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Whats on this weekend? 25th and 26th October 2014

By 24 October 2014 2

Krystal Sanders is attending the launch of Harry Hartog (the bespoke old school book store) at 6.30pm tonight at Westfield Woden - with special guest Dr Andrew Leigh (Federal M...

Canberra International Film Festival Opening Night – David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars”

By 24 October 2014

“What better celebration of independent world cinema than to tear Hollywood to shreds?”  Canberra International Film Festival director Lex Lindsay is introducing the openi...

Possible ramifications for public servants from health insurance selloff

By 25 October 2014

Radio National is reporting plans on the part of Medicare and the Government to compulsorily take part of public servants' superannuation on retirement, and use it to pay health care premiums, regardless of the choices and wishes of said retirees once Medicare is privatised. With no regard to whethe...

Canberra Home Delivery Food?

By 25 October 2014 4

I've just moved to Canberra and quite like it... except for the take-away and home delivery choices (or at least those I've found so far). Why does Pad Thai cost $16.50 (Lemon Grass)? In Sydney $12 is expensive. Same goes for Indian food... curries at $17-20 is a rip-off for take away. And why n...

Dodgy TV (ABC + 10) Fraser – anyone else?

By 24 October 2014

No signal on those two stations since storm yesterday.  Anyone else in the Fraser area having the same trouble, or it is just us? cheers MS...

Can anyone recommend a bobcat service at reasonable price

By 24 October 2014 1

Hi All, I am looking for a bobcat service at reasonable price, please advise if you know someone....

ACTs largest drug seizure; man arrested

By 24 October 2014 4

ACT Policing seized approximately 28 kilograms of a substance suspected to be methylamphetamine during the search of a vehicle in Curtin yesterday (October 23). The search w...

Buying a new car – should it have a full tank of petrol?

By 24 October 2014 28

I'm interested on hearing thoughts on this, I recently purchased a new car from a dealer in Phillip that shall remain nameless (although it does rhyme with shommonwealth boaters).  Anyway, I went to pick it up and when the salesperson was handing over the keys and going through some features (its p...

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Cosi at Theatre 3

By 30 November 2008 1

Louis Nowra's Cosi is currently running at Canberra Rep's Theatre Three (behind the school of music in Acton if you haven't been). A play first performed in 1992, about events in 1971, now brought to the stage here in Canberra in 2008 at times the material seems weirdly adrift. Buying two ...

Foreshore from the wrong shore, 2008

By 29 November 2008 1

This afternoon the southern shore of Lake Burley Griffin was filled with tentage, amplifiers, and lovers of repetitive electronic music. On the northern sure the music was coming across loud and clear. Wedding car drivers stood around talking about their cars. Dog walkers stared in bewilderme...

Images of Canberra - The Mt Franklin track

By 29 November 2008 15

[First filed: November 29, 2008 @ 07:52] AndyM has sent in this picture with accompanying note: Here is a picture I took a few years ago I quite like. It was taken on a cloudy winter’s day. It was taken from the Mt Franklin car park looking up the track to Mt Franklin. Got an ima...

Walk Against Warming

By 29 November 2008 40

Saturday 6th December 11.30am City Walk (near the fountain at the front of the Canberra Centre) Another drop-in to my intray.  Last time I went to one of these, I was stunned at the number of cars! The Walk Against Warming kick-off events in Sydney and Melbourne attracted huge crowds attemp...

Subtle Sabotage in Supermarkets - parents beware!

By 29 November 2008 29

If you ever wondered how shelf packers maintain their sanity, other than building barricades of cartons across the aisles?  Here is an example of an Evil Packing Genius's cunning work, spotted at Woolies in Tuggeranong this morning. How many sleep-deprived parents are now at home, stuffing ...

There goes the commercial property market - GE pulls the plug

By 29 November 2008 11

The Canberra Times has a story on repercussions for the local property market with General Electric Real Estate forced to put its commercial property assets on the auction block. This could also be a sign of things to come in the retail sector. GE's finance division has run the credit for Harvey ...

John and Marianne on 2XX - Talking the RiotACT episode 15

By 29 November 2008

For those who missed it live, the downloadable version of 2XX’s RiotACT segment featuring your’s truly and Marianne Mettes is now available. To catch it live tune in at 5pm on Friday afternoons on 2XX, 98.3FM....

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 28 November

By 29 November 2008 33

[First filed: November 27, 2008 @ 11:54] The ants seem calm... So what's good to go this weekend in the entertaining capital of the nation? Just post your suggestions in the comments. ...

Men's Haircuts

By 29 November 2008 47

In the past month, I've seen an explosion of guys with crazy hair styles. All sorts of strange short styles and crazy colours. It got me thinking, where can you go in Canberra to get a decent trim without Fabio wanting to mouse and tint your locks for $200? So straight male Rioters, wher...

The Dunhill Blues @ The Phoenix - Dec 6

By 29 November 2008 1

We are the stinkest punk country trash band this side of the petticote. We play loud and we play anywhere, anytime. We drink, smoke and rarely exercise. We don’t have cool hair, we don’t wear girl’s jeans and we love our mums.   We are playing The Phoenix on Saturday, December...

Carneywatch - Stonefest!

By 28 November 2008 12

Mish_Mash has reported a Todd Carney Facebook sighting. Looks like he's had trouble sorting out the visa, but having a good time regardless....

F1 in Schools

By 28 November 2008 1

The ACT is punching well above its weight in the F1 in Schools competition. Students are tasked to design balsa wood 'Formula 1' cars, which are powered by the discharge of a CO2 cylinder (think soda siphon), and the cars race over a straight course, guided by a guy wire. The ACT schools are a...

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