Only 1 week to go before an estimated 25,000 people gather in Commonwealth Park to be entertained by live music, play interactive audience games and of course watch the 16 films that made it to the finals of Tropfest 2011.
Hopefully the 16th film into the finals will be Tinman by Canberra team James Hunter & [...]
Our mates moved to Melbourne so we are making a list of “must do’s” in Canberra. We can prove the Nation’s Capital has just as much to offer… not somewhere where we ride kangaroos to work on a dirt road.
So far we have a list of bars, restaurants and sites to see/do…
Join a group of fun social people who are out to prove that the myth of Canberra being a boring place is wrong, and get together regularly to mingle, meet new people, and enjoy a range of the ‘what’s on’ activities around town.
Activities will include a diverse range of events, including concerts, live shows, comedy [...]
We are a group of ANU university students, and as a born and bred Canberran, I’ve always had trouble with the Action Bus system. I have a hard time finding out where the stops are, the bus website is really hard to use on the go, and judging from the posts already made regarding [...]
Over the Christmas period I was lucky enough to get a stop over in Canberra. I lived there for about eight years from when I was 14 until 24.
I never really wanted to leave but I was not going to be able to stay and be happy. Our family went through an intense period [...]
I know it goes both ways…
Geesh most of people in Quangers in court on Mondays are from Oaks Estate (ACT) Majority of them came from ACT (still in ACT) just offended in Quangers.
Civic wanted them out,,,,give them Govvy housing in Oaks Estate and send them in Qbn for thier Methadone and free meals…Still ACT’s issue [...]
This in from ACT Policing:
A large number of people gathered in Civic welcoming 2011 in a responsible and considered manner. Police noted the vast majority of revellers were well behaved and considerate of others, reflected in the low number of arrests.
New Year’s Eve Police Commander Superintendent Mark Antill said the 4 arrests related to [...]
- watching the Boxing Day Test
- watching the start of the Sydney/Hobart race
- consuming your favourite hangover recipes, whether in solid or liquid form (tips welcome!)
- having a nana nap in the afternoon.
Of course, some people may go jogging. But I’m guessing they are in the minority.
What are other Rioters doing today?
Santa in the Ute has visited Monash this arvo (sorry, not quick enough to get the camera out).
Any other sightings this year?
This is in response to the recent post Follow the money – Canberra postcodes mapped for wealth.
In the thread the question was asked
Are there other maps which illustrate other aspects of “wealth” apart from “investment habits” such as income, assets, etc.?
Actually, I was also curious as there are perceptions in Canberrans’ mind of which [...]
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released its latest expose on the characteristics of the ACT.
In the 12 months ending August 2010, there were an estimated 75,700 ACT residents aged 55 years and over, making up 26% of the ACT civilian population. Just over 40% of them (or 30,500 people) were participating in the labour [...]
[First filed: Dec 4, 2010 @ 14:31]
“paddy217125″ has posted to YouTube an excellent video of tandem skydiving over Canberra.
For those who haven’t tried it yet, trust me, this really captures the experience well.
Do you want to be apart of what will be the largest roller derby event Canberra Roller Derby League has ever hosted?
Well your in luck because there are still tickets available through Ticketek.
This bout will see Canberra Roller Derby League’s representative team the Vice City Rollers play against Sydney Roller Derby League’s representative team the [...]
Raidercast’s first show (pilot) has now been fully released and is available for download from Mediafire here.
Raidercast is the Canberra Raiders’ podcast produced by the team at raiders.net.au
In our pilot we talk a little bit about the 2010 season, Terry Campese’s injury, possible replacements for Campo, 4 nations, club news and more.
We would love [...]
Hello fellow Canberran drivers,
Do you want to follow what’s up with traffic related updates across the capital? Then follow @TrafficCanberra on twitter!
Myself and JohnnyCharisma (member of riotACT) manage this twitter account to retweet traffic related tweets across the capital community to keep you safe and aware. We retweet traffic related tweets from the police too.
[ 7 November, 2010; 8:00 pm; ] A bumper year for the Tuggeranong Arts Centre (TAC) Comedy Club is set to finish with a bang on Tuesday, December 7.
The consummate and clean-working Michael Connell, in his exclusive Canberra show, will head up a killer line-up of comedians that includes Toby Halligan, Johnno Davies, Jay Sullivan and much more.
Michael is a talented musician, [...]
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Anyone have an idea as to what happened to this area in Lawson?
There seems to be an abandoned tennis court, driveways, streets, footpaths and vacant lots.
Childers Street, City West, has recently been modified. The road’s pinch points have been removed, the speed limit has been dropped from 30km/h to a 10km/h shared zone… (makes sense to speed a road up then tell pedestrians they may legally meander across whenever they like…)
There are still centre lines painted on the road, [...]
The Shelter Offshore website has a pretty well balanced guide to Canberra for the emigre pom who doesn’t need to settle on the beach.
It finishes with this:
If you’re a family thinking of emigrating to Australia and you’re considering Canberra, a good rule of thumb to follow is don’t send your children to a school in [...]
I recently Purchased a Yamaha xvs650 classic, and It seems there is no owners club in canberra .
If you or someone you know rides a Yamaha cruiser and is interested in starting a club or just the occasional ride then id love to hear from you .
[First filed: Nov 16, 2010 @ 8:53]
Are you falling out of love with Canberra? Does your romance with the national capital need a little boost?
I promise you, if you watch this excerpt from a Bollywood movie, filmed recently in Canberra, you will find your mojo for Canberra all over again!
This is Canberra, but perhaps as [...]
The Roar is carrying a heartfelt plea for an A-League team in Canberra.
Interestingly it seeks to rebut the notion that the GWS AFL tie in has nailed shut the coffin of the A-League bid.
Steve’s Cycling Blog has an interesting review of Canberra as a cycling destination through American eyes.
Unlike Robert Fisk Steve seemed to like our cycling culture and the easy tempered harmony of cyclists and motorists:
It was great to see a place where cyclists are woven into the traffic environment, with wide streets, bicycle lanes, drivers who [...]
Tiresome, dishonest, and frequently downright wrong British pundit Robert Fisk (beloved of the Canberra Times for syndication purposes) has taken a swipe at us in an article gracing The Independent opining on why the world can’t be arranged exactly to suit his own prejudices.
(Intriguingly he thinks Istanbul/Constantinople was a Crusader city)
While complaining bitterly that his [...]
[Photo by MJay]
As foreshadowed this lunchtime saw Blackhawk assault helicopters playing around over Parliament House for an exercise.
Readers have been sending the pix in (slideshow below) if you got one please send it in to email@example.com .
The Canberra Country Music Festival announced that Top Gear’s “Artic Challenge Race To The North Pole” Toyota Hilux will to be on display at the Toyota Country Pavillion- Oh what a feeling!
Numerous motoring journalists will be present and will add a new dimension to the Festival being held at Exhibition Park during 12-14 November. [...]
Well the City Walk Expo markets did indeed materialise. We can expect to see them every weekend.
It was raining when I walked past, how did other people find them?
My friend and I are after any information related to Canberra Times newspaper reports (or any reports from any media for that matter), related to the disappearance/murder of 20 year old girl Keren Ellen Rowland; who went missing on Friday 28th February, 1971 on Parkes Way, Canberra.
We have checked out the National Library’s microfilm [...]
Just letting you know about the new unofficial Canberra Raiders website, raiders.net.au
We have just released our first podcast – Raidercast – which can be downloaded from our forums (http://forums.raiders.net.au) in which we discuss the end of the 2010 NRL season, Terry Campese’s injury and possible replacements, 4 nations news, club news and [...]
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has announced the release of national fertility statistics:
Tasmania had the highest fertility rate, with 2.18 babies per woman, while the Australian Capital Territory had the lowest at 1.74.
But remember, if we don’t make our own babies we have to put up with other peoples.
[First filed: Nov 2, 2010 @ 13:44]
We don’t know how we missed the “Uninats” being held for unicycles in Canberra this year.
Fortunately YouTube brings the highlights of the one-wheeled outrages to public decency. Fortunately it doesn’t look like they’ll be breeding.
Attention movie buffs?
Interested in expanding you social network, meeting new people and enjoying a film on the ‘Big Screen’ with other local movie fans?
The ‘Canberra Movie Goers’ is a new meet up group for individuals keen to enjoy movies on a regular basis with others at locations such as Dendy in Civic, or Greater Union [...]