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Ask RiotACT: Home extension – where to start?

By 24 July 2016
Ask Riot

Hello Rioters, We're in a small two bedroom single level duplex, but are feeling the squeeze. We'd love to stay in the hood (Narrabundah), so we think extending might be th...

Police appeal over Kaleen attempted armed robbery

By 22 July 2016
Police wrap

Police are seeking public help following an attempted armed robbery at the Caltex Star Mart service station in Kaleen last Thursday. Police responded to a report of a male ho...

Northbourne flats, ex-visitor centre sites up for auction in August

By 22 July 2016 4
Dickson on Northbourne aerial view from brochure

The territory’s Land Development Agency has appointed Knight Frank the sales agent for three ACT Government-owned blocks set for retail, commercial and residential developmen...

Hume Hwy closed southbound, traffic diverted through Canberra

By 22 July 2016 4
Accident site (left) and diversion point (circled).

All Sydney to Melbourne Hume Highway traffic is being diverted through Canberra via the Federal Highway turnoff near Goulburn this morning after a truck rolled blocking southbo...

Politicians blind to population growth concerns

By 22 July 2016 11
Sustainable Australia party founder William Bourke.

The recent Federal election saw the Sustainable Australia Party (ignored by the mainstream) field candidates and shortly before polling day at a local level the ACT Government ...

Light rail extension routes identified

By 21 July 2016 18
light rail artist impression

Canberrans have identified four key routes for the next stage of the light rail network, according to the ACT government. These were contained in Keeping Canberra Moving: Wh...

Happy Kidlets at Café Injoy

By 21 July 2016 1
A plate of pancakes with strawberries and ice-cream

Gold Creek always reminds me of scene out of the soap opera Neighbours. This is not just because it has a resort named Lassiters: the touristy facades also make me feels I am...

Fire engulfs Pialligo Estate smokehouse at Hume

By 21 July 2016
Firefighters at work in Hume at around 8pm last night.

Firefighters spent two and a half hours battling a blaze that caused extensive damage to the Pialligo Estate Smokehouse off Sheppard St, Hume last night, extinguishing the flam...

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Car sharing in the capital

By 7 June 2016 1

What is car sharing? It’s having a car available to you where you need it when you need it. Car sharing has been in Sydney and other capitals for several years and has now ar...

Cheap Eats: $5 Breakfast Bowl at The Food Co-op Café

By 7 June 2016

University precincts are known for their profusion of cheap eats. And the Australian National University’s The Food Co-op Café delivers on affordable and ethical food. [capti...

Ask RiotACT: Question on Transact VDSL2 & relinquishing the USO

By 7 June 2016
Ask RiotACT

I was about to sign up to Transact's switch to VDSL2 with VOIP but apparently that means relinquishing your home phone option AND your Universal Service Obligation telephone ri...

End age of entitlement

By 7 June 2016 2
Budget generic

This afternoon the ACT government will deliver the 2016 budget. As there is a local election in October will it be bland, even largely forgettable, like the cautious May federa...

$2.1 million to expand palliative care services

By 7 June 2016
Children in hospital

Children and their families needing palliative care will have access to a dedicated nurse as part of a $2.1 million investment over the next four years to expand services in th...

Best of Canberra: small galleries

By 7 June 2016
Beaver Galleries

Did you know that Canberra is home to more than 23 small galleries? I certainly didn’t until I started investigating our city’s lesser-known art scene for Best of Canberra....

Phillip traders maintain rage over paid parking

By 6 June 2016 10
paid parking

The Phillip Business Community claims the ACT government lied to it about having a consultation process before installing paid parking metres in the Canberra suburb. The com...

Budget to fund electric bus trial, 20 new buses, new City Loop

By 6 June 2016 29

The ACT Government will allocate $17 million in tomorrow’s ACT Budget for transport services, including 20 new buses for the territory, a new city loop service, an electric b...

Kambah man, 37, dies in flood waters

By 6 June 2016
police announcement

A 37-year-old Kambah man died late yesterday afternoon after the four-wheel drive utility he was driving overturned in fast-moving flood waters at Cotter Road, Coree. A join...

Ask RiotACT: Where should I list my property for sale?

By 6 June 2016 5
Ask RiotACT

Hello Guys, If I want to sell a property in Canberra, where should I list? Allhomes? Would be great to get your opinions. Thanks....

November's mean rainfall in one Canberra day

By 6 June 2016 12

In the last 24 hours, 64.6mm of rain has fallen in the ACT. That’s around the same as the mean rainfall for the entire month of November, the wettest month of the year on ave...

Green bins – so much rubbish!

By 6 June 2016 27

There has been a bit of chatter around lately about a third bin. Usual stuff. NSW has them, why not us? It is good for the environment for people to put their green waste out f...

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