Questacon is running some school holiday workshops at their new shiny QTLC centre, and they sound pretty awesome.
Does your child have a bright idea?
Check out our newest facility, the Questacon Technology Learning Centre (QTLC) in Deakin and sign the kids up to a workshop these ACT school holidays.
These two innovation workshop experiences are for young [...]
TAMS are making sure there’s no doubt that Kambah Pool’s gates are closing at night from Monday:
Canberrans are reminded that the gates to Kambah Pool will be closed overnight from Monday 1 July to reduce ongoing vandalism and antisocial behaviour at the recreation area, Brett McNamara, Manager Regional Operations for ACT Parks and Conservation Service, [...]
Aren’t those new high-power LED bike lights amazing? For under $100, you can now get a 300 or 600 lumen bike light. A few bucks more gets you 1200 lumens! That’s brighter than most car headlights. All powered by a couple of AA batteries or equivalent.
Car headlights have a design standard that makes sure the [...]
Belconnen Community Service is seeking expressions of interest from local and emerging artists interested in facilitating community art workshops.
The initial commitment would be for a one-off two hour workshop, forming part of the BCS “Spring Sessions” Art Taster Program.
Spring Sessions will be a series of six individual workshops on a fortnightly basis from 2/9/13-21/11/13. The [...]
A little after 8 this morning a solid largeish black dog was chasing a kangaroo from O’Connell Street park area toward the Ainslie shops – the roo (a very large grey) slipped and fell heavily on the road in front of my car, in Cox Street, and the dog bit its hindquarter. Roo managed to [...]
I’m trying to set up a clan of “older” Playstation 3 gamers for online Battlefield 3 and other games. We’re looking for relaxed team members who don’t take the whole gaming thing too seriously. (An example of the relaxed gameplay can be found on youtube under user name “DamnYaks”.
Contact Jack via the youtube DamnYaks channel [...]
We love RiotACT and we love Canberra. We are running a FREE giveaway, even if you have already entered, please tell your friends because it only has a little while to go and it will be a while until we do it again. Ever seen a Nixie Clock? A Playable Guitar Shirt? Go to Prinstant [...]
A two-day forum entitles Inside Out: new actions for change by First Australians will take place in Canberra next month.
The event will cost $440 and you can grab tickets through the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies website at www.aiatsis.gov.au/.
Registrations are now open for Inside Out: new actions for change by First [...]
For your information Rioters:
The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users of a temporary lane closure on Gungahlin Drive, from the intersection at Well Station Drive to the intersection at Kosciuszko Avenue, from 6 am Saturday 15 June until 6 am Monday 17 June, weather permitting.
The following lane closure will take place [...]
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. [...]
[ 26 July 2013 at 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 [...]
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, [...]
A response to letters left on the windscreens of people who park in Power Street, Mawson.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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?
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Another round of Indigenous leaders has graduated from Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre (AILC)
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 [...]
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.