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Ask RiotACT: Sourcing a pinata

By 8 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

My dear hive mind of rioters,
My little astromonkey is having a birthday party this Sunday [11/10] and now desperately wants a pinata.  I’ve seen a few places do on-line sales but don’t want to risk non-delivery in time for this event. The party shop line rings out and other [insert search engine of choice] aren’t much [...]

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 [...]

Beer Week returns to Canberra this November

By 8 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Beer Day Out 2014

[ 5 November 2015 to 11 November 2015. ]

Canberra Beer Week was launched last night at Bentspoke Brewery in Braddon. The week-long celebration of beer will take place form 5 – 11 November.

Representing the ACT Government, Minister Mike Gentleman officially launched Canberra Beer Week.

“Canberra is well renowned for our outstanding wines, and there are a number of events on the calendar each year [...]

How one Canberra Mum spent Floriade

My Cubby House Rocks

Floriade is one of my favourite things about Canberra. It is clearly one of our best tourist attractions and it gets bigger and better every year. We have been blessed with high temps this school holidays and my four kids and I have tackled the place on more than one occasion. Which also means “Cha-Ching”, [...]

Civic sports garage sale for mini-roos today

Bettong bounce

Looking for second hand sports gear? Or a cheap way to entertain the kids on the second last weekday of the school holidays? Like to help save a cute rabbit-sized mini-roo called a bettong in the process? The launch event for this year’s Garage Sale Trail in Civic Square is the place to be between [...]

Cheap Eats – Noodle Cafe (Civic)

Noodle Cafe

Since I’ve been doing Cheap Eats reviews, I’ve had about a bazillion people (OK, maybe closer to 5 or 6) tell me I should review the Noodle Cafe in Garema Place. I put it off for so long because I thought it was too obvious, not really a hidden gem etc. I eventually came to [...]

Ask RiotACT: Pest control inspections and body corporates

By 6 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

Hi folks
Can anyone enlighten me as to what the responsibilities of body corporates are in relation to pest inspection/control in the ACT.  A family member is looking at buying a townhouse and thinks they may need to get their own pest inspection report done on the unit.  If this does reveal problems how is responsibility [...]

Feathering eyebrows – recommendations please?

By 6 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

Has anyone had their eyebrows tattooed – i.e. feathering eyebrows?
I am looking for professional, hygienic, licensed operators in ACT. Any suggestions/experiences are greatly appreciated!

Ask RiotACT: Magpies in our backyard

By 6 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

Hi, I have a question that Google can’t seem to answer for me!
We have an issue with magpies that are coming into our backyard to try and steal our food.  TAMS isn’t helpful, as their advice is to steer clear of the area, walk don’t run etc but I can’t exactly avoid my backyard.
They’re not [...]

Best of Canberra ­­– river and lake swims

Dogs swimming in the Murrumbidgee

Until now, the RiotACT’s Best of Canberra has been limited to food-related experiences, but with a new editorial team on deck, we thought it was time to give the series a bit of a shake up. There is more to life than food, after all.
First up, then, to coincide with this balmy weather and today’s [...]

Start-up Fudie up for two Telstra biz awards

By 6 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Katie Geus of Fudie

Learning she has been shortlisted for not one but two Telstra ACT Business Women’s Awards was “quite surreal” for personal trainer, uni student and entrepreneur Katie Geus.
The founder, director and chief taste tester of meal delivery business Fudie was at home with her partner when the phone call came to tell her she’d been listed alongside [...]

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 [...]

Best of Canberra taste off – Buffets


When I put the call out for the best buffet/all-you-can-eat restaurant in Canberra, I thought I would have received many, many enthusiastic suggestions however I think most people wanted to pitch in about how wasteful buffets can be, and how they cause over-eating.
I can’t comment on the waste side of things, but the overeating thing [...]

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. [...]

Take a hike: Nil Desperandum Homestead

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In an attempt to get through most of the hikes within the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, I recently set out to do the Nil Desperandum hike with my friend Jarryd.
I started the hike from the Dalsetta carpark, which is located on the right not far inside the national park.
From the carpark, it’s a five kilometre track [...]

Kitchen dilemma

By 4 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

Hi, Riotact, hoping someone among your community can offer some advice on this matter. Have just moved into a new house with an induction stove top. And NONE of our cookware is suitable! Is there any alternative to buying all new cookware?

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 [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Ivy & The Fox

By 3 October 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE

In May, I checked out the recently established Fox and Bow in Farrer; I was pretty excited by the super funky café and was in love with the whole concept. So much so that his has since been my top recommendation to friends looking for a new breakfast place.
When I heard that the owners of [...]

Six must-try South Coast getaways


You were thinking about doing some work in the garden this long weekend, weren’t you? Think again. It’s going to be sizzling hot at the South Coast and you could be lying on the beach at Broulee or by the infinity pool at Mollymook. With beaches like ours and weather like this you might be [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (3rd October 2015)

By 2 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
allclassifieds canberra garage sale banner

[ 3 October 2015 at 7:00 am; ]

Bargain hunters of Canberra, here are five of the top garage sales going on around the capital this weekend. There are a bunch more to check out on the allclassifieds website though, so make sure you check out the list before you head out on to trawl the trash and treasure.

Saturday 3rd October 2015

39 Richmond Street, [...]

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 – [...]

Ask RiotACT: What’s happened to the Sunrise Cafe in Civic?

By 30 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

Anyone know what has happened to the owner of the Sunrise Cafe in the City Bus Interchange?  About 6 weeks ago he put up a sign closed for 2 weeks due to ill health.  Now the cafe is all covered up.
This Cafe has been an institution in Canberra and will be sorely missed.

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 [...]

Cheap eats – Waldorf on London (Civic)

By 30 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

I’ve been meaning to try lunch at the Waldorf on London for nearly a year now after reading Sophia Carlini’s Weekend Cafe Hot Spot review back in January. I finally got around to it this week and dragged my partner along too.
Like Sophia, I’d never eaten in a hotel restaurant before unless I was staying there and [...]

Best of Canberra – Buffets

By 29 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Who remembers going to Pizza Hut in the ’90s and being told you had to eat something substantial before going crazy at the dessert bar, filling your bowl up with ice cream, chocolate cake, red and green jelly, marshmallows, chopped nuts and sprinkles? OK, it may have just been the children of the ’90s who [...]

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 [...]

Best of Canberra taste off – Bakery

By 28 September 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE

Last week’s call out for Canberra’s best bakery was one of the only call outs to receive more nominations for a NSW establishment than one in the ACT.
The Braidwood Bakery received a huge amount of attention, but given that this is the Best of Canberra series (and also I don’t have half a day to trek [...]

ACT Education failing autistic students

By 27 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The Commonwealth Government has just released its final report on Evaluation of the More Support for Students with Disabilities Initiative 2012-2014. Sadly, the report shows that compared to most other states and territories, the ACT did very little to improve education outcomes for autistic students.
The number of Australian children formally diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder [...]

Weekend cafe hot spot: Milk Crate, Civic

By 26 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Milk Crate 2

If you’re like me and you follow closely whenever a new cafe opens up in town, you might have noticed that a new little spot called Milk Crate opened up just a few weeks ago. These last few weeks my instagram feed has been filled with photos of delicious looking pastries and cute blue coffee [...]

Akiba takes out Bar of the Year Award ACT

By 25 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

On Tuesday night hundreds of bar experts from around Australia gathered in Sydney for the annual Australian Bar Awards, presented by Australian Bartender Magazine. Whilst our locals bar and pubs were not nationally awarded, the state awards recognised the excellence of three Canberra establishments.
Taking out Pub of the Year for ACT was Bentspoke in Braddon, [...]

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 [...]

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