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Police Operation on the Federal Highway

By 23 March 2013

I drove into Canberra on the Federal Highway on Saturday arvo about 4pm. Just before the big roundabout at Antill Street there was a major police gig happening. The left lane was blocked by a police car with flashing lights, and in a clearing on the side of the road there were maybe half a [...]

Looking for new members for our Book Club

By 23 March 2013

We run a fantastically enlightening and friendly monthly book club that is looking for new members, due to some members no longer able to attend.
We love to read and discuss literature and contemporary fiction.
We meet once a month at each others houses and it’s a good excuse to have a few nibbles and a glass [...]

Anyone know what this is?

By 19 March 2013

Anyone have any idea where this foam is from Rioters?
James Fahy discovered this foam on Dickson playing fields and is understandably confused. He would like answers and has turned to us.
Let’s help James Fahy.

Psychiatrist that will prescribe ADHD medication in north canberra?

By 19 March 2013

I am looking to get prescribed adhd medication and I don’t want to have to go round to 5 different psychiatrist’s and waste my time finding one that will presribe medication to me.
Does anyone know a psychiatrist that will easily prescribe this kind of medication? Prefferably north canberra.

Selection criteria writers in Canberra?

By 19 March 2013

Hi rioters, I am looking at applying for a promotion and have to do a selection criteria up. I’m awesome but I’m not good at selling myself.
Has anyone used one of the many companies that write the criteria for you? If so any good ones to speak of?
Cheers

Good Northside Doctors in Canberra?

By 19 March 2013

I’m looking for recommendations for a good doctor on the North-side. Like the recent question I’m more comfortable with a female doctor, but my main criteria is that I’d like a doctor who keeps up with the latest research and who is pro-active in getting to the bottom of things.
Any suggestions would be welcome.

Bakeries at the local shops in Canberra?

By 18 March 2013

where are canberra’s bakery-produced pies and sausage rolls?

Looking for a wedding venue – suggestions?

By 18 March 2013

Dearly beloved Rioters,
She and I are looking for a wedding venue in Canberra that is cheap, large (100+ guests), and allows own choice of caterer. Nice view, tasteful decor, grand piano, hired muscle not necessary.
Any suggestions? If a marquee is the only option, any ideas where to pitch it?

Recommendations for Southside hairdresser?

By 15 March 2013

I realise that there has recently been a similar post for Northside hairdressers however I am ideally looking for someone based either in the Mawson/Fadden area (or if need be, the city).
I’m hoping to find someone who will do a half head of foils with a cut and style for under $200 – [...]

Realistic wedding photography in Canberra?

By 15 March 2013

It seems as soon as one mentions the ‘W’ word – wedding – photographers add a zero to their fee. So here’s the deal – my son and fiance need a photograher for a mid-week wedding later this year. Whilst its easy to talk up and over-sophisticate wedding photography, they simply want  someone to do [...]

Canberra Wineries?

By 13 March 2013

We have friends from out of town coming to visit and we thought we would take them to a local winery? 
Any suggestions on which ones and when they are open?

Bootmaker recommendations in Canberra?

By 13 March 2013

Rioters
I am looking to have a pair of boots resoled and heeled. Expensive boots (not fashion, not high heeled, just boots) and I would like to find a decent quality bootmaker.
I have used some of the franchise type on other boots and found them expensive and lacking in quality to say the very least (aka: [...]

Pizza in Spence or nearby?

By 12 March 2013

Hey Guys,
I am moving to Spence in a couple of weeks, and I am wondering of the brains trust could recommend a non-chain pizza shop in the area.
Am also interested to know if the Indian place in Charny is still there and any good.
Thanks in advance!

Easter dining options in Canberra?

By 12 March 2013

Hi all,
Got some family visiting over the Easter break and looking to show them some of Canberra’s better cuisine – and by that I don’t mean Kingsley’s. Am only fairly new to town, so not too sure where to find what I’m looking for!
Easter Monday is my mother’s birthday, so I was hoping to find [...]

Telstra/Bigpond in Canberra?

By 12 March 2013

Wonder if any ‘Acters can help/advise …
I have BigPond internet, which gives me a download speed of around 3.3 Mbps … on ADSL2+. It hasn’t bothered me too much until recently, as I’m definitely a light user, but when I decided a bit of catch-up TV might be nice it didn’t handle that too well [...]

‘Traffic calming’ – your insights needed

By 10 March 2013

I would love to hear other Rioters’ experiences – good and bad – in relation to traffic calming measures. Significant traffic changes are proposed for Chisholm, RIchardson and Gilmore – namely roundabouts, raised intersections, platforms, and speed cushions. I am particularly interested in whether you have experienced these devices in your residential area, [...]

Temporary Accommodation

By 7 March 2013

I have finally landed a job in Canberra, and after of years of spending lots of time visiting and wanting to move to the national capital.
I now need to organize some temporary accommodation, whilst I play games with real estate agents in the search for a more long term abode. I have friends in Canberra [...]

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 [...]

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