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Shipping a case to the States from Canberra?

By 23 September 2011

Simple question,
Can I ship a case of beer to my mate in the States?

Where do you buy your scotch single malts?

By 23 September 2011

I’ve been getting into scotch lately, and wondered whether any of you fellow scotch drinkers knew of quality distributors to buy a new malt from. The selection available at places like Dan Murphy’s, Liquorland, Vintage Cellars and Candamber Wines is pretty limited; are there smaller sellers who have a larger range or specialise in fine [...]

How long does it take to get accidents investigated in the ACT?

By 23 September 2011

My partner had an accident on Tuesday. She had to submitt a smart form.
I was wondering how long the investigation is going to take?
It may be her word against his (he is from NSW). It may be bang for bang regarding insurance.

Wet weather wedding alternative in Canberra?

By 23 September 2011

Hi guys,
So I’m 3 weeks out from my wedding & receive an interesting call. It’s my wet weather alternative venue calling to tell me they will be having contruction work done at the time of my wedding, so they have cancelled my booking. When asked if they could suggest an alternative, they said “Hopefully you have [...]

Is that an eagle’s nest?

By 22 September 2011

Just noticed this bundle of twigs ‘n small branches (about 2ft high) in the aerials – top of the phone tower on the roundabout just east of Kelleway on Clarrie Hermes. Between Nicholls & Casey.
I am wondering – is this an eagles nest ?
If not – what else could it be ?
Can you [...]

Body Corporate Issues in Canberra

By 22 September 2011

Hi everyone, just got involved with the executive committee on my body corp.
I would like to know if there is a body corp ombudsman in the ACT??
I have lived here for years and did not realise that I could be involved in the running of the place.  
Since finding that my bc fees have gone [...]

Can anyone recommend an experienced make-up artist for my wedding?

By 22 September 2011

Hello Canberra!
I’m getting married in Dec, 2011 so was wondering if anyone could recommend an experienced make-up artist who could do my wedding make-up?
Thanks in advance,

DIY swimming lessons in Canberra?

By 21 September 2011

I would like to teach my two kids to swim. Decent swim schools are expensive and have long waiting lists.
At most other swim schools (we’ve tried a couple) you pay for a 30 minute lesson, but the kids only spend about 5-10 minutes swimming (I’m talking about beginner level here).
I used to swim competitively, and [...]

Hope to not lose my licence!

By 20 September 2011

Is it likely I will lose my licence in these circumstances?

Naturopath in Canberra?

By 20 September 2011

Does anyone know of a good Naturopath in the Canberra region?
I have had a fantastic naturopath for years (as well as some shoddy ones) but don’t know of any in Canberra.
Any advice would be helpful.

Driving instructors to pass NSW licence test?

By 19 September 2011

I live in Queanbeyan and  have just got a learners licence (NSW).
I need to pass the driving test before i can drive independently.
I have driven on my learners licence in an automatic car on highway with my friend.
I have to start a job but i cant apply unless i can drive independently.
I cannot afford to [...]

Which dentist to go to in Canberra? And why?

By 19 September 2011

Hi All,
Please can you suggest a dentist for our family, we are looking to go to same dentist for fillings, regular checkups, cleans and crowns.
If you could please add reasons….it will be a great help for us….thanks all!

Double glazing in Canberra?

By 18 September 2011

I’m thinking about retrofitting double glazing.
Does anyone have any experience or recommendations?

Internet dating in Canberra?

By 17 September 2011

I have recently become single and finding it rather difficult to meet new people especially since I moved here for work. I am not into the whole clubbing/bar scene, so this makes it even harder.
I am curious about Internet dating in Canberra and was wondering if anyone had tried it –  is it any [...]

My Mac is stuffed. Ancient mac repair in Canberra

By 16 September 2011

Is there anyone out there who knows a computer geek who can help me get rid of various bugs on my ancient eMac?  
Preferably not someone who likes making things worse.  
Preferably not too expensive.  
Preferably someone who does not laugh at the computer illiterate, and who can speak in plain (non-geek) English?
There’s no such [...]

Best hairdresser in Canberra?

By 16 September 2011

I recently got a pretty average haircut and don’t particularly want to go back to the hairdresser to get it fixed. Her skills don’t seem to be good enough to be able to fix it.
Any suggestions of a really good hairdresser who would understand what would suit my face shape and hair type?
It [...]

Meat raffle tour guide in Canberra?

By 15 September 2011

I’m hoping to fill my freezer with winnings from meat raffles.
Which venues have the best odds?

GP willing to refer to specialist in Canberra?

By 14 September 2011

I don’t want to post the whole story here, but I want to take my daughter to see a specialist at the Sydney Westmead hospital. I called them, described the problem to them and they seemed confident that they could help us. However, the GP I last saw would not give me a referral.
Can anyone [...]

New land in Tuggeranong?

By 13 September 2011

I read and heard a couple of things last week about new land west of the Hyperdome.
Does anyone know anything more about this?

Has the rental market gotten better?

By 11 September 2011

So in a few months, I think I will need to be looking for another rental property to live in. I’ve lived in the same place for the past few years and unfortunately the owners want to move back in.
It was really cut throat trying to secure a rental property last time. I was wondering, [...]

Accountant needed for my “first investment loan” tax statement

By 9 September 2011

Any good / bad experiences?   
We’ve just taken an investment loan so am a tad anxious,

Best Value Printers in Canberra?

By 9 September 2011

I run a small business and I’m looking for advice on where to get my printing done in Canberra.
I need to get the usual stuff printed: business cards, flyers, booklets etc.
Who have you used and how did their pricing and service compare? I’ve found that Canberra can be quite expensive for printing compared to Melbourne and [...]

House sitter recommendations in Canberra?

By 9 September 2011

My husband and I are going to the USA next year in April for a month, and need a house sitter.
We have no family in Canberra, and all our friends currently rent or own their own homes, and are unable to help. We need someone mainly to look after our two indoor cats and [...]

Is Jerrabomberra in Queanbeyan?

By 8 September 2011

Does anybody know if Jerrabomberra is a suburb in Queanbeyan?
Or whether its a suburb in NSW? Or the ACT?

Where to watch the Rugby World Cup in Canberra?

By 7 September 2011

Having taken a look at what the asshats at Nine are calling coverage of the Rugby World Cup I’m seeing a lot of pub time in my future over the next few weeks.
Which bars around town are going to be accommodating for the rugby tragics who aren’t resident in the Fox Cave?

“Pubes” a TV comedy series. Call for ideas.

By 6 September 2011

PUBES is a mocumentary TV series I am developing which was inspried by the BBC Comedy Series the Office (starring Ricky Gervais), ABC TV’s Hollowmen and BBC Two’s People Like Us. Pubes is about public servants who are following their dreams, aspirations and creative ambitions outside of their usual public service role - and fail.
So far, some of the disillusioned characters [...]

Property conveyancing in Canberra – I’d like your recommendations please!

By 6 September 2011

Hello fellow RiotAct-ers
I’m in the market for a good solicitor/s for property conveyancing. Its been a few years since I’ve bought/sold property and would be most appreciative of you sharing the details of anyone you care to recommend.
Thanking you in advance.

Mt Ginini – Air Traffic Control Building

By 5 September 2011

On the weekend we took the long and slow drive to Mt Ginini and saw an amazing view on a clear clear day. On the top of the Mountain we saw the Air Traffic Control Building, which I later read was built in the 60s.
Subsequent to that I read some references that it might have [...]

How many ACT public servants are there?

By 5 September 2011

Just wondering if anyone had accurate figures on how many ACT public servants there are?
I heard a rumour of 18,000?????
That’s 1/20th of the population involved in administering the population if its accurate.  That sounds super crazy to me, any ideas people of the interwebs?

Spring cleaning time – best place to take donations ??

By 5 September 2011

I’ve started my spring cleaning and have alot of stuff that I would like to attempt to donate before I chuck it all out.
I have a ton of magazines, does anyone know medical centers or dentists etc who like to receive magazines for their waiting rooms ?
Secondly I’d rather not donate old clothes to [...]

Registering a business name in the ACT?

By 5 September 2011

I submitted an application to register my business name with the ACT Office of Regulatory Services.
My application was rejected because my name was “too similar” to another business name, even though that business isn’t even in Canberra!
Does any one know how to appeal this, and how long does it take?
What are my [...]

Timber retaining walls

By 3 September 2011

Who builds quality timber retaining walls in Canberra?
I really like the look of Wallmaster, but they are completely non responsive to enquiries and seem to be a bit dodgy.
I previously paid them $90 for a quote and after they visited my house I never heard from them, and they never answer their phone. [...]

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