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Hiring a UTE and Credit Card Numbers

By 9 November 2012

Hi All,
Not sure if this is the norm going ahead, however when you hire a ute from Mitchell, one needs to provide a credit card the details of which are written down on a piece of paper and stored on site.
I guess this will be quite a simple steal for any of the employees who [...]

Vacant land need for storage unit for charity in Canberra?

By 8 November 2012

Does anyone know of any vacant land in Canberra or businesses that have an unused garage or room for a shipping container on their site? 
A not-for-profit organisation that collects donated baby items and redistributes them to people in need is experiencing peak demand and would like to expand their service but has run out [...]

Did you win $28 million last night?

By 7 November 2012

Apparently one of the four OzLotto winners last night was from Canberra. The total division one prize pool was almost $112 million, so that’s $28 million about to be injected into the ACT economy (or not).
Quoted in the SMH the local winner said:
“First of all we’ll pay off our mortgage then we’ll settle the kids’ [...]

Bricks and mortar computers in Canberra?

By 6 November 2012

Hive mind – where do you recommend buying a new laptop and extended international warranty package?

Ask RiotACT: Could Your Car be a Star?

By 6 November 2012

Hi fellow Rioters! I count myself lucky to have scored myself a gig with the Art Department on a feature film currently shooting in Canberra. Galore was written and is being directed by Rhys Graham, who grew up in Canberra.
My reason for approaching Rioters for assistance is simple; the script calls [...]

Security Door Sales and Installation in Canberra?

By 5 November 2012

Has anyone bought security doors lately? I’m interested in getting screen doors for the front and back so that I can catch some breezes without losing a toddler/gaining uninvited guests.
I’m thinking Crimsafe (or similar) for the front. Are they worth the extra money?
If anyone can recommend a local business that was a pleasure to [...]

Speed dating in Canberra?

By 5 November 2012

I’m newly single and looking for opportunities meet new people.
I can’t seem to find much via google – just a handful of old events and fastimpressions (I’m only eligible to go to one).
So I was wondering if there is something I am missing and if anyone can point me the direction of good [...]

Krating Daeng (Thai Red Bull) in Canberra?

By 5 November 2012

Does anyone know if any shops in Canberra stock Krating Daeng (Thai Red Bull)?
Obviously I could order from the Internet, but at $90 a-case plus postage, I’d prefer to find somewhere local – if only to save on postage or the drive to Sydney.
For those not in the know, here’s a picture. Surely [...]

Molonglo Energy Efficient Homes?

By 4 November 2012

I have heard that the Molonglo development has higher standards that guides home owners and builders to have a more energy efficient home through double glazing or using an insulated slab.
Is this correct?

Space needed for a container! Do you know anywhere in Canberra?

By 3 November 2012

Hi Rioters, help needed to find spot to place 40ft shipping container for a period of 3-6mths, I am moving to Canberra mid November, so container is on the way!
I have tried all the commercial storage, container and removalist firms, but none can help at present, so looking for property or space somewhere else, [...]

Dog accommodation suggestions

By 3 November 2012

Hello riot-act!
I’m moving back to Canberra on a very small budget in about 2 weeks. Unfortunately I will be without a permanent address to house my medium sized dog until January.
Does anyone have any suggestions of places to keep her on a budget for about 2 months?
Thanks for your time!

Suggestions for a new concrete driveway?

By 2 November 2012

My old concrete driveway isn’t doing too well and its time to look at replacing it.
Its on a sloping land and probably needs ripping out before a new on is laid, I was originally going to break it up myself but perhaps I might include this in the quote.
Any suggestions or recommendations on people for [...]

Fernwood – Should I Join?!

By 2 November 2012

Hey Guys,
I’m looking at joining a women’s health club, mainly to use the creche, and as it’s close by to my work. I’ve just gone back part time, my daughter is 8 months old.
I am mainly looking at joining a Fernwood Woden/Civic, as they are the closest women’s gym to my work and home. Apparently, [...]

Tattoo removalists in Canberra?

By 2 November 2012

A family member has decided to get a small tattoo removed.
Where should they go?

Seafood restaurant suggestions in Canberra?

By 2 November 2012

My better half’s 50th approaches and is great lover of  Lobster Mornay.
Sadly the expense prohibits this on a regular basis, the last one was 10 years ago so any suggestions for a fine purveyor of said lobster would be appreciated.
One that’s open on Sunday evenings but not necessarily.

Anyone get IKEA delivered recently?

By 1 November 2012

I’m heading to Ikea in Sydney on the weekend, and won’t be able to bring everything back in a trailer. I’ve seen the local “buy and deliver it for you” service, but their pricing is a bit much.
I know last time I was there the Homebush store delivered to Canberra for a flat fee of [...]

Rules about Roadside Ads?

By 31 October 2012

Hive Mind can you help me out please?
Are there any rules about putting up road side signs to advertise something? I’m not talking about a permanent structure more those signs on a post you see advertising the Hall Markets, model train exhibitions, fetes and fairs and more recently the election candidates (though the latter might [...]

Resume assistance in Canberra?

By 30 October 2012

After 10 years I am in the position of looking for a new job. 
I know that the standards for resumes etc have changed in that time – so I am looking for someone to help me overhaul my resume. 
There are several people who advertise this service but has anyone had any experience with [...]

Brindabella Beer Festival?

By 30 October 2012

Question for my fellow RA beer lovers…
I picked up a flyer for the “Brindabella Beer Festival” at the CRDL semi-final last week, which promised to rival the National Capital Beer Festival held each year at the Mercure in Braddon.
This magical event was to be held in Weston Creek (I think it was at the observatory) [...]

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 [...]

School enrolment help in Canberra?

By 30 October 2012

We have moved from another state to Canberra.  We enrolled our child at a catholic high school.  
Now this is not a session on bagging the school but due to some bullying issues we need to find our child a new school.  
Most private schools I have contacted are full.  
I have nothing against public [...]

Require Technical Learning Help

By 30 October 2012

Can the Hive point me in the direction of a local course/individual who might be amendable to providing instruction on the casting of metal in Canberra?
Bit off the wall, but I have a strong interest.

Recommendations for hairdressers who work from home in Canberra?

By 29 October 2012

I’m returning to Canberra soon after three years away. Here in Ocean Grove there are several hairdressers who work from home. You get fantastic service as there’s one-on-one attention, no problems with parking, privacy, and very reasonable prices.
I did a search on hairdressers before I posted this but only found recommendations for general hairdressers. Could [...]

Portrait Gallery as wedding venue?

By 28 October 2012

Hi Rioters,
Have any of you been to the National Portrait Gallery as a guest for a wedding? Or even had your own wedding there?
It’s top of the venue rankings for my ceremony and reception and I’m wondering if there’s anything you loved or hated about it.
I’ve never been to a function there so [...]

Dogs and Canberra’s lakes?

By 26 October 2012

Does anyone know which if any of the lakes in Canberra are safe for dogs to swim in?

How do you like the Parkview complex in Holt?

By 25 October 2012

Hi,
I was wondering if anybody could please tell me how is it like to live in the Parkview complex in Holt, or around that Kippax shops area.
Thanks heaps!

Unreasonable tenant agreement?

By 25 October 2012

Hi guys,
I’m new to Canberra and is in the market for a room to rent. I found a place I like, but the rental agreement requires the tenant to continue paying rent until a replacement tenant is found, if the tenant wants to move out earlier than the agreed fixed term.
I know that renting is [...]

Late70s early 80s bars in Belconnen?

By 25 October 2012

Help please in settling one of those over dinner memory lapse things.
What was the name if the bar on the corner, a couple of doors down from the Pot Belly? Late 1970s/early 80s.
Thanks

Pram Friendly Restaurants in Canberra?

By 25 October 2012

Hi Everyone,
I have a 3 month old baby and am after suggestions on nice restaurants that are pram friendly. I know there are children friendly places that have play rooms and so forth however I’m after restaurants that are ok with prams and have the space to bring a pram through (and wont act like [...]

Parliament Sitting Dates for 2013?

By 24 October 2012

Working in the private sector, I only occasionally need to check the sitting dates for parliament (every few months or so), and usually when I go to http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Sitting_Calendar it’s right there to help me plan my calendar. Perhaps it’s nothing unusual, but I’ve been trying to find the dates for 2013 for several months now, [...]

Coffee shops and community life in Harrison/Gungahlin?

By 22 October 2012

My husband and I are returning to Canberra after three years away and we’ll be renting in Harrison. I’ve never lived in Gungahlin before and I’m sort of familiar with the town centre but not the rest of the area.
I can’t see any Harrison shops on Google Earth but maybe it’s an old picture. Does [...]

A new pet dog in Canberra?

By 21 October 2012

We have recently lost our much loved dog and decided that life is unbearable without a pet.  
My wife has decided we must get a miniature poodle.  
Does anyone know of a local source – breeder or rescue?

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