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Raiders blow away Knights 30-14

By 1 September 2009 2

ABC Grandstand reports on the results of the Canberra Raiders’ final home game of the season, a fine 30-14 win against the Newcastle Knights. The Raiders scored their opening try in only the second set of the game, with Daniel Vidot touching down in the corner despite the attention of three Ne ...

Boo! Hiss! Galaxy nightclub doubles its admission price

By 1 September 2009 19

Five dollars isn’t a bad price to pay for some cheesy 80′s memories, but ten dollars is too much to charge for entry in to what is a mediocre place. For those of us who grew up in the 80′s and haven’t stopped partying, it’s one of the few places which isn’t full o ...

Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships Launch

By 31 August 2009 5

Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships Launch The Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships were officially opened today with a ceremony and race in Civic. Canberra showed the international competitors and specatators a sam ...

Beer + Bubs is coming to Canberra

By 31 August 2009 25

A friend of mine has just told me that Beer + Bubs is coming to Canberra, hopefully from November this year. Beer + Bubs is a childbirth preparation class that has been hugely successful in Sydney. Probably because it’s a one-night event rather than a multi-week course, and it’s held at ...

Victory over Prostate Cancer motorcycle ride - 10 October 2009

By 31 August 2009 5

On Saturday 10 October 2009 the Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club – Federal Chapter will host a fund raising “dice” run in aid of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (officially sanctioned event).  The motorcycle ride will commence at Murrumbateman at 10am (with early brea ...

The largest 10-minute theatre festival in the world! Coming to Canberra!

By 31 August 2009

[ 2 September 2009 to 5 September 2009. ] Australian Stage ...

Election advertising up for review

By 31 August 2009 8

With an eye on ACT Labor’s 2008 Election spending, where their advertising campaign spent more money than the rest of the field combined, an Assembly Committee composed of the three parties has given its final recommendations on the proposed Government Agencies (Campaign Advertising) Bill 2008 ...

Thus spake the community: Dont make us spend Melbourne Cup with our families

By 31 August 2009 15

John Hargreaves is admitting that having a public holiday on the day of the Melbourne Cup was a horrible and stupid idea. But loathe as he is to get rid of a public holiday we’re going to have a silly “Family & Community Day public holiday” on the first monday in September. Ex ...

Should Plastic Bags be Banned from the ACT?

By 31 August 2009 26

An online discussion forum has just been launched by the ACT Department of Environment, Climate Change, Energy and Water inviting the community to have a say about whether plastic bags should be banned, what alternatives there are and whether a levy should be applied to the use of bags.  The site ...

Gimme Shelter - Sleepout at the Albert Hall

By 31 August 2009 28

Gimme Shelter - Sleepout at the Albert Hall [ 11 September 2009; ] [First filed: August 29, 2009 @ 10:19] Homelessness in Canberra is a bit of a hidden problem thanks to the cold. But it's still out there, and one day ...

MTB World Champs launch tomorrow

By 30 August 2009 15

[ 31 August 2009; 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. ] It's the eve of the World's biggest mountain bike party, and if you've been under a rock for the last couple of years it's happening in Canberra. Yes, it's the Mountain Bike World Championships, hosted at Stromlo Forest Park. The action kicks off tomorrow ...

The Speeding Camera Vans of the ACT

By 30 August 2009 89

A big congratulations to the driver of ACT Govt speed camera van with rego plate YFA-46R that was stationed on the center median strip of the Monaro Highway north bound lanes, just near the Snowy Hydro copter shop today, Sunday 27 August .  After a long day of keeping our roads safer by sending o ...

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