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Fatal car crash in Campbell

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT recorded its 5th fatality this year on ACT roads after a person died as a result of a single vehicle crash in Campbell yesterday (Tuesday 1 August). It appears as though a vehicle crashed into a wall and then caught fire at the intersection of Fairbairn Avenue and Mount Ainslie Drive, Campbell at […]

Will your home burn?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

As I watched the horrifying footage of the London Grenfell Tower fire, I remarked that this is what could have happened in Docklands, Melbourne, in 2014. When the Docklands fire happened, people quickly worked out that it was the cladding on the outside that allowed the fire to zoom up the side of the building. […]

Awards honour Scout leaders’ service to ACT youth

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Scout leaders and supporters have been honoured with awards in recognition of their voluntary service to young people. The Governor-General and Chief Scout, Sir Peter Cosgrove, issued the awards to the adult volunteers who Scouts ACT Chief Commissioner Rick Goode said devoted thousands of hours to the development and wellbeing of young people. Show More Summary

Ask RiotACT: Caltex petrol station in Kambah?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Rioters. Does anyone know why the Caltex petrol station at 150 O’Halloran Circuit Kambah closed down? Is it just a renovation or has it closed permanently? Thanks.

Property market mid-year sanity check – Part 2

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The first article in this series challenged some common perceptions about the Australian property market. In particular, I have explained why property prices had the capacity to grow so strongly in the past and that there is still plenty of potential for prices to go even higher in the future. Today we will examine if […]

Help raise money for Breast Cancer Research at Limelight Cinema

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

August 19th is a day when Canberrans can help to support breast cancer research. Did you know that breast cancer is the most common cancer facing Australian women? Every day in Australia, an average of 44 Australian women will be diagnosed and eight will pass away from the disease. When Saroja first moved to Canberra […]

Canberra’s love affair with King Valley and Rutherglen: Tastes of Two Regions

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Prosecco. Cannoli. Fat lemons ideal for Limoncello. Sicilian inspired cuisine. Unique aged red wines. Quaffable Italian reds that meld with pasta. Aged muscats and port. Fireplaces, historic towns and Tuscan style tasting rooms. I feel fat just thinking about my trip last spring to explore the regal Italian inspired delights of the King Valley. The […]

The Sausage Factory, Dulwich Hill

The first thing you'll notice about the Sausage Factory are the knitted sausages in the front window. They've all been handmade by Chrissy Flanagan, who adds pickle pro and Sausage Queen to a comprehensive list of long-forgotten skills. Show More Summary

Sydney investors formidable in Goulburn market

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

NSW Government stamp duty exemption and a grant may not be enough to help first-home buyers compete with property investors in the strong Goulburn market. The new budget initiatives exempt first home buyers from stamp duty. As well buyers may qualify for $10,000 for a new home. While Goulburn offers first home buyers a good […]

Canberra Brewers prize winning beer ‘WestBelconnen8’ now on tap at Wig and Pen Brewery

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

If you’ve met any of the professional and amateur brewers at Canberra Brewers you may have heard about their regular competitions and quest for the Canberra brewing holy grail – being awarded Best Beer of Show at the ACT Championships. One of the reasons it is such a highly sought after prize is that the […]

Small business confidence drops but ACT still leads nation

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT’s small to medium-sized businesses remain the most optimistic in the country despite a drop in confidence last quarter, according to the latest Sensis Business Index survey. The survey recorded a 12 point fall in net confidence to +52 but this did not dislodge the ACT from its leadership position. It found confidence was […]

Missing plane discovered after nearly five years (1948)

On the afternoon of July 5, 1948, a long military funeral procession wound its way through Bundaberg streets. Following a service at the Christ Church of England, the caskets were carried by ex-servicemen pallbearers and placed on two waiting trucks. The cortege was led by the Municipal Band and the Caledonian Pipe Band as the... Read more

Police search uncovers items connected to Eden Waugh murder

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A search of bushland and the Queanbeyan River in the White Rocks area in Karabar at the weekend has found a number of items which police believe may be connected to the murder of Watson man Eden Waugh, who was shot dead in his home on November 3 last year. ACT Policing said the search […]

Bucking the trends in business – End2End Events

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It takes guts to start a business with no prior experience and to do so in a totally new country, culture and language is gutsier still! Imagine you are an Egyptian, you meet an Australian, fall in love and make that big decision to move to a new country. You leave your family, friends, culture, […]

Hibberson Street to be one-way shared zone as part of Gungahlin makeover

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hibberson Street in the Gungahlin Town Centre will become a 20 km/h one-way shared zone between Gozzard Street and Gungahlin Place and be able to be closed for weekends and special events under plans announced by Minister for Transport and City Services Meegan Fitzharris. The Minister said this section of Hibberson Street would become a vibrant people-friendly […]

The War of the Roses

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I have been mildly amused by the shenanigans within the NSW Liberal Party recently over the liberalisation of their preselection rules. In other state branches of that illustrious legacy from Pig Iron Bob, the candidates for election are chosen by the rank and file members of that party. Not so in NSW (or the ACT for that […]

A night at Cloudland with Rockpile (ft Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds) and The Apartments, 1979

On October 13, 1979, Brisbane radio station 4ZZZ presented British rock and roll group Rockpile in concert with Mental As Anything and The Apartment at now demolished Cloudland in Bowen Hills. Tickets were $5 or $3 for 4ZZZ subscribers (approximately $23 and $13.50 respectively today). Rockpile featured the talents of singer-songwriters Nick Lowe and Dave... Read more

How your dog park fares in upgrading program

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra’s pampered pooches and their owners will have plenty to bark about when their favourite dog parks are upgraded over the next month or so and work starts on a new one in Duffy. The ACT’s off-leash dog parks are to be given a $200,000 makeover based on feedback from the community consultation conducted earlier […]

Take a walk down Canberra’s memory lane

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

If you’ve never been to the Canberra & District Historical Society (CDHS), you’re missing out. Opened in 1953, the CDHS was set up to protect Canberra’s heritage by collecting and storing materials of interest to the people of Canberra, and promoting local history to the local community. From their Resource Centre in the Curtin Shopping […]

ACT youngster is back and stronger than ever!

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Fifteen-year-old Natasha Lyall took on a new position at the 2017 national basketball championships. Although Lyall traveled to Joondalup in Western Australia for the first time, this isn’t her first time in the competition. Natasha or ‘Tash’ was selected to compete in the 2016 championships as a bottom-ager but due to a stress fracture in her back, […]

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