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$400,000 damage in Gungahlin blaze

Hamish Boland-Rudder A fire in Ngunnawal caused an estimated $400,000 worth of damage on Sunday afternoon.

Inner north, Gungahlin among nation's most charitable

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Hamish Boland-Rudder Residents of Gungahlin are among the most generous in Australia, as the ACT comes out on top of a list of the most charitable jurisdictions in the country, according to a new report released on...

Cleaners take a shine to better pay and greater job security

Hamish Boland-Rudder Not all cleaners are as lucky as Jagoda Barisic. Scrubbing, wiping, and vacuuming her way through the classrooms, offices and corridors of Ngunnawal Primary School, Mrs Barisic says for her, cleaning...

The loves, losses and new arrivals that made Canberra tick in 2013

Hamish Boland-Rudder Stories involving births, deaths, and marriages in 2013 have often touched The Canberra Times readers most.

Missing snake a slippery issue for Bonner residents

Hamish Boland-Rudder Missing: three-year-old Malcolm, last seen hanging in a tree out the front of his north Canberra home.

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If these walls could talk: where the famous make their mark in Canberra

News.   Craig Thomson's name on the signature wall at Griffith Vietnamese Restaurant.  18 December 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey  Chan.

Hamish Boland-Rudder Nelson Mandela left his mark on Canberra long ago. Aung San Suu Kyi left hers right underneath, days before his death.

Canberra Mornings Live: Thursday November 21

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Hamish Boland-Rudder Bringing you breaking news from across the capital and beyond, including weather, traffic updates, and what the capital is talking about.

Canberra Mornings Live: Friday November 22

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Hamish Boland-Rudder Bringing you breaking news from across the capital and beyond, including weather, traffic updates, and what the capital is talking about.

Collector wind farm opponents angry about government approval

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Hamish Boland-Rudder Opponents of a wind farm at Collector say the fight isn't over.

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Wild weather makes for day of dramatic rescues

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Stephanie Anderson, John-Paul Moloney, Hamish Boland-Rudder Two teenage girls have narrowly escaped drowning after an off duty firefighter pulled them from swollen floodwaters in Gungahlin.

Mum, fret, and tears: the start of class and the end of an era

First day of kindergarten school for 5 year old Tiarni Mara at Curtin Primary School

Hamish Boland-Rudder There may have been pre-school and orientation days for the children, but seemingly there is nothing that can prepare a parent for the separation of the first day of kindergarten.

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Tears on school's first day - and that's just the parents

First day of kindergarten school for 5 year old Tiarni Mara at Curtin Primary School, Tiarni not too happy when it's time for mum Rose to leave, Curtin.

Hamish Boland-rudder Tiarni Mara virtually jumped out of bed after being woken by her brother Aiden on Monday morning. It was her big day, at last.

Multiple crashes in region leave two injured, one dead

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Hamish Boland-Rudder Two people have been taken to hospital in separate traffic incidents in Canberra on Thursday morning, while an elderly truck driver has been killed after his vehicle hit a tree on the NSW South Coast.

Woman robbed in shopping centre car park

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Hamish Boland-Rudder Two men, one of whom may have been armed, robbed a woman as she tried to get into her car at a shopping centre in Canberra's north over the weekend.

Government to update Canberra speed signs

20 April 2012, News, Journalist: Megan Doherty, Canberra Times Photograph by Jeffrrey Chan.  90 km speed limit sign on William Hovell Drive just after the last round about on Kingsford Smith Drive going towards the city.

Hamish Boland-Rudder Improving more than 150 speed limit signs on the ACT’s arterial roads is a good start, but upgrades should extend to more residential areas, according to one local road safety campaigner.

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Bomb scare keeps residents out of homes for night

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Hamish Boland-Rudder and Matthew Raggatt Homes in Ngnunnawal were evacuated, and residents kept out for much of the night after a suspicious package was found during a search warrant on Thursday night.

A beginner's guide to two-up in Canberra

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Hamish Boland-Rudder The odds in a game of two-up are simple. The pennies fly in the air, and, in a traditional two-coin game, you can either have two heads, two tails, or one of each.

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Ngunnawal shop robbed at knifepoint

Hamish Boland-Rudder Police are investigating after two knife-wielding men robbed a supermarket in Canberra’s north on Saturday night.

What's good for the belly is good for the soul

News: The Olive Harvest Festival open day at Fedra Olive Grove in Collector. The public are invited for tours of the olive processing facility and entertained with belly dancers and face painting. Belly dancer Chloe Morello amongst the olive trees. 2nd of June 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Hamish Boland-Rudder What does a belly dancer have to do with olives? Not a whole lot.

Clear and cold days ahead but so far a milder winter than last year

Winter Solstice

Hamish Boland-Rudder There were icy winds on Saturday, patches of cool, clouded shade on Sunday, and a forecast freezing start to Monday - but it's all part of the winter weather rollercoaster, which so far has been mild...