Megan Doherty

Megan Doherty

Private operator mooted for new crematorium in Tuggeranong

Megan Doherty The ACT government is considering having a new cemetery and crematorium proposed for Tuggeranong financed by private interests.

Frank Madrid moves on - Canberra to Sydney with an office in Melbourne

Arts personality Frank Madrid is leaving the Canberra scene.

Megan Doherty Arts promoter Frank Madrid is leaving Canberra after a decade, believing his skills were not fully used for the city's centenary.

How one deadly TV world downed another

Screen writer Felicity Packard of Ainslie.

Megan Doherty City Reporter It was a battle between an early 20th century Melbourne gangster and an elusive career criminal from suburban modern Sydney.

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Lorna Jane on the move in Canberra

Lorna Jane Clarkson.

Megan Doherty One of Australia's wealthiest women, Lorna Jane Clarkson, will be in Canberra on Saturday.

Carousel contract ends despite successful trial

Tony di Crescenzo of Evatt has been at the  Merry-go-round for the past two years.

Megan Doherty A contract to run the iconic Civic merry-go-round is expected to go to tender later this month, with ''social enterprises'' encouraged to apply.

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Son of Canberra brings youthful hope to priesthood

Newly ordained Roman Catholic priest, Paul Nulley, centre, with Nulley family members, L to R Johanna, Jonathan, Gabrielle, Lou and Dan.

Megan Doherty A former Marist College student has become what is believed to be Australia's youngest Catholic priest.

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The strongest way to wrestle with the truth

Hollywood film producer Jason Connell.

Megan Doherty Hollywood producer Jason Connell says ''access is everything'' when making a documentary - getting to the subject and convincing them to talk.

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Paying the piper with a park

Megan Doherty A swish new park at the Kingston Foreshore has a name – and it's a nod to Canberra's musical heritage.

Small brewers' festival gets big new home at EPIC

A group of craft breweries are organising a beer festival in Canberra.

Megan Doherty A group of small brewers is hoping a bigger boutique beer festival will help them take the fight to the big breweries.

What's behind Paul McDermott's 'wolf man' transformation?

Megan Doherty Ok people. Yes, it's Paul McDermott. Yes, he has a beard.

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Booking app sparks taxi turf war

goCatch Canberra screenshot

Megan Doherty A taxi turf war appears to be erupting in Canberra with an established network accused of warning drivers not to use an emerging smartphone app which lets customers directly book and pay for cabs.

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Loss of bus depot space no surprise for antiques dealer

The Old Bus Depot may be demolished.

Megan Doherty One of the antique dealers who will lose their space in the old bus depot building in Kingston says he was made well aware of the plan at least a year ago and was prepared for the changes ahead.

TV star returns to his roots to dabble in dark arts

Megan Doherty Paul McDermott's darkened art exhibition spotlights his work as if it were creatures scurrying in the undergrowth.

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Canberra's old bus depot to get $2m facelift, roof replaced

Old Bus Depot Markets.

Megan Doherty The ACT Government is moving to lock in the former bus depot in Kingston as a key part of the area's arts precinct by spending more than $2 million replacing the asbestos-containing roof of the upper...

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'Open your eyes to capital's underclass'

Sue Jordan of St John's Care in one of their grocery storage rooms.

Megan Doherty St John's Care director Sue Jordan has scoffed at the idea Canberra is largely a comfortable and middle-class city as her organisation prepares to team up with youth homeless service YouthCARE...

Dogs are barking as 30 years roll over

Joanne Hagan, office manager and instructor at the ACT Companion Dog Club in Symonston, will celebrate the club's 30th birthday on Sunday.

Megan Doherty For 30 years, the commands of ''sit'', ''stay'' and ''drop'' have rung out from the paddocks of Symonston at the ACT Companion Dog Club.

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Women's winning ride for Amy

Megan Doherty There was a slight hint of delighted incredulity as a group from Canberra took to the podium of last weekend's Amy's Grand Fondo in Victoria.

Local trio in the spotlight as art pays homage to the natural world

An entrant in the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, on display at the National Archives, Canberra artist, Nicola Dickson. Her work is acrylic and oil on linen entitled

Megan Doherty It's the art prize that honours the natural world - and can command some hefty price tags for works.

Archives gains a face from the portrait gallery

Louise Doyle.

Megan Doherty The former director of the National Portrait Gallery, Louise Doyle, is moving to the National Archives of Australia.

Dental pioneer fears for service's future

Phillip Thomson, Megan Doherty Liz Dawson set up a dental practice for people too poor to afford treatment, but now she faces a problem.