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Ross Peake

Ross Peake is a senior reporter for The Canberra Times

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

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.

Gungahlin put on hold by NBNCo

Ross Peake The long-awaited rollout of the NBN in Canberra will be delayed by six months.

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Gungahlin in broadband superfast lane

Ross Peake Superfast broadband has finally arrived in Gungahlin.

Gungahlin the best connected town in ACT

Gungahlin residences

Ross Peake More than 14,000 Gungahlin households are about to be connected to the national broadband network.

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Well-connected: $1m NBN digital hub for Gungahlin Library

Ross Peake An internet training room will be established at Gungahlin Library at a cost of almost $1 million.

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New Lifeline CEO Carrie Leeson says revenue biggest challenge

Carrie Leeson.

Ross Peake Lifeline Canberra’s new boss was astounded when she entered the cavernous warehouse used to sort books for the organisation’s bookfairs.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ACT whips up debate with wind farm plans

Ross Peake Canberra's neighbouring MPs say they are being treated as ''the ACT's junkyard'' as the national capital aggressively boosts funding for wind farms in the region.

Wind farms: Canberra wants 90% of power home-grown

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Ross Peake The ACT can boast it is leading the nation in the drive to use solar and wind power to heat and cool our homes

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 dreams need prioritising

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Ross Peake Canberra has big dreams for the kind of city it wants to become but the projects being pushed will need deep pockets or considerable patience.

Tuggeranong: sick lake and struggling town

Tuggeranong valley

Ross Peake Nappy Valley is turning grey - and that's bad news for the Tuggeranong Town Centre

Labor plan was for Calvary to go private

Ross Peake The Hawke Labor government seriously considered breaking the promise to fund the operating deficit of Calvary Hospital, which would have closed all its public beds.

Gallagher reminds feds of territory ambitions

Peter Jean and Ross Peake A new hospital, light-rail system and convention centre are at the top of an ACT pork-barrelling wish list Katy Gallagher has sent to Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott.

Libs take poll position in seat that decides the government

Mike Kelly, the Federal Member for Eden-Monaro.

Ross Peake The Liberal Party has secured first place on the ballot paper for the key seat of Eden-Monaro, centred on Queanbeyan.

It's Lee versus Leigh in Fraser

Lee vs Leigh

Ross Peake The jobs of the ACT's two federal MPs are as safe as houses when voters go to the ballot box in two weeks.

Seselja firms as Senate favourite but Sheikh still counting hopes

Ross Peake Liberal Senate candidate Zed Seselja has surged past the required one third of the vote in his own right after further counting of votes on Monday.