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ACT News

2012 in review as reported at

Hamish Boland-Rudder In digital terms, a year is a very long time.


Most clicked stories of 2012

1. PM 'upskirt' comment sends DJ off-air

Jorian Gardner

Noel Towell Canberra radio host Jorian Gardner banned from the airwaves by his employer, after an on-air joke this morning about “upskirting” the Prime Minister.

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2. Canberra bashing goes international

The Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson

James Joyce, Megan Doherty Australian actor Guy Pearce bags Canberra and Canberrans on United States TV, telling The Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson "there's a lot wrong about Canberra".

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3. The ugly side of online shopping

Online shopping generic

Daniel Morrissey Some retailers want online shoppers to know their store is not a fitting service.

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4. 'Killing' on accused teen's 'bucket list'


Louis Andrews A teenage boy accused of killing four dogs locked up on remand, after prosecutors raise concerns the 16-year-old would hurt humans.

5. Sex 'slave' rarely allowed out, court told


Louis Andrews A Thai sex worker has tells a court grocery shopping was her only reprieve from alleged slavery.

6. Canberra shivers through cold blast

Snow Matthew bowers of queanbeyan near corin Forrest.

Hamish Boland-Rudder While his younger sister Emily sat huddled up in the warm car, Matthew Bowers launched into the snow for the first time in his life.

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7. Pregnant at 14: teen lovers in sex trial

A young male will appear in court on sex charges .

Louis Andrews A young man and his teenage girlfriend say they are in love, and hope to get married some day.

8. $1.3m for Freedom Furniture injury


Natasha Rudra A woman wins a $1.3 million payout after suffering injuries lifting a carton of crockery at Freedom Furniture in the 1990s.

9. LIVE: Flood watch in ACT and surrounds

Photos of flooding in Amaroo. Supplied by Nikkayla.

Edited by Hamish Boland-Rudder Full coverage of evacuations, warnings, river levels and weather forecasts, during the March floods in Queanbeyan.

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10. Olivia takes zero for granted in fight for life

A series on young people who are undergoing cancer treatment.  Teenager  Olivia Robinson battling cancer.




Ewa Kretowicz The only sign something was wrong was a painful knee that didn't get better. Olivia Robinson, 18, was in year 12 at Canberra College last year and never dreamed her sore joint could be a sign of bone cancer.

11. Athlete Batman killed in car rollover

12. 'Rightful' King of England dies in NSW

13. Public servants come to blows over coffee

14. Mini quake shakes ACT

15. Crunch time: bakery no cereal offender

16. Court ponders 'trespass' via iPad alarm

17. 'Slave' serviced hundreds, court told

18. Couple overheard having sex in hospital

19. Sacked over a Big Mac

20. Four hurt in art show mishap

Most clicked galleries of 2012

1. Canberra's big wet

Old Kent House residents in Queanbeyan,Click for more photos

Canberra and surrounding regions were inundated with rain, prompting a series of flood watches and warnings in March.

2. Canberra Times Winter Photo Competition

by Rebecca Doyle of Watson.Click for more photos

Some of the best photos submitted to the 2012 Canberra Times Winter Photo Competition.

3. Cinema's top ten rangas

A scene from Click for more photos

The ten brave red headed stars who have paved the way for Brave's Princess Merida.

4. Snow flurries over Canberra

Snow Overlooking-Ngunnawal--Gungahlin-and-CityClick for more photos

Quick-minded photographers grabbed some photos of passing snow showers, after the temperature momentarily plummeted in Canberra and the surrounding areas.

5. Olivia Lambert

year old Olivia Lambert  left  of Ngunnawal.Click for more photos

Canberra farewells a brave little battler, Olivia Lambert.

6. Charles and Camilla's Australian Tour

Charles and Camilla fashion gallery thumbnail.Click for more photos

A look at the style of Prince Charles and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall's wardrobes during their recent Australian tour, which included a visit to Canberra.

7. Canberra's big wet: your photos

Scrivener Dam. By Adam Spence.Click for more photos

Reader submitted images of the Canberra and region's floods in March.

8. Canberra Times Autumn Photo Competition

?Leaf magic? ? Maple autumn leaves at Hall VillageClick for more photos

Some of the best photos of Canberra's tree-festooned places, transformed by autumn.

9. Spring time snow covers the Canberra

Snow in Wamboin. October 12, 2012. Reader's photos. Photos sent in by Amanda Axelby.Click for more photos

Areas surrounding Canberra woke to a thick blanket of snow after a wild weather system lashed the region in October.

10. A cold morning at Canberra zoo

Cold morning at the Canberra Zoo,  A lion makes its way down the icy path.Click for more photos

Even though most of the animals at Canberra's zoo have heated enclosures, they cannot resist their moment in the sun in the morning.

11. Daramalan College Formal

12. Weekend washout: your photos

13. Canberra Boys Grammar formal

14. 36th annual Canberra Times Fun Run

15. Mal Meninga medal Gala evening

16. Foreshore 2012

17. Red Hill suspected murder

18. Weekend washout

19. Merici College Formal

20. Erindale College Formal

What got you talking

A burning issue

Wood heaters banned in new Canberra suburb.

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Canberra left off the map

Tourism Australia’s new TV ad didn't include the capital.

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Trouble brewing

Public service coffee machines cost taxpayers more than $63K.

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Libs want bag ban results

Canberra Liberals say they will overturn the bag ban if elected.

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Mosque proposal anger

ACT planners told women in burqas will scare children.

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Bikes and beans

Cafes ride high on back of the Canberra's chain gangs.

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Dial triple-0 for deliveries

A Queanbeyan baby delivered over the phone. Listen to the call.

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Editor's picks

Random acts of kindness

A story so heart-warming it will warm all your other giblets too.

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Meet '#Dorguson'

The unlikely bromance behind the Canberra Raiders' success.

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Northside hedge wars

'Hungry beast of Braddon' escapes TAMS trim but ignites debate.

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Our first Aussie gold

Canberra's Susan Powell wins the first Aussie gold in London.

Data doctoring saga

ACT Opposition successfully calls for an independent inquiry.

It's a foggy line...

A low-lying fog band divides the capital. And we got it on camera.

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