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Playground review: Boundless (Kings Park)

By 1 February 2015
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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 2

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 2

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 28

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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New Year’s Eve – where will you end up?

By 31 December 2014 1

ACT Policing is preparing for a busy night ahead with New Year’s Eve celebrations and asking the community – where will you end up? Intelligence and Crime Reduction Acting Superintendent Melissa Bushby said a lot of planning goes into New Year’s Eve celebrations by partygoers and hosts; how...

Traffic arrangements for Summernats

By 31 December 2014

ACT residents are being asked to be aware of road closures and possible delays around Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) between Thursday 1 and Sunday 4 January 2015 to allow f...

Best of Canberra - Social Club

By 31 December 2014 2

Canberrans seem to be pretty big on social clubs, with Friday night dinners or mid week drinks at the club. Now to confirm, when I say social club, I am referring to establishm...

How low will petrol prices go?

By 31 December 2014 77

Canberra motorists have been treated to a drastic reduction in the price of fuel since the opening of Costco’s petrol station in early December. On a trip to the Majura Pa...

Local Leaders – Billy Giampaolo (Elite Physique)

By 31 December 2014 1
Billy Giampaolo

Billy Giampaolo is an elite level powerlifter, a former Mr Australasia body building champion and the founder and executive director of one of Canberra’s most successful gyms...

Witnesses sought to Garran collision

By 30 December 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a single vehicle collision on Hindmarsh Drive, Garran, about 12.30am this morning (Tuesday, December 30). About 12.45am, police attended...

New Years Eve in Canberra

By 30 December 2014

They say how you spend your New Years Eve is how you will spend the new year, so here’s a few Canberra venues that are throwing New Years parties to help you dance your way i...

The mass exodus - do we love Canberra?

By 30 December 2014 28

As many of us make the mass migration to the coast for the holiday period, this year, I decided to stay at home in Canberra. However, I did make a fleeting three-day visit to m...

Tharwa Drive to close temporarily in January

By 29 December 2014

The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) today announced a temporary road closure as part of the construction of the new South Tuggeranong Fire & Rescue station. “The building of the new emergency services facility on the corner of Drakeford Drive and Tharwa Road is at an advanced stage and is o...

Best of Canberra Taste Off: Hummus

By 29 December 2014 1

To my surprise ... and apart from the guy who likened hummus to floor tile glue, the search for Canberra’s best hummus created much discussion. The three most talked about...

The Summer Bucket List

By 29 December 2014

Want to make the best of Summer but don’t know where to start? Check out our list of 30 suggestions for fun things to do in Canberra this season: 1. Take a paddle boat for...

Overstary your visa - fine. Come by leaky boat - not fine.

By 29 December 2014 48

I’ve been in good company recently, joining others in banging on about the ill treatment of asylum seekers and trying to draw attention to the fact that the scale of the prob...

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