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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Late fees crippling building industry, MBA says

Home building

John Thistleton Fees aimed at preventing builders from land banking in the territory's leasehold system have instead turned into crippling revenue raising, according to the ACT Master Builders Association.

Never mind the paddle, just give us back our creek

Jenny Horsfield, historian and local writer standing near the former Tuggeranong Creek at the back of the Tuggeranong Homestead.

John Thistleton From a sparkling, frog and fish-filled creek catchment to a foul, sulphur-smelling valley that forces residents inside behind closed doors and windows, Tuggeranong is at the sharp end of Canberra's...

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Albino kangaroo just one of Canberra's natural wonders

ACT Parks and Conservation Regional Manager Brett McNamara at the Namadgi National Park trying to spot the albino kangaroo that is believed to be in the area.

John Thistleton Bush hanging off the Brindabella Mountains like a well worn work shirt is full of surprises which capture worldwide interest.

Solar glare safe: CASA

Stephen Byron, Canberra Airport CEO.

John Thistleton Reflected light from a proposed solar farm near Canberra Airport would not blind pilots of approaching or departing aircraft, CASA says.

Primary producers making a point of difference

Sam Burton Taylor of Sam's Paddock Boorowa.

John Thistleton Sam Pincott's elation at having delivered his first box of eggs to a Holbrook butcher shop was short lived.

Rain slows projects but tops up lake

ACT Roads Tony Gill.

John Thistleton More than 30 millimetres of rain on Sunday and Monday has stopped construction on the new Majura parkway, eased the bushfire threat and started raising the level of Lake Burley Griffin.

Centenary riders hit bicentennial trail

Kayla Defranceschi, 16 of Hall with her horse Grace.

John Thistleton From all parts of the ACT, 110 horses and their riders marked Canberra's centenary on Sunday.

Living to beat of a different drum

John Thistleton When Yvonne Evans heard drums at 2am, she hoped a long nightmare was finally coming to an end.

Parade of giants on south coast

Whale sightings are set to increase off the South Coast.

John Thistleton Humpback, minke and southern right whales in near record numbers off the South Coast are set to attract another player onto their ocean stage.

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Bushfire information a concern for Palerang Council

Crews work to contain fires near Bungendore in January.

John Thistleton Palerang Council could offer to pay the national broadcaster to keep residents updated with information during a bushfire emergency.

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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