As more and more of the road side billboards are poking up everywhere, the one thing that they all have in common is an image of the candidate smiling obscenely at the camera.
I can’t help but they are thinking about getting their snouts into the trough as soon as possible as they posed [...]
A few months ago as a dare, 19 year old Canberra girl Mindy Reading signed up for the Curvy Kate Star-in-a-Bra completion. Now, a bit further down the track she has not only won the Canberra stage of the competition but finds herself in the top five in Australia. So far she has had interviews [...]
Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS) second conference:
Regional Reactions to the Rise of Brazil -
Latin America and the Shifting Sands of Global Power, 2012
Wednesday 12 September and Thursday 13 September
All Day Event
9:30am – 6:00pmThe Haydon-Allen Lecture Theatre (The Tank)
Australian National University
Brazil has risen. Whether through discussions of the BRIC emerging market countries in [...]
Why does Bunnings warehouse promote customer service so much in their ads when really it is totally crap at the actual stores?. This is my experience anyway. Prepare for a long and boring story and feel free call me a typical Canberra whinger and ask if I have taken my medication (I didn’t when this [...]
There are signs popping up along Adelaide Ave warning “roads will be closed in this area” on Sunday, 9th Sept.
Of course, the details are locked in a filing cabinet in the basement, they are not obvious on TAMS’s website, or NCA’s.
Anyone know anything useful, like which roads and when? Thanks.
UPDATE 05/09/12 09:13: This [...]
I am considering entering to share housing. I am concerned because I have sport 3 nights a week and I sweat like nothing else. After training there are no showers so I have to come home smelly. I jump straight into the shower because I cannot stand my own smell.
In a share house situation you’re [...]
The meeja reptiles are being entertained as I write in The Playhouse for the launch of the Centenary Program (Part 1), and tonight the Great and The Good will assemble for a gala event.
But here we’re more interested in the substance and so here’s the program (Part 1).
Anything leaping out at you there dear reader?
Hi, I know this is a long shot but just over 12 months ago I lost my memory card from my trip overseas and I am desperately trying everything to find it. It is a 16gb card with about 2500 photos on it. The case is a small brown case with orange lining and a [...]
I’ve had a search at previous posts and they are a few years old so thought I would post for updated information.
I’m looking for a financial planner to help sort out a budget and give me advice for investments/property. Preferably someone who doesn’t charge through the teeth and gives advice that is easy to [...]
The Christmas decorations and cakes, etc have arrived in Woollies……
the year has certainly flown…..
This morning I saw the results of another cyclist who had been cleaned up by a car crossing Northbourne Avenue into Morphett St Dickson and was being carted off to hospital.
In the past I have found this intersection particularly dangerous for cyclists both as a driver and as a cyclist. This is because, the turn [...]
I’m needing to move some large goods from Sydney to Canberra – a bunk bed and a cubby house. They’re second hand and I need to pick them up from people’s houses.
Can anyone advise of a cost effective way of doing this? I thought about hiring a ute. Can you recommend somewhere that doesn’t [...]
We’ve got an ex-gym cross trainer that needs to have the belt replaced but can’t work out to do it ourselves.
We’ve purchased the part but still need someone who knows what they are doing to attach it and see if it all works.
Any ideas on who does this kind of servicing?
My husband is a moley moley moley man and wants to have a thorough check up to scan for any irregularities.
Have any Rioters got any experience with where is the best place to start in Canberra?
Is there a skin cancer clinic you can go to without a referral or do you start at [...]
What is the best free alternative website to Allclassifieds.com.au for selling stuff online in the ACT?
I just have a few meager possessions that I’d like to get rid of before I move house.
Any help appreciated, thanks in advance.
Is it just me or is anyone else horrified by the Altitude Apartments being constructed between Chandler Street and Emu Bank in Belconnen? This monstrosity is an eye sore to say the least and it may not have reached it’s final height as yet. There are a number of large buildings in the area such [...]
I have recently been diagnosed with TMJ and I’ve been told that a chiropractor might be able to help.
Does anyone have a good (or bad) experience to report, and has anyone had success in treating TMJ with chiropractic?
so there’s a house thats recently come up for sale in red hill. totally out of my price range and probably a little too high class for my tastes anyway.
but I really like the artwork in the house! I’ve emailed the agent and the vendor is not interested in divulging the artists name (wtf? [...]
I always thought my children – or child as it has turned out – would go to government schools. I believed (and still believe in many ways) that there should be one system of schooling, publicly funded.
And then… My daughter, at a very well regarded government primary school, made a cross from two [...]
The Public Relations Institute of Australia invites all communication professionals and up and coming practitioners to their BIG NIGHT OUT!
The PRIA is pleased to confirm Robyn Archer AO, Creative Director of Centenary of Canberra as the key note address who will provide an exclusive insight into her plans for next year’s celebrations.
A night full of [...]
Here is the SPRING FLYER of SbA coaching and events!
Saturdays 9am – 11am Free “learn to skateboard” coaching clinics by accredited skate coaches!
Streetwise is a national learn to skateboard program, with equipment provided. It’s free, fun and for everyone. Registrations are taken on the day. Participants under 18 will need a parent or guardian to [...]
Looking for something to do on Saturday 8 Sep? Well, look no more! The informative documentary Bimblebox is showing at the Haydon-Allen Lecture Theatre (“the Tank”) at ANU from 5pm to 7pm, and it’s free!
Get along to hear about the effects of coal mining, and how it can threaten even Nature Reserves like Bimblebox.
Are your multiples due to start Preschool or School next year? Do you have questions which you feel need to be answered to better prepare you and your children for school? Are your children already in school and need some advice?
Canberra and Region Multiple Birth Association is holding our Multiples in Schools Forum in October [...]
I noticed a couple of weeks back that out the back of the Uni Pub, where they’re planning to put the beer garden, official ‘Stop Work’ notices have been slapped up, and (obviously!) work has stopped.
It looks like the notice covers the entire project, inside and out, and look to be Government issued notices, [...]
Are there any plans to upgrade the Cotter Road now they are building all the new houses out that way? The traffic stretches all the way back to Adelaide Ave in the afternoon and I am guessing it will only get worse.
Here’s one for the war nerds:
Technological advances in warfare and the challenges they pose for international humanitarian law will be the topics under the spotlight at a public seminar in Canberra on Tuesday September 4.
Science fiction has become a reality and the technology of warfare is advancing rapidly, but can the law keep up? The [...]
Long time reader, first time rioter
I’m half way through a two year bundle with ACTEWAGL for my phone, electricity and gas.
I’ve had these services with ACTEWAGL for the last 5 years and last year I was called by a salesperson asking if I’d like to “bundle and save”. My most recent bill shows [...]
I have friends coming over from England for their honeymoon.
They will be in Canberra for 3 nights and travelling in a hired camper van.
Does anyone know any camp sites besides cotter and stuff. More closer to suburbia?
Someone just told me a quick story about some prostitute named Limestone Lizzie… Sounds like a bit of a story, anyone got any stories to tell? Did she actually exist?
Just happened to me. Made an offer on a property that had been on the market for a while and not selling, negotiated over several days, upped the offer, and the seller accepted it. Seller’s solicitor sent mine the contract and before we could sign it – just a few days including a weekend – [...]
I am looking for ideas for function venues for a birthday party later on in the year.
I estimate there will be around 60 people, and would prefer somewhere within 10 minutes of the city (ie. Dickson, Kingston, Manuka, Ainslie etc) and don’t want to break the bank either!
Also, somewhere that has limited steps due to [...]