As promised a few months ago, here is my experience of selling a house in the ACT. If you don’t want a long read then here are the highlights for you:
It’s pretty easy to sell a house privately, you don’t need a real estate agent.
Banks can be annoying to deal with.
Lawyers are not the fastest at responding [...]
Hi Riot ACT family,
would you be so kind as to keep an eye out for my bike and all the bits that go along with it. Stolen last night from a “secure” underground carpark in Bruce. Despite using a locksmith quality chain and lock wrapped around frame and rear wheel and locking the bike in [...]
Found this morning living in an infrequently used subaru. Anyone know what type he is?
Also, anyone want to fix my head gasket problems for me?
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It’s very difficult to understand a country only by web browsing!
I’m a self educated graphic designer, planning for my settlement in CBR in near future. I’ve been granted a permanent work visa by the government.
Both being proud of having this golden opportunity to live and work in Australia -hopefully forever-, and concerned at the same [...]
Need a bit of help – have recently come back from overseas where I bought some paintings, which I now need to get custom framed.
Does anyone have a recommendation for a decent framer in Canberra, and approximate cost?
Would appreciate any advice. Thanks!
Saw this gross image at the Belconnen Westfield shopping centre a while ago.
People just kept scoffing down yoghurt and throwing their recyclable containers in the full garbage, because walking to the recycling bin was too much effort.
The bin in the actual store was full, and also not a recycling bin.
Yogurtland prides itself on being environmentally-friendly. [...]
We have recently had the ACT Gov deciding to impose fees on the worthy burgers putting on humungous Christmas light shows for the public. Chief Minister Katie has decided that no fees will be applied. I think the words used were ‘common sense needs to be applied’.
Why is this ‘common sense’ not applied to the [...]
Why is Cotter Road (in between RSPCA and Streeton Drive) getting dug up again?
They only just finished building that bit didn’t they?
From the ESA:
The ACT Rural Fire Service will be undertaking a hazard reduction burn on Yamba Drive, Farrer, tomorrow, Sunday, 1 December, 2013 from 9:15am, weather permitting.
Six heavy tankers, one medium tanker, three command vehicles and 35 personnel will conduct the burn.
The size will be approximately 3.4 hectares.
The ACT Handy Map grid reference for [...]
Come celebrate Christmas at the Philippine Embassy while helping to raise funds to assist victimes of typhoon Haiyan.
Canberra’s local Filipino community will be hosting its annual Christmas celebration tomorrow in the grounds of the Philippine Embassy while there’ll also be a fundraising drive to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan, Deputy Leader of the Opposition Alistair [...]
Its been a few years since I’ve had any piercings done, but I’ m tempted to get another cartilage one (a daith, specifically).
Last time I had mine done it was at Justin’s studio / with Justin at Redpath, but since then I believe he’s shut down, and Freestyle no longer does piercings.
I know Redpath is [...]
Paperchain are doing another ‘Meet the author‘ day, this time featuring Gina Newton.
Gina Newton is the Canberran author behind the Blossom Possom series.
Blossom Possum And The Christmas Quacker by Gina Newton
It was Christmas Eve down under. Koala Claws’ last stop for the night. I’m sooo hot and tired, he thought. A quick nap will [...]
Ever wondered how they do it? Those polished presenters who make it look so easy?Those accomplished speakers who move their audience? Make the sale? Sign up the donors?
Do you ever feel intimidated by the prospect of public speaking?
Then we’ve got the workshop for you!
Working with Nicholas Hammond (working actor, screenwriter and cast member of the [...]
Female Spaniel cross found a couple of days ago.
Belong to anyone?
Perhaps my google-fu is weak today (or I’m looking too early), but I have not been able to locate any special events/menus for restaurants or hotels in Canberra for the evening of 31 December.
Does anyone have any knowledge of any establishments that might be offering something for a couple looking for an evening out?
So I went to take out a new contract with an internet provider today but was declined due to my credit history. This bamboozled me as I have no outstanding debts, have only been late paying other bills once or twice and never more than a week late. I had no problems getting my new [...]
On the 6th of November at 7:50am I was driving along the Barton Highway when my car was struck by a golf ball from the golf course that runs alongside there.
Given that I was driving in the left lane at the limit of 80kmph and (being Canberra) had someone tailgating me, I had little choice [...]
Is anyone aware of any charities/charity giving trees in Canberra that are accepting groceries and non-perishables in the lead up to Christmas?
For one of the last events in Scissors Paper Pen’s 2013 Program, and the very last of our SERIOUS SERIES events for the year, we want you to join us and INVENT AN EVENT.
An event about events?! Yup, mega meta.
It’ll be held 6pm to 8.30pm this Friday the 29 November at Gorman House Arts Centre. [...]
Upon reading the article about the Canberra Tracks, it has occurred to me that not a lot of effort has been put into Canberra’s Tourist Drives for a few years.
I noticed they are no longer signposted as they used to be as well as not being advertised as they were since the 90s.
Is there anywhere left in Canberra that makes and delivers good pizza?
To clarify, Dominos and Pizza Hut are both abominations. And Crust is not that far removed from the garbage served by Dominos and Pizza Hut.
Good Pizza is something assembled by a 60+ year old man from the old country; for example, the pizza from [...]
The University of Canberra Student Architecture Society are pleased to announce the Graduate Exhibition, showcasing the talent of students in both the Masters of Architecture and Bachelor of Architecture courses from the University of Canberra in 2013.
These end-of-semester works are themed according to the studies of each course, with the Masters’ theme ‘Interrupt’ under the [...]
I have a question that I would like some Riot-Act input to …
I am currently renting a property in Canberra for lets say $570/ week. As many of you have commented, rents seem to be dropping and there isn’t a huge market at the moment. Due to this, a property that is directly behind [...]
I’m seeking the help of the hive-mind to try and get further help.
From around age 18 on I was repeatedly prescribed extremely high doses – including what I now know were overdoses, of a particularly nasty psychiatric medication, all the while being led to believe I was taking ‘normal’ doses. I’d been on something different [...]
To celebrate the end of 2013, the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) proudly presents
WORKING AT THE LEADING EDGE OF AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY
by Air Vice-Marshal Kym Osley, AM, CSC – Program Manager, RAAF’s New Air Combat Capability
Date: Monday 2 December 2013
Time: 6:30pm till 8:30pm
Location: The Deck & Nottingham Room, Forrest Hotel & Apartments, 30 National [...]
EVENT: Would you like to improve your skills on mandolin or guitar? Learn how to achieve a sweet, smooth tremolo? Improve your playing in the “dusty bits” up the neck? Learn how to play with dynamics? Would you like to be able to play better on guitar or mandolin in an ensemble setting?
COZMO (Capital of [...]
Duffy primary seems to be getting some sort of a Lego style upgrade, might be worth checking out if you’re in the neighborhood/have a thing for school upgrades.
The Duffy community will have the chance to see a major upgrade of their local primary school in action this weekend as state-of-the-art classroom modules are delivered to [...]
Tim Reeves and Alan Roberts wrote a book about houses in Canberra for the centenary, because centenary.
They’re going to be at Paperchain Bookstore on the 30th if you’d like to meet them, or ask why your house was/was not included in their book.
In celebration of Canberra’s Centenary, a new book, 100 Canberra Houses, tells the [...]
The RSI & Overuse Injury Association of the ACT invites you to our AGM on Tuesday 3 December.
Our speaker will be Suzanne Eastwood from Healthcare Consumers ACT who will explain how you can save money in our medical system with chronic disease care plans, Medicare and the PBS safety net schemes.
When: 12:15pm – 1:30pm, [...]
Today’s pre-made attention grabbing headline is courtesy of Dr Charles Lineweaver, an Associate Professor with the ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences who tonight will be giving a lecture about the “linkages between the origins of multi-cellularity, sex and death” and “where we’ve come from and how the evolution of gender differences has shaped [...]
This just in:
Last night or early this morning someone decided they needed my brand new KTM 200 EXC 2013 model more than I did. It is brand new and I haven’t even gone for a ride.
Stolen from Allara St in the City, opposite the pool in a restricted access garage, it was chained up and [...]
Fans of Aussie Aussie author Thomas Keneally take note, he is coming to Belconnen Library This Thursday to talk about his new book “Shame and the Captives” and meet with fans.
“This is a fantastic opportunity to meet a renowned Australian writer,” Karen Hansen, Manager Operations, Libraries ACT said today.
“Thomas Keneally’s new book is set during [...]