The CSO has made it known that their board has had a refresh:
The Canberra Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is pleased to announced its new Board for 2013/2014 with Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, AC, AFC (Ret’d) appointed to the role of Chair at this year’s Annual General meeting.
Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, AC, AFC (Ret’d) [...]
Hello fellow rioters. I thought I would throw the question out here to see what knowledge you guys have.
I am not a wordsmith by any means so apologies in advance if this is disjointed and or confusing, I will do my best and apologies for any spelling and or grammar issues.
I have a dilemma on my hands [...]
Liberal Senator Gary Humphries is eulogising the remarkable Lorna Hazel Craig who passed away on Sunday:
Miss Craig was first appointed to the personal staff of Prime Minister J A Lyons in 1937 and then after his death she remained on the personal staff of his successors, R G Menzies, A W Fadden, J Curtin, J [...]
The missus is fighting some significant lower back pain, been a problem for her for about 3 years. Other than that, she is a fit and healthy specimen, maintaining a stunning appearance and physique.
She has visited a couple of doctors and both agreed with my diagnosis, weak core (stomach muscles) leaving the back to [...]
Another round of Indigenous leaders has graduated from Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre (AILC)
Flyhighflyfar has posted to YouTube some stunning video of hang gliding around Canberra and other parts:
Over a year of footage piled together for 4 minutes of beauty……enjoy……we sure did making it!!!!
Poptop has been down the Roller Derby and sent in this report:
Hi there Riot Overlords
Here are my pics from last night’s Roller Derby bout between the Surly Griffins and the Black ‘n’ Blue Belles.
Being incredibly vague on the rules, I will not even attempt to describe the play other than to advise the Black [...]
Have been reading posts on here for about a year now, but after what I saw today compelled me to make a quick topic on here I think needs addressing.
Long story short….kinda
This afternoon approx about 6:20pm I was amongst traffic ahead and behind. In front was a white 4×4 which was tailgating a car [...]
It’s time again for the Red Shield Appeal ladies and gentlemen, get ready to give.
Also if you don’t feel like waiting for someone to come knocking, you can always give on their website.
Minister Joy Burch today kicked off the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal in Canberra with a $10,000 donation on behalf of the ACT [...]
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Tired of staying home on a Friday night with only your green thumb to keep you company? Fancy spreading some seeds? Well Speed Planting may be just the event for you.
Are you single in Canberra looking to meet new people, make new friends or even looking for romance? ACT Landcare, in partnership with [...]
Xinhua have the news that the world’s leading exponent of naked billiards is going to spend six months seconded to the Australian Army.
With a large percentage of Army officers spending time here in Canberra one has to wonder if he’ll be making his way here which would certainly liven up Mooseheads (although we hear Kingston [...]
Smiths Alternative Bookshop was relaunched last night as Smiths Alternative under Jorian Gardner and Domenic Mico’s stewardship.
It’s going to be a very funky little venue, now with a dedicated stage so keep your eyes peeled.
David Howe has sent in some pictures from the opening. The man who looks like John Howard is in fact former [...]
Centenary of Canberra are hoping to hear from ex-Canberrans about why they love Canberra. These stories will be used in a Centenary Project called the Canberra Diaspora.
TV commercials for the Canberra Diaspora go to air on SBS this weekend, featuring former Canberrans from around Australia – and one from the US – reminiscing about the [...]
Tara from In the Taratory has sent in these pictures of the weekend’s Morris 100 extravaganza.
Got images of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email them in to email@example.com .
Here’s the slideshow:
The DIY Rainbow Crossing Revolution is spreading across Australia and even appearing overseas.
Josh Chaffey spotted this beautiful example right by the lake.
Anyone fancy buying some chalk and joining in? If so send us a picture to firstname.lastname@example.org won’t you?
Congratulations to Katherine Wills! Today she was named ACT Banardos Australia’s Mother of the Year 2013.
That’s a pretty cool thing to be, I bet her kids are bragging to everyone they know.
Katherine will now attend the national announcement gala luncheon to be held at Doltone House, Darling Island Wharf in Sydney on Friday, 10th May, [...]
Do you like looking at models? Do you like looking a caves? Well this is your lucky day as we have video of a model in a cave thanks to Peter Gray!
Ashleigh at Namadgi National Park. Legoland 17.4.13
Makeup by Lesley Johnston
Photographer Martin Ollman
Flash Monkey Peter Gra
Martin gave us a look at Legoland earlier in the [...]
Are you interested in becoming a Foster Carer?
Marymead’s next information session will be held at
– 255 Goyder Street Narrabundah
– 18 April at 6.00pm.
Children are always welcome and light refreshments are provided.
If you are unable to attend an information session but are interested in finding out about foster [...]
A dear friend of mine irregularly sends me snaps of the charity token bins at his local Waitrose supermarket in Suffolk. After discovering a similar arrangement at The Good Guys we did a brief desktop analysis.
The major findings were that:
— Tuggeranong likes Jamie Oliver better than Suffolk;
— The English support historic 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 [...]
Local street art legend ELK has been given a free kick by the makers of poker machines Aristocrat entertainment.
And he’s duly dispatched them through the posts.
Hope he didn’t need the $9,500.
(you can click through the image for a zoomable version)
The SMH has listed their top ten picks for the Melbourne Comedy Festival and Canberra’s Dayne Rathbone has made the list!
9. Dayne Rathbone
I’m going out on a limb to predict that Dayne Rathbone’s debut show will be a worthy inclusion in this list. Rathbone won Raw Comedy in 2011 with his awkward, nervous stage persona [...]
Canberra Times Entertainment and Lifestyle reporter Jenna Clarke has taken time out from her own Canberra bashing to bring us an exciting new take on the genre.
This time it’s the heavily pregnant and recently dumped 23 year old ex-girlfriend of former Raiders star Josh Dugan:
While Ms Palmer is unsure about which club the 22-year-old football [...]
Over 250 Canberra students with disabilities received support from the Therapy Assistants in Schools program said Joy Burch today.
The program provides children with a disability and children with developmental delays with additional therapy intervention to ensure that functional deficits affecting the child’s capacity for communication, learning, mobility and self-care are addressed.
Ms Burch said results from [...]
LGBTI groups have welcomed the anti-discrimination bill announced yesterday, and the Government’s steps towards recognising the issues facing intersex people in Australia.
“This is a historic step forward. This legislation will provide for the first time national protection for all LGBTI people across Australia, and it is worthy of bipartisan support” said Hayley Conway, Australian Campaign [...]
For reasons best known to himself Canberra’s nomadic newsman Joran Gardner has blogged at length about his short little twitter war with Canberra’s third most popular thing, FM104′s Scotty and Nige.
I’ll leave it as an exercise for the readers as to who got the better of it.
The Twit War Winner Was…
Scotty and Nige
Work on a new Buddhist Temple began work today in Nicholls. Blessings and foundations were laid today, the start of a long process planned to end in 2015.
“The foundation stone ceremony signified the official commencement to the construction phase for the
temple,” Dr Bourke said.
“It is wonderful that the temple’s foundation stone ceremony is in the [...]
Dearly beloved Rioters,
She and I are looking for a wedding venue in Canberra that is cheap, large (100+ guests), and allows own choice of caterer. Nice view, tasteful decor, grand piano, hired muscle not necessary.
Any suggestions? If a marquee is the only option, any ideas where to pitch it?
Are you a baby? Were you born yesterday? Do you like medals? The Government would like to give you one. A medal? Oh they’re like pretty round things that look nice. I don’t know what they taste like. Just get one, trust me.
Babies born on 12 March 2013, we’d like to hear about you. It [...]
Five Emergency Services Workers’ efforts in protecting Canberra have been recognised with a special centenary certificate and a medal.
The five recipients of this year’s ACT Community Protection Medal are:
Detective Sergeant Ronald Melis, who has served the ACT Community as a police officer for over 25
years. Detective Sergeant Melis has been a mentor and coach to [...]
The Canberra Etsy Team are pooling their resources to raise money for Pegasus, a charity that provides equestrian activities for people with disabilities. Pegasus has hit some troubled times recently, but the community is rallying to help out and if you’d like to contribute this might be what you are looking for.
The Canberra Etsy Team [...]
The ABC has new pages in the list of pathetic excuses offered by Matthew Massey to the courts.
The officer said Massey was unable to submit to urine analysis because sore ribs made urinating difficult and his mother had phoned to say he could not attend the meeting because he was having an allergic reaction [...]