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Find a club at the CAP Expo

By 27 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 28 March 2015 at 11:00 am; ]

Thinking about joining a social club or group? Come to the Connect and Participate (CAP) Expo!

The CAP Expo is a free community event on Saturday 28 March featuring over 140 social, recreational, cultural, artistic, and sporting groups.

It’s an opportunity for Canberrans of all abilities and ages to join groups and build social connections around common [...]

Kangaroo shot with arrow in Queanbeyan

By 27 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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On Tuesday morning, a resident of Greenleigh in Queanbeyan looked out onto her driveway and saw a young kangaroo. He was hurt. He hadn’t been hit by a car as you might guess. He had been shot with a bow and arrow. The arrow was still inside him, piercing his chest through to his posterior shoulder.
Thanks to [...]

Weekend garage sale guide (28th March)

By 27 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 28 March 2015 at 7:00 am; ]

It’s garage sales galore this Saturday in Canberra, with second hand bargains for sale in suburbs including Yarralumla, Conder, Charnwood, Holt and Queanbeyan. 

Southside

5 Kiddle Cres Richardson
7am to 3pm
A massive clear out with three households. everything from kitchen appliances, toys, clothing, kids toys, baby gear and so much more. PLEASE NO PRE 7AM EARLY BIRDS.

26 Kavel [...]

A look around Canberra – Doing time in the Rivetto Ghetto

By 27 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I maintain that Canberra is a well-kept secret (although I am told there are now license plates surfacing which say ‘ACT – it’s not as bad as you think’ in which case the secret may be out). Within Canberra, there are a few rare gems that are easily overlooked and I would count Rivett as [...]

Registrations open for Run for Teal, Batemans Bay

By 25 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 25 October 2015; ]

Come and support Ovarian Cancer Australia by running, walking or crawling your way around the stunning coastal town of Batemans Bay this October.

With four course options ranging from 6km to a full marathon, it’s a fun run for all ages and fitness levels. Funds raised will be donated to the research arm of Ovarian Cancer [...]

Why did Smith’s Alternative really close?

By 25 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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One of Canberra’s most loved performance venues announced last week that it would cease its operations indefinitely. This week, Smith’s Alternative is in receivership.
The cosy venue in the Melbourne Building has undergone many machinations throughout the past three decades. From its slow transformation from a bookshop to an arts hub, it has always catered for [...]

Canberra’s Magna Carta Place

By 25 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the 13th Century English King’s agreement to the terms as set out in the Magna Carta. The original charter was more about getting a better deal for the church and the nobles rather than most of the population. Over time with additions and alterations, this document became important in [...]

Free family night at PCYC this Saturday

By 24 March 2015
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[ 28 March 2015 at 5:00 pm; ]

PCYC Erindale is hosting a family fun night this Saturday (28 March) between 5pm and 7pm .

There will be face-painting, balloon modeling, science experiments, Tots tumbling as well as music from DJ Panda.

The theme is Crazy hair and there will be prizes for the best and most craziest hair on the night.

For more details go to CPCYC [...]

DVCS Blue & White Gala Ball

By 24 March 2015
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[ 16 May 2015 at 6:30 pm; ]
Join Rosie Batty, Kate Ceberano, Jane Caro and DJSal for the Domestic Violence Crisis Services’ Blue & White Gala Ball on Saturday 16 May. Raise awareness of domestic violence and funds for services assisting those subjected to domestic violence in the ACT.
Tickets are $200 per person and include three course meal with sparkling, white and red [...]

Road trip from Canberra: Yarrangobilly Caves

By 24 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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My last RiotACT article talked about some of the day trips you can take around Canberra to explore the great outdoors. Yarrangobilly Caves was one of the day trips on my to do list and last weekend, I got in the car and ventured out into the Snowy Mountains to explore the caves.
The route I [...]

Club generosity helps disadvantaged kids kick goals

By 23 March 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Disadvantaged kids in Canberra’s north will this season have the opportunity to play weekend soccer for free, thanks to a generous offer by Mount Majura Football Club.
The club is the first in Canberra to provide children of families supported by The Smith Family with free registration, boots, socks and shirts for the upcoming Winter soccer season. [...]

Playground review – Conder community wetlands (Conder)

By 22 March 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Situated on a quiet street in one of Canberra’s most southern suburbs, the Conder community wetlands provide a beautiful green space for families to enjoy, including a playground. Kaden (18 months) and I were lucky enough to stumble upon this playground for our afternoon play this week.
The playground is a small, local playground however it [...]

A look around Canberra – Isabella Plains

By 20 March 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Isabella Plains is a hidden gem in Canberra’s south. It has numerous green spaces, established native tree populations and a centralised shopping centre, but few people know how great of a suburb it really is.
Isabella Plains was built in the 1980s and neighbours similar suburbs of Calwell (where I live), Monash and Richardson, and has maintained [...]

Weekend garage sale guide (21st March)

By 20 March 2015
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[ 21 March 2015 at 7:00 am; ]

To include your listing in an upcoming allclassifieds Canberra weekend garage sale guide, upload your garage sale details for free on allclassifieds.com.au. Please respect sellers by arriving during scheduled hours.

All garage sales listed below will be held on Saturday 21 March.

Southside

71 Prichard Cct Richardson
7am to 1pm
Dining table with 8 chairs, wall unit, piano, bath tub, clothes, books, various [...]

Narrabundah Festival this Saturday

By 19 March 2015

[ 21 March 2015 at 10:00 am; ] Old Narrabundah Community Council (ONCC Inc) invites you to attend the 2015 Narrabundah festival. This popular event will be the sixth one we have organised at the shops.

Attractions, live music and dancing include:

Cassidy’s Ceili – 1030am – 1230 pm
Russian Dancing – Short display from the Russian School – 1230pm
Food
ONCC Inc – Sausage Sizzle
Russian School [...]

Good and reasonably priced mechanic

By 19 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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It’s been about two years since the Canberra’s best mechanic post was put up on RiotACT and I was wanting to see if there’s been any change in the line up of good mechanics as we’ve got two cars needing service soon.
Previously, Mechanical Care in Belconnen, Fisher Car Care and CWC Auto all rated well with rioters.
Personally I’ve used [...]

You’re invited to the Tocumwal Lane pARTy

By 18 March 2015
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[ 29 March 2015 at 11:00 am; ]
In less than two short weeks the Tocumwal Lane pARTy will bring a celebration of art, culture, food and music into the heart of our city.
Providing visitors with an exciting new experience, this urban event will bring new life and creativity into Canberra’s City centre.
Hosted by Canberra CBD Limited, the Tocumwal Lane pARTy will be [...]

The return of Westlake to Yarralumla

By 18 March 2015
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Yarralumla, originally titled Westlake by Walter Griffin, was once a ‘workers’ suburb that was largely out of sight and out of mind. Then came the lake and it has since become a very desirable lakeside suburb. The majority of residences have lush gardens with ample space for bushes and shade trees. Sadly many recent houses [...]

Register now for junior soccer camps in April school holidays

By 17 March 2015
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Sports Camps Australia soccer camps will run during all four school holidays at Southwell Park and ANU Fellows Oval.
Each player (aged 6 to 16) will be provided the opportunity to reach their greatest potential by being challenged both technically and tactically in a fun and encouraging environment. At soccer camp, boys and girls of all skill [...]

Event: Will light rail increase greenhouse emissions?

By 16 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 16 March 2015 at 5:00 pm; ] Is light rail emissions-free, as some experts claim, or does it cause emissions comparable to those of buses, as estimated by Shreya Dave of M.I.T.?

Is Capital Metro correct in saying that buses offer 350 times the greenhouse benefits of light rail?

Was Damian Haas correct in saying that my estimates suffered from confirmation bias?

Come to my [...]

Playground review – Monash local playground (Monash)

By 15 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Located in the middle of a footpath network in the Southside suburb of Monash, this humble park has lots to offer for those looking for a relaxing play with lots of space to roam! Kaden (18 months) and I stumbled upon this park on a walk one day and ended up spending a morning of [...]

The Green Army wants you!

By 14 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Join the Green Army!
Is this for you?
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 in your local community?
Would you like to be paid an allowance while gaining skills, training and experience [...]

North Canberra Community Council meeting, 17 March

By 13 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 17 March 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] This month’s agenda includes:

GUEST PRESENTATION: Solarshare

REPORTS

Mr Fluffy subcommittee
City and Northbourne Urban Design Framework
Northbourne Avenue Walking and Cycling Facilities
Planning and Development Forum

Community facilities

Lack of public toilets in suburbs such as Watson and Hackett, exacerbated by closures of toilets and removal of rubbish bins in Downer and failure to reopen toilets at the Dickson wetlands.

Development Application for [...]

Graffiti on Woden storm water drain now illegal

By 13 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Ed: The ACT Government has removed the storm water drain on Callam Street in Woden from its list of legal graffiti sites. 
In case you missed it, the ACT Government has decided to remove the “legal wall” status of Woden Drains (Google maps link here) along with a bunch of others.
As someone who regularly visits these [...]

Weekend garage sale guide (14th and 15th March)

By 13 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 14 March 2015 7:00 am to 15 March 2015 1:00 pm. ]

To include your listing in an upcoming allclassifieds Canberra weekend garage sale guide, upload your garage sale details for free on allclassifieds.com.au.

Saturday 14 March
42 Severne Crescent Kambah
From 7am
Bric a brac! More information.

Saturday 14 March
22 Narran Street Amaroo
7am to 1pm
Lounge furniture, kids shoes and clothing, camping items – including a caravan, toys and kitchen items. More information.

Saturday 14 March
Dumaresq [...]

A look around Canberra – Latham

By 13 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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This week I was in and out of Latham a handful of times because one of the cat rescue groups I help out with occasionally is located there (Pickles Playmates Animal Rescue, for those wondering). Since I felt like an honorary resident I thought I’d do a piece on their lovely suburb for the next [...]

Petition to bring back ACT light vehicle registration stickers

By 13 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

For anyone in the ACT who would prefer to have current registration stickers returned to our vehicles, please sign this petition and share if you believe they are worthwhile.

2015 Parties at the Shops program kicks off in Campbell

By 12 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 15 March 2015 at 3:00 pm; ]

The 2015 extended Parties at the Shops program kicks off this Sunday 15 March from 3-6pm in Campbell.

Parties at the Shops is now in its third year, and producer Amy Moon says she is delighted to be putting on the first ever event in Campbell.

“Campbell plays an important role in Canberra’s military and defence history,” she [...]

Ghost at Fassifern?

By 11 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

I’ve done a few tests of aerial video over Fassifern Homestead at the end of Ginninderra Drive in Dunlop because it’s close by and fenced off. A friend of mine remembers going there as a kid to ride horses. I was a bit surprised to hear a rumour that people think it is haunted. Does [...]

Braddon: Green village to apartments

By 11 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The Australian Government created the suburb of Braddon in the 1920s-1930s to provide housing for the new capital’s service workers and public sector employees. No private developers had any interest in making the investment. So much for the free market taking up opportunities!

But today, so much has changed. Any developer would now love to get [...]

Canberrans rally for a good cause

By 10 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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A few days ago marked Amanda McDonnell’s one-year anniversary of being diagnosed with metastatic (advanced) breast cancer. She describes that day as “the worst day of my life”.
From that day forth, the lives of Amanda, her husband Sean, their two young children and their family and friends, changed forever.
Amanda has undergone aggressive chemotherapy and a mastectomy. [...]

What grows in your garden?

By 9 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 17 March 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

The Canberra Environment Centre is running the second of its gardening basics workshops on Tuesday 17 March. The topic? Soil.

Last Tuesday, Keith Colls from Canberra City Farm invited participants of ‘organic pest control’ to learn different ways to identify pests and diseases, how best to treat common ailments as well as a good background on [...]

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