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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Call for higher electricity prices in ACT

ACT electricity retailers want the regulator to raise prices to attact more utilities into the small territory market.

John Thistleton ACT electricity retailers want the regulator to raise prices to attract more utilities into the small territory market.

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Capital pioneers

Sotiria Liangis: From shepherd's daughter to queen of her castle

Mrs Sotiria Liangis.

John Thistleton Sotiria Liangis has spent about seven years building the O'Malley mansion and says it will stand for 300 years.

Food tops Canberra's Christmas spending lists

Eidelweiss deli owner, Dusanka Simic at the deli in Woden.

John Thistleton Extra Christmas spending in Canberra is tipped to average $1437 per person this year.

Smelly lakes: Water scientist says wetlands are the answer

eWater Honorary Fellow of Water and Environment, Ian Lawrence at the sight of the healthy O'Connor wetlands.

John Thistleton Water scientist says network of concrete channels carrying stormwater to the city's lakes are a planning tragedy.

Capital pioneers

The new Aussies pitched in

Maria Efkarpidis as a little girl, with her father Tom, now deceased. Photos contributed. For John Thistletons migrant series.


John Thistleton They came from postwar Europe to Canberra with little or nothing, but they've made an indelible mark on the capital.

Bladerunner's visit makes for exciting sequel

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John Thistleton Whale watchers in Eden astonished to see humpback back near the bay, with calf in tow.

Centenary riders hit bicentennial trail

Kayla Defranceschi, 16 of Hall with her horse Grace.

John Thistleton From all parts of the ACT, 110 horses and their riders marked Canberra's centenary on Sunday.

Rain slows projects but tops up lake

ACT Roads Tony Gill.

John Thistleton More than 30 millimetres of rain on Sunday and Monday has stopped construction on the new Majura parkway, eased the bushfire threat and started raising the level of Lake Burley Griffin.

Never mind the paddle, just give us back our creek

Jenny Horsfield, historian and local writer standing near the former Tuggeranong Creek at the back of the Tuggeranong Homestead.

John Thistleton From a sparkling, frog and fish-filled creek catchment to a foul, sulphur-smelling valley that forces residents inside behind closed doors and windows, Tuggeranong is at the sharp end of Canberra's...

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Late fees crippling building industry, MBA says

Home building

John Thistleton Fees aimed at preventing builders from land banking in the territory's leasehold system have instead turned into crippling revenue raising, according to the ACT Master Builders Association.

Sushi competition heats up in the suburbs

News. A sushi bar called

John Thistleton Four partners operating Mr Sushi outlets in Canberra say they chose Cooleman Court because there were no other sushi stores there.

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Ute and police car collide

John Thistleton The driver of a marked police car has been taken to hospital for precautionary reasons after a collision with another vehicle at Chisholm.