Word Play is the latest outing from Boho Interactive and is running at the CSIRO Discovery Centre. As an experience it is certainly novel. Downright unusual in fact. On arrival you’re instructed how to get the appropriate app on your phone (SMS to a number can be done with those stuck on ancient platforms who still want [...]
The CT reports that police watched a house being burgled and did not intervene. No doubt they will say there was some bigger picture, but this may be little consolation to the cancer patient and their family, whose circumstances were used to tug at our heart strings. When you can’t rely on police to protect [...]
ACT Fire & Rescue are currently on scene at a house fire in Somerville Street, Spence. The fire is well alight and has gone through the roof space. Three fire pumpers on scene, with the Breathing Apparatus Van and a Command vehicle. All occupants evacuated with no injuries reported. Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 7:39am. Update to [...]
The ACT Government would like to advise motorists and other road users that Bailey Bridge over the Gudgenby River along Smiths Road has been closed until further. The closure is due to damage from a vehicle fire. Alternative access is via Angle Crossing Road and Sunshine Road. [Courtesy TAMS]
2010, 124p & notes This is only a small book and would have fitted well into that ” Very Short Introduction to ….” series put out by Oxford University Press. As it is, it is part of Palgrave Macmillan’s series … Continue reading ?
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident early this afternoon (Friday, May 17) in which a man seriously assaulted a 52-year-old female receptionist and ransacked a professional office looking for cash and drugs. Police were called to the professional office suites in Grattan Court, Erindale, around 12.40pm today after it was reported that a man [...]
Now that we’re excising Australia from the Australian Migration Zone (because we’re snivelling racists) detention centres could be anywhere. A reader who wishes to remain anonymous wonders if that’s what’s going on down Petrie Plaza in Civic. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to email@example.com.
Macrobusiness have a detailed look at the increasing supply of housing in the ACT at the same time the Abbott juggernaut threatens to depopulate the city. It doesn’t take an economic genius to guess what’s going to happen next. Picking the bottom of the market to start buying however is always harder. The lessons of ’96 are [...]
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This just in from our friends at the ABC: 1. Make this House their Home: an innovative housing arrangement for young people with severe disabilities; their own houses with a live-in carer – in a complex of public housing where the tenants sign on as volunteers. 2. [...]
I am a great people. You are a great people. We all are a great people. Well, not that bloke over there scratching himself but the rest of us, sure are a great people. Well done everyone. As Tony Abbott said in his budget-in-reply speech last night, we are a great people let down by a bad government. Show More Summary
ACT Policing has arrested a 37-year-old man, after he fled from police early this morning (Friday, May 17). Around 4.30am police were conducting routine patrols along Hindmarsh Drive, Garran when they observed the driver of a white ute with a quantity of copper in the tray acting in a suspicious manner. Police activated their emergency lights and [...]
Barcham has sent in this picture of an increasingly colourful Garema Place thanks to Diversity ACT. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Property Observer has the sad tale of Franklin’s rotating house Girasole not even getting to the starting line at auction: Co-selling agent Stephen Bunday of LJ Hooker Dickson told Property Oberserver there had been no registrations despite attracting an “enormous amount of curiosity”. “On the night, nothing happened at all, ” said Bunday, who is selling the [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher has announced the winners from the Master Builders charity house auction: Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has presented more than $580,000 to five local charities from the proceeds of the sale of the Franklin Charity House. Franklin Charity House has been a joint project between the ACT Government’s Land Development Agency (LDA), the Master [...]
The Canberra Raiders have curated the tweets of their fans: On Thursday afternoon, the Canberra Raiders media team had a bit of fun on Twitter asking our followers to put forth their best ‘Bad Raiders Jokes.’ Here are some of our favourites Who knows what they’d have got if they’d asked for good jokes?
This just in… It’s about time we lobby the ACT Government to widen our bike paths!! How can we be expected to fit our cars in these piddling ½ sized lanes? In peak times there is an obvious need for the average motorist to bypass the law abiding losers waiting patiently for a variety of reasons, [...]
We bow to none in our love of lego here at RiotACT. But we were very impressed by an email in from Hamish overnight: From: Hamish Subject: canberra made lego stop-motion video Hi guys. My brother has made a Lego Stop-Motion copy of the opening scene from the Casion Royale bond movie. The scene video was posted on YouTube [...]
Promising something new and exciting every time you open it, The Music Box is a multi-faceted pop-up venue on State Library’s ground floor. Featuring performances, visual displays and audio treats, plus a chance to weave your own story into music history, drop in and see what’s on. To kick off the Live! Queensland Band Culture exhibition, [...]
CYTC is a not for profit organisation that has been around for over 40 years teaching Canberran kids theatre skills. Most of the people I know in theatre cut their teeth doing CYTC projects and classes, and I would recommend the company to anyone. Speaking of me recommending them, they’ve just opened up enrollments for their [...]