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Tag Archives: haig park

Wild boxcutting action around the Northbourne flats

By 7 August 2013

ACT Policing is investigating two separate incidents of assault in Braddon last night where a man produced a box cutter knife (Tuesday, August 6).
About 9:30pm police were called to Northbourne Flats where a 54-year-old man had received a stab wound to his leg from an unknown man.
The victim was walking home from Block 20 to [...]

Haig Park through the oculus. Images of Canberra

By 1 July 2013

I was out and about with my glass sphere (or oculus) and my camera yesterday and was cycling home when I came upon this scene in Haig Park … thought you might like it.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen it look quite as grand either
http://www.lushpupimages.com/
[ED - Got an image of Canberra you [...]

Who’s a pretty boy then? Baby Kookaburra in Haig Park

By 15 January 2013

Haig Park these days is home to rabbits and possums, but yesterday the Kelpie of Few Accomplishments and I encountered a baby kookaburra.
Despite being very fluffy it was still more than capable of flying when I tried to get closer for a better pic. No laugh however.
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But is it art? Who’s painting turds in Haig Park?

By 16 November 2012

They say you can’t polish a turd, but you can roll it in glitter.
Quite why someone is spray painting the dog droppings in Haig Park however is a bit of a mystery.
I had gleeful visions of Territory and Municipal Services paying someone to mark them and someone else to remove them (rather than give one [...]

Someone’s played way too much tetris

By 30 October 2012

Walking the Kelpie of Few Accomplishments in Haig Park this morning we came across this oddity.
The thing about art is it really needs a plaque.
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Before you blame the wattle, consider the pine

By 4 September 2012

This afternoon the Kelpie of Few Accomplishments and I managed to capture on camera the vast pollen output of the pines of Haig Park.
*KERCHOO*
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Your thoughts wanted on Haig Park upgrades

By 4 June 2012

Andrew Barr has announced the recommendations of a draft master plan for Haig Park:
– reinforcing tree plantings throughout the park to ensure its heritage significance is retained;
– the creation of a vibrant central community space just to the north of the Braddon commercial area;
– upgrading frequently used walking paths to a higher quality surface;
– retaining [...]

Syringe wielding taxi robber collared in Haig Park (where else?)

By 23 January 2012

ACT Policing has arrested a 32-year-old Queanbeyan man following an aggravated robbery on a taxi driver in Turner last night (22 January).
Around 6.40pm a man approached the window of a taxi and enquired about a fare. He then leaned into the taxi, pointed a syringe at the driver and demanded money.
The alleged offender and taxi [...]

Nerf Deathmatching in Haig Park

By 24 November 2011

YouTube shows us what the nerds of the Canberra & Southern NSW Dart Tag group have been up to with their Summer Skirmish Series in Haig Park.
Just in case you were wondering why funny range darts are slowly decomposing amongst the pine needles.

Lost your keys in Turner?

By 15 October 2011

Have you lost a bunch of keys around Masson St/Haig Park in Turner recently?
My friend found a bunch of keys there on Friday afternoon & was going drop them off at the city police station.

Haig Park Blues

By 25 August 2011

Every time I walk through Haig Park, I am left with a sense of wonder that could characterize most urban parks. 
But I also get a sort 0f sense of neglect (all parks are not equal in Canberra!), and feelings of what could be. 
To me, something is wrong when parks are not used as [...]

Christmas Idea (and Nerf War)

By 1 December 2010

The kids love them, my brother loves them and so does my grand-pa(kinda). With Christmas being just being 25 days away it may be time to start thinking about presents, if you already haven’t.  The perfect gift for all boys(and girls) are nerf guns! Every boy wants to be in the army and love guns, [...]

On Haig Park

By 11 October 2010

[First filed: Oct 10, 2010 @ 12:01]

Haig Park, for those who don’t know it, is the belt of trees just to the North of Civic. It spans the distance between the feet of Black Mountain and Mount Ainslie.
Some people don’t think much of it, but I think their problem is approaching it in the wrong [...]

Special Olympics – Junior National Games

By 11 April 2008

[ 11 April 2008 to 13 April 2008. 11 April 2008; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] In 2008 a new generation of Special Olympics stars will enjoy the thrill of sports competition when over 400 athletes meet in Canberra for the second Junior National Games from 11-13 April.

In preparation for that there is a Special Olymics torch run through Haig Park this morning
Start time: 1040hrs
Finish time: 1300hrs
Meeting place: Haig Park [...]

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