Aranda takes its name from an Aboriginal tribe of central Australia, also known as Arunta, which means white cockatoo.
I had never visited Aranda before I decided to write about it. The closest encounter I had had with this place was when I was driving on Bindubi Street a few years back and spotted the ARANDA [...]
[ 9 July 2015 at 11:00 am; ] Six leading ACT community organisations have combined to provide a day of celebration in Woden for NAIDOC Week tomorrow (Thursday 9 July).
Building on the national NAIDOC Week theme of We all Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect & Celebrate, the Woden celebration will focus on Land & Learning.
It will feature:
Indigenous art workshop, including craft [...]
I don’t know what it is about looking out over a city from its highest points, but it gets me going. This week I set out to find Canberra’s top five unmissable views – and discovered that ranking them was no easy task.
If you’re a long term Canberran, you’re probably familiar with most of these lookouts. [...]
The suburb of Chapman in Weston Creek is named after Austin Chapman, a former minister who held the portfolios of defence, health, trade, and customs, at various points during the early 1900s. He served in public roles until 1924 when he resigned due to ill health, passing away just two years later.
Chapman is one of [...]
[ 4 July 2015 to 5 July 2015. ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Aranda, Phillip, Kingston, Dunlop, Ngunnawal, Casey, Monash and Wright. Happy Friday!
Saturday 4 July
35 Port Jackson Circuit Phillip
7am to 2pm
Must sell. Quality Books, TV, fridge, household items, kitchen items, beds. LP records and lots more.
15 Max Jacobs Avenue Wright
8am to 1pm
Furniture, study table, cooking appliances, paintings, cushions, sheep skins and [...]
[ 1 July 2015 at 11:00 am; ]
There is such thing as a free lunch, northsiders. Come and meet Belconnen Community Service program managers and staff at tomorrow’s open day, and you’ll also get to enjoy a free sausage sizzle.
When: Wednesday 1 July 2015
Time: 11am to 2pm
Where: Social Bean Cafe, ACT Health Building, 56 Lathlain Street Belconnen
More info: http://www.bcsact.com.au/
[ 7 July 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]
Just a quick note to advise Tuggeranong residents that ACT Planning Minister, Mick Gentleman, will be guest speaker at the next Tuggeranong Community Council general meeting on Tuesday 7 July. Mick will talk on future planning in the ACT.
The meeting will be held in the upstairs formal dining room at the Southern Cross Club in [...]
Fellow Rioters, I am looking for some advice in relation to an issue I have with a well known Canberra Building company.
In short, the builder constructed two properties that share a common boundary, with one property have a site cut requiring a 800 high retaining wall to be built.
Within two years of construction both the retaining [...]
Narrabundah, located in Canberra’s inner south, draws its name from the language of the Ngunnawal people; however there are several interpretations online as to what the exact meaning of Narrabundah is. One online contribution says it means ‘bird of prey’, while another says ‘little hawk’.
This suburb is very old, being gazetted in 1928. In the [...]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Macquarie, Casey, Queanbeyan, Scullin, Macgregor, Wanniassa, Cook, Holt and Ngunnawal. Happy Friday!
Saturday 27 June
51 Blackman Street Macquarie
7am to 4pm
Clearing of ex shop stocks of patchwork fabric, needlework, crochet threads knitting wool, huge range of threads, Japanese Embroidery supplies, sewing needles, scissors , haberdashery, kits, books, beads and more.
34 Conway Street [...]
[ 27 June 2015 to 28 June 2015. ] This weekend’s highlights include a CBR Brave double header, a pop-up demolition dance party and Canberra City Band’s 90th anniversary spectacular. What are your plans?
1. Cosplay on Ice 2015
Attention Cosplayers: Cosplay on Ice is returning this Sunday. There will be a cosplay parade from 12.30pm, followed by a discounted one-hour skate session at Skate in [...]
For a city designed around cars, Canberra has some pretty great urban walks.
I set out this week to put together the city’s best urban walks for tourists and locals alike. You can easily knock over each of these walks in no more than an hour, and you’ll find plenty of hidden gems along the way.
1. Lonsdale [...]
Nearly one in ten Canberrans feel lonely right now. Are you one of them?
If you’re not lonely at this very moment, there’s a three in ten chance that you’ll feel lonely at some point over the next decade.
Loneliness is defined as when a person feels the interpersonal relationships they want are different from the relationships they think [...]
The suburb of Campbell in Canberra’s inner north is one of our oldest suburbs and has a whole lot of history behind it. Named after Robert Campbell, a politician in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, a merchant, and the owner of Duntroon Station.
Campbell, in my opinion, is one of the nicest parts of Canberra. [...]
[ 26 June 2015; ]
Do you have spare blankets, sleeping bags, jumpers, scarves, beanies and gloves that you don’t need?
Allhomes and Communities@Work are taking to the streets next Friday 26 June to collect donated winter gear from participating businesses around Canberra.
You can help keep the most vulnerable members of our community warm by donating any spare blankets, sleeping bags, jumpers, [...]
[ 20 June 2015 to 21 June 2015. ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Dickson, Red Hill, Calwell, Griffith, Wanniassa, Wright and Holt. Happy Friday!
Saturday 20 June
52 Beagle Street Red Hill
7am to 1pm
Come along this Saturday to grab a bargain! Most items are BRAND NEW clearance stock from an online baby store. Lots of brand new parenting items including maternity clothes, hamper fillers, toys, [...]
My husband and I are studying through Kaplan Professional online. We are looking for someone who would be able to supervise our exams in Canberra.
We are happy to pay for the supervision. We will need to sit 4-5 exams over approximately 8-12 months. They need to take place in a public place with internet access.
Sophie Hope is a 22-year-old neuroscience student who describes herself as an advocate for youth, mental health, refugees, human rights and animal welfare. She’s also the 2015 ACT Volunteer of the Year, and she has some big ideas for improving youth access to mental health services in Canberra.
Sophie first started volunteering as a teenager, fostering [...]
[ 16 June 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] Shane Rattenbury (Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Justice, Sport and Recreation; Minister Assisting the Chief Minister on Transport Reform) will present to the North Canberra Community Council meeting on 16 June.
Steve Doszpot (Shadow Minister for Education and Training, Sport and Recreation, Ageing and ICT) will also make a brief presentation.
The Economic Development Directorate will [...]
Territory and Municipal Services is reminding Canberrans that today is the last day to provide feedback on the proposed Lyneham food forest, to be located behind Lyneham Primary School.
If the food forest goes ahead, local volunteers will work alongside TAMS to plant around 30 fruit and nut trees, as well as complimentary plants, over several years.
A last minute change in schedule saw me off to Scullin this week for A Look Around Canberra. Located in the Belconnen region, Scullin is nestled in amongst Page, Hawker, Higgins and Florey, and has a population of 2814.
This suburb was named after the ninth Prime Minister of Australia James Scullin and was gazetted on [...]
[ 17 June 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]
Love to sing? Join us in June!
Brindabella Chorus is inviting interested singers to join our new members program, commencing on 17 June.
Let us help you to develop your singing and performing skills in a fun environment. Join our eight-week program and perform with us at the National Eisteddfod at Llewellyn Hall on 22 August.
Brindabella Chorus [...]
[ 13 June 2015 to 14 June 2015. ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Waramanga, Jerrabomberra, Aranda, Hackett, Giralang, Turner, Conder, Kambah, Spence, Ngunnawal and Wanniassa. Happy Friday!
Saturday 13 June
40 Maple Crescent Jerrabomberra
7am to 12pm
Furniture items, Mongoose push bikes, books, puzzles, board games, toys, magazines, CDs, DVDs, gym set, etc. Great prices!!
6 Minda Place Jerrabomberra
7am to 12pm
Downsizing, most items under $10. Books, kitchenware, camping [...]
Our predicament = offensive second hand smoke drifting through our unit
My partner and I are being forced to put up with daily smoke drift problems in the multi-unit development we live in. These problems have been occurring since January 2014 when the building became occupied for the first time. Our apartment has been impacted on a daily [...]
Pretty much everyone in Canberra has been to Watson before, whether they realised or not, as Watson is one of the first suburbs on the ACT/NSW border as you return on the Federal Highway.
Named after Australia’s third Prime Minister, John Watson, the suburb was gazetted on 7 April 1960.While Watson seems mostly residential, it is [...]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Macgregor, Karabar, Queanbeyan, Wanniassa, Giralang, Flynn, Jerrabomberra and Chisholm. Enjoy the long weekend!
Saturday 6 June
Fiaschi Street Macgregor
7.30am to 3pm
Antique carpenter tools, builders tools, excess building material, halogen work lights, cement mixer, jack hammer, household items, cane chairs, sun lounger, 2 drawer filing cabinets, fluffy toys, nerf guns and more.
The suburb of Lyons in the Woden Valley is nestled in between Curtin and Chifley; the Tuggeranong Parkway to one side and Westfield Woden to the other.
Gazetted on 12 May 1966, this neat and hilly suburb was named after former Prime Minister Joseph Lyons who ran the nation between 1931 and 1939.
There’s not much in [...]
While archery may not have the same high profile as sports like rugby or cricket, it does have a small and active local following – and competitions at Canberra Archery Club regularly attract former Olympic greats.
At over 50 years old, Canberra Archery Club in Lyneham is the city’s oldest. It has around 200 members shooting with [...]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Hackett, Franklin, Macgregor, Jerrabomberra, Casey and Duffy. Happy Friday!
Saturday 30 May
Gilbert Street Hackett
7am to 5pm
50 years in same house. Antique, vintage and arts and crafts items. Clothing, kitchenware, tools, pots and plants, books and more. Everything must go. View items.
65 Refshauge Crescent Macgregor
7.30am to 12pm
Baby items including Steelcraft pram, [...]
A Look Around Canberra this week takes us to the south side of the bridge and a cruise around State Circle before stopping off at Forrest.
Forrest can pretty much be described as a ‘fancy pants’ suburb. It’s very quiet and very nice. Lots of trees, big huge immaculate houses, and lots of peace and quiet. [...]