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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 [...]

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 at 7:30 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

Eucalyptus Branch Fall in Mugga Way Red Hill 6/3/2014

By 7 March 2014

Today, when travelling along Mugga Way, Red Hill, I witnessed the sudden and unexpected fall of a very, very large branch from a eucalyptus tree. The branch was so large that it blocked both lanes of traffic and it required a chainsaw to cut and remove it.
Two travellng cars and a cyclist were within a [...]

Moving to Googong & researching high school options

By 6 March 2014

Hi Rioters
We will be moving to Googong next year and I’m in search of a new school for my son. He will be going in to year 8.
I’m considering St Edmund’s but I’d happily consider a public school as my son is currently attending Harrison and we are very happy with it.
I’m not sure how [...]

jogging through the city late night

By 5 March 2014

I was out in the city tonight and I saw these guys jogging through civic at 10:30pm
anybody know what this was all about?

Right of way at Captain Cook/Jerra Ave?

By 5 March 2014

Hello Rioters,
This afternoon I was walking home when I saw the following: three cars waiting to turn right from Captain Cook Crescent on to Jerrabomberra Ave Narrabundah, and one car waiting to turn right from Jerra on to Captain Cook. The sun was in the eyes of the driver turning on to Captain Cook, and [...]

Little black worms

By 4 March 2014

What are the little black worms that get into houses at this time of year?  They are about 5 to 8 cms long and usually come in at night.  They crawl around for a while (sometimes up the wall)  and then die.  If disturbed, they curl into a tight spiral.  They don’t seem to do [...]

Low flying plane

By 2 March 2014

Is there a reason why there’s a jet buzzing around Canberrra at low altitude or is itjust lost? It sounds like a fighter jet or one with some sort of fancy doof doof exaust pipe.

Cattery advice for cat with special needs

By 28 February 2014

Hi Guys,
My cat was diagnosed with diabetes recently, and later this year I need to leave town for a  few days, and was wondering what cattery options are available in Canberra where she can still have her insulin shots administered when I was away.
Thanks in advance.
Paul

Where can I burn two boxes of papers?

By 27 February 2014

I want to quickly get rid of papers with my name on it, so the easiest way is to just burn them.  Anywhere I can do this without the cops being called on me?

Modern Domain Builder feedback

By 27 February 2014

Hi – has anyone had a building experience with Modern Domain Builders? We are looking at possibly building with them but there isn’t too much information “out there” about the company, except that they have won a HIA award. Thanks!

Where to advertise for short term, pet friendly accommodation?

By 26 February 2014

My husband and I are having some practical renovations done to our home and need somewhere to stay while the builder works his magic. Problem is we have a tricky combination of needs, for Canberra – a short term lease plus pets.
Other than responding to adverts, is there anywhere we can advertise that might help [...]

Tow Truck Regulation in ACT

By 26 February 2014

My son was hit by car while riding his motorbike late in January.  Thankfully there is wonderful emergency services and medical treatment available.
One of the real negatives of the process is that there are people willing to take advantage of someone else’s misfortune and inflate their charges because they expect the costs will be covered [...]

Can you suggest a good dentist in Canberra?

By 25 February 2014

I am a real coward when it comes to dentists and only go when something goes wrong – and it has, a broken filling. Can someone suggest a good dentist who can explain all the options for a dental problem, is gentle and can cope with my silly fears? I live in Turner and would [...]

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