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Tag Archives: Canberra

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 [...]

raiders.net.au – New Unofficial Canberra Raiders Website and Podcast

By 4 November 2010

Hello all
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 [...]

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…?

DIAURA MASQUERADE BALL – OCTOBER 9, 2010

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

Featuring:
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?

Real ghost story film, interested?

By 28 August 2010

Hi, my name is Wendy.:)
I am currently studying media at the University of Canberra, and I am seeking for some people who are interested in being part of my film project (this is my last year and I’m making a major film product until the end of November).
I’d like to interview some of [...]

Three Canberra scientists win 2010 Eureka Prizes

By 23 August 2010

The Eureka Prize is Australia’s highest science award, and this year the awards for two categories have gone to Canberra scientists working out of ANU and one working out of UC (quotes below from the respective uni media releases).
David Lindemayer won the prize for Environmental Research: “recognises his investigations into carbon storage in old-growth forests. [...]

Election ‘10 Candidate Questionaire – Sue Ellerman for Canberra

By 20 August 2010

Sue Ellerman, the Greens candidate for Canberra answers your questions in this election series.
[If you think it reasonable for candidates to answer questions from the public then please email the recalcitrants]
1) whitelaughter asked: Would you support abolishing self-government in the ACT? Please include a “yes” or “no” in your answer.
No, the Australian Greens support self-government [...]

Women tell Julia Gillard “My Body, My Birth, My Right”

By 19 August 2010

We turned out in our thousands in the rain last September at the Parliament House protest. We broke the record for submissions to the National Maternity Services Review in October 2008. We embarassed Julia Gillard in north Queensland on Tuesday, asking her what she’s going to do about women being unable to legally access a [...]

Guess the MOG

By 17 August 2010

As the final days of the interminable beige campaign wind down, perhaps it is time to think about what changes are likely to be coming our way post-election?
It must be time then to play “Guess the MOG”.
What departments do you think will be up for the infamous Machinery of Government changes that keep Canberra’s office [...]

After ideas on how to make a move to Canberra simpler

By 16 August 2010

Hi Guys,
My first post, so go easy. There’s gonna be some naïve questions / statements here.
I have been intending to make a move to Canberra for more than a decade, and have decided to give it a shot sometime in the new year.
I in NSW, and have moved to WA before and learnt a lot [...]

What’s in it for Canberra? A GP Super Clinic!

By 11 August 2010

ALP announcements today (courtesy of ABC News) include some good news for Canberrans who are sick of having to wait a week (or more) to see a GP who doesn’t even bulk bill. They’re going to build a GP Super Clinic, providing after-hours bulk billed GP services to reduce the pressure on hospital emergency departments. [...]

THE ARTISTS ARE COMING, M16 Artspace opens at Griffith

By 6 August 2010

[ 13 August 2010; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] The wait is over! Come and indulge your senses at the launch of the new and improved M16 Artspace. Canberra’s newest cultural destination will be opened by Mr Jon Stanhope MLA, Chief Minister ACT, at 6pm on Friday 13 August.

A place to make, share and experience art, M16 at Griffith is the largest community-based visual [...]

They’re off and racing in Election ’10

By 2 August 2010

[First filed: Jul 31, 2010 @ 12:00]

So the AEC has bestirred itself this morning to let the general public see the lists of candidates.
For those who like it raw the relevant pages are Canberra and Fraser.
Disappointingly the multi-party weirdness of the down ticket seems to be a thing of the past with only the no-quite-defunct [...]

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