Space geeks should check out this free talk next Tuesday from 6pm at the CSIRO Discovery Centre.
Dr Lisa Harvey-Smith is CSIRO’s Project Scientist on Australia’s bid to win the giant Square Kilometre Array project. This is a massive project of some 3000 radio astronomy dishes and arrays with a total surface area of (you guessed [...]
Oh OK … it’s Autumn and all the leaves are coloured and the air’s turning crisp and photographers are out taking pictures – as they do. I thought I’d share this one because the way the light has literally ‘infused’ the leaves and brought out some spectacluar colours. Canberra expresses it’s seasons so emphatically. I [...]
So, the Lyneham servo finally closed it’s doors on the weekend.
The bike shop left months ago.
Soon the place will dug up and (presumably) the ground detoxed to make way for some more units … can’t be too many of these suburban servos left.
I remember the ones in Watson, Ainslie (& the mad [...]
On Saturday evening I went along with the family to a special members event at the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG). The rainforest gully walk has been kitted out with low wattage LED lighting funded by the ‘Friends of the Botanic Gardens’ and Saturday night was the first time they were showing it off. There [...]
Well with my life seriously sucking right now I went to ask for help. Over the past 6 months I’ve fronted up at the hospital to ask for mental health help. Each time I’ve been interviewed, assessed, asked lots of questions, and sent home then not called back again till weeks later. This time I [...]
The giant owl sculpture in Belconnen that has been the source of so much debate is gone. Just the concrete base remains…
Here’s how the mystery unfolded on Twitter on Friday night, to a deal of amusement, courtesy of Canberra Times cartoonist David Pope’s feed (I tidied up RTs and rearranged to make sense to non-tweeps), and [...]
[ 2 May 2012 12:00 pm to 16 May 2012 12:00 pm. ] The Australian National University (ANU) is holding a photography exhibition at The Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre that will showcase images that represent what Canberra means to its students. All photographic submissions that are in line with the theme will be accepted, with all photographs being shown on the exhibition website and on a slideshow during [...]
On the 8th of April 2012, myself along with a small group of friends headed up to the Canberra Air Disaster Memorial we wanted to see if we saw any paranormal activity. We arrived at roughly 9pm at night, there were two other NSW P plater cars at the gate, discussing whether we would go [...]
I know there’s a few threads about this but as far as I can tell, none from this year / late last year, so I thought it might be worth asking around since apparently Justin’s is now closed etc.
I’m thinking of a navel piercing – I’ve had 3 cartilage ones done at Redpath and 1 [...]
I participated in the inaugural 2012 Google+ Photowalk held here in Canberra on Saturday morning. Canberra dawn, lake and balloons … It was an early start (7am at Regatta Point) but the day was an absolute cracker weather wise.
More images of our gorgeous city over on the Lushpup Blog.
As Canberra’s only media outlet giving honest reports about its audience we’ve made a habit of giving a quarterly peek into Google’s analytics take on us.
So comparing Q1 2012 to Q1 2011 we find:
– Visits: 1,086,481 up from 746,505 for a a 46% increase.
– Unique Visitors: 406,952, up from 280,874 for a 44% increase.
– Pageviews: [...]
Does anyone know where I could buy cleaned Canberra red bricks?
We are looking for between three and four thousand.
Some idea of price would also be good, Thanks.
Canberra zombie fanciers are putting out the call to their brethren to sign up to a facebook page with the stated aim of getting a Canberra Zombie Walk going like what they have in them big bright cities.
Some might question how, faced with a mostly deserted City Walk populated only by shambling living dead, one [...]
[ 25 February 2012 at 3:00 pm; ] ‘Dunk’ or be ‘Dunked’
Featuring a dunking machine and stacks of things to do, the Lyneham Primary ‘Fair in February’ is on this Saturday from 3-7pm at Hall & Brigalow Streets in Lyneham
Even if you’re heading to the Canberra Show over the weekend, pop in and check out our little show with it’s own: *animals, *mini [...]
In The Taratory is a blog run by two 20-somethings who share the same name (can you guess what it might be?), bringing reviews of all things to experience in and around the ACT. Having just celebrated our six month anniversary and with 40 posts under our belt, it felt timely to, well, review our [...]
[ 1 March 2012 to 10 March 2012. ] “In A Band, It’s Always A Drama”
DATES: Thurs 1st, Fri 2nd, Sat 3rd, Thurs 8th, Fri 9th, Sat 10th March 2012
TIME: 7:30 pm
Show length: 2 hours with 20mins interval
Tickets: $28 ($22 concession or groups of 5+or Impro ACT members)
Street Two – The Street Theatre (15 Childers St, Canberra City West)
Book on 6247 1223 or www.thestreet.org.au
This week’s shout out goes to the funny men and women of Canberra.
Stand-up comedy must be one of the hardest gigs in the world – it’s just so easy to fail! A comedian asks more from their audience than any other performer. They ask the audience to laugh every few seconds, and if the audience [...]
Hi there – I came across a great article on Canberra on the popular national website www.mammamia.com.au and after reading the comments I have to say – pretty uplifting.
Fifteen years ago you couldn’t get many people to stand up and declare they loved this place, now it seems everyone is finally appreciating what we [...]
We want to interview, either through audio or video, the hardworking local artists that populate the ACT. We want to ask you the quirky questions that no other interviewer asks. We want to bring you to more and more new audiences in the most interesting way we can. None of this “Who influences you?” rubbish…we want to ask other, more amusing, more interesting questions. We want to know what your songs are about. We want to know your touring stories. We want know what you get a kick out of on stage. We want to know what you’d do on stage if you were drunk enough. We want you and your personality. We want to know what makes you tick, what makes you smile and what really pisses you off.
Canberra and the ACT, they’re often treated as if the two are synonymous. Certainly on this site we’re guilty of using the words interchangeably.
Having been established under Section 125 of the Constitution to resolve the Melbourne / Sydney impasse we were unceremoniously dumped into a state of Self Government in 1988 when the Hawke Government [...]
Keep your eye out around Canberra for the Hot Ticket!
Burn up HeatWave VIP style this summer with the HeatWave Hot Ticket.
The ultimate hip hop experience at the ultimate hip hop event.
Get backstage, get VIP, get to the after party, rub shoulders with the acts, get a limo, sip some Grey Goose, bump some Tech N9ne [...]
[ 10 December 2011 at 8:00 pm; ] Location: The Basement Belconnen, 2 Cohen Street, Belconnen, Australia
18+ ID required
8pm doors open for 9pm start
Pool, drinks and great music! There also is a kitchen there for those needing solids
9pm Delinquent (Nowra)
10pm Eyes to the Sky
11pm Knights of the Spatchcock
12am Point of View
The Basement Kitchen
Mudd Nicole O’brien
A post from me that’s not a rant.
Dash cam of a trip from a few weeks back, Canberra to Wagga via Gundagai. Sped up to 1 frame every 1.5 seconds. Clouds are trippy particularly after Yass. Enjoy!
[ 23 November 2011 at 10:30 am; ] From the street corners of Colombia come the award winning dancers of Swing Latino to pass on the secrets of salsa to Canberra…
[ 21 January 2012 at 12:00 am; 21 January 2012 at 3:00 pm; 21 January 2012 at 3:00 pm; 21 January 2012 at 3:00 pm; ]
Canberra Hip Hop fans brace yourself for a Heatwave this summer.
HeatWave summer festival Canberra.
Presented by KP Records
Be part of the biggest hip hop event the Nations Capital has ever seen.
Music, culture and atmosphere as the city unites for a blend of top shelf local and international hip hop.
– Tech N9ne (US)
– D12 (US)
– Obie Trice [...]
[ 19 November 2011 at 3:00 pm; ]
Gartside Street Erindale
BMA, Mudd Promotions and Ruff N Ready Present…..
‘Women Who Rock’ is a celebration of the contribution women make to our music scene.
When people think of the numerous forms of rock, metal and punk, they usually think of sweaty men with long hair. We are hoping this, and events like this, will [...]
The Australian champion dragon boat team and ACTsport Team of the Year, the Ice Dragons, are now recruiting for the coming season. Open Day is from 10.30am to 1.00pm at Lotus Bay in Lake Burley Griffin. More details at www.icedragons.com.au.
[ 28 October 2011 at 6:30 pm; ]
Next week women and men in cities and towns around Australia will be taking to the streets for the annual Reclaim the Night march and rally. At this event women—and men who support them— will come together to protest against sexual violence, demand their right to feel safe in public spaces, and demand an end [...]
The NCA is doing yet another review, this time into Canberra’s open space system. If you like walking/riding/etc around the Canberra nature parks, or going further afield to Namadgi, you may want to provide a submission.
Details are online:
“The National Capital Authority has begun a discussion about the National Capital Open Space System.
What do you like [...]
I’ve written up an article on the GDE, and why the 80 km/h speed limit along much of the road from Mitchell to the Glenloch Interchange arguably does not comply with AS 1742.4 2.1.2(b). Read on below if interested.
“The extension to Gungahlin Drive (The Gungahlin Drive Extension, or GDE) has recently been completed. [...]
[ 30 September 2011 to 29 January 2012. ]
Once again, the good burghers of Canberra are being treated to a spectacle of fine art from China. My first memory of Chinese art was when the Terracotta Warriors visited the National Gallery of Australia in about 1984. The NGA once again got the scoop with Inside Out: New Chinese Art in 2000 (the most [...]
We would like an architect or designer who has experience with solar passive, is interested in recycling and who can listen to our needs and ideas and present options that meet these needs