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Feral cats in Canberra. What to do?

By 5 July 2012

I live in a complex not that far from a nature reserve. Earlier this year, kittens start to show up in the complex grounds that clearly don’t belong to anyone. They live under cars, in the common gardens and around the skips. Now those kittens have turned into cats and they like to fight/breed with [...]

Driving Schools in Canberra?

By 4 July 2012

Could someone fill me in on good driving schools in canberra please?
Thanks in advance

Men’s electric shaver reviews in Canberra?

By 3 July 2012

Husband has requested an electric shaver for his birthday but I’m completely in the dark about what to get as he’s never had one before.
Can any men-folk recommend an awesome one and the best place to buy them here in Canberra?

Goodyear Autocare Braddon gone?

By 3 July 2012

Hey, does anyone know when and why the Goodyear Autocare in Braddon closed?

No resources for Opthalmology Outpatient Clinics. Where to go?

By 3 July 2012

Another example of the Public Health system failing the public.
Our two year old has a blocked tear duct, that I am told is not an urgent thing – however she is prone to conjunctivitis and is constantly weeping tears.
Could RA’s recommend some other Ophthalmology providers in Canberra – public and private?

Real Estate commissions?

By 2 July 2012

Can anyone tell me what seems to be a fair comission to pay a real estate agent in Canberra?
Both upfront costs as well as final commission?

Krispy Kreme 7-Eleven Price Increase

By 2 July 2012

My wife loves Krispy Kreme and with 7-Eleven now stocking them I have brought some over the last month at $8.95 for a 4 pack.
Howver, when I went in today that have risen to $11. How curious with the new tax year an increase in prices.
Anyone know why the increase or should I [...]

Someone to install wallpaper?

By 30 June 2012

Hi Rioters
Can you recommend someone to install wallpaper in Canberra?
Is it expensive and where do you get wallpaper from these days?
Thanks so much!

Civic/Northside hairdressers

By 26 June 2012

Can anyone recommend a hairdresser who charges less than $200 to cut, style, colour and blow dry, please?
I have now tried Sibu (charged $65 more than quoted and were not overly friendly), CJ’s in Florey (ok style, ok price, just nothing special), Boho (highly recommended but had two little girls playing with my hair [...]

Latvian community?

By 25 June 2012

Is there much of a Latvian community in Canberra?
Are there any Latvian cultural organisations?

What’s on guide

By 25 June 2012

We are relatively new in Canberra and it is truly a great place with lots going on.
It does, however, seem to be a bit of a lottery finding out what is going on.
Does Canberra have a listings magazine (I don’t mean Canberra weekly)?

Lakeside Cafes?

By 25 June 2012

Are there any in Canberra?
Seems like there should be, but I can’t find any! Lake Tuggeranong could surely have one and Lake Burley Griffin.

Getting out of a vehicle lease in the ACT – Pickles and others?

By 24 June 2012

I have a leased vehicle that I would like to sell.
I’m not in any hurry but myself and boyfriend just don’t need two sedans living so close to the city, we weren’t living together before we moved here.
Has anyone had any experience with Pickles/other novated lease remarketers who can assist?
It may only be an option [...]

Turkeys for Xmas in July

By 23 June 2012

Can someone please tell me where I can get a whole turkey in Canberra this time of year?

Need a builder in Gungahlin?

By 22 June 2012

Hi Guys,
I Need a builder in Gungahlin
Does anyone have any feedback or opinions from their experiences???

Life after Flatheads?

By 22 June 2012

With the Squirrell squeezing the life out of the O’Connor shops, I am hoping someone can point me in the direction of great fish and chips since Flatheads closed last week.

Driving an unregistered car

By 21 June 2012

Hi RiotACT,
I need to take my new car for an inspection so I can get registration, it’s a Toyota Landcruiser.
Unfortunantly I need to drive it to a workshop to get it checked out to make sure it’s roadworthy, as it’s over 6 years old.
Do you require an unregistered vehicle permit to drive a car to [...]

Recommend a good insurance lawyer?

By 20 June 2012

Hi everyone – I know this is a tricky area, so I appreciate it if no-one wants to stick their neck out.
I’m looking for a decent lawyer who handles insurance cases, preferably landlords insurance/body corporate issues. 
Let’s just say it involves a body corporate and tree roots.
Yellow pages is no real help and [...]

Recommend a doctor for the autism spectrum in Canberra?

By 20 June 2012

Hi, my 17 year old son has recently been diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome and is suffering anxiety and depression and may have to go on medication.
Can anybody recommend a good doctor on the southside that has experience working with teenagers on the autism spectrum?

Has anyone managed to rescind from a LDA land contract??

By 19 June 2012

I am trying to get out of a Land Development Agency contract though it isnt very easy!!
Can anyone advise?

TPG – Internet service provider

By 19 June 2012

I live in Canberras south and currently use TPG as my internet service provider. I have been with TPG since 2005 and have found them to be a great provider as far as speeds/quotas/pricing is concerned. My gripe is that over the past 6 or so months my ADSL2+ speeds have dramatically been slowing down and now are [...]

Where to get stargazing equipment and advice in Canberra?

By 19 June 2012

My kids are obsessed with all things astronomical at the moment, and I’d like to look into getting some basic gear to enable them (and me for that matter) to do a bit of stargazing.
Anyone know where I can pick up some basic equipment, and, more to the point, get some advice from someone [...]

Cycle mapping for Canberra?

By 19 June 2012

Does anyone know if there is a Canberra/Queanbeyan map or route planner for cyclists?
The ACT Government doesn’t seem to produce a printed one any more and I don’t find that their on line one is very user friendly or easy to print.
I’ve searched RA and sites such as Pedal Power without much success. Also Google [...]

Strata manager recommendations in Canberra?

By 19 June 2012

Looking for suggestions for a new strata manager.
For a change, one that wants to do something other than collect levies.

Looking for small office space

By 18 June 2012

Hey all,
We’ve been on the hunt for office space for awhile now, and it is amazingly difficult or expensive here in Canberra.
Do any of you know of a small office space to rent with 24/7 hour access?
All we are looking for is a small room to fit two people in, preferably in the [...]

Tree stump removal in Canberra?

By 18 June 2012

Hi everyone, I have several unsightly tree stumps that were cut back too high – by the previous owner – to grind.  They’re starting to rot and are generally in a bad state, so I want rid before the white ants find them.
Setting fire to them seems a simple solution – no I’m not mad.   [...]

Tradies insurance for apprentice in Canberra?

By 16 June 2012

Seeking advice on insurance for carpentry apprentice.

Any suggested oral surgeon for mucocele?

By 15 June 2012

I know that I can gargle salt water and hopefully it will pop out by itself, but worst-case scenario, can anybody suggest an affordable and trust-worthy oral surgeon who can remove this?
It’s the second time it happened to me, but I got the first one removed overseas and I am not going anywhere until [...]

A pane in the lungs? Asbestos testing Catch 22


Mr Poetix closed a window over-vigorously, and it cracked. Time for new glass.
Problem; our house was built in the 1950s, and according to the window people, the putty around the glass may contain asbestos. This needs to be tested before they will replace the glass. Fair enough. I don’t want anyone [...]

Good places in the City to have a private function?

By 12 June 2012

Hey rioters,
I’m looking for a good Bar/Club/Lounge in the City for a smallish function (<50 people).
I was thinking “1927″ but supposedly they’ve changed their name and I can’t find any details on them.

New fish shop at Cooleman court

By 12 June 2012

Anyone know whats the go?
They are claiming frsh seafood, but every fish shop in canberra is pretty old fish.
Anyone been yet?

Drunk and disorderly

By 12 June 2012

Hi all,
What are the specific laws/fines relating to drunk and disorderly behaviour in public spaces, in the ACT?
Also, how strictly are they imposed? Is it common for police to be called, say at a shopping centre, or even to some main street in the town centre, to fine/lockup drunks who are acting a bit silly?
Was [...]

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