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Ask RiotACT: Seeking outdoor dance floor

By 29 May 2016
Ask RiotACT

Hi all, I'm looking for somewhere that will hire out a dance floor that can be set up outside (6x6metres) in Canberra. The only place I've found so far is YesEvents in Bowral N...

Signs of life and wonder

By 29 May 2016 2

Apparently the residents of Gungahlin have had enough of being a lower priority to other areas of Canberra. According to the road signs off the new Majura Parkway, Gungahlin...

At home with Sophia: egg yolk ravioli (almost)

By 28 May 2016 1

I normally only ever post recipes that are successful because most of the time the recipes I make do work out. They might not always be as amazing as I had hoped but they norm...

Green bins on way, starting in Weston Creek, Kambah

By 28 May 2016 22
green bins

The ACT Government will roll out green bins for garden waste across Canberra in coming years starting with a pilot program in Weston Creek and Kambah to be funded in the 2016/1...

Ask RiotACT: What is the longest Street in Canberra?

By 28 May 2016 14
Ask RiotACT

Hi Rioters. I got asked a question by my 9 year old daughter last night that I could not answer. Does anyone know what the longest Street (not Avenue) in Canberra is? Tha...

Inquiry called after death in custody at AMC

By 27 May 2016
Alexander Maconochie Centre

There will be an independent inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the care and supervision of an Alexander Maconochie Centre detainee following his death in custody today...

Pre-made home delivered meals in Canberra – Part 2

By 27 May 2016 5
Gourmet Dinner Service

This is part 2 in a series of posts detailing some of the different options for pre-made meals that can be home delivered in Canberra. This is for all the busy people out th...

First Look – 79&Fine (Civic)

By 27 May 2016 3

I heard a few whisperings on social media this week about a new cafe in Civic and the name drew my attention immediately. I initially thought 79&Fine was a reference to may...

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Funds earmarked to complete Cotter Road duplication

By 12 May 2016 23
roadwork generic

The ACT government announced on Thursday it has earmarked funds from its 2016/17 budget to complete the Cotter Road duplication. The budget will commit $28.9m to the project...

Woman stable after incident at Kingston Foreshore

By 12 May 2016

A woman was taken to hospital in a stable condition after being helped from the water at Kingston Foreshore just after 4pm on Thursday. Passers-by came to the aid of the wom...

Wall to consult small business on paid parking

By 12 May 2016 22

The Liberal opposition would ditch the Barr government’s plan for paid parking in the Phillip commercial precinct, shadow minister for small business Andrew Wall said on Thur...

Olympic pool for Stromlo Forest Park by 2019

By 12 May 2016 1

Stromlo Forest Park will be home to a 50m pool in 2019 after the ACT Government committed to spend $33 million in the upcoming ACT Budget 2016/17 on the facility for the Weston...

Changes to licensing fees threaten Canberra nightlife

By 12 May 2016 16

Imagine a Canberra nightlife with no life after 3am. That’s what members of the Keep Canberra Open group believe will happen if proposed changes to liquor licensing are a...

Ask RiotACT: Car respray recommendations (car repair)

By 12 May 2016 1
Ask RiotACT

Hi Riot'ers, Any quality or cost recommendations/considerations for repaint of a car in the Canberra area ? This is private non-insurance work and I would prefer to deal...

Deakin man to face Mr Fluffy-related fraud charge

By 12 May 2016
ACT Magistrates Court

A Deakin man alleged to have falsely represented to a home owner that Mr Fluffy asbestos had been found in their residence was due to appear in court this morning, but the matt...

Ex-Fluffy contract worker raises looting allegations

By 12 May 2016 24
Mr Fluffy

UnionsACT is calling for the immediate suspension of all Mr Fluffy demolition work and contracts in light of allegations by an ex-worker that his former employer looted asbesto...

Walking the Centenary Trail in 8 Days: Tuggeranong to Narrabundah

By 12 May 2016 7

Have you ever thought about walking the Centenary Trail? The 145km loop was established in 2013 to celebrate Canberra’s Centenary, and passes over our picturesque mountain scapes...

Top seven things to do around Canberra this weekend (13-15 May)

By 12 May 2016 2
midnight oil

After the working week it's time to play and this weekend offers a host of activities, indoors and out, for Canberrans to enjoy their R and R. You can cycle the trails aroun...

The ancient art of shopping

By 12 May 2016

Shopping is one of humanity’s oldest pleasures. From ancient Greek agoras to Roman markets to the Turkish Bazaar of the Middle Ages and the modern day shopping mall, people h...

Strava: The fitness app that drives us crazy

By 12 May 2016 6
Cycling apps

“If you haven’t logged it on Strava then you haven’t ridden your bike!” I heard one fitness app devotee shout to another as they sped past me. They were referring to ...

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