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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Gungahlin gears up for $2b home build

David Dawes.

John Thistleton The ACT government forecasts more than $2 billion worth of home building in Gungahlin's new suburbs over the next 15 years.

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Gungahlin offsets plan under wraps

John Thistleton In the countdown to the elections Canberra's peak environment group says a previous promise the ACT government made twice to protect rich and rare woodlands near the NSW border remains unfulfilled.

Time is up for Canberra's fat, unrestrained cats

The ACT Government is weighing up whether household cats should be registered.

John Thistleton The ACT Government is weighing up whether household cats should be registered.

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Greens put faith in coalition deal to hold line on woodland protection

Greens MLA  Shane Rattenbury.

John Thistleton ACT government no longer has Commonwealth oversight for environmental approvals.

Supabarn's bread price slice undercuts Woolworths in battle for business

Supabarn has bought into the battle for bread buyers.

John Thistleton Woolworths' cheap loaf of bread has prompted a bigger discount from Supabarn.

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Look out Sydney, country cousins cuddling up to Canberra

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John Thistleton Sydney's antipathy towards Canberra is on a slippery slope say Yass and Palerang councils.

The war on rabbits continues

John Thistleton At Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary rabbits have the luxury of a predator-proof fence and immunity against deadly viruses that has left scientists in a stew for generations.

Cod deaths: Yerrabi Pond tests return negative

John Thistleton No clue yet on mystery fish deaths.

Box-shaped not good enough for Bungendore

John Thistleton Palerang Shire rejects box-shaped supermarket for being out-of-character with the village.

Yarralumla petition says dump brickworks plan

YRA president Marea Fatseas says the government has set aside a token $1.5 million for making the brickworks safe, yet a back-of-the envelope estimate indicated it would reap $160 million from land sales.

John Thistleton Yarralumla Residents Association will present a petition next week calling on the ACT Government to withdrawl contentious plans for redeveloping the land around Canberra Bickworks.

Crace, Bonner and Casey top nation's growth hot spots

Crace, Bonner and Casey are among the nation’s fastest-growing local housing markets.

John Thistleton Crace, Bonner and Casey are Australia's fastest-growing suburbs for new homes.

Fenner student studies children's dwindling interest in the bush

PhD student Kathy Eyles planting with other Greening Australia volunteers on Barrer Hill near the National Arboretum, Canberra.

John Thistleton PhD student Kathy Eyles says children have been so restricted in the bush they no longer value nature.

Government accused of failing to ensure developers compensate for habitat loss

Development work at West Macgregor.

John Thistleton Conservationists describe new developments in the ACT as death by a thousand cuts for wildlife.

Sustainability award is the bee's knees for Canberra's Urban Honey

Mitchell Pearce is establishing clusters of bees throughout Canberra to help guarantee pollination.

John Thistleton An 18-year-old bee-keeper wants a hive every three kilometres to guarantee pollination throughout Canberra.

Majura Parkway will worsen traffic around Canberra Airport

Earthworks vehicles on the site of the Majura Parkway project.

John Thistleton More major traffic headaches will begin when Majura Parkway opens.

Antonio Carluccio gives truffle farmers an edge

John Thistleton Canberra's truffle festival comes of age with the arrival next month of Antonio Carluccio.

Thieves steal beer

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John Thistleton Thieves have made off with a distinct brand of beer after breaking into the Abbey Function Centre in Nicholls.

Outdoor revolutionaries moved with times

John Thistleton Twenty-three years ago young families populated Canberra's outlying suburbs with big backyards - but didn't use them the way we do today.

Stories to tell - and not sheepish about it

John Thistleton To sell fresh food at a farmers' market, you need a unique story to accompany what you produce.

Bushfire information a concern for Palerang Council

Crews work to contain fires near Bungendore in January.

John Thistleton Palerang Council could offer to pay the national broadcaster to keep residents updated with information during a bushfire emergency.