Megan Doherty

Megan Doherty

Private operator mooted for new crematorium in Tuggeranong

Megan Doherty The ACT government is considering having a new cemetery and crematorium proposed for Tuggeranong financed by private interests.

Gold Lego man worth $1100 found in Tuggeranong

The elusive Mr Gold Lego figure - one of which was found at Tuggeranong this week. For Private Capital. Story by Megan Doherty?

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Megan Doherty It was a Lego enthusiast's lucky day in Canberra this week.

Mono-vision for Tuggeranong

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Megan Doherty The Tuggeranong Community Council wants Sydney's dumped monorail to be the start of a city-wide rail network.

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Hobart warns Tuggeranong in monorail tilt

The monorail going over Pyrmont Bridge, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

Megan Doherty Canberra is being urged to join the scramble to buy Sydney's cast-off monorail. But it's already being warned by Hobart to ''back off'' because the Tasmanian capital city got in first.

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$1m for Tuggeranong park revamp

Amber Dickson and son Josh Burt, 2, take advantage of the Tuggeranong Town Park.

Megan Doherty A viewing tower, a cafe and new paths that separate cyclists from other users are some of the ideas raised already by the public for a revitalised Tuggeranong Town Park.

Wannabe contenders learn to love Big Brother

Megan Doherty After surviving a near fatal accident on a worksite in Canberra, Jayson Bush reckons ''life is too short'' not to try new things such as auditioning for Big Brother.

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Couple's special reason to return to the National Arboretum

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Megan Doherty A Canberra couple married at the National Arboretum hours after the visit by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge charm the crowd at the National Arboretum

POOL PHOTO: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, tour the Pod Playground at the National Arboretum in Canberra, during the Royal Tour of Australia, on Thursday 24 April 2014. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen (FAIRFAX MEDIA / NEWS CORP POOL ONLY)

Megan Doherty It’s a while before they take the throne back home but Kate and William can officially be called the King and Queen of the Playground after their joyful visit to the National Arboretum Canberra for a...

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Julie McKay: Inspiring the next generation

Megan Doherty Canberra’s Julie McKay, who was this year’s ACT Young Australian of the Year, has featured in the latest issue of glossy magazine Harper’s BAZAAR.

David Jones' city revamp complete, but Woden Myer delayed

Store Manager of David Jones in the Canberra Centre Nick Barns in the revamped store.

Megan Doherty David Jones has spent estimated millions updating the three levels of its Canberra Centre store and Myer maintains it is committed to opening a store at Westfield Woden - just two years later than it...

Royal rest day may be just the time to meet the 'locals'

Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik (C) and his wife Princess Mary.

Megan Doherty An encounter with the kangaroos on the lawns of Government House in Canberra seems par for the course for any visiting royal.

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Royal style v ACT fashion chief as Duke and Duchess visit Canberra

Kate v Katy in ACT royal fashion showdown

Megan Doherty Will the Duchess of Cambridge have some fashion competition when she arrives in Canberra on Sunday?

Lead actors collared at Legally Blonde canine casting call

Mikayla Williams, who will play Elle in the Legally Blonde stage show, with Violet, who will play Bruiser, and her friends Jazz, Wilson and Jedda.

Megan Doherty At least half the showbiz adage of ''never work with children or animals'' is being ignored for a new Legally Blonde musical.

Dogs left with third-degree burns after visits to groomer

Jaid and Jenny Dawson of Banks with their dog Miley recovering after being burnt at a dog salon.

Megan Doherty A Canberra dog groomer says he is deeply sorry at least three dogs were burned by a dryer in his salons and has promised to repay thousands of dollars in vet fees to the owners.

Christmas couture for the family pet

News. Pets being prepared for Christmas at Canberra Pet Stylists, Gowrie shops. Tilly, the standard poodle, gets the painted nail treatment. December 12th. 2013 Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidys

Megan Doherty If you think Christmas has gone to the dogs with all its stress and consumerism, then these festive pooches - and one slightly grinchy cat - may put a smile back on your dial.

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Hustle and Scout is back in town

Private Capital. Ingrid Vennonen, of Haus Models, wearing a Karen Lee designed, Loop Jumper/Dress and jewelry by Jodi Cunningham, promoting Saturday's Hustle and Scout fashion market in Lonsdale Street, Braddon. December 13th. 2013 Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy
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Megan Doherty Canberra's new fashion market, Hustle and Scout, returns to NewActon on Saturday with 10 more stalls and lots of groovy happenings, expanding into the just-opened Hotel Hotel.

Canberra bargain hunters head to Boxing Day sales

Boxing Day Sales at the Canberra Centre.

Megan Doherty Retailers were optimistic of good - and even unprecedented - Boxing Day sales in Canberra despite the spectre of an impending downturn forced by public service cuts.

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Fun and games rules in this Canberra kitchen

Megan Doherty Canberra graphic designer Andrew Hinge is taking sudden fame in his stride with the promos for the new season of My Kitchen Rules portraying him as this year’s wacky contestant.

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Opportunity knocks for volunteers

Megan Doherty Spare a thought for the volunteers braving the heat and pounding the pavement for the annual Vinnies Doorknock Appeal.

Volunteers to help control willow numbers along Murrumbidgee

The NSW Government is providing an additional $10,400 to a project called the Upper Murrumbidgee Demonstration Reach, which controls willow trees along 45 kilometres of the Upper Murrumbidgee. Trimming the willow trees from her canoe, Anthea Brademann, facilitator of the upper Murrumbidgee demonstration reach.

Megan Doherty A team of volunteers will be taking to the water by kayak near Canberra to tackle the scourge of Australian waterways - the willow.