Tag Archives: Canberra

Canberra, the heart of NSW

By 6 July 2011

The All Seeing Eye has noted the arrival on the internet of the “Australia Canberra Capital” entry in
Rather grandly they declare:
The scene of Canberra has changed over the years. Currently it is the heart of New South Wales. Secondly it is also the main tourist spot for people all over the world.
That will [...]

New age service or a poor excuse? Pre-ordering meals

By 2 July 2011

Recently I tried to book in at the Casino restaurant and was told that if I was booking for more than ten people I would have to pre order my meals for everyone.
Being new to Canberra I need to know – what the hell is with that?

The safest place to have a baby in Canberra.

By 23 June 2011

Canberra obstetrician Dr Andrew Foote is in today’s Canberra Times saying that “public hospital is safe, but private hospital is safer”. He is concerned that since government capped the Medicare Safety Net payments for obstetric services, women with private health insurance are choosing to have their babies in public hospitals because of the gap fees. [...]

Canberra nightlife. The upside


GreyCanberra have posted this beauty to YouTube with the following note:
Grey Canberra’s tongue in cheek response to the AMI Pitch Perfect Gruen Transfer style pitch.
The spot was written and directed by Grey Canberra, shot by Canberra-based cinematographer Roger Price, produced by Silversun Pictures, and stars local actor Paul Murphy.
Back in May we previewed this competition.

Confirmed.. It’s a Woolies for Dunlop


For those who doubted the original blog back in January, and there were plenty the development application is now in for the new Supermarket at Dunlop even though it’s been under construction for months. (how does that work?)
Did they get in before the (former) Chiefly one insisted on getting more IGA etc, or didn’t anyone [...]

Snowy Hydro SouthCare Auto Spectacular

By 23 May 2011

[ 29 May 2011 10:00 am to 30 May 2011 12:30 am. ] The American Car Club of Australia is hosting an Auto Spectacular in aid of Snowy Hydro SouthCare this SUNDAY – May 29 at Exhibition Park (Show ground), Mitchell.

Car lovers are invited to put their car on display from 8am ($10 donation per vehicle).

The public are invited to attend from 10 -2:30pm (gold coin donation entry fee).

There will [...]

The things Canberra is missing?

By 17 May 2011

The normally excellent Mark Dapin has been writing in Saturday’s Good Weekend about the thirteen things Canberra needs to be considered a world class city.
Thoughts dear reader?

Theatresports North vs South – The Battle For Canberra


[ 22 May 2011; 29 May 2011; 5 June 2011; ] Theatresports North vs South is a fast and fun-filled theatre ride which combines wit, comedy, drama and fearless public performance to answer Canberra’s definitive question ‘which side of the lake is best?’

Images of dead Osama! RiotACT exclusive!


Liam has sent in this one from the Albert Hall bus shelter.
Nice to see Canberra’s street artists running highly topical.
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Candle Lighting Ceremony

By 9 April 2011

[ 4 May 2011 at 5:45 pm; ] Candle Lighting Ceremony to remember those who have died as a result of domestic violence, 4th May, 5.45pm Garema Place

Bassoon and Keyboard all over Canberra


It may seem strange that YouTube has a symphony orchestra.
It may seem strange that this lead to sessions of keyboard and bassoon composition all over Canberra.
But there you go. We live in strange times.

Raidercast: Round 3 – Canberra Raiders Preview and review podcast

By 25 March 2011

The Canberra Raiders podcast, Raidercast, round 3 edition 2011.

Raidercast: Canberra Raiders Round 2 Preview and Review Podcast

By 17 March 2011

Raidercast: Round 2 Preview n Review
Click here to download “Raidercast: Round 2 Preview n Review”
In this episode of Raidercast we review the Canberra Raiders V Cronulla Sharks round 1 match from last weekend and we also have an in depth preview of the Canberra Raiders’ clash this Friday’s against the Brisbane Broncos. Join Rick for [...]

Best training in Canberra

By 17 March 2011

Where to go for training?

Raidercast: “The Start of Something Big” – S11 E01 10032011

By 11 March 2011

There is only one sleep to go until the start of the season, and to kick things off here at, I have released the first full Raidercast episode of the year.
Download podcast: Raidercast – “The Start of Something Big”
In The Start of Something Big I (Rick) discuss the Matt Orford signing and if it [...]

Canberra lucky to have some of Australia’s finest

By 10 March 2011

Finally, the answer to the questions on everyone’s lips: ‘Who is Alan Wu?’

BarCamp Canberra returns on 19 March 2011

By 4 March 2011

[ 19 March 2011; ] For the 4th year BarCamp Canberra is on!

BarCamp Canberra is a free one-day volunteer-run ‘unconference’ where the participants are in charge.

As ever, depending the attendees, we’ll have speakers on topics such as: Social Innovation, Gov 2.0, Web, Design, Makers/Hackers, Science Communication, Skeptic/Critical Thinking, Sustainability/Environmental, interdisciplinary topics and more.

Lunch is provided, and we even have a [...]

Canberra height datum?

By 3 March 2011

Can anybody tell me the Canberra height datum for my tech assignment?
[ED - Can anyone tell me what a Canberra height datum is?]

Azz & Nick shred Canberra


“caratgold” has posted this one to YouTube with this note:
Azza and Nick G shreddin around canberra back in the day 2005? or somewhere abouts. Songs are ‘Jack of Spades’ KRS1, Come with Me’ Life MC and a little Beatkonducta track by madlib.
Even if you don’t enjoy the skateboarding there’s plenty of skateboarders hurting themselves and [...]

Just what are the Ukranians angry about?

By 19 February 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

Well done to our Ukranian friends, you can stop traffic in Canberra.
Now… why?

Raidercast – Trial 1 2011 Preview – Canberra Raiders V Melbourne Storm

By 19 February 2011

In a special edition of Raidercast from, I preview the upcoming trial game this arvo between the Canberra Raiders and Melbourne Storm. Get all the latest team and injury news from Raidercast ahead of the Raiders first game of the year.
You can download Raidercast in mp3 format from the Canberra Raiders Forums or [...]

Ultra Micro Indoor Aerobatics in Canberra

By 16 February 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 19 February 2011 at 7:00 pm; ]

Tiny 50gram airframes zooming around inside a basketball stadium while it’s raining outside. Larger 3D aerobatic aircraft hovering up the walls and flying through the rafters. Electric helicopters with 100 parts all vibrating in loose formation together.

Well that’s what’ll be happening this saturday night in the Tuggers basketball stadium from 7:00-9:30pm. Run by the local [...]

Canberra, Australia’s scum capital.

By 15 February 2011

I have lived in Canberra for 2 years. I will be glad to see the back of this awful place! I thought when I moved here I would be moving to a small friendly city, where the family was safe and we could make a new life and take advantage of all the just opportunities Canberra seemed to offer. How [...]

Update on ACTION Mobile Application

By 15 February 2011

Hey all,
We recently released an update to our application which we mentioned several times on this site before, and was featured on some local news channels.
Our free application now contains accurate bus times and routes, informs users of what bus trips are accessible for disabled commuters, and reflects what is available on the ACTION website, [...]

Movie Extra Tropfest 2011 is almost here!

By 11 February 2011

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 & [...]

Canberra bucket list?

By 27 January 2011

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…

‘Best of Canberra’ Social Group

By 20 January 2011

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 [...]

Petition ACTION and the ACT Government for a Mobile Application!

By 13 January 2011

Hey all,
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 [...]

Grieving the loss of time in Canberra

By 13 January 2011

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 [...]

What’s the Quangers bit??

By 2 January 2011

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 [...]

Police happy with New Years’ crowds

By 1 January 2011

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 [...]

Boxing Day rituals in Canberra

By 26 December 2010 FEATURED ARTICLE

I nominate:
- 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?

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