Opinion (1142 Stories)

Meteoroid Over Canberra

By 28 May 2013

Did anyone see the Meteoroid over Canberra last night (27th May) at about 11.30pm??
I was watching from Gungahlin towards Civic last night and it came in extremely fast and was clearly in the atmosphere, and burnt out with a very bright magnesium flash at the end. It literally only happened over a second. It was [...]

Who Gives Way on Sandford St?


I stopped at the left turn on Sandford St. turning into Flemington Road to go toward Franklin this afernoon. The sign said “left lane must turn left” so when the lights went green I proceeded to turn left. Unfortunately there was a poor guy on a bike in the bicycle lane to my left who [...]

Chick wanting to join a gym in Woden/Phillip/Weston Creek?

By 28 May 2013

Hi all,
Any feedback about the Edge in Weston, Elite Fitness in Phillip, Curves, Fernwood? Any others?  I am keen to know what you think about the classes, value for money, how crowded they get etc.  
I’ve looked into Curves in Weston Creek but the opening hours (ie not open on Sundays at all) seem prohibitive.
Thanks [...]

ISCCC Forum. Guest Shane Rattenbury MLA

By 28 May 2013

Inner South Canberra Community Council (ISCCC) will hold a, meet the member, public forum on Thursday 30 May at Eastlake Football Club, Oxley St. Griffith
From 730 pm to 830 pm, Shane Rattenbury, Molonglo MLA, ACT Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Corrections, Housing, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, and Ageing will speak and answer [...]

Anyone know a good acupuncturist?

By 27 May 2013

Seems as though it’s been a few years since this topic was covered here.
Just wondering if anyone knows of a good acupuncturist anywhere in Canberra, or surrounds? Thanks.

Fencing and development applications in Canberra?

By 25 May 2013

Hi all I had a search and couldn’t see any other threads so forgive me if this is a repeated question.
We have neighbours who put in a development application for dual occupancy and a condition of this was to have the fences fixed at their cost. Now, they’ve advised that they aren’t going ahead [...]

Dog attacking cats in Monash


Yesterday morning I found one of my cats injured on the doorstep.  At first thinking it was the result of being run over by a car, I prepared myself and the kids for him needing to be put down.
Turns out the injuries are the result of a (big) dog attack, the teeth have punctured my [...]

Malaysian Travel Lottery Scam

By 23 May 2013

I have recently received unsolicited mail from a crowd calling themselves MASOddyssey. The contents include a brochure and 2 scratchie tickets. I suspect every envelope includes a winning 2nd prize of $170K USD.
On contacting the senders via email, including scans of the ticket, I was advised that my ticket was indeed a winner.
I suspect a [...]

I need help with a bullying issue?

By 23 May 2013

Hello fellow rioters. I thought I would throw the question out here to see what knowledge you guys have.
I am not a wordsmith by any means so apologies in advance if this is disjointed and or confusing, I will do my best and apologies for any spelling and or grammar issues.
I have a dilemma on my hands [...]

Artists and photographers: entries are now open for the Harrison Art Show

By 22 May 2013

Entries for the 2013 Harrison Art Show are now open.
Last year the inaugural Harrison Art Show was an extremely successful event with more than 200 guests over the two days and around 13 per cent of artworks sold. This year, we are building on last year’s success with extended opening hours and wider publicity.
Entries for this year’s event are [...]

Dodgey fellas in Dodgey van offering free Home Enterntainment System?

By 22 May 2013

So 5.15pm today I swing into Fyshwick to pick up the wife from work (no not what you think), just as I pull up and the wife gets in a van pulls up next to me toots the horn ????   I wind down the window and this middle eastern fellas says “moit do you want [...]

Why is the Glenloch Interchange surface falling apart?

By 21 May 2013

Seriously, it’s been what, 2 years, 3 years and already huge pot holes are appearing, long rumble lines where the bitumen is falling apart, patching needed in so many places, bouncy uneveness …
What is happening to road making in Canberra?  The Baldwin Dr/Maribynong Ave intersection cost a bomb to be made worse by the most stupidly designed traffic island in history, [...]

Gungahlin Drive holdups?

By 21 May 2013

Anyone know what the deal is with Gungahlin Drive between Well Station Drive and Sandford Street citybound? There’s been a few mornings this week where its gotten to be like there is a bottleneck like there was when the GDE was one lane – only once you crawl to the lights at Sandford Street, [...]

Acting Justice Nield dishes out more punishment.

By 20 May 2013

On Tuesday May 14 Mark Anthony Munro,aged 52 years was sentenced by Acting Justice Nield, in the Supreme Court on charges of aggravated robbery and intentionally inflicting grievous bodily harm.Munro who shot a security guard during an armed robbery at the Mawson Club in May 2004 was jailed for 18 years with a [...]

Air Conditioner / Heating annual maintenance service recommendations in Canberra?

By 20 May 2013

Can anyone recommend a reliable local company to do an annual service on a Daiken Reverse Cycle ducted system?  
I don’t want to use Climate Master due to a previous poor experience.

France gets mechanical animals – Canberra gets tit balloon

By 20 May 2013

I know art is subjective, but when I think of creativity I think of something like this – in France’s mechanical animal theme park.
The main piece – the elephant, cost $3.5mil to create funded through EU arts funding, however the public can actually ride this at the cost of 7euro a pop. 
It attracted 285 [...]

The death of the tally room? [Poll]

By 20 May 2013

Antony Green from the ABC is predicting the demise of the tally-room, a longstanding part of the election process.
This year commercial networks will not be hosting their coverage from the tally room, and several states have already dropped tally rooms from their local elections. As it stands it may only be ABC News using [...]

Cheap roads fix

By 20 May 2013

There are plenty of road surfaces appearing on the Southside (e.g. Gowrie, Fadden, Chisholm) with the new, cheap, loose gravel on tar method of re-surfacing.
This is a noisy surface that increases tyre road noise, produces a poor ride especially with firm sports suspension and this is a surface that leaves loose gravel for weeks/months. [...]

Cracks in Walls. Canberra repairs?

By 19 May 2013

Hi rioters,
I’m starting to get some cracks on the brickwork on my 1970s house and the internal walls.
According to the Internet, these sorts of things aren’t a problem until you can fit your hand into them… But I’m not keen to wait that long.
Who does one call to look at this sort of [...]

A traffic rant from Stephen


This just in…
It’s about time we lobby the ACT Government to widen our bike paths!! How can we be expected to fit our cars in these piddling ½ sized lanes? In peak times there is an obvious need for the average motorist to bypass the law abiding losers waiting patiently for a variety of reasons, [...]

Small Business Accountant Recommendation in Canberra?

By 17 May 2013

Hoping someone can point me in the direction of a quality accountant who has a sound knowledge of small business finances.
I work a full time job and run a small business on the side which is growing by the day.  I currently have an accountant who has seemingly limited knowledge and only expands on said [...]

Easy Access Bus Timetable

By 17 May 2013

On the Action Bus website they have pdf timetables for their bus routes that includes times when Easy Access buses will be running. Easy Access is essentially a nice way of saying a new bus will be running on a route at a certain time rather than the dinosaur orange buses.
In theory this helps people [...]

Our Hungry Future

By 17 May 2013

Campaign Launch, 10 am today – Friday 17th May, outside Tuggeranong Library
Time Travellers return to Canberra from the year 2020.  They’ve got a message for you:  Our Future is Hungry
Food Security is gaining prominence as an issue of global importance, yet most of us have not considered how threats to food security would impact upon [...]

Turf laying in North Canberra

By 16 May 2013

I am finally preparing to move into our brand new house in the Gungahlin area. One of the things I want to tackle straight away after I move in is the backyard. I have a dog and I want grass in there asap. Because of a combination of having to organise the move, not being [...]

Seminar: “Work’s not working: How to shift to healthier more productive work” with ergonomist Wendy Elford

By 16 May 2013

A recent study of over 1300 Australian Public Service staff has found that more than 70 per cent experienced neck pain in the last year, well above the average of 12 to 34 per cent. Does the answer lie in improvements in ergonomics like sit-stand desks or in the way that work is organised-or what?
What [...]

To the oxygen thief who stabbed my car tyre.


On the 11th of Feb 2013,  I was returning to the HACS building in Belconnen to drop off some work.  As I was pulling in to the driveway next to Zeffirelli’s that leads to the car-park area;  there was a bloke in business attire that stepped right in front of me with what appeared to [...]

Please don’t spread salmonella

By 16 May 2013

Hi guys
Just wanted to remind everyone that salmonella and other food borne illnesses are also transmissible person-to-person. We’ve all seen how diseases can spread rapidly through Canberra so here’s some tips from everyone’s favourite waitress (me!) to help keep this outbreak contained.
Please stay home from work if you’ve been sick (particularly vomiting, diarrhoea, fever) and [...]

Quad copter for hire this weekend?

By 14 May 2013

Hi all,
We have not had much luck locating a quad copter/hexacopter type machine (and pilot) to take some footage at Million Paws Walk this Sunday 19 May – any suggestions from Rioters?
We would like to obtain about an hours worth of footage of the crowd at Stage 88 and the immediate surrounds, as well as [...]

Aquaponics v traditional veggie patch in Canberra?

By 14 May 2013

Hi rioters,
I am starting to look at getting my veggie patch up and running. I was wondering if anyone can tell me what they think of Aquaponics? Is it easy or hard? Is it better than a traditional veggie patch?
I’ve noticed that building a traditional veggie patch might cost me about the same as a [...]

Network Ten reception or rather lack of it?

By 14 May 2013

Is anyone else in North Canberra having trouble with Network Ten reception?
Neither Ten, ONE nor 11 are coming through properly and are pixelating badly. Last week reception was perfect. This week; awful.

Garage Sale for Duffy Preschool

By 13 May 2013

Duffy Preschool Monster Garage Sale
Saturday 18 May, 9am-12pm. Discover hidden treasures among donated toys, books, kitchen goods, furniture, clothing and bric-a-brac. Enjoy a coffee whilst browsing the aisles for a bargain and treat yourself to a delicious treat at our cake stall or BBQ. All proceeds go to Duffy Preschool. Duffy Primary School Hall, Burrinjuck [...]

A Warm Winter for Renters

By 13 May 2013

Just because you don’t own your house, doesn’t mean that you should need to wear a ski jacket in the lounge room or be worried about turning the heater on.  Former ABC TV Carbon Cop Lish Fejer is coming to the Canberra Environment Centre  for a special workshop covering the simple steps that renters can [...]

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