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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Firearm sales rise with outbreak of foxes, feral pigs, goats and deer

John Thistleton Gun shop owner has plenty of targets without looking for pet lions to shoot.

Bulldozer takes out 25,000 stone fruit trees at orchard over fears from a proposed gold mine

 Bulldozer operator Tom O'Brien.

John Thistleton The last straw for an orchardist who brought in a bulldozer to destroy 25,000 peach trees.

Canberra small businesses welcome flexibility, lower penalty rates on Sundays

ANU student Alan Babaei says reducing penalty rates takes away the incentive of putting weekends aside to work.

John Thistleton, Kirsten Lawson and Lin Yin Winners and losers in workplace overhaul.

Unity Mine cyanide proposal threatens Araluen Valley, says author Jackie French

John Thistleton Cyanide could spill into Araluen Valley according to landholders, but the gold miner proposing its use denies this.

Calls for rail trails for NSW network to extend from Canberra to Cooma and Bombala

John Thistleton Growing community support for rail trails from ACT region extends into the Snowy.

Subway shop loses trade during construction for new apartments

Owner of a Subway ,Tony Prior is fighting with developer Morris group, after a road was put in front of his Subway business, costing him a big percentage of his trade.

John Thistleton The plans showed an showed an outdoor eating area and garden beds. Instead Tony got an access road for trucks, a large fence and dramatic drop in turnover.

Young roosters boost University of Canberra research into short-sightedness

John Thistleton Little roosters help shine bright light into myopia to halt growing rates of short-sightedness among young people.

Aircraft maintenance engineer weaves a new career with alpaca wool

Alpaca farmers Joe Banhidi, his daughter Gina McGeoch, and his wife Betty.

John Thistleton After maintaining Qantas jets on the ground, Joe Banhidi ventured into alpaca wool jumpers.

University of Canberra team helping Papua New Guinea women lift farm profits

John Thistleton University of Canberra researchers find women in remote Papua New Guinea make thrifty farmers.

University of Canberra planning change angers retailers and property sector

8 March 2011 - Pic Elesa Lee - The Chronicle - Belconnen Mall roof collapse between the 2nd and 3rd floor during upgrades in the north wing SPECIAL 1

John Thistleton Retailers warn of ''bleeding out'' Belconnen Town Centre to help University of Canberra.

Latest proposal for Manuka Occasional Childcare strikes community opposition

The latest alternative site for Manuka Occasional Child Care is facing opposition.

John Thistleton Attempts to quietly relocate Manuka Occasional Childcare Centre divides residents.

Mandalay bus in Braddon preparing for new paint job

The Mandalay Bus in Braddon is about to get a fresh coat of paint..

John Thistleton Sudden splash of paint gives Mandalay Bus supporters a chill.

Gold Creek Station function centre at Hall to rise out of ashes

John Thistleton Fierce fire brings out the best in Hall community to rebuild Gold Creek Station.

Fire in builders' waste at Pialligo could burn for days

Crews from ACT Fire and Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service at the scene of the fire.

John Thistleton A fire in builders waste at Pialligo could take days to extinguish.

Landcare on alert for illegal building waste from Canberra

An inspection in 2012 of trucks leaving the ACT border on the Barton Highway.

John Thistleton Environmental Protection Authority warns of $5 million fine for illegal dumping.

Canberra Greek leaders despair over financial crisis

John Thistleton Canberra Greeks are heading home, despite their homeland's looming financial flashpoint.

Westfield Woden signs up new chicken and coffee franchisees

A Woden trader said too many shopping centres were making it more difficult for retailers.

John Thistleton New food and coffee franchises including two chicken outlets have signed up for Westfield Woden.

National Arboretum Canberra trees shape up for a mysterious future

Senior horticulturalist and arborist Owen Bolitho at the National Arboretum Canberra pruning a Persian ironwood.

John Thistleton The countless critical cuts at the National Arboretum Canberra shape the future of 44,000 trees.

Historic Bungendore property sliced up for bush retreats

Rob Gordon carving up a big portion of historic property into six 40 hectare lots to meet Canberrans demand for hobby farms.

John Thistleton Land for sale in the bush, where people know the names of your children.

Gunning wool graziers call for more research funding for genomics

John Thistleton Grazier Greg Hallam says science offers wool an exciting future.