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Selling Up – Property Styling in Canberra?

By 5 October 2011

Is having your home professionally styled for sale a worthwhile investment?

Recommendation for a nanny/nannying agency in Canberra?

By 4 October 2011

Hi Canberrans
Can anyone recommend a good nannying agency? A few of the mums in my mother’s group are thinking of hiring a nanny and splitting the cost rather than dealing with the nightmare of childcare centre  waiting lists, etc.
I’ve checked the yellow pages but there are not many results. A google search comes up with [...]

Vinyl DJs and record stores in Canberra to take records?

By 3 October 2011

Can anyone recommend a local DJ forum, music shop, etc that might be interested in taking some unwanted dance records off my hands?
Back in the old days, I used to take my unwanted dance records to Landspeed. These days few local DJs are spinning vinyl, and places like Landspeed and Reefer are reluctant to stock [...]

Looking for an architect/designer who listens around Canberra

By 2 October 2011

We would like an architect or designer who has experience with solar passive, is interested in recycling and who can listen to our needs and ideas and present options that meet these needs

Kids Play Centre @ Gold Creek Country Club

By 2 October 2011

Anyone in the know as to what the building going in at the Gold Creek Country Club is?
Big white thing next to the Tennis courts backing on to Curran Drive.
At first my wife and I had assumed it was either club lime moving to somewhere less cramped, or an indoor tennis [...]

Etiquette for buying bicycles online and getting them built in Canberra?

By 29 September 2011

With spring arriving (minus this week’s weather, obviously), I thought to make do on a long overdue promise and get myself a nice commuter bike. I was googling around and found some local shops like the Tuggeranong Bike Hub and some less local shops like Cell bikes in NSW. However, a knowledgeable friend recommended purchasing [...]

School based apprenticeships in Canberra?

By 28 September 2011

Just wondering if anyone knows a building business that takes on school based apprentices.
My son (year 10) is interested in doing a ASBA in carpentry but we are having difficulty finding a placement.
Seems that not too many people are willing to take on school based apprentices. 
Keeping kids in school with this initiative appears [...]

Canberra job search / interview coaches?

By 28 September 2011

The time has come to aspire to the next level up the chain and my interview skills are a bit rusty – I am after a good coach to help me with interview techniques so I blitz the interview panel(s).
Has anyone used these services and have any suggestions of companies or individuals that [...]

Roof repointing in Canberra?

By 27 September 2011

I need some repairs to the roof as some of the grout and pointing is flaking away, so any suggestions on who to call or is it worth doing-it-yourself?
I did repair some of the the ridge titles but looks like some more work required and it might be quicker if a tradesman does it?

Wedding etiquette in Canberra?

By 27 September 2011

My fiance & I are to wed in February next year. We’re currently making out the invitations but we’ve locked horns in a big way as to the whole gift/wishing-well issue.
My feeling is that asking for anything is borderline rude, while wishing-wells are flat-out crude and chintzy. I’d sooner drink kool-aid than put one of [...]

Building Up (House Extension) in Canberra?

By 27 September 2011

My fiance and I have looked around the Canberra market and cant work out how we can buy a bigger house and afford the repayments so we are thinking of building up on our existing home. Its just a small 3 by 1 but we are hoping to look at the possibility of building a [...]

Recyled brickwork paving in Canberra?

By 27 September 2011

Any recommendations for tradies/businesses to complete a small project consisting of  a recycled brick driveway and courtyard?
I’m spatially challenged but reckon the driveway’s about 10 metres long (standard width) and the courtyard’s about 6m by 5m.

Best Beer Gardens in Canberra

By 26 September 2011

Afternoon Rioters,
As the weather heats up, thoughts turn to spending more time outdoors. I’m keen to find out where the best beer gardens are located to enjoy a few cold drinks on a Friday afternoon. Bonus points given to those gardens which are in sight of actual greenery.
While all submissions are welcome, places in and [...]

Body corporate management companies in Canberra?

By 26 September 2011

We live in a small 8 unit complex and our Body Corporate is currently managed by the Independent Group.  Our fees seem to be much higher than those of similar-sized apartment complexes in our area, and our experience has been that the level of service provided by Independent doesn’t match the fees they charge. 
We [...]

Mouse “pesticide block” fumes?

By 26 September 2011

When the most recent mouse plague was hitting Canberra, maybe a few months back now, we had mice in our ceiling.  A pesticide company came and essentially threw mice “pesticide blocks” in the ceiling . (I later learnt can can be bought at Bunning’s). Anyway, the mice soon either died or left the ceiling so they did their job.
However, since [...]

Kids birthday parties in Canberra?

By 24 September 2011

Hi all…we are celebrating my daughters 7th birthday in November and am after some ideas for a party venue, as our current house isn’t appropriate to hold the party in (ie no shelter outside so if it rains I don’t want suger-hyped kids ransacking the inside!). She has been to a few parties this year [...]

Recommendations for osteopath in Canberra?

By 23 September 2011

Title says it all – any recommendations for a good osteopath around the traps would be most welcome.
I live in Weston Creek and work in Belco, so anywhere between those two areas would be fine.

Shipping a case to the States from Canberra?

By 23 September 2011

Simple question,
Can I ship a case of beer to my mate in the States?

Where do you buy your scotch single malts?

By 23 September 2011

I’ve been getting into scotch lately, and wondered whether any of you fellow scotch drinkers knew of quality distributors to buy a new malt from. The selection available at places like Dan Murphy’s, Liquorland, Vintage Cellars and Candamber Wines is pretty limited; are there smaller sellers who have a larger range or specialise in fine [...]

How long does it take to get accidents investigated in the ACT?

By 23 September 2011

My partner had an accident on Tuesday. She had to submitt a smart form.
I was wondering how long the investigation is going to take?
It may be her word against his (he is from NSW). It may be bang for bang regarding insurance.

Wet weather wedding alternative in Canberra?

By 23 September 2011

Hi guys,
So I’m 3 weeks out from my wedding & receive an interesting call. It’s my wet weather alternative venue calling to tell me they will be having contruction work done at the time of my wedding, so they have cancelled my booking. When asked if they could suggest an alternative, they said “Hopefully you have [...]

Is that an eagle’s nest?

By 22 September 2011

Just noticed this bundle of twigs ‘n small branches (about 2ft high) in the aerials – top of the phone tower on the roundabout just east of Kelleway on Clarrie Hermes. Between Nicholls & Casey.
I am wondering – is this an eagles nest ?
If not – what else could it be ?
Can you [...]

Body Corporate Issues in Canberra

By 22 September 2011

Hi everyone, just got involved with the executive committee on my body corp.
I would like to know if there is a body corp ombudsman in the ACT??
I have lived here for years and did not realise that I could be involved in the running of the place.  
Since finding that my bc fees have gone [...]

Can anyone recommend an experienced make-up artist for my wedding?

By 22 September 2011

Hello Canberra!
I’m getting married in Dec, 2011 so was wondering if anyone could recommend an experienced make-up artist who could do my wedding make-up?
Thanks in advance,

DIY swimming lessons in Canberra?

By 21 September 2011

I would like to teach my two kids to swim. Decent swim schools are expensive and have long waiting lists.
At most other swim schools (we’ve tried a couple) you pay for a 30 minute lesson, but the kids only spend about 5-10 minutes swimming (I’m talking about beginner level here).
I used to swim competitively, and [...]

Hope to not lose my licence!

By 20 September 2011

Is it likely I will lose my licence in these circumstances?

Naturopath in Canberra?

By 20 September 2011

Does anyone know of a good Naturopath in the Canberra region?
I have had a fantastic naturopath for years (as well as some shoddy ones) but don’t know of any in Canberra.
Any advice would be helpful.

Driving instructors to pass NSW licence test?

By 19 September 2011

I live in Queanbeyan and  have just got a learners licence (NSW).
I need to pass the driving test before i can drive independently.
I have driven on my learners licence in an automatic car on highway with my friend.
I have to start a job but i cant apply unless i can drive independently.
I cannot afford to [...]

Which dentist to go to in Canberra? And why?

By 19 September 2011

Hi All,
Please can you suggest a dentist for our family, we are looking to go to same dentist for fillings, regular checkups, cleans and crowns.
If you could please add reasons….it will be a great help for us….thanks all!

Double glazing in Canberra?

By 18 September 2011

I’m thinking about retrofitting double glazing.
Does anyone have any experience or recommendations?

Internet dating in Canberra?

By 17 September 2011

I have recently become single and finding it rather difficult to meet new people especially since I moved here for work. I am not into the whole clubbing/bar scene, so this makes it even harder.
I am curious about Internet dating in Canberra and was wondering if anyone had tried it –  is it any [...]

My Mac is stuffed. Ancient mac repair in Canberra

By 16 September 2011

Is there anyone out there who knows a computer geek who can help me get rid of various bugs on my ancient eMac?  
Preferably not someone who likes making things worse.  
Preferably not too expensive.  
Preferably someone who does not laugh at the computer illiterate, and who can speak in plain (non-geek) English?
There’s no such [...]

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