Having just recorded the debut EP ,tonite signingthedays are making thier live debut at the Pot Belly in Belco.With support from Heath Marshall and Lindsey Bush(AKF) should be a great night.
Tracks from the upcoming release are available for download at myspace.com/signingthedays
I’m in small business so I don’t have a huge budget, otherwise I’d be using ACNeilson. But for the most part, I respect the opinions of RiotACT contributors, So I would assume that even a few posts on here is worth more than a survey of the entire population of Canberra.
Now to the questions. There’s [...]
The Chief Minister’s department is currently running a competition to encourage new ACT residents to update their medicare details. The medicare stats are apparently used to direct commonwealth funding to the ACT. There is a total prize pool of $20,000.
The competition is only open to people changing their address from a non-ACT address. [...]
An unfortunate Queanbeyan resident has been harrassed by a US airline simply for querying the lack of pretzels.
Her crime? To utter the exasperated words “fair dinkum” upon being denied the request.
But I ask … what’s Queanbeyan coming to? Aren’t beer nuts good enough?
Pretzels? What are they, cobber?
I blame Seinfeld.
GetUp’s “Save Our Senate” Town Hall Forum, at the former Academy of Science building last night was full to overflowing.
Clerk of the Senate Harry Evans said that majority Governments deliver worse outcomes than negotiating ones. And that government backbenchers, in the past, created accountability measures such as Estimates.
Bob Brown said the consequence of [...]
Not sure that this post will make the cut. After all it is hardly, to most people, news or information that will affect their everyday lives like interest rates hikes, crime rates, bus strikes etc.
But as an almost daily visitor (weekdays anyway!) and frequent shopper (games and more obsessively, dvds) at JB Hifi in Civic, [...]
I am putting together a website dedicated to what’s great about Canberra. All the great places to visit and things to do that people from out of town don’t know about. I’m just sick of people whinging about how boring and crap and cold Canberra is, but find the real problem is [...]
Yesterday, John Howard told the House of Representatives that he did not promise to keep interest rates at record lows during the 2004 election campaign.
Is it just me, or do others recall seeing endless “Keep Interest Rates at Record Lows” Liberal Party advertisements during that campaign?
John Howard is a liar.
[Ed. Its not really canberra specific [...]
According to this story in the SMH and Perth’s Sunday Times, Federal Foreign Affairs Minister (and former fishnet stocking model) Alexander Downer yesterday lost his cool when asked by students from Narrabundah College about the Howard Government’s environmental policies and heavily election advertising spending during an appearance at Talkback Classroom at the National Museum.
Has anyone dined at the new strip of resturants along anaktel street ( outside the hyperdome) I am curious if they are any good
Writing articles for magazines is a great place to start for novice writers.
The ACT Writers Centre and lip magazine are running a workshop for aspiring young writers (aged 15 to 23) who are interested in advice about how to get articles published in magazines. The workshop presenter is Rachel Longhurst editor of lip magazine and [...]
Speaking to a rep at Club Lime they said that they had started building a new facility next to the Tuggers pool, which I believe also has a gym. The rep said that as a result, Fitnessfirst was trying to steal their thunder by opening a branch in Tuggeranong by the end of this [...]
After reading the last submission i found it hillarious to come accross this article in posted on ABC Online yesterday where Hopeless Stan rejected claims that the ACT had some influence on housing interest rates.
Nothing at all to do with spiralling housing costs. Or the mass land sales in order to get his budget [...]
The Canberra Times is reporting that the cost of an average local house had risen from $415,649 to $488,804 over the year, a 17.6 per cent rise. In fact Canberra’s housing affordability problem has soared above the rest of Australia, according to a series of industry reports
This is bad news for Mr Stanhope and his [...]
The 2007 Australian Science Festival was launched last week with at Questacon by Minister Andrew Barr and Festival events are already starting with ‘Science in the Shops’ at Westfield Belconnen August 3-4.
This year the Festival program in the Canberra Times is a slimmed down version from previous years. However a full version is available [...]
I was out for a ride today and stumbled upon the following structures on the side of the GDE just behind Calvary. What are they? Artwork? Legitimate construction? Or construction workers mucking around?
Really disapointed that since johnboy has gone, so has the wotz on guide. I see it about every 2-3 weeks only advertising bands playing that weekend. Cant say I’m interested in doing it EVERY WEEKEND.
Figured i’d mention this weekend is Hall Market’s 10th Birthday. Come join us for the celebrations
Hall Showground 10-3pm SUNDAY 5th
Four kids are dead in Perth, a four-year-old died in Brisbane, and now a busload of kids from the Gold Coast are sick in Canberra Hospital, all due to an outbreak of the dangerous “Influenza A”.
I’ve had first hand experience of this, as I spent a couple of hours yesterday in hospital with my two-year-old, [...]
Does anyone know what happened to “Craigel’s Bagels” in Dickson?
It has been a while since I have been in Dickson during business hours during the week, and I was really looking forward to a roast beef bagel but, alas, there is now a coffee shop where my beloved “Craigel’s” once was.
Rumours abound the public servant [...]
As sent to all ANU staff and students
An Emergency SMS messaging system for staff and students has been established – details can be found at http://emergencysms.anu.edu.au/ . To date, about 2,300 staff and 4,300 students have registered their mobile numbers. Authority to send an emergency message is limited to the Vice-Chancellor.
A test of [...]
The Canberra Times is reporting that the Department of Defence is considering abandoning it’s proposed cull of Kangaroos in favour of relocating up to 100 of the little beasties at a cost of $3600 a head … This has apparently forced prominent and respected scientists from CSIRO, the Australian National University and the University of [...]
ABC Canberra’s user generated content driven “Capturing the Capital” continues…
This month they’re looking for the Waterways of Canberra (see the “Lifting fog” image from Mike O’Shaughnessy – above).
Last month’s Parliament House gallery is also looking pretty good.
There’s a funky looking new cinema coming to Screensound/NFSA next week called Arc. (Not before time I might add, that old screening room wasn’t built for comfort)
There’s a listing of upcoming films for the next few months on the site – screenings appear to be mainly Thursdays and Saturdays – tix are under $10 and [...]
In one of those rare moments that is sure to startle us all both sides of the legislative assembly have agreed that providing a needle exchange facility in the yet to be built ACT Prison is a bad idea.
ABC Online report that ACT Govt corrections staff are confident they can keep drugs out all of [...]
My chinks are pink, im covered in sweat and my ears are ringing. And Im loving every minute of it. No I havnet gone mentally insane, and no, this fat boy didint just run back from the shops with a packet of chips, I just saw the Hoodoo Gurus at the Venue in Erindale. The [...]
Well WIN news reported that there is an email campaign going around hitting back on the corkage price @ Cipriani Restaurant in Kennedy St, Kingston
Chef Alex Tinelli claims to be a two star Michelin rated, offering fine dining.
I was unable to check on their online menu prices since their web site is down.
The Helicon Double Layer Thruster, developed by researchers at the Australian National University, will be featured on the ABC’s Catalyst program this Thursday evening, 2nd August, at 8pm EST (details here). The story will include interviews with Professor Rod Boswell and Dr Christine Charles and show footage of the HDLT prototype being tested in a [...]
It seems that the ACT Government is set to reject $30 Million in Commonwealth education funding because, in Andrew Barr’s words “current system of continuous assessment is best for students.”
I would have thought a decision of that magnitude would have at least involved the formation of a committee (in true govt form) to consider [...]
Inspired by this debate over the governments announcement of a million new trees that are due to be planted in Stromlo, i thought i’d dig around and find out how 75,000 people are also going to live in the same area.
Only problem is that our esteemed leaders cant seem to work out exacly how many [...]
Hi, I am an ANU psych honours student and have two weeks to collect hundreds of completed online surveys for my thesis. Please consider spending 30-35min completing “The Personality and Sexuality Survey” at the website below – its thought provoking and NOT at all dull! It will challenge you to think about [...]
I just had word from someone here at work that they saw Sigrid Thornton wandering around civic.
Anyone else happened by Ms Thornton.
I believe she is here promoting a play.