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small but ver y enthusiastic crowd welcomed performers to the Roxby Downs stage for the inaugural Jammin’ the Dam event on Saturday night. The big gig, held in the Roxby Downs Auditorium and Dunes Café, included two stages and performances by Melbourne based band British India, and Adelaide’s Lowrider, Purpose and DaKlinic. Several locals, including winners from the recent Roxby’s Got Talent performance, also took to the stage throughout the night. Event organiser Kaye Doyle said the
evening was a great success following changes to the festival game plan a few months ago. “Our original plan was to aim for an attendance of 1500 people and hold it outdoors. However this was the RoxFM Live Music Committee’s ﬁrst music festival, and we workshopped possible options of reducing the size of the event … to bring it indoors,” Ms Doyle said. Ms Doyle said the event had impressed the headline acts and had showed the potential of developing future live music events in Roxby Downs. “I stood amongst our audience throughout the night and was so pleased to see so
many enthusiastic revellers! The event was a success in so many ways,” she said. “The bands were impressed by the hospitality of the event organisers and the staﬀ from the Leisure Centre. I am not quite sure what they thought they were coming too as to their performance area, but they truly were amazed at the setting!” The inaugural success of the event involved a lot of volunteer time and dedication, including participation from local youth. “All along in the planning the aim was to mentor and bring along our youth and we had four consistent members, then on the evening a few more,” Ms Doyle said.
Miss Doyle extended a big thank-you to Laura Gray and Sasha Yantewo, who had assisted and worked hard over the past eight months to help make the event a success, and to Rotary Club members who worked tirelessly to help throughout the day. “Thank you to everyone that supported the event. The Leisure Centre were fantastic to work with and I thank them too. The night would not have happened if not for them assisting our committee in the manner and the way they did.” Photo by SIMON BARRETT
Road death near William Creek
23-year-old female has been reported for drinking driving oﬀences following a car accident on Olympic Way over the weekend. The incident occurred in the early hours if Saturday, August 17. The car (pictured left) is believed to have rolled over, however the driver walked away without serious injury. Just before 2.30am the same morning, a four wheel drive rolled over on the Coober Pedy to William Creek Road near the turn oﬀ to the Anna Creek homestead, killing the driver, a 20-year-old from William Creek.
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Bettongs relocated outside reserve
rid Recovery has relocated almost 1000 bettongs outside of the reserve following a boom in numbers of the species.
Arid Recovery General Manager Kylie Piper said the breeding program of the bettong – an endangered species – had been so successful that approximately 4000 animals were now living within the reserve. Ms Piper said bettong numbers had grown so high the species was now beginning to dominate the area, and have a serious impact on other species. “The bettongs have been so successful inside the reserve we now think we have around 4000 of them ….what we need to do is get to around 2000,” Ms Piper said. From July 8 to August 1 in just 15 nights of trapping, Arid Recovery volunteers trapped 1118 animals - 955 bettongs where relocated to an area nearby to form a new bettong colony, which was already showing signs of thriving, Ms Piper said. Feeding stations had encouraged
the group to stay in a central area where they could continue to be monitored, and a recent intense feral eradication program was allowing them to live in relative peace. Ms Piper said the control of the surrounding predator threats of feral cats, foxes and dingos had been integral in the initial success. Rabbits, which compete with the bettongs for food, had also been controlled within the re-introduction area, and recent rains had provided more vegetation, food and cover. “It’s a really good time to look at doing it so they have time to establish,” Ms Piper said. She said the donation of volunteer numbers and time had been staggering. The volunteer dedication during the recent night trapping program averaged about 30 hours a day. In total, volunteers had donated 1045 hours of time to the program. Roxby Bakery had donated old bread and Woolworths had donated peanut butter to make baits, and Sodexo had supplied food for volunteers. ODT Australis had do-
Tina Schroeder, Arid Recovery’s Field Officer, putting out a trap and a peanut butter sandwich to catch bettongs during the recent trapping and relocation program.
nated the use of a vehicle. Arid Recovery members and university students from Adelaide had also donated their time, along with dozens of local volunteers.
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Local children gathered at the new Roxby Downs Community Library on Saturday to launch local Book Week activities. With a theme of Read Across the Universe, local children will spend the week exploring books from Australian authors and illustrators and taking part in space related activities. Community Librarian Kimberley Hargrave said Book Week was a fantastic way for children to enjoy books.
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“Book week is a celebration of children’s literature and it’s been happening for decades,” Ms Hargrave said. “It celebrates Australian authors and illustrators and each year a short list is devised by the Children’s Book Council of Australia.” Locals can ﬁnd this year’s author and illustrator’s list at www.cbca.org.au. The library and local schools will hold special events and workshops throughout the week. Call into the Roxby Down’s Library to ﬁnd out more information.
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for safer, greener, more active travel The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, in partnership with the Motor Accident Commission, is now offering grants for groups and organisations to deliver small scale projects that promote safer, greener and more active travel choices. Projects can focus on improving road safety, getting people cycling, walking or catching public transport, replacing car journeys with technology, doing things locally, or using the car smarter. Information sessions will be held in Adelaide, Pt Adelaide, Berri and Pt Augusta. To register your interest and for further information, visit www.dpti.sa.gov.au/communityprograms or phone 8402 1913. Applications close Friday 20 September 2013.
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p to ﬁve hundred unique tiles from local community members will make up a massive mural as part of the recent Red eArth celebrations last week.
Visiting sculptural artist Gus Clutterbuck lead mural tile workshops last week, with dozens of school children and community members creating their own tiled creation for the project. Mr Clutterbuck said the mural would be a unique collection of individual stories from locals. “Each individual tile has its own little story, about each individual person from the community,” Mr Clutterbuck said. “It’s going to be a bit like a patchwork quilt of stories….a ceramic version of that.” Tiles were created by a wide cross section of the community – from babies to the elderly – showcasing a wide spectrum of local subjects from a diverse age group. The mural is expected to be located in the new library precinct, and organisers aim to have it open as part of Roxby Downs’ 25 Year Celebrations later this year. Mr Clutterbuck said the individual tiles showed a huge array of local perspectives, objects and scenery, which was what helped to make the mural so attractive and unique. “That whole collection of stories becomes a great big patchwork, and a whole story about the community,” he said. “Everyone’s ordinary story is what makes up the story of the whole community.”
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Sculptural Artist Gus Clutterbuck at one of the tile mural workshops last week. BELOW: Locals help create tiles for the mural. INSET: An example a unique local tile.
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The family-owned McCulloch Entertainment carnival group is based in Shepparton, and dropped into Roxby Downs after recent stints at the Royal Darwin Show and fairs at Alice Springs and Tenant Creek. “We travel all year round. We do all the local country shows and the royal shows,” OwnerTony McCulloch said last week. The carnival, which included seven rides and four game booths entertained the young and old from Thursday to Sunday from its location in the Mitre 10 car park. Mr McCulloch said from Roxby Downs half the rides would go on to appear at the Royal Adelaide Show in September, and the rest was due at a show in Wentworth in New South Wales this weekend.
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ABOVE: Carnival lights captured at night by local photographer Simon Barrett. Local crowds flocked to the fair last weekend.
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ozens of Dagwood dogs and sticks of fairy ﬂoss were eagerly consumed as the annual carnival rolled into town last week, bringing show rides and excitement to locals.
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Local CFS quick to respond
ABOVE: Brigade Training Officer Steve Scarr with the prestigious award. LEFT: Local CFS attended a recent rollover.
he Roxby Downs Country Fire Service continues to provide a high standard of local service, attending three call-outs on one day recently.
The 32 member team has also achieved high recognition on a state level, recently being awarded the CFS Chief of South Australia’s Award for Training Excellence. Brigade Captain Brett Atkins said the recent callouts all occurred on Monday, August 5. The ﬁrst at 8am related to an alarm at the Olympic Dam Village Kitchen. At 4.50 am the same day a campervan rolled over 25 kilometres south of Roxby Downs. Two people were injured in the incident. Shortly after at 6pm a call came through from a private address to help a child who had ﬁngers jammed in a household door. A team also attended the double road train rollover at 2.15am on Thursday, August 8 and were at that scene for 12 hours. Mr Atkins said the incidents added to a busy year for the local brigade which had attended 10 call outs already this ﬁnancial year, and 25 since January. He said the brigade continued to be well-supported locally, with two more members Brad Perkins and Michelle Whelan recently qualifying at a two-day course at Woomera, along with others from Coober Pedy, Woomera, and Andamooka brigades. The recent award gave merit to the high standard of training and capability of local members, Mr Atkins said. “Basically to get that the brigade has a set number of requirements that we need to meet. “We have to have enough people trained in these diﬀerent steps, and we met that requirement and that’s what got us the award,” Mr Atkins said. The prerequisites included training in things like Hazmat, Breathing Apparatus training, Communication, First aid, Suppress Wildﬁre, and burn over drills training, Mr Atkins said. At the recent AGM Lee Iles was appointed new Cadet Coordinator and will lead the brigades 10 cadets, and Matt Rowney and Jared Symons were appointed new senior ﬁre ﬁghters. All other oﬃce bearers have remained the same.
Big name secret at 25 year bash he date has been set for Roxby Downs and Olympic Dam’s 25th anniversary celebrations for Sunday, October 27, 2013.
A committee consisting of Roxby Downs Council, BHP Billiton and local community representatives has been hard at work planning the event, which will begin around midday and ﬁnish in the early evening. “Following a fantastic response to our survey we have a clear picture of how the community wants to celebrate the occasion, and we’re now putting all of the key elements into place,” a committee spokesperson said. “The BHP Billiton Olympic Dam Service Awards are on the same weekend – over the Friday and Saturday nights – so this was a great opportunity to keep the celebrations happening all weekend.” In response to the survey, live entertainment was shown as one of the top priorities and there’s some very exciting news in this area. “We are thrilled to have secured one of Australia’s best-known performers to kick oﬀ our event,” the committee member said. “We’re keeping their name under wraps for now but we’re very conﬁdent they will be very well received and an amazing way to get the celebrations started on the Sunday.” To keep everyone updated, a Facebook page www. facebook.com/roxbycelebrates has been created. Locals can also log onto the Roxby Stories page – www. facebook.com/RoxbyDownsStories – to stay in touch with this amazing community project. Page 4 -- Wednesday, August 21, 2013
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New home for ATMC
h e A n d a m o o k a To w n Management Committee’s new oﬃce has arrived and is expected to be open for business toward the end of October. The purpose built building arrived on the back of a truck ready to assemble only three weeks ago, and is already taking shape due to a ‘fastbuild’, modular design by Queensland based building company Force 10. It will not only be home to the new ATMC oﬃce, but will also include a board room which will be available for hire to companies and community groups. The building includes toilet and kitchen facilities, and will be fully accessible to wheelchairs and mobility scooters The building is a ‘rapid build’ integrated ﬂoor, wall and roof engineered system, with modular components that were manufactured oﬀ-site. Force 10 is renowned for providing a huge range of ‘ready to build’ dwellings to many parts of the world, including remote areas of South Australia, Papua New Guinea and Christmas Island. The buildings are not only cost eﬀective and easily constructed but are also notoriously tough – made to suit extreme conditions – and are cyclone, earthquake, ﬁre, termite and tornado proof.
The buildings are also very resilient to harsh weather conditions and come with clean, green energy insulation which is expected to be highly eﬀective against Andamooka’s summer heat. Force 10 Technical Advisor Phil Goddard will oversee the project with local Andamooka builder Kelvin (Bully) Buldock and community volunteers and helpers. The final electrical, plumbing and plaster work will be ﬁnished by various local contractors. Mr Buldock said Force 10 specialised in building at remote sites, delivering buildings that were ready-to-assemble and versatile in kits that included “every last nut, bolt and screw”. The company has built just about everything - from average family homes to 180-room, three storey buildings on mine camps in Papua New Guinea. Mr Goddard said the beauty of the Force 10 building system was that the whole building could be supplied on the back of a truck or container, which made the whole building process very cost and time eﬀective. The building will be fully completed under the $100,000 budget supplied by the State Government.
First footpaths complete
Andamooka Town Administrator Deb Allen and the recently built stair, retainer wall and footpath.
ore than 70 metres of donated pavers has enabled the Andamooka Town Management Committee to complete the town’s ﬁrst paved footpath.
Ms Allen said paving had also been laid near the town hall and ATMC oﬃce, with future plans to include a paved footpath leading to the nearby Andamooka Area School.S
Roxby Downs City Pavers made the huge donation of several pallets of pavers, which has now been used to create the footpath from the adjacent Andamooka historic cottages to the community hall and public toilet facilities. The Andamooka Town Management Committee has also created steps from the road up the embankment to enable easier access. ATMC Town Manager Deb Allen said a retainer wall was recently constructed alongside the new footpath and stairwell, and handrail and fencing was soon to follow.
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HAVE YOUR SAY What do you want to see more of for kids and youth in Roxby Downs? ‘More entertainment for youth’ Ryan Edwards
‘More shops’ Ebony Johnson & Erin Johnson
‘More people’ Asha Pedler
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True with no carparks in the main street. Let’s build a minimum 10 storey car park on the lawn in the main street. From someone who hates walking more than five seconds to get anywhere. Walk not want. A big thank you to the Roxby Council, especially Peter Keller, for taking the time to address recent concerns and your willingness to organize alternative arrangements. We appreciate your thoughtfulness.
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‘Respect for the town’s property such as graffiti, rubbish and vandalism’ Bree Galbraith & Tanni Paisley
It’s disappointing to read all the gossip on Rant and Rave here in Roxby Downs. It’s not a good look and a bad representation of life in Roxby Downs. Outsider Looking In
The article on Page 3 the 14th of August was not totally correct as a crane was unavailable to be sourced from Olympic Dam and we had to wait for a heavy lift truck to come from Adelaide which caused the highway to be down to one lane until after 1400 (aproximately 12Hrs)
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Enrolments Read up! Premier’s Reading
nrolments for 2014 are welcome now.
Challenge finishes soon!
Please remember that 2014 is the start of the one intake for the year rule, changing from our current system where students can start during diﬀerent terms. So please make enquires now as to when your child can start school. In 2014 St Barb’s can take all children who turn 5 into Reception/Foundation before May 1 at the beginning of the school year. We look forward to the opportunity to provide a quality education for your child!
he Annual Premier’s Reading Challenge will finish on September 6 and St Barb’s students are reminded to finish reading soon. Foundation to Year 7 students must choose at least eight of the twelve books from the Premier’s Reading Challenge booklist at the appropriate year level. The school library has marked the Premier’s Challenge Books with a sticker to help students easily ﬁnd the books on the Premier Reading Challenge list. A maximum of four books can be the student’s own choice and should be of a similar standard to books on the list. The books should be at an appropriate literacy level for each student. For Year 8 students, at least four of the twelve books will be chosen from the Premier’s Reading Challenge booklist at the appropriate year level and the remaining eight books can be the student’s own choice. The school asks that all completed forms be handed in to the front oﬃce. If students require additional copies of the Premiers Reading Challenge form they should see Grace in the library.
Upcoming Dates to remember
Week 5 Book Week Friday, August 23 - 8.40am School Liturgy Team Colours Day - Gold Coin Donation Saturday, August 24 - First Eucharist Sunday, August 25 - School Art Show Week 7 Parent/Teacher Interviews Friday, September 9 - Last Day of School Finish at 12:20 Tuesdays are School Banking with Bank SA
St Barb’s students to join 25 year celebrations
You are all invited to the
Saint Barb students have been invited to contribute artwork as part of the upcoming Roxby Stories Project and 25 Year celebrations. Students will be asked to submit pictures with a theme based around Roxby Downs, which must be submitted by this Friday. The entries will be photographed and placed into a ﬁle for future years to come.
School Family Art Show What you can expect: Children’s activities
Don’t forget the Book Fair this week
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This week is Book Week and St Barbs has a range of magical books on sale as part of the school’s Book Fair. The Book Fair will be open before school today and tomorrow from 8.10am to 8.30am and this afternoon from 3pm to 3.30pm.
Showcase of student art work Louise Aspen’s Year 5/6 students at St Barb’s Evan, Riley, Tawana and Emily with librarian Grace Maroma (front) with many of the books on the Premier’s Reading Challenge list for their age groups.
When: Sunday, August 25 Time: 11am – 2pm Where: St Barbara’s School gym
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Joanna Runge enjoyed creating with clay as part of the recent Red eARTh celebrations.
Leonor Santos, Alina Cojocea and baby Elijah.
Kimberley Hargrave and Owen Lewis.
Bree Galbraith, Richard and Grace Morokai, Shymalle, Leonor Santos, Penny Knott, and Jane and Frank Harris were at the Idea of North performance recently.
Sienna, Kelly, India, Alyssa, Emily and Louellen were beading.
Sarah had fun creating her own piece of art.
Local community members took part in the clay making workshop.
Baby Hunter, dad Earl, Stella and Sharyn creating a template for their mural tile. Louellen and Jessie.
Owen enjoyed the music workshops.
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UTand A BOU T At the crochet workshop last week were (back) Lea Schmid, Erin Pritchard, Penny Knott, and (front) Helen Hennessy, Marcell Van Der Westhuizen and Karen Redmon.
Snapped taking part in the Red eARTh festivities were... Caitlin from Scott Creek enjoyed the Fiddle Chicks Music Workshop.
(Back) Frank Harris and Jane Stead, and (front) Avril Luke and Jane Harris.
B-Boy Dreaded, K21 and Faint One from DaKlinic during workshops last week. Ann and Robert Ireland at the Fiddle Chicks concert last Friday.
Enjoying the Music Workshop with the Fiddle Chicks as part of the Red eARTh Festival last week were Reuben, Patrick, Mardi, Irulan, Karla Tanti, Apurbo, Mitchell and Owen.
Laura and Mary Kruger enjoyed the beading workshop.
Kim, Oliver, Steven and Thomas McGough at the Fiddle Chicks concert. Having fun at the Fiddle Chicks were Renee, Sarah, Matilda, Liam and Isaac.
Jo Barron-Perry and Craig and Sheryl Schulte enjoyed the Fiddle Chicks concert.
Sandy Sumsion at the beading workshop last week.
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UTand A BOU T The Roxby Downs Autopro team Jess Dowe, Kat McKinnon and Tonya Constable.
Angela Turner and Rogie Dally were at the Andamooka High Tea on Sunday.
Joshua and Jonathon at the fair.
Leash, Shay and Ellz at the fair on the weekend.
Chris (Froggy) Koning from Precision Engineering with his car at the Autopro new store opening on Saturday.
Andamooka High Tea organiser Lauren Blackmore (right) with her family (from left) Elliott, Aaron and Alexander.
Rebecca Hanold and Karen Taubers were at the Andamooka High Tea.
Terry Leach from Australian Clutch in Adelaide attended the recent store opening for Autopro.
Lily and Melanie Kemenyvary, Nancy Bode, Anne Rathjen and Eva Modei.
Little Chayse enjoyed the cars at the fair.
Isaac and Amy at the Andamooka High Tea.
Teen Talk Shout out! BIG THANKYOU to our young gorgeous volunteers who made the Jammin’ the Dam festival possible – Lauren Hocking, Erika Syversten, Andrea van der Westhuizen, Nissa Gordon, Zoey Male and Abby Hick. Love Kaye, Sasha and Laura Laura.Gray@roxbycouncil.com.au
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Christie Norman and Kylie Mizon had a ball on the dance floor.
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Pictured at the Jammin’ the Dam event on Saturday were...
John Bartlett (keys), Scott Duncan (bass), Paul Bartlett (drums) and Jo Braithwaite (vocals) from band Lowrider messed around back stage before the gig.
Laura, Maddy and Maddi.
K21 from Daklinic entertained the crowd.
Allison Naismith and Alana Hagate.
Michelle Bottger, Susan Bottger and Laura van der Hucht.
Lauren Hocking, Zoey Male and Nissa Gordon volunteered to help make the event a success.
Fio and Miranda.
Volunteers Michelle Davis, Abby Hick, Kaye Doyle and John Stretton.
Hollie and Krystelle Cockshell.
The crowd formed a dance circle as DaKlinic’s B-Boy dreaded hit the floor.
Lowrider’s John Bartlett on keyboard.
Roxby Down’s own Alistair Williamson showed off his break moves.
Lowrider’s Jo Braithwaite rocked the house.
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Lowrider’s Scott Duncan on bass.
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Mining Job prospects hit four Defence promises minimal WPA year low for professional road closures geoscientists J ob prospects for professional geoscientists in Australia’s resources sector have slumped to their worst position in four years.
As the jobs bite from the downturn in Australia’s exploration and mining sectors showed no sign of slowing during the latest June quarter, the national rate of underemployment and unemployment amongst Australia’s professional geoscientists increased to a total of 22.0%. This is the highest level since the 2008 - 2009 Global Financial Crisis (GFC). It comprises a higher unemployment rate amongst geoscientists of 9.4 per cent while underemployment amongst geoscientists rose to 12.6 per cent. These ﬁgures represent a signiﬁcant increase in the overall underemployment and unemployment rate of 19.2 per cent, made up of an unemployment rate of 7.9 per cent and an underemployment rate of 11.3 per cent at the end of March 2013. The AIG was supported in the survey by kindred professional bodies, including the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM). More than 1,100, or one in eight, Australian geoscientists (based on the most recent Australian Census ﬁgures) completed the jobs questionnaire. AIG President, Ms Kaylene Camuti, said the survey results continue a trend that ﬁrst became evident in September 2011 and began to accelerate
in June 2012 as exploration and mining for both mineral and energy resources in Australia began to decline. More than 12 per cent of the respondents worked as self-employed contractors and consultants while a further six per cent work as parttime employees. By industry sector, geoscientists engaged in mineral exploration are experiencing an unemployment rate of 11.6 per cent, while for those engaged in energy resource exploration, the unemployment rate is 8.3 per cent. Their counterparts in metalliferous mining and energy resource production are experiencing unemployment rates of 6.6 per cent and 6.5 per cent respectively. Ms Camuti said the survey results added to a growing body of evidence showing that exploration activity in Australia is continuing to decline rapidly. “This lack of exploration poses signiﬁcant risks to the resource investment pipeline in Australia,” Ms Camuti said. “Only a small proportion of all discoveries ultimately become viable, sustainable operations after a number of years of intense geological, engineering, environmental and social impact studies and the marked decline in exploration creates a situation where the resources industry’s future viability is under growing threat.”
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he Defence Department has said any rail or road closures through the Woomera Prohibited Area will be limited and advice will be provided well in advance. The statement was issued after transport operators and the NT Government expressed concerns changes to legislation covering the area could lead to temporary closures of road and rail links. The department said there are already provisions for closures. It said short closures have already happened due to defence testing, including a recent suspension of rail trafﬁc for three hours on three occasions over three weeks.
A proposed Defence Legislation Amendment (Woomera Prohibited Area) Bill 2013 aims to amend the previous provisions under the Defence Act 1903, to regulate access and activities not currently authorised, including mining and exploration operations. It aims to provide framework to control when users are able to enter the WPA and what activities would be authorised through the creation of the ‘Woomera Prohibited Area Rules’. The department said the proposed legislation would provide greater clarity to all users of the area, and it would continue to work with stakeholders to provide ample warning of any closures to minimise disruption.
Trade expo next week
ocals are reminded to attend a vital mining industry expo to be held in Port Pirie next week.
The GMUSG & SACOME 2013 Resource Industry Conference and Trade Expo will be held at the Northern Festival Centre in Gertrude Street, Port Pirie on August 21 and 22. The event is the ninth expo hosted by the three cities of Port Pirie, Whyalla and Port Augusta. Last year’s event attracted 380 delegates and 36 trade exhibitors.
This year’s event focuses on exploration and what’s on the horizon in mining, energy, processing, maintenance and supply, and provides information for businesses to develop their networks, contacts and business opportunities, with the ultimate aim to gain proﬁts by doing business in South Australia’s Upper Spencer Gulf and outback. Anyone involved in the resource sector supply chain is encouraged to attend.
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Mining Major Development status granted for deep sea port
new deep sea port and associated infrastructure, which includes a 150 kilometre rail line, would service signiﬁcant iron ore deposits located over land south of Wudinna on the Eyre Peninsula. Minister for Planning John Rau said the declaration for the Cape Hardy project is recognition of the major environmental, social and economic importance to the State. “The Major Development process allows a wide and in depth consideration of the implications of proposals, including public consultation,” Mr Rau said. “It is the most extensive development assessment process in South Australia and is recognised by the Commonwealth under its environmental protection and biodiversity conservation law.” The proposed development at Cape Hardy, seven kilometres south of Port Neill, comprises three interrelated components, including: A deep sea water port, which is located some 7 kilometres south of Port Neill. The port, able to load various bulk size carriers including Capesize vessels, would be capable of exporting 30 Million tonnes of iron ore, or other products, per annum. A 150 kilometre long infrastructure corridor, comprising a power
transmission line, sea water supply pipeline and standard gauge rail line, to enable the transfer of product from the mine site to the port. A workers accommodation village, designed to accommodate the longer term operational workforce for the mine and infrastructure components and capable of accommodating some 550 personnel, to be constructed within the township of Wudinna. Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy Tom Koutsantonis said the proposed development would be a catalyst for other mining aspirants who collectively have the capacity to provide a transformational shift in mining exploration and extraction. “This project will inspire others to explore mining possibilities within the Eyre Peninsula, creating the potential for much broader economic beneﬁts,” Mr Koutsantonis said. “In addition to the 1,000 people required for the mine’s construction, this proposed development will also require a construction workforce of some 600 people and an operational workforce of around 100. “The capital spend and provision of direct employment opportunities would provide a solid basis for supporting jobs growth in the region.” Further information about this or other Major Development applications can be accessed from www. sa.gov.au.
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Mining METC essential to economy SACOME CEO Jason Kuchel.
he South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME) has said a Federal minerals exploration tax credit (METC) scheme is essential to bolster ﬂagging exploration in the mining sector and stimulate the Australian economy through job creation.
The METC is an innovative tax reform initiative that will enable Australian junior minerals exploration companies with no taxable income to voluntarily pass current losses on to Australian resident shareholders in the form of a tax credit. This will provide a strong incentive for
shareholders to commit capital to the exploration sector, making investment in these juniors attractive and addressing the lack of start-up capital in a competitive market. SACOME has been calling for an exploration tax credit scheme since before it was ﬁrst promised by the Rudd Labor Government in 2007 and subsequently dropped upon development of the mining tax. “Many people do not realise that the junior sector is critical to resource development, being the “engine room” needed to ﬁnd the mineral resources upon which the economy is so dependant,” SACOME Chief Executive Jason Kuchel said. “An METC policy will reinvigorate Australia’s mining sector, which has recorded a drop in share of worldwide exploration over recent years – from around 21% of world exploration spend in 1996 to just 12% in 2011”,” Mr Kuchel said. “This decrease, combined with softening commodity prices and the constrained capital markets we are experiencing right now, is providing an extremely challenging environment for our junior resources companies trying to develop their deposits into economical projects.” In 2008, Alice McCleary, SACOME councillor and taxation expert developed an METC model suitable to Australia, based on Canada’s highly successful Flow Through Shares scheme, which has resulted in that country growing its exploration spend to 18 per cent in 2011, and hosting more mining companies than any other country in the world.
The industry preferred Australian model designed by Dr McCleary has also been adopted by the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC). This model is based on Australia’s franking system and has several key advantages, including the minimisation of administrative and tax compliance costs, minimisation of risk for investors and minimisation of distortions between shareholders. Mr Kuchel said “the key aspects of the model are that it aligns with current taxation laws - minimising additional red tape; it provides a credit to shareholders which are akin to franking credits; it is only eligible to junior explorers; and it stimulates investment in greenﬁelds exploration to discover the mines of tomorrow.” SACOME says the additional economic activity and taxation revenue created by the introduction of a METC would oﬀset the cost of the scheme, and could potentially add billions of dollars to GDP, as highlighted in an independent report recently released by KPMG. The report found that at a minimum, the scheme would create 534 jobs across the exploration and associated mining services sectors and contribute $231 million to GDP. If some of the exploration resulted in viable projects, ﬂow on eﬀects could support over 4,000 jobs across the sector and up to an additional $2.2 billion in GDP. A fact sheet on the proposed METC model can be found at http://www.sacome.org.au/ images/stories/METC.pdf
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ustralia is still one of only a handful of countries capable of fulﬁlling Asia’s demand for commodities, according to BHP Billiton Chief Executive Andrew McKenzie.
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In his ﬁrst speech in Australia since his appointment last year, Mr McKenzie told the Business of Asia luncheon in Melbourne earlier this month that Australia was still in “pole position” to “cash in” on the global demand for commodities which was expected to rise by up to 75 per cent over the next 15 years. The Herald Sun reported Mr McKenzie was “upbeat” about BHP Billiton’s future, and there was still a bright future for Australian mining due to the growth in the Asia market, right on the nation’s doorstep.
But whoever wins the next election needs to focus on improving policies relating to the sector, including tax. “We are Australia’s largest taxpayer,” he said. “In the 2012 ﬁnancial year our tax and royalty payments were over $US9 Billion ($A10.08 billion) – that’s more than three quarters of our global tax rate of 45 per cent,” Mr McKenzie said. “Industry and policy makers must now re-commit to Australia’s future competitiveness to make sure Australia remains a supplier of choice and captures the substantial economic beneﬁts,” he said. A separate report in The Age also reported Mr McKenzie emphasised his desire for the next government to create a modern industrial relations framework and ﬁs-
cal and carbon policies in line with other countries. “For a country to secure investment, it must create the conditions for the resources industry to prosper … industry and policy makers must now recommit to Australia’s future competitiveness to make sure Australia remains a supplier of choice,” Mr McKenzie said in The Age report. “We want to sit down with whoever wins this election and think about the things that might be appropriate to promote competitiveness and productivity in Australia, of which tax is one,” he said. “Australia is in pole position … but Australia must compete hard against both exisiting and emerging suppliers.”
New Mining and Engineering Centre open
he ﬁrst 250 students have started training at the new Mining and Engineering Centre at Regency Park in Adelaide following the completion of the ﬁrst stage of the centre’s construction. The state-of-the-art facilities are expected to be the hub of training for the mining, engineering, advanced manufacturing, defence and transport industries. The centre will bring together courses previously oﬀered at various TAFE campuses around Adelaide. Premier Jay Weatherill said the new Mining and Engineering Centre was oﬀering greater opportunities for students. “This centre will help to train thousands of new workers in the mining, engineering, transport and defence industries - which will be critical in helping to sustain the State’s economic prosperity,” Mr Weatherill said. “The new facilities include workshops and classrooms speciﬁcally designed to train students for work in the advanced manufacturing sector “The students will receive hands-on
training in technology that is being used in modern workplaces.” Employment, Higher Education and Skills Minister Grace Portolesi said some of the specialised equipment at Regency Park included computer numerical control lathes, routers, computer-aided design suites and 3D printing equipment for the Diploma of Engineering. “We know that 88 per cent of TAFE students are employed or in further study after graduating and 90 per cent of TAFE SA graduates are satisﬁed with the quality of their training,” Ms Portolesi said. “These new facilities will enable TAFE to train the workforce for future needs.” “The second stage of the centre’s development will involve constructing classrooms and workshops for the heavy vehicle, geoscience and land information management programs, completed by the end of the year. “The third and ﬁnal stage of construction is expected to be completed by mid-2014 and will include facilities for the light automotive programs.” THE MONITOR - Your Community Newspaper
ROXBY COUNCIL On the verge of change
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ouncil is constantly looking at ways to improve pedestrian safety and the amenity of our streets. One important way to achieve this is to refrain from parking cars on verges. Our street verges are not designed to accommodate the weight of cars which can compact the soil that in turn destroys the ﬁne feeder roots that carry vital nutrients to our plants. Irrigation can also become damaged, broken or made unusable by the weight of cars on them. Council has a continual improvement plan to reinstate road verge with irrigation so that in the future, our streets can be well shaded and appealing in the long term. Importantly it costs money to maintain the road verge and maintain healthy plants. Peter Keller, Works Manager for Roxby Council said, “Council endeavours to provide a safe and appealing environment.” “We are continually improving amenities for residents to enhance living in a remote outback area, where the challenges of providing sustainable ﬂora is enormous,” he said. “A great deal of effort and cost is goes toward these amenities. Roxby Council is committed to protect our infrastructure for all to enjoy.” There is also a mistaken belief by some drivers it is safer to
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Cars that are inappropriately parked on verges such as these will soon face fines. park on the footpaths or verges as they believe the roads are too narrow. This is not the case. Roads are designed for the carriage of vehicles and the safe parking of vehicles as close to the kerb as possible. Narrow streets encourage slower driving practices and cause drivers to take care thereby creating a safer environment for families that live in that area. Parking on footpaths leads pedestrians to walk onto the road and around offending vehicles which is a dangerous practice for all parties.
Council will be encouraging a change in behaviour in the coming weeks and doing an audit of our streets. Extra staﬀ have been trained and authorised to monitor parking habits. Vehicles parked on the verge will receive a warning notice rather than a parking infringement notice, but after October 1 ﬁnes of $80 will apply to owners of vehicles that are not parked in the correct manner. Council would prefer your cooperation rather than have to take these steps.
BUFFEL GRASS WORKING BEE SUNDAY 25th AUGUST 2013 from 9am - 12noon Meet at the gates on Olympic Way opposite BP Service Station
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lans are underway for the 25th Anniversary celebrations.
The planning committee is working hard to make sure our all sections of the community will ﬁnd the day entertaining and memorable. Sunday, October 27 from noon is the day so mark this in your diaries and keep an eye out for more information. This event will be community driven and Roxby Council is proud to be working alongside some fantastic community people and BHP Billiton to bring to fruition many of the ideas captured in the recent community survey for this great day.
Book Week – Read across the universe!
ook Week continues this week until Friday, August 23 and our community library staﬀ are still hosting children’s activities The remaining timetable is as follows:
• Wednesday, August 21: 10.30 - 11.30am • Thursday, August 22: 3.30 - 4.30am It’s not too late to become involved so head to the library to hear, see and find out more about our great Australian authors and illustrators that are a feature of Book Week 2013.
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LIBRARY Opening hours 8.30 to 5 pm weekdays 9.30 am to 12 noon Saturdays Telephone 8671 0660 • Fax 8671 1418 Email: email@example.com 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.
Your new look water and sewerage billing notice for the June 2013 quarter has been issued and is due for payment by Thursday, August 29, 2013. Should you have any queries or feedback in respect to the billing notice, please contact Roxby Council on 08 8671 0010.
Your new look electricity billing notice for the June 2013 quarter has been issued and is due for payment by Tuesday, August 27, 2013. Should you have any queries or feedback in respect to the billing notice, please contact Roxby Council on 08 8671 0010.
Opal Road Landfill Opening hours 1 pm to 6 pm every day Disposal of household rubbish is FREE Levies apply for businesses Recycling can be taken either to the Opal Landfill or BSH Waste Solutions on Gosse Street All enquiries: 8671 1154
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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The voice of the community... JOINING FORUMS
I Heart Bunnings - a comedy show built for anyone renovating their life
Heart Bunnings is coming to Roxby Downs, on Saturday, August 31, just in time for Fathers Day. One of Australia’s most natural comic talents, Harley Breen will tell us why he loves walking around home renovation stores in a manly fashion in I Heart Bunnings. Bunnings is the ultimate man-shed. Two acres of timber, tools and trellises, “guaranteed to make your man-ovaries ache” stand-up comedian Harley says. “It’s a fan-
tasy supermarket where dreams and wobbly bookshelves are made”. Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2011 Comics’ Choice winner Harley has two brothers -they’re both carpenters. He’s not. He likes going to Bunnings to look at things he could make if they were around to ﬁx them. Bunnings is the perfect place to wander around and feel like you’ve got the skills and materials to get important things done around the house.
Harley’s unique ﬂair for storytelling and charisma had audiences rolling in the aisles last year, as he recounted his story of locking himself in a bathroom for 42 hours for the sake of His Art. Thanks to Country Arts SA and the Roxby Downs Arts and Culture Forum for this fantastic event. Buy your tickets today for $25 each or $22 each for Groups of 6+, buy tickets from the Visitor Information Centre or call 8671 2001 to book via credit card.
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, September 3 @ 6.15pm Council Boardroom
SPORTS and REC FORUM Damien Condon 0439 862 784 To be confirmed.
COMMUNITY GARDEN Patrick Ibele (08) 8671 0168 Thursday, September 12 @ 7.30pm Council Boardroom
ENVIRONMENT FORUM Michelle Hales 0418 833 818 Thursday, September 5 @7pm Council Boardroom
ROXBY ROADSAFE MEETING Michelle Hales 0418 833 818 Thursday, September 12 @ 5.30pm Council Boardroom
MULTICULTURAL FORUM Sasha Yantewo (08) 8671 0010
Red eARTh 2013 – a BIG hit T hanks to all the organisers from the Red eARTh festival committee for the fantastic last two weeks Roxby has been lucky to have so much arts and culture. The list is endless, workshops, performances, community mural, singing, music and so much more.
Some of the stunning beads made in REd eARTh bead making classes. LEFT: Individual tiles like these have been made by dozens of locals to help form part of an upcoming community mural.
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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FNFL Mail Medal Action packed night at speedway this weekend
he local footy ﬁnals season is drawing closer with the ﬁrst and second semi-ﬁnals being played this weekend.
This Saturday Hornridge will play Andamooka at 12.30pm, and Olympic Dam will play Roxby Districts at 2.30pm. The winner of the Olympic Dam and Roxby District game will go straight to the Grand Final on the September 7. The winner of the Hornridge and Andamooka will play the loser of OD v Roxby match in the preliminary ﬁnal on August 31. The annual Mail Medal count will be held this weekend at the Roxby Downs Leisure Precinct Auditorium at 7-7.30 for an 8pm start. The oval gate will be manned from 9am on Grand Final day. All adults will need to pay $5, including the Junior Football parents on that day.
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n action packed evening of racing was held at the Roxby Downs Sporting Car Club on Saturday night.
Stableford Results Saturday, August 17, 2013 NAME FREDDIE SEB GRIGGS GRANT PRITCHARD NIL PLAYERS BRAD COX NEVILLE PETHERICK TIM CZYDEL ROB PAXTON 0 0 ROB PAXTON GRANT PRITCHARD NIL PLAYERS JOHN FOLKMAN MISSED NIL PLAYERS
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Locals took to the track to practice before the night’s racing started on Saturday.
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The club had two new drivers for the 2013 season, Pete Cassidy in street stock and Danny Grosser in modiﬁeds. The night’s racing was action packed including spin outs and two vehicles hitting the wall. Both drivers were uninjured and cleared by the ambulance staﬀ, with one repairing the car in record time to continue racing throughout the night. Logan Hobbs, the youngest driver for the night in an open wheeler, drove extremely well, competing with the more experienced ﬁeld of modiﬁed drivers. He ﬁnished the night with a trophy for his class. His vehicle was built from scratch by Logan and family, and is proving to be a competitive car and will be one to watch in the future.
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It was also great to see the return of Chris Burggraaﬀ, Kane Honner and Carl Bartlett, who donated his car for hot laps. Once again the Precision Engineering team entered three cars with Pete Cassidy driving RD28 (the Scorpion). The Roxby Rocket came out at half time taking the kids for a lap of the track at a much slower pace. The club would like to extend a huge thank you to the team from Gulf Western Oil who brought out their promotion ute to lead the parade lap and rev it up for the crowd. Tom Spaeth placed ﬁrst in the all-comers race, and then took to the burnout pad to show us some V8 supercar/NASCAR burnout action. Presentation was held after the race in our clubroom to present trophies to the following. Street Stock 1st Rob Hall RD 55
2nd Tom Spaeth RD 87 3rd Chris Koning RD 99 Modiﬁed 1st Shane Howard RD 7 2nd Chris Burggraaﬀ RD 4 3rd Danny Grosser PL 16 Allcomers 1st Tom Spaeth RD 87 2nd Rob Hall RD 55 3rd Duncan Atkins RD 95 We would like to thank all the spectators for coming out and supporting our club, Scouts for working in the canteen and the gate, emergency services, and volunteers including ﬂag marshalls that make this event possible. The next race to be held in Roxby Downs will be on 21st September. Those interested in promoting your business through sponsorship, donations, or would like to support our club, please contact Karen Wegner on 0402 080 714 to discuss a number of packages available.
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Lightening and Rocket Under 9 netballers join together for three cheers after their match on Saturday morning.
LEFT: Miner’s goal keeper Zandria Botha stands out while Devils’ Emelia Mitchell shoots for goal. CENTRE: Red goal shooter Acacia (Shooters) shoots for goal during Saturday’s Under 9 netball. RIGHT: Hornridge’s goal keeper Elyshiah McCarthy defends Andamooka shooter Makaia Kalbfleisch during Friday night’s first preliminary final.
Far North Football League ROUND 15 - August 17, 2013 A GRADE
Tom comes in for goal during junior soccer on Saturday.
Olympic Dam 12.6 16.12 19.19 27.22 (184) Coober Pedy 0.2 0.3 1.3 3.4 (22) Olympic Dam best players: S. Montgomerie, M. Shaw, R. Hornhardt, C. Green, B. Harris. Coober Pedy best players: C. Liddle, M. Grava, I. Brown, J. Witchen, W. Chamberlain. Olympic Dam goal scorers: S. Montgomerie 19, T. Dwyer, I.McBey, J. Simmons 2, D. Emes, C. Green 1 goal each. Coober Pedy goal scorers: C. Goodwin, C. Liddle, W.Boland 1 goal each.
Goalie Cameron gets ready to boot the ball out to play during junior soccer on Saturday morning.
FNFL Coaches pre-finals comments Hornridge: Disappointing result, we wanted to be competitive, but the score blew out too much in the end. Couldn’t question the endeavour, just lacking a bit of finish. Mail Medal: Bowde Kelly, who has been our most consistent player all year - Kym Elliott
SEMI FINALS Friday, August 16, 2013
Coober Pedy: Well done to all The Saints players, officials, and supporters for all their efforts in 2013. Mail Medal: Martin Grava, a hard working centre player - Robbie Scott
C GRADE Hornridge Pink 56 def Roxby Miners 27 Roxby Miners Eliminated. Hornridge pink to Preliminary Finals Olympic Dam 42 def Hornridge Green 36 Olympic Dam to Grand Final. Hornridge Green to Preliminary Final
Olympic Dam: Thanks to Coober for coming down all year as hard as it must be for them week in, week out. Well done to Scotty Mont on 19 goals. Mail Medal: Michael Shaw. Best consistent player all year and hasn’t missed a game - Dale Summerton Andamooka (BYE): Mail Medal: Andamooka is sure to have a few players poll well in the Mail Medal. Aaron Hand will go in as one of the favourites and it would be no surprise to see Stuart Orr poll well. Matt Tuohy and Brett Harris should get a few too - Woody Turner Roxby Districts: We set the challenge to the group this week and were very happy with the response, but still looking for improvement in some areas. Mail Medal: Jared Greenbank, as all his games have been at a high level - Ricky Prosser
FOOTBALLER of the Year
Round 15 results...
Nyani Thomas C Jurek J Dawson
Justin Watson A Stone Craig Hall
Dale Summerton Nathan Gregor M Shaw
HIDDEN ROUND 19 4 3 3 2
Ben Abela Matt Tuohy Jaydn Brind
Tally after Round 14 Scott Montgomerie
Joel Harman Aaron Hand
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B GRADE Hornridge 64 def Andamooka 21 Andamooka Eliminated. Hornridge to Preliminary Final. Roxby Miners 45 def Olympic Dam 31 Roxby Miners to Grand Final. Olympic Dam to Preliminary Final. A GRADE Hornridge 61 def Andamooka 28 Andamooka Eliminated. Hornridge to Preliminary Final. OD Devils 66 def Roxby Miners 42 OD Devils to Grand Final. Roxby Miners to Preliminary Final.
Goal Kicker of the Year Scott Montgomerie Joel Harman Kane Zeptner Luke Godfrey Craig Rainsford
Roxby Downs Netball Association
Roxby Districts 4.5 8.7 14.11 19.15 (129) Hornridge 0.1 2.1 3.2 4.2 (26) Roxby Districts best players: C. Hall, J. Mandemaker, A. Parry, J. Greenbank, S. Johnson. Hornridge best players: P. Bowey, D. Pegler, B. Cooper, T. Harman, S. Bacon. Roxby Districts goal scorers: L. Godfrey, R. Prosser 3, K.Zeptner, J. Greenbank, J. Watson 2, J. Bremner, M. Alves, J. Telfer, B. Wray, C. Gibson, J. Kenny, J. Mandemaker 1 goal each. Hornridge goal scorers: T. Grosser 2, T. Harman, M. Hanson 1 goal each.
PREMIERSHIP TABLE OlympicDam RoxbyDistricts Hornridge Andamooka CooberPedy
Roxby Downs Junior Football League ROUND 12 - August 17, 2013 Senior Colts Hawks 6.11 (47) Bulldogs 5.8 (38) Hawks best players: N. Calligaris, J. Priest, R. Edwards, J. Secker, N. Mutter. Bulldogs best players: L. Rawlins, J. Zeptner, B. Evans, N. Herlihy-Graham, S. Bacon. Hawks goal scorers: N. Mutter, J. Feder, B. Caden, S. Caputo, J. Secker, J. Priest 1 goal each. Bulldogs goal scorers: J. McCarthy, H. Jacka, M. Hanson, L. Rawlins, L. Weston 1 goal each.
Junior Colts Suns 7.4 (46) Bulldogs 2.2 (14) Suns best players: L. Geraghty, B. French, M. Natt, Z. Annand, R. Holder. Suns goal scorers: Z. Annand 2, L. Geraghty, B. DÃ’rrigo, J. Van Kruyssen, L. Duns, R. Holder 1 goal each. Bulldogs best players: B. Chamberlain, C. Macgowan, L. Johnson, F. Arbon, L. Elliot. Bulldogs goal scorers: C. Seery, B. Chamberlain 1 goal each. Hawks 11.4 (70) Giants 2.4 (16) Hawks best players: S. Nhamussua, M. Lowe, B. Caden, B. Daddow, L. Herring. Giants best players: L. Lloyd, M. Lamb, H. Wellgreen, J. Dalgleish, M. Lynch. Hawks goal scorers: S. Brougham, B. Daddow 3, B. Caden 2, M. Lowe, T. Harrison, O. Mulady 1 goal each. Giants goal scorers: M. Lynch, A. Morokai 1 goal each.
Saturday, August 17, 2013 11 & under T-Birds 11 v Lightning 17 Bullets 19 v Shooters 15 13 & under Rockets 16 v T-Birds 25 Lightning 16 v Bullets 30 17 & under T-Birds 40 v Lightning 55 Bullets 58 v Shooters 43
P W L D F A % Pts 12 10 2 0 1472 719 204.73 40 12 9 3 0 1392 710 196.06 36 12 7 5 0 1194 886 134.76 28 12 4 8 0 884 1254 70.49 16 12 0 12 0 515 1888 27.28 0
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OD’s Cameron Green runs off his Coober Pedy opponents with the help of his team mate during Saturday’s A-Grade football. See page 19 for Coaches Comments.
Minor round ends with two big wins
he 2013 home and away season ended with big wins to Olympic Dam and Roxby Districts.
The ﬁrst game saw top of the ladder Olympic Dam face up to Coober Pedy. The Devils won the toss and kicked towards the scoreboard end with a two to three goal breeze. It was obvious from the outset OD were going to feed big full forward Scotty Montgomerie, and he did not let them down, kicking seven goals for the quarter and leading by 12 goals at the ﬁrst change. The game looked like becoming an absolute landslide, but to the Saints credit they dug deep and started to resist the Devils constant attacking moves. After a huge ﬁrst quarter Olympic Dam could only manage four goals in the second and three goals in the third quarter. They still had plenty of run around the ground with Rian Hornhardt, Shaw and Green dominating clearances and Spinks giving them ﬁrst look at the ball. As always the Saints did not give in with great performances in defence from Edwards and Ness, stalwart Mark Bell worked his heart with Grava, Brown and Liddle showing their silky skills. The last quarter as the ﬁrst was the Scott Montgomerie Show where big Monty kicked a lazy eight goals for the quarter, totaling 19 for the game with the Devils convincing winners by over 24 goals. Their win was somewhat soured with an injury to Tom Clarke. Let’s hope it doesn’t aﬀect his ﬁnals campaign.
The second game was the replay of last year’s grand ﬁnal but the result was a very diﬀerent one. The Miners meant business from the ﬁrst bounce and Hornridge were found wanting in many areas of their game. The run of Roxby, and their high skill levels, split the Magpies defence open. The Miners did not have a passenger and shared the goals around with 12 individual goal scorers. Their forward set up will cause opposition teams concern in the ﬁnals, with a couple of big forwards backed up by the runners. Hall and Greenbank led from the front and were ably supported by Mandemaker, who is coming into good form after coming back from injury. Roxby outscored Hornridge in every quarter, and only early in the second term, when Trent Grosser kicked two majors for the Black & Whites, did they look like any threat. Hornridge did not have many winners, but no one worked harder than Peter Bowey, and if they are to threaten in the ﬁnals, his team mates need to take a leaf out of his book. Tyler Harman and Pegler tried hard all day also, but Hornridge were down by seven goals at half time and ended up losing by over 15 goals. Coach Ricky Prosser would be very pleased with his charges leading into the ﬁnals. Next week the ﬁrst semi-ﬁnal is between Hornridge and Andamooka. If the Roos come with their game face on they could cause an upset, however, Hornridge coach Kym Elliot will be trying to get his players into a positive mind set and regroup.
Hornridge will start favourites in this game, but a lot will depend on whether Nigel Tutthill and Joel Harman are fully ﬁt as they appeared to be injured during the clash with the Miners. The second semiﬁnal is between old rivals Olympic Dam and Roxby Districts. OD will go in conﬁdent after taking out the minor premiership, and comfortably beating the Miners in their last clash. The Devils have suﬀered with injuries to prime movers in Ryan Bennett and Luke Francou, and possibly Tom Clarke, but have shown good depth and character to still be playing very good football. As for the Miners, winning form is good form, so it should be a great game. The Mail Medal count will be held next Saturday Night at the Auditorium and should be a close contest for the Far North Football League’s Fairest and Best. Entry is free, drinks available at the open bar and a light supper, and a good attendance is expected. This could be the closest count for some years with no obvious standout at this stage. The possible winner could come from Aaron Hand who has stood out for the Roos and Matt Tuohy with a very consistent season, Coober Pedy’s Martin Grava is always in their best, Daniel Pegler and Joel Harman have both had good seasons for Hornridge, Michael Shaw or Sam Fairclough from the Devils, and for the Miners, Jared Greenbank, who has taken the league by storm this season, and Craig Hall consistently performs well.
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