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A source of pride from tree to bottle

John Thistleton Speckled, disfigured and feral, these little apples have found a family who loves them.

Farmers fear ill wind in expansion of turbine plan

A wind farm near Canberra.

John Thistleton An explosion of proposed wind farms near Canberra and their divisive nature have turned communities against them, the Liberal candidate for Hume claims.

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Against the odds, bettongs get second chance

4th June 2012, Canberra Times, Christopher Knaus News story,The eastern bettong.

John Thistleton A lingering, truffle-laden honeymoon nearly a year after a marriage made in heaven on Canberra's sheltered outskirts could lead to only one thing.

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Majura roos in sights of cullers


John Thistleton The battle lines are already being drawn - animal liberation activists are training new volunteers to interrupt kangaroo culls in Canberra soon.

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Nishi payment dispute close to resolution


John Thistleton An argument over payments on the Nishi mixed-use development at Acton is close to resolution according to the administrator appointed to sort out the financial collapse.

Supermarket cap 'Libs idea'

Simon Corbell.

John Thistleton The Canberra Liberals have accused the ACT government of copying its latest supermarket policy from the opposition.

New planning laws wreak havoc on home designs

Construction in the suburb of Wright in the Molonglo Valley.

John Thistleton Homes in Canberra's newest residential suburb of Wright are a disaster of design, say architects and builders.

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Majura Parkway to flank solar fields


John Thistleton We may be the national capital, but on the roads into Canberra we'll soon look like the solar city.

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No luck for thieves

John Thistleton Bag snatchers and thieves are not having much luck in Canberra, with a woman in Dickson being the latest to thwart an attempted robbery.

Moves on the fringe to stop the sprawl


John Thistleton Dodging blue tongue lizards and the bureaucracy, John Starr and his son Craig juggle more conflicting interests than most farmers on a growing city's fringe.

Virgin lounge raises stakes

Official opening of the Western Concourse Terminal, incorporating Virgin arrivals, departures and VIP Lounge at the Canberra International Airport by Federal Transport Minister, Anthony Albanese. Here he is cuts a cake with Virgin Australia CEO John Borghetti, left,  ACT Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher and Airport owner Terry Snow, right.

John Thistleton Business-class passengers using Canberra Airport can expect plenty of attention from the two main airlines competing for market dominance on flights out of the national capital.

Fiery reception at airport opening

News/Gallery. Official opening of the Western Concourse Terminal, incorporating Virgin arrivals, departures and VIP Lounge at the Canberra International Airport by Federal Transport Minister, Anthony Albanese. While ACT Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher delivers her speech in the Virgin Lounge, a truck catches fire on the apron below as workers continue work on the tarmac. March 13th 2013 Photograph by Graham Tidy The Canberra Times.

John Thistleton A truck burst into flames on Wednesday morning during the opening of Canberra's new terminal.

From a tin shed to setting the industry standard

Photos of the new terminal at Canberra Airport. Supplied by Canberra Airport

John Thistleton From little more than a tin shed, landing strip and sheep paddocks 15 years ago Canberra Airport has become Australian aviation's benchmark, according to industry leaders.

Woden offices take on second life as hotel

27 October 2010 NEWS Canberra Times photograph by GRAHAM TIDY Story by John Thistleton. The Lovett Tower at left   among other buildings at the Woden Town Centre. SPECIAL 111

John Thistleton An adaptive re-use project will add more hotel rooms to Canberra's south.

After 100 years, old dam to disappear

NEWS: The enlarged cotter dam project. ACTEW water Project engineer Ben Smith standing between the new 80m high dam wall which is near completion and  the old wall which is only 30m high and will soon be under water has begun to fill up between the old and new wall.  . 25th February 2013.  Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

John Thistleton Engineers are wondering whether the old Cotter Dam wall will disappear on Canberra's birthday on Tuesday.

Creek threat: a hard rain and mine spill

Owner of Wisbey's Orchards in Araluen Robyn Clubb concerned about the environmental impact of the Goldmine near Major's Creek.

John Thistleton The Majors Creek mine spill has locals and evironmentalists hopping mad.

New terminal is ready for take-off

Finishing touches are being put on Canberra's new airport terminal.

John Thistleton Canberra Airport's $420 million new terminal will be unveiled on Wednesday, with plenty of extra capacity for travellers avoiding Sydney Kingsford Smith's congestion woes.

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Woolworths stalled? Not so, say minnows

woolworths logo

John Thistleton Woolworths' claim of not growing its market share of the Australian grocery market since 2007 has surprised smaller grocery retailers in Canberra.

Prissy paddock no place for this working-class hero

Craig Starr's kelpie, Digger, herds a mob of sheep at Gold Street Station in Hall.

John Thistleton They come in all colours and temperaments and only the skill of their two-legged handlers can distinguish the top working dogs from barking also-rans.

Cod farming scaled-up to tempt Asian markets

Farm Manager John Breen with some of the Murray Cod that has been farmed at Marianvale Blue near Goulburn.

John Thistleton Weekly shipments of live Murray cod have begun leaving Goulburn for the high end of Sydney's Chinese restaurant market.

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