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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

A pair of foxes wipe out Jerrabomberra Wetlands turtles' nests

John Thistleton Two foxes have raided 62 of the 63 long neck turtles nests identified by rangers at Jerrabomberra Wetlands.

Cyclist dies in first Canberra fatality of 2015

Police speak to a cyclist after a 50-year-old man fell off his bike in Deakin.

John Thistleton Canberra cyclist dies after falling from bike last week.

Mount Stromlo director's residence restored after January 2003 bush fires

Professor Matthew Colless at the re-opening of the Mount Stromlo director's residence.

John Thistleton The Mount Stromlo Observatory director's residence has reopened after its near destruction in 2003.

Rain brings higher prices for cattle producers

Galloway cattle farmers Chris and Greg Stuart at Minto, near Hall.

John Thistleton Rain causes 30 per cent spike in cattle prices and boosts beef exports.

On this day in history: German WWI Zeppelins bomb Norfolk, England

John Thistleton The Germans make their first Zeppelin air raid of World War I on England, bombing unsuspecting Norfolk.

News -Police take Harley off speedster -

Police confiscated a man's motorcycle at Yass.

John Thistleton Police confiscate rider's Harley Davidson at Yass.

Shake-up down the lines saw fewer trains and fewer workers

John Thistleton Today in History, 100 years ago today

National Archives revisits a promise of paradise for migrants

John Thistleton Migrants became poster couple for Australia's new arrivals.

Rare curlews filmed mating at Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary

A Bush stone-curlew.

John Thistleton Hidden camera captures rare curlews mating

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.