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Canberra weekend garage sale guide (29 and 30 August 2015)

By 28 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 29 August 2015 at 7:00 am; 30 August 2015 at 8:00 am; ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Queanbeyan, Harrison, Red Hill, Ngunnawal, Kambah, Wanniassa and Curtin. Happy Friday!
Saturday 29 August
12 Cruikshank Street
7am to 4pm
Wide range of household items.
20 Derrima Road Queanbeyan
8am to 11am
Furniture, puzzles, bric-a-brac. Will be cancelled if raining.
5 O’Grady Place Wanniassa
8am to 12pm
Toys, clothes, books, DVDs, clothing, kitchenware, games, sports gear, linen, bags, baby [...]

A look around Canberra – Duffy

By 21 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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The suburb of Duffy, located in the Weston Creek region on Canberra’s south side, was named after Sir Charles Gavan Duffy – one of the earliest Victorian premiers. 
Duffy is quite a nice suburb, very leafy and quiet, with plenty of nice houses. It’s a pretty popular suburb and house prices are on the rise. 
Sadly, when [...]

Trivia night raising funds for Canberra Cat Fix

By 21 August 2015
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[ 18 September 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]

Canberra Cat Fix is holding a trivia night as its first major fundraiser on 18 September.

The organisation raises funds to offer low-income families a way to desex their cat in an affordable way. This will provide financial assistance to struggling households, reduce the number of unwanted kittens, alleviate pressure from our local animal shelters and potentially prevent the number of [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (22 August 2015)

By 21 August 2015
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[ 22 August 2015; ]

Canberra garage sales this weekend in Spence, Kaleen, Gowrie, Wanniassa and Queanbeyan. Happy Friday!

Saturday 22 August 

UC High School, Baldwin Drive Kaleen
8am to 1pm
Toys, books, jewellery, sunglasses, clothes, shoes, kitchen and household items.

117 Maribyrnong Avenue Kaleen
8am to 2pm
Ladies clothing (sizes 10-14), shoes, handbags, accessories, knitwear, dresses, jeans, workwear. Brands include Sussans, Wombat, TS 14+, Lucy in [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (15 and 16 August 2015)

By 14 August 2015
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[ 15 August 2015 to 16 August 2015. ]

Canberra garage sales this weekend in Weetangera, O’Connor, Latham, Wanniassa, Ainslie, Harrison, Jerrabomberra and Queanbeyan. Happy Friday!

Saturday 15 August

6 Hakea Crescent O’Connor
8am to 1pm
Jackets, household items, swimming flippers, trampoline, basketball hoop, lamps and linen. View items.

5 O’Grady Place Wanniassa
8am to 1pm
Charity garage sale to fund projects like the Piggery Project in Uganda and the Community [...]

Evolution of Crace from bushland to suburb (and the devolution of the Garden city).

By 7 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The Canberra Times has this week published photos tracing the evolution of Crace from bushland to suburb. 
The gutters are nearly touching! Didn’t anyone who built out there want a garden?
Can the people living in Crace open a window without hearing what the neighbours are watching on TV? Can they hear each other when they flush a [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (8 and 9 August 2015)

By 7 August 2015
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[ 8 August 2015 at 10:00 am; ]

Canberra garage sales this weekend in Spence, Jerrabomberra, Phillip, Gordon, Kambah, Latham, Cook, Queanbeyan and Lyons . Happy Friday!

Saturday 8 August

35B Rosewood Glen Jerrabomberra
8am to 2pm
Furniture including table and four chairs,  directors chairs, glass lamp tables, glass hall table, cardio tech treadmill, filing cabinets, kitchen items including food processor, bread maker, juicer etc, professional garden [...]

A look around Canberra – Bruce

By 31 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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The suburb of Bruce is named after former prime minister Stanley Melbourne Bruce, who occupied the highest office in the land between 1923 and 1929. Though, judging by a recent meme doing the rounds in Canberra, some might be forgiven for thinking former US sports star Bruce (now Caitlyn) Jenner has something to do with [...]

Food forests, olive oil and ginger beer workshops this August

By 31 July 2015
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The Canberra Environment Centre has launched a new set of workshops as part of the Sustainability Workshop Series.
Workshops are refreshingly relevant to the evolving Canberra ‘scene’; markets, fresh food and a good drop.
Topics include growing a food forest (4th August), making olive oil (a talk, 18 August), and making ginger beer with Garry Sully from [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (25th and 26th July 2015)

By 24 July 2015
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[ 25 July 2015 to 26 July 2015. ]

Canberra garage sales this weekend in Queanbeyan, Hackett, Torrens and Florey. Happy Friday!

Saturday 25 July

60 Maitland Street Hackett
8am to 11am
Antique furniture, household and office furniture, heat press, books, comics, clothing and more.

Unit 6, 5-7 Warroo Street Queanbeyan
8am to 11.30am
Lots of books, ladies clothing and general items.

24 Kavel Street Torrens
10am to 5.30pm
General homewares, books, brand new [...]

In photos: A dog’s day out at A Pooch Affair

By 23 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Dog owners are a special breed. We have a soft spot for all dogs, but think our own dog is secretly the best. We say things like, “He won’t hurt you,” or “She is toilet trained,” but the truth is, we can’t be 100 per cent sure of their behaviour.
With this in mind, it was [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (18th and 19th July 2015)

By 17 July 2015
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[ 18 July 2015 to 19 July 2015. ]

Canberra garage sales this weekend in Weston Creek, Red Hill, Florey, Richardson, Forrest and Garran. Happy Friday!

Saturday 18 July

2 Edman Close Florey
6.30am to 12pm
Kitchen items, homewares, furniture, coffee tables, books, fridge, treadmill, rowing machine, clothing, handbags and more.

196 Monaro Crescent Red Hill
7am to 3pm
Moving sale. All items must go. Furniture and general household goods.

45 Curlewis [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (11th and 12th July 2015)

By 10 July 2015
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[ 11 July 2015 to 12 July 2015. ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Jerrabomberra, Bruce, Aranda, Weston, Queanbeyan, Gungahlin and Downer. Happy Friday!
Saturday 11 July
William Wilkins Crescent Isaacs
7am to 1pm
Household goods, shoes, clothes, toys and more.
6/115 Crisp Circuit Bruce
7am to 2.30pm
Look for the Mercedes Sprinter van on nature strip outside house, old 35mm cameras, some tools, garage items, clothes, filing cabinet, cupboard [...]

Advice on fixing dodgy retaining wall

By 29 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Fellow Rioters, I am looking for some advice in relation to an issue I have with a well known Canberra Building company.
In short, the builder constructed two properties that share a common boundary, with one property have a site cut requiring a 800 high retaining wall to be built.
Within two years of construction both the retaining [...]

A look around Canberra – Narrabundah

By 26 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Narrabundah, located in Canberra’s inner south, draws its name from the language of the Ngunnawal people; however there are several interpretations online as to what the exact meaning of Narrabundah is. One online contribution says it means ‘bird of prey’, while another says ‘little hawk’.
This suburb is very old, being gazetted in 1928. In the [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (27th and 28th June 2015)

By 26 June 2015
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Canberra garage sales this weekend in Macquarie, Casey, Queanbeyan, Scullin, Macgregor, Wanniassa, Cook, Holt and Ngunnawal. Happy Friday!
Saturday 27 June
51 Blackman Street Macquarie
7am to 4pm
Clearing of ex shop stocks of patchwork fabric, needlework, crochet threads  knitting wool, huge range of threads, Japanese Embroidery supplies, sewing needles, scissors , haberdashery, kits, books, beads and more.
34 Conway Street [...]

Costa Georgiadis in Canberra for Canberra’s Backyard Heroes

By 19 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 2 July 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

Big personality of the gardening world, Costa Georgiadis, is dropping in on Canberra once again for the Canberra Environment Centre’s Backyard Heroes.

The event is on July 2nd and is a casual panel-style event at the Food Coop Shop and Cafe, hosted by Costa. It’s an opportunity to meet and uncover the everyday Canberrans engaging in innovative [...]

Arboretum hosts Italian bonsai expert

By 5 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 12 June 2015 at 5:00 pm; ]

The National Arboretum Canberra is inviting bonsai and penjing enthusiasts, or anyone looking to enjoy a wonderful evening at the Arboretum, to spend a few hours with Italian architect and renowned international bonsai artist, Mauro Stemberger, for a live demonstration on creating a beautiful bonsai artwork.

National Bonsai and Penjing Collection Curator, Leigh Taafe, said Mauro [...]

Canberra’s friendliest off-leash dog meeting places

By 17 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE

Did you know that most Canberra neighbourhood ovals and sports fields (areas that are irrigated), and lots of parks around our suburbs are designated dog off-leash areas?
Dog walkers in the know meet up in these areas, usually late afternoon, to chat while their dogs play together, chase balls, socialise and sniff.

These areas generally ‘self-select’ for [...]

Converting ducted gas to electricity in Canberra

By 11 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Has anyone out there got any experience of having a ducted gas heating system converted to an electrically powered system?
I am thinking of doing this (because of the expectation of prices increases, the divestment movement, and the fracking issue) but am hopeful that it is possible to reuse the same ducts and vents, and just replace [...]

An ode to all lost pets

By 4 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Earlier this week a good friend of mine suddenly lost her 11-year-old dog, Zoe (pictured above, in her prime), to heart failure. I’m sure the death of a close mate or relative would have been just as painful for her. It absolutely broke her heart.
It’s funny how pets do this to us. They come into [...]

Canberra launch of Home Truths by Mandy Nolan

By 23 April 2015
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[ 6 May 2015 at 5:45 pm; ]
For anyone who has ever dreamt of owning, building, renovating or perhaps bulldozing their home, or for those who have actually done it and survived, this collection of witty insights and reflections on how and where we live makes compulsory reading.
In Home Truths, Mandy explores poet Anne Sexton’s assertion that ‘women marry houses’. With great [...]

RSPCA Million Paws Walk – Help break a Guinness World Record!

By 20 April 2015
RSPCA Million Paws Walk 2015

[ 17 May 2015 at 9:00 am; ]

The biggest doggy event of the year is back again for 2015! This year’s Million Paws Walk will be bigger and better than ever with live music, doggy agility and stacks of entertainment throughout the day!

At this year’s Million Paws Walk RSPCA ACT will also be attempting the Guinness World Record for most dogs wearing [...]

Winter workshops: Cheese making, bread baking, growing bushfoods and more

By 10 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The Canberra Environment Centre has released its new batch of workshops scheduled to run over the next few months. Workshops are held almost every Tuesday and Saturday with making blue vein cheese next up this Saturday 11 April.
Other topics cover a wide range of skills including cooking from scratch and sustainable home design. Old favourites [...]

Canberra landscaper and horticulturalist recommendations

By 5 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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There are of course older requests and responses on this topic, but it would be great to have some updated views on this ‘perennial’ question in Canberra!
Does anyone have good recent experience with a reliable and knowledgable landscaper/horticulturalist in Canberra….someone who can give advice on, and undertake, some garden renovation work at a fair price……installing/improving [...]

Advice on inground pools in Canberra?

By 21 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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We are looking at buying a new inground pool for our home in Canberra and would like to know if there any particular pool builders I should avoid and/or contact for a quote, especially from those who have been through this process over the last few years in Canberra.
Currently looking at Narellan Pools, Country Pools [...]

How to cat-proof a garden?

By 10 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Reader Zizanio has contacted us via email with a query about cat-proofing a garden.

I have a question for the wonderfully helpful RiotACT community: has anyone cat-proofed a garden? If so, any suggestions as to someone who could design and construct cat-proofing?

Any advice?

Weekend garage sale guide (28th Feb & 1st March)

By 27 February 2015
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To include your listing in an upcoming allclassifieds Canberra weekend garage sale guide, upload your listing for free to allclassifieds.com.au.
Saturday 28 February
13 Etheridge Street Page
7am to 12.30pm
Items include baby things (pumps, toys, carriers), household items, furniture and a printer with ink cartridges. More information.
Saturday 28 February
Queanbeyan West NSW (contact seller for exact location)
8am to 4pm
Around 60 years worth [...]

Recommendations for good, reliable builder?

By 25 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I know there have been lots of comments regarding builders on the site (most advising that I should run to the hills in fear), but we have taken the plunge and we are building a house so I would love some feedback.
We are looking to build a sustainable, energy efficient, modern feel house and would like [...]

Advice for sick Kay Parris Magnolia plant?

By 24 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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 Hi, new to this forum and hoping someone can help!
Two weeks ago I planted a beautiful Kay Parris Magnolia in our front yard. Western facing, full sun, created a garden bed filled with lovely soil with the typical Canberra clay beneath it. It has now turned rather ill looking.

The bottom leaves are becoming dry and [...]

What can I do about an overgrown hedge ?

By 20 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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It’s not a nature strip issue. The hedge is growing in the neighbour’s yard, along the side fence.  It’s higher than a two-storey house and it blocks the light in the downstairs rooms.
I’ve pruned it back to the fence but the sheer height of the photinia still causes an issue for reaching the canopy.
There is apparently [...]

Cost of continuous flow hot water system?

By 19 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hi all,
Newbie here – please be kind Our electric tank hot water system has died, leaving us without hot water. Instead of paying to get it fixed we thought we may as well get a continuous flow hot water system (gas) installed, as we’ve been talking about it for a while, but have never [...]

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