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All About Care leads the way

By 3 September 2014
All About Care

Cara Hade, founder of Canberra-based home and community care agency All About Care, was pleasantly surprised to win the Business Woman of the Year Award at last month’s Canbe...

Aubergine takes out 2 hats in the Good Food Guide 2015

By 3 September 2014

The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2015 will be released on September 6th with some familiar Canberra restaurants making the grade, along with a few rookies. Aubergin...

Gas bill – Conversion Factor

By 3 September 2014

ActewAGL suddenly changed our Conversion Factor from about 0.6 to 0.9 and claims that all of a sudden we are using about 60% more Units than our previous bill (even though someone moved out of our place 3 months ago and was not replaced). ActewAGL have reissued an old bill and a issued new one wh...

Green Drinks Canberra changes venue, format

By 2 September 2014

Long-running networking event Green Drinks Canberra is changing its venue, and revamping its format. The monthly networking event, which is held on the second Tuesday of eac...

Best of Canberra – Vietnamese

By 2 September 2014 10

Some friends of mine went to Vietnam for their honeymoon a few years ago. When they got back, they were not only all loved up and glowing from the sunny break but also clued in ...

The Ellis Collective to Launch New Album

By 2 September 2014

Following the success of their first album, Triple J Unearthed winners The Ellis Collective will return to The Street Theatre to launch their latest album, Carry. A patchwork of em...

Political dilemmas

By 2 September 2014 5

As a person who likes to be involved in my community, and indeed am, politics has become quite a frustration for me lately. I feel really compelled to join a particular political party on a federal level - happy to disclose, the ALP - because I am completely unimpressed with the various agendas o...

Recommendations for home Improvements/renovations

By 2 September 2014 2

Hi there I'm looking to do some improvements on my home and would appreciate some recommendations on reliable, great quality businesses who can help me with the following: New wardrobe cupboards Removal of old carpet and installation of new flooring (floating timber floors) Kitchen/Bathr...

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A good accountant on the Northside?

By 3 January 2010 1

Does anyone know a good accountant on the Northside? I have been in Canberra for almost 4 years and the one I am currently using is rubbish. At tax time, I only ever seem to get a tax return equivilent to his fee, plus enough for a beer to wash away my dissapointment I need someone to crunch som...

What is the Army Reserve like these days?

By 31 December 2009 14

I'd like to hear from current members of Army Reserve units in the Canberra region. I'd like to know what to expect at Kapooka and follow on training as well as its duration. Also what parade nights  and regular training / weekends / exercises are like and how frequent they are. Cheers...

Last Minute Ideas for NYE

By 31 December 2009 6

What are roiters planning on doing for New Year's Eve? What's going on in Canberra? Ranging from the most basic to the most extravagant. Any last minute ideas for those who haven't planned anything yet?...

Borders bookstore fictional pricing

By 31 December 2009 45

So my wife (on behalf of my son) gave me the paperback version of The Road for Christmas, and while reading it the receipt slipped out from between the pages.  After a little chortle at my wife's expense the receipt becomes my bookmark and I continue my read. On closing the book, I noticed the R...

go for the dough

By 30 December 2009 24

as the swiss will say: old bread is not hard; no bread is hard. ok rioters, a quick look at the search function tells me we haven't had a rant or boast about the very staple of life - bread - here any recent time...   so, where is the best loaf to be had in sunny canberra, then?   i gather...

The College Question

By 30 December 2009 25

We have moved to the north side from interstate and have missed the chance to get to schools prior to enrolment. My daughter is about to start college and has some special needs that could use the support of good pastoral care and also has arts/music (contemporary, not formal) and drama interests. ...

Woden cinemas evacuated for "poisonous gas"

By 30 December 2009 11

At around 7:40pm Tuesday 29 December, the Woden Hoyts cinema was curiously evacuated for a fire alarm being activated, the cause of which staff could not confirm. The initial story from one usher upon the first confirmation of the alarm source was of  "smoke coming in the vents from outside the cin...

Bay Carnage

By 28 December 2009 14

NSW Police are reporting on a mass collision and explosion near Bateman's Bay: Police are appealing for motorists to avoid the Princes Highway at East Lynne, about 20kms north of Batemans Bay following a major collision. About 4.50pm today (Monday 28 December 2009), three cars and a tanker co...

free tennis courts?

By 28 December 2009 13

Hello Just wondering if anyone knows of any tennis courts that can be used for free in Canberra, preferably in the Belconnen area? (Either with or without nets would be fine, as we are basically a couple of hacks just wanting to hit a ball around on the weekends for fun and a bit of exercise). ...

Anyone know an excellent dentist in Canberra?

By 28 December 2009 38

I am interested in hearing about any really, really good dentists in Canberra.  I need some significant dental work (root canal, crown and dental implant) and I have a fear of the dentist.  I've tried a lady in civic but was not happy and so I hope someone out there has a great recommendation....

I need a boat

By 28 December 2009 5

Hi all, I have recently nominated myself as the handyman for the local playschool. One of the issues faced by the playschool is they are moving in to an ex-preschool site and the play equipment, which was fine last year when the preschool was there, now no longer complies with the standards and ...

Good Primary Schools?

By 27 December 2009 37

Hi All, My Family & I will be moving to Canberra shortly, due to work, and we have 3 Children with another on the way. My question is if we can get some recommendations for good Primary Schools in the Canberra area - or one's to avoid. Best Regards,...

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