Hamish Boland Rudder on Inner South

Canberra turned stormy, stormy bright by lightning show

Hamish Boland-Rudder It took a little while for Jonathan McFeat to figure out exactly what the bright flashes were outside his new apartment.

Bail denied over Pearce supermarket robbery

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Hamish Boland-Rudder A man suspected of involvement in a number of robberies for which John Papalii has been charged told police he wanted to be caught when he allegedly robbed the same south Canberra supermarket on...

Driver killed in two-truck crash on Hume Highway

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Hamish Boland-Rudder A truck driver has been killed in a crash between two trucks on the Hume Highway near Yass, the second of two serious crashes in the area.

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.

Many hands help keep up water quality

Hamish Boland-Rudder Nothing aggravates Michelle Jeffrey more than someone hosing or blowing lawn clippings down the drain.

Hip hooray Queanbeyan... we're keeping your gift

News.  Trees planted along Canberra Avenue that are part of a gift from Canberra to Queanbeyan to celebrate the 175th birthday of Queanbeyan.  15 October 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Hamish Boland-Rudder Canberra looks set to commemorate Queanbeyan’s 175th birthday with a gift that won’t ever make it to NSW.

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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.

Record-breaking Christmas display draws marriage proposal

Sunday. Peter Qin, 27 of Bruce, made a proposal of marriage to Evelin Xu, 26, also of Bruce, at the Christmas light show at the Tennyson Crescent home of the Richards family in Forrest. November 30th. 2013 Canberra Times Photograph by Graham Tidy.

Hamish Boland-Rudder Romance was in the air thanks to a proposal of marriage under more than 500,000 twinkling fairy lights.

Manuka mystery as stadium sabotaged

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Hamish Boland-Rudder Mystery surrounds a vandalism attack on one of the new light towers at Manuka Oval, with police examining if a perimeter fence was bent to gain access, and an inner south residents group saying no...

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2012 in review: as reported at canberratimes.com.au

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Hamish Boland-Rudder In an era when a new phone can be obsolete within weeks, when a story can be seen by millions on Facebook within minutes, and breaking news is expected and provided within seconds, 12 months seems...

Work safety chief lashes site manager

CFMEU negotiators enter the Kingston foreshore apartment worksite.

Lisa Cox, Hamish Boland-Rudder The ACT's Work Safety Commissioner has lashed out at the manager of a Kingston Foreshore building site over its response to a workplace accident on Thursday.

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New school swim policy to soften hardline stance

Brothers Laauli and Solomona Hamilton at Dickson Pool as the weather warms up

Hamish Boland-Rudder School students will no longer need competency tests to take part in structured swimming events after the ACT government softened a controversial swimming policy, but one swimming pool operator says...

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Dawn of capital's newest wonder

The Arboretum.

Hamish Boland-rudder The smell of smoke wafting from the visitor centre high on a hill overlooking Canberra was oddly appropriate for the beginning of a new era in Canberra's history - the opening of the National...

Crashes cause traffic delays across the capital

Hamish Boland-Rudder Four separate traffic incidents have caused delays for commuters across the ACT on Friday morning, with crashes including an injured motorcyclist near the city, a cyclist in Barton, and a ute on its...

Shot in the night stirs old war memories

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Hamish Boland-Rudder Garang Leek hadn't heard a gunshot since he escaped a war zone in Sudan four years ago - until the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Public housing in line of fire

Shooting at Block 4 Stuart street flats, Kingston. ACT forensic police officers at the scene. The bullet hole.

Noel Towell, Hamish Boland-Rudder and Christopher Knaus The troubled Stuart Flats public housing complex in Canberra's inner-south is at least a decade away from redevelopment, despite its history of drugs, crime and poverty.

Bullet fired into Griffith flat

Shooting at Block 4 Stuart street flats, ACT forensic police officers at the scene. Kingston. 20th February 2013, Canberra Times photo by Karleen Minney.

Hamish Boland-Rudder Several people sleeping just metres from where a bullet was fired through the window of a southern suburbs flat say they didn’t hear the gunshot in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Dangerous bacteria levels close two areas of lake

Toxic Algae in varies part's of Lake Burley Griffin. A swan  at the Bowen Park area of the lake.

Hamish Boland-Rudder A second section of Lake Burley Griffin has been closed due to high levels of bacteria, while Yarralumla Bay remains off limits to all water activity following a sewage leak nearly three weeks ago.

Police chase leads to arrest in Griffith

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Hamish Boland-Rudder A man was arrested after a police pursuit in Canberra’s inner south on Tuesday, despite police terminating the chase.

Man threatened with knife in Kingston

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Hamish Boland-Rudder A man was grabbed by the shirt and threatened with a knife by three men in Canberra’s inner south overnight.