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)?
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 [...]
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?
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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!
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.
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?
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.
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 [...]
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?
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 ?
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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 [...]
Just saw a new channel on my Digital TV called 84.
Rang WIN but they didn’t know either. Does anyone know what sort of shows/content it will have.
I heard it could be like Channel 64 with all its silly infomercials and psychic scams, sorry, programmes.
Our Book Keeper rather un ceremoniously left us today with under 48 hours notice, while he did an amazing job during his time with us giving notice was obviously not a strong point!
Can anyone recommend a good Book Keeper in the City / Inner North area who is a wizard on MYOB and can [...]
Hello fellow rioters.
This query is for those investors/landlords who lease out their properties through a property management agency. What are the common rates and charges going around at the moment.
Is it worth going through a property management agent or is it better renting out by yourself? Any advice/suggestions is much appreciated.
Hey there RiotACT,
I’m a media student looking for a location for my next film.
I don’t know much about nature parks in Canberra so I was wondering if anyone could recommend somewhere green and nice looking!
I had to share the experience I had on the bus this morning….it’s a first world type of problem and I seek your forgiveness in advance for even bringing it up.
There I was, on the number 111 on my way to work. Just approaching Woden town centre, about two or three stops away when we [...]
I’m after some advice on options for receiving payment from clients via credit/debit card and EFTPOS.
I’m a very small business and I want to be able to take payment from clients either over the phone or at time of consultation. Problem is the standard EFTPOS machines from a bank cost a fortune! Yes they are [...]
What breed of chooks should we buy for our backyard?
Looking for a domestic cleaner in West Belconnen.
I have been looking for a new job in the IT field as the writing is on the wall for the one I have now. The new game seems to be contracting. No more solid walk in jobs based on years of experience. So, I dressed up and went to pimp myself and my skills [...]