Tag Archives: ask riotact

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?

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

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.

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

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 [...]

What is Channel 84?

By 27 April 2012

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.

Looking For A Book Keeper

By 27 April 2012

Hey Rioters,
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 [...]

Rental Property Management rates

By 26 April 2012

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.

Lush forests in Canberra?

By 25 April 2012

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!

Psyched out on the bus

By 24 April 2012

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 [...]

Merchant Service Ideas for Small Business in Canberra?

By 24 April 2012

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 [...]

Backyard Chooks – What, where and when….

By 23 April 2012

What breed of chooks should we buy for our backyard?

Domestic cleaner recommendation – Northside

By 23 April 2012

Looking for a domestic cleaner in West Belconnen.

How much does your IT job pay?

By 22 April 2012

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 [...]

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