Opinion (1314 Stories)

The Barton Putting Highway?

By 27 November 2013

On the 6th of November at 7:50am I was driving along the Barton Highway when my car was struck by a golf ball from the golf course that runs alongside there.
Given that I was driving in the left lane at the limit of 80kmph and (being Canberra) had someone tailgating me, I had little choice [...]

Christmas Giving Trees (Groceries) in Canberra?

By 27 November 2013

Is anyone aware of any charities/charity giving trees in Canberra that are accepting groceries and non-perishables in the lead up to Christmas?

Invent An Event with Scissors Paper Pen!

By 26 November 2013

For one of the last events in Scissors Paper Pen’s 2013 Program, and the very last of our SERIOUS SERIES events for the year, we want you to join us and INVENT AN EVENT.
An event about events?! Yup, mega meta.
It’ll be held 6pm to 8.30pm this Friday the 29 November at Gorman House Arts Centre. [...]

Tourist Drives dead?

By 26 November 2013

Upon reading the article about the Canberra Tracks, it has occurred to me that not a lot of effort has been put into Canberra’s Tourist Drives for a few years.  
I noticed they are no longer signposted as they used to be as well as not being advertised as they were since the 90s.
Anyone [...]

Any Good *Delivered* Pizza in Canberra?

By 26 November 2013

Is there anywhere left in Canberra that makes and delivers good pizza?
To clarify, Dominos and Pizza Hut are both abominations. And Crust is not that far removed from the garbage served by Dominos and Pizza Hut.
Good Pizza is something assembled by a 60+ year old man from the old country; for example, the pizza from [...]

UC Architecture Grads showcase their final works for 2013

By 26 November 2013

The University of Canberra Student Architecture Society are pleased to announce the Graduate Exhibition, showcasing the talent of students in both the Masters of Architecture and Bachelor of Architecture courses from the University of Canberra in 2013.
These end-of-semester works are themed according to the studies of each course, with the Masters’ theme ‘Interrupt’ under the [...]

Rent Reduction. How to ask in Canberra?

By 25 November 2013

Afternoon all,
I have a question that I would like some Riot-Act input to …
I am currently renting a property in Canberra for lets say $570/ week. As many of you have commented, rents seem to be dropping and there isn’t a huge market at the moment. Due to this, a property that is directly behind [...]

messed up situation, where to turn?

By 23 November 2013

I’m seeking the help of the hive-mind to try and get further help.
From around age 18 on I was repeatedly prescribed extremely high doses – including what I now know were overdoses, of a particularly nasty psychiatric medication, all the while being led to believe I was taking ‘normal’ doses. I’d been on something different [...]

Joint Strike Fighter Seminar & Networking Function – Monday 2 December

By 21 November 2013

To celebrate the end of 2013, the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) proudly presents
by Air Vice-Marshal Kym Osley, AM, CSC – Program Manager, RAAF’s New Air Combat Capability
Date: Monday 2 December 2013
Time: 6:30pm till 8:30pm
Location: The Deck & Nottingham Room, Forrest Hotel & Apartments, 30 National [...]

Mandolin and Guitar Ensemble Skills Workshop

By 21 November 2013

EVENT: Would you like to improve your skills on mandolin or guitar? Learn how to achieve a sweet, smooth tremolo? Improve your playing in the “dusty bits” up the neck? Learn how to play with dynamics? Would you like to be able to play better on guitar or mandolin in an ensemble setting?
COZMO (Capital of [...]

Come watch Duffy Primary School get upgraded

By 21 November 2013

Duffy primary seems to be getting some sort of a Lego style upgrade, might be worth checking out if you’re in the neighborhood/have a thing for school upgrades.
The Duffy community will have the chance to see a major upgrade of their local primary school in action this weekend as state-of-the-art classroom modules are delivered to [...]

100 Canberra Houses at Paperchain Manuka

By 21 November 2013

Tim Reeves and Alan Roberts wrote a book about houses in Canberra for the centenary, because centenary.
They’re going to be at Paperchain Bookstore on the 30th if you’d like to meet them, or ask why your house was/was not included in their book.
In celebration of Canberra’s Centenary, a new book, 100 Canberra Houses, tells the [...]

Saving money with Medicare and the PBS

By 21 November 2013

The RSI & Overuse Injury Association of the ACT invites you to our AGM on Tuesday 3 December.
Our speaker will be Suzanne Eastwood from Healthcare Consumers ACT who will explain how you can save money in our medical system with chronic disease care plans, Medicare and the PBS safety net schemes.
When: 12:15pm – 1:30pm, [...]

Sex and death at the ANU

By 20 November 2013

Today’s pre-made attention grabbing headline is courtesy of Dr Charles Lineweaver, an Associate Professor with the ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences who tonight will be giving a lecture about the “linkages between the origins of multi-cellularity, sex and death” and “where we’ve come from and how the evolution of gender differences has shaped [...]

Motorbike thieves in Civic

By 19 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

This just in:
Last night or early this morning someone decided they needed my brand new KTM 200 EXC 2013 model more than I did. It is brand new and I haven’t even gone for a ride.
Stolen from Allara St in the City, opposite the pool in a restricted access garage, it was chained up and [...]

Thomas Keneally coming to Belconnen Library

By 19 November 2013

Fans of Aussie Aussie author Thomas Keneally take note, he is coming to Belconnen Library This Thursday to talk about his new book “Shame and the Captives” and meet with fans.
“This is a fantastic opportunity to meet a renowned Australian writer,” Karen Hansen, Manager Operations, Libraries ACT said today.
“Thomas Keneally’s new book is set during [...]

Strange residential noise problem in Canberra

By 17 November 2013

I live in a unit complex with a neighbor above me. I recently bought a new sound system with subwoofer.
I usually watch action movies/thrillers starting at about 6pm until 8pm. I know my neighbor wakes early(around 5am) so thats why I cut the sound around 8pm so they can sleep.
My hearing is fairly sensitive so [...]

Know any good accessible psychologists in Canberra?

By 15 November 2013

Hi fellow Rioters,
Could someone please recommend a good accessible psychologist in Canberra that specializes in psychopathology?  To elaborate I am after a Psychologist that specializes in abnormal psychology like Mental illness,  specifically on the anxiety spectrum – like OCD.
I have been attempting to book an appointment with the Psychologist I used to see for about [...]


By 15 November 2013

Been past R’s food van at Phillip a few times of a night recently and he’s been closed.
Anyone know why and when he’ll reopen?

Best place to get tires in Canberra

By 14 November 2013

Personally I find tires always seem to cost too much so I would like to post now that I have found somewhere that is both cheap and has great service. Northwest tyres.
I got all four tires changed on my porsche boxster for $550! This is after bob j and costco both quoted me around $1000. [...]

Southside kids playground?

By 14 November 2013

Hi guys,
Northsider heading South, looking for a Kids Indoor playground in the Tuggeranong area. Does such a beast exist?

Kitten found in Forde

By 14 November 2013

KITTEN (FOUND): Found in backyard of a property on Foy St in Forde at 5:30 on 13 November.
Long haired grey tabby with white socks, white nose and white trim around eyes.
Possibly Female – unconfirmed. Yet to be scanned for a microchip – will be doing so today as part of a vet check [...]

Recommendation for TV aerial installation in Canberra?

By 14 November 2013

I recently moved in to a property.
While I was wondering why the TV has no signal, I found out that the previous owner has removed the TV aerial.
So I need to find someone to fit the TV antenna.
Does anyone know any reasonable priced and reliable services in Belconnen? Thanks a lot!

Rally for Refugees at Parliament House

By 14 November 2013

The Refugee Action Committee, alongside several interstate groups, are rallying outside Parliament House on Monday 18th November at 1pm to show our opposition to how this and previous governments have treated refugees displaced by war and persecution.
There will also be an encirclement of Parliament House at 11am. Come along and lend your support.
- End detention [...]

Headphone repair in Canberra?

By 12 November 2013

I have a decent pair of headphones (earbuds) that have served me well for the last couple of years. Sadly the right hand speaker has decided it has had enough and is no longer working.
Rather than fork out for a new pair, I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction of [...]

Builder issues in Canberra? Who do I turn to?

By 12 November 2013

Hi all,
Thought i’d post up here to ascertain who i need to talk to.
Found builder in September 2012 selling a house and land package.  in November 2012 deposit paid and construction started (in earnest) in Feb 2013.
House was finished in late July 2013 with final inspection undertaken on 3 August 2013, with Cert of Occu [...]

What do over 40′s like to do in and around Canberra

By 12 November 2013

What do over 40 year old’s do in Canberra for entertainment, ie, where do they go dancing, listen to some great music, some country pubs perhaps?  What else is there to do here or surrounding areas that’s fun and alive?
Where do they go for fun and to meet people?
Any place out of the ordinary or [...]

Founders Series: Brand Hoff, founder of Tower Software

By 11 November 2013

For the more business minded of you, the Founders Series of events may be of interest.
Successful tech entrepreneurs share their stories and will inspire you to stand out form the crowd with your business. They will give you invaluable advise to grow your StartUp. Also, every entrepreneur has had hard times and doubts. Entry 29 [...]

National Recycling Week inspires art

By 11 November 2013

It’s National Recycling Week!
Now while I’m sure you all recycle all the time already, if you want to know some more about recycling, or if you just want to see some pieces of art by the community, then this info may interest you.
National Recycling Week runs from Monday 11 to Sunday 17 November and to [...]

Anyone missing a black and white cat? Found in Gungahlin

By 10 November 2013

This black and white male cat was found in Gungahlin last week. He is microchipped and desexed, but unfortunately his microchip details are out of date so it has not been possible to locate his owners. He has a number of health issues so it is very important to find his family. Does anyone recognize [...]

Any new ideas on portable gas bottle refills in Canberra?

By 10 November 2013

So I found out recently, after traipsing around the usual suspects of BCF, Bunnings, and whichever servo I could remember, that I can no longer refill my gas bottle at these esteemed outlets.
Some research through PhD Professor Google suggests this is due to some safety inspections revealing poor refill practices by spotty faced 17 year [...]

Blood & Mortar casting call

By 7 November 2013

Actors and fans of the gothic and macabre take note!
Centenary Edge has put out a casting call for its upcoming gothic take on Canberra called Blood & Mortar.
The Project-
BLOOD [...]

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