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Tharwa indigenous rehabilitation centre gets tribunal green light

Christopher Knaus Rural landholders have lost a planning stoush with the government over the proposed indigenous bush retreat for drug and alcohol rehabilitation near Tharwa.

How latest news on your phone is growing Canberra Times audiences

The Canberra Times mobile audience is growing rapidly.

The Canberra Times mobile audience has grown by 43 per cent, the fastest growth among major newspaper brands.

New cycling separations to be installed on ACT roads

A cyclist Northbourne Avenue, Braddon.

Ben Westcott New separation measures will be installed and trialled on ACT roads in the next 12 months, as the government attempts to make cycling safer by keeping cars and bikes separate.

Fashfest goes bug-eyed over swimwear

Eleanor Gates-Stuart, artist in residence at the CSIRO, has been chosen to create a design, to the theme of 'science' which is going to be turned into swimwear and will be on the catwalk at FashFest. Her design is inspired by insects.

Jil Hogan While many Canberrans are stashing their swimsuits in the back of their wardrobes for the winter, swimwear will be leading the way on the catwalk at this year's Fashfest.

Badgerys Creek airport puts ACT freight hub on backburner

Qantas will struggle turning around its underperforming air-freight business.

John Thistleton Canberra region business and political leaders say Badgerys Creek's proposed airport could free up more land near the ACT for redevelopment.

More dangerous driving changes in Canberra's north, centre

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Tom McIlroy ACT government data has given one of the most revealing pictures yet of Canberra’s dangerous drivers and just how many cars end up with a parking ticket.

Apnoea: The dream of a good night's sleep

John Thistleton David Noble had no trouble nodding off to sleep, the problem was sometimes he was driving his car.

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Canberra's National Capital Plan explains the whiteness of city buildings

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Ian Warden Why is Canberra so white? An environmental engineer leaps to tell us that ''the answer to your question lies in the National Capital Plan''.

Man crashes into police car after being caught speeding

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A 21-year-old motorcyclist from Chisholm has crashed into a stationary police car after allegedly being caught speeding at 156km/h in an 80km/hr zone.

Man accused of threatening to kill police officer faces court

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Christopher Knaus A Canberra man allegedly stalked police and told them to tell their sergeant that ‘‘if I see him out on the street, I’ll f---ing kill him’’.

Canberra's seafood orders filled despite Cyclone Ita

Fleta Page Not even Cyclone Ita could get in the way of Canberrans eating prawns this weekend.

Easter church services in Canberra

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Churches across Canberra will hold services this Easter long weekend.

ACT clean electricity projects go under the hammer

The ACT government is working towards a goal of having 90% of the ACTs electricity coming from renewable sources by 2020.

Tom McIlroy The ACT government is set to announce the next stage of its introduction of large clean energy projects.

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Canberra Mornings Live: Thursday April 17

Canberra Mornings Live: Generic images.

Tegan Osborne Bringing you breaking news from across the capital and beyond. Get in touch with us as we blog from 7am to 10am.

ACT garbage collectors to go on strike

Strike: Garbage collectors will not collect rubbish on Wednesday and Thursday.

Ben Westcott and Henry Belot Territory and Municipal Services Minister Shane Rattenbury has appointed an external industrial relations expert to resolve the strike action launched by ACT garbage collectors.

Fire at primary school in Goulburn

Fire at goulburns chool Andrew Micallef, Wide Area Communications.

NSW police are treating a fire at the Goulburn West Primary School early on Thursday as suspicious.

Canberra Islamic Centre hit by vandals

Police are investigating after the Canberra Islamic Centre in Monash was found vandalised on Sunday.

Megan Gorrey Expletives were sprayed on the walls, a library full of hundreds of books left trashed and kerosene was poured on the ground when vandals broke into an Islamic community centre in Monash and caused...

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Libs want auditor in on environmental reporting

Christopher Knaus The opposition will push for broader scrutiny of the ACT's management of environmental reporting in the wake of the pollution of Hume groundwater with potentially dangerous chemicals.

Producing for market is a growing cottage industry

John Thistleton Regardless of the heritage listings draped over the Old Goulburn Brewery, the ravages of time nibble at its creeper-clad sandstock bricks and rusting iron gates.

Fast-track development: Room along the avenue for extra 45,000 residents

Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development Simon Corbell.

Kirsten Lawson The ACT government believes there will be room for at least another 45,000 residents along Northbourne Avenue under redevelopment of the main road into the city.

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