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Flip Out these school holidays

By 30 September 2014 2
Flip Out Hume

As school holidays kick off this week, there’s plenty for parents and children to love about Hume indoor trampoline arena Flip Out. With giant trampolines, foam pits and n...

Anyone know what happened to Scope?

By 30 September 2014 3

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

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

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...

What’s the background video on ABC news?

By 29 September 2014 3

It looks like it's been taken from an impossible vantage point.  Like a crane or a drone....

Drink driver caught after collision with fence

By 29 September 2014

ACT Policing has charged a 28-year-old Charnwood man with drink driving and reckless driving offences after a collision in Macgregor on Saturday morning (September 27). About 4.50am, Belconnen Patrol members attended a residence in Marcus Faunce Street, Macgregor, following a report of a male tre...

Drop Bears Sighted on Mt Ainslie

By 29 September 2014

Hi All Just letting you know my short story set in Canberra about tourists discovering drop bears on Mt Ainslie is about to be taken off my site due to space constraints: The premise of my site is that social media users request ...

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Happy Birthday Phoenix - Now with photos

By 13 November 2008 22

[First filed: November 12, 2008 @ 16:16] The Phoenix turns 15 tonight. I imagine a larger than average number of pints will cross the bar tonight. Anyone want to reminisce with favourite Phoenix memories? UPDATED: Laurel Waits has sent in some photos of the evening, slideshow below. ...

Queanbeyan greenlights Tralee

By 13 November 2008 30

The ABC informs us that the controversial Tralee development has gained the approval of Queanbeyan Council. The proposal is now off for sale to the highest bidder on Sussex Street before the NSW Government makes a decision. If it goes ahead it might at some point impinge on Terry Snow's plans ...


By 13 November 2008 65

I don't know about anyone else but I don't suffer form hayfever. I never have, and I believed quite rightly that I would never ever. Having said that, for some reason I have been stricken with hayfever for the last month and it's really knocking me about due to lack of sleep, red sore eyes and ge...

Images of Canberra - Well someone had to do it.

By 13 November 2008 38

This one's from the fence around the huge hole in the ground where the Civic Greater Union cinema used to be. This was old when God was a boy. But it's nice to see the memory remains. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to

Green Square cocked up

By 13 November 2008 17

Green Square in Kingston is a simple thing. A small patch of green grass surrounded by some pubs, cafes, and restaurants. So it is with some surprise that I read in the Canberra Times that our local government has managed to mess up such a simple premise. "The office of Chief Minister Jon Stan...

Work complete on Lake Northbourne?

By 13 November 2008 21

Cudos to the company resurfacing Northbourne Avenue between Ipima st and Girrawheen st in Braddon. The new asphalt doesn't match up to the guttering on the inside lanes. So prepare for some hydroplaning when it next rains then. [ED - Spare a thought for your intrepid RiotACT editor who ...

Using Three Words album launch

By 12 November 2008

[First filed: November 12, 2008 @ 09:22] Arguably Canberra's most successful band at the moment, Using Three Words are launching their new self titled album at the ANU Bar on 28 November. Support from Dopus & Roshambo, Tonk and Alta Volante. For more details on the band check out their ...

The Radiance Dance Project 2008 presents 'The Human Touch'

By 12 November 2008 2

Sometimes a special event turns up that you know needs a wider audience; here is one such that arrived in my in-tray just the other day. I particularly like it being inclusive of women living with and without disabilities. Dates for your diary!!! Help us spread the news and pack the theatre - te...


By 12 November 2008

COZMO (the Capital of Australia Mandolinata) together with CAPS (the Canberra Accordion Players) will be presenting a concert of exhilarating mandolin and accordion music on Sunday 30 November at the Italo-Australian Club in Forrest, starting at 2.00pm.  This exciting COZMO and CAPS concert wil...

Triple J now broadcasting from Tuggeranong

By 12 November 2008 13

After tuning around late last night and noticing that all the Tuggeranong Hill translators were off, I was wondering if Classic FM's and Triple J's translators would be coming online. Today, I tuned into 95.9 and noticed that Triple J is now broadcasting on their Tuggeranong translator frequency....

Belconnen Community Festival, Sat 15 Nov -- looking for volunteers

By 12 November 2008

Volunteers are needed to help support the Belconnen Festival Saturday 15 November 10am -5pm at Margaret Timpson Park, Belconnen ACT. The Belconnen Festival hosts a full program of music and dance performance, kids' space, arts and craft village, food stalls, youth festival, and the new Future ...

Big inner north power outage?

By 12 November 2008 17

Here in Ainslie we lost power for a few minutes around 1pm. Now I'm hearing Dickson was hit too. Anyone else?...

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