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The logbook system in Canberra?

By 19 May 2012

I have recently moved to Canberra from Victoria, and am trying to get my driver’s license. I have logged over 100hrs of driving, so I do have basic driving skills, but I failed a test in Victoria before I moved. So I am pretty keen to do it through the log-book system, as I was [...]

Goulburn – Oberon road?

By 18 May 2012

Hey all,
I’m doing a trip to the Blue Mountains next weekend and am planning to go up via Oberon (google maps says it is slightly quicker to go to Katoomba that way than going up the Hume). Wikipedia says the road is fully sealed and the maps I’ve looked at seem to suggest it is [...]

Boxing or wrestling rings in Canberra

By 18 May 2012

Anyone know of a location on boxing rings or wrestling rings?
Phoenix gym is an option but does anyone know of anywhere else.
Nothing serious for why i need one to use, just for laughs and a few bets.

Transact Outage?

By 16 May 2012

Is there still a transact outage in large parts of the city? I live in Bonner, and there has been a FTTH internet outage since yesterday afternoon.
Am I the only one, or is this widespread?
The transact outages page is not updated too often it seems.

UEFA Champions League Final 2012 in Canberra

By 16 May 2012

Hi
Does anyone know of any venues doing something for the UEFA Champions League Final kicking off on Sunday 20 May @ 4.45am?
Preferably northside but given the importance of the game for my beloved Chelsea, I’m prepared to go to Cooma to find a good place to watch it if need be.
Go the blues!!

Where to find deep-fried Mars Bars in Canberra?

By 15 May 2012

Apart from making your own, does anyone know any cafe/restaurant/caravan that sells them?
The G-Spot no longer exists (the only place I knew that did sell them).

Used bicycle parts

By 15 May 2012

As I cannot afford to buy a new bike, I am considering putting one together myself if I can find cheap parts. So what is a good place for cheap bicycle parts? Obviously, the frame is going to be the most important, but I’ll recycle anything I can except for possibly the fiddly moving parts [...]

Fernwood Gym, Yay or Nay?

By 15 May 2012

I am looking to join Fernwood gym and was wondering what others experiences where?
I am currently a member of club slime and I am so sick of the all roid munchers taking up all the weights, plus their crazed blood shot eyes scare me.

Adult debating in Canberra?

By 14 May 2012

I’d love to start debating, but can’t seem to find any clubs for adults.
And I haven’t done it since year 7, so something for beginners is required.
Does anyone know a club in Canberra that could help?

Parental help at schools

By 14 May 2012

What are your thoughts on paying full school fees for your children and then being shamed into taking time off work to help out with normal school activities (reading, maths, etc)?

Mini bonfires in backyards, are they legal?

By 14 May 2012

Does anyone know if it is legal for people to host mini bonfires in their backyards?
I live in Dunlop (where the houses are so close you can hear your neighbour flush their toilet) and the people behind me are hosting a little gathering with their friends, I can hear everything.
It’s almost 3am and I’d [...]

NRAS as an investor?

By 14 May 2012

I have been looking into the National Rental Affordability Scheme NRAS as an investor and was wondering if anyone is doing it or knows anything about it in Canberra?
Cheers

Dog Whisperer

By 11 May 2012

I have an 8 year old male cocker spaniel that has random aggressive tendencies towards small kids and strangers.
I need to do something about it and I am hoping that the RiotACT community will be able to share any experiences and recommendations with local dog behaviour services.

Eskrima in Canberra?

By 11 May 2012

Is there anywhere in Canberra to learn eskrima/kali escrima?
So far I’ve found a school called Black Eagle in either Turner or Hawker – not sure if it’s even still open as different locations/numbers are listed and they have no web site and I couldn’t get through to anyone.
I’ve also found a guy who will [...]

House Sitting in Canberra?

By 10 May 2012

Rioters
We’re in the midst of an extensive reno, builder has already flagged the need for us to actually move out for a period when he’s done with the new room and ready to start work on the internal changes to existing house. 
I’m conscious of major disruptions to family life and was considering the option [...]

Where has all the traffic gone?

By 10 May 2012

On my drive in from God’s Country (Queanbeyan) this morning, I noticed that something I suspected had indeed come to pass: there was very little traffic on the Monaro Highway.  At 8.45am.
Several weeks ago it could take a good 15 minutes to get from Hume through to the airport, but for the last week or [...]

Stolen Car – Tues 8 May in Phillip

By 9 May 2012

Blue Nissan 200sx stolen from an apartment block in Phillip between 9.50pm and 11.15pm on Tuesday 8 May 2012.
Car is currently unregistered but did have ACT number plates on it.
If anyone has any information that may assist in recovering the car please call the police or reply to this thread.

Pet mince

By 9 May 2012

Does anyone know of a butcher in North Canberra selling good quality pet mince?
I tried the Dickson butcher, but for some reason neither my dog nor my cat would touch their pet mince, and they are not particularly fussy.

Real estate agent commissions in Canberra?

By 9 May 2012

Hello fellow ACT rioters,
I plan to sell my property for the first time soon, so this query is for those property owners/landlords who recently sold their properties through a real estate agent.
What are the common commission and charges around at the moment?
Is it worth using a real estate agent or is it better to sell [...]

How to work out an APS Voluntary Redundancy Payout?

By 9 May 2012

So with the news in the Budget that APS jobs are on the block again I was wondering if anyone out there knows how to calculate (even roughly) what payout one might get from an APS VR.
It would be good to get an idea of the potential payout before making it known that one is [...]

Boxing/Wrestling Ring Hire in Canberra?

By 9 May 2012

Anyone know of boxing or wrestling ring hire in Canberra for a day or two?
Preferably one we can assemble in a backyard.
Thanks in advance!

Suggestions for blind cleaning services in Canberra?

By 8 May 2012

My mother is looking to have her blinds cleaned, and I would be grateful for any recommendations on a blind cleaning service.
She doesnt want to spend bucketloads obviously, though I think a mob that comes to the home and does them will save everyone’s blood pressure.
Thanks

Something to do with my 12 year old daughter?

By 7 May 2012

Hi all, Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions of what I could do my 12 year old daughter on the weekends during the day in or around Canberra?

Kitchen renovations

By 7 May 2012

Hey all
We are gathering quotes for kitchen renovations. I realise this has been asked before, but some of the companies that were mentioned previously are now out of business .
Feedback on costs, timeliness and whether the product met your expectations much appreciated.

Kingston Commercial Developments

By 6 May 2012

I’ve had a quick look through the thread’s but haven’t been able to find anything – Anyone got any knowledge on the work currently going on in the Kingston shopping precinct? They’ve ripped out all the shopfronts on the corner of Giles and Kennedy streets, and I think they are doing something on the corner [...]

Mechanic for gas cars in Canberra?

By 5 May 2012

My pos falcon is running very bad but the mechanic I normally use does not do gas problems.
Anyone know a good gas mechanic preferably in fyshwick?

Looking for a website design company in Canberra?

By 4 May 2012

I know there are lots of individuals and companies out there doing websites.
I am looking to build a website for a local small business and I need a company that will listen, be responsive to the job requirements, have a bit of flair and be practical.
They must also have a bit of an [...]

Visiting sportsman seeks casual employment.

By 3 May 2012

I’m associated with a Canberra Sporting team that imports a number of overseas players for each winter season.
While some of their expenses(flights, accommodation and shared vehicle access) are covered they still need day to day spending money.
A complicating factor is that they rarely have a weekend free and train three nights a week.
Anyone out there [...]

Buying guitar strings in Civic

By 3 May 2012

I’ve been meaning to ask for ages… Does anyone know if there’s anywhere in Civic that sells guitar strings? The second hand CD store in the interchange used to but don’t anymore…
Would be so handy if there was rather than having to go out to Phillip or Mitchell every time.
Thanks RiotACTers

Graphic Design profession in Canberra?

By 3 May 2012

Hi, I’m a former Canberra resident (Flynn, Scullin) and I’ve been living in Greece for the last 21 years. I’m sure that if you haven’t been living under a rock on an island somewhere you probably have some inkling of how bad things have gotten here recently with the outlook for the near future being [...]

Water outflow pipe near the Cotter Pumping Station?

By 29 April 2012

Just upstream of the bridge over the Murrumbidgee near the pumping station, there is occassionally a huge powerful blast of water spraying into the Murrumbidgee.
It is on the wrong side of the river to be coming directly from the new dam site.
Anyone know what the story is ?

[ED - Photos by [...]

Canberra electricity is very cheap

By 29 April 2012

Hey
Living in NSW, under 20 klicks from the northern border of ACT. The cost of electricity per kilowatt/hour is so much more than Canberra (ACTEW AGL) across all tariffs, despite our home being a mere 15 min drive from Bonner shops.
Is Canberra’s residential electricity subsidised? 
Anyone know of good energy price deals for nearby NSW locales?  
We are just [...]

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