Hamish Boland Rudder on Woden Valley

$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

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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.

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.

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

Colin Tierney, Holden enthusiast, owns a garage full of old Holdens that likely had a bit of a bump in value today after Holden's decision to cease production in Australia. He races one of them, and has loved Holdens all his life. He's afraid that the Holden name itself might disappear and be replaced by GM, which would be a huge shame.

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.

Top students vie for $100,000 ANU scholarships

News: Graham Tuxwell is giving $50 million to ANU to fund scholarships. He will be personally interviewing 70 year 12 students from all across Australia and decide on a final 25 scholarships to give out. 5th of July 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Hamish Boland-Rudder Imagine facing an interview panel comprised of a millionaire businessman, a Nobel laureate, and a former Defence chief – now imagine you’re just 17 years old, and haven’t yet finished high school.

Just a few questions for a $100,000 gift

Graham Tuxwell is giving $50 million to ANU to fund scholarships.

Hamish Boland-Rudder What advice do you give a 17-year-old facing an interview panel of a millionaire businessman, a Nobel laureate, and a former Defence chief, while vying for a $100,000 university scholarship? Just be...

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.

Hands off say the experts: Old Parliament House isn't 'junk'

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Hamish Boland-Rudder A call to pull down parts of Old Parliament House has been labelled “total and absolute nonsense” by one former prime minister who served there, as heritage and political experts leapt to the...

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Boom gates to keep workers out of church car parks

29 February 2012, news, photo by STUART WALMSLEY. University of Canberra employee Melanie Kovacs drives through one of the boom gates which have been installed in the tertiary institution's southern car parks.

Hamish Boland-Rudder Community and church services in and around a proposed Parliamentary Triangle paid parking scheme are concerned the plan could lead to further encroachment on already tight space for their own...

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Fines at Woden car park cancelled

The ACT Government will withdraw thousands of dollars worth of parking fines.

Tom McIlroy and Hamish Boland-Rudder Thousands of dollars in parking fines issued to Woden workers on Tuesday will be withdrawn by the ACT government after a popular car park was sold.

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2012 in review: as reported at canberratimes.com.au

Thumb Most Clicked.

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...