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ABC RN program on the Narrabundah Longstay Caravan Park Community

Bundah_Bloke 4 May 2008 4
ABC Radio National had an interesting program on the possible demise of the Narrabundah Longstay Caravan Park located next to Fyshwick on its "Street Stories" program. It consisted mainly of interviews of the residents and was definitely biased in their favour. Some interesting facts came out that I didn't know...

We’ve all been had – The Narrabundah longstay caravan park saga continues Lifestyle

johnboy 17 July 2006 15
The Canberra Times reports that the ongoing debacle of the Narrabundah longstay caravan park is nearing a conclusion. The pirates at Koomarri have profited mightily from selling the park they were given for $1 (after years of neglectful management of the park) and now the developer, Consolidated Builders, is going...

Taskforce to fix longstay caravan park problem Lifestyle

Kerces 17 May 2006 37
This release just in from the Chief Minister's Office (quoted in full below): Jon Stanhope has put together a cross-agency taskforce to find a solution to the problems now faced by the residetns of the Narrabundah longstay caravan park. The taskforce is to report back within a week. Mr Stanhope...

Longstay caravan park: who knew what? Lifestyle

Kerces 17 May 2006 11
The bickering continues over who knew what when about the Narrabundah longstay caravan park. Yesterday this ad appeared in the Canberra Times: In this letter Koomarri says they did not know the new owners would evict the residents. President John Mackay says the organisation's understanding of the sale contract was...

Narrabundah caravan saga continues Community

Kerces 15 May 2006 20
The residents of the Narrabundah longstay caravan park are meeting with the ACT Council of Social Service tonight to work out where to next, the ABC reports. Last week the 200 or so residents received eviction notices after the park was sold by Koomarri to then undisclosed owners. This prompted...

Cleansing the trailer park Community

johnboy 16 February 2011 16
Chief Minister Stanhope has good new and bad news for the residents of the Narrabundah Longstay Caravan Park. The good news is they're going to be offered three year occupancy agreements after years of month to month existence. The bad news is they're going to be forced to come up...

Margaret Spalding passes away Community

johnboy 24 March 2009 45
The ABC's 666 is reporting that Margaret Spalding, the litigious CEO of Koomarri and architect of the Narrabundah Longstay Caravan Park debacle, was recalled to the almighty yesterday. Cause of death is unknown, described as sudden. Condolences go to her family and friends. John Mackay on 666 is claiming he...

Margaret Spalding tests the defamation waters Community

johnboy 18 March 2009 10
Cast your mind back to the fiasco of the Narrabundah Longstay Caravan Park sale. The Zivcos, the statements by the charity (Koomarri) pocketing $2 million and walking away, the crazy residents. It was a Canberra FUBAR circus of the first water and kept local news hounds entertained for months. Less...

State of the Riot – January 2007

johnboy 2 February 2007 30
Yes another month sees us all shorter of breathe and closer to death (apologies to Pink Floyd). RiotACT, however seems to get better with age, according to Google Analytics The stats for January compared to December are: Absolute unique visitors: 20,221, up from 16,514 Visits: 60,680, up from 44,132 Pageviews:...

State of the Riot – 2006

johnboy 2 January 2007 9
2006 is done and dusted so here's the stats for the year that's been. Yep, robots excluded we clocked well over a million page views from 424,889 visits. We had 151,237 absolute unique visitors in the year. To get a feel for the growth of the site in the last...

State of the Riot – November 2006

johnboy 3 December 2006 16
Another month, this time blighted by technical difficulties, saw the absolute unique visitors drop but the other stats are looking extremely positive. Absolute unique visitors clocked in at 16,523 down slightly from 17,119. (it's not a bad day in web publishing when 500 readers is a very minor blip). In...

State of the Riot – October 2006

johnboy 3 November 2006 25
Another month has gone by and the readership continues to climb ever upwards here's the executive overview of the last month's statistics courtesy of Google Analytics: The all important absolute unique visitors number was 17,119 up from 15,213 in September. A staggering 7,486 of you are considered very loyal by...

State of the Riot – stats Sep06

johnboy 4 October 2006 16
It's been a few months since we rounded up the statistics for RiotACT so here's what we've got. Thanks to Google analytics here's the overview for September: And because you've missed the last couple of months here's an overview of the year to date: Absolute unique visitors in the year...

State of the Riot – May 2006 (and the referrers)

johnboy 1 June 2006 13
Following on from last month, here's the executive overview for the month of May. Absolute unique visitors for the month was 15,620 up from 12,662, and an all time high for us. (Please note these stats exclude bots and browsers without javascript enabled.) The 20 most popular stories were, in...
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