Hamish Boland Rudder on Queanbeyan & Other

Collector wind farm opponents angry about government approval

The Young family from Goulburn, Graham, Terrie, Gus (8), Austin (5), Marlowe (4), Sonny (2) at the Gunning Wind Farm ahead of National Wind Farm open day on Saturday.
Filed: Thursday, 10 October 2013 8:15:27 PM 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times


Hamish Boland-Rudder Opponents of a wind farm at Collector say the fight isn't over.

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Same-sex marriage laws: Tears and determination at High Court ruling

A couple embrace in front of same-sex marriage protestors at the High Court of Australia in Canberra on Thursday 12 December 2013. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Hamish Boland-Rudder and Tom McIlroy Waiting for Thursday's landmark ruling on the ACT same-sex marriage legislation, Michelle Stockwell studied the Australian coat-of-arms outside the High Court.

The loves, losses and new arrivals that made Canberra tick in 2013

Hamish Boland-Rudder Stories involving births, deaths, and marriages in 2013 have often touched The Canberra Times readers most.

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.

Police investigate suspicious death in Phillip

Police at Mansfield Place in Phillip, where the body of a 71-year-old male was discovered on January 1.

Hamish Boland-Rudder Police are investigating an apparent murder in Canberra's south, less than a week after the stabbing death of a man in the inner north, in what one police officer described as an inauspicious start...

Two deaths on region's roads

Queanbeyan police acting inspector Nick Hallett at the scene of the crash on Monaro Street.

Hamish Boland-Rudder, Tom McIlroy Police established a crime scene on Friday after a woman died when hit by a truck in Queanbeyan. The elderly woman was crossing Monaro Street, near Crawford Street, just after 1pm when she was hit...

Canberra petrol price rises as national prices fall


Hamish Boland-Rudder Canberra’s petrol prices have risen slightly, despite a significant drop in the national average fuel price over the past week, according to the weekly petrol price report.

Hume Highway truck crash leaves man in serious condition

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Hamish Boland-Rudder A man has been flown to hospital a serious condition after two trucks crashed on the Hume Highway near Bookham on Monday morning.

Canberra petrol price holds steady against national fluctuations


Hamish Boland-Rudder ACT motorists have been spared a price jump at the pump after missing out on cheaper fuel the week before.

Reaping awards among fruits of forest

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Hamish Boland-Rudder Pair hope to share some of their knowledge with school children in an effort to revitalise the local indigenous culture.

Canberra petrol price long steady run 'a bit odd'

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Hamish Boland-Rudder Canberra petrol prices have held steady yet again, as the national average pump price defied expectations to fall by more than 3 cents per litre over the past week.

Uni students step up when it comes to asking others R U OK?

Hamish Boland-Rudder Even carefree uni students need someone to check in on their mental health every now and then.

Canberra motorists squeezed on cost of fuel

Petrol prices continue to soar.

Hamish Boland-Rudder Canberra motorists are likely to spend more on petrol during the year compared with the average road user.

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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.

Canberra petrol stays at record high as national price falls


Hamish Boland-Rudder Canberra petrol prices have spent the tenth week in a row at a five-year record high, despite falls of up to 11 cents in other capital cities.

Car-crazy frontman revs up for big act

Hamish Boland-Rudder Coming to Australia's most car-loving capital, it would take a real revhead to impress Canberrans with a concert all about cars.

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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Threat of legal action against wind farm hosts

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Hamish Boland-Rudder Anti-wind farm resident of Collector says he will sue his neighbours should they become turbine hosts.

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Little Erica's first blooming wonderful walk

News: Local plant ecologist Michael Doherty conducted a Spring wildflower bush walk around Mt Majura. The walk highlights different species found in grassland, woodland and open forest. Matthew Hole, Vanessa Haverd and 11-day-old baby Erica Hole sit next to endangered Hoary Sunray, Leucochrysum albicans var. This was Erica's first bush walk. 3rd of November 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Hamish Boland-Rudder Here's a baby that's an early adopter - just 11 days old, Erica Hole has already been for her first bushwalk.