Tag Archives: ask riotact

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!

Business broker suggestions/recommendations…

By 13 January 2012

I have a friend who owns a small retail business but due to family commitments, needs to sell.  She is looking at using a broker to manage the sale of the business.
I’ve offered to make some initial enquiries for her on her behalf because she’s quite swamped at the moment with the shop and family, [...]

What caterpillar is that?

By 12 January 2012

Osman has sent in this picture of a caterpillar found on his mailbox last night in the hope the hivemind can inform him.
And what better to ask than a hive mind?

HELP I need flowers for my wedding next weekend

By 12 January 2012

As the title suggests I’m getting hitched next weekend and I’ve forgotten about the flowers. My jobs included beer/wine, entertainment and flowers. To be honest I was too excited about the beer and forgot all about the flowers… until now.
I have a $300 budget to get anything in season the bride is not a zilla [...]

Getting new soles put on a pair of leather boots?

By 12 January 2012

I have a dilemma. My favourite pair of leather boots have started to peel up from the sole.
I’m not sure where to entrust said leather boots to get fixed.
Has anyone used those Mister Minit type places? Are there speciality shoe fixers around town?
How much do these things tend to cost?

Where to buy cheap but good birthday cakes?

By 12 January 2012

Hi, got a 21st birthday coming up too soon for my liking and I am trying to find out good recommendations where to get a good cake.
For my sisters a few years ago, we got her a big amazing chocolate mudcake from the woolies in Dickson but pretty sure they have stopped doing it.
I am [...]

Where to buy Maps in Canberra?

By 11 January 2012

I need a fold out (large kind) map of the UK, including Scotland and Wales (thus UK, not England).  
Does anyone know where I can buy one in Canberra?

Seeking reliable pest control in Canberra?

By 10 January 2012

Recently moved in and am looking for pest control to be done at the new place.
There are stacks of options online, with quotes varying quite a bit, so I was wondering whether anyone could recommend a reliable pest control service in the area?
I’ve noticed a previous post on the topic but that was a few [...]

Dondurma in Canberra?

By 9 January 2012

In Sydney last month, on the recommendation of a friend, I tried out some dondurma in Auburn. Dondurma is turkish ice cream. It’s got a different texture, and it doesn’t melt as easily. Apparently, it’s made with the gelatin-like substance they use in turkish delight, which explains its different texture. But the orchid it’s derived [...]

headspace ACT – Thoughts?

By 9 January 2012

I was wondering what peoples expierences with Headspace ACT, the youth mental health service are?
I have been provided with the great task of helping my younger sister (16) get some support.
Any ideas? Or opinions of the service mentioned above?

Good string instrument valuations, service?

By 9 January 2012

Good evening, rabble,
I have a 4/4 ‘cello that needs to be valued and given a quick “service” to ensure it is in good working order: sound post, bridge position, check for any cracks, check tone is still up to scratch etc.
Having done a search on RiotACT for “cello” I was unable to find a post [...]

Seeking recommendations for a Marriage Celebrant in the ACT

By 9 January 2012

My partner and I plan to get married at the beginning of next year and are looking for a  celebrant.
Looking online there are a vast number of possibilities – but how do we know any are good?
We don’t have any specific religious persuasions but don’t really want to end up with any crazy new-age stuff [...]

What bug will this be?

By 8 January 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Cocopops seeks the wisdom of the hive mind and has sent in this picture with the following query:
Wondering if any rioters know what eggs these are?
I’ve found them on clothes, in my peg basket in the bathtoom etc.
Tried google but no luck.

Which is the best video store in canberra?

By 8 January 2012

I live northside, but am willing to venture over to the southside for friendly and great customer service!
Has anyone had bed experiences with certain video rental stores?

Is Canberra safe to run after midnight?

By 7 January 2012

I’ve moved to Canberra recently near the city centre. Due to the nature of my job (and the fact that I cannot get up before 5am…), I would like to go for a run at around 11pm / midnight.
I was considering running around Lake Burley Griffin but some parts of the lake do not [...]

Know a builder who will use my materials?

By 6 January 2012

Does anyone know of a builder in Canberra who will allow me to use my own materials, e.g. windows, doors and vanities?
All the builders I have been in contact with want to use their own supplier, and I have found that they are too expensive.
If anyone has any suggestions I would love to [...]

Does Canberra still have proper travel agents?

By 6 January 2012

I’m in need of a travel agent who can make serious recommendations.
Are there any proper agents in Canberra rather than trained operators of airline websites?

‘Hot water’? in Civic? bubblers a bottled water plot?

By 6 January 2012

While i am currently away from our “beloved” city. Social networking keeps telling me that
“They’ve heated the tap and fountain water at civic center in order to bolster sales of bottle water. ”
In reference to both DFO and Canberra centre, from my understanding its been quite hot so hot water in the pipes makes sense [...]

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