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David Ellery is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Rugged weather holds no fears for hardy choristers

David Ellery Veteran singers from Canberra's Australian Rugby Choir say the weather for the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Australian War Memorial was the worst they could remember in almost a decade.

How DIY antibodies changed my life

Julie Cornwell- Kelly with her life saving transfusion device Nikit-34.

David Ellery First Australian to treat immune deficiency by self-administering antibodies gives the process thumbs up.

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.

Canberra paediatrician's great toil on behalf of tiny lives

David Ellery Zsuzsoka Kecskes is confronted with constant reminders of battles fought and obstacles overcome every time she sits down at her desk.

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.

Resident prepared to face fire's return

Ric Hingee at his fire resistant home in Duffy.

David Ellery When Ric Hingee lost his Duffy home in 2003, the financial adviser and former engineer vowed he would never let that happen again.

Metro to crunch light rail numbers

David Ellery Capital Metro has sought independent advice on how many Canberrans are likely to use its embryonic light rail network.

Celebrating Canberra's love affair with the car

Maree Randall stands with her 1958 Beetle in front of Old Parliament house after driving in the Centenary Vintage Car Rally.

David Ellery About 400 rare cars with a combined value of more than $5 million converged on Old Parliament House on Sunday.

Vintage performer takes the fast lane

Steen Pedersen arrives at Centenary Vintage Car Rally in Bungendore in his 1927 Salmson French racing car.

David Ellery Steen Pedersen is the quiet extrovert of this weekend's National Trust Centenary of Canberra Rally.

Rally stirs memories of mobile time machine

Mick Gentleman and his Holden.

David Ellery Canberra car tragic, MLA and government whip, Mick Gentleman, will combine business with pleasure on Saturday when he flags off the Centenary of Canberra Rally from Nowra.

Little Bras defying all obstacles in fight to survive

One month old, Bras Kapu Key Eka, from East Timor, who recently recieved a life saving operation.

David Ellery Bras Kapu Key Eka has beaten the odds to enter his second month of life with a lot of help from his friends.

Body armour supplier hits world target

David Ellery A Canberra-based defence ''minnow'' has been awarded a US government contract to help prove its unique body armour technology is the best in the world.

Refugee policies slammed by forum

David Ellery ''Stop the boats'' refugee policies put in place by the Gillard, Rudd and Abbott governments place human lives at risk, demean Australian values and threaten the survival of global accords on the...

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.

Easy rider forks out 41c to work and back

David Ellery If electricity pioneer Nikola Tesla were to be reincarnated as a Hell's Angel, he would almost certainly steal Tony Castley's bike.

Pair homeless after contents of pot burst into flames

A home on Jordan Place in Watson was guttered on Wednesday night after a fire started in the kitchen.

David Ellery The family of a Watson mother and her 15-year-old son left homeless by a late night house fire on Wednesday have been quick to rally behind the pair.

ACT system 'failing' cystic fibrosis patients

Vicki Dunne with her son Connor, 15, who lives with Cycstic Fibrosis.

David Ellery Vicki Dunne's cystic fibrosis journey began in the spring 32 years ago when her daughter, Olivia, was born.

AusAID under fire for cost of volunteers

Ashley Betteridge, a former overseas aid volunteer, who received a huge response after blogging criticising the level of support for volunteers.

David Ellery AusAID is paying almost double what it would cost a private aid organisation to place Australian development volunteers in Third World countries.

Putting the right Spin on festival of wheels

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Michele Guyer's Formual Holden  at the launch of the SPIN car festival at the old TAMs hanger in Fyshwick.
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Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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David Ellery In what may well be a political first, ACT chief minister Katy Gallagher said she was ``very proud to be delivering SPIN’’ on Wednesday morning.

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Wine prizes kick start a merry time

Ciara Phelan and Bryan Phelan tasting the Helm Wines 2013 Classic Dry Riesling at the cellar door in Murrumbateman.

David Ellery A battery of medals and perfect weather are tipped to make the Murrumbateman Moving Feast one for the books.