Megan Doherty

Megan Doherty

Booking app sparks taxi turf war

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.

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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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.

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.

Private Capital

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.

'Heroine' author honoured with special stamp of approval

Newly Appointed an Honorary Companion in the General Division Prof Jill Ker Conway and Newly Appointed an Officer in the General Division Mrs Ernestine Bonita Mabo.

Megan Doherty City Reporter When all the formalities were over, Governor-General Quentin Bryce relaxed a little on the steps of Government House, embraced author and academic Jill Ker Conway and declared ''here's my heroine''.

Quiz put migrant on a winning path

Mario Despoja, 74, of Farrer, father of former politician  Natasha Stott Despoja.

Megan Doherty City Reporter Long before he was running a symbolic Croatian embassy in Canberra or even before he was known as Senator Natasha Stott Despoja's father, Mario Despoja was a quiz champion who captured the hearts and...

Fears for Civic as big tenant mulls move

Manny Notaras.

Megan Doherty City Reporter Concerns have been raised about a federal department leaving Civic as parts of the Canberra's CBD continue to struggle with falling sales, rising vacancy rates and plummeting property values.

Private Capital

Dajana gets her birthday surprise

Megan Doherty ''I told him I hated him because I cried so much and ruined my make-up''.

Sadness, but picture tells a different story

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher watches as Papua New Guinea artist Jeffry Feeger paints a portrait of her at the PNG Embassy. The portrait will be presented as a centenary gift to Canberra from the people of PNG.

Megan Doherty A portrait was painted of ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher at the Papua New Guinea High Commission in Canberra on Thursday, coincidentally after the deadly attack in PNG on Australia hikers and...


Fund-raiser fires up artists anew

The Braidwood studio of Suzie Bleach and Andy Townsend on fire.

Megan Doherty Braidwood rallies to help artists Suzie Bleach and Andy Townsend after devastating fire.

Private Capital

Author enjoys every trick in the book

Megan Doherty - Private Capital

Megan Doherty Congratulations to Canberra author Ingrid Jonach whose young adult novel released around the world this week.

Film crews roll into Red Hill

News/features: Actors (left) Ashley Zukerman and Dan Spielman star in a political thriller filmed in Canberra. 6th of September 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Megan Doherty The creator of a major political drama now being shot in Canberra says the city's potential as a film location is huge.

We are serious - and do call us Shirley

Shirley Bischelberger, organiser of the big Shirley Convention in Canberra.

Megan Doherty Surely, you jest? No, it's true. Close to 200 Shirleys will gather in Canberra next weekend for the national capital's first Shirley convention.

Old homes for blowflies are now just pests, declares CSIRO

One of the CSIRO insectaries in 1933.

Megan Doherty The CSIRO wants to demolish two heritage-listed buildings once used to study the dreaded Australian blowfly, saying they are derelict and a risk to public safety.

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