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Balaclava-clad home invaders strike Manhattan apartments

Three men in balaclavas forced their way into a Manhattan Apartments residence in Civic on Tuesday night, threatening two occupants which led to an altercation that left one man hospitalised with head injuries. A woman who was with the man in the apartment at the time of the attack suffered minor injuries. The assailants left […]

Passengers jump straight onto ACTION’s airport bus

The new ACTION bus service between Canberra Airport and the city’s CBD commenced this morning, with passengers embracing the service from day one. The RiotACT visited the airport at 9am and looked on as a dozen or so travellers skipped the taxi queue, choosing instead to jump on the number 11 bus to the city. […]

Stephens Paddock, South Brisbane [Highgate Hill], 1890 (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 Brisbane real estate map from 1890 advertises 90 allotments of land for sale at the Stephens Paddock Estate (located present day Highgate Hill). The allotments were situated along Laura Street, Prospect Terrace,... Read more

Macquarie woman, 23, charged with skipping bail, theft

Police last night arrested a 23-year-old Macquarie woman who will this morning face court first instance warrant, minor theft, ride/drive motor vehicle without consent and fail to appear after bail undertaking charges. Investigations are ongoing into a number of other offences. Police will oppose bail in the ACT Magistrates Court this morning. ACT Policing had […]

What pollies? Parliament abuzz at arrival of bees

Parliament House will be buzzing metaphorically this week as our politicians fly in for one of the last sitting weeks before the Federal Budget, but on Friday, the real busy bees will get to work when three hives are installed in the gardens surrounding the national icon. The hives, previously housed at the ANU and […]

Still smoking? It’s all in the mind

Jarrod sounded stressed when he walked into Rebbecca Acharya’s Quit Easy clinic. “I just have to stop smoking”, he told her. “I’ve tried everything, and this is my last resort!” At a pack and a half a day, it wasn’t just Jarrod’s health that was under pressure. He’d worked out that he was spending $750 […]

Town Council – No Way José

I read the Letters to the Editor to see which of the offerings have been submitted by grumpy old men (and women too for that matter) who fall into the category of people with too much time on their hands. When I was in the Assembly, I got belted frequently by the same old bunch […]

Love muesli? Make your own mix at The Muesli Bar Canberra

Four years ago, Lisa Fischer stood in the cereal aisle of her local supermarket and found herself completely dissatisfied with the range of choices. Passionate about healthy eating, she couldn’t seem to find a muesli brand that offered exactly what she wanted: crunch, flavour, high in fibre, and low in sugar and preservatives. Undeterred, Lisa […]

Can you help support a child who needs a home?

For most of us, childhood is a time which we look back on with fondness because while many of us experience some hardship, it is generally a happy time. For a small group of children and young people however, life is much tougher and may lead to the challenging circumstance of not being able to […]

Afghan & Arab Bakery (Afghan Sufra), Lakemba

You haven’t lived until you’ve eaten Arabian bread fresh from the tandoor oven. We’re talking a round of piping hot fluffiness that’s softer than a baby’s cheek. They’re bigger than a dinner plate and only a dollar each at Afghan & Arab...Show More Summary

Ask RiotACT: Property management services in Canberra

I recently returned to Canberra after three years away and have found my property looking very neglected and in disrepair, which was not the condition I left it in. Rightly or wrongly I had expected that the fees I have been paying for professional property management services (recently changed names and I wonder why?) would mean […]

Minnta Place house fire being treated as suspicious

As reported by the RiotACT, at approximately 4:40 pm on Friday (17th March) there was a significant house fire on Minnta Place in Ngunnawal. ACT Policing is now treating the fire as suspicious and AFP Forensic Services are conducting an examination of the scene and investigations by ACT Policing are ongoing. There were no occupants in the residence […]

Aggravated robbery in Yarralumla

At approximately 11.40pm Friday (17th March), a male and a female were sitting in their parked vehicle on Alexandria Drive, Yarralumla, when a dark coloured vehicle stopped behind them blocking their exit. A man wearing a green and black balaclava exited the vehicle carrying a knife and approached the female in the passenger seat. The […]

Ask RiotACT: NBN recommendations?

Hi RiotACT Readers, Just the other day Hubby and I got all hooked up to the NBN through iiNet. Within 12 hours Hubby was thoroughly disappointed. Not only is it been slow, there have been a few times where we have had no connection at all. Luckily, we opted for no contract, so I’m looking […]

Canberra Comedy Festival 20-26 March

Did you know that Walter Burley Griffin’s original plan for Canberra included a Stand Up Comedy Festival? His vision for the perfect city finally became reality during Canberra’s 2013 Centenary celebrations when a bunch of funny mates (including a sound guy, a lawyer and an IT guy) somehow convinced the ACT Labor Government to help […]

Hazard reduction burn in Tharwa today

The ACT Rural Fire Service is undertaking a hazard reduction burn today, Saturday, 18 March 2017, in Tharwa. The operation will begin at 11:30 am on the corner of Smiths Road and Naas Road near the Namadji National Park Visitor Centre. The 34-hecatre burn is targeting African lovegrass. Up to ten units will be on-site […]

What are Canberra’s most annoying driving habits?

Oooh, here we go … Look, I think Canberra’s reputation for bad driving is undeserved (although there seems to be no shortage of people on my daily commute who are desperate to prove me wrong). Sadly, the facts don’t back me up either. While we have one of the lowest road tolls in Australia – […]

Shot fired in aggravated burglary in Watson

At 10.40pm on Friday March 17th, a number of people entered a residence in Molesworth Street in Watson and threatened the two occupants. Both residents were assaulted, and in the course of the incident, a firearm was discharged. No one was seriously injured. The male offenders then left the scene. Police attended the scene and […]

Where’s the best place to learn about home brewing beer in Canberra?

The recent success of new breweries in Canberra such as Bentspoke and PACT has led a resurgence in the art of home brewing beer. Hands up who would like to start brewing their own beer at home? I think thousands of people would if they realised how easy it was to get started. I’ve been playing […]

New boards to increase Canberra’s slice of defence pie

  The territory government wants to increase Canberra’s slice of the national defence budget pie, in an effort to boost employment and diversify the ACT’s economy. In a launch event in Fishwyck, Chief Minister Andrew Barr unveiled two...Show More Summary

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