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selection of a builder

By 8 March, 2014

Selection of a builder is a risky part of the dream home construction. Currently I am going through it and getting lost in so many builders in Canberra. I liked the display homes of BLD homes. Can anyone share his/her experience about working with them. Thanks

Eucalyptus Branch Fall in Mugga Way Red Hill 6/3/2014

By 7 March, 2014

Today, when travelling along Mugga Way, Red Hill, I witnessed the sudden and unexpected fall of a very, very large branch from a eucalyptus tree. The branch was so large that it blocked both lanes of traffic and it required a chainsaw to cut and remove it.
Two travellng cars and a cyclist were within a [...]

Moving to Googong & researching high school options

By 6 March, 2014

Hi Rioters
We will be moving to Googong next year and I’m in search of a new school for my son. He will be going in to year 8.
I’m considering St Edmund’s but I’d happily consider a public school as my son is currently attending Harrison and we are very happy with it.
I’m not sure how [...]

jogging through the city late night

By 5 March, 2014

I was out in the city tonight and I saw these guys jogging through civic at 10:30pm
anybody know what this was all about?

Right of way at Captain Cook/Jerra Ave?

By 5 March, 2014

Hello Rioters,
This afternoon I was walking home when I saw the following: three cars waiting to turn right from Captain Cook Crescent on to Jerrabomberra Ave Narrabundah, and one car waiting to turn right from Jerra on to Captain Cook. The sun was in the eyes of the driver turning on to Captain Cook, and [...]

Little black worms

By 4 March, 2014

What are the little black worms that get into houses at this time of year?  They are about 5 to 8 cms long and usually come in at night.  They crawl around for a while (sometimes up the wall)  and then die.  If disturbed, they curl into a tight spiral.  They don’t seem to do [...]

Low flying plane

By 2 March, 2014

Is there a reason why there’s a jet buzzing around Canberrra at low altitude or is itjust lost? It sounds like a fighter jet or one with some sort of fancy doof doof exaust pipe.

Cattery advice for cat with special needs

By 28 February, 2014

Hi Guys,
My cat was diagnosed with diabetes recently, and later this year I need to leave town for a  few days, and was wondering what cattery options are available in Canberra where she can still have her insulin shots administered when I was away.
Thanks in advance.
Paul

Where can I burn two boxes of papers?

By 27 February, 2014

I want to quickly get rid of papers with my name on it, so the easiest way is to just burn them.  Anywhere I can do this without the cops being called on me?

Modern Domain Builder feedback

By 27 February, 2014

Hi – has anyone had a building experience with Modern Domain Builders? We are looking at possibly building with them but there isn’t too much information “out there” about the company, except that they have won a HIA award. Thanks!

Where to advertise for short term, pet friendly accommodation?

By 26 February, 2014

My husband and I are having some practical renovations done to our home and need somewhere to stay while the builder works his magic. Problem is we have a tricky combination of needs, for Canberra – a short term lease plus pets.
Other than responding to adverts, is there anywhere we can advertise that might help [...]

Tow Truck Regulation in ACT

By 26 February, 2014

My son was hit by car while riding his motorbike late in January.  Thankfully there is wonderful emergency services and medical treatment available.
One of the real negatives of the process is that there are people willing to take advantage of someone else’s misfortune and inflate their charges because they expect the costs will be covered [...]

Can you suggest a good dentist in Canberra?

By 25 February, 2014

I am a real coward when it comes to dentists and only go when something goes wrong – and it has, a broken filling. Can someone suggest a good dentist who can explain all the options for a dental problem, is gentle and can cope with my silly fears? I live in Turner and would [...]

Who’s property?

By 23 February, 2014

Property next door is going on the market. Since glory knows when their driveway has encroached onto our property by about 4 feet at the kerb.
Seems this encroachment is not identified by any searches during the transfer, but getting a bit peed off that I have had to narrow my driveway to allow for this [...]

Electricity Refunds / Cheapest provider in ACT?

By 22 February, 2014

Got a couple of questions for the RA community:
If your electricity company (in this case ACTEWAGL) has you overpaying for electricity, are you entitled to a refund for the credit accumulated in your account?
9 months ago I moved into a 1 bedroom apartment by myself, and signed up to ACTEWAGL for electricity. With my prev. [...]

Vehicle inspection stations – quick and easy?

By 20 February, 2014

Fellow Rioters,
I’m soon going to acquire a vehicle and will need to get a rego inspection done. It’s only a trailer, so I imagine it’d take all of about thirty seconds. However, the Dickson inspection station isn’t open on the weekends, and I don’t really want to have to make appointments to take the thing [...]

Chimney sweep recommendations

By 20 February, 2014

Dear fellow Rioters,
This cool weather brings thoughts of our rugged Canberra winter to mind.
I need to have the chimney of my new wood heater swept before use. It has already served me well through one Canberra winter (brilliantly BTW – the warmest I’ve ever been).
As such I’d be grateful for your chimney sweep recommendations, including [...]

ActewAGL and incorrect credit reporting – what can I do?

By 19 February, 2014

Need some advice please…
Two years ago I moved interstate. As I still had my house in my name, I duly updated my address and contact details with ActewAGL for water, gas and electricity. I also had mail redirection for a year. They sent me all of my subsequent water, electricity and gas bills to my [...]

Carpet Laying Recommendations

By 19 February, 2014

Hi,
Can anyone recommend any businesses/tradies who can supply and install new carpet in a three bedroom plus study house? Most of the recommendation threads appear to be on tiling/floorboards.
Thanks,
Ashley

Costs for tiler

By 18 February, 2014

We are in the process of looking for a tiler and have thus far had one quote from a guy recommended by Blackrock tiles (who were great) where we are purchasing our tiles from.
The tiles will be laid over under-tile heating which may complicate the job slightly, although I gather not that much. The chap [...]

Help identifying photo locations

By 17 February, 2014

Hi all,
The ACT Bus website features a photo gallery of buses in Canberra, past and present. There are a number of photos for which we don’t have a location recorded, and are hoping that some of you may be able to assist in identifying where the photos were taken.
Some are probably just from areas in [...]

Primary School in Fraser area

By 17 February, 2014

Hello everyone, We’ve just arrived in Canberra and are settling down with our young family in Fraser. We are contemplating sending our child to the local state primary school when the time comes however as we do not know anyone in the area we lack a little insight – any recommendations for Fraser Primary or [...]

Rent for pets

By 16 February, 2014

Hi guys,
Can anyone suggest for websites or forums to find a rental property which accepts pets. I just need a single bedroom dwelling and a place that allows my pets. I have 2 beautiful dogs.

Crate hire for moving interstate?

By 15 February, 2014

So I am packing up my home and moving to Mexico (well, Melbourne)…
I like the idea of hiring reusable plastic crates instead of cardboard boxes.
(I don’t mean milk crates, but secure storage crates)
I’ve read about crate hire services where the supplier delivers crates to your home and then collects them from your new home a [...]

Canberra Talent

By 14 February, 2014

While listening to 666 last week, I was surprised to hear (during a review of the new movie Tracks) that Mia Wasikowska (lead actress in said movie) was born in Canberra. I was so surprised that it got me to thinking about how little I hear about Canberra born and/or raised artists – or anyone [...]

Zeffirelli – vale the lost, or soon to return?

By 14 February, 2014

Hi all,
Now, I know there will be many views on the merits of the food or the hiring policies, or the link to the Copa, but that aside….
Does anyone know what is happening with the last of the Zeffirelli restaurants, Belconnen?
The windows are covered over, the phone is disconnected, and the seating is all outside [...]

Rights on property photos

By 14 February, 2014

Hello Rioters,
Does anyone knows about who has the rights of the photos taken by property agent. I thought we have the rights because it’s our property and we paid for the photos taken through the agent. But the agent said that the photos are belong to them and we can’t use them. Thank you.

Parking – without plates, hypothetically

By 14 February, 2014

Here’s a purely hypothetical situation:
I drive my nondescript white Commodore to an ACT pre-pay parking lot, remove the ML-585 number plates and park without buying or displaying a ticket. Since I no longer have a registration sticker, in the event of a parking inspector doing the rounds, how will they issue me with a fine?
This [...]

Spiders

By 13 February, 2014

Hi, Just signed up. Would like to know if anyone recommend a good pest control place that can treat my place for spiders. I am a complete wus and just cant handle the critters!

Alicia’s fight for life

By 13 February, 2014

Hi RA, been a while since I’ve posted here but I’ve certainly been lurking from time to time.  Great to see very little has changed
I’m hoping I’ve caught some of you in a generous mood as I’m about to do something I’ve never done before… that is, reach out to the internet and [...]

Removal of a gas wall heater?

By 12 February, 2014

Hello hivemind, I’m after information about how to remove a gas wall heater.
I have upgraded to reverse cycle and now I want to have the old unit pulled out. Dumb question, what kind of tradesman should I call? Does it need to be a heating/aircon company, or can a plumber do this for me?
Or is [...]

Secure Document Destruction

By 12 February, 2014

Hi Rioters,
My company has a large volume of confidential documentation that we need disposed of securely. The problem is, it is more than pure paper, there are drop files, bound files, staples, plastic sleeves, ring binders etc. I have been unable to find a company that will dispose of the entire contents of the box [...]

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