Hamish Boland Rudder

Lifeline volunteer says we should all remember our blessings this Christmas

Hamish Boland-Rudder Despite what the carollers and the brightly-decorated shopping centres might have you believe, Christmas isn’t a celebration for everyone.

Many more Australian troops will spend Christmas at home this year

Christmas plum pudding.

Hamish Boland-Rudder No matter how it's celebrated on deployment, there's no replacement for Christmas at home for most soldiers - and this year, there will be 1200 more enjoying the holiday season back in Australia than...

Police extend search to find Lake Tuggeranong windsurfer

Missing ... Bobby Dungca.

Hamish Boland-Rudder, Tom McIlroy, Matthew Raggatt Police have resumed a search on Lake Tuggeranong after a report a windsurfer had come off his board on Sunday.

Canberra turned stormy, stormy bright by lightning show

A lightening storm passes over Canberra on Saturday night.

Hamish Boland-Rudder It took a little while for Jonathan McFeat to figure out exactly what the bright flashes were outside his new apartment.

Cleaners take a shine to better pay and greater job security

Hamish Boland-Rudder Not all cleaners are as lucky as Jagoda Barisic. Scrubbing, wiping, and vacuuming her way through the classrooms, offices and corridors of Ngunnawal Primary School, Mrs Barisic says for her, cleaning...

Same-sex marriage laws: Tears and determination at High Court ruling

A couple embrace in front of same-sex marriage protestors at the High Court of Australia in Canberra on Thursday 12 December 2013. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Hamish Boland-Rudder and Tom McIlroy Waiting for Thursday's landmark ruling on the ACT same-sex marriage legislation, Michelle Stockwell studied the Australian coat-of-arms outside the High Court.

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.

Collector wind farm opponents angry about government approval

The Young family from Goulburn, Graham, Terrie, Gus (8), Austin (5), Marlowe (4), Sonny (2) at the Gunning Wind Farm ahead of National Wind Farm open day on Saturday.
Filed: Thursday, 10 October 2013 8:15:27 PM 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times


Hamish Boland-Rudder Opponents of a wind farm at Collector say the fight isn't over.

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Wind farm north of ACT approved by NSW planning commission

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Hamish Boland-Rudder A proposed wind farm near the community of Collector has been given the final nod by the NSW government as long as the size of the project is reduced.

Are older drivers bad drivers? ANU study aims to test motorists as they age

ANU research on drivers over the age of 75.

Hamish Boland-Rudder Not all old drivers are bad drivers, and there is little to no science to support negative perceptions of older motorists, says academic.

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Black and Blue Belles triumph over Brindabelters in roller derby grand final

The Canberra Roller Derby League grand final at the AIS Arena between the Black & Bluebelles and the Brindabelters.

Hamish Boland-Rudder ''It's like playing speed chess while having bricks thrown at you, on roller skates,'' Strawberry Punch said.

Record-breaking Christmas display draws marriage proposal

Sunday. Peter Qin, 27 of Bruce, made a proposal of marriage to Evelin Xu, 26, also of Bruce, at the Christmas light show at the Tennyson Crescent home of the Richards family in Forrest. November 30th. 2013 Canberra Times Photograph by Graham Tidy.

Hamish Boland-Rudder Romance was in the air thanks to a proposal of marriage under more than 500,000 twinkling fairy lights.

Pigs in natural digs put lovers of pork in the pink

Danny O'Brien runs a new website, myfarmshop.com.au,  that sources meat direct from farmers.

Hamish Boland-Rudder Happy piglets that are free to play in open pastures could grow up to be the tastiest Christmas hams.

Canberra Mornings Live: Friday November 22

Canberra Mornings Live blog thumbnails.

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: 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: Wednesday November 20

Canberra Mornings Live blog thumbnails.

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

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Canberra Airport gets new undercover taxi rank

A new undercover taxi rank - Australia's first - unveilled at the Canberra Airport.

Hamish Boland-Rudder There are two very common first impressions of Canberra often shared on social media – the weather and waiting at the airport’s taxi rank.

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Canberra water prices third highest in nation


Hamish Boland-Rudder The price of water for Canberra households was the third most expensive in the country in 2011-12, as overall water consumption in the territory shot up 17 per cent, according to a new report on...

Heat is on as rain prepares to dampen fun in sun

Hamish Boland-Rudder It's hot, then it's cold - it's wet, then it snows.

Festival promises a timely celebration of gay identity

David Sequeira and Ben O'Reilly two of the organisers of the SpringOUT Festival that will be held at Westlund House in Acton.

Hamish Boland-Rudder It might be a coincidence but the timing of Canberra's queer cultural festival could not be better.