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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Draining Lake Tuggeranong leaves dumbest carp behind

John Thistleton Lake volunteers clean up dumb carp and fishing's dirty aftermath.

Sentinel pays $31 million for Tuggeranong Homeworld Centre

The Homeworld Centre at Tuggeranong is to be redeveloped.

John Thistleton Property group Sentinel to redevelop prominent Tuggeranong town centre site.

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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Westward-ho for Tuggeranong: Zed Seselja

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John Thistleton The ACT government will not rule out developing land on the west side of the Murrumbidgee River, first proposed in the Commonwealth's original zoning for the Tuggeranong Valley.

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Tuggeranong gets set for noise fight

Tuggeranong Community Council's Darryl Johnston is angry over the approval of Tralee

John Thistleton Tuggeranong Community Council will arm residents with legal advice for any future aircraft noise sharing movements emanating from Queanbeyan's new residential subdivision of South Tralee.

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Canberra man critical following Tuggeranong Parkway crash

John Thistleton An 18 year-old Canberra man has been critically injured in a two-car crash on Tuggeranong Parkway.

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.

Kosciuszko wild horses should be culled, says activist

Pests: Wild horses in Kosciuszko National Park.

John Thistleton A drover's daughter is challenging the core of Australia's horse-riding heritage.

Sustainability award is the bee's knees for Canberra's Urban Honey

Mitchell Pearce is establishing clusters of bees throughout Canberra to help guarantee pollination.

John Thistleton An 18-year-old bee-keeper wants a hive every three kilometres to guarantee pollination throughout Canberra.

Minister asks NCA to look at changing National Capital Plan

Liberal Senator Zed Seselja

John Thistleton Liberal Senator Zed Seselja's quest to expand Tuggeranong has taken a step forward.

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Project's $85 million grant drop in ocean for ACT water

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John Thistleton An $85 million grant to clean ACT waterways, the biggest of its kind in Australia, won't fix Canberra's quality issues, but could change the way Australians treat stormwater.

Spanish fir tree survives from 2003 Canberra fires

Ben Nicolson is seeking a suitable home for the Spanish fir.

John Thistleton Ben Nicolson's rare Spanish fir escaped the 2003 firestorm and is looking for a place to grow.

Police find suspect in wardrobe in Chisholm

John Thistleton A 32-year-old who hid from police in a wardrobe has been arrested after an aggravated robbery at the Coles Express service station in Charnwood on Saturday morning.

Three multimillion-dollar developments planned for Goulburn

John Thistleton A brewery, multicultural church and high-rise apartment developer from Sydney have bought historic church properties and a former supermarket logistics centre in Goulburn to redevelop.

Breweries offer choice of Goulburn's old and new

Photos contributed by Goulburn tourism- the Old Goulburn brewery.

John Thistleton Australia's oldest working brewery, in Goulburn, has a rival coming from Sydney's west.

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.

Jindabyne: Toni Sarri makes new attempt to develop resort at Rabbits Corner

An artists impression of a section of the proposed Lake Jindabyne Village.

John Thistleton A Canberra property developer is mounting a fresh attempt to rezone rural land at Jindabyne for a $250 million tourist resort.

Fishing for facts about rivers' unwelcome intruders

Senior fisheries technician Prue McGuffie of NSW Department of Primary Industries uses a specialised fishing boat on the Upper Murrumbidgee River outfitted with electro-fishing apparatus in an attempt to tackle the threat of Carp on the endangered native fish species.

John Thistleton Along the bottom of the beautiful Murrumbidgee gorge south of Canberra science is turning up the heat on huge carp.

Seselja starts planners brawl over urban sprawl

John Thistleton Planning commentators are split over Senator Zed Seselja’s suggestion to extend Tuggeranong’s urban footprint to the western side of the Murrumbidgee River.

Fishing experiment in Googong continues

Googong Dam
science pathologist, Dr Bryan Pratt, at the Googong Dam.

John Thistleton Googong Dam has been an experiment since 1975 to test whether recreational fishing can exist within a potable water supply.