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What Ever Happened To… Jobline?

By 20 September 2012

Here’s one for Canberrans with longish memories.
Back in the 1980s and afterwards, there was a useful little service called Jobline.  If you were unemployed or at university (but I repeat myself!) you could dial their number — I remember it, it was 477777 — and sign up to do odd jobs.  Someone wants their windows [...]

Interstate removalists from Canberra?

By 19 September 2012

I know this has been discussed before but the most recent post I can find is a couple of years old.
Does anyone have any recommendations for a Canberra based removalist to move our things to Northern NSW?
In particular I have had a reasonable quote from National Capital Removals at Mitchell – has anyone [...]

Enclosed carport installation?

By 19 September 2012

I converted my existing garage to living space 5 years ago, and am finally getting around to putting up a new garage.  I want something affordable which can be made to look in keeping with the style of my house.  After much research, I think the way to go for me is a steel carport kit, enclosed with blueboard and [...]

Renting out an investment property

By 18 September 2012

I realise this has been touched on in the past, however I didn’t find a lot of the answers I was looking for, so here we are again.
For reasons inconsequential, Mrs Bendross and I will be leaving our house and sticking it on the rental market. For more reasons inconsequential, we will be going [...]

Land value question in Page

By 18 September 2012

I just got my rates, and the unimproved value of the land has not budged a dollar in twelve months. (It shows me the ULV from January to January)
We bought it in August 2010. That year the ULV went up $60,000!
So my question is, who got the benefit of that increase? Me or the [...]

Dodgy hairdressing apprenticeships?

By 17 September 2012

My cousin recently started on probation with a hairdressing chain in Canberra, with a view of obtaining a 1st year apprenticeship after 3 months.
My wife went to her hairdresser who told her that the chain had a reputation of hiring probationers for 3 months then not offering an apprenticeship.
The probationers clean the shop [...]

Built in wardrobe pricing in Canberra?

By 15 September 2012

We recently got 4 quotes from various Canberra companies (varying from stegbar to husband/wife combo) and the cheapest quote came in at $2400 installed. This is for a 3m 3 door (mirror sliding) with nothing fancy inside just hanging/4 drawers and some shelves.
In Sydney the same wardrobe can be installed for $800 – $1150. Why [...]

Where to find a hotdog?

By 15 September 2012

Its a silly question I know but Im stumped.  I have a little man who wants to go out for a hotdog for his birthday.  I cant think of where to take him.  Other than a bowling alley or an ice cream/frozen yogurt shop (I know, weird huh!) I cant think of anywhere that serves [...]

Topic of your choice. Get creative hivemind!

By 13 September 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Comedy ACT and Impro ACT are going head to head in The Great Debate, all they need now is a debate topic.
Captain for the improvisers: Nick Byrne, Artistic Director of Impro ACT and Improvention, Australia’s largest gaggle of improvisers and Australia’s second tallest improviser.
Captain for the comedians: Kale Bogdanovs, a Melbourne Comedy Festival veteran who’s [...]

Palmer Street, Garran

By 11 September 2012

Can anyone confirm that the paved section of road just after the corner of Palmer Street and Bateson Road in Garran is not a pedestrian crossing? This is just after the turn into the Canberra Hospital up near the Red Cross Centre.
There is no indication whatsoever that this is a crossing but it seems that [...]

Drawing up a Will

By 11 September 2012

Hi Rioters,
Has anyone got any recommendations for a legal firm on the Northside that can assist me in drawing up a will? Before you all say “Will Kits”, it’s slightly more complex in this instance and I do need to engage a lawyer. The only law firm I’ve used is for conveyancing and that wasn’t [...]

Protected Tree removal – is it possible ?

By 8 September 2012

Due to changing family requirements I need to extend the family home, the only direction that I can go is in the path of a protected tree.
Moving isn’t really an option as I couldn’t afford to purchase back into the suburb and I am not about to move the kids away from their school [...]

Low flying plane

By 6 September 2012

Did anyone else see the plane flying crazy low over Torrens?

Sports Association “issues”

By 6 September 2012

Hi Rioters,
I wonder if anyone is able to impart some wisdom on how to deal with a local sporting association which is being, shall we say, just a tad difficult?
In order to protect the innocent (I’ve always wanted to say that!) I will deliberately avoid divulging which sport/association is involved.
My children play a sport, for the [...]

Adelaide Ave road closure, Sunday?

By 5 September 2012

There are signs popping up along Adelaide Ave warning “roads will be closed in this area” on Sunday, 9th Sept.
Of course, the details are locked in a filing cabinet in the basement, they are not obvious on TAMS’s website, or NCA’s.
Anyone know anything useful, like which roads and when? Thanks.

UPDATE 05/09/12 09:13: This [...]

Smelly after workout and share housing in Canberra?

By 5 September 2012

I am considering entering to share housing. I am concerned because I have sport 3 nights a week and I sweat like nothing else. After training there are no showers so I have to come home smelly. I jump straight into the shower because I cannot stand my own smell.
In a share house situation you’re [...]

Lost memory card in Belconnen

By 4 September 2012

Hi, I know this is a long shot but just over 12 months ago I lost my memory card from my trip overseas and I am desperately trying everything to find it. It is a 16gb card with about 2500 photos on it. The case is a small brown case with orange lining and a [...]

Looking for a financial planner in Canberra

By 3 September 2012

Hi all,
I’ve had a search at previous posts and they are a few years old so thought I would post for updated information.
I’m looking for a financial planner to help sort out a budget and give me advice for investments/property. Preferably someone who doesn’t charge through the teeth and gives advice that is easy to [...]

Transporting goods from Sydney to Canberra

By 3 September 2012

Hi all
I’m needing to move some large goods from Sydney to Canberra – a bunk bed and a cubby house. They’re second hand and I need to pick them up from people’s houses.
Can anyone advise of a cost effective way of doing this? I thought about hiring a ute. Can you recommend somewhere that doesn’t [...]

Elliptical/cross trainer repairer in Canberrra?

By 3 September 2012

We’ve got an ex-gym cross trainer that needs to have the belt replaced but can’t work out to do it ourselves.
We’ve purchased the part but still need someone who knows what they are doing to attach it and see if it all works. 
Any ideas on who does this kind of servicing?

Skin Cancer checks in Canberra?

By 2 September 2012

My husband is a moley moley moley man and wants to have a thorough check up to scan for any irregularities.
Have any Rioters got any experience with where is the best place to start in Canberra?
Is there a skin cancer clinic you can go to without a referral or do you start at [...]

Best Free Alternative to

By 1 September 2012

What is the best free alternative website to for selling stuff online in the ACT?
I just have a few meager possessions that I’d like to get rid of before I move house.
Any help appreciated, thanks in advance.

Ugly ‘Altitude’ High Rise Apartments In Belconnen

By 1 September 2012

Is it just me or is anyone else horrified by the Altitude Apartments being constructed  between Chandler Street and Emu Bank in Belconnen? This monstrosity is an eye sore to say the least and it may not have reached it’s final height as yet.  There are a number of large buildings in the area such [...]

TMJ Chiropractor in Canberra?

By 1 September 2012

I have recently been diagnosed with TMJ and I’ve been told that a chiropractor might be able to help.
Does anyone have a good (or bad) experience to report, and has anyone had success in treating TMJ with chiropractic?

can anyone help me identify this artist?

By 31 August 2012

sup riotacters!
so there’s a house thats recently come up for sale in red hill. totally out of my price range and probably a little too high class for my tastes anyway.
but I really like the artwork in the house! I’ve emailed the agent and the vendor is not interested in divulging the artists name (wtf? [...]

What’s up with the new Uni Pub work?

By 29 August 2012

I noticed a couple of weeks back that out the back of the Uni Pub, where they’re planning to put the beer garden, official ‘Stop Work’ notices have been slapped up, and (obviously!) work has stopped.  
It looks like the notice covers the entire project, inside and out, and look to be Government issued notices, [...]

Cotter Road Upgrade?

By 28 August 2012

Are there any plans to upgrade the Cotter Road now they are building all the new houses out that way? The traffic stretches all the way back to Adelaide Ave in the afternoon and I am guessing it will only get worse.

Camp sites in Canberra

By 28 August 2012

I have friends coming over from England for their honeymoon.
They will be in Canberra for 3 nights and travelling in a hired camper van.
Does anyone know any camp sites besides cotter and stuff. More closer to suburbia?

The tale of Limestone Lizzie

By 27 August 2012

Hey guys,
Someone just told me a quick story about some prostitute named Limestone Lizzie… Sounds like a bit of a story, anyone got any stories to tell? Did she actually exist?

Function Venues for Birthday Parties in Canberra?

By 27 August 2012

I am looking for ideas for function venues for a birthday party later on in the year.
I estimate there will be around 60 people, and would prefer somewhere within 10 minutes of the city (ie. Dickson, Kingston, Manuka, Ainslie etc) and don’t want to break the bank either!
Also, somewhere that has limited steps due to [...]

Wanted: Canberra’s least confrontational gym or health club

By 26 August 2012

Hi all, this is the increasingly expanding Bill.
I never thought I’d be the type. The type that gets up at 5.30am to go to the gym. Or who gives up time at the pub after work to go to the gym. But alas, after too many beers after work, my doctor has finally convinced me [...]

Small Business suffering due to poor planning by ACT Planning & Development

By 23 August 2012

Should small business be compensated for poor planning by ACT Planning & Development?

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