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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Fenner student studies children's dwindling interest in the bush

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

Snowy Mountains Gaden Hatchery harvesting trout eggs

Mark Duffy of the Gaden Hatchery in Jindabyne holds onto one of the male Atlantic salmon used as breeding stock.

John Thistleton Gaden trout hatchery is harvesting eggs to sustain a $100m industry in the Snowy Mountains.

Woman threatens Pearce Foodworks staff with machete

Police tape

John Thistleton A woman armed with a machete threatened a supermarket employee with a machete on Saturday, demanding cash.

New homes close in on Murrumbidgee and Ginninderra gorges

Anna Hyles at Ginninderra Falls.

John Thistleton Residential development is nearing the spectacular Murrumbidgee and Ginninderra gorges, where people want to protect their exceptional natural beauty.

Rock fishing tragedy devastates family

Peter Oberg

John Thistleton The brother of a Goulburn man swept off the rocks was able to see a hand come out of the sea in time to alert rescuers.

Yass and Goulburn locked in multimillion-dollar cattle battle

Owner of Bellvale Farm near Yass Brendan Abbey with development proposal for a new sale yard in the region.

John Thistleton A new $16 million livestock exchange at Yass will finish Goulburn as a stock-selling centre.

Majura Parkway will worsen traffic around Canberra Airport

Earthworks vehicles on the site of the Majura Parkway project.

John Thistleton More major traffic headaches will begin when Majura Parkway opens.

Government accused of failing to ensure developers compensate for habitat loss

Development work at West Macgregor.

John Thistleton Conservationists describe new developments in the ACT as death by a thousand cuts for wildlife.

Angry wind farmer challenges Joe Hockey to bull fight

George the Bungendore bull

John Thistleton A farmer hosting wind turbines which Joe Hockey says are offensive challenges him to a bull fight.

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Australian museum uses American dollars

The National Museum of Australia.

John Thistleton A Canberra woman who purchased tickets from the National Museum of Australia was stunned later to learn the transaction had been done in American dollars.

Father Bill Kennedy, survivor, continues the good fight

John Thistleton An unforgiving decade hasn’t checked Father Bill Kennedy's stride.

Remote-controlled helicopter is Forestry's newest recruit

Lawson Bopping, 24, of Braidwood, takes control of a unmanned aerial vehicle under the guidance of a Yamaha aerial unit training team.

John Thistleton Parked in a lush green paddock near Braidwood, this remote-controlled helicopter will soon launch into a new phase of forestry management.

Braidwood stops for heritage parade

John Thistleton A glimpse of Braidwood’s lawless past flashed across the village’s main street on Thursday when artists stopped the traffic while carrying their latest work into the National Theatre.

Fishing experiment in Googong continues

Googong Dam
science pathologist, Dr Bryan Pratt, at the Googong Dam.

John Thistleton Googong Dam has been an experiment since 1975 to test whether recreational fishing can exist within a potable water supply.

Braddon locals call for supermarket in new developments

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Graffiti saying 'IGA HERE PLEASE! ' on the outside of the under-construction Habitat building on Mort St, Braddon.
Filed: Sunday, 23 March 2014 2:07:11 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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John Thistleton Justin Ryan wants nothing more than to walk down to a small supermarket in Braddon and buy an onion.

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Senator Zed Seselja's proposal to revive Tuggeranong wins support

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John Thistleton The ACT Chamber of Commerce and a planning industry group are backing ACT Liberal Senator Zed Seselja's call to develop Tuggeranong west of the Murrumbidgee River.

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Westward-ho for Tuggeranong: Zed Seselja

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John Thistleton The ACT government will not rule out developing land on the west side of the Murrumbidgee River, first proposed in the Commonwealth's original zoning for the Tuggeranong Valley.

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No verifiable benefit to kangaroo cull: activists

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John Thistleton Animal activists say no evidence exists of any benefit from killing kangaroos on Canberra's public lands.

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Seselja starts planners brawl over urban sprawl

John Thistleton Planning commentators are split over Senator Zed Seselja’s suggestion to extend Tuggeranong’s urban footprint to the western side of the Murrumbidgee River.

Duntroon oval makeover is part of the price of progress

John Thistleton A historic cricket ground will re-emerge next year alongside the new Majura Parkway, near Pialligo Drive, Pialligo.