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Students inspire capital on domestic violence

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“We won’t stay silent about domestic violence”. That is the message Year 7 students, from Canberra’s Caroline Chisholm School, have made loud and clear through an inspiring self-driven school project.
In September this year, students began a poignant conversation with their English teacher Annalise Pippard. “We have voices and want to be heard,” said one of the [...]

A look around Canberra – Crace


The suburb of Crace in Gungahlin was named after Edward Kendall Crace who was one of the largest landholders in the district. Edward Crace sadly drowned in 1892 while attempting to cross the flooded Ginninderra Creek.

Crace is quite a new suburb, all the houses are quite modern and it was designed around the concept of [...]

Canberrans raise $41K for brain cancer

Walk 4 Brain Cancer

Did you miss the Walk 4 Brain Cancer at Stromlo Forest Park on the weekend? It’s not too late to join our regular columnist, 2CC Drive host Marcus Paul, to support the cause. Paul is an ambassador of the foundation and was MC for the event on Sunday.
The Canberra arm of the national event has [...]

Weetangera Primary School Fete Sun 08 Nov 15

By 8 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 8 November 2015 at 10:00 am; ] Sunday 08 November 2015 is the Weetangera Primary School Fete! Please come and support our local community from 10 am to 2 pm. We have plenty of fresh local garden produce and plants, white elephant stalls, rides for the kids and much more. We have lots of stalls:

Cakes, Jam and Confectionary
And many more!

We would love [...]

Remembrance Day at the National Archives

By 6 November 2015

[ 11 November 2015 at 10:00 am; ] Wednesday 11 November, 10am

Join Dr Michael McKernan for a special 2015 Remembrance Day presentation. His research charting the effects of war on Australian society is particularly poignant as we commemorate Anzacs at Gallipoli 100 years ago.

Hear Peter Alliot, winner of the 2014 Chief Ministers Anzac Prize, recite his award winning poem The Forgotten. Peter is [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (7 and 8 November 2015)

By 6 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 7 November 2015 to 8 November 2015. ]

It’s a little bit of a slow weekend of garage sales, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a bargain to be had. We’ve randomly selected five that are on this weekend, but don’t forget to check out the full list of sales at the allclassifieds website.


8 Oleander Court, Higgins
This sale includes: an antique dresser, two [...]

A look around Canberra – Forde


The suburb of Forde all the way up in Gungahlin was named after Francis Forde, former Prime Minister of Australia. Forde held the top job for about a week after John Curtin died, with Ben Chifley taking over soon after. I really appreciate the fact that Forde is placed quite close to the suburb of [...]

Be part of a waste management reference group

By 3 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Have a passion for sustainability and the environment and want to play an active role in the future of the ACT’s waste management? Nominations are now open for people interested in joining a community or commercial reference group on waste management in the ACT.
An ACT Waste Feasibility Study is underway and we want the community [...]

Ask RiotACT: Pilates recommendation

By 2 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

Hi Rioters,
It’s been a while since there was a pilates post on the site (2009) and I’m sure the pilates scene in Canberra has changed a bit since then.  I’m keen to give it a try – ideally at a dedicated studio with well qualified instructors.
Is there anywhere that you recommend trying for a beginner [...]

Haunted House Raising Money for Charity

By 30 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 31 October 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]


Canberra’s Haunted House where zombies, ghosts, clowns, and many more creepy characters. Please join us for a spooky fun filled Halloween with all proceeds going to local Canberra charity Stella Bella Little Stars Foundation.

There will be sausage sizzle and drinks available for purchase on the night.

Please note it is a gold coin donation [...]

A Look around Canberra: Barton

By 9 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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 most socio-economic advantaged suburb in Australia. Much of this can be put down to the fact that the majority of residents are likely to be [...]

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

By 8 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

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, learn about bonsai-keeping with the Canberra Bonsai Society, or kick back to Mental As Anything at the Gundaroo Music Festival. Other top [...]

Parties at the Shops comes to Erindale

By 8 October 2015

[ 11 October 2015 at 11:00 am; ] You may visit your local shops regularly, but how well do you know your local community?

This Sunday, PCYC Erindale, Christine’s Place, Erindale Neighbourhood Garden, Tuggeranong Action Group and Parties at the Shops are teaming up to present a fantastic event at the Erindale shops, Discover Erindale, to showcase Tuggeranong’s community spirit and encourage residents to [...]

Civic pool on track for summer

By 6 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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 pool is going well. A staff member told us the diving pool and neighbouring toddler pool are due to re-open in November. The future [...]

Imaginarium FAMILY DAY – National Library of Australia

By 5 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 11 October 2015 at 1:00 pm; ]

Imagine the possibilities of libraries through stories, games and play. Explore 3D printing, 3D pens and fantastic Makey Makey interactive demonstrations. Watch as vocabulary skills are put to the test in the grand final of the ACT Scrabble competition. Plunge into the realm of riddles with David Astle, or sketch portraits using your own device. [...]

Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program HOST FAMILIES

By 3 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP) was established in 1981 and it operates under an agreement between the Australian and Indonesian governments. It aims to provide wider opportunities for young people of Indonesia and Australia to appreciate the culture, development and way of life of each other’s country.
This year the city phase of the AIYEP [...]

Wanniassa High School Year of 1990 School reunion

By 2 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 10 October 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] A reunion for all year 10 students and teachers of Wanniassa High School in 1990. The reunion is being held on Saturday 10 October, 6pm at the Tuggeranong Vikings Club in Erindale. If you are interested in attending please phone Naomi on 0423 987 955.

Have your say: draft Belconnen Town Centre Master Plan

By 2 October 2015

The Belconnen Community Council had a very active role in facilitating community engagement in initial consultations on what should be in the Belconnen Town Centre Master Plan. The eagerly awaited draft Master Plan has now been released and this again presents an important opportunity to have your say on issues you feel strongly about – [...]

South East Tuggeranong Residents Association community workshop and AGM

By 30 September 2015
Isabella shops

[ 13 October 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]

Do you like living in the catchment of Theodore, Calwell, Chisholm, Isabella Plains, Richardson and Gilmore?

As a community we need to move forward and build the kind of place we call home. There is no doubt our suburbs need more attention in the way of community facilities-swimming pools, sports fields, indoor sport centres, environment, local [...]

289 children in the Canberra will be homeless tonight

By 29 September 2015

[ 16 October 2015 5:00 pm to 17 October 2015 7:00 am. ] 289 Canberra children will not have a safe and secure place to sleep tonight. Is this the Canberra we want to live in?
Last year over 700 people registered for the Canberra Community Sleepout, raising over $106,000 for homelessness services. This year, the Sleepout is aiming for 1,000 Canberrans sleeping out. Will you to take a stand?
You can [...]

A look around Canberra – Hughes

By 25 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The suburb of Hughes in the Woden Valley is situated around the middle of Curtin, Phillip, Garran, and Deakin. It was named after former Prime Minister (according to the suburb sign ‘controversial Prime Minister’) William ‘Billy’ Hughes. The suburb was gazetted on 20 September 1962.
Hughes is one of those suburbs that I knew wasn’t exactly cheap, but [...]

Amber Nichols lends her voice to support Carers ACT

By 23 September 2015

[ 10 October 2015 at 10:00 am; ]

Carers ACT will be celebrating the contribution unpaid carers make with local The Voice contestant Amber Nichols heading its Canberra Cares event.

The free event, to be held 10am-3pm Sunday October 10, launches this year’s ACT Carers Week.

Canberra Cares will feature live music, local performers, great food, family fun, handmade markets, a community information expo, and [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (19th and 20th September 2015)

By 18 September 2015
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[ 19 September 2015 at 7:00 am; 20 September 2015 at 8:00 am; ]

Canberra garage sales this weekend in Conder, Holt, Dunlop, Florey, Queanbeyan, Karabar, Garran, Bruce, Kambah, Weston, Hackett, Palmerston, Dickson, Wanniassa, Watson, Torrens and Lyneham. Happy Friday!

Saturday 19 September

5 O’Grady Place Wanniassa
7am to 12pm
Browse through a huge range of baby, kids, adult and household items, all at affordable prices. New items are added every month with [...]

A look around Canberra – Greenway

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The suburb of Greenway in Tuggeranong is named after Francis Howard Greenway who was a colonial architect. It was gazetted on 17 October 1986.
Greenway has two standout features: Lake Tuggeranong and the Hyperdome shopping centre.
The lake was created in 1987 by the construction of a dam which coincided with urban development in the area. It [...]

Canberra’s weirdest Airbnb listings

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Canberra is a weird and wonderful place. Its Airbnb offerings are no exception.
There are over 200 Airbnbs available for rent in Canberra, with private rooms starting at $29, and entire apartments or houses available from $71 per night.
Here are two of the strangest Airbnb listings in the nation’s capital:
1. The Harry Potter cupboard
One of the cheapest rooms available [...]

15 things to do in Canberra this weekend (19 and 20 September 2015)

By 17 September 2015
co-lab science meets street art

[ 19 September 2015 to 20 September 2015. ] This weekend’s highlights include Floriade, 50 years of the ANU School of Music, the Lifeline Canberra bookfair and a Scrabble competition. What are your plans?

1. Co-lab: Science meets street art at Westside
Come to Westside Acton Park this Saturday from 10am to 6pm to see what happens when science meets street art. Co-lab is a creative collaboration between [...]

Local leaders – Lisa Robey (Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation ambassador)

Lisa Robey

When a close family friend died three months after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer, Lisa Robey turned to fundraising to help improve survival rates. 
“My mum’s best friend, who I had always called Aunty, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2010. She died a few months later. It was devastating for everyone,” Lisa, a marketing manager and [...]

Personal Histories International Artist Book Exhibition at UNSW Canberra

By 15 September 2015
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[ 1 October 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]

The Personal Histories International Artist Book Exhibition highlights the dynamic world of contemporary artists’ book practice, with contributing artists from over 16 countries who attempt to reconfigure and reignite our relationship with the book.
This exhibition intimately catalogues a perspective of individual life experience exploring various structures and content, with curator Robyn Foster inviting us to contemplate our evanescent relationship with books at [...]

Lifeline’s biggest ever Canberra bookfair this weekend

By 14 September 2015
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[ 18 September 2015 at 9:00 am; 19 September 2015 at 9:00 am; 20 September 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
Join us at Exhibition Park this Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the BIGGEST ever Lifeline Canberra Bookfair! With over 120 tonnes of books, CDs, DVDs, comics, puzzles, games and more –  there’s something for everyone.
Our full range of fiction and non-fiction books, including rare books and collectables, children’s books, textbooks and foreign language books. You’ll also [...]

Tuggeranong: A treasure hidden in plain sight?

By 14 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Like many other locals, I was disheartened to read last week’s media coverage suggesting that Tuggeranong was dying and losing its soul.
It was disappointing to hear that my community, a place I have grown up in and loved for three decades, to be portrayed as a deficient and soulless place which people flee, in place [...]

Cool video of Canberra in the 1920s

By 11 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Canberra in the making video

Just came across this compilation video of Canberra in the 1920s, via the National Film and Sound Archive. Interesting footage of Old Parliament House being built, the Hyatt (I think) and early Civic.
Thought it was worth sharing! Check it out here.

A look around Canberra – Yarralumla

Yarralumla suburb sign

One suburb that almost always makes the list of the ACT’s top three most expensive suburbs is Yarralumla. Nestled in the inner south, between Parliament House, Lake Burley Griffin and Curtin, Yarralumla was named for an Aboriginal word meaning ‘echo’. The suburb was first gazetted in 1928.
Yarralumla is home to a whole whack of embassies and official [...]

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