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Pick of the Markets: Serendipity Soaps

By 28 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I’m back! But I’m no longer reviewing weekend hot spots. The team thought it would be fun and something a little different, to review local Canberra markets and the stalls that frequent them. Each week I am going to explore and review a new stall from the various Canberra markets, so watch this space!

I was [...]

Getting the most out of your real Christmas tree

By 27 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Editor note: Next week, we’ll be starting our Christmas gift-maker interview series. Watch this space.

Do you get a real Christmas tree? Curious about giving one a go in place of the plastic alternatives? Ever wondered just where that tree comes from, how it is grown and what on earth those growers do for the non-festive time [...]

This weekend’s top picks for the DESIGN Canberra festival

By 27 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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DESIGN Canberra raced out of the gate proving that the capital is very much en vogue. The festival—now in its second year—is putting on more than 70 events and activities, many free and something for all ages and interests.
The festival is about connecting you with artists, designers, architects, interior designers, landscape designers, craftspeople and other [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (28 and 29 November 2015)

By 27 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 28 November 2015 to 29 November 2015. ]

Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with over 25 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds website.

15 Andado Place, Hawker
Sunday, 11am-2pm
A massive garage sale on this Sunday at Hawker, with items including: a dining set, coffee table, wardrobes, freedom sofa, bookshelves, [...]

What’s on in Canberra this weekend (28 and 29 November 2015)

By 26 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 28 November 2015 to 29 November 2015. ] The Christmas season is in full swing as of this weekend. The Street Theatre presents Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, an alternate telling of Dickens’ classic tale; Christmas in the City starts with a Guinness World Record attempt for most number of lights on an artificial Christmas tree; and the Undercurrent Design Market will help kick-off [...]

Preparing your wardrobe for Summer

By 26 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I swear it was only yesterday that I was putting the winter woolies away, and dusting off the shorts, t-shirts and beach wear (well not quite, but I was prepping for summer!). Now it’s only less than a week until the first day of summer, which means we will soon be graced with much warmer [...]

Take a hike: Mt Budawang

By 26 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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After exhausting most of the hikes in the ACT (or at least the ones I can get to in a 2WD vehicle), I set out with my friend Brooke to hike up Mt Budawang.
Mt Budawang is the namesake of the Budawang National Park and is located about a 90 minute drive from Canberra via Braidwood.
Once [...]

Cheap Eats – Double Drummer (Barton)

By 25 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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As mentioned in previous weeks and the call-out for Canberra Cheap Eats last week, I’ve been keen to branch out of Civic and try some ‘unknown’ eateries. One suggestion received was Double Drummer in Barton. I work close to Barton and had never even heard of this place so I was excited to check it [...]

Students inspire capital on domestic violence

By 24 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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“We won’t stay silent about domestic violence”. That is the message Year 7 students, from Canberra’s Caroline Chisholm School, have made loud and clear through an inspiring self-driven school project.
In September this year, students began a poignant conversation with their English teacher Annalise Pippard. “We have voices and want to be heard,” said one of the [...]

Best of Canberra – non-IKEA furniture outlets

By 24 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Given all the attention IKEA’s tax minimization has received, and because we want to help the local operators stay in business following the Swedish giant’s arrival in town, we put the call out last week for Best of Canberra – non-Ikea furniture stores recommendations.
Our favourite line among all the comments came from Ezy: “Canberra Milk [...]

When Katy interviewed Annabel … and discovered parmesan rind

By 23 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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RiotACT has today bought two Christmas presents for ACT Labor Senator Katy Gallagher: a Yotam Ottolenghi vegetarian cookbook and a chunk of Parmigiano-Reggiano, rind intact.
That Senator Gallagher had never heard of British food writer Ottolenghi before yesterday surprised a 400-strong crowd who had come to see her interview fellow vegetarian, political commentator and Kitchen Cabinet [...]

Dreaming of liberty and croissants

By 23 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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On a rainy Saturday morning, I sat with my kids enjoying flaky croissants over chai latte and babychinos. My three-year old absently nibbled on the layers of pastry on my plate, some of the 27 laminated layers in the fresh-made chocolate croissants and Viennese style breakfast pastries at Dream Cuisine. It is some of the [...]

A look around Canberra – Crace

By 20 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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The suburb of Crace in Gungahlin was named after Edward Kendall Crace who was one of the largest landholders in the district. Edward Crace sadly drowned in 1892 while attempting to cross the flooded Ginninderra Creek.

Crace is quite a new suburb, all the houses are quite modern and it was designed around the concept of [...]

ACT still has longest emergency department wait times

By 19 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s Emergency Department Care 2014-15 report was released today and shows that ACT residents typically wait twice as long as the national average for emergency department care.
From the media release:
“The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s (AIHW) Emergency Department Care 2014-15 report released today has the median emergency department [...]

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
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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
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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
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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 [...]

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