Tag Archives: ask riotact

Where to get a waterbed

By 5 February, 2014

Hi Rioters,
My husband andI are considering buying a water bed. We had one years ago when we lived in Brisbane, and as I remember it, it was one of the comfiest beds I had ever slept on ( though it could be that time and distance are playing tricks on my memory).
I was wondering if [...]

Restoration of old photos/negatives

By 4 February, 2014

We have located what look like film strips of old photos of a long gone family member. Well, it looks like a strip of negatives but isn’t like a strip of negatives that you hold up to the light, but rather like a strip of small black and white photos. They’re not in [...]

Payment for fences?

By 3 February, 2014

Part question but mostly a rant.
Two of my neighbours recently agreed to replace the fence between them.  The blocks don’t align perfectly so it made sense to also replace a small section (4m) of my fence at the same time. My neighbour (NOT the fencing company) asked me if I was ok with it being replaced, as [...]

Door fitter

By 3 February, 2014

I need to replace an internal door that is starting to warp a little. Not sure why it is warping as it is an internal door well away from moisture/steam sources.
Is anyone who has had doors replaced recently able to recommend someone that might be willing to fit just a single door?
I would go get [...]

Can anyone recommend someone for car rust repairs?

By 31 January, 2014

Hi Guys,
I have discovered some nice rust on my car around the windscreen recently and was wondering if anyone on RA could suggest someone who will do a good job on it.
Thanks in advance, as always.

regional excursions for dining

By 30 January, 2014

i thought i’d trawl the riotous hive mind for some food for thought.  my family has a significant milestone this year and we are considering clumping together, a rare event, and go somewhere nice for a meal and perhaps an overnight stay (there’s the folks and three [proper old] kids, mebbe a partner or two [...]

$500 reward for lost dog

By 29 January, 2014

Genie went missing after let out from the groomers in Macquarie on 3rd January 2014. We are offering a $500 reward for her safe return.
Please email sarah_meadows@hotmail.com and include a photo of our dog if you have found her. We will only be responding to authentic claims of having our dog.
If you know anything at [...]

Canberra rates of violence

By 29 January, 2014

New reports released by the Productivity Commission are pointing to Canberra having the highest rate of physical and sexual assault victims in the country – the country!   Showing a victim rate of 4706 per 100,000 this places the ACT above the Northern Territory for physical and sexual assault.
The Productivity Commission have flagged some room for [...]

Blackberry picking plans

By 29 January, 2014

Having moved to ACT 18 months ago, I’m keen to take the family out for first season of Blackberry picking soon.
Hoping some RIOTees could assist with:

Best time to pick (I have to organise sister in law to travel from Sydney for the weekend to assist)
Best place to pick this season
Do I need to weak snake [...]

Good panel beater?

By 28 January, 2014

Does anyone know of a good, reliable panel beater who charges a fair price for his services? I don’t know if such a thing exists, but I have a small dent in my bumper that is the result of a car park accident (they didn’t leave a message)
Thanks

Bats with lights

By 28 January, 2014

Hello all.
Mrs Ryoma and I went to the fireworks in Commonwealth Park last night. Just on dusk, the bats came out of the trees and started their usual swooping about.
But to our surprise,some of the bats were colourful – or, more to the point, had some type of lights attached to them (lime green, from memory). Now, [...]

Quality Jewellers in Canberra?

By 24 January, 2014

I am thinking of buying my friend a ring and would like to hear recommendations for a quality jeweller here in Canberra.
I have reasonable money to spend and am not interested in cheap, chain store stuff.
Would appreciate advice.
Thanks

He did it Otway (or how do you book a show in Canberra?)

By 24 January, 2014

John Otway, micro-star, “rock and roll’s greatest failure”, and subject of a recent Cannes premiered movie, is thinking about a trip to Aus. As a fan, (and friend,) of his I’m trying to get him to play Canberra. But never having been involved in something like this, how does one go about  arranging a gig? [...]

Design advice for courses online from Canberra?

By 23 January, 2014

Hi all I’m after a quick cost effective certified design course or just creative suite training on a program like Adobe.  I’m a bit of a novice regarding the design programmes but know my way around a computer.
This will be purely for recreational/personal purposes I’m not looking to make a career out of it.

Where’s Braidwood shifted to ?

By 22 January, 2014

I click on the BOM site to see if the easterlies have hit Braidwood; and cooled that joint down on a stinkin hot day. Coz then I know they will hit here eventually,,, hopefully.
But Braidwood has done a runner from the BOM site.  Anyone know why please.
http://www.bom.gov.au/act/observations/canberra.shtml

Channel 10 No Reception?

By 22 January, 2014

Hi folks
Staying with family in Canberra for a week, and just noticed they can’t get Channel 10 in Red Hill (direct sightline to Telstra Tower).
When doing the channel search it says weak signal, check antennae connection. All other channels are fine however.
Problem is same whether coming through Strongbox or TV (there is an [...]

Framing meteor fragments in Canberra?

By 21 January, 2014

I have been given some meteor fragments and I would like to get them framed for my kids.
Does anyone have any experience with this kind of thing or can recommend a good framer?

What gecko is this?

By 21 January, 2014

Bec wants to know:
Hi John,
Could you please ask your valued readers for help identifying this gecko I came across in the early hours of this morning?
I was thinking it was a Marbled Gecko, but not too sure…..never seen one in 34 years in the same suburb.
Should I beware our reptile overlords?
Thanks in advance,
Bec

What is a good rent yield for investment properties in Canberra?

By 20 January, 2014

Hi,
New to Canberra. Thinking about purchasing a property as an investment. I’ve been told that investment properties are good here because you get high rental rates.
However, looking at your allhomes site, it seems that rental yields are quite low. Properties that are selling for 500k may be only renting out for $460-470 p/w. If it’s [...]

Has anyone seen the new bendy party bus around town?

By 16 January, 2014

I saw an articulated (bendy) party bus in town done up as a stretch limo. 
Anyone know much about it?

Where is vet Libby Adamson?

By 15 January, 2014

Rioters,
Does anybody know if vet Libby Adamson is still working somewhere in Canberra?  She used to work at the Canberra Veterinary Hospital, Lyneham.
Thanks,
KL

“No such thing as GIVING someone a trailer in the ACT”

By 15 January, 2014

Just want to sanity check something, please, before I go on and kick up a stink with our friends at Canberra Connect. My mum has given me her trailer. It’s a standard small trailer, from 1978. It probably needs a new floor.  Currently, it’s registered in Victoria.
When I rang to ask about the process for transferring [...]

Travel vaccines in Canberra?

By 14 January, 2014

Hi,
Would anyone have any advice as to where to do travel vaccines in Canberra?
I’ve been told some G.Ps don’t stock them. Has anyone travelled to Bali and done the vaccines here? Thanks!

Anxiety Treatments in Canberra?

By 14 January, 2014

A good friend of ours has suffered with high anxiety and OCD for many years.
Having attended many of the local mental health centres there has been little ongoing relief.
Recently they discovered a method advertised as the “Linden method” with guaranteed results via a UK website for Charles Linden.
I would like to know [...]

Manuka Oval Hydration Policy for PM’s 11

By 14 January, 2014

I’m going to the cricket this arvo with my two boys; knowing that its going to be hot, I’m planning for our hydration. I’m intending to take some soft drinks (three sealed 1250 ml plastic bottles) and some ice (frozen tap water in used 1250ml plastic soft drink bottles). I’ve heard some chatter [...]

What is the best portable fan to buy in Canberra?

By 14 January, 2014

Hello rioters,
It’s hot and getting hotter. I like to sleep without sweating so I am looking for advice on the quietest pedestal or tower fan to buy so that I can use it in my bedroom at night. It needs to be as quiet as possible or the missus gets the hump and turns it [...]

Rainwater tank installers in Canberra?

By 13 January, 2014

Having thoroughly failed to find enough round tuits to install a water tank myself, I’m considering hiring someone to do it for me.
Have you had someone install a rainwater tank and electric pump (but not necessarily the plumbing to the gutters) recently? Who did you hire? Did they do a decent job?
At this point I’m [...]

Where have all the cherries gone?

By 13 January, 2014

I am looking to source a heap of cherries, but I haven’t seen any of the roadside guys for a while. I also checked the fresh life in Tuggeranong today and they didnt have any at all.
I did read that the yield was low this year, but I think they are still in seasons.
Has [...]

Hovercraft tours on Lake Burley Griffin?

By 12 January, 2014

 I have a friend who is looking to expand his business by offering Hovercraft tours around Lake Burley Griffin.  It is felt that it would be a wonderful attraction for tourists and family outings.  A small Hovercraft will also add an interesting backdrop to the lake, which arguably can be perceived as fairly bland to a proportion of residents.  [...]

Best bunny savvy vets in Canberra??

By 11 January, 2014

Hi All,
I have recently become the owner of a baby rabbit, and have been looking around at the different vets in town that I might take her to.
And I am wondering if any bunny owners out there have any recommendations for vets that are particularly good with rabbits?
Ideally, I would like to find a good, [...]

Zimmer / walking frame hire in Canberra?

By 10 January, 2014

Hi there hive mind.
An elderly relative has broken her ankle while base jumping  in the Arapiles*.
As this happened out of state she has been sent home on crutches.
We feel she would be better off with a walking frame.
So does anyone know where we can hire one in Canberra?
*Ok, not really.

Landlord/Agent breaking lease agreement

By 8 January, 2014

One week before moving into a rental property, the landlord/agent decided to back out of the rental lease agreement which was signed back in mid-December. The agreement was counter-signed and witnessed by one of the agent’s assistants.
Since I wasn’t going to move in  until mid-Jan, agent had agreed to let me pay bond and 2 [...]

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