[ 5 October 2013 to 6 October 2013. ]
On this weekend at the Wesley Centre in Griffith, come along to see:
– Displays by regional orchid societies
– Conference program including presentations by orchid specialists
– Orchids from commercial and local hobbyists for sale
– Free advice and potting demonstrations
– Food and drink available
Saturday 5 October 2013
9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 6 October 2013
noon – 4:30pm
Just wondering if anyone has any advice regarding dumping. My family have a few homes being built at the moment and it isn’t quite finished. Anyway someone or more than one person has decided these houses are dumping grounds. We’ve found all sorts of random stuff like old doors, garbage and local kids keep [...]
9am – 11am FREE Streetwise Learn to skateboard session
Afternoon – PRO/AM Closed practise, come and see what’s in store for tomorrow’s main event! ALL FREE to attend!
Questacon regularly hosts talks by interesting people, this is the latest.
Dr Trevor Ireland from the ANU would like to tell you a thing or two he learned while working on the Hayabusa Space Mission..
Questacon still has a replica of the Hayabusa Satellite in the foyer I believe, which is totally worth a look also.
In 2005 [...]
[ 12 October 2013 at 9:00 am; ]
There’s going to be a festival at the Cotter to celebrate the Cotter Dam!
It will most likely be a lovely day, but boy howdy do I see the word “******-fest” written on a lot of press releases. Is everywhere like this, or is Canberra going for some kind of most-festivals-per-capita record?
When we win that award, [...]
Posting this on behalf of a friend.
He’s a licensed shooter, formerly from Queanbeyan now living near Camden, and to keep his eye in is offering to assist landowners with fox/pig, feral animal problems.
He’s not looking to charge huge fees, it’s more a mutual benefit thing, he gets some practice and problem animals are removed. If [...]
mental health policy discussion – ideas for a utopian version?
Recently I was involved in a accident and received some minor damage to the rear of my car.
Has anyone delt with any of NRMA’s approved smash repairers?
Which ones were the best?
I’m looking for somewhere that does high quality work over anything else.
They did suggest A & A smash in Fyshwick but I [...]
Price gouging at Floriade NightFest
Floriade NightFest tickets were advertised at $25 for adults and $10 for concessions.
But when we arrived at the NightFest ticket office, the prices had escalated to $27 and $12.
The unspecified “administration fee” in the fine print had materialised, to become $2.
Perhaps tickets for next year’s NightFest will be free*?
* plus $30 [...]
NBN has come to my street and I am looking to wall mount behind the family PC in a central main living area rather than in the garage or a cupboard.
Does anyone have any recommendations on an NBN specific enclosures (or something to keep it all neat in a public space)?
Following lunch at a Belconnen fast food ‘restaurant’ outdoor playground today; when I gave my kids the 2 minute warning I was smuggly and rudely told my children were being too loud by another parent (“oh good, does that mean we’re only going to be subjected to the yelling and screaming for another two minutes!?”). [...]
With all the dicussion of cyclists in Canberra it’s worth noting the ABC’s Catalyst program from last week which assigned the mindless rage of flabbies in death boxes (aka cars) on “out-group homogeneity bias”, something the Nazis were rather keen on (just to get Godwin out of the way).
Anyway Nazis may think they’re cool in [...]
I am renovating our place and are looking for some reasonably priced hardwood flooring.
We are not wanting engineered boards just solid timber. We are particularly interested in spotted gum timber, but interested in all timber. If anyone knows a good place to purchase cheap flooring, let me know.
Additionally we are looking for someone [...]
Have any bird owners had their birds die unexpectedly in recent months? Possibly after buying a new bag of seed?
One of my cockatiels died recently. The vet suspected that it might be metal poisoning, or that it might be contaminated seed, as I had recently purchased a different brand.
Apparently there had been a similar [...]
White 96 model Honda Accord stolen from 60 Wattle Street in Lyneham on the 23rd night of September, 2013.
Registration number of the stolen vehicle: YIA 00R .
If you receive any information about this vehicle, please call ACT police on 02 62567777 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
The richness of the early 80s Canberra punk scene is vividly evoked by the Head Full of Flames book, but tokenistically dealt with in CMAG’s exhibition.
It has been a while since we have updated the collective wisdom on a good gardening/mowing contractor and I am not sure how LMR went after the last request.
My ever growing patch of weeds in the back yard needs professional help. Does anyone know of a good, reasonably priced and reliable gardener/mowing contractor to [...]
My car was hit by a stick/branch thrown from a mower near the Barton highway/Gundaroo drive roundabout yesterday morning.
Does anyone know who to contact to get compensationfor damages or to get it fixed?
Do i need to get a quote myself?
Do any Rioters know what these things are?
They are seemingly spread about the city at random and all appear damaged or defunct.
It’s 7.40 pm and I have just been outside. There is a large, unblinking orange/red dot in the sky roughly in the north-west.
Is it Mars? Gungahlin Al, where are you?
One of the joys of living here is that you get to see Venus quite often. It is a small but unblinking blue dot, usually in [...]
I would welcome RiotAct feedback on financial planners with specific skills in aged care residential facilities (low care), not general financial planners.
Undertsanding the financial arrangements is not impossible, but it is also not straight forward either wrt to accommodation bonds, income and asset test impacts. There are many nuances viz renting an aged person’s property [...]
So, after much fanfare new 3rd party providers have come on board with rego ACT.
What a joke, it is really hard to beleive that the ACT Government wasted so much bloody time trying to break the strangle hold NRMA has had in the ACT for all these years, just to get three other insurance company’s [...]
I am writing in response to an extraordinary sequence of events yesterday at the road works currently taking place at the intersection of Tillyard Drive and Lhotsky Street in Charnwood.
I had turned right into Tillyard Drive off Ginninderra Drive intending to turn left into Lhotsky Street and proceed to Charnwood shops. I was travelling [...]
Who does it?
I just sent the following email to firstname.lastname@example.org (given on advice from CanberraConnect). I’m about to become a homeowner in Queanbeyan, so this is plainly a selfish interest. But it’s a selfish interest that would benefit several thousand other people who commute from Queanbeyan into Civic/Belconnen/Gunghalin daily by the only viable transit method currently available [...]
I’m trying to find a fitness or dance class in that will allow me to bring my daughter (12 months) along, rather that putting her into a creche while I exercise.
Are there any options other than the standard pram-based outdoor classes?
The four biggest teams in ACT women’s sport are all going to the pub, apparently to promote “Canberra’s Summer of Women’s Sport” but also possibly because they would like a beer.
Four Teams, the Canberra Capitals (basketball), Canberra United (football), ACT Meteors (cricket) and Canberra Heat (volleyball), are about to start their new campaigns for their [...]
Does anyone know the story behind this?
For a week now, there’s been an ACTION bendy bus parked in the lay-by on the Barton Highway at Hall.
I say ACTION bus because it has the right livery but any logos have been removed, so presumably it’s ex ACTION.
Its windows are covered, it has no [...]
Ok every one I’d love your votes on the best streets in Canberra with views of Lake Burley Griffin?
And or access i.e easy walking distance to the Lake ?
I have two queries which I was hoping RiotAct could help me out with.
Firstly, thanks to Geelongs last quarter capitulation, I am now required to get a mullet. No, not the fish, the haircut (yes, stupid bet to make, I know). My hair is already shoulder length so just needs to bet cut into the [...]
For those who haven’t heard Roy & HG are doing Festival of the Boot this year via ABC NewsRadio (103.9 FM), the AFL final from 2.00pm Sat 28th Sep and the NRL final from 7.00pm Sun 6th Oct.
So that fans can share the jokes over a few cleansing ales are any licensed venues in the [...]
I was wondering if anyone out there would know if I were to return my car rego plates to ACT Registration Shopfront would I receive any kind of refund?
If there is a refund, is it a flat fee or does it depend on other criteria?
Thanks for your assistance.