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Cheap Eats: Tu Do to Go

With exciting new restaurants bursting onto the Canberra food scene, it is easy to overlook old suburban favourites. But sometimes the been-in-business-for-years restaurant at the local shops is the best choice.  And cheapest. A bowl of rare beef pho noodle soup ($12) One pay-day Thursday we ventured out in search of a quick bite to eat. “Food van,” [...]

Sprinkler malfunctions in unused Tuggeranong shop

ACT Fire & Rescue have responded to a malfunctioning sprinkler system in an unused store in a shopping centre in Anketell Street, Tuggeranong. Crews, alerted by an automatic alarm just after 8.31am, arrived at the scene to find the sprinkler system had been set off due to a malfunction. Firefighters stopped the flow of water and evacuated [...]

See Richard Branson live in Sydney next week

Ticket holders of the World Business Forum Sydney are in for a treat next week as the event comes together for its eleventh year on the 25th and 26th of May – and RiotACT readers will receive a 10% discount. Discussing everything from perseverance to management and marketing, the Forum brings together a collection of [...]

Your place in community consultations

Here’s another sad tale about the ACT Government’s patronising attitude towards residents. This one ends with the latest evidence of an approach to Canberra’s urban development that makes it difficult for members of the community to have their say. The ACT Government knows well that residents in and around Dickson have a keen interest in [...]

Libs renew vow to stop light rail

The Canberra Liberals have renewed their vow to stop light rail, describing yesterday’s announcement that contracts have been signed and work will begin on the project next month as “the most arrogant act in the ACT’s history”. They have also called on the Government to publish the full contract and any sub-contracts in full. “For [...]

Can the Tram crashes light rail milestone event

Can the Tram protesters gatecrashed a media event yesterday to mark the signing of contracts between the ACT Government and the successful light rail consortium, Canberra Metro. The protesters held a large anti-tram banner behind Capital Metro Minister Simon Corbell as he made the announcement that paves the way for the start of construction on [...]

Contracts signed, light rail is go with bonus extras

The ACT Government and the successful light rail consortium, Canberra Metro, yesterday signed contracts for stage one of the project and confirmed that construction on the Gungahlin to City route will commence next month. At a media event to announce the signing, Minister for Capital Metro Simon Corbell unveiled an upgraded plan for the Alinga St [...]

dinner at Very Good Falafel in Brunswick

Very Good Falafel is a very new falafel shop on Sydney Rd from established market stall operators Shuki and Louisa. It’s been open about two weeks. You may be familiar with their dips and falafel, but there’s more salads and other things to try here.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Brisbane tragedy befalls world famous magician

On July 8, 1933 world-renowned magician Dante gave the first performance of his Brisbane season at His Majesty’s Theatre. Dante (real name Harry Jansen) was born in Demark in 1883. At the age of 6, he moved with his family to the United States and made his stage debut at the age of 16. Dante... Read more

Grass fire contained on Barton Highway at Hall

Fire services on Tuesday contained a grass fire at Hall. ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service crews attended the fire on the Barton Highway near the Victoria St intersection just after 2pm. They found an area of grassland about 50m x 50 metres alight. After containing the blaze, crews performed blacking out operations to ensure [...]

Police investigate assault on bus driver

Police are seeking witnesses after an ACTION bus driver was assaulted in Ngunnawal last Wednesday. The assault happened at about  3pm  on 11 May when the driver of a silver Hilux utility stopped his vehicle in front of a bus at the stop on Galmarra Street. The driver of the utility then assaulted the bus driver before leaving the scene. As a result of [...]

Can the Tram crash light rail contract signing announcement

Can the Tram protesters gatecrashed the announcement today on Northbourne Avenue of the signing of contracts between the ACT Government and the successful light rail consortium, Canberra Metro. The protesters held a large anti-tram banner behind Capital Metro Minister Simon Corbell as he made the announcement that paves the way for the start of construction [...]

ACT Health data errors a disgrace: Hanson

ACT Opposition Leader and Shadow Minister for Health Jeremy Hanson said today that the requirement for alterations this week to ACT Health records including emergency department data was “an utter disgrace”, and that the ACT Government had misled the public in previously publishing the incorrect data. “It has been revealed that ACT Health ED data was [...]

Time for a rethink on Manuka Oval plan

The Manuka Green proposed development continues with more ducking and weaving than a prize fighter. What began as 1000 apartments has been cut to 650, nine storey units down to seven, basement car parking increased to 1620 spaces and total costs have fallen from $800 million to $550 million. A number of physical changes to the plans [...]

farewell Ruben’s hello Imo Istar

This place began as Nino’s restaurant (which has originally been located north of Johnston St on Brunswick St), before morphing into Ruben’s, which has now become Imo Istar. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Wa...

Movie: The Witch

  I wish that the film maker had placed the notice that appears at the end of this film at the beginning instead.  In it, he says that much of the dialogue and ideas have come from testimony and writings … Continue reading ?

Child’s finger stuck in sink

Ambulance and fire and rescue crews were called to an incident in McGregor just after 3:30pm on Monday after a four-year-old child’s finger became stuck in a sink. Firefighters removed part of the sink while still attached to the finger so the child could be assessed by intensive care paramedics before being transported to Canberra Hospital in [...]

Police seek witnesses to aggravated robbery in Conder

Police are seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the Woolworths petrol service station on Norman Lindsay Street, Conder, on Saturday night. A man entered the service station about 10pm and threatened a staff member with a propane...Show More Summary

Anthony Rolfe Avenue closed to night traffic

Anthony Rolfe Avenue in Gungahlin will be closed to night-time traffic from tomorrow until the end of the week for maintenance work. The road will be out of operation from Horse Park Drive to Waghorn Street/Moonlight Avenue between 7pm and 6am from Tuesday to Friday. It will fully reopen to traffic from Saturday morning. The closures are to allow asphalt [...]

Fitzharris seeks feedback on Phillip paid parking scheme

Local businesses can have their say on the expansion of paid parking in Phillip by attending a consultation session  at Woden Library from 5-7pm today. Transport and municipal services minister Meegan Fitzharris urged businesses operating...Show More Summary

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