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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 [...]

Cheap eats – Wattle Snack Bar (Phillip)

By 25 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Before founding Coffee Guru in the early 2000s, Stephen Ashworth ran a takeaway shop in Phillip’s Colbee Court. His Steve’s Special burger (chicken schnitzel, lettuce, mayo, bacon, cheese and pineapple on a hamburger bun) was the stuff of legend in my family, to the point that he once opened the shop after hours so my [...]

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 [...]

Best of Canberra – Hot cross buns

By 24 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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It’s that time of year when the shops fill up with chocolate eggs and hot cross buns are the feature of weekend breakfast. Actually, it’s been that time of year since chocolate bunnies replaced Christmas decorations in early January. But only now, with Easter a few weeks away, it is appropriate to wake up to the [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Hot chocolate

By 23 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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This week I was hoping for a cool change so I could get all rugged up and cosy with a few cups of hot chocolate. Alas, the warm weather stuck around for another week and I found myself sipping hot chocolate in 30 degree heat.
RiotACT readers, however, were not at all concerned with the weather [...]

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 [...]

Advice on inground pools in Canberra?

By 21 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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We are looking at buying a new inground pool for our home in Canberra and would like to know if there any particular pool builders I should avoid and/or contact for a quote, especially from those who have been through this process over the last few years in Canberra.
Currently looking at Narellan Pools, Country Pools [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: ONA, Fyshwick

By 21 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Since moving into our new apartment, my partner and I have been spending a lot of time in Fyshwick. I don’t know about you, but I just feel like there isn’t a lot of choice when it comes to food out there. We were close to hangry (angry as a result of being hungry) so Mike, my [...]

International building firm invests in Canberra

By 20 March 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Canberra home buyers will have greater choice when it comes to selecting a builder from this weekend, with Japan’s largest homebuilder, Sekisui House, opening its first ACT display home in Wright today.
The display home was officially opened by Chief Minister Andrew Barr and Sekisui House managing director Kazunari Takayanagi.
Minister Barr said he was pleased that [...]

Bit of a foodie? Into sustainability? There’s an event on Monday you’ll like

By 20 March 2015
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[ 23 March 2015 at 5:00 pm; ]

Come to the National Arboretum Canberra on 23 March and discover the many exciting things happening to gardens, fresh food, urban environments and how you can harness the benefits.

The National Arboretum Canberra is hosting a Sustainable Food Futures event showcasing inspiring ideas and plans for community food production.

You are invited to come along on:

Date:   [...]

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 [...]

Reasonably priced weekend caterer?

By 19 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I am looking at catering for a not-for-profit groups conference later this year. We just need a simple lunch for Saturday and Sunday, i.e. wraps, sandwiches, sushi and rolls.
As always we need to cater for different dietary restrictions. We are wanting to keep the cost at around $10-15 per person per day. Can anyone suggest [...]

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 [...]

Best of Canberra – Hot chocolate

By 17 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Not everyone likes coffee. It’s hard to believe I know, but I’ve met some of these people and when it comes to warm milky beverages, hot chocolate is often their go-to choice. But it is not a beverage reserved for the coffee haters only – hot chocolates are universally loved and as the weather cools down [...]

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 [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Pasta

By 16 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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This week was a close call when it came to votes for Canberra’s best pasta. Apart from the unanimous agreement that Nonna’s pasta is always the best, there was little consensus amongst RiotACT readers about where to find quality pasta outside of Nonna’s kitchen.
There was a lot of love for Italian and Sons in Braddon. [...]

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 [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Capitol Bar & Grill, QT Canberra

By 14 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Have you had the QT experience yet? If you haven’t been to the revamped Rydges Lakeside, now known as QT, you really need to put it at the top of your priority list!
I was lucky enough to have the whole QT experience this week when I stayed in the 1920’s style hotel. The rooms are [...]

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.

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