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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Tony Abbott stops the rage on roads, starts more among supporters of driver

John Thistleton Tony Abbott stopped a woman's road rage on Wednesday, but it has started something else.

Indigenous author Jackie Huggins remembers her father and grandfather's wars

John Thistleton Daughter remembers forgotten fathers from two world wars.

Tony Abbott shuts down road rage after woman blasts his cycling bunch

Tony Abbott.

John Thistleton Tony Abbott stopped the boats. Now he's turned his attention to a rage-fuelled driver.

Megan Brown says Pooh Bear's Corner saved her baby and son from burning car

Megan Brown with her children, Harley Bishop, 3, and two-month-old Breeze.

John Thistleton With 30 seconds to save her two month-old daughter and three-year-old son from their burning car, Megan Brown was ice cool.

Fairbairn Avenue and northbound Molonglo River bridges set to open

A workman puts final touches to the northbound Molonglo River bridge on the new Majura Parkway.

John Thistleton and Clare Sibthorpe New bridges will reduce travel times on Majura Parkway.

RAAF Memorial Grove's central cairn illuminated by solar lighting

Bob Weight, vice-president of the ACT RAAF Association, at the RAAF Memorial on the Federal Highway.

John Thistleton Solar lights bring night-time viewing to treasured RAAF memorial.

Climate campaigner Tom Swann Conservation Council's environmentalist of year

ACT Environmentalist of the Year Tom Swann with the reaction to his fossil free campaign in the business press.

John Thistleton We were making history says the student who took on Abbott and mining lobby.

Former religion writer Graham Downie writes on fallible religious leaders

Author Graham Downie's latest book, Servants and Leaders - Eminent Christians in their Own Words.

John Thistleton A long-time religion writer does not have far to look for enough sex scandals to fill a book.

NSW government threatens $1 million fine in Bungendore water wars

John Thistleton Water authorities and farmers are disputing the benefits of leaky weirs which have brought back water rats and frogs to Turrallo Creek, Bungendore.

Renewable energy technology offers big savings for Canberra's newest suburbs

 At the site of a future housing development in far west
Belconnen are Jessica Stewart of the Land Development Agency, Riverview Group director David Maxwell and consultants Toby Roxburgh and Simon Evans from E2 Design Lab and
Lisa Stiebel of Stiebel Consulting.

John Thistleton Independent microgrids offer big savings for all consumers in the ACT.

Isabel Brown walks over Australian Alps to show solidarity with asylum seekers

John Thistleton Armed with a cap gun for protection against wild dogs, Yass woman Isabel Brown walks into the alps to support asylum seekers.

Uniting Church Reid puts faith in Korean community to resist redevelopment

Not fading away: from left, Pastor Jangwong Seo (Minister of the church), church elders Kwangchoon Lee, Changwook Jang  and church secretary Professor Moosung Lee.

John Thistleton The old church in Reid developers dream about, and Koreans adopt as their own.

Land Development Agency chief David Dawes uses lessons from the demolition derby

Land Development Agency chief executive officer David Dawes with his supreme champion Welsh Corgi Amy at his Reid home. Dawes has been showing Corgis as a hobby since he was 10 years old.

John Thistleton How David Dawes steered ACT building sector through a rough patch.

Land Development Agency chief David Dawes shares Melbourne's Hoddle Grid vision

Pedestrians in Bunda Street, Civic.

John Thistleton ACT land chief says pedestrian-friendly city centre will resemble Melbourne's central Hoddle Grid.

NSW Department of Planning rejects wind farm's application for Tarago project

Wind farm protesters outside the ACT Legislative Assembly.

John Thistleton NSW Planning sends Tarago wind farm proponents back to the drawing board, to consult with neighbours.

ACT Parks and Conservation Service traps eight peacocks in Narrabundah

A peacock displaying plumes at Narrabundah.

John Thistleton Feathers and claims fly as rangers close in on Narrabundah's divisive peacocks.

Independent Metro Petroleum pressure puts Canberra on discounting cycle

Fyshwick's Metro service station fuel prices on Wednesday.

John Thistleton  Thrift drivers spread word on low-profile Fyshwick petrol discounter.

Woolmark and David Jones launch Marcia Patmos global brand in Crookwell

Fashion designer Marcia Patmos with merino wool farmer Carina Doran at Ahgunyah in Crookwell .

John Thistleton New York fashion designer finds core of her design in rural Crookwell.

Scientists break into circle to find Lake Burley Griffin carp's vulnerability

Carp form a circle in Sullivans Creek, ANU campus.

John Thistleton Why hundreds of carp form neat social circle on the surface of Lake Burley Griffin.

IKEA opening puts pressure on new Majura Parkway northbound bridge completion

IKEA Canberra says it will be powered entirely by renewable energy by 2020.

John Thistleton Bridge building more complicated than a flat pack project could interrupt IKEA traffic

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