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The lights go on at Manuka Oval

By johnboy - 23 January 2013 54

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To celebrate your correspondent’s 40th birthday the powers that be have put on a rather grand game of cricket next tuesday and Ricky Ponting is going to captain a side against the West Indies at Manuka Oval.

Migrane@Kingston has sent in these cracking pictures of the new lights turned on for the first time despite the best efforts of the Inner South terrorists.

Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com .

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Meanwhile a kilometre away Nick is enjoying the precision of the lights:

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What’s Your opinion?


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54 Responses to
The lights go on at Manuka Oval
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LSWCHP 10:01 pm
23 Jan 13
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Hey John, I’m going to be in Bali next week and unlikely to be Rioting, so allow me to offer you early best wishes for your 40th. Some may consider this to be…wait for it…premature congratulation (boom tish), but what the hell. :-)

We aren’t allocated all that many birthdays ending in zero, so make sure it’s a big one. :-)

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Pork Hunt 10:17 pm
23 Jan 13
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LSWCHP said :

Hey John, I’m going to be in Bali next week and unlikely to be Rioting, so allow me to offer you early best wishes for your 40th. Some may consider this to be…wait for it…premature congratulation (boom tish), but what the hell. :-)

We aren’t allocated all that many birthdays ending in zero, so make sure it’s a big one. :-)

The first one is on your birthday.

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mossy 11:17 pm
23 Jan 13
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As a local resident whose apartment block was flooded with light tonight, I can only consider these monsters an abomination. Platitudes about ‘restricting light spill’ are rubbish.

And when they’re not on, they’re an abomination. They stick up above the trees destroying the vistas along along Canberra Avenue and along Telopea Park.

What a disgrace.

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c_c™ 11:58 pm
23 Jan 13
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mossy said :

As a local resident whose apartment block was flooded with light tonight, I can only consider these monsters an abomination. Platitudes about ‘restricting light spill’ are rubbish.

And when they’re not on, they’re an abomination. They stick up above the trees destroying the vistas along along Canberra Avenue and along Telopea Park.

What a disgrace.

Perhaps try http://goo.gl/qvaQJ

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BimboGeek 12:15 am
24 Jan 13
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looked right at them from franklin street. they are bright but not dazzling. they weren’t much brighter than the general area.

none of my mates even cared, even the ones working right across the road.

a total non issue.

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bigfeet 6:35 am
24 Jan 13
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LSWCHP said :

Hey John, I’m going to be in Bali next week and unlikely to be Rioting

You will probably be still be able to see the Manuka lights from there though.

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golden_youth 6:50 am
24 Jan 13
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I dig them! they are pretty unique and will finally give Canberra a great location for day/nighters. Getting in before all the whingers…. it’s not like they are going to be on EVERY night, so chill out for a change!

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Growling Ferret 6:55 am
24 Jan 13
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mossy said :

As a local resident whose apartment block was flooded with light tonight, I can only consider these monsters an abomination. Platitudes about ‘restricting light spill’ are rubbish.

And when they’re not on, they’re an abomination. They stick up above the trees destroying the vistas along along Canberra Avenue and along Telopea Park.

What a disgrace.

Congrats Mossy on the first NIMBY whinge.

They will be on less than 12 times a year. Plan other activities for those evenings…

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JC 7:25 am
24 Jan 13
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mossy said :

As a local resident whose apartment block was flooded with light tonight, I can only consider these monsters an abomination. Platitudes about ‘restricting light spill’ are rubbish.

And when they’re not on, they’re an abomination. They stick up above the trees destroying the vistas along along Canberra Avenue and along Telopea Park.

What a disgrace.

Did you stop to think that the test last night was to ensure that they are doing what they are meant to and if there is any major light spill they can adjust them to minimise it? No didn’t think so.”

“As for the rest of your comments, I personally find the apartments that have been built in the Barton/Kingston area over the past 15 years, which is clearly where you live to be an abomination. They stick up above the tree’s destroying the vistas the residents of the houses once had. Not to mention all the traffic and the lowering of the standard of resident with all the riff raff coming in. “

“Bottom line though this is 2013, the city is moving on, growing, expanding, changing, so put up with it and get a bloody life.

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chewy14 7:32 am
24 Jan 13
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mossy said :

As a local resident whose apartment block was flooded with light tonight, I can only consider these monsters an abomination. Platitudes about ‘restricting light spill’ are rubbish.

And when they’re not on, they’re an abomination. They stick up above the trees destroying the vistas along along Canberra Avenue and along Telopea Park.

What a disgrace.

Ah the first Nimby of the season, they seem to appear earlier every year.

I think the lights look fantastic, abomination would be the exact opposite of what they are.

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tactless 7:44 am
24 Jan 13
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mossy said :

And when they’re not on, they’re an abomination. They stick up above the trees destroying the vistas along along Canberra Avenue and along Telopea Park.

What a disgrace.

I’m no grammar nazi, but is “destroying..or “have destroyed” the correct use? Either way these things are true;
1. You now have a new vista,
2. Canberra has an awesome oval for night time use and
3. You may need better curtains.

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thebrownstreak69 8:09 am
24 Jan 13
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I could see them clearly from my house 15 km south. But I can also see Bruce stadium when the lights are on.

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switch 8:11 am
24 Jan 13
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What’s that ufo floating over the really bright one on the left?

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mossy 8:27 am
24 Jan 13
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So, as a resident, not allowed to express an opinion?

Curtains on my apartment balcony where I like to sit in the evening and look at the night sky?

The apartments’ heights, in general, are just around tree height.

There’s almost no traffic to speak of – if you think this is traffic, you should get out of Canberra sometime.

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vg 8:41 am
24 Jan 13
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mossy said :

So, as a resident, not allowed to express an opinion?

Curtains on my apartment balcony where I like to sit in the evening and look at the night sky?

The apartments’ heights, in general, are just around tree height.

There’s almost no traffic to speak of – if you think this is traffic, you should get out of Canberra sometime.

Pot……this is kettle…..over.

I have mates that live right next door to the SFS and SCG. They love it

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