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Northbourne Avenue path upgrade

pick and shovel


Work will start next week on stage 1 of the Northbourne Avenue verge refurbishment project.
The paths on a 1.5 kilometre section of Northbourne Avenue between Haig Park and Barry Drive/Cooyong Street will be widened from 1.2 metres to 2.5 metres.
Works will commence in Northbourne Avenue’s eastern verge adjacent to Haig Park.
The project, to be carried [...]

A look around Canberra: Braddon

The Hamlet

The suburb of Braddon in Canberra’s inner north is one that is growing in popularity each day with every addition of a new restaurant, apartment block, or bar. I’m not sure why it’s taken me to long to do a write-up on Braddon, especially because it’s the suburb in which I currently live for another [...]

Plaza would revitalise Civic’s iconic Sydney and Melbourne Buildings: Barr

An artist's impression of the revitalised Sydney and Melbourne buildings precinct.

A proposed plaza between the Sydney and Melbourne Buildings in Civic would help Canberrans reclaim the iconic art deco landmarks and revitalise the precinct, according to ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr.
Mr Barr has today invited Canberrans to have a say on a Government strategy to create a series of “urban villages” at key points on [...]

Witnesses sought to Haig Park robbery

By 7 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at Haig Park in Braddon on Friday (4 September).
About 8.00am, the victim was walking through the park when he was grabbed from behind, pushed into a tree and threatened with an electric pulse device. The offender then frisked the man and left on foot with a [...]

Parking in Braddon – something still needs to be done


Braddon is getting busier. Well duh, I hear you say. Of course it is. With a new cafe popping up what seems like every second week, new apartment complexes filling up with residents and another huge complex to be built where Lonsdale Street Traders once stood, the suburb is bustling more than ever. Not to [...]

How could Haig Park be improved?


A little while ago, I wrote a few pieces about Braddon. In amongst the many different aspects of the suburb, I brought up the concept of significant changes to Haig Park. The reason for this park, being a windbreak, has now become a thing of the past and the city needs to reconsider how this [...]

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
[ED - Got an image of Canberra you [...]

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

By 15 January 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

This afternoon the Kelpie of Few Accomplishments and I managed to capture on camera the vast pollen output of the pines of Haig Park.
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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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 at 10:00 am; ] 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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