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Almost 100 take part in consultation WRITTEN BY MILLIE THOMAS


lmost 100 locals had their say at two ‘Revitalising our Town’ community consultation workshops last week, with results to be presented in a proposal to Roxby Council. The consultation covered vast areas of concern for locals – including sporting and leisure facilities, cultural precinct redevelopment, revitalising business, Richardson Place environment, lifestyle, open space and facilities for you and families. There was also a ‘wild card’ discussion table, at which locals could mention any other topical issues.

The consultation was run by independent mediator Natalya Boujenko and her team of Intermethod mediators Jakub Barski, Monika Slupnicki, James Hurley, Daniel Turner and Mark Birch – who directed conversation at each topic table. “We want to work creatively into creating a shared vision,” Ms Boujenko told attendees on Friday. “We hope to claim to have a wide cross section of the community… (We are) here to create a moderate and balanced view of the community.” ‘Lifestyle, open spaces and facilities for children youth and families’ was a popular topic at the Friday afternoon session, with playgrounds and park areas a recurring and dominant topic. Suggestions for improvement included more


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seating, age specific playgrounds, upgrades on current equipment and playground development in newer areas of town. Using the ‘old caravan park’ space on the corner of Pioneer Drive and Olympic Way for large sport accommodation, children’s camping areas, a community hall and community events was also popular. Table participants also expressed a desire for more transparency for land ownership and zoning. The discussion around the redevelopment of the Roxby Cultural and Leisure Precinct proved to attract some creative alternatives to current proposed plans. Suggestions included using local materials to help the development look more ‘local’ rather

than a ‘slick metro’ building, and helping the building showcase Roxby’s history through art, panelling and sculptures. Zoned parking and a ‘World Café’ employing and training locals and selling local produce was also suggested, as was increased capabilities for visiting performing arts. A myriad of issues were brought up at the Wild Card table, including issues with liquor licensing and visiting health services, various forms of development for local tourism, and a lack of council transparency and democratic process. All the information will be collated by Intermethod and presented to Roxby Council in a review of the 2014/15 Annual Business Plan and budget.


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Locals give designers ideas for Richardson Place WRITTEN BY PATRICK GLOVER


into Richardson Place from locals at the consultation sessions, and will begin to come up with designs in the coming months. Some of the main topics brought the pairs attention during the public consultation session included improving the entry points to the town, increasing the number of things to do in the town, putting more of the town’s history on display, increase sustainability, and the importance of events in the town. The pair said revitalising the business sec-

wo design consultants were in town last week to look at making possible changes to Richardson Place.

Lisel Ashby from Jensen Planning and Design and Tim Ennis from Tonkin Consulting had a look around town while they were here for the Community Consultation sessions. The pair also gained some valuable insight

tor of Richardson Place would be one of their main focuses, and believe that could be the key to attracting more people to Roxby Downs. “One of the goals coming out of the Richardson Place thing, we can’t directly influence that shopping centre, but more people in the street, more environment, refurbishing the whole thing hopefully can influence on that,” Mr Ennis said. But Ms Ashby said the consultation meetings had provided them with great community

Events focus to liven up Roxby


ocal residents and business owners a re co n ce r n e d there is nothing to see on the main street and nothing to do in Roxby Downs.

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These concerns were raised with consultants at the community consultation workshops last week. Locals were worried a lack of things to do was pushing people away from the town. “There’s nothing to see on our main street,” a local photographer said. “If they come on the wrong day, they miss the one or two things that you can do here. “People aren’t coming through Roxby, they are going out of their way to come here and they can

feedback into what the people really wanted. “It’s all well and good for me and Tim to walk down the street and say this is what we think you should do but it’s got to resinate with you,” Ms Ashby told community members at the workshops last week. “From this point what will happen is, we’ve got some ideas, we’ve heard your ideas, we’ll go away and sketch up some concept options and come back and give you the chance to have a say on what you like and don’t like.

Natalya Boujenko was the independent mediator of the workshops last week.

get really disappointed that there is no local history or information about the place. “They don’t know what Roxby Downs is about.” With some big events already being held in the town, developing Richardson Place to have an events focus proved to be a popular suggestion. “We do know that’s a big thing,” a consultant at the workshop said. “They pull in trucks near the memorial and set up stages there so we could definitely work something in there make something more permanent. “There are heaps of things we could put in to help events out there.” The town already uses Richardson Place

for events such as the Christmas Parade, ANZAC day, Remembrance Day, NAIDOC and the introduction of an amphitheatre or permanent stage would allow the town to hold more

events. “Instead of having a few really big events, why not have a whole lot of small events,” the consultant suggested. BY PATRICK GLOVER

“Some of them just go there and don’t leave all day, car parks here need to turn over,”a community member said. Project Engineer for Tonkin Consulting Tim Ennis and Lisel Ashby from Jensen Planning and Design, who will be working on a re-development of Richardson Place, attended the community consultation meeting to gain ideas and said they had seen this problem them-

selves. “We did hear that the shop side there was a higher turnover, people come do their shopping then leave,” Mr Ennis said. “But on the other side people are seeing movies, going to the library, having coffee so it’s a lot longer turnover.” Not being able to park close to shopping centres to pick up groceries on a hot day has meant people have had to turn around and go home or

organise babysitters because they couldn’t walk long distances with their young children. A survey released recently asking the community if they would like a bus service was an idea people at the consultation thought could solve this problem. “It could be our way of transporting our young children around,” another community member said. “If the parent knew there was an adult picking up their child from school at a designated time and where it would be and that could relieve some congestion.” As well as school drop offs, city bus loops were also discussed to solve the shopping problem, with suggested loops of about 15 minutes. “They could jump off and they would have time to duck in grab a few things and get back on the second bus,” the community memeber said. “You’d be on a pretty tight timeline but you’d have time.” BY PATRICK GLOVER

Community bus may be answer


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Sporting facilities Redifinition of town oval liquor licence discussed in review R oxby Council has explained it actedon advice from the Liquor Licensing Commission and would allow sporting groups to continue to gain valuable fundraising dollars.



n upgrade to sp orting facilities in town has been high on agenda at Sport and Recreation Steering Committee meetings, according to junior footy representative, Matthew Daddow. The steering committee, which was formed as part of a Sport and Recreation Review earlier this year, will represent the sporting communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s aspirations and the consequential report will be presented to the Roxby Council and Community Board after a 12-18 month consultation period. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are in the early stages but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great opportunity for all sporting groups to work together in improving sport and recreation in Roxby Downs, we have currently been working on the issues we are facing and not looking for solutions as yet,â&#x20AC;? Roxby Downs Junior Football Association President Matthew Daddow said last week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As president of the junior footy, I would just like to see everyone beneďŹ t from this and just not one sporting group. Sharing of facilities is the key in a small town so my focus in regard to any decisions will be centred around this. The proactivity of the group was cemented in some instant reactions from the Council, according to Mr Daddow. â&#x20AC;&#x153;During the ďŹ rst meeting we identiďŹ ed an issue with one sporting group that was dealt with by the council immediately, which was pleasing to see,â&#x20AC;? he said. Mr Daddow explained facilities in Roxby Downs are among the best in the State, but due to a high amount of activity suďŹ&#x20AC;ered increased wear and tear. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Roxby Downs has great facilities and probably up with the best in the state, problem is most of our facilities are over used,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important that everyone is aware that we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t rush into any decisions because we need to ensure the right ones are

RDJFA President Matthew Daddow hopes to work on sport and recreational facilities with the steering committee.

made the ďŹ rst time, we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to build or upgrade anything only to ďŹ nd out down the track it was the wrong decision.â&#x20AC;? The committee has also been discussing getting more â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;bang for their buckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in ensuring facilities are being used to the best of their ability. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we can upgrade facilities that will impact more than one group then thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I would like to see,â&#x20AC;? he said. At this stage â&#x20AC;&#x201C; there are 12 diďŹ&#x20AC;erent sports from the community represented in the committee, which is spearheaded by Brian Cunningham from Brian Cunningham and Associates, Wayne Coonan from Corpor8 Solutions and Tony Weir from Roxby Leisure. The review aims to address issues such as junior sport and development, skill sets and time constraints for volunteers, appreciation and upkeep of facilities, liquor licensing arrangement and many others. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My initial thoughts on the process have been positive and I look forward to working closely with other sporting groups,â&#x20AC;? Mr Daddow said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;While we have a good group of people on the committee, any ideas people may have should be put forward for discussion to their respective committees so nothing is missed.â&#x20AC;?

Tennis and netball affected by license redefinition


hile the parameters of the Roxby Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s liquor license redeďŹ nition are yet to be released, local tennis and netball associations will be the demographics most likely to be aďŹ&#x20AC;ected by the change. The new license, of approved, will extend over the tennis and netball courts â&#x20AC;&#x201C; meaning the traditional â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;bring your own alcoholâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; sentiment will no longer be legal. The concerned clubs, who were still unaware that the license would aďŹ&#x20AC;ect them so directly late last week, are concerned their spectator numbers will drop as a result. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to go if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to pay for it (alcohol). I watch my girls play and have a couple of beers, watch them play and go home,â&#x20AC;? local Andy Wurfel said last week. Roxby Districts Sporting Club netballer Emma Killeen said â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;the boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; enjoy heading to the courts for a social drink to watch their wives and girlfriends play, and in turn, netballers enjoy a social drink after playing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is all part of the social sporting atmosphere and some people drink and some people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t,â&#x20AC;? Emma said. She also said she was unlikely to support the option of buying alcohol at the event, should it be oďŹ&#x20AC;ered by the licensee. Hornridge Sporting Club netballer Megan Crawford agreed the move would deter supporters and spectators from coming down to the netball courts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the only reason that the footy boys come down and watch us girls,â&#x20AC;?

she said. Roxby Downs Tennis Club President Mark Lecons said he was aware of the license application, but wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t aware that it would directly aďŹ&#x20AC;ect his club. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Obviously our members arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to be happy and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m fairly sure theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be hard pressed to police it,â&#x20AC;? he told The Monitor last week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it the person who holds the liquor license going to be in trouble if people BYO (bring your own) their alcohol? So basically theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just opening a can of worms.â&#x20AC;? A statement released by Roxby Council (see above) said limited liquor licenses gained by other organisations such as Motocross, Race Club and Dirt Circuit, and community events such as the Christmas Pageant and the Kindy â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Wine and Cheese Nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; fundraiser will not be aďŹ&#x20AC;ected. The statement also said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Over the next 12 months Roxby Council will continue to work with, and be guided by, users and the Sport and Recreation Steering Committee to ensure a sustainable long term future for Sport and Recreation generally in Roxby Downs without compromising requirements as dictated by the Liquor Licensing Commission. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s overriding focus, where liquor licensing will be a key part of a very wide and comprehensive review by the Sport and Recreation Steering Committee.â&#x20AC;? See the full media release in the adjacent story today. BY MILLIE THOMAS

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A media release provided to The Monitor stated the Liquor Licensing board had insisted the license be changed, and that it would not consent to the previous licensing arrangements. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Liquor Licensing Commission has advised Roxby Council that the practice of issuing Limited Liquor Licenses for regular events on the town ovals, which has been, historically, the way the Commission has awarded liquor licenses in Roxby Downs, is beyond the scope of the purpose of this form of liquor license,â&#x20AC;? the statement said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Liquor Licensing Commission has further advised that the Commission would not, in the future, consent to further Limited Liquor License applications where the event is a regular occurrence.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;In order to address this change in circumstances, Roxby Council applied for a redeďŹ nition of the existing license arrangement to ensure all clubs previously involved would not be disadvantaged by a loss of access to a license in the future.  The following topics were outlined in the statement


â&#x20AC;&#x153;Roxby Council acknowledges that the sale of alcohol at sporting events is a signiďŹ cant fundraising opportunity for sport and recreational groups, and believes the application of the redeďŹ nition of the existing licence will allow groups to continue in this tradition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As the town oval and sporting grounds are highly utilised facilities, used by many diďŹ&#x20AC;erent groups on a daily basis, it was prudent for Roxby Council to work with user groups to establish a plan to allow sporting and recreational groups equal access to the service of alcohol in the area under the redeďŹ ned liquor licence. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The sale of alcohol is, traditionally, a key fundraising opportunity for sporting and recreational clubs, which Council recognises, so we intend to work closely with user groups represented through the Sport and Recreation Steering Committee to create a plan to ensure this opportunity remains available,â&#x20AC;? Roxby Council Town Administrator Bill Boehm said in the statement.


â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Liquor Licensing Commission clearly states that the service of alcohol must be managed by a Responsible Service of Alcohol certiďŹ ed person/persons, and that the proceeds from the sale of alcohol cannot be distributed under the license to a third party. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As Roxby Council is the licensee, proceeds from the sale of alcohol, under new licence conditions, as dictated by the Liquor Licensing Commission, must be taken by Roxby Council. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Clubs will not be signiďŹ cantly ďŹ nancially impacted

Forum has traders on their radar


he Monitor would like to apologise for a wrongly attributed quote in last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Page 3 article titled â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Forum has traders on their radar.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Although in essence factually correct and a positive story in support of the Business Forum Executive Steering Committee (BFESC) and its brilliant work to support local traders, questions and answers in writing relayed between the BFESC Chair Laura Trotta and our Journalist were unintentionally confused with answers from another source on the same document.   In particular, The Monitor would like to clarify that this quote: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Several people have commented that the logo of the kangaroo and the photographs of the shop keepers and owners on the front page of The Monitor really remind them that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to try to shop locally, especially when other papers advertise large out of town retailers reminding of online trading options,â&#x20AC;? were not the words of Mrs Trotta, but from another source. This was a human error made in the rush of a busy deadline, where attribution was confused. The Monitor apologises for any misrepresentation.

by this change, however, as they still have the opportunity to receive contributions from Roxby Council (the licensee) in reward for their contribution to the community by running the bar at sporting events,â&#x20AC;? the release said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Roxby Council will work with clubs through the Sport and Recreation Steering Committee to ensure this change to the liquor licensing arrangement will have a minimal ďŹ nancial impact on their fundraising eďŹ&#x20AC;orts. Roxby Council identiďŹ es this required change in licensing arrangements as an opportunity to provide equality to sport and recreation groups in Roxby Downs,â&#x20AC;? Mr Boehm said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A 12-month trial is in place to see how best to manage the grant system moving forward, with Andamooka Football Club holding the rights to run the town oval bar for the 2014 football season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Roxby Council has committed to providing Andamooka Football Club with a regular ďŹ nancial contribution in recognition of their support for community events through a grant arrangement,â&#x20AC;? the statement said.


â&#x20AC;&#x153;Only the areas which fall within the Roxby Council licenced areas are aďŹ&#x20AC;ected by the redeďŹ nition of liquor licence arrangement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Limited liquor licences gained by other organisations such as Motocross, Race Club and Dirt Circuit and community events such as the Christmas Pageant and the Kindy â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Wine and Cheese Nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; fundraiser will not be aďŹ&#x20AC;ected. Organisers of these events will simply apply for a limited liquor licence to cover these events as they have done in previous years.â&#x20AC;?

WHATâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NEXT?

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Over the next 12 months Roxby Council will continue to work with, and be guided by, users and the Sport and Recreation Steering Committee to ensure a sustainable long term future for Sport and Recreation generally in Roxby Downs without compromising requirements as dictated by the Liquor Licensing Commission. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s overriding focus, where liquor licensing will be a key part of a very wide and comprehensive review by the Sport and Recreation Steering Committee.â&#x20AC;?


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treet names will finally appear on the streets of Andamooka, with signs to be erected in the coming weeks. However, it may not be in the form of regular street signage, The Monitor can reveal. The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) and the Remote Jobs and Communities Program (RJCP) will begin erecting the street signs in the coming weeks following consultation between the Andamooka Progress Opal Miners Association and the community to decide what form the signs will be displayed in. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have found out that the names of streets donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to be on signs,â&#x20AC;? Andamooka Community

Administrator Deb Allen said. Ms Allen said street names could be displayed on anything from concrete slabs to rocks or even natural resources or materials from the scrap yard, it will be up to the community. The street names issue has been in the process since 2006, when the matter was ďŹ rst taken to the government. But now they have been processed they have begun to ďŹ lter out, with the names ďŹ nally being officially gazetted last week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has taken a long time to get through,â&#x20AC;? Ms Allen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But we started to see the names in places last year, ďŹ rst with Telstra.â&#x20AC;? BY PATRICK GLOVER

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Knights to time out


a sketball in Roxby Downs may be losing one of its best volunteers in Wesley Knights for a few years as he settles into life as a new parent. But Knights will not bow out of the sport without being recognised, being awarded the Volunteer of the Month award for February. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am very appreciative of the award,â&#x20AC;? Knights said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is good to receive the recognition for the time that I have put in.â&#x20AC;? The father of two said it is time for him to hand the reigns over to someone else for a few years and concentrate on his family but said he will be back. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My kids arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quite at the right age yet to be playing basketball,â&#x20AC;? Knights said.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;But it will give me a couple of years to recharge to the batteries before coming back.â&#x20AC;? Knights, who coached Roxby Downs Junior Basketball teams as well as Basketball SA teams, spent 12 to 15 hours a week coaching, during the season, as well as travelling with representative teams to carnivals. He said there are a number of people that have helped him along the way including Bev Zeptner, Linda Evans and Mark Cunningham. He also thanked a number of children he coached who have begun stepping up and taking on coaching roles themselves. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kids like Zoe and Bailey have taken on coaching roles, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been grooming them to take over my position,â&#x20AC;? Knights said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But even those kids are leaving school and ďŹ nding jobs so

Joel Young, Bailey Evans, Darcy Kenny, Maddy Young, Adam Ryan, Jordan Christall, Wes Knights (Coach).

they are ďŹ nding it hard to commit as well.â&#x20AC;? Knights received a $100 cheque from Big Sky Credit Union to spend on a charity or organisation of his choice. He decided to spend it on the Roxby Downs Junior Basketball Association. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have had a talk to the committee and just said on the ďŹ&#x201A;y maybe the money could be

spent on awards for the players and association awards,â&#x20AC;? Knights said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Have an MVP award, and recognise the people that have played in a representative carnival.â&#x20AC;? Not only does Knights coach basketball but he is also assistant coach for the Roxby Districts Miners Football Club. BY PATRICK GLOVER

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Off road proposal to be drafted WRITTEN BY MILLIE THOMAS


HP Billiton will be presented with a draft proposal on the multiple use of off road areas following a community meeting last week.

The meeting – called by the Roxby Downs Environment Forum – attracted over 50 concerned locals and helped stimulate conversation about the general public’s concerns and desires for open areas of land around Roxby Downs. According to BHP Billiton Community Affairs Advisor Jess Davis, there is an expansive area to be considered. “BHP Billiton owns the municipal lease, obviously the mining lease, but then there’s also six pastoral stations around that – so that’s the area we’re talking about at the moment, the land that BHP Billiton own,” she told the meeting last week. The meeting was called following a survey conducted by the Environment Forum last year – which showed that the number one environmental concern for locals was damage done by off road users in pastoral lease areas around town. Roxby Downs Environment Forum representative Perri Carter explained how the forum acts as a beacon for the community’s concerns. “To put together a proposal to say, this is the best way to use the land and then BHP (sic) can assess that on working with the community,” she said.

“We sit here and we look at people’s environment concerns in the community and if it involves having to coordinate with BHP then we, the forums are the place to do that.” A large number of potential land users were identified in the meeting including shooters, motorbike riders, fourwheeled drivers, campers and hikers, and it was acknowledged that the combined use by all users – unregulated – could make for potentially hazardous conditions. The community suggested a form of ’zoning’ take place so users do not interact and off road users understand they do so at their own liability and consider land regeneration. “We’re trying to make it hard for people to be jerks out there,” an independent mediator said. Appropriate signage and safety, a dedicated UHF channel and the prevention of damage to indigenous heritage was also discussed. The possibility of paying a small charge to access the land and receive maps, information and a code of conduct was also raised. “I think the thing is you’re preaching to the converted here. It’s the weekend warriors that aren’t here that’s making it bad for everybody else,” one resident said. Ms Carter said it would be a long consultation process, and while they were unsure of the timeline going forward, they would undertake more work following the meeting to figure it out.

ABOVE: 60 concerned locals turned up to the workshops at the libraray last week. BELOW LEFT: An independent mediator directed the workshops to help develop a proposal for BHP Billiton. BELOW RIGHT: A map of the area that was discussed.

Olympic Dam production full steam ahead


HP Billiton last week confirmed popular local rumour that its production rates are up, and that local workers were preparing to move operations deeper into the southern mine area and a better grade of ore. BHP Billiton Asset President Darryl Cuzzubbo said the improved performance and viability would help improve the mine’s credibility for investment in the future. Official figures were yet to be re-

leased, but copper production for the nine months ending in March 2014 had increased by 10 per cent, he told The Monitor last week. “We have been engaging with our people across Olympic Dam over the last few months on how we can improve the viability of Olympic Dam in both the medium and longer term,” Mr Cuzzubbo said. “The reality is that we are in a fantastic position to create our own future by performing very well in the areas that impact our viability

the most. With continually improving performance comes credibility which is an essential ingredient for further investment and growth,” he said.  “We are preparing to move our mining operations deeper into the southern mine area underground and this will provide us with a better grade of ore. Mr Cuzzubbo said the mine continued to improve its costs. “Our copper production for the nine months ended March 2014

increased by 10 per cent and was underpinned by record mining rates. The fact that we are achieving this, while improving our cost performance is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the team at Olympic Dam,” Mr Cuzzubbo said. He said despite the excellent local production results, global commodity prices for copper and uranium continued to work against the mine. “This requires us to continually reduce our costs as we work hard to become a sustainably profitable

business that is worthy of future investment. If we had not been doing this, our financial position today would be far more difficult,’ Mr Cuzzubbo said.  “I have no doubt that our team and the plans that we are implementing will see Olympic Dam become a strong business competing very well against other investment opportunities within the BHP Billiton organisation.”

Locals to experience Shakespeare next week


ocals will be able to experience a new look at Hamlet when popular touring company Bell Shakespeare arrives in town next week. As part of BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities ongoing commitment to community and cultural activities, Bell Shakespeare, Australia’s leading national Shakespeare company, will travel around the country presenting its Actors At Work shows to primary and secondary schools students. THE MONITOR - Your Community Newspaper

On Wednesday, June 11 at 7pm, the Roxby Downs Leisure Centre will host a special community performance of a new show, Hamlet: Out of Joint, a 50-minute show based on one of Shakespeare’s most revered plays, Hamlet. Then between June 12-13, students from Marree Aboriginal School and Roxby Downs Area School will experience their own special 50-minute performances followed by a 10-minute Q&A session. Covering performance, characterisation,

language and themes, Actors At Work is a great way for students right across Australia to understand and enjoy the works of William Shakespeare. Two groups of four professional actors, known as The Players, perform these lively and engaging scenes, bringing the text to life and giving students insight into the wonderful world of theatre. Director of BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities, Ian Wood said, “We are delighted to continue our association with Bell Shakespeare’s Actors at Work and Artist in Residence programmes, which give local students in the communities in which we operate access to a unique and inspiring educational and theatrical experience. “These initiatives help our youth in remote and regional Australia connect with the works of Shakespeare by seeing his plays performed in a contemporary setting, thereby helping them to link Shakespeare’s themes with current issues faced by teenagers today.” Peter Evans, Bell Shakespeare’s Co-Artistic Director said, “We want to reach as many students and teachers as we can and connect them with Shakespeare’s characters and stories. It is with the support of corporate partners such as BHP Billiton that our Education Programme can reach over 50,000 students each year.”

BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities is an ongoing supporter of Bell Shakespeare, enabling performances and masterclasses in communities in which they operate. Bell Shakespeare is Australia’s only national touring theatre company. It tours three or more productions of Shakespeare’s plays and other classics to state capitals and up to 30 plus regional and rural centres each year. PERFORMANCE DETAILS: Wednesday 11 June, 7pm Hamlet: Out Of Joint Roxby Downs Leisure Centre: 1-15 Richardson Place, Roxby Downs Thursday 12 June, 11:30am Double Trouble Marree Aboriginal School: First Street, Marree Friday 13 June, 9am – Hamlet: Out Of Joint 11:30am: Such Sweet Sorrow Roxby Downs Area School: 7 Richardson Place, Roxby Downs (Students from St Barbara’s Parish & Woomera Area School are also invited to attend)

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Kudos to the Council Community team for organising the community consultation. At least someone down there is actually listening to Roxby residents. Slightly placated of Roxby Condoms are a much more effective method of preventing STDs than the routine sexual mutilation of newborn baby boys. Female circumcision is illegal - why isn’t male circumcision? Let the boy make the decision when he is old enough to be informed and have pain relief! Mother of unmutilated boys It was great to see so many people at last week’s community workshops. It’s about time residents had a say in what goes on. There are many people who have now lived in Roxby Downs for a long time, some of them for decades. To share ideas encourages ownership and pride in your home town. I can’t wait to see some of these ideas adopted. Roxby Local


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As we approach the end of the financial year Red Cross would like to remind everyone that June is a great opportunity to help those doing it tough at the moment, and also get a tax deduction. The number of people who need our help continues to grow each year, and Red Cross is finding it more and more difficult to attract the support we need to do our vital work. The growing desire for older people to stay at home puts more pressure on charities like Red Cross to provide home visits and daily phone calls. We also have a range of companionship programs where our volunteers visit isolated, older people to help them stay in touch with their local communities. We also help people who are homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless, those with mental health issues, and disadvantaged families who want a better


future for their children. Across the Asia Pacific region we are working with our near neighbours to provide clean drinking water and better sanitation, and help rebuild lives after major disasters such as Typhoon Haiyan. All of our work relies heavily on the generosity of people like you; people who donate to Red Cross. Now, more than ever I’m asking you to dig deep before the 30th June to make sure Red Cross will always be there for our friends and neighbours when they’re doing it tough. To make a tax deductible donation by June 30 call 1800 811 700, go online or use your smartphone to go to our website at, or text ‘Help’ to 0448 DONATE (366283).


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5RRR saved by new committee

Staff from 5RRR in 2010. INSET: Staff from 5RRR in the 80s. WRITTEN BY MILLIE THOMAS


he future of 32 year old Woomera radio station 5RRR was thrown into doubt recently â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with the committee deciding not to renew its commercial broadcasting license. However, following a meeting last week a new committee has committed to keeping the station running - for another year at least. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The meeting went really well,â&#x20AC;? 5RRR Station Manager Kym Edwards said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The members

voted to continue with the station. So (weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got) a new committee so that committee will be in place until the AGM.â&#x20AC;? The committee is headed by new president Lindsay Campbell, and filled mainly with members based in Adelaide. The move comes after a prolonged struggle to maintain a steady base of volunteers to keep the station operational. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mainly because Woomera has become so small,â&#x20AC;? Mr Edwards told The Monitor last week. He explained that even though Woomera currently has less than 200 residents, 5RRR still has to fulďŹ l the same operational requirements as Roxby Downsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; station RoxFM â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who

is able to call upon a much larger volunteer pool. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The station still needs presidents, and secretaries and treasurers, presenting and production. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exactly the same; you just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the pool of people to draw from,â&#x20AC;? Mr Edwards said. The â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;wind upâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; was intended to coincide with the expiration of the current broadcasting license â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which would see 5RRR cease at the end of the ďŹ nancial year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We chose not to renew the license with the aim of winding up the station, but since then weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got another group of people that are real keen to keep it going,â&#x20AC;? Mr Edwards said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a bit of a phoenix!â&#x20AC;?

Near record crowd in stitches at Road Trip show



near record crowd turned out to see Damian Callinan and Mickey D perform their show â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Road Tripâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; at the auditorium last Wednesday. More than 100 people turned out to see the comedy duo show oďŹ&#x20AC; their experiences from a two day visit to the town in the form of a series of videos, photos and stand-up comedy. The boys interacted with the community perfectly, attending a Roxby Miners football training last Monday night, a Hip Hop dance class last Tuesday, taking a look around Woomera, as well as including some localâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stories into their show. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love the concept and think it was a great way of engaging the community in the arts in a way thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really accessible,â&#x20AC;? Arts and Cultural Development OďŹ&#x192;cer Ella McCarthy, who was also the duoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contact in Roxby Downs, said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The people who got involved with ďŹ lming â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ricky Prosser and the Miners boys, Vicki Mason, the op shop ladies in Andamooka, Merv Rogers, Woomera visitor information people and so on â&#x20AC;&#x201C; they were so enthusiastic and really made the show.â&#x20AC;? The boys said Roxby Downs was one

of their favourite towns to visit because of the newness of the town and the fresh ideas it brings. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is my ďŹ fth visit, but it is by far my favourite,â&#x20AC;? comedian Mickey D said after the show. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we got a big laugh oďŹ&#x20AC; the top from the Emu trail joke, I knew it was going to be a good show.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Roxby wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t as conservative as some of the other towns. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open to adventure, open to mucking around, anything goes.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Road Tripâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;sâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; South Australian leg ended last Friday with the comedians holding their ďŹ nal show in Port Augusta. The pair then made their way to Victoria where they will get a small amount of down time before their Victorian, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australian tours. Roxby Downs will not have to wait long to see Callinan again, having enjoyed Roxby Downs so much he has already signed up to come back next year for another show. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was an amazing opportunity to have comedians and crew of their calibre spending time in our community,â&#x20AC;? Mrs McCarthy said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve asked if weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have them back again, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve let them know Roxby would welcome them anytime.â&#x20AC;?

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5RRRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current license covers not only Woomera, but also Roxby Downs, Olympic Dam and Andamooka but in following the same trend â&#x20AC;&#x201C; does not have the support to broadcast so widely, streaming only in Woomera. The station was incepted in 1982 in response to the communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s request â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a younger and much larger population than what is seen today.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Back in those booming days, the only radio station they had was ABC, so there wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a popular music station,â&#x20AC;? Mr Edwards said. In the original station proposal â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the station was listed as requiring 60 staďŹ&#x20AC; to man operations.

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Beaten Track

Marree feels airport pinch



he airstrip at Marree is a ‘lifeline’ to the community so recent Government cuts to Remote Airstrip Upgrades will definitely be felt, according to Marree Progress Association Chairperson Reg Dodd. The remote airstrip is used daily according to according to

Marree Progress Association Chairperson Reg Dodd, who said there is a plane parked there every day – with the Royal Flying Doctors’ Service visiting a couple of times a week, and the pharmacist weekly. During weekends that Marree hosts race meets, Mr Dodd says the airstrip is ‘the busiest outside of Adelaide’, with recent years accommodating for 12 planes, three helicopters and chartered flights. “We were lucky because we were talking about it ages ago and we put in for funding and we’ve got some dollars and that but again – any cut is going to impact us down the track for sure. “(We have) always got to maintain and keep up to standard. Any cuts is going to impact,” he said last week. The funding cut was high-

lighted by the opposition Government last week. “Today in Senate estimates it was confirmed the Coalition Government has axed the Remote Airstrip Upgrade (RAU) component of the Regional Aviation Access Program (RAAP) from 2015-16,” a statement read last week. “The Government’s own Portfolio Budget Statements describes the program as ‘vital for the provision of access to essential air services such as the Royal Flying Doctor Service.” The former Labor Government provided funding for 181 remote airport upgrades projects nationally under the Regional Aviation Access Program, and invested over $260 million in regional and remote airports nationwide. “Cutting funding to remote airports will risk lives, and limit the economic participation and wellbeing of people living in remote communities across Australia,” the statement said. Mr Dodd agreed, saying, “It’s a lifeline. We’ve on many occasions had accidents up the track, Birdsville or Oodnadatta and we’ve had planes come in at all hours of the day. So it’s very important - many times it’s saved lives. “You couldn’t put a value on it. Any remote services like that is so important to the wellbeing and livelihood of the people.”

NRM warns: Be aware of Mimosa Bush


he Marla-Oodnadatta NRM Group has reminded land managers in the Far North of SA to be proactive with controlling the outbreak of Mimosa Bush on their property. Referring particularly to the Marla – Oodnadatta and Marree-Innamincka districts, the Mimosa Bush has the ability to be detrimental to businesses and environment. “Mimosa Bush can develop into dense thickets which have the potential to choke drainage lines, prevent stock access to water points, particularly around dams, and reduce plant biodiversity,” a spokesperson for Natural Resources SA Arid Lands said last week. Mimosa Bush is a prickly, light green, rounded, spreading and multi-stemmed shrub that grows be-

tween four to seven metres high. The flower is a yellow cylindrical ball which develops through autumn to early summer. Preventing the spread of Mimosa Bush can be as easy as maintaining good vehicle and livestock hygiene, however mechanical and/or chemical management techniques for control can also be employed. “For the last two years, the Marla-Oodnadatta NRM Group has been taking a catchment approach to Mimosa Bush and control works are continuing in June to contain its spread in the region,” the spokesperson said. Further information contact Natural Resources SA Arid Lands 8648 5300. BY MILLIE THOMAS

RIGHT: The Mimosa Bush otherwise know as the Prickly Acacia.

Coober Pedy’s Water for Growth Project Opened


ederal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey visited Coober Pedy recently to officially open the town’s latest water scheme alongside Mayor Steve Baines.

The official opening of the Water for Growth project in Coober Pedy recently.

The scheme was part funded by the Federal and State Government, alongside the Coober Pedy Council with $910,000, $600,000 and $300,000 contributed respectively. According to a statement from Mr Ramsey’s office, the funding has allowed for the renewal of a trouble plagued section of the Borefield pipeline (13.2 kilometres), the replacement of the oval watering system, an expansion of the town orchard and creation of a ‘Water Walking Trail’ in the town. In addressing a small crowd at the

opening, Mr Ramsey said the continual improvement of water supplies in the town track it’s evolvement from a mining camp where all required water was trucked in and the locals may have got a bit grubby from time to time, to a community offering a wide range of services. In particular he singled out the towns’ vibrant tourist industry. “Tourists want to come to outback Australia and have a look at its rugged beauty, but at night they want good accommodation, hot showers, a good meal and a cool drink,”’ he said. “You can’t do any of that without water.” He also pointed out that in Coober Pedy the price of electricity was a very large component of the cost of water

Motokhana puts new spin on Marree Races


newly introduced motokhana section to the Marree Gymkhana and Picnic Races is set to be a highlight of this year’s event – held in Marree this weekend. The 60-year-old race meet introduced the motokhana last year to fill the void of the bronco branding, according to Marree Horse Racing Club Treasurer, Hilary Vanstone. “It was introduced when they were having a few bad seasons it was a little bit hard to get the stock for the bronco branding, so they thought the motorkhana might be a fun alternative,” Hilary told The Monitor last week. “After the success of last year they decided to continue with it.” Page 8 -- Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The races are an annual three day event – with entertainment at the Marree Hotel on the Friday night, races and gymkhana at the race track on Saturday, entertainment once again on the Saturday night at the Town Hall and Sunday the motokhana and a reintroduced ball on the Sunday night. While last year drew a crowd of approximately 600, the weekend has seen as many as 8,000 people brought to town and a performance by Slim Dusty in 2002. “I think it brings the community together really well and it’s also an opportunity for city folk to go up there and see how the country people live and have fun. It gets everyone involved and together,” Hilary said. She said the committee hopes to revive the Sunday night ball – a traditional that has lulled in previous years.

owing to the desalination process. “I congratulate the town on its ability to elicit support from both major parties to address the horrific prices created since the State Government removed it’s ‘off-grid’ power subsidy,” he said. “I have no doubt the renewed interest in the town’s electricity supplies would never have been achieved outside of an election period. “It will be my job, and the State Opposition’s to make sure that the Government now lives up to its commitment.”   Mayor Steve Baines thanked the council workers who delivered the project on time and under budget and together he and Mr Ramsey unveiled a plaque in front of the football change rooms to commemorate the occasion.

“It kind of died off for a little while there, but this year they’re trying to revive it, so this year we’ll see how it goes. Hopefully it picks up again,” she said. Accommodation for the weekend is available at the Marree Hotel, Marree Motel and Caravan Park and for the competitors – camping and amenities are available at the track. “APEX are always up in the morning cooking breakfast and providing warm food throughout the day as well,” Hilary added. The Motokhana is offering a $500 prize for the barrel race and $400 for Mono Marvels – and the Drovers Cup $4000. For more information, call Sharon Bell on 8675 8307 or email cooryninna@bigpond. Moto-barrell racing at last year’s motokhana. com. BY MILLIE THOMAS

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Mining Call for mature debate on nuclear


outh Australia’s peak mining and energy body has found that a greater proportion of South Australians support nuclear power than oppose it. The findings dispell common misconceptions and demonstrate the need for a mature debate on the development of this industry. A survey into the attitudes of 1,216 randomly selected South Australians towards uranium and nuclear power commissioned by the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME), found that 48 per cent support nuclear power while only 33 per cent recorded any level of opposition. The 2013 SACOME survey, conducted by market research company, ReachTel, also found consistency across all age groups, recording a majority support for nuclear power. Less than one-third of all respondents opposed it, and one-fifth remained neutral.

“A key aspect of responses to this question was the level of strong opinions expressed, with 29 per cent strongly supporting and only 20 per cent strongly opposing nuclear power - in other words, there are more staunchly pro-nuclear than anti-nuclear advocates,” Jason Kuchel, Chief Executive, SACOME, said. The SACOME survey also asked respondents to consider the current debate about climate change and indicate what role they saw nuclear power playing in Australia. Sixty-three per cent of people saw nuclear playing some role in the future of Australia’s electricity supply. “SACOME sees a future role also for the new generation of small modular reactors to provide power to remote mining projects, utilising our abundant uranium resources and providing zero carbon power.” “The results of this survey and message from key groups sends a clear message to our

politicians: South Australians want to see the possibility of nuclear power at least considered for future use, and put on the agenda for discussion,” Mr Kuchel said. “It is also worth noting that despite the global events of Fukushima and

negative connotations affiliated with uranium spread by special interest groups, it appears that South Australians continue to see the benefits of this commodity in providing further economic, employment and energy opportunities for ABOVE: SACOME Cheif Executive Officer Jason Kuchel and ABOVE RIGHT: the State.” South Australians largely support nuclear power, it has been revealed.

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Scheduled Township Electricity Maintenance Power Outages During the period commencing Saturday 14th June 2014 to 22nd June 2014 Council will be undertaking a major maintenance inspection of the Township High Voltage Distribution System. There will be a series of rolling power outages within the township so that equipment may be accessed for inspection, and repair works can be undertaken. Whilst we regret the need to do this work, every effort will be made to limit the inconvenience it will cause

Instructions for using the map and outage details 1. Please read the following map carefully, as it determines when your outage will occur. 2. The map is divided into sections representing different zones numbered 1 to 20. 3. Determine which zone you are in. 4. Read the information contained in this lift out to help you understand what will occur and how it will affect you. 5. If in any doubt, please ring the Council for assistance on 8671 0010.

Notes This work is required to be undertaken as part of our distribution license. Because our contractors must work on all the cables and switches, we must fully isolate each work area completely. This prevents us from providing a temporary back up supply from other zones while work is being undertaken. The Dunes Estate will be the only area not affected by a power outage. It will be back fed as the transformer that supplies this area will be maintained at night. We avoid having power outages for domestic areas at night as much as possible. Where possible, commercial outages will occur at night, or on weekends to lessen the impact on operations.

What’s Happening? Work being undertaken is done by qualified specialists, and this work includes: • Inspection and washing of high voltage cables and joints. • Inspection, maintenance and test operation of High Voltage switches and fuses. • Inspection of Low Voltage cable joints, switches and fuse carriers in the transformers. • Taking oil samples, replacing oil in some transformers, and checking for oil leaks. • Testing of transformer windings and insulation. • We expect all work to be completed within the time limits published, however issues that arise on the day may necessitate work taking longer than planned. If the supply is not restored before or exactly on time then there is a reason for it. We request all customers to be patient if the supply is late in being switched back on. Please allow at least 30 minutes before reporting delays in restoration. • The zone areas are dictated by the layout of the electrical distribution system, and are designed to minimise inconvenience to consumers while allowing maximum efficiency in the undertaking of the switching processes. The time period selected to undertake this work is set by 2 factors: • The availability of the contractor to fit this work in their already busy schedule, and • The optimum weather patterns that prevail in late June that provide the most predictable periods for mild temperatures, with the least expectancy for rain. Mild temperatures provide good working conditions both physically for the workers and mechanically for the equipment to undertake this work and the best conditions to turn the power off, as customers have a much lesser demand for air-conditioning and the adverse effects on fridges and freezers are much less. The low prospect of rain means there should be little disruption to the work as it is taking place. Should rain occur then some outages may not be undertaken, and will need to be rescheduled. This work cannot be effectively undertaken in wet conditions.

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TOWNSHIP OUTAGE TIMES Saturday June 14 to Sunday June 22, 2014

SATURDAY 14/06/2014

TUESDAY 17/06/2014

FRIDAY 20/06/2014

Morning Area 1 (SPS FI2,) (S18)

Morning Area 8 CB4, SCP, S2, S5

Morning Area 14 S7, S8, S16, RM10

8:00 to 12:00 (2 Areas) Town Water Pump & St. Barbaraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School

8:00 to 12:00

8:00 to 12:00

Afternoon Area 9 CB6, S10, S11,

Afternoon Area 15 S13, S24, RM17, RM24

Afternoon Area 2 SS1, SS2, RM6 13:30 to17:30 Roxby Downs Area School

13:30 to 17:30 Myall Grove Caravan Park

Night - Break

Night - Break

SUNDAY 15/06/2014

WEDNESDAY 18/06/2014

Morning Area 3 SR1, SSP, RM2

Morning Area 10 RM20, S20, S23, RM16

8:00 to 12:00 Council, Monitor and WorkPac

13:30 to17:30 Night Area 16 SRC, RM3 22:30 to 00:00 (Night works)

SATURDAY 21/06/2014 Morning Area 17 (CB5), (SR2)

8:00 to 12:00

9:00 to 12:00

Afternoon Area 4 (S17, RM12, RM7) (Spares)

Afternoon Area 11 RM15, S14, S25

Afternoon Area 18 SGC, SSL, RM13, CB9

13:30 to 17:30 Tutop Street

13:30 to 17:30

Night Area 5 SH

Night - Break

13:30 to 17:30 Roxby Downs Golf Club

20:30 to 22:00 (Night works)Hospital

THURSDAY 19/06/2014

Night - Break

MONDAY 16/06/2014

Morning Area 12 S9, S12, RM14

SUNDAY 22/06/2014

Morning Area 6 S3, S6, RM5, RM8,

8:00 to 12:00

8:00 to 12:00

Morning Area 19 SSPQ1, SSPQ2, SSAP, RM1

Afternoon Area 13 CB7, S19,

Afternoon Area 7 (FI3, S1, S4,) (RM9) 13:30 to17:30

13:30 to 17:30 Roxby Village - New Area

Night - Break

Night - Break

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8:00 to 12:00 Roxby Village - Front and SAPOL Afternoon Area 20 CB1, SI, S21,

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Amy, Josh, Seth, Zac and Thomas at Dirt Circuit.

Brad Greets and Kate Wilson are back in black at the Dirt Circuit.

Annie Ryan and Jarrad Mann enjoy relaxing at the Dirt Circuit.

Elijah James and Seth James Reed enjoyed catching up at the go karts.

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Andrew Priest, Leane Priest, Kelly Brougham, Erilee Rogers, Cheryl and Tommy Ho, Trevor Brougham and Merv Rogers following their dinner at the Dunes Cafe.

Bianca Doyle, Belinda Wood, Kate Pedersen, Chrissie Grocke and Lisa Phillips enjpoy a night out together.

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50 years in Andamooka for Margot Ms Duke said she has seen people come and go, and then come and go again, but said she was lucky to have spent as much time in a town like Andamooka. “It has been a good life,” Margot said. “It’s been a good community to live in.” And it looks likely that Ms Duke, along with her partner Peter Taubers who she met in Andamooka in 1992, will be there for many more years. She said even if they were to sell off the business they would remain in Andamooka, and come back and forth between there and Port Lincoln where they like to enjoy time on the water in Peter’s boat.

“In 1974 I went overseas for six months then came back for a little bit and then went to Japan in 1975 for six months where I studied Japanese.” After she had finished her overseas travelling Ms Duke spent three to four years in Adelaide working as a hostess on catering tours up that travelled to Eyres Rock, Alice Springs and far north South Australia. She visited Andamooka when she could before returning permanently following the death of her father in 1979. She recounted Margaret Buzza being in charge of the Post Office when she returned and she took a job working under her.

We would just go and play down a “shaft or two. We would head down Margot Duke WRITTEN BY PATRICK GLOVER


hen Margot Duke moved to Andamooka as a nine year old with her mother and brother on May 17, 1964, she never thought she would still be there 50 years later.

She was born in Ararat in 1955 a year after her parents moved from Germany and then spent a brief period in Adelaide before moving to Andamooka. “My father had already been in Andamooka for two years having moved up in 1962,” Ms Duke said. “Back then there were about 2000 people in the town.” With opal mining still being a big affair when the family first moved in, the town was reasonably busy, full


of miners: mostly single men from central Europe. But with not enough opal to keep the family going Ms Duke’s parents started up a guest house/motel/bed and breakfast, and catered for people coming in and out of the town. “It was busy enough for a small town, Ms Duke said. “The world came to us. “There were always different people to talk to and to meet.” Ms Duke’s parents also later started up their own fish and chip shop, a business which held some of her funniest memories. “I remember Dad used to sit in the bath tub to peel the potatoes because it was so hot,” Ms Duke said. Ms Duke still owns her parents motel, as well as the Post Office in Andamooka, although it is completely different to what it used to be.

Ms Duke described the initial move to Andamooka as a bit a ‘shock to the system’ as the families initial house was what would be considered a little shed today. “We had a generator out the back and that would go off at about eight or nine o’clock each night,” Ms Duke said. “There were mice, cockroaches, stink beetles and all kinds of animals around and you couldn’t see where they were.” Due the demographic of the town, there wasn’t much for kids to do growing up apart from school. “We would just go and play down a shaft or two. “We would head down there in the morning and wouldn’t be back until six in the evening. “Our parents had no idea where we were.”


there in the morning and wouldn’t be back until six in the evening. Our parents had no idea where we were.

“It’s a nice lifestyle but I am pushing 60 and Peter is 65 so will be looking to offload soon,” Ms Duke said. “I’ve been really lucky but I don’t get out enough. “But I can escape if I want to.” Ms Duke said it was hard to believe she had been in the town for 50 years. “Time has gone quick,” she said. “It doesn’t seem like I’ve been here for 50 years. “It’s hard to believe we’re 15 years into this century, let alone being here for 50 years.” While Ms Duke has spent 50 years in Andamooka, she did spend some time away in the late 1970’s. “I did escape from the town for a bit,” she said.

Then in 1986 she took over the business when Mrs Buzza stepped down. “I didn’t really want it (the job of running the post office), but then again no one did,” Ms Duke said. Then in 1992 Ms Duke amalgamated the Post Office with the motel/bed and breakfast before the place received an expansion in 1998. Over her 50 years in the town Ms Duke has seen the quality of the roads, facilities and the hospital improve but said she has never seen the town get back to the numbers it once had. Since heavy rains forced miners away from the town in 1974/75 the population has never reached above 1000.






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YAC gaming night scores a crowd

JOINING FORUMS 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 Thursday, June 19 @ 7.30pm Council Boardroom

BUSINESS FORUM Laura Trotta 0412 734 964 Wednesday, June 25 @ 6.15pm Council Boardroom.



h e Yo u th Ad v i s o r y Committee (YAC) have once again organised and delivered a successful event for the Youth of Roxby Downs. On Saturday, May 24 , the YAC held a Gaming Night in the Community Library space with youth aged between Grade 7 – 12 in attendance. It was well thought out and set up with games and utilisation of the Library TV screens. Games played included SingStar, Just Dance, NBA, Star Wars, Sport Resort and more. A member of the YAC, Nissa Gordon said, ‘The YAC gaming night was a huge success with 20 members of the Roxby Downs community youth attending. The Roxby Downs YAC was happy to see so many people

Michelle Hales 0418 833 818 TBC

COMMUNITY GARDEN Patrik Ibele (08) 8671 0168 Thursday, June 12 @ 7pm Council Boardroom

ENVIRONMENT FORUM Angela Neyland 0448 168 167 Thursday, June 5 @ 7pm

ABOVE: Connor Fenwick, Maddi Cordy, Gemma Thomas. INSET: Maddi Cordy and Gemma Thomas. with smiles on their faces as they walked through the doors to the local community library.” “With so many game consoles available to use there was a little bit for everyone we had SingStar

playing the whole night with vanilla ice being the hit song of the night. Everyone showed off their moves on the Wii with just dance and the sporty people played some NBA on the Xbox,”

she said. Due to popular demand the YAC have created another gaming night for Years 3 to 6 on Friday, June 13. The theme is Black Friday.

Humble volunteer receives award



here are not many volunteer events that Lee Iles hasn’t volunteered at in Roxby Downs since arriving three years ago. Her volunteer work has finally been recognised, being awarded the Volunteer of the Month award for March. “I was gob smacked and just stunned,” Mrs Iles said when she found out she’d won the award. “It is fantastic, I have been volunteering for years now and volunteered at every event possible in Roxby so it is nice to get some recognition, it’s very humbling. “I don’t volunteer for the recognition but still, it is nice.” Mrs Iles has been a CFS volunteer for eight years, originally volunteering at Oodnadatta and Crystal Brook before moving to Roxby Downs to help her son get an apprenticeship. “I have always volunteered for stuff,” she

said. “It helps you get involved with the community.” Mrs Iles said she is very greatful to her employer the Tavern for allowing her to partake in all these volunteer roles. “They work around my volunteering hours and all the roster changes they have to make. “Lots of people can’t do it (volunteering) because they’re too busy working, so hats off to the them (The Tavern).” Andrew Clarke from the SES was the man responsible for Mrs Iles’ nomination following her work for the CFS when they assisted the SES in catering for people at a road crash. Mrs Iles will receive $100 to donate towards a charity or group of her choice and being the co-ordinator of the CFS cadets she has already decided to donate the money towards their cadet camp that is coming up later this year. If you know someone who deserves to be noticed because of their dedication and enthusiasm for the community nominate them for this award. Nomination forms are available from the Big Sky Service Centre, The Monitor and the Roxby Downs Council.

Council Boardroom

ROXBY ROADSAFE MEETING Michelle Hales 0418 833 818 Thursday, June 12 @ 5.30pm Council Boardroom

MULTICULTURAL FORUM Sasha Yantewo (08) 8671 0010 Wednesday, June 18 @ 7pm Council Boardroom

WOMEN’S NETWORK Lisa Hewerdine (08) 8671 0010 TBC

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:

WHO’S ON THE BOARD Lee Iels accepts her award for Volunteer of the Month.

Michelle Davis • Nidya Iwan • George Giakoumis Vicki Mason • Gaylene Crane Mary Lewis • Brett McNeil • Bill Boehm • Chris Gibson

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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Roxby Council Scheduled power outages


uring the period commencing Saturday, June 14, to Sunday, June 22, Roxby Council will be undertaking a major maintenance inspection of the Township High Voltage Distribution System. There will be a series of rolling power outages within the township so that equipment may be accessed for inspection, and repair works can be undertaken.

Whilst we regret the need to do this work, every effort will be made to limit the inconvenience it will cause. The final instructions and map are available in this edition of The Monitor on pages 10 and 11 and on the Roxby Council website ( au). Roxby Power thank you in advance for your assistance with this process and apologise for any inconvenience.



he fourth Quarter Rates Notices have been posted and payment is due by Saturday, June 20, 2014. he Draft 2014/15 Annual Business Plan is now available for review on the council website. Written submissions can be submitted to

council by 5pm, Thursday, June 5, 2014. Interested persons may also present their submissions at a public meeting, to be held at the Council Office boardroom commencing at 5.30pm on Thursday, June 5, 2014.


he Roxby Council Linking Roxby Consultation Summary Report is now available at www. hank you to the residents that attended the Future Roxby Consultations! The comments and discussions collated at these sessions will be presented in a Final Report in the near future.

World Environment Day upon us


ver y year World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5. Each year the United Nations brings a different theme to heighten awareness across the globe of environmental issues that face our ever expanding world.

ing at an increasing rate; by about 10 to 25 centimetres over the last 100 years. According to the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the rate of sea level rise is predicted to be even greater this century.

The theme for this year’s World Environment Day celebrations is Raise Your Voice Not the Sea Level. In support of the UN designation of 2014 as the International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), World Environment Day this year adopts SIDS in the broader context of climate change as its theme. This is an excellent opportunity to think about the plight of Small Island Developing States and to take inspiration from their efforts to address climate change, strengthen resilience and work for a sustainable future. Raise your voice, not the sea level. Planet Earth is our shared island. Let us join forces to protect it.

Atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases continue to rise. We are the first humans ever to breathe air with over 400 parts per million of Carbon Dioxide (CO2). That is the highest recorded level since 1958. A s the temp erature heats up, extreme weather events – heat waves, floods, droughts, tropical cyclones and hurricanes– become more frequent and severe. Islands, because of their size, remoteness and limited resources, are among the most vulnerable to these events. For example, extreme weather such as hurricanes and floods affect islanders’ livelihoods, which are often dependent on agriculture and fisheries.

When global temperature warms, seawater expands and occupies more space. Sea levels also rise when ice melts. Coastal communities in every country are then threatened with floods and storm surges, to which small islands are the most exposed. Global sea levels are ris-

The increase of CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere accounts for 85 per cent of the global temperature rise in the past ten years. It is the single most prevalent and destructive greenhouse gas (GHG) emitted by human activity. Fossil fuels are the greatest source of humanity’s CO2.

Why is the sea level rising?

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LIBRARY Opening hours 9 am to 5 pm MondayWednesdays, Fridays 9:30am to 5pm Thursdays 9.30 am to 12 noon Saturdays Telephone 8671 0500 Email: Library membership is free. Wide range of resources are available including books, DVDs, magazines and internet facilities. Toddler Story Time 2 pm Thursday.

Will temperatures keep going up?

What is causing the increase in global temperature?



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SACA return for more clinics in the Far North WRITTEN BY PATRICK GLOVER


AC A Countr y Cricket Development Officer Mark Fisher visited Coober Pedy last week in an attempt to promote cricket in the area and develop childrens’ coaching skills.

Kids at the Coober Pedy Area School enjoy a cricket clinic run by SACA last week.

Fisher headed to the Coober Pedy Area school and ran skills sessions with Receptions to Year 2s and then games and relays with older students. “It (the sessions) were good,” Fisher said. “Our main aim was the Receptions to Year 2 and promoting the In2Cricket program but it seemed silly to travel all that way for just two or three sessions so we set up some relays and games from the older kids up to Year 9.” Every reception and Year 1 student,

thanks to a grant through SACA, received an In2 cricket pack, complete with a bat, ball, hat, t-shirt and backpack. While the games run for the older kids were aimed at getting the students to think outside the square, thinking about the drills and games from a coaching perspective and seeing things from a young child’s perspective. Cricket sessions in the Coober Pedy Area School will not be a one off thing for when SACA visits. Fisher has set a continuing cricket unit PE program to be run by the PE teacher in Coober Pedy. “Our aim is to have a cricket unit within the school, so the schools PE teacher sat in on all the sessions that we ran,” Fisher said. “So we helped with the first session, but that was just one of five.” This visit to Coober Pedy shows

Magpies outplay miners in heated clash


t was a cold and stormy night but the ladies still donned their body suits and runners. The water pooled on the outside netball courts adding to the chill in the air and slickness of the courts on Friday night. Surprisingly this recipe for disaster resulted in fewer incidents and injuries compared to the previous week, though it looks like the rain had an effect on the score lines. The opening game saw Miners A Grade verse Hornridge. Miners where slow off the starting block with Hornridge taking the lead in the first quarter, 17 – 10. The centre court supplied supporters who braved the rain to see an interesting and aggressive tussle between Kelsey Weckert for Miners and Zoey Male for Hornridge. Following the first quarter Miners’ defence Elly Anderson, Centaine Casserly and Emma Killeen found their rhythm, causing issues for the Hornridge shooters. Miners fought back to take a one goal lead by the end of the first half. With no changes for either team Miners found their stride in the second half pulling away from Hornridge to finish the game with an 18 goal winners, 55 – 37. Olympic Dam (OD) A grade overcame Andamooka by 25 goals, 75 – 50. OD dominated at both ends of the court, their defence Claire Munyard and Erin Cupper making Andamooka shooters work hard for the ball; while their shooters Jess Reid and Ali Knights used their height and blocking skills to get around Andamooka’s defenders. The game was a joy to watch, providing the few brave souls with an excellent and free-flowing game of netball. After some issues with the stadium goal posts, the Andamooka B grade and OD game was moved to the other stadium. In their second meeting for the season OD held their dominance over Andamooka, 71 – 36. Victoria Wilkins for OD put in another strong performance in the mid court, causing a multitude of turn overs and providing spectacular passes into the OD shooters Emy Nicholson and Lucy Prior. The second quarter saw Lucy Prior from OD get up after a heavy clash with the Andamooka goal defence and the goal post. OD finished the first half with a 19 goal lead.

The third quarter saw vast changes to the OD line up, bringing in fresh shooters Mikaela Wedding and Sam Summerton, and rotating the mid court. Amber Hassett for Andamooka held her own against OD’s up and comer Victoria Wilkins in the centre position, while Reanna Bland Andamooka’s goal keeper shone in the final quarter causing turn overs and catching rebounds. It was not enough to bring Andamooka back into the game. Hornridge B Grade are proving to be the team to beat after defeating Miners 50 – 31. It looked to be a close game with one goal the difference at the end of the first quarter, Hornridge’s way, 9 – 8. In the second quarter Hornridge increased their lead by 12 goals, with a strong performance from their mid court Bonnie Moroney and Demmy Orr. Miners’ shooters Erika Syversten and Cassie Weir fought hard to decrease Hornridge’s lead. It was not to be as Jillian Pade and Stacey Nicholson, Hornridge’s defence, kept Miners to a seven goal final quarter. Hornridge’s revamped line up is causing a stir in the B grade competition. It will be an interesting clash in the next round when the ladder’s top two, Hornridge and OD, meet for the second time this season. Hornridge Pink C Grade and Hornridge Green played a close game until the final quarter where Hornridge Green took the lead finishing the game 36 – 27. Hornridge Green kept their starting line up throughout the game, finding a rhythm and using it to their advantage. ABOVE: OD Green C grade defeated Miners White 52 – 35. OD Hornridge’s Green shooter Jo Waye-Hill once again proved wily in the Stacey goal circle, while Kelly Reid played a strong roll as goal Nicholson keeper. OD Green took the lead in the first quarter and and Miners’ fought hard to keep it until the final whistle. OD Yellow C grade overcome Miners Red by 10 goals, Erika Syvertsen 38 – 28. OD Yellow shooters Abby Hick and Alicia Lee battle it out on worked hard to maintain their lead against an imposing Friday night Miners Red defence of Nicole Nourse and Leah Mattner. in association There will be no Friday night games this week due to the netball. Queen’s Birthday long weekend. C Grade will be playing catch up games over the following Tuesday nights. Round six will be on Friday, June 13.

SACA’s commitment to the Far North area, following a visit to Roxby Downssix weeks ago to run a T20 blast tournament with the older children and running In2Cricket sessions with the younger children. “We are trying to build up our relation with the area,” Fisher said. “Our aim is to get more young ones involved in the game as well as strengthening the association.” Coober Pedy has an informal league but due to hot weather during summer it makes it hard for them to put together a formal league, something Fisher is looking at changing. “Coober Pedy play cricket but it is informal and there is no structure,” Fisher said. “So we want to try and formalise it and help out in any way we can, take some pressure of the local volunteers.”

Roxby Downs Netball Association Friday, May 30, 2014 C GRADE Hornrige Green (36) defeated Hornridge Pink (27) OD Green (52) defeated Miners White (35) OD Yellow (38) defeated Miners Red (28) B GRADE Olympic Dam (71) defeated Andamooka (36) Hornridge (50) defeated Miners (31) A GRADE Roxby Miners (55) defeated Hornridge (37) Olympic Dam (75) defeated Andamooka (50)

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Wedgies strongest side ever


to Adelaide. The current tally between the Wedgies and the BHFL stands even at three wins each – but Wedgies have won only one of the past three matches. Craig Hall will captain the side, followed by Trent Grosser as Vice. This will be the first time the team will play at Adelaide Oval – with all other games having been played at AAMI Stadium. “Just hope many people can get down there to support us I think it will be good,” Telfer said. “It’s a pretty good opportunity on Adelaide oval. “I played on there about 30 years ago! “It should be good fun for them I reckon.” The game kicks off at 1pm as a curtain raiser to the Port Power vs St Kilda AFL game, which starts at 4.10pm.


he Far North Football League ‘Wedgies’ side will go into the 2014 Miners’ Cup this weekend with ‘the strongest side’ ever, according to coach Mark Telfer.

2014 Wedgies team.

The association side was announced at the Roxby Downs Community Club on Sunday night ahead of the annual duel against players from the Broken Hill Football League this Saturday at Adelaide Oval. The side has had a couple of shake ups this year – with veteran player Cody Kenny missing his first Miners’ Cup game in the seven years the competition has been running. “Cody did a hamstring in training last week, so we thought he might come up but he just couldn’t afford to risk it,” Coach Mark Telfer said earlier this week. “We rang him yesterday to say we would probably leave him out and he accepted that because he was unsure whether he would be well enough by Saturday.” Two notable inclusions in the side included Coober Pedy Saints players Matthew Lynch and Bobby Warren who will ceomce the first saints players to actually partake in the game. Only one Coober Pedy Saints player has been chosen before - but he was unable to make the trip down


LEFT: Fiona Bilney (Ladies Champion), Glen Mungur (Club Champion), Ryan Shields (B Grade Champion) & Matt Baker (C Grade Champion) in the Gorey and Cole Golf Club Championships.

Far North Football League ROUND 6 - May 31, 2014 A GRADE Roxby Districts 7.3 9.9 16.17 21.19(145) Hornridge 2.3 4.6 5.8 15.10(100) Roxby Districts best players: J. Greenbank, C. Hall, J. Roberts, H. Vrbovac, C. Haugum. Hornridge best players: A. Carlile, C. Millard, A. Baxter, N. Tutthill, T. Grosser. Roxby Districts goal scorers: C. Haugum, J. Watson 5, J. Greenbank, B. Wray, B. Hampel 2, L. Ryan, J. Mandemaker, R. Prosser, C. Barry, B. Ritter 1 goal each. Hornridge goal scorers: N. Tutthill 3, L. Munro, C. Lipson, B. Grimston 2, J. Baker 2, A. Baxter, T. Grosser, C. Linn, R. Kahahi 1 goal each. Andamooka 5.4 12.6 17.8, 24.11(155) Coober Pedy 3.3 8.5 10.6 12.8 (80) Andamooka best players: S. Orr, T. Kirkwood, K. Powe, A. Dekuyer, B. Harris. Coober Pedy best players: M. Grava, M. Lynch, B. Warren, K. Henry, I. Fielding. Andamooka Fgoal scorers: T. Paull 6, C. Rainsford 5, T. Clancy 4, J. Hackett 3, M. Schipper, J. Coulthard, B. Harris, E. Walker, R. Heckenberg, P. Ross 1 goal each. Coober Pedy goal scorers: K. Henry, L. Boland 3, B. Warren, M. Lynch 2, J. Britton, I. Ankers 1 goal each.


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The Far North Football League would like to offer their sincere condolences on the passing of a great ambassador of the game, a unifying and driving force behind the Coober Pedy Football Club, Robin Walker. A friend to all, he will be greatly missed.

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Roxby Districts versus Hornridge

ast year’s grand finalists met in the early game on the weekend in what was expected to be a tough encounter with both expected to be in the running again this year.

Hornridge’s Trent Grosser and Miners’ Ben Hampel vie for the ball.

Matthew Lynch (Saints) takes the lead.

Bobby Warren breaks free from the pack.

Coaches comments ANDAMOOKA: Played well in patches. All in all played a great last half and kept our heads when needed. A lot of good to take out of the game.

COOBER PEDY: Disappointed but proud of the players that showed up and ran the game out. ROXBY DISTRICTS: Happy with the first three quarters, but credit to Hornridge for finishing the game off stronger, overall great contribution from all involved. Best of luck to all players representing the Far North Football League next weekend.

HORNRIDGE: Great team effort. 10 goal last quarter was a fantastic effort.

The Miners had a few late withdrawals with Kenny (injury), Ladhams and Telfer (ill) pulling out after selection on Wednesday. Both sides had good players out however Hornridge had the big inclusions of Anthony (Bobby) Carlile recruited from Sturt in the SANFL and Ash Baxter, a quality centre-half-forward coming into the side. The first 15 minutes saw a dogged scrappy affair with not much scoring however with the aid of a slight breeze, the Miners were able to stretch the lead by the end of the quarter to 30 points. Watson, Wray and Hampel creating opportunities up forward with Greenbank dominating the middle. Millard and Carlile were busy for the Maggies. At quarter time it was Roxby 7.3.45 to Hornridge2.3.15 The second quarter into the breeze, the Miners, through Haugum and Prosser, managed a couple of goals before Hornridge settled and Lipson banged on two goals. The Miners wasted opportunities up forward and with eight scoring shots to only manage two goals had left the Maggies with a chance at half time. At half time it was Roxby 9.9.63 to Hornridge 4.6.30 The third quarter saw a complete dominance by the Miners and, with 15 scoring shots to three, broke away to a 75 point lead at the last change. Greenbank continued his dominance and only some poor kicking at goal saved the Maggies. Roberts and Vrbovac controlled half back. Haugum with some world cup soccer skills and Watson finished off some good work. Baxter for the Maggies was working hard and will improve with more exposure to the style of Hornridge in the future. Three quarter time scores sat at Roxby 16.17.113 to Hornridge 5.8.38 The last quarter, Hornridge came back with a flurry of goals. Tuthill got plenty of the ball and the team

added 10 goals to the Miners’ five. It was a good effort by the Maggies to run the game out and will no doubt give them plenty of confidence for the future. Greenbank was rested in the quarter to keep him fit for the Wedgies at the Adelaide oval next week.

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he game star te d w ith Andamooka having the full list of 23 players and the Saints having only 18 which gave the Roos a decided advantage and the chance to win their first game of the year. The Saints looking for their first win down South however stuck with Roos early and in an entertaining quarter went to the first break only 13 points down. However, a head clash between Sanders and Ness saw both players taking no further part in the game and leaving the on field advantage with the Roos. Orr in a new role at full back looked good for the Roos, while for the Saints, Lynch and Warren flashed in and out with some brilliance. Quarter time scores were Andamooka 5.4.34 to Coober.Pedy 3.3.21. The second quarter saw another injury to the Saints and the game started to open up with loose players being created. The Roos kicked seven for the quarter to the Saints’ five and went to the long break with a 25 point lead. Boland was dangerous up forward for the Saints, while Rainsford and Paull were good up forward for the Roos. Schipper was gaining control of the middle for Andamooka. Half time scores were Andamooka 12.6.78 to Coober.Pedy 8.5.53 The second half saw the Roos run away with the game, with a finals chance still on the table. With a few players coming back into the squad they will be hard to beat in coming weeks. For the Saints, Grava tried his heart out all day and with Junior Isaiah Fielding showing a lot of promise together with numerous players being available for the next game at home they will be looking to bounce back and cement second spot in their 10 year anniversary game on June 14.


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