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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Canberra Airport outlines freight hub plan

John Thistleton Canberra Airport plans to use its 24-hour curfew-free status to become Sydney's freight airport.

Canberra airport seeks to increase overnight freight flights

air freight shipping

John Thistleton Canberra Airport plans using its 24-hour curfew free status to become Sydney’s freight airport.

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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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Fishy business: Mystery of missing rainbow trout

John Thistleton A feast of hooking Snowy Mountains rainbow trout has turned into a mysterious famine.

Canberran paraglider is high as a kite and going the record distance

John Thistleton Winched into the air, Canberra public servant Kari Roberson was not expecting a close brush with disaster before breaking an Australian women's record for paragliding.

Gift harp from Israel gets tangled up in bureaucracy

Resonance public art harp Manuka.


John Thistleton A sculpture representing Israel and Australia's cultural connection was offered as a centenary gift, only to be rejected.

A price to pay for 526 more parking spaces at Calvary Hospital

John Thistleton A new five-storey car park for Calvary Hospital is designed for the introduction of paid parking.

Manuka traders call for retail precinct upgrade to recapture village charm

NEWS:  L-R Members of the Manuka traders association Arthur Gray, Angela Nichol , President Quentin Webster and Marilyn Gray would like to see Manuka shops and laneways reinvigorate.  5th March 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

John Thistleton Manuka retailers want fellow traders to help them polish the upmarket shopping precinct.

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Split in Canberra Club board blamed for delay in merger plans

John Thistleton Canberra Club president Rick Reeks says two directors who broke ranks with the board have succeeded only in delaying for six weeks a decision on the club's future.

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.

Motorists tip off police about graffiti attack

John Thistleton A 22-year-old Forrest man has been arrested and faces charges after spraying graffiti on the Acton tunnel over Parkes Way early on Sunday morning.

Canberra Club postpones decision on release of merger report

Canberra House.

John Thistleton They are mostly retired Canberra public servants, accountants and lawyers with $4 million in the bank and a stalemate.

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Enterprise up the lake with all its paddles in working order

Conservation work begins on the Paddle Steamer Enterprise

John Thistleton One of the oldest working paddle steamers in the world, Enterprise, is again showing remarkable strength against the elements.

Canberra Club split over secret merger report

Illustration: Alan Baxter

John Thistleton Two board members of Canberra's oldest licensed club have broken ranks to push for the release of a financial consultant's report.

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ACT's unique gazumping law helps home buyer to Supreme Court win

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John Thistleton The ACT Supreme Court has relied on the territory's unique anti-gazumping laws to order vendors of a unit in the New Acton development to return a deposit to a prospective buyer who opted out of the...

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New Sydney Airport no threat to freight plan, Stephen Byron says

Stephen Byron, Canberra Airport CEO.

John Thistleton Canberra Airport's managing director says second Sydney airport will not affect 24-hour freight aspirations.

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South Hill Gallery owners not afraid to ruffle some feathers

John Thistleton Hand-carved laying boxes inside the chook sheds at South Hill, an 1830s homestead near Goulburn, are shaped to avoid ruffling tail feathers.

Capital Pioneers

How the spirit of rural Greece took hold in Australia

Eric Koundouris

John Thistleton Canberra businessman Eric Koundouris believes Australia would reap more rewards by embracing people from the financially troubled southern Mediterranean countries of Spain, Italy and Greece.

Family project finds new ways to make use of what's old

Stuart Forsyth and his Eco- Friendly serviced apartments, Dickson.

John Thistleton A legacy of Stuart Forsyth's youth at Western Australia's Cottesloe Beach is his red, sun-ravaged face.

Paragliders shoot the breeze over Lake George

Paragliders fly in the easterly wind just after sunrise at Lake George.

John Thistleton Knee-high summer grass atop the Lake George escarpment trembles in the sea breeze at dawn.