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Kirsten Lawson

Kirsten Lawson is the Chief Assembly reporter at The Canberra Times

ACT battery cage and sow stall ban a 'message to rest of country'

Kirsten Lawson The ACT Government has banned sow stalls and battery cages, in what it says is the most far-reaching legislation in the country.

Canberra wineries hit by coldest October morning ever

Tim Kirk

Kirsten Lawson and Hamish Boland-Rudder Canberra winemakers were reeling from the heavy frost overnight on Thursday, Canberra’s coldest October morning on record, which wiped millions of dollars from the industry.

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A new realm for bees

FOOD AND WINE:  Carmen Pearce-Brown and Todd Brown installing bee hives on the roof of Hotel Realm, Barton. 3rd April 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Kirsten Lawson It has been an exceptionally bad year for honey bees in Canberra, according to beekeepers, who are resorting to feeding bees on ordinary sugar to get them through the winter.