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Blake Foden

Blake Foden is a reporter at The Canberra Times. He has worked as a journalist in Australia, New Zealand and the UK, and joined the Times in March 2018.

ANU eclipses its own stargazing world record

ANU eclipses its own stargazing world record

The Australian National University has broken its own stargazing Guinness World Record.

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Independent review to probe ACT's work safety laws, regulator

Independent review to probe ACT's work safety laws, regulator

It will be the first broad, independent review into work safety since the ACT introduced new legislation in 2011.

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Laser technology developed in Canberra blasts off on NASA mission

Laser technology developed in Canberra blasts off on NASA mission

Canberra scientists have developed laser technology that is playing a key role in a joint NASA and German space mission.

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Genetic recovery program gives inbreeding Canberra fish new mates

Genetic recovery program gives inbreeding Canberra fish new mates

Threatened Macquarie perch have been inbreeding in the Cotter River for more than 100 years. Now, they have 30 potential new mates.

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ACT government responds to growing suburbs with city services boost

ACT government responds to growing suburbs with city services boost

More than $20 million will be allocated to city services in this year's budget as the government promises more trees, mowing and suburban maintenance.

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Australian National University set to eclipse stargazing world record

Australian National University set to eclipse stargazing world record

The university expects to shatter its own Guinness World Record stargazing mark on Wednesday evening.

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Delays on Monaro Highway north of Cooma after fatal crash

Delays on Monaro Highway north of Cooma after fatal crash

The highway was closed to all traffic for several hours after a crash that killed a man, but has reopened with stop/slow traffic conditions in place.

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Recycling waste piles high at Hume, but govt says 'no cause for alarm'

Recycling waste piles high at Hume, but govt says 'no cause for alarm'

The government won't provide any information about just how much recycled waste is at the facility, but bales are stacked higher than the fences.

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Wombat stabbed 13 times in brutal killing south of Canberra

Wombat stabbed 13 times in brutal killing south of Canberra

An autopsy revealed the female wombat had 13 knife wounds and no other injuries.

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Canberra households spend the most on owning and running vehicles

Canberra households spend the most on owning and running vehicles

The average household is spending nearly $10 extra each week on vehicle registration and insurance, while we're still forking out the most on fuel.

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Crime Stoppers tips led to 29 arrests, 60 charges in the ACT last year

Crime Stoppers tips led to 29 arrests, 60 charges in the ACT last year

Canberrans made more than 9000 reports about crime or suspicious activity to Crime Stoppers last year.

  • by Blake Foden