After so many airlines flying Canberra as part of a regional network have gone under (Rex, Brindabella), I was surprised to discover that there’s a brand new player doing the Canberra-Newcastle corridor.
Fly Pelican flies small 19-seater planes with propellers (to my airline-phobic concern) but while I would normally drive the six hours rather than fly, I [...]
The suburb of Bruce is named after former prime minister Stanley Melbourne Bruce, who occupied the highest office in the land between 1923 and 1929. Though, judging by a recent meme doing the rounds in Canberra, some might be forgiven for thinking former US sports star Bruce (now Caitlyn) Jenner has something to do with [...]
[ 1 August 2015 to 2 August 2015. ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Dunlop, Casey, Kambah, Karabar, Waramanga, Cook, Macquarie, Page and Isabella Plains. Happy Friday!
Saturday 1 August
Eales Place Kambah
7.30am to 1pm
Car ramps, self help books, BMX bike, tennis rackets, long board, rip stick, electric heater, roof rack (ocean and earth), Kempco juicer, ninja blender, high pressure cleaner, glass shelves, southern [...]
[ 7 August 2015 at 11:00 am; 8 August 2015 at 10:00 am; 9 August 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
Come along to Woden Seniors’ Second BIG Book Fair, which will be held over three days at the club premises, 12 Corinna Street Woden.
Book fair dates
Friday 7 August from 11 am to 6 pm
Saturday 8 August from 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday 9 August from 10 am to 4 pm.
A huge range of quality [...]
We went down to the Woden Valley this week to take a look at the suburb of Isaacs.
This suburb was named after former governor general, attorney general and chief justice Isaac Isaacs. Let’s all just take a moment to appreciate his name and ponder why his parents decided to give him essentially the same name [...]
[ 25 July 2015 to 26 July 2015. ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Queanbeyan, Hackett, Torrens and Florey. Happy Friday!
Saturday 25 July
60 Maitland Street Hackett
8am to 11am
Antique furniture, household and office furniture, heat press, books, comics, clothing and more.
Unit 6, 5-7 Warroo Street Queanbeyan
8am to 11.30am
Lots of books, ladies clothing and general items.
24 Kavel Street Torrens
10am to 5.30pm
General homewares, books, brand new [...]
[ 25 July 2015 to 26 July 2015. ] This weekend: The GWS Giants return to Canberra for their third match at Manuka Oval this season, Mount Stromlo hosts a public observatory night and the Embassy of Brazil invites you to celebrate an evening of Brazilian food and dancing.
What are your plans? Let us know in the comments below.
1. GWS Giants vs Geelong Cats [...]
[ 26 July 2015 at 4:00 pm; ]
Camp Quality’s ‘Dine at Mine’ campaign is back for a third year, encouraging all foodies to pop on their chef’s hat and host their own bespoke dining experience to support children and families living with cancer.
The idea is simple: for the months of August and September hosts can invite their family, friends, neighbours or work [...]
[ 21 July 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] Our next meeting will be held at 7.30 pm on 21 July, at the Majura Function Room, Majura Community Centre, 2 Rosevear Place Dickson.
Our guest presenters will be Labor MLA for Molonglo Meegan Fitzharris, and the Asbestos Response Task Force.
We have asked Ms Fitzharris to respond to the following questions:
In relation to the governments publication Engaging Canberrans – [...]
[ 20 July 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]
New and expectant parents of multiples are invited to attend a free information session to learn more about life with multiple birth children. The New and Expectant Parents Information Session is a service provided by the Canberra and Region Multiple Birth Association and topics include the unique features of pregnancy, birth and feeding multiples.
The next session [...]
The original suburb of Acton (are people going to start calling it Old Acton now?) was named by Lieutenant Arthur Jeffreys after a town in Denbighshire, Wales.
New Acton is a quite a nice part of Canberra. It has three main apartment complexes: Nishi, New Acton South and New Acton East.
This area has close proximity to Lake Burley [...]
[ 18 July 2015 to 19 July 2015. ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Weston Creek, Red Hill, Florey, Richardson, Forrest and Garran. Happy Friday!
Saturday 18 July
2 Edman Close Florey
6.30am to 12pm
Kitchen items, homewares, furniture, coffee tables, books, fridge, treadmill, rowing machine, clothing, handbags and more.
196 Monaro Crescent Red Hill
7am to 3pm
Moving sale. All items must go. Furniture and general household goods.
45 Curlewis [...]
Feel nervous when due to see the dentist? Or “just hate going”? Tempted to put it off…and off again? Participate in a trial of therapeutic self-help technique shown to be helpful for many fears and phobias, and for reducing stress in measurable ways.
The trial is open to anyone less than comfortable with dental treatment. Even [...]
Imagine living through the Canberra winter chill without a roof over your head.
This July, three organisations doing very important work to address homelessness celebrated important milestones. The Early Morning Centre in Civic celebrated 10 years of providing free meals to homeless people and helping them access the support and services they need to get their [...]
Six leading ACT community organisations combined to celebrate NAIDOC Week with the theme of ‘Land & Learning’ earlier this week.
The celebrations started with a Welcome to Country, before artist Linda Huddlestone (pictured above) talked about her family and country. She explained how her father’s story of being part of the stolen generation translated into her [...]
Aranda takes its name from an Aboriginal tribe of central Australia, also known as Arunta, which means white cockatoo.
I had never visited Aranda before I decided to write about it. The closest encounter I had had with this place was when I was driving on Bindubi Street a few years back and spotted the ARANDA [...]
[ 9 July 2015 at 11:00 am; ] Six leading ACT community organisations have combined to provide a day of celebration in Woden for NAIDOC Week tomorrow (Thursday 9 July).
Building on the national NAIDOC Week theme of We all Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect & Celebrate, the Woden celebration will focus on Land & Learning.
It will feature:
Indigenous art workshop, including craft [...]
I don’t know what it is about looking out over a city from its highest points, but it gets me going. This week I set out to find Canberra’s top five unmissable views – and discovered that ranking them was no easy task.
If you’re a long term Canberran, you’re probably familiar with most of these lookouts. [...]
The suburb of Chapman in Weston Creek is named after Austin Chapman, a former minister who held the portfolios of defence, health, trade, and customs, at various points during the early 1900s. He served in public roles until 1924 when he resigned due to ill health, passing away just two years later.
Chapman is one of [...]
[ 4 July 2015 to 5 July 2015. ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Aranda, Phillip, Kingston, Dunlop, Ngunnawal, Casey, Monash and Wright. Happy Friday!
Saturday 4 July
35 Port Jackson Circuit Phillip
7am to 2pm
Must sell. Quality Books, TV, fridge, household items, kitchen items, beds. LP records and lots more.
15 Max Jacobs Avenue Wright
8am to 1pm
Furniture, study table, cooking appliances, paintings, cushions, sheep skins and [...]
[ 1 July 2015 at 11:00 am; ]
There is such thing as a free lunch, northsiders. Come and meet Belconnen Community Service program managers and staff at tomorrow’s open day, and you’ll also get to enjoy a free sausage sizzle.
When: Wednesday 1 July 2015
Time: 11am to 2pm
Where: Social Bean Cafe, ACT Health Building, 56 Lathlain Street Belconnen
More info: http://www.bcsact.com.au/
[ 7 July 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]
Just a quick note to advise Tuggeranong residents that ACT Planning Minister, Mick Gentleman, will be guest speaker at the next Tuggeranong Community Council general meeting on Tuesday 7 July. Mick will talk on future planning in the ACT.
The meeting will be held in the upstairs formal dining room at the Southern Cross Club in [...]
Fellow Rioters, I am looking for some advice in relation to an issue I have with a well known Canberra Building company.
In short, the builder constructed two properties that share a common boundary, with one property have a site cut requiring a 800 high retaining wall to be built.
Within two years of construction both the retaining [...]
Narrabundah, located in Canberra’s inner south, draws its name from the language of the Ngunnawal people; however there are several interpretations online as to what the exact meaning of Narrabundah is. One online contribution says it means ‘bird of prey’, while another says ‘little hawk’.
This suburb is very old, being gazetted in 1928. In the [...]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Macquarie, Casey, Queanbeyan, Scullin, Macgregor, Wanniassa, Cook, Holt and Ngunnawal. Happy Friday!
Saturday 27 June
51 Blackman Street Macquarie
7am to 4pm
Clearing of ex shop stocks of patchwork fabric, needlework, crochet threads knitting wool, huge range of threads, Japanese Embroidery supplies, sewing needles, scissors , haberdashery, kits, books, beads and more.
34 Conway Street [...]
[ 27 June 2015 to 28 June 2015. ] This weekend’s highlights include a CBR Brave double header, a pop-up demolition dance party and Canberra City Band’s 90th anniversary spectacular. What are your plans?
1. Cosplay on Ice 2015
Attention Cosplayers: Cosplay on Ice is returning this Sunday. There will be a cosplay parade from 12.30pm, followed by a discounted one-hour skate session at Skate in [...]
For a city designed around cars, Canberra has some pretty great urban walks.
I set out this week to put together the city’s best urban walks for tourists and locals alike. You can easily knock over each of these walks in no more than an hour, and you’ll find plenty of hidden gems along the way.
1. Lonsdale [...]
Nearly one in ten Canberrans feel lonely right now. Are you one of them?
If you’re not lonely at this very moment, there’s a three in ten chance that you’ll feel lonely at some point over the next decade.
Loneliness is defined as when a person feels the interpersonal relationships they want are different from the relationships they think [...]
The suburb of Campbell in Canberra’s inner north is one of our oldest suburbs and has a whole lot of history behind it. Named after Robert Campbell, a politician in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, a merchant, and the owner of Duntroon Station.
Campbell, in my opinion, is one of the nicest parts of Canberra. [...]