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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

ACT Parks and Conservation Service traps eight peacocks in Narrabundah

A peacock displaying plumes at Narrabundah.

John Thistleton Feathers and claims fly as rangers close in on Narrabundah's divisive peacocks.

Independent Metro Petroleum pressure puts Canberra on discounting cycle

Fyshwick's Metro service station fuel prices on Wednesday.

John Thistleton  Thrift drivers spread word on low-profile Fyshwick petrol discounter.

Woolmark and David Jones launch Marcia Patmos global brand in Crookwell

Fashion designer Marcia Patmos with merino wool farmer Carina Doran at Ahgunyah in Crookwell .

John Thistleton New York fashion designer finds core of her design in rural Crookwell.

Scientists break into circle to find Lake Burley Griffin carp's vulnerability

Carp form a circle in Sullivans Creek, ANU campus.

John Thistleton Why hundreds of carp form neat social circle on the surface of Lake Burley Griffin.

IKEA opening puts pressure on new Majura Parkway northbound bridge completion

IKEA Canberra says it will be powered entirely by renewable energy by 2020.

John Thistleton Bridge building more complicated than a flat pack project could interrupt IKEA traffic

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Tourism and Transport Forum calls on ACT Government to double marketing budget

Funding is needed for a trail from the National Botanic Gardens to the National Arboretum.

John Thistleton Tourism lobby group wants the ACT Government to double marketing budget for promoting Canberra.

Solar farm consultant and wool producers in heated clash over Williamsdale project

 Williamsdale property owner Brett McDonald .

John Thistleton  ''Deaths on the highway'' claim' at solar farm meeting outrageous, says farming family's solicitor.

Canberra rental prices trend down over three years, says Property Council

 Construction of homes in the Molonglo Valley.

John Thistleton More apartments and fewer jobs equal lower rents in Canberra.

Gemologist Rob Hunt wants to protect Rowes Lagoon's moonlit treasures

John Thistleton Gemologist wants to protect Rowes Lagoon's rare birds, orchids and plants.

Chinese and Indian investors buying homes, land and offices in Goulburn

Investment target: Kenmore Hospital, Goulburn.

John Thistleton Australian-Chinese investors lead surge in Goulburn property developments, as Sydney's west looks inland to expand.

Narrabundah peacock trap awaits neighbourhood's noisy, dirty, much-loved ferals

A peacock in Wylie Street, Narrabundah, showing off in front of two other peafowl.

John Thistleton "I love them to bits,'' says Narrabundah's passionate peacock supporter, as trap set for feral birds.

ACT Beekeepers collect swarms to maintain healthy worker population

  John Johnston from the Beekeepers Association of the ACT places  a swarm of over 60,000 bees into a new hive.

John Thistleton Canberra beekeepers on high alert for hive diseases see safety in numbers.

Narrabundah's noisy peacocks will be trapped, relocated to wildlife sanctuary

John Thistleton  Feral peafowl in Narrabundah will be relocated over the coming weeks to a wildlife sanctuary in Darlington Point, NSW.

Irish master stonemason Steven Loughrey leaving lasting mark on Canberra landscape

Canberra Stonemason Steven Loughrey and his team working on a retaining wall in Griffith.

John Thistleton Irish master stonemason finds Canberra has embraced his ancient craft.

Why Crookwell potato farmers created Pooh Corner on Clyde Mountain for children

Barbara Carter, who  asked Eurobodalla Shire to put a sign

John Thistleton Potato farmers created Pooh Bear's Corner on the Clyde Mountain to break journey into two.

RMC Duntroon Oval No.1 pavilion demolished to make way for new pavilion

The remains of the old RMC oval in 2014 during the construction of the Majura parkway.

John Thistleton Preparations continue for restoring historic RMC Oval.

Southern boobook owl latest rescue success for Queanbeyan Wildcare

The boobook owl rescued from other birds near Michelago, given to Wildcare and later returned to the bush.

John Thistleton  Boobook owl recovers eyesight, released into bush at Michelago.

Anxious border collie Archie escapes Qantas and transport staff, goes on run

John Thistleton Border collie escapes Qantas depot, on the run for two days, sidesteps IKEA, visits horse stud, bites owner and goes home.

Meet five 70-something Canberrans who refuse to retire

John Thistleton Age is no barrier for these stalwarts, who are still making their careers count in the capital.

Dr Dick Telford too busy for the sun ever to set on his magnificent career

John Thistleton The sun never sets on the multi-layered career of sports scientist Dick Telford, and four other long-lived people.