This in from John Dow:
I applied for unrestricted access to the Canberra airspace to celebrate the ferry flight of my new L-39 Albatross into Canberra. I don’t think they had any idea what they were in for when they approved it!
I made this video to showcase the incredible Canberra Cityscape scenery for FSX from [...]
The Snowy Hydro SouthCare Helicopter service is letting us know they’re turning 15 today!
Today, Tuesday October 1st, 2013 the Snowy Hydro SouthCare Helicopter service celebrates 15 years of service since 1998.
Over fifteen years, Snowy Hydro SouthCare has performed over 5,300 missions, saving lives and impacting on countless communities across the ACT & South Eastern [...]
In Bowen Park yesterday it was clear the fluff is in full flight, signalling as it does the end of the Canberra year.
OK, it’s not over, but the portents are clear, the end is nigh.
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This arrived via the contact form overnight:
From: ROSEMARY LISSIMORE
Subject: TCC COMMENTS
FOR THE INTERST OF THE PEFRSON WHO CALLED ME “THE OLD BATTLE AXE”.
THIS SHOWS THE IOGNORANCE OF THIS PERSON TO TRY TO GET A CHEAP LAUGH
1 I AM NOT OLD
2 BATTLE AXE IS ONE WORD.
3 MY REPUTATION SHOWS THAT THE PEOPLE OF [...]
[ 20 October, 2013; ] The annual Dragons Abreast Canberra Dragon Boat challenge is on again to raise funds for Dragons Abreast and other local and national groups supporting women on their journey with breast cancer.
Corporate and social teams from hospitals, embassies, government departments, schools and fitness centres will race for fun and glory and raise funds for a [...]
The ABC has word of this weekend’s celebrations for the 175th birthday of Queanbeyan.
Have a good one Q-town! Life would be much less entertaining without you!
Furday continues, and it’s all your fault.
Send photos of animals in front of Canberran landmarks to email@example.com!
You decide what is a Canberran landmark!
This week we only received dogs, are you cat/rabbit/rat/guinea pig/dolphin/albatross people just gonna sit down and take that?
1. James delivers much fur for Furday:
Got the Trifecta here – High Court, OPH [...]
Mayor Rattenbury has made known the success of the charity bin trial (consolidating the bins to areas they can be better policed), and plans to extend it Territory-wide:
“The development of the Code of Practice follows a six month trial where a range of measures were tested to see if they improved the management and reduced [...]
At least 920 of you are satisfied with the ACT’s municipal services.
Shane Rattenbury has announced that TAMS randomly called 1000 Canberrans and discovered that 92% of them are satisfied with the ACT’s current state of municipal affairs.
“Canberrans rightly place much importance on municipal services such as their roads, paths, publictransport, parks and garbage collection,” Mr [...]
[ 27 September, 2013; 5:45 pm; ]
The Critical Mass movement is a great bit of fun if you like cycling.
Even better is that it’s come to Canberra starting this Friday:
Gathering 5:45pm, Launching 6pm, Garema Place, ending at The Civic Pub in Braddon.
Last Friday of every month
To bring: a self-powered vehicle with wheels, as many lights/bike-accesories as you can muster, a [...]
If proving that you both love Canberra and still have the sense of humour of a 16 year old boy is important to you, then you’re going to want to bid on this.
C-069 Commemorative Numberplate
To mark Canberra’s 100th birthday, Canberra Centenary has donated a number of commemorative number plates to not-for-profit and community organisations around [...]
We just got some rather unfortunate news from one of the sellers at last Saturday’s Hustle & Scout markets, after reaching out to street artist Abyss.607 to paint some jackets for her to sell, some bugger stole one.
The beauty of this however is that these jackets are unique and highly recognisable. So if you see [...]
Emmaus Christian School have put their school play online that just happens to document Canberra’s history.
The Primary School Production for 2013 traces the history of Canberra since 1913 including some of the most popular songs and most significant images from each decade.
It’s just shy of 50 minutes long, but you know you’ll easily waste more [...]
Mayor Rattenbury is putting out word of a fun competition:
Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, today launched the Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary’s Spring into Nature snap-film-draw competition which will run between Sunday 22 September and Friday 25 October 2013.
“The Spring into Nature competition is an excellent way for Canberra children to explore [...]
I’m an APS2 public servant and have been looking forward to a promotion at the end of the year that will finally see me back on a wage I can live comfortably on. So it was a huge shock last week when I was told that I won’t be getting the promotion that I have [...]
The ABC has a report on the ACT Heritage Council getting a right old kicking from ACAT over the heritage listing of St Patricks Church in Braddon.
ACAT found the evidence did not satisfy any of the requirements for heritage listing.
The tribunal was also highly critical of the Heritage Council, finding their work contained factual errors [...]
This Sunday (22 September 2013) Conservation Volunteers and the Friends of Mt Painter will be doing some work at Mt Painter (Cook). FoMP group have a long history of good environmental practice in restoration work in the Mount Painter Reserve, and have been working to restore the biodiversity and the native plant population in the [...]
The NCA has tweeted that today is the 50th anniversary of the closing of Scrivener Dam, forming Lake Burley Griffin:
50 years ago today, Minister for Interior Gordon Freeth closed the valves on Scrivener Dam to form #LakeBurleyGriffin pic.twitter.com/sM0iWDgaml
— NCA (@nca_media) September 20, 2013
Which is as good a reason as any to cast our minds back [...]
TAMS have announced they’ll be profiling a “dog of the week” at Domestic Animal Services:
“Our first ‘dog of the week’, Diesel, is a two and a half year old male Chihuahua x Maltese.
He is an affectionate dog with a very good temperament and would fit in with any family, particularly one with children.
“People who are [...]
Have your say on the development control plan for Snowy Hydro SouthCare. From now until the 1st of November you can add your thoughts to the community feedback pile!
Fame and fortune may well await those with the best feedback. Well probably not but it’s possible.
The National Capital Authority (NCA) invites public comment on a draft [...]
What are some of the best places that might appreciate a donation of reading material (specific places looking for such a thing are more useful)?
I’m looking forward immensely to taking a week off to walk the Centenary Trail.
Mayor Rattenbury is giving notice that a helicopter is bringing in two bridges to complete the work:
A helicopter will deliver two trail bridges into place as part of Canberra’s $3.3 million Centenary Trail – a 145 kilometre self-guided loop trail for walkers [...]
The Liberals’ Steve Doszpot is astonished that the Government has resolutely not implemented his policies on Autism:
Shadow Minister for Education Steve Doszpot has condemned ACT Labor for refusing to provide a specialised early intervention service for families with autistic children, but has congratulated the University of Canberra which is in the final planning stages of [...]
This is cool, there’s an expo dedicated to groups that do things that allow people to engage socially.
The Connect and Participate Expo is dedicated to those groups that bring people together, which is a good thing.
They’re looking for groups to get involved now, so if you run a book club, operate a hacker-space, or [...]
Katy Gallagher, on behalf of the Canberra Hospital Foundation, today accepted a cheque from Southern Cross Ten Canberra for $108,000.
The funds were raised during June by the Give Me 5 For Kids Month campaign.
“I would like to thank Southern Cross Ten for their extremely generous donation that will enable the Foundation to purchase items for [...]
This in from Mossrocket:
Here’s a set of images I shot at the Gunning Fireworks Festival on Saturday.
I kept the Skywhale shots to a minimum, as i’ve finally succumb to the blessed/dreaded Skywhale Fatigue Syndrome.
and here’s a video of the Fireworks:
Here’s the slideshow:
Got images in or around Canberra you want to share with [...]
Mayor Rattenbury is celebrating the completion of works at the Belconnen Dog Park:
Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, has announced the completion of the $170,000 upgrade to the Belconnen dog park, including the addition of a small dog enclosure.
“Construction work to add a small dog enclosure to the existing Belconnen off-leash dog [...]
There’s little in the world quite as exciting as a new police campaign.
This tweet was particularly exciting:
#LookForTheSigns drawn curtains or shielded windows during the day. Call #CrimeStoppers #IllicitDrugs http://t.co/FEPk4fUvMN
— ACT Policing (@ACTPolicing) September 13, 2013
It lead to something even more exciting, a new video inciting paranoia against shift workers and the growing ranks of people [...]
After a long wait the ABC brings word on a new Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn for the left footed variety:
The Catholic Church has appointed a new Archbishop to the Canberra-Goulburn archdiocese after a 16 month vacancy.
Christopher Charles Prowse has been appointed after four years as the Bishop of Sale in Victoria.
He will take [...]
Joy Burch is handing over respite services as the NDIS comes ever closer:
The ACT Government has commenced consolidating its adult respite services as the ACT prepares to transition to DisabilityCare next year, ACT Minister for Disability Joy Burch said today.
Ms Burch said that as part of the consolidation, management of the centre based respite [...]
Thanks to Territory and Municipal Services who have contracted repairs to the concrete surface of Belco skatepark in time for Belcopalooza on the 5 October.
Concrete patching will be occurring this Friday 13 and Saturday 14 September.
Please respect the works and leave them to cure. We love our skatepark and want to see it [...]
A combination of several factors (including promotional campaigns, a certain significant birthday, and an excellent local independent online news site) has lead to a 9% annual increase in the number of domestic overnight visitors coming to the ACT.
This has injected an estimated $1.2 billion into the ACT ecnonomy, so break out the bubbly.
These visitors injected [...]