It feels a bit like most of Canberra is walking a tightrope at the moment. Wide Public Sector cuts have been coming for a long time. I have heard talk of departure lounges and reapplying and testing for jobs. Whether departments are facing heavy cuts or not, there seems to be a consistent sense of [...]
We’ve had no end of opinion and argument over Light Rail in recent weeks/months.
To set a bit more fuel to the fire we have asked John Hargreaves and former Chief Minister Kate Carnell to step into the ring for our first RiotACT Face Off and their first topic will be ‘Light Rail for [...]
I’m on the hunt for some bakkwa, a Chinese salty dried meat similar to jerky. Also called Rougan popular among Singaporeans.
Last time i was able to have some was in Sydney and being a Hispanic person i couldn’t remember the name of this delicious treaty until i did some extensive googling.
If anyone could give [...]
Just wondering if anyone can recommend a very good tailor who can fix a hole (where the belt buckle loop is so in) on leather pants? I have asked around and not gotten much feedback.
Preferably Southside, but would be willing to travel just to make sure the pants get fixed well without being damaged.
I am looking for helpful advice, and really don’t mind getting a pitch from someone who wants to make a buck.
Because I am old, usually cook and eat at home and am generally unsociable, the task of organising something has fallen to me. It’s natural, in the same way as a romcom plot.
Anyhow, there is [...]
Hi All, I lost my camera when I was visiting Canberra last week on 17 June. I’m fairly sure it went missing in the carpark of the Canberra Centre. I left my details with the shopping centre and the police but sadly it hasn’t turned up yet. It was a Sony hx9v so if anyone [...]
[ 5 July 2014 at 3:00 pm; ]
Paoperchain is launching Frances O’Brien’s new book ‘Dark Side of the Mind’ Saturday 5 July at 2.45pm for 3.00pm.
This true story of John, a young schizophrenic man, the eldest of four boys, who grew up in Canberra at the time Walter Burley Griffin was designing the lake, in a happy home where he had fun, [...]
There are many things that scare me about parenting. I freely admit that some of the big ones (beyond the general health and safety concerns) are drawn from areas that I struggled with as I travelled the bumpy path to adulthood.
Bullying has always been a big one. I wouldn’t say I was necessarily bullied at [...]
I refer to an article in the Canberra Times about the slums they refer to as public housing, located in some of the most prime real estate in Canberra.
The real estate these flats sit on could be sold off and developed, providing a budget windfall for the ACT government, providing hundreds if not thousands of [...]
I went to have some tests done at capital pathology today.
The staff member pointed out that the Dr had not written bulk bill on the form so it wasn’t bulk billed as my tests have always usually been. (That is not their fault of course but led to the problem)
I asked then how much the [...]
In 2010, How to Train Your Dragon successfully established a relationship with hyperactive introverts around the world, connecting through its protagonist, Hiccup.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 arrives four years later eager to reconnect with their previous audience – who in their early/mid teens now respond to their more physical form rather than the inevitable [...]
Hi. This is my first time posting this forum. I am looking to renovate my kitchen on a reasonable budget. The kitchen currently has a basic exhaust fan above the stove. The fan was replaced a year so so ago with a good quality fan. At the same time the tubing on the roof side of the [...]
Canberra used to be a great place. Now, look around you. Use some of Mr Barr’s “vision” if u need. This is what I see happening to my city :
Debt. M$300+ and growing. Given what the Fed’s have planned for Canberra, I’m astounded that the Chief Minister can say that the Territory can not let [...]
There was an old track that went from Uriarra to Queanbeyan before Canberra was built. Sheep used to be driven to the Yarralumla Wool Shed from Uriarra, but we are not sure what traffic continued along the track to Queanbeyan (possibly via what is now the Governor General’s residence). Remnants of the track are located [...]
Does anyone know what’s happening with the Copa restaurant in Dickson? I tried to go a couple of weeks ago and it was closed, and appears to have remained so. The website also appears to be down. Are they closed for good or are all the staff too busy watching the World Cup?
Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell, will be guest speaker at the next Tuggeranong Community Council meeting on Tuesday 1 July 2014. He will talk on projects to improve water quality in Lake Tuggeranong. You will recall the Lake will be one of the recipients of the more than $80M that has [...]
I’ve just purchased a rental property in Canberra and I am aware that, because I am leasing it on a 99 year lease, then the stamp duty is deductible in the 1st tax year as a “lease document expense”.
My question is regarding the other expenses (conveyancing etc) incurred in obtaining the property. Again, given that [...]
I’ve been reading up on the possibility of asbestos being present in older houses in the ACT and would like to get it assessed.
I have come up with a list of questions to ask:
Do you have any licence restrictions? (I read about the possibility of some assessors not being able to check above 2.4 m)
I work in a small commercial building where the front door is locked after 5.30pm every day. This means the only way out if I stay back is via the back door. I guestimate that the floor area of the building is about 1200 square metres, i.e. 600 ground floor and the same upstairs, and [...]
I was recently reminded that registrations for the Canberra Time Fun Run are open, and this sent me on a stumble down memory lane, thinking about my first CT 10km, and fun runs more generally.
‘Fun run’ is an oft-maligned term. Granted, it seems an oxymoron. As far as I understand it, a fun run is [...]
When checking my mail yesterday I noticed I had been left a couple of blue plastic bags. I assumed it was a Govt initiative to support a local charity, but on closer inspection noticed a link www.allroundrecycling.com.au
From what I can tell, the company collect the bags for item resale in third world countries.
In ten years [...]
Received a scam phone call this afternoon, (normally they call of an evening) saying that the business I supposedly own is doing poorly in the Google rankings and it will cost me $150 to get my supposed business to the top of the Google search. Funny thing is I don’t own a business. Guess they’re [...]
Does anyone have a recommendation for an electrician who is able to work on Saturdays?
I’m in the inner south if that helps.
Just been watching a tv program about legalising cannabis for medicinal use.
Is growing small amounts for this purpose legal in the ACT?
I took my kids along to ‘Kids in the Shed’ at the Old Bus Depot Markets yesterday. We usually enjoy a morning at the markets, sampling the tasty treats (the honey and ice cream in particular) and checking out some of the lovely hand made goodies.
This morning the little people were really excited as we [...]
I am one of the many people commuting from Gungahlin to Woden.
Currently the only option is to travel to City interchange and catch a bus to Woden interchange.
The buses are usually full and it takes more than an hour to reach Woden. A direct service to Woden from Gungahlin via Gungahlin Drive will be [...]
Sadly, the time has come, after decades of recurrent tonsillitis, I have been advised to have a tonsillectomy. However, I find the idea of two weeks post-operative pain, something I just do not want to endure.
Thanks to the joys of the internet, there are a couple of newer tonsillectomy techniques that have shorter recovery times, [...]
Another day, another report in the Canberra Times regarding a ‘Mr Fluffy’ house.
I am at a loss why the ACT Government has had very little to say on the ‘Mr Fluffy’ issue. For that matter, I’m surprised there has been very little in the way of posts on here regarding it too. Is everybody hoping [...]
I’m hoping that someone can point me to a butcher that sells mutton (sheep) not lamb. I’m looking for a butcher in the Canberra or Queanbeyan area?