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Project Safe Plate: Secure your number plates this weekend

By 20 June 2014

ACT Policing and the Gungahlin Marketplace are joining forces this weekend for Project Safe Plate, combatting number plate theft by providing free tamper-proof screws to motorists.
This Saturday (June 21) between 10am-2pm, motorists are encouraged to bring their vehicles to the Gungahlin Marketplace car park on the corner of Gozzard and Ernest Cavanagh Streets, where officers [...]

Cheap eats Series 1 – Monster Kitchen and Bar

By 20 June 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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The opening of Hotel Hotel’s new bar restaurant, Monster Kitchen and Bar has been generating some buzz around town. I must admit that I had assumed that Monster would likely be a bit high on the $$ for cheap eats, as with many of Canberra’s newest hot spots, but I was pleasantly surprised.
For lunch I tried the Banh [...]

Why I’m joining the CEO sleepout tonight

By 19 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Canberra is stunning in the winter – the frost, the fog on the lake, the trees changing colour. But, Canberra gets bitterly cold and for one night every year Canberran business leaders, members of the ACT Government and community leaders spend a night sleeping on the street to raise money and awareness about homelessness. [...]

Hanson in CEO Sleepout

By 19 June 2014

ACT Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Hanson will brave the winter conditions for another year, joining other Canberra leaders for the annual Vinnies CEO Sleepout tonight.
“In my 22 years in the Army I have spent hundreds of nights outdoors sleeping rough and I have great sympathy for the hardships of the people who are forced [...]

Thrifty Fashion for UC Students

By 19 June 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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University of Canberra students no longer have to venture further than their doorsteps to get their retail therapy fix. The Yellow Canary, a new vintage clothing shop, has just opened up on campus.
Filled with kooky knits, cute dresses and jeans, the store caters to guys, girls and kids, and also stocks vintage shoes, accessories and [...]

Asbestos assessor

By 19 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

I’ve been reading up on the possibility of asbestos being present in older houses in the ACT and would like to get it assessed.
I have come up with a list of questions to ask:
Do you have any licence restrictions? (I read about the possibility of some assessors not being able to check above 2.4 m)
How [...]

New flexible bus system to improve transport for disadvantaged

By 18 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, has announced a new ‘community transport’ initiative to better meet the transport needs of the aged, people with disabilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other transport-disadvantaged Canberrans.
“In conjunction with the introduction of the bus network in the middle of this year, we will also pilot [...]

Tuggeranong Town Park Master Plan available for public viewing

By 18 June 2014

Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, today announced that the final master plan for Tuggeranong Town Park, which includes ideas for an enlarged picnic and barbecue area, upgraded play spaces and a new toilet block, is now available for public viewing.
“The needs of the community have significantly changed since the Town Park was [...]

30 new drinking fountains will be popping up around Canberra

By 18 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, today released the results of Canberra-wide consultation on sites for 30 new drinking fountains to be progressively installed across Canberra in the coming months. The first was unveiled on Wednesday morning at the Harrison District Playing Fields.
“As part of the ACT Labor-Greens Parliamentary Agreement, the ACT Government [...]

Where’s the Ladies? Uninspiring Yum Cha at the Dumpling Inn

By 18 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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We usually have our reviews written within 24 hours of our dining experience. It’s now day 4 since our Dumpling Inn experience and none of us are fighting to get to the laptop.
On Saturday we checked out Yum Cha at the Dumpling Inn, Jamison. We thought we would wade into the debate on where to [...]

Are fun runs really fun? The Canberra Times Fun Run comes to town

By 18 June 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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I was recently reminded that registrations for the Canberra Time Fun Run are open, and this sent me on a stumble down memory lane, thinking about my first CT 10km, and fun runs more generally.
‘Fun run’ is an oft-maligned term. Granted, it seems an oxymoron. As far as I understand it, a fun run is [...]

Weston Centre Draft Master Plan released for public consultation

By 18 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Canberrans can have their say on the long-term environmental, social and economic security of the Weston group centre with the launch today of consultation on the Weston Group Centre Draft Master Plan.
Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell, said the master plan will guide the development of the centre to be a more attractive, [...]

Farmers Market donates $50k to Snowy Hydro SouthCare

By 18 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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As part of this year’s tenth birthday celebrations, the Capital Region Farmers Market has just announced a very generous donation of $50,000 to the Snowy Hydro SouthCare Rescue Helicopter Service.
“Snowy Hydro SouthCare is a fabulous community service organisation, and we are delighted to be providing a substantial donation to assist with its services,” said Tony [...]

Mental Health – how to help when someone you love is suffering

By 18 June 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Catching up with a group of close girlfriends for dinner last week, conversation turned to mental health.  As we talked about our experiences and thoughts, the tone was gentle and understanding, the content frank.
It occurred to me a few days later just what an extensive web is spun by mental health issues.  From four of [...]

Nominations for ACT Book of the Year Award

By 17 June 2014

Canberra writers are encouraged to nominate their works for the 2014 ACT Book of the Year Award, Minister for the Arts Joy Burch said today.
The $10,000 prize is open to ACT writers who have had a contemporary work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry published in the 2013 calendar year.
“The ACT is home to many excellent [...]

Up close & personal with Toni Magazine’s Art Director, David Reid

By 17 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Vivienne Westwood’s show opened Shanghai Fashion Week and instantly made international headlines. As Creative Director of her team, David Reid was instrumental in creating a vision for the show.
With the proportions of a high fashion male model, David’s graceful hands paint dreams in the air as his soft throaty voice has you wafting into a [...]

A test for Shane Rattenbury on free-range egg standards

By 17 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

So, the states and territories are going to get together and agree on a national standard for the definition of “free range eggs”. Currently the animal welfare advocates nominate 1500 birds a hectare, while the industry would like 20,000 birds a hectare labelled free range.
These days Shane Rattenbury doesn’t have a lot to say on [...]

PHOTOWALK Canberra is on Sunday 22nd

By 17 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 22 June 2014 at 3:00 pm; ]

Hi guys,

Have decided to try the National Arboretum again (3rd time lucky!). As you may remember the first time there were fee issues (all resolved) and the second time it poured rain!

So this time I hope we are lucky. The grounds are open until 5.30pm so I am suggesting 3-5pm to get the last [...]

End of an era for Narrabundah as suspected ‘tyre slasher’ is caught

By 16 June 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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It is thought the Narrabundah tyre slasher may have been caught on Saturday night. Collective sighs of relief were sure to be heard across much of the area.
Talk of the tyre slasher started on RiotACT back in February 2010 when ‘DeeDee’ posted, pretty upset at the state of affairs as she had [...]

Ode to Canberra (round 3) – Shift to fortnightly competition. More time to get your photos in!

By 16 June 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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The winner of the RiotACT Ode to Canberra Competition for last week is…
Ezy with ‘Cooleman Ridge looking to the Brindabellas’. Congratulations Ezy – a double pass to Palace Cinema is winging its way to you.
Round 3 is now open, so send us your photos of Canberra. We have now extended the competitions to [...]

Dessert Fit For A King

By 16 June 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Canberra’s newest casual eatery, Dessert Castle, opens its doors to the public today.
 
The owners have spent the better part of a year creating a themed venue that lives up to its regal namesake, with stone walls, chandeliers, creeping ivy and an archway leading into the seating area.
 
The menu is extensive; with co-founder Chuan Wong explaining [...]

Architects honour the National Arboretum and Light rail design

By 16 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The ACT Institute of Architects annual award ceremony was held at the weekend. The event took place at the REX hotel – an interesting choice of venue to celebrate good design…
Simon Corbell announced the winners of the light rail station design ideas competition.
“I am very pleased that the ACT Chapter of the [...]

Helping make Australia what it is today

By 16 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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What do comedian Anh Do, sports commentator Les Murray and scientist Gus Nossal have in common? They’ve all made an invaluable contribution to Australian society, and they all also happen to have come here as refugees.
This week – June 15 to 21 – is Refugee Week, time to recognise and celebrate the contribution of an [...]

Horsing Around in the Capital

By 13 June 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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I wanted to take time out from my regular write-ups of local venues to wax lyrical about something close to my heart, and one of the reasons I prefer living in our fair capital to places like Sydney.
I’ve been riding horses since I was about ten years old. I started off at one of the [...]

National Portrait Gallery Dance Off – Round 3!

By 12 June 2014
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News is in! The National Portrait Gallery were triumphant over New Zealand’s Otago Museum and are now into the third round of the international Museum Dance-off. The NPG, who are the only Australian entrant, took Trans-Tasman glory last week thanks to your support, and finished the day with 65% of total votes. Today, the NPG [...]

Better ways to weed out an old enemy

By 12 June 2014

Weed management in the ACT and regional communities will be easier with the launch of the ACT and Southern Tablelands Weed Spotter website and smartphone app, Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell, said today.
“Combating noxious weeds is problematic all around Australia, but we now have another way to help weed them out,” [...]

Carlo Tosolini reviews a serious Red

By 12 June 2014
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Its a cold start to the week in Canberra and there isn’t a better time to start reaching for the heavier reds. Because of my love for shiraz I have chosen the 2008 d’Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz, Wow! Last Week I was in McLaren Vale and I visited the d’Arenberg winery which is an [...]

Practical tips for facing Canberra’s Winter head on

By 12 June 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Are you one of those people who seem to be constantly fighting colds?  This year as usual there are a variety of flu strains arriving from overseas as well as bacterial infections. Most recently, the news reported on a particularly nasty strain of virus named MERS (Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome). If you don’t already have [...]

Tradeswomen deliver on Housing ACT properties

By 11 June 2014

Two new public housing homes built by a team dominated by tradeswomen have been handed over to the ACT Government, Minister for Women Joy Burch said today.
The two adaptable dwellings in Richardson were built by Housing ACT, in conjunction with Ruiz Constructions, over 10 months between August 2013 and May 2014. In all, 14 tradeswomen [...]

Amnesty Letter Writing Sessions

By 11 June 2014

Amnesty International is hosting an evening Letter Writing Group this Wednesday, 11 June at our office: Lower Ground Floor
Manpower Building, 33-35 Ainslie Avenue. Civic (just up from the Canberra Times fountain). We meet on the second Wednesday of each month. You can arrive any time between 5pm and 6pm, write as many letters as you [...]

Live-time petition signing to support humane treatment of refugees

By 11 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

On Saturday June 28, in a Canberra-first ‘live petition’ citizens’ initiative, a mass gathering of Canberra groups and individuals will vote on a motion to be presented to Parliament, demanding humane treatment for refugees.
The event will take place at ANU’s Llewellyn Hall at 6pm and is hosted by Canberra’s Refugee Action Committee. Addressing [...]

Cheap eats series 1 – The Coffee Grounds ANU

By 11 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A mate asked me to meet him at the ANU as he wanted me to try out the campus café, The Coffee Grounds. I must admit that I did not have high expectations of a café on a university campus as I had envisioned being surrounded by students and eating boring food in a daggy [...]

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