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 [...]
Just curious if anyone knows of any mechanics that are open over the christmas holidays? I urgently need work done to my car, preferrably in the next two weeks.
I am after a bit of advice, my wife and I have bought a house in Gunghalin with the purpose of getting my parents in laws out of trouble. We all work, I am on a low income, my wife at the higher end of moderate and my in laws are paid [...]
I’m looking for recommendations on where and when to buy seafood in Canberra to be eaten on Christmas day?
A few years ago I bought some from a place in Weston Creek (opposite the post office) and it was great. However the place has since closed down.
I’m after large prawns, lobster tails and some oysters.
For the past 12 months water has been penetrating into the ceiling of my unit from the unit above mine. The unit above is owned by ACT Housing and neither that agency nor the strata managers, Civium Strata, have resolved the problem. The Body Corporate hasn’t replied to my requests for assistance. Now Civium Strata [...]
I have just recently moved to Canberra from Sydney to work at Westfield Woden. I did some research and it seems like there is no staff parking in Westfield. Where could I park if I work in Westfield and what will be the cheapest option?
Does anyone know of local organisations taking food donations for Christmas?
Libraries ACT used to have a food for fines program that ran in the lead up to Christmas, but it looks like that isn’t going ahead this year.
Apparently speed cameras are installed in black spots and are NOT used for revenue raising. Driving along William Hovel Drive between Coulter Drive and Bindubi Street I noticed some construction going on. A length of Armco fence and a very large reinforcing tube to go into the ground. This is on the left heading towards [...]
Can anyone tell me where to find a car wash with do-it-yourself steam cleaning units in the Canberra/Queanbeyan area?
Years ago Carlovers had steam cleaning facilities, however an online search hasn’t turned up anything similar. Failing that, can anyone suggest a business that will do steam cleaning only, without requiring a full wash?
Where is a good place to have a 21st?
Ideas more towards the Southside would be great!!
Really disappointed that Nicholls still does not have NBN in the making, does anyone know when this will happen?
I know there are previous articles on this topic but does anyone have any suggestions in dog training. I have done some basic obedience classes though looking for some more training. I have a Kelpie so very energetic and would prefer someone who has experience working with the breed. Any suggestions?
Now that cherry season is here can anyone let me know if there are people selling them on the roadside?
So in January I will be driving to Batemans Bay for the first time from Canberra. I am on my red P’s that I have only had for 2 days. I just wanna get some tips and tricks from anyone who has driven up and down the clyde before. Thanks in advance.
I am a longtime Experienced Dog Groomer/Exhibitor/Breeder.
I am from Young NSW just outside of Canberra. I am looking at coming over for 2 days a week Thursdays and Fridays to pick up some work in a Salon in Canberra. I can do any style clip, Poodles and Gundogs a specialty. I can hand strip [...]
We have had several rioters contact us asking about some commotion in Lyons early this morning.
Apparently at about 5am there were 50ish males being followed / escorted by roughly 15 police vehicles down Melrose drive, Lyons.
Does anyone know what was going on?
Thanks to Davo, Kiley and Big Johno for contacting us about this.
We’re thinking of buying a unit in the new Greenway development Southquay SQ1 across from Bunnings (Tuggeranong). The developer has a number of large unit block projects in progress, but where interested in looking at any of their completed projects. Can anyone provide information about any of their ‘completed’ projects/developments?Thanks.
The last post I could find about this was from back in 2009, so hoping someone may have some more recent recommendations.
I’m planning to renovate our bathroom and ensuite, and we’ve had confirmed that the wall material is bonded asbestos sheeting. I want to basically gut the bathrooms, replace the wall material, and start from [...]
We are moving to Wanniassa next month and would like some opinions on primary schools in the area. Would anyone mind sharing some experiences and advice on Wanniassa school?
Hi all, I need a retaining wall built out the front of my house. I have been looking for someone to do the work as it’s a little more difficult than my skill level. I am struggling to even get a quote. I have had 5 tradies come and inspect and say they would forward [...]
Did something happen on Scrivener Dam? I noticed flowers there yesterday and this morning?
Hi all – I drove down Sternberg Cres past the oval opposite the Active Leisure Centre yesterday morning (Wednesday) around 11am. There was some sort of group fitness going on and everyone was wearing black (and maybe red trim) polo shirts.
Does anyone know what group this is? They were using a tyre and pulling ropes and [...]
I recently had a TPG technician come round to my house and he mentioned that our speeds were not as good as they should be and it is possible that our internet is running off a phone line instead of an internet line, as when he connected outside the house, he had really good speeds, [...]
My family are moving to Canberra and I’m looking for some advice on a high school for my 11 year old son. So far he’s academic, sporty and arty too. I’d like to find a school that has broad and varied curriculum and extracurricular activities, good anti-bullying policy and is very inclusive and outward-looking in its approach. I [...]
My partner an I are looking to build in Googong. Can any one recommend a good builder or list ones I should be staying away from?
Has anyone had any experience with Classic Constructions?
We are looking to buy a property in the Gungahlin region to live in for 2 years then it will become an investment property. We have found a place we like in each Gungahlin, Palmerston and Amaroo, I was wondering if anyone had some advice on these areas from an investors perspective?
One of the benefits that the Light Rail is supposed to bring is higher density development along its corridor. Fair enough. Some argue that it may be the beginning of the end of “The Bush Capital”. Personally, I think that newer development is a good thing, but using a Light Rail to generate that is [...]