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No sunscreen, please, we’re Canberran.

By 26 November 2012

My wife was telling me that our prospective pre-school won’t apply sunscreen on children.  The reason is that if they did, they would be required to wash their hands after each child (so it’s not about allergies).  I didn’t find out why they have to wash their hands after each child,  kid cooties being the [...]

Scullin Spy tower?

By 26 November 2012

I forgot to take a picture of it – but I was just wondering what the massive pole on the corner of Chewings St and Southern Cross Drive is all about.
It is very intrusive as it overlooks most of Scullin and Florey.

What sport is this on Molonglo Reach?

By 24 November 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

MC has sent these in:
I was cycling around Lake Burley Griffin and saw this at Molonglo Reach.
I’d love to know what the sport is?
My best guess – stand-up paddle boarding polo?!
Whatever it may be, it seems the local cormorants are practicing their goalkeeping skills.

GP with Veterans Affairs Experience

By 23 November 2012

Hi – I am looking for a GP in the south-side /Tuggeranong area with experience in dealing with Veterans Affairs. 
My first GP had no experience and I had significant difficulties in getting my claims processed. 
I now need to make another claim and don’t want a repeat of my earlier problem.

Behold the giant dandelion. What is it?

By 22 November 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

BeeJay76 has sent this in:
Came across this heroic specimen on Gubur Dhaura in Franklin. Is it a different species, or is it the magical earth on the hill?
Your thoughts hive mind?

Dog Groomer Canberra Inner-South?

By 21 November 2012

Can anyone recommend a good and friendly/dog loving groomer in Canberra’s inner south? Mobile is preferable but not necessary.  The main thing is that the groomer likes dogs and treats them well.  My pooch is a cavoodle.

Is magpie swooping season over for another year?

By 20 November 2012

Is it safe for me to get back on the bike?
Specifically in the Inner South.

Neighbours pool leaking in Canberra?

By 19 November 2012

Neighbours pool seems to be leaking. Can we force something to be done about it they won’t do anything?

Event drinks policy at Canberra Stadium?

By 15 November 2012

Last night at Canberra Stadium the plastic lid from my water bottle was taken by security prior to entry. Why I asked?
”Don’t know” was the reply.
Joked about the dangers of plastic lids, then was mightily irked to discover that water and softdrink was being sold inside the Stadium with their [...]

Looking for a Rheumatologist for Fibromyalgia in Canberra?

By 15 November 2012

Hello Mind Hive.
Does anyone know of a rheumatologist in Canberra that deals with Fibromyalgia patients?
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Best place to sell books to in Canberra?

By 14 November 2012

I’m decluttering.
I have a few boxes of books that I want to get rid off.
Can anyone recommend a 2ndhand bookstore that I can sell them to?
Obviously I’m not expecting to get lots for them, but anything is better than nothing atm.

Carport/pergola recommendations in Canberra?

By 13 November 2012

We’re looking to get a carport and/or pergola installed, any recommendations on installers?
There was a recent thread on enclosed carport installations and an older one on pergolas, but was hoping there are some additional recommendations.

Canberra region silversmith?

By 13 November 2012

Hi Rioters,
I’m looking for a silversmith or someone similar to re-plate and restore an old tea service.
Google led me to a business in Dickson with a disconnected telephone number.
Is there anywhere around Canberra that would be able to do this?
Where do the antique dealers go to get this sort of thing done?

Buzzcuts in Canberra?

By 12 November 2012

I am fairly new in Canberra. 
Just have my hair in a Buzzcut and it seemed like some girls immediately disqualify me and today had 3 young males pass and swear on me while I was walking in the Civic mall.
Now I am feeling bit low.
Do I look hideous?
Or is it just a NO NO haircut in [...]

Best Pizzas in the centre of Canberra?

By 10 November 2012

Opinions please!
Won’t be too bad if other parts of our town are mentioned but I am really interested in the city.

Seeking motoring minded advice in Canberra?

By 9 November 2012

I’m looking for some advice for selling or trading a white, 2005, Subaru Liberty, 2.5L engine, Manual. Needs an engine rebuild and new front end. The owner is uninsured and can’t afford to repair it himself but doesn’t think he can sell the vehicle as is either.
I feel he should be able to get something [...]

Courtyard walls in Canberra?

By 9 November 2012

Google is totally failing me today…
I discovered that I am allowed to enclose the frontyard of my yet to be built shoebox-with-windows as long as I use “courtyard walls”. After trawling ACTPLA documents, I also discovered that the wall can go across 70% of the width of my small block. And that it needs to [...]

What closed Tralee Speedway?

By 9 November 2012

I remember reading a comment on here, ages ago, about the reasoning behind the closure of Tralee Speedway. Searched, but can’t find it…. So what was the reason?
Something to do with the Liberal government I think I read.

Hiring a UTE and Credit Card Numbers

By 9 November 2012

Hi All,
Not sure if this is the norm going ahead, however when you hire a ute from Mitchell, one needs to provide a credit card the details of which are written down on a piece of paper and stored on site.
I guess this will be quite a simple steal for any of the employees who [...]

Vacant land need for storage unit for charity in Canberra?

By 8 November 2012

Does anyone know of any vacant land in Canberra or businesses that have an unused garage or room for a shipping container on their site? 
A not-for-profit organisation that collects donated baby items and redistributes them to people in need is experiencing peak demand and would like to expand their service but has run out [...]

Did you win $28 million last night?

By 7 November 2012

Apparently one of the four OzLotto winners last night was from Canberra. The total division one prize pool was almost $112 million, so that’s $28 million about to be injected into the ACT economy (or not).
Quoted in the SMH the local winner said:
“First of all we’ll pay off our mortgage then we’ll settle the kids’ [...]

Bricks and mortar computers in Canberra?

By 6 November 2012

Hive mind – where do you recommend buying a new laptop and extended international warranty package?

Ask RiotACT: Could Your Car be a Star?

By 6 November 2012

Hi fellow Rioters! I count myself lucky to have scored myself a gig with the Art Department on a feature film currently shooting in Canberra. Galore was written and is being directed by Rhys Graham, who grew up in Canberra.
My reason for approaching Rioters for assistance is simple; the script calls [...]

Security Door Sales and Installation in Canberra?

By 5 November 2012

Has anyone bought security doors lately? I’m interested in getting screen doors for the front and back so that I can catch some breezes without losing a toddler/gaining uninvited guests.
I’m thinking Crimsafe (or similar) for the front. Are they worth the extra money?
If anyone can recommend a local business that was a pleasure to [...]

Speed dating in Canberra?

By 5 November 2012

I’m newly single and looking for opportunities meet new people.
I can’t seem to find much via google – just a handful of old events and fastimpressions (I’m only eligible to go to one).
So I was wondering if there is something I am missing and if anyone can point me the direction of good [...]

Krating Daeng (Thai Red Bull) in Canberra?

By 5 November 2012

Does anyone know if any shops in Canberra stock Krating Daeng (Thai Red Bull)?
Obviously I could order from the Internet, but at $90 a-case plus postage, I’d prefer to find somewhere local – if only to save on postage or the drive to Sydney.
For those not in the know, here’s a picture. Surely [...]

Molonglo Energy Efficient Homes?

By 4 November 2012

I have heard that the Molonglo development has higher standards that guides home owners and builders to have a more energy efficient home through double glazing or using an insulated slab.
Is this correct?

Space needed for a container! Do you know anywhere in Canberra?

By 3 November 2012

Hi Rioters, help needed to find spot to place 40ft shipping container for a period of 3-6mths, I am moving to Canberra mid November, so container is on the way!
I have tried all the commercial storage, container and removalist firms, but none can help at present, so looking for property or space somewhere else, [...]

Dog accommodation suggestions

By 3 November 2012

Hello riot-act!
I’m moving back to Canberra on a very small budget in about 2 weeks. Unfortunately I will be without a permanent address to house my medium sized dog until January.
Does anyone have any suggestions of places to keep her on a budget for about 2 months?
Thanks for your time!

Suggestions for a new concrete driveway?

By 2 November 2012

My old concrete driveway isn’t doing too well and its time to look at replacing it.
Its on a sloping land and probably needs ripping out before a new on is laid, I was originally going to break it up myself but perhaps I might include this in the quote.
Any suggestions or recommendations on people for [...]

Fernwood – Should I Join?!

By 2 November 2012

Hey Guys,
I’m looking at joining a women’s health club, mainly to use the creche, and as it’s close by to my work. I’ve just gone back part time, my daughter is 8 months old.
I am mainly looking at joining a Fernwood Woden/Civic, as they are the closest women’s gym to my work and home. Apparently, [...]

Tattoo removalists in Canberra?

By 2 November 2012

A family member has decided to get a small tattoo removed.
Where should they go?

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