Opinion (976 Stories)

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, [...]

The Rotary Club of Canberra’s Seniors Concert

By 2 November 2012

While we don’t go out of our way to target the wrinkly market our readers might well know someone who’ll enjoy a good old knees up:
The annual free Seniors Concert will be held on Sunday 18 November at the Albert Hall from 2.00 – 4.00 pm.
Details are in the attached ?yer.
The concert has been [...]

Tattoo removalists in Canberra?

By 2 November 2012

A family member has decided to get a small tattoo removed.
Where should they go?

Seafood restaurant suggestions in Canberra?

By 2 November 2012

My better half’s 50th approaches and is great lover of  Lobster Mornay.
Sadly the expense prohibits this on a regular basis, the last one was 10 years ago so any suggestions for a fine purveyor of said lobster would be appreciated.
One that’s open on Sunday evenings but not necessarily.

Is it Idiot Week on the roads?

By 1 November 2012

Is there some sort of driving Idiots convention going on in Canberra at the moment?
I’ve seen 8 P-Plate morons (all different ones) speeding around at about 20 km/h above traffic flow (way above the speed limit); two of them were red plates and three either almost rear-ended someone or swerved across traffic in a [...]

Anyone get IKEA delivered recently?

By 1 November 2012

I’m heading to Ikea in Sydney on the weekend, and won’t be able to bring everything back in a trailer. I’ve seen the local “buy and deliver it for you” service, but their pricing is a bit much.
I know last time I was there the Homebush store delivered to Canberra for a flat fee of [...]

Rules about Roadside Ads?

By 31 October 2012

Hive Mind can you help me out please?
Are there any rules about putting up road side signs to advertise something? I’m not talking about a permanent structure more those signs on a post you see advertising the Hall Markets, model train exhibitions, fetes and fairs and more recently the election candidates (though the latter might [...]

Resume assistance in Canberra?

By 30 October 2012

After 10 years I am in the position of looking for a new job. 
I know that the standards for resumes etc have changed in that time – so I am looking for someone to help me overhaul my resume. 
There are several people who advertise this service but has anyone had any experience with [...]

Brindabella Beer Festival?

By 30 October 2012

Question for my fellow RA beer lovers…
I picked up a flyer for the “Brindabella Beer Festival” at the CRDL semi-final last week, which promised to rival the National Capital Beer Festival held each year at the Mercure in Braddon.
This magical event was to be held in Weston Creek (I think it was at the observatory) [...]

Airport Transfer with Kids?

By 30 October 2012

Hi, I’m looking for a solution to the problem of how to get my partner and young kids (2 + 4) to the airport at 6am in the morning? 
Presumably a taxi is out of the question as they won’t have car seats available? 
6am is too early for the buses to be running from [...]

School enrolment help in Canberra?

By 30 October 2012

We have moved from another state to Canberra.  We enrolled our child at a catholic high school.  
Now this is not a session on bagging the school but due to some bullying issues we need to find our child a new school.  
Most private schools I have contacted are full.  
I have nothing against public [...]

Fitz’s Challenge

By 30 October 2012

What a successful event.
Sunday 28 October 2012. It was a great day with over 1,230 riders
The point being I for one would like to thank all the volunteers, especially those who were on the road looking out for our safety !!
Well done !!

Require Technical Learning Help

By 30 October 2012

Can the Hive point me in the direction of a local course/individual who might be amendable to providing instruction on the casting of metal in Canberra?
Bit off the wall, but I have a strong interest.

Pre-school enrolment shenanigans

By 29 October 2012

I enrolled young Master Cholet at Isabella Pre-School earlier this year. Thankfully the little tyke has been accepted and is very much looking forward to being a big boy at big school. At this stage he attends a fabulous long daycare facility that does also provide pre-school education for his age group – but at [...]

Young Male Border Collie Cross found in Florey on 27 October

By 29 October 2012

Posting to get help to find the owner of this lost dog.  This little dude was found wandering around Florey on Saturday 27th October:
The people who found him took him to the emergency vet in Fyshwick for scanning and he has no microchip.  He also has no nametag and is not desexed.  He does appear [...]

Smokers at Canberra Hospital

By 29 October 2012

It’s about time Canberra Hospital got serious about enforcing the total smoking ban at this health care facility and backing it up with on the spot fines.
The inconsiderate desperadoes that blithely puff away under the no smoking signs could well contribute to the cost of their own treatment and should be actively deterred from [...]

Recommendations for hairdressers who work from home in Canberra?

By 29 October 2012

I’m returning to Canberra soon after three years away. Here in Ocean Grove there are several hairdressers who work from home. You get fantastic service as there’s one-on-one attention, no problems with parking, privacy, and very reasonable prices.
I did a search on hairdressers before I posted this but only found recommendations for general hairdressers. Could [...]

Portrait Gallery as wedding venue?

By 28 October 2012

Hi Rioters,
Have any of you been to the National Portrait Gallery as a guest for a wedding? Or even had your own wedding there?
It’s top of the venue rankings for my ceremony and reception and I’m wondering if there’s anything you loved or hated about it.
I’ve never been to a function there so [...]

Coincidence or Inspired… or neither.

By 27 October 2012

Rioters – help me out on this one…
Canberra’s hottest new creative space definately made its mark on the front page of The Canberra Times… but check out the branding. I stumbled over this image earlier today.
The Milkbar Kingston, Canberra

The Milkbar


Human Brochure

By 26 October 2012

This Human Brochure event splashed across the front page of the Canberra Times this morning is largely annoying. Interstate so-called “social network/media savvy people” are being paid (sorry, invited) to come to Canberra for specially organised activities and tweet about our wonderful city. What do you think they are going to say? That Canberra is [...]

Australian Academy of Science’s public lecture – Rural policy, people and place: sustainability in an uncertain future

By 26 October 2012

By Professor Margaret Alston OAM
Director of Gender, Leadership and Social Sustainability research unit, Monash University
This lecture will explore the changes and uncertainties relating to climate, policy, population movements and socio-economic factors on Australia’s rural heartland.
Tuesday 6 November 2012
Lecture and live streaming from 6pm, Refreshments from 5:30 pm (gold coin donation)
Shine Dome, Gordon Street, Canberra
Free entry [...]

Dogs and Canberra’s lakes?

By 26 October 2012

Does anyone know which if any of the lakes in Canberra are safe for dogs to swim in?

The Charity Card Shop

By 25 October 2012

Do you want to buy beautiful and inexpensive Christmas cards, and help your favourite charity at the same time?
The Charity Card Shop opens at the City Uniting Church, Pilgrim House, Northbourne Ave, Civic on Monday, 29 October 2012. It will be open from 10 –3.30, Monday to Friday until Thursday, 13 December 2012.
Hundreds of cards [...]

Australian Academy of Science Selby Lecture – Out and about in the Universe

By 25 October 2012

By Professor Richard de Grijs
Professor of Astrophysics at the Kavli Institute, Peking University, China
Distances in the Universe, even those in our solar system, are beyond the comprehension of most people. This lecture aims at leading the audience through the cosmic distance scale, from our own Earth to the neighbouring planets, the nearest stars, our own [...]

How do you like the Parkview complex in Holt?

By 25 October 2012

I was wondering if anybody could please tell me how is it like to live in the Parkview complex in Holt, or around that Kippax shops area.
Thanks heaps!

Unreasonable tenant agreement?

By 25 October 2012

Hi guys,
I’m new to Canberra and is in the market for a room to rent. I found a place I like, but the rental agreement requires the tenant to continue paying rent until a replacement tenant is found, if the tenant wants to move out earlier than the agreed fixed term.
I know that renting is [...]

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