Rioter Glenn has just sent us this disturbing image of the aftermath left behind after some sort of nightmarish “trucks gone wild” type scenario.
If only Canberra had some sort of dark hero to protect it.
Just got home to find this intriguing sight left by my garbage truck.
Shane Rattenbury has made it known that it’s gay marriage a go go in the ACT at least until the High Court weighs in:
Leader of the Australian Greens, Christine Milne joined ACT Greens Member for Molonglo, Shane Rattenbury at the ACT Legislative Assembly today to celebrate the ACT becoming the first jurisdiction to legislate for [...]
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Serious lovers of wine take note! Dan Murphy’s National Wine Show of Australia™ Gala Presentation Dinner is being held in The Great Hall of Parliament House on Thursday the 21st of November.
Proudly hosted by the Royal National Capital Agricultural Society
The Dan Murphy’s National Wine Show of Australia™ Gala Presentation Dinner to be held on [...]
The green (landfill) bins are collected every week, and the yellow (recycling) bins once every 2 weeks.
Maybe we are unusual, but as a family of 5 including children in their teenage years, we collect maybe 2 small bags of rubbish per week, leaving our green bin 80% empty each collection day. The recycling bin however [...]
ABC Rural has a story on the carnage the recent wild temperature swings have wrought on the Canberra district wine crop:
Frost has wiped out wine grape crops at Murrumbateman, on the southern tablelands of New South Wales, near Canberra.
Some growers have reported losses of 50 to 100 per cent in low-lying areas, while others say [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher has announced the ribbon cutting at the Federation Rocks display.
Sadly not a memorial to Cold Chisel, Powderfinger and The Angels, instead we have a large rock representing each state and territory as part of what is hoped will one day be a larger geological reference.
The display, at the entrance to the [...]
Rioter Owen has sent us a shot of some high-tech new developments in flushing technology.
And you really did have to push up!
(not sure they want it advertised, but this was at Caloola Farm)
Have you got an image of Canberra to share? Send it to email@example.com.
As part of the Spin Festival on Friday night 100 bikes did indeed trundle around the magnificent TAMS depot for The Canberra Pursuit.
A event like no other was promised and duly delivered.
Being involved was a tremendous amount of fun, and the audience seemed to enjoy the very strange proceedings too.
The above video captures well the [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher and Simon Corbell have this morning unveiled their draft city plan, which has it’s own website and the draft plan as a snapshot pdf and a full report.
The draft City Plan sets a vision for the development of the city centre, including improved public spaces, transport choices and opportunities for growth.
Here’s a fresh serve of Monday parking for you, so dig in.
If you spot some delicious poor parking out and about snap a shot and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org so everyone can enjoy it. Make sure to include the word “parking” in the subject and let us know what name you would like to [...]
Shane Rattenbury has announced a brave new world of animal sales regulation:
Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, today announced that a new enforceable code of practice for the sale of animals will begin in the ACT on 21 October 2013.
“This new Animals Sales Code is an important milestone in animal welfare reform [...]
By Martine Dennekamp, Monash University and Fay Johnston, University of Tasmania
In recent days, we’ve seen dramatic pictures of thick smoke from bushfires hanging over Sydney. Our first thoughts are with people living in the immediate vicinity of the fires, and the threat to their lives and properties. But there’s another matter that affects a lot [...]
TAMS are bestirring themselves on the subject of shopping trolleys:
Over 40 suburbs will be targeted in the search for abandoned shopping trolleys in an end of year crackdown, Michael Brice, Manager of Licensing and Compliance, City Services, said today.
“Ten shopping trolley collections will be conducted in the lead up to Christmas to pick [...]
IT Wire is calling game over for the 2K Marin Canberra studio:
Several different sources have told tech media today that 2K Marin, a studio based in both California and Canberra, has been effectively reduced to zero following the release of The Bureau earlier this year, which was widely panned on its release.
Polygon is reporting [...]
Just for the record as we all get used to living in a city without far horizons, this from YouTube:
Published on 19 Oct 2013
The sun struggled to be seen through the bushfire smoke in Canberra. Smoke from the October 2013 fires in the Blue Mountains drifted south to the ACT.
Got an image of Canberra [...]
Finally a suitable use for Haig Park!!!
[ED - The SMH explains.
While the concept of a National Cemetary may have merits any linkage to Arlington shows facile ignorance (looking at you Tones) unless they're planning a brutal protracted civil war to kick it off.
What is being proposed would work better as a National Cathedral for [...]
If you were involved, weren’t involved but wanted to, or just want to see what goesinto making at a big event like this, you may well appreciate this short behind the scenes documentary on the event.
Because sometimes bad things happen there needs to be good people who will help. If you have the time and ability, this may be one of the most important things you could do.
Volunteering ACT is launching the Emergency Volunteering Program at the Old Bus Depot Markets, Kingston, on Sunday 20 October at 10.30am.
The program is [...]
This is a real thing that real people do.
I did not expect this.
Santa Paws is back!
Bookings are now open so phone us on 6287 8100 and book in your furry friends for
their sitting with Santa and photos courtesy of Petroglyph Photography.
Sunday 10 November. 10:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday 16 November. 10:00am – 3:00pm
RSPCA ACT – 12 Kirkpatrick [...]
Zoom! For those of you who want some midday outrage, check out this ballsy red light run caught on YouTube.
Red Lights are Optional in Canberra
The lantern property group are suggesting you go for a bike of a hike this summer, and have put together a ‘week of walks’ to encourage Canberrans to make the trip up into the mountains.
“For centuries Europeans have enjoyed walking holidays high in the mountains in summer. A pair of boots, packed picnic lunch and [...]
The Property Council have announced their Centenary Declaration:
The Declaration calls for catalyst infrastructure projects to deliver economic, social and environmental benefits to the community, including an agreement with the Commonwealth on funding for High Speed Rail.
“We are calling for the revitalisation of our city centre under the stewardship of a new, well-resourced and professional Civic [...]
The ABC has a report on Morris Property Group’s grand plans to transform the corner of West Row and Alinga Street in Civic:
The 12 levels of residential apartments would include one, two and three bedroom units, as well as a gymnasium, pool and courtyard.
The shopfronts to Canberra House, the Alinga Bridge to Canberra Club connection, [...]
My feet are in a rather dreadful state, I will not overshare the details except to note that the problems are aesthetic rather than infectious.
Can anyone recommend a place for a pedicure with nice staff who are not going to recoil at my dry skin and chipped nails and make me [...]
So we’re living in a rental at the moment and we’ve just got a notice that we’ve failed our inspection and that there’ll be a re-inspection.
This is quite surprising as we’re generally fairly clean. In past inspections, we haven’t made any extra effort at all and things have been fine.
So we suspect that as we [...]
I was long ago told these little guys are native bees.
But I’ve only ever seen them on their own before.
Now across the Inner North I’m seeing huge numbers of them.
Anyone else noticed this as unusual or have any ideas as to why?
UPDATE: Thanks to Switch for correcting me, they’re hoverflys.
The ABC is trying to convince us that there’s value where angels fear to tread:
Charnwood has been identified as Canberra’s cheapest suburb for housing, followed by Crace and Ngunnawal.
The RP Data guide shows Canberra house prices rose 3.7 per cent in the past year, taking the median house price in Charnwood to $385,852, with [...]
The Property Council is gloomy:
Concern about declining demand for office space and domestic economic conditions are suppressing confidence in the ACT property industry.
The latest Property Council/ANZ Property Industry Confidence Survey shows a shift in sentiment from 94 on the index for the September 2013 quarter to 99 for the December 2013 quarter. A score of [...]
The Centenary Team are asking for help tracking down stolen musical bikes:
Three musical bikes have gone missing ahead of a large-scale Centenary of Canberra event this Friday night, as bike makers continue efforts to create 100 musical bikes for The Canberra Pursuit.
The General Manager of the Centenary of Canberra, Adam Stankevicius, is asking the public [...]
The Australian is gleefully reporting that the Canberra Times has been downgraded from a metropolitan daily to community news:
THE newspaper of the nation’s capital is no longer considered a metropolitan title, with publisher Fairfax Media announcing this afternoon it was shifting masthead The Canberra Times from the metro news division to its Australian Community Media [...]
Katy Gallagher today launched a series of mountain biking events aimed at getting women and girls to try out mountain biking.
These 2014 Dirt de Femme events will be taking place at Stomlo Forest park, are all between 20 and 25 km, and will be taking place between Feb and May next year.
Apparently we’ve already got [...]
This just in from Elaine at The Green Shed:
The Green Sheds located at the Mitchell and Mugga Resource Management Centres are calling on Canberra-based charities and not-for-profit organisations to contact them to be placed on their fundraising list.
The last Wednesday of each month is charity day at the sheds – where 100% of the total [...]