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Mumpreneurs band together for support

By 26 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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On a cold and rainy Tuesday morning, 15 business owners sit chatting excitedly.
But they’re not just any business owners. They’re mumpreneurs – juggling motherhood and business simultaneously; doing what they can to contribute to the household income, while enjoying the flexibility to spend more time with their family.
The Canberra Business Mums group meets twice a [...]

Ask RiotACT: Home extension – where to start?

By 24 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hello Rioters,
We’re in a small two bedroom single level duplex, but are feeling the squeeze. We’d love to stay in the hood (Narrabundah), so we think extending might be the way to go as we’re unlikely to find a bigger house that we can afford in the area. We’re thinking it might be a good idea to [...]

Happy Kidlets at Café Injoy

By 21 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Gold Creek always reminds me of scene out of the soap opera Neighbours. This is not just because it has a resort named Lassiters: the touristy facades also make me feels I am on a soapie set. But while Gold Creek may be aimed at tourists, there are some reliable longstanding businesses that [...]

Kidpreneurs raise over $750 for charity

By 21 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Sunday marked the culmination of the July school holiday’s Club Kidpreneur program, with an impressive market stall at the Bus Depot Markets in Kingston.
Launched in April, the Club Kidpreneur program gives children aged 8-12 a taste of entrepreneurship by helping them establish a business, create a product, test it, and then sell to real customers [...]

Canberra’s taverns: Give your local a go!

By 21 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Lately, I’ve been trying to drink a little more. My goal is to down one beer every weeknight.
I’m obviously not a habitual drinker and don’t plan to be. But I like how a beer helps me to unwind, marking that important shift from daytime labour into night-time leisure.
Because there’s not always beer in the fridge [...]

Cheap eats @ home w/ a rice cooker

By 15 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Recently I have been trying to cook more, and while I take a break on the Pre-made meals delivered at home series, I thought I would share with you some meals I have been trying recently designed for eating on a budget and being simple to make.
These recipes have been put together with the help [...]

Record entries for 2016 hospitality awards

By 12 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Canberra’s best hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, bars and cafés – and their employees – were recognised at the 2016 Australian Hotels Association (AHA) ACT Hospitality Awards on Monday night.
Following a record number of entries, more than 440 industry, political and hospitality leaders attended the black-tie event hosted by ABC political reporter Anna Henderson to mark the outstanding achievements [...]

Ask RiotACT: off the plan contracts

By 9 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hi Rioters.
Does anyone have experience with rescission of contract when purchasing off the plan?

Closer links offer cheer to wine makers

By 8 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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New Zealand riesling winemakers are being encouraged to show their talents at the Canberra International Riesling Challenge that was launched in Wellington on Thursday.
Chief minister Andrew Barr said wine-making was a growing industry in the Canberra region and could benefit from the new direct flights between Canberra and New Zealand.
“The participation of international wine makers in the Riesling Challenge [...]

Big Book Fair

By 6 July 2016
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[ 12 August 2016 at 11:00 am; 13 August 2016 at 10:00 am; 14 August 2016 at 10:00 am; ]

Woden Seniors BIG Book Fair is on again.  The Third BIG Book Fair will be held over three days at the Club premises, 12 Corinna Street Woden.

The Club will be filled with a huge range of quality books, including collectables, children’s books, fiction and non-fiction, as well as magazines, games, vinyl records and DVDs – [...]

Ten things I am doing to pay off my mortgage by Christmas

By 6 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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In January I announced on my blog that I would pay off my mortgage by Christmas 2016. Last week I caught up with two girlfriends for a frugal lunch.  “How is your goal of paying off your mortgage going,” one of my friends asked me.  “I’m on track,” I told her.  There was some disbelief and [...]

Win a double pass to lunch and a masterclass with the maestro of meat

By 5 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Ten years ago, before eating “organic” and “sustainable” meat was the cool thing to do, Grant Hilliard founded Feather and Bone, a butchery in Sydney with the sole purpose of sourcing and selling the highest quality whole meats in the country.
Over the years, Feather and Bone has developed a stellar reputation – becoming known [...]

FASHFEST shouts out to filmmakers

By 4 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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FASHFEST has always been more than a red-carpet fashion event. It has always billed itself as a ‘fashion experience’ because each show is so much more than a collection of new garments by fashion designers. It is about so many creative elements, including sound, lighting, interior design, hair, makeup, DJs and live music, and original [...]

Make your own natural woolmix

By 3 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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As winter approaches I busy myself sorting through winter clothes. I try to keep the clothes in my wardrobe, and the kids’ chest of drawers, focused on what we actually wear.  Being frugal, few of my clothes are new or shop bought. As I sort through I focus on my blessings, on feeling blessed to have beautiful, warm [...]

The reptilian women of Canberra

By 30 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Niki Johnson and Claudia Corrigan know exactly where they want to go and how to get there.
This uncommon confidence has much to do with the fact that on a daily basis they are entangled with snakes, fight off salt water crocodiles and pursue errant frogs and lizards.
Both young women are senior volunteers at the Canberra [...]

Pialligo Estate: The Butcher, The Baker & The Merrymaker

By 29 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Canberra is cold in winter.  Sometimes it even snows.  This is something often wielded by non-Canberrans as an excuse not to visit, an example of what is wrong about Canberra.

But some people actually like the Canberra cold.  Pialligo Estate co-owner Rowan Brennan relocated to Canberra from sunny Queensland to play for the Canberra Raiders, and [...]

Best of Canberra: Café strips

By 28 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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This week for Best of Canberra we have explored some of the city’s favourite café/restaurant/bar strips. Our hunt was for the best all-in-one spot to grab a bite to eat, a coffee or maybe have a few drinks with friends.
Some responses from our readers included streets such as Emu Bank in Belconnen, Lonsdale St in [...]

Canberrans, how does your garden grow?

By 28 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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In this bush capital there is no shortage of thriving gardens, edible lawns or green-thumbed Canberrans. However, there might be a shortage of inexpensive and accessible short courses on how to take gardening to the next level – going from gardening to creating sustainable, holistic systems.
This July, the Canberra Environment Centre is teaming up with [...]

Ask RiotACT: Watering system / irrigation setup

By 25 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hi Rioters.
I purchased a house about 6 months ago. It has large established gardens. There was an existing watering system and a large underwater tank. I had a plumber come around and put in a new pump (that can switch between tank and mains) and get everything ready for connection into the piping. I [...]

Five Fab Fun Female Entrepreneurs help fight homelessness

By 23 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Five powerhouse Canberra businesswomen, all good friends, have teamed up to support those doing it tough by participating in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout. This important event is taking place at Questacon tonight, 23 June 2016. The event often sees high-profile business leaders sleeping out on the street to help raise awareness of the serious problem [...]

Green Army participants wanted

By 23 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Join the Green Army!
Are you aged between 17 and 24, an Australian citizen or permanent resident and would like to be a part of a team that will make a REAL difference to the environment or heritage in your local community?
Would you like to be paid an allowance while gaining skills, training and experience that [...]

Do you whistle while you work?

By 21 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Are you like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs? Happy in your work? Do you burst into song to help you set the pace?
Given that adults spend about half their waking hours at the coalface, enjoying our time in the workplace, feeling enriched and rewarded, is critical to our overall health and peace of mind.
Several Canberra workplaces that [...]

Best of Canberra Callout: Café strips

By 20 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I love the way that Canberra has distinct neighbourhood business districts—there’s a sense that everyone has a little section of shops nearby and their own local cafés and bars. But often we only know our closest ones best. Why not take the time to explore a part of the city you don’t often get to? [...]

Is your child a Kidpreneur?

By 20 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Following the success of the Club Kidpreneur™ school holiday program in April, a second program in the coming July holidays looks to create a whole new batch of Canberra kidpreneurs.
Children aged 8 -12 can attend any one of four workshops, which run between the 5th and 14th of July, and take a plunge into business [...]

Canberrans gather to show solidarity with Orlando

By 17 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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16West held a memorial gathering this week to honour the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, and to give the community a space to come together in to discuss the impact of the event and show solidarity with the LGBTQI community especially in Orlando.
I spoke with Lynne O’Brien, co-owner of 16West (along [...]

Ask RiotACT: Where to rent for around $350, near shops and gym

By 17 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I’m relocating to Canberra around January 2017 with my husband (we are both in our 20s). He will work in the Russell Offices area. We are still searching for the best suburb for renting.
We are looking for a place that:

will cost max $350 per week (can slightly go higher if the place rightly [...]

Coffee breaks en route to Sydney from Canberra

By 15 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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There will be some readers out there who remember well the terrors of driving between Sydney and Canberra before the freeways and motorways. It was not fun, it was bloody dangerous, it took ages and you had to stop once or twice to recover your sanity as much as to get some rest and something [...]

Cyclists discover adventure with CycleLifeHQ

By 14 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Imagine a website that enabled you to discover all of the cycling experiences available in any location around the globe, and then (with the click of a button) create the cycling adventure of a lifetime.
That’s the vision of Canberra entrepreneur Charles Black, who has recently launched CycleLifeHQ.
CycleLifeHQ allows creators of cycling experiences such as [...]

Ask RiotACT: Tough plants for Canberra conditions

By 14 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hi, I am not much of a gardener, so I need a bit of advice. I have a bit of a garden that faces east with a fence behind it that I need to plant out. I used to have a correa and a federation daisy in there but last winter seemed to kill them. [...]

Volunteer Interpreter Program – Tidbinbilla and Namadgi National Park

By 13 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Volunteer at Tidbinbilla and Namadgi National Park – Volunteer Interpreter Program now recruiting! 
Become part of a team of trained Volunteer Interpreters who help visitors at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Namadgi National Park to better understand and appreciate the natural world.
Volunteer Interpreters provide information and interpretation to visitors at the Visitor Centres at Namadgi and Tidbinbilla [...]

Constitution Day family fun at the National Archives of Australia

By 13 June 2016
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[ 9 July 2016 at 11:00 am; ]

Join in family fun Constitution-style! Try the discovery trail and collect your cupcake, try your hand at calligraphy, or Indigenous face-painting and storytelling, and make your own Constitution Day badge.

Learn about the story behind the Larakia petition. Enjoy Indigenous performances and join Queen Victoria with her Lady-in-waiting to view the Federation documents including the [...]

Because life’s too short to wear boring jewellery…

By 11 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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While the name LLL Designs may not ring an immediate bell in your head, you have probably come across their bright and funky stalls pretty much all over Canberra, from the Night Market in Barton to the Fash’n’Treasure Markets in EPIC, to the awesome free jewellery-making workshops for kids at Belconnen Mall.
LLL Designs is a [...]

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