[ 9 May, 2013 to 11 May, 2013. ] .
There is nothing quite as rewarding as the feeling of sourcing your electricity free from the sun.
And if you live on a farm not connected to the electricity grid, installing an off grid solar system is usually the cheapest, most effective and most sustainable way to secure your power needs – and protect [...]
Palace Electric Cinema is giving RiotACT readers the exclusive chance to win one of three VIP Electric Night Out experiences!
Be one of the first to experience the Electric difference at Palace Electric with two x VIP passes to any session of your choice, followed by dinner for two at Mezzalira to the value of $200 [...]
[ 24 February, 2013 to 3 March, 2013. ] DonateLife ACT urge all Canberrans to discuss organ and tissue donation with their families
and to understand their decisions during DonateLife Week, which will be held on Sunday
24 February – Sunday 3 March 2013. One organ and tissue donor can transform the lives of
ten or more people. So please have the conversation about organ and tissue [...]
Sci-fi fans might confuse it with a scene from Predator however conducting a thermal imaging analysis of your home is one of Alexander Watson’s top 7 tips for staying cool this Summer. Read on to find out how you can book a free thermal imaging analysis of your home during January…
Here’s Alexander Watson’s top 7 [...]
Our understanding of how technology impacts creative production and education is undergoing disruption from the learning to code movement. The prevalence open source digital tools and the successes from Silicon Valley have shown us that aspiring entrepreneurs can launch companies from simply writing on a computer.
What we lack is widespread education of coding, and in [...]
As a newly accredited provider to ACT Government employees, Autovate can assist you to not only enter a Novated Lease, but also ensure you clearly understand the process and the benefits that you receive.
Autovate Australia offers a quality of service and advice not previously available to employees seeking a Novated Lease arrangement for their personal [...]
Your house is your biggest investment so it’s essential your roof and guttering protect it from the elements.
If your roof leaks in heavy rain, it may mean your roof tiles are cracked, broken or missing or the flashing needs to be repaired or replaced.
If your gutters are rusty, leaky, blocked and overflowing, with undersized downpipes [...]
Most people who have applied for a job in the past 5 – 10 years have probably met with a recruiter. Everyone who has been to one (or two, or three), has a story to tell. Sadly, some of these stories sound a bit like a broken record. Let’s face it… there [...]
Spending the hours before bed watching TV or working on the computer? You could be placing stress on your body and affecting the quality of your sleep!
Our bodies have a natural rhythm known as the circadian cycle. Or the sleep wake cycle. Nearly all living creatures are affected by this.
Its simple really. When the sun [...]
Sleep, we all need it, but the quality and quantity of your sleep is vital to your health!
If the odd night of poor sleep becomes a regular pattern of two or more times per week, the long term effects on your body are not just physical. The emotional and mental are far greater.
“The research is [...]
Do you know someone like this?
As a Project Manager of a large construction company, Robert understood stress. He regularly worked long hours, made major financial decisions on the go every day and played his role in the rough and tumble of workplace politics.
So Robert was totally unprepared when his boss called him to an urgent [...]
Voices in the Forest have launched a competition to uncover Canberra’s favourite aria.
If you like free stuff, then this competition is for you. Two fortnightly draws of two tickets and a picnic hamper are up for grabs as well as a grand prize of two tickets and dinner for two at the post-concert VIP dinner, [...]
With energy prices predicted to rise steeply over coming years, now is the moment to retrofit your home for energy efficiency.
Join before 31st October to win a thermal imaging and air leakage assessment from Scinergy valued at over $500. Eliminating air leaks can commonly reduce household energy bills by 50%, and make [...]
Canberra – Personal fitness trainers are the beacon of integrity in the fog of weight loss gimmicks, gadgets and fads. None worth their salt would ever tell someone weight loss is easy. But now many are saying it’s a cinch. That’s because hundreds of personal fitness trainers nationwide are recommending the Cinch™ Cm Loss Plan [...]
Are YOU Stressed Out? In Pain? Overwhelmed? Always tired?
Feel like you are barely holding on sometimes because life seems so busy? You are always running around doing everything for everyone else…when is it going to be your turn? At times work, family and social commitments can take over our lives and leave us feeling tired, [...]
My name is Matt Watts and I am a Liberal Candidate for Ginninderra in the October 20 Assembly election.
Regular readers would know me as the first candidate to donate Lego and participate in the RiotACT’s Candidate Lego Challenge (link). You may also have seen me at a shopping centre or at your front [...]
With the school holidays approaching, entertaining the kids will be high on your agenda.
You want somewhere that’s fun, exciting and safe and is not going to break the bank.
You also want somewhere to relax and catch up with friends while you enjoy a great cup of coffee and a bite to eat.
KidCity in Mitchell is [...]
[ 20 September, 2012 to 1 October, 2012. ]
Now showing at FORM Studio and Gallery is a group show of abstracted landscape paintings by Claire Primrose and Lorna Crane and a series of ceramic sculptures by local artist Maxine Price. All three artists are responding to the concept of travelling through time in three separate, yet cohesive ways.
Maxine Price has responded [...]
What do Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates and Luke Skywalker have in common?
They have all consulted mentors.
Oprah has paid thousands for the service but is on record as saying that one of her defining mentors was her fourth grade teacher, Mrs Duncan, who helped her not to be afraid of being smart.
“I think mentors are [...]
One of the things I ask my clients when i am reviewing their food diary is are veggies fresh or frozen?
This is a fine line so we’ll consider all the pros and cons for both. I am of the opinion that fresh is always best, but how do we determine that aspect along with [...]
It was breast cancer that put personal trainer Tanya Gendle on to the path of holistic health. Today she draws on her experiences to help others to nurture their health and fitness at Strive Holistic Personal Training.
“Being told I had breast cancer at the age of 27 was devastating. I couldn’t understand how this could [...]
Located in two convenient locations, Abode The Apartment Hotel is a unique and cutting edge concept in quality accommodation and is the first of its kind in the Canberra region.
Finished to the highest standard, Abode proves that brand new, stylish hotel accommodation need not be exclusive. Abode’s flagship hotel at Gungahlin boasts 61 apartment-style, self-contained [...]
Ok, at this end of the Festival we’re getting the hang of the truffles-and-food, and truffles-and-winematching thing. The big issue is now making sure that restaurants add enough so you know what you’re eating. We figure that will come, all it takes is for you to say “Where’s the truffle?” when you’re underwhelmed by the [...]
On Saturday 4th August 2012 local businesses Elegance Beauty and Strive Holistic Personal Training will launch their 4-week ‘Beauty and Body Makeover Challenge’ to raise money for Bosom Buddies and help Canberra women get in great shape.
The 4-week challenge is open to all Canberra women who want expert coaching and guidance from Strive Holistic Personal [...]
While our Festival celebrates the local ‘farmed’ French or Perigord black truffle for its culinary qualities, the growers have an interest that’s also botannical. Each season they’re nurturing the conditions for the special relationship between the truffles and their host trees, usually oaks and hazelnuts. The truffles depend on their attachment by fine filaments to [...]
If you’ve been on one of the Festival truffle hunts, you’ll know that after the dog finds the scent of the truffle, the grower or the hunter/dog handler will get down on their knees to smell if there really is something there, and decide if it’s strong enough to dig up. A well trained dog [...]
Clients of Canberra-based designer Modarch have a distinct advantage – they get to see their house plans in 3D.
Undertaking a virtual tour of your house on television is an advantage in a number of ways:
• you save time because you can see what your choices look like, and make changes there and
then if you prefer [...]
Every year there’s an element of rivalry and pride amongst our truffle growers when they find the first truffles. Someone suggested that finding the first truffle of the season should be as widely publicised as that European symbol of spring, the swallow. Even ‘The Times’ treats swallow sightings seriously (maybe it’s because UK winters are [...]
It’s week two of the Festival and along with truffle, there’s a strong smell of alcohol in the air.
In a region where our local wines are considered the perfect match for local truffles it seems as if there’s an alternative. The natural ability of black truffles to enhance almost any flavour is why it’s so [...]
I am writing this to tell you all, how pleased I am with my progress. Due mainly to Tanya’s guidance and friendship, I have found myself losing weight, walking better and on the whole feeling more alive. Not forgetting, that Tanya’s now expanding Strive, so fellow clients please spread the word that Strive is effective [...]
Canberrans are busy people and often hold stressful jobs, within the public service or private sectors. Our corporate life style could be affecting us and our levers of stress. Do you rush around feeling like you are always ‘on’? If you answered yes there’s a good chance that your body is stressed.
Stress hormones such [...]