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Where to find fiberglass and craft foam supplies in Canberra?

By 3 August 2012

So given that store-bought LARP weapons (soft foam swords for role-playing games) tend to be quite expensive (mainly because of shipping costs) I have been trying to make my own. However finding materials in Canberra is almost as difficult. The first thing I need is fiberglass rods (the rules of the LARP requires fiberglass cores), [...]

Looking for South Coast Accommodation for 6-10 families

By 3 August 2012

We are looking for a caravan park or alike that could accommodate 6-10 families in separate cabins, but that has a communal area (ideally in the middle).

Has anyone used “Aged Care Connect” in Canberra?

By 2 August 2012

I am just starting the process of moving my elderly parents into a retirement village. 
I found an organisation on the web called “Aged Care Connect” that says they can help you negotiate the aged care system, help with the paperwork etc.
Have any rioters had any experience with this business?

What was that big grey plane?

By 2 August 2012

I was driving over Commonwealth bridge yesterday at around 2pm and noticed a massive plane (possibly a jumbo?) flying northbound over the lake.
It was all grey, does anyone know what it was?

Book Club or Knitting Club in Canberra?

By 1 August 2012

Hi All,
Have had a poke around the site but didn’t see any threads on where I could find information on joining a Book Club or a Knitting/Craft Club in Canberra.  
Does anyone have any ideas where I can find this information?  I’m probably looking for something Northside just to narrow down the scope.
Thank you in [...]

Expert watchmaker/repairer in Canberra?

By 1 August 2012

Can anyone recommend a watchmaker in Canberra who has expertise in antique watch restorations and repairs?
I have recently come into possession of a pocket watch which belonged to my great-great grandmother so I estimate it was manufactured late 19th or early 20th century.
I am looking to have it cleaned and lubricated but want [...]

Car alarm installation in Canberra?

By 1 August 2012

Hi all,
Anyone know of a good place in Canberra/Qbn, where I can get an alarm installed?
I don’t mind paying a bit extra, just as long as they do a good job.
Thanks in advance.

Would it help if I filled in Selection Criteria for Casual work?

By 1 August 2012

Canberra overall, is a lovely place… with its sparkling clean roads, and thick gravy like lake that reminds me of roast dinners; however, sometimes I get a bit frustrated with it.
I work a great job, which I enjoy, and is mentally stimulating, but the pay (as one could argue for most government jobs), is not [...]

Ever heard of – Golden Key International Honour Society

By 31 July 2012

Just checking with the Rioters out there – has anyone had any dealings with the Golden Key International Honour Society? They have a charter at ANU and UC and searches of the web show that Katy Gallagher is an honourary member.
I would be interested if anyone had any insights into this group/society/organisation…

Oblivious or just plain stupid?

By 31 July 2012

Driving onto William Hovell drive around 6pm tonight coming off the tuggeranong parkway. I noticed that traffic was banked up a little more than usual for that time. I thought, that the traffic lights must have gone off. Driving further up its just green lights but the traffic is starting to break up. I go [...]

Federation Square

By 30 July 2012

I went out to Federation Square at Gold Creek this afternoon.  I’m wondering who is supposed to look after and maintain the area.  Is it TAMS?  Is it privately owned?
It’s a lovely area with some nice places to eat and some lovely shops which are moderately to highly over priced.
However, walking around I [...]

Windows Home Server 2011

By 29 July 2012

Is there a shop in Canberra area that will stock a copy of Windows Home Server 2011?
thanks, Zultan

Best electricity deal in ACT?

By 29 July 2012

So One Big Switch have organised a 17% discount for ACT residents who switch to Truenergy. The deal is 3% off the bill then another 14% off when you pay on time. I rang ActewAGL to see if then would do a better deal for me and was told they only discounts they [...]

‘Buildings’ on Jerrabomberra Avenue?

By 29 July 2012

For the hive mind.
Over a period of months, a series of shipping containers have been re-arranged and added to on a site at the southern end of Jerrabomberra Avenus, beside the Monaro Highway.
Turning into a fairly professional build, and, if I’m not mistaken, a full septic system in the grounds.
Interestingly, from Nearmap, a couple of [...]

ACT mental health law details wanted

By 29 July 2012

I’ve been trying to find the bit of legislation that states that ACT mental health workers may not engage in sexual relations with people under their care. The bit that states that the person under care can not be considered to give consent. Googling “mental health worker sexual consent” or similar keeps coming up with [...]

Windscreen Replacement

By 28 July 2012

Anyone have any recommendations for windscreen repairers in Canberra/Qbyn region?
Thanks in advance!

WIN Canberra TV reception

By 28 July 2012

Over the last few weeks I have noticed that reception on WIN Canberra has been real dodgy. Pixelated and jerky most of the time. Watching the NRL is a nightmare. I am looking forward to the Olympics but watching the Games will be hopeless with the current reception. GEM and GO are similar but not [...]

Children’s book illustrations and printing

By 28 July 2012

I have a little one on the way (due early December) and I would like to make a children’s book for her about our dog, as a present to both my wife and a little keep sake.

Demountable building on The Valley Avenue, Gungahlin

By 27 July 2012

So has anyone got any idea what that small brown demountable building is that is on The Valley Avenue just before the Kate Crace Street intersection? We drove past about 9pm a few nights ago and there were a heap of cars parked around it but there appeared to be no lights on in the demountable [...]

Locating a builder who doesn’t want to be found

By 27 July 2012

Your help needed please.
I’m trying to locate the builder – Kenworthy Constructions (Roger Kenworthy).
All phone numbers are disconnected etc etc.
Have you seen his signs anywhere on building sites?????

Wanted Large Wooden Crates

By 26 July 2012

Hi all
I’m looking for some large wooden crates used for shipping items like car engines, furniture, industrial heating units etc. The kind that are square/rectangle in shape and made from pine/MDF/hard wood etc.
Any idea on where I might source these from? I’m not looking for them new, used is fine. I’m hoping that there are [...]

Trivia Night Roll Call

By 25 July 2012

It’s been sometime since the last RA post asking where regular trivia nights are being held.
We already know about Civic PJ’s (Mon & Wed’s), King O’Malley’s (Mon), Turner bowls (Thurs) and the Phoenix (1st Tues of the month).
So fellow RA’ers what other regular trivia nights can you recomend?

Help!! – babysitting. need ideas

By 25 July 2012

Okay so I (stupidly) agreed to babysit a friend’s kids for free. She has a 12 year old daughter and a 5 year old son. I have them all day saturday. Neither have been to Canberra. What is something that I can do with them to keep them occupied all day? I am reliant on [...]

Real-time energy monitoring in Canberra?

By 24 July 2012

Having just received my jaw-dropping gas and electricity bills for the past quarter, I’m interested in those devices that give you real-time feedback about how much energy (let’s just worry about electricity for the moment) you’re using and what it’s costing you.
Same thing could presumably be achieved if the meters were inside the house, [...]

Where to get cargo shorts and a straw cowboy hat in Canberra in July?

By 23 July 2012

So later in the week I’m handing you lot over to the untender mercies of Editorial Resource No 2 and jetting to Japan for the RiotACT Tokyo Bureau Chief’s bucks night.
Now the bucks proceedings are at the Fuji Rock festival which means your correspondent needs clothing suitable for a summer festival.
In particular I’d like [...]

Costco photo printing – any good?

By 20 July 2012

Just wondering if anyone has had photos printed out at Costco, and is able to comment on the price/quality?

Currawong Chorus in Canberra?

By 20 July 2012

Can anyone explain the reason that every couple of weeks it seems every Currawong across Canberra decides to break into chorus?
Is it a mating thing?
I certainly don’t dislike the sound but have always wondered about the frequency of it.

Cricket in the ACT?

By 20 July 2012

Are there any decent cricket teams worth watching round here in the summer?
I see Australia have got WI in February at Manuka, but is there a local league, or any professional sides?

Reverse Graffiti in Canberra?

By 18 July 2012

I was up near Old Parliament house last week and saw some reverse graffiti on the pavement. Does anyone know who does this in Canberra? 
I think it would be great for an event that we are looking to promote.

Does the public service drive employees mad?

By 18 July 2012

My wife is a career public servant who has been driven to the verge of mental illness over the last few years by her mid-level role in the APS. It’s placed her, our family and our marriage under great stress, which we are still struggling to work through.
Her brother recently left the APS due to [...]

Exorbitant specialist fees in Canberra … what’s going on here?

By 18 July 2012

I needed to see a specialist (ob/gyn) last month, and the cost was $250, with medicare reimbursing only $70. That’s $180 out of pocket for a 15 minute appointment. My partner had to see a specialist (gastro) this month, and it was $325 for a 10 minute appointment! (I’m guessing that medicare [...]

Learning to spin [wool] in Canberra?

By 17 July 2012

I am looking for someone (either an individual or group) to teach me how to spin.
I have an antique saxony spinning wheel and would like to learn to spin my sheep and alpaca fleeces.
Can anyone help?

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