Shane Rattenbury is celebrating Nightrider patronage figures:
Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, today announced that ACTION’s 2012 Nightrider bus service shuttled over 2,460 people safely home throughout December 2012, breaking the New Year’s Eve patronage record on the way.
“ACTION’s Nightrider service again proved to be a popular and affordable option for Canberrans to [...]
OK guys, knock yourselves out in the comments with your own resolutions, or those you’d like for others (not me or RiotACT as I’ll take pleasure in deleting those).
Or just knock yourselves out with festive spirit.
[ 31 December, 2012; ] Andrew Barr is letting us know what free entertainment will be doing the rounds for New Year’s Eve:
From 9.00pm at Garema Place, Bass in the Place will provide an explosive countdown to 2013 and Canberra’s centenary, set to the beat of Timmy Trumpet, who is currently ranked No.5 DJ in the National Australian Electronic Music [...]
The SMH is running with the cause of deathcap warnings from ACT Health.
Three people are seriously ill in a Sydney hospital after eating death cap mushrooms – named for their poison that can trigger liver failure – at a New Year’s Eve party in Canberra.
A 52-year-old woman and a 38-year-old man were flown to Royal [...]
[ 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 [...]
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 [...]
Something to help you with your hangover.
Not really keen on hanging around the throngs of folks clamouring to see the fireworks.
Does anyone have any recommendations on alternate sites to view the fireworks tonight?
1. Light fingered women in Westfield Belconnen:
ACT Policing has arrested a 25-year-old Ngunnawal woman and an 18-year-old Evatt woman following the theft of more than 50 items from a number of stores at Westfield Belconnen yesterday afternoon (Wednesday December 22).
About 5.30pm Westfield security staff alerted Police to a suspicious vehicle parked in the Myer carpark. [...]
Forget posts offices, forget op shop opening hours, forget hiding from mum over Christmas. Forget Mullys and floods. We want to know the important stuff, the stuff that every Canberran, Queanbeyanite and Bungendoriack wants to know. When and where are the new years fire works?!!
Yes, I know I can Google that, but if I did [...]
[ 31 December, 2010; ] [Thanks to Erg0 for suggesting an appropriate song for the video]
Katy Gallagher has the happy news that The Whitlams are going to headline Canberra’s New Year’s Eve celebrations in the City:
Acting Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has announced that one of Australia’s favourite bands, The Whitlams, will headline the free entertainment at this year’s [...]
The ABC brings the interesting news of Mosiah Luteru, 18, from Florey, who hospitalised a police officer on New Year’s Eve after they caught him with rum in the dry zone.
Today he’s been sentenced to an 18 month good behaviour order by Magistrate Karen Fryar.
The ABC’s got a piece on how well behaved the crowds were in Canberra for New Year’s Eve.
With, that is, the exception of one silly 18 year old who punched a policeman in the head hard enough to put the officer in hospital.
The only area of concern it seems is the number of kiddies out [...]
Chief Minister Stanhope has announced the lineup for Civic’s New Year’s Eve extravaganza.
It starts at 7pm, outside the Legislative Assembly on Civic Square, with music by the Enourmous Horns, Tuchasoul, Limelight, and Chase The Sun.
In Garema Place he promises DJs counting down to midnight. Somewhat worryingly he says the DJs will be playing the “top [...]
Four days later and we’re still waiting for Canberra Goss’s Foreshore reportage.
Even so we were astonished to read the girls have written off Canberra for New Years’ completely!
There’s no better reason to party than the birth of a brand new year. So pull out your party gear and head to one of these top spots [...]
Summernats appears to be casting off recent pretensions as a “family” event.
The Canberra Times notes that with the program running from 1 January the preliminary arrivals and events will be on New Years Eve.
New Years at Summernats: a thin stretched police force, thousands of rum-ed up rev-heads, a smattering of hopeful hookers, and the screams [...]