Johnboy’s garaging cars at home poll reminded me to ask you lovely people for some advice…
We Evils live very near to a town centre – i.e. our street has parking sign only allowing parking within certain periods of the day.
This seems to make most people park in the paid parking areas closer to their [...]
The ANU announces that they shall enthrone Chancellor Beazley tonight in their bid to never again fear government funding cuts as long as Emperor Rudd shall reign.
The ceremony at University House will see Professor Beazley continue a family tradition of involvement with the national university. His father, Kim Beazley snr, was involved in the foundation [...]
Our Minister for Housing, Mr John Hargreaves, has announced that he’ll do what ever it takes to get the Causeway public housing residents to pipe down.
“Firstly, and most importantly, if there is a redevelopment of the Causeway and there is public housing in there, current residents will have the first offer of that accommodation.
Secondly, no [...]
Undeniably Canberra is a public service town. Commonwealth government departments employ a brobdignagian volume of Canberrans; if you don’t happen to work in the APS right now, there is a good chance that you might have in the past. Or you spouse might. You might live over the back fence from a FAS or sink [...]
The Canberra Times has a handsome obit for Noel Flanagan who took over the War Memorial in 1975 and is widely credited for putting it on the path of endless expansion which now sees it world famous.
“One measure of the greater outreach attained by the Memorial under Flanagan was that visitor numbers went from about [...]
[First filed: February 17, 2009 @ 23:42]
The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting that an ACT Firefighter has been killed by a falling branch near Marysville in Victoria.
The incident occurred near the intersection of the Warburton-Woods Point and Marysville-Woods Point roads at Cambarville, about 20km east of Marysville, about 7pm (AEDT), police said…”A large tree [...]
SMOS, aka Special Minister of State Senator John Faulkner, has announced that Old Parliament House is being converted to the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.
The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House will be the only museum in Australia dedicated to telling the story of Australian democracy. Throughout the House [...]
Many a time ACTEW have screwed up and I have sworn at them for their failings. But yesterday they did their job and did it well.
For weeks there had been a terrible smell hanging around somewhere near my place. Yesterday I found the source, an overflowing sewer pipe in a neighbours yard. I called ACTEW [...]
In recent weeks I’ve been seeing more and more powered fishing boats out on Lake Burley Griffin.
It seems our recreational boaters are taking advantage of improved electric engines for boats and the NCA’s free permit system for them.
If they don’t make any noise and don’t pollute then does anyone have a problem with them?
Ok, following on from the “good sandwich” thread, I’ve been inspired to put in a request of my own.
Does anyone know where I can get anything like a good “Cornish” pasty in Canberra?* I’ve had many things masquerading as “pastys” in Canberra, and in Aus, but nothing has come close to a real “Cornish” pasty. [...]
[ 18 February, 2009; 7:00 pm; ] Australian premiere screening of “Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives”, including discussion led by the film’s makers. Free admission
Venue: the Copland Lecture Theatre on the ANU campus. This is Building 25 on the ANU map
About the film:
What prompts this film is recognition of our deep dependence on the natural world and the significant threat to that [...]
This is the fifth part of a series of photographs taken by RiotACT reader Old Canberran on his Kodak Box Brownie in 1948.
This one came in with the following note:
Attached is a pic of the old Hotel Civic which took up the block bounded by Northbourne Ave, Mort Street and Alinga Street. The public bar [...]
Came across this mystery ute in deepest Kambah. I’m trying to decide whether Mr and Mrs Mick had a special sense of humour or if Mick was, indeed, RIP-ing back there.
I’ll confess; I did not go close enough to check the tray.
I’m looking for recommendations for a decent real estate agent for a friend to sell their home in Harrison.
I’ve done a search of the archives (not much to help me there), and I know that I may get plenty of ‘isn’t that an oxymoron?’ type replies … but I’d really like some genuine suggestions [...]
John Hargreaves has announced you’ve got a week to get your entries in to the “Life’s Reflections” photographic competition.
“Life’s Reflections is a photographic competition that challenges perceptions of older people. It’s about recording the energy and contributions of Canberra’s seniors”, said Mr Hargreaves.
Finalists and selected images will be showcased during ACT Seniors Week, which is [...]
Hi all. Just moved to canberra and I’m a big fan of sandwhiches.
I especially love a meatball sub, but can’t stand subway and from what I’ve seen so far the service in most of them down here is appaling!
Steve Doszpot is having a go at Andrew Barr’s class size commitments which apparently are averages rather than maximums.
“Minister Barr advised today that at Narrabundah Early Childhood School there are 48 students enrolled in Preschool but only 8 students in Kindergarten, 4 in year 1, 2 in year 3 – does this then mean that [...]
Hoping that someone out there can reccommed a good reliable garderner here in the ACT.
Looking for someone who will turn up, quote, do the job and everyone’s happy, sick of wasting my time with unreliable tradesmen/women who simpley don’t show up or cost the planet.
I’m just looking for someone to take up some [...]
The ABC has a story on moves by doctors from O’Connor, Macquarie and Kaleen are all shutting up shop and moving to a single facility in Belconnen.
Apparently a private health care company is making them an offer they can’t refuse and lifting the burden of administration off their backs.
Katy Gallagher is mumbling about attracting more [...]
[First filed: February 16, 2009 @ 09:40]
I came across this (http://www.news.com.au/business/story/0,27753,25056894-5013951,00.html) article which reports that there have been ads listed for rent free properties in exchange for a relationship and/or sex.
It stated, “A similar ad on flatmates.com.au read: “$0 to share flat, wanted flatmate/girlfriend to share unit in Griffith, ACT.”
Is this the result of the rental [...]
[ 28 February, 2009; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] Many of us are trying to eat more local seasonal food, but there are times of the year in Canberra when this can be more difficult – the so-called hungry gap.
If you grow food – you’ll also know about the seasonal “glut” when everyone says “No more, please”. Preserving food in a variety of ways [...]
The February 2009 Belconnen Community Council Forum will be held at:
7.30pm, Tuesday 17 February 2009
Community Room above the Chandler Street Belconnen Library
ACTEW representatives will be available to discuss Canberra’s long-term water security and the enhancement of the Cotter Dam as well as the costs and benefits to residents of the installation of household rainwater tanks [...]
Just need to vent and ask the community a question really.
NSW firefighters returned home the other day from the Victorian fires and were welcomed at the Sydney airport by supporting onlookers and Ministers.
Well done to the NSW firefighters, what a great job!
My question is though…..100 of our local firefighters returned home the other day [...]
Here’s a new twist on public consultation.
Jon Stanhope has announced that if you want to have your say on the new plan of management for the Tidbinbilla nature reserve (and, interestingly, Block 60 on Paddys River) you’ll need to pre-register for, and then attend one of three closed “workshops”. The workshops start today and [...]
[ 7 March, 2009; 9:00 pm; ]
The monthly chance to Goth it up at the “Chrome” night is on at the Civic Grail on 7 March.
But when playing dress-ups the theme is all important.
In an inspired move the organisers have this month gone for “Black and White”. For a group that has so many pasty white faces and black, black [...]
I rarely rant, but I’ve been driven to it by the precious polo-shirt & boat shoe wearing crowd taking part in whatever rowing event was being held at the black mountain end of the lake this weekend – it looked like a private school thing (happy to be corrected if it wasn’t).
I’m all for [...]
When I heard that Chinese New Year was being moved in Canberra from its correct date on 26 January to 15 February, so as to fit in with the multicultural festival I’ll admit my heart sank a little.
That it was going to be on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin rather than, say, in the [...]
[First filed: February 14, 2009 @ 13:24]
The Canberra Times reports that the Office of Multicultural, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs is up in arms about the burlesque component of the Fringe Festival.
While I personally find burlesque a bit dull, basically drag shows with women, the parts I’ve seen both on opening night when this [...]
My son took his girlfriend out for Valentines Day dinner at Sage in Braddon.
When he booked the table he wasn’t told there was a $100 (per person) set menu for the night. Add to that three glasses of wine ($10 per glass) and one glass of water ($9 per glass) and the bill came [...]
Many of you cheeky buggers have been deliberately trying to post a Flame Of The Week. But without the howling madness it just can’t be done.
So congratulations to newbie “SOLIPSISTIC” for this ball tearing effort posted at 11.23pm on Valentine’s day:
I THINK YOU ARE ALL A BUNCH OF MORBIDLY OBESE, ANTI-DELUVIAN SLOBS, WHO HAVE NOTHING [...]
Having been inspired by Old Canberran’s photos, I thought I’d add my own local mystery object photo. Clues number one, and two.
These shots are from mid-2003. Any ideas?
This was greeting picnickers heading into Commonwealth Park via the Constituion Avenue underpass this morning.
Quicker witted picnickers were no doubt claiming credit for the work of whichever industrious soul got up early to get it done.
Having sent flowers the day before to allow she who must be obeyed to lord it over her workmates I [...]