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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Kosciuszko wild horses should be culled, says activist

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

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.

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.

Government urged to fund anti-venom treatment for jack jumper ant stings

Nasty sting: A jack jumper ant, Myrmecia pilosula, is found mainly in the south-eastern states of Australia.

John Thistleton Immunologist calls for federal funding into the treatment of jack jumper ant stings.

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.

Crace, Bonner and Casey top nation's growth hot spots

Crace, Bonner and Casey are among the nation’s fastest-growing local housing markets.

John Thistleton Crace, Bonner and Casey are Australia's fastest-growing suburbs for new homes.

Cycling campaign group Pedal Power slams ACT government on injury rates

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John Thistleton One of Canberra's largest cycling advocacy groups has slammed the ACT government's response to a sharp increase in cycling injuries.

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West Belconnen damned or just delightful

NEWS; Kate Beach of Latham and her son Daniel walk their dog Bonnie through Charnwood. Kate talks about the great facilities in her local area.   10th June. 2104. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

John Thistleton Neglected, savaged or blessed, West Belconnen is coming under more scrutiny as other suburbs prepare for light rail, new schools and expansion.

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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.

Off-grid home at Gundaroo assembled in hours

Lesley Livingstone watches as her house is assembled at Gundaroo.

John Thistleton Manufactured in 14 weeks, modular homes are an efficient way of building new homes.

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.

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.

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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No verifiable benefit to kangaroo cull: activists

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John Thistleton Animal activists say no evidence exists of any benefit from killing kangaroos on Canberra's public lands.

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Braddon locals call for supermarket in new developments

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Graffiti saying 'IGA HERE PLEASE! ' on the outside of the under-construction Habitat building on Mort St, Braddon.
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John Thistleton Justin Ryan wants nothing more than to walk down to a small supermarket in Braddon and buy an onion.

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Braidwood stops for heritage parade

John Thistleton A glimpse of Braidwood’s lawless past flashed across the village’s main street on Thursday when artists stopped the traffic while carrying their latest work into the National Theatre.

Remote-controlled helicopter is Forestry's newest recruit

Lawson Bopping, 24, of Braidwood, takes control of a unmanned aerial vehicle under the guidance of a Yamaha aerial unit training team.

John Thistleton Parked in a lush green paddock near Braidwood, this remote-controlled helicopter will soon launch into a new phase of forestry management.

Fishing experiment in Googong continues

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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.

Angry wind farmer challenges Joe Hockey to bull fight

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John Thistleton A farmer hosting wind turbines which Joe Hockey says are offensive challenges him to a bull fight.

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