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Site unseen Fog rolls into Olympic Dam The Olympic Dam mine was hard to see less than five kilometres away due to foggy weather conditions recently. See the story on Page 2.
Our ‘Radiation Protection Program is up-to-date’ says BHP Billiton Olympic Dam Asset President Darryl Cazzubbo. See his Letter to the Editor on Page 6.
RoxFM cleans up at Bilby awards L
By Millie Thomas
ocal radio station RoxFM has been highly decorated again at the annual SACBA Bilby awards on the weekend, coming away with three wins and three runner-up awards. The South Australian Community Broadcasters Association (SACBA) Bilby Awards is held annually and helps celebrate the contribution community radio makes to communities, and aims to encourage high achievement within the sector. It is the third year in a row RoxFM has attended the awards ceremony, winning awards each year. Presenter J – Lowe (Jason Lowe) was awarded for best interview with Toni Childs, ‘The Scoreboard’, hosted by Travis ‘Gotcha’ Gotch, Woody Turner and Mark ‘Dags’ Dalgleish, was awarded Best Cov-
erage of a Sporting Event, and the Doran family were awarded with Volunteers of the Year. Community show ‘The Vibe’, hosted by Sasha Yantewo, Kath Messner and Vivienne Holloway, was awarded the runner up prize for the ‘Can’t get out of the car’ category for their Science Week feature. Advertisement ‘Karaoke at the Club’ was awarded runner up in Best Sponsorship Message and RoxFM’s involvement in the Happy, Healthy Expo was awarded Runner Up for Best Community Event. RoxFM Chairperson Jane Gloster said while the station didn’t expect to be so highly decorated, it was a wonderful surprise and reward for the hard work put in by volunteers, the board and the Station Manager, Julian Tregenza. “I think for the RoxFM community, it’s a wonderful justiﬁcation of the work we’ve put in and the positive, healthy atmosphere
that is at the station,” Mrs Gloster said. “For the community as a whole I think it’s fantastic for Roxby to be able to say, ‘if you put in, you can get your success and be recognised on a state-wide basis’. And it’s always wonderful to be recognised by your peers.” Mrs Gloster also said it was wonderful to see so many RoxFM volunteers attend the ceremony. “The other thing that gave everybody the greatest thrill was to see the Doran family win the Volunteers of the Year, because it was really well deserved and it was just thrilling to see them get this ultimate award of the evening. It was just a wonderful climax.” Winning six awards in one sitting is RoxFM’s most successful innings at the Bilby Awards, and is the most accumulated by any rural radio station in South Australia.
ABOVE: RoxFM volunteers at the awards night in Adelaide on Saturday night.
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“Wherever the wind takes us” The following years saw Ms Galbraith and her partner Pete Paisley (former BHP Billiton Senior Land Management Advisor) have two children Angus (now 8) and Tawni (now 6). Following her ﬁrst stint of maternity leave, Ms Galbraith continued with part time work for BHP Billiton, but after Tawni’s birth, took some time oﬀ to raise the children, however during the whole time still being actively involved in the then, Friends of Arid Recovery, and other community groups and initiatives. “I also did some work for some environmental consultant agencies for the expansion project of the town, then a couple of years ago I went back in a part time role with WorkPac out on site, in the environment department doing project work,” Ms Gailbraith said.
continued success into the future.” However instrumental Roxby Downs and Olympic Dam has been for Ms Galbraith’s career, she still can’t get past the immense sense of community spirit that makes Roxby such a great place to live and work. “The friendships you make and bonds you make in this community really make it. It’s thea sort of place if you put in a lot, you get a lot back. If you don’t put in, then you probably wouldn’t get that feeling,” she said. Also, living in a small community has given Ms Galbraith and her family a plethora of unique opportunities over the years. “The fact you can walk anywhere in town in only a short timeframe, that sort of thing I think we’ll miss along with the red sand dunes, blue
The friendships you make and bonds you make in this community really make it. It’s the sort of place if you put in a lot, you get a lot back.
ABOVE: The Roxby Council Community Team Sasha Yantewo, Bree Galbraith, Kath Messner and Laura Gray last week. Ms Galbraith will be a sorely missed member of the work team.
By Millie Thomas
fter 11 years of working in South Australia’s Far North, Roxby Council Environment Officer Bree Galbraith and her family have decided it’s time to hit the skids, and start looking for a new town to call home. Ms Galbraith ﬁrst came to Roxby Downs in 2002 as part of a ten week scholarship project with Arid Recovery, which steadily turned into a 20 week project, and full time position
for the young ecologist. “I was doing some research on Bilbies and their achievements within the reserve, primarily looking at how many burrows they used so they can try and use that data to calculate bilbies numbers,” Ms Galbraith remembered. “So that project started and was fantastic, and I gained lots of very valuable experience from that and loved being a part of Arid Recovery.” Her full time position in the ecosystem restoration initiative saw her
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work on the ﬁrst instalment of external aerial baiting at the Reserve, as well as work on annual trapping and species monitoring projects. “So I worked in that role for almost two years and then an opportunity came up with WMC (Western Mining Corporation) in the environment department, which I took on. Initially it was a 12 month role as a ﬁll in for someone who was away, then after that 12 months, they oﬀered me permanent position in the environment department,” Ms Galbraith said.
“Then the role here at the Council came up. It attracted me because it was an environment role, however it had a community aspect, which I had missed a little bit since working with Arid Recovery and the volunteers, working more one on one with the community is what I enjoy.” Although only in her current Council role for 10 months, Ms Galbraith has strived to improve environmental awareness, attitudes and processes within Roxby Council, as well as helping secure grants and initiate projects within the community forums. “I’ve done quite a bit of work within the council in regards to waste management and recycling. They were already doing quite a good job but I suppose we just ﬁne tuned some of those processes so the council can lead by example,” she said. “I’ve really enjoyed working with the forums. Getting the environment Forum back up and running and supporting the Community Garden group. There’s a great bunch of really passionate members involved with both. They’ve had a number of successes with projects during my short involvement and I wish them
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skies and broad horizon, the general arid environment will be hard to leave. Certainly once we had the children; it’s a fantastic place to bring up the kids. She said when her children were younger; there was a lot of activities and opportunities to mix with families that are in a similar stage of life. With no plans set in stone, Ms Galbraith and her family plan to ‘put out the feelers’ for their new home, and end up ‘wherever the wind takes us.” “We’ve decided not to rush off and stress about work, and because we’ve been here for so long – Pete’s been here for 25 years, I’ve been here for 11, so where do you go after here when it’s done you very, very well?” Ms Galbraith asked. “We’re quite open to what might come our way; we’ll just see what jobs there are, and what sorts of localities grab us. We’ll be very uncomfortable going somewhere just for the sake of it, so we’ll wait til something means something to us. We’ll go where the wind takes us. “Thanks Roxby for this phase of our life! It has been fun, and you’ve been good to us.”
Foggy weather causes flight delays FROM PAGE 1
nusual foggy weather caused ﬂight delays to two early morning ﬂights out of Olympic Dam recently.
An Alliance Airlines spokesperson conﬁrmed two ﬂights, QF2605 and QF2627, which were scheduled to depart Olympic Dam for Adelaide at 8am and 10.30am respectively, were delayed ‘a couple of hours’ due to the foggy conditions. The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) recorded a low of only 9.1 degrees Celsius between 12am and 8am on Monday, July 15, recorded at 4am and between 7.30am and 7.36am. The BOM also recorded a high of 11.8 between those same times. The temperatures followed an unseasonably warm weekend, which reached highs of 24 degrees over Saturday and Sunday July 13 and 14. The fog is thought to be ‘advection fog’; a warm moist air mass blowing over a cold surface. Roxby Downs and surrounding regions have recorded temperatures of below ﬁve degrees Celsius during corresponding times. BY MILLIE THOMAS
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Come Jammin’ the Dam
he RoxFM Live Music Committee will offer youth a more intimate experience with a local twist at its upcoming event. ‘A Night on the Grass’ will now be called ‘Jammin’ the Dam’, and will be held in a specially allocated area within the Roxby Downs Auditorium and Dunes Café, as well as a smaller, more intimate outdoor zone. The changes will allow organisers to focus on delivering a unique, Roxby Downs live music experience, with its own Roxby style. Headline acts British India, Lowrider, Purpose and the Daklinic Crew will still lead the event, to be held on Saturday, August 17. Jammin’ the Dam will also include performances by Roxby’s Got Talent winners and performances from local young people in breakdancing, DJing and beat-boxing.
The inaugural event is expected to be a sell-out, with tickets sales limited to 300. Those eager to attend need to book their tickets now to avoid disappointment. Event coordinator Kaye Doyle said scaling back the event was more appropriate in the town’s current economic climate. “We are really conscious about the current economic struggles in the community so it was important to us to scale back the event while still putting on a show that will boost the spirits of locals, Ms Doyle said. Young people attending will also be able to take part in workshops with ‘The Daklinic Crew’ in DJing, MC/beatboxing and breakdancing over three afternoons in the lead up to the festival. “This is a great skills development opportunity for young
people aged 12-25 years and they will also perform at ‘Jammin’ the Dam’ to showcase what they have learned. Tickets for the workshops are $30 from the Visitor Information Centre and will include free entry to the ‘Jammin’ the Dam’. Ms Doyle said while the event was designed for young people from ages 12-25, the style of music event is going to appeal to all adults in the community and is deﬁnitely not exclusive to a certain group. “The LMC hope to see a wide range of young people and adults enjoying what we have put together,” Ms Doyle said. “It is such a unique event in that it is so rare to get bands of this high esteem this far out in the country, so the locals should deﬁnitely take advantage of the opportunity.” “British India has headlined at all of the big Australian festi-
vals and have had hits in the top ten of the ARIA charts, as well as being a most played favourite on Triple J,” she said. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Visitor Information Centre or by calling 8671 2001 and booking tickets via credit card. Ticket prices are $30 concession, $40 adult, $90 family (two adults, two concession).
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The protestors are part of the same group that visited the Roxby Downs region at a similar time last year, in their ‘Lizard’s Revenge’ crusade against uranium mining, BHP Billiton and the Olympic Dam mine. The event cost Australian taxpayers over $1 million to supply appropriate emergency services support – to keep mine workers, town residents and the protestors safe from harm.
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By Millie Thomas
est Australian uranium explorer GB Energy has been approved for two exploration licenses in the Olympic Dam district by the South Australian Government.
GB Energy announced its approval by the Department of Manufacturing Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy last Wednesday. The licences, held at areas 5302 and 5303, will increase GB Energy’s total IOCGU (Iron-oxide copper gold uranium) prospective ground targeting IOCGU mineralisation and sedimentary uranium in South Australia to 2000 kilometres squared. According to a recent release from GB Energy, EL 5302 is approximately 85 kilometres squared and ‘covers an eastern section of the Proterozoic Peake and Denison Inliers and adjacent Mesozoic and younger sediments which unconformably overlie the Proterozoic basement. ‘The Peake Denison inliers are radiogenic and considered potential source rocks for
sediment hosted uranium mineralisation in reduced portions of the overlying sediments.’ And EL 5303 totals 43 kilometres squared within the Olympic Dam District and is located approximately 35 kilometres south of Roxby Downs. A GB Energy release stated; ‘previous exploration in this area has been restricted to limited wide-spaced
gravity surveying and there has been no recorded drilling. A GB Energy spokesperson stated the company is targeting IOCG(U)- mineralisation associated with coincident gravity - magnetic anomalies in the crystalline basement similar in style to the nearby Olympic Dam and Prominent Hill deposits.
there and at this stage they have indicated no intention of coming to Roxby Downs,” Mr Anderson told The Monitor. “We expect that they will be packing up tomorrow (Tuesday, July 23) and heading oﬀ so at this stage we are prepared for any activities that should occur, but there is no indication that there will be any activity. “We have an adequate response and we certainly have access to ready back up resources if needed.” BY MILLIE THOMAS
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This year’s cause – Freedom to Flotilla – is a festive trip starting from Lake Eyre and ﬁnishing in West Papua, in a creative resistance movement against the Indonesian occupation of West Papua. It was originally thought the protestors would use the trip as a reason to further protest against activity at Olympic Dam, however SAPOL Superintendent of the Far North Local Service Area Peter Anderson said on Monday there had been no action so far. “At this stage they’re camped out at Alberrie Creek Station, engaging in festivities
No indication of localised protestor activity
here was no indication as of Monday that protestors have any intent of stopping in the Roxby Downs region on their Freedom to Flotilla tour.
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DIE HARD 5. A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD Rated: M Action Thriller :ŽŚŶDĐůĂŶĞƚƌĂǀĞůƐƚŽZƵƐƐŝĂƚŽŚĞůƉŽƵƚ ŚŝƐ ƐĞĞŵŝŶŐůǇ ǁĂǇǁĂƌĚ ƐŽŶ͕ ŽŶůǇ ƚŽ ŚĂǀĞ ĚŝƐĐŽǀĞƌ ƚŚĂƚ :ĂĐŬ ŝƐ Ă / ĂŐĞŶƚ ǁŽƌŬŝŶŐ ƚŽƉƌĞǀĞŶƚĂŶƵĐůĞĂƌͲǁĞĂƉŽŶƐŚĞŝƐƚ͕ĐĂƵƐͲ ŝŶŐƚŚĞĨĂƚŚĞƌĂŶĚƐŽŶƚŽƚĞĂŵƵƉĂŐĂŝŶƐƚ ƵŶĚĞƌǁŽƌůĚ ĨŽƌĐĞƐ͘ ^ŝŶĐĞ ƚŚĞ ĮƌƐƚ ŝĞ ,ĂƌĚ͕ :ŽŚŶ DĐůĂŶĞ ŚĂƐ ĨŽƵŶĚ ŚŝŵƐĞůĨ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ǁƌŽŶŐ ƉůĂĐĞ Ăƚ ƚŚĞ ǁƌŽŶŐ ƟŵĞ͕ ǁŝƚŚƚŚĞƐŬŝůůƐĂŶĚĂƫ ƚƵĚĞƚŽďĞƚŚĞůĂƐƚ ŵĂŶƐƚĂŶĚŝŶŐ͕ŵĂŬŝŶŐŚŝŵĞŶĞŵǇηϭĨŽƌ ƚĞƌƌŽƌŝƐƚƐƚŚĞǁŽƌůĚŽǀĞƌ͘EŽǁDĐůĂŶĞ ĨĂĐĞƐ ŚŝƐ ŐƌĞĂƚĞƐƚ ĐŚĂůůĞŶŐĞ ĞǀĞƌ͕ ƚŚŝƐ ƟŵĞ ŽŶ ĂŶ ŝŶƚĞƌŶĂƟŽŶĂůƐƚĂŐĞ͕ǁŚĞŶŚŝƐĞƐƚƌĂŶŐĞĚƐŽŶ:ĂĐŬŝƐĐĂƵŐŚƚ ƵƉŝŶƚŚĞĚĂƌŝŶŐƉƌŝƐŽŶĞƐĐĂƉĞŽĨĂƌŽƵŐĞZƵƐƐŝĂŶůĞĂĚĞƌ͕ĂŶĚĨĂƚŚĞƌĂŶĚ ƐŽŶŵƵƐƚǁŽƌŬƚŽŐĞƚŚĞƌƚŽŬĞĞƉĞĂĐŚŽƚŚĞƌĂůŝǀĞĂŶĚŬĞĞƉƚŚĞǁŽƌůĚƐĂĨĞ ĨŽƌĚĞŵŽĐƌĂĐǇ͘
THE HOST Rated: M Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller, Romance ͞dŚĞ,ŽƐƚ͟ŝƐĂƌŝǀĞƟŶŐƐƚŽƌǇĂďŽƵƚƚŚĞƐƵƌͲ ǀŝǀĂů ŽĨ ůŽǀĞ ĂŶĚ ƚŚĞ ŚƵŵĂŶ ƐƉŝƌŝƚ ŝŶ Ă ƟŵĞŽĨǁĂƌ͘KƵƌǁŽƌůĚŚĂƐďĞĞŶŝŶǀĂĚĞĚ ďǇ ĂŶ ƵŶƐĞĞŶ ĞŶĞŵǇ͘ ,ƵŵĂŶƐ ďĞĐŽŵĞ ŚŽƐƚƐ ĨŽƌ ƚŚĞƐĞ ŝŶǀĂĚĞƌƐ͕ ƚŚĞŝƌ ŵŝŶĚƐ ƚĂŬĞŶŽǀĞƌǁŚŝůĞƚŚĞŝƌďŽĚŝĞƐƌĞŵĂŝŶŝŶͲ ƚĂĐƚ͘DŽƐƚŽĨŚƵŵĂŶŝƚǇŚĂƐƐƵĐĐƵŵďĞĚ͘ tŚĞŶDĞůĂŶŝĞ͕ŽŶĞŽĨƚŚĞĨĞǁƌĞŵĂŝŶͲ ŝŶŐ ͞ǁŝůĚ͟ ŚƵŵĂŶƐ͕ ŝƐ ĐĂƉƚƵƌĞĚ͕ ƐŚĞ ŝƐ ĐĞƌƚĂŝŶŝƚŝƐŚĞƌĞŶĚ͘tĂŶĚĞƌĞƌ͕ƚŚĞŝŶǀĂĚŝŶŐ ͞ƐŽƵů͟ǁŚŽŚĂƐďĞĞŶŐŝǀĞŶDĞůĂŶŝĞ͛ƐďŽĚǇǁĂƐǁĂƌŶĞĚĂďŽƵƚƚŚĞĐŚĂůͲ ůĞŶŐĞƐŽĨůŝǀŝŶŐŝŶƐŝĚĞĂŚƵŵĂŶ͗ƚŚĞŽǀĞƌǁŚĞůŵŝŶŐĞŵŽƟŽŶƐ͕ƚŚĞŐůƵƚŽĨ ƐĞŶƐĞƐ͕ ƚŚĞ ƚŽŽͲǀŝǀŝĚ ŵĞŵŽƌŝĞƐ͘ Ƶƚ ƚŚĞƌĞ ǁĂƐ ŽŶĞ Ěŝĸ ĐƵůƚǇ tĂŶĚĞƌĞƌ ĚŝĚŶ͛ƚĞǆƉĞĐƚ͗ƚŚĞĨŽƌŵĞƌƚĞŶĂŶƚŽĨŚĞƌďŽĚǇƌĞĨƵƐŝŶŐƚŽƌĞůŝŶƋƵŝƐŚƉŽƐͲ ƐĞƐƐŝŽŶŽĨŚĞƌŵŝŶĚ͘tŚĞŶŽƵƚƐŝĚĞĨŽƌĐĞƐŵĂŬĞtĂŶĚĞƌĞƌĂŶĚDĞůĂŶŝĞ ƵŶǁŝůůŝŶŐĂůůŝĞƐƚŚĞǇƐĞƚŽīŽŶĂĚĂŶŐĞƌŽƵƐĂŶĚƵŶĐĞƌƚĂŝŶƐĞĂƌĐŚĨŽƌƚŚĞ ŵĂŶƚŚĞǇďŽƚŚůŽǀĞ͘
Ice, Bao, Kenny, Ryan and Bruce at Roxby Chinese - delivering tasty Chinese cuisine to Roxby Downs.
here are not too many locals who haven’t sampled a dish from Roxby Chinese.
The well-known local business has built a good reputation for great food – and it’s one that stretches past the city limits. Very few contractors visit Roxby Downs without taking advantage of the opportunity to feast at the Chinese Restaurant, and owner Kenny Lai has become somewhat famous for his friendly personality and hard work. Like many East Timorese in 1975, Kenny was bought to the shores of Australia at Darwin as his home country struggled through years of war. His father was badly injured and the family was ﬂown to Adelaide for medical assistance. In the years following he moved around a lot – living in Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Darwin –and it was years before he found himself in Roxby Downs working for Roxby Chinese, which was then known as RJ’s Chinese Restaurant. That was in 1986.
It was only a matter of months before he bought into the business, but then sold it to a friend. But after four years, he bought the business back. It seems Kenny was destined to stay. Since those early days Kenny said he has seen Roxby Downs go through many changes. When he ﬁrst caught the bus from Port Augusta to Roxby Downs in those early years – the roads were all still dirt. He said the town hadn’t really been built. In the years following Kenny has seen many changes in Roxby Downs. Both good times and bad. “It’s a bit slow at the moment … but you just hang in there,” he said. “At the moment I think a few places are struggling,” he said. But Roxby Chinese will persevere. “I don’t know how it will be next year. “That’s the very funny thing about Roxby Downs – sometimes it goes good – a few years good then a few years it’s bad,” he said.
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JACK THE GIANT SLAYER Rated: M Adventure, Drama, Fantasy :ĂĐŬ ƚŚĞ 'ŝĂŶƚ ^ůĂǇĞƌ ƚĞůůƐ ƚŚĞ ƐƚŽƌǇ ŽĨ ĂŶ ĂŶͲ ĐŝĞŶƚ ǁĂƌ ƚŚĂƚ ŝƐ ƌĞŝŐŶŝƚĞĚ ǁŚĞŶ Ă ǇŽƵŶŐ ĨĂƌŵŚĂŶĚƵŶǁŝƫ ŶŐůǇŽƉĞŶƐĂŐĂƚĞǁĂǇďĞͲ ƚǁĞĞŶ ŽƵƌ ǁŽƌůĚ ĂŶĚ Ă ĨĞĂƌƐŽŵĞ ƌĂĐĞ ŽĨ ŐŝĂŶƚƐ͘hŶůĞĂƐŚĞĚŽŶƚŚĞĞĂƌƚŚĨŽƌƚŚĞĮƌƐƚ ƟŵĞ ŝŶ ĐĞŶƚƵƌŝĞƐ͕ ƚŚĞ ŐŝĂŶƚƐ ƐƚƌŝǀĞ ƚŽ ƌĞͲ ĐůĂŝŵƚŚĞůĂŶĚƚŚĞǇŽŶĐĞůŽƐƚ͕ĨŽƌĐŝŶŐƚŚĞ ǇŽƵŶŐ ŵĂŶ͕ :ĂĐŬ͕Ğ ŝŶƚŽ ƚŚĞ ďĂƩůĞ ŽĨ ŚŝƐ ůŝĨĞƚŽƐƚŽƉƚŚĞŵ͘
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Newly appointed Assistant Governor Sandy Sumsion, with Rotary World President Ron Burton and his wife Jetta (Oklahoma, USA) and District Governor Barbara Wheatcroft. By Millie Thomas trict 9500, Group Eight features avan and camping weekend, and
ocal Rotarian Sandy Sumsion will soon hit the road as part of her new appointment as a Rotary Assistant Governor. Her experience and motivation with Rotary earned her the prestigious new title in one of the widest spread Rotary districts. She will be the liaison for Group Eight (District 9500) to Rotary District Governor Barbara Wheatcroft. Mrs Sumsion will work between Rotary clubs in Group Eight, which include the Rotary Clubs of Roxby District, Whyalla, Whyalla Norrie, Port Augusta and Port Lincoln, and the district and international levels of Rotary, over a three year tenure. Mrs Sumsion is excited and proud to be given the role. “And I suppose in my case, it’s someone who’s prepared to cover the miles!” Mrs Sumsion said. Of all groups within Rotary diswww.themonitor.com.au
clubs the furthest distance apart. “So there are times when you need to be at activities the Port Lincoln club are doing, and other times when you need to be in Adelaide for some district meeting or something like that, so it’s not like much of it is close at hand!” Mrs Sumsion said. She aims to visit each club two to three times each year. Mrs Sumsion will also be a ﬁrst port of call for members within clubs in Group Eight, District 9500, which, if she is unable to answer, can enquire at district level for help. Further to that, Mrs Sumsion has already suggested to associated clubs an idea for further integration with each other. “I’ve already introduced to them a challenge I would like to see happen, and that’s a group eight muster in the Gawler Ranges whereby any interested people from the ﬁve clubs can get together for a car-
we can have a bit of what we call rotary fellowship,” she said. “So far it has been accepted favourably, and they all just said, ‘if it works the ﬁrst time then why don’t we do it again?’” “If that can be something I can get started in my three year tenure, then I’ll feel I’ve done something to help with what we call the family of Rotary, so it’s stepping beyond your club and into other clubs.” Mrs Sumsion and her husband Craig were instrumental in establishing the Rotary Club of Roxby District five years ago, and are proud of its steady progress. “We’ve currently got 20 members and we have six interested people on the cusp of being inducted as well, so that is just fantastic,” she said. The Rotary Club of Roxby District’s main annual event is the Roxby Downs Christmas Pageant.
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National Tree Day By Millie Thomas
esearch released by Planet Ark for National Tree Day recently has revealed the ‘typical Aussie outdoor lifestyle’ is not necessarily so, with approximately one in 18 Australians spending less than 18 minutes outside a day.
Camp Oven Cuisine in Andamooka Andamooka local Alan ‘Staffy’ Heath ready to cook up a storm at the annual Camp Oven Cook Out.
amp oven cooks will gather in Andamooka in August for the annual cook out.
About 15 diﬀerent dishes are expected to be prepared by locals in the traditional, camp oven style as part of the fundraiser for the Andamooka Hospital Auxiliary. Curries, stews, vegies and rice will be prepared in the coals, and deserts of bread and butter pudding, roly poly pudding with custard and cream will also be provided. Local resident Alan ‘Staﬀ y’ Heath said all were welcome to attend the popular event. “We’ve had over 100 (people)before,” My Heath said. “Everyone has a taste of everything and will hopefully go home with a full belly,” Mr Heath said. Locals donate the ingredients for the main meal and prepare the camp oven feast, and the ladies from
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the auxiliary committee provide the sweets. Proceeds this year will go towards the recent purchase of a blood analysis machine for the Andamooka Hospital, which cost $11,000. The Andamooka CWA provided $5000 toward the purchase of the machine. Auxiliary member Jean Lawrie said the CWA had also helped to purchase a new ECG machine for the hospital, due for delivery in coming weeks, which was approximately $6000. Ms Lawrie said the purchase of the blood analysis machine in particular was a major advantage to the hospital, as it would mean Andamooka locals would no longer need to travel to Roxby Downs for simple blood tests. Cost of the Camp Oven Cook out is $15 for adults and $5 for children. The event will start at 6pm on Saturday, August 3 and will be held at the Andamooka Historic Cottages.
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Released in the Lead up to National Tree Day on Sunday, July 28 2013, the research report, titled ‘Missing Trees – The Inside Story of an Outdoor Nation’, builds upon previous research commissioned by Planet Ark that reveals a direct link between childhood contact with nature and a range of health and wellbeing beneﬁts. In support of National Tree Day, The Roxby Downs Community Garden Group (a forum of the Roxby Downs Community Board) in conjunction with the Roxby Council has planned a number of National Tree Day activities for the local community. “During the week , the Roxby Downs Area School, the Roxby Early Learning Centre, the Roxby Downs Child Care Centre and the Roxby Downs Kindergarten will all take part in tree planting at their venues,” said Roxby Council Environment Oﬃcer Bree Galbraith. “This opportunity allows these schools and care providers the chance to receive a number of trees/plants for free along with a planting workshop provided by group members – an initiative developed by the community garden group.” Many local children will beneﬁt greatly from their planting experience and the requirement to care for each plant for the following months ensuring the plants ﬂourish. There will also be a community tree planting event at the Community Garden on Alberrie Street on Sunday, July 28 between 10am and 12pm. Ms Galbraith reminded all participants to wear closed in shoes,
Roxby Downs Community Board has numerous activies planned for National Tree Day.
long pants and a hat, and to bring their own water bottle. “The public event at the community garden will also commemorate the completion of the group’s shed on the site and their winning of a grant from the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal recently,” Ms Galbraith added. “The shed and the grant funds will help boost activity for the group at the site after many years of planning.” In light of the research released by Planet Ark regarding Australians’ increasingly sedentary lifestyle, Ms Galbraith reminded all Roxby was not immune to the sweeping eﬀects. “Roxby is not immune
to the societal eﬀects of our ever increasing indoor, sedentary lifestyle - as shown in current research commissioned by PlanetArk. These events help to develop children’s respect and love of trees, nature and the great outdoors.” The ‘Schools Tree Day’ has been supported by local businesses Outback Landscaping and Supplies, CPS and a substantial donation made by Mitre10, the ‘AridSmart’ Nursery at the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden in Port Augusta and the Roxby Downs Council. For more information on any of these events, please contact Bree Galbraith on 0448 168167.
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Further to recent media reports concerning Olympic Dam’s Radiation Management plan, I wish to allay any concerns your readers may have regarding the safety of workers at the mine. The safety of our workers is our highest priority across the entire mine site. This obviously includes protecting workers from exposure to radiation. I would like to reassure readers that none of our employees has suﬀered any harm from radiation at Olympic Dam. Occupational radiation doses at Olympic Dam are typically less than a quarter of the internationally prescribed limit and are in fact of a similar magnitude to doses received from natural background radiation. We submit a very detailed report to the EPA, on an annual basis, in which we outline our compliance performance and these reports are publicly available.
Furthermore the operational radiation protection program at Olympic Dam is up-to-date (the most current version was revised in December 2012) and consistent with national and international standards adopted by the South Australian Environment Protection Authority. I want to reiterate that safety is the highest priority at Olympic Dam. We do not expose our workers at Olympic Dam to unsafe levels of radiation but take pride in them returning home to their families and friends at the end of their working day free from injury.
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After intense and serious discussions, it is more than apparent what is missing in Roxby is a hitching rail for our horses in front of the local public house ...a true benefit to the township? Giddy up Roxby
It’s wet. It’s night time ... and you are doing 130 kilometres per hour. There is no way a driver can see past a truck with all the water kicking up off the bitumen to over take. Just what is so important and so pressing that you have to endanger your life, and the life of others, by taking such unnecessary risks on the road? Road tolls are forever and affect so many families each year. Don’t let a Roxby driver be the next statistic. Safe driver. Great holiday program for youth this school holidays. Congratulations to all those involved. Holiday Helper Waaaahooooooo. Congratulations RoxFM!!! A swag full of Bilbies from the recent radio awards. You just keep getting better! RoxFM....Killin’ it! Kids with no helmets. I just wanted to say it’s pretty scary to see all the kids riding around - even on the skate bowl, with no helmets. Brain injuries are real - that’s why we have laws enforcing wearing helmets. It may seem uncool - but being disabled doesn’t seen to be worth the risk to me. Roxby Mum
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Alcohol is not permitted to be brought on course. All Volunteers supported by Raine & Horne. Track and Ground maintenance prepared by Roxby Earth Moving, BSH Waste Solutions, Exact Mining Services, Roxby Pool and Yard Maintenance and Heading Contractors.
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ndamooka Gun Club volunteers will direct traﬃc and parking this year in an eﬀort to help ease any problems.
Roxby Downs Horse Racing Club President Stu Cormack said a cost of $5 will apply, which will go back to the gun club. “We have taken on board the number of issues we had last year with car parking and the inability of people being able to get there car out, so this year there will be a car parking charge with monies raised going to the Andamooka Gun Club who will in turn manage parking to overcome the problems,” Mr Cormack said “The club does encourage the bus service from the main street be utilised – look for our ﬂyers for the approximate schedule.”
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2013 Major Sponsors BHP Billiton • Alliance Airlines • Linfox Transport • Applied Industrial Technologies/SKF • Roxby Pool and Yard Maintenance SA Power Network • Raine & Horne AEM Consolidated • Toshiba • Holcim Quarry • Heading Contractors Outback Electronics • BSH Waste Solutions • 57 Films
2013 Sponsors Blackwoods • Roxby Engineering and Fabrication • Kempe • Xylem Beenham Elite • Keto Pumps Aust. • Elecmo Service • Hercus Outlaw Coatings • Roxby Earthmoving • Coates Hire • Exact Mining The Monitor Newspaper • Monadelphous • Cat Rental • Metso Minerals Regal Beloit • Outback Landscaping • Bradken • Interacid • Redox • QUBE Logistics
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Appreciated Supporters Tim , Ledge and Mel Rigden • Vonda Powell • Nicholas Smedley • Gaylene Crane • David McNamara Stumpy Warren • Scotty McKay, Troy Yianni • John and Rose • BSH Daisy • Brendon Dowd Paul Demarchi • Damien Demarchi • Stacey from Heading • Tom from Outback Electronics Carl Bartlett • Wayne Kemp • TRSA – Clair Curry, Jane Wellington • Pedro • Sian Bacon All the Bar Roster • Colleine Noll • Jonno, Meegz, Zac, Kaitlyn and Phoebe Noll Olivia, Tom and Matilda Cormack • Jenny Gaitor and Rooster • Ray Clark • Watto Hornridge Sporting Club • Trent Headland • Prisoner Reform Program Port Augusta • Barry Hart Barry Hill • All our other helpers on the day post printing
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ecent improvements at the Roxby Downs race course will help ensure this year’s event is the best ever, but continuing sponsorship is still vital. The 18th annual BHP Billiton Roxby Downs Outback Copper Cup at the Alliance Airlines Roxby Downs Racecourse will unveil an extended children’s area and vastly improved sound and vision facilities, and a general facelift across the site. Changes will also be made to car parking arrangements, with the Andamooka Gun Club helping to manage parking and traﬃc on the day. The small monetary charge of $5 will go back to the gun club. The Roxby Downs Horse Racing Club
has also launched new logos and marketing measures to give the well-known local event a fresh new face this year. BHP Billiton has come on board as major sponsors of the event, and Club President Stu Cormack said sponsorship was vital to ensure its long term viability. “Sponsorship is vital for us and we receive a lot of support in getting the facility up to scratch for the races from local companies without which we simply wouldn’t be able to put on the meet,” he said. “The race clubs aim is to provide an event for the towns people as a highlight of living here, not to make a proﬁt, but in a desert environment we do need to sustain the course,
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and we need to oﬀer up the incentives greater than any other club to the distance from the training hubs. “This year’s sponsorship, in a prize money sense, has taken a signiﬁcant dive so it’s lucky that the club, coming oﬀ a successful few years has had enough to absorb the downturn, however this is not sustainable. “So we hope everyone gets out there.” “BHP Billiton has been a major sponsor since they have owned the mine, however this year MRC or formerly Onesteel have not been able to continue so BHP Billiton has committed to taking the feature race, The Cup, followed by Linfox taking over the shield from BHPB,” Mr Cormack said.
“If these two remain for the longer term with the two feature races, and the other core group of sponsors continue with the class races the annual meeting will remain viable,” he said. The race club committee has worked hard to get the track ready for the big event, and also received support from a prisoner redeployment program this year which also helped improve the track and facilities also. The committee expects a large turnout, and is hoping to attract a full betting card of 50 horses. The event will start with the traditional Bradken Calcutta to be held at the Roxby Club on Friday, August 2.
he 1800 metre BHP Billiton Outback Copper Cup will award the lucky winner a $15,000 prize in 2013.
The State’s most northern registered race meeting will attract a total of $60,000 in prize money in a day full of spectacular outback racing. The total prize pool includes: $15,000 BHP Billiton Outback Copper Cup 1800m $10,000 Linfox ‘Vision Zero’ Shield 0-74, 1000m Handicap $7,500 Applied Industrial/SKF 1000m Maiden Handicap $7,500 Toshiba 0-68 1400m Handicap $7,500 Exact Mining 0-59 1600m Handicap $7,500 AEM Consolidated 0-58 1200m Handicap Elecmo/Roxby Earthmoving Float Rebates - $150 per starter (winners excepted) $1000 Leading Jockey and trainer
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57 Films … and one TV ad for Roxby races T
he news of the annual Roxby Races will travel a little further aﬁeld this year as a 30 second television advertisement hits the screens of South Australian country television stations. Adelaide based production company 57 Films has produced the ad, aimed at helping the local event attract even more punters in 2013.
The company is well known to locals, especially those working at BHP Billiton Olympic Dam, where it produces the induction videos seen by hundreds of employees and contractors yearly. 57 Films also produces the mine’s in-house corporate communications. Director and Producer Paul Ryan has now taken his skills to the track, putting together
scenes of past Roxby Downs Race Days highlighting the country race carnival atmosphere and attractions. A ‘vimeo’ will soon be released to allow online sharing of the commercial, but in the meantime locals can view it at The Monitor’s Facebook site. Go to http://www.facebook. com/themonitor.
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LEFT: Last year’s twelve finalists vied for the Fashion on the Field title.
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LEFT: Last year’s Fashions on the Field third place getter Georga Pavy, 2nd Kristy Perrett, Mr Outback James Hwange and Ms Outback Kateena Humphrys.
The criteria - how you could win it • Originality and conﬁdence; • Attention to detail with accessories; • Appreciation of current fashion trends; • Grooming and deportment; • Must be 18 or over. Appropriateness of the outfit for the particular event and conditions • Entrants should dress with the weather in mind ie. if it’s a Winter Cup, they should dress in appropriate clothing, not in a summer dress; • A dirt track and surrounds should also be consid ered, as footwear should be tailored to the con ditions; • Entrants should not be dressed as if they are going to a nightclub – appropriate daywear is essential. Originality and confidence • The entrant’s personality and willingness to think outside the square should be obvious in their outﬁt; • They should look conﬁdent and happy in their outﬁt and wear something that makes them
stand out in a positive manner. Attention to detail with accessories • Ladies appropriate headwear is essential as is a men’s tie or neckwear; • The overall picture must be considered in the judging – bag, shoes, jewellery and headwear; • The entire outﬁt must be complementary and ﬁt together. Appreciation of current fashion trends • Entrants must show that they’re aware of current trends and interpret these trends in their own way; • Elements of their outﬁt should reﬂect current trends without losing the entrant’s personal ﬂair. Grooming and deportment • Entrants will be judged according to not only their outﬁt, but also the way they carry themselves on stage; • Hair, makeup and behaviour on stage will also be considered by the judges.
No need to drink and drive
Getting to the Roxby Downs Races this year is as easy as jumping on a bus. Race goers are encouraged to reduce the risk of drink driving by hopping on board one of the many Greyhound complimentary Trackside Travel buses departing Richardson Place. The transfers to the racetrack will run from the centre green near the main pedestrian crossing from 11.30 to 2pm, and will later return to take punters back to the Roxby Downs Town Centre between 4.30pm to 6pm.
ABOVE: John and Jenny Laird showed their London Olympic spirit at the 2012 Roxby Cup.
rom Roxby Downs to Paris? That’s where this year’s Fashions on the Field could take you! This year the long-standing competition will up the stakes for the 16 ﬁnalists chosen from 27 of u tthe State’s major race days. The regional heat ﬁnalists win the right to enter the State ﬁnal, to be held at the Schweppes Oaks Day on S Saturday, April 27 2014 at Morphettville Racecourse S iin Adelaide. The 15 ﬁnalists will receive two nights of accommodation at the luxurious Oaks Plaza Pier, Glenelg m aand a hospitality package for two people at the Oaks Day Event. D The overall Fashion of the Field winner for 2013 will win a luxury holiday full of fashion in Paris, worth w more than $30,000. m Other prizes include a $4000 King William Road sshopping spree. Local winners will be well rewarded with the folllowing prizes on oﬀer. $800 -Heading Contractors Ms Outback $200 - 2nd Ms Outback $100 - 3rd Ms Outback $250 - Kempe Mr Outback Nominations for Ms and Mr Outback will be availaable on course between 11am - 1pm. Novelty Categories include Xylem ITT - Most Elegant Lady. Elecmo - Most Creative Male. Metso Minerals - Most Creative Female Raine & Horne – Snazziest Best Racing Couple Redox - Best Hat Mens QUBE Logistics - Best Hat Women’s Keto Pumps - Best Fascinator.
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UTand A BOU T Adam, Helena and Hayley Hamilton at The Club last week.
Abi Lunliffe and Bobby Townsend visit from Essex, England and were at member’s night last week.
Erika and mum Gail Heritage were at The Club members night.
Andrej, Hilmar and Matt with their tie dye creations made at the Winter Chill Holiday Program last week.
At the Moto-X Ride Day were Kath and Millie Curkpatrick.
Rob West and Steve Holmes were at last week’s State of Origin game at The Club.
Stephen Metcalfe, Cornelius Castle, and Tomi Bakota.
Andrew Davis and John Komenc at The Club for the State of Origin last week.
Leah Caden. Kerry Wild, Nev Toogood and Gary Caden.
Rafael practiced his piano piece with big brother Joaquin before going to the Student Concert. Luis, Brendon, Dave, John and Terence watched last week’s State of Origin game at The Club.
Jeff Whitaker, Christa Waldhuter, Declan and Myles visited from Port Lincoln recently.
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UTand A BOU T David Shipway, Graham Warren, Ian Tuohy, Barry Mitchell and Bill Sanders were at the Roo’s 25th Anniversary Celebrations.
Mark Lukich and Jeff Bennie.
Roo spirit and grit alive! A By Millie Thomas fter enticing locals to an inception meeting with free beer in in the Buﬀ Lodge in 1988, the Andamooka Ross spirit and grit was born.
Andy Ingold and Katalin Wilby.
Jo Brind and Sharn O’Leary at the Roo’s celebrations.
Now, 25 years later, club oﬃcials profuse that passion and grit is still alive and celebrated their quarter century anniversary at the Roxby Downs Motocross Club on the weekend. “To me one word epitomises our club, ‘passion’. You play with passion, you support with passion and you celebrate with passion, which the Roo’s always do well,” club founder Zolly Ferenci told the club on Saturday night. He described the night expressions for the inception of the Roos, in typical ocker Aussie miner fashion. “It was boom time in the mining industry, during the late 80’s and there was an inﬂux of people in Roxby Downs and Andamooka,” Zolly explained. “This allowed Roxby Districts to recruit well and Jessica Smith, they went on to win the Melissa Mulders, premiership in 1988 Lisa Phillips, Peta undefeated. Several players from that team Berryman and were in living in AndaSarah Sanders. mooka at the time and most of the celebrations were held at the Tuckerbox and Opal Hotel.” It was during these celebrations that the ﬁrst notion of the Roos was formed, and Zolly and co-founder Ricky Grantham got the proverbial ball rolling. “Soon a meeting was held at the Buﬀ Lodge in November 1988 to get an expression of interest,” Zolly remembered. “Well, the hall was packed out. It was nothing to do with the free beer - the passion and opal miner grit had started!” Following the initial meeting, a club committee was elected, and a competition was run at the local school to help determine the club’s colours and logo. All that was left was formal acceptance into the Woomera and
Districts Football League (now known as the Far North Football League). “This was not going to be easy because the Roxby Districts Football Club knew they would lose all of their Andamooka based players; hence the word was out that some were going to oppose us from being accepted into the league,” Zolly said. At that year’s packed WDFL annual general meeting at the old Woomera Court House, the prospective club was represented by Zolly, Ricky, ‘Squeaker’ Brighton and Doug Folber. “It was in general business when I asked the President of the league Mr Jeﬀ Steer that we would like to enter the AFC into the league. A vote had to take place from all members of the league that were present,” Zolly said. “After the count, Jeﬀ ’s response was as follows, ‘Zolly I welcome the Andamooka Football Club with open arms’.” With names such as Schultz, Andryszczak, Buza, Lukich, Kemenyvary, Ferenci, Zuna, Vischjarger and Zani on the club’s ﬁrst team sheet, the Andamooka Roos were sure to be a club that wouldn’’t be forgotten in a hurry. “Thank goodness Coach Lloyd and his sidekicks, Briggs and Grantham were Aussies who knew a little bit about the game!” Zolly joked. Current Andamooka clubman Rob Kraack has been involved with the Roos for approximately 15 years in a plethora of roles including player, team captain, vice president and committee member. He inveterate Zolly’s ideals, by saying all integral members involved in the club, such as members of the past Zolly Ferenci, Ricky Grantham, John MacDonald, Annie Uhlik and John Wilby, and Ian Tuohy, Russell Brind and Simon Lockwood of today, have passion to drive it forward in its successes on and oﬀ the ﬁeld. “They also have personalities to go with it that draw in others to the club,” Mr Kraack said. The Roos boast four premierships (1990, 1995, 2003 and 2007), up to seven Mail Medallists including dual medallist Michael Uhlik, and good, hard, honest football players, Mr Kraack explained. The club has recently amalgamated with the Roxby Desert Motocross Club, and help develop the club’s facilities, in turn using them for club presentation nights. We hope to carry on this passion and continue to make our club founders proud of what they have established,” Mr Kraack ﬁnished.
Matt Tuohy and Annie Uhlik.
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Kaylee, Ashlee and Bianca with their tie dye tshirts last week.
Roxby Council’s Bree Galbraith, Sasha Yantewo, Kath Messner and Laura Gray show off their tye dye tshirts at last week’s tye dye workshop.
Cea Smith, visiting from Germany, enjoyed the holiday bead making.
(Back) L - R - Adam, Jonathon, Keenen, Malcolm, Matt, Jake, Mitch and (front) Andrej, Matt, Natasha, Alana and Gemma took part in the Basketball 2on2.
A group of Roxby youth get ready to get decked out in their paintball gear before taking to the field for some fun during the Winter Chill program.
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Paintballers unite! Local youth gather ready to play paintball last week as part of the School Holiday Winter Chill activities.
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Fiddle Chicks return! Dee Trewartha and Emma Lucker will return to this year’s Red eARTh event in Roxby Downs.
By Millie Thomas
opular musical duo ‘The Fiddle Chicks’ will return to Roxby in August this year, as part of the upcoming Red eARTh Festival. The Fiddle Chicks, Dee Trewartha and Emma Lucker, ﬁrst came to Roxby Downs in 2011 as one of the many acts performing for the Red eARTh Festival of that year. “We really enjoyed it, we thought it was fantastic,” ﬁddler and vocalist Dee said. “I’d never been to Roxby before so it was great to come and have a look at what was actually there, and who
was there, and we met the local folk club, and the school ensemble, which was great.” Proving to be overtly popular with locals, the Fiddle Chicks have been asked back, but this time, bring with them students from Scott Creek Primary, who they have been working in a school based program with the duo. Both girls support and participate heavily in art and music programs in regional centres. “We really enjoyed the Red eARTh Festival the ﬁrst time and I really like to see communities in regional areas putting on arts festivals, I think it’s a fantastic thing
to support, so we were deﬁnitely keen to come back and going into the future, we’ll always be keen to come back!” Dee said. The Fiddle Chicks have been working on introducing new perspectives of music to students in the Eyre Peninsula. “Part of our work is with students, trying to encourage them to enjoy music for a variety of reasons, not just to be a musician, but because it helps them in a whole bunch of other learning and social areas,” Dee explained. “So working with the kids in the Roxby Downs Area School is an added attraction.” The Fiddle Chicks have also been developing musical programs with children between the ages of seven and 13 at Scott Creek Primary, of which they hope to fuse with RDAS students during their visit. “We’ve built it up to quite a strong program with a big ensemble, and they’re quite professional sounding, so we thought it might be good to combine the two ensembles so the Roxby kids can have a look at some other kids doing the same thing they’re doing,” Dee said. The students are learning a myriad of instruments including violin, cello, bass, acoustic and electric guitar, drums, piano and vocals. They have also worked in classrooms with students, introducing recorders and even ukuleles. Tickets for The Fiddle Chicks only community performance to be held on Friday, August 16 are $25 ($15 for concession) and are available at the Visitor Information Centre.
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ROXBY COUNCIL Give a life worth living
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he Dog and Cat Management Board is campaigning to bring awareness to the community on the beneﬁts of having your dog or cat desexed.
These include being able to improve their quality and length of life while also reducing aggression and wandering tendencies in dogs and unwanted puppies and kittens. Pets that are desexed and microchipped attract a discount when they are registered but more importantly, by caring enough to do this, they will be reunited with you quicker if they manage to get lost which is good news for you, your family and your ‘furever’ friend!
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oxby Council is rolling out a new financial system for its operations.
ur newest Australia Citizen is Janya Purvis, who is pictured at her citizenship ceremony held in the courtyard at the Council oﬃce last week. Janya’s husband, Peter was in attendance.
Janya spent a year in Adelaide when she arrived from Thailand, six and a half years ago, but has called Roxby Downs home ever since. When asked about Roxby Downs, Janya said “Roxby is a very good community and I love the fact that I can walk to the supermarket and cafes, which is more than in Thailand with a large population”.
As sometimes happens with new systems, there are teething problems and no matter how hard people work on it, delays can occur. Roxby Council wishes to apologise to its ratepayers as there have been delays in the generation of some accounts for July. Roxby Council staﬀ are working hard to rectify this and your patience is
ue to the relocation of library services to the new Link Building, librar y ser vices is closed until Monday, July 29 2013. Library resources can be returned to the Visitor and Information Centre and Council Ofﬁce until library services
Chance to save cash and the environment Winter Chill Program
SH, our waste contractor, is oﬀering another recycling service that is
BSH is accepting old televisions and computers at its Gosse Street facility between 8 am – 4pm Monday to Friday
and 8am til 1pm on Saturday. This type of waste cannot be put in your red bin as its electrical equipment so we urge you to take advantage of this oﬀer. There are a great deal of resources which can be recovered and recycled from TVs/computers, reducing the reliance on non-renewable resources. Win for you, win for the environment! Saturday, August 31 2013 marks a national drop oﬀ day – called Drop Zone, there will be more information on that in coming weeks, but you have the opportunity to drop oﬀ yours in advance, thanks to BSH ….beat the rush and get in early!
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After hours emergency Mobile 0418 892 870
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Paintballers had a fantastic day as part of the Winter Chill program recently.
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.
resume on Monday, July 29 from this exciting and modern community facility. Wireless internet access is available from the Dunes Cafe. Unfortunately the library will not be providing public internet services during the closure. For further information please contact Kimberley Hargrave (Community Librarian) on 8671 0660 or Michelle Hales (Manager Community Development, Governance and Strategic Support) on 8671
s part of the Winter Chill school holiday activity program, a battalion of young ‘warriors’ from Roxby Downs hit the Paintball ﬁeld recently. Although the weather was not that friendly, with the skies opening up during the afternoon, these young people were undeterred and still managed to have a ball as they crept around the dunes and took shelter from, and aim at, opponents within Roxby Paintball. Word from the warriors was that fun was the winner on the day and their thanks went to all those that supported and enabled the activity to become a reality.
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 If you would like to join a forum and would like more information please contact the following people.
Business Awards Nominations Closing – Hurry!
he second Business Forum Roxby Downs Business Awards Gala dinner is set for Friday, September 20. The major sponsor for the event is BHP Billiton and the awards are gearing up to be a wonderful celebration of local businesses. It’s the community’s chance to really support our local business people, who work tirelessly behind the scenes and go out of their way to keep our locals happy. Nominations for the awards are closing on Tuesday, July 30, so don’t miss your opportunity to vote for a business or self-nominate your business. The business awards nominations are open to all busi-
nesses in Roxby Downs and Olympic Dam in the following categories: Best Large Business, Best Medium Business, Best Small Business and Best Micro Business. All category winners are in the running for the BHP Billiton Most Outstanding Business 2013 award. Don’t forget to also vote for your favourite business for the Most Popular Business 2013. loads of nominations have already been coming in, so make yours count, vote today. Nomination forms can be found at www.roxbydowns. com, the Visitor information Centre, and Roxby Council reception. Entry boxes are located at the Visitor Information Centre, Roxby Council reception and Roxby Hourglass Jewellers. What a great opportunity to recognise those businesses in Roxby Downs and Olympic Dam that need a pat on the back and a thank you from the community, nominate a business today.
New members are always welcome.
ARTS and CULTURE FORUM Rachel Young 0428 671 000 TBC Venue TBC
BUSINESS FORUM Laura Trotta 0412 734 964 Tuesday, August 6 @ 6.15pm Council Boardroom
National Tree day Join the Roxby Downs Community Garden Group Community Garden site (Alberrie Street) Be one of the first to plant a tree in the garden & celebrate the beauty and benefits of Trees with us!
SPORTS and REC FORUM Damien Condon 0439 862 784 To be confirmed.
COMMUNITY GARDEN Patrick Ibele (08) 8671 0168 Thursday, August 18 @ 7.30pm Council Boardroom
ENVIRONMENT FORUM Bree Galbraith 0448 168 167 Thursday, August 1 @7pm Council Boardroom
ROXBY ROADSAFE MEETING Michelle Hales 0418 833 818 Thursday, August 8 @ 5.30pm
10am – 12 noon Sunday 28th July 2013
For more information contact Bree on 0448 168 167
MULTICULTURAL FORUM Sasha Yantewo (08) 8671 0010 Wednesday, August 21 @ 11.30am Council Boardroom
WOMEN’S NETWORK Kath Messner 0438 871 153 Wednesday, August 19 @ 7.30pm Council Boardroom
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
WHO’S ON THE BOARD Teresa Baddeley Michelle Davis • George Giakoumis Vicki Mason • Gaylene Crane Mary Lewis • Gavin Chater Cindy Harrichund Chad Menzies • Bill Boehm
BOARD MEETINGS Board meetings are held on the last Monday of the month. Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe. If you would like to make a presentation or raise an issue, please contact the Executive Officer on 0418 833 818 so that you can be included on the agenda. Confidential discussions with the Board can be arranged if required.
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LEFT: Hornridge and OD are tipped to be grand final contenders.
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INSET: Mark Dags ‘The Dagonator’ Dalgliesh during Saturday’s A-Grade footy at Roxby Oval last Saturday.
Friday, July 19, 2013 C GRADE Hornridge Green (47) defeated Roxby Miners (34) Hornridge Pink (38) defeated Olympic Dam (32) B GRADE Olympic Dam (49) defeated Hornridge (47) Roxby Miners (47) defeated Andamooka (29) A GRADE Roxby Miners (53) drew Hornridge (53) Olympic Dam (64) defeated Andamooka (17)
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n what some pundits have billed as a possible grand ﬁnal matchup, the tussle between Olympic Dam and Hornridge proved a good game for three quarters.
Anniversary and still had in the back of their mind the narrow one point margin over the Coober Pedy Saints at their last encounter and they did not want to spoil their party.
In cold and blustery conditions Hornridge won the toss and kicked with a slight breeze to the northern end. The skills and intensity were still there even though both sides were missing some of their top line players. The ﬁrst quarter was very even with both sides getting a lot of drive from their midﬁelds, and the Devils went into the ﬁrst break ahead by the narrowest of margins. The second quarter saw OD start to assert their authority on the game, with great work from midﬁelders Rian Hornhardt, Shaw, Fairclough, Clark and Homer, to extend their lead at the main break by 14 points. The third quarter saw 2012 Mail Medalist Pegler moved to the forward line for the black and whites, Harman asserting his inﬂuence up forward, and Kelly doing well around the ground. The Hornridge of old started to take it up to the Devils and were only trailing by six points at the ﬁnal change. The ﬁnal quarter was set to be a beauty but it didn’t eventuate as Hornridge had put the cue back in the rack. The Devils basically did what they liked, kicking seven goals, one behind to four points, with Montgomerie and Homer leading the goal spree. There were some very worrying signs for Hornridge, and it would be fair to say coach Kim Elliot has some work to do getting the Magpies into the right frame of mind if they are going to be contenders for the 2013 ﬂag.
By this stage the wind was coming oﬀ the South Pole so keeping moving was the aim of the day and that’s exactly what Andamooka did. Although the Saints opened the scoring, the Roos came back with nine goals to lead at the ﬁrst change by 43 points. Hand was solid up forward kicking three for the term. Andamooka had winners all around the ground with their big men, Rainsford and Mander, proving too much for the Saints. Ripley and Tuohy were leading the small man brigade and put the game beyond doubt leading by 12 goals at the major break. Although the Saints could not show eﬀect on the scoreboard, some of the silky skills from Lynch, Bobby and Caleb Warren really were a treat for the crowd. Local veteran Mark ‘Dags’ Dalgleish displayed some of his skills from yesteryear for the Saints and his enthusiasm, and vocal encouragements to his team mates, never ﬂagged. Despite the endeavor shown by the Saints, the Roos were relentless, with Hand and Mander being real focal points up forward kicking 12 and six goals each respectively, and ﬁnished victors by over 24 goals. Next week will see Andamooka lineup against league leaders, Olympic Dam. Andamooka will be taking an improving team into the match, while Olympic Dam will seek to cement their position on top of the Far North Football League’s ladder. In the late match, Roxby Districts will be playing Coober Pedy. Roxby Districts can begin honing their game plan for the ﬁnals while Coober Pedy will be seeking some respect in their last few games this season, hoping to gain some momentum for next season.
Andamooka celebrate 25th with win
he second game had major significance as Andamooka were celebrating their 25th
The Far North Football League is seeking expressions of interest for a coach for the 2014 Association team. Applications in writing to Barry Mitchell PO Box 330 Roxby Downs or email email@example.com Applications close July 26, 2013
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etball players in the Spencer Academy of Netball proved to be competitive at the recent Regional Academy Netball Championships on July 10 and 11. Four Roxby Downs netballers were chosen to help represent the region, Erika Syvertsen (Under 17 division), Millie Clarke and Maddy Young (Under 15 division) and Millie Young (Under 13 division). The Under 17 division won three of eight rounds, missing out on compet-
ing in ﬁnals. This year’s winner of the competition was the Under 17 division from the South East. The Under 15 division was more successful, winning seven of their eight rounds. The Spencer Under 15 team competed in and won the semi-ﬁnal, but fell short against their opponents, the Under 15 South East team in the Grand Final. The Under 13 division also received mixed results, winning four of eight rounds. They did not make it into the ﬁnals, and the winner of that division was the Under 13 team from the Murray region.
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2013 Gorey & Cole Club Championships Saturday, July 20, 2013 A GRADE STROKE WINNER B GRADE STROKE WINNER C GRADE STROKE WINNER LADIES STROKE WINNER A GRADE STROKE R/UP B GRADE STROKE R/UP C GRADE STROKE R/UP LADIES STROKE R/UP A GRADE NETT WINNER B GRADE NETT WINNER C GRADE NETT WINNER LADIES NETT WINNER A GRADE NETT R/UP B GRADE NETT R/UP C GRADE NETT R/UP LADIES NETT R/UP BEST NETT SAT A GRADE BEST NETT SAT B GRADE BEST NETT SAT C GRADE BEST NETT SUN A GRADE BEST NETT SUN B GRADE BEST NETT SUN C GRADE BEST NETT SUN L GRADE NOVELTY SUN A LD NOVELTY SUN B LD NOVELTY SUN C LD NOVELTY SUN L LD PROGRESSIVE NTP NOVELTY SUN A NTP NOVELTY SUN B NTP NOVELTY SUN C NTP NOVELTY SUN L NTP PROGRESSIVE LD NOVELTY SAT A LD NOVELTY SAT B LD NOVELTY SAT C LD NOVELTY SAT A NTP NOVELTY SAT B NTP NOVELTY SAT C NTP
Far North Football League ROUND 12 - July 20, 2013 A GRADE Olympic Dam 3.4 6.5 9.6 16.7 (103) Hornridge 3.3 4.4 8.6 8.10 (58) Olympic Dam best players: A. Homer, J. Veale, S. Fairclough, B. Hill, R. Hornhardt. Hornridge best players: B. Cooper, B. Kelly, D. Pegler, L. Webb, P. Bowey. Olympic Dam goal scorers: S. Montgomerie 5, T. Clarke 3, R. Hornhardt, A. Homer 2, J. Veale, D. Emes, L. Copeland, I. McBey 1 goal each. Hornridge goal scorers: J. Harman 3, B. Kelly 2, B. Cooper, P. Bowey, D. Pegler 1 goal each. Andamooka 9.3 14.8 18.13 27.22(184) Coober Pedy 2.1 2.1 2.3 3.4 (22) Andamooka best players:C. Rainsford, A. Hand, T. Mander, J. Hackett, R. Mills. Coober Pedy best players: M. Lynch, B. Warren, C. Warren, M. Dalgleish, J. McKenzie. Andamooka goal scorers: A. Hand 12, T. Mander 6, M. Tuohy 2, A. Dekuyer, J. Vanzati, T. Paull, C. Rainsford, T. Ripley, R. Mills, T. Kirkwood 1 goal each. Coober Pedy goal scorers: M. Lynch 2, B. Warren 1.
PREMIERSHIP TABLE Olympic Dam Roxby Districts Hornridge Andamooka Coober Pedy
P 9 9 10 10 10
W 7 7 6 4 0
L 2 2 4 6 10
D 0 0 0 0 0
F 1025 945 1054 748 473
A 541 543 687 998 1476
% Pts 189.46 28 174.03 28 153.42 24 74.95 16 32.05 0
NAME BRAD COX DAMIEN CONDON GRAHAM WOOD FIONA BILNEY GLEN MUNGUR ROBERT PAXTON ADAM McKEE ANN SHIELDS NICK TEARE PHIL MOON TONY FORREST TRICIA HENDRY CRAIG NICHOLS TIM CZYDEL GRANT PRICTHARD ANDREA FREETH GLEN MUNGUR ROBERT PAXTON GRAHAM WOOD NICK TEARE DAMIEN CONDON ADAM McKEE ANN SHIELDS RYAN BRIGGS DAMIEN CONDON MISSED ANDREA FREETH MISSED BRAD COX MISSED ADAM McKEE MISSED RYAN BRIGGS RYAN BRIGGS TIM CZYDEL MISSED GLEN MUNGUR MISSED MISSED
SCORE 159 178 200 118 167 181 205 122 147 162 158 90 151 164 164 91 70 69 75 69 65 71 C/B 83
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Back: Maddy Young, Erika Syvertsen, coach Elly Anderson. Front Millie Young and Millie Clarke.
Mixed results at regional champs
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Round 12 results... 3 2 1
David Ness Matthew Lynch Mark Dalgleish
Luke Webb Bowde Kelly Sam Bacon
Sam Fairclough Aaron Hand Michael Shaw Matthew Tuohy Jonathan Veale Luke Sanders
Goal Kicker of the Year Aaron Hand Tyler Mander Scott Montgomerie Tom Clarke Joel Harman
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Tally after Round 12 Joel Harman 51 Aaron Hand 46 Scott Montgomerie
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Tuff Mudders The Roxby Revenge Tough Mudder team (back) L-R Chris Williams, Adam Barbalet, Emma Jones, Daniel Sorokin, Mitchell Garside, Andrew Knight, Sarah Chinner, Zara Daniel, and (front) Jeanette Taylor and Jo Lill.
group of Roxby Downs locals is getting ready to compete in one of the toughest events on the planet next month. The ‘Roxby Revenge’ team will head to the Sunshine Coast in August to compete in the adventure challenge ‘Tough Mudder’ – a hard core, 20 kilometre obstacle course designed by British Special Forces. Leader Adam Barbalet said the crew recently competed in the smaller, 10 kilometre event ‘True Grit’ in Waikerie earlier this year, where they came ﬁrst in their start time division and were commended for their strong team spirit. The Tough Mudder course is known for its test of stamina, strength and mental endurance, and Roxby Revenge has been training a minimum of four times a week, undertaking
a gruelling regime of exercise to prepare for the event. The team began training in February as part of a group New Year’s resolution. “Everyone was complaining about putting on weight,” Adam said. The group thought the series would be a great motivator to get ﬁt and be involved. All team members are employed at Olympic Dam, and were graduates together. Adam described the ﬁrst trainings in the heat of February as ‘brutal’. “Every now and then we mix it up and we do sand hill training … generally every week is something diﬀerent,” he said. “We’ve done the old tyre pulling through the sand ... we’ve done things where we have tied bands around each other and pulled each other
through the sand … suicides is one that everyone hates … and burpies – every time I say the word ‘burpies’ everyone cringes. Their training has included some interesting variations to the normal regime, including one called ‘Roxanne’, undertaken with the background music to the song by The Police. “Every time he says ‘Roxanne’ you have to do a push-up, and every time he said “limelight” you had to burpie … for the rest of the song you are doing a plank!” Adam said the team will now be training really hard and working on building their cardio ﬁtness. “The idea is now to really step up the training. “After True Grit we realised everyone was ﬁne strength wise …. everyone had enough strength to do the obstacles, but True Grit was only 12
kilometres.” Paul said. “Tuﬀ Mudder is 24 kilometres and there is a lot more obstacles. “I think the biggest wake up for the team has been the cardio side of it – so I’m trying to emphasise to everyone that we need to run a lot more, in their own time.” The team members have been asked to put in ﬁve to ten kilometres in between their usual training, to help further improve their cardio ﬁtness for the Tough Mudder event. The group run the event as a team, and ﬁnish as a team. “If we go really well in our class … we have the chance to go onto the world event, which is in America,” Paul said. The Sunshine Coast Tough Mudder event will be held on August 17 and 18.
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