TAMS are letting us know what they plan to do with the iconic yellow bus stop markers that have adorned Canberra’s bus stops for decades as they give way to NXTBUS posts:
Vases, carver’s mallets, sculptures and the legs of a workbench are some of the pieces the old ACTION wooden bus posts are being ‘turned’ [...]
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Judy and Raymond sat on the double bed in what had become ‘their’ room in the house. They sat cross-legged facing each other. Judy at one end and Ray at the other. Holding hands. Eyes closed. Breathing.
“There’s something blocking your base chakra Ray, I can feel it. [...]
TAMS are letting people know that the Gudgenby Reay-Cut Cottage is available for hire:
Canberrans were today encouraged to consider the historical Gudgenby Ready-Cut Cottage in Namadgi National Park for their community based activities and projects.
“Hudson’s Ready-Cut Homes were at their peak in the first half of the 20th century and Canberrans have the opportunity [...]
The Mugga Lane Sular Park developmenmt application is on public display.
The design is still at a conceptual level, however they are inviting and welcoming feedback and inputs into the design.
Those of you who like plans, or live around the area may well want to take a peek.
By Anne Twomey, University of Sydney
This week, the High Court will begin hearing the Commonwealth’s challenge to the ACT’s Marriage Equality (Same Sex) Act 2013. But don’t expect lofty rhetoric about equality; the case is really about the inconsistency of laws, not human rights.
In addition to the Commonwealth and the ACT, Australian Marriage Equality (AME) [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher is telling us everything is awesome:
The Centenary celebrations have inspired increased local pride in Canberra with nine out of ten respondents to a new survey saying they had promoted positive feelings about the national capital and had an increased knowledge of its history, Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher revealed today.
The centenary has [...]
Would you like to know more about visual design for creating a visual research output, like a poster or presentation? Would you like to improve your visual communication skills or learn more about how to approach visual design? The Visual Design for Researchers workshop aims to help you get started with the visual design process [...]
I felt a bit like David Attenborough at around 2 am last night as I got to witness the annual migration of the graduating students of Marist College from Civic to Woden.
I watched in awe as this 100 – 200 strong group of mainly intoxicated young men in varying stages of undress rampaged through [...]
Come celebrate Christmas at the Philippine Embassy while helping to raise funds to assist victimes of typhoon Haiyan.
Canberra’s local Filipino community will be hosting its annual Christmas celebration tomorrow in the grounds of the Philippine Embassy while there’ll also be a fundraising drive to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan, Deputy Leader of the Opposition Alistair [...]
Simon Corbell is all a quiver after an appeal which was stalling plans to provide Giralang with a nice new shopping complex was dismissed by the Court of Appeals today.
Check out our Giralang Shops tag and just look at how long this saga has been going on for.
Giralang’s supermarket closed in 2004, I bet the [...]
Just heard about this StakeMyRep site where Canberran skaters compete to make cooler skating videos than each other.
This sounds kinda fun, hopefully they get some great footage out of it.
So this project involves, skateboards, YouTube, and social media? Prepare to get grumpy and not understand what’s going on old people!
StakeMyRep.com, the unique new social website [...]
Last night Canberran individuals and organisations were recognised for their contribution to Canberra’s multicultural community.
Canberra’s multicultural champions were tonight recognised at the 2013 ACT Centenary Multicultural Awards.
Among this year’s award winners was human rights champion Marion Le who was named ACT Multicultural Advocate of the Year and the Canberra Islamic Centre which was awarded [...]
New legislation to improve the legal recognition of sex and gender diverse people in the ACT will be introduced in the Legislative Assembly today, says Simon Corbell.
The biggest and most important change is that individuals no longer have to undergo surgery to legally change their sex on their birth certificate.
I’ve met people who have saved [...]
In September 2012, the ACT Government began the development of a city brand for Canberra.
The city brand is designed to build on the success and momentum of our Centenary year and is a way for people to better understand and engage with Canberra as a place to live, work, visit, learn and invest.
Science, Research, [...]
Tonight Joy Burch announced the 2013 winners of the YOGIE Awards which represent outstanding practice working with 12 to 25 year olds.
Congratulations to all the winners.
“Tonight’s nominees and winners demonstrate the commitment, dedication, excellence and support provided by the sector in supporting our young people,” Ms Burch said.
“I thank and congratulate all tonight’s nominees [...]
The contributions of Canberrans Ann Procter and Huy Nguyen to the disability sector were acknowledges and celebrated last night at the National Disability Awards where Ms Procter was a joint recipient of the Lesley Hall Award for Lifetime Achievement in Disability and Mr Nguyen received the Emerging Leaders Award in Disability.
Good things happening to [...]
The Liberals’ Giulia Jones is making a push for Canberra’s playgrounds to be made more to her liking.
Playgrounds across Canberra are in need of a spruce up and they should offer more for mums and dads while providing a learning environment to boost fitness and health, Member for Molonglo Giulia Jones said today.
“Today in [...]
Is anyone aware of any charities/charity giving trees in Canberra that are accepting groceries and non-perishables in the lead up to Christmas?
Many media outlets are getting their panties in a bunch over today’s ABS population numbers.
And it’s true there’s one set of projections which have the population up to nearly a million by 2061.
There’s another series that gets us to a more sedate 612,000.
It’s worth bearing in mind that Washington DC has a population of 600,000 [...]
Shane Rattenbury ask asked for feedback on the proposed changes to Maribyrnong Avenue in Kaleen and Sternberg Crescent in Wanniassa.
Go check out what’s what and get back to Shane on it. If sure the Hive mind here will have a few suggestions.
“Traffic calming schemes are a proven road safety treatment. Canberra’s residential neighbourhoods should, as [...]
Andrew Barr has announced the passage of a bill to help young school leavers with disability get jobs:
Young persons with disability will have a helping hand to enter the workplace with organisations now able to receive a payroll tax concession for employing school leavers with disability.
A Government bill passed in the Legislative Assembly [...]
Simon Corbell has announced a new website to keep tabs on all the tracks:
The Canberra Tracks network of heritage signage has come of age with a brand new interactive website giving full access to the intriguing stories of numerous sites across the ACT, Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell announced today.
We’re less than a month off Christmas now, so it’s time to start thinking about ways to make others happy, because that’s what Christmas is all about.
For many people struggling to make ends meet, Christmas is the hardest time of the year rather than the most joyful. This holiday season, one in every 13 Canberrans [...]
No less than the Houston Chronicle is marvelling at Canberra’s Richards family who have reclaimed their world record for the most christmas lights on a residential property:
An Australian family has reclaimed their Guinness World Record by stringing up more than half a million Christmas lights around their suburban home.
Guinness World Records official Chris Sheedy [...]
A mother and father should not have to bury their son but this is what David and Jackie Green were faced with when their beloved 22 year old son Kyall died in a car accident earlier this year.
A few months before Kyall died, he had talked to his parents about wanting to help others by [...]
[ 24 November, 2013; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. ]
This Sunday the 24th just so happens to be Lakewalk 2013, so you know what to do.
It’s simple math.
The walkathon is on this Sunday 24th November, between 10am and 1pm. It starts at regatta point, commonwealth park and takes a loop circuit to Aspen Island and back. All monies raised go towards funding therapies [...]
Well aren’t things getting interesting down Sullivans Creek as Gorilla Fairies get down to community gardening?
Dr Carol Hayes is a senior lecturer from the ANU College of Asia and Pacific, and she just won an award for Teaching Excellence at the Australian Awards for University Teaching, which is all sorts of great.
The citation for the award praised Dr Hayes’ leadership in Japanese studies across Asia and the Pacific.
Hayes has been [...]
Shane Rattenbury today launched a comptition to design an “experimental” feature for the Engineers Australia Pin Oak Forest at the National Arboretum Canberra.
There’s a $30,000 prize to whomever happens to make the raddest feature that “demonstrates the ingenuity and creativity of engineering”.
“As part of Canberra’s centenary celebrations, engineers together with designers and people with a [...]
SERVICE ONE Members Banking is reminding people that they only have one month left to donate toys to their local Banardos branch in order to help disadvantaged kids this Christmas.
If you’ve got the means, please consider helping out some less fortunate Children this Christmas.
This is the sixth consecutive year SERVICE ONE is supporting Barnardos’ Gifts [...]
Rioter Peter has a tale and some events to share with the bike community at large:
on my way to do some shopping on my bike yesterday afternoon I saw this group of cyclists. “come and join us” they said. we rode to a street that had some amazing sculpture in peoples front yards and ended [...]
A new Government shopfront is opening up in Gungahlin, which should be interesting news for anyone who lives near the area and occasionally needs to get things done.
The press release also discusses the “new style” of the shopfront and its open floor plan which should be interesting news for anyone who cares about the floor [...]