I realise that I may provoke some teasing for this request (suffer slings and arrows, perhaps), but does anyone know of a good way to learn how to act here in Canberra?
I’m a middle-aged chap transitioning to retirement and am looking for meaningful things to do for the next 40 years. I’ve no experience [...]
Idea for an app for public art
“Green-on-blue” attacks are attacks by members of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) on usually unsuspecting members of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), including Australians. Green-on-blue deaths have been increasing each year in Afghanistan over the past four years. During 2012 to the end of November, 16 percent of ISAF deaths in Afghanistan have [...]
Sometime in the very near future, I will be joining one of the larger Federal Government departments in an EL1 role. I’ve only ever worked in the private sector, so it’s going to be a bit of a culture shock, I’m sure.
A question for those in the know – is joining a union compulsory? [...]
For some time now we have had a bird with a curious call which I can only describe as a two tone coo – eee, repetitive and penetrating.
It kicks off at about 4.30 am. and continues through the day.
Can anyone please identify?
36%RH feels humid.
Looking for venues for something a bit different.
I’m the convenor for Canberra & Southern NSW Dart Tag.
We are well known both nationally and internationally, at least within our geeky niche.
We run ‘live action games’ based around the use of Nerf guns (Humans vs Zombies, such as the ANU used to run, for example). We [...]
This year, Belconnen Fresh Food Markets will contribute to The Salvation Army Christmas appeal by hosting a Christmas tree in the centre of the marketplace from Saturday 1 December until Sunday 23 December 2012.
We urge local Canberran’s to dig deep and donate in December to families who struggle to make ends meet at one of [...]
Any one Seeing Daniel who has been missing from Hospital since 25th November 2012 should call the police or his family on 0450345325
Daniel went missing from Chisholm Ross Hospital, Goulburn, NSW after being allowed out for a 30 minute un supervised walk at about 10.30 am 25th November 2012.
He was wearing blue or black T [...]
The Centenary of Canberra people are very excited to have turfed the Canberra coat of arms off the Brumbies jersey in favour of their own logo:
Traditionally the right breast on the University of Canberra Brumbies jersey has been reserved for the ACT Coat of Arms, but with the Territory celebrating 100 years in 2013 [...]
Just read that his worship Higgins has provided bail to serial car thief, drug user teen for the second time. The fact that he while on bail and i assume disqualified from driving, ran a red light mounted the traffic island and crashed into an innocent punter, sorry allegedly, would i think show that he [...]
With even the most staunch “it’s too early” objector having to can it come the weekend because its December, it’s time to start the thread for 2012.
I have a nearly two year old now, that’s a good enough excuse for me to get out and go look at other people’s lights without needing [...]
About a week ago my fiance’s car was hit when stopped at a set of traffic lights. The woman only provided her licence number, plate, and mobile number. While she claimed to have insurance, she refused to hand the details over.
We have been trying to contact this woman for nearly two weeks now, and she [...]
Territory and Municipal Services are looking for public feedback on the stepping stones over Ginninderra Creek:
“The stepping stones have provided local residents with a means to cross Ginninderra Creek since 1993 when Umbagong District Park opened,” Mr Gill said. “A footbridge is also available further up the river near a playground and barbeque area for [...]
What does the hive think about the best shops to buy PC bits and pieces in Canberra?
I know best prices can be found on the web but I want to talk to someone about my purchases.
I’ve had a bit of hit and miss at JBs.
Any views on Officeworks ?
Bad jokes aside can anyone recommend a good pool repair/maintenance company to do some pool repairs in Canberra?
I have been going to a major franchise/chain store for my regular water checks and chemicals but recently when my pool had issues and needed to be looked at I found them less than satisfactory.
Bad communication, bad service [...]
My question for you fine people is: Can anyone recommend a good personal trainer who deals with issues caused by incorrect posture? Someone who works in the inner north or inner south/Woden would be ideal.
As a bit of background: I’ve had persistent neck/upper back pain for many years and have done the rounds of osteos, [...]
50 years ago, in March 1962, Sir Edwin McCarthy took up his position as the first Australian Ambassador to the EU. Since then EU-Australia relations have had their ups and downs but today the relationship is broader, deeper and stronger than ever – but many challenges lie ahead.
Every month this year, two or three Ambassadors [...]
The last two days I have been finding a huge amount of bees dying on my back path. They seem to be feeding on a banksia, which has not been sprayed in any way. It is in proximity to a quince tree which I do spray with Rogor, but that has never caused this problem [...]
The yellow flowered plants which have taken over the Glenlock Interchange former horse paddocks and also some of our roadsides are not lovely seasonable wildflowers but the declared pest plant StJohns Wort.
This weed has a ‘must be controlled’ and ‘protect priority sites’ status in the ACT yet ACT Government has allowed it to florish [...]
My wife was telling me that our prospective pre-school won’t apply sunscreen on children. The reason is that if they did, they would be required to wash their hands after each child (so it’s not about allergies). I didn’t find out why they have to wash their hands after each child, kid cooties being the [...]
I forgot to take a picture of it – but I was just wondering what the massive pole on the corner of Chewings St and Southern Cross Drive is all about.
It is very intrusive as it overlooks most of Scullin and Florey.
Place: Barton Highway/Clarrie Hermes Drive traffic lights – heading south.
Time: Anytime from 7:45 to around 8:45 weekdays.
Lights go green.
Three lanes of traffic take off.
Three lanes become two.
Place: Barton Highway/Curran Drive intersection – turning south.
Time: Anytime from 7:45 to around 8:45 weekdays (and around 15 seconds from the above).
Cars turn left into the merge lane and [...]
INNER SOUTH CANBERRA COMMUNITY COUNCIL
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
7 PM 27 NOVEMBER 2011
EASTLAKE CLUB, OXLEY STREET, GRIFFITH
1. Welcome – Gary Kent, Chairperson
3. Guest Speakers
(a) 7 pm “Our changing suburbs – what, when and how and why don’t I know about it?” Craig Simmons Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate ACT Government
(b) 7.30 pm “A proposal to re-zone the majority of [...]
Seems like a good idea.
Better then Snowtown or some lame pollie.
Change.org have a petition.
Last night GoosePig and I fronted up to Theatre 3 to see the opening night of Canberra Rep’s latest outing, Alan Ayckbourn’s Improbable Fiction.
The theatre was filled to capacity, the set was jaw-droppingly good, and then the bad news.
One of the lead characters, Brevis, had been replaced at short notice for health reasons.
An already tricky [...]
MC has sent these in:
I was cycling around Lake Burley Griffin and saw this at Molonglo Reach.
I’d love to know what the sport is?
My best guess – stand-up paddle boarding polo?!
Whatever it may be, it seems the local cormorants are practicing their goalkeeping skills.
In Blow Up The Humanities, Professor Toby Miller has provocatively outlined an argument for a new model of humanities teaching and scholarship that will address the social, cultural and economic crises it faces. In England, the newly formed Council for the Defence of British Universities argues the university system is being deliberately designed to subordinate everything [...]
Hi – I am looking for a GP in the south-side /Tuggeranong area with experience in dealing with Veterans Affairs.
My first GP had no experience and I had significant difficulties in getting my claims processed.
I now need to make another claim and don’t want a repeat of my earlier problem.
BeeJay76 has sent this in:
Came across this heroic specimen on Gubur Dhaura in Franklin. Is it a different species, or is it the magical earth on the hill?
Your thoughts hive mind?
Cslwn has sent this in:
My cousin’s dog has been missing since Monday the 19th midday. He is a small, male brindle with a white chest and black collar.He answers to the name Des.
It is very likely that he has been picked up yet has not been returned to the RSPCA or pound.
My cousin, my [...]
Can anyone recommend a good and friendly/dog loving groomer in Canberra’s inner south? Mobile is preferable but not necessary. The main thing is that the groomer likes dogs and treats them well. My pooch is a cavoodle.