Tag Archives: ask riotact

A new immigrant, asking for employment advice

By 1 December 2013

It’s very difficult to understand a country only by web browsing!
I’m a self educated graphic designer, planning for my settlement in CBR in near future. I’ve been granted a permanent work visa by the government.
Both being proud of having this golden opportunity to live and work in Australia -hopefully forever-, and concerned at the same [...]

Recommendations for framing?

By 1 December 2013

Hi all,
Need a bit of help – have recently come back from overseas where I bought some paintings, which I now need to get custom framed.
Does anyone have a recommendation for a decent framer in Canberra, and approximate cost?
Would appreciate any advice. Thanks!

Just who dreams up our OTT regulations?

By 1 December 2013

We have recently had the ACT Gov deciding to impose fees on the worthy burgers putting on humungous Christmas light shows for the public. Chief Minister Katie has decided that no fees will be applied. I think the words used were ‘common sense needs to be applied’.
Why is this ‘common sense’ not applied to the [...]

Cotter road roadworks?

By 1 December 2013

Why is Cotter Road (in between RSPCA and Streeton Drive) getting dug up again? 
They only just finished building that bit didn’t they?

New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Canberra 2013/14

By 27 November 2013

Perhaps my google-fu is weak today (or I’m looking too early), but I have not been able to locate any special events/menus for restaurants or hotels in Canberra for the evening of 31 December.
Does anyone have any knowledge of any establishments that might be offering something for a couple looking for an evening out?

Where to go for Credit History Check?

By 27 November 2013

So I went to take out a new contract with an internet provider today but was declined due to my credit history. This bamboozled me as I have no outstanding debts, have only been late paying other bills once or twice and never more than a week late. I had no problems getting my new [...]

Christmas Giving Trees (Groceries) in Canberra?

By 27 November 2013

Is anyone aware of any charities/charity giving trees in Canberra that are accepting groceries and non-perishables in the lead up to Christmas?

Tourist Drives dead?

By 26 November 2013

Upon reading the article about the Canberra Tracks, it has occurred to me that not a lot of effort has been put into Canberra’s Tourist Drives for a few years.  
I noticed they are no longer signposted as they used to be as well as not being advertised as they were since the 90s.
Anyone [...]

Any Good *Delivered* Pizza in Canberra?

By 26 November 2013

Is there anywhere left in Canberra that makes and delivers good pizza?
To clarify, Dominos and Pizza Hut are both abominations. And Crust is not that far removed from the garbage served by Dominos and Pizza Hut.
Good Pizza is something assembled by a 60+ year old man from the old country; for example, the pizza from [...]

messed up situation, where to turn?

By 23 November 2013

I’m seeking the help of the hive-mind to try and get further help.
From around age 18 on I was repeatedly prescribed extremely high doses – including what I now know were overdoses, of a particularly nasty psychiatric medication, all the while being led to believe I was taking ‘normal’ doses. I’d been on something different [...]

Strange residential noise problem in Canberra

By 17 November 2013

I live in a unit complex with a neighbor above me. I recently bought a new sound system with subwoofer.
I usually watch action movies/thrillers starting at about 6pm until 8pm. I know my neighbor wakes early(around 5am) so thats why I cut the sound around 8pm so they can sleep.
My hearing is fairly sensitive so [...]

Know any good accessible psychologists in Canberra?

By 15 November 2013

Hi fellow Rioters,
Could someone please recommend a good accessible psychologist in Canberra that specializes in psychopathology?  To elaborate I am after a Psychologist that specializes in abnormal psychology like Mental illness,  specifically on the anxiety spectrum – like OCD.
I have been attempting to book an appointment with the Psychologist I used to see for about [...]

Southside kids playground?

By 14 November 2013

Hi guys,
Northsider heading South, looking for a Kids Indoor playground in the Tuggeranong area. Does such a beast exist?

Recommendation for TV aerial installation in Canberra?

By 14 November 2013

I recently moved in to a property.
While I was wondering why the TV has no signal, I found out that the previous owner has removed the TV aerial.
So I need to find someone to fit the TV antenna.
Does anyone know any reasonable priced and reliable services in Belconnen? Thanks a lot!

Headphone repair in Canberra?

By 12 November 2013

I have a decent pair of headphones (earbuds) that have served me well for the last couple of years. Sadly the right hand speaker has decided it has had enough and is no longer working.
Rather than fork out for a new pair, I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction of [...]

Builder issues in Canberra? Who do I turn to?

By 12 November 2013

Hi all,
Thought i’d post up here to ascertain who i need to talk to.
Found builder in September 2012 selling a house and land package.  in November 2012 deposit paid and construction started (in earnest) in Feb 2013.
House was finished in late July 2013 with final inspection undertaken on 3 August 2013, with Cert of Occu [...]

What do over 40′s like to do in and around Canberra

By 12 November 2013

What do over 40 year old’s do in Canberra for entertainment, ie, where do they go dancing, listen to some great music, some country pubs perhaps?  What else is there to do here or surrounding areas that’s fun and alive?
Where do they go for fun and to meet people?
Any place out of the ordinary or [...]

Any new ideas on portable gas bottle refills in Canberra?

By 10 November 2013

So I found out recently, after traipsing around the usual suspects of BCF, Bunnings, and whichever servo I could remember, that I can no longer refill my gas bottle at these esteemed outlets.
Some research through PhD Professor Google suggests this is due to some safety inspections revealing poor refill practices by spotty faced 17 year [...]

Hydraulic engineers in Canberra

By 6 November 2013

Hi all,
I have a very wet underfloor to the family castle. Despite a fan bringing in outside air for 6 hours a day, for the last year or two, the humidity is constantly high.
I have already applied a number of quite excessive drainage solutions, but have reached the point where I need a better brain.
Any [...]

EFTPOS not accepted in Canberra?

By 5 November 2013

Does anybody else get annoyed with this in this day and age? You order food at a cafe, bill comes at $50+ then told EFTPOS is not accepted.
Surely these days having an EFTPOS terminal is essential to a business as people like myself seem to carry less cash. If Medicare has now gone cashless [...]

The secret to a front fence in Canberra?

By 4 November 2013

Is anyone able to shed any light on how the rules and regulations of front fences are interpreted and enforced (or not) in Canberra? In our street in Ainslie there are at least half a dozen house with fully enclosed yards, not to mention “property demarcations” that are more than double/triple the height specified by [...]

We need hire car for family who are visiting with a newborn

By 1 November 2013

We have friends coming from interstate and need a hire car for family with a newborn.
Can anyone recommend a good hire company who use good quality car seats, and install them for you?
I’ve often found myself in in airport car parks trying to install crap car seats in hire cars.

Kitchen and bathroom renovation in Queanbeyan?

By 28 October 2013

Hi everyone
I’m trying to arrange a kitchen and bathroom renovation for a rental property in Queanbeyan at the moment. I’ve called a number of the companies that people have recommended on here but am not having much success in finding someone who can do it at short notice. The place is vacant now and I’d [...]

Anyone know a reliable fixit person for a Blu-Ray in Canberra?

By 26 October 2013

My Blue Ray, she no play.
Would appreciate recommendations for a repair person, preferably one based in either the Woden or Weston Creek area.

Push bike servicing in Canberra.. Who does it best?

By 26 October 2013

The sun’s out, the weather is warmer. I’d love to start riding my bike again and i’ve been told I should get it serviced.
So, who does it best, where would you go?
Looking at living in a big city in the next few months and plan to use my bike as my main form [...]

Advice sought to investigate dog bashing in Canberra?

By 24 October 2013

Last week my dog was brutally kicked.  The injuries resulted in the dog having to be euthenased.  The event occured in my backyard.  We are able to get a written document from the vet stating that in her opinion, the dog’s injuries were consistent with being kicked.
I called the police and reported the incident.  They [...]

Employment and Emergency leave in the ACT PS?

By 23 October 2013

I have to be careful what I say here but I am very frustrated right now and want to know if any other RA readers have had a similar experience.
I’m currently an ACTPS employee as well as a volunteer with the Emergency Services Agency, I won’t say which area.  As everyone is aware NSW is [...]

Hairdresser working from home in Carwoola?

By 23 October 2013

About a year ago somebody who had cut my hair a few times at a salon in Queanbeyan, told me she was setting up her own small studio – in her home out at Carwoola. She duly sent me her card some months later, but by that time I’d been suckered in to one of [...]

Tuggeranong land development?

By 23 October 2013

Does anyone have any idea what is going on the land opposite Bunnings at Tuggeranong at all?  
Noticed they have fences up but yet to see any signage as to what is going here.

Lake Tuggeranong Bike/Walking Path to get cut?

By 19 October 2013

It looks like they are about to close the gate and fence off the Lake Tuggeranong bike/walking path near Reed St South for development.
They have already placed the mesh fences around the area and the bike path passes right through the side of it.
I hope they don’t cut the path and force walkers/cyclists/residents/kids [...]

Pedicure recommendations in Canberra?

By 17 October 2013

Hello rioters,
My feet are in a rather dreadful state, I will not overshare the details except to note that the problems are aesthetic rather than infectious.
Can anyone recommend a place for a pedicure with nice staff who are not going to recoil at my dry skin and chipped nails and make me [...]

Rental property carpet and inspections in Canberra?

By 17 October 2013

So we’re living in a rental at the moment and we’ve just got a notice that we’ve failed our inspection and that there’ll be a re-inspection.
This is quite surprising as we’re generally fairly clean. In past inspections, we haven’t made any extra effort at all and things have been fine.
So we suspect that as we [...]

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