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Hopes for mining to resume at Tarago

John Thistleton Positive sentiment from surging gold prices will boost a mining company's aim to re-establish copper, lead and zinc mining south of Goulburn.

Business asks for transition into PS cuts

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John Thistleton Transition period would soften impact of cuts to thousands of public servant jobs, say ACT business leaders.

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Trail leaders needed for centenary ride

Members of the ACT Equestrian Association preparing for centenary trail ride in November.

John Thistleton Once the cry rang out in the hills for crack riders with no regard for life or limb to round up brumbies.

Fears mine may have polluted creeks

Author Jackie French on her    Never Break Hills property.

John Thistleton NSW EPA investigating whether mining company's stormwater treatment polluted creeks near Braidwood.

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Ute and police car collide

John Thistleton The driver of a marked police car has been taken to hospital for precautionary reasons after a collision with another vehicle at Chisholm.

Police concern for missing woman

John Thistleton A 40-year-old Gungahlin woman who has been missing since Saturday, is being sought by police who are concerned for her welfare.

Canberra's underground fat fight

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ACTEW Water Communications

Clogged up sewer drains in Canberra.

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John Thistleton As affluent as Canberra is, we'll never produce a fatberg to rival the one dredged up in a London sewer.

Petition may save village's cottages

Kaarne Vauhkonen and Pirkko Nieminen in front of their old house in Bungendore after it was sold.

John Thistleton A petition with 2000 names to save two Bungendore cottages could slow a surge in supermarket developments at the village.

Inside the territory's roo cull

Images of the 2013 Canberra Kangaroo cull supplied by Territory and Municipal Services.

John Thistleton Most Forde residents wouldn't have started their dinner when the first kangaroo fell.

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Rezoning 'threatens farmers' livelihoods'

Bywong land owners, Keith Gascoine, left and Mike Cramsie on Mike's property which is overrun by grazing kangaroos.

John Thistleton Farmers say Palerang Council's proposed planning changes will restrict grazing, devalue their land and threaten livelihoods.

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The best little market around, and it's all to save a hall

Pat Ward at Laggan markets.

John Thistleton In villages scattered between Crookwell and Bathurst, old halls stand as the last remnants of a rural golden era.

Sushi competition heats up in the suburbs

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John Thistleton Four partners operating Mr Sushi outlets in Canberra say they chose Cooleman Court because there were no other sushi stores there.

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Real sourdough rises to supermarket competition

Baker Peter Groeneveld of Bakery Culture, Jamison Plaza shows the process behind making Sourdough.
The Canberra Times
17 July 2013
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John Thistleton Peter Groeneveld's sourdough culture looks like dried porridge.

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Mine works to stop spills into streams

Earthworks forming the box cut entrance to Dargues gold mine near Majors Creek.

John Thistleton Unity Mining says its box cut mine near Majors Creek is now deep enough to hold excess water from sediment ponds, to avoid spills of dirty water into nearby creeks.

Wild dogs could be death of rangeland sheep farming

Farmer John Hyles owns a property in Tharwa.

John Thistleton Fine wool merino sheep grazier John Hyles of Booroomba, near Tharwa, has battled wild dogs for 40 years.

Thirsty thieves on camera

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John Thistleton ACT police believe a group of smash-and-grab thieves went on a Saturday night crime spree at Belconnen overnight, attacking three liquor shops.

Knife used to threaten during Holt robbery

John Thistleton ACT Policing is investigating an aggravated robbery in Holt.

Royalla solar farm could double panels with second stage

5th September 2012, News Canberra Times story by
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John Thistleton The Royalla solar farm could double its photovoltaic array to 100 hectares if stage two is built next year.

Walking a fine line in numbers game

News: David Watson with his dogs on his property between Queanbeyan and Bungendore. 19th of June 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

John Thistleton For three decades David Watson has fenced off more than 10 per cent of his 1100-hectare sheep property east of Queanbeyan for wildlife.

Govt puts $37m into Taralga wind farm

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John Thistleton A wind farm north of Goulburn is the first in the region to receive money from the Clean Energy Finance Corp.