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David Ellery

David Ellery is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

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

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'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.

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Stanley Melbourne Bruce had strong ties to Canberra

David Ellery Stanley Bruce's middle name might have been Melbourne, but his spirit lives on in Canberra.

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.

Hewatt machinery auctioned at Murrumbateman in wintry conditions

David Ellery It was 5.5 degrees at Murrumbateman at 9.30 on Thursday morning when the crowds began rolling up for the auction of $10 million worth of machinery owned by now defunct Canberra firm Hewatts and the...

Hewatt Earthworks' equipment fleet up for grabs

Hewatts equipment at Murrumbateman for auction

David Ellery Millions of dollars worth of earthmoving equipment owned by Hewatt Earthworks is to go under the hammer on July 10.

Focus on the big picture thinking a welcome change

David Ellery The Canty family of Torrens has a lot riding on what has been billed as the most significant ACT budget in decades.

Lawyer lauds Canberra's role in exposing Catholic sex abuse scandals

Christian Brothers who were accused of sexual abuse were still allowed to work with children by being sent to day schools where there would be 'less opportunity' to offend.

David Ellery ACT lawyer Jason Parkinson says prosecution of a Canberra Marist Brother in 2008 was crucial in exposing the Catholic Church's sex abuse scandal nationwide.

Almost $7 million compensation to Marist Brothers students sexually abused by Brother Kostka

Marist Brother John Chute, also known as Brother Kostka, leaves the ACT Supreme Court in 2008.

David Ellery The Marist Brothers have paid out $6.84 million in compensation to 38 former students who were sexually abused by Brother Kostka Chute.

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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?

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Beetlemania love affair for all types

David Ellery Volkswagen enthusiasts to congregate at Thoroughbred Park for the inaugural VW Drive for the Community.

Lifeline booked a date with hundreds of readers

David Ellery Lifeline Autumn Bookfair organisers say they are closer than ever to reaching the magical $500,000 mark with this year's event.

ACT dodged lightning bolt says bushfire boss

David Ellery The ACT may not have dodged a bullet during the summer fire season but it certainly dodged a lightning bolt - or two - according to ACT Emergency Services Agency's Commissioner Dominic Lane.

Qbn wants clarity on brimming Googong

David Ellery Queanbeyan representatives are to meet ACTEW Water officials next month to find out what is happening with proposals raised more than three years ago to reduce the water level in Googong Dam in a bid...

A mate and a son, honoured forever as VC installed in Hall of Valour

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David Ellery Posthumous Victoria Cross recipient Corporal Cameron Baird initially refused the Medal for Gallantry he was awarded for service in Afghanistan in 2007 and 2008, his father, Doug Baird, said.

Meet Bryce England, SnowyHydro Southcare helicopter tweeting pilot

David Ellery Bryce England, SnowyHydro Southcare's tweeting helicopter pilot, has always had a passion for photography.

Another 30 grand and Canberra's 6029 will do the locomotion

The Canberra Railway Museum Easter steamfest.

David Ellery A band of steam railway enthusiasts working out of the Canberra Railway Museum say they are just weeks away from recommissioning the largest steam engine ever to ride Australian rails - if they can...

Pause in local government grants to hit territory, councils

David Ellery The federal government has "paused'' indexation on Financial Assistance Grants to Local Government (including the ACT government) until at least 2017-18.

ACT to take the lead in regional response to budget

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher.

David Ellery ACT to meet with local federal members and regional mayors in bid for special assistance for the region.

Hewatt administrators spend up to $200,000

A Hewatt Earthworks scraper onsite at the Majura Parkway.

David Ellery Administrators handling the Hewatt group to meet with creditors on Tuesday.