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Badgerys Creek airport puts ACT freight hub on backburner

Qantas will struggle turning around its underperforming air-freight business.

John Thistleton Canberra region business and political leaders say Badgerys Creek's proposed airport could free up more land near the ACT for redevelopment.

Apnoea: The dream of a good night's sleep

John Thistleton David Noble had no trouble nodding off to sleep, the problem was sometimes he was driving his car.

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.

Tourism hopes ride on pedal power reviving the Bungendore rail trail

Steam loco 1243, numbered 176 for the filming if Ned Kelly, sitting on the Captains Flat yard preparing to steam out to Bungendore on August 24, 1969, becoming the last train over the line.

John Thistleton Redeveloping the 34-kilometre Bungendore-to-Captains Flat railway line would be a tourism boon.

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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.

Hay for drought stricken farmers in Coonabarabran, Pilliga

John Thistleton Canberra truck drivers plan to deliver at least 5000 bales of hay to drought-stricken farmers in central NSW.

Canberra Airport's workforce predicted to take off

A Qantas Airways passenger plane.

John Thistleton Canberra Airport's workforce will grow from 11,000 to 18,000 jobs over the next five years.

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Wanted: tenants to return to an oasis of capital history

Heritage-listed cottage on Cotter Road former resident Robyn Vest reflects on her childhood in the cottage.

John Thistleton Old homes with a window into Canberra's early history are being boarded up, when they could be opened to the wider community, say heritage advocates.

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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Fishy business: Mystery of missing rainbow trout

John Thistleton A feast of hooking Snowy Mountains rainbow trout has turned into a mysterious famine.

Canberra airport seeks to increase overnight freight flights

air freight shipping

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

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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.

Land values around Canberra Airport at risk

John Thistleton Landholders near Canberra Airport's flight path are awaiting a NSW government directive that could send their land values plummeting.

Craft workers versus council in Adaminaby

John Thistleton In the Snowy Mountains, where legends are made, you could not jump a horse over this magnificent wall hanging of Adaminaby, or the legal file that's piling up with claims of who owns it.

New Sydney Airport no threat to freight plan, Stephen Byron says

Stephen Byron, Canberra Airport CEO.

John Thistleton Canberra Airport's managing director says second Sydney airport will not affect 24-hour freight aspirations.

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South Hill Gallery owners not afraid to ruffle some feathers

John Thistleton Hand-carved laying boxes inside the chook sheds at South Hill, an 1830s homestead near Goulburn, are shaped to avoid ruffling tail feathers.

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.

Capital pioneers

Gardener Antonio Ciancio digs up memories of seasons of his youth

Italian migrant, Antonio Ciancio, of Lyons.

John Thistleton Antonio Ciancio's vegie garden looks like a market plot in Italy's Catanzaro province from where he migrated in 1956.

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.