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Lunchtime anniversary meal with degustation menu?

By 26 January, 2012

We are new to Canberra and are looking for a great place to have our 20th anniversary meal.
We would like a fixed course menu or degustation menu with wine. We would probably prefer modern Australian but are open – just not Italian.
Price really isn’t an issue.
The only catch is that lunch would [...]

GP to treat androgen deficiency?

By 25 January, 2012

Bit of a personal one,
I’m not satisfied with my current family doctor’s treatment of androgen deficiency (low T) and am looking to move to another GP. 
Can anyone recommend any Canberra GPs who have experience in HRT treatment?
Thanks in advance.

Belco Bug Mania

By 25 January, 2012

On a morning walk, I noticed what I thought was mould or markings on one of the Dept of Immigration buildings (College St side, the older ones). Turned out though it was a colony of bugs!
I went back this morning to take a couple of photos – does anyone know what these are? Google gave [...]

Wheelchair friendly BBQ areas in the ACT?

By 24 January, 2012

[ED - Can the hive mind help out Purple Diva on this one?]

Workers Compensation Claiming Time Limit in Canberra?

By 24 January, 2012

I’m in a (possibly) tricky situation, my girlfriend is about to have back surgery for a bulging disc when she tells me that the injury occurred at work when she was picking something up. The thing is, this was 5 years ago!
She lodge an internal injury form, and went to the doctor and had some [...]

Southside childcare centres with part time/half days in Canberra?

By 24 January, 2012

Are there any childcare centres on the Southside that offer part time hours or half days?  If so, what is your experience with this centre?
Thanks Rioters!

Bucks night in canberra – party boat

By 24 January, 2012

Does anyone know if the party boat is up and running? I know it had a similar accident to that of the costa concordia last feb. Tried calling the number on the website, it was off. Does any ideas?
Traveling to Sydney is not an option unfortunately.

Is the Public Sector really equal opportunity

By 23 January, 2012

I have a question for all the Public service Riot readers out there.  Is working for the APS really equal opportunity in regards to having a disability?  More specifically a mental illness?  A friend of mine is attempting to gain employment as an APS 1 or 2 but she is not sure whether to disclose the fact [...]

Flyover Australia Day 2012 Canberra?

By 23 January, 2012

Last year i found direct information relating to the jet flyover route for Australia Day (LBG).
Anyone know where i can find this information for 2012?

Will Canberra rent prices fall in the next year or so?

By 23 January, 2012

I’ve noticed that there are a lot of new apartments springing up all around Canberra. Seen heaps in Bruce but in the city, in tuggeranong, in Dickson, there just seems to be new apartment blocks being built.
There’s also like 5 new suburbs in Gungalin and also the new Molongo suburbs.
Surely, Canberra’s population can’t be growing [...]

Building allowance a rort?

By 22 January, 2012

Hoping someone with a better understanding of tax and/or consumer law can give a view here.  Am in the process of building.  Our builder, a large business with good buying power, gives us an allowance of $30 per m2 for tiles to be selected from only 2 shops.  At those shops I’m told that if [...]

Quickest driving school?

By 22 January, 2012

Hi, I don’t have the time to buff-up for the Government test, and I want to get the task of obtaining my license out of the way before my hectic uni schedule sets in, so I was wondering:
What driving school in Canberra is fastest for completing the logbook?
NB: I know it’s based on individual ability, [...]

Go Gecko has been bought out by Independent, who else has low capped fees?

By 22 January, 2012

Just trying to find someone to sell my home in Chisholm, its for a deceased estate and I cant sell it myself as my rellos are jerks.
I had a couple of real estate agents have a look and they said there commission alone would be $12,000 + on a home valued at $360,000.  A house [...]

Rugby Kids in Canberra?

By 21 January, 2012

My 12 yr son would like to join a team to play rugby, can anyone suggest or recommend a club or team in the North close to Gungahlin?

Buying a litre of milk in Canberra?

By 21 January, 2012

A quick and hopefully easy question for Rioters.
I’m after tips on the best place to buy a litre of milk in Canberra. So far my travels have taken me Woolworths, Coles, IGA, Aldi, Supabarn and the local takeaway.
The first two specialist stores have been quite good and I will probably end up buying from [...]

Buying a BBQ in Canberra?

By 20 January, 2012

A quick and hopefully easy question for Rioters. I’m after tips on the best place to buy a BBQ in Canberra. So far my travels have taken me to Barbecues Galore, Burning Log, Harvey Norman, Domayne and Bunnings (all in Fyshwick).
The first two specialist stores have been quite good and I will probably end up [...]

Panel beater living in my campervan

By 17 January, 2012

My panel beater is a lazy bugger.

Car detailing in Canberra?

By 17 January, 2012

The search function has let me down, so can anyone recommend a good car detailing place in Canberra?

Johnson drive pedestrian crossing

By 16 January, 2012

Anyone know why a traffic light controlled pedestrian crossing is being installed almost directly on top an underpass on Johnson Drive between Calwell and Isabella Plains?
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Forensic advice

By 16 January, 2012

Well here goes, my first post, I’m looking for some bright advice from fellow Rioters.  I was having some car battery trouble recently and unsuccessfully tried to jumpstart my car.  Couldnt get it going and had to leave it further down the street on the nature strip (ie all wheels completely off the road) until [...]

Stand up paddleboards in Canberra?

By 16 January, 2012

Anyone know where I can hire a stand up paddle board in Canberra?
[Photo by Richard]

Armed SWAT-like security at Belconnen Mall

By 15 January, 2012

So I was at the mall this morning having a coffee with my wife when I noticed this dude dressed all in black walking towards us. The general vibe the guy was putting out seemed unusual, so I had a closer look. The outfit consisted of black tactical gear, including cargo pants and military style [...]

Are there any proctologists in Canberra?

By 14 January, 2012

Ok I have an ongoing health condition which I believe is going to require me to see a proctologist soon.
However after over an hour of searching online I cannot see any listing for proctologists in the ACT.
Please tell me that I’m not going to have to travel to either Sydney or Melbourne to [...]

Solitaire Jewellers?

By 13 January, 2012

Hi all,
I’m currently in the market for yellow gold wedding rings and got a quote from Solitaire in Civic in the Canberra Centre, that was quite a bit cheaper than other jewellers.
Has anybody else used them?
Any feedback would be appreciated!

Business broker suggestions/recommendations…

By 13 January, 2012

I have a friend who owns a small retail business but due to family commitments, needs to sell.  She is looking at using a broker to manage the sale of the business.
I’ve offered to make some initial enquiries for her on her behalf because she’s quite swamped at the moment with the shop and family, [...]

What caterpillar is that?

By 12 January, 2012

Osman has sent in this picture of a caterpillar found on his mailbox last night in the hope the hivemind can inform him.
And what better to ask than a hive mind?

HELP I need flowers for my wedding next weekend

By 12 January, 2012

As the title suggests I’m getting hitched next weekend and I’ve forgotten about the flowers. My jobs included beer/wine, entertainment and flowers. To be honest I was too excited about the beer and forgot all about the flowers… until now.
I have a $300 budget to get anything in season the bride is not a zilla [...]

Getting new soles put on a pair of leather boots?

By 12 January, 2012

I have a dilemma. My favourite pair of leather boots have started to peel up from the sole.
I’m not sure where to entrust said leather boots to get fixed.
Has anyone used those Mister Minit type places? Are there speciality shoe fixers around town?
How much do these things tend to cost?

Where to buy cheap but good birthday cakes?

By 12 January, 2012

Hi, got a 21st birthday coming up too soon for my liking and I am trying to find out good recommendations where to get a good cake.
For my sisters a few years ago, we got her a big amazing chocolate mudcake from the woolies in Dickson but pretty sure they have stopped doing it.
I am [...]

Where to buy Maps in Canberra?

By 11 January, 2012

I need a fold out (large kind) map of the UK, including Scotland and Wales (thus UK, not England).  
Does anyone know where I can buy one in Canberra?

Seeking reliable pest control in Canberra?

By 10 January, 2012

Recently moved in and am looking for pest control to be done at the new place.
There are stacks of options online, with quotes varying quite a bit, so I was wondering whether anyone could recommend a reliable pest control service in the area?
I’ve noticed a previous post on the topic but that was a few [...]

Dondurma in Canberra?

By 9 January, 2012

In Sydney last month, on the recommendation of a friend, I tried out some dondurma in Auburn. Dondurma is turkish ice cream. It’s got a different texture, and it doesn’t melt as easily. Apparently, it’s made with the gelatin-like substance they use in turkish delight, which explains its different texture. But the orchid it’s derived [...]


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