A quick and hopefully easy question for Rioters. I’m after tips on the best place to buy a BBQ in Canberra. So far my travels have taken me to Barbecues Galore, Burning Log, Harvey Norman, Domayne and Bunnings (all in Fyshwick).
The first two specialist stores have been quite good and I will probably end up [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher has let us know works have commenced to upgrade the much maligned Scullin shops:
“The $1.12 million upgrade of Scullin shops will revitalise the area, providing locals and traders with a safer, more accessible and more attractive local centre,” the Chief Minister said.
“Community feedback in recent years has demonstrated that locals place great [...]
As the title suggests I’m getting hitched next weekend and I’ve forgotten about the flowers. My jobs included beer/wine, entertainment and flowers. To be honest I was too excited about the beer and forgot all about the flowers… until now.
I have a $300 budget to get anything in season the bride is not a zilla [...]
I need a fold out (large kind) map of the UK, including Scotland and Wales (thus UK, not England).
Does anyone know where I can buy one in Canberra?
Naomi’s sent in this pic with the following note:
I work in Belconnen and have been walking past a major building construction for the past couple of months. When it first started I asked the workmen what was being built and they said it was apartments. Today it was being painted Ikea blue and looks the [...]
According to Coles anyway. Walking through Coles in Belconnen, it seems that they’re getting ready to ramp up for easter by already having a section (even though it is small currently) dedicated to easter eggs. Sadly I didn’t have my phone with me to take a photo but seriously it has to be some kind [...]
I have made the most common mistake that any novice landscaper can make:
I assumed that ALL TOOLS ARE CREATED EQUAL
I went to that big green warehouse and picked up some basic gardening tools (at the cheaper end of the price scale) and used them for all of 15 min before the handle of the [...]
2011 saw some considerable idealism from the Greens as they pursued their dream of getting Canberra’s lazy bogans to live like Germans, in particular on the subject of shopping trolleys.
As it happens shopping trolleys have been occupying my mind recently during my weekly outings to the Aldi at Jamison (free open air parking, cheap dog [...]
ACT Policing will summons two people to court on theft and other charges after an alleged shoplifting incident in Woden Plaza yesterday (Tuesday, December 20).
Around 5.30pm yesterday while on duty in a major department store in Woden Plaza, a loss prevention officer observed a man and a heavily pregnant woman, both in their early 20s, [...]
I’ve heard the new shops at Bonner are due to open in March 2012.
Does anyone have the low-down on what we’re getting? So far I’ve heard rumour of Woolies and Chicken Gourmet.
I suspect we’re in for the standard franchises so would I be foolish to hold my breath for a nice coffee shop?
Is there a wholesaler or some sort of scrapyard in Canberra where I can buy a large slab of marble (maybe 1.5 square metres), either rough or polished?
Also, does anyone know how much I might pay for such a piece?
Have you seen many golliwogs around town?
There’s a shop in Tuggeranong with a front window packed full of them, claiming they’re again quite the popular toy for children.
The Economic Development Directorate has unveiled plans for the ACT Government to buy up Downer shops and return it to being a community hub.
The strategy takes into account the ACT Government’s proposed purchase of the former shops, the rezoning and subdivision of the former school site – with the view to permitting residential and [...]
It would seem that Myer have decided against renewing their lease at the Tuggers Hyperdome.
All permanent staff will be moved to the City and Belconnen stores – still, bit of a pain for people who live in Tuggers and work there too.
Is this the death knell for the Hyperdome?
[ 17 December, 2011 to 23 December, 2011. ]
1601 is the name of a bare penthouse apartment perched high above the lake, as well as an ephemeral exhibition happening there this week.
In a concrete shell with sublime views hangs 50 works by prestigious local artists. Stacked on milk-crates and immersed in natural light, this industrial-style exhibition achieves three purposes:
- to exhibit and [...]
Simon Corbell has announced new master plans to revamp the southern centres of the city:
“These master plans will give Tuggeranong and Erindale centre the breath of fresh air that they need to sustain a growing population in the Tuggeranong Valley as well as continued viability of retail and business uses in the centres,” Mr Corbell.
The Economic Development Directorate is written to Red Hill residents asking for their thoughts on plans for a much needed reworking of the IGA.
It all comes down to the future of “Block 5″.
They’d like your thoughts on their feedback page.
As a child, I remember we used to be able to pick up Christmas trees at many numerous locations around Canberra.
But in this day and age, where does one find an affordable Christmas tree close to Canberra?
The Carnard family has upgraded the family car to a far newer model than that previously owned. This car has front seat side airbags. In the interests of keeping it clean and as kidfriendly as possible (eg safe from spills and crap) the boss wants seat covers. Some folk have warned/advised(?) us re fitting “normal” [...]
I’m doing some research over the next few months about wedding budgets and prioritising wedding expenses. I’m interested in whether couples feel they made the right choices and what would they recommend to couples planning their own weddings now?
The link to my 15 minute, anonymous survey is:
The only requirement is that each respondent has married, ie. had [...]
Anyone know where you can find used IBC tanks in Canberra?
[ 10 December, 2011; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Everybody loves to give, but at Christmas we can give a little too much away.
The Canberra Environment Centre’s inaugural Eco Christmas Market will be taking place on Saturday 10th December from 10am – 4pm at the Canberra Environment Centre (Cnr Lawson Cres & Lennox Crossing, Acton, by the National Museum), and is [...]
A reader has sent in these pictures of an unusual party locale from yesterday:
I got a shot of some kids hanging out and sitting on the roof of the Canberra Centre at 4:50pm on 28/11/2011.
Silly kids!! They were there for at least 1/2 hr, walking on the roof and dancing (stupid!!) until [...]
Spotted along the storm water drain as I ride to work – three abandoned shopping trolleys from one of the two major grocery stores. These three happen to be from the red, white and green store.
If you shop at either the red, white and green store, or the red and white store, you are [...]
Word reaches us that April’s Caravan, beloved itinerant vintage clothing providores of the Inner North, have after some false starts found a permanent home at Lyneham shops.
As the gallery space at The Front has now been returned to the art world, April’s Caravan has found a new home in Lyneham around the corner at 5 [...]
For the last month Ive been trying to buy a good hoe and have had no luck.
I even tried Fyshwick without result. I bought a cheap hoe with three prongs from a hardware store, out of desperation, but it exploded into three on the third swing.
What I want is a heavy duty cast [...]
I’m thinking of buying the kids a Nintendo Wii for xmas, but I know nothing about them. Shopbot lists them selling for about $200, but I have no idea whether that’s a good deal or whether the listing has everything I need for two players.
I’d be grateful for advice about what to look out for [...]
The Economic Development Directorate is setting a potentially dangerous precedent by asking the public for their votes on a development issue.
The Dickson Centre Master Plan was released in May 2011 following extensive consultation with the community. It included a number of sites for future supermarket and retail development in the Dickson Group Centre.
The Master Plan [...]
I did a search for my question but was unable to find an answer. I need a dress to wear to a gathering my brother is holding, now my brother is rather fancy and my converse chuck Taylor’s are unwelcome.
I need a dress and some shoes i am more comfortable in older styles of clothing, [...]
Canberra CBD have announced a competition for the best decorated retail story in Civic or Braddon:
As part of the Christmas in the City celebrations we are running a competition for the best decorated retail store in the City.
To enter, simply decorate your shop window with a Christmas theme and submit a photo of [...]
I’ve recently moved to north Canberra, and am looking for a PC Repair shop that doesn’t charge the price of a new laptop just to look at the bloody thing, only to tell me it’ll cost an arm and a leg to replace something I can’t pronounce anyway.
I normally get my Epson Inkjet cartridges from the Computer fair but I forgot so I’m looking for somewhere in town which I can buy a compatible Epson inkjet cartridges.
Plenty of places sell the genuine version but do anyone sell OEM carts for Epson TX550W ?