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Noel Towell

Noel Towell is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

End in sight after two years of roadworks misery on Cotter Road

Noel Towell The motorists of Weston Creek and Canberra’s new Molonglo suburbs have endured more than two years of roadworks misery on Cotter Road.

Majura Parkway roadworks hit contractor pothole

Noel Towell Canberra's biggest construction project, the $288 million Majura Parkway, was plunged into turmoil on Monday with the road's key contractor threatening to walk away from the job.

Majura Parkway project facing crisis as earthworks contractor set to abandon job

A Hewatt Earthworks scraper onsite at the Majura Parkway.

Noel Towell The $288 million Majura Parkway faces major delays and potential cost blow-outs of tens of millions of dollars with its main earthworks contractor set to abandon the job.

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Ikea heads to Canberra

IKEA is headed to Canberra.

Noel Towell It’s a done deal: Ikea is coming to Canberra.

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Majura Parkway grinds to a halt

A Hewatt Earthworks scraper onsite at the Majura Parkway.

Noel Towell and Henry Belot Vital earth-moving work on Canberra's $288 million Majura Parkway project stopped on Wednesday morning amid fear that a deal between two building firms to keep the job moving had collapsed.

Paperwork demands sent labour hire firm packing from ACT

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Noel Towell The Sydney labour hire company controlled by one of the city's crime figures made an abortive attempt to set up shop in Canberra.

Dream homes turn into nightmares for Canberra buyers

Tanya Nguyen of Wright (front), Bethany and James Liddall, Subhash Rewal,  Thuy Ha and her sister Thi Ha and Lorraine and David Anderson have been left with unfinished houses after paying Sublime big money to build their dream homes.

Noel Towell and Matthew Raggatt The net is closing on a Canberra building company accused of leaving home buyers in the lurch with unfinished houses.

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Fraud on menu in Parliament, Senate inquiry told

Fiona Wright, who was in charge of W Catering at Parliament House.

Noel Towell Parliamentary authorities had evidence of "fraud" on a catering contract for the building but did not notify police, a Senate committee has heard.

Green light given for Canberra water projects

The ACT and federal governments will finally sign off on an $85 million plan to save Lake Burley Griffin and Canberras other polluted waterways.

Noel Towell The ACT and federal governments will finally sign off on an $85 million plan to save Lake Burley Griffin and Canberra's other polluted waterways.

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Another company accused of failing Canberra home owners

Homeowners Ling Palm with her husband Nicholas Palm and design consultant Angela Penhallow.

Noel Towell and Matthew Raggatt Another Canberra home builder is accused of leaving a trail of debt disputes and half-built houses around the city.

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Hendy campaign opens with index strategy

Liberal Eden Monaro Candidate, Peter Hendy.

Noel Towell Liberal hopeful for Eden-Monaro Peter Hendy makes unapologetic pitch to region's services community.

Labor loses ground in vital Queanbeyan booths

Liberal candidate Peter Hendy at his Greenleigh home while counting continues in the seat of Eden - Monaro.

Noel Towell and Stephanie Anderson Liberal challenger Peter Hendy has edged further in front as counting continues in the seat of Eden-Monaro, which may yet retain its famous bellwether status.

Canberra City Bowling Club likely to be sold

Canberra Bowling Club, Braddon.

Noel Towell Another piece of Canberra’s early history looks set to be lost, with the Canberra City Bowling Club to be bulldozed or sold off.

Ikea believed to be assembling package for Majura Parkway

Ikea Innaloo Perth

Noel Towell The flat-pack furniture revolution looks set to arrive in Canberra with Swedish giant Ikea understood to be in talks with the ACT government over a massive block in the city's east.

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Anger at Defence cull of 14000 kangaroos

News,  Kangaroos on Mt Ainslie.  10 July 2013 Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan

Noel Towell The federal government has killed nearly 14,000 kangaroos on a military firing range near Canberra in the past four years.

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Long wait in bellwether seat

Noel Towell Liberal challenger Peter Hendy leads by a wafer-thin margin as counting continues in the knife-edge seat of Eden-Monaro.

Will the bellwether ring true? Hendy keeps nose in front

Noel Towell and Stephanie Anderson Liberal challenger Peter Hendy has edged further in front as counting continues in the seat of Eden-Monaro, which may yet retain its famous bellwether status.

Rattenbury was briefed over rabbit warren concreting

Concrete was poured into warrens at the RSPCA ACT's Weston headquarters on August 28, creating a danger of rabbit suffocation or starvation.

Noel Towell and Tom McIlroy ACT’s minister for animal welfare backs Canberra’s RSPCA amid the fallout from resignation of chief executive Michael Linke.

Few women, no night life - how things have changed

Former Public Commissioner Andrew Podger with Health Department graduate Ellen Ferrington-Michaelis outside the the city's first surviving public service building the National Archives.

Noel Towell Andrew Podger has more stories to tell about the public service in Canberra than most, while Ellen Ferrington Michaelis is just starting on her collection of memories of the bureaucracy's place in...

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Parties split on household waste policy

garbage collection

Noel Towell Sharp divisions have emerged between the three main parties contesting October's territory election over household waste policy.

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