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Good quality veggie garden plants in Canberra?

By 18 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I have had mixed success with Bunnings and Rodneys in terms of range and quality of veggie seedlings/plants.
Can anyone recommend a favourite nursery or gardening supplier in Canberra, with a large range and good quality plants?
Thanks!

Automotive places open over xmas holidays?

By 17 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Just curious if anyone knows of any mechanics that are open over the christmas holidays? I urgently need work done to my car, preferrably in the next two weeks.
Cheers guys!

Eating out on low disposable income?

By 16 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hello Rioters!
I am after a bit of advice, my wife and I have bought a house in Gunghalin with the purpose of getting my parents in laws out of trouble. We all work, I am on a low income, my wife at the higher end of moderate and my in laws are paid [...]

Where to buy seafood for Christmas?

By 15 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hi Rioters.
I’m looking for recommendations on where and when to buy seafood in Canberra to be eaten on Christmas day?
A few years ago I bought some from a place in Weston Creek (opposite the post office) and it was great. However the place has since closed down.
I’m after large prawns, lobster tails and some oysters.
Thanks.

12 months water penetration forced me out of my unit

By 13 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

For the past 12 months water has been penetrating into the ceiling of my unit from the unit above mine. The unit above is owned by ACT Housing and neither that agency nor the strata managers, Civium Strata, have resolved the problem. The Body Corporate hasn’t replied to my requests for assistance. Now Civium Strata [...]

Working and parking at Westfield Woden

By 12 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Dear everyone,
I have just recently moved to Canberra from Sydney to work at Westfield Woden. I did some research and it seems like there is no staff parking in Westfield. Where could I park if I work in Westfield and what will be the cheapest option?
Thank you

Christmas food donations in Canberra?

By 10 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Does anyone know of local organisations taking food donations for Christmas?
Libraries ACT used to have a food for fines program that ran in the lead up to Christmas, but it looks like that isn’t going ahead this year.
Any suggestions?

William Hovell Drive speed camera

By 10 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Apparently speed cameras are installed in black spots and are NOT used for revenue raising. Driving along William Hovel Drive between Coulter Drive and Bindubi Street I noticed some construction going on. A length of Armco fence and a very large reinforcing tube to go into the ground. This is on the left heading towards [...]

Car steam cleaning

By 9 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Can anyone tell me where to find a car wash with do-it-yourself steam cleaning units in the Canberra/Queanbeyan area?
Years ago Carlovers had steam cleaning facilities, however an online search hasn’t turned up anything similar. Failing that, can anyone suggest a business that will do steam cleaning only, without requiring a full wash?

21st?

By 6 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Where is a good place to have a 21st?
Ideas more towards the Southside would be great!!

NBN not as expected

By 4 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Really disappointed that Nicholls still does not have NBN in the making, does anyone know when this will happen?

Dog Training

By 4 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hi All,
I know there are previous articles on this topic but does anyone have any suggestions in dog training. I have done some basic obedience classes though looking for some more training. I have a Kelpie so very energetic and would prefer someone who has experience working with the breed. Any suggestions?

Is it Okay for a Principal to plagairise?

By 4 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

I come from the old school way of thinking which is, if it isn’t your work and thoughts then don’t try and pass them off as if they were. I also think if you are the principal of a high school then you should set the example and not plagiarise to your students.
My daughter came [...]

Cherry season!

By 3 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Now that cherry season is here can anyone let me know if there are people selling them on the roadside?

Need tip for Cyde Mountain

By 2 December 2014

So in January I will be driving to Batemans Bay for the first time from Canberra. I am on my red P’s that I have only had for 2 days. I just wanna get some tips and tricks from anyone who has driven up and down the clyde before. Thanks in advance.

Experienced Dog Groomer looking for work

By 29 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hi Everyone,
I am a longtime Experienced Dog Groomer/Exhibitor/Breeder.
I am from Young NSW just outside of Canberra. I am looking at coming over for 2 days a week Thursdays and Fridays to pick up some work in a Salon in Canberra. I can do any style clip, Poodles and Gundogs a specialty. I can hand strip [...]

Anyone lost some bees?

By 29 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Saw this swarm making a nest at the pinnacle nature reserve yesterday, while out walking my dogs. Could it be a domestic swarm which has left the hive? Exact location available if they are yours, and you want them back!  

What was going on in Lyons early this morning?

By 29 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

We have had several rioters contact us asking about some commotion in Lyons early this morning.
Apparently at about 5am there were 50ish males being followed / escorted by roughly 15 police vehicles down Melrose drive, Lyons.
Does anyone know what was going on?
Thanks to Davo, Kiley and Big Johno for contacting us about this.

Southquay SQ1 Greenway Tuggeranong – Empire Global

By 28 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

We’re thinking of buying a unit in the new Greenway development Southquay SQ1 across from Bunnings (Tuggeranong).  The developer has a number of large unit block projects in progress, but where interested in looking at any of their completed projects. Can anyone provide information about any of their ‘completed’ projects/developments?Thanks.

Asbestos removal companies?

By 25 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The last post I could find about this was from back in 2009, so hoping someone may have some more recent recommendations.
I’m planning to renovate our bathroom and ensuite, and we’ve had confirmed that the wall material is bonded asbestos sheeting.  I want to basically gut the bathrooms, replace the wall material, and start from [...]

Wanniassa school opinions

By 23 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

We are moving to Wanniassa next month and would like some opinions on primary schools in the area. Would anyone mind sharing some experiences and advice on Wanniassa school?

Landscaper/Builder

By 22 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hi all, I need a retaining wall built out the front of my house.  I have been looking for someone to do the work as it’s a little more difficult than my skill level.  I am struggling to even get a quote.  I have had 5 tradies come and inspect and say they would forward [...]

Flowers on Scrivener Dam?

By 20 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Did something happen on Scrivener Dam? I noticed flowers there yesterday and this morning?
Col

Group fitness on Wanniassa oval

By 20 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hi all – I drove down Sternberg Cres past the oval opposite the Active Leisure Centre yesterday morning (Wednesday) around 11am. There was some sort of group fitness going on and everyone was wearing black (and maybe red trim) polo shirts.
Does anyone know what group this is? They were using a tyre and pulling ropes and [...]

Recommendations for internet installation?

By 20 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

I recently had a TPG technician come round to my house and he mentioned that our speeds were not as good as they should be and it is possible that our internet is running off a phone line instead of an internet line, as when he connected outside the house, he had really good speeds, [...]

Trinity Christian School

By 19 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

My family are moving to Canberra and I’m looking for some advice on a high school for my 11 year old son. So far he’s academic, sporty and arty too. I’d like to find a school that has broad and varied curriculum and extracurricular activities, good anti-bullying policy and is very inclusive and outward-looking in its approach. I [...]

Building in Googong

By 16 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

My partner an I are looking to build in Googong. Can any one recommend a good builder or list ones I should be staying away from?
Has anyone had any experience with Classic Constructions?

Buying in Gungahlin District

By 16 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hi,
We are looking to buy a property in the Gungahlin region to live in for 2 years then it will become an investment property.  We have found a place we like in each Gungahlin, Palmerston and Amaroo, I was wondering if anyone had some advice on these areas from an investors perspective?
Thank you

New Developments : Is this the Look that the Light Rail will Bring ?

By 16 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

One of the benefits that the Light Rail is supposed to bring is higher density development along its corridor.  Fair enough.   Some argue that it may be the beginning of the end of “The Bush Capital”.  Personally, I think that newer development is a good thing, but using a Light Rail to generate that is [...]

Ice cream machine hire

By 15 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hi.
Does anyone know where to hire a soft serve or ice cream machine from?
Thank you!

What is this plant?

By 14 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hoping someone might be able to identify what these are and whether I should leave them alone or rip them out? They’ve been rapidly popping up in the same spot over a week or so.

Is the end nigh for Albemarle and Alexander?

By 14 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

There is a huge crane in the park between the Albemarle and Alexander Buildings with a long chain attached… just waiting for a wrecking ball?

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