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Time to learn from planning overreach

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Two planning announcements have raised a few eyebrows in Canberra in recent days.  The first was that the government had taken back the running of the infamous Westside container precinct. This so called ‘experimental’ development was due to open in time for Floriade in 2014. As of August 2015, it was yet to become fully operational, despite [...]

Man and teen to face court over Scullin burglary

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing apprehended a 27-year-old man from Queanbeyan and 14-year old teen from Florey, for burglary on a house in Scullin on Saturday (29 August). About 2pm, the two alleged offenders entered the rear yard of a residence in Ross Smith Crescent and forced entry through a side sliding door. A short time later, the owner came [...]

New Canberra Brickworks plan a win for the community

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Yarralumla Residents Association welcomes the government’s scaled down development plans near the Canberra Brickworks and looks forward to further discussion about the details within the new designated boundary. We acknowledge the...Show More Summary

To go or not to go, that is the question

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Royal Commissioner Dyson Heydon will today reveal whether he will continue as head of the trade union royal commission after he was embroiled in a conflict of interest scandal. Many would expect I would have little sympathy for Heydon, and that I would take the view that this is a political witch hunt lacking legitimacy. Many would suggest that I would [...]

Best of Canberra taste off – Chinese

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It seems RiotACT readers love Chinese food just as much as I do. There were more than 35 different Chinese restaurants that got a mention after this week’s call out for Canberra’s best Chinese food. The list included Dickson Dumpling House, Tak Kee Roast Inn and Jimmy’s Place in Dickson; Bambusa in Manuka; Wild Duck [...]

The Groove Kings at Harmonie German Club

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 4 September 2015 at 7:00 pm; ] The gold standard for tough Texas shuffles, Chess-era Chicago blues, and greasy Louisiana-style swamp pop - the Groove Kings grew out of the legendary Blind Freddie and feature some of the fattest toned, dirtiest blues harp and guitar on the Australian blues scene. Put on your high heeled sneakers, wear your wig hat on your head, [...]

RSPCA ACT celebrates 60 years of animal welfare work

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The year was 1955. The polio vaccine passed its first large scale test, Elvis Presley made his TV debut, the Vietnam War began and Robert Menzies was Prime Minister. It was also the year that RSPCA ACT was born. Sixty years is a long time to do anything, but what began as 23 dedicated individuals has [...]

Uber is coming to Canberra. Will you use it?

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

If you are a regular taxi user, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Uber, the upstart company that is threatening taxi industries all over the world. Already operating in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide, Uber hopes to start operating in Canberra by October, with 1000 people already expressing interest in becoming drivers. Uber works by providing [...]

Sapporo Ramen Alley, Hokkaido king crab and Kinotoya Bake cheese tarts

Fat sweet scallops. Giant king crabs. Buttery sea urchin. If these words commanded your attention, you need to make your way to Hokkaido as soon as you can. This island oasis of crisp clean air and spectacular scenery is what I likeShow More Summary

dinner at Saba’s Ethiopian restaurant on Brunswick St

Saba’s is a very new Ethiopian restaurant on Brunswick St where Noodle Palace used to be. It’s only been open a few days but last night it was full for dinner. I don’t think they need any help from me in promoting them – it’s obvious...Show More Summary

breakfast at Archie’s All Day on Gertrude St

Archie’s All Day is a new cafe / restaurant that opened a week ago today. I visited on Saturday afternoon for a late brunch. It’s in the space of the former Southpaw, and in terms of its all day and night service and contemporary menu it is in the style of Hammer and Tong.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Celebrating wetlands for Melbourne Day!

Happy Melbourne Day! 30th August. Not a day emblazoned on our consciousness, I must admit. It seems fitting that the RHSV’s Melbourne Day lecture last Friday should focus not so much on ‘founders’ but more upon what was ‘found’ i.e.  … Continue reading ?

Bloomin’ great Aranda walk – spring flowers, great views, dog friendly

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It’s the perfect time of year to enjoy a pleasant stroll around Aranda with native flora in full bloom. We’ve just researched this easy walk taking just over an hour through Aranda’s pretty parks featuring stunning native flower displays. The walk starts and ends at the old Aranda shops site, now occupied by the dog friendly Two [...]

Labor loses, no matter which way Heydon goes

LABOR is in a lose-lose position whether or not royal commissioner Dyson Heydon recuses himself tomorrow from continuing to hear evidence before the Royal Commission…

Weekend cafe hot spot: Trevs @ Dickson

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A group of girlfriends and I try to have monthly dinners. We are so busy with our individual lives that this seems to be the best way for us to catch up – by planning a whole month ahead! We each take turns at organize a dinner and choosing a different venue; depending on the [...]

Clubs - Woof

05-04 Sep Pelvis, New Lovers, Greenwave Beth and Death Bells will all be spinning tunes at OAF for this fundraiser for the Black Dog Institute. The charity e is...

Restaurants - Night Noodle Markets

08-25 Oct It has all the appeal of a hawker market and the atmosphere of a summer festival – the Night Noodle Markets return in October. You can expect all the...

Restaurants - Grandma's at Rosebery

At Grandma's at Rosebery, take your pick from the all-day brekky menu. Maybe you want ricotta pancakes served with yoghurt, strawberries and blossom honey...

Restaurants - Hunter and Barrel

Hunter and Barrel is about one thing: meat. Drawing its inspiration from the Hunter region, the Darling Harbour restaurant from the Seagrass Boutique...

Restaurants - The Nighthawk Diner

Parked up on streets around Sydney is the Nighthawk Diner. It’s a slick, shiny silver Airstream pulled by a mid-century-style ute, so you’ve got to...

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