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Emma Macdonald

Emma Macdonald is a senior reporter for The Canberra Times.

Kingston celebrates a win with Green Square makeover

Emma Macdonald After a battle spanning several years, the sight of landscapers in high-vis shirts descending on Green Square on Tuesday morning was celebrated by Kingston traders and shoppers alike.

A class act by tertiary leader Stephen Parker

University of Canberra Vice-chancellor Stephen Parker.

Emma Macdonald On January 26, University of Canberra vice-chancellor Stephen Parker is hosting a party to celebrate 26 years of living in Australia.

After turf warfare, Green Square gets its colour back

Spokesperson, Gabrielle Radinger, among the current planting.

Emma Macdonald Landscapers will descend on Green Square, removing the much-maligned spiky natives.

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Why Will and Kate owe Shoalhaven a visit

Emma Macdonald It would be a public relations coup for any small Australian town to secure a visit from Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

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E-readers set young on road to love of books

Jade Lewis, age 12, (pictured with 8 year-old brother Darcy) of Richardson received a kindle after improving her reading on the Indigenous Reading Project, a homegrown idea which has helped 100 indigenous children learn to read across Australia.

Emma Macdonald Forrest Primary year 6 student Jade Lewis sometimes started a book, but rarely finished it.

Push to expand indigenous reading

A Canberra initiative to get indigenous children reading by giving them an E-Reader has proved successful.

Emma Macdonald A Canberra initiative to get indigenous children reading by giving them a Kindle has proved a success.

Kingston Traders win the grass battle

Spokesperson Pawl Cubbin, among the current planting.

Emma Macdonald Kingston Traders have won the battle to have grass replanted in Kingston Square without covering more than $40,000 in Government-imposed insurance and bonds.

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Heavy-handed officials ruin potential of Kingston Green Square restoration

Kingston Traders and TAMS are battling over grass in Green Square at the Kingston Shops.

Emma Macdonald The ACT government is squandering a golden opportunity to foster community ownership of green space.

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Kingston traders see red over patch of green

Spokesperson Pawl Cubbin, among the current planting.

Emma Macdonald Kingston shop owners have reached an impasse with the government on the vexed issue of returning grass to the once popular cafe strip.

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Breast cancer test not failsafe, women warned


Emma Macdonald Doctors are warning women should never be complacent about breast changes - even if they have had a clear mammogram.

Breast cancer screening: Mother knows best in advising a second opinion

Kristine Hewett received an all-clear mammogram, but decided to get an MRI to be safe. The MRI detected early stages of breast cancer.

Emma Macdonald Kristine Hewett has had many mammograms over the years, when she experienced breast tenderness and sought extra peace of mind.

Specialist nurses ready for surge of cancer from asbestos

Nurses from around Australia have just completed a 3 month online national nurses education program.

Emma Macdonald It's the cancer that is about to hit Australia in a deadly wave. Mesothelioma, a usually fatal disease caused by exposure to asbestos.

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Kingston: Where all the cool kids go

Ellie Raymond and Effie Kochinos, owners of the new hip cafe in Kingston, Penny University.

Emma Macdonald On guard! Those hipsters have broken from the confines of Lonsdale Street, Braddon, and staged a southside invasion!

Canberra's inner south gets a makeover

News: Socrates Kochinos and Frank Comdi owners of the new cafe/bar Little Brooklyn due to open next week in Green Square, Kingston.

Emma Macdonald It's Kingston, by way of Paddington in Sydney and with a certain detour through Fitzroy in Melbourne.

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Elvis sighting on King Edward Terrace!

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Emma Macdonald Luckily, local Elvis impersonator Andrew Leonard, aka Lemvis, has a new powder blue suit.

Child death rates show boys are more at risk


Emma Macdonald and Michael Inman A disproportionate number of boys die in the ACT each year according to the first comprehensive review of 105 child deaths.

US doctor John Pournoor warns on planning for pandemics

John Pournoor.

Emma Macdonald Australians are used to dealing with fires and floods, but how well prepared are we for the next flu epidemic?

University of Canberra, staff strike pay deal

University of Canberra

Emma Macdonald The University of Canberra has pushed through with its plan to tie staff salaries to Commonwealth funding, despite union threats last week it would initiate strike action.

ANU gets $1m gift for languages

A single anonymous donor has given $1 million to shore up language studies at the Australian National Universities.

Emma Macdonald A single anonymous donor has given $1 million to shore up language studies at the Australian National University.

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ANU professor Des Ball who 'saved the world' honoured

ANU professor Des Ball.

Emma Macdonald ANU professor credited with saving the world from nuclear annihilation has been presented with the university's highest honour.

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