[ 2 November, 2013; ]
Facebook brings word that you too can get your zombie on with like minded folk this November.
Welcome to the first annual Canberra Zombie Walk.
Zombie walks have been spreading across the globe for several years, raising awareness and support for various charities, and now the infection is spreading to Canberra.
As with other cities in [...]
This in from Zoo’s Jimi Bostock:
Not sure if you know, but the annual Australian Marketing Institute pitch was on yesterday.
It pitted us (Zoo) and Grey against each other to answer a brief of convincing Canberrans to drain the lake for housing.
Andrew Barr was the judge and he had advisers including Catherine Carter.
We won the [...]
Local self-described Queanbo-Ainslie anodised aluminium “basher” Rob Foster, the entrepreneur behind those fabulous and now ubiquitous colourful funky water jugs, was interviewed on 666 this afternoon and told the real story behind the Olympic torch competition – we wuz robbed! says Foster.
Apparently a consortium that included the wonderful Fink design team created a version [...]
[ 8 September, 2013; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ]
This just in:
Chifley Preschool Spring Fair, to be held at the preschool, 60 Maclaurin Cres, Chifley on Sunday September 8 from 10am – 2pm.
There will be sausages, miso soup, jumping castle, ice cream, espresso coffee, cake stall, second hand books and toys, craft stall, hair spray and fake tattoos.
We will also [...]
Wei-Di Chiu can dance, and dance he did in Civic last Saturday.
I walk through Garema Place almost daily, so I’m kicking myself that I wasn’t there on Saturday to see this live.
The video starts slowly, skip to about 3.40 to see him really get into it.
There are a lot of filthy liars polluting the internet right now with dire warnings of how not voting for the twin parties of bastardry will be a wasted vote.
YOU MUST VOTE FOR A LIZARD OR THE WRONG LIZARD WILL GET IN*
* Apologies to Douglas Adams
Thankfully Chicken Nation have produced a useful cartoon to [...]
As seen by P1.
I think we can assume it’s not the buddhist symbol they’re going for.
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[ 6 October, 2013; 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] The annual Wee Jasper Markets are on Sunday 6 October 2013, from 9am to 2pm at Fitzpatrick Trackhead Reserve.
The Reserve is 4km South from the village, follow the signs. Wee Jasper is 45 minutes from Yass or just over an hour from Canberra.
The Markets take place on Wee Jasper’s busiest weekend of the year when [...]
Australians have always loved fiddling in their sheds (if only as an excuse to get away from the wife), but now Maker culture is a growing way to be a bit more sociable about it, and learn from the experience of others.
Canberra’s Maker space, Make Hack Void in Downer has a meetup coming up where [...]
Centenary of Canberra’s online auctions raised money for their official charities Dollars for Dili and Boundless Canberra.
I really would have liked the Skywhale ride which unsurprisingly turned out to be the most hotly contested item. It ended up going for $1,565 which is sadly is a bit beyond my means.
So congratulations to the winner, Tony [...]
Feel like doing something charitable this week? Why not throw some support Kaylee’s way and get some Ethiopian recipes out of the deal?
Kaylee hands out some free Ethiopian recipes and talks about why she’s doing the 40 hour famine this year.
Go to http://40hf.com.au/KayleeDorris to support Kaylee
TAMS are making it known that the new and improved Albert Hall and Yarralumla Woolshed are a great function option:
Albert Hall and Yarralumla Woolshed are now more accessible to the community, Daniel Bailey, Director, ACT Property Group, announced today.
“Affordable public liability insurance will continue to be offered to hirers of Albert Hall and Yarralumla Woolshed [...]
So Tittycarp made it onto Cracked people:
Australia is home to species upon species of unusually terrifying animals. So it’s unsurprising that, during their leisure time, Australians wile away the hours inventing critters too horrid for reality.
What in the name of Paul Hogan are we talking about? Meet The SkyWhale. According to Australian artist Patricia Piccinni, [...]
The Belconnen Community Centre is excited to announce our upcoming Spring Sessions Art Taster program. We are offering a series of six evening Art Workshops open to anyone interested in learning something new – no artistic experience is necessary!
In our first workshop, on the 2nd of September, you will explore basic glassmaking techniques as you [...]
Hey inlet lovers, have a look at this little number.
Shane Rattenbury just let us know that the revamp to Lake G’s inlet area is all done, and the area is ready to once again be filled with abandoned shopping trolleys, surly drunk teens, and sick looking wild dogs.
It looks quite nice actually.
“The ACT Government invested [...]
Today the Winter Vigil bed welcomed its first residents. Bushfire survivor, Jane Smyth, Big Issue vendor and Big hART film participant, Deb Bult, and former Canberra Times cartoonist, Geoff Pryor all tucked in to help raise awareness for the homeless in Canberra.
Robyn Archer claims she was moved by Jane Smyth’s story to create the Winter [...]
At 12PM on Saturday 24 August the Canberra Refugee Action Committee is holding a rally in Garema place as part of a ‘National Day of Action’ with organisations in other cities around the country.
There’s never a better time to have your voice heard than during an election, so if you think the PNG “Solution” has [...]
The 2013 Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Runners were welcomed home today by Shane Rattenbury. The runners have travelled 15,000km across Australia to spread a message of peace and goodwill and other really nice things like that.
Well done runners.
“In this Centenary Year, we are very pleased to have the opening and closing ceremonies ofthe Peace Run [...]
Snowy Hydro SouthCare are letting you know what their helicopter has been up to in the last financial year:
The Snowy Hydro SouthCare Rescue Helicopter has experienced another increase in missions in the past year, recording 498 aero-medical retrievals and 65 road retrievals.
In the past two years helicopter missions in the ACT and Southern NSW have [...]
The Liberals’ Giulia Jones is banging the drum on playgrounds:
Playgrounds are vital to the life and development of communities across
Canberra, according to Member for Molonglo Giulia Jones. Today Mrs Jones said some playgrounds are in urgent need of an upgrade and many need fences so that mums, dads and child carers can have a chance [...]
[ 17 August, 2013; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. ]
Learn to skateboard for free this weekend as part of Sportenary and Skateboarding Australia’s ‘StreetWise’ sessions hosted by legit skateboarding coaches. This Saturday at 10am-12pm, Tuggeranong Skatepark, Bartlett Place, Tuggeranong.
ED – I will now shameless take this opportunity to embed what might well be the coolest video ever made.
[ 22 August, 2013; 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. ] It’s time we got back to basics in Canberra. We’re about getting organised, thorough and providing as much help to upcoming hip hop artists as we can. We’re putting on a series of events in order to bring the music back to the capital, and inject some hip hop sensibilities into our town. More opportunities [...]
Huzzah’s all round chillun’! We got a mention in XKCD’s What If:
Space is about 100 kilometers away. That’s far away—I wouldn’t want to climb a ladder to get there—but it isn’t that far away. If you’re in Sacramento, Seattle, Canberra, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Phnom Penh, Cairo, Beijing, central Japan, central Sri Lanka, or Portland, space [...]
Simon Corbell has announced that he’s taken up the dubious tool of legislation to combat Canberra’s legion of dodgy builders:
Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell, today announced that new laws will protect the public from substandard construction practices in the ACT.
The Construction and Energy Efficiency Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 was passed by [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher is kicking off a long overdue discussion on end of life issues. With a forum report on the issue:
new report on end of life issues has called for increased community engagement and awareness on end of life care and suggested some clarification to the laws dealing with advance care directives, Chief Minister [...]
Because everyone loves a good cave, and there’s a great one about 45 minutes out of Canberra that you could be checking out right now.
Nestled in the hills of Wee Jasper, less than two hours drive from Canberra in the picturesque Yass Valley, are the underground treasures of Carey’s Cave.
With its stunning crystals, [...]
The Cancer council are seeking donations for the Queanbeyan Relay for Life 2014.
On Saturday the 15th till Sunday the 17th of Feb thousands of people are going to be walking for 24 hours in order to raise money for cancer research.
If you or your business can help by donating a prize/gift voucher/pile of cash you [...]
The Australian National University has just added a fascinating promo video titled “The ANU Experience”.
Find out what makes ANU the ideal environment for higher learning.
Students living in B&G, reading at the Chifley Library, and getting lectured in the Haydon-Allen building might not recognise it!
[ 31 August, 2013; ] On Saturday 31st August, the Bureau of Meteorology will be running a public event on “Canberra and the Bureau – together for 100 years” at the Shine Dome of the Australian Academy of Science. This will include presentations on:
Canberra’s weather and climate – what makes it tick?
The Eastlake Football Club are sharing their long history:
AFL Canberra Hall of Fame member Keith Miller today launched the book “Kick It Long”, which details the rich history of the Eastlake Football Club.
Miller’s book explores the history of Canberra’s oldest Australian Rules Football club, which was founded in 1926, as well as that of Manuka [...]
Dan has sent this in:
Thought you might like this one… (attached)
A pretty cool episode in the skywhale saga.
Seen in the window of Ablume in Braddon last night.
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We cannot stop the Chronicle being dumped on our driveway.
We have “no junk mail” on our letter box. We have accepted the bribe of the Chronicle and now get it delivered electronically. We have made 2 email requests and four phone calls but still it comes.
Our next steps are to threaten to cancel [...]