Queanbeyan & Other

Antique clock draws enthusiast to Canberra

Kimberley Granger After 23 years, an Australia-wide search came to head on Saturday when a grinning Robert McGregor put in the winning bid for a 1925 original condition AWA Radiola Model 4.

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.

Tim the Yowie Man: Namadgi's natural wonders

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Tim the Yowie Man Next month marks 30 years since Namadgi National Park was gazetted. Over the next three weeks Tim the Yowie Man will share his top 30 best kept secrets of the park.

Private Capital

Private Capital: Abbey lighting up the cameras

Jil Hogan Private Capital: It's hard to imagine Abbey Constable would ever feel uncomfortable in front of a camera.

Canberra coach pleads guilty to sex with teenage student

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Megan Gorrey A former sports coach at a Canberra high school has admitted he had sex with a teenage student.

Gang-gang: Blessed are the folklorists

Ian Warden Ina Popplewell and her songs live on in folklore.

Tougher Environment Protection Agency powers to prevent pollution in Canberra

Pollution law changes: Environment Minister Simon Corbell has backed changes to the Environmental Protection Act to strengthen the ACT's regulatory system.

Christopher Knaus The ACT's environmental watchdog agency will have tougher powers to deal with potential polluters.

More jail for man who fled Canberra courtroom

Behind bars: A man who fled court in August after being sentenced to prison was recaptured last Friday and has now been given a longer prison sentence.

Michael Inman Canberra man who went on the run after he was sentenced to three months jail is given an extra four months by magistrate.

NSW parliament to investigate the extent of Mr Fluffy asbestos contamination in NSW homes

Kirsten Lawson and Emma Macdonald The NSW parliament will investigate the extent of Mr Fluffy asbestos contamination in NSW homes, a  move that boosts the likelihood of a state-wide hunt for the deadly loose-fill insulation.

Nightmare awaits inside a Mr Fluffy roof space

Robson Environmental's Ged Keane has questioned the current advice by the NSW government.

Emma Macdonald NSW homeowners are being warned not to be complacent about the risks of loose asbestos insulation.

Red Hill

Red Hill high-rise developments 'out of step' with Inner South homes

Public housing.

Kirsten Lawson The redevelopment of the Red Hill public-housing precinct includes a new road and caters for up to twice the number of residents. writes Kirsten Lawson.

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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.

Chief Justice disqualifies herself from hearing Eastman's bail proceedings

Charged: David Eastman is arrested in December 1992.

Christopher Knaus The ACT's chief judge has disqualified herself from hearing David Eastman's bail proceedings because she knows a witness involved in the case.

Telstra takes over Medicare, Centrelink call centres

Noel Towell Telstra will start taking over Centrelink and Medicare call centre services from the federal government in six weeks.

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Car submerged in Molonglo River off Oaks Estate Road

The scene on Oakes Estate Road where a car left the road and drove into the river. The car is fully submerged, with the only signs of the car being the bubbles in the water and a sports mat.

A utility truck ended up fully submerged in water after running off Oaks Estate Road on Wednesday morning.

Angus and Julia Stone performed at Llewellyn Hall on September 13.

Angus and Julia Stone performed at Llewellyn Hall on September 13.

Morris Carpenter: Why I came to Canberra after travelling the world

Ross Peake The family of jailed cameraman Morris Carpenter are loving their new life in Canberra following Mr Carpenter's release.

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Drug experts warn of increasing ice threat in Canberra

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Henry Belot Rehabilitation and drug experts from across the ACT are warning that more Canberrans are seeking treatment for dependence on ice or crystal methamphetamine as the purity and strength of the drug...

Electric bike retailers ready to capitalise on paid parking

Henry Belot Electric bike retailers in the ACT are expecting a boost in sales once Canberrans come to grips with the realities of paid parking and make the most of reforms that allow greater access to...

Giving workmen their rightful place

Alan Foskett in his study on Anzac Park, Campbell. Mr Foskett is about to publish a book about the building Canberra.

Mark Sawa The workmen who built Canberra after World War have not been properly recorded in the city’s history.