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Ask RiotACT: Tree roots invading property

By 21 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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We have recently moved into a house. Our neighbour has a lovely tree but the tree roots are moving over to our property where it has lifted our driveway so much that there is now a 20cm ledge into our garage that our car has trouble getting into. The driveway has cracked and lifted to [...]

Ask RiotACT: How long to wait for kitchen repairs before complaining?

By 20 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask Riot

We have problems with a kitchen that was installed late last year.
We have contacted the installer about the problems and they have promised to attend to them.
However they claim they are really busy doing new work elsewhere and as we are on their maintenance list they will get to us when they have time.
It has [...]

Ask RiotACT: Greening the Kingston Foreshore

By 18 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Kingston Foreshore

Hi,
What thoughts do others have in respect to enhancing the greening initiatives for the concrete corridors around the foreshore?
I am a firm believer that the foreshore cannot have enough trees/shrubs.
Some actions have been taken with respect to plants/vegetation but with consideration to views being impeded by level one apartments upwards there are other options available [...]

Ask RiotACT: Trees in Kingston

By 16 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I saw them in Dawes Street in Kingston, but no doubt they are elsewhere in Manuka and Kingston. Apparently they are about 100 years old.

Ask RiotACT: 2017 offers for ACT public pre/primary schools – anyone received?

By 15 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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We applied for our daughter to enrol into preschool in the Woden area. We applied before the cut-off and expected to hear back with an offer of a place by now. Nothing in mail /e-mail.  The next deadline is in 2 weeks to appeal. Tried ringing the school, answering machine (school holidays! What sort of [...]

Ask RiotACT: off the plan contracts

By 9 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask Riot

Hi Rioters.
Does anyone have experience with rescission of contract when purchasing off the plan?

Ask RiotACT: Recommendation for solicitor for wills

By 7 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask Riot

Hello,
I am seeking recommendations for local ACT Solicitors proficient in preparing Wills and Living Wills. I have searched RiotACT and not found an answer to this specific request.
Nothing too complex required – wills and living wills prepared for a married couple. I would also appreciate an idea of what this service costs.
Thank you [...]

Ask RiotACT: TV reception since the big swap

By 5 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Is anyone else having problems since WIN and TEN did their swap? I am only picking up ABC (phew) SBS (also phew) and the new NINE which is channel 5 and its subsidiaries.

Ask RiotACT: Dentist that does orthodontics (braces)

By 4 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I am after reasonably priced orthodontics in the Belconnen area. I have heard that there are some dentists that also do braces? I don’t want anyone who keeps the braces on for years and years unnecessarily. Happy to consider a straight orthodontist also. Suggestions/reviews/approximate prices? Thanks.

Ask RiotACT: Insulation and double glazing

By 3 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask Riot

I moved into Canberra recently. It is very cold here. Can you recommend a company to install insulation and double glazing?

Ask RiotACT: Looking for a lockup garage

By 2 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

Hello Everyone,
I am looking for a lockup garage to do some woodwork over the next 4 or so months. I would preferably like somewhere that has lights and close to Lyneham.
Happy to pay rent to a reasonable offer.
Any recommendations?
Cheers
Elle

Ask RiotACT: Would you pay for this?

By 1 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Back in 2014 we had some renovation work done on our house.  They ran out of materials and didn’t return until 9 months later to finish it off. We knew full well we owed them 50% on completion – but they never asked and we considered it a discount for our inconvenience; not to mention [...]

Ask RiotACT: How to reduce traffic noise pollution?

By 30 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

Hi rioters,
My house is located on a fairly major road, and the traffic noise is unbearable! We can hear every passing car every moment of every day!
I was wondering what measures I could take to reduce/eliminate the noise? I was told it might not just be the windows, but various factors that add to the [...]

Ask RiotACT: Winter heating – oil heaters or central heating?

By 29 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

Greetings Rioters.
I’m in a 4 bed house. What do you think is cheaper and by how much:
A) having gas run central heating – set to a lowish temp (like 15 degrees)
or
B) having 4 small oil heaters on LOW (the ones with 4 colums about a metre high)
Ta.
James.

Ask RiotACT: Trees on Mr Fluffy blocks?

By 28 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hi all,
I live close to a couple of Mr Fluffy blocks which I believe are due for demolition soon. They both have a few beautiful backyard trees a fair distance from the houses which would certainly meet the height requirements to be regulated trees. Does anyone know whether these trees will be felled when the [...]

Ask RiotACT: Living in Murrumbateman

By 27 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

Hi Everyone,
My family and I are considering moving out to Murrumbateman because of the price of buying a house in the ACT and because we like the rural lifestyle. However, we would need to commute to Canberra for work, schools and extra curricular activities on the weekends. We would love to hear from others who [...]

Ask RiotACT: Watering system / irrigation setup

By 25 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

Hi Rioters.
I purchased a house about 6 months ago. It has large established gardens. There was an existing watering system and a large underwater tank. I had a plumber come around and put in a new pump (that can switch between tank and mains) and get everything ready for connection into the piping. I [...]

Ask RiotACT: School disco DJ

By 24 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

Hi all. I’m trying to find a DJ for my sons 12th Birthday. There is one that has been recommended to me but nobody knows how to contact him. He is “DJ CLIFF”. He plays at some of the primary schools. Otherwise does anyone a good cheap DJ for hire in Tuggeranong?

Ask RiotACT: Should school bus travel be free?

By 23 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

Can someone please enlighten me as to why school bus travel is not free in the ACT? A colleague who resides in Qbn and was born in Sydney informs me she never paid for bus travel to and from school in Sydney – and her son gets free daily bus travel each day from Qbn [...]

Ask RiotACT: Call for mortgage payments to become tax deductible?

By 22 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

What do you think would be the impact of a system that allowed personal tax deductions for people who are paying off an owner-occupier mortgage?
This idea would:

benefit everyone that is wanting to pay off the mortgage on their first home;
make the dream of home ownership more possible as the percentage of a persons’ wages that [...]

Ask RiotACT: Canberra’s most walkable suburbs?

By 21 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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My husband and I are looking to buy in Canberra. We are hoping to find a >1000 sq meter block that offers views. We would either buy a house or build one on an empty lot. Budget is flexible.
Since we have dogs which require a great deal of walking I’m wondering which Canberra suburbs are best for this [...]

Ask RiotACT: What happened to the computer fairs?

By 18 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

Rude awakening for me. Planned on going to one of the weekend computer fairs (annual event – if that). Looks like they have shut up shop in the ACT. The websites that listed upcoming events are now bare of ACT fairs.
Anyone know what happened and why? I assume it is just a sign of inadequate [...]

Ask RiotACT: Where to rent for around $350, near shops and gym

By 17 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

I’m relocating to Canberra around January 2017 with my husband (we are both in our 20s). He will work in the Russell Offices area. We are still searching for the best suburb for renting.
We are looking for a place that:

will cost max $350 per week (can slightly go higher if the place rightly [...]

Ask RiotACT: Adult singing lessons

By 16 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

I’m interested in singing lessons for an adult. Just for enjoyment. Can anyone recommend a teacher?
Thanks!

Ask RiotACT: Whatever happened to Commonwealth Park?

By 15 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

As a kid, growing up in Canberra in the 70′s and 80′s, I remember Commonwealth park as a pristine park, a place where families met on weekends for picnics, cricket on the green grass (throw a footy depending on the season), ponds galore and well manicured gardens.  It was a part of Canberra that everyone could [...]

Ask RiotACT: Tough plants for Canberra conditions

By 14 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

Hi, I am not much of a gardener, so I need a bit of advice. I have a bit of a garden that faces east with a fence behind it that I need to plant out. I used to have a correa and a federation daisy in there but last winter seemed to kill them. [...]

Ask RiotACT: Mt Mugga Mugga redevelopments

By 12 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

Hi all,
Does anyone know about the redevelopments up on Mt Mugga Mugga?  I just went for a walk around the perimeter of the old quarry there, and encountered a new road, new fencing, new concrete structures – including what appear to be two new weigh-bridges.

Ask RiotACT: Cheap coffee in Canberra – where is it hiding?

By 8 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

I have recently returned to the take-away coffee market after a number of years sourcing my caffeine through alternative means.  I have been paying around $4.50 for my regular double-shot flat white (or ‘large’ flat white), or around $3.50 for a double espresso straight up, at various places around Civic, Belconnen and Woden.  But I would love to hear about [...]

Ask RiotACT: Question on Transact VDSL2 & relinquishing the USO

By 7 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

I was about to sign up to Transact’s switch to VDSL2 with VOIP but apparently that means relinquishing your home phone option AND your Universal Service Obligation telephone rights. I quite like knowing that my home phone will work when the electricity is down. I notice Foxtel’s bundle appears to offer a “copper” home phone [...]

Ask RiotACT: Desperately seeking a diesel mechanic

By 3 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

My partner and I are in desperate need of getting our diesel Ford Ranger serviced by a good mechanic. As we are new to the area we don’t know of anyone who specialises in diesel and 4wd vehicles.
We are in Turner but would happily go anywhere for a good quality service.
Please help us.
Thank you.

Ask RiotACT: Front door replacement – recommendations

By 2 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

Our front door is bowed (10mm at the top) and has had better days… We would like to replace it – any recommendations for a carpenter who could put in a nice door?
Thanks for any advice.

Ask RiotACT: Asbestos removal companies in Canberra

By 1 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

Hi All.
There’s an old thread from 2007 – I’m looking for recommendations these days for removal of bonded asbestos? Primarily concerned about safety.
Cheers.

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