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Fleta Page

Fleta Page is a reporter at The Canberra Times.

Diamonds in Canberra ahead of Commonwealth Games

Fleta Page Tegan Caldwell was 20 when she made her first representative netball team. Five years later, she was named MVP of the ANZ Championship grand final and is about to make her debut for the Diamonds at...

Low risk to people from antibiotic-resistant bacteria in chicken: scientists


Natasha Boddy and Fleta Page Scientists who discovered evidence of extremely rare strains of antibiotic resistant E. coli in chicken sold in some Canberra shops say the threat to human health is very low.

Canberra faces black ice risk with early frost

Cold weather brings snow to the Brindabella mountains, as seen from Gordon.

Fleta Page There could be black ice on Canberra roads on Monday morning, with wintry conditions for another day before a cool but fine week.

Dozens brave freezing weather for Leukemia Foundation's Sunflower Dash

Georgia Gotham, Neala Jocumsen, Riley McDonald, and Hannah Robertson, all 15, join in the Sunflower Dash in Canberra.

Fleta Page The apparent temperature was well below freezing and the spattering of rain felt “like ice”, but three brave people stripped down to their swimwear on Sunday and ran a kilometre through...

Quarks, bosons, mechatronics; keeping up with science teaching

Science teachers Lisa Pluis from Gungahlin College, Alan Lyall from Lake Ginninderra College and Geoff McNamara from Melrose High School.

Fleta Page As technology has moved on, science teachers have had work hard to keep up.

Sexual assaults up 8 per cent to four-year high


Fleta Page Reports of sexual assault in Australia have hit a four year high with an 8 per cent jump last year, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics figures released on Thursday.

Department of style

Told by locals that “nobody has ever made this space work”, owner Susan Taylor, with some help from husband Peter Jones, set about providing the shopping experience she valued, and the business has defied the odds as it rejects the status quo.

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Stonemasons back ACT asbestos training scheme

Safety first: Stonemason and owner of Earthage Stone Masonry, Nathan Ellwood, at one of his job sites, in Melba.

Fleta Page Nathan Ellwood doesn’t come across asbestos in his work as a commercial stonemason, but he’s among the thousands of construction industry workers who has done or about to do asbestos...

A mini industrial revolution on the way with 3D printing

Some of the objects created.

Fleta Page It’s already producing commercial aeroplane parts, houses and even human skin for burns victims, but 3D manufacturing is about to boom.

Bosses rough it in CEO sleepout

Defence Housing Australia chief Peter Howman helped raise $25,000 for St Vincent de Paul.

Fleta Page Peter Howman has raised $25,000 for St Vincent de Paul to help fight homelessness.

More 40 km/h speed zones on the way


Fleta Page Speed limits in busy suburban centres such as Dickson and Erindale could be reduced to 40 kilometres per hour, following the successful trial of the lower speed limit in town centres.

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Support for High Court ruling against school chaplains program

Interior of the High Court of Australia in Canberra on Friday 28 August 2009. Photo by Andrew Meares /  Fairfax generic SPECIAL 12345

Fleta Page ACT education groups have welcomed the High Court decision on the funding of the school chaplains program.

Family hospitalised after kitchen fire

ACT Firebrigade members

Fleta Page A Wanniassa family of four including a one-year-old and two-year old child have been taken to hospital after a kitchen fire.

Paid parking for Hyatt Hotel and Kingston area from July 1

Fleta Page Visitors to the Hyatt Hotel and Kingston area will have to pay for parking from July 1, as the ACT Government gears up for the introduction of paid parking in the Parliamentary Triangle.

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First phase of the City to the Lake under way


Fleta Page The first phase of the City to the Lake development will get under way next week, with public consultation opening on the development of a 3.4 hectare section of land on Constitution Avenue.

Queen's Birthday Honours - Cliff Armitage

Cliff Armitage at his home in Rivett.

Fleta Page When Cliff Armitage quit his job within the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, his colleagues didn't understand why.

Queen's Birthday Honours - Tim Gavel

ABC broadcaster Tim Gavel.

Fleta Page Growing up in country NSW, lending a hand to someone in need became second nature for Tim Gavel.

Queen's Birthday Honours - Stephen Jiggins

Stephen Jiggins.

Fleta Page Stephen Jiggins started work in the former Office of Road Safety in Canberra more than 35 years ago.

Queens Birthday Honours: Virginia Haussegger, women's rights advocate

ABC journalist Virginia Haussegger.

Fleta Page Virginia Haussegger has been on Australian screens for two decades but has really found her voice in the last 10 years.

Canberra leads nation in road safety as fatalities fall

Fleta Page Canberra roads are the safest in the country and have been getting safer according to the latest data on road fatalities.