BBQ Beer & B.S

Score 6/6 I know I don’t review a lot of books but with the Christmas and barbeque fast season approaching I just knew I had to have a look at Barbeque, Beer and B.S by Merv Hughes. I can totally see BBQ, Beer and B.S. being given to dads across the country but I see…

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Streets of Fire

Director Walter Hill Starring Michael Paré, Diane Lane, Rick Moranis Rated M Score 6/6 A mercenary is hired to rescue his ex-girlfriend, a singer who has been kidnapped by a motorcycle gang. Okay, time to revisit a movie that I have already reviewed. For the record my files showed that I first reviewed Streets of…

Spring Tree Planting Program in Canberra

Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) recently commenced its spring tree planting program that will see 605 trees planted across the ACT as part of its ongoing commitment to the management of Canberra’s world-renowned urban forest. Urban Treescapes Manager, Michael Brice acknowledged the importance of urbans trees to Canberrans and their role in improving the…

UberEATS and Village Cinemas Candy Bar

Every good Movie night needs popcorn, chocolate and everything else that is bad eat. Here is something that you need to know the next time you have a movie night, Village Cinemas has launched its candy bar onto the leading food delivery service, UberEATS. Available to those within UberEATS catchment radius, currently six Village Cinemas…

Mondo Yakuza

Director Addison Heath Starring Kenji Shimada, Skye Medusa, Saya Minami, Glen Maynard, Cris Cochrane & Rob Stanfield Rated R Score 5/6 Ichiro Kataki, a violent Yakuza gang member travels to Melbourne, Australia after his beloved sister Yuko is brutally murdered by a group of criminals. Hell bent on vengeance he teams up with Cassidy Arizona,…

Plan Ahead Use a Sober Bob

Heading into the Christmas period, the NT Government is asking everyone to think about how you will get home, plan ahead and use a Sober Bob. Sober Bob is anyone willing to get you home safely and may not necessarily be the person you are out with. Sober Bob is not only a mate, but…

Direct Flights Announced Between Singapore and Broome

Visitors will be able to fly directly between Singapore and Broome next year thanks to a deal between Broome businesses, Broome International Airport, Australia’s North West regional tourism organisation and SilkAir. “Congratulations to everyone who has been involved in making the SilkAir charter flights become a reality. The State Government is focused on bringing more…

Amazon’s move to Australia set to Rattle the Retail Sector

According to business information researchers IBISWorld, rumors of Amazon’s imminent Australian launch are mounting, with the company releasing an email to its third-party sellers asking them to be prepared by 2.00 pm Thursday 23 November for a soft launch of Amazon Marketplace. This move supports speculation that the company will start trading on Black Friday…

Choosing the right plants and Help reducing water

Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury recently announced that Growing healthy plants in Canberra’s climate has just become easier with the launch of new Plant Selector and WaterRight tools on the Actsmart website. “Many of us have bought plants that have struggled or died, but with Actsmart’s updated Plant Selector and WaterRight online…

Shortlist for 2017 ACT Book of the Year

Minister for the Arts and Community Events Gordon Ramsay today announced six authors are in the running to win the $10,000 2017 Book of the Year Award. The Award recognizes excellence in literature and supports writers based in Canberra. “I would like to congratulate Laura Dawes for her book Fighting Fit, Russell Erwin for Maps…

MOU Signed Between Screen Canberra and Screen Wellington

Canberra’s rapidly growing screen industry will benefit from the recent signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Screen Canberra and Screen Wellington. “The MOU will help develop on-screen and post-production talent, enhance working relationships between the creative sectors in the world’s two coolest little capitals and promote Canberra as an ideal location for film and…

Eurovision 2018: Highest Number of Participants

A record high of 43 countries will participate in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, as the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R Macedonia) joins the line-up for next May. A date for the first wave of ticket sales for the event has also been revealed as 30th November. Jon Ola Sand, the EBU’s…

Moves to Name ACT Mammal Emblem

The ACT is the only state or territory without a mammal emblem and the ACT Government is seeking community feedback on this omission will be sought as part of a brief and inexpensive community engagement process. “New South Wales is home to the playful platypus, Queensland cuddles up to the koala, South Australians love their…

Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives!

Director Jean-Claude Lord Starring Michael Paré, Marina Orsini, Bernie Coulson Rated PG Score 3/6 A Montreal construction worker joins a band and turns out to be a long-lost rock star from 1960s New Jersey – none other than Eddie Wilson, who mysteriously disappeared after a road accident. The concert scenes for the finale and Eddie’s…

An End to ATM Fess Globally for ING Australia

ING Australia will end ATM fees globally and drop its fees for international transactions made overseas or online. The changes apply to ING’s Orange Everyday transaction account and Orange One credit card. To take advantage of the new offer customers simply need to deposit at least $1,000 from an external source (e.g. salary) into their…

Palace Central Opens in Sydney

Palace Cinemas have opened their newest Sydney location – Palace Central – on level 3 of Central Park in Chippendale. The architecturally impressive cinema space, offering unparalleled style and comfort, is the new home to 10 boutique auditoria and 3 platinum cinemas. Palace Cinemas Executive Chairman, Antonio Zeccola said he was looking forward to Sydney-siders…

Empty Investment Properties? Rent, Sell or Pay Tax.

The Andrews Labor Government is urging investors with empty properties in inner Melbourne to sell them or rent them, or face paying more under new laws designed to boost supply and meet growing demand for housing. Premier Daniel Andrews made the call to action while visiting Darebin today – an area where it is estimated…