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Antiques, woodworks and bakeries in Bungendore

By 19 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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If you’re like me, you’ve probably drive through Bungendore a dozen times on the way to the coast, but never actually stopped there.
While the most visible part of the town is short and if you blink you might miss it, there is more than meets the eye in this New South Wales town only a [...]

Tea with JT – Lisa Ridgley

By 19 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Tea with JT

Look who I caught up with this week! Lisa Ridgley. She is so lovely. I knew her voice so well when she was on the radio, and it feels surreal talking with her over a cuppa. We went to my grandma’s house {just joking}, but it does feel like a trip to Nana’s place when [...]

Cheap Eats – My Rainbow Dreams, Dickson

By 18 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Continuing with the non-Civic Cheap Eats theme this week, I made a beeline for Dickson where I had lunch at My Rainbow Dreams.
My Rainbow Dreams is a vegetarian café, but don’t be put off if you’re a self-confessed meat lover – there is something for everyone here.
The menu has a really good range of food, [...]

Five to try: Cafes in Woden

By 17 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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One of my favourite things to do is spend a quiet morning in a cafe, sipping on soy caps and maybe nibbling on a pastry or two. With so many good cafes in Canberra, I’ve decided to narrow down this “five to try” cafe list by keeping it to an area – and we’re starting off [...]

Food queue the one to watch at IKEA Canberra

By 16 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Ross and Kim Morgan

Visitors to IKEA on its opening day told RiotACT the crowds were much smaller than they’d expected, and that there was no wait to get into the store when it opened for the first time.
The only part of the store that looked busy enough to cause any aggravation was the restaurant, where a substantial queue [...]

It’s Day One for IKEA Canberra

By 16 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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IKEA is here, IKEA is here! It is impossible to miss the big blue box as you head towards the airport. For many Canberrans, there is a sense of pride that Canberra is finally getting an IKEA all of its own. For others, there is a long shopping wish list.
I was excited to participate in [...]

The Brunch Run: Damn Fine Roasters, Westside Acton Park

By 14 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The edgy shipping container village down by Lake Burley Griffin may not be top of your list for weekend breakfast.
I’d been there during Art Not Apart last year and was impressed by the set up, especially the view from the bar on the top floor. With art exhibitions in containers, live graffiti artists at [...]

Cinema in a Netflix World

By 13 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Note: It seems fitting that while we are currently looking for the Best of Canberra cinemas, I was invited by Hoyts Belconnen and Hoyts Woden to try out their new recliner seating with a special viewing of Spectre. Best of Canberra cinemas will go head-to-head on Monday.

In an age when you can watch anything on [...]

Callout: Best $15 (and under) lunch in Canberra

By 13 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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We’ve been running the Cheap Eats series for some time now. Alexandra Craig is currently our only Cheap Eats writer, and she’s coming up blank with new places to go. After feeling like she’s been to all the Civic lunch places, she’s keen to branch out, but needs some help.
This is the list of places we’ve been to so [...]

New trails open at the National Arboretum

By 12 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The National Arboretum has a new attraction for visitors with a series of recreational trails opening earlier this month.
The new trails extend throughout the arboretum grounds spanning out from the Village Centre and are perfect for a weekend or after work walk.

The arboretum features more than 44,000 trees from across Australia and the world, with some of [...]

Tea with JT – Mary Anne + Nicole

By 12 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Jenny Tiffen

I have a treat for you today! Two women for the price of one. When I asked Mary-Anne Apps if we could sip tea together for my segment, she insisted she bring her sidekick Nicole Spillane along too. I am so glad she did. These two are a hoot and obviously have an amazing friendship [...]

Canberrans raise $41K for brain cancer

By 11 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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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 [...]

Best of Canberra: Fresh food markets

By 10 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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After the call went out last week for the best markets in Canberra, I realised that it would be best to separate fresh food markets from creative markets. So, this weekend I went with fresh food and visited:
Capital Regional Farmers Markets at Exhibition Park (Epic)
Saturdays 7.30 – 11.30am.
Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets
Thursday – Sunday, 8am [...]

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:

BBQ
Books
Toys
Icecream
Cakes, Jam and Confectionary
And many more!

We would love [...]

Beer Week: What’s your favourite brewery?

By 6 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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We loved all the entries that you submitted to us naming your favourite brewery and, moreover, why it was your favourite.
But, we could only pick five winners. The winners are: Tegan, Ashleigh, Tim, Paul and Sibella. Congratulations on your hampers, tickets and brewery beers. RiotACT will be in contact with you shortly.
If you’re not already sipping [...]

Five things you must do at Beer Day Out

By 6 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 6 November 2015 at 4:00 pm; 7 November 2015 at 12:00 pm; ]

Beer Day Out is coming up this Friday and Saturday and as part of the celebration, we’ve pulled together five things you must do if you’re heading to the event.

1. Drink some of the world’s best beers
With over 30 Australian and International craft breweries you will have a lot of choice! The few listed below are [...]

Ask RiotACT: Recommendations needed for Canberra tradesmen

By 6 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hi Canberrans,
We are just about to start renovations on our new home. We need advice for the tradesmen who can do the following. We really want someone who is reliable, knowledgeable and reasonably priced. I’d even be happy with a handyman who would be able to do the lot.
Floor sanding
Carpet laying
Painting
Removal of a small dividing [...]

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.

SATURDAY

8 Oleander Court, Higgins
9am-2pm
This sale includes: an antique dresser, two [...]

A look around Canberra – Forde

By 6 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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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 [...]

Tea with JT – Danielle Cleary

By 5 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Danielle Cleary

Have I hooked you in with this series yet? Well, you might like to read about Danielle. She keeps it pretty short and sweet. I actually met her donkeys years ago and have re-connected with her more recently as she is a netball mum, has four kids like me (we seem to attract each other) [...]

Road trip from Canberra: Carrington Falls

By 5 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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If you’re looking for a quiet and pretty spot to visit on an upcoming weekend, why not consider Carrington Falls in the picturesque Kangaroo Valley?
Carrington Falls is located an easy two hour drive from Canberra. You head down the Hume Highway towards Sydney, and then take the Illawarra Highway exit to Wollongong.
After heading through the [...]

Fyshwick Markets website back online

By 4 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Update: A spokeswoman for the Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets called late today to explain that the markets’ website was down for several hours today because a virus struck one of their trader’s websites.
“There is nothing sinister going on with our site at all. It will be up and running again shortly,” she said.
We checked this [...]

Best of Canberra – Markets

By 4 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I like the idea of visiting the local market for groceries; the food is fresh and nutritious, it is a way of supporting the community and local producers and a fun way of doing the shopping while catching up with a friend. It’s even better if the markets include arts, crafts and activities.
Now that [...]

Ask RiotACT: Another gym question

By 4 November 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
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After 12 months of crossfit, which I loved, it is time to try something a bit cheaper.  I am after a gym at which I can see a trainer maybe once a fortnight (once I get in to the swing of the gym) but who will give me a program to use in between times.  I [...]

Win Beer Day Out tickets + hamper

By 4 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Beer Day Out Beer Pack with 2 entry passes

Canberra’s premium beer event – Beer Day Out – will take place again soon on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 November in Kingston at the Former Transport Depot. This year’s event will showcase 30 local, interstate and international breweries, pouring more than 150 different beers and ciders, amidst master classes, roving entertainment and international culinary [...]

Cup fashions at the Realm

By 3 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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RiotACT met some Melbourne Cup lunch-goers at the Hotel Realm this afternoon. You can see all our photos on Instagram, or view a selection here.

Justine Redwin, Karen Mathias, Lana Davidson-Parker, Alicia Murphy, Ashleigh Hogwood and Alicia Welsh.

Laura Neill, Kate Chaloner, James Neill and Georgia Clear. James won best dressed bloke later.

At right, our pick for [...]

Ask RiotACT: Cracks in the wall

By 3 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hi folks, I have a 40 or so year old house in Belconnen, built on brick piers instead of a concrete slab, that has a number of cracks in the brickwork.  As I understand it these are a feature of many Canberra properties; they didn’t even get a mention on the property purchase report.
Who can [...]

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 [...]

Five to try: Dumpling restaurants

By 3 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Amongst my group of friends, dumplings are a collective favourite. We regularly argue about who makes the best, but with such a good selection of dumpling restaurants in Canberra, we are never disappointed no matter where we end up.
So if you’re like us and have regular cravings for these little parcels of heaven, I’ve picked [...]

Ex-army chief is ACT Australian of the Year

By 2 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Former Australian Chief of Army and current chair of Diversity Council Australia David Morrison AO was tonight named ACT Australian of the Year at a function in Gandel Hall at the National Gallery of Australia.
The equality advocate immediately acknowledged the efforts of his colleagues to address cultural issues in the army “propelled by their deep [...]

Last minute Cup day options

By 2 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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So you want to get out and celebrate Melbourne Cup but haven’t booked anything?
Fear not. Some of the best Cup day experiences I’ve had were last minute scrambles from the office to the nearest pub or club in time for one drink while the race is on. Plenty of casual drinking holes will be showing [...]

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