Tag Archives: Canberra

Hotel Incognito! 24 hours of improvised comedy

By 11 December 2013

[ 13 December 2013 to 14 December 2013. ] “Hotel Incognito” will consist of 24 shows running approximately 45 minutes, starting on the hour, every hour, from 8pm Friday 13 December and running until 8pm Saturday 14 December. That’s right there will be shows running all night and all day, so if you rock up at 3am there will be an episode being performed.

Set in [...]

A new immigrant, asking for employment advice

By 1 December 2013

It’s very difficult to understand a country only by web browsing!
I’m a self educated graphic designer, planning for my settlement in CBR in near future. I’ve been granted a permanent work visa by the government.
Both being proud of having this golden opportunity to live and work in Australia -hopefully forever-, and concerned at the same [...]

CBR, Canberra’s city brand unveiled

By 28 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

In September 2012, the ACT Government began the development of a city brand for Canberra.
The city brand is designed to build on the success and momentum of our Centenary year and is a way for people to better understand and engage with Canberra as a place to live, work, visit, learn and invest.
Our sectors
Science, Research, [...]

Eugene Kaspersky on Canberra

By 14 November 2013

Anti-Virus Nerd Lord Eugene Kaspersky has blogged about his recent visit to Canberra and, while it’s a bit hard to tell, he seems to like the city’s antiseptic nature (considering he was Southside we couldn’t hope for more).
I think Canberra has to be the most unusual capital in the world.
Capitals are normally grand old cities [...]

In The Taratory – proving Canberra’s not boring

By 9 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

In The Taratory is a Canberra blog reviewing anything and everything to do in the ACT and surrounds. It’s been a busy few months – here are some of the highlights:
Love him or loathe him, one of the biggest events on the foodie calendar was the opening of Jamie’s Italian earlier this week. My verdict? [...]

Visionaries talk about Canberra

By 4 November 2013

Some of Canberra’s biggest names in business have a chat about how great Canberra is, and where they see our super awesome city going in the future.
Its been 100 years of Canberra, so now is time to imagine the future for Canberra in the next 100 years. Join some of Canberra’s most successful entrepreneurs over [...]

Have you seen the new Allhomes bus?

By 25 October 2013

We just launched some new advertising in the ACT – have you seen the buses? What do you think?

5 worst and best things about Canberra according to two teenage girls

By 10 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

I do love a good YouTube video about Canberra, and today I found two from user Eloey Skitz. Who seems to be two girls, maybe one is Elory and one is Skitz? I don’t know. It’s not important.
Firstly the girls list the top 5 things they hate about Canberra:

There is the prerequisite “Canberra has nothing [...]

Haunted Canberra. 10min Documentary being filmed in Canberra

By 9 October 2013

Hello Everyone,
My name is Ellen Lee and I am a fourth year student at the University of Canberra studying Film Production and International Relations.
As a part of our final unit we are to create a short 10 minute long film. Haunted Canberra is a documentary that is taking a closer look at the ghost stories [...]

“Me and My Mates Vs The Zombie Apocalypse”. Final hours of Crowdfunding

By 12 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Me and my Mates Vs the Zombie Apocalypse Crowd Funding Video **Strong Language Warning** from Daniel Sanguineti on Vimeo.
As a member of the crew, I wanted to let you all know that the crowd-funding campaign for local zombie feature film, Me and My Mates Vs. the Zombie Apocalypse is now inside its final two days. [...]

And the ACT Candidates for the 2013 election are…

By 17 August 2013

Yes that’s right folks it’s time for the sinking feeling when you realise a friend or relative is running for election in the most dire campaign in living memory.
After disgracefully doing a media flash bang without having prepped their website the Electoral Commission has finally extracted its digit and put the information online.
It’s quite the [...]

The Next Movement. Canberra hip hop at it’s finest.

By 14 August 2013

[ 22 August 2013 at 8:00 pm; ] It’s time we got back to basics in Canberra. We’re about getting organised, thorough and providing as much help to upcoming hip hop artists as we can. We’re putting on a series of events in order to bring the music back to the capital, and inject some hip hop sensibilities into our town. More opportunities [...]

Book launch: The Rule of Knowledge by Scott Baker

By 3 August 2013

Scott Baker is a Canberra-based film-maker who has recently returned from middle earth, working with Peter Jackson on his epic trilogy – The Hobbit. The Rule of Knowledge is Scott’s first novel, and has been described as ‘an adventure with heart that will keep you guessing until the very last page’.
Scott’s own life [...]

Canberra is pretty good, says a report

By 31 July 2013

Simon Corbell got all excited today as Canberra was ranked favourably in the Australian Government’s 2013 State of Australian Cities Report.
The report rates Canberra highly in liveability, active travel, and sustainable measures which are all good things.
“We’re proud the nation’s capital is being seen in a favourable light in these areas, as states and territories [...]

Sin City ACT


Rioter David has this picture to brighten up your morning:
After seeing Martin’s puddle image I thought I’d share this one with you. Cold and wet though it was on Sunday evening, there was still plenty of colour outside the Canberra GPO.

National Capital Paintball League 2013 Round 2

By 11 July 2013

Round 2 of the 2013 National Capital Paintball League was held last weekend at Paintball Sports ACT.
20 teams from the ACT and NSW battled it out across two divisions. When the dust settled the rankings were as follows:
Division 3
1. Climax
2. Ivy
3. TPC – The Players Club
4. Cunning Stunts
5. Plan B
6. Divas
7. Vengeance
8. TPC – Factory [...]

Hit the Floor Together: Upcoming Dance Performance

By 8 July 2013

[ 31 July 2013 7:00 pm to 3 August 2013 7:00 pm. ] I was recently given the opportunity to take some photos behind the scenes at a rehearsal for Hit the Floor Together, an upcoming dance performance at the Canberra Theatre Centre. The contemporary work brings together young indigenous and non-indigenous dancers to explore young people’s understanding of each other, despite differences in culture and geography.

The show explores [...]

ACT coat of arms in Canberran hands


In a ceremony at Canberra Theatre today, the ACT coat of arms was handed over from the federal government to the ACT. The handover was a culmination of many years work, and is somewhat of a fitting birthday present to our Capital.
Representatives from both sides of the Government as well as several of Canberra’s cultural [...]

How to pronounce Canberra


Just in case you’ve been doing it wrong all these years.

Paris to Monaro: Pleasures from the studio of Hilda Rix Nicholas @ The Portrait Gallery

By 24 May 2013

[ 31 May 2013 to 11 August 2013. ] As part of Canberra’s centenary celebrations, the National Portrait Gallery will honour the life and work of Hilda Rix Nicholas.

Autumn evening’s golden glow c. 1942 by Hilda Rix Nicholas, oil on canvas, Wesfarmers Collection of Australian Art, PerthNicholas, born in Ballarat in 1884, travelled widely overseas between 1907 and 1926 and achieved considerable success [...]

Melbourne is getting its own domain name .melbourne [WITH POLL]

By 13 May 2013

Melbourne is getting its own domain name reports The Age.
If the future if you want to make sure your browser is taking you to Melbourne based websites you’ll be able to check the URL to see if there’s a little .melbounre at the end.
It seems a little long for me, why not a .mlbn?
The global [...]

Some electorate tweaking coming post election

By 6 May 2013

The ABC’s Antony Green has a piece on electoral boundaries and redistributions, it seems those living on the Canberra/Fraser border could be in from some adjustment:
The ACT’s boundaries were gazetted in December 2005, so a redistribution fell due at the end of 2012. As the House of Representatives was due to expire within twelve months [...]

Downer in Decay


I took a ride up to Downer Shops on the weekend … and took some photos … the shop side is truly derelict.

One of my first group houses in the early 90′s was a weatherboard affair in Durack Street (which incidentally was the coldest house I’ve ever lived in) and Downer Shops was my local. [...]

Canberra is like that Silent Hill movie

By 15 April 2013

Nerom Eneas has found the heart of Canberra, which is apparently out the back of the Canberra Centre in Braddon, and is amused to find it empty.
Now come on guys, this is embarrassing. Where were we all that night? Why weren’t any of us hanging out at an intersection behind the mall at 11pm on [...]

Is it Andrew Leigh’s turn in Cabinet?

By 23 March 2013

Prime Minister Julia Gillard at Rooty Hill, NSW (Photo: Wikipedia)
PM Julia Gillard has some pretty big holes to fill in her front bench after this week’s #nospill. And it probably isn’t just the ACT printers who are relishing the opportunities this presents.
With so many long-standing names names jumping before they are pushed, and probably a [...]

Enlighten Music video, Order of the Golden Cardigan

By 18 March 2013

Order of the Golden Cardigan in conjunction with Grand Wazoo Production present Enlighten.
Chilled modular synthesziser music with psychadelic video taken from the 2013 Canberra Enlighten festival.

Canberra Day celebrations 100 years in the making [updated with your photos]


I arrived way too early to Canberra’s birthday. I got there at 10 in the morning. I was that guest who arrives early to a party and sits around awkwardly while you keep setting up.
It was a beautiful morning and I had fun watching the many volunteers running around assembling things at high speeds. [...]

The Newborn Intensive Care Foundation – Helping those who help our kids

By 19 February 2013

Every year around 650 babies are admitted to the Neonatal Unit at the Canberra Hospital, beginning their life by fighting for it.
Over 150 of these babies will require assistance simply to breathe, using ventilation equipment not available elsewhere. Some of these babies are born extremely premature and weigh in at only 500 grams; some are [...]

Canberra, paved with gold and awash with cocaine

By 26 January 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Myles Peterson (ex of the Canberra Times, sacked by the Pirate Party from his unpaid media role) has popped up in the Daily Telegraph fuelling every ignorant bogan’s wildest stereotype of Canberra.
Cashing in on the torrents of taxpayer cash flowing on to Canberra’s gold-paved streets, local retailers and supermarkets charge prices found only in [...]

Canberra in all its 3 dimensional glory

By 14 January 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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In case you haven’t seen you can now see 3d Canberra buildings and terrain in Google Earth.
That’s right, the next level of peering over your neighbours fence can now be done in all its 3D glory.

Paul Daley to explain his book “Canberra” at Paperchain

By 27 November 2012

[ 5 December 2012 at 6:00 pm; ]

This in from Paperchain:

Please join us to hear Paul Daley, author of Canberra, in conversation with journalist Chris Hammer.

An implicit sense of public service and ‘otherness’ has now come to permeate Canberra’s identity to a point that there is a great smugness, arrogance even, that the rest of Australia can hate us – [...]

Book launch: Canberra by Paul Daley

By 21 October 2012

Paul Daley will be in conversation with Chris Hammer on Daley’s new book, Canberra, part of the critically acclaimed City Series.
“Canberra is a city of orphans. People arrive temporarily for work, but stay on because they discover unanticipated promise and opportunity in a city that the rest of the country loathes but can’t really do without,” says [...]

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