]

Ask RiotACT: Bass player wanted for youth band

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Rioters. I’m trying to find a bass player in/around ACT for my son’s band.  Ads placed on a few sites. See below. Committed and proficient bass player wanted for youth band of 12 – 15 y.o. Must be prepared to rehearse on regular basis (probably sometime Sat or Sun …TBD), working with qualified band […]

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