Megan Doherty

Megan Doherty

ABC ahead in news race after time shift a turn-off for WIN

Megan Doherty ABC is regularly winning the head-to-head battle with WIN in the Canberra television news stakes, with speculation viewers do not want to watch 90 minutes of news.

Pensioners soon to pay fines for overdue library books

Megan Doherty Pensioners will now be subject to library fines in the ACT but a hefty $175 administration fee for items not returned or replaced after three months has been dumped.

Volunteers to help control willow numbers along Murrumbidgee

The NSW Government is providing an additional $10,400 to a project called the Upper Murrumbidgee Demonstration Reach, which controls willow trees along 45 kilometres of the Upper Murrumbidgee. Trimming the willow trees from her canoe, Anthea Brademann, facilitator of the upper Murrumbidgee demonstration reach.

Megan Doherty A team of volunteers will be taking to the water by kayak near Canberra to tackle the scourge of Australian waterways - the willow.

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Opportunity knocks for volunteers

News: St Vincent de Paul doorknock appeal. Sam Palma age 72 of Calwell has been a volunteer doorknocker for 27 years. 31st of January 2014. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Megan Doherty Spare a thought for the volunteers braving the heat and pounding the pavement for the annual Vinnies Doorknock Appeal.

Canberra libraries to fine pensioners for over-due books

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Megan Doherty Pensioners will now be subject to library fines in the ACT but a hefty $175 administration fee for items not returned or replaced after three months has been dumped.

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Have a drink on us - Canberra's green shout

At left is leading hand, Boen Furler and at right is project
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Megan Doherty Thousands of litres of water a week are keeping alive Canberra's birthday gift to Queanbeyan as trees planted bake in the summer sun.

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My Kitchen Rules: Canberra's Emilia and Andrew on their shrimp in a barrel

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Megan Doherty Andrew Hinge jokes he has taken to wearing dark sunglasses around Canberra.

Queanbeyan's Benedict House - a landmark with Labor links - up for grabs

Megan Doherty One of Queanbeyan's landmark buildings - Benedict House - will go on the market this weekend.

About face: ActewAGL postpone scheduled power cuts in heat

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Megan Doherty ActewAGL appears to be taking a different attitude to extreme heat in Canberra, with planned power interruptions in two suburbs postponed on Wednesday due to the expected high temperatures.

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Australia Day Honours

Jon Stanhope's honour for human rights

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Megan Doherty Former ACT chief minister Jon Stanhope, who has been recognised for his distinguished service to the community in this year's Australia Day honours, says the nastiness and lack of empathy for asylum...

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Foodies get back to Braddon's Mandalay Bus

Megan Doherty Great to see the yellow double-decker Mandalay Bus once again serving food at the end of Lonsdale Street near Haig Park in Braddon.

Mandalay Bus open again in Braddon

Megan Doherty The yellow double-decker Mandalay Bus is once again serving up the food at the end of Lonsdale Street near Haig Park in Braddon.

ACT politicians not chicken about declaring gifts

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Megan Doherty When it comes to gifts received, our ACT politicians appear to be exceedingly conscientious in their declarations.

Australian award finalists share stories of inspiration

Australian of the Year Neonatal specialist Dr Zsuzsoka Kecskes, Young Australian of the Year disability advocate 
Huy Nguyen, Australia's Local Hero disability champion Patricia Mowbray and Senior Australian of the Year veterans' campaigner Graham Walker.

Megan Doherty ''Is that the stage?'' Huy Nguyen exclaimed, looking at the technology-laden behemoth being set up on the lawns of Parliament House.

My Kitchen Rules contestants from Canberra trying to stir up some local support

Canberra's MKR contestants  Andrew Hinge and Emelia Vimalasiri at the Arboretum.

Megan Doherty Canberra's first contestants on My Kitchen Rules officially unveiled at an industry function at the National Arboretum.

ACT RSPCA reports surge in sick Australian King Parrots

Megan Doherty Fewer feral cats and more sick parrots - that was the story for the RSPCA in the ACT last year.

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Fun and games rules in this Canberra kitchen

Megan Doherty Canberra graphic designer Andrew Hinge is taking sudden fame in his stride with the promos for the new season of My Kitchen Rules portraying him as this year’s wacky contestant.

Call for review of ActewAGL power cut planning during heatwaves

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Megan Doherty ACT Opposition says ActewAGL needs to review of its decision-making around cutting power to homes on days of extreme heat.

Australia Day festivities to stay in Canberra

Megan Doherty The new head of the National Australia Day Council says there are no moves to shift Australia Day festivities out of Canberra.

ActewAGL postpones two-thirds of power outages for Canberra

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Megan Doherty, Stephanie Anderson and Ben Westcott Canberra's expected extreme weather has forced the hand of ActewAGL which has decided to postpone two-thirds of its planned program of power outages for Friday.

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