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Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Mocan & Green Grout, New Acton

By 22 November 2014

I've walked past Mocan & Green Grout a lot but always found it way too busy to indulge in a coffee or a meal. This week I was in the area for a meeting and spied a few empty ta...

A Summer Fling

By 21 November 2014

With these warmer months approaching it's hard not to want to spend most of my time out doors, taking in all the sunshine and warmth before the next Winter comes. It's also ...

Cancellation of tomorrows Sri Chinmoy Triple-Triathlon

By 22 November 2014

The ACT Government wishes to advise of the cancellation of the Sri Chinmoy Triple-Triathlon which was scheduled to take place tomorrow, Sunday 23 November 2014. The event has been cancelled for safety reasons, with a high probability that a total fire ban will be declared for tomorrow, and the su...


By 22 November 2014 4

Hi all, I need a retaining wall built out the front of my house.  I have been looking for someone to do the work as it's a little more difficult than my skill level.  I am struggling to even get a quote.  I have had 5 tradies come and inspect and say they would forward on a quote but NONE have (A...

Local startup Hardcotton launches Kickstarter campaign to develop world first in 3D printing

By 22 November 2014

Hello fellow Rioters. Canberra has a record of invention and local tech startup Hardcotton continues to take up this challenge and make an impact in the 3D printing world. ...

Hot air balloon stuck in light fitting

By 22 November 2014

Firefighters are helping to untangle a hot air balloon that is suspended in a light fitting at the Aranda District Playing Fields. Sixteen people were in the basket at the time of the crash. ACT Ambulance Service said nobody was injured. (ESA Media Release)...

Macgregor Primary School Fete on today! 3-7 pm

By 22 November 2014

Come over to Macgregor Primary School in West Belconnen and help us celebrate the school's 40th birthday. We are holding a massive school fete from 3-7 pm with rides, reptiles, live entertainment, a monster raffle (over 45 prizes!), market stalls, a food court, and heaps more including an art sho...

Witnesses sought to collision in Franklin

By 22 November 2014

ACT Policing is appealing for any witnesses to a single vehicle collision that occurred on Friday, November 7, in Franklin. About 3pm, a blue Holden Astra was driving northbound...

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Danmans Great Ride for Samoa

By 19 October 2009 16

Dear fellow RiotACTers On Wednesday 30 September, an 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck in the pacific, offshore, between the islands of Samoa and American Samoa. The earthquake triggered a tsunami of up to 1.7 metres in height, which caused severe damage in island areas that are only a few feet...

Webber wins Brazilian

By 19 October 2009 11

In the wee hours of the morning, "our" Queanbeyan boy Mark Webber has pulled off a win at the Brazilian Formula 1 Grand Prix win. From a start way down the grid, I was thinking "why bother getting up at 3am for another disappointment - just set the recorder instead". Unfortunately forgot to not ...

Saving the planet one tax at a time

By 19 October 2009 44

The ABC informs us that the Chiefly Stanhope is quite keen on adding a toll to your daily commute: Mr Stanhope says a congestion charge is worth considering. "I would be interested in any conversation around what we can do to encourage people to use public transport," he said. You could try...

Wireless whinges

By 19 October 2009 20

I write this from a wonderfully stable and quick 3 Mobile wireless connection in the Inner North after my nefarious housemates busted through our ADSL cap. But not everyone is enjoying the wireless love. Flashlee sent the following in as a story overnight: 3 wireless braodband slowness I l...

Milly is Missing in Theodore

By 19 October 2009 5

My much loved dog Milly went missing on Wednesday 14/10 when she and her buddy Rex dug a hole under our gate. Rex has since returned, but we have been on the look out for Milly all weekend and have been putting up fliers and dropping notes in mail boxes for days. Milly is a 2 year old Cavalie...

Want to go on the hunt this halloween?

By 18 October 2009 12

The following has crossed my desk thanks to the wonder of facebook. Elena Kirschbaum, green candidate for the Legislative Assembly, whip cracking acrobat, and flourishing event organiser is putting on "The Halloween Hunt" for your enjoyment: The Halloween Hunt is a treasure hunt suitable for f...

Canberra United, struggling but improving

By 18 October 2009 1

The ABC brings word that Canberra United (our women's soccer team) have continued their winless start to the season with a 2-2 draw in Perth. It's a bit of a come down from last season where they made the grand final. On the other hand coming back from 2-0 down after ten minutes to log the dra...

Julep Lounge Canberra's most influential bar?

By 18 October 2009 29

I'm given to understand that Manuka's Julep Lounge is a bit of a watering hole for the fashionable young women of the Canberra Times. Which might explain why Jessica Wright is all over that cocktail bar being named as the only Canberra establishment on a "list of Australia's 50 most influential a...

Hostel life in Canberra post WWII ?

By 18 October 2009 19

Hi there everyone I'm a research fellow at one of the local universities who is researching about the migrant history of workers in the ACT, particularly post WWII. Because of the high influx of workers to rapidly build Canberra and the lack of space to put everyone, numerous hostels were built a...

37,000 CDs available - FREE!

By 18 October 2009 5

As I type, I’m enjoying one of the 37,000 albums that I have at home thanks to the ACT Public Library. The Library subscribes to an online goldmine called the Naxos Music Library. In a nutshell, the Naxos Music Library offers streaming audio access at near-CD quality to the complete catalogu...

$400k for more public art in Civic

By 17 October 2009 4

The Canberra Times brings word that "imposing" bronze sculptures of birds are going up around Civic. And pleasingly it's a local artist getting the work. Chief Minister and Minister for the Arts and Heritage, Jon Stanhope, said yesterday the $388,357 works by renowned Canberra artist Jan Brow...

Canberra Brumbies?

By 17 October 2009 1

I just caught the end of an interview on 666 ABC Canberra radio this morning with Brumbies CEO Andrew Fagan. He said next season the Brumbies will be wearing Canberra on their jerseys? Not sure if this is the return of the ACT Brumbies of old, or maybe just the ACT government buying sponsorship (eg....

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