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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 [...]
Norm Abjorensen has made a life and career in Canberra. But he doesn’t like it. I mean, really doesn’t. vut he’s been here ages. Was it something we said? A mate sent me this link to an article in the UK’s Spectator.
Nice of him to bash Canberra in an overseas publication. Why not in [...]
Hi Fellow Rioters!!
I am working on a presentation at work and am needing some information that I just cannot find anywhere!!!!!
I have looked and searched and researched but to no avail.
I require stats/numbers/figures/business demographics for the difference in the amount of people who work for the Gov as opposed to private industry in the ACT.
Breakdowns of that nature etc.
I am not [...]
These signs have sprung up around the entrances to the new building at 121 Marcus Clarke St lately, and they’ve got me a little confused.
All I can think is that either the building throws special shadows with enough mass to cause people to trip over, or there’s been a spate of people being followed very [...]
[First filed: Oct 19, 2010 @ 10:16]
‘ACT4GWS’, Canberra’s bid to partner with AFL’s newest franchise, Team GWS, is calling on the Canberra community for one last show of support as it looks to secure its target of 5,000 $50 pledges.
As of this morning, ‘ACT4GWS’ has secured 4,879 pledges with a small number of pledge books [...]
We have moved from interstate recently and have struggled to find a store/providore who sells tasty greek yoghurt with a variety of flavours.
Any suggestions would be great?
Hi, I was sent a brochure for some walks called Acton walkways. As I work in Civic and some walks were on at lunchtime, I thought give them a try. They are fabulous. Not too much exercise involved, but you do get to know the culture and history of our unique and wonderful city.
I have [...]
I’ve just got an e-mail to say that Cirque du Soleil are coming back to Oz with their show Saltimbanco next year .
But Canberra is missing out
Given their popularity on previous visits, I can only assume the space behind the National Library is no longer available…?
[ 9 October, 2010; ]
If you love to dress up and have fun join us for a Magical evening of fun, fantasy, music and entertainment. So don your masks and costumes and be transported to another time and place!!
Where: Top of the Cross, Southern Cross Club, Corinna Street, Woden, ACT
Tickets: Meal & Show – $52, Show Only – $25
Thanks to Buzzy for letting us know that Canberra’s low profile Member for Fraser, Andrew Leigh, is speaking at the Festival of Dangerous ideas on “Why Canberra is the best city in Australia”:
Since the publication of Robert Putnam’s Bowling Alone, the concept of social connectedness has been a vital tool for understanding how we live [...]