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Six Brumbies named in extended Wallaroos squad for two-match series against New Zealand

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 10:39:10 +0000

Six Brumbies have been included in the Wallaroos extended squad announced today, with 45 players to take part in satellite training programs around the country to prepare for national duties. Forwards Peta Cox, Violeta Tupuola, Shellie Milward, Tayla Stanford and Georgia O’Neill are joined by fullback Samantha Wood in the squad. Wallaroos head coach Dwayne […]

Two men and one woman summoned to court after police seize large quantities of cannabis

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 04:30:06 +0000

Two men and one woman will be summoned to face court after ACT Policing seized trafficable amounts of cannabis following search warrants in Chisholm, Monash and Duffy last week. On Monday 16 April, General Duties officers from Woden Police Station executed a search warrant at a residence in Chisholm and seized a number of jars containing […]

Want a chance to witness history? Win four tickets to see the Brumbies vs Crusaders

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 03:30:57 +0000

RiotACT has FOUR gold tickets to give away to one lucky fan courtesy of Bendigo Bank – Official Community Banking Partner of the Brumbies. To win the tickets to see the Brumbies take on the Crusaders this Saturday night, answer the following question: What is your favourite Brumbies moment against the Crusaders and why? All […]

Treasury ‘modelling’ shows unit rates up by as much as 60 per cent in 2017-18

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 03:00:20 +0000

New ACT Treasury ‘modelling’ shows Canberra unit rates increased by up to 60 per cent in 2017-18. The fact is that this ‘new ACT Treasury modelling’ is a single graph. This graph, titled, Distribution of general rates increases for residential units in 2017-18, attached below, shows the number and percentage change in the amount of rates […]

Five things to do around Canberra this weekend (27–29 April)

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 02:30:05 +0000

This weekend promises to be filled with culture and spectacle. The Canberra International Music Festival opens on Friday night with a Gala concert at the Fitters’ Workshop in Kingston, and the Spielegent Tent is back for another season with the cabaret show, Blanc de Blanc headlining the program. It is the final opportunity to see the […]

Prepare to feel the full wrath of the Brumbies, warns Erasmus

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 01:45:59 +0000

They aren’t in the greatest form but Brumbies prop Mees Erasmus is warning the Crusaders to prepare for the full wrath of an angry Brumbies side on Saturday night. The Brumbies suffered their fourth loss of the season with a sloppy performance against the Jaguares on Sunday afternoon and the Canberra side now faces a team […]

Man and woman to face court for stolen motor vehicle and other offences

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 01:15:26 +0000

A 23-year-old man and a 24-year old woman will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Thursday, 26 Apri) in relation to a stolen motor vehicle and other offences. About 1:40 pm on Tuesday (24 April), ACT Policing observed a silver coloured Nissan Skyline in the suburb of Lyneham. When recognising the vehicle as reported […]

Michelle Walton: The Food Lovers’ Dietitian!

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 00:25:00 +0000

A qualified teacher and dietitian for 30 years, local Michelle Walton is passionate about helping people find and keep a healthy weight. As an avid food and travel blogger, she loves nothing more than to explore the world and enrich relationships with food, sharing along the way her own experiences of seeking and finding a […]

Your guide to the 2018 Canberra International Music Festival

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000

This year’s Canberra International Music Festival (CIMF) kicked off on Wednesday April 25 and is sure to delight and regale the city with its exciting ten-day program. Centred around the theme of ‘Return’, the program sports everything from highlights of the classical canon through to works by boundary-pushing contemporary composers. There’s certainly something on offer […]

ABS population figures reveal Canberra’s boom suburbs

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 22:00:18 +0000

Moncreiff in Canberra’s north had the largest population increase in the ACT during 2016-17 as new home owners poured into the new Gungahlin suburb, while Coombs in the west was the fastest growing suburb. New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows the population hot spots in the ACT, which grew by 6833 in […]