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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
Can I ship a case of beer to my mate in the States?
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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,
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 [...]
Is it likely I will lose my licence in these circumstances?
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.
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 [...]
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!
I’m thinking about retrofitting double glazing.
Does anyone have any experience or recommendations?
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 [...]
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 [...]
I recently got a pretty average haircut and don’t particularly want to go back to the hairdresser to get it fixed. Her skills don’t seem to be good enough to be able to fix it.
Any suggestions of a really good hairdresser who would understand what would suit my face shape and hair type?
I’m hoping to fill my freezer with winnings from meat raffles.
Which venues have the best odds?
I don’t want to post the whole story here, but I want to take my daughter to see a specialist at the Sydney Westmead hospital. I called them, described the problem to them and they seemed confident that they could help us. However, the GP I last saw would not give me a referral.
Can anyone [...]
I read and heard a couple of things last week about new land west of the Hyperdome.
Does anyone know anything more about this?
So in a few months, I think I will need to be looking for another rental property to live in. I’ve lived in the same place for the past few years and unfortunately the owners want to move back in.
It was really cut throat trying to secure a rental property last time. I was wondering, [...]
Any good / bad experiences?
We’ve just taken an investment loan so am a tad anxious,
I run a small business and I’m looking for advice on where to get my printing done in Canberra.
I need to get the usual stuff printed: business cards, flyers, booklets etc.
Who have you used and how did their pricing and service compare? I’ve found that Canberra can be quite expensive for printing compared to Melbourne and [...]
My husband and I are going to the USA next year in April for a month, and need a house sitter.
We have no family in Canberra, and all our friends currently rent or own their own homes, and are unable to help. We need someone mainly to look after our two indoor cats and [...]
Does anybody know if Jerrabomberra is a suburb in Queanbeyan?
Or whether its a suburb in NSW? Or the ACT?
Having taken a look at what the asshats at Nine are calling coverage of the Rugby World Cup I’m seeing a lot of pub time in my future over the next few weeks.
Which bars around town are going to be accommodating for the rugby tragics who aren’t resident in the Fox Cave?
PUBES is a mocumentary TV series I am developing which was inspried by the BBC Comedy Series the Office (starring Ricky Gervais), ABC TV’s Hollowmen and BBC Two’s People Like Us. Pubes is about public servants who are following their dreams, aspirations and creative ambitions outside of their usual public service role - and fail.
So far, some of the disillusioned characters [...]
Hello fellow RiotAct-ers
I’m in the market for a good solicitor/s for property conveyancing. Its been a few years since I’ve bought/sold property and would be most appreciative of you sharing the details of anyone you care to recommend.
Thanking you in advance.
On the weekend we took the long and slow drive to Mt Ginini and saw an amazing view on a clear clear day. On the top of the Mountain we saw the Air Traffic Control Building, which I later read was built in the 60s.
Subsequent to that I read some references that it might have [...]