Really not a lot to say about this, other than I find evidence of the constant battle between the not-very-passive aggressive people and the purely lazy people to be a source of mild amusement.
I am firmly in the latter camp and so too idle to research whether the presence of evil plastic bags precludes [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher is taking credit for Canberra’s good rankings on immunisation of children:
ACT Chief Minister and Minister for Health Katy Gallagher MLA has welcomed the ACT results in the report on Immunisation coverage rates in Australia released by the National Health Performance Authority (NHPA).
“The report shows that the ACT has high immunisation rates for [...]
The ABC reports that the NSW Government is planning to shut down the Kings Highway from tuesday to thursday for weeks in May to make Poo Corner safer after the April rockslide last year:
Work to help prevent landslides along the highway is expected to cause a major disruption to traffic.
The Government says it is [...]
This just in from Chris at Make Hack Void:
As some of you already know, Make Hack Void (The Canberra Hackerspace) has been given October as the formal date Bulldozers will come knocking. The Downer Business park, where MHV resides, will be redeveloped into affordable units/housing plus a commercial district.
A possible site option in [...]
After last week’s story about a little loved Jeep (fear not, stickers are coming back) the owner has today got in touch about its further woes:
While it is a funny sticker it is a serious matter.
This is a photo taken of the car today.
Broke down in peak hour traffic with my 4 and 6 [...]
Tony and In The Taratory have sent us a swag of more photos from the weekend’s Auto Italia show and shine in the Parliamentary Triangle. Tony had this to say:
I was visiting your site tonight and saw “Poptop’s” selection of Auto Italia car show photos from last Sunday 7 April, in front of Old Parliament [...]
This year’s March Lifeline bookfair was arguably the most successful ever, with high attendances, high sales and a good spread of visitors and buyers through the whole weekend. Volunteers also reported that it was remarkably well organised in the setup and preparation. It comes as a shock, and an unexpected one, to all volunteers that [...]
Simon Corbell has announced that he’s raising the power ceiling on electric bicycles from an anaemic 200 watts up to 250 watts to allow pedalecs onto our roads:
“The changes to the laws that the government is proposing through the Road Transport (General) Amendment Bill, will allow higher performance electric bikes (pedalecs) under the European standard, [...]
[ 13 April, 2013 to 14 April, 2013. ]
Word reaches us that the Canberra Lapidary Club is holding their Rock Swap this weekend at EPIC:
The Canberra Lapidary Club’s Rock Swap is a fun day out for all the family.
It will be held on 13-14 April 2013 from 8.30am to 5.00pm at Wagtail Way, EPIC.
Entry is FREE!
Sieve for sapphires, pan for [...]
The Australian is running with* the advice of one Tim Coates who sees a quiet time over the next few years for the Canberra housing market due to the glut of apartments coming onto the market:
“People always tend to invest in areas they understand — some invest within 20km of their family home,” he says. [...]
[ 16 April, 2013; ] Special guests will be sharing their family histories at the National Archives’ Shake Your Family Tree day on Tuesday the 16th.
The annual event is a great drawcard for both experienced and novice family historians, with experts on hand from a range of institutions to share their knowledge. The National Archives is encouraging people to visit [...]
The lovely Renai has signed up for the Live Below The Line poverty challenge of living for five days on $2 a day.
She’s looking for sponsors if you’d like to get on board:
I want to better understand the lives of 1.3 billion people who live in extreme poverty. It’ll be tough feeding myself on $2 [...]
[ 13 April, 2013; ]
Beer and cider festival! This Saturday the 13th!
What else do I have to say?
Over 80 beers and ciders to try! Local Gourmet Food Stores! LIVE Entertainment! Entertainment throughout the day! Lots of Giveaways! Beer and Food matching! Beer Quiz! Meet the Brewers! Jumping Castle! Brewers Table Tennis Championship! Charity Auction!
Formerly known as The National Capital [...]
In good news for me the Bureau of Statistics has declared the average ACT woman to be right in the ballpark.
And we’re young too! Happy days!
Job: General Clerk
Mobile Office Reviews are a thing now!
We now live in the future. Johnboy bought himself a pretty little Chromebook and I’ve got a Macbook Air so slim and sharp I once cut a chunk out of my nose with it (true story).
What this means is that the RiotACT office is now fully mobile and we [...]
A rather disturbing event occurred this evening that I would like to share with you all and get feedback on.
I was at Woden bus interchange at 6:20pm (9/4/13) and witnessed 3 Westfield security personnel chasing a young girl (approx. 15/16yrs old) through the interchange (the girl was walking fast but not running as such). Curious [...]
Following up from yesterday’s bombshell research out of ANU the Taiwanese news animators from NMAtv have taken a predictable interest (last time we recall them picking up Canberra news was for Joel Monaghan).
2014 seems way too future to actually be a year we will live in, but live in it we shall and while we are living there will will feast on beer and foreign meats!
Canberra’s cultural diversity will again be on display at the 2014 National Multicultural Festival, when the three-day event is held on 7, [...]
Simon Corbell launched the Centenary Heritage Festival today.
“Canberra is an important part of the festival but this year the Capital Region will also feature heavily in the program of events to mark Goulburn’s 150th Birthday and Queanbeyan’s 175th birthday as well as the contribution that other towns like Yass, Bungendore and Braidwood make to the [...]
It seems to me that if the Government requires me to shell out an inconvenient amount for parking – like $9 – then they should:
– provide machines that work,
– provide machines that accept notes,
– provide machines that give change, and
– if part of the instructions are in bold, italic and [...]
Yesterday afternoon (08.04.2013) at around 2:30pm, I was t-boned driving home from work along Barry drive by what I now know was a stolen car on the intersection of Boldrewood street.
After pulling over to the median strip, assuming said car would also pull over, the driver swerved out and sped up along Barry drive [...]
A cake baking contest will be held to celebrate Canberra’s 100th birthday and I only just realised the connection between those two while typing this sentence. Ahhh birthday cakes.
At any rate there will be prizes and judges and cakes! I like all of those things.
Canberra cake creators are invited to enter online for the [...]
The Age has a lengthy and intriguing analysis of US diplomatic cables from the 1970′s made searchable by the Wikileaks team.
If you watched Canberra Confidential there are whole new worlds of dodginess on display here.
Adding to tensions at Charnwood Shops is a dangerous thing indeed. But TAMS are warning that they’re resurfacing the car park:
The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that the main car park of the Charnwood Shopping Centre will be resurfaced on Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 April 2013 (weather permitting). [...]
Mindfulness is a proven technique that goes back thousands of years and is now being widely used to manage chronic pain. Psychologist Randolph Sparks, who gave a very engaging and insightful talk on “Managing Chronic Pain” last year, will talk about how mindfulness can work for you.
WHEN: Monday 15 April, 12.30-1.30 PM
WHERE: Room 9, 2nd [...]
Firstly, about the slogan “Doors Plus – No Fuss; it’s wrong!
Let me explain.
I ordered doors and fixtures from the Canberra Doors Plus store on the 9th March – a total of over $2000 worth, I paid a deposit of $600.
A week later, I discovered I had ordered one door too many.
The tax invoice states: NO [...]
Was just after any suggestions for any good venues for my father’s 60th. I am after any good venue suggestions but as well as clubs, pubs or bar rooms I was wondering if any of you had been or hired yourself like a hall or something and brought in caterers?
Its still early but thought [...]
Rioter poptop sent us some shots he took at Auto Italia on Sunday. Thanks poptop!
If you see something awesome, send us a photo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another weekend and another instance of me stumbling past an event as it is closing up. Here are my snaps of the Italian cars that were still at old Parly [...]
Privi Marketting are looking for more chuggers!
Privi Marketing is Australia’s face to face fundraising agency of choice – for clients, associates, fundraisers, managers and the wider community.
Face to face fundraising? I wondered what they actually called it.
A chugger is a charity mugger for those nop hip with the lingo.
Rioter Notdingers sent us in this [...]
Are there really that many bad parkers out there? Or is it the same few, constantly being photographed over and over again?
Spotted a dud park? Take a photo and send it to us at email@example.com.
Make sure you let us know what name you’d like to be credited as.
1. Claire sent us this wonderful example:
Ben_Dover has sent in this lovely picture:
Rainbows at the Pinnacle
A tree down there had a about 20 little rainbow lorrikeets in it a couple of mornings back. Lovely little fellows, shame I didn’t get a good shot of them. Not that common around here are they?
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with [...]
Safe Shelter are looking for volunteers:
The Safe Shelter for homeless men project aims to open inner Canberra church halls one night each week and is looking for volunteers to be trained to work in the project.
A pilot program will start operating on Wednesday nights at St Columba’s Uniting Church in Braddon from early May until [...]