This Sunday 23 February, the Canberra Hillclimb Circuit at Fairbairn Park hosts the 2014 HeartKids Hillclimb.
Hello everyone, We’ve just arrived in Canberra and are settling down with our young family in Fraser. We are contemplating sending our child to the local state primary school when the time comes however as we do not know anyone in the area we lack a little insight – any recommendations for Fraser Primary or [...]
So I am packing up my home and moving to Mexico (well, Melbourne)…
I like the idea of hiring reusable plastic crates instead of cardboard boxes.
(I don’t mean milk crates, but secure storage crates)
I’ve read about crate hire services where the supplier delivers crates to your home and then collects them from your new home a [...]
With Giulia Jones and Jeremy Hanson appointing themselves the last arbiters of taste for performances they haven’t seen and calling for drastic sanction against people only remotely involved I thought in my capacity as a private citizen I’d like to throw my own 2c in via the great Charlie Chaplin.
We live in a narrow street in Crace – 6 m of asphalt – with no parking restrictions, no parking bays and, except for one house, no driveways.
Fine at the moment, but a development has been approved – yes we put in a representation – for across the road that will see twelve new [...]
Does anyone know of a current training group here in Canberra for parkour/free running?
Google is little help. Most/all stuff is old.
Justsomeaussie sent this in challenging the notion that we’ve had a housing bubble in the inner south that’s going to ‘burst’.
What are your thoughts? Is housing in Canberra over priced? due to crash or will we just see stagnation for a while?
I’m not making it news, I just need people’s advice how to handle this situation. Due to the nature of this problem, if you want to make joke, please go away as I’m serious. If you offer help, much appreciated.
I’m living in a house, the next house’s window opens to our windows very closely. I [...]
Jellyware sent this in with an interesting question – is following the rules as an act of civil disobedience?
What do you think?
[ 4 February, 2014; 7:30 pm; ] The Tuggeranong Community Council kicks off 31st year with its first meeting for 2014 to be held on Tuesday 4 February. The Guest Speakers include Canberra Airport Planning Director, Noel McCann, who will address the TCC on Canberra Airport’s 2014 Draft Master Plan.
The other speakers will be from the ACT Government who will talk on [...]
[ 4 February, 2014; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Stars, planets and galaxies are all magnetic. “Cosmic magnetism” plays a vital role in controlling how stars and galaxies form, age and evolve. Closer to home, these naturally occurring magnetic fields drive the evolution of species, protect the Earth from harmful particles, and are vital for the navigation of birds and other animals.
Professor Bryan Gaensler [...]
Genie went missing after let out from the groomers in Macquarie on 3rd January 2014. We are offering a $500 reward for her safe return.
Please email email@example.com and include a photo of our dog if you have found her. We will only be responding to authentic claims of having our dog.
If you know anything at [...]
I’m struggling to plan an engagement party. I really don’t want to spend a lot as my partner and I are paying off one mortgage and saving for another property… But I love the idea of high tea in the gardens. Which has given me the idea to rent out high tea items/ tablets etc for a [...]
[ 2 March, 2014; 4:00 pm; ] Do you fancy yourself a Hobbit battling hordes of goblins? Maybe you just fancy yourself?
The Hundred Swords is a Canberra-based ‘battle sports’ group. We are involved in melee battles of a medieval/fantasy nature using foam and latex weapons.
This Sunday at 4pm we are having a special session for new players and the curious. No need [...]
Over the weekend we became aware of a development application to build another mobile phone base station with 11 antennas in the bush next to the ACTEW substation in Ainslie near the corner of Chisholm and Duffy Streets, just 90 metres away from residences and around 500 metres away from Baker Gardens Pre-school and Campbell High School.
ACT Policing is investigating a fire in O’Connor which occurred in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday, January 21).
Around 2.05am, police responded to reports of a structure fire at the Polish White Eagle Club on David Street in O’Connor.
On arrival, police located a significant amount of smoke coming from the rear of the building.
How much are people willing to pay for child care spots in Canberra?
Prices seem to be $105 – $112 per day in a central location… as to the quality… well… that seems debatable according to all the research I have been doing.
$120 – $165 a day in Sydney and waitlists do not exist in a [...]
[ 26 January, 2014; ] The ACT Nudist Club is letting it be known they’re welcoming the public in for a Hottest 100 Party:
Break away from the ordinary, bring your mates and enjoy 2013′s best beats in the buff! Canberra’s local nudist club is throwing open the gates and cranking up the sound for a Hottest 100 Pool Party [...]
Welcome readers, as I attempt to introduce you to the wonderful world of Ingress, which is currently taking off in Canberra and worldwide. You may have seen two ‘strange’ articles on here recently relating to Ingress, and have wondered what it is all about. This is my attempt as a brand new player to help [...]
Breaking the long summer silence of the Liberals, Andrew Wall is rallying support for an excellent cause:
Canberrans are being called on to donate their old glasses and improve the sight of visually impaired people in the poorer communities of Asia, Africa and the Pacific, Member for Brindabella Andrew Wall said today.
“The Lions club of [...]
Mayor Rattenbury has sent word that five “legal graffiti canvases” are awaiting paint:
Five legal graffiti sites in Tuggeranong and South Canberra will receive a paint over in the coming week to provide a fresh canvas for people to create new pieces of legal graffiti, said Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury.
“Legal graffiti [...]
ACT Policing has uploaded their take on Summernats 2014 for our edification.
Andrew Barr has released new estimates of the ACT Population growth.
While still expanding it’s slower than last projected which is going to have some big bad effects on the local economy and anyone who’s leveraged to take advantage of the old figures:
New official population projections for the ACT are being issued today. The ACT Government [...]
Someone from TAMS has valiantly returned from the coast to put together Canberra Connect’s year in review:
Canberrans contacted Canberra Connect over 7.3 million times last year, with more than 718,000 calls, over 34,000 pieces of electronic feedback, 6.1 million online visits and 510,000 shopfront customers.
“It is fantastic to see the growth of this service, [...]
[ 25 January, 2014 to 27 January, 2014. ]
Before the internet existed lonely Canberra nerds had to go to CanCon to discover to our delight that there were human females who shared our interests.
It’s hard to explain today just how many suicides that would have prevented.
Having in the intervening years gone heavy on the male-centric table top war games we see they’re [...]
Last week I let pestiness post a call to arms for Canberrans to join her faction in Google’s game Ingress.
Thus intrigued I fired up the copy of Ingress on my phone that I’d flunked out of training with a year ago.
The software has upgraded a few times since then, which I suspect is why it [...]
Simon Corbell has announced not one but five official visitors for the ACT have been appointed:
“Official visitors work to protect the most vulnerable members of our community, across diverse environments,” Mr Corbell said.
“They perform an invaluable service to our community, as communicators and problem solvers, observers and reporters.
“They are the eyes and ears of Ministers [...]
This in from Rob:
New Action Bus Stop in Hackett
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Community radio station 2XX is advertising for both an assistant manager and (again) for a station manager. For the latter role, you’ll need to be prepared to work 30hrs a week for just $44k a year (a few thousand less than the guy working a deep frier at one of Canberra’s local clubs) doing a [...]
The Immortal Muse website has featured the works of P.S. Cottier related to Canberra.
There’s a lot there, and a lot worth thinking about.
Perhaps best of all is “Houses of Gungahlin”:
What space for expansive thought or emerald memory
in these distorted castles, hunchbacked yet grown giant,
perched on desecrated hills, cubist shrines to ugly Gods?
With their whole [...]
Canberra CBD is celebrating an estimated 3,000 public urinators being diverted from the walls of our fair town to their pissoirs over the festive period:
A second round of urinal trials in Canberra CBD late-night hot spots during the Christmas, New Years Eve and Summernats period has finished with successful results once again.
Data collected recorded an [...]
The ABC is claiming a small 10% drop in the amount of crap being illegally dumped on charities:
During the Christmas break there was a 10 per cent drop in the amount of waste being left at collection points under the guise of a donation.
Over the past few years several charities have removed collection bins [...]