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Looking for a nice place to work or change of career

By 22 September 2013

I’m an APS2 public servant and have been looking forward to a promotion at the end of the year that will finally see me back on a wage I can live comfortably on. So it was a huge shock last week when I was told that I won’t be getting the promotion that I have [...]

ACT Vehicle Registration?

By 20 September 2013

Hey!
Looking at the list of fees on the registration receipt, couldn’t help but wonder about the “Road Rescue Fee” and “Compulsory Contribution.”
Has anyone gained a service out of these? Or is it an elaborate way to take more money?
Thank you

Do you like advertising?

By 19 September 2013

Hi all, hope you can help us out here.
For the time being we’re reliant on our awesome advertising partners to enable us to keep bringing you all the brilliant stuff you read on here every day. What we’d like to know is your thoughts on advertising in general and we’ve knocked up a short [...]

Magazines, who wants them in Canberra?

By 18 September 2013

What are some of the best places that might appreciate a donation of reading material (specific places looking for such a thing are more useful)?

Computer repairs around Canberra?

By 18 September 2013

I have both Mac computer and a PC laptop, both in need of repairs.
Your recommendations for local businesses would be welcome.
Thank-you.

Suggestions for venue for pseudo medieval feast?

By 17 September 2013

Rioters!
Looking for suggestions for a suitable restaurant/gastropub to cater for 25 people in costumes for dinner. Menu doesn’t need to include swans or pigeon pie, but a chicken parmi won’t cut it either. Happy to hear from businesses.
Please note, all daggers and swords will be foam/latex.

Mobile phone repair?

By 17 September 2013

My daughter just cracked the screen on her new Samsung Galaxy s4, does anyone know of reliable repairer here in Canberra please?
Fortunately the phone is still working, but I’d prefer to get it repaired if at all poss.

Learn Sign Language in Canberra?

By 15 September 2013

I was wondering if anyone could tell me if there is anywhere that teaches Auslan (Australian Sign Language) in Canberra.
I know that CIT used to offer a night class but it seems to not run anymore which is really disappointing.
I have been interested in learning this for such a long time and am [...]

Dressmaker needed in Canberra?

By 13 September 2013

Hi,
I’m needing help on finding a local dressmaker.
I had engaged a dressmaker three months ago but I’ve just been informed that they can now no longer supply me with the fabric I am after.
I am needing 7 bridesmaid dresses to be made before my wedding in January 2014.
I have a design that [...]

Recommendations for cabling work in Canberra?

By 11 September 2013

I’m after some recommendations for some cabling work to repair some old-style phone-wall connections to bring them into the 21st century.
Any recs?
I rang “Integrity Technical Solutions” but they are flat out for 1 month.

What does this mast do?

By 10 September 2013

This antenna/transmitter was installed during the night (literally) over the weekend on the 9th hole of the Gold Creek Golf Course.
Calls to the club manager received the helpful advice that he doesnt know anything about it(!)
Anyone know what it is?

Looking for a good Beauty Therapist in Canberra?

By 9 September 2013

Hi Rioters,
Looking for a good beauty therapist for waxing, facials etc.  The last girl I had left her work and my new one (which will remain unnamed) ripped the skin off of my arm :(.  Would love to here all of your experiences and advice.
I live south side so anywhere there would be preferable.
Thanks
Bec

Camping Gungahlin Style?

By 9 September 2013

Anyone know what the deal is with the guy in Gungahlin who’s parked his van up on Kate Crace Street and set up a tent?
Has been there since Friday?

Cameras on Parkes Way?

By 9 September 2013

Driving east on Parkes Way this morning, I noticed (at least) two poles in the median, each with two cameras on them.
They look like fixed speed cameras, but there’s no signs and no talk of such.
Any ideas, hivemind?

Question re roof repair in Canberra?

By 9 September 2013

Hello,
I need to have some work done on my roof.  I checked all comments on RiotACT about various roof and gutter businesses in Canberra but none are recent.  
Any recent experiences with any such businesses?  Thank you very much in advance for any recent feedback I can get.
Yun
[ED - let's limit the discussion to positive [...]

Good tax accountant in Canberra?

By 6 September 2013

Hello,
I’m looking for a good taxation accountant who’s a registered tax agent. Does anyone have any recommendations?
My tax is not very complicated, but I prefer someone who is personable & knowledgeable, and can advise on issues such as investment properties and work-related deductions.
Thanks!

Paving contractors. Recommendations?

By 4 September 2013

I require someone to do some paving work in my backyard.
It would be a small job (5-8 sq m) involving curved edging and paving around a drain.  
I’m in the inner north. 
Can anyone recommend a reliable paver who charges reasonable rates?

Barton Hwy Speed Cameras?

By 4 September 2013

Does anybody know if both directions are monitored between Gungahlin Dr and Ellenborough St?
You have what appears to be the flash unit and the radar box pointing in one direction (sure it’s Eastbound) however just the smaller flash unit is pointing westbound.
Is this a dummy set up similar to Lanyon Dr southbound?

Canberra Centre Below completion time?

By 3 September 2013

Have any Rioters (staff, guest or otherwise) heard anything about when the Canberra Centre’s reconstruction of their Food Court/lower level is due for completion other than ‘late 2013′? (Though that’s a broad window, so they’re still on track.)
Anything? Investigative journalism, low-level publicity or some other source?
Thanks.

Do interstate driving offences also reduce points on your ACT licence?

By 3 September 2013

I was in Victoria last month and managed to not see the lower speed signs around a level crossing on a country road.  
I was clocked doing 100km/h in a 80 km/h zone.  
I was wondering if the road authorities are organised enough for me to lose points on my ACT drivers licence as a [...]

Explosion and Power Failure in Giralang?

By 2 September 2013

About 10:30 pm last night (Sun 1-Sep) I was heading for bed when I heard a loud explosion and we lost power for about 30 seconds. The bang was loud enough to wake up my kids, who all normally sleep like logs.
I called the Belco cops, and they said they’d had a brief power outage [...]

Gwen Shirlow vet?

By 31 August 2013

I just read that Gwen Shirlow, who took over the vet practice in Braddon from Peter Burgess, has left there.
Does anyone know where she moved to?
I urgently need a reliable vet for a complex medical problem my cat is suffering from.

Camera repairs in Canberra?

By 29 August 2013

Does anyone know of a decent camera repair place in  Canberra?
I’m having all sorts of problems with mine!!

Acoustic band/singer and mc for wedding in Canberra?

By 23 August 2013

Hi fellow rioters my fiancé and I are looking for an acoustic guitarist/band and mc for our wedding this year, does anyone have any recommendations?
Look forward to hearing everyone’s opinions!

Where to find a cheap used tricycle?

By 22 August 2013

I am looking for a cheap used tricycle.
I am bulding the young uns a billy cart and need the rear axle and gear/cog assembally.
The rest could be broken, no issue. I have checked a few bike shops but they essentially only have new tricycles.
Where would be a good place to look for [...]

Raw milk in Canberra?

By 22 August 2013

Where can I buy raw milk in Canberra?

Frozen Gua Bao in Canberra?

By 21 August 2013

Hi guys,
I really want to make gua bao, except that I don’t actually want to make the bao part (even David Chang of Momofuku says he buys his bao).
Does anyone know where I can obtain these buns- they are usually frozen, no filling but I’ve tried a dozen different Asian grocers and can’t find them [...]

Need help finding a psychologist in Canberra for Depression

By 21 August 2013

Hello.
My GP has advised me to chat to a psychologist for help with depression + anxiety issues.
The psychologist the GP referred is unable to see me due to age restrictions so I am looking for other alternatives.
I found an old article on this site from 3 years ago, so am hoping people [...]

Best place for Acrylic In-Fills?

By 21 August 2013

Trying to find a place in Canberra, preferably on the North side, to get my in-fills done.
So far the one place I tried didn’t sterilise their equipment and did a horrid job.

BodyCorp Gate Blocking Visitors Access

By 19 August 2013

Hi,
I have lived in my townhouse for almost a year, which is inside a large open complex with a 12 standalone townhouses and communal carport/carpark.
Prior to buying the place, the executive committee and the body corporate had organised and funded to install a large security gate around the complex – which is opened by a [...]

First gas bill $1484.83!

By 17 August 2013

Should my gas bill be $1483?

Sleeping bag give-away

By 15 August 2013

Hello Rioters
I have a high quality, used only once sleeping bag that would benefit a homeless person. Just wondering what the best way to approach this would be.
Should I drive around Tuggeranong or donate to SVdeP? Sleeping bag is designed for temp as low as 2C and has been dry cleaned recently.
Don’t want [...]

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