With only seven days left of their Kickstarter campaign (it seems that we can’t stay away from the crowdfunding projects here at RiotACT this week), The Light Clock are one of the campaigns that have reached their goal. This isn’t always guaranteed.
The Light Clock is a decorative piece that uses light to tell the time. You can [...]
The ACT Government has announced an elective surgery “blitz” in the first half of 2016 that will see the city’s surgeons perform an extra 1000 procedures in a bid to reduce the number of long-wait patients in the territory.
ACT Minister for Health Simon Corbell said the Government would direct $11.8 million towards the program in [...]
ACT Policing has confirmed that a body found in Majura last Thursday is that of missing Evatt man Mr Andrew Carville, and that his death is being treated is suspicious.
Police have ruled out family as persons of interest.
Mr Carville was reported missing earlier this month. He was last seen at his Evatt home on the [...]
If you happen to be driving past the South African Embassy in Canberra, you may notice a lonely and disused sentry box on the corner near the entrance to the embassy and its residence. Today, this corner of Canberra is very quiet and most people drive by without giving any thought to the place this [...]
ACT Policing has called for public assistance as it searches for a man involved in an altercation in at the Stuart Flats in Griffith last night.
About 5.15pm yesterday, a man was allegedly stabbed at Stuart Flats (across Captain Crescent from Manuka shops). The incident allegedly occurred near the carport at the rear of the building.
Member for Fraser Andrew Leigh will have to move offices at a potential cost to taxpayers of $500,000 after the augmented Electoral Commission ignored ACT Labor’s plea that they factor its position into planned electoral boundary changes.
The commission announced this afternoon that its planned changes to electoral boundaries would go ahead as part of a [...]
Jon Stanhope reckons Frank Fenner would be turning in his grave at the news that his name will replace that of longtime member for Canberra Jim Fraser in representing the northern electorate of the ACT.
The augmented Electoral Commission confirmed today that Fraser is to become Fenner despite a number of high profile objections to the [...]
The University of Canberra is celebrating reaching one of its strategic plan’s goals two years early today after squeezing into the top 100 universities in the world under the age of 50.
The Quacquarelli Symonds rankings agency placed UC just inside in the top 100 universities in the 91-100 section of the list, which was announced [...]
The ACT Government is conducting feasibility studies and undertaking design work to improve walking and cycling connections in Woden, Tuggeranong and Belconnen, and has added 30 new parking spaces to the Park & Ride facility at the Tuggeranong Bus Station.
There were already 58 spots at Tuggeranong but they were among the most highly used of [...]
RSPCA has confirmed that humans rather than foxes were behind the beheading of six chickens in Melba over the weekend and is calling for community assistance to track down the culprits.
A spokesperson for the RSPCA said claims the injuries were the result of a fox attack were unfounded. A veterinary examination confirmed that human intervention [...]
Today, we are talking to Abundant Water. Abundant Water is a local Canberra business started by engineer Sunny Forsyth that has created low-cost clay water filters for impoverished communities overseas. Sunny and the Abundant Water team collaborate with the communities to teach them how to make the filters themselves; and, more recently, they have been encouraging and empowering villagers to [...]
“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 [...]
As Labor prepares to finalise its candidates for the 2016 ACT election later today, Canberra Liberals leader Jeremy Hanson has defended the fact that his party’s contenders won’t be known until next year.
The Greens announced their candidates for the October 15, 2016 poll last month, and Labor will confirm its list of potential MLAs later [...]
Canberra radio broadcaster Nigel “Nige” Johnson has quit the high profile 104.7 breakfast slot and will leave the station altogether a few weeks after the controversial axing of his long-standing breakfast co-host Scott “Scotty” Masters.
When announcing his move on air this morning, Johnson (above right, with Masters) made a connection between his departure and that [...]
ACT Policing arrested a 21-year-old Higgins woman yesterday (20 November) in relation to a fire at a Kambah residence earlier this year.
The blaze, which started in the garage, spread to the house on Stymers Street in the early hours of Wednesday 2 September.
The garage and entire contents, including a Subaru WRX, were completely destroyed [...]
The first ever ACT Telstra Business Women’s Awards winner to go on to collect a national gong reckons the territory is on the verge of becoming an Australian leader in entrepreneurship.
“Canberra is set to challenge the rest of Australia in the startup ecosystem for originality, research and the perfect storm of the right government and [...]
Canberra drivers and riders can use their phone’s GPS capability (if the device is safely secured) while on the road following an amendment to ACT legislation.
It had previously been illegal to use the GPS function of mobile phones while driving and riding in the ACT.
ACT Minister for Justice Shane Rattenbury said it would also now [...]
ACT police are investigating the circumstances surrounding an unidentified body found in Majura this afternoon.
Police are in the process of determining the cause of death and the identity of the body. Police are treating the death as suspicious.
Police are urging anyone who may have any information that could assist police to contact Crime Stoppers [...]
Like the Pontypandy Fire Brigade’s lone female member Penny Morris, ACT firefighter Gina Kikos works for and with a bunch of beefy blokes.
And while Penny’s colleague Sam has inspired young boys to consider a future as a fireman for years through the British television program in which he features, Penny is perhaps too much of [...]
The Canberra Liberals have attacked Chief Minister Andrew Barr over comments he made earlier this month about the territory’s district community councils.
The ACT Government funds seven community councils, in Belconnen, Gungahlin, North Canberra, Inner South Canberra, Woden Valley, Weston Creek and Tuggeranong.
The councils are voluntary, not-for-profit, community-based associations and currently the peak community representative bodies [...]
The ACT Government is seeking up to 15,500 sq m of office space in the Woden town centre for more than 1000 Access Canberra employees and ACT Health Directorate staff.
The ACT public service staff will move next year as part of a plan to streamline government operations and improve health services. The mainly administrative [...]
UPDATE: Thanks to @Giraffe_VCM on Twitter, we received this image of the sign being updated at around 8.30am the day after we first published this story.
UPDATE: A spokesperson for ACT Minister for Roads and Parking Mick Gentleman let us know late this afternoon that staff are working to rectify the misspelled sign situation ASAP.
RiotACT took [...]
ACT Policing is asking for assistance in locating missing 49-year-old woman, Elizabeth Sturgeon.
Elizabeth was last seen in the O’Connor area around 1.00am this morning (Monday, 16 November). She was last seen driving a silver 2007 Suzuki Swift bearing registration number YFE17X.
Elizabeth is described as being about 168cm (5’6’ft) tall, with a slim build and short [...]
NSW Police spent several hours this afternoon investigating a collision between two cars on the Hume Highway near Gundagai that left a man and a woman seriously injured and another woman in a critical condition.
Officers from Cootamundra Local Area Command established a crime scene at the site of the collision and investigations are continuing.
Emergency services [...]
Property Council of Australia ACT Executive Director Catherine Carter issued a press release about herself rather than a property matter this morning: she is leaving after ten years in her role to pursue private consultancy work.
The search for her replacement is now underway.
Chief Executive Ken Morrison said Ms Carter had represented the industry with distinction [...]
Police are seeking to identify two offenders following an assault at the Caltex Service Station on Brierly Street, Weston on Thursday, 15 October.
Around 11.10am, two men entered the Caltex Service Station. On exiting, one of the two left without paying for an item.
The pair were approached by a Caltex employee. One of the men then [...]
ACT Policing officers are working with the RSPCA as they investigate a distressing case in which two ten-week old puppies and an adult rescue dog were poisoned.
Australian kelpie rescue dog Red Dog and kelpie puppy Tanner died as a result of the crime. Tanner’s brother, Theo, was left critically ill but will survive the [...]
A Canberra mum and her two children escaped from their smoking car shortly before it was engulfed by flames on the Clyde Mountain at around 5.15pm yesterday.
Megan Brown had been looking for somewhere to pull over as she was losing power.
“Pooh Bear’s Corner was the first place I could pull off the road,” Ms [...]
An ACT Housing townhouse in Mindarie Street, Narrabundah has been destroyed by a fire that has left neighbouring tenants homeless due to smoke damage.
One Mindarie St resident told RiotACT that the fire, which took hold in the early hours of this morning, was the third on the property in recent months. The first two were [...]
Emergency services teams have set up a 200 metre exclusion zone is around a ruptured gas pipe outside the offices of The Canberra Times on the corner of Newcastle and Pirie streets in Fyshwick.
Occupants of nearby buildings have been evacuated.
Gas contractors have starting digging down to the pipe on either side of the ruptured section [...]
Police searching for a man missing from Yass have located a body.
Sixty-year-old Leonard Watkinson was last seen at his property on Reardons Road on Monday, October 5, 2015.
Police from The Hume Local Area Command have conducted extensive searches and inquiries since that time.
About 4.30pm on Thursday, a body was found inside a [...]
The bus driver and aide at the centre of allegations about mistreatment of a special needs child have been stood down and are longer driving students with special needs to and from school.
The ACT Government has also reminded a bus company contracted to transport children with special needs of its obligations to engage staff with [...]