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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Ebb and flow stirs up Canberra lakes debate

John Thistleton Professor Ross Thompson has pointed out that work is under way to improve the region's lakes.

Farmer rejects wind turbines - and $30,000 carrot

John Thistleton Farmer rejected $30,000 a year for hosting three wind turbines.

Wisbey's peach orchard at Araluen for auction next month

John Thistleton Araluen orchard Wisbey's is on the market, after its owner Robyn Clubb spent nine years building up independent buyers for her peaches.

Look out Sydney, country cousins cuddling up to Canberra

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John Thistleton Sydney's antipathy towards Canberra is on a slippery slope say Yass and Palerang councils.

Couple offer hope with home for homeless men

Glenn and Ros Stewart.

John Thistleton A Yass couple are getting strong support for their project to convert a worker's cottage in Murrumburrah into emergency housing.

Lake Burley Griffin a national rarity

Serene scene: Lake Burley Griffin provides a haven for many species of bird.

John Thistleton What makes Canberra's main lake a standout?

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Residents warned to build up or lose out on open space in Canberra

Debate continues over the development prospects in Woden.

John Thistleton Woden is languishing and Belconnen is growing because of high-density developments, a Canberra architect says.

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Supabarn's bread price slice undercuts Woolworths in battle for business

Supabarn has bought into the battle for bread buyers.

John Thistleton Woolworths' cheap loaf of bread has prompted a bigger discount from Supabarn.

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'Ballet not bulldozers' as women's light touch lures trout

John Thistleton The secret to extracting maximum pleasure while fly fishing is less, not more.

The war on rabbits continues

John Thistleton At Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary rabbits have the luxury of a predator-proof fence and immunity against deadly viruses that has left scientists in a stew for generations.

German Club loses harmony as membership splits

Harmonie German Club management committee members from left, Joy Altmann, Tony Millar, Andrew Geraghty, Annie Bodenschatz and Frederick Mack outside the Club in Narrabundah.

John Thistleton Two factions at the Harmonie German Club will meet on Tuesday night to try to resolve differences.

Whatever happened to Canberra's water trike?

AN immigrant's vision: Aquabikes at the peak of their popularity.

John Thistleton The Aquabike was first seen in Canberra, so where has it gone? A look back at the odd invention's origins in the nation's capital.

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Elderly couple held up in terrifying home invasion on Bywong farm

Police searching.

John Thistleton Intruder confronts elderly couple in their home at Bywong, east of Canberra.

Bike advocates want motorists to leave more space on roads for cyclists

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John Thistleton Leading cycling advocates are calling for a mandatory one-metre clearance between vehicles and cyclists.

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Solar supporters take strike at 'greedy landlord' utilities

George Tanchevski at the Sustainable House Day at Googong on Sunday afternoon.

John Thistleton Renewable energy supporter says governments misrepresenting the sector.

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Rescue plan proposed for Eden's Hotel Australasia

John Thistleton Another grand old hotel faces the bulldozers but Eden wants to make this one an exception and is fighting back.

Surf's up for free surfer at South Coast's Bawley Point

Surfer Scott Dennis.

John Thistleton Tim Taplin has a good eye for a promising wave.

Police chase, catch boy in stolen car

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John Thistleton Police chased a 16 year-old boy driving a stolen car through Kingston, Barton and Russell before catching and arresting him early on Sunday morning.

This day in history, September 2

John Thistleton Today in history for Tuesday, September 2

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Black Bredbo garlic the new gourmet delight

Gourmet delight: Bredbo Black garlic.

John Thistleton Farmers make great sales people when they have something different to offer