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Peter Brewer is a Canberra Times reporter.

Beneath its cool water, a tragic history haunts Casuarina Sands
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Beneath its cool water, a tragic history haunts Casuarina Sands

The recent drowning death at Casuarina Sands provided a stark reminder of how this inland waterway, has taken many Canberra lives through the years.

  • by Peter Brewer

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Burglars target homes in Coombs

Burglars target homes in Coombs

Three homes in Coombs were burgled within an eight-hour period on Wednesday afternoon.

  • by Peter Brewer
Why Canberra should ride the waves of the future

Why Canberra should ride the waves of the future

Around the world, new generation inland wave-making pools are emerging just as the Olympics admits surfing as a medal sport. It's time Canberra rode that wave.

  • by Peter Brewer
Police loosen the screws on number plate theft
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Police loosen the screws on number plate theft

Number plate theft is on the rise again but the program previously used by police to help prevent it was wound up three years ago.

  • by Peter Brewer
Upgrade starts on Canberra's motor racing 'nursery'

Upgrade starts on Canberra's motor racing 'nursery'

To nurture our next motor racing stars like Mark Webber, Canberra's kart racing track will grow in length by almost a third.

  • by Peter Brewer
Feet of clay for trapped plumber
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Feet of clay for trapped plumber

When a plumber became trapped knee-deep in a mud-filled trench in Belconnen, his embarrassment increased firefighters had to be called to extract him

  • by Peter Brewer
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Three-year rush to the line for Canberra father and son car builders

Three-year rush to the line for Canberra father and son car builders

After three years of working on their show car, bad news arrived for a Canberra father and son team.

  • by Peter Brewer
Summernats becomes hot rod heaven

Summernats becomes hot rod heaven

Father and daughter team Rick and Danielle Werner came down from the Gold Coast not even expecting their hot rod to make the top 60.

  • by Peter Brewer
Prepare to be stunned by these 'serious' mullets

Prepare to be stunned by these 'serious' mullets

When the mullets gathered at Summernats on Saturday they bonded in follicle brotherhood, with handshakes and friendly rival banter.

  • by Peter Brewer
Physical toll of drag racing forces a veteran's hand

Physical toll of drag racing forces a veteran's hand

Decades of high level drag racing - the tyres spin up and exert a force of more than three times gravity against his chest and spine - have taken their toll.

  • by Peter Brewer
Summernats smokes its way back into the record books

Summernats smokes its way back into the record books

The record for the world's largest simultaneous burnout was reclaimed at Mount Ainslie on Friday.

  • by Peter Brewer