Opinion (1198 Stories)

Best place to get tires in Canberra

By 14 November 2013

Personally I find tires always seem to cost too much so I would like to post now that I have found somewhere that is both cheap and has great service. Northwest tyres.
I got all four tires changed on my porsche boxster for $550! This is after bob j and costco both quoted me around $1000. [...]

Southside kids playground?

By 14 November 2013

Hi guys,
Northsider heading South, looking for a Kids Indoor playground in the Tuggeranong area. Does such a beast exist?

Kitten found in Forde

By 14 November 2013

KITTEN (FOUND): Found in backyard of a property on Foy St in Forde at 5:30 on 13 November.
Long haired grey tabby with white socks, white nose and white trim around eyes.
Possibly Female – unconfirmed. Yet to be scanned for a microchip – will be doing so today as part of a vet check [...]

Recommendation for TV aerial installation in Canberra?

By 14 November 2013

I recently moved in to a property.
While I was wondering why the TV has no signal, I found out that the previous owner has removed the TV aerial.
So I need to find someone to fit the TV antenna.
Does anyone know any reasonable priced and reliable services in Belconnen? Thanks a lot!

Rally for Refugees at Parliament House

By 14 November 2013

The Refugee Action Committee, alongside several interstate groups, are rallying outside Parliament House on Monday 18th November at 1pm to show our opposition to how this and previous governments have treated refugees displaced by war and persecution.
There will also be an encirclement of Parliament House at 11am. Come along and lend your support.
- End detention [...]

Headphone repair in Canberra?

By 12 November 2013

I have a decent pair of headphones (earbuds) that have served me well for the last couple of years. Sadly the right hand speaker has decided it has had enough and is no longer working.
Rather than fork out for a new pair, I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction of [...]

Builder issues in Canberra? Who do I turn to?

By 12 November 2013

Hi all,
Thought i’d post up here to ascertain who i need to talk to.
Found builder in September 2012 selling a house and land package.  in November 2012 deposit paid and construction started (in earnest) in Feb 2013.
House was finished in late July 2013 with final inspection undertaken on 3 August 2013, with Cert of Occu [...]

What do over 40′s like to do in and around Canberra

By 12 November 2013

What do over 40 year old’s do in Canberra for entertainment, ie, where do they go dancing, listen to some great music, some country pubs perhaps?  What else is there to do here or surrounding areas that’s fun and alive?
Where do they go for fun and to meet people?
Any place out of the ordinary or [...]

Founders Series: Brand Hoff, founder of Tower Software

By 11 November 2013

For the more business minded of you, the Founders Series of events may be of interest.
Successful tech entrepreneurs share their stories and will inspire you to stand out form the crowd with your business. They will give you invaluable advise to grow your StartUp. Also, every entrepreneur has had hard times and doubts. Entry 29 [...]

National Recycling Week inspires art

By 11 November 2013

It’s National Recycling Week!
Now while I’m sure you all recycle all the time already, if you want to know some more about recycling, or if you just want to see some pieces of art by the community, then this info may interest you.
National Recycling Week runs from Monday 11 to Sunday 17 November and to [...]

Anyone missing a black and white cat? Found in Gungahlin

By 10 November 2013

This black and white male cat was found in Gungahlin last week. He is microchipped and desexed, but unfortunately his microchip details are out of date so it has not been possible to locate his owners. He has a number of health issues so it is very important to find his family. Does anyone recognize [...]

Any new ideas on portable gas bottle refills in Canberra?

By 10 November 2013

So I found out recently, after traipsing around the usual suspects of BCF, Bunnings, and whichever servo I could remember, that I can no longer refill my gas bottle at these esteemed outlets.
Some research through PhD Professor Google suggests this is due to some safety inspections revealing poor refill practices by spotty faced 17 year [...]

Blood & Mortar casting call

By 7 November 2013

Actors and fans of the gothic and macabre take note!
Centenary Edge has put out a casting call for its upcoming gothic take on Canberra called Blood & Mortar.
The Project-
BLOOD [...]

VW servicing in Canberra

By 7 November 2013

I have a 10-year-old VW Polo that I bought new from an unnamed VW outlet in January 2014 (it had 300k on the clock).
Being a complete eejit, I have used the car dealership to service the car since.
Since February 2012, it has had an ongoing problem with voltage to the throttle. This problem causes the [...]

A conversation with Dr Andrew Leigh MP @ New Acton

By 6 November 2013

Fancy a chat with Andrew Leigh? He’s gonna be leading a discussion/workshop about social capital later this month in New Acton.
How connected are we in our communities?
And how has this changed over time in Australia?
Is Canberra the insular, disconnected place it’s made out to be? Or is there more [...]

In Search Of… Former Jobline Staff

By 6 November 2013

Years ago in Civic, a grotty little building was home to Jobline, the odd job referral service that kept a lot of no-hopers like me in touch with the wide world of good honest work.  It got cancelled by Kate Carnell in the early nineties, but I’m hoping there are people around who used to [...]

Hydraulic engineers in Canberra

By 6 November 2013

Hi all,
I have a very wet underfloor to the family castle. Despite a fan bringing in outside air for 6 hours a day, for the last year or two, the humidity is constantly high.
I have already applied a number of quite excessive drainage solutions, but have reached the point where I need a better brain.
Any [...]

Hats off to CISAC staff

By 5 November 2013

Hi there. I just wanted to publicly commend the young female lifeguard who was on duty yesterday morning at CISAC.
Yesterday the pool was full of groups of young school kids attending swimming lessons. Whilst taking a breather after having swum a few laps, I looked up to see the young life guard spring into action. [...]

EFTPOS not accepted in Canberra?

By 5 November 2013

Does anybody else get annoyed with this in this day and age? You order food at a cafe, bill comes at $50+ then told EFTPOS is not accepted.
Surely these days having an EFTPOS terminal is essential to a business as people like myself seem to carry less cash. If Medicare has now gone cashless [...]

Need help with snakes this season? Don’t ask TAMS.

By 4 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

A sunny Sunday afternoon at my place was interrupted by a baby brown snake making it’s way into my front yard – casually seeking some warmth on our concrete driveway. Having small pets, we were carefully trying to make sure it couldn’t get into our bushes where it would never be found or we couldn’t [...]

New weekly free bicycle fix workshops

By 4 November 2013

hey guys
my friend jac has recently setup a new weekly bike fixing workshop.  its held 4- 6pm every wed afternoon at the recyclery.  go along with your bike, use the tools and get some great advice on how to service/fix your bike all for free
read more here
go check it out.  jac is great guy [...]

The secret to a front fence in Canberra?

By 4 November 2013

Is anyone able to shed any light on how the rules and regulations of front fences are interpreted and enforced (or not) in Canberra? In our street in Ainslie there are at least half a dozen house with fully enclosed yards, not to mention “property demarcations” that are more than double/triple the height specified by [...]

We need hire car for family who are visiting with a newborn

By 1 November 2013

We have friends coming from interstate and need a hire car for family with a newborn.
Can anyone recommend a good hire company who use good quality car seats, and install them for you?
I’ve often found myself in in airport car parks trying to install crap car seats in hire cars.

Want to suggest a word for word of the year?

By 1 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

So the Australian National Dictionary Centre (ANDC) are looking to crown Australia’s “word of the year” and would like suggestions to help them along the way. It’s not a vote as they will make the final call, but they’re looking for you to make the shortlist.
I discovered this fact because the ANU have written a [...]

The tragic hearing for one of Mr Zhao’s murderers continues

By 1 November 2013

Sourced from The Canberra Times, it is interesting to see that the lovely Taylor Schmidt suffers from “substance abuse disorder, depression and adolescent conduct disorder.”
Isn’t that just psychiatrist talk for “loves taking drugs, is sad about being caught for killing a dude, and behaves like a shit during his adolescence?”
Perhaps many Riotacters could be diagnosed [...]

Anyone feel they got their $31.6 million dollars worth?

By 1 November 2013

The Centenary’s almost over, does anyone feel they got their $31.6 million dollars worth?
Has there been a ‘a lasting impact on the community’?
‘Ms Archer said she was conscious of using the $31.6 million centenary budget to put on events throughout the year that could have a lasting impact on the community.’ Canberra Times [...]

Hate Halloween? [with poll]

By 31 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Debate abounds, is Halloween a gross piece of American commercialism with no place in Australian society?

Popular meme bouncing around on Facebook.
Or is it a bit of fun that in no way needs to be commercial or American and what’s your problem with American culture anyway?

My response.
What do you think?
I tend to feel hating Halloween for [...]

Canberra Harmony Christmas Chorus

By 31 October 2013

Come and learn some Christmas carols in four-part harmony with Canberra Harmony Chorus women’s choir!

Medical wait times unacceptable.

By 30 October 2013

Over the past few months I have been experiencing bouts of extreme fatigue and recently dizziness. I have had huge problems trying to get that diagnosed. On an APS2 wage I can’t afford to pay to see a doctor. I finally managed to get in to see a doctor at Winnunga who did a whole [...]

Action Buses… AGAIN

By 29 October 2013

I rarely use Action Buses, however on occasion do particularly on weekends.
I find the Red Rapid between Gungahlin and Canberra a great way to get in and out of town.
However the service that runs on the weekend is such an ambiguous winding route that it took me best part of an hour (estimate) [...]

STOLEN – Giant Anthem 29er mountain bike

By 29 October 2013

Some low-life broke into my house in Watson last Thursday (24 October), around midday it would seem, and stole the items listed below.
Please pass on any info you might have to me or the police.
2012 Giant Anthem 29er, small frame, charcoal colour, dual suspension, hydraulic disc brakes.
Distinguishing feature is a remote lock-out rear shock with [...]

Corbell’s poor little ‘Victims’

By 29 October 2013

Most people that have lived in this town for a few years realise that the ACT justice system is s***.  If it was a car you’d be ringing scrap metal yards hoping one of them will agree to come and take it off your hands.
So today I noticed that our new Chief Justice (Murrell) has [...]

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