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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Hungry kangaroos on collision course with snow traffic from Canberra

John Thistleton and Naomi Avery Car repairers are struggling to keep up with cars damaged in collisions with kangaroos.

Scientist challenges design of Unity Mining's tailing dam

John Thistleton A proposed huge tailings dam above a water catchment for up to 100,000 people is seriously flawed says an expert scientist.

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ANU's radio-tracking drone can locate radio-tagged wildlife

ANU researcher Dr Debra Saunders, with Jeremy Randle and Oliver Cliff of the University of Sydney, with their tracking drone.

John Thistleton Scientists launch a nosy little drone to find nature's shy creatures.

Collector Pumpkin Festival creates recipe to bring local flavour to country markets

John Thistleton The Collector village market puts a premium on farm-fresh food.

Young scientists prepare food project for United Nations

Canberra delegates to the Youth Agricultural Summit, Gabrielle Ho, Victoria Pilbeam and Brittany Dahl, are helping solve the world's food shortage. Photo: Elesa Kurtz

John Thistleton The world is looking to the fresh views of young people to help solve food shortage issues.

Crookwell's young farmers face uphill battle to buy a farm

Crookwell's winning team at the national young farmers competition: Bec Hewitt, Jamie Boothman, Gearin Price and Scott Kensit.

John Thistleton "Blockies'' from Sydney and Canberra are making it harder for young farmers to buy a farm.

ANU's young scientists plan how to feed a hungry world

Canberra delegates to the Youth Agricultrual Summit Gabrielle Ho, Victoria Pilbeam and Brittany Dahl.

John Thistleton  Brightest young minds will tackle global challenge on food security.

Cyanide at Majors Creek gold mine poses health risk for coast: report

A box cut mine entrance near Majors Creek.

John Thistleton New report warns of cyanide risk to 100,000 people, but it's scaremongering says gold miner.

Dinosaurs bring crowds to Australian National Botanic Gardens for Science Week

Tim McGrath and son Arthur, 1, of Weston get up close and personal with Australovenator during National Science Week.

John Thistleton One little boy was disappointed not to find a Tyrannosaurus rex lurking in the trees.

Archibald Prize winner Cherry Hood fears unbearable noise from Holcim quarry

Artist Cherry Hood on her property in Towrang concerned about the impact of a near by quarry in the Vally below her property.

John Thistleton Archibald Prize winner Cherry Hood fears multi-national quarry will crush her peaceful rural lifestyle.

Water diviner Brother Clem brings security to National Arboretum in Canberra

John Thistleton How Brother Clem found water to save the National Arboretum in Canberra.

Firearm sales rise with outbreak of foxes, feral pigs, goats and deer

Braidwood Outdoors owner Steve West with a .223 rifle.

John Thistleton Gun shop owner has plenty of targets without looking for pet lions to shoot.

Bulldozer takes out 25,000 stone fruit trees at orchard over fears from a proposed gold mine

 Bulldozer operator Tom O'Brien.

John Thistleton The last straw for an orchardist who brought in a bulldozer to destroy 25,000 peach trees.

Canberra small businesses welcome flexibility, lower penalty rates on Sundays

ANU student Alan Babaei says reducing penalty rates takes away the incentive of putting weekends aside to work.

John Thistleton, Kirsten Lawson and Lin Yin Winners and losers in workplace overhaul.

Unity Mine cyanide proposal threatens Araluen Valley, says author Jackie French

John Thistleton Cyanide could spill into Araluen Valley according to landholders, but the gold miner proposing its use denies this.

Calls for rail trails for NSW network to extend from Canberra to Cooma and Bombala

John Thistleton Growing community support for rail trails from ACT region extends into the Snowy.

Subway shop loses trade during construction for new apartments

Owner of a Subway ,Tony Prior is fighting with developer Morris group, after a road was put in front of his Subway business, costing him a big percentage of his trade.

John Thistleton The plans showed an showed an outdoor eating area and garden beds. Instead Tony got an access road for trucks, a large fence and dramatic drop in turnover.

Young roosters boost University of Canberra research into short-sightedness

John Thistleton Little roosters help shine bright light into myopia to halt growing rates of short-sightedness among young people.

Aircraft maintenance engineer weaves a new career with alpaca wool

Alpaca farmers Joe Banhidi, his daughter Gina McGeoch, and his wife Betty.

John Thistleton After maintaining Qantas jets on the ground, Joe Banhidi ventured into alpaca wool jumpers.