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Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 23 November 2014
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The below real estate market snapshot is based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from the previous w...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Mocan & Green Grout, New Acton

By 22 November 2014
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I've walked past Mocan & Green Grout a lot but always found it way too busy to indulge in a coffee or a meal. This week I was in the area for a meeting and spied a few empty ta...

A Summer Fling

By 21 November 2014
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With these warmer months approaching it's hard not to want to spend most of my time out doors, taking in all the sunshine and warmth before the next Winter comes. It's also ...

Wanniassa school opinions

By 23 November 2014

We are moving to Wanniassa next month and would like some opinions on primary schools in the area. Would anyone mind sharing some experiences and advice on Wanniassa school?...

Cancellation of tomorrows Sri Chinmoy Triple-Triathlon

By 22 November 2014

The ACT Government wishes to advise of the cancellation of the Sri Chinmoy Triple-Triathlon which was scheduled to take place tomorrow, Sunday 23 November 2014. The event has been cancelled for safety reasons, with a high probability that a total fire ban will be declared for tomorrow, and the su...

Landscaper/Builder

By 22 November 2014 5

Hi all, I need a retaining wall built out the front of my house.  I have been looking for someone to do the work as it's a little more difficult than my skill level.  I am struggling to even get a quote.  I have had 5 tradies come and inspect and say they would forward on a quote but NONE have (A...

Local startup Hardcotton launches Kickstarter campaign to develop world first in 3D printing

By 22 November 2014
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Hello fellow Rioters. Canberra has a record of invention and local tech startup Hardcotton continues to take up this challenge and make an impact in the 3D printing world. ...

Hot air balloon stuck in light fitting

By 22 November 2014

Firefighters are helping to untangle a hot air balloon that is suspended in a light fitting at the Aranda District Playing Fields. Sixteen people were in the basket at the time of the crash. ACT Ambulance Service said nobody was injured. (ESA Media Release)...

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State of the Capital - Weekly Political Wrap 16/10/14

By 16 October 2014 3
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ACTEW: Money down the drain As money was sucked down the drain from the ACT taxpayer, it fell from the sky for ACTEW’s top brass this year as new Managing Director John K...

Brain stimulation and autism spectrum disorder - Public Talk, Dr Peter Entico

By 16 October 2014

Autism spectrum disorder affects as many as 1% of all children but at the moment, there are no specific biomedical treatments available. The next speaker in our Science Stars of Tomorrow series Dr Peter Enticott will discuss his work on brain stimulation techniques and how they could potentially ...

Gypsy Fire! Albert Hall 31 October, 1 and 2 November

By 16 October 2014 1

Gypsy Fire ! Three performances at Albert Hall International artists: Rusanda Panfili, violinist from Romania; and Kate Rafferty, soprano from Vienna; join the singers and musicians of “Opera by Candlelight”. They’ll give you a splendid entertainment of wonderful tunes and astonishing vi...

Wedding dress hunt!

By 16 October 2014 12

I have been asked to be a bridesmaid for the first time Yay! Along with this great honour comes (insert DA DA DA DAAAAA impending doom sound) the hunt for the perfect dress. After what has felt like an eternity for the gorgeous bride and myself after trying on a hundred different dresses and trawlin...

Where are all the Sunday Sessions?

By 16 October 2014 10
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As always moving to a new city there are plenty of changes to get used to with East coast vs West coast living. And whilst most of the changes haven’t been too major- a coupl...

Canberra opens its doors to Shenzhen City in new economic agreement

By 16 October 2014

Canberra is set to benefit from an economic cooperation agreement signed today by Chief Minister Katy Gallagher and the Mayor of Shenzhen Mr Xu Qin, in China, marking a new era of collaboration between the two cities. “This memorandum of understanding opens the door to a range of significant ne...

Canberra Roller Derby League (Grand Final ticket giveaway)

By 16 October 2014 7
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“This is Roller Derby: everyone eats sh^t.”  Freudian Slit (psych student when she’s not playing derby) is explaining to me that nobody gets on a pair of skates unless t...

ACT public school enrolments continue to grow

By 15 October 2014 9

Enrolments in ACT public schools are continuing to grow, the 2014 ACT Public Schools Census released today shows. “ACT families and students are continuing to choose our public schools, with an increase in enrolments of 2.9 per cent in August 2014 compared with August last year, and 9 per cent si...

Thinking of moving to Fraser... any thoughts?

By 15 October 2014 8

Currently living in the deep south but plan on moving north to be closer to work... gov job in Belconnen... have been told that Fraser is a nice clean suburb that is nice and quiet... any thoughts?...

Art workshops at the National Archives - Sunday 9 November

By 15 October 2014

The National Archives of Australia in Canberra is hosting mixed media drawing and wash watercolour painting workshops on the final day of The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize exhibition on Sunday 9 November. Students can take the opportunity to be an artist for a day, with a short tour of th...

Celebrate the Start of Summer at IMB Sunset Cinema Canberra

By 15 October 2014

Back for their third season, the IMB Sunset Cinema is the perfect summer urban escape, located at the foot of Black Mountain in the heart of the National Botanic Gardens, one of Canberra’s most popular tourist attractions. Screening from the 14th November through to the 20th December, 4 nights per...

Interview with Cathy Petocz (writer of Where I End And You Begin)

By 15 October 2014 1
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“Where I End And You Begin” opens next week at the Street Theatre.  The work of local playwright, actor and musician Cathy Petocz, it’s been in development for three yea...

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