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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Canberra-Sydney high-speed rail link backed in advisory group's report

John Thistleton An Australian government report recommends a Sydney-to-Canberra high speed rail link be up and running in 17 years.

Solar firm customers are left in the shade

More than 230 customers of a Canberra solar firm that went into liquidation will lose much of the value of certificates issued when they bought solar panels.

John Thistleton More than 230 customers of a Canberra solar firm that went into liquidation will lose much of the value of their solar certificates.

Villagers vow to fight on to save cottages

Signage in Bungendore, part of a campaign to stop the development of a large supermarket in the town.

John Thistleton A contentious battle at Bungendore over two heritage-listed cottages has not been resolved.

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Water of love fills river celebration

John Thistleton Rain has replenished the ACT's waterways, while Shortis and Simpson have been penning songs on the Murray-Darling Basin.

Burning question about old timber sales

John Thistleton Bernie Smillie's thick silver beard could do with a trim, but these days he is more intent on thinning a century-old forest.

Cabinet a $1.5m masterpiece inspired by priceless bond

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Details of the $1.5Million dollar 'Hannah Cabinet' made by Geoff Hannah. The cabinet is on display at the Bungendore Woodwork Gallery.
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John Thistleton A 1950s bush life left a legacy with cabinetmaker Geoff Hannah that will sit for centuries in a $1.5 million creation.

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Million-dollar cabinet a shrine to the Hannah family

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Details of the $1.5Million dollar 'Hannah Cabinet' made by Geoff Hannah. The cabinet is on display at the Bungendore Woodwork Gallery.
Filed: Wednesday, 14 August 2013 12:03:04 PM 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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John Thistleton Among Geoff Hannah's earliest memories of his parents are Ruth working on the end of a cross-cut saw in the 1950s, helping David, a sleeper and girder cutter, cut down trees.

Call to future-proof lake's little Aussie battler

John Thistleton Time and weather are catching up with a heritage gem and rare survivor of Canberra's pastoral past, Blundells Cottage.

EPA clears Unity Mining of polluting creeks near site

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John Thistleton Goldminer Unity Mining's use of a flocculent chemical to clear storm water for much of this year has not polluted nearby creeks, according to the NSW Environment Protection Authority.

Hopes for mining to resume at Tarago

The old Woodlawn mine, situated at Tarago, southwest of Goulburn, is now used as a major landfill for Sydney's waste.

John Thistleton Positive sentiment from surging gold prices will boost a mining company's aim to re-establish copper, lead and zinc mining south of Goulburn.

Business asks for transition into PS cuts

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John Thistleton Transition period would soften impact of cuts to thousands of public servant jobs, say ACT business leaders.

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Fears mine may have polluted creeks

Author Jackie French on her    Never Break Hills property.

John Thistleton NSW EPA investigating whether mining company's stormwater treatment polluted creeks near Braidwood.

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Trail leaders needed for centenary ride

Members of the ACT Equestrian Association preparing for centenary trail ride in November.

John Thistleton Once the cry rang out in the hills for crack riders with no regard for life or limb to round up brumbies.

Ute and police car collide

John Thistleton The driver of a marked police car has been taken to hospital for precautionary reasons after a collision with another vehicle at Chisholm.

Police concern for missing woman

John Thistleton A 40-year-old Gungahlin woman who has been missing since Saturday, is being sought by police who are concerned for her welfare.

Canberra's underground fat fight

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Clogged up sewer drains in Canberra.

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John Thistleton As affluent as Canberra is, we'll never produce a fatberg to rival the one dredged up in a London sewer.

Petition may save village's cottages

Kaarne Vauhkonen and Pirkko Nieminen in front of their old house in Bungendore after it was sold.

John Thistleton A petition with 2000 names to save two Bungendore cottages could slow a surge in supermarket developments at the village.

Inside the territory's roo cull

Images of the 2013 Canberra Kangaroo cull supplied by Territory and Municipal Services.

John Thistleton Most Forde residents wouldn't have started their dinner when the first kangaroo fell.

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Rezoning 'threatens farmers' livelihoods'

Bywong land owners, Keith Gascoine, left and Mike Cramsie on Mike's property which is overrun by grazing kangaroos.

John Thistleton Farmers say Palerang Council's proposed planning changes will restrict grazing, devalue their land and threaten livelihoods.

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The best little market around, and it's all to save a hall

Pat Ward at Laggan markets.

John Thistleton In villages scattered between Crookwell and Bathurst, old halls stand as the last remnants of a rural golden era.