Hamish Boland Rudder

Melbourne Cup set to stop less of the nation

Hamish Boland-Rudder It's the race that stops a nation - or is it?

Two biker deaths linked to Snowy Ride motorcycle charity event

Motorcycle Motor Cycle Motor Bike Motorbike Speed Generic.  Flinders Street.

Hamish Boland-Rudder It was a horror weekend for motorcyclists in NSW with four separate fatal crashes, two of which have been linked to a charity event in the Snowy Mountains on the weekend.

Little Erica's first blooming wonderful walk

News: Local plant ecologist Michael Doherty conducted a Spring wildflower bush walk around Mt Majura. The walk highlights different species found in grassland, woodland and open forest. Matthew Hole, Vanessa Haverd and 11-day-old baby Erica Hole sit next to endangered Hoary Sunray, Leucochrysum albicans var. This was Erica's first bush walk. 3rd of November 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Hamish Boland-Rudder Here's a baby that's an early adopter - just 11 days old, Erica Hole has already been for her first bushwalk.

Motorcyclist killed as fires flare up

Strong winds prompted a police warning of dangerous road conditions.

Hamish Boland-Rudder Strong winds fanned bushfires throughout the region, prompting a police warning after a motorcyclist was killed on Sunday.

Diwali shines a light on tradition

NEWS: Deepavali celebrations at the Hindu Temple and Cultural centre, Florey. Pic shows Sita, Lovisha Grover and Lord Rama, Krish Dang.   3rd NOVEMBER 2013. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times

Hamish Boland-Rudder When people talk of shining a light unto the world, it is usually more figurative than literal. But not on Sunday night.

Unravelling the ties that bind

NEWS: Sophia Turkiewicz arrives in Canberra where her documentary is being shown as part of the international film festival... 31st October  2013. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times

Hamish Boland-Rudder It's a documentary that took Sophia Turkiewicz more than 35 years and a lot of soul-searching to make.

Holy safety! Hazardman is on the case

Hamish Boland-Rudder Holy construction industry, Hazardman - WorkSafe ACT is using a new superhero comic to promote its safety messages.

Threat of legal action against wind farm hosts

Wind farm.

Hamish Boland-Rudder Anti-wind farm resident of Collector says he will sue his neighbours should they become turbine hosts.

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$400,000 damage in Gungahlin blaze

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

Amazing feats in latest addition to show

Hamish Boland-Rudder Juggling balls in two hands can be challenging enough. Juggling another human being with your feet is incredible.

Screams, smiles as Scouts take to skies

Hamish Boland-Rudder Groups of Scouts as young as seven took their first ever trip in a plane over Canberra on the weekend.

Hip hooray Queanbeyan... we're keeping your gift

News.  Trees planted along Canberra Avenue that are part of a gift from Canberra to Queanbeyan to celebrate the 175th birthday of Queanbeyan.  15 October 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Hamish Boland-Rudder Canberra looks set to commemorate Queanbeyan’s 175th birthday with a gift that won’t ever make it to NSW.

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Car-crazy frontman revs up for big act

Hamish Boland-Rudder Coming to Australia's most car-loving capital, it would take a real revhead to impress Canberrans with a concert all about cars.

Many hands help keep up water quality

Hamish Boland-Rudder Nothing aggravates Michelle Jeffrey more than someone hosing or blowing lawn clippings down the drain.

A thanksgiving for faithful companions

The Blessing of the Animals service for St Francis Day at the Anglican Church of Hall.

Hamish Boland-Rudder It was a congregation where those sitting in seats were almost outmatched by creatures sitting at their feet.

Downer homes robbed while residents slept


Hamish Boland-Rudder Warmer weather can bring out criminals and create extra opportunities for cime, Canberrans are being warned, after two inner north homes were robbed through open back doors while residents slept.

Retail spending falls in ACT as Canberrans eat out less

Glenda Kwek, Hamish Boland-Rudder The ACT has recorded the biggest drop in retail sales across the nation in August, led by falls in spending on restaurants and cafes, as much of the rest of the country enjoyed stronger-than-expected...

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Canberra petrol stays at record high as national price falls


Hamish Boland-Rudder Canberra petrol prices have spent the tenth week in a row at a five-year record high, despite falls of up to 11 cents in other capital cities.

Brakes 'slammed', take-off aborted as plane comes in to land in Canberra

Hamish Boland-Rudder A plane had to reportedly slam on its brakes and abort a take-off as an incoming plane approached due to a “sequencing issue” at Canberra Airport on Monday morning.

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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.