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15 things to do in Canberra this weekend (10 and 11 October 2015)

By 8 October 2015

There is so much on this weekend we had to make some tough calls to put this list together. You could spend a day of beautiful garden wandering at The Tuliptop Gardens Festival...

Our first look: Boffins Restaurant new menu

By 8 October 2015 2
Boffins Restaurant: Piano

With all the hype and commotion about all the new cafes and restaurants opening around Canberra, it's easy to forget about the original establishments that have stood the test of t...

Ask RiotACT: Sourcing a pinata

By 8 October 2015 2
Ask RiotACT

My dear hive mind of rioters, My little astromonkey is having a birthday party this Sunday [11/10] and now desperately wants a pinata.  I've seen a few places do on-line sa...

Beer Week returns to Canberra this November

By 8 October 2015 1
Beer Day Out 2014

Canberra Beer Week was launched last night at Bentspoke Brewery in Braddon. The week-long celebration of beer will take place form 5 – 11 November. Representing the ACT Go...

How one Canberra Mum spent Floriade

By 8 October 2015 2
My Cubby House Rocks

Floriade is one of my favourite things about Canberra. It is clearly one of our best tourist attractions and it gets bigger and better every year. We have been blessed with hig...

Civic sports garage sale for mini-roos today

By 8 October 2015
Bettong bounce

Looking for second hand sports gear? Or a cheap way to entertain the kids on the second last weekday of the school holidays? Like to help save a cute rabbit-sized mini-roo call...

Light rail build to nab half a carpark

By 7 October 2015 8
An artist's impression of Canberra's light rail.

The ACT Government will use up to half of the Magistrates Court carpark on London Circuit as a construction compound during stage one of the building of Canberra’s light rail...

Police charge ex-UC lecturer with sex offences

By 7 October 2015 4

UPDATE: The academic has now appeared in the ACT Magistrates Court. He is Arthur Marshall Hoyle, a former law lecturer at the university. He pleaded not guilty to 12 counts of ...

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Anzac Day Dawn Service - Where to go for a club breakfast ?

By 4 April 2009 10

With only 3 weeks to go before Anzac Day. I am looking for a club that does a bus out to the dawn service, then afterwards back to the club for a breakfast. All for a fee of course. So many clubs used to offer this service but I am yet to find any this year. I would prefer Northside, but natur...

Is Canberra Crime Getting worse?

By 4 April 2009 51

A question to ponder. Is Canberra crime getting worse or is the media reporting more violent crimes more often? Or are drugs getting more out of control.....etc... What are people's ideas/thoughts on this?...

State of the Riot - March 2009

By 3 April 2009 5

[First filed: April 02, 2009 @ 10:29] Well, that was a bell-ringing ball-tearer of a month. And now, the stats. Here’s our monthly review of where the site’s going and what people are coming here for. March exceeded all expectations possibly to my detriment when the Easter-blighted Apr...

Belconnen Foreshore sexual assault?

By 3 April 2009 42

Hi, Just hoping some one might have some info about an apparent gang rape that happened outside the Subway in Belconnen. Hopefully some witnesses?! The two girls that were assaulted are in a fairly serious condition, and all that's known about the offenders is that they were of polynesian appe...

Hot cross consumer

By 3 April 2009 24

I am in search of decent hot cross buns.  I mean traditional, old fashioned hot cross buns with fruit instead of choc chips, but not such as those featured in the supposedly top shelf bakeries which weigh a ton and taste like fruit cake (and cost a lot more than one-a-penny).  Any guidanc...

Greenway Murder Death ?

By 3 April 2009 18

[First filed: April 01, 2009 @ 09:05] Outside the Greenway Waters apartments is a big blue tent, dozens of Police, everything sealed off. There are some taking photographs of the ground in the front courtyard. ED - Crimestoppers informs us that there has indeed been a death in Greenway: ...

70 Pieces Of Our World at M16

By 3 April 2009

The M16 Artspace in Fyshwick (oddly enough at 16 Mildura St) is having an interesting exhibition through to 12 April. This from the blurb: Presenting 70 pieces selected from the creative work of the Canberra Art Workshop's 230 members, this exhibition is the first, and largest, in M16's 20...

Daylight savings finally ends this Sunday

By 3 April 2009 58

John Hargreaves has announced that we can have some light in our mornings again with our harmonised daylight savings regime finally ticking over this Sunday night. "Last year the ACT Legislative Assembly unanimously amended the Standard Time and Summer Time Act 1972 to allow daylight saving in th...

Tourists flocking to the Kingston Foreshore?

By 3 April 2009 16

[Photo taken Boxing Day 2008] Chief Minister Stanhope is rather chuffed that his Land Development Agency (LDA) has won the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) National Award for ‘Urban Renewal' for the Kingston Foreshore Development. UDIA judges praised the innovative approa...

Queueing in Crace

By 3 April 2009 19

Last night there were people camping out at the entrance to the new suburb of Crace. I'm curious to know why. Are they releasing land today?...

Police Wrap - 3 April

By 3 April 2009 4

1. The ongoing disappointment of Acting Superintendent Daryl Neit: ACT Policing’s head of Traffic Operations, Acting Superintendent Daryl Neit, has expressed his disappointment and concern over some Canberra motorists failing to heed the warnings about drink-driving. His comments came after...

Shawn Mackay coming out of the coma

By 3 April 2009 11

The Brisbane Times has an AAP story on the recovery of Brumbies' forward Shawn Mackay who has been in a medically induced coma and has undergone spinal surgery since he collected an armoured car at 4am in Durban last Sunday morning. "The surgery on his spine went as well as possible and his spine...

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