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My car went missing off Dumas st in McKellar between midnight and 4pm yesterday. It is a 1991 Toyota Camry sedan, blue, some dents, licence plate number YWP-099. If you see it anywhere could you please call me on 62516593 or 0439 429 454. There will be a reward for anyone who has [...]
This is a real thing that real people do.
I did not expect this.
Santa Paws is back!
Bookings are now open so phone us on 6287 8100 and book in your furry friends for
their sitting with Santa and photos courtesy of Petroglyph Photography.
Sunday 10 November. 10:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday 16 November. 10:00am – 3:00pm
RSPCA ACT – 12 Kirkpatrick [...]
To whom it may concern, some totally sweet mountain bikes are going to be doing mountain bike related things this weekend.
The ACT Government would like to advise the public that The Namadgi Beast, a mountain bike race through the southern parts of Namadgi National Park, is on this Sunday 20 October 2013 from 8 am [...]
[ 25 October, 2013; 7:30 pm; ] Award winning Sydney based hip-hop artist Urthboy has been invited to launch the National Film and Sound Archive’s new theatrette.
Urthboy will be providing a talk, a presentation and a small performance about his approach to music
Urthboy, one of Australia’s most eminent hip-hop artists, will make a very special appearance at the National Film and Sound [...]
Here’s a cute story on the ANU site.
I imagine some of you dear Rioters may have been given a lift by Brian at some point in your life.
Well if you ever felt the need to let him know you appreciated it, now’s the time.
It started out as a “temporary job” that was supposed to last [...]
Some sad news for library fans.
New library opening hours will commence from Monday 2 December 2013, Director, Libraries ACT, Vanessa Little, announced today.
“We’ve had a look at usage patterns across our nine ACT public library branches, as well as the growing use of Libraries ACT’s online resources. The new opening hours will take into [...]
This just in:
Hi I am wondering if I could post something about a missing dog on your website……
MISSING FROM ARDLETHAN STREET, FISHER
A beautiful little male Tibetan Spaniel, Tan in colour, very cute got out on Sunday night, and we have been unable to find him anywhere.
He is a little timid around males, answers to Popo [...]
[ 13 October, 2013; 8:00 am; ]
TAMS are offering the chance to go bird watching with an expert:
“Namadgi National Park is often described as a bird paradise or bird haven and, on Sunday13 October 2013, there is an opportunity to join a ranger for a morning of bird watching,” said Brett McNamara, Manager of Regional Operations, National Parks and Catchments.
If you haven’t been along to one of the ANU/CAS public viewing nights this year, or if you did but the weather was dodge, this Friday night is your last chance this year. Daylight savings makes it too late for the kids to attend after this month.
Fortunately, the weather forecast this time around is as good as [...]
The August 2013 Belconnen Community Council Public Forum will be held at:
7.30pm, Tuesday 15 October 2013
Community Room above the Chandler Street Belconnen Library
This will be the last opportunity to qualify for the election of committee members at the AGM to be held on 19 November. To be eligible to nominate or vote for positions on [...]
We had a report of a white male (cavoodle?) found in Chisholm. Unfortunately he is not microchipped. Anyone recognize him?
We had a report of a black pet rabbit found on Bimbiang Crescent in Ngunnawal last night (3 October 2013). The rabbit has been taken to Gungahlin Vet Clinic.
Anyone know who it might belong to?
This has made its way to me:
Ever wanted to try wheelchair basketball? This is your chance!
Wheelout in the Capital, hosted by Sport Matters and Enable Development, is one of the Centenary of Canberra’s many wheel-themed events during SPIN: Canberra’s Weekends on Wheels.
Individual ($100) and team ($1000) registrations close today, with funds raised supporting a development [...]
[ 5 October, 2013 to 6 October, 2013. ]
On this weekend at the Wesley Centre in Griffith, come along to see:
– Displays by regional orchid societies
– Conference program including presentations by orchid specialists
– Orchids from commercial and local hobbyists for sale
– Free advice and potting demonstrations
– Food and drink available
Saturday 5 October 2013
9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 6 October 2013
noon – 4:30pm
9am – 11am FREE Streetwise Learn to skateboard session
Afternoon – PRO/AM Closed practise, come and see what’s in store for tomorrow’s main event! ALL FREE to attend!
Questacon regularly hosts talks by interesting people, this is the latest.
Dr Trevor Ireland from the ANU would like to tell you a thing or two he learned while working on the Hayabusa Space Mission..
Questacon still has a replica of the Hayabusa Satellite in the foyer I believe, which is totally worth a look also.
In 2005 [...]
[ 12 October, 2013; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]
There’s going to be a festival at the Cotter to celebrate the Cotter Dam!
It will most likely be a lovely day, but boy howdy do I see the word “******-fest” written on a lot of press releases. Is everywhere like this, or is Canberra going for some kind of most-festivals-per-capita record?
When we win that award, [...]
Posting this on behalf of a friend.
He’s a licensed shooter, formerly from Queanbeyan now living near Camden, and to keep his eye in is offering to assist landowners with fox/pig, feral animal problems.
He’s not looking to charge huge fees, it’s more a mutual benefit thing, he gets some practice and problem animals are removed. If [...]
Have any bird owners had their birds die unexpectedly in recent months? Possibly after buying a new bag of seed?
One of my cockatiels died recently. The vet suspected that it might be metal poisoning, or that it might be contaminated seed, as I had recently purchased a different brand.
Apparently there had been a similar [...]
White 96 model Honda Accord stolen from 60 Wattle Street in Lyneham on the 23rd night of September, 2013.
Registration number of the stolen vehicle: YIA 00R .
If you receive any information about this vehicle, please call ACT police on 02 62567777 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
The four biggest teams in ACT women’s sport are all going to the pub, apparently to promote “Canberra’s Summer of Women’s Sport” but also possibly because they would like a beer.
Four Teams, the Canberra Capitals (basketball), Canberra United (football), ACT Meteors (cricket) and Canberra Heat (volleyball), are about to start their new campaigns for their [...]
This Sunday (22 September 2013) Conservation Volunteers and the Friends of Mt Painter will be doing some work at Mt Painter (Cook). FoMP group have a long history of good environmental practice in restoration work in the Mount Painter Reserve, and have been working to restore the biodiversity and the native plant population in the [...]
Farrer Ridge is looking to get in on that sweet, sweet flower-loving tourist market.
If you’re a lover of perambulating amongst nature, you may want to check it out.
Floriade isn’t the only place you can take in the beautiful flowers this spring, the Farrer RidgeParkcare Group will make the most of the season on their [...]
Thanks to Territory and Municipal Services who have contracted repairs to the concrete surface of Belco skatepark in time for Belcopalooza on the 5 October.
Concrete patching will be occurring this Friday 13 and Saturday 14 September.
Please respect the works and leave them to cure. We love our skatepark and want to see it [...]
The Belconnen Community Council are conducting a survey to determine actual parking requirements in the Belconnen Town Centre.
We are holding a public meeting to begin our project to improve parking in Belconnen on Tuesday Sep 17th at Margaret Timpson park at 12.30PM. Look for the silver sculpture on the corner of Chandler St and Benjamin [...]
The Belconnen Community Council September 2013 Community Forum will be held at:
7.30pm, Tuesday 17 September 2013
Community Room above the Chandler Street Belconnen Library
Shane Rattenbury, Minister for Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Minister for Corrections, Minister for Housing, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs and Minister for Ageing, will answer questions about areas [...]
The 8th annual ‘School Stars Band Competition’ hosted by the CIT Music Industry Centre is now calling for entries from school and college students in the ACT region.
Hi everyone, I incredibly stupidly managed to lose my wedding rings at Woden on the weekend and I hoped the Rioters could keep an eye out for me?
Either in the carpark between the Hellenic Club and the bus interchange, closest to the bus interchange side; Fernwood gym, Muffin Break or Big W; sometime between [...]
In episode one of Radio National’s The Science Show, hosted by Robyn Williams AM, the publisher of Scientific American said there was a stampede away from science. Was there? On 31 August 2013, almost two thousand episodes later, The Science Show celebrated its 38th birthday, and is still going strong.
Robyn has witnessed firsthand how [...]
Learn to skateboard for FREE this Saturday 7 September 10am – 12pm at Belconnen Skatepark.
Skateboards and safety equipment is provided with qualified coaches sharing the stoke in a relaxed environment.
Kids and adults alike are all welcome.
If you’re under 18 and it’s your first time you just need a parent/guardian to complete the [...]
Geoscience Australia’s Top GeoShot photography competition is now open.
Geoscience Australia is looking for a collection of photographs that capture the essence of Earth science. The image can be anything from an unusual land formation, a link to our dynamic planet or even your favourite landscape. We are encouraging entrants to be as creative as possible [...]
Hey the weather is getting nicer, so maybe you should go talk a walk in it?
Maybe help raise money for a totally awesome playground while you’re at it?
Possibly at this walk to raise money so Boundless can build an awesome inclusive playground event.
Here’s the details:
The Boundless Canberra team would like to invite all Canberrans to [...]