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Will the City Loop bus be a hit or miss?

By 4 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
City loop bus side view

Will the new free City Loop bus, which commenced operations today, attract sufficient users to make it worth running?
The smart-looking loop bus will be whizzing around town till October at least, reminding us all of the benefits of convenient public transport (like trams) ahead of the ACT Legislative Assembly election that month. But will it [...]

Best of Canberra: Café strips

By 28 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Bunda St

This week for Best of Canberra we have explored some of the city’s favourite café/restaurant/bar strips. Our hunt was for the best all-in-one spot to grab a bite to eat, a coffee or maybe have a few drinks with friends.
Some responses from our readers included streets such as Emu Bank in Belconnen, Lonsdale St in [...]

Coward punch puts victim in hospital

By 24 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

Police are seeking to identify three men over a ‘coward punch’ assault that occurred in Civic in the early hours of Sunday 12 June.
At about 3.55am, a male was assaulted while outside the Supa24 convenience store  on East Row.
The victim was assaulted by a male who was part of a group of three (see images [...]

Audi stolen at gunpoint in broad daylight in Civic found ablaze in Gungahlin

By 10 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Canberra Theatre carpark

An Audi station wagon surrendered by its female owner to a man threatening her with a shotgun in the Canberra Theatre carpark on Tuesday afternoon has since been used in a retail hold-up at Fyshwick and discovered ablaze in Gungahlin.
Police responded to a report of a vehicle fire in Carver Lane early yesterday morning and [...]

Customers rush to Coles Civic on opening day

By 8 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Down, down, toilet paper's down

Down down, toilet paper’s down! Which is OK, because if the worst that happens on a big store’s opening day is that a display of loo rolls collapses in the middle of the lunch-time rush, things are going well, really, aren’t they?

The smiles on the faces of the staff picking up the rolling loo rolls [...]

Barr’s budget: no free rides for Canberra’s poorest

By 8 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
A lonely bus stop in Oaks Estate

The Barr Government’s announcement yesterday of a free City Loop bus in Civic highlights the utter contempt and disregard shown to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged Canberra residents.
Oaks Estate, the government’s own ghetto, continues to have no ACTION bus whatsoever, free or not. But Civic, already saturated with ACTION bus routes providing abundant access will [...]

First Look – 79&Fine (Civic)

By 27 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I heard a few whisperings on social media this week about a new cafe in Civic and the name drew my attention immediately. I initially thought 79&Fine was a reference to maybe someone who was 79 years old and still kicking, but as it turns out it’s actually a reference to The Hamptons and the [...]

Patient privacy zone at Civic clinic extended

By 18 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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The privacy zone around a health clinic in Civic has been extended to provide further protection for women accessing legal medical treatments, including abortion.
ACT health minister Simon Corbell said the extension, effective from Thursday, will include any areas accessible by the public around the clinic at 1 Moore Street.
The protest-free zone was introduced in March to ensure [...]

Creating a cafe: the build

By 11 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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In between sourcing suppliers for our shop, such as Gabriel Coffee (you can read about it here), the required documentation was signed off and we could finally commence the build.
We had contracted a builder very early on however, due to various commitments and other delays on the builder side, the shop continued to be at [...]

Cheap all-day parking in Braddon

By 21 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Looking for cheap all day parking close to the city? There are spaces available in a leafy 72 space all-day carpark, conveniently located just off Elder Street in Braddon.
Only 5 minute walk to the Canberra Centre, and a 2 minute walk to great coffee on Lonsdale Street. Calculating at only $8 per day (paid monthly, [...]

Man, 45, charged over alleged drink spiking in Civic bar on Saturday

By 19 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
ACT Magistrates Court

A 45-year-old NSW man will appear before the ACT Magistrates Court this morning charged with a drink spiking-related offence.
About 9.50pm on Saturday 9 April, police responded to a report of drink spiking at a bar in Civic.
The victim had consumed part of her drink, began to feel unwell and noticed a substance in her glass. [...]

The Brunch Run – The Cupping Room (Civic)

By 16 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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The Cupping Room in Civic is probably one of Canberra’s most popular cafes. Whenever I drive past, tables are always full and sometimes there’s even a line out the door. I had family in town last weekend and decided to take them here for breakfast.
We arrived quite early, about 7.50am. I thought the cafe had [...]

How does our public begging problem compare to that in other cities?

By 5 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

According to the Canberra Times, panhandlers are on the rise in Manuka. I don’t like the prospect of these people hassling retirees my mum’s age. Is it me or is Canberra worse than other cities for public begging? I spend a fair bit of time in Sydney and I have never had a [...]

Cheap Eats: Thr1ve (Civic)

By 30 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Thr1ve in Civic is what I guess you could call fast food, however it’s a far cry from traditional fast food eateries like McDonalds and KFC. Thr1ve serves up healthy dishes on the go. They describe themselves as offering ‘high performance nutrition so you look, feel and perform at your best.’
Often healthy food can be [...]

The Brunch Run – Cafe Garema (Civic)

By 19 March 2016 FEATURED ARTICLE
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On my search for the location of the next Cheap Eats I realised there was a cluster of cafes in Civic that I hadn’t been to before. We settled on Cafe Garema.
The first thing I noticed about Cafe Garema is that they have a really extensive menu. Lots and lots of menu items to choose [...]

Cheap Eats – Taze (Civic)

By 9 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Mediterranean food is one of my favourite cuisines. I don’t know how anyone could not like it! I was super excited for this edition of Cheap Eats because I had decided to feature Civic restaurant Taze and their $10 lunch special.
Taze do lunch packs and they offer a variety of choices: lamb or chicken skewer [...]

BarCamp Canberra returns for its 8th year

By 4 March 2016

[ 9 April 2016 at 9:00 am; ] BarCamp Canberra is a free annual event that brings together hundreds of Canberrans for a day of ad-hoc presentations and workshops on topics from technology and government to education and art.

Returning to Canberra for the eighth time in nine years, the event will be held this year between 9am and 5pm on Saturday 9 April at [...]

Grand building plans will lead to congestion, and at what cost?

By 1 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
A design from the Giant's Manuka Oval plan

Promises, promises … My head is spinning at the cornucopia of exciting building developments so far announced for Canberra.
There is a new on-site convention centre, a new stadium to replace Civic pool, the City to Lake unit extension over at West Basin and there is the tram.
The container park on the futsal slab has been [...]

Five to try: Milkshakes

By 23 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Photo credit: @inexplicablewanderlust

When the Patissez “Freakshakes” exploded over social media last year, Canberra suddenly became known for more than just politics, porn and fireworks. We were now home of the “Freakshake” and people came from far and wide to try one. 
While Patissez might have made Canberra the milkshake capital of the world, there are a few other [...]

My favourite outdoor places in and around Canberra

By 28 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I’ve done a lot of hiking and exploring in the great outdoors in and around Canberra over the past year as part of my fitness regime and to practice my photography skills. Here’s a wrap up of a few of my favourite places.
Panoramic views of Canberra
My pick of walks for great views of the Canberra [...]

Plan for site next to Assembly scaled back

By 27 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Development site

The ACT Government has once again scaled back its plan for office space adjacent to the Legislative Assembly in Civic despite having last year shortlisted six firms to complete construction of a more extensive development by late 2018.
The six players involved will now be invited to submit proposals for a commercial version of the development [...]

A sculpture walk though Civic

By 20 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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When reading the latest thought bubbles from the property lobby, it was difficult to avoid laughing out loud. In their quest to improve Civic business activity, the Civic property lobby has recommended that the ACT Government should hand over money to assist in the refurbishment of the Melbourne and Sydney buildings.
Let’s be clear — these [...]

Plaza would revitalise Civic’s iconic Sydney and Melbourne Buildings: Barr

By 18 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
An artist's impression of the revitalised Sydney and Melbourne buildings precinct.

A proposed plaza between the Sydney and Melbourne Buildings in Civic would help Canberrans reclaim the iconic art deco landmarks and revitalise the precinct, according to ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr.
Mr Barr has today invited Canberrans to have a say on a Government strategy to create a series of “urban villages” at key points on [...]

Light rail development application approved

By 22 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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The ACT Environment and Planning Directorate has approved development applications for light rail links between Gungahlin and the City and from the City to Russell.
Minister for Capital Metro Simon Corbell said the development applications were open for public consultation for 15 working days during which 22 submissions were received.
“These approvals are an important milestone for [...]

Myer Civic evacuated after office equipment malfunctions causing smoke

By 21 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Level two of the Myer Department store in Civic has been evacuated after reports of smoke in the building.
ACT Fire & Rescue was alerted to the incident at 1:23pm.
Fire crews arrived on scene a short time later to find a small amount of smoke present as the result of a malfunctioning recharging station for electronic [...]

Five to try: Breakfast in the City

By 15 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Photo credit: @loadingzonecanberra

During the week, one of my favourite things to do is to get up early and meet some friends for breakfast before work. In fact, I sometimes even go on my own – there is something almost peaceful about dining solo at that time of day. But friends or no friends, breakfast somewhere nice is [...]

Cheap Eats: The Glass House Café

By 2 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
The Glasshouse

The Glass House Café prettily pokes out of the first level of Industry House like an English country conservatory. I could imagine sitting at The Glass House Café at a function with people looking in from outside enviously at the mirth. When I visited there were there was a small market out front. I felt [...]

Five to try: Canberra ice creameries this summer

By 16 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Photo credit: @thishungrybunny

With summer on the horizon and 30 degree days already well and truly here, ice cream weather has arrived and I couldn’t be more excited.
To celebrate, here are 5 places to grab a sneaky ice cream while you’re out and about enjoying the warmer weather this season. 
5. Gelatissimo
With three locations in Canberra (Civic, Manuka and [...]

Where next with Floriade?

By 15 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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As mentioned in an earlier post, the ACT Government is under pressure from the National Capital Authority to move Floriade out of Commonwealth Park west.
Many people agree that it is time to rethink some aspects of Floriade. It has been much the same for decades – so yes it is indeed timely to refresh this [...]

Light rail build to nab half a carpark

By 7 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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 network.
Minister for Capital Metro Simon Corbell said the Government was in talks with Civic businesses and other stakeholders to ensure sufficient car-parking remained available during [...]

Cheap Eats – Noodle Cafe (Civic)

By 7 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Noodle Cafe

Since I’ve been doing Cheap Eats reviews, I’ve had about a bazillion people (OK, maybe closer to 5 or 6) tell me I should review the Noodle Cafe in Garema Place. I put it off for so long because I thought it was too obvious, not really a hidden gem etc. I eventually came to [...]

Ask RiotACT: What’s happened to the Sunrise Cafe in Civic?

By 30 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

Anyone know what has happened to the owner of the Sunrise Cafe in the City Bus Interchange?  About 6 weeks ago he put up a sign closed for 2 weeks due to ill health.  Now the cafe is all covered up.
This Cafe has been an institution in Canberra and will be sorely missed.

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