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Kirsten Lawson is the Chief Assembly reporter at The Canberra Times

Celebration as seed capital reaches century

Kirsten Lawson Fifty million plants later, the Yarralumla Nursery celebrated its 100th birthday on Sunday.

New ACT planning laws delayed for further community consultation

Kirsten Lawson Greens Minister bows to pressure and persuades the ACT government to delay passing its new planning laws.

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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No mass demolition of Mr Fluffy houses

Kirsten Lawson Attorney-General Simon Corbell has dismissed a call for Mr Fluffy asbestos houses to be demolished.

NSW Labor MP Steve Whan accused Liberals of nimbyism over wind farms

NSW Labour parliamentarian Steve Whan has accused conservative MPs of hypocrisy in their attack on wind farms around Canberra.

Kirsten Lawson NSW Labor MP Steve Whan has accused conservative MPs of hypocrisy in their attack on wind farms around Canberra

ACT's new planning laws causing major disquiet

Kirsten Lawson New planning laws that centralise power in the hands of the planning minister are causing major disquiet among the city's planning community.

Greens Minister Shane Rattenbury backs new planning laws

Kirsten Lawson Greens Minister Shane Rattenbury has thrown his support behind the government's fast-track planning regime.

Chris Bourke backs Greens on bigotry

Kirsten Lawson With ACT Labor taking a watching brief on the proposed George Brandis changes to racial vilification laws, backbencher Chris Bourke said he was appalled that the green light has been switched on to...

Wind energy to power 80,000 Canberra homes

At the Acciona Energy wind farm at Gunning. ACT MLA, Simon Corbell, was given a tour of the facility.

Kirsten Lawson Wind energy is set to power 80,000 Canberra households within six years.

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ACT Liberals hit their constituents with Christmas, 21st cards

ACT Liberal Leader Jeremy Hanson MLA and Alistair Coe MLA at a press conference at the Legislative Assembly.
The Canberra Times
19 February 2013
Photo: Jay Cronan

Kirsten Lawson The ACT Liberals are way ahead of the pack on sending Christmas cards to Canberrans, with Liberals' deputy leader Alistair Coe sending a heroic 45,000 "calendar cards" to constituents in December and...

Green light for ACT solar projects

Solar panels

Kirsten Lawson The ACT government will call for expressions of interest to find sites for a next-generation solar farm.

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Growing Assembly sets off hunt for Canberra space

The Legislative Assembly, Civic.

Kirsten Lawson, Tom McIlroy A 25-member Assembly will force a redesign of the Legislative Assembly building.

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Bright lights put living with solar farms in perspective

Resident of the heritage listed property, Green Gables, on OldCooma Road.

Kirsten Lawson What was once a country lifestyle with stunning views has been turned upside down for Jennifer Howlett.

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ACT plans vast expansion in renewable energy

Rows of solar panels.

Kirsten Lawson The ACT government will vastly expand solar, wind and other renewable energy projects, costing households up to $4 a week.

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Clean energy boost stirs stalled wind farms

Wind farm.

Kirsten Lawson The ACT government's planned roll-out of large-scale clean energy projects is set to give new life to stalled wind farms near Canberra.

Local drops make for lengthy list to savour

Parlour Wine room employee Katie Moon, 24 of Braddon  at the

Kirsten Lawson Canberrans had a chance to taste their way through local wines in a 100 Years, 100 Wines centenary event.

ACT winemakers win gold medals

Winemaker Nick O'Leary in his winery at Bywong.

Kirsten Lawson Three local winemakers are celebrating gold medals at the National Wine Show on Thursday.

Want to work for Jamie Oliver?

Jamie Oliver's new restaurant in Canberra.

Kirsten Lawson Jamie's Italian is on a recruitment drive in Canberra this week, holding hands-on interview sessions on Tuesday where wannabe Jamie chefs were put through their paces.

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Magnificent seven make a meal of it at war memorial

Peter Harrington, owner Sage restaurant.

Kirsten Lawson Seven of the country's top young chefs are in Canberra tonight, cooking a meal based on ingredients collected in a five-day tour of the region.

Bakery cleans up its act

21 May 2012,   Canberra Times photo by RICHARD BRIGGS,  Bread Nerds owners  Shane and Sharon Peart at their boutique bread making  shop  in Hume.        Food-Claire Low

Kirsten Lawson A prohibition notice was issued by ACT health authorities forcing the Bread Nerd premises at Hume to close and clean up early yesterday.