Hamish Boland Rudder

A weekend in your suburb: 36 hours in O'Connor

08  March  2012  .Canberra Times photo by RICHARD BRIGGS.     The  newly opened Duxton  bar in O'Connor. It was formerly the All Bar Nunn.

Hamish Boland-Rudder New to Canberra? Made the move across the lake? Or maybe you're just keen to discover the hidden treasures of another suburb? Hamish Boland-Rudder kicks off our Suburban Series with this look at how...

Where Canberra revellers find public relief

portable urinals

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

Missing snake a slippery issue for Bonner residents

Malcolm the missing pet diamond python.

Hamish Boland-Rudder Missing: three-year-old Malcolm, last seen hanging in a tree out the front of his north Canberra home.

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If these walls could talk: where the famous make their mark in Canberra

News.   Craig Thomson's name on the signature wall at Griffith Vietnamese Restaurant.  18 December 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey  Chan.

Hamish Boland-Rudder Nelson Mandela left his mark on Canberra long ago. Aung San Suu Kyi left hers right underneath, days before his death.

Driver killed in two-truck crash on Hume Highway


Hamish Boland-Rudder A truck driver has been killed in a crash between two trucks on the Hume Highway near Yass, the second of two serious crashes in the area.

Canberra cheapest of Australian cities, crowdsourcing site says

Canberra cost of living

Hamish Boland-Rudder Canberra has been named as the 26th most expensive city in the world, but one of the cheapest major cities in Australia to live in, by a website that crowdsources living expenses from around the...

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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.

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.

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.

New Year's Eve: ACT's police toast Civic's civil revellers

Hamish Boland-Rudder Canberra's central business district could help spice up New Year's celebrations in Civic again next year after a relatively well-behaved crowd of 45,000 welcomed 2014 with fireworks, a free concert...

Road toll: ACT police hope for trend in fewer deaths

Professor Don Aitkin, chairman of the NRMA/ACT Road Safety Trust.

Hamish Boland-Rudder Canberra has recorded its second lowest annual road toll since 1959 in what police hope is a continuing trend for the capital's road safety record.

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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...

New Year celebrations: Under-aged drinking up, but police pleased with behaviour

News.- 1st January 2014. New Year. The New Years party ends and Canberra mops up. Canberra Times photo by Karleen Minney .

Hamish Boland-Rudder Canberra’s central business district could help spice up New Year’s celebrations in Civic again next year after a relatively well-behaved crowd of 45,000 welcomed 2014 with fireworks, a free concert...

Experts see more freakish hot weather

Warm summer sunset at clear sky and distant land shape.
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Hamish Boland-Rudder Australia's hottest-ever year, and Canberra's second-hottest year on record, could have been even worse.

The loves, losses and new arrivals that made Canberra tick in 2013

Births, deaths and marriages in Canberra in 2013.

Hamish Boland-Rudder Stories involving births, deaths, and marriages in 2013 have often touched The Canberra Times readers most.

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...

Death in Lyneham highlights the risks of riding a motorcycle

A 22-year-old Turner man has died after coming off his motorbike in Lyneham on Christmas Day.

Hamish Boland-Rudder From a distance, the motorcycle does not have the look of a wrecked vehicle, pulled to the police yard from a late-night crash that killed a young motorcycle rider late on Christmas night.

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Yesterday's Canberra news gets an update for digital age at National Library

The National Library has finished digitising copies of The Canberra Times, making it one of the most comprehensive digital newspapers online in Australia.

Hamish Boland-Rudder History buffs, genealogists, and Canberra nerds unite; there's 500,000 pages of new but very old holiday reading available.

On Canberra's buses, a 'new dimension' to the season

Lois and Rien Wiersma on their way to the Labor club for Christmas lunch.

Hamish Boland-Rudder There are no Santa hats or decorations, but there is still a bit of cheer working the Christmas Day shift on Canberra's buses.

Firefighters ask families to join them for Christmas lunch at the station

For the firefighters who work on Christmas day the Ainslie Fire Station invite all their families over for a big Christmas lunch. Rohan Coleman, Bernhard Evans and Dave Gilbert.

Hamish Boland-Rudder It could have been any family home on Christmas Day - except in the garage there were fire engines instead of cars.