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Elective surgery ‘blitz’ to address long waits

By 25 November 2015
Simon Corbell via Facebook

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...

Body is missing Evatt man: police

By 25 November 2015
Andrew Carville

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. Poli...

Ask RiotACT: Recommend a window cleaning service

By 25 November 2015
Ask RiotACT

Editor note: we were looking for cleaner recommendations earlier in the week, now we're looking specifically for window cleaners. Looking for a pro to clean the windows at...

Cheap Eats – Double Drummer (Barton)

By 25 November 2015 3

As mentioned in previous weeks and the call-out for Canberra Cheap Eats last week, I've been keen to branch out of Civic and try some 'unknown' eateries. One suggestion receive...

Canberra Tales: Huts of protest

By 25 November 2015

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 re...

Police seek witnesses to Griffith assault

By 25 November 2015

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 ma...

Best of Canberra – creative markets

By 25 November 2015 2
Craft markets

A few weeks ago I hunted down the best fresh food markets in Canberra. Now it’s time to find the best creative markets. Arts and crafts, trashes and treasures – you nam...

Redistribution to force Leigh office move

By 24 November 2015 9
Andrew Leigh

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 t...

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A look around Canberra - Giralang

By 2 October 2015
Giralang: a look around Canberra

I’ve lived in Canberra for nearly five years and I enjoy that doing these articles often takes me to suburbs I’ve never set foot in before, despite driving past the perimet...

Friday Night Live with John McNamara

By 2 October 2015

"The b@stard made me feel insecure, he's so good!" - Russell Morris (Australian music icon). Taking cues from soul greats such as Otis Redding, Sam Cooke and Bobby Bland, John McNamara delivers an emotionally charged performance, with fiery blues and slick guitar. John has found acoustic soul &am...

Have your say: draft Belconnen Town Centre Master Plan

By 2 October 2015

The Belconnen Community Council had a very active role in facilitating community engagement in initial consultations on what should be in the Belconnen Town Centre Master Plan....

Uni Pub Comedy Featuring Michael Connell

By 1 October 2015

Michael Connell began getting laughs at the age of three in his back yard with the Hills Hoist acting as stage and curtain, and he hasn’t stopped performing since. Michael...

What's on this weekend in Canberra? (3 - 5 October)

By 1 October 2015 3
Embassy of the Republic of Croatia: What's on in Canberra 3-5 October

This weekend Canberrans can choose between a mixed bag of goodies that includes meeting Patissez owner Anna Petridis (mastermind of Manuka's freakshake phenomenon), celebrating the...

Illegal trap kills platypus pair

By 1 October 2015
Report illegal yabby traps in the ACT

An illegal yabby trap has killed two platypuses in the Murrumbidgee River. The ACT Government is urging residents to report illegal traps to prevent incidents like this one ...

Operating with grace under fire: New book launched to help modern day leaders

By 1 October 2015

In today's volatile, ever-changing, and hyper-connected world, we need leaders with cool heads, warm hearts and steady hands. We need leaders who can respond, rather than react...

Housing project to revive Downer

By 1 October 2015 3

Many years ago the suburb of Downer had a thriving shopping centre and a bustling school next door. All this became a distant memory when the school closed and with the rise of...

Getting back into Canberra life

By 1 October 2015 3

Hanging out on the edge of rocks became a standard activity for me overseas. Rather than deal with Canberra winter I fled to spend the summer in Europe. I know, I know ... w...

Ransom sparks AFP hotel operation

By 30 September 2015

The Australian Federal Police Canine Team is engaged in two operations in Canberra hotels this afternoon in response to ransom requests. The Twitter account for ACT Policing r...

A new look for Belco?

By 30 September 2015 22
Belconnen Master Plan aerial view

Do you think the CIT Bruce campus should move to be next to Westfield Belconnen? Do you want 18-storey high-rises on the sites of the old Belconnen Remand Centre? Consultati...

Ask RiotACT: What's happened to the Sunrise Cafe in Civic?

By 30 September 2015
Ask RiotACT

Anyone know what has happened to the owner of the Sunrise Cafe in the City Bus Interchange?  About 6 weeks ago he put up a sign closed for 2 weeks due to ill health.  Now the c...

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