Tag Archives: ask riotact

Storage options in Canberra?

By 1 February 2012

Hi Rioters
I’m in need of some storage space equivalent to a 3-4 car garage for 24 months.  The self-storage facilities in Canberra are fairly exy due to their overhead costs.  Does anyone have any ideas on more cost-effective storage options or know of anyone with a large empty 3-4 car garage/storage space which might be [...]

Collapsed carport, need someone to rip it down.

By 1 February 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Hi Rioters…
Just before Christmas our carport fell down.. it it quite a mess!
We are renting, so we are helping our landlord chase up builders, demolisher’s and whoever else we can contact.
The main issue is, Everyone she has contacted has been closed for Christmas, and only 1 builder has gotten back to her…
I’ve decided my partner [...]

Tree service for telephone line clearance in Canberra?

By 1 February 2012

This morning I got a tree surgeon to clear my power line. They did not trim the branches around one meter higher above telephone line that is 2 meter away from the power line. When I asked them to do that, I got told they only clear power line, not telephone line.
The quote [...]

Violin teacher recommendations

By 1 February 2012

My son is growing faster than I thought and it’s time to look into violin classes.
I heard that all good teachers have waiting lists so I would love to get in soon.
Can anyone recommend me a good teacher?
What is the best age to start the classes?

McKellar Shops – What’s Happening?

By 31 January 2012

Does anyone know what is happening with McKellar shops? I popped in there the other day and noticed a small sign on the front door saying that they would be closed at the start of Feb with no reopen date? When I went in, most of the shelves had minimal stock and what was there was [...]

Possible ideas for Valentines day in Canberra?

By 31 January 2012

Hey rioters,
I’m looking for a nice place to take my lady friend for Valentines day. Maybe somewhere a little special that stands out from the pack.
Any ideas?

Builder wont repair his dodgy work- HELP!

By 30 January 2012

Hi All, I have a problem and don’t know what to do or where to turn now. I have discovered that my house leaks uncontrollably when it rains due to a crap roof design. 
We bought the house in 07 and only discovered that it leaked at the end of 2009 when the drought broke, [...]

Where to buy sake from in Canberra?

By 27 January 2012

Hi guys
I am trying to make a reciepie i have found and it calls for Sake – is this available in the usual grocrey chains coles etc or do i have ot go to a specialty store?
If anyone can help me out, that would be great.

Lunchtime anniversary meal with degustation menu?

By 26 January 2012

We are new to Canberra and are looking for a great place to have our 20th anniversary meal.
We would like a fixed course menu or degustation menu with wine. We would probably prefer modern Australian but are open – just not Italian.
Price really isn’t an issue.
The only catch is that lunch would [...]

GP to treat androgen deficiency?

By 25 January 2012

Bit of a personal one,
I’m not satisfied with my current family doctor’s treatment of androgen deficiency (low T) and am looking to move to another GP. 
Can anyone recommend any Canberra GPs who have experience in HRT treatment?
Thanks in advance.

Belco Bug Mania

By 25 January 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

On a morning walk, I noticed what I thought was mould or markings on one of the Dept of Immigration buildings (College St side, the older ones). Turned out though it was a colony of bugs!
I went back this morning to take a couple of photos – does anyone know what these are? Google gave [...]

Wheelchair friendly BBQ areas in the ACT?

By 24 January 2012

[ED - Can the hive mind help out Purple Diva on this one?]

Workers Compensation Claiming Time Limit in Canberra?

By 24 January 2012

I’m in a (possibly) tricky situation, my girlfriend is about to have back surgery for a bulging disc when she tells me that the injury occurred at work when she was picking something up. The thing is, this was 5 years ago!
She lodge an internal injury form, and went to the doctor and had some [...]

Southside childcare centres with part time/half days in Canberra?

By 24 January 2012

Are there any childcare centres on the Southside that offer part time hours or half days?  If so, what is your experience with this centre?
Thanks Rioters!

Bucks night in canberra – party boat

By 24 January 2012

Does anyone know if the party boat is up and running? I know it had a similar accident to that of the costa concordia last feb. Tried calling the number on the website, it was off. Does any ideas?
Traveling to Sydney is not an option unfortunately.

Is the Public Sector really equal opportunity

By 23 January 2012

I have a question for all the Public service Riot readers out there.  Is working for the APS really equal opportunity in regards to having a disability?  More specifically a mental illness?  A friend of mine is attempting to gain employment as an APS 1 or 2 but she is not sure whether to disclose the fact [...]

Flyover Australia Day 2012 Canberra?

By 23 January 2012

Last year i found direct information relating to the jet flyover route for Australia Day (LBG).
Anyone know where i can find this information for 2012?

Will Canberra rent prices fall in the next year or so?

By 23 January 2012

I’ve noticed that there are a lot of new apartments springing up all around Canberra. Seen heaps in Bruce but in the city, in tuggeranong, in Dickson, there just seems to be new apartment blocks being built.
There’s also like 5 new suburbs in Gungalin and also the new Molongo suburbs.
Surely, Canberra’s population can’t be growing [...]

Building allowance a rort?

By 22 January 2012

Hoping someone with a better understanding of tax and/or consumer law can give a view here.  Am in the process of building.  Our builder, a large business with good buying power, gives us an allowance of $30 per m2 for tiles to be selected from only 2 shops.  At those shops I’m told that if [...]

Quickest driving school?

By 22 January 2012

Hi, I don’t have the time to buff-up for the Government test, and I want to get the task of obtaining my license out of the way before my hectic uni schedule sets in, so I was wondering:
What driving school in Canberra is fastest for completing the logbook?
NB: I know it’s based on individual ability, [...]

Go Gecko has been bought out by Independent, who else has low capped fees?

By 22 January 2012

Just trying to find someone to sell my home in Chisholm, its for a deceased estate and I cant sell it myself as my rellos are jerks.
I had a couple of real estate agents have a look and they said there commission alone would be $12,000 + on a home valued at $360,000.  A house [...]

Rugby Kids in Canberra?

By 21 January 2012

My 12 yr son would like to join a team to play rugby, can anyone suggest or recommend a club or team in the North close to Gungahlin?

Buying a litre of milk in Canberra?

By 21 January 2012

A quick and hopefully easy question for Rioters.
I’m after tips on the best place to buy a litre of milk in Canberra. So far my travels have taken me Woolworths, Coles, IGA, Aldi, Supabarn and the local takeaway.
The first two specialist stores have been quite good and I will probably end up buying from [...]

Buying a BBQ in Canberra?

By 20 January 2012

A quick and hopefully easy question for Rioters. I’m after tips on the best place to buy a BBQ in Canberra. So far my travels have taken me to Barbecues Galore, Burning Log, Harvey Norman, Domayne and Bunnings (all in Fyshwick).
The first two specialist stores have been quite good and I will probably end up [...]

Panel beater living in my campervan

By 17 January 2012

My panel beater is a lazy bugger.

Car detailing in Canberra?

By 17 January 2012

The search function has let me down, so can anyone recommend a good car detailing place in Canberra?

Johnson drive pedestrian crossing

By 16 January 2012

Anyone know why a traffic light controlled pedestrian crossing is being installed almost directly on top an underpass on Johnson Drive between Calwell and Isabella Plains?
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Forensic advice

By 16 January 2012

Well here goes, my first post, I’m looking for some bright advice from fellow Rioters.  I was having some car battery trouble recently and unsuccessfully tried to jumpstart my car.  Couldnt get it going and had to leave it further down the street on the nature strip (ie all wheels completely off the road) until [...]

Stand up paddleboards in Canberra?

By 16 January 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Anyone know where I can hire a stand up paddle board in Canberra?
[Photo by Richard]

Armed SWAT-like security at Belconnen Mall

By 15 January 2012

So I was at the mall this morning having a coffee with my wife when I noticed this dude dressed all in black walking towards us. The general vibe the guy was putting out seemed unusual, so I had a closer look. The outfit consisted of black tactical gear, including cargo pants and military style [...]

Are there any proctologists in Canberra?

By 14 January 2012

Ok I have an ongoing health condition which I believe is going to require me to see a proctologist soon.
However after over an hour of searching online I cannot see any listing for proctologists in the ACT.
Please tell me that I’m not going to have to travel to either Sydney or Melbourne to [...]

Solitaire Jewellers?

By 13 January 2012

Hi all,
I’m currently in the market for yellow gold wedding rings and got a quote from Solitaire in Civic in the Canberra Centre, that was quite a bit cheaper than other jewellers.
Has anybody else used them?
Any feedback would be appreciated!

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