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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Yarralumla petition says dump brickworks plan

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

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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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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.

ACT's unique gazumping law helps home buyer to Supreme Court win

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John Thistleton The ACT Supreme Court has relied on the territory's unique anti-gazumping laws to order vendors of a unit in the New Acton development to return a deposit to a prospective buyer who opted out of the...

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Enterprise up the lake with all its paddles in working order

Conservation work begins on the Paddle Steamer Enterprise

John Thistleton One of the oldest working paddle steamers in the world, Enterprise, is again showing remarkable strength against the elements.

Motorists tip off police about graffiti attack

John Thistleton A 22-year-old Forrest man has been arrested and faces charges after spraying graffiti on the Acton tunnel over Parkes Way early on Sunday morning.

Canberra Club split over secret merger report

Illustration: Alan Baxter

John Thistleton Two board members of Canberra's oldest licensed club have broken ranks to push for the release of a financial consultant's report.

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Manuka traders call for retail precinct upgrade to recapture village charm

NEWS:  L-R Members of the Manuka traders association Arthur Gray, Angela Nichol , President Quentin Webster and Marilyn Gray would like to see Manuka shops and laneways reinvigorate.  5th March 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

John Thistleton Manuka retailers want fellow traders to help them polish the upmarket shopping precinct.

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Man escapes poison as snake holds back venom

Eastern brown snake.

John Thistleton A man taken to Calvary Hospital after being bitten by a snake, was later allowed to leave after tests revealed no venom had been injected into his body.

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.

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.