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Playground review: Boundless (Kings Park)

By 1 February 2015 1
boundless playground canberra

This weekend RiotACT introduces a new regular feature, the playground review. Our expert reviewer, Kate Buscombe, visits playgrounds across Canberra to give parents and carers...

Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 1 February 2015

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: Eightysix

By 31 January 2015 1

Eightysix is by far my absolute favourite Canberra restaurant, so when I heard they had re-introduced a breakfast menu I was ecstatic and a little bit intrigued. How would it w...

State of the Capital – Weekly Political Wrap 2/2/15

By 30 January 2015 3

Life without Katy  Chief Minister Andrew Barr has not enjoyed an entirely perfect kick-off in the top job. After a long and successful innings from the factionally unal...

A Look Around Canberra: Curtin

By 30 January 2015 3

I was keen to head back to the Woden Valley this week for A Look Around Canberra, as it's been several weeks since I'd done one of the suburbs there. I decided to have a look a...

Once a Knight’s enough

By 30 January 2015 31

So everyone in the known universe is criticising the PM for making the Duke of Edinburgh a Knight of the Order of Australia. I might have a go too. Much has been written abo...

Whats on this weekend (31st Jan and 1st Feb)

By 30 January 2015

It’s back to school for Canberra students next week, which means that the city is well and truly out of its quiet January slumber. It also means that there’s plenty to do i...

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Canberra’s politicians: Bigger government at all costs

By 13 January 2015 37

Canberra’s politicians have been working hard to expand the ACT Legislative Assembly. Last year we saw a barrage of announcements leading towards the expansion of the Asse...

Hot cross buns and Easter eggs already?

By 13 January 2015 12

Christmas and the New Year have passed, their only remnants being reduced price wrapping paper and tree-shaped biscuit boxes. But that’s okay, because Easter is next week. Or...

Childcare challenges

By 12 January 2015 8

For as long as I have been a mother I have been aware of the cost of childcare and impact it has on the family budget if parents either have to or choose to work. In Austral...

The Color Run returns to Canberra in February

By 12 January 2015
Color Run Canberra

Billed as “the happiest 5k on the planet”, the Color Run (their American spelling, not ours) returns to Canberra on 22 February 2015. It's a 5km course that focuses on ha...

Best of Canberra Taste Off: Cocktails

By 12 January 2015 1

I think I spent most of my week tipsy, having had to search for Canberra’s best cocktail. I started my search at Molly. I’ve talked about Molly before when I searched for Ca...

Drama Workshops with Canberra Youth Theatre Semester 1 2015!

By 12 January 2015

Canberra Youth Theatre's Workshop Ensemble Program provides a place where young and emerging artists can be creative and actively develop fundamental theatre performance skills. It is a fun and engaging program all about process. Through participation in theatre games and exercises during weekly act...

Casino Canberra to be redeveloped following acquisition

By 12 January 2015 2

The sale of the Casino Canberra site to Aquis Developments has triggered the a major redevelopment of the City South precinct, with the new owners set to turn the current casino in...

Canberra - Donut capital of Australia

By 12 January 2015 28

I’m no town planner; never claimed to be. However, I have lived in Canberra for 47 years and I’ve seen the city grow from a large country town into a cosmopolitan city. ...

Super Sparky to the rescue - again!

By 11 January 2015 2

I posted a recommendation for Super Sparky Electrical way back in 2013. He delivered prompt, friendly and efficient service. Today, on one of the hottest, busiest times of the year I had to call Super Sparky again after a partial power failure. He said he was absolutely flat out until next Mon...

Chet Faker in Canberra, 11 Feb 2015

By 11 January 2015
Chet Faker

Australian electronica musician Chet Faker will perform an all ages show at the Royal Theatre on Wednesday 11 February 2015. This show was originally scheduled as an 18+ gi...

Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 11 January 2015

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...

Mechanic recommendation - A&D under new ownership

By 10 January 2015 4

A&D Automotive has changed hands so it was with a bit of trepidation that I booked in with the new guys there, with former owner Darren a difficult act to follow. (A&D is at 301 Canberra Ave Fyshwick next to the music shop).  I didn't have time to clean my car and it was dusty on the outsid...

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