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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 ?

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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 [...]

Kids birthday parties – daughter turning 5

By 22 April 2012

Hi all
After some good suggestions – I have read the thread about birthday parties from last year.  My daughter is turning 5 and May is a bit of an iffy time weather-wise.  We’re doing parties every second year so I don’t mind spending a bit and did consider Kids Pantry but that really is very [...]

Anyone know where I can find cotechino in Canberra?

By 21 April 2012

Planning the weeks meals and came across what looked like a really yummy recipe that uses cotechino.
Thought I’d just mosey up to Fyshwick markets and pick some up at one of the deli’s. The closest I got was a wait of two weeks.
I could use italian sausages instead, however I’d like to give [...]

Dog Training in the ACT – References required

By 20 April 2012

Just looking for some good dog training options on the Gungahlin side of the ACT for a large dog.
Have you had a brilliant experience taking your dog to a trainer?
Are you currently taking your dog to a trainer?
Would love to know!!

Where can I find fresh Russian (Borodinski) bread in Canberra?

By 19 April 2012

Borodinsky bread is said to have been named by a general’s wife who sought to inspire the Russian troops before the battle of Borodino between Napoleon and Kutuzov in 1812 by baking special loaves flavoured with native coriander. 
Does anybody know a baker that makes it locally?  [otherwise, it is a matter of importing it...]

Best city parking?

By 18 April 2012

Whilst Mr Coe has raised the issue of parking increases and the impact on  families, I thought it’d be a good time to ask other rioters about the best parking in the city?
Especially city west where it appears there is some competition in the private market.
So what’s the cheapest parking in town?

Recommendations for a carpenter/joiner?

By 17 April 2012

Dear RiotACT hive-mind,
We’ve recently made space for pantry shelving and are looking for a carpenter/joiner who can build us some custom shelves to meet our needs.
We’ve done some initial research and are wondering if riot act readers have any recommendations/suggestions?
Thanks in advance!

Breaking a lease in Canberra? Advice please

By 17 April 2012

In need of some advice please.
My husband and I need to break the lease on our  rental property, we still have 4 months left of the fixed term. We are having to break lease due to a loss of income and my husband has moved away from Canberra for work and we cannot afford 2 [...]

Canberra’s top eateries?

By 16 April 2012

There seems to be an excessive amount of restaurants and cafe’s in the capital, the standard from personal experience is quite low in many forms of the dining experience, especially in the quality of food or poorly made coffees, with the exception of a top restaurant starting with “S” that I found to be excellent [...]

Thyroid doctor

By 16 April 2012

Breif history is that I had my thyroid removed 10 years ago and have been on medication ever since. First couple of years on thyroxine thyroid medication were up and down, next 6 perfect. Last 2 have been up and down again with various symptoms, doctors appointments, blood tests every 6 weeks, adjustment of medication then go [...]

Recommendations for a photographer in Canberra?

By 14 April 2012

Hi there fellow Rioters,
I am hoping to obtain some recommendations for a high quality, professional photographer.  I’m looking for someone to photograph the progress of the construction of a commercial building over an 18 month period (located in a suburb near the Canberra CBD).
Someone with building/real estate experience would be ideal.
Many thanks!

Belconnen Internet Providers?

By 13 April 2012

Good Day Rioters,
Simple question – What it the fastest provider in Belconnen’s North?
I currently have an ADSL 2 plan with BigPond – but they seem to take a large amount of my cash for a stack of services I don’t use. Their speed and reliability are OK – but nothing to write home about. I [...]

Help required for men of large girth in Canberra!

By 11 April 2012

As a man of surplus girth I sometimes find it hard to get a business shirt that will button up across my large neck but not look like a poncho around the rest of my chest.
Does anyone know any menswear shops that cater for such a thing so that I wouldn’t have to go down [...]

Apple picking around Canberra?

By 10 April 2012

Does anyone know an apple orchard where you can pick your own?
The only source I found is from 2003.
Willing to drive up to an hour.

Suggestions for Installers to Retrofit a Wired Network

By 10 April 2012

Hi Rioters,
I’m looking to move my modem from it’s current mess-of-cables in the kitchen to a cupboard, but I’ll need to get someone in to do cabling (at the very least, to install a powerpoint) and was wondering if anyone had recommendations of installers. (Best quote so far is about $150/point)

Catering in Canberra?

By 10 April 2012

Hey guys, I was interested in catering for around 75 people in a few weeks.
Just cocktail food that can be delivered to our house hot and cold for around $250.
Is this feasible for the price or are we better off just doing something ourselves?

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