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Treadmill service & repair

By 21 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hi,
Just wondering if anyone know of anyone that services and repairs treadmills in Canberra? Preferably someone who comes and does it in your home, so I don’t have to move it. Thanks in advance.

Recommendations for a Removalist?

By 21 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

We are moving house soon and are looking for recommendations for a reliable furniture removalist?

Unapproved decks

By 18 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

There was an add on a local radio station a few months ago advertising a company that can do all the work needed to get an unapproved deck approved, can anyone remember the name please.
If not advice on how to do this would also be appreciated. Its a huge covered deck 3-4 meters off the [...]

Transfer of car between family members

By 17 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hi,
I was just after some advice after speaking with Canberra Connect the other day when updating my registration details.
My wife and I separated around 6 months ago. Our car has always been in my name. While I was at the shop front on another matter, I asked the staff member what I would need to [...]

Wedding dress hunt!

By 16 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

I have been asked to be a bridesmaid for the first time Yay! Along with this great honour comes (insert DA DA DA DAAAAA impending doom sound) the hunt for the perfect dress. After what has felt like an eternity for the gorgeous bride and myself after trying on a hundred different dresses and trawling [...]

Thinking of moving to Fraser… any thoughts?

By 15 October 2014

Currently living in the deep south but plan on moving north to be closer to work… gov job in Belconnen… have been told that Fraser is a nice clean suburb that is nice and quiet… any thoughts?

Motorhomes

By 14 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

I have some friends heading to Canberra for a while. They have a motorhome that is enormous! Does anyone know if there are any long term options for it? The only two parks I can find aren’t big enough! yes it’s that big!!

Who manufactures ACT street signs?

By 14 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hi All.
Anyone else noticed the lack of proof-reading street signs?
Forrest Dr, National Arboretum (should read Forest Dr)
Form 2 Lane, Yarra Glen (lack of plural)
Recycling Center, throughout Gungahlin Town Centre (that American influence…)
Surely there are some others out there. Are the signs manufactured locally? If so wouldn’t the sign-producers know better? Who lets the final design [...]

Financial planner specialising in overseas posting

By 13 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hi Canberrans, I was wondering if anyone knows of a financial planner that specialises in advising people who are soon to be posted overseas?

Whatever happened to the Canberra dinner party?

By 13 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

When I came to Canberra in the mid-70s, dinner parties were very much a mainstay of the social scene, primarily amongst couples of course, but singles were included too, especially if there was someone the hosts thought you could be paired off with!
It’s not that there weren’t restaurants and clubs in those days (anyone remember [...]

Solid wood interior sliding door fitted in Canberra

By 13 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hi all,
Looking at getting a interior sliding door fitted that is solid wood as our current one is a cheap hollow construction and the room in question will be used for a baby.
Has anyone used a door company in Canberra (apart from doors plus) that has done something similar?

Marist or St Edmunds?

By 9 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hi Everyone,
My family and I are moving to Canberra and would like to find out peoples opinions about Marist and St Edmunds. My son loves his sports but requires a bit more assistance academically.  Ideally we would like a school that is big on their sports but also encourages academic excellence as well. In my [...]

Suitable suburb for my family

By 8 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

I am moving to Canberra in December with my husband and 5 children. 3 of our children will be attending primary school, one secondary and one hopefully at ANU next year. We are moving from a small country town in Melbourne and enjoy being involved in our local community. Our children play AFL, netball and [...]

Dog Boarding in Canberra

By 2 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

I know there have been discussions on this topic before however there has been nothing recently.  Can anyone give me some feedback about Tara Dog Boarding in Pialligo?   I am considering using them at Christmas and would appreciate feedback on any recent experiences people may have had?

Bash someone unconscious – 80 hours community service???

By 1 October 2014

The Canberra Times reports that a Canberra man who bashed and kicked a Civic reveller unconscious has been sentenced today to 80 hours community service work.
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/community-service-for-civic-bashing-20140930-10o662.html#ixzz3Eng044bB
The footage is horrifying to watch and the sentence seems woefully inadequate. What interested me is the statement that the magistrate didn’t think jail was appropriate… so when is it appropriate ??

Adult dance lessons Canberra? Recommendations?

By 1 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hi All,
I’m in my 30′s and looking to get back into exercising, the one exercise I love is dancing but truth be told I’m pretty cr@p at it.
I’m looking for a dance studio that teaches adults and is fun! Perhaps where the occasional overweight 30 year old wouldn’t look completely ridiculous? Wouldn’t mind hip hop [...]

Anyone know what happened to Scope?

By 30 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hi Rioters.
Went for a drive up Mount Stromlo over the weekend, thinking I would stop and have a coffee at Scope — but it appears to be closed.
Anyone know what happened there?

Best of Canberra – Pies

By 30 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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There have been two occasions when I have truly missed the greatness of the Aussie pie. On one of my first dates with my husband, we went along to a Chelsea match and he bought a couple of pies (…and they say romance is dead). It had been microwaved which to my mind [...]

What’s the background video on ABC news?

By 29 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

It looks like it’s been taken from an impossible vantage point.  Like a crane or a drone.

Tragus piercing in Canberra

By 28 September 2014

Hi,
I am thinking of getting my tragus pierced in Canberra soon and was just wondering if anyone has had this done in Canberra before or knows of a good place to get piercings. At the moment I’m considering Red Path and maybe Off Ya Tree (although their cheap prices are kind of worrying…). Does anyone [...]

Kingston railway yard containing large number of iron ore type wagons

By 28 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

I pulled into Fyshwick Jim Murphys this morning to pick up my weekly rations, and was surprised at what was in the adjoining rail yard.
There must have been about 30 brand new looking orange painted iron ore type wagons. Considering we ship nothing out of this joint, couldn’t help but wonder what they were here [...]

Gumtree what happened?

By 28 September 2014

Hi, new here so open to any comments.
Does anyone have any idea what happened to the ads on gumtree or is it just me?
When I view ads I can see one picture. When you click on the ad to view further it shows a slide show option and further details for the ad, however, there [...]

Feedback on National Patios

By 25 September 2014

I’m looking at having National Patios build me a new deck and would appreciate any experience you may have had with them. Thanks!

Cricket Nets

By 25 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hello again.
Just wondering if anyone knows of any cricket practise nets close to Gordon?
I know there are some in Chisolm but thats a bit far to travel.

Playground at Eddison Park

By 25 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Does anyone know what’s going on with the playground at Eddison Park?  There is little playground which is great for young children (toddlers) at the skate-park end of the park.  I went a few times through the winter and parts of it seemed to be roped off (it looked like the soft flooring was disintegrating) [...]

Health and Safety responsibility vs stupidity

By 25 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

I was driving along Hindmarsh Drive yesterday morning and noticed the red light camera at the Parkway intersection being fixed.  A guy in a high vis vest up a high ladder fixing the camera with a spanner (I assume) in one hand, as the other held a cigarette.  If this guy falls off, who is [...]

Unauthorised Building Contract Changes

By 24 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

I would appreciate some informed opinion about a legal matter please.
We have a building contact for a new home that we signed a while ago. The contract went through several revisions. We recently found out that there were some allowances in the original version that were later dropped. Neither our solicitor nor [...]

Denial about problem gambling – successful approaches?

By 24 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

There would be many Canberrans with experience of living with a problem gambler — specifically the type who is in complete denial and engages in all the classic deceptions, such as hiding the fact that he is even patronising licensed clubs, and spinning concocted stories about why he needs to withdraw substantial sums of money from [...]

Floriade Disappointing

By 24 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

My first ever visit to Floriade last weekend. It took me longer to find a parking spot than to see all that Floriade had to offer. Seriously, is this Canberra’s main event?
Others have told me that each year, the flower displays dwindle  and the over-priced food stalls grow.
Over-hyped and over-rated.
 

Basketball Backboard

By 22 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Rather ironically my “lifetime” freestanding basketball system’s backboard has broken ie the perspex sheet.  To be fair the thing is about ten years old so was bound to happen at some point.
I have contacted the company but while the part is worth $50 the postage is over $500! Also had no success looking on eBay [...]

Recommendations for painter and decorator

By 21 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Can anyone give me a good recommendation for a painter to paint the inside of my house? I want someone who is careful and thorough with their work and can recommend the right paint and colours for the various areas of the house. Eg wet areas etc… and cleans up thoroughly after themselves and is [...]

Road rage on Monaro today almost killed us

By 20 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

My partner and I are very lucky to be alive this afternoon….
At approx 3:10pm this afternoon, we experienced horrific road rage directed at us on the Monaro Hwy. It happened in the direction going from Civic to Hume about 1km or so of the Alexander Maconochie Centre. An “electric blue” coloured ute (pretty sure it was [...]

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