We are looking at buying a house on the coast, just wondering if someone here could recommend a conveyancing group, and do you contact them 1st? or get the loan 1st?. I
just don’t know exactly what our next steps should be since I’ve never bought a home here in Australia.
Please help =)
According to a recent decision by Woolworths head office, no one in Australia eats Kanga Bangas.. so there is no longer any point putting them on the shelves.
Because of this decision, I have had a whinge at the Woolworths butcher, posted a rant on the Woolworths complaints page.. and even considered calling the Today Tonight [...]
We need to get two small boxes (about 40cm x 30cm x 15cm) of glass tiles transported from Red Hill in Canberra to Fitzroy in Melbourne.
Are there any Rioters heading this way in the next couple of weeks?
They are too fragile to trust to commercial removalists.
We’d be happy to make a [...]
Attorney-General Simon Corbell is asking for your thoughts on people riding Segway scooters around town.
“Segways have proven to be a popular activity around Lake Burley Griffin, and the government has taken a detailed look at a range of situations where they could be used, like on or off roads,” Mr Corbell said.
“Segways operate in many [...]
On Thursday 2CC’s Mark Parton argued that we police should not book drivers who fail to give way to pedestrians. He called it “common sense” for walkers to give way to drivers.
Do you agree with him?
Next time you see Mark Parton on a pedestrian crossing, will you:
A: stop to let him cross?
B: keep driving so [...]
I am trying to find out who are the best Body Corporate managers
in Canberra. I am with one company but am seeking others that may be able to give a better service.
Your experiences please?
Tim the Yowie Man has been in the Ginninderra Falls and ha YouTubed what it’s looking like after the recent rains.
He expresses the view public access (currently restricted by private property) should be restored.
Over to you guys.
Should be opened to the public.
Private property should be respected
(Thanks to Thumper for the [...]
I realise people might be sensitive about picking mushrooms given the deaths last month.
But I just picked some fabulous pine mushrooms off O’Connor Ridge.
I won’t describe them as I don’t want to encourage newbies. But those in the know will know where to go to find them.
I was greeted on Friday afternoon by an unwelcome-looking summons-like document in my mail.
“Oh no”, I thought, “they’ve finally caught up with me for….that DUI I skipped 20 years ago in Victoria by using erm, a creative ID?”, nah, not possible.
Open it up – I’ve got #$@*ing Jury Service for 3 weeks. They’ll pay “an [...]
I’m having great difficulty finding German mustard - Edelweiss used to have a great one, but alas, no more.
A kransky just doesn’t taste ‘right’ with other mustard’s and I have a hankering for kransky!
I am seeking any information on flying foxes in Canberra, as part of a study of the Grey-headed flying foxes that have established at Commonwealth Park in recent years.
In particular I am looking for information on where they go and what they have been eating, but any observations will be useful. If you have [...]
[ 14 March, 2012; 6:00 pm to 7:31 pm. ] A Canberra Skeptics Lecture
Speaker: Dr Karen Macpherson
Date: 14 March 2012
Venue: Optus Lecture Theatre, CSIRO Discovery Science Centre, Clunies Ross Street, Acton, ACT 2601
Members Free/Non-Members Gold Coin Donation
The chances of winning Lotto are 8,145,060:1. Many newspapers carry astrological forecasts. Most people think they are above average drivers. And astoundingly, most university academics think their research [...]
Multiple Birth Awareness Week (MBAW) celebrates families with more! MBAW is a national event held annually to celebrate the joy of parenting multiples, but also to educate communities and professionals about the challenges and joys of parenting twins, triplets and more.
CARMBA (Canberra and Region Multiple Birth Association) has an action packed week [...]
Well, five years has passed and it’s time for me to cough up $153 to renew my driver’s licence. The renewal includes a number of questions, including one as follows:
“Have you ever received a head injury or stroke?”
Does the definition of head injury include non-brain head injuries? Unfortunately it’s not defined in the renewal. Neither could [...]
MARCH is Snowy Hydro SouthCare Helicopter Awareness Month!!
POST your thoughts, experiences… What do you think about this essential life saving service?
Hello Fellow Rioters.
Yesterday on my drive to work, my little Hyundai Getz hit a pot hole and suffered a broken wheel and tyre. I had to wait for 2 hours after calling the NRMA for a tow truck to come and drop off the car to a mechanic in Braddon.
I was charged 255$ for the [...]
I wonder if anyone can offer me insight into an issue I’m having setting up buildings & contents insurance for a house I am buying. After a frustrating time with the Allianz website, I dialled the call center.
All was going great until I was asked the question “Is the house part of a strata plan”, [...]
We hope to build our new home in Canberra next year. Since we have never built before and hope to only do this once, and being fairly new in Canberra still (18 months now), I was wondering if people could tell me about their good experiences with builders in Canberra?
This morning, whilst driving to work like all the other mugs, I passed the turn to onto Coppins Crossing Rd, which I would normally take. Coppins Crossing is closed due to the level (or potential level of the river). This was to be expected. In fact, being a low level crossing which frequently floods, [...]
I was hoping to pick your brain, get some advice, some opinions and God willing some flames.
I am currently (buzz words turned on) seeking a new challenge and I am not having a good time at it, I have updated the resume and sent it out into the wild hoping that it would return with [...]
Right about here, where William Hovell Dr passes under Caswell Dr, a large pothole has opened in the lane turning to head south on the Parkway. After passing this pothole (and narrowly missing it, even though the traffic was very slow), I then counted no less then six cars stopped with flat tires.
Time for a rant. This time it’s about dangerously nervous drivers on our roads when it’s raining. Why is it that whenever it rains people seem to drop to 10 – 15kmph under the limit in the right hand lane? This has to stop. Any of you numpties reading this – next time it’s [...]
Whinge of the day warning!!!
When booking airfares on-line, as most of us do these days, we get slugged exorbitant fees on top of the airfare. Can anyone give me a plausible reason why?… other than cause they can!
Virgin are charging $4.50 per guest per sector! So for a family of 4 to travel return to Noosa for example (via Sydney or Brisbane) [...]
I am getting married next November, and while we want to keep the wedding small and casual but nice, we both have large families and would be looking at around 90-100 people.
We are also saving for a house and I have returned to work part-time after having our second baby, so we arent looking [...]
After moving back to Canberra and back into my unit as an owner occupier, I am confronted with feral tenants that reside next door.
Our complex is majority owner occupiers, respectful people just living in peace. My issue is with the feral tenants who reside next door and who make living in my own [...]
I want to weigh my car, camper trailer and towball weight so I need to go over a weighbridge 3 times
I’d assume Mugga Lane would be too busy to do this comfortably, and I went to one in Hume that was on Google which appeared closed when I went there (during business hours). Can’t find [...]
My trusty steed has a wiring issue which causes the high beam to randomly activate when using the indicators with the headlights on.
I really annoyed a lady this morning when following her when the high beam flicking on and off was enough for her to change lanes and be obviously annoyed at the flashing lights [...]
I’ve searched the ACT Government site and have had no luck in finding the regulations covering the waterproofing of shower areas in residences.
Can anyone tell me what the building regulations are and when they came into play re having a waterproof barrier behind the tiling of a shower area in Canberra residences?
How long does a [...]
I know this could be another version of how long is a piece of string, but can anyone give me a ballpark estimate of how much it would cost for a professional painter to prepare and paint 2 double bedrooms including wardrobe doors and ceilings?
Surfaces are fair wear and tear damaged, so a bit of [...]
If anyone wishes to support me please message me. It is at AIS on 17th-18th March, thanks, Mark
The first thing to say about Corinbank 2012 is bring your gumboots.
That’s the inside word from guys working on the site.
Bunnings still had a nice range of sizes this morning when I stopped in, with a choice of steelcap and non-steelcap.
But on the subject of preparedness, a question.
If you’re lucky enough for festival romance [...]