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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Jindabyne: Toni Sarri makes new attempt to develop resort at Rabbits Corner

John Thistleton A Canberra property developer is mounting a fresh attempt to rezone rural land at Jindabyne for a $250 million tourist resort.

Locals fear impact on street scape of larger Manuka

A residents group says Manuka Oval's expansion threatens to dislodge community groups in the precinct and compromise heritage values.

John Thistleton A residents group says the expansion of Manuka Oval threatens to dislodge community groups in the precinct.

Height changes demolish developer's plans for Kingston

Developer Andrew Rudnicki

John Thistleton Andrew Rudnicki feels like he has been kicked out of Kingston's shopping centre.

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Producing for market is a growing cottage industry

Produce market at the Old Goulburn Brewery. Stall holder, Doreen Macpherson, pencils the hatching date on each of her free range eggs.

John Thistleton Regardless of the heritage listings draped over the Old Goulburn Brewery, the ravages of time nibble at its creeper-clad sandstock bricks and rusting iron gates.

Breweries offer choice of Goulburn's old and new

Photos contributed by Goulburn tourism- the Old Goulburn brewery.

John Thistleton Australia's oldest working brewery, in Goulburn, has a rival coming from Sydney's west.

Three multimillion-dollar developments planned for Goulburn

John Thistleton A brewery, multicultural church and high-rise apartment developer from Sydney have bought historic church properties and a former supermarket logistics centre in Goulburn to redevelop.

Commonwealth Club courts members of ailing Canberra Club


John Thistleton Members of the asset-rich but troubled Canberra Club will be introduced to the Commonwealth Club on Friday, and those considering joining may one day rub shoulders with former Prime Minister Kevin...

Tourism hopes ride on pedal power reviving the Bungendore rail trail

Steam loco 1243, numbered 176 for the filming if Ned Kelly, sitting on the Captains Flat yard preparing to steam out to Bungendore on August 24, 1969, becoming the last train over the line.

John Thistleton Redeveloping the 34-kilometre Bungendore-to-Captains Flat railway line would be a tourism boon.

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Hay for drought stricken farmers in Coonabarabran, Pilliga

John Thistleton Canberra truck drivers plan to deliver at least 5000 bales of hay to drought-stricken farmers in central NSW.

Police chase continues after fiery crash

Police Car, with Siren and lights, Cops, Emergencies, Generic

John Thistleton A man has been on the run since evading police, then crashing his car into a tree and escaping as the car burned.

Thieves steal beer

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John Thistleton Thieves have made off with a distinct brand of beer after breaking into the Abbey Function Centre in Nicholls.

Frost, heat, deluge - Canberra region winegrowers can't catch a break

John Thistleton Canberra winemakers are hoping persistent rain doesn't ruin the remainder of this year's vintage.

New six-storey allowance to revitalise Kingston

John Thistleton New planning laws recommended for Kingston would allow six storeys of residential units, offices and shops.

Man escapes poison as snake holds back venom

Eastern brown snake.

John Thistleton A man taken to Calvary Hospital after being bitten by a snake, was later allowed to leave after tests revealed no venom had been injected into his body.

Wanted: tenants to return to an oasis of capital history

Heritage-listed cottage on Cotter Road former resident Robyn Vest reflects on her childhood in the cottage.

John Thistleton Old homes with a window into Canberra's early history are being boarded up, when they could be opened to the wider community, say heritage advocates.

Protecting native species a challenge for conservationists

An Eastern Gray Kangaroo.

John Thistleton Canberra author Roland Breckwoldt will pose questions next month on who should take responsibility for endangered native species.

Good vibes at Canberra Airport as new $50 million hotel unveiled

An artists impression of the new hotel at Canberra Airport

John Thistleton Canberra Airport will partner with Toga Far East Hotels, under the Vibe Hotel brand, in a new 191-room hotel.

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Land values around Canberra Airport at risk

Landholders near Canberra Airport's flight path are awaiting a NSW government directive that could send their land values plummeting.

John Thistleton Landholders near Canberra Airport's flight path are awaiting a NSW government directive that could send their land values plummeting.

Craft workers versus council in Adaminaby

The Adaminaby Stage Curtain and Member for Monaro John Barilaro, (centre) with the designer of the wall hanging Ann Kennedy.

John Thistleton In the Snowy Mountains, where legends are made, you could not jump a horse over this magnificent wall hanging of Adaminaby, or the legal file that's piling up with claims of who owns it.

Canberra Airport outlines freight hub plan

John Thistleton Canberra Airport plans to use its 24-hour curfew-free status to become Sydney's freight airport.