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Kids: how loud is too loud in Canberra?

By 3 October 2013

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!?”). [...]

Science on why cyclist haters are basically nazis

By 2 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 [...]

Solid Hardwood Timber floor in Canberra?

By 2 October 2013

Hi all,
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 [...]

Contaminated bird seed in Canberra?

By 1 October 2013

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 [...]

Car Stolen from Lyneham

By 30 September 2013

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.

Head Full of Flames burns brightly

By 30 September 2013

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.

Looking for a reliable mowing/gardening contractor in Canberra? Tuggeranong area?

By 27 September 2013

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 [...]

Car damaged by lawn mower in Canberra?

By 27 September 2013

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?
Thanks

What are these?

By 27 September 2013

Do any Rioters know what these things are?
They are seemingly spread about the city at random and all appear damaged or defunct.

Mars over Canberra?

By 27 September 2013

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 [...]

Advice on Residential Aged Care Financial Advisers

By 27 September 2013

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 [...]

New Third Party Providers for ACT rego’s

By 26 September 2013

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 [...]

Charny roadworks rules on engagement

By 26 September 2013

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 [...]

Trampoline mat replacement in Canberra?

By 26 September 2013

Who’s good?
Who does it?

Fixing the congestion on Pialligo Avenue.

By 25 September 2013

I just sent the following email to roadsact@act.gov.au (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 [...]

Fitness classes for Mums, BYO kids?

By 24 September 2013

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?
Cheers!

Canberra’s Elite Women Sports Teams going to the pub

By 24 September 2013

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 [...]

The Hall bendy-bus of mystery?

By 24 September 2013

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 [...]

Best streets with views of Lake Burley Griffin

By 24 September 2013

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 ?

Mens Barber and Musical Instrument Repair in Canberra?

By 23 September 2013

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 [...]

Licensed Venues Showing Festival of the Boot?

By 22 September 2013

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 [...]

Is there a refund for Car plates?

By 22 September 2013

Hi,
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.

Bean and Grain been and gone

By 22 September 2013

Does anyone know what exactly happened to Bean & Grain at Fyshwick? It’s been closed for a few weeks now with a note on the door that says something to the effect that they ‘won’t be open this week…’.
They seemed to do a roaring trade, and I know from looking at Twitter that they [...]

Tony Abbott’s Acts of Bastardry Part I

By 22 September 2013

I thought I would start a series of Tony Abbott’s Acts of Bastardry, so that there is a running record of all the unconscionable things that he gets up to over the next three (hopefully no longer) years.
1. Sacking of Steve Bracks.  This nasty action by Abbott’s equally nasty Julie Bishop flies in the face [...]

Looking for a nice place to work or change of career

By 22 September 2013

I’m an APS2 public servant and have been looking forward to a promotion at the end of the year that will finally see me back on a wage I can live comfortably on. So it was a huge shock last week when I was told that I won’t be getting the promotion that I have [...]

Conservation work at Mt Painter this Sunday (22 September 2013)

By 20 September 2013

Hi Rioters,
This Sunday (22 September 2013) Conservation Volunteers and the Friends of Mt Painter will be doing some work at Mt Painter (Cook). FoMP group have a long history of good environmental practice in restoration work in the Mount Painter Reserve, and have been working to restore the biodiversity and the native plant population in the [...]

ACT Vehicle Registration?

By 20 September 2013

Hey!
Looking at the list of fees on the registration receipt, couldn’t help but wonder about the “Road Rescue Fee” and “Compulsory Contribution.”
Has anyone gained a service out of these? Or is it an elaborate way to take more money?
Thank you

Do you like advertising?

By 19 September 2013

Hi all, hope you can help us out here.
For the time being we’re reliant on our awesome advertising partners to enable us to keep bringing you all the brilliant stuff you read on here every day. What we’d like to know is your thoughts on advertising in general and we’ve knocked up a short [...]

Magazines, who wants them in Canberra?

By 18 September 2013

What are some of the best places that might appreciate a donation of reading material (specific places looking for such a thing are more useful)?

Computer repairs around Canberra?

By 18 September 2013

I have both Mac computer and a PC laptop, both in need of repairs.
Your recommendations for local businesses would be welcome.
Thank-you.

Suggestions for venue for pseudo medieval feast?

By 17 September 2013

Rioters!
Looking for suggestions for a suitable restaurant/gastropub to cater for 25 people in costumes for dinner. Menu doesn’t need to include swans or pigeon pie, but a chicken parmi won’t cut it either. Happy to hear from businesses.
Please note, all daggers and swords will be foam/latex.

Poetry in motion NOT!!!

By 17 September 2013

Whilst walking along the path from Gowrie to Erindale on Thursday, I heard a cyclist exclaim something to the effect of, “Come to mumma”, as he grabbed my bag and pedaled his way into the sunset; alas, there was a witness– one equipped with a phone that captures video images!
The young man, coming from the [...]

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