The Old Bus Depot Markets at Kingston have new owners, effective immediately, after co-founders Diane Hinds and Morna Whiting sold the business to Iconic Markets and Events Pty Ltd, headed up by Anthony Niravong.
Mr Niravong, who is managing director of Iconic Markets and Events, is a Canberra local who comes from a Lao and Thai [...]
The developer planning to build Gungahlin’s first cinema, Krnc Group, has told a meeting of the Gungahlin Community Council that Hoyts is now the preferred operator for the facility, to be built on the corner of Hibberson Street and Hinder Street from early 2017 if a development application in mid-2016 is successful.
Hoyts currently operates the [...]
There was so much interest in last night’s auction of the first five remediated Mr Fluffy blocks that several attendees standing outside the venue were heard complaining about a lack of room.
There were more than 120 people in attendance at the Ray White Woden event with 30 registered bidders.
Four of the five properties up for [...]
Canberra-based and founded digital success story eWay has been acquired by US payment technology services giant Global Payments for $US50 million.
Global Payments (NYSE: GPN) is a Fortune 1000 company based in Atlanta, Georgia with merchants and partners in 29 countries.
Its CEO, Jeffrey S. Sloane, announced the acquisition during a third quarter earnings call to [...]
Process. A way of thinking is the core that underpins great innovation, but the active part of that process is just as important. The way any idea travels from conception to realisation is what will make it great, or not so great.
Good innovation is about taking an idea to do more than is being done, [...]
The Canberra Times will cut 12.6 full-time equivalent staff via voluntary redundancies as its print edition moves from broadsheet to tabloid format in coming months.
The paper has published an article announcing the move on its website and briefed staff today.
The journalists’ union, the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) has called on Fairfax to [...]
The ACT Government has shortlisted three local developers for the Kingston Arts Precinct renewal project: Doma Group, Englobo Group and Geocon (the latter with co-bidders from outside the ACT, Fender Katsalidis and Oculus).
The shortlisted proponents will now develop their concepts into detailed plans to develop the five-hectare site near the Canberra Glassworks into a creative [...]
The shop plans were complete and now we were ready to build. We were very excited and we were thinking we’d be open within a couple of weeks. Oh, how wrong we were!
We realised that there was now a whole bunch of paperwork that needed to be submitted to various certifiers and Government agencies, such as [...]
Okay, okay. What is the big deal about innovation? It’s just doing new things, making them more high tech, isn’t it? Take something that is getting old, renew it, and you’re done – right?
Not really. True innovation is about taking steps into the unknown, as well as combining existing elements to build a more efficient [...]
The ACT Brumbies board has stood down the rugby union club’s CEO, Michael Jones, announcing the move via Facebook at 8.40pm tonight.
Mr Jones’s three-year appointment was to have run until January 2018.
The announcement follows a visit today to Brumbies HQ by Australian Rugby Union CEO Bill Pulver, reportedly to discuss with Brumbies chairman Rob Kennedy [...]
Are you in the market for your first home? Or considering buying an investment property? Wondering whether you need a mortgage broker or not, or whether to buy a new or existing home, or an apartment off the plan?
The REIACT Home Buyers Expo is the place to be tomorrow if you’ve answered yes to any [...]
Innovation is a buzz word, which is a bad thing. It’s bad because innovation is important and it’s hard. By letting it become a buzz word and everyone jumping on the bandwagon it makes it difficult to distinguish between real innovation and general evolution.
I can’t think of any type of business, organisation, department or agency that [...]
Are you one of the many Canberrans who has missed ABC 7.30 ACT and its presenter Chris Kimball since the program’s demise in late 2014? Lament no more.
Kimball is back on our screens as anchor of a new independent online TV program called Capital Inc., and the first episode has just been released.
The program [...]
The Commonwealth Government’s Ideas Boom is prompting a big focus on the start-up sector in Australia, pushing it forward as the way to replace role of the minerals sector in our economy.
We’ve long heralded ourselves as “the clever country”, and we have a track record of world changing technology and innovation to back it. We have lagged [...]
Innovation is the flavour of the month, here in Canberra and at a Federal level. That means two things; lots of photos of people holding prototypes of things that you will never be able to buy, and seemingly endless reports and numbers showing how well one place is doing compared to all the others.
It is [...]
Let’s go to the bar and grab a bouquet.
In a previous life, I was the editor of a Sydney-based craft magazine. So it is no surprise that I was enamoured with the Canberra-grown Hooray! Magazine, a magazine all about creating your own perfect celebrations. Hooray! Magazine has continued to be regular reading, even after I [...]
I have always admired and strived to be a successful person. I believe success is measured in many ways and each individual has their own idea of what successful looks like. For me, I always saw being a business owner as one of the many ways to measure my success.
I’m fairly certain that at some [...]
Intensifying challenges in Canberra require leaders to pick up their pace.
True leaders don’t walk the corridors of power – they stride.
The nation’s capital is where pivotal decisions are made, and it’s an ever-changing, high-pressure environment many aspire to being part of. It’s inspiring, exciting and can be extremely rewarding.
However, to be considered a serious player, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Look out, Hyatt, East and Realm hotels, you’ve got some competition in the form of Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport, which opens today.
Operated by TFE Hotels, the company behind the Medina Serviced Apartments in Kingston and on Northbourne Avenue and the Hotel Kurrajong in Barton, the hotel’s branding will be familiar to those who have stayed [...]
Minutes after taking his first Uber ride in Canberra today, ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr called on his counterparts in other states to adopt his regulatory model for ride-sharing.
“I am calling on other leaders around the country to look at the ACT model and to put that in place across the country because it will [...]
As Greens MLA rather than with his ACT Government Ministerial cap on, Shane Rattenbury has today called on the Canberra Airport to remove arms industry advertising from its premises.
Mr Rattenbury is seeking support from the ACT Legislative Assembly for a motion on the issue after the No Airport Arms Ads presented a petition with 1500+ [...]
A family-friendly Belconnen café has shut its doors after seven months in business to rethink its structure because of “horrible” behaviour from kids and their parents in and around the café’s playroom.
Heather’s House of Cake set out to provide an environment that would appeal to parents with babies and young children, but not all families [...]
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We are Christina and Carly and we have a confession to make. We met online. It sounds a bit creepy but trust us, it isn’t. We’ve both been blogging for over 15 years (combined) and the best thing we’ve ever done was take our blogging and business journeys off line.
Question. How are you feeling about your blog or [...]
The army officer with responsibility for the healthcare of 71,000 Australian Defence Force members has been named the 2015 Telstra Australian Capital Territory Businesswoman of the Year.
Georgeina Whelan, Director-General, Garrison Health Operations, Joint Health Command for the Australian Department of Defence, learnt of the honour at a dinner to mark the awards at the National [...]