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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

German Club loses harmony as membership splits

John Thistleton Two factions at the Harmonie German Club will meet on Tuesday night to try to resolve differences.

Police chase, catch boy in stolen car

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John Thistleton Police chased a 16 year-old boy driving a stolen car through Kingston, Barton and Russell before catching and arresting him early on Sunday morning.

Bike advocates want motorists to leave more space on roads for cyclists

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John Thistleton Leading cycling advocates are calling for a mandatory one-metre clearance between vehicles and cyclists.

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Utopia's grand dreams have a familiar ring

John Thistleton As the national capital Canberra was always destined to get an opportunity to shine in the ABC's satire Utopia.

Battles over trees taken to appeals tribunal

Trees are dividing more than footpaths and water pipes in Canberra.

John Thistleton Trees are dividing more than footpaths and water pipes in Canberra, judging by two cases before the appeals tribunal, which has been called on to resolve differences between unit owners over whether...

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.

Cycling campaign group Pedal Power slams ACT government on injury rates

cyclists and traffic on Northbourne Ave

John Thistleton One of Canberra's largest cycling advocacy groups has slammed the ACT government's response to a sharp increase in cycling injuries.

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New homes close in on Murrumbidgee and Ginninderra gorges

Anna Hyles at Ginninderra Falls.

John Thistleton Residential development is nearing the spectacular Murrumbidgee and Ginninderra gorges, where people want to protect their exceptional natural beauty.

Father Bill Kennedy, survivor, continues the good fight

John Thistleton An unforgiving decade hasn’t checked Father Bill Kennedy's stride.

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.

Mustard seed oil oozes benefits for Young grain farmers

John Thistleton A new venture in Young has launched a multi-million oil seed venture that offers significant benefits including less chemicals for grain production and horticulture.

Volunteers toil to preserve Kowen Forest historic homestead ruins

John Thistleton Friends of Glenburn and ranger Dean Darcy have worked to conserve the Collier family homestead.

New six-storey allowance to revitalise Kingston

John Thistleton New planning laws recommended for Kingston would allow six storeys of residential units, offices and shops.

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.

ACT region's autumn rains hold promise of bountiful spring harvest

Cattle farmer Noel Davis with cattle at Bonshaw that are enjoying the lush green grass after  recent rain fall.

John Thistleton One of the best-timed autumn rain breaks in many years has caused a spike in cattle prices and set up grain farmers for a promising spring harvest.

Braddon locals call for supermarket in new developments

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Graffiti saying 'IGA HERE PLEASE! ' on the outside of the under-construction Habitat building on Mort St, Braddon.
Filed: Sunday, 23 March 2014 2:07:11 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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John Thistleton Justin Ryan wants nothing more than to walk down to a small supermarket in Braddon and buy an onion.

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Braidwood stops for heritage parade

John Thistleton A glimpse of Braidwood’s lawless past flashed across the village’s main street on Thursday when artists stopped the traffic while carrying their latest work into the National Theatre.

Yass and Goulburn locked in multimillion-dollar cattle battle

Owner of Bellvale Farm near Yass Brendan Abbey with development proposal for a new sale yard in the region.

John Thistleton A new $16 million livestock exchange at Yass will finish Goulburn as a stock-selling centre.

Murrumbateman housing surge

John Thistleton A new 100-home subdivision at Murrumbateman will provide 60 per cent more housing for the village and critical mass for new services.

Smelly lakes: Water scientist says wetlands are the answer

eWater Honorary Fellow of Water and Environment, Ian Lawrence at the sight of the healthy O'Connor wetlands.

John Thistleton Water scientist says network of concrete channels carrying stormwater to the city's lakes are a planning tragedy.