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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Brickworks redevelopment loses $100 million interchange

John Thistleton A $100 million interchange on Adelaide Avenue to handle traffic from Molonglo, Weston Creek and Belconnen has been dropped.

Spanish fir tree survives from 2003 Canberra fires

Ben Nicolson is seeking a suitable home for the Spanish fir.

John Thistleton Ben Nicolson's rare Spanish fir escaped the 2003 firestorm and is looking for a place to grow.

Gary Humphries given police protection from David Eastman in 1995

ACT Attorney-General Gary Humphries in 1996.

John Thistleton Gary Humphries was given police protection from David Eastman when he was attorney-general.

Warm weather impacts on bee activity

 Neil Bingley and his son Brett Bingley of Weerona Apiaries near Queanbeyan attend to their bee hives.

John Thistleton Instead of slowing down and clustering for winter Neil Bingley's bees are active in above-average temperatures and twice as hungry.

University of Canberra public hospital attracts private operators

Vice-chancellor professor Stephen Parker said,

John Thistleton New public hospital at University of Canberra sparks widespread interest from private health providers.

Hit-and-run victim cycles to remarkable recovery

Hit and run vehicle - Anne Cahill Lambert

John Thistleton Anne Cahill Lambert, a chronically ill Canberra woman who was knocked off her bike by a hit-and-run driver, is off oxygen and on the mend.

Mustard seed oil oozes benefits for Young grain farmers

Sheep and grain farmer Chris Holland (left) with agronomist Paul Parker.

John Thistleton A new venture in Young has launched a multi-million oil seed venture that offers significant benefits including less chemicals for grain production and horticulture.

Bendora Arboretum a living preview of National Arboretum

ACT rangers and Friends of ACT Trees, giving people the opportunity to learn about the historical and natural importance of the Bendora Arboretum.

John Thistleton More tours are planned for Bendora Arboretum as people seek a glimpse of what the National Arboretum will look like in 60 years time.

Indie Rose Taurima loses fight with leukaemia


John Thistleton Olympian's daughter Indie Rose succumbs to illness.

El Nino threatens promising southern grain harvest

Harden farmer Tony Flanery with a sample of his wheat crop, and sheep grazing on the crop in the background.

John Thistleton Concern is growing El Nino could emerge this winter, threatening to undo a great start to the winter cropping season.

Murrumbateman housing surge

Yass Valley Council has approved a 100-home development by former Canberra developer Graeme Shaw at Murrumbateman.

John Thistleton A new 100-home subdivision at Murrumbateman will provide 60 per cent more housing for the village and critical mass for new services.

Fenner student studies children's dwindling interest in the bush

PhD student Kathy Eyles planting with other Greening Australia volunteers on Barrer Hill near the National Arboretum, Canberra.

John Thistleton PhD student Kathy Eyles says children have been so restricted in the bush they no longer value nature.

Snowy Mountains Gaden Hatchery harvesting trout eggs

Mark Duffy of the Gaden Hatchery in Jindabyne holds onto one of the male Atlantic salmon used as breeding stock.

John Thistleton Gaden trout hatchery is harvesting eggs to sustain a $100m industry in the Snowy Mountains.

Woman threatens Pearce Foodworks staff with machete

Police tape

John Thistleton A woman armed with a machete threatened a supermarket employee with a machete on Saturday, demanding cash.

New homes close in on Murrumbidgee and Ginninderra gorges

Anna Hyles at Ginninderra Falls.

John Thistleton Residential development is nearing the spectacular Murrumbidgee and Ginninderra gorges, where people want to protect their exceptional natural beauty.

Rock fishing tragedy devastates family

Peter Oberg

John Thistleton The brother of a Goulburn man swept off the rocks was able to see a hand come out of the sea in time to alert rescuers.

Yass and Goulburn locked in multimillion-dollar cattle battle

Owner of Bellvale Farm near Yass Brendan Abbey with development proposal for a new sale yard in the region.

John Thistleton A new $16 million livestock exchange at Yass will finish Goulburn as a stock-selling centre.

Majura Parkway will worsen traffic around Canberra Airport

Earthworks vehicles on the site of the Majura Parkway project.

John Thistleton More major traffic headaches will begin when Majura Parkway opens.

Government accused of failing to ensure developers compensate for habitat loss

Development work at West Macgregor.

John Thistleton Conservationists describe new developments in the ACT as death by a thousand cuts for wildlife.

Angry wind farmer challenges Joe Hockey to bull fight

George the Bungendore bull

John Thistleton A farmer hosting wind turbines which Joe Hockey says are offensive challenges him to a bull fight.

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