This could well be the coolest thing we’ve shown you since tallbike jousting.
Two daredevils racing their bikes through the malls of Canberra.
Made of Win, and Public Outrage.
[RiotACT in no way condones or encourages this behaviour]
[ 13 July, 2012; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Venue: Lecture Theatre, CSIRO Discovery Centre, Clunies Ross Street, Acton, ACT 2601
Speaker: Scott O’Keefe
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So Mrs LSWCHP insisted that we all troop off to the Silk Road Night Market gig at the museum this evening.
I think the museum staff must have expected a couple of hundred people to roll up on a cold Friday winters night, because it looks like that’s all they catered for. As it [...]
Anyone know whats the go?
They are claiming frsh seafood, but every fish shop in canberra is pretty old fish.
Anyone been yet?
Does anyone know what happened to Sports & Stars Sporting Memorabilia Store that were on the lower level of Westfield Belconnen?
Apparently they were there last Friday and come Saturday morning they weren’t.
Centre Management don’t even seem to know where / why they left.
They have just done a runner.
Not sure how [...]
Scandinavians may be georgously tall and pale but they are also Europe’s culinary little secret.
There are a handful of phenomenal Swedish restaurants around Australia but I’m more in the market for little deli items and even alcoholic drinks.
Are there any delis or market stalls around Canberra with Scandinavian treats?
So I want to make cheese with unhomogenised milk.
I just wondered whether anyone can save me some time by recommending the cheapest source of unhomogenised milk.
I’m looking for 10-13 litres per week.
I know the brands here are Barambah, Canberra Gold and Paul’s Organic.
Has anyone managed to strick a good price deal?
The developers of Crace have announced they’re going to be putting a Supabarn Express between the childcare and the old folks home along with some other as yet unspecified shops.
It will be the first Supabarn Express store in Canberra, and follows a format that has already been very successful for the Supabarn Group in Sydney.
Found this at the Belco markets.
Couldn’t help but wonder where the eggplant factory was
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[ 20 May, 2012; 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] When: Sunday 20th May 11am-4pm
Where: Canberra Irish Club, Weston
May is the month of mums, and a lot of mums are superheroes, so in the 50 free Showbags for the May Bazaar, you get a Wonder Woman Lipstick!
$5 entry gets you 5 Kitka dollars that is redeemable at any stall when you spend over [...]
Simon Corbell has announced his thoughts on where the big shops are going to be in the new Molonglo development (known to planning nerds as a “community focused group centre”).
He’d also like to get yours.
“The Molonglo Valley is an exciting new development for the ACT and it is imperative that we get the views of [...]
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.
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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 .