Hamish Boland Rudder on Woden Valley

Goodbye Holden: Old hand at the wheel laments passing of a brand on the run

Hamish Boland-Rudder It's not just the loss of skill and quality that worries Canberra Holden enthusiast Colin Tierney after the decision to cease production by 2017.

Bail denied over Pearce supermarket robbery

Scales of Justice

Hamish Boland-Rudder A man suspected of involvement in a number of robberies for which John Papalii has been charged told police he wanted to be caught when he allegedly robbed the same south Canberra supermarket on...

Where Canberra revellers find public relief

portable urinals

Hamish Boland-Rudder It's more than just a wee problem for Civic.

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...

Suspicious death in Phillip: police remain at the scene

News.  ACT Policing have covered the rear courtyard of a property in Phillip as they investigate a murder at Mansfield Place in Phillip. 2 January 2014. Canberra Times photograph by Jeffrey Chan.

Hamish Boland-Rudder Neighbours say the victim of an apparent murder in Phillip was a cannabis dealer.

More details emerge on man killed in Phillip

Mansfield Place in Phillip,

Hamish Boland-Rudder and Christopher Knaus The man found dead in an apparent murder in a Phillip apartment complex was named Miodrag Gajic, and neighbours suspect his unit had been targeted twice in recent years.

Phillip man suffered 'significant head injuries', police reveal

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

Christopher Knaus and Hamish Boland-Rudder A man found dead in his Phillip unit had suffered ''significant head injuries'', police have revealed.

Let memories proliferate, not weapons

Isha Menon recites We Shall Bring Forth New Life, with the Children from Woden Valley Youth Choir behind her.

Hamish Boland-Rudder Isha Menon is almost the same age now as Junko Morimoto was 68 years ago when she survived the atomic explosion that obliterated most of the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

Growing market's food for thought

Hamish Boland-Rudder If the supermarket shelves suddenly emptied, the greengrocers' and butchers' stocks dried up, there would still be at least two people eating well out in the countryside to Canberra's north.

$400,000 damage in Gungahlin blaze

Hamish Boland-Rudder A fire in Ngunnawal caused an estimated $400,000 worth of damage on Sunday afternoon.

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

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...

New school swim policy to soften hardline stance

Brothers Laauli and Solomona Hamilton at Dickson Pool as the weather warms up

Hamish Boland-Rudder School students will no longer need competency tests to take part in structured swimming events after the ACT government softened a controversial swimming policy, but one swimming pool operator says...

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Dawn of capital's newest wonder

The Arboretum.

Hamish Boland-rudder The smell of smoke wafting from the visitor centre high on a hill overlooking Canberra was oddly appropriate for the beginning of a new era in Canberra's history - the opening of the National...

Mum, fret, and tears: the start of class and the end of an era

First day of kindergarten school for 5 year old Tiarni Mara at Curtin Primary School

Hamish Boland-Rudder There may have been pre-school and orientation days for the children, but seemingly there is nothing that can prepare a parent for the separation of the first day of kindergarten.

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Tears on school's first day - and that's just the parents

First day of kindergarten school for 5 year old Tiarni Mara at Curtin Primary School, Tiarni not too happy when it's time for mum Rose to leave, Curtin.

Hamish Boland-rudder Tiarni Mara virtually jumped out of bed after being woken by her brother Aiden on Monday morning. It was her big day, at last.

Pizza restaurant catches fire in Phillip

ACT fire and rescue attend a fire at the The Strip woodfire pizza and pasta bar, Westfield Woden, Canberra. 19th February 2013.Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.
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Hamish Boland-Rudder An area has had to be evacuated after a pizza restaurant caught fire in Phillip on Tuesday morning.

Public housing in line of fire

Shooting at Block 4 Stuart street flats, Kingston. ACT forensic police officers at the scene. The bullet hole.

Noel Towell, Hamish Boland-Rudder and Christopher Knaus The troubled Stuart Flats public housing complex in Canberra's inner-south is at least a decade away from redevelopment, despite its history of drugs, crime and poverty.

Canberra supermarket robbed at gunpoint

Hamish Boland-Rudder A man has been arrested within 90 minutes of an alleged robbery in Canberra's north, while police are seeking witnesses to a gunpoint robber in the south on Sunday.