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ACT schools, parents say ignorance causes traffic chaos

John Thistleton Ignorant drivers, poor planning and public transport are making children's journeys to and from school more dangerous.

Producing for market is a growing cottage industry

John Thistleton Regardless of the heritage listings draped over the Old Goulburn Brewery, the ravages of time nibble at its creeper-clad sandstock bricks and rusting iron gates.

Height changes demolish developer's plans for Kingston

Developer Andrew Rudnicki

John Thistleton Andrew Rudnicki feels like he has been kicked out of Kingston's shopping centre.

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Locals fear impact on street scape of larger Manuka

A residents group says Manuka Oval's expansion threatens to dislodge community groups in the precinct and compromise heritage values.

John Thistleton A residents group says the expansion of Manuka Oval threatens to dislodge community groups in the precinct.

First lesson at Telopea Park is getting to school safely

Traffic mayhem during school drop off times on New South Wales Crescent in Barton for Telopea Park school.

John Thistleton This is the school where no parking officer dares go, where bus zones and pedestrian crossings become drop-off zones for parents delivering and collecting their children.

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Commonwealth Club courts members of ailing Canberra Club

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John Thistleton Members of the asset-rich but troubled Canberra Club will be introduced to the Commonwealth Club on Friday, and those considering joining may one day rub shoulders with former Prime Minister Kevin...

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.

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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Gift harp from Israel gets tangled up in bureaucracy

Resonance public art harp Manuka.

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John Thistleton A sculpture representing Israel and Australia's cultural connection was offered as a centenary gift, only to be rejected.

Canberran paraglider is high as a kite and going the record distance

John Thistleton Winched into the air, Canberra public servant Kari Roberson was not expecting a close brush with disaster before breaking an Australian women's record for paragliding.

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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Canberra Airport outlines freight hub plan

John Thistleton Canberra Airport plans to use its 24-hour curfew-free status to become Sydney's freight airport.

Dominic Mico has vivid memories of growing up Italian in old Canberra

Smiths Alternative owner, Dominic Mico, at the store in the Melbourne Building.

John Thistleton Dominic Mico believes a tight network that for years bound together the ACT Italian community has loosened.

Priceless Yass treasure was within couple's reach

John Thistleton Rebecca Duncan says her 1861 bluestone home at Yass has a heartbeat.

Truck convoy raises $150,000 for cancer

Brothers Damian Southwell 8 and Bailey Southwell 7 from McKellar

John Thistleton More than 400 gleaming trucks and their drivers raised $150,000 in the annual Canberra Convoy for Cancer.

Concern over Kingston plan

Canberra supermarket chain SuperBarn has raised concerns about a redevelopment site opposite Kingstons Green Square (pictured).

John Thistleton SupaBarn says owners of a service station in Kingston, including a developer with previous ties to Woolworths, will control a large redevelopment site opposite Green Square.

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Capital Pioneers

How the spirit of rural Greece took hold in Australia

Eric Koundouris

John Thistleton Canberra businessman Eric Koundouris believes Australia would reap more rewards by embracing people from the financially troubled southern Mediterranean countries of Spain, Italy and Greece.

Capital pioneers

Beneath the surface dwells a town planner

Dr Mario Serenelli, a civil engineer and town planner, who moved to Australia from Rome.

John Thistleton Instead of fulfilling his dream to be a town planner, Mario Serenellini's design skills were used underneath Canberra.

Master Builders celebrate Canberra centenary with book launch

Gavan McArdle, a retired civil engineer, who strengthened the wall of the original dam.

John Thistleton The builders that built Canberra pushed themselves to the brink and wheeled and dealed through economic booms and busts.