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ACT solar scientist loses fight to rid tree

John Thistleton A former NASA scientist who experimented with solar panels and cells cannot axe a mature oak tree in his Mawson garden which he says blocks sunlight from his $10,000 solar panels.

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.

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.

Locals fear impact on street scape of larger Manuka

A residents group says Manuka Oval's expansion threatens to dislodge community groups in the precinct and compromise heritage values.

John Thistleton A residents group says the expansion of Manuka Oval threatens to dislodge community groups in the precinct.

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.

First lesson at Telopea Park is getting to school safely

Traffic mayhem during school drop off times on New South Wales Crescent in Barton for Telopea Park school.

John Thistleton This is the school where no parking officer dares go, where bus zones and pedestrian crossings become drop-off zones for parents delivering and collecting their children.

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ACT schools, parents say ignorance causes traffic chaos

John Thistleton Ignorant drivers, poor planning and public transport are making children's journeys to and from school more dangerous.

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.

Commonwealth Club courts members of ailing Canberra Club

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John Thistleton Members of the asset-rich but troubled Canberra Club will be introduced to the Commonwealth Club on Friday, and those considering joining may one day rub shoulders with former Prime Minister Kevin...

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.

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.

Height changes demolish developer's plans for Kingston

Developer Andrew Rudnicki

John Thistleton Andrew Rudnicki feels like he has been kicked out of Kingston's shopping centre.

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Thieves steal beer

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John Thistleton Thieves have made off with a distinct brand of beer after breaking into the Abbey Function Centre in Nicholls.

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.

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.

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.