Has anyone in Canberra lost a Major Mitchell’s cockatoo?
I’ve just spotted one on the western side of Northbourne Ave in Lyneham.
It’s near the pedestrian lights between Dickson and Lyneham. I’m pretty sure it’s a juvenile. They’re not native to the area, so it’s probably an escapee.
Hi there everyone.
We are planning a trip and are looking for a house sitter for a 4 week period. We have used online services to locate babysitters locally before and have found this service:
It all looks great and seems cool, but I am wanting to find out if anyone in the Canberra region has used [...]
We took some visitors from Sydney to dinner last night firstly to Jammo Wests where we we’re denied entry as we had rubber thongs on.
Needless to say the previous day we’d been to many places in Sydney in the same thongs but no, not allowed in the pokie palace at
Jammo. Next was an [...]
Yesterday when I checked the mail I was quite surprised to receive two letters from Transact. The first was my December invoice and the second was a reminder that my November invoice was overdue (my bad).
Subsequently Transact have applied a late payment fee of $5.50 and also advised that this fee will double to [...]
While conducting my weekly shop at a local supermarket I stumbled upon this very inappropriate piece of Christmas advertising on a traditional chocolate treat. As we are all aware, and for good reason, Santas around the country (and hopefully the world) are no longer to say “Ho ho ho” due to its offensive nature. The [...]
Hello Rioters, my friend has found a full Pandora bracelet and as this is a valuable piece of jewellery (regardless of what you think of the merit of owning one of these pieces of jewellery – I know Rioters taste!), she would love to reunite it with its owner as we imagine someone is stressing [...]
A couple of weeks ago the Canberra Times was breathlessly reporting the Guinness world record attempt light show of the Richards family at 3. Tennyson Crescent in Forrest.
Two weeks later we note Guinness remains silent on the issue.
But MJay has been down to see them and sent in these photos.
We thought we’d take this opportunity [...]
I’ve heard the new shops at Bonner are due to open in March 2012.
Does anyone have the low-down on what we’re getting? So far I’ve heard rumour of Woolies and Chicken Gourmet.
I suspect we’re in for the standard franchises so would I be foolish to hold my breath for a nice coffee shop?
This from the ACTPLA website:
Proposal: MULTI DWELLING-1 NEW DWELLING-ADDITION-DEMOLITION- Construction of a new single dwelling with attached carport; addition of one single carport to existing residence; demolition of existing carport.
I have absolutely (original meaning of the word, not “s*** yeah”) no interest in the application. But I am curious to know if [...]
I’m like following the two like totally Gen Y young women near the Canberra Centre and like I wasn’t like listening but they were like talking pretty loud so I overheard, and like one says to the other: “I can’t believe it. She’s stalking him. They like split up 18 months ago and she’s still [...]
While driving around the friendly neighbourhood of Garran, home to the famous Canberra hospital, I came across what must be a run-down part of the Garran Zoo. As you can see in my professional photograph there appears to be a large ape trying to escape its enclosure. The creature is also winking at me, but [...]
I prefer my oysters freshly shucked and unrinsed.
Have knife, can open.
Does anyone know of any suppliers around town, perhaps a van that comes up from the coast?
After a few drinks late Friday night (possibly early Saturday), I caught a cab home.
After I’d paid the driver, I stepped out of the cab, only to realise that my iPhone had slipped out of my pocket. I whistled and shouted at the rapidly retreating cab, but the driver didn’t stop.
I went inside immediately and [...]
Just wondering if this is happening everywhere or I was lucky enough to cop it today.
I turned up at 9am this morning to John Knight Memorial Park in Belconnen ready for my daughters 1st birthday party. The place resembled the tip. All bins were overflowing, there was rubbish spread out about the place.
I ended up [...]
Is there a wholesaler or some sort of scrapyard in Canberra where I can buy a large slab of marble (maybe 1.5 square metres), either rough or polished?
Also, does anyone know how much I might pay for such a piece?
I park my car in an ACT government carpark off Chandler Street in Belconnen. It’s $4.50 a day, and the cheapest parking near my work.
Friday afternoon I come to my car to find it has written on the tire in chalk “TOW”. I didn’t have a parking ticket, so I can assume if there was [...]
On Friday I attended the Chairman’s XI vs India at Manuka Oval. As usual parking is a nightmare no parking anywhere around the ground even diving into side streets only to be met with 2 hour parking or no parking signs, Parking Officers were also in force to give people tickets on the spot. I [...]
An astonishingly large number of media items proclaim Government support for male health programmes.
However, Google searches indicate that unless you (as a male) are at high risk of AIDS, the pox, suicide or family disintegration, ordinary male specific medical services seem non existant.
Personally, I am less than impressed with my local GP. I would like [...]
Hop! Skip! Jump!!Clap!!!
Simple movement & rhythm classes for kids & parents this school holidays.
When: Thursday afternoons January 2012- 5 Jan;12 Jan; 19 Jan; 26 Jan 2012
4.30-5.25pm (6-8 years) + parents
5.30-6.25pm (9-12 years)+ parents
Where: Palmerston Community Centre,Tiptree Cres & Kosciuszko Avenue, Palmerston.
Cost: $10 per child/$15 child & parent together
Contact: Nora Stewart 6230 [...]
Hey everyone, so some of my mates are doing a pub crawl in Sydney dressed in golf outfits.
Does anyone know where I can get a cheap shirt, glove and hat?
I don’t play golf so I don’t wan to pay hundreds for some clothing that I will wear once.
Any help is appreciated.
Now that summer is upon us I was wondering if someone out there could answer a question for me – what is it about grapes that makes (almost) everyone feel entitled to sample grapes in Canberra supermarkets?
I’ve never seen someone take a bite out of an apple or any other fruit/product but for some [...]
We live in a one bed room apartment in Belconnen and planning to move to inner north in January.
Now we are budgeting the cost of the move and we thought we could get some advice from you guys.
If we use professional removalist and end-of-lease cleaner, how much should we expect to pay (roughly)?
Any advice or [...]
Someone stole my gnome.
He’s quite short, dressed in raiders colours with a number three on his back. He’s also quite elderly now as he was a Mal Meninga gnome, except white.
Last seen in Macgregor sitting in a tree.
Hopefully he’s on a world tour or something but I fear he may have met with a tragic [...]
I’m looking for advice from the hive mind with regards to professional indemnity insurance.
I need to get some for my business and would appreciate any recommendations on who to check out. Those that specialise in small business/sole traders would be great (if they exist) but I’m looking for somewhere to start my enquiries.
Next to the house which my wife and I own and live in is a flat area where others in the street place their bins for weekly collection. Nothing wrong with that, can live with the late night noise as people put their bins out at midnight – live and let live.
What we can’t stand [...]
Every weekday morning for the last 6 weeks or so some lunatic has redlined his motorbike through Giralang at about 7am. I’ve also heard his bike screaming, and I mean screaming, down the road in the evening on a number of occasions, as recently as ten minutes ago.
This is unacceptable.
I used to ride a large [...]
Why do Canberra builders shut footpaths and streets to build anything more than one storey?
When it’s only a single level they seem to constrain themselves to an arrangement of debris over the footpath, but anything over that and it’s the full fencing job.
Do they just like to spread out?
Do they revel in [...]
Canberra Artist desperate to get to workshop in Colombia posts for help on Riotact…
I am was wondering if there was any Bipolar support groups or similar in Canberra.
I have had a google and cannot seem to find anything, it would be for a friend who is in the 30ish age bracket so groups for youth wouldn’t be suitable.
Just wondering if anyone has had any positive experiences with kids modelling agencies in Canberra.
I’m considering registering my kids with one, but have heard lots of negative things to be aware of.
Does anyone have any agencies here they would recommend?
I’ve also noticed some of the bigger agencies list themselves as ‘Australia wide’ [...]
Hi obscure question fans.
Being the DIY expert I am I’ve just found out that torque wrenches can lose their calibration, and after shearing a bolt using the manufacturer’s recommended torque setting at the weekend I think I might need to get my torque wrench recalibrated.
I’ve done some research online but come up with nix. Does anyone [...]
I’ve finally moved to Canberra and every one of my hard to come by long neck bottles smashed when the moving guys carried them off the truck. 6 out of about 30-40 survived. I think I threw out the last 6 out of frustration.
If anyone has any ideas on the best place to source a [...]