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Kids’ Glass Design Competition

By 23 October 2015

[ 31 October 2015; ] In celebration of 100 years of Kingston Power House, the Canberra Glassworks is asking kids aged three to 17 years to design an original glass work inspired by the historic Canberra building, now a thriving glass-making facility.

A landmark on its lakeside setting at Kingston Foreshore, the Kingston Powerhouse is a building of industrial and architectural significance. [...]

IKEA in the ACT – the countdown is on

By 20 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

In four weeks, on November 16, IKEA will throw open the doors to its much awaited Canberra store. I personally have been excited for this for quite some time and am in desperate need of a new lounge so I can’t wait.
I wrote about IKEA’s opening in Canberra a little over a year ago and discussed [...]

Photography competition: Australian rock star (photos) wanted

By 15 May 2015

Geoscience Australia is on the look-out for photos with rock-star qualities, with entries now open for the 2015 Top GeoShot photographic competition.
The theme for this year’s competition is “Rock Stars”. Entry to the Top GeoShot competition is open to all members of the Australian public and we encourage everyone to start taking photos that capture [...]

Free Mother’s Day festival in the City this Sunday!

By 9 May 2015

If a day of free beauty pampering, gourmet food tasting, live music, dance and cycling events plus entertainment for the kids sounds good, then we have a great event for you!
This Mother’s Day, Bunda Street is hosting a free event for the community!
Event: Mother’s Day on the shareway
Where: Bunda Street, from Genge Street  to Akuna [...]

How Fair(y) is Canberra?

By 16 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

One day, I’ll need to admit to my two year old daughter that I’ve made some huge mistakes in life. Some of these hurt others.
Growing up in Canberra as a teenager back in the 80s, amongst other mistakes, I remember laughing at a girl because she talked funny. I look back now through adult eyes [...]

What’s your favourite Harvey Weinstein movie? Part 2. [Competition]

By 20 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Congrats to Wellington Sludge and BimboGeek for winning last weeks round, you both get a free double pass out of the deal.
Please send us an email at with your full name and home email address by lunchtime tomorrow and we’ll pass them on so you can get your tickets.
That was last weeks round, now [...]

Design a feature for the Aboretum

By 20 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Shane Rattenbury today launched a comptition to design an “experimental” feature for the Engineers Australia Pin Oak Forest at the National Arboretum Canberra.
There’s a $30,000 prize to whomever happens to make the raddest feature that “demonstrates the ingenuity and creativity of engineering”.
“As part of Canberra’s centenary celebrations, engineers together with designers and people with a [...]

What’s your favourite Harvey Weinstein movie? [Competition]

By 14 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 22 November 2013 to 24 November 2013. ]

The Canberra International Film Festival Board is honoring producer Harvey Weinstein and his body of work later this month with a series of events spaced out over 3 days (the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th of November).

We’ve mentioned if before if you want to read up on it.

If you’re not a movie buff you might not [...]

Centenary wants you to learn about street and suburb names

By 30 October 2013

The Cententary has three trivia questions for you!
I’ll admit I only knew the answer to the first one, and only because I lived and went to high school there.
If you’re a history or trivia buff, doing a bit of research into your suburb or street’s name could win you fabulous prizes!
Prizes like cash or electricity.
Do [...]

Win tickets to Bollywood Black Tie Bonanza

By 14 October 2013

A short while ago we posted about Bollywood Black Tie Bonanza, the charity night that combines food, dance, and helping people who want to learn get the chance to do so.
The event is happening this Friday at Digress, and kicks off at 6.30.
Well the folks behind the event have been nice enough to throw two [...]

Winners of the Small Brewers Beer Festival double passes

By 26 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

The Small Brewers Beer Festival gave us 10 double passes to give away to needy individual, so we asked to hear why you deserved to go.
I have listened to your cases, and I have made my decisions.
Winners, we will be sending you an email to the address registered in your account asking for your real [...]

Win free double passes to Small Brewers Beer Festival

By 25 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

The Small Brewers Beer Festival is happening this Saturday, and they’ve given us 10 free double passes to pass on to you guys.
To win one all you have to do is tell us in the comments why you deserve to to win.
Simple right? This way we know the tickets will end up in the most [...]

A day in the life of a public servant photo competition

By 23 August 2013

Are you a public servant? Do you own a camera?
Well lucky you, you can enter this competition!
The Institute of Public Administration Australia would like you to be a part of their 2013 conference. All you have to do is take a photo and submit it to their ‘A day in the life of a public [...]

Celebrate the Centenary competition

By 24 July 2013

The Centenary of Canberra team are launching a contest to win a bunch of fun stuff, all you’ve got to do is make them a video explaining your connection to Canberra.
The Executive Director of the Centenary of Canberra, Jeremy Lasek, encourages Canberrans to help spread to word among family and friends who have passed through, [...]

Will anyone tick the box for more expensive CTP?

By 15 July 2013

Andrew Barr has announced the long awaited start of choice for Compulsory Third Party Insurance when registering cars:
Last month Chief Minister Katy Gallagher and I announced that three insurers: AAMI, GIO and Apia (the Australian Pensioners Insurance Agency) had been granted licences to offer CTP insurance to ACT motorists.
These three insurers are offering CTP premiums [...]

The Lodge on the Lake Design Ideas Competition winners announced


A competition for Australian designers to create a plan for a new and improved lodge has been running at the University of Canberra, and today they’ve announced the winners.
Here’s the winning entry by Jack Davies, Nicholas Roberts, and Henry Stephens:

Judged from 242 entries the winners are:
· First [...]

Complain about a section of road, win an iPad!

By 22 May 2013

It’s the competition that was made for us Rioters!
Vote for the worst section of road in the ACT, and you might win an iPad.
Since NRMA’s first Seeing Red on Roads campaign in 2011, governments have committed over $1.8 billion to fix the Pacific Highway and $240 million to fix the Princes Highway.
The NSW Government has [...]

An end to Stalinist supermarket planning. Now incumbency to rule

By 7 May 2013

Andrew Barr has announced he’s going to stop playing dollhouses with supermarkets in the ACT:
In its response the Government notes that there have been several important changes in the Territory’s supermarket sector since 2010, when the Government introduced the Supermarket Competition Policy Implementation Plan (SCPIP).
These changes include:
– The new ‘full-line’ supermarkets to be built in [...]

Photograph balloons from buses for prizes

By 15 March 2013

Shane Rattenbury has announced a competition to take the best photo of a hot air balloon, while riding an ACTION bus. Any of our regular photographers keen?
“The passenger who takes the best photo of a hot air balloon while travelling on an ACTION bus will win a balloon ride for two with Balloon Aloft.
“To enter, [...]

Win an Electric Night Out with Palace Electric

By 12 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Palace Electric Cinema is giving RiotACT readers the exclusive chance to win one of three VIP Electric Night Out experiences!
Be one of the first to experience the Electric difference at Palace Electric with two x VIP passes to any session of your choice, followed by dinner for two at Mezzalira to the value of $200 [...]

ACCC not thrilled by Woolies takeover of the Hawker IGA

By 7 December 2012

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has raised its concerns over Woolies taking over the Hawker shops:
The ACCC’s preliminary view is that the proposed acquisition may result in a substantial lessening of competition in the local supermarket market.
The ACCC considers that the proposed acquisition would remove the unique offering of the Hawker Supa IGA [...]

Unleash Your App 2012 Second Place

By 21 September 2012

Hey All,
We just wanted to thank everyone who gave us feedback on our Community ProTag app. Thanks to the awesome feedback/suggestions we got, we were able to get second place in the Australia-wide NICTA/Optus Unleash Your App competition!
Thanks again guys, we really hope to give you guys the same value you gave us
-Imagine [...]

Greens want ever more rigid planning control over supermarkets

By 24 August 2012

The Greens’ Caroling Le Couteur has announced the Select Committee on ACT Supermarket Competition Policy has dropped the report on its Inquiry into ACT Supermarket Competition Policy:
“This report is a call to action. The regulations for supermarkets are not clear enough and are creating major uncertainty for businesses and local communities,” ACT Greens Planning spokesperson, [...]

Third Party Insurance – At what cost, for who?

By 27 June 2012

The CT has an article describing the problems that Govco are having establishing a fair price for TPI for the forthcoming year. Seems NRMA (sole provider) has demanded a price Govco find excessive.
Mention is made of the opposition our local legal thieves put up to derail the attempt to widen the insurer field by limiting [...]

Wanna decorate a bus?

By 25 February 2012

Chief Minister Gallagher is calling on the young’uns (who are stuck with the bus system until they turn 17) to send in ideas for what “the ultimate environmentally friendly bus” would look like.
“The artwork of each winning entry will decorate the inside panel of an ACTION bus for 12 months. An overall winner will also [...]

Win free stuff. (Voices in the Forest comp)

By 21 September 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

Voices in the Forest are launching a suitably named ‘Strike an Opera Pose’ competition.
All you have to do is take a photo of you, a mate or a group of people ‘Striking an Opera Pose’ and upload it onto the contests application on the Facebook page.
The winning submission will win two tickets to [...]

If at first you don’t succeed…

By 28 June 2011

So having failed to excite Canberra shoppers with the factory outlet experiment that was Brand Depot, Canberra Airport is announcing the April 2012 arrival of the Majura Park Shopping Centre, featuring Canberra’s biggest Woolies, a Big W, and a Dick Smith.
I guess the recent addition of a Woolworths petrol station at Majura Park should have been a [...]

Here comes the floor space test for retail competition

By 9 January 2011

Mr Stanhope has announced that he’s having a look at introducing a “floor space test” in his government’s quest to crush the Liberal supporting IGA owners bring more competition to Canberra’s supermarkets.
Mr Stanhope said the floor space test is based on a scheme in operation in NSW where any applications for development by a single [...]

Open a show for Grammy award winners Bone Thugs-N-Harmony!

By 15 September 2010

[ 15 September 2010 9:01 am to 22 October 2010 9:01 am. ]

Hey Guys!

We are giving one lucky Canberra MC or group the once in a lifetime opportunity to open a show for Grammy Award winning hip hop legends Bone Thugs-N-Harmony live in Canberra!

Plus as a bonus the winning act will get free entry to the after party of the year!

Help us find the best hip hop [...]

Help a Canberra band play Big Day Out!!

By 2 November 2009

[ 2 November 2009 11:00 pm to 12 November 2009 11:00 pm. ] Local indie band Hancock Basement has been selected by The Music Network magazine as a media pick in Tooheys Extra Dry’s national Uncharted competition, which puts them in the top 10 out of thousands of bands. The ‘Cock now has a 1 in 10 chance of playing the whole Big Day Out tour! But they [...]

Local girl wins Miss Tattoo NSW title

By 3 August 2009 has a mostly pictoral article on the Miss Tattoo NSW competition which Canberra local May Cheung took out.
Congratulations to May, looks like she has had a lot of quality art work done.

Mushrooms – a dirty business

By 31 July 2009

The ABC website has an interesting article on the (I assume) little known mushroom war in Canberra. The long established Canberra Mushrooms (who are actually in Yass) vs Majestic Mushrooms, the upstarts.
Majestic Mushrooms has entered a market tightly held by Canberra Mushrooms for 20 years.
Canberra Mushrooms is in Yass and the [...]

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