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 [...]
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 [...]
Anyone know if the glorious tour de France is showing on a big screen In Canberra ???
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.
Does anyone know of any diagnostic ultrasound centres that charge as closely to the schedule fee as possible?
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Ask Riotact – Childcare, Northside.
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?
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
Does anyone know what the current use is for the old cinemas at Woden located on the bus interchange?
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?
Does anyone know where in Canberra we can buy San Miguel Beer (Philippine beer)? The bottle-o in Braddon used to sell them but not anymore.
I crave for my lunch staple, a Vietnamese bread roll.
Where are the good Vietnamese Bakeries in Canberra?
I want to store my luggage somewhere in the city before catching a coach from The Jolimont Centre.
Googling hasn’t yielded any options.
Does anyone know where travelers can store their bags in the city?
Back in Feb, I signed up with an interstate energy provider to install a 1.5kw solar panel array, to connect to the grid. The panels were installed in a reasonable timeframe- within 4 weeks of signing up.
This is when things went bad. ACTPLA came to inspect and informed me that there was an issue [...]
I have an Irish lass boarding and she requires internet with the capacity to use skype.
I’m in Latham and given I only pay windscreen washers 20c I’m after a pretty cheap say $30/month prepaid deal (if poss).
I have a wireless router as I was with Transact but apart from that not really any [...]
I have lived in several body corporate run properties and know many others in complexes and on executive committees. Recently I bought and moved into a complex which seems to be run by a bunch of power mad cowboys who even had the Strata Managers changed to a mob who operate outside of the Strata [...]
On top of the hill in Crace (Gungahlin) is a large machine emitting 4 huge rays of lights waving and dancing about the clouds.
Does anyone know what that is trying to draw my attention to? I saw them last night and tonight.
I’ve had my Solar panels for just over a year in and wanted to check if there are any maintenance and/or reporting requirements?
Does the PV panels or inverter need some sort of regular inspection from ACTEW?
Also what sort of cleaning is needed on the actual panels, will some dust affect performance , how [...]
A subject I know has been presented most likely many times previously, I just spent a few hours searching but could not find anything, so here I go:
Recently the owner of our apartment passed away, leaving the place to her two sons. They have came and checked out the place previously, and assured us they [...]