[ 16 November, 2013; 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. ]
Fusion Canberra will host a Local Food Security Mini-Expo on the 16th of November at their premises at the Carleton Street Shops, Kambah, to demonstrate different ways to get fresher, healthier and cheaper food closer to home. From 11 am to 3 pm, a variety of fun and engaging activities will be available for everyone [...]
On the Staircase is a pretty gorgeous piece of public art that was sadly vandalised by some people who we assume are not very nice.
Upon hearing that it has been restored and provided with extra security I ran down there today to snap a photo only to find it completely inaccessible. It appears that the [...]
A collection of media personalities took on the ActewAGL All Stars in a charity match to raise money for Lifeline Canberra.
A charity basketball match between ActewAGL All Stars and a Media team has netted $900 for crisis support and suicide prevention charity Lifeline Canberra.
The All Stars dominated the match as 12 baskets were scored, with [...]
The Cententary has three trivia questions for you!
I’ll admit I only knew the answer to the first one, and only because I lived and went to high school there.
If you’re a history or trivia buff, doing a bit of research into your suburb or street’s name could win you fabulous prizes!
Prizes like cash or electricity.
Want to listen to a podcast by third generation beekeeper Carmen Pearce-Brown about crowd funding a beekeeping business?
We’ve got you covered then.
That’s the link by the way, incase you missed what I did there.
The Canberra Urban Beekeeping Project is a community project by the “Honey Delight” family in response to the many comments people [...]
St Paul’s Church in Manuka, along with Radford College, have teamed up with the children from the rural village of Matumbulu in Tanzania to create a wall calendar for 2014.
Sales of this Calendar will help children in Tanzania get the chance to go to school.
The calendar is launching this Sunday (2nd of November) at St [...]
TAMS are asking you to let baby magpies be:
Echoing the recent plea from the RSPCA-ACT, Territory and Municipal Services rangers today urged the public not to mistakenly rescue baby magpies that may appear to be abandoned on the ground.
“Each year, many members of the public make the kind-hearted mistake of assuming a fledgling is [...]
The Liberals’s Brendan Smyth and Nicole Lawder are asking what’s going on the the Lower Louvre (aks the Tuggeranong Arts Centre):
Tuggeranong Community Arts is facing a crisis as the Association which runs the centre prepares for an emergency meeting requested by members, where the Board of Management could face the sack, Shadow Minister for Arts [...]
The Good Guys are doing donation matching for the NSW bushfires, so if you’re looking to donate this would be a pretty good way to go about it.
The devastating fires in NSW have claimed lives and more than 200 homes, with hundreds more properties damaged and at risk. The Good Guys Tuggeranong, Fyshwick and [...]
‘If clubs fail, the economic and social contribution they make will also disappear and at the expense of the broader community’
Dear ACT Legislative Assembly,
Do we really need pokies in the ACT? It seems cruel to still need to rake over this in 2013, but life’s not all marriage equality and light rail. Annually, [...]
A new site has been launched to help give info and access to people looking to volunteer with the ACT Rural FIre Service. If you’re interested check out www.emergencyvolunteering.com.au for info and help.
“The Emergency Volunteering Portal has been developed by Volunteering ACT as a way to volunteer with emergency service agencies as well as to [...]
I’m currently studying at Canberra Institute of Technology and have two assignments where I need to survey people.
If you could spare a few minutes to share your opinion and complete one, or both of the surveys, that would be great! Both are anonymous, quick, and you don’t even have to answer all of the questions [...]
Because Canberra’s mini casinos are the sector of the community most in need of help Joy Burch has announced she’s legislating to make their lives easier and simpler:
Legislation introduced in the ACT Legislative Assembly today (Thursday) will reduce red tape for clubs, Minister for Gaming and Racing Joy Burch said.
Ms Burch said the Gaming Machine [...]
[ 22 November, 2013; 6:15 pm; ] The Hash House Harriers have been mentioned on this site previously. I received the below from a friend – please pass it on and attend!
Attention Hashers, Harriettes and Muggles,
It’s the Wednesday ACT (WACT) Hash, on a Friday. It’s the 1300th run, out of sequence. It’s starting at 6:30pm, which is later than [...]
[ 25 October, 2013; 5:44 pm; ]
This just in:
when uranium-235 is bombarded by a neutron, it undergoes fission which in turn releases more neutrons. Some of these escape, but a portion seeds further fission events – that in turn releases more neutrons. A critical mass is the amount of fissile material needed for a sustained chain reaction.
Friday 25th October, [...]
Dyslexia Speld ACT (DSA) launches today as a paart of the AUSPELD network.
SPELD stands for specific learning difficulties which are estimated to affect up to 20% of the population. For many of these students, the barrier to effective learning is a component of their developmental make-up. These students, although almost always of average or above [...]
The General Manager of the Centenary, Adam Stankevicius, has called the Centenary program Windows to the World a success, claiming that about 35,000 of you visited the 35 embassies and high commissions, and that feedback had been positive.
Well done everyone!
“People really enjoyed the opportunity to see what lies beyond the gates of the various missions [...]
A few months ago one of my mum’s best friends and her husband were visiting from Queensland. Mum and B had been mates since 1969, a pretty good innings. B was a few years younger than mum, a very healthy 66. In the morning her husband woke up, chatted to her, told her [...]
While I have some serious reservations about using gay and lesbian couples in kamikaze waves against the Abbott Government there is a plus side to yesterday’s love in at the Legislative Assembly.
Staggeringly ignorant Queenslanders really don’t like it:
21 hrs ago
The sexually sick creeps that live in the Australian Capital Territory are about to let [...]
Have an awful garden? Live in Belconnen? Maybe some volunteers will fix it up for you (probably not).
This Saturday, volunteers from BCS, Housing ACT, and Beer Wine Spirits will band together to clean up 10 lucky gardens in the Belconnen area as a part of the 10/10 project.
The 10/10 Project began as an opportunity for [...]
Rioter Glenn has just sent us this disturbing image of the aftermath left behind after some sort of nightmarish “trucks gone wild” type scenario.
If only Canberra had some sort of dark hero to protect it.
Just got home to find this intriguing sight left by my garbage truck.
Shane Rattenbury has made it known that it’s gay marriage a go go in the ACT at least until the High Court weighs in:
Leader of the Australian Greens, Christine Milne joined ACT Greens Member for Molonglo, Shane Rattenbury at the ACT Legislative Assembly today to celebrate the ACT becoming the first jurisdiction to legislate for [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher has announced the ribbon cutting at the Federation Rocks display.
Sadly not a memorial to Cold Chisel, Powderfinger and The Angels, instead we have a large rock representing each state and territory as part of what is hoped will one day be a larger geological reference.
The display, at the entrance to the [...]
Shane Rattenbury has announced a brave new world of animal sales regulation:
Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, today announced that a new enforceable code of practice for the sale of animals will begin in the ACT on 21 October 2013.
“This new Animals Sales Code is an important milestone in animal welfare reform [...]
Finally a suitable use for Haig Park!!!
[ED - The SMH explains.
While the concept of a National Cemetary may have merits any linkage to Arlington shows facile ignorance (looking at you Tones) unless they're planning a brutal protracted civil war to kick it off.
What is being proposed would work better as a National Cathedral for [...]
Because sometimes bad things happen there needs to be good people who will help. If you have the time and ability, this may be one of the most important things you could do.
Volunteering ACT is launching the Emergency Volunteering Program at the Old Bus Depot Markets, Kingston, on Sunday 20 October at 10.30am.
The program is [...]
The Centenary Team are asking for help tracking down stolen musical bikes:
Three musical bikes have gone missing ahead of a large-scale Centenary of Canberra event this Friday night, as bike makers continue efforts to create 100 musical bikes for The Canberra Pursuit.
The General Manager of the Centenary of Canberra, Adam Stankevicius, is asking the public [...]
The Australian is gleefully reporting that the Canberra Times has been downgraded from a metropolitan daily to community news:
THE newspaper of the nation’s capital is no longer considered a metropolitan title, with publisher Fairfax Media announcing this afternoon it was shifting masthead The Canberra Times from the metro news division to its Australian Community Media [...]
This just in from Elaine at The Green Shed:
The Green Sheds located at the Mitchell and Mugga Resource Management Centres are calling on Canberra-based charities and not-for-profit organisations to contact them to be placed on their fundraising list.
The last Wednesday of each month is charity day at the sheds – where 100% of the total [...]
The Poms in Oz forum has just kicked off a rather entertaining discussion on what to write in Commitment to Canberra statements.
So far there’s just one suggestion which I thought was rather good:
I like Canberra and I totally want to live there. I dislike the sea and don’t want to live near it. That means [...]
I don’t mind too much the Hierophant herbalist above the Griffith Shops charging high prices for plastic dragon and dolphin figurines, and if many of their clients are people whose “spiritual” schtick is to buy blown glass “cosmic” objects made in sweatshops by Chinese workers, I guess whether that’s ultimately harmful is for economics experts. [...]
Shane Rattenbury already knows your excuses for not participating in ride to work day, and has answers for them… well some of them.
Don’t be lazy, try riding to work tomorrow.*
You might just like it.
Is your place of work, school or recreation out of reach on bike? Then why not combine a bike ride with a [...]