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Ask RiotACT: Trees on Mr Fluffy blocks?

By 28 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hi all,
I live close to a couple of Mr Fluffy blocks which I believe are due for demolition soon. They both have a few beautiful backyard trees a fair distance from the houses which would certainly meet the height requirements to be regulated trees. Does anyone know whether these trees will be felled when the [...]

Ask RiotACT: Living in Murrumbateman

By 27 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hi Everyone,
My family and I are considering moving out to Murrumbateman because of the price of buying a house in the ACT and because we like the rural lifestyle. However, we would need to commute to Canberra for work, schools and extra curricular activities on the weekends. We would love to hear from others who [...]

Ask RiotACT: Loud music reaching Deakin, Yarralumla

By 26 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Does anyone know the source of the continuous loud techno rock music possibly coming from the direction of Lake Burley Griffin on Saturday night? It lasted until 2am. Also heard it a few weeks ago. Can hear it over much of the Deakin-Yarralumla part of South Canberra. Thanks.

Ask RiotACT: Watering system / irrigation setup

By 25 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hi Rioters.
I purchased a house about 6 months ago. It has large established gardens. There was an existing watering system and a large underwater tank. I had a plumber come around and put in a new pump (that can switch between tank and mains) and get everything ready for connection into the piping. I [...]

Ask RiotACT: School disco DJ

By 24 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hi all. I’m trying to find a DJ for my sons 12th Birthday. There is one that has been recommended to me but nobody knows how to contact him. He is “DJ CLIFF”. He plays at some of the primary schools. Otherwise does anyone a good cheap DJ for hire in Tuggeranong?

Ask RiotACT: Should school bus travel be free?

By 23 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Can someone please enlighten me as to why school bus travel is not free in the ACT? A colleague who resides in Qbn and was born in Sydney informs me she never paid for bus travel to and from school in Sydney – and her son gets free daily bus travel each day from Qbn [...]

Ask RiotACT: Call for mortgage payments to become tax deductible?

By 22 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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What do you think would be the impact of a system that allowed personal tax deductions for people who are paying off an owner-occupier mortgage?
This idea would:

benefit everyone that is wanting to pay off the mortgage on their first home;
make the dream of home ownership more possible as the percentage of a persons’ wages that [...]

Ask RiotACT: Canberra’s most walkable suburbs?

By 21 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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My husband and I are looking to buy in Canberra. We are hoping to find a >1000 sq meter block that offers views. We would either buy a house or build one on an empty lot. Budget is flexible.
Since we have dogs which require a great deal of walking I’m wondering which Canberra suburbs are best for this [...]

Ask RiotACT: What happened to the computer fairs?

By 18 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Rude awakening for me. Planned on going to one of the weekend computer fairs (annual event – if that). Looks like they have shut up shop in the ACT. The websites that listed upcoming events are now bare of ACT fairs.
Anyone know what happened and why? I assume it is just a sign of inadequate [...]

Ask RiotACT: Where to rent for around $350, near shops and gym

By 17 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I’m relocating to Canberra around January 2017 with my husband (we are both in our 20s). He will work in the Russell Offices area. We are still searching for the best suburb for renting.
We are looking for a place that:

will cost max $350 per week (can slightly go higher if the place rightly [...]

Ask RiotACT: Adult singing lessons

By 16 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I’m interested in singing lessons for an adult. Just for enjoyment. Can anyone recommend a teacher?
Thanks!

Ask RiotACT: Whatever happened to Commonwealth Park?

By 15 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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As a kid, growing up in Canberra in the 70′s and 80′s, I remember Commonwealth park as a pristine park, a place where families met on weekends for picnics, cricket on the green grass (throw a footy depending on the season), ponds galore and well manicured gardens.  It was a part of Canberra that everyone could [...]

Ask RiotACT: Tough plants for Canberra conditions

By 14 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hi, I am not much of a gardener, so I need a bit of advice. I have a bit of a garden that faces east with a fence behind it that I need to plant out. I used to have a correa and a federation daisy in there but last winter seemed to kill them. [...]

Ask RiotACT: Mt Mugga Mugga redevelopments

By 12 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hi all,
Does anyone know about the redevelopments up on Mt Mugga Mugga?  I just went for a walk around the perimeter of the old quarry there, and encountered a new road, new fencing, new concrete structures – including what appear to be two new weigh-bridges.

Ask RiotACT: Cheap coffee in Canberra – where is it hiding?

By 8 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I have recently returned to the take-away coffee market after a number of years sourcing my caffeine through alternative means.  I have been paying around $4.50 for my regular double-shot flat white (or ‘large’ flat white), or around $3.50 for a double espresso straight up, at various places around Civic, Belconnen and Woden.  But I would love to hear about [...]

Ask RiotACT: Question on Transact VDSL2 & relinquishing the USO

By 7 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I was about to sign up to Transact’s switch to VDSL2 with VOIP but apparently that means relinquishing your home phone option AND your Universal Service Obligation telephone rights. I quite like knowing that my home phone will work when the electricity is down. I notice Foxtel’s bundle appears to offer a “copper” home phone [...]

Ask RiotACT: Where should I list my property for sale?

By 6 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hello Guys,
If I want to sell a property in Canberra, where should I list? Allhomes?
Would be great to get your opinions.
Thanks.

Ask RiotACT: No condition reports for apartments in ACT?

By 5 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I’ve been looking for property to buy in the ACT and notice that it’s compulsory to get a condition report done for a house, but not for ‘Class A’ properties like units or apartments. When asking around agents or others about this, the answer is usually just ‘look in the body corp minutes’ or ‘I’ll [...]

Ask RiotACT: Federal Election pre-poll voting places in Canberra?

By 4 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Does anyone know where in Canberra I can cast a vote before election day? And is it open now?
 
 

Ask RiotACT: Desperately seeking a diesel mechanic

By 3 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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My partner and I are in desperate need of getting our diesel Ford Ranger serviced by a good mechanic. As we are new to the area we don’t know of anyone who specialises in diesel and 4wd vehicles.
We are in Turner but would happily go anywhere for a good quality service.
Please help us.
Thank you.

Ask RiotACT: Front door replacement – recommendations

By 2 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Our front door is bowed (10mm at the top) and has had better days… We would like to replace it – any recommendations for a carpenter who could put in a nice door?
Thanks for any advice.

Ask RiotACT: Asbestos removal companies in Canberra

By 1 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hi All.
There’s an old thread from 2007 – I’m looking for recommendations these days for removal of bonded asbestos? Primarily concerned about safety.
Cheers.

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 [...]

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