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Canberra’s latest commercial brewery at Pot Belly in Belco

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Since it was purchased and revived by three young couples in 2015, Belconnen’s iconic Pot Belly Boutique Bar has developed a strong reputation amongst Canberra craft beer connoisseurs. Last week that reputation evolved into full-blown excitement amongst Canberra beer lovers as news quickly spread that the Pot Belly had received its license to manufacture alcohol. Another […]

Live auction: 21 Hodgson St, Pearce – 11:30 AM 8th April

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Can’t resist the thrills and excitement of a good property auction? Head over to RiotACT’s Facebook page from 11.30 am to watch our first live-streamed auction. We’ll bring you all the action from 21 Hodgson Street in Pearce, as McIntyre Property’s Col McIntyre auctions a classic three-bedroom red brick house.  In this RZ2 zoned family home, two of the three […]

Acting PM plays down Queanbeyan terrorism investigation

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

While the NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team is now investigating last night’s fatal stabbing of 29-year-old Caltex service station attendant Zeeshan Akbar in Queanbeyan and connected incidents, the matters should be considered criminal rather than terror-related at this stage according to Acting Australian Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce. Show More Summary

When one Canberra Marathon isn’t nearly enough!

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Last year around 1,100 people completed the full marathon distance of 42 kms as part of the Canberra Running Festival. Around 200 competitors went even further and completed 50kms. On Sunday 9 April, among those lining up for this year’s challenge, there will be at least 45 runners who have already run 10 or more Canberra Marathons, […]

Publishing success in two day ‘publicity bootcamp’, 8 – 9 April

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Find out the secrets to publishing success with local author L.J.M. Owen, who has just announced that her third book will be published next year. The self-publishing to book deal success story will lead Canberra region writers in a weekend intensive focusing on book publicity this weekend at the ACT Writers Centre. Approached by a […]

Faces of Canberra: Fiona Lester

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Each week Rachel Moore is on the hunt to find out what makes Canberra special to all the wonderful folks who live here. As I write this, Fiona has a mobile nestled under ear resting on her shoulder, holds a small child whilst making me a cup of tea (yes, I feel guilty) and shouts […]

Response by ActewAGL CEO Michael Costello

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The RiotACT ran an article on Horror stories of ActewAGL billing practices abound on 29 March 2017. It received wide readership and reached approximately 30,000 people across social media. The following statement has just been received from ActewAGL CEO Michael Costello. Friday 07 April 2017 Statement by ActewAGL CEO Michael Costello I acknowledge the increasing, […]

Canberra’s dog parks get $200,000 upgrade

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Dog owners are being asked how Canberra’s dog parks can be improved, as part of a $200,000 project aimed at upgrading the safety and comfort of off-leash areas. Canberra has six official dog parks, located in Belconnen, Tuggeranong, Yarralumla, Forde, Casey and O’Connor. Parks provide a fenced in area preventing off-lead dogs running in front […]

The Lobby: ideas for future use?

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Lobby is one of Canberra’s most iconic buildings, although on a lesser scale than the surrounding national institutions such the two Parliament Houses and the beautiful National Library of Australia. Located on national land, the National Capital Authority has responsibility for the building. Situated on King George Terrace, almost in the centre of the Parliamentary […]

Teens arrested after fatal stabbing at Caltex Queanbeyan

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Police have arrested two teenaged boys in relation to a violent cross-border crime spree last night that left one Queanbeyan man dead and another seriously injured in hospital. A 29-year-old attendant at the Caltex service station on Bungendore Road, Queanbeyan, suffered fatal stab wounds at his workplace late last night. A colleague arriving to relieve […]

Increasing numbers of Canberra residents diagnosed with autism

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

7 The number of people diagnosed with autism is continuing to increase with 0.6 per cent of the ACT population estimated to have the condition, according to the latest figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). There was a 42.1 per cent increase in the number of Australians diagnosed with autism between 2012 […]

Canberra’s parkrun phenomenon

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

At 8am every Saturday morning a thousand or so Canberrans launch into the weekend with a timed 5km run or stroll. In so doing they join over two million other people in the global parkrun movement which promotes itself as being “free”, “for everyone” and “forever”. parkrun began in the UK and only started expanding […]

The Photography Room to PhotoAccess

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra’s photography audience has a great choice of exhibitions to visit this month. There is no excuse for not taking the opportunity to take in the photography at The Photography Room in Kingston, at PhotoAccess, and the National Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery. The Photography Room: Three exhibition here with Gary Ramage […]

60th anniversary – Australia’s first drive-in shopping centre

On May 30, 1957, thousands of shoppers attended the opening of Allan and Stark’s Chermside Drive-in Shopping Centre in Brisbane’s north. Set on 28 acres (11.33ha), it promised a shopping experience that would be “both fun and a thrill”. The £600,000 shopping complex was heralded as the first of its kind in Australia. Fifteen minutes... Read more

Five things to do around Canberra this weekend (7–9 April)

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

There really is so much on this weekend. The You Are Here and Australian Running Festivals are on, the Brumbies are playing the Reds (GIO Stadium, 7:40pm), Canberra Wine Week continues, and the National Gallery of Australia’s Versailles: Treasures from the Palace ends on April 17, so if you haven’t seen it yet you need to, […]

State of the Territory address plays up the strengths of ACT economy

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr has used his State of the Territory address this afternoon to announce a funding commitment of $200,000 for the Canberra Business Council to help boost Canberra’s exports. While the ACT was mostly a service economy, the Chief Minister said our top shelf wines (the ACT pioneered shiraz viognier blends) and […]

The Central Station Cafe

Recently digitised at the State Library of Queensland is this colourful lantern slide advertising the Central Station Café. The item, slightly damaged, was identified in a small collection among the library’s thousands of glass plates and lantern slides. With its bright colours, spectacular fonts and 1920s charm, it was crying out for the broader circulation... Read more

Queer Screen: Mardi Gras Film Festival

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

For the first time, the Queer Screen Mardi Gras Film Festival comes to Canberra this weekend. The Festival took place between February 15 and March 2 in Sydney City to coincide with Mardi Gras, but Queer Screen is expanding to include screenings at the National Film and Sound Archive this Friday April 7 – Sunday April 9. Having […]

In defence of new public housing

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Part of living in an egalitarian city means ensuring that our most vulnerable people are supported. It is the measure of our community, and what makes Canberra such a great place to live. As a Labor candidate one of the reasons I stood for election to ensure our most vulnerable people get the support they […]

Hospital chaos: services restricted after switchboard fire

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Emergency services at The Canberra Hospital are restricted to major trauma today and outpatient clinics and elective surgery have been postponed following a switchboard fire last night. An electrical fire in the switchboard in the main reception building was extinguished last night but power to a number of main patient and administrative buildings was affected […]

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