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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.

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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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.

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.

Lyn Goldsworthy is a conservationist who loves cats but makes sure birds are out of reach

Lyn Goldsworthy's cat Teagha, which is allowed in the garden on a leash to protect native birds.

John Thistleton Conservationist Lyn Goldsworthy has two cats – and each one has a leash.

Residents warned to build up or lose out on open space in Canberra

Debate continues over the development prospects in Woden.

John Thistleton Woden is languishing and Belconnen is growing because of high-density developments, a Canberra architect says.

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Couple offer hope with home for homeless men

Glenn and Ros Stewart.

John Thistleton A Yass couple are getting strong support for their project to convert a worker's cottage in Murrumburrah into emergency housing.

Whatever happened to Canberra's water trike?

AN immigrant's vision: Aquabikes at the peak of their popularity.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Father Bill Kennedy, survivor, continues the good fight

John Thistleton An unforgiving decade hasn’t checked Father Bill Kennedy's stride.

Majura Parkway will worsen traffic around Canberra Airport

Earthworks vehicles on the site of the Majura Parkway project.

John Thistleton More major traffic headaches will begin when Majura Parkway opens.

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.

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.