Author Archives: Zultan

Ask RiotACT: Cracks in the wall

By 3 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT: Cracks in the wall

Hi folks, I have a 40 or so year old house in Belconnen, built on brick piers instead of a concrete slab, that has a number of cracks in the brickwork.  As I understand it these are a feature of many Canberra properties; they didn’t even get a mention on the property purchase report.
Who can [...]

The future of the former Higgins Primary School and Decommissioned Oval


[ 21 May 2014 at 4:30 pm; 24 May 2014 at 11:00 am; ] Looks like there will be some movement on the derelict former school.  I guess I’m disappointed to read that the oval, is no longer recognised as an oval – despite the community use.  Also a bit sad to read how the oval might be used, if it can be rezoned and partially sold for housing:

The [...]

Higgins Shops in trouble?

By 7 March 2013

It looks as though another suburb’s shops are facing an uncertain future.  Last night I noticed that the Higgins Foodworks shop is newly decorated with “For Lease”stickers.   A quick google reveals that a small unit for medical / consulting  is also available – this I presume is the doctors surgery.  
This is of [...]

Airport Transfer with Kids?

By 30 October 2012

Hi, I’m looking for a solution to the problem of how to get my partner and young kids (2 + 4) to the airport at 6am in the morning? 
Presumably a taxi is out of the question as they won’t have car seats available? 
6am is too early for the buses to be running from [...]

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

Tree stump removal in Canberra?

By 18 June 2012

Hi everyone, I have several unsightly tree stumps that were cut back too high – by the previous owner – to grind.  They’re starting to rot and are generally in a bad state, so I want rid before the white ants find them.
Setting fire to them seems a simple solution – no I’m not mad.   [...]

Pest Control

By 10 April 2012

Hi there and Happy Easter fellow Riot’ers.  I’m wondering if you can again offer me some sagely advice?   I have recently purchased an older property that has stood empty for at least the last three months and we are encountering creepy crawlies everywhere.
For my partner’s piece of mind, we’re considering getting pest control in to [...]

Buildings & Contents Insurance

By 1 March 2012

I wonder if anyone can offer me insight into an issue I’m having setting up buildings & contents insurance for a house I am buying.  After a frustrating time with the Allianz website, I dialled the call center.
All was going great until I was asked the question “Is the house part of a strata plan”, [...]

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