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David Ellery is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

High NBN demand an issue for Gungahlin

David Ellery The NBN is the new pink batts scheme with the quantity of installations taking precedence over quality, an activist says.

Samuel Woldeamamual Gebremichael, Kirsten Molloy win Canberra Marathon 2014

Canberra Marathon.

David Ellery Ethiopian Samuel Woldeamamual Gebremichael has won the men's race in The Canberra Times Canberra Marathon and Kirsten Molloy has crossed the line first in the women's race.

Monster three days in Vinnies' year-round operations

Vinnies Mitchell warehouse manager, Gary Crowder with a donated piano accordion on the final day of the Vinnies Monster Warehouse Sale.

David Ellery Local demand for the St Vincent de Paul Society's services set to increase as Canberra grows.

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Home on the range at Majura Field Firing Range

Majura's Bailey Bridge.

David Ellery Some of the ACT's most hearing-impaired rabbits are settled in the heart of the Majura Field Firing Range.

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Everyone loves to find a bargain

David Ellery What is it about Canberrans and other people's stuff?

RAAF's Mobsby gets his US Air Force Silver Star 72 years late

Mobsby's plane taking off from Seven Mile Air Base on July 2, 1942- 22 days before the plane was shot down in flames.

David Ellery An Australian RAAF officer, recommended for the American Silver Star in August 1942, is to be honoured in Canberra on Friday, 72 years after he and the US air crew members with whom he fought died.

Air Force hero Edward Mobsby honoured with US medal

David Ellery Flying Officer Edward Mobsby has finally been awarded the US Silver Star - 72 years later.

Storm brews as Tarago wind farm protesters rally

Opposition to a $400-million wind farm proposed for Tarago near Lake George is expected to escalate once a protest committee is formally established next Tuesday.

David Ellery Opposition to a $400-million wind farm proposed for Tarago near Lake George is expected to escalate.

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Metro to crunch light rail numbers

David Ellery Capital Metro has sought independent advice on how many Canberrans are likely to use its embryonic light rail network.

The champion of just causes

Lawyer Deborah Rolfe has been nominated for a local hero award at the Australia Day Awards.

David Ellery Despite her achievements, this local hero nominee is very humble.

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Photos far exceed words' ability

David Ellery Where were you the day the president died? My recollection is a little foggy.

904,000 people will live in Canberra by 2061 says academic

The foreshores of Lake Ginninderra will need to be redeveloped for Canberra to hold over 900,000 people.

David Ellery Fitting 904,000 people into the ACT by 2061 is not a scary prospect as long as it done properly, an academic says.

Free Nightrider aims to win patrons

Action bus driver Andrew Walls on the Nightrider bus.

David Ellery Territory and Municipal Services have dropped the charge for using the ACT Nightrider Bus Service this year.

Shane Rattenbury claims free night rides save taxpayers money

The Nightrider bus.

David Ellery Slashing fares for next month's Nightrider bus service from $5 to zero could save ACT taxpayers money, Shane Rattenbury believes.

TV presenter Neil Oliver comes to WWI Diggers' defence

At the Australian War Memorial's Treloar Centre, Mitchell. Neil Oliver, archaeologist and broadcaster, is to produce a

David Ellery Archaeologist and TV presenter Neil Oliver visits the Australian War Memorial's textile conservation centre.

The day definitely belonged to the Doctors in Canberra

Dr Who fans attend a special screening at Dendy of the 50th Anniversary, The Day of the Doctor.

David Ellery Dalek supporters were in the minority when Dr Who fans converged on Civic for Dendy's 3D screening of The Day of the Doctor on Sunday.

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Abseilers are tackling the prickly pear problem at Molonglo Gorge

David Ellery While New Zealand's Queenstown has its adventure pursuits, it cannot match the Molonglo Gorge when it comes to outdoor excitement.

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Pet python disappears from Canberra home

David Ellery On the day the CSIRO announced it was going to ramp up its research program into the creation of female toothless dragons, Bonner residents found themselves living in their own version of Snakes on a...

Revved-up Summernats' champion Jake Edwards guns for three in a row

The highly modified L J Torana, of performance car mechanic, Jake Edwards.

David Ellery Mitchell performance guru returns to Summernats this week to reaffirm his iron grip on the Horsepower Heroes title.

Little book fair has bigger agenda

The Crichton family of Theodore,  Jodie and Paul with their children L-R Connor,7 and Charli,5 attend the bookfair for their first time at the Vikings Auditorium.

David Ellery Organisers say Lifeline's littlest book fair punches well above its weight.