About Claire Fenwicke

Originally from a farm in Walcha, Claire studied a Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Creative Arts (theatre) at the University of Wollongong, and also won the JB Fairfax Award for Rural Journalism while she was a student.

She has been working as a journalist since 2016 and has experience in radio, television and print, covering everything from court and crime to community events and sport. When she's not writing, she's running after her growing family in Canberra or attempting to learn how to knit.

Get in touch at [email protected]

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Weather records broken for May with more cold days on the way
Canberra has experienced its wettest May since records began in 1995, according to climate summary data from the Bureau of Meteorology. The city's airport recorded 91 mm for the month, which is almost three times the usual average (280 per cent, to be precise). While Tuggeranong had 117.6 mm fall from the skies, Mount Ginini recorded 133 mm - a...
‘Give us some justice, give us some peace’: Tom McLuckie’s plea over the senseless death of his son
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxZMj4oGRLE Tom McLuckie remembers every movement he made the morning he found out his son was killed in a head-on collision. It was 7 am on Friday (20 May) when Tom opened the fridge as he prepared his morning coffee. "I noticed his dinner. It was still in the fridge. He'd come home from work and heat it up ...
Police plea to drivers following horror fatalities: “nobody wants a loved one to die”
Three people were killed on our roads in less than three days this month: this is the horrific reality of Canberra's death toll. ACT Policing Commander Linda Champion said all three deaths were completely avoidable. "These people are someone's child, parent, partner, best friend, neighbour," she said. "Their families won't see them again and their friends will never talk with...
Matt McLuckie identified as person killed in head-on smash on Hindmarsh Drive
Canberra local Matthew McLuckie has been identified as the person killed in Thursday night's (19 May) head-on collision on Hindmarsh Drive. His devastated family has released a statement pleading with speeding drivers in the Canberra and Queanbeyan areas to realise what impact their actions could have on those around them. "Please, please, please understand there are massive consequences to the...
Bald tyres and broken lights: get your car fixed before you get busted
If your car needs to be given a once over by a mechanic, better book it now. ACT Policing has announced officers will target vehicle roadworthiness on Canberra's roads in particular throughout May. Officers recently targeted ACT vehicles over the Mother's Day weekend, accompanied by vehicle inspectors from Access Canberra's Vehicle Safety Standards team. The joint operations across two days...
Cats rescued from house fire in Moncrieff
Two cats have been rescued after their two-storey townhouse caught fire in Moncrieff. Emergency services were called to the scene just after 1 pm today and extinguished a fire that started on a stovetop. Firefighters equipped with breathing gear managed to rescue the two cats, with the owners already outside. No injuries were reported. As of 2 pm Bernard Heinze...
Warmer nights and wetter than average April confirmed
Feel like your umbrella and raincoat were dragged out a little more than usual last month? Your suspicions were correct, with the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) confirming Canberra experienced a wetter-than-average April. The latest climate summary showed BOM sites across the Capital had around double their average total rainfall for the month. Canberra Airport recorded 81.4 mm, its wettest April...
Street racing vehicles seized in Gungahlin area
Four vehicles have been confiscated by police following two separate street racing incidents in the Gungahlin area. ACT Policing said officers saw a grey Audi and black BMW speeding along Gundaroo Drive between the Barton Highway and Gungahlin Drive at about 4:25 pm on Sunday (8 May). Later that evening at about 10:15 pm, officers then saw a grey Kia...
New report highlights ‘devastating’ impact of cost of living price hikes
Canberrans living on low incomes are the hardest hit in the country by the largest increase in cost of living in more than 20 years, according to a new report. The 2022 ACT Cost of Living Report, released today (6 May) by the ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) shows low income households in the Capital have been impacted the most...
Cool days and crisp nights: your Easter weekend weather forecast
Weeks of recent rain are behind us, giving way to perfect autumn days just in time for the Easter long weekend. No matter where you are in the region - be it Goulburn on the Southern Tablelands, Cooma in the Snowy Mountains, Bega on the South Coast or Canberra itself - expect crisp nights and cool autumn days, perfect for...
Police seeking witnesses to alleged hit and run on Gungahlin Drive
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision between a car and a cyclist last night (Tuesday 12 April) on Gungahlin Drive, where the driver allegedly failed to stop. Officers received reports of a collision between a red Holden Barina and a cyclist in the bike lane of the northbound lanes of Gungahlin Drive, just past the Caswell Drive off-ramp....
Salmonella fears prompt Coles to recall baby spinach
Salmonella has been detected in Coles Baby Spinach, causing the supermarket giant to recall stock across all its ACT, QLD and NSW stores (excluding Lavington, Albury and Deniliquin). The recall is for Coles Baby Spinach (60g, 120g and 280g varieties) sold in supermarkets, Coles Local and through Coles Online. The affected products are: Coles Baby Spinach 60g, use by 13...