Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

All Blogs / Local Interest / Australia / Popular

Shopping - Caramba

Newtown institution Caramba is Sydney’s home of the Panama hat. Exuberant owner Julio will greet you in a mixture of Spanish and English, proudly demonstrating...

Looking for a solo musician to hire for art exhibition opening

Hi everyone, I’m planning an open night for an art exhibition and thought a musician would be a great addition. Space is limited, hence the single musician. Perhaps a classical guitarist, cellist or someone who can play melodious, classy yet unobtrusive music and has good vocals, for an intimate venue. I’m relatively new to Canberra and as such [...]

Studio Underground – Canberra Youth Theatre (Review)

Appropriately enough for a night of secret theatre when I got my ticket I was also given a password that would grant me entrance to the performance: “poke, email, tweet.”  So of course when I showed up and the clipboard-touting woman guarding the entrance asked me for my password, I replied: “Dangermouse.” While Dangermouse is an [...]

What’s for dinner? Hello Fresh!

You come in the door after a long day, kick off your work shoes and are then faced with the inevitable question: what’s for dinner? Maybe it’s your children asking, maybe it’s just your own grumbly tummy, but by this time of day your decision-making abilities are at a low ebb and you’re thinking maybe [...]

Legal pot is not causing the sky to fall

More early data coming out of Colorado indicates that the legalisation of cannabis has not resulted in more young people consuming it - rather, the trend is in the opposite direction. Sooner or later, I think prohibitionists are going...Show More Summary

Double pass to see 360 on Wednesday night

We’ve got a double pass to see 360 at the University of Canberra on Wednesday 3rd of September. To enter, tell us the name of his latest album in the comments section below. We’ll let the winner know tomorrow morning.

Snow to stick around a little longer for Canberra

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Spring may officially be in the air, but someone forgot to tell Corin Forest. After a bumper first winter returning to snowmaking, they’re not ready to call the season over quite yet. Snow play will be continuing on as far into September (or maybe October) as the cool nights allow. The snow play area at Corin [...]

The ANU Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition final

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 17 September 2014; 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] An 80,000 word research project would take nine hours to present. Their time limit... three minutes! Join us for an evening of education and entertainment. Come along to ANU for an hour andShow More Summary

Art - James Turrell: A Retrospective

13 Dec-07 Jun 2015 For their ‘summer blockbuster’, the National Gallery of Australia are presenting this retrospective of the Californian artist – a massive survey...

Secretive development of parks

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The recent hoo-ha over the development of the park outside dickson pool has brought up a good question. How to inform locals about development of their green spaces? Residential developments are flagged with the little yellow sign outside the house. Neighbours will see it and have a look. But to flag a green-space development with a tiny [...]

Face-fit release of offender to five robberies

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing has released a face-fit of a man they believe is responsible for five aggravated robberies in Canberra from earlier this year. Since April there have been five armed robberies with similar descriptions of the offender and modus operandi, causing Detectives from Criminal Investigations to look at one person being responsible. The man is described as [...]

The Shadow of Eastman

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The David Eastman saga still casts a long, ugly shadow over the capital. It casts a “shadow” for several reasons, and not necessarily due just to the personality of Eastman himself. First, the cost.  The cost of investigating, prosecuting, imprisoning and variously litigating the person charged with the 1989 murder of Assistant Commissioner Colin Winchester has been [...]

RiotACT Face Off: Should road rules be the same for motorists and bikes?

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

For this Face Off, we decided to launch headlong into a long standing topic of local debate. We invited the Executive Director of Pedal Power ACT, John Armstrong and Summernats creator, Chic Henry to answer the following question: Should road rules be the same for motorists and bikes? John Armstrong Of course – why shouldn’t they [...]

Statement from the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister regarding Mr Kurt Steel

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

We were very sad to learn this morning that the Australian killed in the terrible bus tragedy in Bolivia is Kurt Steel, media adviser to the ACT Deputy Chief Minister. Kurt was an enormous contributor to the ACT Government, having served as a policy adviser and more recently in a media adviser role. He was [...]

Counterfeit notes located in Dickson

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is warning Canberra businesses to be on the look out for counterfeit money following the discovery of imitation notes used in Dickson. A total of three counterfeit $100 notes were used at three separate stores in Dickson. The notes were used to purchase goods on Friday, 29 August. Acting Superintendent of South District Jo Cameron, [...]

Riot Weekly Top 5 (30th August 2014)

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

This week we have been requested to offer the Top 5 posts for comments along with the Top 5 posts for readership, so here you go. Of most interest to Rioters this week… Top 5 for Readership Taking pole position is ‘Road Rage in Canberra’, talking about the rising tension on Canberra roads. Coming in second is [...]

Labor’s record still on show as Abbott anniversary nears

AS the first anniversary of the election of the Abbott government approaches, we are daily reminded of how and why Australians rejected Labor last September.…

before I die

A new addition to the front of Ladro on Gertrude St is blackboard paint and a ‘before I die’ meme to complete. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

LP's Quality Meats, Chippendale

Meat and smoke. You might be thinking American barbecue, but LP's Quality Meats is much more than that. Head chef Luke Powell (ex-Tetsuya's, and Mary's) is cranking out lamb bellies stuffed with Merguez sausage, smoked salmon and massive hunks of beef short rib - all put through a Southern Pride wood smoker shipped over from Texas. Show More Summary

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC