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Windscreen cleaning at traffic lights

By 30 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

I have never been a big fan of windscreen washing at traffic lights.
I was surprised to see it used on the corner of Melrose and Hindmarsh as a bit of a fundraiser a few times for a local women’s Aussie Rules competition, but REALLY surprised to see it used by the Fire Brigade (must have [...]

ACT Employers recognised at employer support awards

By 29 May 2014

Member for Canberra Gai Brodtmann MP has congratulated four Canberra employers who were recognised for their exceptional support of Australian Defence Force Reservists at the ACT Employer Support Awards overnight.
The Erindale Pharmacy, Focus ACT, Communities at Work and the Canberra Hospital were the winners of the four categories of awards.
Ms Brodtmann thanked the winners [...]

Ode to Canberra – send us your pictures

By 29 May 2014
Ode to Canberra - send us your pictures

Many of you have asked us when we’re going to bring back the “Bad Parking” section of RiotACT. OK, to be honest, some of you have asked and as many have specifically contacted us to request that they never see a bad parking photo again! We do kind of miss the photos though so [...]

Whisky Live Canberra

By 29 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Whisky Live Canberra

I wish I was a whisky drinker. It seems like such a sophisticated thing, to hold a heavy glass in your hand with golden liquid slinking its way around the bottom. It feels like it would insert an element of NY gangster into my work at home life.
So to all you whisky drinkers [...]

Is Vitamin D magic in a capsule?

By 29 May 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Is Vitamin D magic in a capsule?

Do you have enough Vitamin D for winter, optimal fertility, healthy mood and healthy cholesterol?
Vitamin D accumulates and needs regular topping up from sun exposure.  Here in Canberra we are prone to spending a lot of time indoors while we’re at work.  When we do venture outside we have sun block on so how are [...]

Cooking for Blokes

By 29 May 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Cooking for Blokes

My husband was a great cook when I met him.  Sadly – 10 years later, 3 kids and the chaos of life (which generally involves me cooking) he seems to have lost the skill, which puts us into that age old whirlpool of ‘it’s easier to just do it myself than run through the step [...]

Sponsorship Money for Dragons Abreast

By 28 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Sponsorship Money for Dragons Abreast

Last Saturday, The Green Shed donated a $500 sponsorship to Dragons Abreast.
Dragons Abreast will use the money for the creation of graphic design for their tshirts, trophies and prizes for the corporate teams competing in the annual Dragons Abreast Corporate Regatta on 20 September this year.
Co-owners Elaine Stanford (pictured third from left) and Sandie Parkes [...]

The ever looming clouds of doom & gloom across our nations HQ

By 28 May 2014
The ever looming clouds of doom & gloom across our nations HQ

A friend of mine Josh snapped this great pic. As Tony Abbot looks to the skies for motivation one must wonder!

Pic by Josh Mulrine @ hookedonworld

$3.25 million for the revitalisation of Woden Town Centre

By 28 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

$3.25 million is to be invested in the 2014-15 ACT Budget to start the revitalisation of Woden Town Centre and to begin the redevelopment of the bus interchange.
The work to be undertaken includes constructing new stairs, ramps and lighting that will greatly improve public safety and access to the Woden Town Square from the interchange [...]

Canberra Op Shop Guide – Casual Brunch Outfit

By 28 May 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Canberra Op Shop Guide - Casual Brunch Outfit

Op-shopping can be a daunting experience if you’re not sure where to start, but there are some real gems to be found within the many local charitable outlets if you’re willing to do some digging.
To get you started on your thriftventure, we’re launching a new series that will zero in on the best op shop [...]

Support for International Flights into Canberra

By 28 May 2014

Funds to attract direct international flights and develop domestic aviation partnerships will be delivered in the 2014-15 ACT Budget.
An additional $600,000 will go towards the Cooperative Airline Stimulus Fund bringing the funds total to $1.1 million. The fund will support international and domestic cooperative marketing campaigns that will stimulate demand and further grow the [...]

Tuesday Night Trivia?

By 27 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Tuesday Night Trivia?

People of Canberra!
My trivia group is looking for a new place to participate in Trivia on Tuesday evenings? Preferably somewhere with good food and an early finish so we can eat and play at the same time!
Is there anywhere people can recommend? In the city would be ideal!

Soulfood Kitchen – a review

By 27 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Friday nights can sometimes leave one wondering what to cook for dinner. It’s the end of the week, you’re tired, don’t want to make a big fuss in the kitchen, but need to feed a hungry family who might not be happy with my choice of an lowly omelette. That was just the case in [...]

Cheap eats series 1 – Treehouse

By 27 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Cheap eats series 1 - Treehouse

For our second cheap eats, I tried Treehouse on Northbourne Avenue. Already a rising star in the nigh club space, Treehouse is trying its hand at lunches.
I had expectations of pub type meals – tapas put together by a kid chef. However, owner Mike Kadinski has hired two chefs with solid restaurant backgrounds and the [...]

Blog Post: Death Cafe sparking conversation

By 26 May 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Blog Post: Death Cafe sparking conversation

According to the Australian Securities and Investment Commission, half of Australian’s will die without a will.  Half?  That’s a bit hard to believe really.  I didn’t have a will until I was in my 30s and had my first child, but there wouldn’t have been anything to argue over or remedy so I wasn’t too [...]

Help save bears and orangutans

By 26 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Help save bears and orangutans

Canberra is hosting several exciting events to help celebrate World Environment Day on 5 June. A particular focus will be on raising much-needed funds and to become more informed about the dire situation bears and orangutans are facing. Saving bears and orangutans is reaching crisis point – orangutans could be extinct in the wild in [...]

Emergency services to target female recruits

By 25 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, today announced that $160,000 has been set aside for a campaign to boost gender diversity within the territory’s emergency services.
“The Government is developing and implementing a Women in Emergency Services Strategy to attract and retain more women to emergency services, particularly focusing on increasing the number [...]

Get your vaccines up to date

By 23 May 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Get your vaccines up to date

Another day, another rash of articles breathlessly reporting the results of a newsworthy scientific study. This week it’s a meta-study by the University of Sydney that discovered no link between vaccines and autism.
This shouldn’t be newsworthy. After all, the scientific study that sparked this whole anti-vax controversy has been declared a fraud by the BMJ [...]

Kingston Arts Precinct Master Plan released

By 23 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Kingston Arts Precinct Master Plan released

The Land Development Agency (LDA) has released the Master Plan for Section 49 Kingston, otherwise known as the ‘Kingston Arts Precinct’ or ‘Kingston Cultural Precinct’.

The 5.4 hectare site, bounded by Wentworth Avenue, Eastlake Parade and Giles Street, contains historic buildings such as the Kingston Glassworks, Fitters’ Workshop and the Old Bus Depot Markets.
Retaining the heritage [...]

Change to Melrose and Eggleston intersection

By 22 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, has announced work has started on improvements to the intersection at Melrose Drive and Eggleston Crescent in Chifley.
“The intersection was planned to be changed in 2012, preventing a right hand turn from Eggleston Crescent, however we received feedback from the community that further improvements were needed,” said [...]

Control and Choice Expo

By 22 May 2014

Locals are being urged to attend today’s Control and Choice Expo to experience some of the supports and services that will be on offer under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Minister for Disability Joy Burch said “The NDIS will begin in the ACT on 1 July this year. The Expo is the first of its [...]

New trade training centre for Tuggeranong

By 22 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Students in Canberra’s south will be able to explore careers in hospitality, horticulture, construction and the automotive industry with the opening of a new trade training centre in Canberra’s south.
ACT Minister for Education and Training Joy Burch today took part in the opening of the $8.1635 million Tuggeranong Sustainable Learning Trade Training Centre, based at [...]

Corbell calls for Liberals to stand up for ACT Projects

By 22 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Canberra Liberals leader Jeremy Hanson should take up the issue of Tony Abbott’s health and education budget cuts rather than attacking transformative infrastructure projects that will generate jobs and stimulate the ACT economy, Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell, said today.
“Jeremy Hanson shows a lack of vision and direction with his attack [...]

For lease indefinitely: Rowland and Lisa’s online engagement

By 21 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
For lease indefinitely: Rowland and Lisa's online engagement

Offering light-hearted views and plenty of potential for growth, this thirty-something year old ‘unit’ is officially off the market.
When Rowland Fischer placed his ad on Allhomes.com.au, his description was carefully worded and aimed at just one special person. Described as being ‘well looked after for the past two years, but now in need of a [...]

Obesity Clinic for Canberra

By 21 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A new obesity clinic has opened in Canberra, to tackle one of the region’s biggest health concerns, according to the ABC.
With almost one in three ACT adults and one in four Year Six children overweight or obese, the Obesity Management Service will assist by offering consultations with a range of medical professionals.
Services are available at [...]

The uphill path for Generation Y

By 21 May 2014

On Monday night’s Q&A I watched as a fairly gutsy young graduate from Tasmania questioned Mr Hockey on the new rules around unemployment benefits for those under 30.  I was pretty impressed.  Obviously a well-educated fellow, although the Treasurer came back more than once with ‘Under 30s will earn or learn’, this man pressed, citing [...]

Awards recognise innovation in disaster resilience

By 20 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, is encouraging Canberrans to nominate individuals or organisations who have made a significant contribution to disaster resilience in the ACT.
Nominations for the 2014 Resilient Australia Awards are open until 2 July.
“The Resilience Australia Awards are a perfect opportunity to recognise members and organisations in our community, [...]

Wright building site shut down

By 20 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A building site in Wright operated by Empire Building Group has been shut down over a raft of safety concerns, according to The Canberra Times.
Empire Building Group is currently constructing ‘Panorama at Wright’, an estate of 180 townhouses and apartments.
WorkSafe was alerted to concerns regarding safety on the site, but the company closed the site [...]

Cheap eats series 1 – Autolyse and Autolyse Juice

By 20 May 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Cheap eats series 1 - Autolyse and Autolyse Juice

Welcome to the 1st in the new series of cheap eats. In our previous series, which you can find in the archives, “cheap” was defined as “under $10″. Moving forward our definition will be less rigorous, including options a few dollars over that budget where we see fantastic value.
Our 1st review in this series is [...]

Increased high density housing in revised development of Brickworks

By 19 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Increased high density housing in revised development of Brickworks

Canberra landmark and spooky ruin, the Canberra Brickworks may soon be the centre of an exciting new housing development.
The ACT Government has provided in-principle support for development of the land defined in the current Strategy for the Canberra Brickworks + Environs, subject to relevant ACT and Commonwealth statutory processes.
The Strategy includes a proposal for [...]

Giralang supermarket decision to be challenged in the High Court

By 19 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The High Court of Australia has granted an alliance of north Canberra businesses leave to appeal from a decision of the ACT Court of Appeal last November which found that the group did not have standing to challenge the decision of ACT Planning Minister, Simon Corbell to approve a redevelopment of the Giralang Local Centre.
The [...]

Blog Post: A silver lining to a tough budget?

By 18 May 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Blog Post: A silver lining to a tough budget?

On Thursday morning I popped out to do a bit of shopping and ran into a friend.  I have known him a long time – more than 30 years and he is a mild mannered and generally fairly quiet man.  We said hello and I asked how he was going, expecting our usual mid shopping [...]

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