Too big for its boots
As an old pensioner, I might often have to buy plants and a light globe.
The new Bunnings really needs some sort of tranport.
D. Andrews, Vincentia
Trouble with trailers
The new Bunnings store in Nowra sounds very similar to the new store that has opened in Kembla Grange.
I hope it is very successful as I hope the Kembla Grange store is.
I have to say I have been to the Kembla Grange store on two occasions and to me it's just not Bunnings.
l used the Warrawong store on many occasions because having a mowing and landscaping franchise I was always towing a large trailer and it was so convenient to park and walk into the store or if I needed to load my trailer drive into the store and load up.
In the new store at Kembla Grange I am still towing the trailer even when I only need to purchase small items and to find a parking space in the new set-up is difficult and frustrating.
I now use the Shellharbour store or Wollongong store on all occasions and feel very at home in both stores, it is so easy to park and have the store on the same level as the car park on the same level. Only one lift was working on my second visit to Kembla Grange,
I wonder what it would be like if the walking escalator was to break down also. I'm still happy and feel very much at home when I visit Wollongong or Shellharbour.
P. Slieker, Shell Cove
Make it easier for elderly
To management of Bunnings, l will be happy to come to this new Bunnings lF mobility scooters were supplied to aged who cannot walk far, as they are at Shellharbour Stockland. Those in need of these, are to phone ahead and book a set time. Disability parking also needs to be plentiful, please.
Thank you and congratulations, looking forward to many aspects of the new products on offer.
F. Hills, Kiama
How about some absinthe?
I am wondering if the new distillery would consider distilling an Absinthe. St George (East Bay, Alameda, San Francisco, California) makes a great one. However, that place is over 8000 km away and their Absinthe "The Verte" is non existent in Australia.
F. Gross, North Nowra
How ridiculous to complete the Callala road works at this time. Hasn't our town been hit enough? Road works on Forest Road and Coonemia Road, the only two access roads into Nowra for all of the villages.
Now you want to dig up in front of the shops at Callala Bay who have struggled with everything that has hit our community this year.
Finish one project before you start another, for god's sake. It boggles my mind the inept management of the road work department in Shoalhaven City Council.
C. Pons, Callala Bay
Why single out China?
There are a great many countries in the world whose undemocratic systems of government and human rights records could be considered questionable by Australian standards. Why then, amongst them all, has Australia singled out our most important trading partner China, for special public condemnation and criticism on various fronts?
It would appear to many that we are doing so, simply to curry favour with that bastion of democracy and best friend, the good old USA. In leading the charge on America's behalf we are annoying China and as a result, doing great damage to Australia's export industries and our economy generally. It is never a good idea to bite the hand that feeds you.