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...

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.

Motorcyclist killed as fires flare up

Strong winds prompted a police warning of dangerous road conditions.

Hamish Boland-Rudder Strong winds fanned bushfires throughout the region, prompting a police warning after a motorcyclist was killed on Sunday.

A thanksgiving for faithful companions

The Blessing of the Animals service for St Francis Day at the Anglican Church of Hall.

Hamish Boland-Rudder It was a congregation where those sitting in seats were almost outmatched by creatures sitting at their feet.

Canberra Mornings Live: Thursday November 21

Canberra mornings live

Hamish Boland-Rudder Bringing you breaking news from across the capital and beyond, including weather, traffic updates, and what the capital is talking about.

Canberra Mornings Live: Friday November 22

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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...

Multiple crashes in region leave two injured, one dead

Chemistry lab fight turns nasty (Thumbnail)

Hamish Boland-Rudder Two people have been taken to hospital in separate traffic incidents in Canberra on Thursday morning, while an elderly truck driver has been killed after his vehicle hit a tree on the NSW South Coast.

Man loses leg, car torn apart in crash

The crash scene at Queanbeyan. Photo courtesy Kirsty Edwards and Scott Pollock.

Hamish Boland-Rudder A “gruesome” Queanbeyan car crash scene in which a man’s leg was severed happened during late-night shopping and was seen by dozens of people, according to witnesses.

Street rallies to the call after crash rips car in half

Crash scene on Bungendore Road, Queanbeyan. Driver's leg was severed. Crash was outside Kirsty's house.

Hamish Boland-Rudder Scott Pollock had just basic first aid training, but when he was confronted with a scene of carnage outside his home on Thursday night he knew calmness would be key.

Fyshwick disturbance ends in arrest

Fyshwick arrest Feb 26

Hamish Boland-Rudder Police have ended a peak hour disturbance in Fyshwick, arresting a man after a brief struggle with a group of officers.