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Belco Plagued With Crap to Dine On?

By 20 December 2011

We took some visitors from Sydney to dinner last night firstly to Jammo Wests where we we’re denied entry as we had rubber thongs on.
Needless to say the previous day we’d been to many places in Sydney in the same thongs but no, not allowed in the pokie palace at
Jammo. Next was an [...]

Can you buy unopened oysters in Canberra?

By 19 December 2011

I prefer my oysters freshly shucked and unrinsed. 
Have knife, can open. 
Does anyone know of any suppliers around town, perhaps a van that comes up from the coast?

Buying a marble slab in Canberra

By 18 December 2011

Is there a wholesaler or some sort of scrapyard in Canberra where I can buy a large slab of marble (maybe 1.5 square metres), either rough or polished?
Also, does anyone know how much I might pay for such a piece?

Male health providers in Canberra

By 17 December 2011

An astonishingly large number of media items proclaim Government support for male health programmes.
However, Google searches indicate that unless you (as a male) are at high risk of AIDS, the pox, suicide or family disintegration, ordinary male specific medical services seem non existant.
Personally, I am less than impressed with my local GP. I would like [...]

Golf shirt, glove and hat in Canberra?

By 16 December 2011

Hey everyone, so some of my mates are doing a pub crawl in Sydney dressed in golf outfits.
Does anyone know where I can get a cheap shirt, glove and hat?
I don’t play golf so I don’t wan to pay hundreds for some clothing that I will wear once.
Any help is appreciated.

Moving: How much should we expect to pay (removalist, home cleaner) in Canberra?

By 15 December 2011

We live in a one bed room apartment in Belconnen and planning to move to inner north in January.
Now we are budgeting the cost of the move and we thought we could get some advice from you guys.
If we use professional removalist and end-of-lease cleaner, how much should we expect to pay (roughly)?
Any advice or [...]

Professional Indemnity Insurance Advice in Canberra?

By 15 December 2011

I’m looking for advice from the hive mind with regards to professional indemnity insurance.
I need to get some for my business and would appreciate any recommendations on who to check out. Those that specialise in small business/sole traders would be great (if they exist) but I’m looking for somewhere to start my enquiries.

Bipolar support group in Canberra?

By 14 December 2011

I am was wondering if there was any Bipolar support groups or similar in Canberra.
I have had a google and cannot seem to find anything, it would be for a friend who is in the 30ish age bracket so groups for youth wouldn’t be suitable.
Thanks heaps

Modelling agencies for kids in Canberra

By 14 December 2011

Just wondering if anyone has had any positive experiences with kids modelling agencies in Canberra.
I’m considering registering my kids with one, but have heard lots of negative things to be aware of.
Does anyone have any agencies here they would recommend?
I’ve also noticed some of the bigger agencies list themselves as ‘Australia wide’ [...]

Where can I get a torque wrench calibrated in Canberra?

By 13 December 2011

Hi obscure question fans.
Being the DIY expert I am I’ve just found out that torque wrenches can lose their calibration, and after shearing a bolt using the manufacturer’s recommended torque setting at the weekend I think I might need to get my torque wrench recalibrated.
I’ve done some research online but come up with nix.  Does anyone [...]

Former home brewers unite!

By 13 December 2011

I’ve finally moved to Canberra and every one of my hard to come by long neck bottles smashed when the moving guys carried them off the truck. 6 out of about 30-40 survived. I think I threw out the last 6 out of frustration.
If anyone has any ideas on the best place to source a [...]

Previous tenant’s unpaid rent

By 13 December 2011

My little sister and her housemates are having some problems in their rental property.
The property manager says that at some stage in the past (between 2007 and 2011) one or more tenants didn’t pay enough rent, and now there’s a sum of money outstanding. The current tenants have been asked to pay the outstanding sum.
When they [...]

Cheapest place to get vaccinations in Canberra

By 12 December 2011

Hi folks,
I need to get the following vaccinations for employment purposes, been checking up and asking around on where to get them done, besides to the GP. I’m also wondering if different GPs would charge different prices for them, and if so, where do you know would not charge sky high rates? Thanks in advance [...]

Opinions needed on clubs / casual eateries.

By 12 December 2011

Today is my partners and my birthday, we would like to do something nice together this week as my partner is working today. We are not especially fancy people and would like to know if there were any clubs or casual places to eat and relax that were any good food wise.
We have 2 small [...]

Glass Recycling in Canberra?

By 10 December 2011

Does anyone know where I can drop of some glass recyling for free?
Does the Mitchell waste centre take them for free? I have about 100 long necks from a past home brewing exercise. 
I have been using the normal household recyling bin but there is a bit to many for it. 
I don’t think [...]

blue topography lines?

By 10 December 2011

i have noticed the new blue perspex barriers over the road to yarralumla across adelaide avenue (or whatever it’s called by then) and understand their 800k cost was met by the nca – but does anyone know the significance of the design thereon? 
it looks like topography marks from a map [what are those lines [...]

Red light camera Antill/Northbourne intersection

By 9 December 2011

Can anybody tell me whether the red light/speed camera at the Northbourne/Antill intersection will still catch you if you are traveling along Antill street?

What are the rules with fire trails around Canberra?

By 8 December 2011

Is it illegal to drive on fire trails in the local mountains and hills?
Also are you allowed to drive in forest areas around Canberra, such as fadden hills which have no fences or fire gates?

Gundaroo Drive duplication?

By 7 December 2011

I’ve noticed over the last two weeks or so quite a few surveyors on Gundaroo Dr between Gungahlin Dr and Crace. Anyone know of any official plans to upgrade the road?
During peak hour (peak 30mins?) it is actually quicker to use Curran Dr in Nicholls, down to the roundabout to turn right onto William Slim [...]

Non-bogan car seat covers in Canberra

By 7 December 2011

 The Carnard family has upgraded the family car to a far newer model than that previously owned.  This car has front seat side airbags.  In the interests of keeping it clean and as kidfriendly as possible (eg safe from spills and crap) the boss wants seat covers.  Some folk have warned/advised(?) us re fitting “normal” [...]

Nice clean pedicure place

By 6 December 2011

I need a pedicure. I had an absolutely disgusting experience at a nail salon in Canberra (no attempt to even pretend to clean sharp implements and files between clients, even when the woman next to me had an obvious fungal infection – I walked out) and am hoping that this isn’t the norm in Canberra.
I’m [...]

How long must a lessor give a tenant to vacate?

By 6 December 2011

I was living in a group house, there was no written agreement but I have evidence of rent being paid weekly from my transaction records. The 2 people I lived with – 1 being the daughter of the house owner- decided they could no longer pay rent. The owner gave us 12 days to vacate [...]

The Usual Christmas light thread for 2011

By 6 December 2011

Yet again I’m searching for some cool Christmas lights displays I can take the kids to see…
Can anyone recommend houses or particular streets that get into the Christmas spirit and cover their houses with an insane number of pretty lights??

Where to find konnyaku in Canberra?

By 5 December 2011

Does anyone know where I could find konnyaku?
I’ve tried a couple of Asian groceries with no success.

Looking for Peking Duck in Canberra

By 5 December 2011

Now I’ve joined a gym I feel the need for some oily Peking Duck to refuel my calorie bank
Hankering for Peking Duck and all that goes along with it..the pancakes and veg and the leftover bits made into soup or stir-fry. 
Any good tips on where to find it in Canberra?

Real Estate in Murrumbateman

By 5 December 2011

Hi people,
I will be putting my house up for sale in the new year. It is in Murrumbateman. My question is:
Can anyone on RiotAct recommend a good realestate agent who CAN CONFIDENTELY sell a top of the market level home and property? Anyone who specialises in top end properties? Because seriously in January, I will [...]

Does anyone have a good Japanese tattoo done in Canberra?

By 3 December 2011

I want some Japanese styled ink and don’t really want to travel to get it.
Is there anyone in the ACT that does a decent job?

What’s with postcode tattoos?

By 1 December 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

Perhaps an old topic - but the young tradie who turned up at my place recently got me thinking: What is with Canberra postcode tattoos?
Is this irony, as in Canberra’s the last place you’d find a turf war?
Or are there really turf wars that I’m too old and out of the loop to know [...]

Model boats on Lake Ginninderra?

By 29 November 2011

Hi all
Wondering if someone can provide some info for me. A while back at the ADFA open day there were some working model military boats they were showing in the pool and one of the guys said on the first weekend in December they are having an expo of sorts on the lake.
I’m keen [...]

Sharehousing logistics – adding tenant to agreement

By 29 November 2011

What are the steps for adding a housemate onto an existing tenancy agreement in Canberra?
I note that the Residential Tenancy Agreement (72) states that: (1) The tenant must not assign or sublet the premises or any part of them without the written consent of the lessor; (2) Consent may be given at any time.
If this [...]

Trams in Canberra?

By 28 November 2011

No I’m not talking plans for the future, or pipe dreams of future light rail. I am talking about actual trams in Canberra. I think many people may know of the ones that used to be in the Woden Tradies, and a few people may know of the one that was lent to us by [...]

Recommend an osteo in/near civic?

By 26 November 2011

Can anyone recommend a good osteopath in or near the city to deal with a dodgy back?
Preferably one that doesnt require a second mortgage to fund an appointment with (noting that it aint going to be cheap no matter where I go).

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