Tag Archives: ask riotact

Pest Control

By 10 April 2012

Hi there and Happy Easter fellow Riot’ers.  I’m wondering if you can again offer me some sagely advice?   I have recently purchased an older property that has stood empty for at least the last three months and we are encountering creepy crawlies everywhere.
For my partner’s piece of mind, we’re considering getting pest control in to [...]

Piercing places in Canberra?

By 6 April 2012

I know there’s a few threads about this but as far as I can tell, none from this year / late last year, so I thought it might be worth asking around since apparently Justin’s is now closed etc.
I’m thinking of a navel piercing – I’ve had 3 cartilage ones done at Redpath and 1 [...]

APS – work in a small agency or a big one ?

By 6 April 2012

Hi Rioters!
So I work in a large agency, and have done for the 4 years of my time here in Canberra.
I recently stunned myself by being found the least-worst candidate for a position in a small agency. The position comes with a significant pay rise but I’d have to leave a place where is honestly [...]

Car fairs in Canberra?

By 5 April 2012

I understand the car fair in Mitchell no longer exists, but does the one in Woden still happen? Anywhere else?
Will they be happening over Easter?

Does the internet still suck in Gungahlin?

By 4 April 2012

Some friends and I are looking to move in to a house together. We all study/work in either Belconnen or the City, so rentals on the north side are looking good.
One area that really appeals are the Gungahlin suburbs south of the town centre (big new houses, not far from the City/Belco, [...]

Recommendations for gas ducted heating installation?

By 3 April 2012

Hi, anyone have recommendations for gas ducted heating installers?
Our house has existing (unused) system but am looking to get more points (ducts) installed….thanks

What Satan spawned hell creature is this?

By 2 April 2012

Seen this morning at LBG.
About 4 inches long.
Couldn’t get better images as I was too scared to get close to it.

Chinese construction site near Parliament House

By 1 April 2012

What’s the go with that construction site near Parliament House that is being operated by the Chinese embassy?  
It looks like they are constructing a factory and there is dorm accommodation out the back.  
The security is extensive, cameras and barbed wire.

Paint for concrete in Canberra?

By 1 April 2012

I’m thinking of painting a concrete path.
I was thinking of Berger paving paints.
Has anyone used this, or can suggest another product?

Mini arthropod bugs that arrive with rain? What bug is this?

By 30 March 2012

Could these bugs be falling with the rain – they are always there after rain fills containers like fine grey ash on the surface.
Or could they be some insect life stage quickly appearing in rainwater ?
They are very alive – legs working well.
I have tried Google – but got no leads.

Vintage Flip Clocks?

By 30 March 2012

Hey there,
I know this may seem odd but I’m super keen on a vintage wood flip clock/alarm/radio but I have no idea where to even look or start here in Canberra.
So I was looking for suggestions on where I might find my clock (other than ebay) or if any fellow rioters had a flip [...]

facade suggestions required

By 30 March 2012

Hello people,
I need some suggestions for a cheaper front facade.
Rendering the whole front is costing me a 1,500 to 2,000. Stack stone is costing me around the same.
But are there any cheaper solutions? I have rendering bricks in front of my house and would like to make my facade appear better.
Thanks in advance.

Metal Roof Advice for Canberra?

By 27 March 2012

I know there have been variations on a theme in the past.
Looking at getting a Colorbond style metal roof for many reasons.
Any suggestions re roofing companies?
Thanks in advance

Yum Cha in Canberra?

By 26 March 2012

A question for the hive mind that needs revisiting:
Where’s the best Yum Cha in Canberra, and the best on the northside if they don’t coincide?

PA hire in Canberra?

By 26 March 2012

howdy rioters…
seeking advice on PA hire.
looking a five channel mixer, 2 cd players, 2 turntables (vinyl who’d have thought it;) & speakers (plus all the required cables, etc)… only required for the one evening (friday)
done a wee search, but recommendations would be appreciated:)

Obscenely early coffee?

By 26 March 2012

I have to drop someone off at Jolimont at 6:30 tomorrow morning.
Is there anywhere around there that might be open for a coffee at six-ish?

What bug will this be?

By 26 March 2012

Just wondering if any ofr the Rioters can identify this caterpillar that was on my railing yesterday morning?

Canberra red bricks?

By 25 March 2012

Does anyone know where I could buy cleaned Canberra red bricks?
We are looking for between three and four thousand.
Some idea of price would also be good, Thanks.

No-signature credit cards

By 24 March 2012

Paying for petrol this morning, I stuck my card in the reader and entered my PIN – “incorrect PIN” came the message, so I tried again and, again, got the same message.
“Just tap it, buddy” said the attendant (risking a stern finger-wagging for the use of that appalling American appellation). Mistaking my chagrin at his [...]

Australia Post – Getting Parcels delivered

By 23 March 2012

I live in the Oracle apartments in Belconnen.
Does anyone else living in an apartment in either Belconnen or Canberra seem to have problems getting parcels delivered?
In my case the deliverer doesn’t seem to even leave a card saying they’ve called, which means I have no way of knowing whether or not I’ve received something. [...]

Disputing an Infringement in the Magistrates Court & Disabled Parking in the ACT

By 23 March 2012

I’m considering going to the Magistrates Court to dispute a parking infringement issued to me. Now before you all blast me and tell me to pay up, don’t waste taxpayers money, don’t be a tightarse etc I want you to know I’m not doing an “Dr Enfield’ or anything needless like that (I pay any other fines [...]

Screws in tyres in Canberra?

By 23 March 2012

Has anyone else had someone putting screws in their tyres?
I have had on 3 seperate occasions now found the same type of screw in the same tyre.
It has been the same tyre each time and on the outer top edge of the tyre so I think someone must be doing it.

Advertising recommendations in Canberra?

By 23 March 2012

Hi Rioters
I’m looking to do some local press advertising for my business.  Before I spend a small fortune on advertising, I’d love to hear your views on where my advertising dollar is best spent eg:
- City News
- Canberra Weekly
- Canberra Times
- Chronicle
- Other
Please help…
[ED - And let us not forget RiotACT]

New GP Southside?

By 22 March 2012

With yet another family practice in Canberra’s South closing (Chifley Family Practice – moving to Ochre Health in Calwell) I was wondering if anyone had any information on Medical Centres in the Weston/Weston area?
I know that Waramanga Medical Centre is taking new patients and I’ve heard Fisher Family Practice are also, but I’d like to [...]

Recommendations for a cocktail party venue in Canberra?

By 21 March 2012

We’re looking for a venue to host a cocktail party for our engagement, for around 50 – 70 guests. 
Has anyone got any great ideas? 
We’re hoping to go somewhere that doesn’t have a per head charge for food (which we’re finding difficult) would appreciate any advice!!
Thank you

Regulations on running a noisy business in suburban areas.

We are in the unfortunate position of having a neighbour who has decided to start running a mechanics/panel beaters from home.  We are subject to panel beating going on until after midnight and the continual reving of cars, to the point where it sounds like the engine is about to explode.
A number of people in [...]

White Canvas Tarps in Canberra?

By 20 March 2012

I am seeking ready made white canvas tarps with eyelets, various sizes.
I have been able to purchase green olive tarps here in Australia at a good price off ebay ($60ish bucks each).
There is an abundance of white tarps on the web from the USA but the postage is too expensive ($500)!
Anyone out there can help??

Where to park at University House, ANU?

By 20 March 2012

I have a meeting at University House for about an hour at 1pm next Thursday.  I won’t have much time to look for a car park and parking’s always been difficult on the few occasions I’ve been to ANU before.  I know there is parking at University House, but what are the chances there’ll be a space available [...]

Do any real estate agents work in reverse?

By 20 March 2012

Question for the hive mind -
I’m looking to change my living situation in/around June/July of this year. Is it worthwhile me sending my details and the kind of place I’m after to real estate agents and asking them to contact me if anything suitable turns up? Or is that just going to be too much [...]

New daytime biting mozzies?

By 19 March 2012

Not sure if it’s something to do with all the wet weather or CSIRO have left the top of one of their jars, but for the last week or so I have been getting badly bitten by very large mozzies during the daytime.
Went for a walk up Mount Rogers in Flynn on saturday and [...]

Your thoughts wanted on the Legislative Assembly website

By 19 March 2012

The team working on a refresh of the Legislative Assembly website are asking for feedback and have specifically asked for the insights of our sagacious readership.
They’ve got a survey to fill in but will also be reading the comments here.

Good mobile dog groomers?

By 18 March 2012

Who are the good mobile dog groomers in Canberra?
We’ve been having difficulty finding a good one since Mandy from Hydrodog left the business.
They’re not show dogs so the clip doesn’t have to be perfect, but it does have to be even (after the last one I had to take the dogs into a [...]

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