Tag Archives: ask riotact

Floor polishing in Canberra?

By 25 May 2012

I’d like to get the timber floors in my house polished and I don’t want to attempt to do it myself.
Can anyone give me a ballpark square meter cost and recommend one of the Canberra tradies who offer this service?

Problems with Real Estate agents at final inspections?

By 25 May 2012

Hi fellow Rioters,
I had been renting or a number of years, and have recently just moved out of a property after living there for a number of years. As usual when I move out, I spent the weekend scrubbing the house from top to bottom to make sure everything was I would want it if [...]

Parking tickets for obstructing traffic and pedestrians in Canberra?

By 23 May 2012

I received a parking ticket yesterday and was wondering if anyone can enlighten me on some of the laws around giving out parking tickets.  I had parked in a residential street in Woden, no parking signs were around nor any red paint on the square gutter. As far as I could tell it was a [...]

Flu Vaccine for 4 year old?

By 22 May 2012

Does anyone know where I can get a flu vaccination for a 4 year old? I am used to this being offered by the GP, but since Australia does not include the flu jab on the vaccination schedule for children, it is difficult to find someone who will actually do it. My GP [...]

Vodafone broadband problems in Canberra?

By 22 May 2012

Is anyone else having trouble with the Vodafone mobile broadband at the moment? 
I haven’t been able to get a network connection for the past 24 hours.

Concreters and Verandahs in Calwell Area

By 21 May 2012

Hi All,
New to the ACT and just purchased a home in Calwell. We like the area but have no idea of who are the reliable businesses to provide concreting services and verandah installation services in the Calwell area.
We have a large deck area to cover as well as wanting a rear roller door installed [...]

Squash centres in Canberra?

By 21 May 2012

Hi all,
I’m in the Tuggers region and looking for an squash centre that would be open for court hire at night. Ideally, I’d like to get down after work for a while. Are there any such places that fit the bill? If so, what’s the hire rates like?
Thanks for your help!

Draining Lake Ginninderra

By 20 May 2012

Does anybody know why Lake Ginninderra is being drained?
Or at least a portion of it? Is it too replace the bridge which has disappeared or for some other purpose.

Strange fruit in Tuggeranong

By 19 May 2012

I spotted this fruit tree next to Lake Tuggeranong today.
Can anyone help me ID it?

Recommendations for local I.T person/company in Canberra?

By 19 May 2012

Hello there fellow Rioters,
We have recently established a small Canberra branch of our Sydney-based company and are looking to employ a local person or company to assist with our I.T needs.
At present our office is very small (3 office staff only) however, we anticipate a potential second larger office in the future [...]

The logbook system in Canberra?

By 19 May 2012

I have recently moved to Canberra from Victoria, and am trying to get my driver’s license. I have logged over 100hrs of driving, so I do have basic driving skills, but I failed a test in Victoria before I moved. So I am pretty keen to do it through the log-book system, as I was [...]

Goulburn – Oberon road?

By 18 May 2012

Hey all,
I’m doing a trip to the Blue Mountains next weekend and am planning to go up via Oberon (google maps says it is slightly quicker to go to Katoomba that way than going up the Hume). Wikipedia says the road is fully sealed and the maps I’ve looked at seem to suggest it is [...]

Boxing or wrestling rings in Canberra

By 18 May 2012

Anyone know of a location on boxing rings or wrestling rings?
Phoenix gym is an option but does anyone know of anywhere else.
Nothing serious for why i need one to use, just for laughs and a few bets.

Transact Outage?

By 16 May 2012

Is there still a transact outage in large parts of the city? I live in Bonner, and there has been a FTTH internet outage since yesterday afternoon.
Am I the only one, or is this widespread?
The transact outages page is not updated too often it seems.

UEFA Champions League Final 2012 in Canberra

By 16 May 2012

Does anyone know of any venues doing something for the UEFA Champions League Final kicking off on Sunday 20 May @ 4.45am?
Preferably northside but given the importance of the game for my beloved Chelsea, I’m prepared to go to Cooma to find a good place to watch it if need be.
Go the blues!!

Where to find deep-fried Mars Bars in Canberra?

By 15 May 2012

Apart from making your own, does anyone know any cafe/restaurant/caravan that sells them?
The G-Spot no longer exists (the only place I knew that did sell them).

Used bicycle parts

By 15 May 2012

As I cannot afford to buy a new bike, I am considering putting one together myself if I can find cheap parts. So what is a good place for cheap bicycle parts? Obviously, the frame is going to be the most important, but I’ll recycle anything I can except for possibly the fiddly moving parts [...]

Fernwood Gym, Yay or Nay?

By 15 May 2012

I am looking to join Fernwood gym and was wondering what others experiences where?
I am currently a member of club slime and I am so sick of the all roid munchers taking up all the weights, plus their crazed blood shot eyes scare me.

Adult debating in Canberra?

By 14 May 2012

I’d love to start debating, but can’t seem to find any clubs for adults.
And I haven’t done it since year 7, so something for beginners is required.
Does anyone know a club in Canberra that could help?

Parental help at schools

By 14 May 2012

What are your thoughts on paying full school fees for your children and then being shamed into taking time off work to help out with normal school activities (reading, maths, etc)?

Mini bonfires in backyards, are they legal?

By 14 May 2012

Does anyone know if it is legal for people to host mini bonfires in their backyards?
I live in Dunlop (where the houses are so close you can hear your neighbour flush their toilet) and the people behind me are hosting a little gathering with their friends, I can hear everything.
It’s almost 3am and I’d [...]

NRAS as an investor?

By 14 May 2012

I have been looking into the National Rental Affordability Scheme NRAS as an investor and was wondering if anyone is doing it or knows anything about it in Canberra?

Dog Whisperer

By 11 May 2012

I have an 8 year old male cocker spaniel that has random aggressive tendencies towards small kids and strangers.
I need to do something about it and I am hoping that the RiotACT community will be able to share any experiences and recommendations with local dog behaviour services.

Eskrima in Canberra?

By 11 May 2012

Is there anywhere in Canberra to learn eskrima/kali escrima?
So far I’ve found a school called Black Eagle in either Turner or Hawker – not sure if it’s even still open as different locations/numbers are listed and they have no web site and I couldn’t get through to anyone.
I’ve also found a guy who will [...]

House Sitting in Canberra?

By 10 May 2012

We’re in the midst of an extensive reno, builder has already flagged the need for us to actually move out for a period when he’s done with the new room and ready to start work on the internal changes to existing house. 
I’m conscious of major disruptions to family life and was considering the option [...]

Where has all the traffic gone?

By 10 May 2012

On my drive in from God’s Country (Queanbeyan) this morning, I noticed that something I suspected had indeed come to pass: there was very little traffic on the Monaro Highway.  At 8.45am.
Several weeks ago it could take a good 15 minutes to get from Hume through to the airport, but for the last week or [...]

Stolen Car – Tues 8 May in Phillip

By 9 May 2012

Blue Nissan 200sx stolen from an apartment block in Phillip between 9.50pm and 11.15pm on Tuesday 8 May 2012.
Car is currently unregistered but did have ACT number plates on it.
If anyone has any information that may assist in recovering the car please call the police or reply to this thread.

Pet mince

By 9 May 2012

Does anyone know of a butcher in North Canberra selling good quality pet mince?
I tried the Dickson butcher, but for some reason neither my dog nor my cat would touch their pet mince, and they are not particularly fussy.

Real estate agent commissions in Canberra?

By 9 May 2012

Hello fellow ACT rioters,
I plan to sell my property for the first time soon, so this query is for those property owners/landlords who recently sold their properties through a real estate agent.
What are the common commission and charges around at the moment?
Is it worth using a real estate agent or is it better to sell [...]

How to work out an APS Voluntary Redundancy Payout?

By 9 May 2012

So with the news in the Budget that APS jobs are on the block again I was wondering if anyone out there knows how to calculate (even roughly) what payout one might get from an APS VR.
It would be good to get an idea of the potential payout before making it known that one is [...]

Boxing/Wrestling Ring Hire in Canberra?

By 9 May 2012

Anyone know of boxing or wrestling ring hire in Canberra for a day or two?
Preferably one we can assemble in a backyard.
Thanks in advance!

Suggestions for blind cleaning services in Canberra?

By 8 May 2012

My mother is looking to have her blinds cleaned, and I would be grateful for any recommendations on a blind cleaning service.
She doesnt want to spend bucketloads obviously, though I think a mob that comes to the home and does them will save everyone’s blood pressure.

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