New reports released by the Productivity Commission are pointing to Canberra having the highest rate of physical and sexual assault victims in the country – the country! Showing a victim rate of 4706 per 100,000 this places the ACT above the Northern Territory for physical and sexual assault.
The Productivity Commission have flagged some room for [...]
Having moved to ACT 18 months ago, I’m keen to take the family out for first season of Blackberry picking soon.
Hoping some RIOTees could assist with:
Best time to pick (I have to organise sister in law to travel from Sydney for the weekend to assist)
Best place to pick this season
Do I need to weak snake [...]
Does anyone know of a good, reliable panel beater who charges a fair price for his services? I don’t know if such a thing exists, but I have a small dent in my bumper that is the result of a car park accident (they didn’t leave a message)
Mrs Ryoma and I went to the fireworks in Commonwealth Park last night. Just on dusk, the bats came out of the trees and started their usual swooping about.
But to our surprise,some of the bats were colourful – or, more to the point, had some type of lights attached to them (lime green, from memory). Now, [...]
I am thinking of buying my friend a ring and would like to hear recommendations for a quality jeweller here in Canberra.
I have reasonable money to spend and am not interested in cheap, chain store stuff.
Would appreciate advice.
John Otway, micro-star, “rock and roll’s greatest failure”, and subject of a recent Cannes premiered movie, is thinking about a trip to Aus. As a fan, (and friend,) of his I’m trying to get him to play Canberra. But never having been involved in something like this, how does one go about arranging a gig? [...]
Hi all I’m after a quick cost effective certified design course or just creative suite training on a program like Adobe. I’m a bit of a novice regarding the design programmes but know my way around a computer.
This will be purely for recreational/personal purposes I’m not looking to make a career out of it.
I click on the BOM site to see if the easterlies have hit Braidwood; and cooled that joint down on a stinkin hot day. Coz then I know they will hit here eventually,,, hopefully.
But Braidwood has done a runner from the BOM site. Anyone know why please.
Staying with family in Canberra for a week, and just noticed they can’t get Channel 10 in Red Hill (direct sightline to Telstra Tower).
When doing the channel search it says weak signal, check antennae connection. All other channels are fine however.
Problem is same whether coming through Strongbox or TV (there is an [...]
I have been given some meteor fragments and I would like to get them framed for my kids.
Does anyone have any experience with this kind of thing or can recommend a good framer?
Bec wants to know:
Could you please ask your valued readers for help identifying this gecko I came across in the early hours of this morning?
I was thinking it was a Marbled Gecko, but not too sure…..never seen one in 34 years in the same suburb.
Should I beware our reptile overlords?
Thanks in advance,
New to Canberra. Thinking about purchasing a property as an investment. I’ve been told that investment properties are good here because you get high rental rates.
However, looking at your allhomes site, it seems that rental yields are quite low. Properties that are selling for 500k may be only renting out for $460-470 p/w. If it’s [...]
I saw an articulated (bendy) party bus in town done up as a stretch limo.
Anyone know much about it?
Does anybody know if vet Libby Adamson is still working somewhere in Canberra? She used to work at the Canberra Veterinary Hospital, Lyneham.
Just want to sanity check something, please, before I go on and kick up a stink with our friends at Canberra Connect. My mum has given me her trailer. It’s a standard small trailer, from 1978. It probably needs a new floor. Currently, it’s registered in Victoria.
When I rang to ask about the process for transferring [...]
Would anyone have any advice as to where to do travel vaccines in Canberra?
I’ve been told some G.Ps don’t stock them. Has anyone travelled to Bali and done the vaccines here? Thanks!
A good friend of ours has suffered with high anxiety and OCD for many years.
Having attended many of the local mental health centres there has been little ongoing relief.
Recently they discovered a method advertised as the “Linden method” with guaranteed results via a UK website for Charles Linden.
I would like to know [...]
I’m going to the cricket this arvo with my two boys; knowing that its going to be hot, I’m planning for our hydration. I’m intending to take some soft drinks (three sealed 1250 ml plastic bottles) and some ice (frozen tap water in used 1250ml plastic soft drink bottles). I’ve heard some chatter [...]
It’s hot and getting hotter. I like to sleep without sweating so I am looking for advice on the quietest pedestal or tower fan to buy so that I can use it in my bedroom at night. It needs to be as quiet as possible or the missus gets the hump and turns it [...]
Having thoroughly failed to find enough round tuits to install a water tank myself, I’m considering hiring someone to do it for me.
Have you had someone install a rainwater tank and electric pump (but not necessarily the plumbing to the gutters) recently? Who did you hire? Did they do a decent job?
At this point I’m [...]
I am looking to source a heap of cherries, but I haven’t seen any of the roadside guys for a while. I also checked the fresh life in Tuggeranong today and they didnt have any at all.
I did read that the yield was low this year, but I think they are still in seasons.
I have a friend who is looking to expand his business by offering Hovercraft tours around Lake Burley Griffin. It is felt that it would be a wonderful attraction for tourists and family outings. A small Hovercraft will also add an interesting backdrop to the lake, which arguably can be perceived as fairly bland to a proportion of residents. [...]
I have recently become the owner of a baby rabbit, and have been looking around at the different vets in town that I might take her to.
And I am wondering if any bunny owners out there have any recommendations for vets that are particularly good with rabbits?
Ideally, I would like to find a good, [...]
Hi there hive mind.
An elderly relative has broken her ankle while base jumping in the Arapiles*.
As this happened out of state she has been sent home on crutches.
We feel she would be better off with a walking frame.
So does anyone know where we can hire one in Canberra?
*Ok, not really.
One week before moving into a rental property, the landlord/agent decided to back out of the rental lease agreement which was signed back in mid-December. The agreement was counter-signed and witnessed by one of the agent’s assistants.
Since I wasn’t going to move in until mid-Jan, agent had agreed to let me pay bond and 2 [...]
I have a carport that I would like to enclose.
Does anyone have any recommendations for getting a carpenter in Canberra to frame the walls?
I am after a recommendation for a good Brickie that does breeze block/brick retaining walls at a reasonable cost with good workmanship.
I’d go stone (using a Stonemason) but that is considerably more expensive apparently.
Also the wall is to be build at the side of the house so aesthetics are not an issue for [...]
Does anyone know where I can get a cup of Campos Coffee in Civic? We have a love affair, and I haven’t had a good cup of joe in a very long time.
Or perhaps you can suggest somewhere this pregnant lady can get a decent decaff in this town. Harvest didn’t do it for [...]
On Thursday at around 6:30PM, a tap in my bathroom broke, well the plastic part shattered into several pieces. I am in a ACT Housing unit so I rang the maintenance number (6207 1500) to let them know and to have a plumber come out to fix it.
Well the number didn’t work. I tried many [...]
They’re not all black.
But for some time now the helicopters have been overflying Kaleen.
Should I be worried? Should I be alert but not alarmed?
Decided I’d go into Canberra City for the NYE celebrations have a few drinks and then catch the bus home. Unfortunately it looks like neither Action Buses or Deans will be running a late service out to Queanbeyan and Jerra? Pretty disappointing if this is accurate.
Does anyone have first hand experience of how much extra water they used each year by installing an inground swimming pool?
And, how effective are pool blankets really?
Would installing a rain water tank be sufficient for topping-up the pool?
Perhaps someone has done a comparison before and after installing their pool.
After the first fill-up I suspect a [...]