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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Off-grid home at Gundaroo assembled in hours

John Thistleton Manufactured in 14 weeks, modular homes are an efficient way of building new homes.

Expanding National Capital Plan beyond Tuggeranong too much, say planners


John Thistleton Planners past and present say broadening the National Capital Plan beyond Tuggeranong and closer to the Murrumbidgee River is a leap too far.

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Simon Corbell launches new app for war on weeds

John Thistleton A new app will make weeds management easier in Canberra and regional communities.

Project's $85 million grant drop in ocean for ACT water


John Thistleton An $85 million grant to clean ACT waterways, the biggest of its kind in Australia, won't fix Canberra's quality issues, but could change the way Australians treat stormwater.

Antonio Carluccio gives truffle farmers an edge

John Thistleton Canberra's truffle festival comes of age with the arrival next month of Antonio Carluccio.

Namadgi Sports Flyers Club's veteran flyers

Remote control plane enthusiast s from Namadgi Sports Flyers Club, from left, Fred Burman, Frank Byrne, Trevor Farley and Ken Lee.

John Thistleton A Canberra Dad's army take to the air with sophisticated model aeroplanes.

Namadgi National Park celebrates 30th anniversary on World Environment Day

Chief Pilot / Director of Heli Survey, Colin de Pagter flies over Namadgi National park.
The Canberra Times 
04 June 2014
Photo Jay Cronan

John Thistleton Namadgi National Park marks 30th anniversary on World Environment Day.

Minister asks NCA to look at changing National Capital Plan

Liberal Senator Zed Seselja

John Thistleton Liberal Senator Zed Seselja's quest to expand Tuggeranong has taken a step forward.

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Brickworks redevelopment loses $100 million interchange

Adelaide Avenue

John Thistleton A $100 million interchange on Adelaide Avenue to handle traffic from Molonglo, Weston Creek and Belconnen has been dropped.

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Spanish fir tree survives from 2003 Canberra fires

Ben Nicolson is seeking a suitable home for the Spanish fir.

John Thistleton Ben Nicolson's rare Spanish fir escaped the 2003 firestorm and is looking for a place to grow.

Gary Humphries given police protection from David Eastman in 1995

ACT Attorney-General Gary Humphries in 1996.

John Thistleton Gary Humphries was given police protection from David Eastman when he was attorney-general.

Warm weather impacts on bee activity

 Neil Bingley and his son Brett Bingley of Weerona Apiaries near Queanbeyan attend to their bee hives.

John Thistleton Instead of slowing down and clustering for winter Neil Bingley's bees are active in above-average temperatures and twice as hungry.

University of Canberra public hospital attracts private operators

Vice-chancellor professor Stephen Parker said,

John Thistleton New public hospital at University of Canberra sparks widespread interest from private health providers.

Hit-and-run victim cycles to remarkable recovery

Hit and run vehicle - Anne Cahill Lambert

John Thistleton Anne Cahill Lambert, a chronically ill Canberra woman who was knocked off her bike by a hit-and-run driver, is off oxygen and on the mend.

Mustard seed oil oozes benefits for Young grain farmers

Sheep and grain farmer Chris Holland (left) with agronomist Paul Parker.

John Thistleton A new venture in Young has launched a multi-million oil seed venture that offers significant benefits including less chemicals for grain production and horticulture.

Bendora Arboretum a living preview of National Arboretum

ACT rangers and Friends of ACT Trees, giving people the opportunity to learn about the historical and natural importance of the Bendora Arboretum.

John Thistleton More tours are planned for Bendora Arboretum as people seek a glimpse of what the National Arboretum will look like in 60 years time.

Indie Rose Taurima loses fight with leukaemia


John Thistleton Olympian's daughter Indie Rose succumbs to illness.

El Nino threatens promising southern grain harvest

Harden farmer Tony Flanery with a sample of his wheat crop, and sheep grazing on the crop in the background.

John Thistleton Concern is growing El Nino could emerge this winter, threatening to undo a great start to the winter cropping season.

Murrumbateman housing surge

Yass Valley Council has approved a 100-home development by former Canberra developer Graeme Shaw at Murrumbateman.

John Thistleton A new 100-home subdivision at Murrumbateman will provide 60 per cent more housing for the village and critical mass for new services.

Fenner student studies children's dwindling interest in the bush

PhD student Kathy Eyles planting with other Greening Australia volunteers on Barrer Hill near the National Arboretum, Canberra.

John Thistleton PhD student Kathy Eyles says children have been so restricted in the bush they no longer value nature.