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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Canberra Airport expecting more traffic from diversions, new services

John Thistleton Diversions, bad weather and new services are bringing more planes into curfew-free Canberra Airport.

Fluffy owners can retrieve garden plants over a three-day period

Fluffy  house.

John Thistleton Last call for Mr Fluffy home owners to retrieve garden plants.

Fewer ACT children riding bikes: national cycling survey

Isobel Jones, 9, of Downer gets ready to go for a bike ride with her father Stuart Jones.

John Thistleton Why are there less Canberra kids riding bikes when the adults are leading the nation?

Shane Rattenbury missing in action in war on weeds say conservationists

Geoff Butler, Weed officer of the Conservation Council for Canberra.

John Thistleton One year's seeds equal seven years weeds, warn nature reserve volunteers.

Canberra Eye Hospital in voluntary administration amid directors dispute

Dr Iain Dunlop is one of the partners involved in setting up the Canberra Eye Hospital.

John Thistleton Canberra Eye Hospital calls in administrator as directors dispute continues.

Barclay family buys and sells the neighbourhood in Burnie Street, Lyons

News. Four adjoining homes in Burnie Street Lyons, belonging to
members of the Barclay family, will be auctioned together on July 2nd.
From left, Michelle holding 2 year old twin Ellie, her husband Steven,
holding Asher and Alison, Steven's sister. June 3rd. 2015 The Canberra
Times photograph by Graham Tidy.


John Thistleton In Barclay County, neighbours never run out of milk and always have someone handy to mind the children and walk the dogs.

Textile designer keeps alive an ancient weaving craft

John Thistleton Children are fascinated by woman weaving natural fibres at Handmade Market.

Demand from China clears Goulburn's huge wool store

John Thistleton Demand from China has cleared out more wool from NSW's huge warehouse.

Big retail property sales boost confidence in Queanbeyan

Kmart in Queanbeyan

John Thistleton Commercial property investors have shelled out more than $80 million on Queanbeyan retailing sites, showing the city has shrugged off any negative impacts from big box retailers at Majura Park.

Plans on track to convert Bungendore and Goulburn rail lines to cycle trails

Cycle trail supporter Bill Taylor on the unused rail line near Bungendore.

John Thistleton Disused railway lines near Bungendore and Goulburn could become tourist attractions as cycling and walking trails.

Pressure on Eucumbene River as fishermen cast for trophy brown trout

Eucumbene River is a hot spot for trophy anglers.

John Thistleton Tighter rules are keeping keen trout fishermen out of one another's way.

Fancy owning a rough and ready tourist attraction? Old Bywong gold town for sale

John Thistleton The long-abandoned tourist facility Bywong Gold Town is now a town for sale, blacksmith's forge included.

Police arrest bikie suspects, seize shotguns


John Thistleton A man arrested after a shotgun was discharged and weapons seized in Tuggeranong on Saturday night had the words "Rebels" and "forever" tattooed across his eyebrows.

Prices for fine merino wool, retail demand are on the rise

John Thistleton ''I Wool If You Wool' say fashion designers, embracing merino's silky smooth texture.

Administrator puts mushrooms business on the market

An expression of interest campaign is being explored for Canberra Mushrooms.

John Thistleton Mushrooms grower calls in administrator.

Gundaroo wants Canberrans help to safeguard village character

John Thistleton Gundaroo residents want Canberrans to help them safeguard their village character.  

100th anniversary of death of Private John Simpson Kirkpatrick

John Thistleton Jack Simpson, a knockabout bloke and accidental war hero, is remembered 100 years after his death.

Steve Krikonis: Melba's fish and chip man

Steve's takeaway shop owner, Steve Krikonis  has been open for business at the Melba shops since 1993.

John Thistleton When the going gets tough Steve Krikonis cooks fish and chips.

Grab, gulp and slide as a cormorant snaps up redfin at Kingston Foreshore

The cormorant flips the redfin into the air so it can swallow the fish head first.

John Thistleton Lakeside wildlife has put on a show for a photographer.

ANU scientists must win trust before building genome trail for Aborigines

Professor Easteal? said the real value of the collection would only be realised if this was done in a way which engaged the communities from where the samples were collected.

John Thistleton Blood samples from 7000 Aborigines could be taken out of long-term storage at the ANU for genome science.