Good morning Canberra,
The week begins with it what seems to be a return to the capital's trademark weather: cool nights and bright, sunny days. The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting a top of 29 degrees today with sunny skies and some light winds.
Children at Canberra school afraid to go to class amid violence
Parents of children at Theodore Primary School have told The Canberra Times they are too afraid to send their kids to school amidst escalating violence between students.
Parents have complained of harrowing incidents dating back to 2017, including a child choked into unconsciousness, another cornered into a toilet and swung around by a broken arm, young girls followed into toilets by older boys or children being hit in the face with rakes.
Despite the complaints, parents feel the government is ignoring their concerns.
Developer told to 'address issues' for $50m Constitution Ave project
Developer Hindmarsh has been told to address issues with its $50 million residential and commercial build along Constitution Avenue.
Locals are concerned about the height of the development with the National Capital Authority confirming Hindmarsh would need to address this.
'Like a tsunami': Murrumbateman farmers devastated by recent rains
While the recent weeks of patchy rains have been a godsend for some of the region's farmers, Murrumbateman farmer Justin Orr is looking at $150,000 in losses after his fields were inundated by flash flooding.
"It is absolutely crazy, I've never seen anything like it: one minute we're hand feeding cattle with hay in drought conditions, the next minute they're getting washed down the road," Mr Orr said.
Jordan Rapana looking to extend time with Raiders
In what could be good news for the Raiders lead-up to their bid to return to the NRL finals, Kiwi winger Jordan Rapana has said he wants to keep calling Canberra home.
"Obviously I want to stay here - I just got engaged, the missus is from here and this has become my home-away-from-home so I absolutely love it down here," Rapana said.
ICYMI: the couples who met at Canberra nightclubs
Before Tinder, RSVP and eHarmony there were the nightclubs of Canberra. And for these loved-up couples, the dance floor was the perfect place to find "the one".
Bree Element goes through Canberra's famous haunts (ICBM, Tradies and Mooseheads) to find these cute Canberra couples who once locked eyes across the room.