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City Centre blooming? Or state sponsored busking?

By 28 August 2008 9

Ambling through Garema Place this lunchtime I was surprised to see buskers playing easy listening covers with a large and sophisticated PA system. They even had a team of sound techs making sure their two guitars were coming out just right. (video of performers included) The Chief Minister has now ...

The return of Kate?

By 28 August 2008 93

The following item was in today’s “Tips and Rumours” in Crikey: Former Liberal Chief Minister Kate Carnell (aka The Hospital Imploder) has put up her hand to run for Bill Stefaniak’s just-vacated seat in Ginninderra. The catch: she will only do it if made leader. Zed, already ...

Tharwa Bridge re-opens

By 28 August 2008 23

Tharwa Drive might be bidding for the title of most murderous road in the ACT. But at least it goes somewhere now with the bridge to Tharwa re-opening. The de facto mayor of Tharwa, and CAP candidate for the upcoming election, Val Jeffery, has signaled his pleasure at this development. But that hasn ...

Pod People Release Double Vinyl and New CD

By 28 August 2008 3

Canberra doom masters Pod People have been hard at it over recent months preparing and releasing their second full length album, “Mons Animae Mortuorum”(Mor-2-or-um for those struggling with the Latin) – Translated “Mountain, Where the souls of the dead reside” – ...

RiotACT Sim Challenge Round Four - Adam Verwey, Independent for Ginninderra -

By 28 August 2008 40

RiotACT Sim Challenge Round Four - Adam Verwey, Independent for Ginninderra - Tonight! Tonight at All Bar Nun in O’Connor, from 7pm, the Independent anti-poker machine crusader, and candidate for Ginninderra, Adam Verwey will be showing off his Sim City skills ...

Dont buy your speakers off the street - Simon warns

By 28 August 2008 26

[First filed: July 31, 2008 @ 10:04] Simon Corbell is warning Canberrans to avoid high pressure speaker salesmen operating from the back of a white van: ‘”The scammers typically approach people at places like bus stops, at traffic lights or in car parks, and use high pressure and aggress ...

Pangallo picks up a runner

By 28 August 2008 7

The ABC reports that Frank Pangallo’s strange tilt at the Legislative Assembly has picked up an interesting candidate in Molonglo in the form of Phil Thompson. The former coroner and special magistrate would have a lot to offer any party but has decided to line up with the Mayor of Queanbeyan. ...

Unfit to plead but fit to drive?

By 28 August 2008 8

The Canberra Times reports that a 60yo man who caused the death of a motorcylist in 2006 is unfit to plead due to alcohol-related dementia with the judge quoted as saying he would not be able to understand the nature of the charge or his rights in relation to the jury, and he would not be [...] ...

Pablo takes on Kevin-24/7?

By 28 August 2008 30

Pablo takes on Kevin-24/7? [ 23 August 2008 to 30 August 2008. ] [First filed: August 27, 2008 @ 09:33] Pablo Latona has finally taken reality television to where it should have gone in the first plac ...

Should we leave the big poo to Robertson?

By 27 August 2008 12

Should we leave the big poo to Robertson? Those who have trekked the Illawarra Highway will almost certainly be aware that Robertson is home to mists, and a big poo. The poo bears a sign claiming it is a potato. But it& ...

Images of Canberra - just another sunset

By 27 August 2008 6

Images of Canberra - just another sunset I was out on another job yesterday took a wild snap at this, went back to what I was doing, and was rather impressed with the result when I unloaded it. Got an image in or of Canb ...

Special Education Election Forum

By 27 August 2008 8

[ 18 September 2008; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] The ACT Council of P&C Associations, Advocacy for Inclusion & Autism, Asperger (ACT) are holding a ‘Special Education Election Evening’ At 6.30 pm, Thursday 18 September. The evening will be held at Dickson College, Phillip Avenue, Dickson ...

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