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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Breweries offer choice of Goulburn's old and new

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


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

Police Car, with Siren and lights, Cops, Emergencies, Generic

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.

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.