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iPhone 6 plus plan from whom?

By 25 October 2014

Am still waiting for an iPhone from Telstra 6 weeks after ‘registering interest’.
They have a nice plan to go with it. Supposedly.
Why ask me to register interest when they have done nothing since, not even an email to tell me they have none yet…presumably SOMEONE is getting an iPhone occasionally from Telstra meantime…
My contract was [...]

Possible ramifications for public servants from health insurance selloff

By 25 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Radio National is reporting plans on the part of Medicare and the Government to compulsorily take part of public servants’ superannuation on retirement, and use it to pay health care premiums, regardless of the choices and wishes of said retirees once Medicare is privatised. With no regard to whether said public servants have looked after [...]

Canberra Home Delivery Food?

By 25 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

I’ve just moved to Canberra and quite like it… except for the take-away and home delivery choices (or at least those I’ve found so far).
Why does Pad Thai cost $16.50 (Lemon Grass)? In Sydney $12 is expensive. Same goes for Indian food… curries at $17-20 is a rip-off for take away. And why no decent kebabs in [...]

Dodgy TV (ABC + 10) Fraser – anyone else?

By 24 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

No signal on those two stations since storm yesterday.  Anyone else in the Fraser area having the same trouble, or it is just us?
cheers MS

Can anyone recommend a bobcat service at reasonable price

By 24 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hi All,
I am looking for a bobcat service at reasonable price, please advise if you know someone.

Buying a new car – should it have a full tank of petrol?

By 24 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

I’m interested on hearing thoughts on this, I recently purchased a new car from a dealer in Phillip that shall remain nameless (although it does rhyme with shommonwealth boaters).  Anyway, I went to pick it up and when the salesperson was handing over the keys and going through some features (its pretty sick), I had [...]

Sex in the ACT (Podcast) – Fiona Patten

By 24 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Mike Jeffreys talks to Fiona Patten, Leader of the Australian Sex Party, about regulation and organisation of the sex industry in the ACT.

Automatic garage roller doors

By 23 October 2014

Hi,
We are replacing our very old garage doors with auto roller doors.  Anybody got any recommendations on a good reliable firm.
Thanks

Local florist recommendation

By 23 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hi Rioters. It is my mothers 50th wedding anniversary in a couple of weeks. I’m looking at getting a variety of flower arrangements for a party we are organising. Does anyone have any florist recommendations?

Do you feel safe walking at night?

By 23 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Something I’ve always attributed to a good lifestyle is being able to go for a walk at night and feel safe to do so. There’s nothing better sometimes than being able have dinner first and head out afterwards avoiding the heat of the day particularly in summer.
But recently talking about it with some friends, it [...]

What are the worst traffic lights in Canberra?

By 22 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

By the ‘worst’, I mean the most frustrating and disruptive, the ones that always seem to be red, no matter from which direction you approach them, and particularly if it’s on the more important road of the two at an intersection.  The ones which really get on your wick.
My own ‘top two’ are the Hindmarsh [...]

Mower repair

By 22 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

My daughter needs to have her mower looked at. Her teenage boys have been fiddling with it trying to get it going. It will start but won’t keep going.
Can anyone recommend someone, maybe a hobbyist, to do a reasonably priced job?

Concrete slab: Normal vs Waffle Pod recommendations

By 22 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hi All, I am looking to build a house in Canberra, and I was given the option to either go with a waffle pod slab with single glazed windows or a normal slab with double glazed windows to achieve the 6 star rating. Do any of you out there have any suggestions as to which option [...]

Parking on the Hill – time to cough up the cash

By 21 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Paid parking across Canberra is not a new thing. Most parking lots have been user pays for some time now with the Parliamentary Triangle having paid parking introduced on October 1 this year. Parliament House is probably the only government institution to still have free parking available. There’s a real possibility that this is all [...]

Wind turbine blades to move through a relative dimension in space?

By 21 October 2014

What other explanation could there be?
The Canberra Times reports there will be 63m long blades on towers near Lake George. An increase of 6m from the current 57m.
The towers will be the same height at 94 metres according to the report attributing that statement to Mr Griffiths.  However he also claims the overall height will [...]

Treadmill service & repair

By 21 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hi,
Just wondering if anyone know of anyone that services and repairs treadmills in Canberra? Preferably someone who comes and does it in your home, so I don’t have to move it. Thanks in advance.

Good Electrician in Canberra

By 21 October 2014

Just wanted to give a shout out to my fellow rioters about a good electrician I found in Canberra.
After suffering  the usual no shows and late arrivals, I found Dan from DPC Electrical Ph 0416 453 872.  My house has been suffering from Electrical gremlins and Dan turned up  the next day and carried out the [...]

Recommendations for a Removalist?

By 21 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

We are moving house soon and are looking for recommendations for a reliable furniture removalist?

Does Feminism Need a Rebrand?

By 20 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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I’ve been a feminist from a very young age. When my Dad first introduced me to Star Wars, I remember thinking Han Solo was a sexist jerk and that Leia should have chosen nice guy Luke (don’t judge me, that was before I found out about the whole brother/sister thing).
I grew up idolising the Spice [...]

Unapproved decks

By 18 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

There was an add on a local radio station a few months ago advertising a company that can do all the work needed to get an unapproved deck approved, can anyone remember the name please.
If not advice on how to do this would also be appreciated. Its a huge covered deck 3-4 meters off the [...]

Transfer of car between family members

By 17 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hi,
I was just after some advice after speaking with Canberra Connect the other day when updating my registration details.
My wife and I separated around 6 months ago. Our car has always been in my name. While I was at the shop front on another matter, I asked the staff member what I would need to [...]

The Victimisation of Men

By 17 October 2014
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This article has been a long time coming. It seems that most posts I write about dating come with lots of comments from men acting as the victim. The poor blokes who feel like women have these long checklists of criteria a suitable candidate has to meet before having the pleasure of being in their [...]

Pond cleaning

By 17 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Our small garden pond is choked full of plants and needs a cleaning-out by someone who knows what they are doing. Can anyone recommend someone who can do this work?

ACT-based org Abundant Water launches campaign to deliver clean water to villagers in Laos

By 16 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

In 2007, an engineer by the name of Sunny Forsyth quit his high-paying job and launched Abundant Water, a non-profit organization based in the ACT. Sunny developed a unique clay pot filter made of indigenous materials (clay and coffee grounds) which is now changing the lives of over 7,000 people in Laos by providing access [...]

Wedding dress hunt!

By 16 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

I have been asked to be a bridesmaid for the first time Yay! Along with this great honour comes (insert DA DA DA DAAAAA impending doom sound) the hunt for the perfect dress. After what has felt like an eternity for the gorgeous bride and myself after trying on a hundred different dresses and trawling [...]

Where are all the Sunday Sessions?

By 16 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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As always moving to a new city there are plenty of changes to get used to with East coast vs West coast living. And whilst most of the changes haven’t been too major- a couple of which I’ll address in the coming weeks, the first one that springs to mind, especially given last weekends spectacular weather [...]

Thinking of moving to Fraser… any thoughts?

By 15 October 2014

Currently living in the deep south but plan on moving north to be closer to work… gov job in Belconnen… have been told that Fraser is a nice clean suburb that is nice and quiet… any thoughts?

Why not keep it local, Chief Minister?

By 15 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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The experienced Australian elector realises that we are simply stepping stones to International Greatness for our politicians.
Once installed in office, the interests of the people who put them there become secondary to mingling with those they imagine to be their global peers while they discuss grand plans and mighty projects.
Of course, as a country we [...]

Motorhomes

By 14 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

I have some friends heading to Canberra for a while. They have a motorhome that is enormous! Does anyone know if there are any long term options for it? The only two parks I can find aren’t big enough! yes it’s that big!!

Seek a refund from ACTION for overcharging

By 14 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

I have just been in contact with ACTION due to my card being overcharged for some transactions – depending upon the timing of you tagging on vs when the bus changes over route numbers at the start of / end of a route or turnaround on a route, the system thinks that you are on [...]

Who manufactures ACT street signs?

By 14 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hi All.
Anyone else noticed the lack of proof-reading street signs?
Forrest Dr, National Arboretum (should read Forest Dr)
Form 2 Lane, Yarra Glen (lack of plural)
Recycling Center, throughout Gungahlin Town Centre (that American influence…)
Surely there are some others out there. Are the signs manufactured locally? If so wouldn’t the sign-producers know better? Who lets the final design [...]

Viva Secession

By 14 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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I have cousins in England and decided to pay them a vist. Since I had never been to Spain, Barcelona seemed to be a good idea.
It’s a lovely place and I recommend it to fellow travel addicts. Quite a lot of history here.
What I didn’t know was I would find myself in the middle of [...]

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