Hamish Boland Rudder on Gungahlin

$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

AFR, GENERIC , HANDS
 Businessman with hands cupped in front of him --- begging, beggar, handout, charity, give, money, business man, commuter,  commuters, employment, wages, wage, salary, pay increase,  jobs,  retail, shopping, tourism, economy.  Monday 17th November 2003
photo : Louie Douvis
AFR FIRST USE ONLY
SPECIALX 21796 ***afrphotos.com***

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.

Comments 11

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.

Cigarette price jumps hurt, but can't break smokers' social bonds

Hamish Boland-Rudder Tax increases on cigarettes will make people think twice about lending smokes, but it won't destroy the social side of smoking, according to a sample of Canberra smokers.

Canberra a potential world heritage site, experts say

ANU's Ken Taylor and World Heritage Institute expert Dr Ron van Oers will speak at a conference on Canberra's heritage.

Hamish Boland-Rudder Canberra should look to apply for a world heritage listing, according to planning experts, who say the capital is often taken for granted locally but lauded globally as a remarkable example of a...

Comments 11

Growing market's food for thought

Hamish Boland-Rudder If the supermarket shelves suddenly emptied, the greengrocers' and butchers' stocks dried up, there would still be at least two people eating well out in the countryside to Canberra's north.

Smoke over Canberra: controlled fires leave haze over ACT

ACT Rural Fire Services monitor a controlled burn in Barton, ACT.

Hamish Boland-Rudder Parts of Canberra have been covered in a light layer of smoke on Saturday, as hazard reduction burns take place across parts of the territory, including in the Inner South.

Canberrans get first bite of the Apple

First in line for the new iPhone at the Apple store in Canberra  MJ Tham & Jon Koo from Acton who lined up from 12,30am.

Hamish Boland-Rudder The cult of Apple continues to thrive as Canberra became one of the first cities in the world with new iPhones, although even one of the capital’s biggest fanboys admits the fanfare was a little...

Canberra Mornings Live: Thursday November 21

Canberra mornings live

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

Canberra Mornings Live blog thumbnails.

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

News
The Young family from Goulburn, Graham, Terrie, Gus (8), Austin (5), Marlowe (4), Sonny (2) at the Gunning Wind Farm ahead of National Wind Farm open day on Saturday.
Filed: Thursday, 10 October 2013 8:15:27 PM 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

rt131010Windfarm-9375.jpg

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

Comments 7

Anti-mosque flyer did not breach laws

An artist's impression of the mosque proposed for Gungahlin.

Lisa Cox, Hamish Boland-Rudder A controversial anti-mosque flyer distributed in Gungahlin has probably not breached the ACT’s Discrimination Act, but has prompted the Human Rights Commissioner to again call for stronger...

Comments 61

Wild weather makes for day of dramatic rescues

Rescue shot of the Snowy Hydro Southcare rescue helicopter at Charlotte's Pass on October 12, 2012.
   
 
       
IMG_0635.JPG

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.

Comments 3

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

Chemistry lab fight turns nasty (Thumbnail)

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

Police raid homes in Melbourne's north (Thumbnail)

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.