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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 [...]

Where to buy chicory root in Canberra?

By 12 June 2012

What the title says, I’m wondering if anyone knows where I can find chicory root for sale.

Pizza Hut Gungahlin, Closed for good??

By 7 June 2012

Anyone know what the go is with Pizza Hut Gungahlin?
Been shut now for almost a week, with no notices (although I have not checked tonight).
Not a big deal, just interested whether they were closed down due to poor service (especially in the last few months).
The only sign on the door was telling customers to go [...]

Recommendations for a publicist please.

By 7 June 2012

Can anyone recommend a great Publicist to assist with the release of a report into inappropriate behaviour in the workplace?
We are a Canberra based National Mental Health organisation which is currently involved in a National Mental Health Initiative.
Any suggestions would be great, Small budgets require great publicists!

Land Rent in Canberra, pros and cons?

By 7 June 2012

G’day fellow rioters.
In an appeal the the hivemind, I’m after experiences and views on the Land Rent scheme. My wife and I are looking at buying in the near future and we’re trying to get a grasp on our options. Ideally, we would like an existing property, but given that some house/land packages [...]

Authentic Italian restaurant??

By 6 June 2012

I would be very grateful for some advice on authentic and delicious Italian restaurants in Canberra. 
Looking forward to hearing about some less-known trattorias -Thanks in advance!!

Sports & Stars Westfield Belconnen?

By 6 June 2012

Does anyone know what happened to Sports & Stars Sporting Memorabilia Store that were on the lower level of Westfield Belconnen?
Apparently they were there last Friday and come Saturday morning they weren’t.
Centre Management don’t even seem to know where / why they left.  
They have just done a runner.  
Not sure how [...]

Public Liability Insurance

By 5 June 2012

Having recently become an owner/occupier of a unit in Bruce, I have come accross this guide to body corporate kindly provided by Independent Property Group.
I note in the Insurance section the following guidance: “as a safeguard it is strongly advisable to take out a public liability policy for the inside of the unit”
Is it to [...]

Murrumbateman Families – Where do you send the kids for Primary School?

By 5 June 2012

We are currently considering a move from Sydney to the Murrumbateman area with our 2 small boys. The eldest is due to start school next year and I was wondering if anyone could give me any advice as to where would be best to send him?
I’d rather not fork out for private school at this [...]

Kangaroo tastes better?

By 4 June 2012

All this talk of kangaroo culls and side discussion of eating kangaroo has got me hungry for some roo.  I didn’t want to hijack the original thread about the right and wrong of culling but I do have a question.
When I were a lad and we would go camping, we’d often shoot a roo and [...]

Prefab sheds in Canberra?

By 4 June 2012

I want to build a shed/studio in my back yard and I think that some kind of prefab structure’s probably the way to go. Googling “Canberra prefab buildings” doesn’t help much.
Canberra Outdoor Structures looks promising but the site only has links to PDFs that never seem to download.
Goulburn Yurtworks has some nice stuff, but I’d [...]

Identity “Theft” Advice in Canberra?

By 4 June 2012

My friend has done the old identity scam where you get your friend’s identification (non-photographic) and apply for a new 18+ card. He has now been caught with the I.D. His friend was fully consensual in supplying him with his identity. 
I’m just wondering if anyone knows what  the legislation is regarding this and the penalties [...]

Real Estate ads – magic or deceptive?

By 4 June 2012

Hey rioters,  have a look at these Allhomes photos for the following properties.  Notice anything unusual?  Such as the same “fire” photoshopping its way into each fireplace?
24 Dugan Street Deakin 2600  Lounge room photo
104 Mugga Way Red Hill 2603, Lounge room photo
6 Fitzroy Street Forrest 2603, Lounge to Family.
This one’s good:  there’s nobody home and [...]

Need a tiny bit of welding done in Canberra?

By 4 June 2012

I have been restoring an old cabinet and I had to replace the handle, now I have a new glass handle with a brass collar but I need to weld it to the screw thread which the door catch attaches too.
It’s an extremely small job, it only involves welding an outer circle of brass [...]

Bulk mailout companies in ACT, any recommendations?

By 2 June 2012

My work do bulk mailouts of publications (think skinny magazine similar to City News) several times a year.
At the moment it is handled in-house with us supplying the stationery and casual labour hired to stuff envelopes it but I was thinking it might be better to use a mailing company to do it instead. 
Has anyone got [...]

Air raid siren in Fyshwick this morning?

By 1 June 2012

I was out to get coffee this morning at about 8:20 up at the eye hospital and on my out I heard something in the distance that sounded like an air raid siren. Anyone care to shed some light on why it may of been sounding?
I know that in rural areas they use it to [...]

Quickest way from Gungahlin to Fyshwick?

By 31 May 2012

I need to get from Gungahlin to Fyshwick at 9.00 in the morning.
I don’t normally go that direction, can anyone suggest the least cr@p route to take?
I know they’re all bad, just wonder which way is the least bad?

Dodgy Heater Installation – who to complain to?

By 31 May 2012

Hi All
I had a heater installed in January last year by a company in Fyshwick – and of course I presumed the installation of my heater was safe.
I called in early May to say the heater was coming away from the wall and asked them to fix it, then again two weeks later – didnt [...]

Nursing homes in North Canberra

By 31 May 2012

Alien Fiend Senior is rapidly approaching the time where he will need to go into full time high level residential care. Like his son, he has a sharp mind and can look after his lower bits, but alas, his sight is failing and he is old.
We have looked at Calvary and Goodwin in Ainslie and [...]

Help! How to get rid of a room mate ??

By 31 May 2012

Riot-Act hive mind I am seeking your advice on how to evict a room mate/boarder, short of illegally changing the locks on them.
My partner owns the house we live in, and currently we rent out the other 2 bedrooms to our freeloader tenants. I’ll call them B1 & B2. Our main issue is with B1.
One of [...]

Australian International Hotel School. What’s the go?

By 30 May 2012

The Australian International Hotel School at the Hotel Kurragong was purchased by the Blue Mountains Hotel School in 2005. It operates out of the back of the Hotel Kurragong.
Its website, links to the Blue Mountains Hotel School website, which has no mention of the AIHS. I rang them yesterday and was advised that the [...]

Scandinavian groceries/treats in Canberra?

By 30 May 2012

Scandinavians may be georgously tall and pale but they are also Europe’s culinary little secret.
There are a handful of phenomenal Swedish restaurants around Australia but I’m more in the market for little deli items and even alcoholic drinks.
Are there any delis or market stalls around Canberra with Scandinavian treats?

Broncos Supporters in Canberra?

By 30 May 2012

Just wondering how many Brisbane Broncos Supporters there are in Canberra and surrounds.  There always seems to be lots at the game when they come to town.  As a Queenslander a lot of friends support them but I was wondering about those outside my friendship group.
Anyway I seeking interest in a Broncos Regional Membership with [...]

Legalities of recording a conversation in the ACT?

By 30 May 2012

Can anyone help me I am trying to find out if it is illegal to record a conversation with someone without notifying them?
Not over a telecommunications device, just like the old tape recordings? 
I have contacted the AMCM the AG’s Dept and also the privacy commision to no avail, all  they can tell me is [...]

Making cheese in Canberra?

By 29 May 2012

So I want to make cheese with unhomogenised milk.
I just wondered whether anyone can save me some time by recommending the cheapest source of unhomogenised milk.
I’m looking for 10-13 litres per week.
I know the brands here are Barambah, Canberra Gold and Paul’s Organic.
Has anyone managed to strick a good price deal?
thank [...]

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