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David Ellery

David Ellery is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Manuka consultancy debuts on BRW fast starters list

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David Ellery Manuka's Callida Consulting has debuted at 41 on BRW's list of the top 100 "fast starters" made public on Thursday morning.

Jim Smith's Kombi among the stars in weekend of classic cars

Jim Smith and Kristine Riethmiller of Wright in front of their home away from home a 1967 Kombi Camper.

David Ellery When Jim Smith moved to Australia 14 years ago he couldn't leave his 1967 VW Kombi camper behind in Britain – it was a member of the family.

Catholic Church rejects call to favour high school over $35m 'monument'

David Ellery Advocates for keeping Mount Carmel High School at Yass have slammed the Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn for proceeding with a $35 million redevelopment of the St Christopher's cathedral...

Catholic church's Manuka redevelopment plans revealed

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David Ellery The heart of Manuka is expected to receive a major lift from the $35 million redevelopment of the St Christopher Cathedral precinct announced on Tuesday.

Dodgy drivers and pet peeves

Road works: Why do they seem to take so long to complete?

David Ellery We’ve managed to establish one thing this week; the only things Canberra’s drivers hate more than each other are cyclists and pedestrians - in that order.

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Gungahlin mosque site works under way

Vice president of the Canberra Muslim Community, Tanveer Khan, at the site of the Gungahlin Mosque. Workers in the background begin work on the footings for the building.

David Ellery Work is already in progress at the site of the Gungahlin Mosque.

Grand Mufti deplores Gaza violence

The Grand Mufti of Australia Professor  Ibrahim Abu Mohammed at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture to speak at the Bluestar 6th annual Social Harmony Iftar Dinner whilst Laura Tanata of Casey plays the harp.

David Ellery The Grand Mufti of Australia deplored the latest outbreak of violence in Israel and along the Gaza Strip during a visit to Canberra on Wednesday.

Full steam ahead: celebrating Canberra's centenary of train travel

The Centenary of the Railway to Canberra is celebrated with a steam engine ride from the Canberra Railway Museum in Kingston to Queanbeyan station and return.

David Ellery The romance of the age of steam lured hundreds of Canberrans to the Railway Museum on Sunday.

Gungahlin renderer the mouse that roared

: Luis Sanchez, of Sanchez Rendering & Constructions, one of the only contractors to get payment from Sublime builders before they went broke.

David Ellery Luis and Maria Sanchez know firsthand what happens when the relationship between a builder and a contractor goes south.

Transport set for $70 million spend

Andrew Barr.

David Ellery Tuesday’s budget allocated almost $70 million towards improved transport services and infrastructure, not including the light-rail project.

It's all about jobs as records topple

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David Ellery The ACT government is relying on record capital spending of $2.5 billion over the next four years to help shield the Canberra economy.

St Andrew's Church on Capital Hill has years left in it after clean-up

The Presbyterian Church of St Andrew.

David Ellery The latest round of renovations to Capital Hill's St Andrew's Church have cost about $500,000.

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Getting into gear for a Brit of a spin around town

NEWS: The British High Commissioner Paul Madden will be a special guest at Terribly British Day on Sunday 1st December . Pic shows a Jag XK120. 27th November 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

David Ellery The British high commissioner in Canberra, Paul Madden, has been picked for a dream job on Sunday.

Don't be cruel, says lookalike Garry Buckley, Elvis deserves respect

Elvis impersonator Garry Buckley visits the Elvis exhibition at The National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.

David Ellery Canberra Elvis impersonator Garry Buckley has no time for people who make fun of the King, send him up for commercial purposes, or focus only on the last few years of his life.

US insulation product used in Australia at the centre of world's costliest asbestos scandal

1960s photo of the Monaro Mall.

David Ellery Thousands of Australians are believed to have been exposed to an American insulation product at the centre of the world's costliest asbestos scandal

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Ralph Bain's many gifts remembered

David Ellery Long-time ABC and federal parliamentary announcer Ralph Bain is one of the few journalists who could claim expertise in fields as diverse as cooking, social etiquette and the motor car.

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Devil of a time for crazy critters

David Ellery Despite their reputation for unpremeditated violence and a unique language of their own that consists entirely of cuss words, Tasmanian devils get a bad rap, Dr Janine Deakin believes.

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Yacht Club backs Communities@Work with new regatta

David Ellery Did you know Canberra is home to what is probably the largest inland yacht club in Australia?

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.

Builders, tradesmen nervous in wake of budget

David Ellery Builders and tradesmen across the ACT are more concerned about the impact of the budget on consumer confidence than peripheral issues such as fuel costs and superannuation changes.