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Prinstant giveaway celebrating 2 years

By 12 June, 2013

As a special thankyou to all the Rioteers who have come to us for printing, you are all encouraged to visit our website www.prinstant.com.au and click on the ‘Free Giveaway’ button to enter our free raffle.
We are a proudly Canberran family business and we are celebrating 2 years successful trading in Fyshwick and Majura. [...]

Big Bangs Fundraiser @ Tongue & Groove

By 11 June, 2013

[ 26 July, 2013; 7:00 pm; ] HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Since 2008, we’ve taken care of over 38,000 kids in 11 countries and donated over $250,000 worth of cash, school supplies, books, toys, sports  equipment, food and medical supplies to schools, orphanages and local youth-based charities, bringing together the most at-risk kids together and developing leaders and carers from the rivers of Bangladesh to the peaks of [...]

Children of Prisoners. Canberra Research Project

By 11 June, 2013

The Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU, is currently undertaking research to deepen the understanding of children’s needs by exploring their experiences of parental incarceration.
Commissioned by SHINE for Kids, the research will provide new insights into how services might work more effectively and responsively to reduce future involvement in welfare, health and criminal justice systems, [...]

Response to the residents of Power Street, Mawson

By 4 June, 2013

A response to letters left on the windscreens of people who park in Power Street, Mawson.

Petition to ban High Rise apartments in Reid

By 3 June, 2013

We received the following email about a petition from a concerned resident of Reid.
For your information Rioters:
Some publicity on the following would be great!
If you have concerns about urban planning in Canberra, support this petition! Read the comments already made which demonstrate the need for redesign of this development which Minister Corbell appears to be [...]

Canberra Cross Country Ski Club open night

By 3 June, 2013

This just in:
The CCCSC club open night is an opportunity to meet members and find out about the club, its lessons and tours to the nearby snowfields, snow camping and cross country ski gear. The club is for people of all skiing levels. The club promotes people increasing their skiing and skills, having fun, joining [...]

Slow socialising, not speed dating – Fri 14 June, from 6 pm

By 1 June, 2013

Fine dining, new people in a warm and cozy place at the top of Red Hill?

Dinner night for singles looking for like-minded friends or a potential partner at one of Canberra’s breathtaking views.
Relaxed conversation and dining to allow a natural environment to meet and get to know other
participants.  No online profiles or rushed speed [...]

West Belconnen Tip temporarily closed

By 30 May, 2013

A quick notice from Territory and Municipal Services.
The West Belconnen Resource Management Centre located on Parkwood Road in Macgregor will be closed for road works from 5 pm on Sunday 2 June until 7 am on Monday 10 June 2013.
The closure is due to road resurfacing works to the public forecourt area of the [...]

Scissors Paper Pen hosts Comic workshop

By 29 May, 2013

That amazing collective of creatives, Scissors Paper Pen, just hit us up with some news about a really interesting sounding workshop coming up in June run by the ex-Canberran/now-Vermontian Eleri Harris.
The whole deal costs $15 ($10 for members), has food and drinks provided, and will teach you a bunch of skills on how to make [...]

Games Writing workshop at ACT Writers Centre this weekend

By 28 May, 2013

If like me you think that that writing and gaming are probably two of life’s greatest pleasures, then the following news may pake you wee a little in excitement.
Also like me.
ACT Writers Centre are running a workshop dealing with writing for and designing games this weekend.
Writing For Games with Rik Lagarto
10-4pm, Saturday 1 June
This workshop [...]

ISCCC Forum. Guest Shane Rattenbury MLA

By 28 May, 2013

Inner South Canberra Community Council (ISCCC) will hold a, meet the member, public forum on Thursday 30 May at Eastlake Football Club, Oxley St. Griffith
From 730 pm to 830 pm, Shane Rattenbury, Molonglo MLA, ACT Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Corrections, Housing, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, and Ageing will speak and answer [...]

Dog attacking cats in Monash

By 23 May, 2013

Yesterday morning I found one of my cats injured on the doorstep.  At first thinking it was the result of being run over by a car, I prepared myself and the kids for him needing to be put down.
Turns out the injuries are the result of a (big) dog attack, the teeth have punctured my [...]

Malaysian Travel Lottery Scam

By 23 May, 2013

I have recently received unsolicited mail from a crowd calling themselves MASOddyssey. The contents include a brochure and 2 scratchie tickets. I suspect every envelope includes a winning 2nd prize of $170K USD.
On contacting the senders via email, including scans of the ticket, I was advised that my ticket was indeed a winner.
I suspect a [...]

Artists and photographers: entries are now open for the Harrison Art Show

By 22 May, 2013

Entries for the 2013 Harrison Art Show are now open.
Last year the inaugural Harrison Art Show was an extremely successful event with more than 200 guests over the two days and around 13 per cent of artworks sold. This year, we are building on last year’s success with extended opening hours and wider publicity.
Entries for this year’s event are [...]

Our Hungry Future

By 17 May, 2013

Campaign Launch, 10 am today – Friday 17th May, outside Tuggeranong Library
Time Travellers return to Canberra from the year 2020.  They’ve got a message for you:  Our Future is Hungry
Food Security is gaining prominence as an issue of global importance, yet most of us have not considered how threats to food security would impact upon [...]

Seminar: “Work’s not working: How to shift to healthier more productive work” with ergonomist Wendy Elford

By 16 May, 2013

A recent study of over 1300 Australian Public Service staff has found that more than 70 per cent experienced neck pain in the last year, well above the average of 12 to 34 per cent. Does the answer lie in improvements in ergonomics like sit-stand desks or in the way that work is organised-or what?
What [...]

Please don’t spread salmonella

By 16 May, 2013

Hi guys
Just wanted to remind everyone that salmonella and other food borne illnesses are also transmissible person-to-person. We’ve all seen how diseases can spread rapidly through Canberra so here’s some tips from everyone’s favourite waitress (me!) to help keep this outbreak contained.
Please stay home from work if you’ve been sick (particularly vomiting, diarrhoea, fever) and [...]

Quad copter for hire this weekend?

By 14 May, 2013

Hi all,
We have not had much luck locating a quad copter/hexacopter type machine (and pilot) to take some footage at Million Paws Walk this Sunday 19 May – any suggestions from Rioters?
We would like to obtain about an hours worth of footage of the crowd at Stage 88 and the immediate surrounds, as well as [...]

Garage Sale for Duffy Preschool

By 13 May, 2013

Duffy Preschool Monster Garage Sale
Saturday 18 May, 9am-12pm. Discover hidden treasures among donated toys, books, kitchen goods, furniture, clothing and bric-a-brac. Enjoy a coffee whilst browsing the aisles for a bargain and treat yourself to a delicious treat at our cake stall or BBQ. All proceeds go to Duffy Preschool. Duffy Primary School Hall, Burrinjuck [...]

A Warm Winter for Renters

By 13 May, 2013

Just because you don’t own your house, doesn’t mean that you should need to wear a ski jacket in the lounge room or be worried about turning the heater on.  Former ABC TV Carbon Cop Lish Fejer is coming to the Canberra Environment Centre  for a special workshop covering the simple steps that renters can [...]

Canberra based AILC Trains Indigenous Leaders in Cairns

By 13 May, 2013

Another round of Indigenous leaders has graduated from Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre (AILC)

30th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, Sunday May 19

By 13 May, 2013

The theme of this years International AIDS Candlelight Memorial is 30 years in solidarity
Join us at the National Gallery of Australia on Sunday May 19 from 6pm – 7pm for an evening for a night of music and remembrance.
The evening will be hosted by the ABC’s Genevieve Jacobs, and will include heartfelt contributions from community [...]

Happy Mother’s Day to all Mums

By 12 May, 2013

Happy Mother’s Day to all Mums and to Our Dear
Lady Mary Mother of Jesus now and for Eternity (for
those who know Mother Mary is there)!
The greatest Joy and Blessings are having been chosen
as a Mother to not only Love and “be there” for our
Children, however also for many other Children and
Teens through our Children in [...]

Found: Kindle in Downer

By 9 May, 2013

A Kindle was picked up on the road in Downer today.
If you think it’s yours, please reply here.
If we don’t hear anything within 48 hours, we’ll take it to the police.

30th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial

By 8 May, 2013

The theme for this the 30th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial is “30 Years in Solidarity”.
The 30th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial at the National Gallery of Australia 6.00pm – 7.00pm on Sunday 19th May.
The event is to honour, support and advocate for those affected by HIV – Friends, Family, Colleagues and the community. Please [...]

Simon Sheikh at Manning Clark House

By 8 May, 2013

Simon tells stories of his wins while he was at GetUp and what compelled him to leave the non-profit world and enter politics.

Calling on all former (and current) Canberra Punks

By 26 April, 2013

“Head Full of Flames: Punk in the Nation’s Capital 1977 to 1992″ is a book being written to cover the forgotten history of Punk in Canberra from 1977 to 1992. If you were, or know of anyone, active in the scene at that time please contact local author Chris Shakallis who has put out a [...]

Lost; Vietnam War era dog tags ANZAC Day 2013

By 26 April, 2013

Lost Vietnam War dogtags on ANZAC day 2013. Reward offered.

Review of the Mental Health (Treatment and Care) Act 1994 Consultation on the Second Exposure Draft [UPDATED]

By 26 April, 2013

As the revisions to the Mental Health (Treatment and Care) Act 1994 seem to cover a lot of issues including treatment orders, search and frisking powers and, arrest without a warrant, some people may be interested in being involved in this consultation.
Consultation on the Second Exposure Draft: Wednesday 17 April – Tuesday 28 May 2013.
The [...]

Latin America in 100 words: Short story competition

By 23 April, 2013

Hi RioACTers,
We are only a few days to close the inaugural story contest “Latin America in 100 words”. I would encourage you to send us your short stories. It doesn’t matter if you have never been in Latin America. You would just need to tell us in a sentence, two or more (up [...]

Thank you, kind Canberrans!

By 23 April, 2013

I know it’s entirely stupid, but I am terrified of spiders. I mean, properly terrified. Just seeing pictures of them makes me nervous. I’m even scared of them when they’re already dead. Yes, yes, I’m a million times bigger than they are. Yes, yes, they’re more scared of me, etc. But the thing about irrational [...]

Red Cross wants MORE volunteers

By 23 April, 2013

Red Cross are in need of volunteers for the Community Visitors Scheme (CVS).
CVS is for residents of aged care facilities in the ACT and South East NSW region who are socially isolated and whose quality of life would be improved by friendship and companionship. Volunteers are matched with a client for social visits for about [...]

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