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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Westfield Woden signs up new chicken and coffee franchisees

John Thistleton New food and coffee franchises including two chicken outlets have signed up for Westfield Woden.

National Arboretum Canberra trees shape up for a mysterious future

Senior horticulturalist and arborist Owen Bolitho at the National Arboretum Canberra pruning a Persian ironwood.

John Thistleton The countless critical cuts at the National Arboretum Canberra shape the future of 44,000 trees.

Historic Bungendore property sliced up for bush retreats

Rob Gordon carving up a big portion of historic property into six 40 hectare lots to meet Canberrans demand for hobby farms.

John Thistleton Land for sale in the bush, where people know the names of your children.

Gunning wool graziers call for more research funding for genomics

John Thistleton Grazier Greg Hallam says science offers wool an exciting future.

Ainslie Group sells Canberra City Bowling Club to developer Nik Bulum

Mike Woolley rolls a final round before sundown.

John Thistleton and Megan Gorrey Canberra City Bowling Club to be redeveloped.

New Calvary private hospital to create 350 construction jobs

John Thistleton Plans lodged for $55.3 million Calvary private hospital.

Canberra Airport expecting more traffic from diversions, new services


John Thistleton Diversions, bad weather and new services are bringing more planes into curfew-free Canberra Airport.

Fluffy owners can retrieve garden plants over a three-day period

Fluffy  house.

John Thistleton Last call for Mr Fluffy home owners to retrieve garden plants.

Fewer ACT children riding bikes: national cycling survey

Isobel Jones, 9, of Downer gets ready to go for a bike ride with her father Stuart Jones.

John Thistleton Why are there less Canberra kids riding bikes when the adults are leading the nation?

Shane Rattenbury missing in action in war on weeds say conservationists

Geoff Butler, Weed officer of the Conservation Council for Canberra.

John Thistleton One year's seeds equal seven years weeds, warn nature reserve volunteers.

Canberra Eye Hospital in voluntary administration amid directors dispute

Dr Iain Dunlop is one of the partners involved in setting up the Canberra Eye Hospital.

John Thistleton Canberra Eye Hospital calls in administrator as directors dispute continues.

Barclay family buys and sells the neighbourhood in Burnie Street, Lyons

News. Four adjoining homes in Burnie Street Lyons, belonging to
members of the Barclay family, will be auctioned together on July 2nd.
From left, Michelle holding 2 year old twin Ellie, her husband Steven,
holding Asher and Alison, Steven's sister. June 3rd. 2015 The Canberra
Times photograph by Graham Tidy.


John Thistleton In Barclay County, neighbours never run out of milk and always have someone handy to mind the children and walk the dogs.

Textile designer keeps alive an ancient weaving craft

John Thistleton Children are fascinated by woman weaving natural fibres at Handmade Market.

Demand from China clears Goulburn's huge wool store

John Thistleton Demand from China has cleared out more wool from NSW's huge warehouse.

Big retail property sales boost confidence in Queanbeyan

Kmart in Queanbeyan

John Thistleton Commercial property investors have shelled out more than $80 million on Queanbeyan retailing sites, showing the city has shrugged off any negative impacts from big box retailers at Majura Park.

Plans on track to convert Bungendore and Goulburn rail lines to cycle trails

Cycle trail supporter Bill Taylor on the unused rail line near Bungendore.

John Thistleton Disused railway lines near Bungendore and Goulburn could become tourist attractions as cycling and walking trails.

Pressure on Eucumbene River as fishermen cast for trophy brown trout

Eucumbene River is a hot spot for trophy anglers.

John Thistleton Tighter rules are keeping keen trout fishermen out of one another's way.

Fancy owning a rough and ready tourist attraction? Old Bywong gold town for sale

John Thistleton The long-abandoned tourist facility Bywong Gold Town is now a town for sale, blacksmith's forge included.

Police arrest bikie suspects, seize shotguns


John Thistleton A man arrested after a shotgun was discharged and weapons seized in Tuggeranong on Saturday night had the words "Rebels" and "forever" tattooed across his eyebrows.

Prices for fine merino wool, retail demand are on the rise

John Thistleton ''I Wool If You Wool' say fashion designers, embracing merino's silky smooth texture.