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Five to try: Valentine’s Day

By 9 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Valentine’s Day is one of those weird “holidays” that some people love to hate, others spend weeks planning big romantic gestures and most of us probably fall somewhere in between. 
With V-Day coming up this Sunday, I’ve put together a list for all the lovers out there who want to stare into each others eyes and [...]

Best of Canberra – Bootcamps

By 8 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I’m happy to say that I can raise my arms well enough to be able to punch out this article. My arms, core and legs have certainly let me know they are sore after my efforts this week but in a good way.
The call out for the best bootcamp in Canberra brought in quite [...]

First Look: The Flower Bar

By 8 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Let’s go to the bar and grab a bouquet.
In a previous life, I was the editor of a Sydney-based craft magazine. So it is no surprise that I was enamoured with the Canberra-grown Hooray! Magazine, a magazine all about creating your own perfect celebrations. Hooray! Magazine has continued to be regular reading, even after I [...]

Creative cookery for kids: Chicken, carrot and basil fingers with roasted pumpkin

By 8 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I created this simple and delicious recipe when my son was much younger and it has stayed with us into his school years. Like all my food, this is gluten-free and uses fresh, beautiful, seasonal produce to keep my little man nourished, happy and energised at school. This delicious and versatile meal is fantastic when travelling [...]

Planning an Elopement: making the decision

By 6 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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On top of my already busy schedule – full time pencil pusher, part time writer for the RiotACT and new business owner — I am also currently organising my wedding for June this year.
I know what you are thinking, and yes, quite often I also find myself thinking how insane I am for trying to squeeze so [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (5-7 February 2016)

By 5 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with over 25 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds website.
104 Outtrim Avenue, Calwell
This weekend: Fri evening 5-9pm, Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 9am-1pm
This is a unique sale that doesn’t cross our site often – the host [...]

Quitting the public service to travel

By 5 February 2016 FEATURED ARTICLE
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2015 was my year of travel. I packed up my house, rented out my room, packed my bags and headed off on a three month round the world trip starting in San Francisco and ending in Athens.
That trip had actually begun as only a three-week trip but travel research led to more and more places I [...]

Ask RiotACT: Managing your own property

By 4 February 2016
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Hello Rioters,
In short, I’m sick of a real estate agent managing my property. Each month I pay them to do practically nothing except take the tenants money, take their cut and other expenses and put the little money remaining in my account.
I had to move in with my carer as I am too unwell to take [...]

Needed: stem cell transplant for true Canberran

By 4 February 2016

Donna Faull is a true Canberran. Her grandparents were original residents of the Causeway and then Ainslie, her father was involved in building the Commonwealth Bridge whilst her mother worked at the old Canberra Hospital where Donna was born in 1968. Her school days were spent firstly at North Ainslie Primary school then Campbell and [...]

Six things to do in Canberra this weekend (5-7 February)

By 4 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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With summer rapidly disappearing, it’s best to take the opportunity to be outdoors in the warm sun while you have the chance. This weekend, we recommend the Summerside Festival, presented by The Poachers Way, with its Wine and Literary Dinner at Muse in East Hotel; enjoy a movie with family and friends on the lawns [...]

Cheap Eats – Jewel of India (Manuka)

By 3 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Keeping up with my quest to find Cheap Eats locations outside of Civic, I had heard about the lunch special at Jewel of India in Manuka and was keen to try it out. Indian for a Friday treat on a rainy day sounds good to me!
Jewel of India are located upstairs in the Manuka Court [...]

Road trip from Canberra: Summer in Thredbo

By 2 February 2016
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tl;dr: Escape the heat by heading to Thredbo for summer. Play tennis or golf, take a ride on a bobsled, swim in the river, hike the national park.
While Thredbo is known mainly as a skiing hot spot, my favourite time to go to Thredbo is in summer. It’s warm enough to be outside, but cooler than the [...]

Creative Cookery Cakes: Summer Delights Cake

By 2 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I’ve had a life-long fascination with food and interesting combinations of textures and tastes using seasonal, natural and healthy ingredients. I often foraged these ingredients from my grandmother’s farm, and now I grow them in my own garden. I have combined this fascination with a holistic and healthy lifestyle for me and my son. My commitment to [...]

Advance notice: Public Art Festival – Contour 556

By 1 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 21 October 2016 to 13 November 2016. ] Advance notice for a Canberra Public Art Festival for later in 2016.

Contour 556 is to be a three-week public art festival in Canberra 21 October – 13 November 2016 on the foreshores of Lake Burley Griffin (and other locations).

The festival is to features fifty local, national and international artists, encompassing artworks, performances, sound installations, music, [...]

Going to an event? Decipher the dress code

By 1 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Deciphering a dress code for a formal event, party or gathering can get tricky. Especially when words such as “Sophisticated elegance” and “Dress to Impress” are written on your invitation. Dress codes, and de-coding these codes is enough to cause anyone stress!
When receiving an invitation for such event, like the Diabetes ACT Gala Ball, it’s [...]

The Brunch Run – Little Oink (Cook)

By 30 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I’d visited Little Oink at the Cook shops a few months ago and was highly impressed so I was keen to return.
We arrived bright and early on a Sunday morning and were one of only two couples in the cafe. Yay for a peaceful breakfast – it’s a rareity when eating out.
The waitstaff informed us [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (30 and 31 January 2016)

By 29 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with over 20 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds website.
34 Meredith Circuit, Kambah
Saturday 9am-2pm
Everything must go. Items include: home wares, glassware, electrical items, collectables, furniture, toys, books, bikes and plenty more to explore.
Clive-Steele Ave, [...]

A look around Canberra: Fyshwick

By 29 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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The suburb of Fyshwick is probably Canberra’s most “famous” suburb. Everyone that’s never been to Canberra knows about Fyshwick and once someone finds out you’re from Canberra they will probably ask “Can you still get fireworks/porn at Fyshwick?” The answer to that question is no you can’t as fireworks were banned some years ago, and [...]

First Look: Buvette

By 28 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Adding to the small amount of French eateries in Canberra, Buvette has become Hotel Realm’s latest culinary establishment. The bistro opened its doors at the start of December last year, and showcases exquisite French classics with the finest local produce. The space, (which has taken over what was once Mavi, and Konoba) has a dark, [...]

My favourite outdoor places in and around Canberra

By 28 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I’ve done a lot of hiking and exploring in the great outdoors in and around Canberra over the past year as part of my fitness regime and to practice my photography skills. Here’s a wrap up of a few of my favourite places.
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My pick of walks for great views of the Canberra [...]

Cheap Eats: The Coffee Grounds

By 27 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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“Come and have lunch with me in the New Year,” said a contact, met professionally yet also morphing into a friend. “There is a new place at the Australian National University near the Sports Hall called The Coffee Grounds.”
I didn’t want to be a spoil sport and say that I can’t drink coffee. And as [...]

Ask RiotACT: Ainslie Vietnamese Kitchen

By 26 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Does anyone know what has happened to the Ainslie Vietnamese Kitchen? I miss them.

Five to try: Canberra bars this summer

By 26 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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We’re now more than halfway through summer, so I thought I’d share some ideas for one of my favourite summer activities – drinks with friends on a warm summer’s evening. 
I’ve picked five places (in no particular order) that will allow you to bask in this gorgeous weather with a drink in hand and some friends in [...]

Werriwa Wiener Dash: Southern Highland Dachshund Race

By 24 January 2016

[ 31 January 2016; ] Why did the cowboy go to the Bungendore Show? To get a long little doggy…..

On 31 January 2016, the Bungendore Show will be hosting the inaugural Werriwa Wiener Dash, the first – to our knowledge at least – Dachshund Race in the Southern Highlands. Entry will be open to all dachshunds whether long-haired, short-haired, wire [...]

At home with Sophia: American style ribs

By 24 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Every now and then, I get the biggest craving for a rack of American style ribs; unfortunately, I haven’t found any good ribs places in Canberra. The places I have tried have been disappointing, with sickly sweet marinades and anorexic cows; there’s nothing worse then paying a bucket load for ribs and getting the tiniest [...]

Vale, Merylyn Condon

By 23 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Condolences to the family and friends of 2CC radio’s former garden guru Merylyn Condon, who has recently lost her battle with cancer. Prior to hanging up the headphones a year ago, Merylyn had been a guiding voice on air for garden lovers in Canberra for years with the show Garden Gurus. She will be missed.

Australia Day Celebrations at the Canberra Railway Museum

By 23 January 2016

[ 26 January 2016 at 10:00 am; ] The Canberra Railway Museum is putting on special Australia Day community celebrations on Tuesday 26 January.

As a thank you for community support visitors will be offered, after normal paid entry, a delightful complimentary morning tea from 10am to 12pm.

Aside from tea and coffee, there will be home-made Anzac biscuits and lamingtons in glorious century-old carriages.

The [...]

Ask RiotACT: Orthodontist and Jaw Surgery Recommendation?

By 22 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I have a terrible experience with my previous orthodontist ten years ago.
Finally, courage comes to me and I am ready for treatments of my jaw misalignment again. Can anyone share your experience or recommend a orthodontist + jaw surgeon to me? Also, which private health insurer would you recommend for such treatment?
Many thanks and nice day!

Garage Sales on this weekend (23 and 24 January 2016)

By 22 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with 15 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds website.
2/4 Cassidy Close, Holt
Saturday 8am-2pm
Everything must go in this sale – new and used products and plenty of freebies. The list of items for sale starts [...]

What’s on in Canberra this Australia Day “long” weekend (22-26 January 2016)

By 21 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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In this special edition, we cover this weekend and the Australia Day celebrations early next week. Our picks include: the National Museum’s Continuing Culture Australia Day Festival, the Australian of the Year Awards and Concert, the Great Aussie Day Breakfast and the CBR Hottest 100 Beach Party.
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Where: National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, New [...]

Cheap Eats – Quizine (Phillip)

By 21 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I’ve recently heard good things about Quizine in Phillip; affordable and healthy food prepared quickly. Sounds too good to be true but I’m pleased to tell you that it ticks all the boxes.
I visited last week for a quick lunch on my own. When I arrived I was welcomed by beautiful decor, the whole cafe [...]

Road trip from Canberra: Wedding Cake Rock

By 21 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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You’ve no doubt been to Sydney many times, but have you ever ventured out to the Royal National Park on the south eastern edge of Sydney?
The Royal National Park is only two and a half hours drive from Canberra along the Hume and Princes Highways.
The 16,000 hectare Royal National Park was established in 1879 and [...]

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