It's straight into it for the new Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council.
The hot and windy weekend may be a harbinger of the upcoming fire season.
"It was a weird week," says Roger Hosking.
139 Wallace Street was empty for years, until one couple decided it was the perfect space to follow ...
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While councillors seemed regularly confused they managed to select their leaders, Tim Overall and Trevor Hicks.
Ian Cargill and Phillip Alcorn speak for thousands of Aussie farmers worried by the dry season.