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Movie marathon in Gungahlin

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 17 June 2016 to 19 June 2016. ] Gungahlin has been waiting for a cinema for many years now and hopefully later this year we will see construction commence on the development which will see a Hoyts operated cinema in the town centre. Whilst the opening of this cinema will still be a while off people can enjoy some movies on the big screen [...]

Top seven things to do around Canberra this weekend (17-19 June)

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

This weekend you can discover the power of glass and light, tell competitors to get on their bike, and listen to some of the finest Australian and Irish folk music. ALL WEEKEND Canberra Winter Classic Bike Polo Tournament When Saturday and Sunday, 9am-7pm both days | Where The Hangar, 255 Canberra Avenue, 28, Fyshwick Canberra Bike Polo’s successful winter [...]

Ask RiotACT: Adult singing lessons

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I’m interested in singing lessons for an adult. Just for enjoyment. Can anyone recommend a teacher? Thanks!

Fatal crash near Bombala

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Police are investigating a fatal crash in Ando near Bombala in southern New South Wales this afternoon. At about 2.25pm on Wednesday, emergency services were called to the Monaro Highway near Tip Tree Road following reports of a crash. Initial investigations suggest two cars crashed head-on. Following the crash two people died at the scene. They are yet to [...]

$90,00 in heritage grants for Canberra

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The federal government has earmarked almost $90,000 for heritage projects at two of Canberra’s most treasured landmarks, the National War Memorial and the Shine Dome. The grants were announced on Wednesday by environment minister Greg...Show More Summary

Tourists flock to capital in record numbers

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Australians are flocking to Canberra in greater numbers than ever before, with the capital smashing the record for domestic visitors for the year ending March 2016. The Tourism Research Australia national visitor survey released on Wednesday showed the ACT welcomed 2.3 million domestic visitors in that period. This represents the highest ever annual number of visits for [...]

Barr seeks relief on ACT’s high petrol prices

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT chief minister Andrew Barr on Wednesday met with Australian Consumer and Competition Commission chair Rod Sims to discuss high petrol prices faced by Canberra motorists. The ACT is continually recording higher petrol prices thanShow More Summary

Man to be extradited to NSW on murder charge

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A 36-year-old man has been taken into custody this afternoon following the murder of a man in Fairfield East, New South Wales, in December last year. New South Wales police made a formal request for assistance from ACT Policing Criminal Investigations after reports the man was residing in the ACT. Detectives located the man at an address [...]

End of the line for Roger ‘The Dodger’ Rogerson

Roger Rogerson used to joke he should get business cards printed that showed his occupation as “Disgraced Former NSW Police Detective”. It would have been unnecessary. Everyone knew who Roger was. I interviewed the man known as ‘‘The Dodger’’ three times. Show More Summary

Barr, Andrews to push for cheap CBR-MEL flights; collaborate on family violence, safe schools

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr says he and Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews have agreed to work together on the Safe Schools program, information sharing to help prevent family violence and progressing low cost flights between Canberra and Melbourne, following a meeting in the Victorian capital yesterday. The Safe Schools program is designed to prevent and manage [...]

UC study finds local news is king

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Australian consumers are more interested in news about their region than sport, entertainment or celebrity information, and are primarily accessing news via screens, a University of Canberra survey on media use has found. The University of Canberra News and Media Research Centre’s Digital News Report: Australia 2016 study found that most Australians are accessing news via [...]

Trivia Night to raise funds for orangutans

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 25 June 2016 at 6:00 pm; ] Want to have a fun night out and save endangered wildlife? Well here's your opportunity to do both! The Orangutan Project's annual trivia night is on Saturday 25th June at Eastlakes Football Club, Griffith. Doors open at 6pm - trivia starts at 7pm. There will be great prizes, an auction, merchandise for sale, raffles and games. [...]

Special Event – Marlene Cummins: Koori Woman Blues Tour

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 23 July 2016 at 7:30 pm; ] For a night of fun, grooves and blues belting tunes to make you laugh, cry and dance. MARLENE CUMMINS, with her Koori Woman blues belting style, takes you on the journey of her vulnerability, strength and survival, with long-standing friends and musicians forming the Blues Experience Band: "Red Wiggle" Murray Cook, Calvin Welch, (Christine Anu, The [...]

Ask RiotACT: Whatever happened to Commonwealth Park?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

As a kid, growing up in Canberra in the 70?s and 80?s, I remember Commonwealth park as a pristine park, a place where families met on weekends for picnics, cricket on the green grass (throw a footy depending on the season), ponds galore and well manicured gardens.  It was a part of Canberra that everyone could [...]

Coffee breaks en route to Sydney from Canberra

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

There will be some readers out there who remember well the terrors of driving between Sydney and Canberra before the freeways and motorways. It was not fun, it was bloody dangerous, it took ages and you had to stop once or twice to recover your sanity as much as to get some rest and something [...]

‘The Arsonist’ by Sue Miller

2014, 304 p. Sue Miller and Anne Tyler are my comfort food reads.  I must confess to occasionally confusing the two authors and their works, but I happily grab either of their new books when I see them on the … Continue reading ?

Keeping kids active and safe on their bikes

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Two new learn to ride centres will provide the capital’s young cyclists with a safe place to practice valuable riding skills. Road safety minister Shane Rattenbury said the new facilities at Lake Tuggeranong and Lake Ginninderra would simulate a real road environment and provide a practical facility for parents, schools and community groups to train children learning [...]

Capital shows its colours in support of Orlando

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Landmarks around the capital were lit up in the colours of the rainbow flag on Monday night to show solidarity with the victims of the mass shooting in a Florida nightclub that claimed 50 lives. At least 53 others were wounded when a gunman armed with an assault rifle and a handgun opened fire inside the Pulse club in [...]

Awards to recognise export success

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT businesses succeeding on the world stage will be recognised by the Chief Minister’s Export Awards, which were launched on Tuesday. “Canberra region businesses have demonstrated there is strong demand from overseas markets for their...Show More Summary

Man to face court over sex with a minor

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Police on Monday arrested a 24-year-old Franklin man over an alleged sexual relationship with a person under the age of 16. Officers executed a search warrant at his residence, where several items were located and seized. The man was scheduled to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Tuesday) charged with seven counts of sexual intercourse [...]

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