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Kirsten Lawson is news director at The Canberra Times

Canberrans remain without power after wild weather
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Canberrans remain without power after wild weather

About 90 customers remained without power on Wednesday morning after Tuesday's strong winds and dust storm.

  • by Monty Jacka, Finbar O'Mallon, Emily Barton and Kirsten Lawson

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NSW authorities reject Yass's border buffer zone but council to dig in

NSW authorities reject Yass's border buffer zone but council to dig in

The Yass council has the support of the ACT government in its attempt to impose a 20-year freeze on development directly north of the ACT border.

  • by Kirsten Lawson
Casino Canberra set to change hands in $32 million transaction

Casino Canberra set to change hands in $32 million transaction

Hong Kong billionaire Tony Fung has signed a deal to sell his 87 per cent shareholding in the casino to Michael Gu, a leading hotel investor.

  • by Kirsten Lawson
New fines for leaving an animal in a car, failing to groom and care

New fines for leaving an animal in a car, failing to groom and care

It will be legal to break into a car to save an animal; it will be illegal to deny access to an assistance animal to taxis and Uber, shops and businesses.

  • by Kirsten Lawson
Canberra casino sent back to drawing board over expansion
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Canberra casino sent back to drawing board over expansion

The ACT government says the multi-million dollar expansion cannot proceed in its "current form".

  • by Kirsten Lawson, Katie Burgess & Dan Jervis-Bardy
Canberra's top 20 restaurants for 2018

Canberra's top 20 restaurants for 2018

To round out the year, the Canberra Good Food team has put together our top 20 restaurants of 2018. We’ve been game enough to put them in order this year. Waiting for the angry emails now. Where did we get it wrong?

  • by Karen Hardy, Kirsten Lawson, Jill Hogan & Natasha Shan
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Riverview says bureaucracy getting in way of parkland and street trees

Riverview says bureaucracy getting in way of parkland and street trees

Developers of the new Ginninderry housing area urge mature street streets and more green space. They also want to charge a $100-a year environmental fee.

  • by Kirsten Lawson
The block was sold for no more than 44 units. Now the DA is for 212

The block was sold for no more than 44 units. Now the DA is for 212

Residents concerned the Molonglo Valley will go the way of high-rise Gungahlin.

  • by Han Nguyen & Kirsten Lawson
Canberra property owners sitting pretty on stage two light rail route

Canberra property owners sitting pretty on stage two light rail route

Building owners have much to gain from a favourable alignment of light rail, with an immediate boost in property prices.

  • by Kirsten Lawson
Restaurant review: Pialligo Estate Garden Pavilions

Restaurant review: Pialligo Estate Garden Pavilions

Every time I come here I'm struck by the sheer ambition of the place, the grandness, the money it must have cost.

  • by Kirsten Lawson
Only 2.4 per cent of houses in Canberra are under $400,000: report

Only 2.4 per cent of houses in Canberra are under $400,000: report

The number has slumped over the past five years, leaving first home buyers like Amouri Strydom struggling to buy a house.

  • by Han Nguyen & Kirsten Lawson