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Two-thirds oppose six storeys at Curtin shops according to reader poll

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A clear majority of RiotACT readers who participated in our poll last week on the Curtin Place development application for Curtin shops held the view that six storeys was too high for the site overlooking the main square. Approximately two thirds of voters (227 of 344) felt six storeys was too high “whichever way you […]

Sydney, Canberra and Chinese beat Barnaby to bush bargains

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Sydney investors and Canberra commuters are driving above average growth in Goulburn’s residential property market. Demographia’s 13th annual International Affordability Study found Sydney the second least affordable city in the world, prompting Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce to suggest leaving the capital and buying in the bush. Show More Summary

Ask RiotACT: Recommendations for tradies to install IKEA kitchen

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Rioters. I need to find a good tradesperson with experience installing IKEA kitchens. Need someone who can come up with good ideas on how to use space as well as do a good job fitting it. Appreciate any recommendations. Thanks.

C Seafood and Oyster Bar break-in – safe contents stolen

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The owners of C Seafood and Oyster Bar are mopping up after the Kingston Foreshore restaurant was broken into in the early hours of this morning. “Unfortunately, our Monday isn’t off to the best start,” they wrote on Facebook earlier today. “Early this morning we recieved a call from our friends at ACT Policing to […]

McDonnell & East Summer Sale catalogue, 1922

At the beginning of January 1922, McDonnell & East department store, situated on George Street in Brisbane’s CBD, announced their annual “Summer Sale”. Extensive advertisements were published in Brisbane newspapers with discounts to wide variety of merchandise – “The firm state this sale is intended to take the form of a New Year surprise to... Read more

19yo caught at 140km/h in 60km/h zone at Cook in unregistered and uninsured ute

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A 19-year-old Queanbeyan man who was caught driving an unregistered, uninsured black ute at 140km/h in a 60km/h zone in Cook last night will face court today charged with aggravated furious/reckless/dangerous driving, exceed speed limit, use unregistered vehicle, use uninsured vehicle and possess plates calculated to deceive. Show More Summary

Poetry and Public Art in Canberra

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Richard Scutter reflects upon verse and vision in the ACT. Four years ago on 30 January, Poets’ Corner at Garema Place was officially opened by the then ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope as part of an ACT Government public art initiative. The three poets selected for recognition in the Corner were A. D. Hope, Judith […]

Total fire ban for ACT and surrounds as mercury heads for 39 degrees

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT and surrounding areas face a total fire ban today with the temperature set to reach 39 degrees and west to north-westerly winds gusting to 65kmh forecast. The fire danger rating for today in Canberra and nearby NSW shires is SEVERE, which means that if a fire starts, it may be uncontrollable and move […]

Oz Day – mixed emotions

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I reckon this year’s Oz Day brought more commentary and diverse opinion than any other, at least in my awareness. We had heavy discussion and demos around the indigenous people’s issue with this particular day. Some calling it Invasion Day and others getting upset because the first peoples were conquered and they had just better […]

Bathers' Pavilion, Balmoral

In a city seemingly obsessed with restaurant openings and closings, it can be a welcome change to revisit the classic stayers. Bathers' Pavilion still has one hat, boasts one of the prettiest beachfront views, and head chef and owner...Show More Summary

Ask RiotACT: Conservation art framing in our region

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Rioters. I have just been given a lovely large painting that is worth conservation framing. Anyone know who does specifically conservation framing in the ACT.  I know there’s one in Manuka. Thanks.

Movie: ‘A United Kingdom’

There’s 54 countries in Africa, and each would have its own distinct post-colonial story. To my shame I know very few of them- just a smattering of knowledge about the Mau Mau rebellion in Kenya and that’s just about it. … Continue reading ?

Year of the Rooster – Time to revamp Dickson Chinatown

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It’s Chinese New Year again. This time around it is the year of the rooster. If you were born in a year of the rooster (1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005 and this year) – according to one online site you are “beautiful, kind-hearted, hard-working, courageous, independent, humorous and honest”. Lucky you! With […]

Driver dies after truck rolls near Braidwood

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A truck driver has died after a crash south of Braidwood this morning leading to lengthy delays on the Kings Highway today. About 8am, a truck that was travelling south on the Kings Highway, near the intersection of River Forest Road, rolled. The male driver and sole occupant of the vehicle died at the scene. For […]

New support for home care: Conder House launches unique linen service

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Cathy Costa is a hard worker. In addition to her job in the public service and as a volunteer in a leading youth development program, Cathy is a mum to three sons – one of whom suffers from severe autism. John, now in his early twenties, still requires full time support to get through the […]

Lilley Estate, Toowoomba, 1902 (Map of the Week)

State Library of Queensland has an extensive collection of historical maps of Queensland, some of which have been digitised and can be viewed online. This real estate map from 1902 advertises 79 allotments of land for sale at the Lilley Estate in Toowoomba. The allotments were situated along Bridge Street, Lindsay Street, Shipley Street, Lilley Street... Read more

Calling all football fans to set A-League crowd record for second time

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

After drawing a record crowd last November, soccer fans across the capital have another chance to prove their devotion to the sport with another A-League match at GIO Stadium on Sunday 5th February. It is the second and last local A-League game of the season, and will be the last one forever unless Canberrans vote […]

Why did Canberra women march last weekend?

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Last weekend several hundred Canberra-based women and men joined hundreds of thousands of others around the world to participate in the March on Washington women’s marches. This was grassroots initiative, organised as an opportunity to stand in solidarity with women in America who are questioning what Donald Trump’s presidency means for women’s rights and empowerment. […]

Canberra gig and rad event guide (27–30 January)

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

                                                                                                      All weekend Cancon  Where […]

End of an era as Lobby closes; assets up for grabs on Allbids

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Lobby restaurant in Parkes (in the National Rose Gardens of Old Parliament House) and its sister cafe, Porkbarrel, have closed, and more than $300,000 worth of shop fit-out, including tables, chairs, glassware, crockery and catering equipment are being auctioned unreserved on Allbids. The iconic main restaurant first opened in 1968, and has since become […]

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