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Weekend cafe hot spot: Barrio, Braddon

By 4 July 2015

Last weekend I shared my experience at Elemental and mentioned that I also stopped in at Barrio Collective Coffee, a few doors up. I wasn’t satisfied by my brief check-in last we...

A look around Canberra – Chapman

By 3 July 2015 7

The suburb of Chapman in Weston Creek is named after Austin Chapman, a former minister who held the portfolios of defence, health, trade, and customs, at various points during ...

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (4th and 5th July 2015)

By 3 July 2015

Canberra garage sales this weekend in Aranda, Phillip, Kingston, Dunlop, Ngunnawal, Casey, Monash and Wright. Happy Friday! Saturday 4 July 35 Port Jackson Circuit Phillip 7am...

13 things to do in Canberra this weekend (4 and 5 July 2015)

By 2 July 2015 1
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How do you plan to spend this weekend? There’s plenty on in Canberra to keep you busy over the next few days, including the Westside Sunday markets, a ping pong jam and Bungendor...

Where can I find kids’ interior shops in Canberra?

By 4 July 2015

I'm new to Canberra and want to decorate my children's bedrooms. (1, 3 & 8 years) Can the more knowledgeable here point me in the direction of any good shops with pro...

Missing man: Have you seen Daemon?

By 3 July 2015
Missing man Daemon Wolfe

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in locating missing man Daemon Wolfe. Daemon was last seen leaving a house in Greenway on foot about 4.30pm yesterday (Thursd...

Dentist recommendations in Canberra?

By 3 July 2015 3

Can anyone recommend a good and gentle dentist, please? I've read the ones that were submitted in another query in 2011 and just wonder if there are any more recent dental reco...

What’s happening on the corner of Belconnen Way and Bindubi St?

By 3 July 2015 1

Does anyone know what is happening on the corner of Belconnen Way and Bindubi Street? Adecco (construction company) have dug out the old car park on Bardi Place, opposite Canbe...

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Police Wrap - 16 January

By 16 January 2009 23

1. More Tuggers violence: ACT Policing are seeking witnesses to three separate incidents which occurred overnight. About 11.50pm, Wednesday 14 January, 2009 four males aged 17 and 18 years were approached by five males wearing masks in the car park of the Tuggeranong Skate Park. Two of th...

Glebe Park upgrades begin

By 16 January 2009

"The Chief" Stanhope has announced $220,000 worth of renos to Canberra's most beloved haunt of sly teen drinking and unplanned pregnancy, Glebe Park. (Admittedly family BBQ's and pickup cricket are also frequent uses of the facilities) Extra seating and greater protection of grass will be provide...

ACT business says no to the human rights act

By 16 January 2009 11

The Australian is taking some joy from the failure of a single business in the ACT (RiotACT included) to opt-in to being bound by our human rights act. As with any business we'd need someone to explain how it would help us make more money....

AMA vs nurse walk-in clinics

By 16 January 2009 27

ABC Online reports that the ACT Branch of the Australian Nursing Federation are concerned that the AMA are trying to undermine public confidence in nurses in an effort to get us to avoid nurse walk-in clinics. The possibility of nurse walk-in clinics has been raised already by Katy Gallagher, as ...

What am I getting into at Kambah pool?

By 16 January 2009 63

Good afternoon all I have just returned from lunch where i witnessed an interesting debate relevant to the current hot weather we are having.  Whilst chatting about local water holes, the two people I was eating with entered into a debate regarding Kambah Pool.  In short, they were trying to de...

The Social Media Club kicks off tomorrow

By 15 January 2009 4

In case you were wondering, social media is a grand title than blogging. It appears Canberra is having a Social Media Club and tomorrow they're having a pow-wow at Cream on Bunda Street. Bear in mind it's only for the "like minded" whatever the hell that means....

The greatest art heist in history set to backfire?

By 15 January 2009 25

[First filed: January 13, 2009 @ 11:45] The Canberra Museum and Gallery's long been known to covet the Nolan collection from Lanyon. The fine political arts of neglect and concocted emergency have in recent years allowed them to conduct possibly the biggest art theft in history, ever, anywher...

Non-decision announced on Queen's Birthday Fireworks - decision coming

By 15 January 2009 41

John Hargreaves has announced that he's taking the fireworks issue to cabinet for a decision on their continued consumer use at the Queen's Birthday Weekend post 2010. "The general public will be permitted to purchase and use consumer fireworks over the Queen's Birthday long weekend in June this ...

Three little literary festivals in the place of one,

By 15 January 2009

The Boomerang Blog brings word that in place of the Canberra Readers’ and Writers’ Festival there will be three smaller festivals spread throughout the year. Aimed at young readers and writers, the first mini-festival, ‘Scribble’, will take place on 6 to 7 February and will feature readin...

Dining with the girl geeks

By 15 January 2009 13

Hail to the Hivemind, Those of you who remember Loquaciousness will know she's quite active in the IT arena, and so she's organising an event she asked me to mention here on RiotACT. Details: Girl Geek Dinners have been successful all around the world, including Melbourne, Sydney and most rece...

Choosing the good eggs - Commended restaurants

By 15 January 2009 107

The RSPCA has pushed out a media release on their "Choose Wisely" campaign. The ad campaign is supporting restaurants and cafes that sign up to use ethically grown eggs. In Canberra the list is: All Things Chocolate Barocca Café Tosolini's Civic The Boathouse by the Lake Cream Caf...

Making your own soap and face creams from scratch

By 15 January 2009 12

This workshop is hands on—in an afternoon you will : Make soap from materials you probably have in your kitchen; Make the tool you will need to cut the soap from recycled resources; Hear about the fascinating history of how soap used to be made; Learn enough theory to “do it yourself”; Make...

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