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Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 23 November 2014
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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: Mocan & Green Grout, New Acton

By 22 November 2014
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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
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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 ...

Wanniassa school opinions

By 23 November 2014 1

We are moving to Wanniassa next month and would like some opinions on primary schools in the area. Would anyone mind sharing some experiences and advice on Wanniassa school?...

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...

Landscaper/Builder

By 22 November 2014 8

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
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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)...

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Life-changing kilometres

By 28 October 2014
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Last year over half a million people ran and completed a full marathon. There is something about this race that just attracts people young and old. For one small band of run...

New walk-in centres prove popular in first months

By 28 October 2014 9

Chief Minister and Minister for Health Katy Gallagher has released new figures that show a strong take-up of services at the new Belconnen and Tuggeranong nurse-led Walk-in Centres, with 9310 presentations since their opening in June 2014. This is compared with 5,737 presentations for the same date ...

Pergola fire in Dunlop

By 28 October 2014 1

A pergola has caught alight at a house in Dunlop. Firefighters are working to contain the fire from spreading further. Two ACT Fire & Rescue pumpers are on scene at Thornhill Crescent. The Emergency Triple Zero (000) call was made at 8:41am. (ESA Media Release) ...

Does the ACT need an ICAC?

By 28 October 2014 13
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It’s often said that timing is everything. The ACT Greens are suspicious of the timing of developer donations apparently made “during delicate planning approval processe...

Slow service at cafes - wait or walk?

By 28 October 2014 15
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There seems to be a few unwritten rules about wait time etiquette in cafes and restaurants, rules for both the customers and the staff. Over the weekend I went to a café fo...

Best of Canberra - Milkshake

By 27 October 2014 17
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Whenever I think about milkshakes, my first reaction is to burst out singing “My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard”, Kelis’ 2003 hit, “Milkshake”. The famo...

Canberra Poetry Scare!

By 27 October 2014 6

This Halloween, be scared by the words of Canberra Poets, at the Spooky Front Cafe! Featuring scares by Samuel Townsend, Chris Endrey, plus some of Canberra's best Slam Poets. We will start the night at 8pm with an Open Mike, followed by the Poetry Slam and our feature acts. Check out the deta...

Moore extends time with Brumbies through to 2016

By 27 October 2014
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Stephen Moore will remain with the Brumbies post 2015 Rugby World Cup after announcing a one year contract extension on Monday. Teetering on the edge of 150 Super Rugby gam...

August Osage County - Free Rain (Review)

By 27 October 2014
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August Osage County finishes with a whispered quotation from T.S. Eliot’s poem The Hollow Men: “This is the way the world ends.”  We are invited to complete the quotatio...

High range drink driver off the road

By 27 October 2014 3

ACT Policing will summons a 40-year-old Rivett woman who was caught drink driving in Duffy yesterday afternoon, driving her three children home (Sunday October 26). About 3.28pm, members of the Road Safety Operations Team (RSOT) intercepted a white Nissan Pulsar sedan on Eucumbene Drive, Duffy fo...

Independent Property Group: A Charitable Initiative

By 27 October 2014
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If you attended Floriade this year (and according to Andrew Barr you most certainly did!) you might have noticed a number of deluxe children’s cubby houses on display. Well, ...

Surly Griffins take out CRDL Championship

By 27 October 2014
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This Saturday saw the grand final double header of the Canberra Roller Derby League play out at the AIS arena. Excited family members, friends and supporters filled the stands,...

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