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Henry Belot

Henry Belot is a reporter at The Canberra Times.

Antique Roadshow star Hilary Kay accepts citizenship from the PM

Henry Belot The Australia-loving British TV star television star, while receiving her citizenship certificate and meeting Tony Abbott, said she hoped people wouldn't bring her things to value.

Canberrans celebrate Australia Day with humour, sausages, and tweets

Henry Belot Canberrans celebrated Australia Day in different ways with many headed to the Commonwealth Park for relaxation, galleries for countdown themed exhibitions, or to the lake for a citizenship ceremony.

Tony Abbott congratulates new citizens on banks of Lake Burley Griffin

Tony Abbott congratulates the Devaprasanna family - who arrived from India in 2000 - on their Australian citizenship.

Henry Belot A British television star, a young family from Zimbabwe, and a Dutch scientist with dreams of becoming Australian of the Year were among 25 people who became Australian citizens on Monday.

Popular southside playground imperiled by budget threat

Henry Belot The ACT government’s decision to remove an ageing playground and postpone its potential redevelopment has outraged Narrabundah residents.

No heatwaves, but Canberra summer has still been hotter than average

Canberra's summer temperatures have been 1.1 degrees above the average.

Henry Belot Canberra hasn't seen any heatwaves this summer, but that doesn't mean it hasn't been a hot one.

Asian Cup brings a lot of hot air to Canberra

The Asian Cup hot air balloon flying over Canberra on Thursday morning

Henry Belot Canberra’s skyline welcomed a debutant soccer themed hot-air balloon as the city prepares for the quarter-finals of the Asian Cup

Last-gasp meeting may deliver new wage deal for ACT Catholic school teachers


Henry Belot Teachers' union representatives are hopeful a last-gasp meeting with employers will deliver a new enterprise agreement for teachers in 36 Canberra and Goulburn Catholic schools before the beginning...

Chief executive admits flaws in NDIS coverage for ACT families and responds to criticism

National Disability Insurance Agency chief executive David Bowen.

Henry Belot The chief executive of the National Disability Insurance Agency has admitted there are gaps in coverage for some ACT families, as administrators respond to criticism regarding delays, bureaucracy and...

Study: Canberra commuters could save up to $9000 by switching to public transport

Henry Belot A national review has found Canberra commuters could save up to $9000 by selling their car and travelling on ACTION buses.

Government found guilty over racial discrimination case at Canberra Hospital

Qinglin Wang's application for an internship at Canberra Hospital was rejected.

Henry Belot An interim court decision has found the ACT Government guilty of racial discrimination after rejecting the internship application of a 51-year-old Chinese migrant with a Master's degree in neurology...

Australian War Memorial holiday program stimulates childhood imaginations


Henry Belot Galleries and museums across Canberra are proving popular with families looking for new ways to spend their down-time.

IKEA prepares to launch in Canberra, one living room at a time

IKEA communication and interior design manager Debbie Bon, interior design co-worker Sam Udon, with Lali Burton and her daughter Tasha.

Henry Belot IKEA may not be opening in Majura Park until later this year but interior designers with European accents are already determined to discover what makes Canberrans tick, one living room at a time.

National Museum hopes to trend on Twitter this Australia Day

Henry Belot The National Museum of Australia has joined forces with Twitter to document how Canberrans celebrate Australia Day, with special moments forming a curated digital exhibition.

Missing Canberra man packed clothes and withdrew money before disappearing

Missing Chisholm man Robert Sigismundi.

Henry Belot Police a call for Canberrans to help locate 36-year old Chisholm man Robert Sigismundi who disappeared without notice more than a week ago.

Traffic crowds Majura Park as petrol war with Costco continues

Petrol war at Majura Park as prices hit 95.7 cents per litre.

Henry Belot Petrol station managers have had to be deployed to deal with congested traffic at Majura Park, described by one worker as a “shit fight”.

More sites for independent petrol stations in ACT 'risky', says Chief Minister Andrew Barr

Queues for cheap petrol on Saturday at Woolworths Caltex Majura Park.

Henry Belot, Megan Gorrey and John Thistleton The ACT government will consider making more sites available to independent petrol station owners to maintain pressure on major supermarket chains and help lower fuel prices in the territory.

Australia Day celebrations to recognise Canberrans' contributions


Henry Belot Commonwealth Park will be the venue for Australia Day celebrations in Canberra.

Motorcyclist dies near Jindabyne


Henry Belot A 51-year-old man died on Wednesday afternoon when his motorcycle collided with a car south of Jindabyne.

Gulf states showdown draws a crowd in Canberra

Henry Belot For the second night in a row, thousands of fans travelled to Canberra Stadium to enjoy an Asian Cup fixture with many hopeful the competition would strengthen the capitals’ soccer credentials.

Wet weekend brings monthly rainfall and summer blues

Rain didn't deter the crowd at the Asian Cup football matches in Canberra.

Henry Belot A weekend of seemingly constant rainfall has seen Canberra exceed the monthly average rainfall after just a handful of days, with SES volunteers responding to more than 30 calls for help.