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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

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

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.

Australian National Botanic Gardens thinks big with bridge-to-bushland plan

Breaking out: Australian National Botanic Gardens general manager Peter Byronis is contemplating a large nature play area, eco-tourism and adventure activities.

John Thistleton The Australian Botanic Gardens is spreading its wings.

HIA national housing scorecard marks down ACT residential building

Downturn: Home building continues to decline in Canberra.

John Thistleton The ACT is the only jurisdiction to go backwards in residential building activity, according the Housing Industry Association's half-yearly league tables.

Our military purse strings were just as tight 100 years ago, records show

John Thistleton A hundred years ago, soldiers were having to scrimp and save and apply to external sources for the necessary funding to join the war effort abroad.


Gang-Gang - Yellow box the honey spot for beekeepers

John Thistleton In summer yellow box trees bring money, honey, birds, bees and beetles to Canberra.

Canberra's farms disappearing with urban development

John Thistleton Pressure from developers is driving people away from their rural lifestyles throughout Canberra.

What's wrong with Canberra's coat of arms

Canberra's coat of arms.

John Thistleton Dr David Headon considers how well Canberra's coat of arms works in this day and age.