It’s not a nature strip issue. The hedge is growing in the neighbour’s yard, along the side fence. It’s higher than a two-storey house and it blocks the light in the downstairs rooms.
I’ve pruned it back to the fence but the sheer height of the photinia still causes an issue for reaching the canopy.
There is apparently [...]
Im looking at enrolling our 2yo daughter in one of the gym clubs around town. There’s a stack of different programs for kids of different ages and skill levels. My opinion is that gym is one of the better activities on offer for children this age as there are so many positive benefits from [...]
Does anyone know the rules re glare from metal garage’s and solar panels? I cannot open my kitchen blinds for several hours every afternoon due to blinding glare from a neighbours garage that was bad enough before he recently added solar panels.
I asked actpla if the panels were legal ( garage is only a meter [...]
I’ve peeled many prawns in my time, and eaten many creamy prawn dishes.
But it seems to have become fashionable to combine the two, by serving dishes that combine creamy sauces with prawns whose tails are still covered in carapace.
My problem is that I don’t know how to peel the prawn tails without getting the sauce [...]
My partner and I desperately need to replace the blinds in our loft style apartment. Because the window is five metres high we need someone install the blinds for us.
We do not want curtains.
I was hoping people on here could recommend (or tell me to stay clear) of blind companies/installers in Canberra? I’m feeling a bit [...]
Can anyone recommend a good barber in the Belconnen area, please?
For many years my husband went to a fantastic barber in Cook but unfortunately he sold his business and it is now a women’s hairdresser. He went into the Belconnen Mall this morning and came home scalped!
Would appreciate any recommendations very much.
A reader has submitted the following question about strange noises in Torrens:
We have recently moved to Torrens (backing Mt Taylor) and have heard on a number of occasions a loud screaming sound – one ‘scream’ at a time -in the middle of the night. It is first heard at a distance, gets closer and then [...]
Hi, just wondering whether anyone could advise on what one might expect to pay in body corporate fees for a two bed, two bath, 80m living apartment off the plan in Canberra at the moment?
It is a small complex of around 30 apartments with no pool or gym, and one lift. The complex also combines [...]
I am really keen to have a New Year’s Eve wedding and wondering if anyone knows of any budget venues that would potentially allow us to stay until 1am. Most venues close at 12am but considering it’s New Year’s Eve I’m hoping to find somewhere that’s more flexible on this.
Also has anyone had experience [...]
I’ve had a lot of trouble with mechanics, like everyone. Can anyone recommend a good place for a brake pads replacement? Reasonably priced etc.
Please don’t tell me to do it myself. I am a girl with little to no mechanical skill (other than changing fuses). I have no tools. I know it’s simple enough but [...]
I would like to hear your experiences with the above mentioned product, on a 2 years plan 50GB peak and 50GB off peak on the at $80 per month.
Specifically the quality and consistency of the VDSL2 downloads, what upload speeds are you getting? How is customer service when things don’t go as planned or advertised? [...]
Hi.. I need to get my house carpet steam or dry clean soon. It’s a two storey townhouse (3 bedrooms, 1 small study, 1 Family/Dining room, 1 Living room and stairs. No furniture needed to be moved.
Can anyone recommend me a reliable and reasonable carpet cleaners? I rang 2 places and they quoted me close to [...]
My grandson has enrolled at the University of Canberra (UCAN) for 2015. He’ll be driving from Conder each day and isn’t sure about parking. He’s looked at the parking options on the UCAN website but is a little worried about what he should do if he arrives and there aren’t any parks left. Does anyone know if students from [...]
Hi there. My fiancé and I had organised a wedding for March this year outside Canberra, but arrangements have fallen through as the venue has been sold. So now we are trying to finalise arrangements quickly for an informal wedding and reception venue for around 30 people. We are looking at either an outside wedding [...]
I’m seeking advice from Rioters who have driven the Brisbane-Canberra route recently. I am flying to Brisbane to buy a campervan and will be starting the drive back to Canberra the same day. I’m a bit nervous about both Cunningham’s Gap and the Toowoomba Range as I am not familiar with the vehicle, but I [...]
We have just had a huge wardrobe cleanout and have everything from brand new items still with tags through to much-worn things. Mr Catty says charities won’t take any clothing and it’s a waste of time taking them. He wants to take them all to the tip, but my scruples won’t let me; there are [...]