Back in December 2005 I posted this story: Canberra: Welcome to Ngunnawal, Ngamberri or Wiradjuri Country/Nation?
Over on “The Word” (a similar sort of local user contributed news site to the RiotACT – but in a somewhat different class altogether, being far more refined when it comes to individuals slagging off at each other [ED - [...]
Hey guys…..want to go for a drive with the kids and get amongst some snow, but we don’t want to go all the way to Jindabyne and beyond. ‘
We have 4WD.
Where’s the closest place which is relatively accessible and will give us serious ground cover ? Advice required.
Lucy Watson and Yvette McMillen are hosting screenings at Greater Union Manuka of the Serac Adventure Films documentary of the 2007 team: ’3 Peaks 3 Weeks: For the People of Africa’. This film is highly acclaimed, winning Best Adventure Film in its world premiere at the Boulder International Film Festival. The film is [...]
Okay um, to all you QueanbeyanHigh haters. If you have never been to Queanbeyan high beforee why write bad comments? i understand that those who have been or go their have their own opinions, but why believe whats in the papers? i am currentley at queanbeyan high now and it is coming a really long [...]
There’s a funny little story on Woroni detailing little known workings of the student unionism.
Enough to make you thank the Howard Government for VSU!
I had the misfortune to drive down Belconnen Way during rush hour for the first time yesterday.
This made me realise that complaints about certain Canberrans failing to use their indicators really are completely justified.
Two things are particularly galling about this.
The first is that if they’re changing lanes so fast that they can’t get [...]
ABC news online is reporting that the Master Builders are concerned that if too much land is released then prices might actually fall.
They are then willing to suggest that the cost of building has only increased with the CPI in the last five years, no doubt a comment soon to be withdrawn, as it [...]
Can I please have everyone’s attention!!!!!
Has anybody noticed how this discussion started?!? It was a condolence message. . . and I think that this blog should have stayed in that way. . .
Most people who have added their opinion or made speculation, put yourself in the position of the young driver, her family and her friends [...]
Chief Minister Stanhope is calling for nominations from the ACT for the 2009 Australian of the Year awards.
“I urge all Canberrans to consider nominating someone who may have achieved excellence in their chosen field, made a significant contribution to the local or Australian community, or acted as an inspirational role model to others.”
One thing which should never surprise us is the capacity of the ACT Government to be surprised.
The ABC reports that while the Office of Regulatory Services planned for 15 ‘civil partnerships’ between gays and lesbians each year, they’ve had 23 already in the last three months.
Apparently they’re expecting another surge based around Floriade.
One would however, [...]
Does anyone know how junk mail for places like JB, Woolies, Big W etc is handled in the ACT? Is there a central company or lots of small operators?
I recently removed a no junk mail sign and am noticing plenty of Vietnamese takeaway pamphlets and ACT Liberals advertising, but nothing of interest. I want those [...]
Our own national art gallery seems so tame when compared to Switzerland. When can Canberrans expect to see giant turds on the south side of the lake? http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/08/12/2332079.htm
A giant inflatable dog poo by American artist Paul McCarthy blew away from an exhibition in the garden of a Swiss museum, bringing down a power line and breaking [...]
Since Action has now had a couple of months to work out the bugs in it’s new schedule I’m forced to ask: is this as good as it gets?
On my run we have five buses running between 8am and 9am This isn’t enough buses by far but it would work a lot better if the [...]
I was watching the telly last night, and the ad for ACTEWAGL came on, talking about the need to increase the dam size. It takes a while to sink in with me, and I have watched this ad several times, but it only just made it through the “switch off – its an ad…”
Where will [...]
Word has been out that Hamish and Andy’s ‘the people’s chip’ is now available at some select Coles and Woolworths stores. I guess its true too, because the ones on ebay are now selling for as less as $1.
I have been to Coles Manuka, Curtin and Woden, with no luck.
Has anyone found this elusive chip?
Governments love putting together plans. It beats the heck out of the much harder business of executing them.
This Government is no exception, it lead the nation in announcing plans for this that and the other. The opportunities to look visionary are exceptional.
The really best thing about plans is the political cover they give. If you [...]
The ABC is reporting that pre-election polling begun over the weekend, and delightfully myself and the rest of my family were contacted, although I am no longer eligable for voting in this years ACT election, so theres a small problem to begin with.
Field Works Market Research have begun calling Canberrans over the weekend with [...]
Recently, I discovered two good local supermarkets – IGA Chapman, and Friendly Grocer Campbell.
It inspired me to ask, what’s your favourite community supermarket?
Nearly missed this one.
Yesterday was the anniversary of the sinking of the HMAS Canberra (a Kent class heavy cruiser and at the time only one of two ships of that size in our fleet) in the aftermath of the Battle of Savo Island in 1942. 83 of her crew were lost in the operation with [...]
Can someone please recommend a [good] bulk billing GP in the city?
I am a student at ANU and the University Health Service is always booked (last Monday I tried to get an appointment and I couldn’t get one until the following Monday). I am aware of the ‘show up and queue’ medical centre in Belconnen, [...]
[ED - Thanks to Sally McFadden for sending in a photo of Daniel]
Rest in peace Daniel McFadden, we’ll miss seeing you selling your paintings around Civic and your welcoming smile always eager to share a story with anyone passing by.
Some people knew you as Filthy McFadden but you were Danny and we [...]
In September last year, as a result of a concerted campaign by Free Range Canberra supported by the Human Battery Cage project and the tabling of a Bill to ban battery cages in the ACT by Greens MLA Dr Deb Foskey, the ACT Government announced three measures “designed to phase out battery egg production in [...]
I have only just learnt of it’s existence and i was wondering if anyone knew about its history.
Just thought I’d let you know about this week’s Oz Music Show, Saturday 5-7pm!!
I’ll be having a chat to Andrew Gurguis from Sydney’s KID CONFUCIUS as well as featuring the new segment: ‘Crossing the Boarder’ with Melbournites DIRT RIVER RADIO.
As well as having our local favourites THE CASHEWS live in the studio talking about [...]
After our previous favourite takeaway was bought out, the food there subsequently became crap and my workmates and I no longer have anywhere to go to get a good serving of chips.
Does anyone have any suggestions for a takeaway somewhere in Fyshwick that has good chips?
Woolies seem to pip Coles in dairy, but otherwise Coles in the ACT conforms with the national trend.
That said, there are Aldi stores in canberra, so why not reflect them in the list? What do canberrans reckon about this grocery-watch thing?
And why isn’t high school maths good enough to let people work out the [...]
I’ve discovered this gem of a video of one of a series of ‘happenings’ in Garema Place.
It seems there is a new dance style, ‘The Shuffle’. You do it to industrial style techno, and you wear out your sneakers pretty quickly.
And before anyone starts having a go at these guys, their (although sometimes unintelligible) comments [...]
My husband, children and myself have been seeing a doctor at the WMC for the past 10 years on the repeated advice that the best family health care is found by building a solid relationship with one trusted GP. If all Australia GPs were polled today (including those contracted to factories such as the Phillip [...]
With all the Todd talk going on i was wondering what other events have occurred in the Raiders history.
Can anyone enlighten me as to what they have been up to off the field? I ask this because there always seems to be sportspeople in the paper or on the news for non-sport occurrences.
I just [...]
Just about every day I drive along the Monaro Highway, usually adhering to the speed limit like the good little citizen that I am, only to be passed by H&Bs (hoons and bogans) blasting past me in their H&Bmobiles, driving at the speed of sound.
What really irks me is that they slow carefully past the ‘Revenue Raising [...]
I’ve just finished reading the topic “Organ donor forms now to go with licence renewals”, and it got me thinking about why so many people don’t donate blood? I’ve always been a keen blood donor, but since I have been overseas for about 5 years, I can’t donate for about 12 months.
The Red Cross have [...]
[ 5 August 2008 at 9:00 am; ] [First filed: August 03, 2008 @ 09:23]
A lot of people are angry about the closure of the Wanniassa medical centre.
When does business start to think about a community before profit?
[ED - Canberra Times story is here]
UPDATED: Apparently Annette Ellis (the Commonwealth Member for Canberra in case you’d forgotten) is organising a protest rally and petitions [...]