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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Man escapes poison as snake holds back venom

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.

Good vibes at Canberra Airport as new $50 million hotel unveiled

An artists impression of the new hotel at Canberra Airport

John Thistleton Canberra Airport will partner with Toga Far East Hotels, under the Vibe Hotel brand, in a new 191-room hotel.

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Craft workers versus council in Adaminaby

John Thistleton In the Snowy Mountains, where legends are made, you could not jump a horse over this magnificent wall hanging of Adaminaby, or the legal file that's piling up with claims of who owns it.

Land values around Canberra Airport at risk

John Thistleton Landholders near Canberra Airport's flight path are awaiting a NSW government directive that could send their land values plummeting.

Canberra Airport outlines freight hub plan

John Thistleton Canberra Airport plans to use its 24-hour curfew-free status to become Sydney's freight airport.

Canberra airport seeks to increase overnight freight flights

air freight shipping

John Thistleton Canberra Airport plans using its 24-hour curfew free status to become Sydney’s freight airport.

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Canberra Airport's workforce predicted to take off

A Qantas Airways passenger plane.

John Thistleton Canberra Airport's workforce will grow from 11,000 to 18,000 jobs over the next five years.

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Fishy business: Mystery of missing rainbow trout

John Thistleton A feast of hooking Snowy Mountains rainbow trout has turned into a mysterious famine.

Canberran paraglider is high as a kite and going the record distance

John Thistleton Winched into the air, Canberra public servant Kari Roberson was not expecting a close brush with disaster before breaking an Australian women's record for paragliding.

Gift harp from Israel gets tangled up in bureaucracy

Resonance public art harp Manuka.


John Thistleton A sculpture representing Israel and Australia's cultural connection was offered as a centenary gift, only to be rejected.

A price to pay for 526 more parking spaces at Calvary Hospital

John Thistleton A new five-storey car park for Calvary Hospital is designed for the introduction of paid parking.

Manuka traders call for retail precinct upgrade to recapture village charm

NEWS:  L-R Members of the Manuka traders association Arthur Gray, Angela Nichol , President Quentin Webster and Marilyn Gray would like to see Manuka shops and laneways reinvigorate.  5th March 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

John Thistleton Manuka retailers want fellow traders to help them polish the upmarket shopping precinct.

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Split in Canberra Club board blamed for delay in merger plans

John Thistleton Canberra Club president Rick Reeks says two directors who broke ranks with the board have succeeded only in delaying for six weeks a decision on the club's future.

Police find suspect in wardrobe in Chisholm

John Thistleton A 32-year-old who hid from police in a wardrobe has been arrested after an aggravated robbery at the Coles Express service station in Charnwood on Saturday morning.

Motorists tip off police about graffiti attack

John Thistleton A 22-year-old Forrest man has been arrested and faces charges after spraying graffiti on the Acton tunnel over Parkes Way early on Sunday morning.

Canberra Club postpones decision on release of merger report

Canberra House.

John Thistleton They are mostly retired Canberra public servants, accountants and lawyers with $4 million in the bank and a stalemate.

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Enterprise up the lake with all its paddles in working order

Conservation work begins on the Paddle Steamer Enterprise

John Thistleton One of the oldest working paddle steamers in the world, Enterprise, is again showing remarkable strength against the elements.

Canberra Club split over secret merger report

Illustration: Alan Baxter

John Thistleton Two board members of Canberra's oldest licensed club have broken ranks to push for the release of a financial consultant's report.

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