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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

ACT region's autumn rains hold promise of bountiful spring harvest

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.

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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.

Jindabyne: Toni Sarri makes new attempt to develop resort at Rabbits Corner

An artists impression of a section of the proposed Lake Jindabyne Village.

John Thistleton A Canberra property developer is mounting a fresh attempt to rezone rural land at Jindabyne for a $250 million tourist resort.

Locals fear impact on street scape of larger Manuka

A residents group says Manuka Oval's expansion threatens to dislodge community groups in the precinct and compromise heritage values.

John Thistleton A residents group says the expansion of Manuka Oval threatens to dislodge community groups in the precinct.

Producing for market is a growing cottage industry

John Thistleton Regardless of the heritage listings draped over the Old Goulburn Brewery, the ravages of time nibble at its creeper-clad sandstock bricks and rusting iron gates.

Breweries offer choice of Goulburn's old and new

Photos contributed by Goulburn tourism- the Old Goulburn brewery.

John Thistleton Australia's oldest working brewery, in Goulburn, has a rival coming from Sydney's west.

Height changes demolish developer's plans for Kingston

Developer Andrew Rudnicki

John Thistleton Andrew Rudnicki feels like he has been kicked out of Kingston's shopping centre.

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Commonwealth Club courts members of ailing Canberra Club

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John Thistleton Members of the asset-rich but troubled Canberra Club will be introduced to the Commonwealth Club on Friday, and those considering joining may one day rub shoulders with former Prime Minister Kevin...

Three multimillion-dollar developments planned for Goulburn

John Thistleton A brewery, multicultural church and high-rise apartment developer from Sydney have bought historic church properties and a former supermarket logistics centre in Goulburn to redevelop.

Tourism hopes ride on pedal power reviving the Bungendore rail trail

Steam loco 1243, numbered 176 for the filming if Ned Kelly, sitting on the Captains Flat yard preparing to steam out to Bungendore on August 24, 1969, becoming the last train over the line.

John Thistleton Redeveloping the 34-kilometre Bungendore-to-Captains Flat railway line would be a tourism boon.

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Hay for drought stricken farmers in Coonabarabran, Pilliga

John Thistleton Canberra truck drivers plan to deliver at least 5000 bales of hay to drought-stricken farmers in central NSW.

Police chase continues after fiery crash

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John Thistleton A man has been on the run since evading police, then crashing his car into a tree and escaping as the car burned.

Thieves steal beer

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John Thistleton Thieves have made off with a distinct brand of beer after breaking into the Abbey Function Centre in Nicholls.

Frost, heat, deluge - Canberra region winegrowers can't catch a break

John Thistleton Canberra winemakers are hoping persistent rain doesn't ruin the remainder of this year's vintage.

New six-storey allowance to revitalise Kingston

John Thistleton New planning laws recommended for Kingston would allow six storeys of residential units, offices and shops.

Man escapes poison as snake holds back venom

Eastern brown snake.

John Thistleton A man taken to Calvary Hospital after being bitten by a snake, was later allowed to leave after tests revealed no venom had been injected into his body.

Wanted: tenants to return to an oasis of capital history

Heritage-listed cottage on Cotter Road former resident Robyn Vest reflects on her childhood in the cottage.

John Thistleton Old homes with a window into Canberra's early history are being boarded up, when they could be opened to the wider community, say heritage advocates.

Protecting native species a challenge for conservationists

An Eastern Gray Kangaroo.

John Thistleton Canberra author Roland Breckwoldt will pose questions next month on who should take responsibility for endangered native species.