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RiotACT Face Off: Should funded tertiary education be subject selective?

By 20 October 2014 6
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It's time for another RiotACT Face Off. This week, we asked Kate Carnell and Steven Bailey to share their thoughts on government funding of tertiary education. Both were give...

A master plan for the Australian National Botanic Gardens

By 21 October 2014

The Australian National Botanic Gardens is developing a 20-year Master Plan that will provide a blueprint for its future development. “I’m excited to announce that a consortium of architects and landscape architects, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer and Taylor Cullity Lethlean, have been selected to dev...

Police seek assistance to locate missing woman

By 21 October 2014
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ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to help locate a missing 50-year-old woman, who has not been seen since Friday (October 10). The woman, Margaret Cooper, l...

Treadmill service & repair

By 21 October 2014

Hi, Just wondering if anyone know of anyone that services and repairs treadmills in Canberra? Preferably someone who comes and does it in your home, so I don't have to move it. Thanks in advance....

Chief Minister pays tribute to Gough Whitlam

By 21 October 2014

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has paid tribute to former Prime Minister and legendary Labor figure Gough Whitlam, who passed away this morning at the age of 98. “Gough Whitlam was a great reformer and an inspiring leader, who leaves a remarkable legacy,” the Chief Minister said. “Go...

Zombies in Canberra: Spread the Infection

By 21 October 2014

If it’s true that zombies eat brains they’ll be spoilt for choice in clever Canberra. With the popularity of the walking dead showing no signs of abating, locals can join in – or just watch – the Canberra Zombie Walk 2014. I wonder if any pollies will take part? The all-ages, free walk ta...

Autumn Storm (April 1999) – Extract from Meditations in Orange

By 21 October 2014

In the meantime the clear skies have darkened and the wind is getting up. After extricating myself from the angry house owner I find myself tasked to roof repairs on a two storey pseudo gothic house. After putting on a harness and checking the belay lines, I climb up a ladder and onto the roof. The ...

Recommendations for a Removalist?

By 21 October 2014 2

We are moving house soon and are looking for recommendations for a reliable furniture removalist?...

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Best Sparkie in ACT

By 25 May 2008 31

HI, Not being a fan of "The best Of" threads of late on RA, I justify this thread by the fact that its not a gym, 10 dollar pizza, beautician, pub, band or hairdresser or restaurant. My decision on chosen electrician can put me and my family in mortal danger or provide years of reliable servi...

Ingrid has one more week to live...

By 25 May 2008

Before being put to death by stomping on the floor on Inflatable Ingrid's last show, at the Phoenix Bar on May 31st. Be sure to pop around after The Warehouse Winter Music Fest, which finishes at 11pm. We'll be rocking for much longer than that! Facebook Event  The Cashews - 9:30 pm The Mi...

Gungahlin town centre planning study released

By 25 May 2008 6

For some years, the Gungahlin Community Council has been campaigning to get someone in the ACT Government to realise that our Town Centre land is disappearing quickly under endless townhouses. Meanwhile the once-promised 23,000 jobs were nowhere to be seen… Finally the ACT Government has listen...

Turbo Slam #5

By 25 May 2008

Turbo Slam #5 Friday 30 May @ The Front Café and Gallery, Lyneham A high-energy poetry competition for cash prizes. Competitors are awarded points according to the quality of writing, the delivery and the audience's reaction. Pieces should be under three minutes and must be original. Brin...

Tyre Fitter/Wheel Aligner/Suspension Mechanic Wanted

By 25 May 2008 7

I have an employment opportunity and Seek and CapitalJobs don't seem to attract any interest, so I will give it a go on here. The job is for an experienced Tyre Fitter/Wheel Aligner/Suspension mechanic. It is a full time role, located in Fyshwick, Immediate start available. Pay is based on e...

zine fair

By 25 May 2008 3

The ACT Writers' Centre will be running the first Canberra zine fair in goodness knows how long on the morning of Saturday 21 June at Gorman House, as part of the Canberra Writers' Festival. Contact the ACT Writers Centre to book a table: admin@actwriters.org.au (02) 6262 9191...

When saving water is just not worth the effort

By 23 May 2008 56

Having just received my water bill from ACTEWAGL I was very disappointed to see that despite my usage being down 33kl over the same period last year, my total bill has increased by $70. This year we put no water on our garden except for grey water - water from baths, showers and laundry was captured...

NRMA job losses

By 23 May 2008 7

Has anyone seen the canberra times reports about nrma axing jobs in Canberra? apparently they say that injury claims can ben managed more cheaply in sydney than canberra. we pay a lot of money for greenslips in canberra so i wonder when they willreduce the costs. I feel sorry for the people who hav...

Theta Healing Workshop

By 23 May 2008 40

I've been trying to find a hall or function room in the inner-north to host a Theta Healing workshop. The room needs to seat at least 10 or 15 people, and will be needed for 3 ongoing days, 8:30am - 6:00pm. (Preferably Friday, Saturday and Sunday.) Most places seem to charge by the hour, but I...

Discover the plusses of Busses (ie they come off better than a building)

By 23 May 2008 29

As reported in the local media yesterday, here are a few photos of the bus that crashed into the front of Kippax shopping centre yesterday afternoon. ...

Zierholz free beer tasting at Debacle

By 23 May 2008 18

Last night I attended the Zierholz free beer tasting  As some may have picked up already - I found out yesterday that I've known Cristoph's brother for several years, but I don't think that matters for the purposes of the review. Details: Debacle turns out to be the first location in Can...

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