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Need to upkeep garden after submitting notice to vacate?

By 13 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hey everyone, I have a question since I am a first-time tenant.
I broke lease (6 months early) and submitted a notice to vacate my apartment in Gungahlin recently. I have vacated the place now. The agent is now looking for new tenants. The agent wants me to clean the garden for a showing. Is that [...]

Recommendations for an international removalist?

By 13 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hi Rioters,
I am looking for a reliable removalist company that can move my things (3 bedroom house) to the UK. As long as the company does a good job (timely, efficiently and with no damage), I am happy to pay for their services even if the price they quote is on the higher side. I [...]

Breakfast and sport in Civic

By 12 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hi Rioters,
I’m looking for a breakfast venue in civic where myself and a few others can watch English Premier League matches.
The requirements:
Open in time for a 7am kick off (weekday)
TV with Foxtel and Fox Sports
Simple enough on the face of it, but I’m struggling.
Any suggestions except the yellow arches?

Farmers Markets in Canberra – are they truly ‘regional’?

By 11 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

I went to the Capital Regional Farmers Market on Saturday morning. I don’t go to farmers markets that often, but go when I can because I like the concept of supporting local producers and skipping the ‘middleman’ supermarket chains.
I have to say I was shocked to see a stall from Tweed Valley selling [...]

Not your average blowfly

By 9 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Thanks to Craig for sending this one in…
“One for the insect lovers. Saw this strangely patterned fly(?) in the backyard today. It’s about the size of a blowfly. A search of CSIRO, google etc didn’t show anything that had these kinds of patterns. I assume that the markings are a kind [...]

IT Work Experience

By 8 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hi,
just wondering if anyone knows a way of getting some work experience in IT. I have just completed Certificate IV in IT and finding it a bit difficult to get a job without any experience.
I am happy to do a day a week a month or year. Just want to get as much experience as [...]

Looking for pet sitter in your home, not mine

By 8 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

I tried to re-open an old thread but it appears I might have to start a new one.
Can anyone recommend a company/person who provides dog sitting services in Belconnen/ Gungahlin area for when we go away.
The requirement is that it be

an in-home provider (their home, not ours)
someone who has, or has owned, their own small [...]

Whats up with Giralang Shops?

By 7 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Weeks back the bulldozers moved in to demolish the Giralang shops after many many years of this eyesore.  They have now not only bulldozed the eyesore but have dug a very large hole…  about the size that might be required for an underground carpark underneath a Woolies, for example.
As far as I know, supabarns last [...]

Does anyone know where I can buy day old bread?

By 6 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Every now and then I see utes full of bread trundling up the Monaro Highway.  I used to buy day old bread from Tip Top until they stopped.  Does anyone know where I might be able to pick up some bread so that I can feed a few animals.  Cheers

Help for business intender?

By 5 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hi
I have a business idea and not much else at the moment.
I have seen the Canberra business website and have contacted them, but have also seen a website from a mob called lighthouse?
They both seem to exist to help businesses startup and profit, except obviously one isnt government run and gets paid to do it.
It [...]

Mega loud plane at 5 AM

By 5 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Did anyone else inner north get woken by a loud low plane just after 5AM today?
Sounded old and slow, but I was half asleep. Normal mornings at 6.20 when the real planes start is early enough to wake up.
Who is it more effective to write a complaint to? TAMS or the airport direct?
I really hope [...]

Grey water TREATMENT systems

By 4 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hi,
I just wanted to know if anyone had any experiences with grey water treatment (not just diversion) systems? If so, would you mind sharing them (and costs too please).
Thanks!

Out of order bowsers at a large petrol station

By 3 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hello fellow rioters.
I have recently moved to Weston Creek. My local petrol station is now the Caltex at Cooleman Court. I fill my car up every couple of weeks. Where possible, I will try to do this on a Sunday afternoon.
The one thing I have noticed is how often the bowsers seem to have a [...]

Salary Packaging Child Care fees

By 2 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Gday Rioters,
I’ve heard you can salary package child care fees. Our circumstances are my wife’s an APS6 at Department of Human Services part time, takes home about $700/week. I’m on $80k pa gross with a NSW State Govt department, but this isn’t an option through my provider Maxxia.
Is Salary Packaging a realistic financial option for us? [...]

Ridding weeds forever?

By 2 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

I have areas in my yard that are forever over-grown with weeds. I’ll pull them out only for them to return weeks later. I don’t want to grow anything in these areas as they’re paved areas that look better paved. Is there any legal substances that can be applied that will render the area useless [...]

Are there any recommendations for companies that can dig up and re lay drains attached to down-pipes?

By 1 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

I really need all my downpipe drainage tested, and probably have a few drainpipes that need to be dug up and re-laid. It’s likely to be quite a big job and will definitely end up with a few trenches in the front & back garden so it’d be really good to know which company in Canberra to [...]

Looking for a dentist that will look at all alternatives to removing wisdom teeth

By 1 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

My wisdom teeth are starting to really play up now (I’m 25) and I would really prefer not to have them removed. My wisdom teeth are only slightly angled, so I believe that if some of the gum was removed from above they may be able to come through completely.
What I’m looking for is a [...]

Where are the mowers?

By 31 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Does anyone know what is happening with the Government mowing at the moment? From Northside to Southside everywhere there is grass over waist height…. and not a single mower to be seen!
Yes, there have been perhaps 2 mowers out recently hitting the median strips around the busy roads, but frankly this is a poor effort [...]

Westfield Belconnen Parking

By 31 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hi Rioters
Can anyone give a suggestion for cheaper parking at or very near Belconnen Westfield?
A family member works unusual hours in the mall and sometimes doesn’t finish until almost midnight.  The option of public transport doesn’t work.  To bus it from Gungahlin to the mall is one thing but there are no buses late at [...]

Poor planning shows Canberra cyclists in a selfish light

By 30 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Go for a drive any Saturday or Sunday through Uriarra crossing to the wonderful natural bush areas of the Brindabella Mountains (that I believe help give Canberra it’s iconic bush status), and you will quickly realise you need to look out for not only wildlife but road cyclists who are also out enjoying this scenic [...]

Car servicing nightmare stories

By 29 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

It’s hard finding a decent place to get your car serviced, or is it? There’s a lot to be said for DIY basic servicing such as oil/filter changes, belts, brake pads etc if you are capable and have the equipment (as I do and have done for many years). However, if your car is still [...]

Canberra makeup academy

By 29 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

I am considering going to Canberra makeup academy but I have not found many reviews on it. Does anyone have any experience with CMA or know anyone who does ?

“Canberra-ism”

By 28 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hi all,
I have a friend moving out from the USA in early Dec and pulling together a pack on info to help her settle in. I’m including a list of “Canberra-isms” that people new to our city wouldn’t know (Civic, Parliamentary Triangle etc). Would appreciate any input both on this front, and on anything else [...]

Looking for a Dentist

By 26 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hello, my wife and I are new to Canberra – recently moved from Greece – Can you please suggest an excellent Dentist in Belconnen Town Centre or Barton area? Would be ideal to find a friendly dentist and hygienist in the same practice. Thank you all.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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?

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 [...]

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