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Best of Canberra Taste Off – Vietnamese

By 18 September 2014 1

For the Best of Canberra Taste off this week I was forced to sample some local Vietnamese food. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – my life is pretty tough sometimes...

Nature Conservation Bill 2014 is a commitment to a sustainable future

By 18 September 2014

A new Nature Conservation Bill introduced into the Legislative Assembly today forms a key part of the ACT Government’s commitment to a sustainable future for Canberra, Minister for the Environment, Simon Corbell, said today. The Bill is a result of a review of the Nature Conservation Act 1980....

Forde Community Association

By 18 September 2014

Hi Rioters, We are trying to launch a Residents/Community Association in the suburb of Forde in Gungahlin - the Forde Community Association. Communities@Work are hosting a 'Community Conversation' at the Forde Community Centre this Saturday at 3pm as part of a continuing series to engage the c...

Complaint against officer substantiated, investigation complete

By 17 September 2014 1

AFP Professional Standards (PRS) has completed an investigation into a complaint that an ACT Policing officer deployed Oleoresin Spray (OC) towards a tethered dog in a backyard during the course of a search warrant in May this year. Chief Police Officer for the ACT Rudi Lammers said that the com...

Tuggeranong’s FFA Cup journey ends but won’t soon be forgotten

By 17 September 2014 2

The Tuggeranong United coaching staff and reserve players laughed and smiled as they stood together on the sideline prior to kick-off. Their relaxed mood told the story well, and was befitting of the special occasion they were playing a part in. Tuggeranong, buoyed by its remarkable penalty sh...

EATology: the science of eating

By 17 September 2014

What do humans have in common with soil? How does soil health impact upon human health? Healthy soil grows healthy food, and healthy food makes for healthy people. We know that a vast amount of human health problems are related to diet, yet how often do we trace nutrition back to agricultur...

Nuclear Reprogramming: past, present and prospects – Public Talk, Sir John Gurdon

By 17 September 2014

It sounds like the stuff of science fiction but changing one kind of cell to act like another is nothing new. In fact, in some of the first experiments of their kind, our next public speaker Sir John Gurdon was able to do just that more than fifty years ago. This work with frogs was later used ...

Three national awards in a row for Hotel Realm

By 17 September 2014

Canberra’s best hotels and venues were honoured with national accolades at the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) National Awards for Excellence last night. Hotel Realm, ...

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Canberra Blues Society Monthly Blues Jam

By 14 September 2014

Our host band this month is Judi Pearce & The Arrangement (JPA); a 6 piece ensemble featuring strong rhythmic interpretations of jazz, blues & contemporary songs laced with powerful vocal & sax melodies. Lead vocalist, Judi Pearce has won multiple awards including the 2006 Chain Award...

Riot Weekly Top 5 (13th September 2014)

By 14 September 2014

Another week gone and in case you missed anything, here are the Top 5 stories for readership, followed by the Top 5 for discussion. Our most widely read post this week was: ...

Canberra and Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 14 September 2014

The below real estate market snapshot has been compiled based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from...

No Myer for Westfield Woden after all

By 13 September 2014 50

Way back in 2011, around the same time it announced the closure of the Tuggeranong store, Myer announced it would be opening a store at Westfield Woden by the end of 2013. According to various announcements from Myer since then, the store has been 'delayed' several times since. But as recently as...

RE: Financial advisors in Canberra

By 13 September 2014 11

Hi all. I’m looking for a financial planner to help me with both superannuation and more general wealth creation. I appreciate that this question has been asked before, but previous posts were all done before the changes (now half rolled back, to my understanding) to the superannuation indu...

Drink-driver caught over the limit again

By 13 September 2014 4

A 42-year-old Lyons man has been caught drink-driving for the seventh time. Around 1.20am this morning (Saturday, 13 September), the man was observed almost colliding with a parked vehicle in Tuggeranong. Members from Tuggeranong patrol attended and the driver underwent a roadside breath scree...

Michael Buhagiar Cup Trivia Night - Supporting Lifeline Canberra and RUOK?Day

By 13 September 2014

Tammi Horton, Canberra City & Suburban Cricket Association & Last Man Stands Canberra T20 Cricket have come together over the last two years to raise awareness of suici...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Wilbur's Cafe Bar, Hackett Shops

By 13 September 2014

This week I ventured slightly north to Hackett Shops and a cute little cafe/pub called Wilbur’s (I’m already taken with the name). It’s a Friday morning and there are ...

Back to the Future – Frightening

By 12 September 2014 44

In the 1960s was a perceived threat to Australia from the “Yellow Peril” coming down the Indo-China peninsula. We had seen the Korean War, the communist insurgents in Ma...

Bag yourself some blood oranges

By 12 September 2014
Blood orange juice

I have been waiting and waiting for the coming spring produce. As I have not yet been satisfied, I thought I’d write about one of my favourite seasonal citrus: blood oranges. You...

August 2014 – ACT & Queanbeyan Monthly Property Market Wrap

By 12 September 2014

Spring has arrived and with it comes the much-celebrated spring property market! The Canberra market is off to a great start. Median property prices grew over the winter quarter...

CRDL 2014 Double Header Round Three

By 12 September 2014

CRDL's Third double header - Saturday, 20th September The CRDL home season is rolling on with unstoppable force, with the third double-header of the season and the last before the final, set to take place on the 20th of September. This home season is continuing to prove that in derby, anythi...

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