After several weeks of dark mornings Canberra’s 2014 daylight saving period came to an end this morning (Sunday April 6).
Clocks move backward by an hour for not only the ACT, but also NSW, VIC, SA and TAS.
Further information on daylight savings and upcoming public holidays can be found here.
Well the announcement that all you Royal Watchers have been waiting for – the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, will visit Canberra in April with their nine-month-old baby, George.
The Royal visit itinerary notes April 24 and 25 as the dates and incorporating the Anzac Day march and service at the [...]
[ 5 April 2014 to 6 April 2014. ]
The Canberra Lapidary Club’s Rock Swap will be held at EPIC from 8.30am to 5pm from Saturday 5 April until Sunday 6 April. Entrance is free. A fun day out for all the family!
Wagtail Way, Exhibition Park (EPIC)
Flemington Road Mitchell
Buy jewellery, crystals, minerals, fossils, opals, and gemstones
Stock up on lapidary equipment and beading supplies
Putting the political debate to one side, the National Broadband Network is meant to deliver affordable, high-speed internet access for Australia.
“The National Broadband Network (NBN) is an upgrade to our existing telecommunications network. It provides the infrastructure for affordable, high-speed internet and phone access for all Australia.” (As quoted on the NBNco website.)
Fast speeds for everyone
As someone who dreams of being a writer – you know, the kind who writes novels that everyone talks about over their cups of tea in the office and get adapted into brilliant movies with action figure heroes, I was quite interested to see the outcome of the ACT Book for the year for 2013.
So anyway, I have had some lovely neighbours for a while, who have decided to open a museum of rusting items in their front yard – it is a thing of beauty, about 8 cars, a couple of boats and what appears to be a replica of Sputnik 2, fantastic stuff.
Anyway, I am planning on [...]
[ 29 March 2014; ] What do ancient arts, bush dancing, film buffs, ukulele, scrabble and cartooning have in common? They’re all alive and well in Canberra, they’re inclusive of all ages and all abilities, and they’re all represented at the inaugural Connect and Participate Expo which will be held at the Kingston Markets this Saturday the 29th of March.
You’re driving south along Allara Street past the Civic Pool, and making a 45 degree left turn into Dive Lane which leads to the pool car park. If you proceed, there is a danger that you will collide with a person who is walking parallel to Allara Street, across the end of Dive lane.
According to [...]
I am not sure if riotACT would be helpful however I will do my best to spread as much as I can. My much loved boulder 1 Giant mountain bike has been stolen overnight – I have reported it to the police earlier today – the image of bike is here: http://i62.tinypic.com/33o5imu.jpg
The bike can be identified [...]
[ 19 March 2014; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] The next meeting of the North Canberra Community Council will be held from 7.30pm to 9pm on 19 March 2014, at ACT Sports House, 100 Maitland Street, Hackett.
The meeting will include:
National Broadband Network update – Michael Tyler, Community Account Manager, NBN Co.
Braddon Club update: Report on our appeal against the deconcessionalisation of the Braddon Club [...]
Dogs need a combination of exercise, mental stimulation and socialising with lots of people and other dogs to be happy and healthy. Canberra has several excellent dog parks that provide safe, fenced, off leash areas that help meet these needs.
Pups4Fun playgroup in Yarralumla Dog Park
Canberra dog parks include:
fresh water for dogs and humans
benches for humans
Hiya. I am looking to get into cycling (the non lycra type!). I am overweight and havent ridden in a hundred years. Does anyone know what a good bike would be for the likes of me? I have researched and it seems that 36> spokes is the go as well as a damn comfortable seat!! [...]
[ 18 March 2014; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] This months public meeting will be in the form of a community discussion about the future of local centres.
Belconnen is unique amongst the Canberra town districts in having so many local centres in a state of decline. Three no longer exist and six have lost their supermarket. Come along and tell us what [...]
[ 18 March 2014; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] Yvette Berry invites you to this Refugee Action Committee event.
6:30PM on Tuesday, 18 March
Manning Clark Centre, Lecture Theatre 4, Australian National University
Federal Labor supports mandatory detention for asylum seekers, offshore detention on Manus Is. and Nauru and the rejection of all coming by boat. But many Labor members and supporters do not. This forum features [...]
[ 15 March 2014; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] The Sutton Country Fair and Ute Muster is on Saturday 15th March at Sutton Primary School, Bywong St, Sutton – just ten minutes from Canberra.
It is a community day of fun for all with entertainment, music, games, rides, raffles and prizes, plus the popular Ute Muster.
Check out the Utes competing for prizes in various categories [...]
Would anybody know the name or contact for the young kid (about 10 y.o.) that occasionally busks with his electric guitar outside the Canberra Centre. His dad is usually there with him somewhere. thx
Apparently there are to be houses among the trees in the Arboretum? (I just caught a quote on ABC 7.30). The reporter said “among” the trees – did he mean “an estate next to” the Arboretum? Surely the Arboretum isn’t going to have houses actually within its treed area? If so, well, was that Jon [...]
Another interesting TCC meeting this month. Members and visitors were given an update on the Federal Government funding announcement to clean up Lake Tuggeranong and the results of the Clean Up effort around the Lake by an army of volunteers. Wayne King spoke on the advice he received from the ACT Government the park on the [...]
Got a couple of questions for the RA community:
If your electricity company (in this case ACTEWAGL) has you overpaying for electricity, are you entitled to a refund for the credit accumulated in your account?
9 months ago I moved into a 1 bedroom apartment by myself, and signed up to ACTEWAGL for electricity. With my prev. [...]
Do you own a four-legged furry friend and interested in meeting other owners of four-legged furry friends around Canberra.
‘Canberra Canine Companions’ is a relaxed, casual and friendly meetup group for those with a canine companion, or even those without but who loves dogs, who’d like to get out and about with our pooches and socialise [...]
There are some great dog friendly cafés in Canberra! We’re long-term Canberra locals who love stopping at a café for a coffee at the end of an energetic walk with our dog.
After years of careful (and enjoyable) research, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite Canberra cafés that welcome well-behaved dogs. Most also have good coffee!
These cafés make our favourites list because they have dog friendly outdoor [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
[ 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 [...]