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“And I think everybody who walks in here gets that vibe.”

The support of the Kindergarten’s Governing Council was he Roxby Downs Kindergarten and Andamooka Primary School were presented with the Flinders instrumental to the centre’s success. “The two awards are also an acknowledgement of a fantastic University Education Award at the Brand SA Awards governing council that’s been here. We’ve had three different in Port Augusta last Wednesday night. governing councils but every single one of them has been hugely

The win follows the success of Roxby Downs Kindergarten Director Kerryn Jones at the SA Public Teaching Awards recently where she was given the prestigious School Leader Award. Ms Jones was overwhelmed with the Brand South Australia title, attributing the success to passionate and enthusiastic staff and a strong relationship with Andamooka Primary School and its Principal Angela Thompson. “(There is) a culture at the centre of trying to provide the absolute best service that we can, and part of that is that everyday staff walk in here, the smile (is) on their face and they’re really excited to be at work and working with the children and their families,” Ms Jones said on Friday.

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supportive and so we so wouldn’t have been able to do the kind of innovative things we’ve done without their 100 per cent support.” The Roxby Downs Kingarten and Andamooka Primary School were awarded in particular for their use of iPads for the assessment and documentation of children’s learning, in a project called ‘Learning Stories’. Training and staff development was undertaken for the launch of the ‘Learning Stories Project’ and attracted educators from right around the region – who recognised the chance to gain access to a world-class training opportunity. Ms Jones said she and Andamooka Primary School Principal Angela Thompson shared a similar early learning ethos and ideas.

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The value of bush therapy By Millie Thomas

society as different people. “‘Bush therapy’ – it just works so well!” he said. “The most technology I see throughout the trip is a match or a torch and that’s all they’re going to see. They’re not allowed to have iPods, so Ayrton became involved with Opera- they don’t hear music for eight days, tion Flinders, a South Australian based so that engages them to think, even if adventure program for young offenders they’re just thinking about their favourand people at risk as a teenager in 2009 ite music at the time. and has stuck with it through the years “It takes them back to the core essento pass down his own experiences and tials of life, and it helps them change.” advice as a peer group mentor – bridgStarting fundraising in July last year, ing the gap between group leaders and teenagers. the money will go towards the foun“Quite often out there, it’s very easy dation and help pay for participants to get angry at the team leaders, every- to attend – which costs approximately one hates the team leaders, but they’ll $1500 per person. happily listen to their PGM (peer group “Any money helps, the foundation mentor),” Ayrton explained. “It’s way easier to relate to us, than struggles to get money,” Ayrton exto a 40 year old man. We understand plained last week. As well as setting up an ‘Everythem and we know what they’re going through.” day Hero’ online fundraising account While Ayrton joined to get more di- (https://trailblazer2013.everydayhero. rection in his life rather than be treated com/au/project-pgm) and receiving as an ‘at risk’ case, the experience left a donations via that, he and his family lasting legacy on him, prompting him to strive to raise $10,000 for the cause. cleared out their house of unwanted “Mainly in my experience I’ve dealt goods, and sold them on local trade with law offenders and drug addicts, all page Buy, Sell and Swap and donated under age. The ages range between 14 money made to the cause. and 19 and most of the groups I’ll deal All fundraising (which as at last week with are 14-15,” he said. stood at $9,230) was done in prepara“It’s a week away from their home tion for the Trailblazer Challenge – a environments, it’s secluded, there’s a maximum of 15 people and they’re 34 kilometre trek from Adelaide CBD the only people you’re going to see for to Morialta falls Ayrton and his partner eight days, so really, you have to make India Dix completed over the weekend. friends. That’s your family for eight “She does the bulk of the behind the days, that’s who you deal with. scenes work and always misses out on “It’s really good to break the kids the recognition,” Ayrton said. “Behind any people feel uneasy at the thought of away from their home lives. That’s a every great man is a woman!” sharing their ‘backyard’ with snakes. We whole different world.” are all aware that they are a part of the For more information on Operation Ayrton explained the participants environment we live in, and whilst snakes have are given a choice to leave their bad Flinders or how to donate, visit Ayrton’s every right to be here, they can pose a threat to decision making and drug and alcohol fundraising page, or pop into Sport- humans and pets. use behind them, and return to regular spower to have a chat. The Wildlife Awareness Initiative is inviting members of the Roxby Downs and broader communities to attend a free of charge Community Snake Awareness session. Held at Roxby Downs Area School on Tuesday, October 22 from 7pm until 8.30pm, the Community Snake Awareness session will provide Limited Edition Giclee Prints information on snakes of the region and snake safety. Hosted by expert snake handler Geoff Coombe and his team at ‘Living with Wildlife’, the 90 minute Com‘Tawny Fogmouth’ munity Snake Awareness session will provide plenty of content to inform Roxby residents and ensure that Print $250 they are ‘snake aware’. Geoff has been handling venomous snakes for over Matt Mounted $325

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ecent earthquake-like rumbles many locals have experienced around Roxby Downs may be due to planned annual activity on the Woomera Test Range, it has been revealed. The activity, which has been described by a Defence spokesperson as ‘the disposal of explosive ordinance’, started on Saturday, September 14, and is due to finish on Sunday, November 17. “The current activity is being conducted to dispose of (by explosive demolition) explosive ordnance as part of the continuing management of ADF explosive inventory,” the Defence spokesperson explained. “This is necessary for explosive ordnance that has reached the end of its service life, as it is no longer suitable for its intended purpose or

has been replaced by new explosive ordnance. “Defence conducts regular disposal of explosive ordnance at Woomera Test Range which is conducted under specific explosive ordnance demolition safety requirements.” The demolition disposal is an approved means for Defence to dispose of old materials, and the activity has been carried out annually for a number of years. Reports have mounted on local social media sites of distinct rumbles throughout Roxby Downs, and despite the spokesperson saying no reports had been received from the region, it could have been caused from the disposal activity. “There are a number of environmental conditions that can affect the travel of sound caused by detonations, including cloud cov-

er and wind conditions. “Low cloud cover allows sound waves to bounce between the ground and the cloud cover, causing the sound to propagate over significant distances, rather than dissipating rapidly through the atmosphere. Detonations are not usually held until low cloud has lifted, and Defence works closely with the Australian Bureau of Meteorology in these instances,” the spokesperson said. “Wind conditions may also propagate the sound waves further, but generally the wind effect is negligible.” The Defence spokesperson finished by saying the explosive ordnance demolition range at Woomera carefully considers the effects on surrounding communities when planning demolition activities. BY MILLIE THOMAS

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usinesses in Roxby Central Mall continue to struggle through constantly tough trade from reduced sales and an unchanged rent agreement that is more suited to boom periods in Roxby Downs.

Businesses lost to these conditions include Desert Decor, Desert Edge, Simon’s Pizzeria, Lin Andrews, Telstra, EA Contractors and most recently Lunch on the Run and Autopro. Most businesses have disappeared from town, however a change of management saw Lunch on the Run turn into the Black Stump Café and AutoPro moved from its 13 year old base in the mall to a newer, larger location on Tutop Street.. Central Traders Association Chairperson Leigh Malcolm said business conditions remain tough, with very little changing. However, he did say a change in Federal Government seems to have lifted consumer spirits. “Since the election, I have noticed a change of mindset – everyone seems a bit more positive!” Mr Malcolm told The Monitor last week. “Touch wood, the worst is behind us.” Reportedly, some businesses in the mall have already finished their leases, with some operating on a month by month rent agreement. Mr Malcolm said between six and seven businesses, if not already, were up for lease agreement renewals in the next six months. “So the rent negotiation we’ll be looking forward to with great interest!” Savills Property Manager Theo Kaldis said Savills and the mall owners are regularly re-

The prohibited area in Woomera. Planned annual activity may be responsible for the earthquake-like rumbles felt in town recently.

Autopro’s Jess Dow has recently moved to Tutop Street and has experienced a growth in business.

viewing the status of their tenants and endeavouring to assist them. He said the owners have made a big commitment to the Roxby Downs community. “Roxby Central Shopping Centre (including the Tavern, Motel and Mitre 10) represents a massive financial investment in the town and the respective community,” Mr Kaldis said. “We are all acutely aware of the town’s situation and are always endeavouring to find new tenants and to ensure the existing tenants trade as well as they can in the current environment. “We believe it is essential to maintain a positive attitude during these difficult times and we believe in the town’s future and the viability of Olympic Dam.” AutoPro Manager Jess Dow

has been very happy with her decision to move her store from the mall to Tutop Street – a move that occurred mid-August, after 13 years in the mall. “It’s been a very positive move,” Jess told The Monitor. “It’s bigger and we’ve got more stock and we’ve got different stuff that we couldn’t have before, because we had a heap of space restrictions in the old shop, which we don’t have now.” While the new location of the shop has taken the business away from most of Roxby’s pedestrian trade, Jess sited sales increases and a myriad of other conveniences that have occurred following the move. “This space had been empty for quite some time, and I had looked at it for quite some time, and it was my dream, but we

could never have afforded it,” she said. “But with Roxby being a bit quieter, there was a chance to move quickly and have a bigger space. Which we needed, we’d outgrown the other shop years ago. It was bursting at the seams! So we had to move.” Jess has been able to now provide a better service to Roxby – having more items in stock as opposed to having to order them in on demand, and now has parking spaces directly in front of her shop – which were not so easily accessible in the mall. So for now, it seems, AutoPro’s future has been cemented in Roxby Downs. “It’s not going anywhere!” Jess finished.

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Free Skills for All training Buzzacott loses available to Roxby women fight against OD expansion A By Millie Thomas

potential job opportunities,” explained Nicoli Ackland, 4Life Far North SA representative said last week. “So we’re helping them develop an awareness of what’s out there and identifying the skills they need to go into the area they’re interested in and then we’ll try and work on filling some of those gaps.” Michelle Hales, Roxby Council Manager for Community Development, Governance and Strategic Support said, “This adult education style program is primarily targeting parents looking to return to the workforce after a period of absence but will be open to other target groups as well. “The Community Learning Places Program will enable participants to build community connections and explore pathways into training and work.” The range of courses in this initial offering was chosen to appeal to a wide range of local women. “We may get some people who are interested in automotive and have no interest in something else, so they can pick and choose,” Nicoli explained. “We’re trying to look at different industries and broadening awareness and skills. “So people that were interested in automotive for both possible future employment, but also because it’s something that us girls just need in our language. A lot of the women travel distances going back and forth to Roxby, so to give them the skills to do that more safely.” She said the idea was to give

range of training and learning initiatives will be available for women of Roxby Downs later this year as part of a new a revitalised Community Learning Places program, thanks to the SA Government’s Skills for All program and Roxby Council.

The Community Learning Places program previously ran from 2009 to 2011, with Roxby Council relaunching the program after securing Adult Education Funding from the Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology. This funding forms part of the Government of South Australia’s Skills for All initiative. The first five free learning sessions will start at on Monday, October 28 and run from 1030am until 230pm every Monday until December 2, and will include a group introduction, Exploring Goals and Aspirations, Career Pathways and Resume Development, Learning about Cars, Fun Computer skills and Digital Scrapbooking and Family First Aid. The remaining five sessions of the 10 week program will be held early next year. Child-minding services will also be available. “The Council identified that women looking to return to the workforce after raising their children in particular needed more opportunities for accredited training, but also, awareness about

people a taste of a range of different options that could follow on into future employment, or at the very least educate less automotive minded women on how to check their oil and water. The first session, hosted by WorkPac’s Allan Robinson, will also give locals an insight into the broad range of jobs available on site. “A lot of them we don’t even know exist,” Nicoli said. “So he’s going to help us open some eyes as to some opportunities and choices that exist and what some jobs involve.” “The aim is to provide a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere where we can start the conversation about what you want to do and where you want to go,” added Ms Hales. “If you are interested in exploring career opportunities, are thinking about returning to study or just want to talk to more people like you, we encourage you to register to participate in the Community Learning Places workshops.” Women of all ages are invited to attend the sessions, but those interested must be registered with Roxby Council Community Projects Officer, Sasha Yantewo at (08) 8671 0010 or Sasha.Yantewo@roxbycouncil.com.au. Places are limited and registration is essential.

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Buzzacott appealed after losing a Federal Court case last year, arguing the then Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke had not given enough consideration for long term environmental effects of the $30 billion mine expansion. According to The Australian, Mr Buzzacott had argued Mr Burke had not taken into account key aspects of the plan, including the impact of water extraction from the Great Artesian Basin and the risks posed by the storage of radioactive tailings. His counsel also pointed to aspects of

the expansion that were still to be resolved, including plans and conditions related to the construction of a desalination plant, ore shipments from the port of Darwin and the construction of major pipelines. The Australian stated, ‘The result was an approval that “wasn’t really an approval”, the court was told.’ During the appeal, three judges found Buzzacott’s lawyer failed to make out the grounds for appeal, and backed the opinion of the primary judge. Buzzacott was henceforth order to pay court costs for the State and Federal Governments and BHP Billiton. When contacted, BHP Billiton declined to comment on the matter. BY MILLIE THOMAS

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“These animals are given a unique code when captured and processed, which enables us to keep track of the particular animal,” she said. That means adoptive parents could receive a report card every so often if their adoptee is captured during one of the programs trapping expeditions. Arid Recovery will then pass on information to parents. Adoptive parents will also receive an adoption certificate. “The adoption certificate provided will give you information on the date and location of the capture, and also the individual ear tag number (Burrowing Bettong and Stick Nest Rat) and microchip number (Western Barred Bandicoot and Greater Bilby),” Ms Walsh said. The Monitor Newspaper Managing Editor Gail Heritage said the program was a unique way for the paper to offer support and offer promotion and education throughout the year.

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To the editor, With reference to a letter re transfer of assets published in the Andamooka Press VOL 3 Issue 10, what is the precise nature of these assets? I have been of the opinion that all assets under APOMA were the responsibility of the APOMA Committee to hold in trust and look after on behalf of the residents of Andamooka or until such residents give specific instructions to do otherwise. The fact that the committee without prior residents consultation has seen fit to place those assets under the care, control and management of OCA, in conjunction with

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the invalid community contribution scheme, may be contrary to the charter of the committee and it’s legal obligations. It appears that the committee has been relegated to an almost name only committee. If so, how did this occur? Did OCA approach the committee re replacing it with the recently installed ATMC thus usurping the powers of control from the committee? The content of the letter raises quite a few questions; who drew up the new constitution for the committee? Bearing in mind that the SA Government, through OCA has spent several hundred thousand dollars in

Andamooka in the past year or so, would I be correct in thinking that the invalid levy was applied, to reimburse the Government? Why would the APOMA committee want to divert itself from the responsibility of looking after our assets? What responsibilities does the committee have now that the Government ATMC, through OCA, is in control? Is Lot 281 still under the control of the committee? If so, I trust that the Government is being charged an appropriate rental for office space, the water gismo and the land being used for the new office building? I trust that the committee is aware that

our greatest, most treasured and dearest assets, our children, have lost their safe school bus pick up and drop off area at the APOMA Hall firstly to the parking area by the IGA store and the bottle shop and now to the Town Park, because there is insufficient room left after building the new office etc. I strongly believe that what is necessary to allay residents’ fears, angst and worry of the invalid levy bill because of mis or no communication, is to have a complete and full independent audit of all of APOMA as businesses and dealings dating back to 2007. Darryl Gillings, Andamooka Resident

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MUD Rated: M Drama Mud is an adventure about two boys, Ellis and his friend Neckbone, who finds a man named Mud hiding out on an island in the Mississippi. Mud describes fantastic scenarios - he killed a man in Texas and vengeful bounty hunters are coming to get him. He says he is planning to meet and escape with the love of his life, Juniper, who is waiting for him in town. Skeptical but intrigued, Ellis and Neckbone agree to help him. It isn’t long until Mud’s visions come true and their small town is besieged by a beautiful girl with a line of bounty hunters in tow.

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ocal lad William Gloster had the experience of a lifetime recently when he travelled to Timor Leste with nine others, in a bid to further understand the developing country.

The group, including ‘Timor old salt’, Sheryl, and six other students from Aquinas tertiary boarding college spent two weeks travelling Timor Leste in July, studying the people, the culture and the way of life. Group leader Sheryl had been visiting Timor since country independence in 1999 and was instrumental in setting up the country’s only teaching college in major city Baucau. “She basically wrote the curriculum for that, she has been helping set up schools in a different country,” William explained. “She’s a bit of a Timor old salt and she speaks the language, which is called Teetun.” Rather than explore the country in the traditional tourist way, William chose an avenue with a more ‘adventure’ sense, enabling him to be exposed to real Timor, and get

down to the nitty gritty. “You go there to get down in the dirt, literally and proverbially in our case and actually learn about the place,” he said. “Particularly in terms of foreign aid, which is one of the things I’ve got a bit of a bent for in my course, the thing I took away from that is you can’t just go charging in there with a million bucks and try and fix everything. “You have to go in there and find out what they need and what they want. You have to work with them, not for them.” The study group set on their trip not with the intention of completing ‘x’ amount of hard labour projects within their stay, but rather strategize the best way to communicate the job to locals – to help retain money, employment and a skills base in the community. “It’s definitely a different country, in the sense of it’s very much a different way of living, different way of thinking, different way of acting,” William said. He said the general consensus they had picked up from working contractors was that the locals weren’t hard workers, but he ex-

plained “It’s a very hot, very humid, very tropical part of the world for the most entirety of the year, and not to say the entire country is underfed, but your average person in the village is only just getting enough to eat,” he explained. “So they don’t have that much energy to spare, they can’t really afford to, in that sense, work really hard. “Again it’s a cultural thing. It’s not that, maybe they don’t want to work really hard, it’s just they’re not necessarily capable of doing so.” Despite the stark contrasts in culture, the harrowing transport infrastructure and a bewildering collective kindness to the atypical white tourist, William said he would definitely, if given the chance, return. “It’s not high class tourism by any means,” he said. “But if you like that adventure tourism and going somewhere a bit different, it’s definitely worth it. “It’s a beautiful country – I definitely recommend people going, and they need the tourist dollars that’s for sure.”

Two veterans of the Bosnian War - one American, one Serbian - find their unlikely friendship turn tense when one of them reveals their true intentions. They clash in the Appalachian Mountain wilderness. Ford is a former American soldier who fought on the front lines in Bosnia. When our story begins, he has retreated to a remote cabin in the woods, trying to escape painful memories of war. The drama begins when Kovac, a former Serbian soldier, seeks Ford out, hoping to settle an old score. What follows is a cat-and-mouse game in which Ford and Kovac fight their own personal World War III, with battles both physical and psychological. By the end of the film, old wounds are opened, suppressed memories are drawn to the surface and long-hidden secrets about both Ford and Kovac are revealed.

THE INTERNSHIP Rated: PG Comedy Billy (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Owen Wilson) are salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital world. Trying to prove they are not obsolete, they defy the odds by talking their way into a coveted internship at Google, along with a battalion of brilliant college students. But, gaining entrance to this utopia is only half the battle. Now they must compete with a group of the nation’s most elite, techsavvy geniuses to prove that necessity really is the mother of re-invention.

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Leading Goal Scorer Aaron ‘Wally’ Hand.

Team Man - Matt Tuohy.

Team Man - Rob Kraack.

Most Improved - Atticus Dekuyer.

Players Brett Harris and Matt Tuohy presented coaches Woody Turner and Matthew Daddow with signed guernseys in appreciation of the season gone.

Club President Ian Tuohy and Coach Woody Turner with water boy Brodie Daddow (centre).

The Orr Family - Ross, Jack, Stuie and Kerry.

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Team Helper - Sandy Arancelovic.

Most Consistent - Todd Paull.

Morgan Bacon and Chelsea Brind.

Teen Talk YAC pool party! Saturday, 2nd November 6-10pm Roxby outdoor pool $10 entry. The last event of 2013, the YAC pool party will be an epic night of swimming, music and fun. Be sure not to miss out!

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Get Sprung Youth School Holiday Program 28th Sept - 13th Oct 2013

The youth school holiday program was a success with lots of participants and smiling faces! If you have any ideas and recommendations for the next youth school holiday program email Laura.Gray@ roxbycouncil.com.au or call 8671 0010.

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UTand A BOU T Bailey Evans, Rhona McInnes, Emma McFarlane, Tammy Lenartowicz and Ruthie Dyker.

Bev Roberts, Cathy Fraser, Ann Shields, Anne Gray and Andrew Winterfield.

Emma Cochrane, Centaine Casserly, Kelly and Jess Reid.

Fiona Bilney, Jo Barron-Perry, Lea Schmid, Vicki Hamblin and Seb Holbrook.

Olivia Spadavecchia, Kelly Watson, Georga Pavy, Cassie Norton and caddy, Mike Evans.

Mikaela Wedding, Fiona Hooper, Rachael Shephard, Damian Obst and Kristy Perrett.

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Fire season arrives early L ast week saw the first total fire ban for this season (even before it started!) and this prompted us to have a look at ways to prepare and be ready for the bushfire ‘season’. The Fire Season starts on October 15, 2013 and ends on the April 31, 2014.

A very handy booklet called Your Guide to Bushfire Safety 2013-14 is now available from from BP, Wo o l w o r t h s , t h e Visitor Information Centre, Library and Council. It’s free and is filled with lots of good information. Damien Condon, Council’s Fire Prevention Officer said, “Local Companies need to remember that a Schedule 10 permit is required during fire season when using grinders, welders, oxy

set etc on a total fire ban day.” “These schedules can be obtained by contacting either myself or Libby Steer at Council”. Other frequently asked local questions include whether people may use a Weber or barbeque on a total fire ban day. “A solid fuel burning kettle BBQ (one that uses fuel such as wood, charcoal or heat beads) cannot be used unless you obtain a Schedule 10 permit from your local council (on a Total Fire Dan Day). For more information please come and see myself or Libby at the Council or have a look on line at www.cfs.gov. au or if you have a mobile device the CFS has an app.

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efore summer starts you need to decide what you would do if a bushfire threatens. All people living

in or near bush, grasslands or scrub are in danger of experiencing a bushfire. Every year there are bushfires, some have claimed serious loss of lives, and every year there are thousands of incidents and homes lost to bushfires throughout Australia. While fires are inevitable in some areas, they are also survivable – your chances of saving yourself, your family and your home increases according to your level of planning and preparation. Reducing the amount of vegetation on a property is one of the most critical components of preparing for bushfires. Measures that should be taken before the fire season include: • Removing dead branches, leaves and undergrowth from around your home, especially under trees; • Pruning tree limbs that are lower than two metres above the ground or over hang your home; • Reducing, removing and managing vegetation such as long grass within 20 metres of your home and within five metres of sheds or garages; • Removing bark, heavy mulch, wood piles and any other flammable materials close to your home and sheds. There are various other measures that

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reminder that the first quarter Council rates are due on Friday, October 18.

can be taken in the garden to protect your home. They include: • Installing a sprinkler system to wet down your home and garden to reduce the impact of radiant heat, sparks and embers. (All fittings should be metal, as plastic melts); • Ensuring access to an independent wa ter supply such as tank, dam, or swim ming pool of at least 5000 litres; • Do not rely on mains water being available during a fire; • Making sure hoses are long enough to reach around your home. Emergency kits should also be prepared in the lead up to summer. The best emergency kit is one that can be used for all hazards – not just bushfires. If you need a simple Emergency Kit, consider the following items: • What you need to help survive the day of a bushfire; • What to take with you to safety and • What you need for up to four days following a fire.

General Items:

• Battery powered AM/FM radio plus spare batteries; • Waterproof torch; • Woollen blankets; • Clothing to protect you during a bush fire (see below); • First aid kit with manual;

• A can opener and; • Emergency contact numbers. Before you leave, add: • Money, key cards and credit cards • Medications, toiletries and sanitary supplies • Special requirements for infants, el derly, injured, or those with disabilities • Important documents (eg Insurance papers, wills, passports), valuables and photos • Drinking water (three litres per person per day) and food for at least 48 hours • A change of clothes for everyone • Mobile phone and charger • Blankets • Children’s toys

For your pets

• Basket/cage/leash • Medications, food, drinking water and bowls • Familiar item (toy, bed, treats) to help reduce stress. You should keep your Emergency Kit/s in waterproof storage containers in a location that is easy to get to and that the whole family knows about.

LIBRARY Opening hours 8.30 to 5 pm weekdays 9.30 am to 12 noon Saturdays Telephone 8671 0660 • Fax 8671 1418 Email: roxbydowns.library@plain.net.au Library membership is free. Wide range of resources are available including books, DVDs, magazines and internet facilities. Toddler Story Time 9.30 am Tuesday and Thursday.

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ot long to go now, preparations are in the final stages as we get ready to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Olympic Dam and Roxby Downs.

On Sunday, October 27 2013 we urge you to stay in town, come and meet or reconnect with people that share your love of our community. It’s been through some changes but the uniqueness of a Roxby-ite runs across ages, cultures and decades it seems. Highlights of the day include some wonderful musical entertainment; some very famous people will be gracing our main street for the day. Local talent will be on show, exhibitions of our history, where we have come from and what makes us unique, activities hosted by community groups and there will; be all sorts of food to tempt tastebuds all over the community.

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Opening hours Monday to Friday 9 am to 4.30 pm Council provides transport services including: • Vehicle registration • Boat registrations • Licensing transactions • Learner written theory tests (test to begin before 4 pm) All enquiries 131 084.

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By Millie Thomas

ocal of 13 years Sonya Ibele gets a kick out of volunteering for the Roxby Downs community, and has now been awarded with the Volunteer of the Month Award for August.

Sonya Ibele working on props for the St Barb’s play later this year.

The Volunteer of the Month Award is a partnership of Roxby Council and Big Sky, which aims to reward and recognise those who contribute to the community. Each recipient is given a $100 voucher, to donate towards a charity or organisation of their choice. It’s a family affair for Sonya, who volunteers extensively for various projects at her children’s school St Barbara’s Parish, the Roxby Downs Scout Group (of which her children are involved) and the Community Garden and Environment Forums, of which her husband, Patrik, is involved. “And then whatever else comes along, wherever I can put my hand up, I try to help!” Sonya told The Monitor last week. Sonya believes if people don’t volunteer and contribute to society, there is no community.

“You don’t have things for the kids to do, you don’t have experiences,” she said. She used a school play, to which she has made half of the props for, as an example. “It’s given me a thrill to make the props and if I don’t put effort in, my boys won’t put effort in. “So to me, it’s a learning curve as well as helping out.” This year, Sonya’s sons supported a prostate cancer research fund by wearing a blue wrist band for the month of September. This is the foundation she has chosen to donate her $100 Big Sky voucher to. The volunteering won’t stop here for Sonya, and she urged other parents to jump on board. “I think that Roxby Downs is a really cool place to live, and I think a lot more people should get behind community events and school events,” she said. “I reckon if a lot more parents put their hands up to help, they would get a real satisfaction out of it. A lot of parents think of it as a chore, but you’ve just got to look at the kids’ faces!”

Festival finalist at the Brand SA Awards

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ecently Brand SA had their great evening of fine foods and wines to celebrate winners of 13 categories in the Far North Regional area of South Australia.

The event was held in Port Augusta and Grace Morokai (chair of the Multicultural forum) and Sasha Yantewo (Roxby Council Community Projects Officer) were there to represent the committee at the awards presentation. The amazing Multicultural Forum’s World Food and Music Festival was nominated as a finalist for the awards and the festival was a wonderful success largely due to the World Food and Music Festival committee who worked tirelessly to get the festival up and running. At the 2012 World Food and Music Festival there was a community kitchen, and the ladies served up some wonderful cuisine for the community. The performance acts

LEFT: The Roxby Downs World Food and Music Festival was a finalist in the Brand SA awards.

were sensational, both well-known Adelaide acts La Bomba and African Soul as well as other activities such as wood carving, pottery, kid’s corner, competitions for the best traditional costumes, local performances and so much more. The committee really did put on a glorious show for Roxby and to be nominated as a finalist at the Brand SA Awards is quite commendable. The next World Food and Music Festival will be bigger and better than 2012 and the planning will begin very soon in the Multicultural Forum for the 2014 World Food and Music Festival. The Multicultural Forum currently has some great small craft activities going on and if you want to become part of the forum and the planning for 2014 World Food and Music Festival, please contact Grace Morokai (chair of the Multicultural forum) at the Community Library on 8671 0500.

BELOW: Sasha Yantewo and Grace Morokai at the Brand SA awards

If you would like to join a forum and would like more information please contact the following people.

New members are always welcome.

ARTS and CULTURE FORUM Rachel Young 0428 671 000 To be confirmed.

BUSINESS FORUM Laura Trotta 0412 734 964 Tuesday, November 5 @ 6.15pm Council Boardroom

SPORTS and REC FORUM

Damien Condon 0439 862 784 To be confirmed.

COMMUNITY GARDEN Patrick Ibele (08) 8671 0168 Thursday, November 14 @ 7.30pm Council Boardroom

ENVIRONMENT FORUM Angela Neyland 0448 168 167 Thursday, November 7 @7pm Council Boardroom

ROXBY ROADSAFE MEETING Michelle Hales 0418 833 818 Thursday, November 14 @ 5.30pm Council Boardroom

MULTICULTURAL FORUM Sasha Yantewo (08) 8671 0010 Wednesday, October 16 @ 11.30am Council Boardroom

WOMEN’S NETWORK Sasha Yantewo (08) 8671 0010 Monday, October 21 @ 6pm The Club upstairs Boardroom (Planning and review session - all welcome)

CONTACTING THE BOARD For further information, advice or general questions please contact: Michelle Hales, Executive Officer Roxby Downs Community Board Inc. PO Box 85 Roxby Downs SA 5725 Mobile: 0418 833 818 Email: halesm@roxbycouncil.com.au

WHO’S ON THE BOARD Teresa Malcolm

Michelle Davis • George Giakoumis Vicki Mason • Gaylene Crane Mary Lewis • Gavin Chater Chad Menzies • Bill Boehm

BOARD MEETINGS Board meetings are held on the last Monday of the month. Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe. If you would like to make a presentation or raise an issue, please contact the Executive Officer on 0418 833 818 so that you can be included on the agenda. Confidential discussions with the Board can be arranged if required.

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SITUATIONS VACANT ODT Australis Pty Ltd Olympic Dam

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Electrician – Roxby Downs Sodexo Remote Sites South Australia is seeking a qualified experienced Electrician who is interested in an opportunity to ultilise their expertise at the remote sites Olympic Dam and Roxby Village.

With over 25 years industry experience and service excellence, our specialist team of dedicated professionals has a proven track record of high standards in health and safety.

Responsibilities include: • Maintaining all facilities and equipment including washing machines, kitchen equipment and all electrical equipment within the village grounds • Generate a preventative maintenance and inspection schedule to include all site electrical equipment • Maintain minimum agreed parts stock level and to store solid parts in a safe and clean environment • Adhere to all regulatory, company and client-driven safety policies and procedures • Assist the Facilities Management Project Manager with WHS initiatives, including conducting Toolbox Talks, incident reporting requirements and conducting pre start meetings with immediate staff members.

ODT Australis is heavily involved in host community interests and activities and prides itself on giving back to the community in which it operates using sustainable practices. ODT Australis is currently seeking to fill the role of:

Auto electrician

Applications from experienced professionals with similar backgrounds will be considered. Roster will generally be 13 days on, 8 days off. Accommodation and flights may be provided from Adelaide to Roxby Downs and return, however, local candidates are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will investigate, diagnose and perform auto electrical maintenance to heavy diesel equipment and machinery both on and off site, adhering to maintenance schedule, company policy and safety regulations and will possess: • Auto electrical qualifications; • HR truck and Forklift license; • Minimum 2 years post trade field experience; • Earthmoving and heavy vehicle experience; • Sound knowledge of mining process; • Air-con ticket and servicing experience; • Experience in diagnosing and fault finding; • Ability to work autonomously and as part of team with a team focused, punctual and dedicated, adaptable and forward thinking approach with high housekeeping standards; • Proven track record of maintaining a high standard of quality and safety; • Medically 'fit for work' and willing to undergo full medical, drug and alcohol examination; •Willingness to work outside normal working hours, shifts and overtime as per company requirement. Preferred experience and qualifications: •Strong leadership and team development background; •Strong OH&S background and training.

Applications close Friday, 23rd October 2013.

To submit your application please apply on-line through seek.com, by attaching your resume, cover letter addressing position criteria as stated above and relevant licenses and certificates.

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Spinafex are looking for a competent person who can do a range of different duties including: vehicle detailing, cleaning and gardening. This is a casual position with on the job training. The successful candidate must pay attention to detail, be organised, able to work unsupervised and have great punctuality. The ability to show initiative, reliability, good presentation and follow the Spinafex OH&S. A current driver’s licence is a must as well as a current police clearance. To apply or for more information call Spinafex on 0400280837. Applications accepted until the position is filled.

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Position Vacant - Works Supervisor Savcor Pty Ltd is currently seeking a highly skilled and motivated Works Supervisor to join our Operations Team based at Olympic Dam. Reporting to the Area Manager this role is responsible for maintaining a positive work culture among our work groups and have a belief in zero harm in the work place. Daily progress meetings with fellow supervisors and the Area Manager will also be key to the role.

AOG/ACC Church

is changing our service times. As of Sunday 13th October our new service times will be Sunday afternoon at 3pm. We will be meeting at the Christian Community Church on Burgoyne Street. Enquiries Ps Keith Moody Ph 0414 570 871

Roxby Downs Health Service Job Ref: 523656

Check it out today!

Please submit your cover letter, resume & Sodexo referee details to annette.crawford@sodexo.com (Resourcing Advisor - SA).

If you are passionate, motivated, driven to succeed and looking for an exciting and diverse company, please submit your application to ODT Australis.

Allied Health Assistant

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Applicants must be willing to: • Work a flexible roster, currently 13 days on, 8 days off • Find own accommodation in Roxby Downs • FIFO or DIDO to Roxby Downs at own cost • Provide minimum 2 employment related referee checks • Undertake site specific pre-employment medical • Complete site specific training and inductions • Supply own tools.

Pre-screening, profile and skills testing, police clearance and medical clearance form part of the minimum requirement for selection and ongoing employment with ODT Australis.

I can develop the therapeutic environment my clients and colleagues need to thrive. Being able to really listen to and understand my clients’ circumstances, I can make a genuine difference to their lives. At SA Health, I can find the perfect career through rewarding interactions with both clients and colleagues.

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To be successful for the position you will: • Encompass an exemplary customer service focus • Have well developed time management and organisational skills, with proven success working under pressure to meet demanding targets within stringent timeframes and constraints • Strong written and verbal communication skills, coupled with excellent interpersonal skills to develop positive and productive working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders • Hold a police clearance less than six months old • Hold a current ‘A’ Grade electricians licence • Hold a current C class driver’s license • Electrical Workers Approval – (SA Only).

Responsibilities will include: •Investigate, diagnose and perform trade related maintenance and repairs to equipment and machinery according to the maintenance requirements; •Perform inspections in accordance with the Mining Act regulations, manufacturing and company standards; •Identify spares requirements for machinery and equipment and order according to departmental procedure; •Assign corrective measures and follow-up on outstanding actions; •Maintain a good relationship with operational personnel.

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ODT Australis is a major contracts provider to the Olympic Dam mine site and a fast growing company involved in mining, civil, earth moving, heavy haulage, demolition, rehabilitation and pastoral and resource recovery in metropolitan and remote outback Australia.

SITUATIONS VACANT

The successful applicant will be responsible for: • Supervising work crews. • Running daily toolbox meetings and pre starts • Completing document control and safety audits, will also include setting up and controlling job files • Setting up new projects and closing out completed projects • A back ground in civil contacting, blast / paint, concrete repairs and coatings essential • A high understanding of BHP Billiton safety, training and quality systems • Cost control of projects • Be able to plan daily work schedules • Purchasing of materials and consumables • Hire of plant and equipment • Managing and allocating team members to day to day projects. An excellent salary package is available that recognizes the qualifications, experience and skills of the successful applicant.

If this sounds like the opportunity you have been waiting for, please apply by emailing your CV to Linda Johnson, HR Advisor linda.johnson@savcor.com.au or telephone on 03 9993 7536.

CHIROPRACTIC

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Monitor SPORT The

Cricket is back!

Andamooka FC award winners

Roxby Downs Golf Association Results Sunday, October 13, 2013 OVERALL WINNER DIV 1 DIV 2 LADIES/JNR SWEEPSTAKES LONG DRIVE DIV 1 LONG DRIVE DIV 2 LONG DRIVE L NTP DIV 1 NTP DIV 2 NTP LJ

NAME SCORE CRAIG WILSON 43 ROBIN PASSMORE 35 TONY FORREST 36 NIL PLAYERS 0 SEB GRIGGS 34 TONY HOLBROOK 33 MARK DILLON 32 ADAM MCKEE 32 SEB GRIGGS CRAIG WILSON NIL PLAYERS TONY HOLBROOK TONY FORREST NIL PLAYERS

The cricket season started on Friday night with players in fine form.

Game 1 – Friday Night

Andamooka Football Club’s Best and Fairest Aaron “Wally” Hand and Runner Up Best and Fairest Stuart Orr at the football presentations on Saturday night.

Rogues vs Hornridge

Rogues batted first making 180- A Boulton (58), T Schlink (44), R Mill (24). In reply Hornridge were bowled out for 107 A Boulton 3/9, D Barnes 2/9 and R Mill 2/3)

Best and Fairest – Aaron Hand Runner Up Best and Fairest – Stuie Orr

Game 2- Saturday Night

Leading Goal Scorer – Aaron Hand Most Improved – Atticus Dekuyer Team Man – Matt Tuohy

Olympic Dam vs Andamooka

Team Helper – Sandy Arancelovic

Andamooka won the toss and elected to bat. They made 9/179 from their 40 overs with B. Hahn (38), S. Muthukumarana (37), and P. Ross for 24. Olympic Dam bowlers – S. Fuller 2/19, A. Whistle 2/23.

Best Under 21 – Stuie Orr Most Consistent – Todd Paull Team Man – Rob Kraak

In reply Olympic Dam looked to be in trouble at 5/63 in the 12th over. However, Peter (Poodle) Morris and Adrian Harris steadied the innings to get OD home in the 37th over making 5/195. Poodle was the man of the match with an unbeaten 115 and Harris a good support role, not out for 24. Morris showed great patience and pose in a well-constructed maiden ton for him in the Roxby Downs Cricket Assocation competition. Pick of the bowlers for Andamooka were B Hahn 2/36, S. Muthukumarana 1/29 and A. Taylor 1/33. Special mention must go to Wade Hooper who backed up his caddy role at the Pink Ladies Golf Day with 40 overs of entertaining fielding and banter.

Pink golf day exceeds expectations

T

By Millie Thomas

he third annual Think Pink golf day exceeded organisers’ expectations on the weekend, raising $12,603.85 for

the Red Sands Cancer Council Branch. Event organiser Andrea Freeth said a major highlight of the event was caddy Mark Spinks being auctioned off for $1025, and

matching that amount with his own money. Mrs Freeth had many thanks for those who supported the day. “To the Ladies of Roxby down for turning up and making it such a great successfully day, to all the caddies for volunteering their time and helping the Ladies of Roxby enjoy the day . “And the great costumes and names that

each team come up with each year.” She also thanked event sponsors Heading Contractors. Rotary Club, Red Sands Cancer Council Branch, Laura Gray. Roxby Golf Club, Roxby Golf men for serving drinks on the course. the ladies that donated food for lunch, score card keeper Damien Condon and the Think Pink committee ladies.

Notice of Road Closure NOTICE

Section 33 Road Traffic Act 1961

Is hereby given that the Administrator of the Roxby Downs Council on 8 October 2013 made the following orders; That the Administrator of the Council exercises the power vested in the Administrator under the Roxby Downs (Indenture Ratification) Act 1982 and Section 33 of the Road Traffic Act 1961 and Clause F of the instrument of General Approval of the Minister 28 November 1999. Pursuant to Section 33(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1961 declare that the event described below is to take place on the road described below is an event to which Section 33 of the Road Traffic Act 1961 applies; and Pursuant to Section 33(1) (a) of the Road Traffic Act 1961, make an order directing that the road on which the event is to be held and any adjacent or adjoining roads specified below can be closed to all traffic except police and emergency vehicles and vehicles involved in the event for the period commencing 9.00am on Sunday 27 October 2013 until 8.00pm Sunday 27 October 2013 ROAD:

RICHARDSON PLACE

EVENT:

ROXBY CELEBRATES 25 YEARS

ADJACENT / ADJOINING ROADS:

Burgoyne Street, Arcoona Street, Norman Place, Roxby Club Car Park Entrance into Richardson Place and Tavern Road, Roxby Downs

Pursuant to Section 33 (1) (b) of the Road Traffic Act 1961 make an order directing that persons taking part in the event be exempted in relation to the road from duty, to observe the Australian Road Rules specified below subject to any conditions described below and attached to the exemption. Australian Road rules Exemption and Conditions Rule 230: Rule 234: Rule 238:

Crossing the road Crossing the road on or near a crossing for Pedestrians Pedestrians travelling along the road.

W. J. Boehm Administrator 8 October 2013

TRADES PEOPLE We are on the hunt for experienced: • Boilermakers (Fixed Plant) • Mechanical Fitters • Trades Assistants ABOVE: Think Pink golf day participants at the 18th hole AND LEFT: Results from the event.

think pink ladies golf day Saturday, 12th November 2013 (71 Players) FRONT NINE Team

Name

Name

Name

Pink Putter

Amanda Nelson

Christine Newman Lisa Polujnikoff

Name

H/C

Score

Nett

Result

Rachel Leis & Sam Platten

9.000

25

16.000

1st

Breasties

Louise Kohler

Kylie Moloney

Steph Griffiths

Francesca Nistico

9.000

28

19.000

2nd

Breast Friends

Kylie Aspery

Hilary Vanstone

Mikyla Hick

Jessica Hunt

9.000

28

19.000

3rd

Rockin’ Out With Our Balls Out

Kylie Borlase

Raemi Johston

Brooke Johston

Nives Dal Grande

9.000

30

21.000

Mighty Mammaries

Mikaela Wedding

Fiona Hooper

Chloe Chapman

Rachel Sheppard

9.000

30

21.000

Roll & Tumble

Bev Roberts

Anne Gray

Ann Shields

Cathy Fraser

9.000

31

22.000

Pink Jail Birds

Andrew Freeth

Sandy Richter

Anna McKenna

Nicole Montgomerie

9.000

33

24.000

The Diamonds

Kelly Reid

Centaine Casserly

Jess Reid

Emma Cochrane

9.000

37

28.000

BACK NINE Team

Name

Name

Name

Name

H/C

Score

Nett

Result

Booby Trap

Em McFarlane

Tam Lenartwicz

Ruthie Dyker

Rhonda & Carol Beenham

9.000

23

14.000

1st

Where’s Their Sheep?

Linda Evans

Tricia Hendry

Maddy Evans

Mardi Henry & Abbey Webb

9.000

29

20.000

2nd

12.000

32

20.000

3rd

Kelly Harris

9.000

30

21.000

Bane’s Bitches

Penny Bryant

Brooke Essex

Emma Kileen

The Boo Bees

Anna Gubbin

Mel Ferry

Georgia Boylan

Pink Bits

Leah Mattner

Elise Nevone

Nicole Nourse

Meaghan Kiely

9.000

30

21.000

The Merry Mermaids

Mel Condon

Louise Reid

Suzanne Crafter

Erin Pritchard & Jen Kelly

9.000

31

22.000

Pink Angels

Olicia Spadavecchia

Georga Pavy

Kelly Weston

Cassie Norton

9.000

33

24.000

Pink Patches

Fi Bilney

Lea Schmid

Vicki Hamblin

Jo Barron Perry

9.000

34

25.000

Sparkling Fruity Lexia

Maria Tran

Karen Traeger

Ebony Norton

Clare Wilton

9.000

36

27.000

Long Drive No. 3

Long Drive No. 13

Ladies

Ladies

Breasties

Jen Kelly BEST COSTUMES

First

The Merry Mermaids

Mel Condon

Louise Reid

Suzanne Crafter

Erin Pritchard & Jen Kelly

Second

Roll & Tumble

Bev Roberts

Anne Gray

Ann Shields

Cathy Fraser

Third

Where’s Their Sheep?

Linda Evans

Tricia Hendry

Maddy Evans

Mardi Hendry & Abbey Webb

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Kate's Psychic Connections

From Adelaide will be visiting Roxby Downs from 25th - 27th October Psychic Readings • Clairvoyant • Theta Healing Theta removes limiting beliefs and heals deep emotional and physical issues including pain from trauma and abuse, improves health, relationships, money, finance and allows you to know what love feels like. Enjoy instant results without consuming medication. Appointments Essential.

Ph. Kate 0429 406 975

ROXBY DOWNS NETBALL ASSOCIATION Netball Forum

will be held on Monday 21st October at 7.00 pm in the Dunes Café

Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 4th November at 7.00 pm in the Dunes Cafe.

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Mine site experience preferred. EWP/Forklift tickets required. Call Kateland McBey or Chrissy Burden on 8671 4622. workpac.com

WorkPac Group

Smarter Recruitment

HSEQ Coordinator

Our Olympic Dam operations covers a range of electrical and plumbing services to the mining industry, commercial business and domestic homes. We have been involved at the Olympic Dam site since its inception, designing and constructing all the overhead 33kV and 11kV powerlines in 1986/87 during the construction phase of the mine & township. Working as part of a busy team, your role will involve the co-ordination and communication of workplace health, safety, environmental and quality issues to all personnel, observing the requirements for all electricity distribution maintenance works and to coach and monitor BALL observers program. You will hold a current Drivers Licence, First Aid Certificate and have previous experience in a HSEQ role. A Certificate IV in Health, Environment and Safety or Quality is desirable. Previous experience in project administration would also be advantageous. Cowell Electric strive to be an employer of choice and offer an attractive remuneration, inclusive of varied allowances and additional superannuation contributions. A specific job description can be located on the Cowell Electric website for your information or by contacting the Human Resources Department. The successful applicant will be subjected to a full pre employment medical, inclusive of drug and alcohol screening. To apply, please download the application form from www.cowellelectric.com.au/vacancies or contact the Human Resources Department to obtain a copy. For more information please contact our Human Resources Coordinator, Ann-Marie Wiseman by telephoning 08 8629 2136 or email awiseman@cowellelectric.com. AU 04061

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Roxby’s pocket rocket I

By Millie Thomas

n just five short years, nine-year-old Taj GowSmith has gone from a motocross crazy kid from the bush to sixth on the national circuit for his division, and nothing will bring him down from cloud nine.

Taj joined the State motocross circuit at the beginning of the year, exceeding his parents’ expectations by finishing up fourth overall in the 50cc second division (7-U9), and earned himself an invitation to compete in the 2013 KTM Australian Junior Motocross Championships in Horsham, Victoria recently. Dad, mentor, coach and number one supporter Clint Gow-Smith said the team travelling from SA had hoped a couple of the boys would make it into the top 20, and were absolutely blown away when Taj kept producing enviable results at each race. Taj himself, while stoked at his incredible achievement and earning a Motorcycling Association tag of the ‘Roxby Downs pocket rocket’ has kept grounded and still looks forward to the basics of biking. “Meeting new people, having fun and just getting out there and riding!” he told The Monitor last week. “At the start of the season I never thought I would even come close to the top 20 in Australia and I’ve come so far,” he said proudly. Taj said he started the pro circuit because his dad ‘thought that I could handle it and he just chucked me out there!’ And handle it he could. He said towards the end of the week of competition the national track became rough, wet and rutted out, but the people were ‘fairly nice’ and the experience was all new for him and his dad. Proud dad Clint said Taj had improved in leaps and bounds since starting competitive riding earlier this year. “From the start of the season I think he’s just matured, he’s gotten a bit older and I think he just understands a bit more about the racing,” he said. “Taj has obviously always had fairly good speed, but now he has consistency and I think that’s been helping him get some good results later in the year, which is a great reward for his effort and his passion.” However, the season hasn’t been without some father and son disagreements…“Taj and I spent a fair bit of time together obviously talking and doing things on the motorbike and he doesn’t always listen to Dad, but after some coaching schools as well he’s realised he’s on the right track and he’s just got to apply himself. I’m proud, very proud.” The world is Taj’s oyster, and he has already started thinking about next season saying he will just start afresh and stay fit. Next year he will compete on a 65cc motorbike and is already confident in his skills using gears, and is hoping to make it in Australia’s top 20. Taj and Clint would like to thank their sponsors for their support, which include Outlaw Coatings and Conveyors, Sandvik, Rapid MX, Roxby Engineering and Fabrication, team mechanic Kurt Murray and Mum, Dad and Demi.

Taj getting some practise in during the State circuit and INSET: Taj shows off his medal at the national event recently.

roxbyaquatics

Come and see the Andamooka Art Studio Exhibition at the Roxby Art Gallery, located in the Dunes Café.

We are still taking enrolments for Term 4 Swim School. Please see staff at the Leisure Centre for more information.

Phone 8671 0500

Friday, 18th October - Mine Tour 8:45am at the Visitor Information Centre. Filling quickly - bookings essential!!!

Gym Hours 6am to 12 midday (Closed in between 12-2pm) 2pm to 9pm Weekends 8am to 4pm Public Holidays 10am to 4pm

TICKETS Adult: $10 Children $8 Family Pass (4) $30 Cheap Tuesday: $8 COMING SOON: GRAVITY RUNNER RUNNER

NOW SHOWING PERCY JACKSON

Duration: 1 hour 46 min Rating: G

GROWN UPS 2

Duration: 1 hour 41 min Rating: PG

ONE DIRECTION

Duration: 1 hour 32 min Rating: PG

SUN 20th October | 4:00PM TUES 22nd October | 4:00PM

THURS 17th October | 4:00PM FRI 18th October | 7:00PM SAT 19th October | 1:00PM & 4:00PM SUN 20th October | 11:00AM TUES 22nd October | 7:00PM THURS 17th October | 7:00PM FRI 18th October | 4:00PM SAT 19th October | 7:00PM SUN 20th October | 1:00PM TUES 22nd Oct | 1:00PM

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