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Are we there yet? Yep, Canberra Beer Week 2016 starts tomorrow! News

By Elias Hallaj 2 November 2016
Canberra beer lovers have been counting the days since they heard that Canberra Beer Week was going to run for ten whole days this year! It starts tomorrow and runs until Sunday 13 November. At the launch a few weeks ago it was announced there would be THIRTY EVENTS across...

Contour 556 starts to land News

By Paul Costigan 17 October 2016
A reminder that next weekend Canberra's Public Art Festival, Contour 556, will be staged along the foreshores of the lake and in a few other venues. The work is already appearing as artists deliver and install ready for next weekend. There's a map online–click here. ...and if you wander along the...

Recommended plumber – 6 Star Hot Water & Plumbing News

By Mia 9 December 2014
Hi all I'd like to recommend 6 Star Hot Water & Plumbing - they've given us excellent service. We had a grey water diverter installed in our laundry with some teething issues related to the product. They sorted the issue out promptly and have been very professional with their service....

6 star hot water and plumbing News

By vu_nguyen 20 August 2012
hi guys Just want to say a massive thank you to the guys at 6 Star Hot water and Plumbing for helping me out over the phone in regards to a leak in the kitchen sink. Just some honest hard working and good natured guys who helped without needing to...

Geocon proposes 16-storey, five-star hotel for Garema Place News

By Ian Bushnell 1 May 2018 54
Canberra developer Geocon is proposing to build a 16-storey, five-star, 233-room hotel and mixed use development that will front Garema Place and Bunda Street in Civic. Geocon, which owns and operates the Abode Group of hotels,  bought the Garema Centre building at 70 Bunda Street last September for $13.35 million. The development application,...

Unearthed Reviews:Baron Blackheart. 1.66666666667 stars. News

By Barcham 30 May 2013
My journey to the centre of the Unearth continues! Today the Gods of random number generators gave me the number 10, which means I shall review Baron Blackheart! Good name! Here's what they have to say about themselves: Baron Blackheart has essentially been a bedroom project for 2 musos who...

Brumbies 23, Waratahs 6! But our star pivot is gone for the season News

By johnboy 5 May 2012 14
It wasn't pretty, and it wasn't great (Foxsports tells the tale). But it was a pretty comprehensive thrashing of those bastards from Sydney with nine turncoats turning out in nursery blue. A special "get cancer and die" to the NSW parents who let their kids stand in the front row...

Unearthed Review: gl6be. One star News

By johnboy 20 May 2011 1
Unearthed Review is not impressed. Today we're having a listen to gl6be and writing about things I can't pronounce makes my head hurt. He's got this to say about themselves: Born and raised in Canberra, gl6be came onto the music scene in the summer of '99 with his debut album...

Redex – Starts 16 November 2009 News

By Ryan 1 November 2009 14
ACTION's long awaited Rapid Express Direct - Redex - Service begins Monday 16 November 2009. Redex is a high-frequency, limited stops service between Gungahlin Marketplace and Kingston Railway Station via Mitchell, Northbourne, City, Russell and Barton. Route 727 will operate every fifteen minutes between 7am and 7pm weekdays, and is...

2005/06 ACT cricket season starts News

By Thumper 10 October 2005 3
On Saturday, under dark skies and in wet, windy and cold conditions, the 2005/06 ACT cricket season got underway. Over at Majura, Norths and ANU battled it out with Norths being knocked over for a paltry 92 with Emmett Bronca taking 3/18 and Nathan Madsen 3/19. Only Middle order bat...

Evil little bastards. [Tasmanian Tiger Devil litter at the Zoo] News

By S4anta 26 September 2005 1
The National Zoo and Aquarium reportedly have bred a litter of Tasmanian Devils, and they are doing a great job of keeping their reputations intact as annyoing bitey little buggers. These little blighters are truly fascinating little creatures are well worth a look. Read more about these blokes in The...

Curtin shops developer breaks silence as ACAT appeal delays project start News

By Ian Bushnell 15 February 2019 48
The team behind the redevelopment at the Curtin shops has broken its silence, expressing frustration at another legal hurdle being put in the project's way by the Curtin Residents Association, which is now contesting how the plans were approved. The developer, the Haridemos family, has been reluctant to comment but...

Canberra Hospital cancer ward redevelopment set to start News

By Ian Bushnell 14 February 2019 2
A $17.3 million redevelopment of Canberra Hospital's cancer ward that will give patients more privacy, fewer infection risks and allow greater family involvement is set to start soon. The redevelopment of wards 14A and 14B in Building 3 will mean cancer and haematology inpatients receive treatment in completely refurbished surroundings within 18...

Another step forward for Snowy 2.0 – exploratory works to start soon News

By Ian Campbell 13 February 2019 1
The NSW Government has given approval for exploratory works to start on the Snowy 2.0 project. “Snowy 2.0 involves expansion of the existing Snowy Scheme, with the construction and operation of a new pumped hydropower station," Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro said. “It could increase the generation capacity...

The RiotACT Gig Guide (6 – 12 February) News

By Nathan Gubler 6 February 2019
Local indie rockers Plastic Plants (pictured) have only been around since the middle of 2018, but have not let that stop them billing shows all over the ACT. This Friday they will be opening the show for Sydney band Sports Bra, who is launching their new album "Talk It Out"...

Ask RiotACT: Why does the ACT start school a week late? News

By gibbering 1 February 2019 13
Hi Rioters. Noticed this week that NSW and VIC are both back at school already, but the ACT isn't. Someone at work told me it was the same when his (now grown kids) were at school as well - great time for less crowded holidays to popular spots he reckoned....

Let’s Miss Behave! The cabaret burlesque game show starring – you News

By Genevieve Jacobs 31 January 2019 1
If you go to the theatre, it's only good manners to turn off your phone. But turn your phones on and your expectations upside down when you walk into the Miss Behave Game Show at the Canberra Theatre this week. Because apart from the glamazons on stage, the other star...

Light rail testing under way but start date is a slow tram coming News

By Ian Bushnell 28 January 2019 24
The ACT community is no closer to knowing when light rail will be operating from Gungahlin to the City, with Transport Canberra unable to provide a completion date and still saying the start date is 'early in 2019'. The start of the new bus network has been delayed until the...

Meet the Brumbies Wallabies Stars News

By Daniella Jukic 25 January 2019
Have you ever wanted to meet a Wallabies international star? Now’s your chance as some of the Plus500 Brumbies' international contingent will be at South.Point Tuggeranong this Friday, 25 January, from 2:.50 pm - 3:30 pm. Superstars David Pocock, Scott Sio, Allan Alaalatoa, Folau Fainga’a and Rory Arnold will be...

Drone surveillance to start at Canberra Airport as five spotted in past two years News

By Glynis Quinlan 21 January 2019 4
New data shows there have been five recorded sightings of drones near Canberra Airport in the last 28 months - a situation which a local defence expert says can carry big risks for planes. In coming months, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority will undertake drone-tracking surveillance at Canberra Airport and...

Basketball ACT kick starts 2019 with new Holiday Camps News

By BasketballACT 19 January 2019
Returning from his recent tour of America with Basketball ACT’s National Performance Program (NPP) group, BACT’s Head of High Performance and UC Capitals assistance coach Phil Brown is starting the year off with a bang as he prepares for his school holiday camps. Phil will be holding three camps these...

Million dollar upgrade of Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden starts News

By Ian Campbell 16 January 2019
A $3 million facelift for the much loved and respected Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden is underway in 2019. A new purpose-built home for the heritage-listed Wallace Herbarium is on track to be complete by February. The former herbarium space will be converted into a new retail area to provide visitor...

The RiotACT Gig Guide (16 – 22 January) News

By Nathan Gubler 16 January 2019
Melburnians Hello Tut Tut (pictured) specialise in the "sounds of the klezmer, Balkan and gypsy musical traditions", but also know how to put on a show, being fan favourites here in Canberra. They are currently on tour through east Australia and New Zealand, and will be bringing their show to...

61 years in television and counting… News

By Rachel Ziv 15 January 2019 3
1957. It’s a year that many of us weren’t born or would barely remember, but for those who love their morning shows, nightly news, or Netflix binge sessions, it’s a year that made a lot of it possible. At the time, television was a rare commodity in Australian households, even...

Canberra’s tourism star continues to go up, up and away News

By Ian Bushnell 10 January 2019 1
The ACT is attracting record numbers of visitors, both overseas and interstate, with the latest figures showing a combined total of 3,041,000 overnight visitors to the capital, contributing $2.37 billion to the local economy – a jump of $249 million compared to the same time last year. The latest International Visitor...

Appeal to help thousands of ACT children living in poverty start the school year News

By Glynis Quinlan 10 January 2019 1
An appeal has been launched to help provide thousands of ACT children living in poverty with the necessities for starting the new school year. Online charity GIVIT, which partners with 200 ACT charities, has launched the appeal which aims to provide vulnerable Canberra children with book packs and stationery items...

Canberra star property performer with home price rise nation’s highest in 2018 News

By Ian Bushnell 8 January 2019 1
Canberra has been the standout residential property performer in 2018, bucking trends in other capital cities and with house prices continuing to rise, according to the latest report from SQM Research. The national capital yielded the strongest year-on-year gains for both houses and units, with house prices rising by 3.4 per cent...

Six things to do around Canberra this weekend (4-6 January) News

By Lachlan Roberts 3 January 2019
If you are looking for ways to entertain the family this weekend away from the scorching summer sun, Region Media has got you covered with a list of what’s happening in Canberra and the surrounding region. From watching movies on the lawns of the Botanical Gardens to cheering on the Canberra Capitals...

‘He’s my whole world’ says mum Alice of Canberra’s New Year’s Day baby star News

By Glynis Quinlan 1 January 2019
“I can’t believe he chose such a special day to come,” says mum Alice of her brand new baby boy who is one of the very first to be born in Canberra in 2019. “There’s no words to describe how beautiful the moment was.” Sixteen-year-old Alice from Woden had been...

Against the odds: Canberra’s gritty sports stars of 2018 News

By Tim Gavel 31 December 2018 3
It is always best to start a column such as this by saying; it is subjective! When it comes to sport stories that are highlights, I tend to veer towards those with a decent backstory. For this, I am talking about stories that involve a certain amount of hardship before...

Work starts on $15 million expansion of Belconnen Arts Centre News

By Ian Bushnell 22 December 2018
Work has started on the $15 million expansion of the Belconnen Arts Centre, with Minister for the Arts and Cultural Events, Gordon Ramsay turning the first sod on site on Wednesday (19 December). The project is scheduled to be completed in early 2020, and the expanded Centre at Emu Bank by...

New ‘cash for cans’ depot opens in Phillip as scheme sees 7.6 million containers recycled News

By Glynis Quinlan 19 December 2018 8
Residents in Canberra’s south who find the empty bottles and cans stacking up over the Christmas period will have an extra place to trade them in for cash following the opening of a new container deposit scheme depot in Phillip this week. More than 7.6 million containers have been recycled...

UC Capitals star Leilani Mitchell honouring the memory of her mother News

By Tim Gavel 14 December 2018
Leilani Mitchell says her mum always wanted her to play for Australia despite being born in the United States and growing up in Washington. Thirty-three year old Leilani’s mother, Eleanor, was an Australian of Torres Strait Islander heritage, while her father, Dennis, was an American missionary. Dennis met Eleanor while...

Eight things to do around Canberra this weekend (14–16 December) News

By Zoe Pleasants 13 December 2018
The big event this weekend is the opening of the National Gallery's summer blockbuster exhibition Love and Desire: Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces from the Tate. The exhibition runs until April next year and features 80 artworks, 40 from the Tate. With ten days until Christmas, there is no escaping it this weekend!...
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