A serious incident happened on an ACTION bus 2 weeks ago whereby the bus driver did nothing to aid the victim. I need advice as to who to write a complaint to or how to take this matter further?
The ACTION website only has a generic address to write to and I want to make sure [...]
[ 4 May, 2011; 5:45 pm; ] Candle Lighting Ceremony to remember those who have died as a result of domestic violence, 4th May, 5.45pm Garema Place
[ 18 April, 2011; 4:00 pm; ] LOCAL ‘N’ LIVE
Sat April 16th 2011
Garema Place, Civic 10-4 pm
The Ellis Collective 1.15pm
D’Opus & Roshambo 2.30pm
+ Pete Akhurst, Alice Cottee, Heidi Gill
and more great local acts throughout the day
The Local ‘n’ Live Radio show starts April 18th 4-6 pm, Monday to Friday on 98.3FM
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Having had an exciting few weeks we’re scaling down the $10 lunch review series.
If a new player comes onto the scene we’ll publish another one. But it’s been breaking my heart to buy bad lunches (or even just OK lunches) and eat them when I know the gems that are available.
So here are the highlights [...]
I know there have been similar posts in the past, but with all the new eateries that have sprung up around Civic in the last year or two I am wondering whether anywhere has emerged as a particularly good venue for groups of 20 or more?
By this I mean somewhere that does not insist on everyone ordering [...]
[ 18 March, 2011 to 20 March, 2011. ] For YOU ARE HERE, Re-Loved will be taking over a vacant shopfront and transforming it into a fashion mecca.
The space will be used as a studio throughout the festival, where designers will create and sell new garments in a co-operative pop-up shop.
Designers participating in the event include; Lisa Barrett, [...]
ACT Policing officers responding to reports of a disturbance in the early hours of Sunday morning (March 13) were required to draw their batons and use Oleoresin Capsicum spray to protect a security staff member being assaulted outside a Civic nightclub.
Police were called to the Northbourne Avenue location around 12.30am on Sunday morning after reports [...]
The ABC has the exciting news that Canberra CBD is planning to run an ice rink in Garema Place this July:
Canberra CBD Limited, which represents property owners in the city, wants to set up an ice skating rink in Garema Place to attract shoppers back into the city centre.
CEO Linda Staite says the ice [...]
A 20-year-old Downer man will appear in ACT Magistrates Court this morning after he assaulted two police officers in the City early today (Tuesday, March 1).
Around 1.20am today, police patrolling in Civic stopped to question four people walking from Garema Place to Alinga St. One of the men was identified as in breach of his [...]
The You Are Here festival kicks off on 10 March and to help you find your way around it the team have pushed up a Google Map of the many and varied venues that will be taking part in the celebrations.
So at least you won’t get lost.
View You Are Here Festival Map in a larger [...]
Territory And Municipal Services are warning that they’re shutting down Bunda Street from Bible Lane all the way to Akuna Street from Saturday (5 March) to 18 March.
It’s never a good idea to drive down there, now even less so.
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Territory And Municipal Services are advising that they’re closing Rudd Street for a month to conduct sewerage works:
The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that Rudd Street, between Marcus Clarke Street and Hutton Street, in the City will be temporarily closed from 6 pm Monday 28 February 2011 to [...]
[ 11 March, 2011; 9:00 pm; ]
As part of the You Are Here extravaganza engulfing Civic next month Nick Delatovic is throwing The Last Prom which on Facebook is described like this:
March 11th 2011: They thought it was going to be an 80s Prom Night like any other. How were they possibly to know that the frizzy-permed festivities would be interrupted [...]
It’s great that bubblers have been installed in Civic. They’re a key part of any strategy to get people to use less bottled water.
(Try not to think about drunks giving themselves a bidet at 4am)
But, well, while this new design is very aesthetically pleasing, and appears to be quite durable, it does require the drinker [...]
walked past a new cafe/lounge/free wi-fi spot
searched riot-act – no match
you know this already right?
[ED - I was aware of them and had a look at their Facebook page but haven't been in yet.
Anyone with an opinion?]
In the Canberra Times Claire Low is getting to the bottom of the missing fat men of the “On The Staircase” sculpture.
Director of artsACT David Whitney told Today the missing man was discovered on Monday morning, so the theft occurred some time over the past weekend.
The theft and damage was reported to ACT Policing and [...]
Allsop Street in Civic was today adorned by this creature.
The astonishing thing was the ACT plates on it.
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The Sunrise Cafe has been a feature of Civic for a very, very long time.
I have vague memories of getting potato scallops there after school, and it was ancient then (over 20 years ago).
Chow requested I check it out to find out how the $7 lasagna rates in the Tasty Time Laksa review comments.
Stepping into [...]
La Pasa on Alinga St in Civic is, in my opinion, a pretty good Singaporean restaurant for a sit down meal.
But at lunchtimes they set up a little booth shelling out a small selection of dishes into “lunch boxes” for $8.
Basically it’s a standard take-away carton with your choice of noodles or rice for a [...]
The ACT Fire Brigade and ACT Rural Fire Service have responded to four small grass fires so far today [Yesterday] during the Total Fire Ban period in the ACT.
All fires were very small in size, the largest 20 metres by 20 metres at Bruce.
The other fires occurred at Civic, Bonython and Belconnen.
AndyM has sent in this image of Amy the Firetwirler doing her thing in Garema Place on Friday night.
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I am lucky enough to have a date this Thursday night. We will be going to Dendy Premium in Civic, then was planning on going to a nice restaurant close-by in Civic. We are both in early 20′s, and she is a vegetarian.
So it would have to be a place with a good vegetarian menu [...]
Chicken Gourmet is a long surviving stalwart of the Civic landscape.
To start off our review series of sub $10 lunches available to city workers we’ve gone with their tandoori chicken burger.
Firstly the service is fast. Really fast. Possibly 10 times faster than what the retarded children now employed by McDonalds deliver.
The piece of tandoori chicken [...]
ACT Policing is investigating a disturbance in Civic in the early hours of this morning (Saturday, January 22).
Police were called to Genge Street, Civic around 3am today in which around six males were reported to be involved in an altercation.
Units from Woden, Gungahlin and Belconnen attended and police physically restrained several of the people [...]
On Wednesday we drew attention to the Department of Land and Property Services building plans for 2011.
Many wags leapt upon the Alinga Street plans and questioned what the difference was between the artist’s depiction of the improvements (above) and the provided “before” shot.
It’s even got the same dude crossing the road!
This morning the Chiefly Stanhope [...]
The Department of Land and Property Services has published a list of works they’re planning for the coming year.
– Alinga Street between Marcus Clarke Street and West Row
– London Circuit – East Row to Ainslie Place
– London Circuit – Ainslie Avenue to Nangari Street
– Moore Street – Alinga to Rudd Street
– City Walk – Ainslie [...]
Chief Minister Stanhope’s website has returned giving us insight into his thinking on the operation of the Nightrider bus service.
“While nobody could ever put a price on potentially saving someone’s life, it is clear that the service is being under-utilised and the Government will need to review how it operates in the future.
“While take-up was [...]
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 [...]
This in from the ESA:
4:35pm Thursday 16 December 2010 – Electrical fire in city ACT Fire Brigade has attended an electrical fire in an office building on Moore Street, Canberra City.
The fire was inside an electrical distribution board which produced some smoke in the basement car park.
Between 400-600 people were evacuated as ACT [...]
This in from ACT Policing:
ACT Policing has arrested two men, one aged 24 and the other 25, overnight for anti-social behaviour related offences.
Around 11pm last night (Friday, December 10), police attended City Walk near Akuna Street following reports of an assault at that location. Upon arrival, police spoke with two men and a woman who [...]
Martin has sent in the above collage with this note:
East Row, City is clearly marked as being for Buses Only. Yet in around 15 minutes today (9 December), 9 private vehicles and one taxi used this street (8 if you count the Mazda which went through twice as one vehicle). Here is a compilation of [...]
As seen on Bunda st.
[ED - But is it art?]