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Ross Peake

Ross Peake is a senior reporter for The Canberra Times

Canberra Times Fun Run 2014 raises more than $110,000 for charity

Fun run

Ross Peake The thousands of Canberra people pounding the pavement in crisp Spring weather have raised more than $110,000 for charity.

The future of Woden's town centre: will it be heaven or hell?

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Ross Peake Woden town centre is a land of contrasts, with sparkly glass-sided buildings and abandoned windswept squares.

National Capital Authority too powerful, says Liberal senator

Liberal Senator Zed Seselja believes the territory should be able to make its own decisions on new roads and suburbs without needing approval from the federal authority.

Ross Peake The National Capital Authority’s grip on all parts of Canberra should be loosened, according to Zed Seselja.

Hopes for hipster precinct in revamp of Woden town centre

Bondi Hipster Christiaan Van Vuuren who is a comedian who mocks the hipster subculture.

Ross Peake Work is about to begin on several projects for the revamp of Woden town centre including the long overdue construction of a new bus interchange.

Refugee embassy to pop up for protest rally

John Minns, of the ANU, said refugees were being

Ross Peake Refugee advocates will set up a "refugee embassy" outside the office of the Immigration Department in Belconnen on Tuesday to protest against Australia's treatment of asylum seekers.

Gloomy outlook for construction in the ACT

ACT Treasurer Andrew Barr said the report omitted some major projects and that the ACT government's record $2.5 billion infrastructure investment in the 2014-15 ACT budget was driving construction in Canberra.

Ross Peake All current major construction projects in the ACT will be completed by next year “leaving a stark pipeline beyond the next two years”, according to a report published on Thursday.

Grocery wars: chain reaction

Ross Peake The challenge for greater competition has been accepted as supermarket chains increase their focus in the suburbs, writes ROSS PEAKE.

Grocery wars intensify as more supermarkets emerge in the suburbs

Not so super: Go Bananas fruit shop owner Khaled Alaj says he'll be forced to close with two new shopping centres proposed in Dickson.

Ross Peake As the grocery war intensifies, Canberra already has the nation’s the highest floor space for supermarkets per capita.

Richard O'Brien: the pluck of the Irish in calling Canberra home

 Former Irish Ambassador Richard O'Brien at his home in Nicholls.

Ross Peake The first thing you notice when you walk into Richard and Bernadette O’Brien’s house in Canberra is the mass of Waterford crystal sparking in the warm winter sun.

Vibrant waterfront in our DNA

Ross Peake In his first extensive interview as chief executive of the National Capital Authority, Malcolm Snow reveals his passion to ''mix things up'' a bit, Ross Peake writes.

Proposed light rail from Gungahlin to Civic is being both lauded and criticised

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Ross Peake If you live in Gungahlin, you will be able to ride on the light rail to Civic in a few years. It will be a fast, smooth ride.

Light rail link to boost Canberra, predicts urban planner

Artists impression of the proposed Canberra light rail.

Ross Peake An urban planning expert is encouraging the ACT government to proceed with its ambitious plan for a light rail to link the populous Gungahlin area to Civic.

Canberra's possums cute and cuddly, but such pests too

A possum caught in a Canberra bedroom

Ross Peake Is there any possible way we can rid ourselves of the ''problem'' of possums in Canberra? Or are they just too cute to be a pest?

Andrew Barr's partner goes feral over possums

Neil Harvey with one of his possum boxes outside a home in Griffith.

Ross Peake Anthony Toms, the partner of ACT Treasurer Andrew Barr, has begun a campaign to have the law changed to stop possums – ‘‘evil fur balls’’ - eating his veggie garden.

Joe Hockey attacks wind turbines as 'utterly offensive'

Not a fan: Joe Hockey and a wind farm near Lake George.

Ross Peake and Peter Hannam Treasurer Joe Hockey has attacked windfarms as “utterly offensive and “a blight on the landscape” in the latest sign that the Abbott government has support for the renewable energy...

Top take-up rate for the national broadband network is in the ACT

The fibre wire that is being used for the NBN.

Ross Peake The ACT continues to lead the nation in the take-up rate for the national broadband network fibre.

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Cabinet papers 1986-87: Police had concerns over casino for ACT

Casino

Ross Peake Police had serious concerns that a casino in Canberra would attract interstate criminals, professional gamblers and ''cheats''.

Canberra Ford Mustang fans eagerly await new model

Don Spackman of Crookwell with his

Ross Peake Canberra owners of classic Ford Mustangs are keenly awaiting the first shipment of the new model, due in Australia next year.

MPs worried about loss of local content with proposed media ownership changes

Local media.

Ross Peake MPs are concerned that changes to media ownership may result in less local content, particularly television news.

Gloss wears off National Capital Exhibition

the Regatta Point building, which now houses the National Capital Exhibition.

Ross Peake The National Capital Exhibition overlooking Lake Burley Griffin is losing its attraction for visitors to Canberra, particularly for those from overseas.