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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Whatever happened to Canberra's water trike?

John Thistleton The Aquabike was first seen in Canberra, so where has it gone? A look back at the odd invention's origins in the nation's capital.

Elderly couple held up in terrifying home invasion on Bywong farm

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John Thistleton Intruder confronts elderly couple in their home at Bywong, east of Canberra.

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.

This day in history, September 2

John Thistleton Today in history for Tuesday, September 2

Ben Pentony's little Hall farm went to market - despite the frost

Ben Pentony from Gleann Na Meala farm at Hall with some of his organic kale.

John Thistleton Frosts slow farmers markets produce, but hardy growers survive.

Canberra Queanbeyan Poultry show draws keen eye for hard feathers

John Thistleton Judging veteran meets a rising star at the Canberra-Queanbeyan Poultry Show.

Renewable industry jobs left blowing in the wind

Andrew Milne and Phil Lewis back on firm ground in a shaky industry.

John Thistleton Re-trained for the renewable energy industry, workers have been left dangling by the RET review.

Queanbeyan Council splashes cash, lashes small businesses

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John Thistleton Some Queanbeyan ratepayers will received $60,000 windfalls while others with be hit with $93,000 bills, after an audit of properties.

Barilaro says Queanbeyan Council's $3 million rates grab is unfair

Member for Monaro and former Queanbeyan councillor John Barilaro.

John Thistleton More fallout after Queanbeyan Council tries to recoup millions in backdated rates.

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Queanbeyan Council retreats on rates debacle

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John Thistleton Queanbeyan councillors are trying to stem the backlash over backdated rates.

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.

Ikea lodges DA for Canberra store

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John Thistleton IKEA has lodged a development application for its new Canberra store, estimated to cost $37 million.

Work stops after wall collapse injures bricklayer

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John Thistleton Intensive care paramedics treat a 28-year-old bricklayer injured when a wall collapsed on him at a Fyshwick worksite.

New quarries spark regional mining boom

Michael David, 25,  and Nathan O'Connor, 24,  hope to secure ongoing jobs at Lynwood quarry near Marulan.

John Thistleton A $1 billion mining boom is swinging into gear near Goulburn, with jobs and business prospects for the wider region.

Brickworks redevelopment loses $100 million interchange

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John Thistleton A $100 million interchange on Adelaide Avenue to handle traffic from Molonglo, Weston Creek and Belconnen has been dropped.

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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.

Duntroon oval makeover is part of the price of progress

John Thistleton A historic cricket ground will re-emerge next year alongside the new Majura Parkway, near Pialligo Drive, Pialligo.

Brumbies' new headquarters to look after every detail

Brumbies CEO Doug Edwards inside his new office at the building.

John Thistleton The ACT Brumbies' new headquarters opens on May 23 full of what Ben Alexander describes as one per centers - individual features designed to lift performance.

Senator Zed Seselja's proposal to revive Tuggeranong wins support

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John Thistleton The ACT Chamber of Commerce and a planning industry group are backing ACT Liberal Senator Zed Seselja's call to develop Tuggeranong west of the Murrumbidgee River.

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