Looking for spit roast hire in the ACT.
I’m on the hunt for some old kitchenware that is more likely to turn up in a country second hand shop than Canberra antique shops.
Plus a little drive in the country might be good for the overtired three year old on a quiet afternoon.
So can anyone recommend a second hand shop within an [...]
Given the issues I had using Action the last time I visited Sydney, I was wondering how they worked on public holidays.
I intend on visiting someone from Sydney on the long weekend and want to use Action to get home afterward.
Can someone please enlighten me as to what the knife laws are here in the ACT?
I always carry a multi tool with me which I use for work and the occasional peice of fruit, I also keep a large Swiss army knife in the car (that one has a locking blade) because it’s damn [...]
Hi, I am a Learner Driver.
I have searched the Australian Road Rules for this but haven’t found anything.
I have been online as well and read a forum, now I am totally unsure about this road rule!
I am turning right from a single lane at the traffic light into a multilaned road. The [...]
We have had a couple of threads about the best mechanic in Canberra, but what about the cheapest? I’m looking at over $800 to do the clutch on my laser which is why I’m asking.
I’m hearing alot of mice noises in my roof, so just looking for some advice on how to deal with them.
Is mouse/rat baits the best method and which type and where do I put them?
The remote for my garage door has broken (the back of the cover has come off).
The microchip is fully intact and the front of the cover is okay.
Does anyone know where I can get this fixed?
Hey all, I was wondering if anyone knows of a good place to get something engraved on a zippo lighter?
How can a household use the access road to our garages as a home gym? Or a business, which is probably the case!!
Every one who uses the access lane has to stop and give way whilst the owner or renter of the house has his customers cease exercising and remove the obstacles used to work out [...]
I am thinking of a career change – into librarianship – and would love to hear from anybody out there who is currently studying, or has recently studied, the Master of Arts in Information Studies (Librarianship) at the University of Canberra.
This is an online masters degree, and I am very interested to know what [...]
Anyone know of any (preferably men’s) hairdressers open later, in the period around 5-7pm?
I need to get my mop sorted soon!
Someone has kindly adorned the bus interchange with stickets advertising, in a variety of hands, the date May 28.
Wikipedia doesn’t have any obvious looking suspects. (although it would be nice if we’re commemorating the Battle of Tsu Shima)
Hive mind? Over to you.
Ms Hosinator has just reached the stage in her pregnancy where she now needs to start buying maternity wear.
So far she has been to Pumpkin Patch in the city and being a fussy girl she only found a couple of items to her liking.
We’ve looked in the yellowpages and noted that there appear to be [...]
Could anyone recommend a tutor in economics at the university level? I’m particularly interested in some help on macroeconomics (second year uni level).
Probably a couple of hours per fortnight.
Would prefer a tutor with qualifications in economics.
Any hints, tips, recommendations greatly appreciated!! Thanks.
We are really getting into the gardening thing at our home in Tuggeranong. Meanwhile our large concrete pool sits alone and sad, doing crap all except providing various insects, reptiles and birds with a watering hole.
I’ve heard of a few companies who can convert an unused pool into the mother of all rainwater tanks. Unfortunately, [...]
I am really torn between going public or private for the next baby. Torn because of the extra out of pocket expenses going private means, especially when as a Doula myself I want a Doula as well. The main reason that I want to go private is because of the hopital stay that private gets. [...]
I’ve seen posts previously for servicing, is there anyone who knows Volvos but doesn’t charge an arm and/or a leg?
One guy in mitchell quoted me $750 for a “full service”
I don’t know what that entails, does anyone know if Volvos require something special or is it wank?
SHORT VERSION: Cheaper service for a volvo?
Just wondering if anyone is willing to share their experiences about any of the builders on the ownplace program?
ie who is good to deal with, who is not so good to deal with. recommendations etc?
After too many visits to Bunnings and Fyshwick I am thinking of asking a prof interior designer or decorator for help, but there doesnt seem to be much out there in the way of recommendations…
Our budget isnt huge and all we really want is to transform a large living area and update our kitchen which [...]
I am hoping RiotAct readers can help with our poultry problem. My wife and I live in Dickson and we have a backyard chicken coop. We have never had a problem until our last batch of three Isa Brown chickens came of age and we replaced them with some Chinese Silkies. These fluffy white chickens [...]
It seems that people in Bathurst and other places are under the impression that pot is “legal” here in the ACT. It is something I have heard plenty about since I moved here. A bike mechanic in Sydney told me that since the ACT goverment banned fireworks, I would have to satisfy myself “with Pot [...]
I am making a plea on behalf of my (far) better half.
His much loved 2004 (purchased 2nd hand in 2005) BA Falcon XR6 has always idled rough and recently seems to be misfiring.
His experience of services from the dealer and another *ahem* reputable franchise has not resulted in any remedy – to quote “I want [...]
A friend of mine thinks she’s about to be ripped off by a periodontist who has quoted her for tooth implants.
Can anyone recommend a periodontist who does tooth implants?
Anyone know where the ugg boot retailer that used to be opposite the DFO in Fyshwick?
It tends to come and go but hasn’t made an appearance yet this year. It did move for a while to a premises over the other side of Fyshwick then came back but disappeared over the Summer and hasn’t returned. [...]
My almost new phone, which I bought off ebay, has died. It’s an LG Optimus One. Only a few months old and Aussie stock, but because I don’t have the original purchase receipt, LG won’t help with a warranty (lesson learnt!).
The screen stays black and the menu button lights flash on and off constantly when [...]
Well, I think I do. Why?
Almost 3 months ago, a young lad after a big night out managed to run his big ute into my house and garage causing structural damage. The insurance company, pleading Qld and Victorian disasters took quite a while to assess the claim. They finally provided me with [...]
I’m interested in building a shipping container house in Canberra.
I know it’s been done for the ANU student housing, but are there any examples of private residential shipping container houses in the ACT?
During a weekend social outing with friends I was swept up in a discussion about teaching in the ‘digital age’ that was punctuated with some choice quotes from a Twitter stream of a UC lecturer.
From what I have seen, after the submission of blog entries, all students of the course go through a hazing via [...]
Just wondering what there is to do in Canberra on any given weekend with a 3yo, $20 and a full tank of petrol -that doesn’t involve Mac’s or video games?
Pretty self explanatory really.
Is All Bar Nun open?
We don’t want to suffer another Winter with costly oil burners and an ineffective reverse cycle aircon. So, we’re going to take the ducted gas plunge.
I have a quote from ACTEW for $5700 for 8 ducts. That includes a $500 electricity rebate though, so really $5200.
They have a repayment plan over 24 months, so I don’t [...]