Tag Archives: Canberra

The expat pom’s view of Canberra

By 19 November 2010

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 [...]

Yamaha cruiser owners canberra

By 19 November 2010

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 .

Fall in love with Canberra again – courtesy of Bollywood!

By 17 November 2010

[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 [...]

Canberra deserves an A-League team?

By 16 November 2010

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.

Behold Canberra – Beacon of Driver-Cyclist harmony to all the world

By 15 November 2010

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 [...]

We’ve been Fisked!

By 13 November 2010

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 [...]

Blackhawks over Parliament House

By 12 November 2010

[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 .

Top Gear’s Hilux Arctic Challenger On Display @ CCMF10

By 11 November 2010

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.  [...]

City Walk Expo Markets

By 6 November 2010

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?

Wanted: Information on the Keren Ellen Rowland murder

By 4 November 2010

Hi all,
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 [...] – New Unofficial Canberra Raiders Website and Podcast

By 4 November 2010

Hello all
Just letting you know about the new unofficial Canberra Raiders website,
We have just released our first podcast – Raidercast – which can be downloaded from our forums ( in which we discuss the end of the 2010 NRL season, Terry Campese’s injury and possible replacements, 4 nations news, club news and [...]

ACT women too smart to get knocked up?

By 3 November 2010

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.

Canberra unicycle style – Uninats 2010

By 3 November 2010

[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.

Canberra Movie Goers

By 3 November 2010

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 [...]

Canberra Bashing from a Long Time Canberran

By 28 October 2010

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 [...]

Canberra Business & Employment Details…..Please.

By 27 October 2010

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 [...]

Are shadows an OH&S risk now?

By 25 October 2010

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 [...]

‘ACT 4 GWS’ looks for one last push

By 22 October 2010

[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 [...]

Where in Canberra can you get the best Greek Yoghurt?

By 17 October 2010

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?

Acton Walkways

By 11 October 2010

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 [...]

Cirque du Soleil coming – but not to Canberra (waah!!)

By 8 October 2010

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…?


By 5 October 2010

[ 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

International [...]

Andrew Leigh on why we’re great

By 1 October 2010

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 [...]

Commuting from Goulburn to Canberra? Living in Goulburn?

By 30 September 2010

Hi Everyone,
Anyone living in Goulburn? What’s it like for a young family?
And do you think commuting to Canberra 4days a week manageable?
Looking forward to hearing some feedback :)

Good psychologist / psychiatrist in Canberra?

By 29 September 2010

Can anyone recommend a good psychologist for depression / relationship issues?
And a good psychiatrist for depression / emotional issues?
Thank you very much for your time.

Does Canberra need cheaper childcare?

By 22 September 2010

The ACT Business Woman of the Year for 2010, Kate Sykes, has told ABC News that the Federal Government needs to implement policies that make childcare cheaper. With childcare centres costing over $75 per child, per day in Canberra, it’s not hard to see why a parent with a low income job struggles to justify [...]

Silversmithing in Canberra?

By 17 September 2010

Would anyone be able to advise me of a place in Canberra that offers courses in Silversmithing?
I am looking at the ANU right now but I don’t really want to go through the process of trying to enroll in a degree/diploma when I am only interested in doing practical units. Any ideas?
This list I found [...]

Open a show for Grammy award winners Bone Thugs-N-Harmony!

By 15 September 2010

[ 15 September 2010 9:01 am to 22 October 2010 9:01 am. ]

Hey Guys!

We are giving one lucky Canberra MC or group the once in a lifetime opportunity to open a show for Grammy Award winning hip hop legends Bone Thugs-N-Harmony live in Canberra!

Plus as a bonus the winning act will get free entry to the after party of the year!

Help us find the best hip hop [...]

Coming home?

By 10 September 2010

Greeting Rioters,
long time reader, very occasional poster here.
I may in the position soon where I will have the opportunity to move back to Canberra after about 10 years of living in the UK (near London).    Has anyone else made a similar move?  If so, how was it?
Will I still like Canberra after so long? [...]

Canberra Chronicle – stopping unwanted deliveries

By 7 September 2010

[First filed: Sep 6, 2010 @ 9:35]
[Proof drivers can achieve tight groupings over time]
I do not want the Canberra Chronicle delivered.  The only reason it is delivered free is because it makes enough revenue from advertisers to be economically feasible to publish and deliver.
My reasons are: – the cost to cut the trees down, [...]

Ikea holds out hope?

By 6 September 2010

[Photo by The Consumerist.]
A friend of mine is writing a play called “The Ikea Monologues” based on the idea that when a person finds themselves in Ikea buying furniture it’s often the result of a major personal trauma.
My own conviction that Ikea is a prelude to hell was confirmed a couple of years ago [...]

Canberra as narrated by a GPS unit

By 4 September 2010

A strange travel guide to Canberra.
What did they miss?

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