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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Gang Gang 50 years ago today: bakers in the news

John Thistleton Fifty years ago.

First Australia Day badge features kookaburra

John Thistleton Stories behind Australia's fundraising badges.  

Gentleman's code rules in barber shop


John Thistleton Women's hairdressing salons have seen off far too many men's barber shops.

Paraglider Kari Roberson close to women's world record

Canberra paragliding pilot Kari Roberson.

John Thistleton Kari Roberson's quest for a paragliding world record fell just short.

More sites for independent petrol stations in ACT 'risky', says Chief Minister Andrew Barr

Queues for cheap petrol on Saturday at Woolworths Caltex Majura Park.

Henry Belot, Megan Gorrey and John Thistleton The ACT government will consider making more sites available to independent petrol station owners to maintain pressure on major supermarket chains and help lower fuel prices in the territory.

ACT pet owners face hefty veterinary bills for roaming cats

Victoria Worley, of Kingson, keeps her four cats safe in an enclosure attached to her house. The enclosure keeps her cats safe from fights and helps to protect local wildlife.

John Thistleton Cat enclosures save owners thousands in veterinary bills from cat fights, car collisions and snake bites.

ACT parking-fee plan to encourage use of buses


John Thistleton A new ACT parking strategy will include proposals for inner-city parking prices fluctuating in real time to reflect demand.

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Emergency rescue and oil industry train for tanker roll-overs

John Thistleton Australia's moving pipeline of fuel brings more risk of tanker roll-over disasters.

Costco could force Canberra into petrol discounting cycle

After hitting 97.7c a litre on Tuesday, Costco's price had bounced back to 104.7c a litre on Wednesday.

John Thistleton Petrol price commentators say Costco could bring Canberra into the discounting cycles motorists in other capital cities enjoy.

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Costco drops petrol below $1 a litre in Canberra


John Thistleton Costco has dropped the price of unleaded petrol for its members at Majura Park to 97.7 cents a litre.

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Westfield Woden traders appeal for rent relief

Westfield Woden Plaza is losing tenants.

John Thistleton Westfield Woden food court.

Tim O'Brien's bush horses join National Museum of Australia's 'Spirited' exhibition

John Thistleton Horse whisperer helping National Museum of Australia works with the animal's natural instincts.

National Library of Australia's ephemera captures nation's values

An image from the National Library of Australia's ephemera collection.

John Thistleton Before online shopping, catalogues kept country people entertained and stocked up.

Canberra house rents rise for quarter after woeful year

John Thistleton ACT house rents should be stable for 2015, after a major price correction in 2014 because of the new units on the market.

Mystery behind Lake George's missing wind turbine blades

John Thistleton Downed wind turbine blades add mystery to Lake George.

Majura Valley solar farm system tracks sun

John Thistleton Self-charging, track-mounted robots will adjust the tilt and orientation of individual solar arrays on Canberra's eastern fringe.

Canberra Airport's new hotel key infrastructure for direct international flights

John Thistleton In 2015, international travellers arriving at Canberra Airport for a short stay should have a more pleasant experience than the recent delay experienced by United Airlines passengers.

Canberra street punches above its weight for parking angst

Staverton Place, in Lyons, has highly prized parking spaces.

John Thistleton The yelling and swearing, secret photos and fines over five parking spaces in Lyons.

Thieves use knife to demand cash in Lyneham

Police are investigating an aggrevated robbery at Lyneham.

John Thistleton Police investigating whether the same people also tried to burgle a shop in the suburb.

ACT light rail will not need national environmental law assessment

John Thistleton Light rail plans pass Commonwealth's scrutiny, but more analysis is needed on noise impacts.