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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Snowy River Shire cutting down Berridale's 80-year-old poplars

John Thistleton Villages losing historic poplars say: ''It is as if we are cutting down our soldiers.''

$4 million Red Hill mansion flattened for new home

An interior view of the former Arthur Circle property..

John Thistleton The 1937 art deco home in Arthur Circle will be replaced by a new two-storey residence.

Lake Burley Griffin's rabbits hop out of control

Rabbits have bred in large numbers on Lake Burley Griffin's eastern foreshore.

John Thistleton Rabbits are taking over a park and beach area along Lake Burley Griffin, immune from Commonwealth and ACT agencies.

Canberra wineries donate excess shiraz grapes to Companion House

Wine makers from Canberra's wine region, Nick Spencer, Hongsar Channaibanya, Hamish Young, Sarah Collingwood, John Collingwood, Bill Crowe and Alex McKay harvesting shiraz grapes which will be bottled and sold to support Companion House.

John Thistleton A top drop of Canberra region wine will help vulnerable people.

Gunning Bum Nuts free-range eggs capture Sydney market

The Gunning Bum Nuts logo struck a chord with consumers.

John Thistleton Fired from a chook's rear end, fresh 'bum nuts' have spread from Gunning to Canberra, Sydney and beyond.

Telopea Park School parents to fight inner south land swap

John Thistleton How the ACT Land Development Agency consults over a prime school site.

ACT cat shelters say explosion of cats out of control

Vets say cats should be contained.

John Thistleton and Clare Colley A volunteer carer and fundraiser for cats believes more should be done to desex them before broadening the ACT's cat containment across all suburbs.

CPSU industrial action set to disrupt airports over Easter

John Thistleton Community and Public Sector Union warns people to allow for travel delays over Easter because of industrial action.

Life off-grid in straw bale home at Michelago

John Thistleton A decade after moving from Canberra into an off-grid home near Michelago with two water-less toilets John Schneider and his wife Jill Dobkin are still uncovering the depths of their resilience in the...

Canberra's playful cockatoos and cheeky corellas ruffle a few feathers

John Thistleton Lots of food, fun and games for Canberra's smarty-pants cockies.

50 potential taxi drivers off road in ACT

John Thistleton A switch in training is keeping up to 50 potential taxi drivers off the road in Canberra.

Dingo is finally brought down in Kosciuszko National Park after five years' hunting

John Thistleton This dog cleverly managed to evade the traps and even cameras, until a different hunter arrived.

Majura Parkway will bring fresh view of our past

Paul Keir and his Australian stock horse Springfield Scrumlo overlooking the Majura Valley.

John Thistleton Mount Majura opens visitors eyes to the real bush capital.

'The police do not exist for me': diplomat to his estranged wife

International flags fly in Canberra at sunset.

Michael Inman and John Thistleton A Canberra-based diplomat allegedly boasted he was untouchable by police after he threatened to kill he estranged wife, a court has heard.

Pet llamas? Alpaca Magic farmer says there's plenty of appeal

Aurelia Evans, 6, of Jerrabomberra, and Alpaca Magic volunteer Becki Hunter with baby llama - or 'cria' -

John Thistleton "People buy llamas because they fall in love with them", farmer says - but they're also good for wool and warding off sneaky foxes.

Restoring Old Hume Highway will draw in tourists to historic sights

Cooma Cottage will be upgraded to cater for tourists hungry for food and historic knowledge.

John Thistleton Hailed Australia's first hero, explorer Hamilton Hume's original journey of discovery from Sydney to Melbourne is returning to prominence and acclaim.

Big prescribed burn in Namadgi National Park planned

Firefighters conducting hazard reduction work.

John Thistleton Biggest prescribed burn for the year in Namadgi National Park.

ACT Government to upgrade Monaro Highway bridges for B-double trucks

John Thistleton Tenders have been invited for bridges and bridge strengthening to upgrade the roading network in the ACT, says John Thistleton.

Shona Chisholm leaves legacy for Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

John Thistleton Shona Chisholm's dying wish is to open people's eyes to the strength she has drawn from the Australian bush.

National sheep dog trials: Hall the place to be for top dogs

Peter Oxley, of Orange, with some of his dogs at the national sheep dog trials at Hall.

John Thistleton Peter and Beverly Oxley brought 12 border collies to Hall for the week-long National Sheep Dog Trials at Hall.