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?
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?
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.
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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.
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?
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?
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?
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
Does anyone know of a decent camera repair place in Canberra?
I’m having all sorts of problems with mine!!
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!
Where can I buy raw milk in Canberra?
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
Should my gas bill be $1483?
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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?
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 [...]
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 [...]
I am in the process of setting up a small non-profit organization and was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for a good (and not too expensive) lawyer that can help get us registered and so on. I just want to make sure I keep everything kosher.
Righto hive mind, I’m hunting three items and am hoping some of you will be able to point me in the right direction.
Item 1 – Cannoli. So far, I’ve been able to find them at Tusmo, in Forde, but only occasionally and sometimes only in the soft-shell variety, which don’t count as [...]
Can anybody enlighten me on the dumping that occurs here?
And the fact that dozers and heavy machinery turn up every month and appear to do nothing?
Grateful for any recommendations of a handyman-slash-person to perform some small tasks around the home: basic plumbing, tiling, painting etc.
A callout for just one of these (small) jobs is obviously not economical, but if they are handy enough a number of jobs (and some repeat business) might make it worthwhile for someone with the skills [...]
We built our house in 2004.
Now we are selling and have been told that we did not obtain a certificate of compliance. Was that our responsibility or the builders?
Have to go to ACTPLA and pay for one now!
Dear Riotact people
I am trying to buy a house, but there is really nothing on the market these days… Is it the normal winter break? Do you know when it usually finishes? I have visited a not-so-bad house, but it is not exactly THE one. And maybe in a few weeks time, there will be [...]