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Southquay popular with local developers

By 1 October 2014

Spirited bidding by 11 registered parties has seen three multi-unit sites at the new waterfront development at Southquay in Greenway sold today at auction for a total of $9.705 million with all blocks being purchased by local Canberra developers. The largest block is 7,385sqm fronting Anketell St...

Adult dance lessons Canberra? Recommendations?

By 1 October 2014 1

Hi All, I'm in my 30's and looking to get back into exercising, the one exercise I love is dancing but truth be told I'm pretty cr@p at it. I'm looking for a dance studio that teaches adults and is fun! Perhaps where the occasional overweight 30 year old wouldn't look completely ridiculous? Wo...

Bushfire season starts today

By 1 October 2014 2

With bushfire season starting today Canberrans should consider how best to prepare for the months ahead, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, said today. Mr Corbell joined representatives of the ACT’s fire services at Wybalena Grove in Cook to officially launch bushfire s...

Local band SAFIA up for a Channel V Award

By 1 October 2014

Canberra has, like any other city, a fierce pride among its citizens. I often find myself at parties or in clubs with people from other cities desperately defending it, clinging onto credibility as only someone who truly appreciates Canberra for the art-wealthy city that it is. Explaining that no, i...

Anyone know what happened to Scope?

By 30 September 2014 6

Hi Rioters. Went for a drive up Mount Stromlo over the weekend, thinking I would stop and have a coffee at Scope -- but it appears to be closed. Anyone know what happened there? ...

National Museum of Australia (1/2)- Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts (Part 9)

By 30 September 2014

History has shown us that ghosts and the supernatural seem to be commonplace and that a large percentage of people in the western world, indeed from all races and religions, not only believe in ghosts but have also experienced something that they believe is of a supernatural origin. Indeed, many peo...

Witnesses sought to suspicious fires

By 30 September 2014
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to six separate fires which occurred last night and early this morning (Tuesday, September 30). Overnight, police were notified of a number of ...

Local Sports Wrap – 27th and 28th September

By 30 September 2014
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FUTSAL: Futsal Premier League The men’s Futsal Premier League season began Friday week ago, and Monaro Panthers Green and Untouchables began their respective campaigns wit...

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1733 drivers caught speeding during July and August

By 5 September 2014 13

ACT Policing caught 1733 drivers speeding throughout July and August as part of its joint campaign with the ACT Justice and Community Safety Directorate asking Canberrans to Stop Pushing the Limits. Of the 1733 drivers caught speeding over the eight-week period, 1174 were issued with a Traffic In...

Gungahlin Community Council AGM

By 5 September 2014

The Gunghalin Community Council will hold its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 10th September at the Gungahlin Library from 7.30pm. All Gunghalin residents are encouraged to attend this meeting where all Executive and Committee positions will be declared vacant. AGENDA 7.30 Opening and W...

Spring Superheroes - School Holiday Drama Program

By 5 September 2014

Spring is coming and what better way to try something different than springing into our October School Holiday Drama Program! The theme for this season is Spring Superheroes! Bringing together a group of up to 16 young people aged between 7 - 12 years, we offer two tutors across a week long dram...

Where to meet someone when you're over 35

By 5 September 2014 3
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It has been brought to my attention that the readers of the RiotACT tend to fall in the over 35 age bracket rather than the under 35. I thought it fitting to add in some adv...

Topical Childrens Songs by Local Artist

By 5 September 2014

I bet you have heard the song "Big Red Car" and "Hot Potato", but have you heard "Boys Like Pink Too!" or "Completely Naked Beans"? These are just two of the fun, clever and original Childrens' songs written by local singer/songwriter Derryth Nash. Recently described as having the voice of an angel ...

Magnificent munchy mushrooms

By 5 September 2014
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Did you know there are two mushroom farms on the doorstep of the ACT? Majestic Mushrooms of Murrumbateman and Canberra Mushrooms of Yass are both farmed within 50 kilometres of...

What's on this weekend? 6th and 7th September 2014

By 5 September 2014
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Our first weekend of Spring and as I write this the sun is shining and birds are singing. This may be short-lived given the forecast of showers, but for now I can talk myself ...

Legal assistance for local small businesses

By 4 September 2014

Canberra small businesses will be able to access free legal advice through a new service available from today. Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, said the new legal advice clinic would make sure small business had the support the needed. “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and...

Recommendation for building designer or architect

By 4 September 2014 3

Hi all, Have seen some older posts with recommendations but after some up to date info? My husband and I are thinking about an extension to our house and would be doing it as owner builders (getting in tradies for lots of parts but essentially project managing it ourselves) and I'm after some...

Best of Canberra Taste Off - Bacon and Egg Rolls

By 4 September 2014 5
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Funnily enough, I had a number of offers to assist with this week’s Best of Canberra Taste Off. Bacon and Egg rolls (or egg and bacon rolls – whatever floats your boat) seem t...

Tuggeranong Community Council AGM 2014

By 4 September 2014

It was good to see a great turnout for the TCC Annual General Meeting on 2 September. It was even better to see members reaffirm confidence in the TCC leadership by voting them back into office for a second term. There are also two new faces on the team. Eric Traise was re-elected unopposed as Pr...

High Fidelity: rock musical auditions

By 4 September 2014

Phoenix Players have announced auditions for their next show, the rock musical High Fidelity. Based on the novel by Nick Hornby and the Touchstone Pictures Film, featuring original music by the composer of Next to Normal. Rob, a slacker thirty-something record store owner, has just been dumped...

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