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Car search services in Canberra?

By 19 July, 2011

Has anyone used a car search service to buy a car ?  By car search services, I am referring to the companys that will go and and search for a car (new or used) that meet your criteria, such as this one http://www.carsearchbrokers.com.au/ (but I expect there are other similar services available) . 
I don’t know [...]

Recommendations for interstate removalists for a move from Canberra?

By 19 July, 2011

We are relocating and need to get a household full of stuff to Melbourne in a few months time.  Does anyone have any recommendations for good removalists?
(I realise that there is a certain counter intuitive quality to the question, in that those that have made a similar move are probably not reading RiotAct anymore, but [...]

Restaurants with Kangaroo & Emu on the menu?

By 19 July, 2011

I’ve been entertaining a few international visitors, and they have told me that they would like to try Kangaroo, Emu, Crocodile etc.
Can anyone recommend some local restaurants/cafes with these items on the menu?

No freights to Canberra?

By 18 July, 2011

I was surprised to discover the other day that there are no freight trains to Canberra any more, and there apparently hasn’t been since 2009. Being a bit of a photography buff I wanted to photograph some trains in action. Apparently there are only passenger trains and the occasional tourist train.
Apart from some rolling stock [...]

Tourists visiting Canberra?

By 17 July, 2011

Hey Rioters,
Im bringing someone to Canberra from England for 2 weeks and want to ask for some help in keeping him entertained for that time.
Apart from the usual big places, War Memorial, Museum, Tidbinbilla…. What other ideas do you have?
Anything within 2hrs drive would be best.
Thanks for your input:-)

Good live music in Canberra?

By 15 July, 2011

I have recently started a new job in the graduate program within a government department and a lot of my new colleagues are from out of town. They have been asking me where the best places in Canberra are for live music, but not being very “in touch” with the local music scene, I haven’t [...]

Body piercing in Canberra?

By 14 July, 2011

I’m looking to get my belly pierced sometime within the next few weeks. I have heard about a few places, and I would be pretty keen on somewhere in Civic – it’s hard for me to get elsewhere.
The two places that seem to have come up a lot are ‘Justins’ in Garema Place and ‘Freestyle’ [...]

Any decent sushi trains in Canberra?

By 14 July, 2011

Last weekend I lunched at Sushi Hotaru, in the Galleries Victoria complex in the Sydney CBD. It was awesome – lots of delicious variety trundling past on the staggeringly long conveyor, circling an open kitchen so you could watch everything being made and stuck straight on to the belt. And cheap! You [...]

Slow Medicare rebates

By 13 July, 2011

I paid a dental bill of $2,700 by credit card last Thursday.  Because I was entitled to a refund (Enhanced Primary Care Program) I took the receipt to a southside Medicare office to be processed.
The person who processed the claim assured me the refund would be in my bank account the next day – Friday. [...]

Do I have to use the same company to decommission a security alarm in Canberra?

By 12 July, 2011

I have just cancelled my back to base monitoring alarm service & have been informed by the company that I have to have it decommissioned…..at a cost of course!
The reason for cancelling the service was because I felt the alarm company was ripping me off and therefore would prefer to pay someone else to decommission [...]

Good holiday destination: Thredbo or Perisher?

By 7 July, 2011

Hi! I am a newcomer in Canberra. We would really like to go see the snow this month.
What would be the best place to go? I heard about Thredbo and Perisher. We are not looking to ski but just to have some fun family time, playing in the snow.
Is the trip advisable by [...]

le Tour de France in Canberra?

By 6 July, 2011

Anyone know if the glorious tour de France is showing on a big screen In Canberra ???

Searching for a female breast-savvy Doctor in Canberra?

By 6 July, 2011

Hello, does anyone know of a nice female doctor in Canberra who is very knowledgeable in breast health? (particularly fibrocystic breasts?)
There have been a couple of incidents with another Doctor who wasn’t too savvy in this area resulting in much anxiety.
Thank you!

Obstetric Diagnostic Ultrasound in Canberra?

By 5 July, 2011

Hello all
Does anyone know of any diagnostic ultrasound centres that charge as closely to the schedule fee as possible?

Dj to hire for wedding in Canberra?

By 3 July, 2011

We are looking for a dj to hire for our wedding in December.
Requirements… we would like them to turn up on time, be dressed appropriately for a wedding and play music that we request in advance.
Anyone have any dj’s that they recommend for us to hire? Also, does anyone know roughly how much it [...]

What is this on the lawns of Parliament House circa 1950!?

By 2 July, 2011

I came across this picture while I was looking at the construction of the American eagle at Russell.
I zoomed in to notice something not so familiar.  In front of parliament house, on the lawns, what in the world is that structure!? Could someone please tell me!! All the oldies i’ve asked have no idea, [...]

Breakfast in Canberra?

By 2 July, 2011

A friend of mine, a food blogger by profession, is in Canberra tomorrow.
He would like to check out ‘the local fare’.
I have taken him to Silo before. He thought it was ‘okay’.
He is lovely but I really do not want to kick off my weekend with ‘hmmm, these poached eggs aren’t runny.  Gosh that coffee [...]

Unseasoned Wood Burning?

By 1 July, 2011

Does anyone know the avenues for dealing with a neighbour using unseasoned wood in their fire?  There is a person in our street who seems oblivious to the rest of society and is constantly using green unseasoned wood in his fire.  The smell is intolerable and the resultant air quality issues and subsequent need to [...]

Recommendations – Gungahlin Childcare – Part Time

By 1 July, 2011

Ask Riotact – Childcare, Northside.

Purchasing bike racks for a restaurant/cafe in Canberra

By 30 June, 2011

I want to install bike racks in our cafe/restaurant to help cater for the cycling crowd.
But I have no idea where to start looking. 
Does anybody know where to buy them, or of anyone who can make them to order?

Plane Watching at Canberra Airport?

By 29 June, 2011

I was thinking of taking my kids for a trip out to the airport to watch some planes landing and taking off.
I know that other airports have viewing areas – does Canberra have one? Alternatively, can anyone suggest good vantage points around the perimetre?
I am aware that we may attract the attention of airport security, [...]

Bucks Night in Canberra?

By 29 June, 2011

I am currently organising my Bucks party for mid to late August and thought I would put it out to the RiotACT for some suggestions on something a little different to do.
Does anyone know of anything interesting happening around August 20?
I have looked into things such as a bus trip to Sydney to watch the [...]

Recommendations for Bathroom Renovations in Canberra?

By 28 June, 2011

We are looking to do a complete bathroom renovation (not just a makeover) and don’t just want to start cold calling from the paper or phone book.
Can anyone recommend a good, reliable company or tradesman (preferably who you may have used) who can undertake the whole job – from taking out the old to completing [...]

Selling Photography Equipment on Consignment in Canberra?

By 26 June, 2011

I inherited a lot of photographic equipment several years ago.  Despite my best intentions, I am just not going to get around to using it.  It is taking up space and SWMBO has ordered it out.
It is mostly specialist wet-film technology.  Large format camera (beautiful rosewood and brass job), lenses, filters, lightmeters, tripods, enlarger etc.  [...]

Super fine wedding bands in Canberra? (As in music)

By 26 June, 2011

I’m getting hitched in October and, assuming I survive my buck’s night, I’d love to sign up a great band for the big day.
Looking for a band to play soul/motown/hits that’ll get everyone up and dancing.
Any suggestions??

Desperately Seeking Galangal in Canberra

By 24 June, 2011

A recent trip to Cairns and a visit to their magnificent Rusty’s markets saw me return with a chunk of galangal, with which I indulged my love of south east Asian cooking. After some great dishes, the last bit of this spice went into a satay that attracted a very positive response from She Who [...]

Reccomendations for cheap coast get aways

By 23 June, 2011

Exams for first semester are over, so it is time to do what every good uni student at ANU does over the break, get the hell out of Canberra. Being of low income, this means a road trip down to the coast with some friends in the cheap old student-mobile. So I’m looking for some [...]

Speed Checks and Signage

By 23 June, 2011

Firstly can I say that I have huge respect for our men and woman in blue and they do a great job. Driving around today I noticed a police car doing speed checks about 100 metres from a speed sign from 80km to 60km and I started to wonder what the distance is for these [...]

End of lease cleaners

By 22 June, 2011

Can anyone here recommend a good and reasonably priced end-of-lease cleaner in Canberra?
I’m moving out of my 2 bedroom flat soon but will be away for work the week prior to me moving out so I won’t have the time to do the nitty-gritty cleaning.

Can you hear “The Hum”?

By 22 June, 2011

Myself and my partner moved to Canberra from Sydney nearly two years ago. Whilst living in the inner west, around 2008, we both became aware of a low-pitched humming noise, a little like the hum sometimes omitted by old stereo speakers that are on the way out. It sounded decidedly electrical in nature, and the [...]

Whither the old Woden Cinemas?

By 21 June, 2011

Does anyone know what the current use is for the old cinemas at Woden located on the bus interchange?
Just curious.

Ash cloud affecting flights into Canberra?

By 21 June, 2011

My boss is due to fly back from Melbourne tomorrow. I’m hoping they don’t.
What do you think my chances are of having the rest of the week without a bully breathing down my neck?
Will they be stuck in Melbourne?


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