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Ask RiotACT: Where to go? Braddon or Kingston?

By 12 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

Hi Canberrans,
I’m about to relocate to Canberra, and am trying to decide which suburb to move to. As the headline suggests, it’s between Braddon and Kingston. I’m a 30 year old professional, married, no kids, looking to buy an apartment and really want a convenient lifestyle with easy access to public transport and things to [...]

Ask RiotACT: Pet Door at Rental Property

By 11 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

Hi,
I’m wondering if anyone has any suggestions on pet doors suitable for a rental property? (i.e. that don’t leave screw holes/require modifying existing windows/doors)
We have vertical sliding windows which open from the ground up, so I was thinking it might be possible to get something custom-made, or a handy-man to adapt a store-bought pet door, [...]

Looking for a financial planner in Canberra

By 7 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask Riot

I am looking for a financial planner in Canberra. I have been recommended three in particular, Milestone Financial, Rise Financial and Whybrow and Associates.  Has anyone had any dealing with any of these financial planners?  Do you have any other suggestions?

Ask RiotACT: Reasonable Hairdresser with Great Colourist

By 7 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

Hi,
I am new to Canberra and I am looking for a new hairdresser.
I live at Turner but I am happy to drive anywhere for a decent and reasonably priced hairdresser.
I have red hair so I need to get my hair coloured every four weeks to maintain the shade, and so I do not want to [...]

Ask RiotACT: sports high schools

By 6 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

Hello Rioters. Just reaching out to find out what your opinions are on good high schools in Tuggeranong, specifically ones that have good sports programmes.
Thanks.

Ask RiotACT: Buying hay

By 5 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

Hi, I’m getting married in Yarralumla next year and I would like to use hay to achieve a rustic vibe. Does anyone know where to get some? I have only found the green and round bales.
Thanks in advance.

Ask RiotACT: Buying new car interstate

By 4 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

I am new to buying cars and I have read some articles from RiotACT dating back to 2011 about not buying new cars in Canberra due to:

The overpricing issue compare to Sydney.
The attitudes of the salesman being, I would say not hungry enough for the sales, to try to accommodate a reasonable offer, or – in [...]

Ask RiotACT: Yoga classes specifically for back issues

By 1 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

Does anyone know of a yoga or Pilates beginners class in Canberra that specialises in bad back problems, more specifically mild scheuermann’s kyphosis.
I’m worried about getting a teacher that may not be fully qualified and may cause further damage.

Ask RiotACT: Best secondary schools – public and private?

By 24 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

Hi. We are moving to Canberra in a few months and I want to know people’s opinion of the best secondary schools in ACT.  I have two sons – one in year 8 and one in year 9.  Open to all options.

Ask RiotACT: ACT Parking Officer parked in loading zone

By 14 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

This parking inspector parked his car in a loading zone today in Forrest, while he gave out tickets to cars around the corner. I know emergency vehicles are allowed to park safely where they need to to carry out their duties… but this struck me as a bit of a stretch.
The ACT and Australian Road [...]

Ask RiotACT: Small Businesses in Canberra

By 11 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

I am doing an assignment on small businesses in Canberra. If you or someone you know is running or is employed by a small business can you please inform me in the comments below?
All I need is 3 or 4 different businesses. Thank you.

Ask RiotACT: How much do scribes charge?

By 10 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

I bet someone out there knows the answer to this! Now that the public service seems to outsource scribing for APS interviews, how much do agencies actually charge per hour for the scribes they send out?  I know the scribe is paid around $50/hour for interview attendence and drafting up the reports, but how much [...]

Ask RiotACT: Gluten-free Hot Cross Buns

By 8 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

Okay, hive mind.  I know Easter fare such as hot cross buns have been on supermarket shelves since about Boxing Day, but can anyone shed light on where one might avail oneself of a supply of gluten free hot cross buns?  Preferably north side, but willing to travel to make a little astromonkey happy.
Fire away!

Ask RiotACT: finding pet-friendly rentals

By 29 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

Hi all,
Does anyone have any suggestions for finding a pet-friendly rental in Canberra?
I’ve been scouring allhomes and Domain but so many listings say either ‘no pets considered’ or, if not specified, a follow up call to the estate agent confirms that no pets are allowed.
Are there any agents who are known for advertising pet-friendly properties? [...]

Ask RiotACT: Recommendations for a psychiatrist

By 26 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

I’m currently seeing someone but I have an issue with some medication he wants to put me on and I would like a second opinion. If anyone knows of a psychiatrist who has good people skills and a professional demeanour, could you please advise.
(I have previously had a bad experience with a psychiatrist who was [...]

What tradie should I call for mould damage in kitchen?

By 25 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask Riot

I’d be grateful for recommendations of tradespersons for an issue we have in our kitchen.
Our dishwasher had a leak for a few weeks before we had it repaired. Now we think the flooring underneath must have some mould damage because there’s a very strong musty smell.
What kind of tradie do i need? A flooring person [...]

What’s the planning process for adding a toilet/shower to a garage?

By 24 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Ask Riot

Hi guys,
Is it a painful planning process to add a shower and possibly a toilet to a garage? I’ve had a look at the planning.act.gov.au web page but it really isn’t clear. I would assume there must be some sort of planning process though before a plumber can tie into the sewer/stormwater?
Any advice would be [...]

Supernode issue causing poor internet access

By 23 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

We have been long suffering and attempting to find a solution to our extremely poor internet access in inner Canberra.
We have been able to identify the root of our problem. A supernode on our street identified by the TransACT/iinet techo as being “stuffed” and needs a serious upgrade or (simple) replacement. The normal quick fix of [...]

Ask RiotACT: Help with MacBook

By 16 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

I’m looking for someone to take a look at my MacBook which is not in a good way. Can anyone recommend a good Mac repairer?

Ask RiotACT: Swimming Lesson Recommendation

By 15 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

Hi all,
I have a 7-year-old son who I am looking to get swimming lessons for (preferably private). Ideally this is on the south side.
Do you have any recommendations?
Cheers

Ask RiotACT: portrait photography recommendations

By 11 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

I’m looking to get a ‘family’ photoshoot – myself, partner and our dog – and looking for recommendations of good photographers – perhaps more creative/original-type artists, more than stock-standard studio portrait type. Thanks in advance!

Ask RiotACT: Port Salut Cheese availability

By 10 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

Hello friendly friends!
Just wondering if anyone knows where/if it is possible to buy Port Salut cheese in the Canberra/Queanbeyan region? I do believe some Coles stores as well as Harris Farm supermarkets in Sydney stock it, however I’m yet to find any in Canberra.
Thanks in advance.

Ask RiotACT: wasps on neighbours’ property

By 9 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

Hi guys, I wanted a few opinions. My elderly neighbours have been collecting (I use this term loosely) wasps for some years now. They are paper wasps and not the European ones, thank goodness.
We have talked to them about it and even offered to remove the nests for them (at our expense if need be). [...]

Ask RiotACT: Concerns about chemicals used at shoe repair

By 8 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

Recently, I had some black leather shoes repaired. In addition to rebuilding the heel they also dyed parts of the leather that had worn away (eg the back of the shoe).
Soon after collecting the shoes I noticed a strong soapy smell coming from the areas that had been dyed black.
After a quick search on the [...]

Ask RiotACT: solicitor recommendation (winding up family trust)

By 6 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

Hi all,
I’m looking for a solicitor who is able to do the work involved in the winding up of a family trust. Does anyone know of one who is reliable and doesn’t charge the earth?
Thanks in advance,
Peter

Ask RiotACT: Road rules & riding to school

By 5 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

Children who walk or ride to school should know the road rules that apply when they cross a road. They should also know to what extent they can trust drivers to act according to those road rules.
Picture the following situation:
* a child is riding to school along a footpath, and continues straight ahead to cross [...]

Ask RiotACT: Managing your own property

By 4 February 2016
Ask RiotACT

Hello Rioters,
In short, I’m sick of a real estate agent managing my property. Each month I pay them to do practically nothing except take the tenants money, take their cut and other expenses and put the little money remaining in my account.
I had to move in with my carer as I am too unwell to take [...]

Ask RiotACT: relationship counsellor/psychologist recommendations

By 3 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

Hi all. I’m wondering if anyone has some positive results from a relationship psychologist or counsellor in Canberra?
My partner and I are trying to work through some infidelity and trust issues, but I don’t know which would be the best option to turn to.
I would also rather see someone sooner rather than later. I appreciate [...]

Ask RiotACT: Issues with IVAR Villa (Franklin)

By 1 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

I have purchased an off-the-plan property in IVAR Villa (Franklin) a few months ago. I was advised that construction would start in September 2015 but nothing has happened yet. I would like to know if anyone else has had this type of experience with off-the-plan properties and the options that I have.
Also, has anyone purchased a property in [...]

Ask RiotACT: Ainslie Vietnamese Kitchen

By 26 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

Does anyone know what has happened to the Ainslie Vietnamese Kitchen? I miss them.

Ask RiotACT: Termite inspection services

By 24 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

Hello Rioters
I read a couple of old (2008, 2010) posts on termites, where several commenters stressed the importance of getting a termite expert to inspect (as opposed to cowboy operators ).
Can anyone provide me with a recommendation for a service they’ve used in the last year or two?  We use Canberra Pest Control [...]

Ask RiotACT: Orthodontist and Jaw Surgery Recommendation?

By 22 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

I have a terrible experience with my previous orthodontist ten years ago.
Finally, courage comes to me and I am ready for treatments of my jaw misalignment again. Can anyone share your experience or recommend a orthodontist + jaw surgeon to me? Also, which private health insurer would you recommend for such treatment?
Many thanks and nice day!

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