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Baby, it’s cold outside

By 30 May 2016
fog

The forecast was for an overnight minimum of 4 degrees, but the mercury dipped to -1.8 at around 11.30pm and it’s still 0 out there now as families head off for school an...

Ask RiotACT: ACT-wide shortage of plastic cat tray liner bags

By 30 May 2016
Ask RiotACT

So recently I started using these new nifty bag liners that stretch around the cat litter tray and when you are done just fold up and in the bin, so much less mess and so much ...

Dutton offensive on asylum-seekers

By 30 May 2016
ss new australia

When I came to Australia in 1952, I couldn’t speak English, I couldn’t count to 10 and I came by boat. If Minister Dutton had been on the wharf, would he have turned my bo...

Ask RiotACT: Seeking outdoor dance floor

By 29 May 2016
Ask RiotACT

Hi all, I'm looking for somewhere that will hire out a dance floor that can be set up outside (6x6metres) in Canberra. The only place I've found so far is YesEvents in Bowral N...

Signs of life and wonder

By 29 May 2016 3
Gungahlin-P1180104

Apparently the residents of Gungahlin have had enough of being a lower priority to other areas of Canberra. According to the road signs off the new Majura Parkway, Gungahlin...

At home with Sophia: egg yolk ravioli (almost)

By 28 May 2016 2
ricardos

I normally only ever post recipes that are successful because most of the time the recipes I make do work out. They might not always be as amazing as I had hoped but they norm...

Green bins on way, starting in Weston Creek, Kambah

By 28 May 2016 24
green bins

The ACT Government will roll out green bins for garden waste across Canberra in coming years starting with a pilot program in Weston Creek and Kambah to be funded in the 2016/1...

Ask RiotACT: What is the longest Street in Canberra?

By 28 May 2016 15
Ask RiotACT

Hi Rioters. I got asked a question by my 9 year old daughter last night that I could not answer. Does anyone know what the longest Street (not Avenue) in Canberra is? Tha...

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Inquiry called after death in custody at AMC

By 27 May 2016
Alexander Maconochie Centre

There will be an independent inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the care and supervision of an Alexander Maconochie Centre detainee following his death in custody today...

Pre-made home delivered meals in Canberra - Part 2

By 27 May 2016 5
Gourmet Dinner Service

This is part 2 in a series of posts detailing some of the different options for pre-made meals that can be home delivered in Canberra. This is for all the busy people out th...

First Look - 79&Fine (Civic)

By 27 May 2016 3
IMG_9702

I heard a few whisperings on social media this week about a new cafe in Civic and the name drew my attention immediately. I initially thought 79&Fine was a reference to may...

ACT Revenue sleuths to hunt tax cheats

By 26 May 2016 6
Tax investigation

The ACT Government will hire specialist investigators to track down tax cheats as part of a 2016-17 Budget initiative that is projected to recoup $27 million for an investmen...

Speaker gets baking for Biggest Morning Tea

By 26 May 2016
Baking madeleines

Speaker of the ACT Legislative Assembly Vicki Dunne has embraced the spirit of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, cooking up a batch of madeleines in her office kitchen to shar...

LinkedIn warns users after 117m passwords stolen

By 26 May 2016 4
LinkedIn

Days after media reports of a massive data breach at LinkedIn surfaced, the business networking platform has told its members that the breach first occurred in 2012 but that th...

Canberra’s queuing culture: How do we line up?

By 26 May 2016 8
Noodle Markets queuing

Canberrans are instinctive queuers. Recently, I have witnessed this at the Westside Shipping Container Village; on the mornings of ALDI’s special deals days; at a bicycle and...

Top seven things to do around Canberra this weekend (27-29 May)

By 26 May 2016
Mt Everest

It is 63 years since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mt Everest and Canberrans can mark the feat this Friday with an Indian feast and a talk about curre...

Why Sunday penalty rates should stay

By 26 May 2016 17
Cafe

Although the majority of people no longer go to church on Sundays, it is still mostly a day of leisure. ABS statistics show that Sunday remains an overwhelmingly non-work day. ...

Police seek witnesses to aggravated robbery in Giralang

By 25 May 2016
Police wrap

Police are seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the 7-Eleven store located on the corner of Canopus Crescent and Atalumba Close in Giralang last Wednesday (18 May). ...

New State Emergency Service station for Calwell

By 25 May 2016
ACTSES

A new State Emergency Service station will be built in Tuggeranong with $2.7 million in this year's ACT budget allocated for the project. The facility will house four-whee...

Bins to be collected on Friday after strike cancelled

By 25 May 2016
Bins

Bin collection industrial action previously notified for this Friday has been cancelled following a meeting of drivers employed by household waste and recycling bin collection ...

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