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Carport/pergola recommendations in Canberra?

By 13 November 2012

We’re looking to get a carport and/or pergola installed, any recommendations on installers?
There was a recent thread on enclosed carport installations and an older one on pergolas, but was hoping there are some additional recommendations.

Women in science: from high school expectations to academic career

By 13 November 2012

It may appear that women have reached parity with or even surpassed men with regard to their engagement in science education and employment. However, recent research, which the speakers will present and discuss, documents persistent gender differences not only in academic science careers but also in high school science subject choices and science-related adolescent career [...]

Canberra region silversmith?

By 13 November 2012

Hi Rioters,
I’m looking for a silversmith or someone similar to re-plate and restore an old tea service.
Google led me to a business in Dickson with a disconnected telephone number.
Is there anywhere around Canberra that would be able to do this?
Where do the antique dealers go to get this sort of thing done?

Buzzcuts in Canberra?

By 12 November 2012

I am fairly new in Canberra. 
Just have my hair in a Buzzcut and it seemed like some girls immediately disqualify me and today had 3 young males pass and swear on me while I was walking in the Civic mall.
Now I am feeling bit low.
Do I look hideous?
Or is it just a NO NO haircut in [...]

Public Lecture: 100 years of Antarctic science: Scott’s tragic race for the South Pole

By 12 November 2012

100 years ago Thomas Griffith Taylor sat on the verandah of the Bachelor’s Quarters on Acton Peninsula (now the ANU Heritage Early Childhood Centre), writing a letter to his Antarctic Expedition leader, Captain Robert Falconer Scott. He had no idea that the team had perished eight months earlier; he had returned home early to continue [...]

Parking, Parents with Prams Style

By 12 November 2012
Parking, Parents with Prams Style

More often than not when I go to park in the Parents with Pram spots they are taken by people with no baby seat/capsule attachments on the back seat. I am used to seeing this disregard with legally designated parking like disabled spots so I don’t even blink when it comes to Parents with Prams. [...]

Public Lecture: Fifty shades of brown

By 11 November 2012

The daughter of an Aboriginal man and a ten pound pom, Alison talks about her own identity and family, which is not defined by black, white, brown, or any colour. She talks about pride where there once wasn’t any. Passionate about the living definition of culture, Alison unpacks the values at the heart of Aboriginal [...]

Best Pizzas in the centre of Canberra?

By 10 November 2012

Opinions please!
Won’t be too bad if other parts of our town are mentioned but I am really interested in the city.

Seeking motoring minded advice in Canberra?

By 9 November 2012

I’m looking for some advice for selling or trading a white, 2005, Subaru Liberty, 2.5L engine, Manual. Needs an engine rebuild and new front end. The owner is uninsured and can’t afford to repair it himself but doesn’t think he can sell the vehicle as is either.
I feel he should be able to get something [...]

Courtyard walls in Canberra?

By 9 November 2012

Google is totally failing me today…
I discovered that I am allowed to enclose the frontyard of my yet to be built shoebox-with-windows as long as I use “courtyard walls”. After trawling ACTPLA documents, I also discovered that the wall can go across 70% of the width of my small block. And that it needs to [...]

AIAA Aerospace Research Symposium

By 9 November 2012
AIAA Aerospace Research Symposium

The Sydney Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) proudly presents the…
Date: Tuesday 13 November 2012
Time: 6:00pm till 7:30pm
Location: Engineering Lecture Theatre, Building #32, Faulty of Engineering, Off North Road, Australian National University, Canberra
Join us for the annual AIAA Aerospace Research Symposium and find out about the latest aerospace research [...]

What closed Tralee Speedway?

By 9 November 2012

I remember reading a comment on here, ages ago, about the reasoning behind the closure of Tralee Speedway. Searched, but can’t find it…. So what was the reason?
Something to do with the Liberal government I think I read.

Hiring a UTE and Credit Card Numbers

By 9 November 2012

Hi All,
Not sure if this is the norm going ahead, however when you hire a ute from Mitchell, one needs to provide a credit card the details of which are written down on a piece of paper and stored on site.
I guess this will be quite a simple steal for any of the employees who [...]

Vacant land need for storage unit for charity in Canberra?

By 8 November 2012

Does anyone know of any vacant land in Canberra or businesses that have an unused garage or room for a shipping container on their site? 
A not-for-profit organisation that collects donated baby items and redistributes them to people in need is experiencing peak demand and would like to expand their service but has run out [...]

Starting all over again: Rethinking the republic of Australia for the 21st century

By 8 November 2012

Mark McKenna presents The 13th Dymphna Clark Lecture
Starting all over again: Rethinking  the republic of Australia for the 21st century
Nov 14,  2012, 8pm- 9pm at The National Library of Australia
More than a decade since the 1999 referendum, there is no sign that the republican fire is about to be rekindled. The Labor Party offers mute support. [...]

Where to put the inner north dog park? [With Poll]

By 8 November 2012
Where to put the inner north dog park? [With Poll]

Territory and Municipal Services are asking where they should put a dog park in the Inner North:
“Three sites have been identified in the inner north region as potential locations for the new enclosed dog park. These sites are located in Russell, O’Connor and on the border of North Lyneham. All proposed sites are able to [...]

Did you win $28 million last night?

By 7 November 2012

Apparently one of the four OzLotto winners last night was from Canberra. The total division one prize pool was almost $112 million, so that’s $28 million about to be injected into the ACT economy (or not).
Quoted in the SMH the local winner said:
“First of all we’ll pay off our mortgage then we’ll settle the kids’ [...]

Bricks and mortar computers in Canberra?

By 6 November 2012

Hive mind – where do you recommend buying a new laptop and extended international warranty package?

Ask RiotACT: Could Your Car be a Star?

By 6 November 2012

Hi fellow Rioters! I count myself lucky to have scored myself a gig with the Art Department on a feature film currently shooting in Canberra. Galore was written and is being directed by Rhys Graham, who grew up in Canberra.
My reason for approaching Rioters for assistance is simple; the script calls [...]

Pen poor but making billions.

By 6 November 2012

I saw today that Westpac made the news again with another multi billion dollar profit. This news doesn’t surprise me in the least.  I can see the bank goes to extraordinary lengths to save on costs.
Take for instance today.
I walked in during my lunch to deposit a cheque at the Tuggeranong branch. The [...]

Security Door Sales and Installation in Canberra?

By 5 November 2012

Has anyone bought security doors lately? I’m interested in getting screen doors for the front and back so that I can catch some breezes without losing a toddler/gaining uninvited guests.
I’m thinking Crimsafe (or similar) for the front. Are they worth the extra money?
If anyone can recommend a local business that was a pleasure to [...]

School for Practical Philosophy?

By 5 November 2012

A mob going by the name of the School for Practical Philosophy has been running ads in the Crimes for some time now.
I’ve long suspected that it’s one of Scientology’s sock puppets. Does anyone know anything about them? Has anyone attended one of their sessions?

Speed dating in Canberra?

By 5 November 2012

I’m newly single and looking for opportunities meet new people.
I can’t seem to find much via google – just a handful of old events and fastimpressions (I’m only eligible to go to one).
So I was wondering if there is something I am missing and if anyone can point me the direction of good [...]

Krating Daeng (Thai Red Bull) in Canberra?

By 5 November 2012
Krating Daeng (Thai Red Bull) in Canberra?

Does anyone know if any shops in Canberra stock Krating Daeng (Thai Red Bull)?
Obviously I could order from the Internet, but at $90 a-case plus postage, I’d prefer to find somewhere local – if only to save on postage or the drive to Sydney.
For those not in the know, here’s a picture. Surely [...]

Calling all collectors, hobbyists, enthusiasts and hoarders! (Take 2)

By 5 November 2012

I’m a student at the ANU school of art and I’m currently working on a project that involves taking photos of collectors and hobbyists posing alongside their collections.
I posted a thread of the same title a couple of weeks ago and had a great response, thank you to everyone that was so kind as to [...]

Molonglo Energy Efficient Homes?

By 4 November 2012

I have heard that the Molonglo development has higher standards that guides home owners and builders to have a more energy efficient home through double glazing or using an insulated slab.
Is this correct?

Public Lecture: For Love…

By 3 November 2012

Building on the rich legacy of Clare Burton’s research and advocacy for women in the workforce, Jane Caro and Catherine Fox will bring their own take on the idea of “for love…”. As authors of The F Word: How we learnt to swear by feminism, their approach blends decades of experience as workers, mothers and commentators [...]

Space needed for a container! Do you know anywhere in Canberra?

By 3 November 2012

Hi Rioters, help needed to find spot to place 40ft shipping container for a period of 3-6mths, I am moving to Canberra mid November, so container is on the way!
I have tried all the commercial storage, container and removalist firms, but none can help at present, so looking for property or space somewhere else, [...]

Twilight Minkey – Hockey

By 3 November 2012

If you’re looking for a new sport for your kids to try, why not think about Minkey?
Minkey is a modified version of field hockey for younger players, under 11.  Each Friday evening during November, from 6pm until 7.30, one of the clubs is offering Twilight Minkey at Deakin.
More information can be found at:

Dog accommodation suggestions

By 3 November 2012

Hello riot-act!
I’m moving back to Canberra on a very small budget in about 2 weeks. Unfortunately I will be without a permanent address to house my medium sized dog until January.
Does anyone have any suggestions of places to keep her on a budget for about 2 months?
Thanks for your time!

Suggestions for a new concrete driveway?

By 2 November 2012

My old concrete driveway isn’t doing too well and its time to look at replacing it.
Its on a sloping land and probably needs ripping out before a new on is laid, I was originally going to break it up myself but perhaps I might include this in the quote.
Any suggestions or recommendations on people for [...]

Fernwood – Should I Join?!

By 2 November 2012

Hey Guys,
I’m looking at joining a women’s health club, mainly to use the creche, and as it’s close by to my work. I’ve just gone back part time, my daughter is 8 months old.
I am mainly looking at joining a Fernwood Woden/Civic, as they are the closest women’s gym to my work and home. Apparently, [...]

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