Here’s a thought: If Stage 88 was used last night instead of paying for a massive stage to be built next to the lake, they could of used the money on:
having more than 3 toilets at Regatta point
providing more food options for the event
providing better food options for the event
having alcohol options for everyone (not [...]
…Sadly, the answer is an unsurprising ‘no’.
Walking down the celebrations along the lake on the NLA side, I came across this sign:
But I was perplexed by what I saw, surely that would mean that people would be dismounting due to an event where there are crowds of people and small children around? Surely cyclists would [...]
Got some family visiting over the Easter break and looking to show them some of Canberra’s better cuisine – and by that I don’t mean Kingsley’s. Am only fairly new to town, so not too sure where to find what I’m looking for!
Easter Monday is my mother’s birthday, so I was hoping to find [...]
Wonder if any ‘Acters can help/advise …
I have BigPond internet, which gives me a download speed of around 3.3 Mbps … on ADSL2+. It hasn’t bothered me too much until recently, as I’m definitely a light user, but when I decided a bit of catch-up TV might be nice it didn’t handle that too well [...]
Unless someone is injured or if an insurance company gets involved it seems that there is absolutely no point in stopping to report an accident.
I’ve seen a related thread on RA a while ago and now we have experienced something similar. We were hit by another car and the driver stopped, looked at our [...]
I would love to hear other Rioters’ experiences – good and bad – in relation to traffic calming measures. Significant traffic changes are proposed for Chisholm, RIchardson and Gilmore – namely roundabouts, raised intersections, platforms, and speed cushions. I am particularly interested in whether you have experienced these devices in your residential area, [...]
A friend posted this on Facebook and is OK with me reposting here.
Okay, I’ma get ranty.
So it’s the Canberra Centenary celebration this weekend, with a whole pile of events on during the day and evening on Monday (which of course is Canberra Day).
But Monday is a public holiday. Which means public holiday buses.
But wait, [...]
One of the worse thing about living in 2013 is the paid government operatives cluttering social media applauding each other and laughing at their bosses jokes. (That this is one of the worse things is probably a good reflection on how far we’ve come).
Owen has sent the above in with this note:
I take it Mayor [...]
Canberra UAV team members are sharing the fun of building your own
quadcopter with do-it-yourself workshops at the local Make Hack Void
Over three nights participants are assembling their own unmanned
aerial vehicle and learning how to fly them both manually and in autonomous
While the first workshop booked out early, members hope to organise
more sessions in [...]
I have finally landed a job in Canberra, and after of years of spending lots of time visiting and wanting to move to the national capital.
I now need to organize some temporary accommodation, whilst I play games with real estate agents in the search for a more long term abode. I have friends in Canberra [...]
This in from Sandra, any bone dusters who can help?
Walking on the ‘Bogey Hole’ beach at Mollymook, 6 am Tuesday, I found this amazing rock which had washed up during high tide. I’m convinced it’s an ancient artefact, and can just imagine it was a tool shaped from stone thousands of years ago…obviously [...]
It seems there is a crash just about every morning on the parkway at the moment.
They are doing roadworks everywhere so the traffic every morning/afternoon is crazy.
Also what’s the go with the speed bumps and crossing they have put in on McCullock St in Curtin,
I know people need to cross the road [...]
This in from Mess:
My friends dog went missing yesterday and we are just trying to let as many people as possible know in hope of finding her. If you have seen her, or know where she is, please get in touch. The contact details are on the Tams website under Lost Dogs. Thanks.
From the owner:
I am hunting around for a number of free things to do in Canberra. Not only do the kids want something to do, but I have a number of unemployed or student friends who have no jobs, and consequently little money. I know there are the old stand bys of the national gallery, the botanic [...]
The NSW Government have released the findings of a massive safety report into the Kings Highway today, reports ABC News.
The report recommends upgrades worth millions of dollars, which could be funded through the NSW black spots program.
Member for Monaro John Barilaro says road surfaces will be upgraded as well as improvements to signage and [...]
The Canberra Times is very excited the local girl Fuchsia Bullot will be getting her clothes off for tourists in Paris:
Canberra’s Fuchsia Bullot has become a member of an exclusive – and long-legged – club.
She’s the third student of Tuggeranong’s Legs Dance Studio to join the high-kicking cancan line of the Moulin Rouge in Paris.
[ 2 April 2013; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Renowned geneticist and Academy Secretary for Education and Public Awareness, Professor Graves will describe how the map of the marsupial genome is unlocking genetic secrets with deep implications for human health
ABC News is reporting that the ACT Director of Public Prosecutions has called for reforms to double jeopardy laws.
The idea behind double jeopardy is to stop someone from being prosecuted repeatedly for a single crime, the DPP however feels that he should be allowed to re-prosecute if new evidence comes to light after the trial.
Thanks to the wonderful wonk blog:
A new study in the Journal of Transport Geography suggests that four light-rail systems built around England during the 1990s and 2000s had virtually no effect on overall car traffic. Instead, the rail systems mainly seemed to attract riders who would otherwise have taken the bus.
Without shifting away from our bush [...]
Hello just wondering if anyone has ever attended the Polish markets that are on at the Polish club every few weeks???
Opinions on the products that are there?
Thanks in advance.
Can somebody please explain how and why the Family Court of Australia and Federal Magistrates Court has been left OFF the listed Instituions undergoing investigation in the upcoming Royal Commission into Child Abuse.
“Justice” system my a$$
So, the term “several thousand” would have to mean “at least 3,000 families, in common parlance. Katy Gallagher has announced that $10 million will be spent on funding “several thousand” families with “$5,000 a year” under the first stage of the NDIS, “from July” with “full rollout by 2014″.
It turns out that the full rollout [...]
Can anyone tell me what the ACT regs are regarding installation of a free standing combustion heater? The story I am hearing form the shop doesn’t add up with the info on Canberra connect and from there dedicated installer.
In brief, they say I need, pre installation inspections and post installation inspections totally about $600 [...]
ArtsACT has announced a new prize for Canberran poets.
The new ACT Poetry Prize is open from 1 March to 2 April 2013.
The Prize is valued at $5,000. The winning entry attracts a prize of $3,000 and two short-listed poems will attract a prize of $1,000 each.
For more information about the Prize and for [...]
[ 27 February 2013; 6:10 pm to 7:45 pm. ] Hi all,
The Hash House Harriers are the biggest running group – and the biggest drinking group – in the world. We are known as “drinkers with a running problem”.
It’s an amazing group, although you don’t need to run (some stay behind to mind the bags) and you don’t need to drink (it seems some [...]
After watching the Four corners – Punch drunk episode last night I was thinking that what they pictured was fairly consistent with nightlife in the ACT.
Some information and statistics on the Newcastle study on lockouts and trading restrictions can be found here.
Personally I’ve seen; drunk people passed out in the gutter vomitting on [...]
Applications extended until March 1st!
Visit www.cytc.net for more info and to enroll
[ 5 March 2013; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Over the past 60 years Australia has played a leading role in humanity’s exploration of the Cosmos. From the establishment of radio astronomy, to the observations that underpin the standard model of the Universe, Australia has contributed using innovative instruments that incorporate world-leading technology.
Brian will describe Australia’s role in helping establishing our view of the [...]