We’ve had numerous posts on coffee…..so as it is winter, wondered where the best place to get hot chocolate is?
Had a good one today at Urban Pantry in Manuka – made using real chocolate instead of the powdered form.
I do not have a sweet tooth at all, but found this one to be [...]
Dr Sandy Hume is out of Canberra – looking for a different avian (bird) vet.
The ABC is echoing the anguish of the luvvies as local book reviews are expurgated from the Canberra Times.
This surprised me slightly. Because in 25 odd years of reading the paper I can’t recall ever coming across that section. Consuming the paper only online for the last few years I can’t say I’ve found it [...]
I am currently researching material (crowd sourcing) for a low budget local feature film – the story is concerned with a man who has a severe addiction to poker machines.
Are you a poker machine addict or have you been?
Have you been directly affected or heard about the effects of poker machine addiction?
My wife and I are starting to look into improving the insulation in our home. Our place was built in 1973, and the only insulation it has is terribly installed ceiling insulation. In some places, the batts are slung across the roof trusses…kinda looks like someone stood in the man hole and just threw it [...]
Seemingly unnoticed, today is 15 years on from old Canberra Hospital implosion.
July 13 1997 the public were encouraged by the ACT government to come and watch the end of an era, ending in a dark day for many.
It should have been a fairly trivial event but seemingly though sheer lack of technical expertise the job [...]
I have been successful in claiming against my “Dodgy-Builder” Builder’s Insurance. It must of been a bad year in Canberra in 2007.
Anyhow, I now have to find a “Great & Awesome” builder to do the repair work, ie:
Remove roof tiles from second storey roof, remove battens, Install sarking, then replace all [...]
Hi Grizzled RiotAct veterans,
I am heading overseas on Monday next week and my iphone battery has died – overnight charge lasts about 30 mins. Can anyone suggest where I can get the battery replaced quickly? – I guess quickly and cheaply is too much to ask?
I would like independent candidates who intend run in the seat of Molonglo to contact me so that I may be able to inform them of issues and meetings that they may want to know about.
Nominated candidate info will not be publicly available on Elections ACT website until 26 Sept.
Please email me:
Vice-President Old [...]
Hi rioters. We are moving to Canberra shortly for work. I will be working in Bruce and my hubby will be in the Parliamentary Triangle.
We are planning to live near my work – somewhere like Bruce, Kaleen or Aranda. My main concern is to find a school for my eldest (starts Kindergarten next year) and [...]
Howdy riot folks…
i require two pieces of furniture – cocktail cupboard and (smallish) bookself – to be picked up in Banks and dropped off in Campbell.
Alas i’ve done the measurements and it won’t fit in my car
Can anyone suggest a realiable man & van hire service (by hour)?
The furniture is quite sentimental, so [...]
I’d like to utilise the Hive Mind about where to get my poor old Suzuki’s carburetor fixed. It’s gulping petrol and propping a bit, and after having its electricals all re-done, suspicion has shifted to the carby and fuel level being the problem (something about a float).
Carburetors being rare things these days, it appears that [...]
[ 17 July, 2012; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] All Belconnen residents are invited to be part of a joint public meeting of the Belconnen Community Council and See-Change Belconnen.
The object of the evening is to discuss and consider ways for all community groups in Belconnen to work effectively
together to address concerns about amenities, public transport and infrastructure in your local neighbourhood and Town [...]
Recently I was pulled up on a super low range drinking charge and am now faced with a summons and licence suspension which is going to have significant impact on a recently agreed shared custody arrangement.
I haven’t had any issues with police (other than stupidity in a car when I was younger – 15+ years), [...]
Can anyone tell me why Officer Cres/Ebden St in Ainslie seems to be the only main arterial road in the inner north without a pedestrian crossing?
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Helene has sent in pictures of a church in Kaleen and wants to know more:
Just wondering if anybody knows anything about this amazing church building in Georgina St, Kaleen?
Wondering why we only have three body corporate management services in Canberra?
With the huge growth in strata/community title living in Canberra. I see units popping up everywhere in Canberra these days , especially around Town Centres. We are clearly heading the way of London, Paris, New York, where there are so few if any houses.
The Ato building north side has lost all power.
Reports that deewr behind is also out.
I’ve called the police to monitor the lights at cooyong and genge, don’t see anyone there!
Weirdly Taze still have power!
I was on my way from Sydney around 2ish last Sunday (8th of July), and ran into horrendous traffic. As it turns out, there was a massive truck moving what mast have been some really heavy equipment (there were three prime movers connected up to move the thing!).
Anyone know what it was? Unfortunately I [...]
The other day I dropped the key fob for my car and broke it. I need to get it fixed or replaced. I’ve gone to a few locksmiths who tell me they don’t do it. The only recommendation I have been given was for a certain business in Fyshwick that I normally won’t use [...]
The radiator in my wife’s VS Commodore V6 needs replacing.
This morning I was quoted $650 to do this. the price includes a new radiator, new hoses, coolant and labour.
Does this seem like a fair price, or can it be done for less?
Lost a Samsung S8500 (bronze/brown, smart-phone form factor) towards the rear of the number 23 bus on the 4th of July at around 3pm.
Already stated it was missing to both Action buses and my telcom provider.
If anybody’s found something vaguely that resembles that description, holler in the comments below.
Quite valuable to me [...]
Is there a list of how Canberra formed? Which suburbs came first, when they started to be lived in, all that kind of stuff?
When did Gunghalin come into being? I thought it was early 1990′s, but I just saw a picture of a bus that said Gunghalin on it, apparently from 1985…
So what were [...]
Hey all – quick query for the hive mind…
We’re thinking about buying a car up in Sydney, which has 9 months NSW rego left. Now, as I understand it (never having bought a car interstate before) when you transfer rego to the ACT you can apply to the NSW RTA for a refund of the [...]
My first post on here. I’m looking at getting our gutters replaced and also possibly our roof replaced with colourbond.
Has anyone had any recent work on their gutters or roofs and can recommend some companies?
Has anyone had any recent experience with the gutter blokes, quality a must or react?
The previous posts [...]
I live in a complex not that far from a nature reserve. Earlier this year, kittens start to show up in the complex grounds that clearly don’t belong to anyone. They live under cars, in the common gardens and around the skips. Now those kittens have turned into cats and they like to fight/breed with [...]
I doubt that bad driving in Canberra is news worthy but today I witnessed something that really made me wonder how people get their drivers licenses.
Middle of a lovely sunny day in very light traffic I’m heading East on Ginnenderra Drive and pull up to a red light at Kingsford Smith intersection. I notice an [...]
In the wake of the Auditor-General’s very worrying look into widespread falsification of data at Canberra hospital we’ve had a lot of commenters coming out of the woodwork to say it’s really no big deal.
What’s bit of industrial fudging of patient records between friends? So what if the systems in the Emergency Department are less [...]
Could someone fill me in on good driving schools in canberra please?
Thanks in advance
Husband has requested an electric shaver for his birthday but I’m completely in the dark about what to get as he’s never had one before.
Can any men-folk recommend an awesome one and the best place to buy them here in Canberra?
Much like the rest of Australia, the entrepreneurial scene in Canberra is starting to buzz. Canberra is the hub for many talented entrepreneurs working on projects which are attracting the light around the world – a current example is http://swarm.fm/ which is getting a lot of attention in San Francisco. So then, why don’t you [...]
Let us, for a moment engage in a thought exercise as to what it would mean for Canberra if the Liberals were to form Government after the October election?
Firstly how would this come about? Labor is short of high profile candidates in both Ginninderra and Brindabella with the retirement of the very popular Jon Stanhope [...]