Contrary to the claim on Pedal Power’s website, “More Canberrans cycling, more often” is NOT Pedal Power’s objective. In any case, it’s not happening.
I returned to Canberra last year after six years of living in Christchurch, NZ. Earthquakes brought me back – believe me, terra firma is much more conducive to peace of mind.
I ‘ve spent all my adult working life in Canberra (apart from baby breaks and the above) so of course I began seeking employment here. [...]
Canberra zombie fanciers are putting out the call to their brethren to sign up to a facebook page with the stated aim of getting a Canberra Zombie Walk going like what they have in them big bright cities.
Some might question how, faced with a mostly deserted City Walk populated only by shambling living dead, one [...]
Kulture Break the dancing grooving youth outreachers are celebrating their 10th birthday and what screams “PARTY” in this town like a photo op with Arts Minister Joy Burch?
They’ve also put out a media release:
Canberra youth outreach organisation, Kulture Break will celebrate their ten year anniversary with a two-week festival featuring dance performances, workshops and a [...]
Tim the Yowie Man has been in the Ginninderra Falls and ha YouTubed what it’s looking like after the recent rains.
He expresses the view public access (currently restricted by private property) should be restored.
Over to you guys.
Should be opened to the public.
Private property should be respected
(Thanks to Thumper for the [...]
Territory And Municipal Services are warning they’re going to be sending the Rangers down the Murrumbidgee Corridor looking for the fisherfolk who don’t play by the rules:
Rangers from the ACT Government are set to step up patrols along the Murrumbidgee River Corridor, following recent incidences of illegal fishing.
“Recently $1150 worth of on the spot fines [...]
[ 4 March, 2012; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ]
Sunday 4 March at Cook Community Hub, 41 Templeton Street, Cook 10.00 am – 2.00 pm There is no charge for a performance by Warehouse Circus at 10.00 am, facepainting for children, sausage sandwiches, tea and coffee.
Come and have your questions about fences, trees, noise, planning, the law, community connection, and many others answered by [...]
Can anyone recommend a good place to do a meditation course in Canberra?
I have found a few places by Googling but would be interested in any experience that others have had with this sort of thing.
Hi Rioters, I went to Gibraltar Peak today with a buddy of mine and saw a couple of guys not satisfied with the view and had to climb just that little bit higher.
For those who don’t know, it is the big bunch of rocks overlooking Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Birrigai.
Access is from Corin Road [...]
After learning of swimming lane segregation based on gender, Pastafarian leader, The Flying Spaghetti Monster(FSM) is calling on the ACT for support to provide an option for Pastafarian’s only swimming in the ACT.
“A number of noodly knights have contacted me raising the case for Church of The Flying Spaghetti Monster only swimming in the ACT,” [...]
Ok I have an ongoing health condition which I believe is going to require me to see a proctologist soon.
However after over an hour of searching online I cannot see any listing for proctologists in the ACT.
Please tell me that I’m not going to have to travel to either Sydney or Melbourne to [...]
I’ve moved to Canberra recently near the city centre. Due to the nature of my job (and the fact that I cannot get up before 5am…), I would like to go for a run at around 11pm / midnight.
I was considering running around Lake Burley Griffin but some parts of the lake do not [...]
TAMS have announced the playgrounds getting refurbished in the coming year, and boy, is tuggeranong ever getting the works!
Suburbs expecting the goodies are: Yarralumla, Gilmore, Kambah, Gordon, Evatt, Florey, Ainslie and Gowrie.
Over to you Rioters
Hi all. I am looking for recommendations (or libelous comments, humorus anacdotes, etc) concerning podiatrist services in Canberra.
A family member is looking for ingrown toe nail related medical attentention, and no one has any specific experience.
Now that the headaches have cleared and the bleary eyes have brightened how are you going for resolutions in 2012.
I noticed a lot of conspicuous first timers on the bike paths on the way to work this morning. Well done all of you, bask in the knowledge of how much parking and gym time you’re [...]
I’m a first time dog owner. Got my little 4 month old pup from the animal pound. This tiny pup has turned into Godzilla in 4 months. We thought we had it all covered (taught her to sit and fetch) but it turns out that she needs some obedience classes. She’s a gentle giant and [...]
Auditor-General Maxine Cooper has announced the release of her report into the Management of Food Safety in the Australian Capital Territory:
the audit found shortcomings in the ACT Health Directorate’s Health Protection Service’s administration of food safety that need to be addressed to provide the community assurance that the food they buy and [...]
Hop! Skip! Jump!!Clap!!!
Simple movement & rhythm classes for kids & parents this school holidays.
When: Thursday afternoons January 2012- 5 Jan;12 Jan; 19 Jan; 26 Jan 2012
4.30-5.25pm (6-8 years) + parents
5.30-6.25pm (9-12 years)+ parents
Where: Palmerston Community Centre,Tiptree Cres & Kosciuszko Avenue, Palmerston.
Cost: $10 per child/$15 child & parent together
Contact: Nora Stewart 6230 [...]
Fleetwood Mac were blaring, a painted line marked out a skating area in Garema Place, roller soccer was being perpetrated, Andrew Barr was talking to a camera, yep it must be the launch of Roller Skate In The City.
Canberra CBD have put out a media release with all the details.
Tickets are now on sale for [...]
North Canberra icon Limp Jimmy makes a lot of hang gliding videos, but this is his latest over Lake George.
I need to get the following vaccinations for employment purposes, been checking up and asking around on where to get them done, besides to the GP. I’m also wondering if different GPs would charge different prices for them, and if so, where do you know would not charge sky high rates? Thanks in advance [...]
Last week the National Capital Authority warned that the flap gates on Scrivener Dam were banjoed and they’d have to undertake expensive works to fix this crucial piece of infrastructure.
Deep in an FAQ they managed to mention that, oh yes, the water level of the lake was going to be going down, and staying there [...]
As a child, I remember we used to be able to pick up Christmas trees at many numerous locations around Canberra.
But in this day and age, where does one find an affordable Christmas tree close to Canberra?
I need a pedicure. I had an absolutely disgusting experience at a nail salon in Canberra (no attempt to even pretend to clean sharp implements and files between clients, even when the woman next to me had an obvious fungal infection – I walked out) and am hoping that this isn’t the norm in Canberra.
Do rioters think that boot camps should be regulated?
Sydney councils have commenced regulation of the industry.
Should boot camp businesses be required to pay taxes for their ‘use of public places in gaining assessable income’?
This is whats happening in Sydney: http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/diet-and-fitness/aggressive-militarystyle-training-squads-in-parks-get-marching-orders-20111204-1odfb.html
Bootcamps in parks
Should pay for the privilege
Aren’t doing any harm
A reader has sent in these pictures of an unusual party locale from yesterday:
I got a shot of some kids hanging out and sitting on the roof of the Canberra Centre at 4:50pm on 28/11/2011.
Silly kids!! They were there for at least 1/2 hr, walking on the roof and dancing (stupid!!) until [...]
Member for Fraser Andrew Leigh has posted about his research (when he was a researcher) on the impacts of childcare on children.
The basic findings of the paper are:
– the differences in behaviour between kids in parental and non-parental care are small;
– there isn’t ‘one effect’ of daycare – it differs across socioeconomic groups; and
– kids [...]
Dating ideas for a cheap night out in the Capital, a satire of a Sydney based article.
Andrew Barr has announced a consultation stage in the careful campaign to start construction on the Gungahlin Pool just before the next election.
Gungahlin residents are invited to view and comment on the preliminary sketch plans for the new Gungahlin Leisure Centre that will be on display at the Gungahlin Marketplace this afternoon between 4pm [...]
Hey Rioters, I know this question has been asked before, but in the space of 3 years its worth asking again.
Where is the best children’s playground in Canberra? Bonus points if it has epic swings or cool themes.
We all know how parking at the Canberra Hospital Environ has been a challenge of late, in particular around the Pathology and Maternity end of the precinct, and with the added pressures from construction worker vehicles taking up valuable short term car parks, the last patients need are selfish people taking up spaces as pictured.