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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Sushi competition heats up in the suburbs

John Thistleton Four partners operating Mr Sushi outlets in Canberra say they chose Cooleman Court because there were no other sushi stores there.

Real sourdough rises to supermarket competition

Baker Peter Groeneveld of Bakery Culture, Jamison Plaza shows the process behind making Sourdough.
The Canberra Times
17 July 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

John Thistleton Peter Groeneveld's sourdough culture looks like dried porridge.

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Mine works to stop spills into streams

Earthworks forming the box cut entrance to Dargues gold mine near Majors Creek.

John Thistleton Unity Mining says its box cut mine near Majors Creek is now deep enough to hold excess water from sediment ponds, to avoid spills of dirty water into nearby creeks.

Wild dogs could be death of rangeland sheep farming

Farmer John Hyles owns a property in Tharwa.

John Thistleton Fine wool merino sheep grazier John Hyles of Booroomba, near Tharwa, has battled wild dogs for 40 years.

Thirsty thieves on camera

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

John Thistleton ACT police believe a group of smash-and-grab thieves went on a Saturday night crime spree at Belconnen overnight, attacking three liquor shops.

Knife used to threaten during Holt robbery

John Thistleton ACT Policing is investigating an aggravated robbery in Holt.

Royalla solar farm could double panels with second stage

5th September 2012, News Canberra Times story by
Noel Towell.. Solar panels on farmland, Royalla


Solar 3MB image.jpg

John Thistleton The Royalla solar farm could double its photovoltaic array to 100 hectares if stage two is built next year.

Walking a fine line in numbers game

News: David Watson with his dogs on his property between Queanbeyan and Bungendore. 19th of June 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

John Thistleton For three decades David Watson has fenced off more than 10 per cent of his 1100-hectare sheep property east of Queanbeyan for wildlife.

Govt puts $37m into Taralga wind farm

Wind farm.

John Thistleton A wind farm north of Goulburn is the first in the region to receive money from the Clean Energy Finance Corp.

Crash course: Kart racers make tracks to the courts

canberra cup go karting meet.

John Thistleton Kart racing enthusiasts in Canberra can't decide who should be in their driver's seat.

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Little pain, much gain for Majura

Aerial shots of Majura Parkway roadworks. <em Photo: Comacon </em>

John Thistleton Majura Parkway's chief builder, Malcolm Thomson, hopes to inflict as little pain as possible on commuters.

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Woolworths to take over Hawker IGA

Woolworths, shops, shoppers, supermarket

John Thistleton Woolworths has been given the green light to acquire the Supa IGA supermarket in Hawker.

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Fear wasp outbreaks could shut reserves

Dr Philip Spradbery from XCS Consulting inspecting a european wasp nest that was found in the James Turrell installation Within Without at the National Gallery of Australia.

John Thistleton ACT Parks and Conservation is stepping up research into the prolific wasp and any links with climate change.

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Up to 150 job losses as AGL closes Canberra call centre

AGL will cut 150 jobs from their call centre in Canberra.

John Thistleton AGL Canberra call centre staff have been told they will be made redundant later this year.

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Unmanned aircraft bring a new dimension to weed busters

John Thistleton A sharp rise in unmanned aircraft is set to slash costs in cropping and land management.

Government must set example to resolve payment disputes

News. Jerry Howard, Deputy Executive Director of Master Builders Association of the ACT.  January 18th. 2013 Pic. Graham Tidy The Canberra Times.

John Thistleton and Lisa Cox Canberra's construction industry says the ACT Government must set an example of quickly settling disputes over payments to prevent small businesses from going broke.

Eggs are just part of the Wyandotte story

Prospective buyers, check out the talent.

John Thistleton In pure white, gold and silver lace, champion Wyandotte poultry changed hands at a national show and sale in Queanbeyan at the weekend.

Woolies, Coles not welcome in Bungendore

Pete Harrison.

John Thistleton Palerang Council is working with a developer on plans for a supermarket in Bungendore, but the mayor won't let the big companies in.

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Standoff at cancer centre worksite

Canberra Region Cancer Centre at Woden under construction.

John Thistleton Subcontractors on a new $44.6 million cancer centre at the Canberra Hospital are owed hundreds of thousands of dollars and say the project is in chaos.

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Smart intruders find ways to escape city trappings

January  13   2011.    NEWS. The Canberra Times.     Photos by KATE LEITH  for saturday s paper.
Indian Myna bird caught by Bill Handke of Kambah, president of the Canberra Indian Myna Bird Action Group. SPECIAL 001

John Thistleton They're nearly as cunning as crows but thanks to trapping in Canberra, only the really smart ones have survived.