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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Lyn Goldsworthy is a conservationist who loves cats but makes sure birds are out of reach

John Thistleton Conservationist Lyn Goldsworthy has two cats – and each one has a leash.

Time is up for Canberra's fat, unrestrained cats

The ACT Government is weighing up whether household cats should be registered.

John Thistleton The ACT Government is weighing up whether household cats should be registered.

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Japan and China are keen to see high-speed rail on east coast

Fast-speed train service.

John Thistleton A high-speed service on Australia's east coast may be off the political agenda, but our Japanese and Chinese trading partners can see the benefits.

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Cod deaths: Yerrabi Pond tests return negative

John Thistleton No clue yet on mystery fish deaths.

Greens put faith in coalition deal to hold line on woodland protection

Greens MLA  Shane Rattenbury.

John Thistleton ACT government no longer has Commonwealth oversight for environmental approvals.

Ebb and flow stirs up Canberra lakes debate

Some experts support a fish ladder proposal for Scrivener Dam.

John Thistleton Professor Ross Thompson has pointed out that work is under way to improve the region's lakes.

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Farmer rejects wind turbines - and $30,000 carrot

John Thistleton Farmer rejected $30,000 a year for hosting three wind turbines.

Look out Sydney, country cousins cuddling up to Canberra


John Thistleton Sydney's antipathy towards Canberra is on a slippery slope say Yass and Palerang councils.

Couple offer hope with home for homeless men

Glenn and Ros Stewart.

John Thistleton A Yass couple are getting strong support for their project to convert a worker's cottage in Murrumburrah into emergency housing.

Wisbey's peach orchard at Araluen for auction next month

John Thistleton Araluen orchard Wisbey's is on the market, after its owner Robyn Clubb spent nine years building up independent buyers for her peaches.

Lake Burley Griffin a national rarity

Serene scene: Lake Burley Griffin provides a haven for many species of bird.

John Thistleton What makes Canberra's main lake a standout?

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Residents warned to build up or lose out on open space in Canberra

Debate continues over the development prospects in Woden.

John Thistleton Woden is languishing and Belconnen is growing because of high-density developments, a Canberra architect says.

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Supabarn's bread price slice undercuts Woolworths in battle for business

Supabarn has bought into the battle for bread buyers.

John Thistleton Woolworths' cheap loaf of bread has prompted a bigger discount from Supabarn.

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'Ballet not bulldozers' as women's light touch lures trout

John Thistleton The secret to extracting maximum pleasure while fly fishing is less, not more.

The war on rabbits continues

John Thistleton At Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary rabbits have the luxury of a predator-proof fence and immunity against deadly viruses that has left scientists in a stew for generations.

German Club loses harmony as membership splits

Harmonie German Club management committee members from left, Joy Altmann, Tony Millar, Andrew Geraghty, Annie Bodenschatz and Frederick Mack outside the Club in Narrabundah.

John Thistleton Two factions at the Harmonie German Club will meet on Tuesday night to try to resolve differences.

Whatever happened to Canberra's water trike?

AN immigrant's vision: Aquabikes at the peak of their popularity.

John Thistleton The Aquabike was first seen in Canberra, so where has it gone? A look back at the odd invention's origins in the nation's capital.

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Elderly couple held up in terrifying home invasion on Bywong farm

Police searching.

John Thistleton Intruder confronts elderly couple in their home at Bywong, east of Canberra.

Bike advocates want motorists to leave more space on roads for cyclists


John Thistleton Leading cycling advocates are calling for a mandatory one-metre clearance between vehicles and cyclists.

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Solar supporters take strike at 'greedy landlord' utilities

George Tanchevski at the Sustainable House Day at Googong on Sunday afternoon.

John Thistleton Renewable energy supporter says governments misrepresenting the sector.

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