Tag Archives: civic

So you think you can hipster?

By 15 March, 2012

[ 16 March, 2012; 7:30 pm; ]

Well who can resist a promo video?

Not me.

You Are Here have details of this intriguing event hitting Petrie Plaza tomorrow night:

Well? Can you? In keeping with its ethos of accessibility, You Are Here present an event designed to bring to light one of Canberra’s most maligned communities: the hipster. So You Think You Can Hipster [...]

And they just think they can park anywhere! Images of Canberra

By 13 March, 2012

An image I took last week of some scofflaw tradesman in Civic, flagrantly parking illegally.
What’s really maddening is the motorcycle which was booked this morning, parked on the paving in the background of this image.
They would have been OK on the grass I presume.

Keizo Ushio’s cookie cutter fired up on Northbourne. New public art

By 28 February, 2012

Adamthebastard has captured the latest public art to have the plastic sheets removed around Civic.
On the intersection of London Circuit and Northbourne Avenue there now stands Keizo Ushio’s “dream lens for the future”, which seems to be falling into the dreary sub-type of Canberra public art I like to think of as “circles placed square [...]

Spitter in Civic

By 24 February, 2012

Today a lovely friend of mine was walking towards the Canberra Centre to buy her lunch when a man approached her (and without asking her for anything) he spat on her and ran off. Naturally, she was very upset and shaken, but she was also incredibly embarrassed and went home, showered and returned to work. [...]

Lights down on the corner of Northbourne and Alinga

By 21 February, 2012

Spare a thought for the boys and girls in blue having to manually signal traffic on one of Canberra’s busiest intersections this afternoon.
One hopes the lights are fixed before the afternoon rush starts.

Sexual assault on Akuna Street

By 16 February, 2012

ACT Policing is asking for the two men who assisted a 25-year-old woman on Akuna Street, City around 10 pm last Saturday night (February 11) to make contact with police.
The two men assisted the woman by walking her to a licensed premise on Akuna Street to meet her boyfriend. The men may have been approached [...]

Civic Fire

By 6 February, 2012

ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a fire in a building on Moore Street, City.
Building occupants safely evacuated from the “Globe on Moore” building.
ACT Fire & Rescue crews currently conducting ventilation and air monitoring operations.
Update to follow.
1:49pm Monday 6 February 2012

Fire started when plastics on a stove top ignited.
Minimal damage.
Fire was in a residential [...]

Poets Corner unveiled in Garema Place

By 30 January, 2012

Canberra CBD have announced a new artwork in Garema Place, called Poets Corner:
We attended the launch of Poet’s Corner in Garema Place this morning. Three seperate sculptures celebrate the lives and achievements of AD Hope, David Campbell and Judith Wright. The installation features bronze busts of each of these significant Australian poets who have a [...]

Mugged after leaving Mooseheads at 5am

By 26 January, 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the robbery and assault of a man in Civic earlier this morning (Thursday, January 26).
About midday police were on foot patrol and located the man lying in some bushes in the laneway behind the Canberra Theatre.
The man has what appears to be minor injuries and was missing his wallet [...]

Evolving wall animation on Akuna Street. This wall is a movie

By 20 January, 2012

Last year’s You Are Here festival featured the creation of an evolving wall animation on Akuna Street in Civic.
I wrote a story about it last March.
Today the animation has finally been unleashed on an unsusptecting world. Enjoy!

Civic assault facefit

By 13 January, 2012

ACT Policing are seeking assistance from the public to identify a man wanted for an assault in Civic around 2.00am on Friday, December 2, 2011.
The offender approached the victim and his friend on Northbourne Avenue near Mooseheads. An argument ensued and the victim was ‘king hit’ and required surgery to his face.
A facefit of the [...]

Nightrider Victory Declared

By 6 January, 2012

Chief Minister Gallagher is thrilled by patronage for this summer’s Nightrider:
ACT Chief Minister and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Katy Gallagher, has declared the ACT Government’s Nightrider bus service a resounding success with 2,608 people utilising the service throughout December2011.
“The ACT Government’s Nightrider service proved a very popular and affordable option for people to [...]

Police planning for New Years

By 30 December, 2011

ACT Policing is urging revellers to drink responsibly and plan a safe night out this New Year’s Eve.
Police will have a highly visible presence patrolling the alcohol exclusion zones and the alcohol free events in Civic, and will be targeting anti-social behaviour and underage drinking. Police Operations will also be monitoring CCTV footage of the [...]

Croweater punches on with the cops

By 23 December, 2011

A 20-year-old man from South Australia has been arrested for assaulting an ACT Policing officer in the city this morning (Friday, December 23).
Around 5.35am, police attended to a disturbance on the corner of Alinga Street and East Row involving a number of people. During the altercation, the 20-year-old man confronted police in an aggressive [...]

ICBM puncher turns himself in

By 22 December, 2011

A 21-year-old Richardson man today (Wednesday, December 21) has been charged with intentionally inflicting grievous bodily harm after an incident outside the ICBM nightclub in Civic early last Sunday morning (December 18).
ACT Policing took the alleged offender into custody after he attended City Police Station around 12.10pm today. He was interviewed and admitted to having [...]

Big Screen Angry Birds on City Walk

By 21 December, 2011

TransACT have a better than average promo (so much so I’m going to give it a plug).
To demonstrate the Acer Android Tablets they’re bundling (as the owner of an Acer Android Tablet I can report it’s made me pretty happy, the web’s still prettier with Flash) they’ve got a huge working touchscreen emulating a [...]

Grievous Assault at 2.20am

By 19 December, 2011

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a grievous assault on a 26-year-old Aranda man outside a city nightclub on the weekend, which left the victim hospitalised.
About 2.20am on Sunday (December 18), police were approached by members of ACT Ambulance Service for assistance in front of ICBM, on Northbourne Avenue, in Civic.
The 26-year-old man sustained [...]

The Uni Pub brawl

By 12 December, 2011

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a large disturbance at a city pub over the weekend.
About 12.50am on Sunday, December 11, police were called to a large disturbance outside the Uni Pub on London Circuit between patrons and security staff.
Two men suffered injuries and were taken to The Canberra Hospital for treatment.
The investigation into the [...]

New Years in the City

By 5 December, 2011

[ 31 December, 2011; ]

Events ACT have published details of the show they’re putting on for those who remain in town this New Year’s Eve.

The city will be in party mode on New Year’s Eve with two celebrations to bring in 2012.

Civic Square will play host to a family-friendly music line-up while Garema Place brings in the New Year [...]

The 17th Santa Claus Bar Crawl is on 16 December 2011.

By 4 December, 2011

[ 16 December, 2011; 6:00 pm; ]

Word has reached us that the Santa Bar Crawl for 2011 is kicking of on 16 December.

It’s a great way to meet people, get silly, go to bars you normally wouldn’t darken the door of, buy website editors drinks (very important tradition trust me on this, it brings luck).

There’s a facebook event up for it [...]

A worse than usual night for getting stupid on the juice

By 2 December, 2011

ACT Policing is supporting Operation Unite this weekend (2-4 December) in delivering key messages about youth drinking and the risks associated with excessive and binge alcohol consumption.
Police across Australia and New Zealand will be using this weekend to re-enforce important messages to the community about the risks associated with alcohol consumption including the long-term health [...]

Nightrider rides again

By 18 November, 2011

The late night inebriate needs an occasional bus service like a fish needs a bicycle.
But Simon Corbell has announced that the very expensive and doomed to fail exercise in keeping the Greens happy known as the the Nightrider bus will be returning this festive season.
“Nightrider will run most Friday and Saturday nights in December, with [...]

Now we can tell which bin does what.

By 17 November, 2011

Following on from the confusion earlier in the week, surrounding the new recycling bins in Civic, we’re pleased to note that they do now have stickers on making it easier to figure out their purpose.

New bins in Civic. Erm, which one is the recycling? [With poll]

By 15 November, 2011

Simon Corbell has proudly announced the arrival of new garbage bins in Civic.
A trial of thirty-seven recycling bins in Civic will start from today, Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Simon Corbell, announced today.
“The ACT Government has committed $165,000 to install the new recycling bins and bin shrouds as part of the new public place [...]

Civic Bus Interchange to do the hokey pokey

By 9 November, 2011

ACTION are warning that the Civic Revitalisation Program is going to be causing trouble with the bus interchange as pavement work is conducted.
First off the bat platform 5 is being moved behind platform 3 from Monday 14 November.

The maccas crowd ever closer

By 3 November, 2011

It appears as though there’s yet another Maccas opening in the city bus interchange right next door to IGA.
Interesting considering it is about 200m from the James Court Maccas.
How much bad food does the city need?
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Civic road closures

By 31 October, 2011

Territory And Municipal Services are warning of a swag of road closures around Akuna and Bunda Street in November.
But the city will gain a tower crane.

Bush Pack gets lights.

By 31 October, 2011

Last week we were very pleased with the new sculpture on City Walk, “Bush Pack”.
But there were some concerns about whether the art could survive the rigours of Civic’s night life.
This lunchtime it seems they’re needing more work:

UPDATE: We’re assured they’re just getting lights installed.

Police at London Burgers and Beers

By 27 October, 2011

There are rather a lot of police currently at The London in the bus interchange.
And quite a lot of media standing around as well.
We’ll update you when we know more.
UPDATE: This statement from ACT Policing:
Police have executed a search warrant at a business premises on London Circuit. Further information to follow at the conclusion of [...]

Greens kiss QIC donations goodbye and stand up for Civic

By 26 October, 2011

The Greens’ Caroline Le Couteur has announced her plans to move against the QIC takeover of Civic in the Legislative Assembly:
“My motion raises a number of issues which have been of growing concern to shoppers and small businesses in Civic. These small businesses in City Walk and East Civic provide retail diversity to Canberra’s commercial [...]

The sheep are in so much trouble. Bush Pack on City Walk

By 24 October, 2011

There’s been no word from ArtsACT, but there’s a wonderful new piece on City Walk waiting for ingenious drunks to find a way to ruin it.
Called “Bush Pack” by its creator Amanda Stuart it is a beautiful expression of both the joy and the menace of wild dogs.
For mine this is the best of what [...]

Pole retaliation underway

By 15 October, 2011

On Thursday we exposed the pole based takeover of Civic’s spaces, possibly as a precursor to the long awaited stripper invasion.
Not a day went past before the forces of resistance had swung into action.
This pole was felled at some point on Thursday night and such was the shock to our pole installing overlords that it [...]

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