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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.

Canberra turned stormy, stormy bright by lightning show

A lightening storm passes over Canberra on Saturday night.

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


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.

Figures at odds with retail tale of decline

Fleta Page and Hamish Boland-Rudder Retail trade rose 1.3 per cent in the ACT in June 2013, the largest seasonally adjusted increase in the country, according to the latest ABS Retail Trade figures.

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.

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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A beginner's guide to two-up in Canberra

ANZAC Day 2012.  Collingwood vs Essendon at the MCG. 
Alison Jones, the mother of Australian soldier Sergeant Brett Wood who was killed in Afghanistan, prepares to toss the two-up penny before the match.
25 April 2012.

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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Free space squeeze prompts creative parking

5 November 2010 NEWS Canberra Times photograph by GRAHAM TIDY Story by John Thistleton Parking dramas in the Parliamentary Triangle. These vehicles park on raised dividers and on red curbs in the open car park between the John Gorton Building and Kings Avenue opposite the Edmund Barton Building. SPECIAL 111

Hamish Boland-Rudder Driving through gardens, parking on dirt mounds, even scraping against walls to find a technically free space – the old Canberra favourite of verge parking takes on a whole new meaning in the...

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Boom gates to keep workers out of church car parks

29 February 2012, news, photo by STUART WALMSLEY. University of Canberra employee Melanie Kovacs drives through one of the boom gates which have been installed in the tertiary institution's southern car parks.

Hamish Boland-Rudder Community and church services in and around a proposed Parliamentary Triangle paid parking scheme are concerned the plan could lead to further encroachment on already tight space for their own...

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Crash shuts down Barton Highway

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Hamish Boland-Rudder A man is trapped in his car and in a critical condition after a head-on crash that has closed the Barton Highway near Murrumbatemen.

Construction site strike ends peacefully

30th July, 2012, Canberra Times, NEWS story, Canberra Times photo by KARLEEN MINNEY, ACT CFMEU Branch secretary Dean Hall speaks to striking workers at the Lend Lease site in Barton,

Hamish Boland-Rudder, Christopher Knaus A strike by Lend Lease workers at a Barton construction site has ended peacefully this morning, after a deal was struck securing a 20 per cent pay increase for workers.

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Manuka mystery as stadium sabotaged

Manuka lights damage

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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