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Matthew Raggatt

Reporter at The Canberra Times

Surgeon's `uncharacteristic mistake' linked to health

Matthew Raggatt A surgeon's health played a part in a mistake which led to the death of a Canberra woman.

No extra security fears as Canberra Grammar School funding confirmed

A Canberra Grammar spokesman said the funding for its campus, home to 1750 students, would augment current security.

Matthew Raggatt Canberra principals have said there has been no heightened safety concerns as the first funding for an ACT school under the new federal schools security program was confirmed this week. 

Defence Force departees are to get schooled in starting a business

Canberra business leader and former Army engineer Glenn Keys.

Matthew Raggatt A Royal Family-sponsored kickstart is on offer for 20 transition Defence Force members with a business idea.

ACT can be a leader in better business-research connections

Science and Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane:

Matthew Raggatt Collaboration the key to tech advances as Australia ranks bottom in developed world.

Canberra NexTreater invention to save scarce California water amid four-year drought

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Matthew Raggatt A Canberra invention could be a saviour for drought-ridden California households.

Hellenic Club enjoys constant growth in Canberra

The Hellenic Club in Woden, now covering 4500 square metres, is a popular place for weddings and is home to two award-winning restaurants.

Matthew Raggatt Community mettle gives the Hellenic Club a spirited membership.

Fish feast promised again for Easter week

Matthew Raggatt Seafood retailers are stocking up on fresh fish and crustaceans before the holiday weekend.

Kyrgios brings star factor to Relay for Life

Mikayla O'Brien, 15, from Chisholm ran for her boyfriend, and Leah Astle-Monahan, 14, from Tuggeranong ran for her Nan on Saturday.

Matthew Raggatt He's a man used to an endurance event, and Nick Kyrgios brought his starpower to the start of the 24-hour Relay for Life at the AIS track on Saturday.

Shotgun seized in Crace

Police seized this shortened pump-action shotgun during the search of a Crace residence on Friday.

Matthew Raggatt ACT Policing seized a firearm in Crace on Friday as part of investigations into recent Southside shooting incidents.

Lower dollar a boon for Canberra's wine exporting king

Greg Corra, from Inland Trading, exports Australian wines all over the world.

Matthew Raggatt It may mean more expensive holidays for some, but one ACT registered company has enjoyed a profitable time thanks to the sharp fall in the Australian currency against the US dollar. 

Virtual reality no more as dollars locked in for Canberra game

Matthew Raggatt Three Canberra men can forget about second jobs after celebrating the city's largest online crowd-funding success for their debut video game.

Crace motorcyclist found with knives, batons and drugs after bus crash

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Matthew Raggatt Knives, batons and drugs were found on a Crace motorcyclist, a court has heard.

Dickson business owners call for impact study on Coles development

Matthew Raggatt The character of the Dickson Square centre needs to be preserved say business owners who want a last-minute halt to a decision on the suburb's major retail and residential project.

Wet summer leads to major drop in bushfires

Matthew Raggatt Firefighters' mitigation strategies and engagement with the community are responsible for part of the reduction, ACT Rural Fire Service chief officer says.

Fears for Irish Club future as boom days remembered

Matthew Raggatt The central cog in Irish life in Canberra for four decades is facing tough times.

Canberra welcomes home Afghanistan veterans

The Operation SLIPPER welcome home parade marches down Anzac Parade, Canberra.

Matthew Raggatt It was Australia's longest war, and the nation's leaders have marked the end of the Afghanistan operation by assuring those who served that the world is a better place for it. 

Canberra bricklayers pushed as NSW wages rise

Harcourt Bricklaying owner Chris Gianchou, on a home in Casey, says small blocks were not favoured by either home owners or bricklayers.

Matthew Raggatt Canberra bricklayers are being squeezed by limited work as their Sydney colleagues enjoy a wages boom.

Police and ACTPLA investigate builder dispute over allegations of forged contracts

Matthew Raggatt and Georgina Connery Friends have fallen out over allegations of forgery over building contracts.

Environment Minister Simon Corbell says radioactive waste is not welcome in ACT

An aerial shot of Lucas Heights, in Sydney's south west.

Matthew Raggatt The ACT government would reject any moves to build a radioactive waste facility in the territory, its deputy leader has said. 

Poles look forward to popular White Eagle's reopening

Club president Barbara
Alwast in front of the carved sculpture of Copernicus at the entry to the White Eagle Club.

Matthew Raggatt A horrible fire left the Polish White Eagle Club crippled. But it was never going to stop the the social home coming back.