I’m turning to the Riot Act for some helpful information! I need info on electric bike conversion. I want to get to work without my car, and I have tried Action and just can’t make it work. So I thought of looking into electric bikes. I have an ordinary bike that I ride very occasionally, [...]
I’m thinking of buying land in Googong (falls under NSW jurisdictions) so I’m looking for a good solicitor/s for property conveyancing.
This will be my first property, and I would really appreciate any recommendations. I have received a couple of quotes (above $1000), however seeing as this is all new to me, would greatly appreciate [...]
My baby boomer partner needs a new lower denture.
He’s sick of dribbling his ham and pea soup down his trackie daks
Quote from a dental lab, admittedly a very good one, $12,000.
Could buy an old ute for that!
We recently landscaped our yard and had turf laid on our front verge/nature strip as part of the project.
The work was all planned with a letter box built into a wall on the front boundary and paving coming off the driveway for the sole purpose of giving Australia Post easy access.
Unfortunately, the Postie [...]
Does anyone know what’s happening with the BP servo in Phillip?
At first I thought it was just going through a re-branding or something minor, but it now looks like it’s being completely demolished.
Surely not making room for another car yard?
What would you like to see there besides a car yard?
Property bought for $1.86m sold for $1. Stamp duty on property. Allhomes.com.au
Looking for some advice, have been married for 5 years, have a boy together who is 9 no property as we rent and no cash to divide however she wants to get back with her ex boyfriend in Cairns QLD (who they have a kid together) and has told me she is taking our boy [...]
My Mum is very unwell and is unable to leave her home. She is about to undergo chemotherapy and is worried about how her hair is going to look as it starts to fall out.
She would like to get her hair cut before the chemo starts but is too unwell to go to [...]
I have been trying, without success, to get my 6-year-old daughter in with an ophthalmologist in Canberra (aside from the Canberra Eye Hospital, where I don’t want to go, as they have such a bad reputation for non-surgical cases).
Several recommended Drs are either not taking new patients, or have recently retired, apparently leaving me with [...]
So I’ve put up with my fair share from the neighbour’s children and I’m considering installing security cameras at home. I’m sure my problems aren’t much compared to stories others can tell – but over the years we’ve put up with regular midweek parties (parents never at home), litter and smashed glass in the front [...]
Sadly my air con unit seems to have passed on as it keeps tripping the circuit breaker.
Does anyone in Canberra know either a) a good repair person for Hitachi Air Con or b) a good sales/install person/retail outlet to replace the said unit with something nice and warm for this weather?
Thanks in advance. :)
Am seeking recommendations for a fishing charter provider on the coast – Bateman’s Bay area.
I intend to purchase a trip as a father’s day gift for a 40-something, and was wondering if anyone had been on one of these charters recently and could recommend one.
wondering once you’ve purchased a property, how is the best way to get the details about your house (photos, purchase price, floorplans etc.) removed from websites? (allhomes.com.au, real estate agent & property price websites).
If I email the agent & allhomes is this the best way? Is there any legislation about this that I [...]
I am wanting to play tennis and only seem to be able to find competitions that are super-serious. Given that I’m a beginner and am going to kind of suck, is there anywhere I can play that caters to beginners? I can travel to anywhere in Canberra to play.
Thanks in advance, hive mind!
Can anybody recommend a financial/tax advisor to advise on salary packaging? My employer has PBI status so they’ve sent me a letter of offer with various options, but i need to get professional advice on pros and cons.
Would prefer to give the business to a small independent if possible, then they can do my tax [...]
I need some advice for accessing local services. I am after a hairdresser that has a realistic price structure (hairdresser at Ainslie wants $75 for a trim – bahahaha) and I am also looking at options to get my daughter started off in guitar lessons.
Location for both services is Inner city/north preferred.
Does anyone know of any Kombi Van’s that are for hire (privately owned or through a hire car company) in Canberra or surroundings for a wedding in November 2013?
Is that a sock in your stomach, or are you just pleased to see me? asks Dr Dolittle.
I was wondering if anyone knows who organises the fitness class behind the ACT Supreme Court? A colleague and I often sit and wonder who it is doing it and how cool it would be to join during our break.
Is it the police officers doing it?
Hi – Getting married (obviously), early next year and wondering if the collective RiotAct Hive Mind had any ideas about good photographers in Canberra? The array of possibilities on Google is exhaustive and very complicated as are the prices and one doesn’t want to shell out that amount of money without being sure of the [...]
How would it be possible to be over charged for electricity in the ACT ?
I am having trouble believing this latest bill.
Any advice, can a mistake like this happen ? What sort of usage would be required for a bill that high ?
Does anyone know of any amateur musician jam sessions at Canberra’s pubs that anyone can rock up to? Used to be a very good one at Filthy McFaddens on a Sunday afternoon many years ago now. I would love to go along and get involved once again, so any suggestions are much appreciated. Thanks
And for [...]
I’m looking to build/buy my family home around 2016 and am interested in what land releases might be available in that timeframe (2016-2018). I’ve been to the LDA website http://www.lda.act.gov.au but it really seems to be only focused on two years out. Does anyone know there is information on what long term planning there is for [...]
So we are contemplating buying a house, that may need a fair bit of work. Whilst the seller’s Building Inspection report details a bit with the “what is wrong”, we would like to engage a builder to inspect the place – representing us – and advise how feasible, and costly the repairs are likely to [...]
Does anyone know where I can get some paintings professionally cleaned and/or repaired?
I have inherited some artwork from an artist great aunty; she was a heavy smoker so the oil paintings are in need for a good clean. The watercolours, which are in glass frames, seem to have some some water damage underneath.
I’d love to [...]
We spotted this galah in the backyard yesterday, wearing “badges” on its wings marked “EX”. Is this an ex-galah, one half of a failed relationship, an express courier galah or what?
It was flying with other galahs and seemed quite normal in its behaviour.
Just wondering what’s going on here – maybe this is some sicko [...]
I just notice Fyshwick Bridge Stone service station is offering a full car service for $89. I am not sure if I could trust them.
Some of this kind of deal comes with hidden surcharges. I called them to confirm but they told me no surcharge at all.
I want to ask if someone got experience [...]
So, these things pictured; they’re verminous throughout inner Canberra.
And yet what are they for?
Surely not just as a canvas for street art?
Whatever they were built for in the long long ago seems to have passed from fashion.
And yet they remain.
Your thoughts, dear readers, are as ever appreciated.
Last Saturday I was greeted at my front door by an ABS employee asking me for a few minutes of my time. She asked a few general questions before asking me to participate in a Personal Safety Survey. I was busy at the time so we organised for her to come back the next day. [...]
Just out of interest, what would an average quarterly winter gas bill (eg. May-June-July) be like if you heat with gas (+ a gas stove in my case)?
Mine totaled $740 and I had people tell me to check for gas leaks. I live in a pretty badly insulated 2 bedroom rental and have ducted gas [...]
So given that store-bought LARP weapons (soft foam swords for role-playing games) tend to be quite expensive (mainly because of shipping costs) I have been trying to make my own. However finding materials in Canberra is almost as difficult. The first thing I need is fiberglass rods (the rules of the LARP requires fiberglass cores), [...]
We are looking for a caravan park or alike that could accommodate 6-10 families in separate cabins, but that has a communal area (ideally in the middle).