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Padoof’s ancient tool?

By 7 March 2013

This in from Sandra, any bone dusters who can help?
Walking on the ‘Bogey Hole’ beach at Mollymook, 6 am Tuesday, I found this amazing rock which had washed up during high tide. I’m convinced it’s an ancient artefact, and can just imagine it was a tool shaped from stone thousands of years ago…obviously [...]

Free things to do in Canberra?

By 5 March 2013

I am hunting around for a number of free things to do in Canberra. Not only do the kids want something to do, but I have a number of unemployed or student friends who have no jobs, and consequently little money. I know there are the old stand bys of the national gallery, the botanic [...]

Polish Club Markets in Canberra?

By 28 February 2013

Hello just wondering if anyone has ever attended the Polish markets that are on at the Polish club every few weeks???  
Opinions on the products that are there?  
Thanks in advance.

Noticeable flaw in the upcoming Royal Commission?

By 28 February 2013

Can somebody please explain how and why the Family Court of Australia and Federal Magistrates Court has been left OFF the listed Instituions undergoing investigation in the upcoming Royal Commission into Child Abuse.
“Justice” system my a$$

Wood heater installation in Canberra?

By 28 February 2013

Can anyone tell me what the ACT regs are regarding installation of a free standing combustion heater? The story I am hearing form the shop doesn’t add up with the info on Canberra connect and from there dedicated installer.
In brief, they say I need, pre installation inspections and post installation inspections totally about $600 [...]

What mushroom is this around Canberra?

By 27 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Anyone know anything about a bright yellow mushroom that resembles Ron Jeremy?

Chicken Processing near Canberra?

By 24 February 2013

Does anyone know if there is an abattoir near Canberra where I could have my chickens processed so they could legally be sold?
Cheers.

Norths Rugby 75 years strong in 2013. Any plans?

By 24 February 2013

Norths rugby celebrates its 75th birthday this year.
I know the juniors have commemorated this year with a free t-shirt for all registered junior players (while stocks last).  I am unaware of any other commemoration activity planned for this year. I know at least one old boy who is waiting to crack his bottle of the [...]

Has anyone found a camera that was lost at Tropfest in Canberra?

By 23 February 2013

Hello,
A bunch of us University of Canberra students went to Tropfest in Canberra and a friend of mine lost her camera while we were there. If anyone found a camera or has any information that could help me locate it, I would be very grateful. It really means the world to her. I’m [...]

Buying a car from interstatw

By 22 February 2013

Hello everyone, I want to buy a car from NSW (Sydney to be exact). I was just wondering how different it is than just buying one from the ACT. Do I just transfer the rego?
Cheers

Any recommended bathroom renovators?

By 20 February 2013

Any suggestions who to choose for bathroom renos?

The Ainslie S***ter?

By 20 February 2013

Has anyone heard of the Ainslie S***ter?
Someone I know who lives there told me about a guerrilla defecator who has been taking random dumps on front lawns near her house.
They know its human because there is always toilet paper left as well.
Some neighbours resorted to putting up a “please stop s***ting here” sign.
Is [...]

Hellenic issues?

By 19 February 2013

Was just reading the john brennan thread and clicked on the asic link out of interest. When I clicked on the browse option, this came up as one of the first results:

Trading name: Hellenic Trattoria
So is anybody able to provide any further info on if this is the same as the hellenic club (which google seems [...]

Golf teacher in Canberra / Queanbeyan?

By 19 February 2013

Hi All,
Since nobody has posted any information about Canberra golf tutors I thought it would be good to start a post.
I am just starting golf and wanted to see everybody’s opinion on who in there experience has been a good golf coach in cbr or Qbn?

Where is my Brian!!?

By 18 February 2013

Hi Riot Act people,
So I used to have my hair styled at a salon in the Canberra Centre (John Brennan Hair) and apparently they have closed down. But I can’t find where my stylist has moved to!
The goss on the grapevine is that the owner of the salon hit hard times after someone slipped and fell in [...]

Map of bus/motorcycle lanes in ACT?

By 18 February 2013

Due to the increased traffic congestion in the mornings, I’ve started using my motorbike to travel to work.
I’m trying to plan the quickest route based on where the bus lanes are (motorcyclists can use them).
Is there a map showing all bus lanes in ACT?

Where’s the best wheel alignment place in Canberra?

By 15 February 2013

Hi all,
After a bit of a search, I came up with nothing, so I thought I’d ask the question:
Can anyone point me to, in their opinion the best wheel alignment place in Canberra.  It can be anywhere in Canberra (i’m Gungahlin side).  I’m after a place that will accept lease vehicles and that gives me [...]

Online Interior Design Course in Canberra?

By 15 February 2013

Hello,
Has anyone completed and been satisfied with an online interior design course? Need some recommendations!
I am wanting to complete this part time, for personal interest to begin with.
Thanks, K.

Canberra’s best mechanic?

By 14 February 2013

So I did a search, and much to my surprise, 2012 seemed to show a complete dearth of “best mechanic” questions on Riot Act! (This is likely the cue for a litany of people to start posting links that the search function didn’t reveal…)
Anyway, my car is passed it’s used car warranty.
So have it – [...]

Front Gardens/Yards in the ACT … Appearance

By 12 February 2013

Anyone know the rules/regulations/requirements that apply to the maintenance of front gardens/yards of private properties in the suburbs of Canberra?  Or where to find such?  In our area I have begun to notice an increase in the number of private houses that seem to be using the front areas of the property for either the [...]

Cars parked in Badimara Street, Waramanga crashed into on Saturday night.

By 11 February 2013

Does anyone know anything about this incident?
It appears someone driving a 4WD, has failed to negotiate these cars, parked against the kerb. The white Barina suffered extensive damage, both rear and front end and had to be towed away.
[Picture courtesy Katie]

Website Design Ripoff. What to do?

By 11 February 2013

I recently decided that my 1980′s website needed upgrading.
I contacted a company and was told I had to pay half up front which I did. I was then emailed the Terms and Conditions which I signed and was then asked for the rest of the money.
Yes, I did pay it, what a fool!! [...]

Soundproofing in the ACT?

By 11 February 2013

hi Rioters,
Does anyone know of a consultant or a company in Canberra that can give advice about retrofitting soundproofing for a residential home?
Finding the source of the problem would be really good (i.e. where in the house the noise is leaking through the most), as would suggesting a range of options rather than one [...]

House Cleaners in Tuggeranong?

By 11 February 2013

Hi everyone,
I wonder if anyone has a recommendation for house cleaners? We need some reliable, honest folk to clean our place and, as usual, you recommendations essential in good decision making!
Thanks
ScienceRules

Zucchini Brothers Pizza?

By 10 February 2013

Dear Mr Zucchini,
Despite none of your pizzas actually containing either zucchini OR brothers, we are big fans of your work, and lament your absence since December.
It was rumoured that you would be reopening mid-February but having recently tried to call you and found your number disconnected, and the location of your new digs clearly vacant, [...]

Corrugated trees near the Bay.

By 10 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Hi Rioters,
Many times travelling to or from the Bay, I have noticed two trees close to the road that are wrapped in corrugated iron. The wrapping is about 8 metres off the ground and there is a wire rope between the two trees at about 15 metres. I reckon the wrapping has been in place [...]

Digital TV signal loss in Gungahlin?

By 10 February 2013

WIN and PRIME TV signals dropping out over the last month or so. Anyone else with these issues living in or around Gungahlin?

Female doctors in Canberra

By 9 February 2013

My previous doctor has unfortunately gone on materity leave and as I have a chronic illness I’m looking for a new doctor.
I was hoping to find someone who is youngish and female as I tend to feel more comfortable with women.
Experience with mental health is desired but not essential.

Recording Studios in Canberra?

By 7 February 2013

Hi, Just wondering if anyone has any recommendations for good recording studios in Canberra?

Catering in Canberra?

By 7 February 2013

I’ve been tasked with helping find a good caterer for the Honda Australia Rally Team that are attending the NatCap Rally on the first weekend of March.
Will be based out of the service park, power etc all supplied, and to feed approx 30 people for the weekend.
Who’s out there? Opinions? Recommendations?
Thanks

How does one know where the alcohol exclusion zones in Canberra are?

By 6 February 2013

A friend needs to know for reasons we don’t need to go into here.
But as the matter is not easily googled we can perhaps provide a long term public service.
Anyone know?

Quotes on Sandstone retaining walls in Canberra?

By 6 February 2013

I need to know if $300 m2 is a reasonable price for a sandstone retaining wall.
My block is almost level.
The quote I’ve received includes earth works and footings. Is is there anyone that can provide some advice?

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