Tag Archives: ask riotact

Caught short in Civic? Where are the quality bogs?

By 12 February 2012

i was musing, as you do, as i wandered across civic the other day and, for no reason in particular, thoughts turned to the varying quality of public amenities in civic and it occurred to me that different people must have their particular convenience of choice and i thought i’d ask, where do rioters spend [...]

Where can I get iced black coffee in Canberra?

By 11 February 2012

Hello guys,
I love iced black coffee but I cannot seem to get one at regular coffee shops.
I know Starbucks has it but there is none in Canberra.
I ordered an espresso shot over a glass of ice cubes once but it did not come out right because the barista did not know what she was [...]

Speeding Fines – how long before they come?

By 11 February 2012

Just wondering if anyone knows how long (usually) it takes before a speeding fine will arrive, if indeed you are to receive one?
Also, is there any leeway given with regard to the actual speed – ie, if you were going a couple of K’s over, would that still warrant a fine, or not?
I’m [...]

Volunteering in Canberra if the SES doesn’t want you?

By 11 February 2012

Hi everyone,
I recently tried out for the SES and got as far as the information session when I got an email telling me that my application to join was unsuccessful – before I even got the application forms.
I was wondering if there is a Rural Fire Service or any other organisations that need volunteers? [...]

Where to japanese buy seaweed salad to eat at home?

By 11 February 2012

I am a big fan of the japanese seaweed salad you get from most sushi places around town, but it’s pretty expensive to buy in the small takeaway containers. I am wondering if it can be obtained in larger quantities.
Yes, go to an asian grocer, I get it…but every time a buy a seaweed that [...]

Surveyor to define property boundaries in Canberra?

By 9 February 2012

I want to find out where my property boundaries are at our house and understand that I’ll need a surveyor to do this. We’re looking to extend our home and knowing where the boundaries are and what the laws are about how close you can build to them would be useful in the design stage.
Can [...]

Tow bar fitter recommendations

By 9 February 2012

I need to get a tow bar fitted on my 08 Lancer.
Can anyone help with a recommendation of who can do a good job at a reasonable price?
Anyone had recent experience of how much I should expect to pay these days?
Northside preferable.

Hoping to feed and clothe some starving Canberran artists. Where to buy art?

By 8 February 2012

I have a new house.
The walls are very bare.
Where can I  buy some local and original paintings/drawings/sketches?
I’m looking for a place or event that runs regularly, with lots of different stuff to choose from.
Preferably under $500.

Recommendations for Driving Instructor

By 8 February 2012

Hi All
I am looking for recommendations on good driving schools/instructors. My almost 17 year old daughter is very keen to get her licence next month and I must admit that we have been a bit slow on the uptake to get her driving lessons. She drives regularly but we have only really taught her the [...]

Reccomendations for house painters

By 7 February 2012

Hi Rioters,
I need to have the inside of my house painted and would like to get some recommendations from other people out there.
We are wanting to paint to sell so would prefer to leave it in the hands of somebody who does it well (at a good price) as we have previously dabbled with the [...]

Spare bricks how to get rid of them in Canberra?

By 7 February 2012

I have a pallet of bricks at the front of our house that were not used when we built an extension.
They are all in good condition as they have never been used. Where can i go to get rid of these?
Preferably not the tip as they are new.

Wooden Wedding Seats for Hire in Canberra?

By 6 February 2012

Hi Everyone,
I need a little help. My partner and I are getting married at the boathouse later in the year and we’re planning to have the ceremony in the foyer. We have been trying to locate a business in Canberra that hires out white wooden fold-able wedding chairs.
We have been trawling all over the [...]

Against the grain… Design services for wood heaters in Canberra?

By 6 February 2012

I want to install a free-standing wood heater and flue in my house. However, I need some prior advice about the ideal place to put it.
I live in a small 3 bedroom (govvie) house in Tuggers, circa mid 1980s. This means that it has those strange antiquated things, ‘walls’, which divide [...]

Russian language classes in Canberra?

By 6 February 2012

Does anyone know of good Russian language classes in the ACT?
I’ve checked the CIT short courses, and Russian isn’t offered, so where else could I look?

Superannuation / Financial Advisors in Canberra?

By 2 February 2012

Looking for help with super

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?

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