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Only 4 brand new apartments left!
15 Burnie Street Lyons ACT 2606
GBD -- 15-HIND-0063
It's your last chance to buy a brand
new home at Bellerive. The beautiful
'Mersey' apartments have sold like
hotcakes and there's now only 4
remaining. Be sure to come along to
the Open Day and don't miss out!
Shuttle bus service to
Open Day from Phillip
Pool carpark running
Time is running out!
Call Peta at Bellerive to make a private
appointment now on 02 6169 3669
• Meet and chat with
residents over a cuppa
• Attend our Information
presentations at 11am
and 1pm in the Leisure
Centre Function Room
Thursday 19 March from 10am-2pm
Final two bedroom
apartments from $515,000
Foxes moving into suburban backyards
Max Kwiatkowski snapped this extraordinary daylight raid by a fox in Holder.
Foxes are becoming increasingly bold
in their hunt for food with many
venturing into the middle of Canberra
suburbs in broad daylight.
A remarkable photograph, taken by
a Holder resident, captured a daring
day-time fox raid recently on his
neighbour's chook house.
Max Kwiatkowski heard a
commotion outside before rushing out
to snap a picture of the fox with a
chicken in its mouth. He said the
attack took place in the afternoon at
"I chased the fox away but then half
an hour later it was back and this time
it killed a turkey," he said.
"I phoned the neighbour, he came
home, and we both entered the
property and found the fox just
lounging around on the neighbour's
deck while other turkeys looked on
It is one of several fox sightings that
have come from Weston Creek in the
past few months.
Weston Creek Community Council
chairman Tom Anderson was
surprised last month to find a fox in his
backyard at about 8am.
"I thought it was a cat, then a dog,
and then I thought, It's a fox,'" he
"I've never seen one before in my
Mr Anderson lives along a main
"There are six rows of houses
between us and the ridge," he said.
An ACT Parks and Conservation
Service spokeswoman said conditions
over the past spring and summer had
suited foxes. "Anecdotal reports of
foxes often increase at this time of
year,'' the spokeswoman said. It is
often a result of normally reclusive
foxes, particularly adolescents,
moving about looking for new
The ACT Parks and Conservation
Service does not collect formal data on
reports of fox sightings. Fox
abundance is measured within nature
reserves but that monitoring does not
extend to leasehold rural lands or
urban areas," the spokeswoman said.
Meanwhile foxes have become a
nuisance outside other suburbs.
Graham Privett lives about 10
kilometres north of Yass.
"We have plenty of foxes,'' he said.
"They're becoming a big problem."
Mr Privett said that it was nothing to
see between 30 and 40 foxes in a night.
The NSW Government issued a pest
control order for foxes in January.
Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini,
Vespa and Ducati will all feature at
the Italian Car Association's annual
Auto Italia Canberra 2015 show on
The event is one of the premier car
displays in the region.
This year will mark the 30th
anniversary of Auto Italia in
Some of the fastest cars to ever hit
the road will be on display with a
special feature on Italian makes from
There will also include historic
cars and modern models including
the brand new Alfa Romeo 4C.
The family-friendly, free event
does not just cater for motoring
enthusiasts but those with a taste for
Italian cuisine as gelato and coffee
will be on offer.
The event takes place on the lawns
of Old Parliament House Lawns from
10am to 3pm.
ATO OFFERS SUPER TIPS
FOR SENIORS ONLINE
The Australian Tax Office is offering
superannuation tips on its website for
older Australians as part of ACT
Seniors Week from March 14 to 22.
ATO deputy commissioner Alison
Lendon said reducing the number of
accounts reduced fees and charges.
"Tracking down lost super
accounts or those you may have
forgotten can also boost your
retirement income," she said.
She recommended seniors create a
myGov account online. Details: visit
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