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Ask RiotACT: ACT-wide shortage of plastic cat tray liner bags

By 30 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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So recently I started using these new nifty bag liners that stretch around the cat litter tray and when you are done just fold up and in the bin, so much less mess and so much easier to handle than using newspaper or similar.
Anyway I went to get some this week, and to my surprise [...]

Ask RiotACT: Seeking outdoor dance floor

By 29 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hi all, I’m looking for somewhere that will hire out a dance floor that can be set up outside (6x6metres) in Canberra. The only place I’ve found so far is YesEvents in Bowral NSW. Does anyone know of anywhere else? Barlens and Canberra Spits and Party hire only have indoor ones.
Thanks.

Ask RiotACT: What is the longest Street in Canberra?

By 28 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hi Rioters.
I got asked a question by my 9 year old daughter last night that I could not answer. Does anyone know what the longest Street (not Avenue) in Canberra is?
Thanks.

Ask RiotACT: Canberra entrepreneurs?

By 27 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hi Canberrans.
Does anyone know of startups in the ACT, particularly firms that aim to grow beyond the ACT, begun by folks with a vocational education background of any sort? Or are they all by university and research types.

Ask RiotACT: Need advice on who to approach about problem with car dealership

By 24 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hi all.
I’m looking for advice about what to do/lawyer to see about an issue with the dealership that my car is currently being serviced in.
Long story short, it went in to get its windscreen changed. 3 days later they tell me that in reprogramming the car for the new windscreen (yes…it is one of those [...]

Ask RiotACT: Where to from redundancy for an older gentlemen

By 23 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A year ago my father-in-law was made redundant from his job where he had spent the last 15 years working. Since then he hasn’t been able to find a job – the main reason is his ability to communicate isn’t the best due to loss of hearing and English is his second language. He seems [...]

Ask RiotACT: Animal bones in air crash memorial forest

By 21 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hey guys!
Awhile ago I was venturing around the air crash memorial forest.  I stopped when I saw some branches broken off and placed weirdly like a door. I moved them and it opened into a circle clearing, in the clearing there were animal heads and other bones placed around the clearing some were also hanging [...]

Ask RiotACT: Makeup artist for darker skin tones?

By 20 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hi Canberra!
Every time I have my makeup done for a formal event by Napoleon/Chanel/Bobbi Brown, they seem to not know what colour my skin is! My face either ends up looking too dark, or very light and ashy.
So this time I’m thinking of booking an appointment with a private makeup artist. Any recommendations of people [...]

Ask RiotACT: Strange object in northern skies at sunset, 18 May

By 19 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Did any Canberrans spot an elliptical shaped object, about 1/10 the width of a Full Moon, in the northern sky yesterday afternoon? From Narrabundah it was clearly visible at about 30º above the horizon between 17:00 and 17:30. The shape had two bright patches on either end, and had a dull strip in the centre. It did [...]

Ask RiotACT: Need to find a good offset printer in Canberra

By 19 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I’ll cut right to it. I’m making a large format (~A3 page sizes) photo-book with text that will be around forty pages in length with a hardcover and I want to know everyone’s experiences with offset printers in Canberra and I’d like to hear some recommendations for a good printer.
I’m trying to avoid digital printing [...]

Ask RiotACT: Whose plane at Canberra Airport today?

By 18 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I didn’t get a good look at it, but there is a plane parked over at Fairbairn.
It’s about Boeing 717 size.
The livery on the tail looks like a cross between Lufthansa and Singapore Airlines: It is in Singapore Airlines colours, but the stylised bird is more like a horizontal version of the Lufthansa crane than [...]

Ask RiotACT: Recommendations – wall removal

By 13 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hi I wanted to have a dividing wall removed in my livings rooms but have no idea where to start. Any advice or recommendation for tradespeople would be greatly appreciated.

Ask RiotACT: Car respray recommendations (car repair)

By 12 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hi Riot’ers,
Any quality or cost recommendations/considerations for repaint of a car in the Canberra area ? This is private non-insurance work and I would prefer to deal with a shop not a backyard guy.

Ask RiotACT: Wanted – Part time commercial kitchen

By 11 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I am on the hunt for an unused commercial kitchen to use out of hours (5-10pm) up to 4 nights a week to boost my small catering business. If anyone knows of an appropriate space please contact me with details!

Ask RiotACT: Electrician for small job?

By 5 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I’ve just converted my garage into an office, and need an electrician to add a new powerpoint and data point. Can anyone recommend a reputable sparky who would do a small job like this, preferably this week?
Thanks!

Any concerns re Mr Fluffy demolitions?

By 22 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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So Mr Fluffy houses have started to be demolished. Fences have gone up around several in my street, including one across the road from me. If a Mr Fluffy has been demolished next door to you or in your street, what is your opinion of the demolition process? Are you satisfied that every safety measure [...]

Ask RiotACT: international finance advice

By 13 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hi hive mind,
Does anyone know of a Canberran financial advisor who is able to give advice on international matters? What we need is personal (i.e. retirement, savings, superannuation financial advice) for us as we may be moving to Pommy land.
Thanks in advance.

Ask RiotACT: Where to go? Braddon or Kingston?

By 12 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hi Canberrans,
I’m about to relocate to Canberra, and am trying to decide which suburb to move to. As the headline suggests, it’s between Braddon and Kingston. I’m a 30 year old professional, married, no kids, looking to buy an apartment and really want a convenient lifestyle with easy access to public transport and things to [...]

Ask RiotACT: Pet Door at Rental Property

By 11 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hi,
I’m wondering if anyone has any suggestions on pet doors suitable for a rental property? (i.e. that don’t leave screw holes/require modifying existing windows/doors)
We have vertical sliding windows which open from the ground up, so I was thinking it might be possible to get something custom-made, or a handy-man to adapt a store-bought pet door, [...]

Help with a statutory warranty for new homes issue

By 10 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Help – I need advice on getting defects rectified please.
I bought a newish house that had been used as a “Display Home” by the builder/developer.  It was around 6 months old when I bought it. It had never been lived in, evident by the fact the gas hot water wasn’t on and the water tank [...]

Looking for a financial planner in Canberra

By 7 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I am looking for a financial planner in Canberra. I have been recommended three in particular, Milestone Financial, Rise Financial and Whybrow and Associates.  Has anyone had any dealing with any of these financial planners?  Do you have any other suggestions?

Ask RiotACT: Reasonable Hairdresser with Great Colourist

By 7 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hi,
I am new to Canberra and I am looking for a new hairdresser.
I live at Turner but I am happy to drive anywhere for a decent and reasonably priced hairdresser.
I have red hair so I need to get my hair coloured every four weeks to maintain the shade, and so I do not want to [...]

Ask RiotACT: sports high schools

By 6 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hello Rioters. Just reaching out to find out what your opinions are on good high schools in Tuggeranong, specifically ones that have good sports programmes.
Thanks.

Ask RiotACT: Buying hay

By 5 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hi, I’m getting married in Yarralumla next year and I would like to use hay to achieve a rustic vibe. Does anyone know where to get some? I have only found the green and round bales.
Thanks in advance.

How does our public begging problem compare to that in other cities?

By 5 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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According to the Canberra Times, panhandlers are on the rise in Manuka. I don’t like the prospect of these people hassling retirees my mum’s age. Is it me or is Canberra worse than other cities for public begging? I spend a fair bit of time in Sydney and I have never had a [...]

Ask RiotACT: Buying new car interstate

By 4 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I am new to buying cars and I have read some articles from RiotACT dating back to 2011 about not buying new cars in Canberra due to:

The overpricing issue compare to Sydney.
The attitudes of the salesman being, I would say not hungry enough for the sales, to try to accommodate a reasonable offer, or – in [...]

Ask RiotACT: Feijoas in Canberra?

By 3 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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For those of you who know what this delicious and tangy yet sweet fruit is all about, do you know if they’re easy to come by in Canberra?
If anyone had the foresight to plant their own trees and now finds they have more than they can eat, I would willingly buy some from you!  … Actually, [...]

Ask RiotACT: Yoga classes specifically for back issues

By 1 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Does anyone know of a yoga or Pilates beginners class in Canberra that specialises in bad back problems, more specifically mild scheuermann’s kyphosis.
I’m worried about getting a teacher that may not be fully qualified and may cause further damage.

As RiotACT: Ending a periodic tenancy?

By 30 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Does anyone know whether a periodic tenancy has to end exactly on the day of the week/ fortnight/month we normally would pay rent?  I know we have to give at least three weeks notice, but would we have our rent partially refunded or prorated if the date we vacate was in the middle of our [...]

Ask RiotACT: bike parking at the airport?

By 29 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I’m going to the airport next week and I am considering about getting there by bike because the bus doesn’t look like it goes too close. So, question: are there bike racks or something at the Canberra airport which would keep a (pretty dodgy) bike safe for two weeks?

Ask RiotACT: Recommendation for Cat Specialist

By 28 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Can anyone recommend a Canberra vet specialising in cats. I have a 15 year old diabetic cat that is on the verge of remission.
The vet practice that I’ve been going to for the last ten+ years has been recently taken over by new management. My cat has been going downhill over the last six months [...]

Ask RiotACT: Best secondary schools – public and private?

By 24 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hi. We are moving to Canberra in a few months and I want to know people’s opinion of the best secondary schools in ACT.  I have two sons – one in year 8 and one in year 9.  Open to all options.

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