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Ask RiotACT: Moving to Canberra

By 10 October 2015
Ask RiotACT

I'm wondering if I can get local advice on where to live in Canberra. We might be settling in Canberra long term and will look to rent first before buying, so ideally want t...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Parlour, New Acton

By 10 October 2015

I purposely avoid reviewing cafes where someone has asked me to come in to write a weekend hot spot. What makes my Weekend Hot Spot articles a good read (well what I think at least...

Tour de Stroke starts in Fyshwick

By 9 October 2015
Josh Goyne - Stroke Awareness Ride - Tour de Stroke

Josh Goyne, 17, sets out from Fyshwick tomorrow on a 2,200 kilometre ride with the aim of raising money for stroke support and assistance. Seven years ago, Josh’s grandfat...

Ask RiotACT: Best Sports Lawyer

By 9 October 2015 3
Ask RiotACT

Can anyone tell me the contact details for the best sports lawyer in Canberra please?...

A Look around Canberra: Barton

By 9 October 2015 1
A Look Around Canberra: Barton

The suburb of Barton in Canberra's inner south has one of the smallest suburb populations, if not the smallest, in Canberra. However, according to ABS data, Barton was once the...

Five garage sales to visit this weekend (10 and 11 October)

By 9 October 2015
allclassifieds canberra garage sale banner

The early bird gets the worm, as they say, and this weekend you’ll want to be that early bird. Rise and shine on Saturday to grab a bargain with a broad selection of garage s...

15 things to do in Canberra this weekend (10 and 11 October 2015)

By 8 October 2015 1

There is so much on this weekend we had to make some tough calls to put this list together. You could spend a day of beautiful garden wandering at The Tuliptop Gardens Festival...

Our first look: Boffins Restaurant new menu

By 8 October 2015 2
Boffins Restaurant: Piano

With all the hype and commotion about all the new cafes and restaurants opening around Canberra, it's easy to forget about the original establishments that have stood the test of t...

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Ask RiotACT: Sourcing a pinata

By 8 October 2015 3
Ask RiotACT

My dear hive mind of rioters, My little astromonkey is having a birthday party this Sunday [11/10] and now desperately wants a pinata.  I've seen a few places do on-line sa...

Beer Week returns to Canberra this November

By 8 October 2015 2
Beer Day Out 2014

Canberra Beer Week was launched last night at Bentspoke Brewery in Braddon. The week-long celebration of beer will take place form 5 – 11 November. Representing the ACT Go...

How one Canberra Mum spent Floriade

By 8 October 2015 5
My Cubby House Rocks

Floriade is one of my favourite things about Canberra. It is clearly one of our best tourist attractions and it gets bigger and better every year. We have been blessed with hig...

Civic sports garage sale for mini-roos today

By 8 October 2015
Bettong bounce

Looking for second hand sports gear? Or a cheap way to entertain the kids on the second last weekday of the school holidays? Like to help save a cute rabbit-sized mini-roo call...

Light rail build to nab half a carpark

By 7 October 2015 21
An artist's impression of Canberra's light rail.

The ACT Government will use up to half of the Magistrates Court carpark on London Circuit as a construction compound during stage one of the building of Canberra’s light rail...

Police charge ex-UC lecturer with sex offences

By 7 October 2015 4

UPDATE: The academic has now appeared in the ACT Magistrates Court. He is Arthur Marshall Hoyle, a former law lecturer at the university. He pleaded not guilty to 12 counts of ...

Glebe Park is not for Floriade – it's a park!

By 7 October 2015 18

More than thirty years ago there was a very vocal community campaign to halt the complete takeover of Glebe Park. The proposal by a large development company in partnership ...

Cheap Eats - Noodle Cafe (Civic)

By 7 October 2015 3
Noodle Cafe

Since I've been doing Cheap Eats reviews, I've had about a bazillion people (OK, maybe closer to 5 or 6) tell me I should review the Noodle Cafe in Garema Place. I put it off for...

Ask RiotACT: Magpies in our backyard

By 6 October 2015 14
Ask RiotACT

Hi, I have a question that Google can't seem to answer for me! We have an issue with magpies that are coming into our backyard to try and steal our food.  TAMS isn't helpfu...

Best of Canberra ­­– river and lake swims

By 6 October 2015 7
Dogs swimming in the Murrumbidgee

Until now, the RiotACT's Best of Canberra has been limited to food-related experiences, but with a new editorial team on deck, we thought it was time to give the series a bit o...

Start-up Fudie up for two Telstra biz awards

By 6 October 2015 1
Katie Geus of Fudie

Learning she has been shortlisted for not one but two Telstra ACT Business Women’s Awards was “quite surreal” for personal trainer, uni student and entrepreneur Katie Ge...

Civic pool on track for summer

By 6 October 2015
Civic Pool

We went for a quick dip at Civic Pool (known as Canberra Olympic Pool these days) yesterday afternoon and learnt that work to repair the expensive leak from the outdoor diving ...

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