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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

University of Canberra team helping Papua New Guinea women lift farm profits

John Thistleton University of Canberra researchers find women in remote Papua New Guinea make thrifty farmers.

University of Canberra planning change angers retailers and property sector

8 March 2011 - Pic Elesa Lee - The Chronicle - Belconnen Mall roof collapse between the 2nd and 3rd floor during upgrades in the north wing SPECIAL 1

John Thistleton Retailers warn of ''bleeding out'' Belconnen Town Centre to help University of Canberra.

Latest proposal for Manuka Occasional Childcare strikes community opposition

The latest alternative site for Manuka Occasional Child Care is facing opposition.

John Thistleton Attempts to quietly relocate Manuka Occasional Childcare Centre divides residents.

Mandalay bus in Braddon preparing for new paint job

The Mandalay Bus in Braddon is about to get a fresh coat of paint..

John Thistleton Sudden splash of paint gives Mandalay Bus supporters a chill.

Gold Creek Station function centre at Hall to rise out of ashes

John Thistleton Fierce fire brings out the best in Hall community to rebuild Gold Creek Station.

Fire in builders' waste at Pialligo could burn for days

Crews from ACT Fire and Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service at the scene of the fire.

John Thistleton A fire in builders waste at Pialligo could take days to extinguish.

Landcare on alert for illegal building waste from Canberra

An inspection in 2012 of trucks leaving the ACT border on the Barton Highway.

John Thistleton Environmental Protection Authority warns of $5 million fine for illegal dumping.

Canberra Greek leaders despair over financial crisis

John Thistleton Canberra Greeks are heading home, despite their homeland's looming financial flashpoint.

Westfield Woden signs up new chicken and coffee franchisees

A Woden trader said too many shopping centres were making it more difficult for retailers.

John Thistleton New food and coffee franchises including two chicken outlets have signed up for Westfield Woden.

National Arboretum Canberra trees shape up for a mysterious future

Senior horticulturalist and arborist Owen Bolitho at the National Arboretum Canberra pruning a Persian ironwood.

John Thistleton The countless critical cuts at the National Arboretum Canberra shape the future of 44,000 trees.

Historic Bungendore property sliced up for bush retreats

Rob Gordon carving up a big portion of historic property into six 40 hectare lots to meet Canberrans demand for hobby farms.

John Thistleton Land for sale in the bush, where people know the names of your children.

Gunning wool graziers call for more research funding for genomics

John Thistleton Grazier Greg Hallam says science offers wool an exciting future.

Ainslie Group sells Canberra City Bowling Club to developer Nik Bulum

Mike Woolley rolls a final round before sundown.

John Thistleton and Megan Gorrey Canberra City Bowling Club to be redeveloped.

New Calvary private hospital to create 350 construction jobs

John Thistleton Plans lodged for $55.3 million Calvary private hospital.

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.