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What ever happened to Canberra’s punk?

By 10 October, 2012

Does anyone remember a guy who used to call himself Snotty, he was a fixture on the Canberra scene from 1990-1992 which is when I remember him being around.  He was a hard core punk, perhaps Canberra’s only punk.  He was a bit of a loser but a character nonetheless.  I wonder what ever became [...]

Canberra’s creepiest locations?

By 10 October, 2012

I was wondering what Canberrans would consider to be the creepiest locations around town?  I used to live in Ipima Street, Braddon, in the days before the houses were demolished to make way for high density accommodation and I always found Haig Park to be a bit creepy.  The fact it had a reputation as [...]


By 9 October, 2012

PHOTOWALK Canberra was on Sunday 30th and we had a fabulous turnout (60+).
The next PHOTOWALK is in February and you can access all information about the next walk when it is updated on www.hwp.com.au/photowalk-canberra
To have a look at images from the PHOTOWALK we had on the 30th September at the Australian National Botanic Gardens please [...]

The Euro Area Debt Crisis

By 9 October, 2012

Investors’ concerns about fiscal deficits and public debt sustainability within the Eurozone are shown in the widening of peripheral countries sovereign debt spreads. Doubts about sovereign solvency have an immediate effect on the Eurozone banks through national government debt held on their balance sheets. At the same time, stress in the banking system can affect [...]

How do I securely dispose of personal papers in Canberra?

By 9 October, 2012

If I have a few boxes of old bank statements , tax and other financial documents is there a recommended way to dispose of these papers , I have a shredder but it is painfully slow and needs to cool down after a few dozen pages so a couple of boxes is going to take [...]

Clothing alterations in Civic?

By 9 October, 2012

Can anyone recommend a place in Civic that does clothing alterations? 
Things like hems, sleeves, adjusting the bodice of a dress etc. 
I’ve Googled but all of the recommendations are from several years ago.  Thanks in advance.

Hairdressers open on public holidays?

By 8 October, 2012

Hi all. Does anyone know of any hair dressers that are open today that isn’t just cuts and isn’t a rip?

My patience with the mental health system has run out

By 7 October, 2012

I am posting this partly as a rant and partly in the hope it will be picked up my a polly and something will be done about it. I intend to write to all candidates for all parties before the election outlining my concerns and experiences so something can be done. I don’t want sympathy [...]

V8 racing at Wakefield park?

By 7 October, 2012

hi all,
I am thinking of buying a voucher from v8race.com for hubbys birthday and wonder if anyone has had experience with Wakefield Parks setup? I am looking at the 6 driving laps and 3 laps front seat passenger ride option, and would love to hear from anyone has done something similar.

A new recruit for the Alexander Maconochie Resort

By 7 October, 2012

Three shining lights of Canberra have been dispensed with for a period of time, unfortunately not long enough, for their spree of armed burglaries.
The leading luminary of the trio, William John Callan, 19, was caught in part due to his posing on his unsecured Facebook page, showing him posing next to the revolver used in [...]

Public Lecture: Give Me Excess of It by Richard Gill

By 7 October, 2012

When: Thursday 1 November 2012, 6-7pm
Where: Theatre 1, Manning Clark Centre, Union Court, The Australian National University
Free and open to the public
Richard Gill is one of Australia’s best-known – and best-loved – musical figures. His career has taken him from music teacher in Sydney’s western suburbs to Music Director of the Victorian Opera. Along the [...]

Favourite country outing?

By 7 October, 2012

I realised that I really have hardly done any exploring of the region since I moved here 15 years ago. When I get out of town, I tend to drive at least 300kms before I stop.
So I want to do some daytrips to country towns. To do the usual, you know. Eat a pie or [...]

Public Lecture: The nature of time

By 6 October, 2012

When: Thursday 11 October, 6-7pm
Where: The Finkel Lecture Theatre, The John Curtin School of Medical Research, Garran Road, The Australian National University
Free and open to the public
We exist in a temporal universe. On a day-to-day basis, time is a concept familiar to us for it affects all aspects of everybody’s life. Despite this, and [...]

4WD Experience Courses near Canberra?

By 6 October, 2012

My mother-in-law is visiting for a couple of months from Spain and she mentioned that she’d love to have a go at driving a 4WD off-road.  As her birthday (60th) is coming up I thought it would be a good pressy.
However, I cant find any places that would do this; anyone got any ideas or [...]

Good bobcat operator in Canberra?

By 5 October, 2012

I know this has been raised before but all postings are old but would be interested if anyone has recently used a good bobcat operator that they can recommend?

Can anyone recommend a leather worker in Canberra?

By 5 October, 2012

I have a handmade leather bag that needs different (longer) straps – the current ones are set in, in brass fittings, so I’m probably needing to look for an expert leather worker.
Any recommendations?

ACT Election – Does anyone care?

By 5 October, 2012

I am totally unimpressed with anything anyone is offering in what is essentially a council election.
Am I alone in thinking this?

Tax Agents in Canberra…?

By 4 October, 2012

I’ve just realised that I only have a couple of weeks to get my tax return in for last financial year, and am hoping to get someone else to do the dirty work for me.
I’ve just got individual income, no properties or investments etc. so it is pretty straight forward. Etax isn’t an option.
Any recommendations [...]

SELF SERVE in Canberra

By 3 October, 2012

I just want to put it out there that I am truly ticked off with Big W and Woolworth’s supermarkets and their ‘self serve’. (I am sure there are many other businesses that can be named as well.)  I am ticked that I am being asked to use the self serve and that the stores [...]

Ice Dragons Open Day – 14 October – we’re no ordinary dragon boat club

By 3 October, 2012

The Canberra Ice Dragons Dragon Boat and Outrigger Canoe Club are recruiting new members for the 2012-13 season. Come along to our open day on Sunday 14 October, from 10.00am to 12.00pm at the jetty near the Yacht Club, Lake Burley Griffin, and we’ll show you what everyone is talking about!
Never tried dragon boat racing [...]

What is masculinity to you? [Survey]

By 2 October, 2012

I am currently completing my honours year in the Photography & Media Arts department at the ANU School of Art. For my honours project I am exploring what masculinity is to men in 2012. I have chosen to focus on masculinity as I feel that it is an important and ever changing topic, which encompasses [...]

Bocci in Canberra?

By 2 October, 2012

My Dad is in a wheelchair and only has use of one arm and I’ve been trying to find some sports or something he can do to be social, and recently had the brilliant idea of Bocci! However, I have no idea where to play Bocci in Canberra, especially for disabled people.
Do any Rioters know [...]

Political surveys

By 2 October, 2012

I just had a call from a phone survey mob about the upcoming local elections. Judging by the questions, it was fairly obvious that it was sponsored by the Liberal Party. That’s ok – I have no problem with that.
What pisses me off about these surveys, though, is that they’re useless. [...]

Venue suggestions for a large event in Canberra?

By 2 October, 2012

Hi all.
So I’m looking at trying to put together a music event next year and am in need of some venue ideas. It’s not going to be anything massive, probably 2-3 separate areas with a diverse variety of bands/DJs etc and will be hoping for an overall turnout through the event (running 8-10 hours) of around 250-750 [...]

Public Lecture: Planetary Geology for Begineers

By 1 October, 2012

To celebrate World Space Week, the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics and Mars Society Australia proudly presents…
Presenter: Dr. Jonathan Clarke – Australian Centre for Astrobiology & President, Mars Society Australia
Date: Thursday 4 October 2012 at 6:30pm
Location: RSPE Seminar Room, Oliphant Building #60, Research School of Physics & Engineering, Mills Road, The [...]

Public Lecture – The changing face of the Himalayas: Finding opportunities amidst uncertainties

By 1 October, 2012

When: Friday 5 October 2012, 12-1pm
Where: Hedley Bull Lecture Theatre 1, Building 130, corner Liversidge Street and Garran Road, The Australian National University, Canberra
Rapid changes present development challenges in the Himalayan region. The frequency of floods and droughts seems to be on the rise, as is the demand for water, food and energy. In the [...]

XY Dumpling house gone?

By 1 October, 2012

I haven’t visited this place for a long time, but according to my friend, it already closed down. any particular and solid reason?
I know they have been fined for a couple of times, but this is one of the only few places you can get night time eat-all-you-can yum cha.

Kombi Van Formal Hire in Canberra?

By 30 September, 2012

I was having a little search around the internet for what car me and my friends might take to formal. I came across a RiotACT post from a few years back asking for kombi vans in canberra. Thinking that this was a good idea I followed the links and wasn’t fully satisfied, mainly because the [...]

CD Cabinets in Canberra?

By 30 September, 2012

Can anyone help me with trying to find a cabinet maker who will make me a cd cabinet?
I bought one at the Kingston bus depot markets about 15 years ago in stained pine and stained glass doors and would like another one made.
I am told the maker has moved to Hall markets but haven’t [...]

Where is the money coming from?

By 29 September, 2012

We are well into the electoral campaign, and, as expected, parties are rolling out their policies.
But I am becoming a bit unerved by the almost constant financial commitments for a wide variety of causes by Katie and crowd.
Is anyone tallying these promises up, and just what does the dollar amount sit at currently? [...]

Rubbing the right way. Massage in Canberra?

By 28 September, 2012

Dear Rioters, who is the best masseur in Canberra?
I am inner north but prepared to travel (within reason). No specific injuries, just sore muscles.
I will ignore any Mitchell/Fyshwick recommendations.

Black strips across roads

By 27 September, 2012

What are the temporary black strips across roads for?
There’s usually two of them parallel to each other and they’re attached to a box that’s off the road.
Are they just to monitor the amount of traffic?
Are they speed related in any way?


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