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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Emergency rescue and oil industry train for tanker roll-overs

John Thistleton Australia's moving pipeline of fuel brings more risk of tanker roll-over disasters.

Costco could force Canberra into petrol discounting cycle

After hitting 97.7c a litre on Tuesday, Costco's price had bounced back to 104.7c a litre on Wednesday.

John Thistleton Petrol price commentators say Costco could bring Canberra into the discounting cycles motorists in other capital cities enjoy.

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Costco drops petrol below $1 a litre in Canberra


John Thistleton Costco has dropped the price of unleaded petrol for its members at Majura Park to 97.7 cents a litre.

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Westfield Woden traders appeal for rent relief

Westfield Woden Plaza is losing tenants.

John Thistleton Westfield Woden food court.

Tim O'Brien's bush horses join National Museum of Australia's 'Spirited' exhibition

John Thistleton Horse whisperer helping National Museum of Australia works with the animal's natural instincts.

Canberra house rents rise for quarter after woeful year

John Thistleton ACT house rents should be stable for 2015, after a major price correction in 2014 because of the new units on the market.

National Library of Australia's ephemera captures nation's values

An image from the National Library of Australia's ephemera collection.

John Thistleton Before online shopping, catalogues kept country people entertained and stocked up.

Mystery behind Lake George's missing wind turbine blades

John Thistleton Downed wind turbine blades add mystery to Lake George.

Majura Valley solar farm system tracks sun

John Thistleton Self-charging, track-mounted robots will adjust the tilt and orientation of individual solar arrays on Canberra's eastern fringe.

Canberra Airport's new hotel key infrastructure for direct international flights

John Thistleton In 2015, international travellers arriving at Canberra Airport for a short stay should have a more pleasant experience than the recent delay experienced by United Airlines passengers.

Canberra street punches above its weight for parking angst

Staverton Place, in Lyons, has highly prized parking spaces.

John Thistleton The yelling and swearing, secret photos and fines over five parking spaces in Lyons.

Thieves use knife to demand cash in Lyneham

Police are investigating an aggrevated robbery at Lyneham.

John Thistleton Police investigating whether the same people also tried to burgle a shop in the suburb.

ACT light rail will not need national environmental law assessment

John Thistleton Light rail plans pass Commonwealth's scrutiny, but more analysis is needed on noise impacts.

Cheaper fuel leaves visitors with change to spend in Canberra

John Thistleton Visitors spend a little longer in Canberra after saving on fuel.

Three sisters made their mark on Brindabella Mountains

Sisters Trish, Jane and Anne Bootes in front of Gudgengby Homestead.

John Thistleton Three sisters return to Gudgenby Station, where they spent their childhood mustering cattle and taming bull calves.

Vern McMullen's recollections from Commonwealth Brickworks, Yarralumla

Vern McMullen remembers the heat generated  at the former Commonwealth brickworks at Yarralumla.

John Thistleton Brickworks put the heat on Vern McMullen.

Scientists warn that superb parrots still vulnerable

John Thistleton Commonwealth Government reassesses eligibility of superb parrot on threatened species list.

Reposit Power's GridCredit technology a game changer for energy market

Power to the people: Reposit Power's Luke Osborne says GridCredit allows consumers to store their solar energy and sell it back to the grid.

John Thistleton Solar panel owners will more than double their savings with new technology being launched today.

ANU research finds kangaroos threaten endangered lizards

ANU researcher Brett Howland with a striped legless lizard.

John Thistleton Large numbers of kangaroos threaten endangered lizards, by destroying grassland.

Unity Mining auditor warns on gold's risky outlook

John Thistleton Unity Mining is still looking for finance for its Majors Creek gold mine in a risky industry.