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46 arrests in ACT drug operation

By 26 July 2016
ice

A six-week police operation targeting the manufacture, trafficking and sale of illicit drugs in the ACT has resulted in 46 arrest warrants and 10 people appearing in court. Cha...

Bailey testicle safe: Parton to run for Libs

By 26 July 2016 6
Mark Parton

Steven Bailey, your left testicle is safe. As you predicted in December, ex-2CC breakfast presenter Mark Parton was endorsed last night as one of the Liberals' five candidates ...

13yo boy hit by truck at Holt, rushed to hospital

By 26 July 2016
Accident site at Holt

A 13-year-old boy has been rushed to hospital after being struck by a truck at the corner of Hardwick Crescent and Flack Street near Kingsford Smith School in Holt at around 8....

Mumpreneurs band together for support

By 26 July 2016
CBM Image

On a cold and rainy Tuesday morning, 15 business owners sit chatting excitedly. But they’re not just any business owners. They’re mumpreneurs – juggling motherhood and...

Woolworths caught out on pricing for shopping bags

By 26 July 2016 16
Woolworths shopping bags

A few days ago, I was at my local Woolworths getting groceries, and was paying at the self checkout. At the checkout next to me, an elderly gentleman from out of state, on h...

Labor rewards star economist Andrew Leigh MP (not)

By 26 July 2016 3
ACT Labor candidate for the Senate David Smith, Labor Senator Katy Gallagher, Member for Canberra Gai Brodtmann and Member for Fenner Andrew Leigh.

Canberra's best federal rep Andrew Leigh will  perform his shadow assistant minister duties on a backbencher's salary ... Leigh has been Labor's most articulate performer bes...

Out-of-touch politicians should listen and act

By 26 July 2016 1
Legislative Assembly

The Brexit result in the UK and Donald Trump’s ascendancy in the US have been a warning for Australian politicians, already facing disillusionment from voters in the Federal ...

Pair hold up Wanniassa Red Rooster, leave with small sum of cash

By 25 July 2016 4
Police wrap

Two men held up Red Rooster takeaway/restaurant at Wanniassa last night, threatening a store attendant with assault before leaving with a small amount of cash. ACT Policing ...

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Friday Night Live - Blazing Boots

By 29 June 2016
Blazing Boots

This is the band to get you up and dancing. Mal Osborne (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Damien Spencer (lead guitar, vocals), Tim Spellmen (drums) and Paul Kinderman (bass, vocal...

The curious case of the Chief Minister and the CSIRO development

By 29 June 2016 21
CSIRO01

Sometimes the words of local politicians are a thing of wonder. Here’s a very curious story. Last week there were two articles in the Canberra Times about statements by th...

Ask RiotACT: Winter heating - oil heaters or central heating?

By 29 June 2016 6
Ask RiotACT

Greetings Rioters. I'm in a 4 bed house. What do you think is cheaper and by how much: A) having gas run central heating - set to a lowish temp (like 15 degrees) or ...

Negative ads drive voters to minor parties

By 28 June 2016 12
LibAd

As we head into the final days of an election campaign, new research from the ANU has found negative political advertising is driving people to vote for minor parties and inde...

Ali Penney hosts July Blues Jam

By 28 June 2016
Ali Penney

“She gotta lotta soul,” said Freddy King’s right-hand-man, guitarist Andrew ‘Junior Boy’ Jones. With a dose of the blues, a spattering of funk and a sprinkling of ...

Alleged burglar caught in Forde backyard

By 28 June 2016
ACT Magistrates Court

A 19-year-old woman will face court today for property, burglary and assault offences after a resident caught her in his Forde back garden yesterday afternoon. About 3pm...

Best of Canberra: Café strips

By 28 June 2016 11
Bunda St

This week for Best of Canberra we have explored some of the city’s favourite café/restaurant/bar strips. Our hunt was for the best all-in-one spot to grab a bite to eat, a c...

Predictions for July 2 and beyond

By 28 June 2016 5
election vote

Next week it will all be over – temporarily. The 2016 Federal election has been a mild affair in the ACT and we can confidently predict all four sitting members will be re...

Ask RiotACT: Trees on Mr Fluffy blocks?

By 28 June 2016 5
Ask RiotACT

Hi all, I live close to a couple of Mr Fluffy blocks which I believe are due for demolition soon. They both have a few beautiful backyard trees a fair distance from the hous...

Canberrans, how does your garden grow?

By 28 June 2016
Permaculture-web

In this bush capital there is no shortage of thriving gardens, edible lawns or green-thumbed Canberrans. However, there might be a shortage of inexpensive and accessible short ...

Kangaroo dragged through streets

By 27 June 2016
Police wrap

Police are appealing for information after a kangaroo was allegedly attached to the back of a vehicle and driven through Goulburn. Officers located the animal at the interse...

Bad buffering

By 27 June 2016 23
NBNCo Palmerston 010

I was 11 years old when I bought my first computer. It was 1984, and the machine was a Mattel Aquarius. Rubber keys, cassette tape drive, less than 4 kilobytes of memory, and b...

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