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Recommendations for wedding cake supplier in Canberra

By 30 March 2015

Can anyone recommend someone to make a wedding cake in the Canberra region for a reasonable price?  Perhaps someone who works from home or a business who doesn’t charge a fo...

Alexander Maconochie Centre a complex challenge

By 30 March 2015

I have written many times on corrective services in relation to rehabilitative and restorative processes, and the lack of them, concerning offenders and victims. Perhaps it ...

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Hot cross buns

By 30 March 2015 1
A. Baker

I have been so excited for the hot cross bun Taste Off that I've been taste testing for breakfast every morning this week. RiotACT readers were right on board the hot cross bun cra...

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...

Domestic violence – What can we do?

By 30 March 2015

There has been a spate of domestic violence-related crimes in the Tuggeranong area recently, including two murders. The brutality and timing of these crimes have left resident...

Looking for something like Sizzlers in Canberra

By 29 March 2015 2

My family and I are currently living in Brisbane but will be moving to Canberra very soon. One of our favourite family restaurants up here is Sizzlers. Is there anything lik...

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power out in Tuggeranong?

By 11 June 2010 11

Apparently there's a power blackout in Tuggeranong, anybody know more? [ED - ABC says its coming back on but was a doozy.]...

Budgie successfully rescued in Kambah

By 11 June 2010 8

From the ESA: 7:30am Friday 11 June 2010 - House fire at Kambah ACT Fire Brigade currently on scene of a house fire on Marconi Cres, Kambah. Update to follow. -- 8.10am Friday 11 June 2010 - Update on house fire at Kambah Fire has been extinguished at the single storey brick veneer house. ...

Police Wrap - 10 June 2010

By 10 June 2010

[First filed: Jun 10, 2010 @ 11:27] 1. Caltex Braddon rolled again: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an armed robbery at the Caltex service station in Braddon which occurred around 3:10am this morning (Thursday 10 June). Two males entered the service station, jumped over the counter an...

Insatiable Banalities Podcast # 124 - Readable Graffiti

By 10 June 2010

Canberra's (possibly the world's) least reliable podcast lurches back into some sort of rhythm with the madcap Readable Graffiti (fresh from playing Groove in the Moo) in the Insatiable Banalities podcast number 124, which we now present for your enjoyment. Track list: Stalker. 7:54 Crave...

It's a long way from the top at 50 Marcus Clarke

By 10 June 2010 7

[First filed: Jun 9, 2010 @ 9:36] The new DEEWR building on the corner of Rudd St and Marcus Clarke St is getting the finishing touches and they've even given the footpaths back to the public as Civic West's latest black glass behemoth nears completion. On Sunday these blokes seemed to be ...

Community sector wants equal pay

By 10 June 2010 17

As RiotACT readers no doubt no well there are two great instincts at the heart of any bureaucrat. 1) To cover their arses against potential future criticisms of their actions 2) To expand their empire The "Community sector" is what happens when the Government decides services are important ...

Grocers are revolting

By 10 June 2010 16

Interestingly the IGA's are running a public campaign against the ACT Government's supermarket policies intended to increase competition. Corner shop owners are traditionally a core Liberal constituency. (Think Manuel Xyrakis popping up with Tony Abbot at Ainslie shops whenever a loaf of brea...

Images of Canberra - the first dusting of snow

By 10 June 2010 5

Yesterday was, as I'm sure many of you noticed, colder that a witch's teats (and a big hello to our our wiccan readers). For the technically minded the apparent temperature yesterday reached the lofty height of 1.1 degrees if you don't count the balmy max of 1.7 degrees reached at 12.30am, from ...

A look inside Canberra Data Centres

By 10 June 2010 9

YouTube is giving us a look inside Canberra Data Centres facilities. One for the nerds, but I know you're out there....

Inglorious ACT Government failure on bus bike racks

By 10 June 2010 10

The Greens' Amanda Bresnan is up in arms because last year, when the Stanhope Government decided to start charging bus fares from cyclists using the bus bike racks, the Government promised to track how the charges impacted patronage. Instead she says the Government decided to stop tracking bike r...

Joint ANU/UC education degrees

By 10 June 2010

In a move confirming UC's role as a technical college, the ANU has announced that they've signed an agreement to offer joint education degrees: The Vice-Chancellors of ANU and UC signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Canberra this morning to capitalise on the complementary strengths of the two...

Kyogle abuzz at Canberra Chook Tractor

By 10 June 2010 3

Lismore's Northern Star newspaper is very excited Therese Rein has installed a chicken tractor in The Lodge's austerity (and Obama) inspired vegetable garden. It seems the chicken tractor (a pen on wheels which can be moved around the garden to let the chickens harrow, weed and fertilise) is an i...

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