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ACT Vehicle Inspection Stations

By 14 March 2012

Good morning.
I recently moved to the ACT and require my car to be inspected in order to receive ACT registration.
I am wondering if anybody knows of any registered inspection stations who turn a few blind eyes for very minor issues?
All comments are appreciated unless you tell me to get my car fixed.
Thank you [...]

Laptop screen replacement in Canberra?

By 12 March 2012

Can anyone recommend a good Canberra computer service, who could replace a  laptop cracked screen?

Leaving the Body Corporate…….?

By 11 March 2012

Hi, we are thinking about leaving the BC that we are with. Are there any points to consider when leaving? Are there exit fees, any nasty surprises?

Buying a tuxedo in canberra?

By 11 March 2012

Trying to find a reasonable priced, reasonable quality tuxedo in Canberra but not having alot of luck. I was suprised at the number of stores where I expected to find them that just don’t stock any.
Does anyone know where I could pick up a a tuxedo, pure wool or wool blend for under $1000? [...]

I’m Doing Something Wrong here – employment

By 9 March 2012

I returned to Canberra last year after six years of living in Christchurch, NZ. Earthquakes  brought me back – believe me, terra firma is much more conducive to peace of mind.
I ‘ve  spent all my adult working life in Canberra (apart from baby breaks and the above) so of course I began seeking employment here. [...]

What’s it like to work in the Dept of Finance?

By 9 March 2012

It’s funny how different APS agencies have their own little idiosyncrasies.
I’ve experienced a few of them, but am possibly moving to a new job at the Dept of Finance, and would be interested to know what to expect?
So, what’s it like?

Accountant or Book Keeper for Small Business

By 8 March 2012

I’m looking for advice about Accountants or Book Keepers that work with small business clients.
A Google search brings up many options but some inside info is always useful.
Can you recommend a good accountant or book keeper that works with small business?
Thanks in advance

Are there ‘pink ghettos’ in Canberra?

By 7 March 2012

Gender imbalance in the workplace – highly feminised industries dominated by gangs of women and branded “pink ghettos”.

Coastal conveyancing?

By 6 March 2012

We are looking at buying a house on the coast, just wondering if someone here could recommend a conveyancing group, and do you contact them 1st? or get the loan 1st?. I
just don’t know exactly what our next steps should be since I’ve never bought a home here in Australia.  
Please help =)

Kangaroo Cull – Woolworths, isle 4

By 5 March 2012

According to a recent decision by Woolworths head office, no one in Australia eats Kanga Bangas.. so there is no longer any point putting them on the shelves.
Because of this decision, I have had a whinge at the Woolworths butcher, posted a rant on the Woolworths complaints page.. and even considered calling the Today Tonight [...]

Dry Cleaner recommendations… For a wedding dress

By 5 March 2012

Hi Rioters!
Im looking for a dry cleaner who can do wedding dresses…
I have heard some horror stories, and seen some horrific rips and stains on newly-cleaned wedding dresses…
Has any ladies, or men, used a great one?? or ones to avoid?

Body Corporate recommendations?

By 5 March 2012

I am trying to find out who are the best Body Corporate managers
in Canberra. I am with one company but am seeking others that may be able to give a better service.
Your experiences please?

German mustard in Canberra?

By 4 March 2012

Hi Rioters,
I’m having great difficulty finding German mustard - Edelweiss used to have a great one, but alas, no more.
A kransky just doesn’t taste ‘right’ with other mustard’s and I have a hankering for kransky!

Have you seen flying foxes in your suburb?

By 3 March 2012

Hello Rioters,
I am seeking any information on flying foxes in Canberra, as part of a study of the Grey-headed flying foxes that have established at Commonwealth Park in recent years.
In particular I am looking for information on where they go and what they have been eating, but any observations will be useful.  If you have [...]

Driver’s licence / Head injury

By 3 March 2012

Well, five years has passed and it’s time for me to cough up $153 to renew my driver’s licence. The renewal includes a number of questions, including one as follows:
“Have you ever received a head injury or stroke?”
Does the definition of head injury include non-brain head injuries? Unfortunately it’s not defined in the renewal. Neither could [...]

Pot hole damage to vehicle

By 2 March 2012

Hello Fellow Rioters.
Yesterday on my drive to work, my little Hyundai Getz hit a pot hole and suffered a broken wheel and tyre. I had to wait for 2 hours after calling the NRMA for a tow truck to come and drop off the car to a mechanic in Braddon.
I was charged 255$ for the [...]

Buildings & Contents Insurance

By 1 March 2012

I wonder if anyone can offer me insight into an issue I’m having setting up buildings & contents insurance for a house I am buying.  After a frustrating time with the Allianz website, I dialled the call center.
All was going great until I was asked the question “Is the house part of a strata plan”, [...]

New home builders in Canberra

By 1 March 2012

Hi all,
We hope to build our new home in Canberra next year. Since we have never built before and hope to only do this once, and being fairly new in Canberra still (18 months now), I was wondering if people could tell me about their good experiences with builders in Canberra?

Looking for a new Job/Career and over it AKA crowd sourcing career advice

By 1 March 2012

Howdy Riot-actors,
I was hoping to pick your brain, get some advice, some opinions and God willing some flames.
I am currently (buzz words turned on) seeking a new challenge and I am not having a good time at it, I have updated the resume and sent it out into the wild hoping that it would return with [...]

Wedding venues and ideas on a small budget in Canberra?

By 1 March 2012

Hello all
I am getting married next November, and while we want to keep the wedding small and casual but nice, we both have large families and would be looking at around 90-100 people.
We are also saving for a house and I have returned to work part-time after having our second baby, so we arent looking [...]

Owner rights under ACT Strata and bad tenants next door?

By 1 March 2012

Hello Rioters
After moving back to Canberra and back into my unit as an owner occupier, I am confronted with feral tenants that reside next door.
Our complex is majority owner occupiers, respectful people just living in peace. My issue is with the feral tenants who reside next door and who make living in my own [...]

Where can I find a public weighbridge in Canberra?

By 29 February 2012

I want to weigh my car, camper trailer and towball weight so I need to go over a weighbridge 3 times
I’d assume Mugga Lane would be too busy to do this comfortably, and I went to one in Hume that was on Google which appeared closed when I went there (during business hours).  Can’t find [...]

How do you apologise when driving?

By 29 February 2012

My trusty steed has a wiring issue which causes the high beam to randomly activate when using the indicators with the headlights on.
I really annoyed a lady this morning when following her when the high beam flicking on and off was enough for her to change lanes and be obviously annoyed at the flashing lights [...]

Shower waterproofing regulations?

By 29 February 2012

I’ve searched the ACT Government site and have had no luck in finding the regulations covering the waterproofing of shower areas in residences.
Can anyone tell me what the building regulations are and when they came into play re having a waterproof barrier behind the tiling of a shower area in Canberra residences?
How long does a [...]

interior painting cost in Canberra?

By 28 February 2012

Hi Rioters,
I know this could be another version of how long is a piece of string, but can anyone give me a ballpark estimate of how much it would cost for a professional painter to prepare and paint 2 double bedrooms including wardrobe doors and ceilings?
Surfaces are fair wear and tear damaged, so a bit of [...]

will the Queanbeyan Regatta be on or not?

By 28 February 2012

Howdy folks,
I kinda reckon the regatta will not be on Saturday in Queanbeyan, any chance of the rodeo?
And, when should i start sandbagging my unit block on Trinculo Place, have not heard a thing from council yet?

Store Bag Searches and My Rights in Canberra?

By 28 February 2012

Today after while leaving Supabarn I was approached by a security guard who asked to look in my bag. I agreed and opened the bag. He spotted a packet of seeds that I had bought from another store and tried to take them. I withdrew my bag and asked him if he was sure he [...]

Online supermarket shopping and bags in Canberra?

By 27 February 2012

I’m wanting to sign up to do my grocery shopping online and have it delivered and wondering what happens about bags?
Do I have to pay the supermarket the 50c per plastic bag each time (or $1ea for the polypropylene non-disposable bags)?
I can’t see any reference to bags on either Coles or Woolies websites.

Landscaper recommendations in Canberra?

By 26 February 2012

Hi all, we’re looking to transform our inner north backyard (grass and weeds) into something more manageable (sick of mowing!)…
Any recommendations for the best landscaper in Canberra?

Best tiramisu in town?

By 24 February 2012

Good Day Rioters,
My partners birthday is just around the corner has only asked for one thing, tiramisu.
So – where can I get the best tiramisu in town?
Thanks in advance

Pre-purchase vehicle inspection in Canberra?

By 23 February 2012

Can anyone recommend a business that does pre-purchase vehicle inspections?
I’m looking at buying a second hand 4WD and would like to have it checked out by an expert.
I’ve previously used State Roads Vehicle Inspections in Sydney, who are excellent, but they’re booked out here in Canberra until end of next week. 

Recommended tax advisors in Canberra?

By 22 February 2012

Hi all,
I am sick of all these accountants that get their fees and absolutely no value to your tax return.
Does anyone have a recommendation for good tax advisors/ accountants?

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