Having had a recent clean out of our bookshelf we have a heap of kids books I’m looking to donate somewhere.
Ideally I’d like them to go somewhere where they’ll really make a difference, like a shelter or struggling Childcare centre.
Short of dropping them in the vinnies bin does anyone have any suggestions?
I’m a 20-something year-old gay guy and a recent Canberra–and Australian–resident.
I’m curious to know if anyone has had experience with, or has heard reports of, Canberra’s garden clubs. I’m interested in joining one but I first want to know what they’re like.
[ED - Can anyone explain what a Garden Club is?]
I’ve been given a Summons to give evidence in court and was wondering what the standard procedures are in the ACT for doing so.
The Summons was left on my front doorstep when I was out, and a message left on my mobile phone to that effect. This seems rather odd to me – don’t legal [...]
I was hoping that some informed RiotAct reader could suggest someone who could fix what looks like a cigarette burn in my cars roof just above the driver’s side window on the roofs upholstery.
I bought the car last Friday and everything is great but the burn does annoy me.
Will the whole roof need [...]
Looking for some recommendations on a good men’s tailor in the ACT that will do either made-to-measure or bespoke business shirts.
Has anyone had a good experience?
As it states, folks.
Is it okay to park on your neighbour’s nature strip (or verge)?
Where in Canberra can I buy chestnut flour?
I have a 89 Mazda, that is no longer registered or insured, that is taking up space in my garage. It still runs well, she’s just old and in true public service terms “surplus to requirement”.
I would like to get a little cash for it, as whoever gets it would probably get quite a bit [...]
Cardeaux in the bottom of the Canberra Centre has been shuttered for months now. What’s the go?
It’s occupying valuable floorspace that could be given over to another nationwide fast food franchise.
Spring is almost upon us. I have potted citrus needing room to breathe and some hop rhizomes that I am looking to contain.
I am looking to get some half wine barrels.
I am sure I could do some pialigo browsing and find some, but I imagine some of the nurseries have larger mark ups than others. [...]
Is anyone able to give an opinion on Charnwood-Dunlop Primary School?
Any experiences of sending kids to the school would be greatly appreciated!
The social/behavioural as well as educational
Would anyone have any recommendations for someone to repair the electric motor that opens a garage door?
Ours just does not like to work on these cold mornings.
Can anyone recommend a good tax accountant, I had a good one who retired.
The one I tried last year seemed a bit lazy, I was asking all the questions (the ones I could remember that my retired accountant used to ask me).
Without the prompting I feel that this new person would not have [...]
Looking for places in Canberra that have eats and happy hour places.
Preferably on Friday afternoons.
Anyone got any places?
I’m calling out to other athletic fat necked men to suggest some brands or stores I can buy some more shirts from without bleeding dry.
Google came up with some references that wolf spider bites can be fatal to dogs, but could not give me this info from a reliable source.
So I’m hoping that there is some entomology student out there who can confirm this for me.
Can the wolf spiders we get in Canberra be lethal to dogs?
I have a relatively young small business and am looking for any small business networks in the ACT/Queanbeyan.
I’d like to get to know others in small business and make some professional connections etc. In the past I’ve been to network breakfasts but have been out of that loop for a while.
I’ve Googled and found the [...]
I have a 3yr old female staffy who I’ve had since she was a pup. Until recently she has been friendly with other dogs. However about a month ago she was attacked by a Labrador who came running at us off the leash. My dog was on the leash and also on a ‘halti’ collar [...]
I have been going to the Complete Garden in Fyshwick for the past 5 or 6 years now. Pick up a few things for the garden, or presents for my folks / grand parents; then head into the Burning Log to check out the BBQs – but now they are moving.
They are selling everything [...]
Organising a 30th lunch and looking for tips on the best winery restaurants around Canberra. I’ve tried Flint (nice food, poor ambience) and Lerida Estate (average food, nice ambience). Have heard good things about the restautants at Lake George Winery and Lambert winery.
Just looking for a nice room that can accomodate a booking of [...]
I generally take the shuttle to the airport from the city if I have to fly out for the weekend.
Just checked today on the website and I swear there used to be like a bus every half hour or hour.
Now there’s only 5 buses each way per day.
So what’s the deal? Less people using the [...]
Has anyone used a car search service to buy a car ? By car search services, I am referring to the companys that will go and and search for a car (new or used) that meet your criteria, such as this one http://www.carsearchbrokers.com.au/ (but I expect there are other similar services available) .
I don’t know [...]
We are relocating and need to get a household full of stuff to Melbourne in a few months time. Does anyone have any recommendations for good removalists?
(I realise that there is a certain counter intuitive quality to the question, in that those that have made a similar move are probably not reading RiotAct anymore, but [...]
I’ve been entertaining a few international visitors, and they have told me that they would like to try Kangaroo, Emu, Crocodile etc.
Can anyone recommend some local restaurants/cafes with these items on the menu?
I was surprised to discover the other day that there are no freight trains to Canberra any more, and there apparently hasn’t been since 2009. Being a bit of a photography buff I wanted to photograph some trains in action. Apparently there are only passenger trains and the occasional tourist train.
Apart from some rolling stock [...]
Im bringing someone to Canberra from England for 2 weeks and want to ask for some help in keeping him entertained for that time.
Apart from the usual big places, War Memorial, Museum, Tidbinbilla…. What other ideas do you have?
Anything within 2hrs drive would be best.
Thanks for your input:-)
I have recently started a new job in the graduate program within a government department and a lot of my new colleagues are from out of town. They have been asking me where the best places in Canberra are for live music, but not being very “in touch” with the local music scene, I haven’t [...]
I’m looking to get my belly pierced sometime within the next few weeks. I have heard about a few places, and I would be pretty keen on somewhere in Civic – it’s hard for me to get elsewhere.
The two places that seem to have come up a lot are ‘Justins’ in Garema Place and ‘Freestyle’ [...]
Last weekend I lunched at Sushi Hotaru, in the Galleries Victoria complex in the Sydney CBD. It was awesome – lots of delicious variety trundling past on the staggeringly long conveyor, circling an open kitchen so you could watch everything being made and stuck straight on to the belt. And cheap! You [...]
I paid a dental bill of $2,700 by credit card last Thursday. Because I was entitled to a refund (Enhanced Primary Care Program) I took the receipt to a southside Medicare office to be processed.
The person who processed the claim assured me the refund would be in my bank account the next day – Friday. [...]
I have just cancelled my back to base monitoring alarm service & have been informed by the company that I have to have it decommissioned…..at a cost of course!
The reason for cancelling the service was because I felt the alarm company was ripping me off and therefore would prefer to pay someone else to decommission [...]
Hi! I am a newcomer in Canberra. We would really like to go see the snow this month.
What would be the best place to go? I heard about Thredbo and Perisher. We are not looking to ski but just to have some fun family time, playing in the snow.
Is the trip advisable by [...]