John Paul Moloney

Touring Europe in a campervan with kids is fun

John-Paul Moloney If you think taking a young family around France in a box on wheels is madness you couldn't be more wrong, writes John-Paul Moloney.

IKEA's 'soft power' push into the capital

From left, ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher, Ikea’s  David Hood and  ambassador Sven-Olof Petersson; below, cutting the cake.

John-Paul Moloney There were Reidar chairs for guests, smoked salmon canapes, a giant shop-shaped cake and, of course, meatballs.

Majura Parkway drama won't stall Canberra Ikea opening: Katy Gallagher

Just like Tempe: Ikea is coming to Canberra.

John-Paul Moloney Dramas affecting the Majura Parkway construction and traffic issues around the airport will not stall the opening of an Ikea store in Canberra, the company and government insist.

Business owner concerned at Ikea development

Homemakers’ Geoffrey Poole.

Ben Westcott and John-Paul Moloney A Canberra business owner has reacted with fury to the news that flat-pack megastore Ikea will be coming to Canberra in 2014.

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Fans shun live sports: Too cold, too expensive, too hard... or just too much whinging?

Canberra sports fans complaining about the stadium.

John-Paul Moloney Why are Canberra sports fans avoiding live matches? John-Paul Moloney weighs into the debate.

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Warrants were out for motorcyclist who died in crash

Michael Inman and John-Paul Moloney A man killed after crashing a stolen motorcycle on Canberra Avenue on Monday morning was wanted by police for motor vehicle theft.

Fatality report sparks push to reduce rider risks

Motorcycle accident.

John-Paul Moloney A report into motorcycle deaths and injuries in the ACT has recommended more be done to make guard rails and roadside signs safer for riders, as well as improvements to helmets and better safety...

Motorcyclist dies after early morning crash in Manuka

A 25-year-old motorcyclist died at Canberra Hospital after crashing on Canberra Avenue on Monday morning.

John-Paul Moloney Police are investigating two serious motor vehicle accidents on Canberra roads in the early hours of this morning which left one man dead and another in hospital in a serious condition.

Fatal car crash in McKellar

The scene of a fatal accident on Williams Slim drive, McKellar. THe first for the ACT for 2014. Canberra Times photo by Karleen Minney.

John-Paul Moloney A 29 year-old-man Kaleen man is Canberra's first road death of the year after a car hit a tree in McKellar the early hours of the morning.


Artworks face a tough life

Zebra sculptor Alan Aston surveys the damage with a broken tail and torn off earshe collected from Lake George.

John-Paul Moloney Canberra, sometimes it really feels like you can't have nice things.

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Ladies and gentlemen sharpen your pencils

John-Paul Moloney Some of Canberra’s brightest school students are learning important lessons about creativity and storytelling during their Artists’ and Writers’ Festival.

In the end, it was a family affair

David  Furner.

John-Paul Moloney For 4½ years David Furner has been on a coaching journey of thrilling highs and desperate lows, rarely more than a few months passing without his job being questioned.

Ikea is Canberra's allen key to happiness

Canberrans like Todd Wright have been known to spend more than $20,000 on the Swedish flat packed goods.

John-Paul Moloney My kids sleep in Ikea beds. My daughter gets changed on an Ikea change table, which will eventually complete its design life journey by turning into a chest of drawers.

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Hoarding becomes an art form when a mother’s love shines through a treasure trove of trinkets

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John-Paul Moloney Like many who will be missing their mums today, John-Paul Moloney draws comfort from memories of love, laughter and Tupperware.

A dream job, once you learn the ropes

A worker from Rope Access Engineering Andrew Bull paints the lights at Manuka Oval.

John-Paul Moloney Andrew Bull, and Michael Budge took on the challenging work of painting the Manuka Oval light towers.

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Reading program puts school on write path


John-Paul Moloney One of Canberra's top My School performers swears by its experimental programs.

Early morning city flight goes down like a lead balloon

Hot air balloon hits Treasury

John-Paul Moloney A hot air balloon struck the side of the Treasury Building and crashed to the ground just after take-off on Thursday.

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Call me a party-pooper, but last night wasn't exactly perfect

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John-Paul Moloney OPINION: Having thanked Robyn Archer for her creative direction, let's put the next big Canberra birthday event in the hands of a party planner.

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Why we love the capital

The Darth Vader balloon looms over Canberra.

John-Paul Moloney Canberra Times journalists celebrate Canberra's centenary with a list of their favourite things about the capital.

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