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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Stories to tell - and not sheepish about it

John Thistleton To sell fresh food at a farmers' market, you need a unique story to accompany what you produce.

Fire readiness to be shared on ACT First

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John Thistleton A community of ACT social media users will add to front-line natural disaster preparations this year.

Bladerunner's visit makes for exciting sequel

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John Thistleton Whale watchers in Eden astonished to see humpback back near the bay, with calf in tow.

Govt told: borrow to boost economy

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John Thistleton ACT should borrow for major infrastructure projects to renew economic activity, says industry group.

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Fears Lake Burley Griffin losing lustre

John and Bobbie Beale walk Charlie-Brown through Bowen Park on their way home to Barton.

John Thistleton Scarce planning resources is tarnishing Canberra's jewel, Lake Burley Griffin, say long-time residents and an advocacy group.

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Competition entry reflects on self-image

Katherine Griffiths.

John Thistleton Canberra Times photographer Katherine Griffiths shows a different side of herself.

Last message cyclist sent was a message of love

Lachlan, Joshua, Hayden Vandenberg with their father Kane, who died in a cycling accident on Friday at Mount Stromlo.

John Thistleton The wife of a cyclist killed tragically in an accident at Stromlo Forest Park on Friday said the hardest thing was having to tell the youngest of their three sons.

Fears miner won't pay for land recovery

John Thistleton Bendigo residents on an environmental review committee say a goldminer who is establishing a new underground mine east of Canberra won't have enough money to rehabilitate inactive sites near the...

Into the bowels for a sneak peek of this dam fine engineering feat

ctew Water chief engineer John Dymke shows Richard Begbie who has been following the history of Cotter around the gallery in Cotter Dam.

John Thistleton An engineer and an author will take Canberrans deep within the new Cotter Dam wall's building and cultural foundations on Saturday.

Beach for littlies at odds with development plan

Children enjoy playing along the shoreline of Lake Burley Griffin.

John Thistleton For carefree children who can shrug off icy water between their toes, Black Mountain Peninsula is a slice of paradise.

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Lake battle looms over plan for slipway near peninsula parkland

Yarralumla Bay.

John Thistleton The Land Development Agency's proposed dry boat slipway at Black Mountain Peninsula will create an industrial site with potential for highly polluting maintenance work in a popular lakeside parkland,...

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Unhappy trails as authorities rein in catchment access

Claire Weekes with Willow and Zara at Riverview Horse Agistment.

John Thistleton Dawn washes over Riverview's green peaks, skips over the valley's fog-filled depths and bathes the Bullen Range in a soft orange light.

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Woden town centre set for high-rise, high-tech parking overhaul

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John Thistleton A new multi-level parking structure proposed for Woden Town Centre workers will feature licence-plate recognition to streamline peak-hour traffic.

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Aboriginal peoples resume 25,000-year friendship with dance

Ngarrindjeri Elder Major Sumner and Adrian Brown, ACT Parks and Conservation Ngunnawal Ranger.

John Thistleton The Canberra community is invited to a rare exchange of traditional dances on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River.

ACT's export strength bodes well for future

Export Awards

John Thistleton Exporting Canberra's knowledge and education-based services to Asia will secure a sound future, says Chief Minister Katy Gallagher.

Imported bees face quarantine test to quell biosecurity fears

John Thistleton The first queen bees to arrive in Australia in seven years are expected to bring significant benefits and risks to the bee industry.

Future of budding vintage hangs on full moon frost

Wine maker Ken Helm.

John Thistleton The success of Canberra district's 2014 wine vintage could hinge on a full moon on Saturday night, October 19.

Fears foreign giants buying up level playing fields

Stockingbingal farmers Greg and Brad Morton look out over this seasons canola crop.

John Thistleton A premier grain district where flowering canola rises up to a man's shoulder, Stockinbingal west of Canberra is becoming the land of the giants.

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Parishioners angered by school sale

Marian College has been added to disused Catholic property on the market in Goulburn.

John Thistleton A former girls' college in Goulburn is on the market, which has angered parishioners.

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Blinded soldier sings tribute after 360km walk

Private Liam Haven with guide dog Owen walks down ANZAC Parade to complete his trek at the AWM.

John Thistleton As victory laps go, this one could hardly be more triumphant.