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Mobile phone repair?

By 17 September, 2013

My daughter just cracked the screen on her new Samsung Galaxy s4, does anyone know of reliable repairer here in Canberra please?
Fortunately the phone is still working, but I’d prefer to get it repaired if at all poss.

Learn Sign Language in Canberra?

By 15 September, 2013

I was wondering if anyone could tell me if there is anywhere that teaches Auslan (Australian Sign Language) in Canberra.
I know that CIT used to offer a night class but it seems to not run anymore which is really disappointing.
I have been interested in learning this for such a long time and am [...]

Dressmaker needed in Canberra?

By 13 September, 2013

Hi,
I’m needing help on finding a local dressmaker.
I had engaged a dressmaker three months ago but I’ve just been informed that they can now no longer supply me with the fabric I am after.
I am needing 7 bridesmaid dresses to be made before my wedding in January 2014.
I have a design that [...]

Recommendations for cabling work in Canberra?

By 11 September, 2013

I’m after some recommendations for some cabling work to repair some old-style phone-wall connections to bring them into the 21st century.
Any recs?
I rang “Integrity Technical Solutions” but they are flat out for 1 month.

What does this mast do?

By 10 September, 2013

This antenna/transmitter was installed during the night (literally) over the weekend on the 9th hole of the Gold Creek Golf Course.
Calls to the club manager received the helpful advice that he doesnt know anything about it(!)
Anyone know what it is?

Looking for a good Beauty Therapist in Canberra?

By 9 September, 2013

Hi Rioters,
Looking for a good beauty therapist for waxing, facials etc.  The last girl I had left her work and my new one (which will remain unnamed) ripped the skin off of my arm .  Would love to here all of your experiences and advice.
I live south side so anywhere there would be preferable.
Thanks
Bec

Camping Gungahlin Style?

By 9 September, 2013

Anyone know what the deal is with the guy in Gungahlin who’s parked his van up on Kate Crace Street and set up a tent?
Has been there since Friday?

Cameras on Parkes Way?

By 9 September, 2013

Driving east on Parkes Way this morning, I noticed (at least) two poles in the median, each with two cameras on them.
They look like fixed speed cameras, but there’s no signs and no talk of such.
Any ideas, hivemind?

Question re roof repair in Canberra?

By 9 September, 2013

Hello,
I need to have some work done on my roof.  I checked all comments on RiotACT about various roof and gutter businesses in Canberra but none are recent.  
Any recent experiences with any such businesses?  Thank you very much in advance for any recent feedback I can get.
Yun
[ED - let's limit the discussion to positive [...]

Good tax accountant in Canberra?

By 6 September, 2013

Hello,
I’m looking for a good taxation accountant who’s a registered tax agent. Does anyone have any recommendations?
My tax is not very complicated, but I prefer someone who is personable & knowledgeable, and can advise on issues such as investment properties and work-related deductions.
Thanks!

Paving contractors. Recommendations?

By 4 September, 2013

I require someone to do some paving work in my backyard.
It would be a small job (5-8 sq m) involving curved edging and paving around a drain.  
I’m in the inner north. 
Can anyone recommend a reliable paver who charges reasonable rates?

Barton Hwy Speed Cameras?

By 4 September, 2013

Does anybody know if both directions are monitored between Gungahlin Dr and Ellenborough St?
You have what appears to be the flash unit and the radar box pointing in one direction (sure it’s Eastbound) however just the smaller flash unit is pointing westbound.
Is this a dummy set up similar to Lanyon Dr southbound?

Canberra Centre Below completion time?

By 3 September, 2013

Have any Rioters (staff, guest or otherwise) heard anything about when the Canberra Centre’s reconstruction of their Food Court/lower level is due for completion other than ‘late 2013′? (Though that’s a broad window, so they’re still on track.)
Anything? Investigative journalism, low-level publicity or some other source?
Thanks.

Do interstate driving offences also reduce points on your ACT licence?

By 3 September, 2013

I was in Victoria last month and managed to not see the lower speed signs around a level crossing on a country road.  
I was clocked doing 100km/h in a 80 km/h zone.  
I was wondering if the road authorities are organised enough for me to lose points on my ACT drivers licence as a [...]

Explosion and Power Failure in Giralang?

By 2 September, 2013

About 10:30 pm last night (Sun 1-Sep) I was heading for bed when I heard a loud explosion and we lost power for about 30 seconds. The bang was loud enough to wake up my kids, who all normally sleep like logs.
I called the Belco cops, and they said they’d had a brief power outage [...]

Gwen Shirlow vet?

By 31 August, 2013

I just read that Gwen Shirlow, who took over the vet practice in Braddon from Peter Burgess, has left there.
Does anyone know where she moved to?
I urgently need a reliable vet for a complex medical problem my cat is suffering from.

Camera repairs in Canberra?

By 29 August, 2013

Does anyone know of a decent camera repair place in  Canberra?
I’m having all sorts of problems with mine!!

Acoustic band/singer and mc for wedding in Canberra?

By 23 August, 2013

Hi fellow rioters my fiancé and I are looking for an acoustic guitarist/band and mc for our wedding this year, does anyone have any recommendations?
Look forward to hearing everyone’s opinions!

Raw milk in Canberra?

By 22 August, 2013

Where can I buy raw milk in Canberra?

Frozen Gua Bao in Canberra?

By 21 August, 2013

Hi guys,
I really want to make gua bao, except that I don’t actually want to make the bao part (even David Chang of Momofuku says he buys his bao).
Does anyone know where I can obtain these buns- they are usually frozen, no filling but I’ve tried a dozen different Asian grocers and can’t find them [...]

Need help finding a psychologist in Canberra for Depression

By 21 August, 2013

Hello.
My GP has advised me to chat to a psychologist for help with depression + anxiety issues.
The psychologist the GP referred is unable to see me due to age restrictions so I am looking for other alternatives.
I found an old article on this site from 3 years ago, so am hoping people [...]

Best place for Acrylic In-Fills?

By 21 August, 2013

Trying to find a place in Canberra, preferably on the North side, to get my in-fills done.
So far the one place I tried didn’t sterilise their equipment and did a horrid job.

BodyCorp Gate Blocking Visitors Access

By 19 August, 2013

Hi,
I have lived in my townhouse for almost a year, which is inside a large open complex with a 12 standalone townhouses and communal carport/carpark.
Prior to buying the place, the executive committee and the body corporate had organised and funded to install a large security gate around the complex – which is opened by a [...]

First gas bill $1484.83!

By 17 August, 2013

Should my gas bill be $1483?

Sleeping bag give-away

By 15 August, 2013

Hello Rioters
I have a high quality, used only once sleeping bag that would benefit a homeless person. Just wondering what the best way to approach this would be.
Should I drive around Tuggeranong or donate to SVdeP? Sleeping bag is designed for temp as low as 2C and has been dry cleaned recently.
Don’t want [...]

Good carpet and rug cleaner recommendations in Canberra?

By 14 August, 2013

Hi all, we have a couple of rooms of carpet and a few large loose thick-woven rugs that Mrs Snarky wishes to get cleaned.
My experience with carpet cleaners has been mixed, ranging from “No Obvious Change Apart From Now Being Poorer”, through “Carpets Clean But Soggy For Hours After”, through (most recently at my [...]

Gin & Tonics and Playgrounds for Babies

By 13 August, 2013

Hello All,
I’m hoping that collective Rioter wisdom might be able to help me with the following:
My family will be visiting from interstate in the next couple of weeks and want to take my partner (and me!) out for a G&T. I’m looking for a venue that will show off the glories of Canberra to them [...]

Mechanic Weston Area?

By 13 August, 2013

Fellow Rioters,
I’m looking for an inexpensive and reliable mobile mechanic in the Waramanga / Weston Creek area to replace the fuel pump in my Ford Festiva.
I cannot start the car, which is at my residence, so it is not possible for me to take it to a garage.
I have a new pump, but [...]

Primary school class sizes in Canberra?

By 12 August, 2013

I wonder if anyone can tell me if there are official limits for primary school class sizes in the ACT, and if so, is this information online somewhere? Searching for obvious terms has not come up with much useful info.
Thanks!

Motel / Hotel with facilities for disabled guest?

By 12 August, 2013

Looking for advice please.
Mrs Lyons75′s father wants to visit, unfortunately he is quite unwell and needs a fair bit of care.
Does anyone know of a hotel (prefer southside) that has not only a disabled room, but a  lifter to assist him to get in and out of bed?
thanks all…

Looking for Canberra firsts

By 10 August, 2013

Hi riot act folks, I am doing a project around ‘firsts’ in Canberra and so wanted to reach out for a bit of crowdsourcing.
I am looking for anything that was a first in Canberra. Big, small, weird, etc.
Examples might be Canberra’s first takeaway, race track, etc. etc.
And also people … like I have found Canberra’s [...]

How to stop Ol’ Lawnkiller raining down?

By 8 August, 2013

We cannot stop the Chronicle being dumped on our driveway.
We have “no junk mail” on our letter box. We have accepted the bribe of the Chronicle and now get it delivered electronically. We have made 2 email requests and four phone calls but still it comes.
Our next steps are to threaten to cancel [...]

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