Just an FYI. I know some people have been caught out by this already.
Westfield Belconnen will move from 3 hours free parking to 2 hours free parking from Monday 7 May 2012. These changes are in line with the major regional shopping centres in the ACT.
Planning the weeks meals and came across what looked like a really yummy recipe that uses cotechino.
Thought I’d just mosey up to Fyshwick markets and pick some up at one of the deli’s. The closest I got was a wait of two weeks.
I could use italian sausages instead, however I’d like to give [...]
People have been evactuated from the Hyperdome due to flooding. Three Fire Brigade Trucks were in attendance.
No ESA link yet.
The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received a total of 30 calls for help as a result of the wet weather in past few hours.
Most jobs attended by ACTSES volunteer crews and ACT Fire & [...]
Last night’s ‘A Current Affair’ featured a story about ’thief catcher’ Shane who has made a name for himself spoting shoplifters in supermarkets.
The story saw him parked outside Civic’s Superbarn supermarket, where he caught out a number of shoplifters from a variety of walks of life.
It’s been a busy two months in the Taratory since our last wrap in February – but that’s because there’s been plenty to do in and around Canberra!
First of all, we’ve quite simply done a lot of eating. On johnboy’s recommendation, T1 checked out what all the fuss was about at Sage, and was totally [...]
The ABC reports that Attorney-General Simon Corbell is courting the vote of miserable penny pinchers.
Since time immemorial if one was in receipt of a gift voucher or card it was accepted that in most cases one would have to overspend a couple of bucks to get the full value out of it.
And reasonable people, since [...]
The ACT Government never met a trial it didn’t like.
So it should come as no suprise that Chief Minister Gallagher has announced the trial of 40 zones in Woden and Gungahlin is to be made permanent.
ACT Chief Minister and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Katy Gallagher, today announced that the 40 kilometre [...]
This in from Blake at Landspeed:
To celebrate International Record Store Day Canberra’s Landspeed Records is holding a second-hand vinyl fair on Saturday the 21st of April at 10am.
Despite the popularity of music downloading, second-hand records are more popular than ever and the fair will include over 2000 used LPs including rock, pop, indie, soul, jazz, [...]
The Summary of Cabinet Outcomes for 26 March has an interesting tidbit:
City Centre Marketing and Improvements Grant
Cabinet agreed to renew the City Centre Marketing and Improvements Grant and reappoint Canberra CBD Limited to administer the Grant for an additional three years. The Grant is funded through an amendment to the Rates Act 2004, introduced [...]
Smart Company has the news that Canberra’s DFO is up for sale.
The DFO outlet in Canberra has been put up for sale by receiver McGrath Nicol as fallout from Austexx and its financial troubles continue to ripple through the industry.
The centre was placed in receivership last month with the Canberra’s Direct Factory Outlet and [...]
Fed up with all the federal and state political pork barrelling and porkies? The people of Australia can now be rewarded with Australian PorkFest – Get some real “Pork on Your Fork!”.
The celebration of Australian PorkFest, for the whole month of April is to showcase the versatility and appeal of Australian pork. Julie Goodwin, Australia’s [...]
I know this may seem odd but I’m super keen on a vintage wood flip clock/alarm/radio but I have no idea where to even look or start here in Canberra.
So I was looking for suggestions on where I might find my clock (other than ebay) or if any fellow rioters had a flip [...]
The amount of shopping options is crazy in Canberra.
It really does cement my idea that all there is to do in Canberra is to go shopping.
But the malls are empty…
Took this photo of the temporary wall covering the entry to myer at the hyperome, the printing on the wall features small hovering people and half see through people.
Hopefully the new stores dont come with ghosts as the image would suggest.
[Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it [...]
ATTENTION CAR BUYERS: Head to Canberra Toyota this Thursday, Friday and Saturday for our Biggest Monster Sale!
New cars from $15,000 drive away. All 2011 vehicles slashed!
Over 200 Used Cars – Sedans, Hatches Utes and Four Wheel Drives from only $5000!
PLUS with every car sold you’ll receive a Window Tint and DVD Player absolutely FREE
The Biggest [...]
Has anyone been victim to the new ads played at target?
While standing in line they have a tv playing the specials while your waiting to get though the checkout.
I felt lucky that the line was short today I couldnt imagine standing there on a busy day.
The main problem with this it only plays one set [...]
It’s confirmed that the Canberra region will get its third Kmart this year.
http://www.queanbeyanage.com.au/news/local/news/crime-and-law/kmart-for-plaza-as-queanbeyan-becomes-discount-central/2205110.aspx However the sneaky way they obtained the ground floor of City Link Plaza is noteworthy, I know most tenants weren’t happy with the sudden cancellation of their leases at relatively short notice. I only know of a handful of stores having [...]
The ABC reports that McGrath Nicol is overseeing Fyshwicks DFO:
Partner Shane O’Keeffe says it may take up to six months to find a buyer for the centre.
“We’ll run a very orderly campaign, it’s not a quick fire sale of the premises. We’ll seek a buyer over the next three to six months,” he said.
According to a recent decision by Woolworths head office, no one in Australia eats Kanga Bangas.. so there is no longer any point putting them on the shelves.
Because of this decision, I have had a whinge at the Woolworths butcher, posted a rant on the Woolworths complaints page.. and even considered calling the Today Tonight [...]
Rumour is a new chemist will be opening in O’Hanlon Place Gold Creek near the Maccas, servo and new Bottle-o .
Today after while leaving Supabarn I was approached by a security guard who asked to look in my bag. I agreed and opened the bag. He spotted a packet of seeds that I had bought from another store and tried to take them. I withdrew my bag and asked him if he was sure he [...]
Smarthouse has the news that Harvey Norman are closing down their Woden operation after thirty years trading:
Harvey Norman COO John Slack-Smith claims that the decision not to renew the Woden lease after 30 years of trading at Woden was based on “commercial grounds”.
A NSW franchisee said “This is just the start, I think you [...]
Andrew Barr has announced that as you can’t agree on what you want at Hawker shops there shan’t be any development at all.
I am announcing that I have placed a three-year moratorium on any ACT Government sponsored development at the Hawker Group Centre.
The moratorium is a commonsense decision, which will give everyone time to reflect [...]
Can anyone recommend a furniture maker to make a dining table?
Not looking for anything too fancy or an expensive designer, just having trouble finding what I want.
Playing bike polo yesterday I met Keith Marshall.
Keith is particularly interesting because he manufactures bicycle frames here in Canberra, under the brand Kumo Cycles.
If your body requires a non-standard bike frame, or you just want a stunningly beautiful and very rare bike, or you like the idea of supporting local manufacturing, then check out the [...]
I recently bought a unit and have just moved out of the unit I was renting in the Great Wall.
I didn’t have the time to do the cleaning and settlement was drawing near, so I wound up having to get a professional cleaner in.
I tried a couple of cleaners in All Classifieds and [...]
I have a new house.
The walls are very bare.
Where can I buy some local and original paintings/drawings/sketches?
I’m looking for a place or event that runs regularly, with lots of different stuff to choose from.
Preferably under $500.
Current.com.au bring word of all Woolworths’ discount pack sized plans for Majura Park with a big opening for the hardware megastore Masters slated for 31 July:
The first Masters store for the ACT region is set to open on 31 July in Canberra’s Majura Park retail district, just around the corner from the Costco warehouse that [...]
I recently acquired an antique ivory cane, however the head has detached from the stick. The head is basically a rounded knob and the stick is hollow inside but filled with a transparent yellow resin substance which I assume holds all the ivory together. I want to reattach the head and possibly add in a [...]
Andrew Barr has announced there will be two new supermarkets going into Dickson and one will be an Aldi:
I am pleased to announce today that the Government will be seeking expressions of interest for the construction of two new supermarkets at Dickson. One of these supermarkets will be Aldi. The other will be a [...]
A 29-year-old Theodore man was arrested earlier today after being caught filming in the women’s toilets at Westfield Woden.
About 2.45 pm police were called to the shopping centre where Westfield security officers detained a man after catching him loitering in and around the women’s toilets.
A search of the man’s phone showed inappropriate images of girls [...]