Tag Archives: civic

Civic glassing witnesses wanted.

By 6 June, 2011

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an alleged ‘glassing’ incident in the city in the early hours of Sunday morning (June 5) which left a 19-year-old man with lacerations to his face.
Around 3am Sunday, police were called to a night club in the city in relation to an altercation between two men. Prior to police [...]

Phone bookings open for Skate in the City

By 31 May, 2011

Canberra CBD are informing us that their wildly anticipated ice skating in Garema Place is now taking telephone bookings on 0400 505 284.
It’s going to be running through July.
Apparently there’s some sort of hitch with booking over the intertubes.

I for one welcome our indigenous overlords

By 30 May, 2011

We haven’t seen any announcement as to why the Australian Aboriginal Flag (that’s its name) flies proud over Civic this morning.
Anyone?
UPDATE: We’ve been informed that it’s for reconciliation week.

Civic jaywalkers

By 27 May, 2011

Car drivers and bike riders cop a lot of flak when it comes to road accidents but civic pedestrians seem to have a death wish when they illegally cross the road (corner of Northbourne Ave and London Crt.).
The next corner at Alinga St and Northbourne is even worse.
Has anyone tried to enforce Jay [...]

Reviewed – Lunch at The Hermitage

By 21 May, 2011

About a month or so ago I was introduced to The Hermitage, off Civic Square, across from the Legislative Assembly, next to the Canberra Museum. Being impressed with my $30 lunch special that day (i.e. an imaginative antipasto entree, a scotch fillet main, and a glass of wine from a bottle that sells for $17 [...]

Big stink in Civic

By 21 May, 2011

ACT Policing took eleven people into custody after a series of disturbances in Civic overnight (Saturday, May 21).
Around 4.30am, police responded to a disturbance outside a nightclub where a group of up to 15 men were fighting. Police intervened and took four men into custody for breach of the peace, failing to move on and [...]

Well at least they didn’t drive home. Images of Canberra

By 17 May, 2011

P1 has sent in this gem taken from the parking lot next to the ATO building in Civic.
Champagne, Russkis, and a parking ticket. That’s one big night out!
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com .

Stephen Gregory takes the reins at Canberra CBD.

By 12 May, 2011

Canberra CBD’s In The City Canberra website is letting us know that Stephen Gregory is taking over from Linda Staite as the CEO.
Mr Gregory commences his role on 30 May after two successful years as the CEO of Snowy Hydro SouthCare. During this time he has lead a major boost in profile for the rescue [...]

A particularly stupid mugger

By 29 April, 2011

ACT Policing has arrested a 29-year-old Torrens man for a robbery in Civic on Sunday evening (April 24).
About 10.45pm the female victim was walking towards the intersection of East Row and London Circuit when she was approached by a man who asked her for some money. The man offered to exchange phone numbers so he [...]

Costly reverse park fail

By 27 April, 2011

ACT Policing has arrested a 41-year-old man from Kaleen, after he was caught drink driving twice in four hours on Saturday night (23 April).
About 7.45pm on Saturday night a City Station patrol observed a blue Toyota Camry attempting to reverse park in Binara Street. Police conducted a roadside breath test which returned a positive result.
The [...]

Alinga Street taxi rank. Caption contest

By 27 April, 2011

As seen at the Alinga St taxi rank in Civic this morning.
A pint of beer or cider for the best caption.
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com .

Ice rink confirmed for Garema Place in winter 11!

By 18 April, 2011

CanberraCBD have announced the planned ice rink in Garema Place is confirmed as going ahead.
We are very pleased to confirm that our major project for this Winter will be installing an ice skating rink in Garema Place. The rink will be open to the public for day and night time skating sessions during the [...]

Found: black poodle x (Civic)

By 14 April, 2011

Found outside the ATO building in Civic. He’s not very big, maybe a year or so old, with a grey collar engraved with “Tommy” and a phone number. I’ve been trying the phone number all morning but it’s switched off.
He’s currently at work with me, and I have called the pound who say rangers will pick him [...]

Where write for a complaint about an ACTION bus?

By 12 April, 2011

A serious incident happened on an ACTION bus 2 weeks ago whereby the bus driver did nothing to aid the victim. I need advice as to who to write a complaint to or how to take this matter further?
The ACTION website only has a generic address to write to and I want to make sure [...]

Candle Lighting Ceremony

By 9 April, 2011

[ 4 May, 2011; 5:45 pm; ] Candle Lighting Ceremony to remember those who have died as a result of domestic violence, 4th May, 5.45pm Garema Place

2XX FM launches its new radio program

By 8 April, 2011

[ 18 April, 2011; 4:00 pm; ] LOCAL ‘N’ LIVE
Sat April 16th 2011
Garema Place, Civic 10-4 pm

PERFORMERS INCLUDE

Brass’ere                    12.30pm

The Ellis Collective      1.15pm

D’Opus & Roshambo 2.30pm

+ Pete Akhurst, Alice Cottee, Heidi Gill

and more great local acts throughout the day

The Local ‘n’ Live Radio show starts April 18th 4-6 pm, Monday to Friday on 98.3FM

For more information or live streaming visit www.2xxfm.org.au

$10 lunches in review. A wrapup

By 28 March, 2011

Having had an exciting few weeks we’re scaling down the $10 lunch review series.
If a new player comes onto the scene we’ll publish another one. But it’s been breaking my heart to buy bad lunches (or even just OK lunches) and eat them when I know the gems that are available.
So here are the highlights [...]

Civic lunch venue for group

By 23 March, 2011

I know there have been similar posts in the past, but with all the new eateries that have sprung up around Civic in the last year or two I am wondering whether anywhere has emerged as a particularly good venue for groups of 20 or more?
By this I mean somewhere that does not insist on everyone ordering [...]

ReLoved Pop-Up Shop and Clothes Swap this weekend

By 16 March, 2011

[ 18 March, 2011 to 20 March, 2011. ] For YOU ARE HERE, Re-Loved will be taking over a vacant shopfront and transforming it into a fashion mecca.

The space will be used as a studio throughout the festival, where designers will create and sell new garments in a co-operative pop-up shop.

Designers participating in the event include; Lisa Barrett, [...]

20 police break up a Civic blue

By 14 March, 2011

ACT Policing officers responding to reports of a disturbance in the early hours of Sunday morning (March 13) were required to draw their batons and use Oleoresin Capsicum spray to protect a security staff member being assaulted outside a Civic nightclub.
Police were called to the Northbourne Avenue location around 12.30am on Sunday morning after reports [...]

Winter Wonderland in Civic

By 7 March, 2011

The ABC has the exciting news that Canberra CBD is planning to run an ice rink in Garema Place this July:
Canberra CBD Limited, which represents property owners in the city, wants to set up an ice skating rink in Garema Place to attract shoppers back into the city centre.
CEO Linda Staite says the ice [...]

Charming Downer Man

By 1 March, 2011

A 20-year-old Downer man will appear in ACT Magistrates Court this morning after he assaulted two police officers in the City early today (Tuesday, March 1).
Around 1.20am today, police patrolling in Civic stopped to question four people walking from Garema Place to Alinga St. One of the men was identified as in breach of his [...]

You Are Here Festival adds a googlemap

By 28 February, 2011

The You Are Here festival kicks off on 10 March and to help you find your way around it the team have pushed up a Google Map of the many and varied venues that will be taking part in the celebrations.
So at least you won’t get lost.
View You Are Here Festival Map in a larger [...]

Bunda Street closures

By 28 February, 2011

Territory And Municipal Services are warning that they’re shutting down Bunda Street from Bible Lane all the way to Akuna Street from Saturday (5 March) to 18 March.
It’s never a good idea to drive down there, now even less so.

Rudd St closed for a month

By 25 February, 2011

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Territory And Municipal Services are advising that they’re closing Rudd Street for a month to conduct sewerage works:
The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that Rudd Street, between Marcus Clarke Street and Hutton Street, in the City will be temporarily closed from 6 pm Monday 28 February 2011 to [...]

The Last Prom at Smith Dick

By 25 February, 2011

[ 11 March, 2011; 9:00 pm; ]

As part of the You Are Here extravaganza engulfing Civic next month Nick Delatovic is throwing The Last Prom which on Facebook is described like this:

March 11th 2011: They thought it was going to be an 80s Prom Night like any other. How were they possibly to know that the frizzy-permed festivities would be interrupted [...]

Kiss the steel if you want a drink!

By 17 February, 2011

It’s great that bubblers have been installed in Civic. They’re a key part of any strategy to get people to use less bottled water.
(Try not to think about drunks giving themselves a bidet at 4am)
But, well, while this new design is very aesthetically pleasing, and appears to be quite durable, it does require the drinker [...]

Red Herring cafe civic (free wi-fi)

By 16 February, 2011

walked past a new cafe/lounge/free wi-fi spot
searched riot-act – no match
you know this already right?
[ED - I was aware of them and had a look at their Facebook page but haven't been in yet.
Anyone with an opinion?]

The missing fat men of Civic

By 9 February, 2011

In the Canberra Times Claire Low is getting to the bottom of the missing fat men of the “On The Staircase” sculpture.
Director of artsACT David Whitney told Today the missing man was discovered on Monday morning, so the theft occurred some time over the past weekend.
The theft and damage was reported to ACT Policing and [...]

A real ute’s ute. Images of Canberra

By 9 February, 2011

Allsop Street in Civic was today adorned by this creature.
The astonishing thing was the ACT plates on it.

Got an image of Canberra to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com .

Sunrise Cafe Burger With The Lot. $10 lunch review

By 7 February, 2011

The Sunrise Cafe has been a feature of Civic for a very, very long time.
I have vague memories of getting potato scallops there after school, and it was ancient then (over 20 years ago).
Chow requested I check it out to find out how the $7 lasagna rates in the Tasty Time Laksa review comments.
Stepping into [...]

La Pasa lunch box. $10 lunch review

By 2 February, 2011

La Pasa on Alinga St in Civic is, in my opinion, a pretty good Singaporean restaurant for a sit down meal.
But at lunchtimes they set up a little booth shelling out a small selection of dishes into “lunch boxes” for $8.
Basically it’s a standard take-away carton with your choice of noodles or rice for a [...]

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