Consultants who know what’s what and what’s greatest

Whether or not it’s recommendation on life-style, legislation or lollies, Canberra has an skilled prepared to assist. Irrespective of the problem, there are specialists throughout prepared to supply their insights. Listed below are among the greatest…

WHETHER it’s recommendation on life-style, legislation or lollies, Canberra has an skilled prepared to assist.

Irrespective of the problem, there are specialists throughout prepared to supply their insights. Listed below are among the greatest…



Arthritis ACT CEO Rebecca Davey.

Rebecca affords ‘unquestioning’ help for power ache

ARTHRITIS ACT can help folks it doesn’t matter what sort of power ache situation they’ve, says CEO, Rebecca Davey.

“We now have been rising slowly over the past six or seven years with a various vary of companies for ache administration,” she says.

“We provide every part from academic talks to intensive care applications.

“Individuals come to us as a result of we all know the situation. About 50 per cent of our workers dwell with power ache, so we perceive how power ache can have an effect on all elements of an individual’s life.

“I’m a registered nurse and midwife so well being has been my life for fairly a while.”

Rebecca says she labored within the hospital atmosphere for 20 years earlier than Arthritis ACT. “I had reached some extent in my life the place I couldn’t stand on my ft for eight to 12 hours

due to my power ache,” she says.
“So, getting concerned within the arthritis group was the proper match for me.”
As an skilled within the trade, Rebecca advises others to “at all times imagine your shoppers, unquestioningly.”

“Individuals can get actually good at masking ache and placing on a courageous face,” she says.

“In college, we’re taught that eight out of 10 on the ache scale means the affected person can’t stroll, however that’s not at all times true.”

Rebecca says: “We at all times hearken to our shoppers and imagine their stories of power ache.”

Arthritis ACT, Ache Assist & ME/CFS ACT, 170 Haydon Drive, Bruce. Name 1800 011041 or go to

Burrungiri centre supervisor Diah Octaviana (centre) and crew.


Centre that helps consumer and the carer

BURRANGIRI Aged Care Respite Centre in Rivett is an ACT Well being web site operated by The Salvation Military, says centre supervisor Diah Octaviana.

“The centre helps ageing Canberrans and their carer, by means of in a single day deliberate, emergency respite care and post-hospitalisation help,” she says.

“As well as, a day centre program operates Monday to Friday, the place shoppers can attend for as many days as they require.

“The function of Burrangiri is to assist the aged residing locally and for his or her carer who would possibly want a break from that function. Burrangiri basically serves as a completely geared up home-away-from-home, with registered nurses and carers onsite.”

Diah, who has been with the Salvation Military since 2013, says Burrangiri’s respite affords a way of routine, consistency and group.

“On the weekend, shoppers are greater than welcome to take a seat within the sunroom, do a puzzle or get pleasure from our pretty outside setting. The sunroom is supplied with studying supplies, or they’ll have a chat with different folks,” she says.

“The respite centre also can present shoppers and their carers with a non-intimidating style of residential care.

Diah says these caring for an ageing cherished one will profit from Burrungiri, which supplies a secure, supportive atmosphere for his or her cherished one, whereas on the similar time offering a chance for the carer to have a well-deserved break.

Burrangiri Aged Care Respite Centre, 1/7 Rivett Place, Rivett. Name 6288 1488 or go to


Constructing properly builds a status

JOHANSEN Constructions strives to ship glorious business companies at the very best worth, says contract administrator, Ben Huang.

The corporate affords door, inner ceiling, inner and exterior wall packages in addition to exterior façade and cladding companies.

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“We began in 2016 with one certified carpenter, our now-director, Chris Johansen and one apprentice, our now-site supervisor,” he says.

“Collectively, they centered on residential carpentry works to construct expertise and an excellent status.

“After delivering distinctive outcomes on this house, the corporate continued to develop and now has an excellent status throughout the business carpentry area of interest.”

“Our final purpose at Johansen is to construct a long-lasting relationship with our shoppers.

“To realize this, we at all times full tasks to the perfect of our capacity, being totally dedicated to delivering the perfect outcomes.

“We additionally make it possible for our crew feels appreciated, constantly praising them for his or her nice work, which helps to create a wholesome work atmosphere for everybody concerned in our tasks.”

Ben advises rookies within the trade that “perspective makes an enormous distinction”.

“Employers respect individuals who exit of their technique to be taught and higher themselves,” he says.

Johansen Constructions has employment alternatives for certified carpenters, mission directors and an estimator.

Johansen Constructions, Unit 5-8/18 Ogilvie Crescent, Queanbeyan. Name 0448 739823 or go to

Inside the brand new Kingston showroom.


Josh is keen about working with diamonds

UNIQUE Diamonds has traded in Canberra for 9 years, and as of proper now Distinctive Diamonds is buying and selling from Kingston, says co-director Emily Bennett.

Her husband Josh has been working within the trade for 14 years.

She says Josh discovered a love for diamonds after working along with his uncle in Melbourne.

“Josh has at all times actually loved his work, and could be very keen about diamonds, they’re hypnotic,” says Emily.

Emily says the one technique to be taught in regards to the gems and the metals is to get expertise and get entangled throughout the trade.

“Jewelry is a stunning trade, we’re making engagement rings and marriage ceremony rings and when you get a style it turns into a really pleased, addictive trade to work in.

“Diamonds, particularly, are very intricate, they’re simply thoughts blowing,” says Emily.

Distinctive Diamonds outgrew its Braddon retailer and Emily says the Kingston retailer is way bigger “to assist make all of the magic occur”.

“So now we have now a retailer in Melbourne and Kingston, and hopefully in the future we are able to develop to Perth and possibly Brisbane,” she says.

Distinctive Diamonds, 64 Giles Avenue, Kingston. Name 6156 4278, or go to

Automotive Mechanical Providers administrators Charlie and Raffy Sgroi.


Honesty is the perfect coverage, says Raffy

CAR Mechanical Providers in Fisher prides itself on honesty, says proprietor Raffy Sgroi.

“The primary and most vital factor for us is being upfront, we inform our clients what must be carried out so that they aren’t unpleasantly shocked with prices,” she says.

Her husband, Charlie, has been working within the trade for greater than 40 years, and says their award-winning enterprise has been profitable due to “the quantity of labor we do and the way we glance after our clients”.

“We work onerous, we’re truthful and understanding with the purchasers, and we work to assist loads of communities,” says Charlie.

Raffy says Charlie describes it as “a fantastic, at all times altering trade”.

“He’s discovering it increasingly enjoyable now, too, with a lot of modifications coming by means of with electrical automobiles,” she says.

“Our recommendation to anybody who desires to affix the trade is to persevere by means of each the nice and dangerous instances, and put your coronary heart and soul into studying as a lot as you’ll be able to.”

With Charlie including that teamwork makes the dream work – “My spouse is aware of I understand how to run a workshop, and I do know she is aware of do officework.”

Automotive Mechanical Providers, Unit 2, 82 Kalgoorlie Crescent, Fisher. Name 6126 4111, or go to

The Studio Pilates crew.


Pilates tailor-made to the person

TAMMY-JO Hunter is the driving power behind Studio Pilates in Braddon, Gungahlin and Manuka, says co-owner, Simon Hunter.

“Tammy is a physiotherapist by commerce with in depth expertise in sports activities physio and rehabilitation,” he says.

“She can be a professional pilates teacher, at present finding out to coach new instructors and proceed the skilled growth of current instructors.

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“Our crew of instructors are educated in anatomy and the specifics of reformer pilates to make sure they’re properly geared up to adapt exercises to all ranges of mobility and skill.

“Instructors present motivation and encouragement within the studio.

“The tactic of instruction is exclusive and allows individualised consideration for approach correction and modification of workout routines, matching the client’s wants.

“Studio Pilates caters for all ranges of health and all ages.

“The distinctive, reformer-based class can help folks to achieve energy and core stability by means of their 45-minute session.

“This system varies each day and is demonstrated through the Studio Pilates video community, offering visible and audio cues.”

Simon says this system might help the match develop into fitter or assist in rehabilitation after an harm.

Studio Pilates. Go to

Ken Hubert and Ashilpa Khanna of Capon & Hubert Attorneys & Mediators.


Attorneys with compassion, empathy and effectivity

FINANCE director Rhonda Hubert says the workers at Capon and Hubert are proud that with them respect and courtesy at all times take precedence.

Attorneys Ken Hubert, Ashilpa Khanna and Daryn Griffiths provide household legislation, conveyancing, wills and property planning companies.

“Ken Hubert is skilled in all areas of household legislation, together with adoptions,” she says.

“He’s an accredited mediator and has been practising with confidence and compassion in Canberra for 40 years.”

Rhonda says Ashilpa Khanna joined the agency in 2017 to work in wills and property planning.

“On the time of your loss, we all know you want individuals who perceive the challenges of this time and Ashilpa is understood for her empathy,” she says.

Since 2018, Daryn Griffiths has led the enterprise’ conveyancing crew, specializing in shopping for and promoting residential and business properties, says Rhonda.

“He also can help with issues concerning contracts for retirement village lodging,” she says.

“A lot of our shoppers have been coming to us for a very long time and far of our consumer base comes by means of referral.”

Rhonda says this speaks to the arrogance their shoppers and different professionals have within the crew.

Capon and Hubert Attorneys and Mediators, first flooring, 32-38 Townshend Avenue, Phillip. Name 6152 9203 or go to


Sue says hemp can do ‘every part’

SOUTH Pacific Hemp is Canberra’s first all-hemp store, says supervisor, Sue Sales space.

“It was troublesome for the house owners to open initially in 2021 as a result of hemp was thought of a Class A narcotic,” she says.

“It’s time we moved away from hemp’s outdated status – hemp has energy, medicinal and dietary worth, and was first cultivated greater than 10,000 years in the past,” she says.

When Sue heard in regards to the retailer opening, she did some analysis on hemp.

“I learn all about it and thought ‘wow hemp is superior!’. I give up my job within the public service as a result of I cherished hemp a lot,” she says.

“Hemp can do every part from clothes to pet meals to muesli.”

The shop has a variety of clothes and linen, materials and bedding, all made to advertise wellbeing.

Sue says the shop additionally sells salad dressings and a variety of hemp flour, hemp protein and hulled hemp seeds that include the highest-quality components and are licensed natural, vegan-friendly, gluten and GMO free.

“Hemp protects your pores and skin by naturally filtering UV mild. It additionally resists bacterial development and breathes excellently, stopping odours, has 4 instances the energy of cotton and it gained’t weaken when washed,” she says.

“Hemp offers years of wear and tear whereas its respiration capacity, antibacterial and antiviral properties assist promote good sleep.

“We now have reductions on hand-dyed hemp cushions and Black Sheep’s natural hemp balms.”

South Pacific Hemp, 84 Wollongong Avenue, Fyshwick. Name 0431 318898 or go to


Tony is aware of his hardwood furnishings

SINCE 2003, Timberland Furnishings has supplied the Canberra group with a fantastic vary of Australian hardwood furnishings, says proprietor, Tony Purdy.

“We now have nearly something the house wants: bedding, eating suites, TV items, espresso tables, buffets and extra.” he says.

Included is a variety of Tasmanian Blackwood, one in every of Australia’s most stunning and wanted timbers.

“Tasmanian Blackwood is a prestigious hardwood with a heat and pure color,” he says.

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“It may possibly adorn totally different rooms of the home, and could be complemented by any piece of furnishings. You possibly can’t beat it so far as I’m involved.”

Tony says his robust appreciation for Australian hardwood got here from his quick profession within the NSW forestry fee.

He says measurement is commonly a difficulty for shoppers, so whether or not it’s a TV unit, bookcase or buffet desk, Timberland Furnishings can custom-make furnishings to suit the house.

“We customise the scale of a specific piece to satisfy the client’s necessities and so they select the timber,” he says.

Timberland Furnishings, 100 Barrier Avenue, Fyshwick. Name 6280 7411, or go to

Contained in the Lolly Swagman store.


Ian’s calling all ‘lolly-lovers’

LOLLY Swagman has been eagerly exploring new tastes for almost three many years, says proprietor, Ian Richardson.

Situated within the coronary heart of the Southern Highlands, the store’s “a cheerful place with youngsters exploring thrilling new tastes and older folks reminiscing and sharing their outdated favourites. It shares all-time favorite treats and the newest trending tastes from around the globe,

“Within the lolly world, issues are at all times altering so we’re continually refreshing our information, asking: What occurred to these lollies?” he says.

“We’ve acquired American Reese’s, Hershey’s and sweet corn, English bon bons and sweets, sours and tremendous sours, Dutch liquorice, Scottish pill and our personal Mrs Swag’s Fudge.

“I used to be a buyer of Lolly Swagman for years earlier than taking it over.

“There’s a nice custom of lolly-loving in my household.

“My very first reminiscence was by my grandad’s sick mattress the place he had piles and piles of sweets in metallic tins.”

The enterprise has a crew of 5 workers with “a mixed expertise of greater than 75 years,” says Ian. “The ladies and I do know what we’re speaking about.”

Lolly Swagman, 11 Previous Hume Freeway, Berrima. Name 4877 1137, or go to



Jibran likes to be on high of roof issues

MANAGING director of Alpha Roofing Canberra Jibran Jamil says his crew manages all roofing wants.

“We’re your one-stop store in Canberra in relation to any sort of roof work you wish to undertake,” he says.

“Our companies for each metallic and tiled roofs embody however will not be restricted to new roofs, roof insulation, upkeep, leak detection and restore, guttering and gutter guards, fascias, rebedding and repointing in addition to full roof restoration.”

With a assured seven-day quote timeframe and 14 days lead time from quote acceptance, Jibran says that Alfa Roofing Canberra pleasure themselves on nice service, highest requirements, inventive options and knowledgeable crew.

“We offer options which a standard roofer wouldn’t take into consideration! We expect exterior the field to be sure to get the perfect answer as no two roofs are the identical,” he says.

Alpha Roofing Canberra, name 0458 807 882 or go to

Bridget the wombat with guests at Taralga Wildlife Park.

TARALGA Wildlife Park affords close-up and private animal experiences, making it the proper outing for the entire household, says proprietor John Stafford.

Only a 90-minute drive from the center of Canberra, John says the park encompasses a assortment of native and unique animals together with waterfowl, parrots, dingoes, bettongs, emus, wallabies, deer, llamas, alpacas, miniature horses and plenty of extra.

“Kids can work together with a wombat, lamb and guinea pigs within the friendship farm or make mates with sheep, goats or Poco the purple deer within the strolling space,” says John.

“The park additionally affords drinks and light-weight meals or you’ll be able to pack a picnic and benefit from the seated space or the massive spanse of grassed space whereas the youngsters play on the park tools overlooking the lake.

“We additionally cater for birthday events, Christmas events and different particular occasions.”

Excitingly, John additionally says they’ve not too long ago welcomed two new quokkas to the park.

“These fantastic little creatures, in regards to the measurement of a home cat, are present in south-west WA,” says John.

“Primarily nocturnal, we discover the quokkas are nonetheless fairly energetic and readily seen through the day.” 

Taralga Wildlife Park, 257 Bannaby Street, Taralga. Name 0419 014540 or search Taralga Wildlife Park on Fb.