The Australian National Botanic Gardens is developing a 20-year Master Plan that will provide a blueprint for its future development.
“I’m excited to announce that a consortium of architects and landscape architects, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer and Taylor Cullity Lethlean, have been selected to develop a 20- year Master Plan for the Australian National Botanic Gardens,” said [...]
In the meantime the clear skies have darkened and the wind is getting up. After extricating myself from the angry house owner I find myself tasked to roof repairs on a two storey pseudo gothic house. After putting on a harness and checking the belay lines, I climb up a ladder and onto the roof. [...]
[ 1 November 2014 at 1:30 pm; ]
Canberra’s very own public service parody troupe, The Shiny Bum Singers, have momentarily escaped their desks to present a return season of Rampant Bureaucracy.
First seen at the National Folk Festival in 2013, this hilarious musical melodrama is back by popular demand for one show only:
When: Saturday, 1 November at 1.30 pm
Where: Weston Creek Community Centre, [...]
[ 1 November 2014 at 10:00 am; ]
This year’s Pet Expo has a mountain of things to do and see! Join us on Saturday 1 November for the second RSPCA ACT Pet Expo!
10:00am – 3:00pm – 12 Kirkpatrick Street Weston ACT.
Pets are welcome to attend – however, must be on a leash at all times.
Animal rescue groups, pet merchandise, dog treats of [...]
Is your child turning 3 before 30 April 2015?
The FARRER PLAYSCHOOL is a non-profit, community based educational facility for 3 year olds. Our fully qualified teachers use a structured program to help the ‘Playschoolers’ develop the social skills and confidence that will be of value to them in their Preschool year and most importantly it [...]
One day, I’ll need to admit to my two year old daughter that I’ve made some huge mistakes in life. Some of these hurt others.
Growing up in Canberra as a teenager back in the 80s, amongst other mistakes, I remember laughing at a girl because she talked funny. I look back now through adult eyes [...]
[ 9 November 2014 at 2:00 pm; ]
Less than four weeks until kick off…
Thomas, aged 10, of Canberra Grammar School was awarded the inaugural 2014 Rookie Stella Fella in August for his raising of funds and awareness for the work done by Project Futures Limited who assists women and children who have been trafficked and exploited, in Australia and South East Asia. [...]
Before long we have teams out searching for evidence of the missing men. All the crews are well equipped with tents, food, warm clothes and whatever else they need if they are caught out in the open. I remain at Seaman’s Hut manning the radio and controlling the movement of the teams. At this stage [...]
Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has officially opened the landmark Boundless Canberra all abilities playground, the first of its kind in Canberra and upon completion of all stages the largest.
“This is a hugely exciting day for Canberra. It is the realisation of a dream to build a playground where children of all physical abilities can play [...]
From 10am to 1pm this Saturday (11th), the Canberra Environment Centre is holding a Spring Swap.
Bring along your old clothes, books, CDs and anything you would like to trade.
Swapping begins at 11am (come early to set up) and selling swap-meet style begins at 12pm.
The pizza oven will be also be going with a possible organic [...]
Harry Hartog bookshop has opened this week in Woden. Hurrah – a real bookshop where you can buy and order un-remaindered books as well as check out some very cute giftware. There’s second-hand books as well.
So I’m a Canberra newbie, having just officially survived my first winter. I’m even starting to consider myself a Canberran and find myself fiercely promoting it to all of my friends and family back home. When contemplating the big move from the coast of Western Australia; I asked a few people that I knew that [...]
It looks like it’s been taken from an impossible vantage point. Like a crane or a drone.
It’s about time the Aranda shops received a little bit of love.
Aranda residents know all too well that the local shops have failed to live up to their potential in recent years. Well over a decade ago, the family-run supermarket was forced to close due to the competition created by the Coles at Jamison. Since [...]
‘Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home’ is an award-winning documentary on the personal journeys of several people brought up in traditional farming culture. Their stories reveal the complex web of social and economic forces at play in modern society. Rare footage and honest interviews provide insight into the lives of farmers and farmed animals, and causes [...]
Love your local Environment Centre
- Dan Kelly does! -
It’s that time again; the Canberra Environment Centre is holding its annual fundraising event, but this year with a twist, and a cocktail.
Chris Endrey, beloved host of In Canberra Tonight, will sit down with David Pope (cartoonist for the Canberra Times); Shane Rattenbury (ACT Greens member for [...]
This year, the Independent Property Group Foundation is running the “My Cubby House Rocks” charitable campaign at Floriade with funds raised being donated to The Centenary Hospital for Women and Children and Boundless Canberra.
Five cubby houses have been supplied by some of Canberra’s most highly respected builders, developers and architects, including one accessible cubby [...]
Canberran’s are some pretty savvy eaters. With the establishment of Lonsdale Street and New Acton on top of the already vibrant culinary oasis of Kingston and Manuka, it is clear that Canberran’s appreciate good eats.
Our taste for food does not stop at Aubergine in Griffith or Temporada in the City. We’re also interested in local [...]
We are trying to launch a Residents/Community Association in the suburb of Forde in Gungahlin – the Forde Community Association.
Communities@Work are hosting a ‘Community Conversation’ at the Forde Community Centre this Saturday at 3pm as part of a continuing series to engage the community. I wanted to encourage any Forde residents who frequent riotact [...]
GGs Flowers is not your ordinary florist. Yes, they create beautiful arrangements and can even deliver to your door, but they’re also a socially sustainable florist – one of its kind in the ACT.
Geetha Wijewickrema was concerned about what employment opportunities her youngest daughter would have when she finishes school.
15-year-old Gayana is a fun, bubbly young [...]
What do humans have in common with soil?
How does soil health impact upon human health?
Healthy soil grows healthy food, and healthy food makes for healthy people.
We know that a vast amount of human health problems are related to diet, yet how often do we trace nutrition back to agriculture? Join us for a Q&A style [...]
[ 27 September 2014 at 5:30 pm; ]
It sounds like the stuff of science fiction but changing one kind of cell to act like another is nothing new. In fact, in some of the first experiments of their kind, our next public speaker Sir John Gurdon was able to do just that more than fifty years ago.
This work with frogs was later [...]
[ 11 October 2014 at 7:00 pm; ] When: Saturday 11 October 2014. 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start
Where: The LAKE VIEW Room Tuggeranong Community Centre 245 Cowlishaw St, GREENWAY ACT
Why: To raise much needed funds for the Communities @ Work social programs.
How: $20 per person – includes hot and cold snacks, drink, tea and coffee.
You can even purchase a variety of delicious mocktails.
Plenty of [...]
[ 17 September 2014 at 7:30 pm; ] Our 17 September meeting will also be our Annual General Meeting. It will be held at 7.30 pm at ACT Sports House, 100 Maitland St, Hackett. Members and North Canberra residents are invited to attend. The agenda includes:
Ainslie and north Canberra traffic issues (Roads ACT)
Acceptance of Annual General Meeting Minutes 16 October 2013, plus Minutes [...]
[ 16 September 2014 at 7:30 pm; ] The September 2014 Belconnen Community Council Public Forum will be held at:
7.30pm, Tuesday 16 September 2014 in the
Community Room above the Belconnen Library
Chandler Street, Belconnen
The meeting will commence with Council business and a brief update on amendments to the BCC Constitution.
“Future Transport in Belconnen”.
Capital Metro representatives will discuss light rail Stage 2 and beyond, [...]
History has shown us that ghosts and the supernatural seem to be commonplace and that a large percentage of people in the western world, indeed from all races and religions, not only believe in ghosts but have also experienced something that they believe is of a supernatural origin. Indeed, many people have reported the same [...]
[ 19 September 2014 at 6:30 pm; ]
Tammi Horton, Canberra City & Suburban Cricket Association & Last Man Stands Canberra T20 Cricket have come together over the last two years to raise awareness of suicide prevention in the ACT region. The running the Michael Buhagiar Cup T20 Winter Cricket competition and annual trivia night and auction has raised just over $10,000 for [...]
Last week I saw an article in the CT about parents lying about their place of residence to get their kids into elite target public schools in the ACT. It generated a lot of discussion but got me thinking about the flip-side to this debate, principals who pick and choose kids from out of area. [...]
Great to see the Liberal Member for Brindabella doing what all politicians seem good at and self praising himself in a local flyer for his part in ensuring that the construction of a new swimming pool at Calwell went ahead, despite “numerous hurdles” placed in the way.
One of those hurdles no doubt was the lack [...]
We knew it wasn’t permanent, while Canberrans have come to love the Lonsdale Street Traders, we’ve known all to well it was just temporary and it seems the end is nigh.
Lonsdale Street Traders helped give Braddon a new edge, it showcased locally made, vintage and specialty imports. It was the place to find a unique [...]