Hi fellow Rioters
I’m currently in Fitzroy, Melbourne, but my cricket bag is still in Canberra, and I’m not going to be able to get back to Canberra for a couple of months to get it.
I was wondering if there were any Rioters who would be able to find space for it in the back of [...]
The ACT Assembly elections on 20 October 2012 are now only a few weeks away.
The Inner South Canberra Community Council (ISCCC) is holding a Meet the Candidates night to allow you to put the questions on the issues that matter to you.
Come and tell the political parties what you think about the issues [...]
This just in:
Female genital cosmetic surgery: what do women think about it?
Two researchers from the University of Melbourne and ANU are about to find out.
The project is called Vulvatalk and the researchers are currently recruiting participants through social network giant, Facebook. This is the first major research project to actively seek out Australian women’s opinions [...]
I drove down to the coast on the week end and counted 13 dead wombats in my travels. Poor buggers were laying beside the road, paws pointed to the sky. In some places there were two corpses in less than 100 meters. Most were between Braidwood and Bungendore. All were sprayed with a cross on [...]
Hi guys, just like to let anyone interested know that there is finally a good poker game on the Northside. Although it’s been running for a few years, I’ve recently taken over running the game and would like to extend an invite to anyone who doesn’t feel like travelling all the way out to Queanbeyan [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
On the bike path parallel to Kurungai Drive, where Spence an Fraser meet.
A cowardly attack from the rear by an overprotective magpie, shocked the living daylights out of me. Got me on the cheek, right next to the ear.
Time for magpie protective measure me thinks.
The Refugee Action Committee has called a demonstration in support of refugees and against the Pacific Solution for Saturday 25 August at 12.30pm in Garema Place in Canberra.
Lost Sat 18 Aug in Higgins/Holt/Macgregor/Latham a red Komatsu Power head for the use with attachments such as chainsaw/hedge trimmer etc. the unit is useless without attachments and these cannot be bought from retailers in the ACT.
A $200 no questions asked reward for its return.
Please call 0412 472 936 if you have any information.
Just want to say a massive thank you to the guys at 6 Star Hot water and Plumbing for helping me out over the phone in regards to a leak in the kitchen sink. Just some honest hard working and good natured guys who helped without needing to charge. Saved me hundreds with some [...]
[ 5 September, 2012; 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] World-renowned theoretical physicist and science-communicator Professor Lawrence Krauss will the guest-of-honour at a Q&A session of Canberra Skeptics.
If you want to learn about everything from the Higgs Boson to the Mars Curiosity Rover, religion to public policy, come along and probe the mind of the one the most well-known names in science.
Professor Lawrence M. Krauss [...]
9am – 11am at Tuggeranong Skatepark this Saturday – Free “learn to skateboard” coaching clinic by accredited skate coaches Brenden Wood and David Donoghoe!
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 [...]
[ 25 August, 2012; 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. ]
All women 16–60+ are welcome to join us for a fun morning of paddling on Lake Burley Griffin followed by a sausage sizzle BBQ. Try something new, improve your health and fitness, make new friends and find out why dragon boating is such a fast-growing fun sport.
Meet at Lotus Bay, Alexandrina Drive Yarralumla (look for [...]
Well there has been a drop in the number of chuggers recently but they are still around. I have discovered the best way to get back of them when they take things too far.
About 6 weeks ago I was stopped in Garema Place by a guy representing UNICEF. We had a bit of a chat [...]
Menslink wants you to be a mentor!
Menslink are a charity organisation based in Griffith, A.C.T. For the last ten years we’ve run a mentoring program for young blokes aged 14-21, the aim being to help them realise their potential.
We’re currently looking for men aged 23+ who are looking for a rewarding way to contribute to [...]
Are you a Canberra performer looking for a chance to showcase your talent? Then Mondayitis Cabaret wants to hear from you.
[ 15 August, 2012; 12:30 pm; ]
This in from the CSIRO:
Join Prof Colin Pask for a lunchtime talk.
Colin Pask will take you into a place that can be frightening and bring you back a little wiser.
He introduces the main ideas of mathematics, and using examples, painlessly demonstrates how they are
expressed in symbols while helping you to overcome the fear of maths.
We are currently organising a reunion for the class of 1992 for past students and teachers from Wanniassa High School.
It will be held on Saturday 6th October 2012.
If you are a student or teacher of the class of 1992 or you know someone who is please contact via email email@example.com
[ 3 September, 2012; ] The celebrated British Novelist Patrick Gale will making his Canberra debut, reading at the National Library at 6pm on September 3rd, as part of his Australian Reading Tour. He will be promoting his new book; “A Perfectly Good Man.” Patrick has a world wide following of fans, and his books will appeal to anyone with [...]
COME & PLAY MANDOLIN! – Information/Planning Session
WHEN: Sunday 19 August 2012, 5.00 to 6.00pm
WHERE: Hellenic Club In The City, 13 Moore St, Canberra City – The Atlas Room
WHAT: We’re holding an exciting Information/Planning Session on 19 August, to start a new Learning Group and Playing Group and to extend the Ensemble. All players of mandolin, [...]
Looking for a some extra cash? Are you a keen iPhone developer who wants to get out of a job/freelance work and into business/entrepreneurship? Looking to make Canberra a better place? You’re in luck, Imagine Team is looking to hire!
We’ve been helped a lot by the community at The RiotACT in the past, so [...]