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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Little pain, much gain for Majura

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

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.

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Wind farm rallies blow into town

A wind turbine.

John Thistleton Opposing sides of an increasingly bitter wind farm debate will rally in Canberra on Tuesday, with supporters gathering in the city and opponents at Parliament House.

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Police say man leads high speed car chase

John Thistleton A 25-year-old man who tried running from police after leaving a car involved in long pursuit through Canberra’s north, at speeds up to 125 km/h, has been caught and charged with numerous traffic...

Chooks and champions strut stuff

Birds at the Royal Canberra National Poultry Show. 
The champion brown Leghorn Rooster
9 June 2013.
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times.


John Thistleton Trust leading chefs to take the edge off a national chook show.

Saving history reaps reward

Dr. Michael Pearson in front of the Amitabha Buddha, Kamakura, Japan.

John Thistleton Michael Pearson has put back on the map long-forgotten places of significance in Australia and abroad.

Meat and greet still has its place as shops drop

John Thistleton Butchers are fading from Canberra's suburban shopping centres, except a few who stick to Garran like sausage mince.

Crace scores supersized Supabarn in new retail hub

Supabarn Warehouse Manager David Guigni in the warehouse ready to stock the new Supabarn opening in Crace

John Thistleton David Guigni will have an even bigger load of groceries to put away in November.

Grocers relaunch Woolies lease fight


John Thistleton Two Gungahlin supermarkets have launched a fresh attempt to make Woolworths at Bonner comply with its lease.

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Annual kangaroo cull draws fire

Kangaroos graze in Goorooyaroo Nature Reserve in Gungahlin.

John Thistleton and Stephanie Anderson Two professional shooters will begin to cull 1455 eastern grey kangaroos from ACT nature reserves on Friday night, the lowest number for an annual cull since 2010.

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Belconnen footpath closed over fears of collapse

Eastern Valley Way, Belconnen.

John Thistleton ACT WorkSafe has closed a lane and footpath on Eastern Valley Way over fears of collapse.

Certifier suspended for cutting residential corners

John Thistleton A building certifier whose business earned $100,000 a month has admitted cutting corners on declaring a Deakin residential development exempt from planning scrutiny.