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Playground review – Bonython local playground

By 29 March 2015
bonython playground

The unassuming southside suburb of Bonython is home to a local playground that is well maintained and an absolute treat to visit. Kaden (18 months) and I decided to see what th...

Doing hen’s nights right at QT Canberra

By 28 March 2015 1
QT Canberra pick up

When I think of hen's nights, I imagine fashioning wedding dresses out of toilet paper, eating cookies in the shape of male genitalia and drinking a lot of champagne (if only to ma...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Cherryripe Brasserie, Watson

By 28 March 2015 1

Recently having moved house, I have found myself in random suburbs that I would otherwise not spend much time in. Last week I found myself at ONA in Fyshwick. This week I was on...

Local sports club profile: Tuggeranong United Football Club

By 27 March 2015
Tuggeranong United junior football

Most suburban football teams would be intimidated by the prospect of playing against one of the country’s top A-League teams, but not Tuggeranong United Football Club (TUFC)....

A look around Canberra – Doing time in the Rivetto Ghetto

By 27 March 2015 1
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I maintain that Canberra is a well-kept secret (although I am told there are now license plates surfacing which say ‘ACT – it’s not as bad as you think’ in which case t...

Whats on this weekend? 28th and 29th March

By 26 March 2015 12

How is it almost the end of March? This month seems to have raced by, probably in part because the past few weekends have been jam-packed with festivals (Art Not Apart, You Are...

Why did Smiths Alternative really close?

By 25 March 2015 17

One of Canberra’s most loved performance venues announced last week that it would cease its operations indefinitely. This week, Smith’s Alternative is in receivership. The c...

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Police investigating suspicious death in Wanniassa

By 11 March 2015

ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious death of a man in Wanniassa yesterday evening (Tuesday 10 March).Police were called to a home in Wanniassa for a check welfare around...

Braddon: Green village to apartments

By 11 March 2015 18
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The Australian Government created the suburb of Braddon in the 1920s-1930s to provide housing for the new capital’s service workers and public sector employees. No private develo...

Cheap eats - Erindale Cakery Bakery (Erindale Shops)

By 11 March 2015 13
Erindale Cakery Bakery

When I was at university I worked as an assistant at ACT Public Libraries. I looked forward to my shifts at Erindale with particular enthusiasm because at lunchtime I could fol...

Witnesses sought to vehicle fires in Watson

By 10 March 2015 1

ACT Policing is investigating two vehicle fires in Watson from Thursday 5 March. About 12.15am, police were called to Higinbotham Street after receiving reports of two vehicle...

What happened to the Belgian Beer Cafe?

By 10 March 2015 4

Hi Rioters, Does anyone know what has happened to the Little Brussels Belgian Beer Cafe in Kingston? I walked past it earlier today and noticed a sign up saying it was close...

How to cat-proof a garden?

By 10 March 2015 14

Reader Zizanio has contacted us via email with a query about cat-proofing a garden. I have a question for the wonderfully helpful RiotACT community: has anyone cat-proofed a...

Will the Property Council contribute to Canberra Brickworks conservation?

By 10 March 2015 5

The Yarralumla Residents Association (YRA) is not surprised by the recent enthusiastic response of the ACT Property Council’s Catherine Carter to the proposed massive development at the junction of Cotter Road, Yarra Glen and Adelaide Avenue, near the Canberra Brickworks. It is good news that t...

Canberrans rally for a good cause

By 10 March 2015
Amanda and her family

A few days ago marked Amanda McDonnell's one-year anniversary of being diagnosed with metastatic (advanced) breast cancer. She describes that day as “the worst day of my lif...

Best of Canberra - Pasta

By 10 March 2015 11

In my family, pasta is eaten eight days a week – yes, eight. My Italian grandmother, or “Nonna” as I call her, has instilled in me a life-long love of this Italian staple. ...

Noise in the city, who would have thought?

By 10 March 2015 33

The new pop-up shipping container village in New Acton opened over the weekend (yay!) with the Art, Not Apart festival to follow next weekend. The festival will include stalls ...

Funding extended for ACT Indigenous health service

By 10 March 2015

Senator Zed Seselja has today announced that Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service (ACT) Incorporated will have its funding extended for another three years as part of the Abbott Government's investment in primary and preventable health care. From the media release: Indigenous communiti...

What grows in your garden?

By 9 March 2015

The Canberra Environment Centre is running the second of its gardening basics workshops on Tuesday 17 March. The topic? Soil. Last Tuesday, Keith Colls from Canberra City Fa...

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