John Thistleton Google+

John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Remote-controlled helicopter is Forestry's newest recruit

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

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.

Fishing experiment in Googong continues

Googong Dam
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.

Braddon locals call for supermarket in new developments

News
Graffiti saying 'IGA HERE PLEASE! ' on the outside of the under-construction Habitat building on Mort St, Braddon.
Filed: Sunday, 23 March 2014 2:07:11 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

rt140323Braddon-0436.jpg

John Thistleton Justin Ryan wants nothing more than to walk down to a small supermarket in Braddon and buy an onion.

Comments 29

Senator Zed Seselja's proposal to revive Tuggeranong wins support

.

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.

Comments 5

Westward-ho for Tuggeranong: Zed Seselja

.

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.

Comments 14

No verifiable benefit to kangaroo cull: activists

.

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

Comments 24

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.

Duntroon oval makeover is part of the price of progress

John Thistleton A historic cricket ground will re-emerge next year alongside the new Majura Parkway, near Pialligo Drive, Pialligo.

Brumbies' new headquarters to look after every detail

Brumbies CEO Doug Edwards inside his new office at the building.

John Thistleton The ACT Brumbies' new headquarters opens on May 23 full of what Ben Alexander describes as one per centers - individual features designed to lift performance.

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.

Little Oak Sanctuary: Pablo Pigcasso has moved on from his blue period

Kate and James Luke of Little Oak Sanctuary. Pablo Pigcasso has won a $15,000 grant for animal protection awareness.

John Thistleton After being rescued from the streets of Sydney's west, this young pig has a grand name and a shot at fame across Canberra's north.

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.

Steve Whan to seek Labor pre-selection for seat of Monaro

John Thistleton Former member for Monaro Steve Whan is seeking Labor pre-selection for the seat, ahead of the March, 2015 NSW poll.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Comments 29

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.