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School holiday activities

By 16 April, 2014

I can’t seem to find much online about school holiday activities for this break.  My 5 year old is testing my patience and I’m only 2 days in!
The Botanic Gardens are doing bilby mask making over Easter 9.30-4.30pm so we might check that out as craft is usually a winner around our house.
Has anyone got [...]

Resturants / Cafes open on Good Friday?

By 15 April, 2014

It’s my birthday on Good Friday this year and I was hoping to catch a movie and go out for lunch with friends to celebrate.
I know that the cinemas will be open, but I was wondering if anyone knew of a good restaurant or café in either Civic or Woden that will be open [...]

Pest control recomendation

By 14 April, 2014

Hi All.
My young son went to get my esky on the weekend and came across this fella sitting on the side. I have found lots of creepy crawlies over the last couple of weeks so with this latest addition now is definitely time to get my house sprayed.
I’ve read through some old RiotACT articles on [...]

Phillip Medical Centre – Colby Court

By 13 April, 2014

Can any one in the Hive tell me who owns the Phillip Medical Centre?

Car tyre repair

By 13 April, 2014

Fellow Rioters,
Any suggestions on a cheap, reliable Southside (preferably Weston, Phillip) car tyre repairer? I have a flat 165/70R13 (off a Ford Festiva).
If I can get the tyre fixed at a reasonable price well and good; if not, I’ll buy a new tyre.
Thanks in advance.

Counsellor for 7yr old anxiety recommendations

By 12 April, 2014

Would appreciate any recommendations for a counsellor who works with kids anxiety. We are booked in with the Canberra university health clinic  but the waiting period is about 2 months.  Wanted to get on top of it sooner than later. Our school counsellor is on leave for the next term. TIA.

Good data cabler in Canberra

By 12 April, 2014

Any suggestions for a good ACMA registered data cabler in canberra? Looking to add a patch panel, structured wiring in a existing premises, and replace the cable to the telephone lead in.
Appreciate any recommendations, or ones to avoid.
Thank you.

Child car seat for 7 year old?

By 12 April, 2014

Hi All,
I have a daughter who recently turned 7. I currently have a booster seat for her in my car.
She came home from school the other day and said that her class mates don’t need to be in booster seats anymore. Does anyone know what rules are for child restraints in the ACT?

Preschool for 3/4 year old

By 11 April, 2014

Greetings,
We have just arrived from London and I am trying to arrange schooling for my children. The 6 year old is all sorted and will be starting primary at the Easter break. However, we also have a 3 year old who will be 4 in June. She started at Nursery School (the equivalent of Preschool) [...]

Withdrawal of support for Windows XP

By 9 April, 2014

I just got a message from Microsoft confirming the withdrawal of updates and support for XP from April.  I imagine others have had the same advice.
Frankly, XP suits me fine for my limited computing needs.  However, in fairness to Microsoft, it is unrealistic to expect them to maintain support for a product that is now [...]

Recovering fencing costs from neighbours

By 6 April, 2014

I have a situation whereby a fence needs to be replaced urgently, its too old and in such a state that repair is not an option.
Having done my research the situation I find myself in is one in which I am entitled to replace the fence immediately without consultation with the neighbours and still recover [...]

Where to buy gifts in Canberra

By 5 April, 2014

Hey all!
I have a gift to buy for a 28 year old female friend – where should I go? I’m looking for gift shops, boutiques and not just chain-stores/ department stores. Any recommendations?
I live in Woden but can travel.
Thank you!

Cloth nappies?

By 4 April, 2014

Years ago, you could buy white cloth nappies just about any where. Now it seems as though they have all but disappeared with-out-a-trace! Has anyone any idea or suggestion on where they still sell these things?
Thank you.

Southside electrician recommendations….

By 4 April, 2014

Hi Riot’ers,
Seeking recommendations for reliable, reasonably priced electricians who service the inner-south.  I have a number of smaller jobs I need done (a few new outlets, fix a downlight – that type of stuff).
Thanks in advance!

How do Canberra Libs get out of the wilderness?

By 28 March, 2014

In his opinion piece in today’s Canberra Times, former Liberal Senator for the ACT Gary Humphries has said that the Canberra Liberals face a continued stretch in the wilderness unless they change their conservative ways.
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/comment/long-march-in-the-wilderness-ahead-for-local-liberals-20140327-zqni1.html
I vote Liberal because I don’t think the Labor Government has been doing a good job, but I know many readers [...]

Who to complain to?

So anyway, I have had some lovely neighbours for a while, who have decided to open a museum of rusting items in their front yard – it is a thing of beauty, about 8 cars, a couple of boats and what appears to be a replica of Sputnik 2, fantastic stuff.
Anyway, I am planning on [...]

Our house is being held for ransom by a dodgy building company….

By 26 March, 2014

My partner and I are first home buyers and have purchased a house and land package in Gungahlin. We were taken in by a slick sales pitch, by a well known real estate agency, which included a computer rendered image of the completed home on allhomes.com.au. The listing and subsequent marketing all included an impressive [...]

When turning, do you have to give way to a pedestrian?

By 25 March, 2014

You’re driving south along Allara Street past the Civic Pool, and making a 45 degree left turn into Dive Lane which leads to the pool car park. If you proceed, there is a danger that you will collide with a person who is walking parallel to Allara Street, across the end of Dive lane.
According to [...]

Can I sue an ACT public servant for abuse of public office? “

By 24 March, 2014

I have evidence of  an ACT government public servant acting on orders to commit an act which has caused me great detriment.The public servant was ” impliedly authorized to commit the act which caused me harm/loss.”*
Given  the advice given by Robinson* that” malfeasance in public office  is a personal tort, it is personal to the [...]

Recycling electronics cables in Canberra

By 22 March, 2014

Like most people, I have a stash of useless cables and chargers, full of copper and other metals (probably a few toxic ones). It seems Canberra’s e-waste recycling is limited to larger items like TVs, phones and computers, and hasn’t extended to cables (happy to be corrected).
Can TAMS please arrange a collection? For lovers of infrastructure, this [...]

Tailor Canberra

By 20 March, 2014

I am just wondering where I could get measured for a suit on a weekend in Canberra? also how much this may cost? I am not looking to purchase a suit just require the measurements.
Thanks for your help in advance.

Curtin ACT internet with iiNET

By 19 March, 2014

So we are looking to change to iiNET for internet in Curtin.  Has anyone used the ADSL 2+ broadband service from iiNET in the suburb of Curtin and able to give an indication of reliability and speed?
We are seeking change as our current provider isn’t reaching the speeds required, but are concerned entering a new [...]

Bike Searching

By 18 March, 2014

Hiya. I am looking to get into cycling (the non lycra type!). I am overweight and havent ridden in a hundred years. Does anyone know what a good bike would be for the likes of me? I have researched and it seems that 36> spokes is the go as well as a damn comfortable seat!! [...]

Invisalign recommendations

By 17 March, 2014

Hi all,
I did have braces in high school however as I didnt wear my retainer properly my teeth, in particular the bottom row have moved significantly. I was just wondering if anyone could give me recommendations of any dentists who provide the Invisalign service as I’d really prefer not to be a metal month again [...]

Canberra’s anti-gay psychologist in the news again

By 17 March, 2014

After gaining media prominence by uttering his misogynist homophobic views and implying they were backed by psychological science, the Psychological Board placed restrictions on Philip Pocock’s practice. He is now apparently appealing the decision of the national psychology registration board by complaining to the ACT administrative appeals tribunal.
http://m.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/philip-pocock-punished-for-views-on-homosexuality-20140312-34ltc.html
Does anyone in the RiotAct hive know how [...]

Belconnen Community Council Public Meeting: Does every suburb need a local centre? Why/why not?

By 17 March, 2014

[ 18 March, 2014; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] This months public meeting will be in the form of a community discussion about the future of local centres.

Belconnen is unique amongst the Canberra town districts in having so many local centres in a state of decline. Three no longer exist and six have lost their supermarket. Come along and tell us what [...]

Where can one safely park a bike in civic?

By 14 March, 2014

So I was thinking about riding my bike into the city when I go out for an evening, but I know that leaving it locked up in an open bike rack is has reasonable chance of it being vandalized or stolen. Are there any safe spots to lock a bike in the city at night? [...]

Roofing repair recommendations

By 12 March, 2014

Hi all
Just looking to get a bit of repair done for our roof which is in pretty bad shape. I’m looking for recommendations on some of the solid companies who have been around for a while to rebed and repoint heaps of places. Any recommendations (or at least who to avoid)?
ReACT seems to be a [...]

Food treats delivery to TCH?

By 12 March, 2014

I have a friend who is in TCH for a couple of weeks and I’d like to send him some yummy home baked type treats as a cheer-you-up. I’m on the coast so need somewhere that delivers. Does such a place exist?

Emergency after hours dentist

By 11 March, 2014

A family member visiting Canberra at the moment has developed an infection following wisdom teeth extraction a couple of weeks ago. Where can you find an after hours dentist?

Fortnightly property management?

By 11 March, 2014

I’m looking for a property manager to take on my two investment properties, which are currently managed separately. My only problem with the current property managers is that neither can manage the accounts on a fortnightly basis. My income and mortgage repayments, as well as the tenants’ rental payments are all paid every second Thursday, [...]

selection of a builder

By 8 March, 2014

Selection of a builder is a risky part of the dream home construction. Currently I am going through it and getting lost in so many builders in Canberra. I liked the display homes of BLD homes. Can anyone share his/her experience about working with them. Thanks

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