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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.

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.

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.

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.


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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Gunning wind farm visitors propelled to witness 'modern wonders' of the plains

David Ellery People expected to tour the Gunning Wind Farm are in for an ''awesome'' experience, site electrician Graham Young says.

Lifeline Bookfair sees huge lines for book sale

Lifeline Bookfair at EPIC.

David Ellery Book lovers have turned out in their hundreds for the opening of Lifeline's Spring Bookfair.

Mutual endorsements are liberally applied

Heather Henderson daughter of former Australian Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies meets with Prime Minster Tony Abbott in his office at Parliament House.

David Ellery Prime Minister Tony Abbott has a prodigious appetite for work and will almost certainly surprise his critics as his term unfolds, the daughter of Australia's longest-serving prime minister has said.

The champion of just causes

Lawyer Deborah Rolfe has been nominated for a local hero award at the Australia Day Awards.

David Ellery Despite her achievements, this local hero nominee is very humble.