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Marriage bill is talk of country

Hamish Boland-Rudder There was once an era, long past, when sex, religion and politics were the unholy trinity of civilised conversation.

Canberrans get first bite of the Apple

First in line for the new iPhone at the Apple store in Canberra  MJ Tham & Jon Koo from Acton who lined up from 12,30am.

Hamish Boland-Rudder The cult of Apple continues to thrive as Canberra became one of the first cities in the world with new iPhones, although even one of the capital’s biggest fanboys admits the fanfare was a little...

Canberra motorists squeezed on cost of fuel

Petrol prices continue to soar.

Hamish Boland-Rudder Canberra motorists are likely to spend more on petrol during the year compared with the average road user.

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Bishop calls for a moratorium

New Catholic Archbishop Christopher Prowse outside St Christopher's Cathedral in Manuka.

Hamish Boland-Rudder Canberra and Goulburn's incoming Catholic Archbishop wants a moratorium called to stop the passage of any new laws on same-sex marriage.

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Canberra a potential world heritage site, experts say

ANU's Ken Taylor and World Heritage Institute expert Dr Ron van Oers will speak at a conference on Canberra's heritage.

Hamish Boland-Rudder Canberra should look to apply for a world heritage listing, according to planning experts, who say the capital is often taken for granted locally but lauded globally as a remarkable example of a...

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From Canberra to New York, photographers take taste of capital life to Big Apple

'Belco Pride - Dan'.

Hamish Boland-Rudder If Belco can make it there, it can make it anywhere – a taste of suburban life in Canberra is off to New York, New York.

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Swooping is there in black and white

Magpie swooping season in Canberra.

Hamish Boland-Rudder There's a battle for territory going on in Canberra's newest suburbs.

Behold, the colourful, fun world of Shirleys

Over 150 Shirleys from the Shirley club are having their annual meeting in Canberra for fun and festivities.

Hamish Boland-Rudder Canberra beware - the city this weekend has become the Shirley temple.

Spring images help bring us in from the cold

Spring photo competition.

Hamish Boland-Rudder It's spring in Canberra, and there's no better time to talk about the birds and the bees … and photography.

Uni students step up when it comes to asking others R U OK?

Hamish Boland-Rudder Even carefree uni students need someone to check in on their mental health every now and then.

Gouging fears after fuel price fails to fall

Petrol tank.

Hamish Boland-Rudder Canberra drivers are at the whim of oil companies, according to motoring groups, as the capital's petrol prices again remained steady and above national averages for the eighth week in a row, despite...

Lucky to be alive after skiing wipeout

Hamish Boland-Rudder Guy Ravell is lucky to be alive. One of 10 patients rescued by the Snowy Hydro SouthCare helicopter from the NSW ski fields over winter, he said he still cannot believe he will walk away from a ski...

Canberra petrol price long steady run 'a bit odd'

Hamish Boland-Rudder Canberra petrol prices have held steady yet again, as the national average pump price defied expectations to fall by more than 3 cents per litre over the past week.

Reaping awards among fruits of forest

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Hamish Boland-Rudder Pair hope to share some of their knowledge with school children in an effort to revitalise the local indigenous culture.

'Workplace culture' key to porn's acceptability


Hamish Boland-Rudder Workplaces where porn is passed around should address internal cultural issues rather than automatically sack employees for the offence, cyber and legal experts said following a recent ruling in...

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Canberra MP Andrew Leigh defends how-to-vote card, rejects anti-Islam agenda

Andrew Leigh MP.

Hamish Boland-Rudder Labor MP for Fraser Andrew Leigh isn't even entertaining the thought his preferences might be distributed in Saturday's poll, after it was revealed his how-to-vote card preferences an anti-Islam...

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Canberra petrol price holds steady against national fluctuations


Hamish Boland-Rudder ACT motorists have been spared a price jump at the pump after missing out on cheaper fuel the week before.

Seseljas welcome new baby girl into family, days out from poll

Zed Seselja and wife Ros is 27 weeks pregnant with their fifth child. Zed and Ros pictured at home with their four children L-R Olivia, 5, Michael, 13, Tommy,11, and William, 7.

Hamish Boland-Rudder The Seselja campaign team has welcomed its newest member just days out from the federal election – although it might take a few years before she’s able to hit the hustings.

Civic fight: man stomped on, knocked out in Canberra Saturday night street brawl

Woman's body discovered after police siege (Thumbnail)

Hamish Boland-Rudder A man was knocked out and repeatedly stomped on during a fight on a Civic street on Saturday night, prompting a police investigation.

Hume Highway truck crash leaves man in serious condition

Police tape

Hamish Boland-Rudder A man has been flown to hospital a serious condition after two trucks crashed on the Hume Highway near Bookham on Monday morning.