Megan Doherty

Megan Doherty

Cut-rate treatment for Canberra's little Champs-Elysees

Pedestrian access to Parliament House. pic shows the ramp to Parliament House from Commonwealth avenue.

Megan Doherty Bob Brown wanted a ''little Champs-Elysees'' - a walkway from Parliament House to Civic.

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Images capture pelican's struggle with rubbish

Richardson resident Kym Bradley took this series of photos of a pelican coming dangerously close to  swallowing a plastic bottle on Lake Tuggeranong.

Megan Doherty An extraordinary series of photographs has illustrated the dangers of rubbish going into Canberra's lakes.

Parents do Million Paws Walk for Jamie-Leigh

Canberra woman and animal lover Jamie Lynch ?who was killed in a car accident in March. Her parents Sheila and Mark Lynch of Gordon are raising money in her honour for the Million Paws Walk for the RSPCA in Canberra this weekend. Their team is streaks ahead of anyone else, raising close to $10,000 so far.

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Megan Doherty Gordon couple Sheila and Markus Lynch lost their beloved younger daughter Jamie-Leigh just two months ago in a single-car accident.

Braidwood in dark over trees

Braidwood, Kings Highway. The poplar trees that line the road on the way into Braidwood.

Megan Doherty The Braidwood community still does not know how many of the historic poplars on either side of the town will be removed, but the NSW government says the number will be kept to a minimum.

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First the Sultan, now Bill Gates comes to town

Bill Gates.

Megan Doherty The world’s second-richest man, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, will turn high-profile lobbyist when he visits Canberra later this month.

Double mastectomy 'best decision I've ever made'

Jan Murphy and her daughter Kate Darcy have both had preventative double mascectomies to prevent breast cancer.
The Canberra Times
15 May 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Megan Doherty Canberra mother and daughter Jan Murphy and Kate Darcy have both had their breasts removed in a bid to prevent breast cancer, which has killed 11 members of their family.

Breaking down 'the Jolie effect'

Annette Ellis

Megan Doherty The Angelina Jolie effect should at least encourage more discussion about breast cancer but hopefully won't cause women to rush off to their surgeons in a panic, according to former Labor MP, breast...

Govt reduces blood test centres

News: Official opening of the Margaret Whitlam Pavilion at the National Arboretum, Canberra. ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher. 6th of May 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Megan Doherty The ACT government is reducing the number of centres where blood tests can be performed in Canberra by two.

Pegasus flies again as donors ride to rescue

The Pegasus Riding for the Disabled has been saved by funding from the community.

Megan Doherty Pegasus Riding for the Disabled says it can finally breathe a sigh of relief.

Drivers face fee for arboretum visits

Pay parking has been introduced at the National Arboretum.

Megan Doherty, Larissa Nicholson The ACT government has defended the use of paid parking at the National Arboretum Canberra, which has received more than $70 million in public funding.

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Mum's on board for tour of duty

Lieutenant Natalie Boulton, HMAS Newcastle's Medical Officer in the Ship's Sickbay. Pic:ADF. Story: for Private Capital. By Megan Doherty



Megan Doherty Not all mums will be enjoying breakfast in bed with their kids on Mother’s Day on Sunday morning.

Gold Lego man worth $1100 found in Tuggeranong

The elusive Mr Gold Lego figure - one of which was found at Tuggeranong this week. For Private Capital. Story by Megan Doherty?

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Megan Doherty It was a Lego enthusiast's lucky day in Canberra this week.

Sultan of Brunei visits The Lodge

The Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah and the Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard.

Megan Doherty With the fire on and the flag of Brunei flying out the front, The Lodge played host to the Sultan of Brunei.

$5m solar farm plan for data hub site

Solar Farm.

Megan Doherty ACTPLA has received A development application for a $5m solar farm in Tuggeranong.

Start your engines... tough competition for top plates

The C 100 number plates

Megan Doherty Bidding is already spirited for the first Centenary of Canberra number plate released this week - the distinctive C 100.

Runaway lamb found three days after truck crash

News:  Injured sheep next to a truck that rolled over on Fairburn Avenue in Campbell.   26 April 2013 Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Megan Doherty That truck crash in Campbell last week in which scores of sheep were killed or escaped has had an amazing - and quite sad - postscript.

A humble Holden and split bill for VIP visit

The Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah with the Governor General, Quentin Bryce, at Government House this morning.
2 May 2013.
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times.


Megan Doherty Taxpayers will be picking up at least some of the tab of the billionaire Sultan of Brunei's visit to Canberra.

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Sultan visits Government House, sans golden roller

The Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah with the Governor General, Quentin Bryce, at Government House this morning.
2 May 2013.
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times.


Megan Doherty Arriving at Government House on Thursday morning in a humble Holden Caprice rather than his usual gold-plated Rolls-Royce, the Sultan of Brunei was warmly welcomed by Governor-General Quentin Bryce...

Bigger fonts for phonebooks

Anna Wellings Booth OAM, an O?Connor breast cancer survivor who created a popular rowing group to help women recovering from breast cancer, has been selected to appear on the cover of this year?s Canberra White Pages? and Yellow Pages? book.?

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Megan Doherty Canberra's telephone book will revert to the old, bigger size and a larger font after complaints from readers.

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Sultan touches down in Canberra

Th Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, arrives to lunch at the Hyatt.
1 May 2013.
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times.


Megan Doherty One of the world’s richest men, the Sultan of Brunei, has arrived in Canberra on Wednesday morning as part of a three day visit to Australia.