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Wanted: Canberra’s least confrontational gym or health club

By 26 August 2012

Hi all, this is the increasingly expanding Bill.
I never thought I’d be the type. The type that gets up at 5.30am to go to the gym. Or who gives up time at the pub after work to go to the gym. But alas, after too many beers after work, my doctor has finally convinced me [...]

Selling property privately – clever or crazy?

By 26 August 2012

Hi all
My husband and I are hoping to sell in the next few months and are currently looking at our options. We have met with an agent who was very nice but had a commission of almost 3%. We find it hard to imagine that the work of selling our house is worth over $12,000! [...]

First Blood of the Magpie Season

By 23 August 2012

On the bike path parallel to Kurungai Drive, where Spence an Fraser meet.
A cowardly attack from the rear by an overprotective magpie, shocked the living daylights out of me. Got me on the cheek, right next to the ear.
Time for magpie protective measure me thinks.

Small Business suffering due to poor planning by ACT Planning & Development

By 23 August 2012

Should small business be compensated for poor planning by ACT Planning & Development?

Professional Hair and Makeup in home

By 22 August 2012

I am looking for a professional(s) to do wedding hair and makeup for a Saturday in February next year. Has anyone got any recommendations/are you a hair/makeup professional? I am only interested in people who are available to do this in my home.
It would be for Bride and 5 Bridesmaids – approximately 6 hours work for two people (ie one [...]

Messing with Traffic between Seven and Nine

By 22 August 2012

There is a lot of news disseminated here about changes to traffic conditions due to road works, what you don’t get to find out though is that they might do something silly like stop traffic during peak hour.
“They can do all the road works, curvy roads and 40 signs they like, but they will never make us as slow as a [...]

Swimming pool maintenance in Canberra?

By 22 August 2012

In preparation for the three or four days of balmy summer ahead, it is time to coax the swimming pool out of hibernation. I no longer have the time to do a thorough clean, check filter components, balance water etc. Actually, if I am honest with myself, I probably do have the time, [...]

Will the Civic Cycle Loop reverse Canberra’s declining rate of cycling? [With poll]

By 22 August 2012

At the turn of the millennium Canberra had no on-road cycle lanes, 19% of Canberrans cycled more than once a month. Most of them were children. We had Australia’s highest rate of child cycling.
By 2009 we had 5,000 less child cyclists, and the proportion of Canberrans who cycled more than once a month had fallen [...]

Demonstration this Saturday to defend refugees

By 22 August 2012

The Refugee Action Committee has called a demonstration in support of refugees and against the Pacific Solution for Saturday 25 August at 12.30pm in Garema Place in Canberra.

Tattoo policy in the Public Service?

By 21 August 2012

Has anyone had any personal experience with tattoo policies in the APS? 
I currently work in a government department but am planning to move on.
My current employer has no concern with visible tattoos but I’m a little concerned that I may have to conceal them in another department.

Concrete Islands at the New Traffic Lights in Holt – Logic please?!!!

By 21 August 2012

Why have the concrete islands at the new traffic lights in Holt been installed in a manner that forces all traffic heading East on Southern Cross Drive to merge down to one lane before those cars wanting to turn left into Florey Drive can exit into the very short slip lane?
Why did they not keep [...]

Landscaper recommendations in Canberra?

By 20 August 2012

There is an existing thread on this topic but it’s a bit old…
I’m looking for recommendations for a landscaper that is reliable, good and won’t cost the earth.  Your comments will be gratefully received.
With thanks, Kitten Licks

Sports psychologist?

By 20 August 2012

I am wondering if anyone can recommend a good sports psychologist in Canberra.
I live in Watson so anywhere inner north would be great but I’m happy to go just about anywhere in Canberra.
Money isn’t a massive problem but I don’t want to pay unless I see results.

Found a powerhead in West Belco?

By 20 August 2012

Lost Sat 18 Aug in Higgins/Holt/Macgregor/Latham a red Komatsu Power head for the use with attachments such as chainsaw/hedge trimmer etc. the unit is useless without attachments and these cannot be bought from retailers in the ACT.
A $200 no questions asked reward for its return.
Please call 0412 472 936 if you have any information.

6 star hot water and plumbing

By 20 August 2012

hi guys
Just want to say a massive thank you to the guys at 6 Star Hot water and Plumbing for helping me out over the phone in regards to a leak in the kitchen sink. Just some honest hard working and good natured guys who helped without needing to charge. Saved me hundreds with some [...]

Solar Panel installers in Canberra

By 20 August 2012

Riotact Hivemind, I’m getting with the times and going to install solar panels to help reduce my electricity bills.
Problem is – Solargain is currently the only provider I can find that installs in Canberra. There are plenty of companies that come up with a google search, but none of them service the Canberra region. [...]

Electric bike conversion in Canberra?

By 19 August 2012

I’m turning to the Riot Act for some helpful information! I need info on electric bike conversion. I want to get to work without my car, and I have tried Action and just can’t make it work. So I thought of looking into electric bikes. I have an ordinary bike that I ride very occasionally, [...]

Recommendations for a good solicitor in property conveyancing – NSW Land

By 18 August 2012

Hello everyone,
I’m thinking of buying land in Googong (falls under NSW jurisdictions) so I’m looking for a good solicitor/s for property conveyancing.
This will be my first property, and I would really appreciate any recommendations. I have received a couple of quotes (above $1000), however seeing as this is all new to me, would greatly appreciate [...]

New choppers. Dentures in Canberra?

By 18 August 2012

My baby boomer partner needs a new lower denture.
He’s sick of dribbling his ham and pea soup down his trackie daks
Quote from a dental lab, admittedly a very good one, $12,000.
Could buy an old ute for that!
Any recommendations?

Certificate of Occupancy Debacle

By 18 August 2012

you discover that a certificate of occupancy was not issued for a building extension

Canberra Skeptics presents: An Evening with Lawrence Krauss

By 18 August 2012

[ 5 September 2012; 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] World-renowned theoretical physicist and science-communicator Professor Lawrence Krauss will the guest-of-honour at a Q&A session of Canberra Skeptics.

If you want to learn about everything from the Higgs Boson to the Mars Curiosity Rover, religion to public policy, come along and probe the mind of the one the most well-known names in science.

Professor Lawrence M. Krauss [...]

Free Skateboard Coaching Clinic – Tuggeranong

By 17 August 2012

9am – 11am at Tuggeranong Skatepark this Saturday – Free “learn to skateboard” coaching clinic by accredited skate coaches Brenden Wood and David Donoghoe!
Streetwise is a national learn to skateboard program, with equipment provided. It’s free, fun and for everyone. Registrations are taken on the day. Participants under 18 will need a parent or guardian [...]

Postie riding on my lawn

By 17 August 2012

We recently landscaped our yard and had turf laid on our front verge/nature strip as part of the project.
The work was all planned with a letter box built into a wall on the front boundary and paving coming off the driveway for the sole purpose of giving Australia Post easy access.
Unfortunately, the Postie [...]

BP Phillip

By 17 August 2012

Does anyone know what’s happening with the BP servo in Phillip?
At first I thought it was just going through a  re-branding or something minor, but it now looks like it’s being completely demolished.
Surely not making room for another car yard? 
What would you like to see there besides a car yard?

Women’s Dragon Boating COME AND TRY DAY

By 17 August 2012
Women's Dragon Boating COME AND TRY DAY

[ 25 August 2012; 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. ]

All women 16–60+ are welcome to join us for a fun morning of paddling on Lake Burley Griffin followed by a sausage sizzle BBQ. Try something new, improve your health and fitness, make new friends and find out why dragon boating is such a fast-growing fun sport.

Meet at Lotus Bay, Alexandrina Drive Yarralumla (look for [...]

How can you buy a property for $1.86m then sell it for just $1 ??

By 16 August 2012

Property bought for $1.86m sold for $1. Stamp duty on property.

Housing cluster in Chisholm

By 16 August 2012

In September, the ACT Government plans to begin operating a “youth emergency accommodation network cluster” in Chisholm.
The facility will take over THREE Housing ACT homes in a small street of seven homes – XXXX Place – and will house homeless youths aged between 16 and 25 years. It is expected to operate like the purpose-built [...]

Family divorce advice in Canberra?

By 16 August 2012

Looking for some advice, have been married for 5 years, have a boy together who is 9 no property as we rent and no cash to divide however she wants to get back with her ex boyfriend in Cairns QLD (who they have a kid together) and has told me she is taking our boy [...]

Hairdresser that will come to your home

By 15 August 2012

Hi All,
My Mum is very unwell and is unable to leave her home. She is about to undergo chemotherapy and is worried about how her hair is going to look as it starts to fall out.
She would like to get her hair cut before the chemo starts but is too unwell to go to [...]

How to ruin a chugger’s day!

By 15 August 2012

Well there has been a drop in the number of chuggers recently but they are still around. I have discovered the best way to get back of them when they take things too far.
About 6 weeks ago I was stopped in Garema Place by a guy representing UNICEF. We had a bit of a chat [...]

Wanna help a young bloke in need?

By 15 August 2012

Menslink wants you to be a mentor!
Menslink are a charity organisation based in Griffith, A.C.T. For the last ten years we’ve run a mentoring program for young blokes aged 14-21, the aim being to help them realise their potential.
We’re currently looking for men aged 23+ who are looking for a rewarding way to contribute to [...]

ACT Performers Wanted

By 14 August 2012

Are you a Canberra performer looking for a chance to showcase your talent? Then Mondayitis Cabaret wants to hear from you.

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