Devil_n_Disquiz sent us this in:
This clown had already passed us on Brindabella Road between Uriarra Village and Cotter Road. He passed over double lines then too. Not only that but on the crest of a hill. If a motorcycle had been coming the other way it would have been all over red rover. I specifically [...]
ABC News are reporting that the ACT may follow NSW’s lead in considering to allow childcare centres and preschools to excuse children who have not been immunised during outbreaks.
Katy Gallagher is against the idea.
Ms Gallagher says ACT’s chief health officer is looking at better ways to keep non-immunised children at home when cases of whooping [...]
Today we ventured out of the inner-north and made the long journey all the way up to the middle-north.
We went to Belconnen to have Yum Cha for lunch, and I ate so much I feel a little ill.
This is what I wanted.
The Yum Cha costs $22 a head, and I easily ate my $22 worth. [...]
Katy Gallagher is supporting a Coalition moves to review the GST as part of a wider tax assessment, despite not actually being a part of the Coalition reports ABC News.
This is brilliant. This is fantastic. I make fun of politicians a lot on this site, but here is one doing the right thing.
I’m not saying [...]
Copa, the restaurant at the heart of Canberra biggest salmonella outbreak ever has reopened its doors with the blessing of ACT Health reports ABC News.
This is good news as I really would like to go…
I may avoid the mayonnaise.
Many coveted it, our own Johnboy included, but only one lucky Canberran could win the C100 number plate. That lucky Canberran happens to be Stefan Jeremenko.
Mr Jeremenko placed the winning bid of $9350 as the online auction went into ‘sniper time’ for ten minutes after the scheduled closing time of 4pm yesterday (Monday).
Bidding went [...]
Hey Rioters with kids (or I guess Rioters who just like storytime),
This sounds pretty cool. A nation-wide simultaneous storytime reading of a children’s book at Libraries around Australia in order to promote literacy. There are a bunch of libraries participating here in Canberra, so why not check one out?
Director of Libraries ACT Vanessa Little today [...]
Optus made several announcements this morning regarding it’s move to a 4G network, but he most interesting for us is obviously it’s announcement that it will be trialing the new TD-LTE 4G network in Canberra.
To many people who use mobile broadband to simply check google maps and their emails on their phone this won’t make [...]
[ 31 May, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
Those crazy kids over at the Canberra poetry slam are running two slams there this month, this is the second.
They sent us these words about the event, because they like words.
May Poetry Slam Part 2
This month sees the social calendar bookended by two editions of the Canberra Poetry Slam.
Part 2 starts Friday the 31st at [...]
A new exhibition exploring the elements and our relationship to the land is opening at the Belconnen Community Centre this Friday.
A collaborative, mixed media exhibition by Warlpiri artist Wanta Jampijinpa, Canberra artist, Lee Anne Proberts and students from the ANU School of Music
Supported by Belconnen Community Service’s Reconciliation Action Plan
May 24-June 7, Monday-Friday, 9am – [...]
SEE-Change just sent us this alarming video to promote their lecture, Our Hungry Future, which is happening tomorrow.
Event: A public lecture by Julian Cribb, Our Hungry Future, followed by a short question and answer session. Our Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, speak briefly on the government’s food security position.
Rioter Kim sent us in the above shot of GG’s driveway forest.
That beautiful forest that lines the GG’s Driveway is being destroyed. I’m flabbergasted!
It’s just over an hour long, but I still think you should all stop for a bit and have a listen to Professor Schmidt today. It’s on a fascinating subject, and Professor Schmidt is a great speaker.
He’s got a Nobel prize, and if you can’t put an hour aside to learn something from a Canberran [...]
Life is like an Unearthed Review.
Someone who really isn’t qualified to make judgments on you ends up being a jerk to you.
That unqualified jerk is me, and the poor undeserving punter whom I will be mean to is Renegade Peacock.
Here’s what they have to say about themselves:
They didn’t fill their BIO in, but seeing as [...]
[ 2 June, 2013; ]
Woo! Cars going fast!
The ACT Speedway will be getting a workout on the 2nd of June. Doors open at 8am, and races start at 10am.
[ 23 May, 2013; 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. ] Robert Guth is a gentleman, an interesting artist, and one hell of a chef.
This will totally be worth you time.
Duration: Thursday, May 23, 2013 – 13:00 – 14:00
Location: School of Art lecture theatre
Robert Guth is best known for two things, firstly his ability to bake bread and secondly for his use of it as an [...]
Antony Green from the ABC is predicting the demise of the tally-room, a longstanding part of the election process.
This year commercial networks will not be hosting their coverage from the tally room, and several states have already dropped tally rooms from their local elections. As it stands it may only be ABC News using [...]
The Robert Marsden Hope building was one of the first buildings to be erected in the Parliamentary Triangle and has now won the S4B Studio Award for Best Heritage Development at the 2013 Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards.
“After years of decline, and some time slated for demolition, [...]
As a part of the Innovation Connect grant program five Canberran business have been awarded over $228,000 this year in order to encourage innovation.
In a highly competitive round, the successful applicants are:
– ScienceAlert Pty Ltd – For the creation of a specialised online network of science-related videos.
– Qhopper™ Pty Ltd – A start-up venture that [...]
Shame shame! It’s fun to shout!
Let’s shame some drivers shall we?
If you see a parking attempt you think is worth a shaming at please send it to us at email@example.com.
Remember to include the word parking in the subject and let us know what name you would like to be credited with.
1. Ryan starts us off [...]
CYTC is a not for profit organisation that has been around for over 40 years teaching Canberran kids theatre skills. Most of the people I know in theatre cut their teeth doing CYTC projects and classes, and I would recommend the company to anyone.
Speaking of me recommending them, they’ve just opened up enrollments for their [...]
Tony Abbott reaffirmed his previous promise to remove 12,000 jobs from the public service during his budget reply speech if elected.
That is a lot of unemployed Canberrans.
The recommitment to slash public service positions comes just one night after Treasurer Wayne Swan allayed fears of mass redundancies by announcing that only around 1200 positions would not [...]
Queensland student Elvis Deschamps is set to become the first recipient of the the Manteena Scholarship for Leaders in Construction from the University of Canberra.
The scholarship, part of the Bachelor of Building and Construction Management degree, is now offered to one student in their first year of study. Awarded by local Canberra [...]
Canberra’s very own talkshow In Canberra Tonight happened again last night, and again I missed it because I am a bad person.
Johnboy however, was in attendance last night and not only to tell people the hottest stories from the past month, but also it seems to be crowned the king of the Skywhales. The crown [...]
Shane Rattenbury has announced some numbers about the Centenary bus loop. Supposedly 37,957 passengers have ridden the bus in its first 100 days of service. That seems like quite a lot of people.
“The Centenary Loop bus has been popular in its first 100 days of service with an average of 379 passengers per day,” Mr [...]
Introduction paragraphs are for the weak, I am too metal for them!
This is an Unearthed Review! If you do not like it, then I apologise!
I am reviewing The Death Storm, they are a storm of death.
Here is what they have to say about themselves:
Originally formed sometime during 2007 with both Ben and Lance still in [...]
Ben_Dover has discovered the marvels of the animated .gif and given us a feast of beta-motion induced illusionary movement.
The National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme has recycled over 3000 tones of e-waste in it’s first year, announced Shane Rattenbury today.
This is a good thing. We produce more and more e-waste every year as a society.
“Since the introduction of the scheme on 15 May 2012, the Canberra community has handed over 3,076 tonnes of [...]
Canberran novelist John O’Neill’s new book Kafira is being launched on Wednesday the 29th at Paperchain in Manuka.
We’ve been sent the following teaster info about the book:
Kafira is a story of tragedy, unrequited love, international suspense, and driving ambition to defeat the grab for world domination.
Kafira Weiss is an Israeli Biomedical Scientist whose passionate [...]
The first Centenary number plate C100 has been placed up for auction and the bidding war has already reached $5000. Bidding closes monday so if you’d like to have this fancy number plate stuck to your car, be sure to place your big for $5001 by 4pm Monday.
The number plate, one in a series of [...]
[ 16 May, 2013 to 19 May, 2013. ]
What’s up Rioters?
It’s time to find out what you will be doing this weekend. Because you will be doing something this weekend.
It’s been decided. Don’t be a spoil-sport.
We worry about you, you look so pale.
Ahem, here’s a list of some weekend fun suggestions, be sure to leave your suggestions in the comments below!
Member for Brindabella Zed Seselja has moved a motion that will hopefully help the parking situation in Erindale around the Group Centre.
He also has gifted me with the funniest press release I’ve read this week.
Here’s an excerpt:
ZED FIGHTS FOR EASIER PARKING AT ERINDALE
Member for Brindabella Zed Seselja moved a motion in the ACT Legislative Assembly [...]