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David Ellery

David Ellery is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Tuggeranong trade training centre opens doors

David Ellery An $8.1 million public schools trade training centre in Tuggeranong is to begin operation when school resumes on Monday.

Bombs away: the final battle for Tuggeranong

Bill Mayne, a retired RAAF Group Captain was a junior bomb disposal officer in 1973 and worked to clear the area (which had been used as a practice range during the war) of bombs so it could be developed into Tuggeranong and Bonython.

David Ellery Forty years ago, Flying Officer Bill Mayne led a bomb disposal team into a sheep paddock to Canberra's south.

Canberra and Goulburn Catholic Archbishop Christopher Prowse says abuse victims are 'the new missionaries'

Catholic Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn Christopher
Prowse helps to dish out meals at the St Vincent de Paul Society's ,
Samaritan House Men's Shelter at Hackett. Cook John Barr is in the
kitchen with him.

David Ellery Archbishop Christopher Prowse is convinced victims will be key to the Catholic Church moving forward in the wake of sex abuse scandals.

Broomball fanatics take over Garema Place

Mikah Ramirez, 6, of the ACT Broomball Association.

David Ellery Players of what is arguably the ACT's rarest sport brought a glimpse of Canada to Skate In The City at Garema Place on Sunday.

Full steam ahead: celebrating Canberra's centenary of train travel

The Centenary of the Railway to Canberra is celebrated with a steam engine ride from the Canberra Railway Museum in Kingston to Queanbeyan station and return.

David Ellery The romance of the age of steam lured hundreds of Canberrans to the Railway Museum on Sunday.

Erindale Pharmacy backs reservists in the workplace

Luke  Peacock

David Ellery Erindale Pharmacy won a Defence Reserve's National Employer Support Award after being nominated by employee, sapper Luke Peacock.

Transport set for $70 million spend

Andrew Barr.

David Ellery Tuesday’s budget allocated almost $70 million towards improved transport services and infrastructure, not including the light-rail project.

It's all about jobs as records topple


David Ellery The ACT government is relying on record capital spending of $2.5 billion over the next four years to help shield the Canberra economy.

Samuel Woldeamamual Gebremichael, Kirsten Molloy win Canberra Marathon 2014

Canberra Marathon.

David Ellery Ethiopian Samuel Woldeamamual Gebremichael has won the men's race in The Canberra Times Canberra Marathon and Kirsten Molloy has crossed the line first in the women's race.

Shane Rattenbury claims free night rides save taxpayers money

The Nightrider bus.

David Ellery Slashing fares for next month's Nightrider bus service from $5 to zero could save ACT taxpayers money, Shane Rattenbury believes.

There'll always be a Holden at Canberra's annual motorfest

Stephen Booth at home in Banks with his 1967 HR Holden Premier.

David Ellery With five sleeps before the curtain rises on Summernats 27, Banks' Stephen Booth will be burning the midnight oil to ensure his classic 1967 HR Premier street machine is in peak form for the event.

Locals work hard to restore environment

Cubs Hannah Puschak (8) and Jess Preston (10), plant trees at Mt Majura for National plant a tree day.

David Ellery More than 100 volunteers braved the cool conditions to plant 400 trees on the slopes of Mount Majura on Sunday.

Our roads streets ahead

David Ellery One of the first things a visitor to Canberra notices is the city's amazing road network.

Holy month feeds hunger for Islam's spiritual journey

Abdul Hakim, the president of the Islamic Society of Canberra, talking about Ramadan, which ends this week.

David Ellery Canberra's 8000 strong Muslim community is observing Ramadan, Islam's holy month, by sharing its faith with the wider community.

Group's simple steps a big leap in lives of the poor

On steps - wide?

At front: OCDT Rachael Cuddihy

Second Row: CHAP Anthony Doyle, MIDN Sarah Moriarty
Back Row: MIDN Gordon Hutcheon, MIDN Justin Comfort

Seated at the base of the 'Cardinal's Steps' at the end of the work in Pamplona township, Lima Mission.

Deep shot

At front: CHAP Anthony Doyle, MIDN Sarah Moriarty
Back Row: OCDT Rachael Cuddihy, MIDN Gordon Hutcheon, MIDN Justin Comfort
At the base of the hill about to board minibus back to base.


David Ellery A simple concrete staircase built by a group of young Australian Catholics has made a profound difference to the lives of some of the poorest people living on a Peruvian hillside.


Canberra Holden fans claim poll position


David Ellery Is Holden the Australian Labor Party's nemesis?

Anzac voices: private worlds of stoic Diggers laid bare

ANZAC Voices co-curator Craig Tibbitts at the Australian War Memorial.

David Ellery The Memorial's newest exhibition will transport visitors into the private worlds of those who served in World War I.


Abseilers are tackling the prickly pear problem at Molonglo Gorge

David Ellery While New Zealand's Queenstown has its adventure pursuits, it cannot match the Molonglo Gorge when it comes to outdoor excitement.

No holiday plans for this ACT busman

David Ellery Steven Appleby can readily discuss the pros and cons of bus models after 21 years of driving on ACT routes, writes David Ellery.

North-south digital gap will widen with Coalition NBN plan

Optic cable that was used as part of the National Broadband Network.

David Ellery Canberra's north-south divide will become even more marked if the government presses ahead with its election pledge.

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