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Canberra landscaper and horticulturalist recommendations

By 5 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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There are of course older requests and responses on this topic, but it would be great to have some updated views on this ‘perennial’ question in Canberra!
Does anyone have good recent experience with a reliable and knowledgable landscaper/horticulturalist in Canberra….someone who can give advice on, and undertake, some garden renovation work at a fair price……installing/improving [...]

Seeking car/cycle parking options close to Woden

By 4 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I have just been offered a job in Woden. It’s a good job but the parking in the area sucks and I can’t really afford parking every day
I am a keen cyclist but don’t want to cycle from Belconnen to Woden everyday due to afterwork activities. I’m looking at options of parking within [...]

TripAdvisor to redefine Canberra restaurant locations

By 3 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Our Kusina restaurant at Cooleman Court in Weston Creek is listed on TripAdvisor with the street address city of Weston. We’re currently number one of the twelve restaurants in the city of Weston, but the good city of Weston is actually near Newcastle, about 4.5hrs by car from our restaurant. I’ve not personally been there, but [...]

departing.io – web app for ACTION buses

By 2 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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As a frequent traveller on ACTION buses I find the current apps lacking – often I just want to know when the next bus will arrive at a stop. departing.io is a web app I have designed for this sole purpose, to see how long until the next bus arrives. It should look great on all mobile devices [...]

Shade sail installation recommendations?

By 2 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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We have an existing shade sail (not professionally installed) which we now have to have installed properly. Any recommendations? Thanks

Why language is important

By 2 April 2015
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A few weeks ago I wrote an article on how not to talk to women in the workplace. The piece garnered some interesting comments, some of which I’d like to address today.
The first issue I’d like to discuss is the recurring idea that language is not as important as behaviour. In other words, it’s not what [...]

Does anyone know Adam or Meg?

By 1 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I found a really nice Happy Easter note today (1 April) in O’Connor, between David St and Ormond/Condamine Sts (near the Alliance Francaise building). It would be a shame if this note went undelivered, unread or discarded.
This is a long shot and I’d normally not bother, but the note was really thoughtful and I wanted [...]

Recommendation to remove wood heater/flue and repair ceiling?

By 1 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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We are looking for someone to remove our wood heater and flue (never use it as house has ducted gas as well), and patch the resulting hole in the ceiling. The tricky bit is that we have cathedral ceilings (high, no cavity) which are wood panelled, rather than just standard plasterboard ceilings. Obviously keen to have [...]

Thoughts on making recycling weekly and rubbish fortnightly

By 1 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I was thinking about the recycling bin at my house and how it gets filled up about five to seven days before the fortnightly recycling pickup and thought about that swapping weekly rubbish collection to fortnightly and making recycling pickup weekly would be overall better for everyone and increase how much is recycled with recyclables [...]

Concern as Braddon’s historic car yards in danger

By 1 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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There are reports circulating that the future of an important aspect of Braddon’s heritage is in danger of being lost.
The Northbourne Historic Trust’s President, Sir Kenneth Wayla, has pointed out in a press release that following the closure of the used car sales yard in Lonsdale Street, that there is only one used car sales [...]

Addictive prescription drug use in Canberra

By 31 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Every day, general practitioners in Canberra are confronted with patients asking, often pleading, for drugs of addiction.
The two most sought-after drugs of addiction are those belonging to the opioid family and those belonging to the group of medications called benzodiazepines. Both drugs have a high potential for abuse and are highly addictive, and abrupt cessation [...]

Is Manuka dying?

By 31 March 2015
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The shops at Manuka in Canberra’s inner south have always been a hive of activity. The first work started there in the late 1930s and by the 1960s the shops were flourishing with florists, shoe stores, two supermarkets, clothing stores, a delicatessen as well as two butcher stores, hairdressers, barbers, and even a fishmonger. Nowadays there’s [...]

Best of Canberra – Sushi

By 31 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Exciting times for me this week. I’m filling in for the Best Of Canberra series while Bec is on holidays – lucky thing! I now have an excuse to eat all in the name of work.
Arguably one of the more popular lunches that falls into the categories of cheap, quick, easy, and semi-okay for you [...]

Should I move to Canberra?

By 30 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I own my own villa in Oxley Park suburb of Sydney and currently living there with a 7-year-old and my wife who stays at home. We are on PR right now and I will be getting my citizenship likely in December this year. I am an experienced Oracle DBA and currently employed and work from [...]

Recommendations for wedding cake supplier in Canberra

By 30 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Can anyone recommend someone to make a wedding cake in the Canberra region for a reasonable price?  Perhaps someone who works from home or a business who doesn’t charge a fortune because you mention “wedding”…  The wedding is in November this year (2015) and we are looking for two tiers with flower decorations.

Domestic violence – What can we do?

By 30 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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There has been a spate of domestic violence-related crimes in the Tuggeranong area recently, including two murders. The brutality and timing of these crimes have left residents shocked.
I have been asking myself what is my part to play in reducing these sorts of crimes. I don’t pretend to have the full answer, however, here are my [...]

Alexander Maconochie Centre – a complex challenge

By 30 March 2015
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I have written many times on corrective services in relation to rehabilitative and restorative processes, and the lack of them, concerning offenders and victims.
Perhaps it is timely to revisit the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC), which may have escaped public notice and attention and may give context to further conversations on the subject of how Canberra [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Hot cross buns

By 30 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I have been so excited for the hot cross bun Taste Off that I’ve been taste testing for breakfast every morning this week. RiotACT readers were right on board the hot cross bun craze too, with suggestions coming in for places all over Canberra. 
I won’t lie, I was a bit disappointed when Coles and Woolies [...]

Looking for something like Sizzlers in Canberra

By 29 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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My family and I are currently living in Brisbane but will be moving to Canberra very soon.
One of our favourite family restaurants up here is Sizzlers. Is there anything like Sizzler in Canberra?
I know there used to be one in Canberra, but I believe it closed some years ago.
Thanks,
Malcolm.

Why is there less traffic on Fridays?

By 27 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I’ve noticed a considerable difference driving to work in the mornings on Fridays. I drive (or cycle) straight down Northbourne to get to Deakin. After mentioning it this morning to a colleagues at work (who live all over Canberra) they all concurred.
What’s up with that, RiotActors?

Two women assaulted, police seeking witnesses

By 26 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses who can assist in the investigation of an indecent assault which took place on campus at the University of Canberra last week.
On Wednesday 18 March, a woman was walking along a footpath at UC (on Kirinari Street, towards College Street) when a man approached, dragged her into the bushes and indecently [...]

What’s happening at the Kingston Centre?

By 25 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Does anyone know what is happening at The Kingston Centre? It is the building opposite the post office, and used to have a St George Bank there. They have ripped out the escalators and boarded up the old entrance to the IGA. Does anyone know what is going in there?

Canberra’s Magna Carta Place

By 25 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the 13th Century English King’s agreement to the terms as set out in the Magna Carta. The original charter was more about getting a better deal for the church and the nobles rather than most of the population. Over time with additions and alterations, this document became important in [...]

Don’t underestimate the power of oldness

By 24 March 2015

Planning for the layout of Canberra so far into the future requires a certain general knowledge of socio-economic, socio-technologic, and of course an actual working knowledge of statistics.
Statistics can lie if all the correct variables are not utilised correctly. 90 per cent of people know that statistics can be misused. However, 20 per cent or [...]

Best of Canberra – Hot cross buns

By 24 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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It’s that time of year when the shops fill up with chocolate eggs and hot cross buns are the feature of weekend breakfast. Actually, it’s been that time of year since chocolate bunnies replaced Christmas decorations in early January. But only now, with Easter a few weeks away, it is appropriate to wake up to the [...]

Gungahlin traffic woes

By 24 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Is anyone else finding the daily commute out of Gungahlin difficult?
My concerns are, as the population of the district increases the amount of traffic on the roads will only increase. Horse Park Dr, parts of Flemington Rd are single lane – not sufficient for the morning volumes of traffic.  Compared to Tuggeranong and Belconnen, Gungahlin [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Hot chocolate

By 23 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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This week I was hoping for a cool change so I could get all rugged up and cosy with a few cups of hot chocolate. Alas, the warm weather stuck around for another week and I found myself sipping hot chocolate in 30 degree heat.
RiotACT readers, however, were not at all concerned with the weather [...]

Knock down and rebuild advice

By 22 March 2015
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We are looking to knock down and rebuild in Hackett and is wondering if anyone had any experience building with Hotondo Homes and G.J. Gardner Homes.
There is very little discussion about them on RiotACT and would very much appreciate any input. Thank you.

Recommendations for computer repairs

By 22 March 2015
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It would appear that my PC has picked up a rather nasty virus which is beyond me. I have never used a computer repairer before but I would be grateful for any recommendations for repairers (in Canberra) or tips. Also, information as to what other people have paid for software repairs would be useful as, [...]

Advice on inground pools in Canberra?

By 21 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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We are looking at buying a new inground pool for our home in Canberra and would like to know if there any particular pool builders I should avoid and/or contact for a quote, especially from those who have been through this process over the last few years in Canberra.
Currently looking at Narellan Pools, Country Pools [...]

ActewAGL “free” energy saving house calls

By 20 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I’ve just received a form letter from ActewAGL offering to install, for free, products such as door seals and energy-saving light bulbs so that I can start saving money.
Informed by the No Santa Claus Theorem, I find it counterintuitive that a business would altruistically spend money on me so that I will in future spend less [...]

Reasonably priced weekend caterer?

By 19 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I am looking at catering for a not-for-profit groups conference later this year. We just need a simple lunch for Saturday and Sunday, i.e. wraps, sandwiches, sushi and rolls.
As always we need to cater for different dietary restrictions. We are wanting to keep the cost at around $10-15 per person per day. Can anyone suggest [...]

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