Tag Archives: ask riotact

Recommendation for a guitar teacher on the northside

By 10 November 2011

Can someone recommend a good guitar teacher on the northside for my 17 year old son who has no music experience at all ?
Around the Spence/Evatt/Melba area would be ideal.

Servicing a Volkswagen in Canberra?

By 9 November 2011

My Volkswagen has a front and rear light out. There’s also a “service soon” light showing on the dashboard.
Where can I get a decent, reasonably-priced service? I’m mighty fearful of Australian labor costs.

Dry cleaning is pissing me off

By 9 November 2011

I have noticed recently that when I get my clothes back from the dry cleaner that they are clean, but have a faint wiff of piss.
Yep, someone is cleaning my clothes using ammonia, and the smell is persisting.
This has been an ongoing issue for a while now and I’m fed up with it. [...]

Lost iPhone – found it using Find My iPhone… police won’t help me retrieve it

By 8 November 2011

Hey Rioters,
I thought I’d submit my story about my lost phone… I lost it on Saturday night (possibly in a cab). I didn’t realise til I got home so started up the ‘Find My iPhone’ to see where I left it. Unfortunately it was turned off and couldn’t be tracked. I sent a nice message [...]

How to succeed in renting a home in Canberra?

By 8 November 2011

My husband landed himself a plum job in the ACT.
He has been there for several weeks and is enjoying the new job.
However, he has had no luck finding a rental for our family which consists of 2 adults, 4 children (number three turned out to be twins) and two dogs. [...]

Fishing in/near Canberra?

By 8 November 2011

My daughter (nearly 7) wants to go fishing this weekend! I’ve never cast a line in my life so I have absolutely no clue. I’ll go to that tackle shop in Belco for our gear as I’ve heard they are good with advice too.
I considered driving up to Wee Jasper if we have the time [...]

Can anyone recommend a cheap panel beater?

By 8 November 2011

A while ago, I was at work when a few drunk people decided it would be a great idea to throw all the furniture off the back balcony. Due to the fact we were really busy and short staffed at the time, no one noticed what they had done until after the damage was done.
Unfortunately, [...]

Can I use GPS unit instead of the car’s speedometer?

By 7 November 2011

Hello, just throwing this out here if anyone knows the answer:
I’m on ACT L’s at the moment and about to take the driving test in a few months. The problem is that my automatic car’s speedometer is busted and too expensive to replace – have to get the part from overseas. The car used to [...]

Defence Housing Query?

By 7 November 2011

Dear Rioters
Does anybody have any idea about tenancy rules/leases through defence housing?
My girlfriend’s new sister-in-law is married to an Army officer and will soon be moving into defence accommodation in Canberra.
My girlfriend would like to move in with her (free rent).
My girlfriend and her sister have not been able to find any [...]

Monarch or Realm?

By 5 November 2011

A friend is very interested in a couple of flats (or units, or apartments as they’re called now), one in The Monarch, Turner, and the other in Realm, Barton.
Other than the grandiose names, does anyone know what these developments are like, building-quality wise? Noisy? Minimal meth-labs? Stuff breaking down?
Any scuttle-butt (or praise) would be useful [...]

Bizcorp-Business Growth Solutions – legit or a scam?

By 4 November 2011

Has anyone attended the free workshop or know anything about Bizcorp-Business Growth Solutions?
Seems too good to be true that you could cut your mortgage in 1/2 “magically” by paying no more than you currently pay on your mortgage.
Can anyone explain how it works? If legit or a scam?

Where can I find the best antipasto in Canberra?

By 4 November 2011

I’m craving antipasto and I’m craving it now.

Playschools for 3yr olds in Canberra?

By 4 November 2011

Our beautiful 3 year old daughter is ready for school however because she was born in June she wont be able to attend preschool until 2013. We’ve been looking into Playschools in the ACT for 2012 and have ended up on a waiting list for a few as they seem to be extremely popular.
I would [...]

Jeweller Recommendations please

By 3 November 2011

I need to get my wedding rings repaired, looking for recommendations for a good reliable jeweller in Canberra.
Area is not important just keen to get someone who does a quality job for a reasonable price!

Doggy Day Care in Canberra?

By 3 November 2011

Hi again guys,
Can anyone suggest a doggy day care centre say near Belconnen?

Flyers under windscreen wipers in Canberra

By 3 November 2011

Hi All
Quick question, is it illegal in the ACT to put advertising flyers under windscreen wipers? I received one the other day and I though it wasn’t allowed anymore? I know it’s illegal in NSW under littering laws.
Your thoughts?

Pet friendly short stay accommodation in Canberra – 2 adults, 3 kids and 1 dog

By 3 November 2011

Hi Guys,
I have some friend visiting Canberra in a few weeks for a few days, who need accommodation for 2 adults, 3 kids and 1 dog.
I need some suggestions to give them please?
Thanks in advance.

Hire cars in Canberra?

By 2 November 2011

I’ve had a few questionable taxi drivers of late, and require a hire car instead of a taxi to take me to the airport very early this Friday.
I’ve found a few phone numbers, but would like to know if anyone can give me some recommendations please?
Thanks in advance

Acupuncture for Hayfever in Canberra

By 2 November 2011

I’m going to preface this post by stating that I currently am and always have been an ‘alternative medicines’ sceptic. I put acupuncture in the same ballpark as reiki and chicken wishbone wishing.
However, after another seasonal bout of horrendous hayfever I have reached the same point as those parents of kidnapped children that you sometimes [...]

Macarthur construction? Fences are up around the old Macarthur Preschool

By 1 November 2011

Does anyone know has it sold yet or is coming up for sale?
I am interested to know who purchased it?
ie Is it going to be a childcare centre?

Facial with extraction in Canberra?

By 31 October 2011

Can anyone recommend a place to get a facial with extraction in Canberra?
Somewhere with experienced staff is much preferred.

Personal trainers in Canberra?

By 31 October 2011

Does anyone have a recommendation for a personal trainer in the city, inner north or inner south?
I want to find someone who can teach me a program/skill set that will set me up for years rather than months.
I am not interested in group training or anything resembling boot camp. 
I’m happy to pay for quality.

Where to buy (wine) grapevines?

By 31 October 2011

Hey all,
For the past few years I’ve been able to get some wine grapevines (not their table grape cousins!) at a decent price – even if the vines themselves weren’t the best quality cuttings – from Bunnings in Tuggeranong, but this year Bunnings do not appear to be stocking them (probably a blessing, really…).
Now that [...]

Best way to sell old university textbooks?

By 29 October 2011

Hey gang,
I’m moving overseas so I’m trying to find a way to sell some of my old university textbooks. I have a lot on IT, Economics and Marketing that are still relevant to this day.
So what are the best methods of selling them?
I’m not a member of either of the Universities here so I can’t [...]

Looking for a good renderer

By 29 October 2011

Having experienced two renderers failing to supply promised quotes, I am seeking recommendations for a good renderer. Preferably one experienced in rendering to a variety of substrates, including blueboard. Heck, right now I’d settle for someone who makes an effort to return calls.
The job is small, perhaps 100 sqm. I appreciate that it might be too [...]

Plastic surgeon reccomendation for Canberra?

By 26 October 2011

I am looking to have a procedure and was wondering if anyone can recommend a good canberra plastic surgeon?

Accident compensation lawyers?

By 25 October 2011

A few weeks ago I was rear-ended on my drive home from work.
My car was declared a write-off and, among other injuries, I have bad whiplash and can barely move my head.
At the moment my number one focus is on getting better – I have seen my doctor and been referred to physio [...]

Where to get BBQ chooks for Melbourne Cup Day?

By 25 October 2011

Hey Rioters,
Our work needs to get 12 -15 BBQ chooks for Melbourne Cup next week.
We had a bad experience last year where we ordered them from Woolies dickson only to turn up to find they had been sold to someone else.
Left a bad and chicken-less taste in our mouths.
So, where can I [...]

Free-to-air on Foxtel in Canberra?

By 25 October 2011

I have just returned to Canberra after living and working at various other Australian cities. Every other city I have been in where I’ve had satellite / cable television has included the free-to-air channels as well (GO!, GEM, etc).
Having just hooked up my Foxtel in Canberra I notice (and have spoken to Foxtel to confirm) [...]

Chillis In Canberra

By 25 October 2011

Now that its warming up I am looking to acquire some chilli plants to grow on my balcony. The problem is I can’t find any established plants or even seedlings. Help!!!

Bridge in Canberra?

By 25 October 2011

Hi everyone,
I am a mid twenties adult hoping to get into playing some more bridge(i have only a rudimentary knowledge – but it seems fun). I know there are a couple of clubs out there and was just wondering if anyone had any recommendations or comments about which one might be good (or bad) and [...]

What plant is this?

By 24 October 2011

Hi there – I was hoping to harness some collective RiotACT knowledge to identify what this horrible spiky plant is.
It’s currently about 3m tall and 2m wide and in the process of taking over the garden…

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