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 [...]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 15 September 2010 9:01 am to 22 October 2010 9:01 am. ]
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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
News.com 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.
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 [...]
The Chiefly Jon Stanhope has announced a program of public meetings to have your say on the ACT Government’s review of the supermarket sector.
If you want to be effective you need to send in a submission before 5pm, 24 July to email@example.com.
But if you like a good chin-wag and a low chance of getting on [...]
Simon Corbell has announced that he’s extending the tenure of the Senior Commissioner of the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission (ICRC) by just one year out into 2010.
Mr Paul Baxter has been the senior commissioner since the establishment of the body in 2000, with his last re-appointment in 2004.
Lights! Canberra! Action! screened on Friday and we’re yet to hear the results.
But Riot reader Ozhair has published his entry, the The Brotherhood of Y II: The Tomb of Lilith.
It’s a sequel to the first “Brotherhood of Y” which a lot of you enjoyed.
If you’ve got an entry in the competition which we’ve missed use [...]
[ 10 December 2008 to 16 December 2008. ] To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Amnesty ACT/Southern NSW is holding a visual arts competition called ‘Do the Rights Thing’.
We are asking entrants to take one of the thirty articles from the declaration and draw, paint, sculpt, design, whatever their own interpretation of that right.
The competition is open to [...]