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Foundation makes first grant By Emma Offler


he recently established Roxby Downs Community Foundation last week presented its first Community Grant. The cheque for $5,400.00 has been presented to the Roxby Downs Arts and Culture Forum. The grant will be put towards a youth program at the Red Earth Festival “In the Bin” Short Film Project. The project provides an opportunity for a three day workshop to make and screen short films in the Roxby Community by members of the community. “This project provides an opportunity for young people to experiment with the creative art form of film making. Participants will be able to communicate ideas and issues that are relevant to them in a healthy manner. By taking part they will get an insight into possible career paths that they may have never considered before,” says Rachel Young from the Roxby Downs Arts and Culture Forum. “The workshop is aimed at the youth of Roxby Downs and dates are to be confirmed,” Rachel said. “The workshop will involve participants viewing work from amateur and professional filmmakers. The participants will then spend time writing, filming and editing a short film. “There will be a screening of the films at the end of the workshop.” “It’s great that the Roxby Downs Community Foundation exists and that everyone has access to apply for grants, just like we did,” she added. The Roxby Downs Community Foundation was established to provide financial support for projects that benefit the long-term development of Roxby Downs. It presents an opportunity for all businesses whether they are large contracting firms or small retailers to contribute funds that support community projects. The Roxby Downs Community Foundation is supported by a board of directors, made up predominantly of key local people from within the community. “We have already seen from the first round that competition for grants is fierce. The pool of funds available for distribution needs to grow to be able to accommodate future demand. This is why the Foundation values any financial support from contracting firms and local businesses.” stated Michelle Hales, Chairperson Community Foundation. “The Roxby Downs Community Foundation is very pleased that our first grant has been presented. We hope this is one of many and encourage local community groups to apply for grants that could benefit them, as well as the wider community” adds Raelene Johns from Big Sky Credit Union who is also a Roxby Downs Community Foundation Board member. Closing date for the next round of Roxby Downs Community Foundation grants will be May 31, 2011. Grant applications are available at the Big Sky Service Centre, 14 Tutop Street, Roxby Downs Ph. 8671 2555.

Rachel Young and Helen Bennie are delighted with the outcome of the first Communty Foundation Grant

Is this a sure sign of the expansion? BHP Billiton moves to feasibility phase BHP Billiton last week announced the struction jobs, and additional flow-on employment from around 4,000 tonnes now to 19,000, more than is produced each year in all of Kazakhstan Olympic Dam Project (ODP) has progressed across the state. Independent economic analysis of the project’s or Australia. into the feasibility study phase. The move is seen as one of the surest signs yet that BHP Billiton will proceed with the expansion, which the company has only referred to in vague terms since acquiring the mine in 2006. The expansion, which analysts have suggested could cost $20 billion or more, must still pass environmental assessments from various levels of government. BHP Billiton Uranium President, Dean Dalla Valle, said the project’s progression into feasibility followed the release of its Draft Environmental Statement in May 2009 and the subsequent assessment of the more than 4,000 public submissions received on a range of issues. “The EIS team spent more than a year preparing answers to all the issues raised in the submissions and submitted this information along with additional studies in its SEIS which was handed to the Commonwealth for an adequacy test in December 2010. “We are now awaiting permission from the Commonwealth to publish the SEIS, which will allow formal assessment of the project by the respective governments.” The ODP aims to develop a new open pit copper mine and associated gold and uranium byproducts alongside its existing underground operation and increase its production from around 180,000 tonnes per annum of copper to 750,000 tonnes per annum over the next 30 years. If approved, the project will generate significant new employment opportunities for South Australia in terms of direct employment, con-

impact on South Australia’s economy estimates it will add more than A$45 billion to the Gross State Product over the life of the mine. “The scale of this project will allow the company to continue to invest heavily in South Australian businesses and services, especially in the Upper Spencer Gulf region of Whyalla and Port Augusta,” said Mr Dalla Valle. If the expansion gets the go-ahead, Olympic Dam would be on near-par with the massive copper lodes of South America. It would also lift annual production of uranium

BHP Billiton has already mapped out a five-year $80 billion plan emphasising organic growth after two hostile takeovers and a merger of its iron ore operations failed. So far only $12.5 billion has been allocated, none for Olympic Dam. A final decision on the project by Commonwealth, State and Territory governments is expected in the second half of this year.


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What do Port Hope and Roxby Downs have in common? - By Dave Sproule, BHP Billiton Olympic Dam Employee Relations Manager

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Port Hope is located in the Canadian Province of Ontario and is home to around 16,000 people. Located on the original Iroquois township of Ganaraske it was settled by the English in 1793 and eventually renamed Port Hope. Its heritage is remembered today in the Ganaraska River that flows through the town. In 1933 Port Hope built a then state-of-the-art refining facility that was used to extract radium from uranium ore. Radium was used to manufacture “glowin-the-dark” paint and in the early treatment of cancer. Other by-products from the refining process included silver, copper and uranium. Roxby Downs is located approximately 600 kilometres from Adelaide and is home to around 5,000 people. The town was built in 1987 to service the Olympic Dam mining and processing operation. Originally nothing more than a waterhole on the Roxby Downs Station, it has grown to become a world class mining operation producing copper, uranium, gold and silver. When St Peter’s College selected a student to participate in an exchange program with Trinity College in Port Hope little did they know that it would strengthen our link. William Crane, 15, impressed the judges with his submission and will head to Canada this April. When he is not boarding at St Peter’s College he lives with his parents in the mining community of Roxby Downs.

I asked William to describe what he hoped to gain from his experience and he told me he was looking forward to skiing, meeting new people and representing St Peters College and Roxby Downs. As the program is intended to promote the exchange of ideas, give students a global perspective and a taste of independence, his response is right on the mark. It is worth noting that unlike St Peter’s College, Trinity College is a co-educational facility. I reckon that William, who is in year 10, is looking forward to this as well. Just don’t tell his mum! Like St Peters College there is a strong emphasis on technology and science at Trinity College. BHP Billiton will ensure that William can tell all of those science and technology students about our large scale and challenging operations at Olympic Dam. Who knows – in a couple of years just maybe we will have our first Trinity College graduate right here on site! Gaylene and Andrew Crane are proud of William’s achievements and are also proud Roxby Downs residents. Gaylene wanted to point out that BHP Billiton’s Dependant Education Allowance, which is available to residents of Roxby Downs, has played its part in allowing them to send William to St Peter’s College and to seize his latest opportunity. In April this year please remember to keep an ear out for a distinctive Canadian accent on the streets of Roxby Downs. Chances are it will be Matthew Sirois all the way from Port Hope. So what do Port Hope and Roxby Downs have in common? A mining heritage and two young men who will forge lasting bonds between the two towns.

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Youth Week is on By Celeste Lustosa

Youth Week kicked o last Friday, April 1st and with various events on the agenda, Roxby youngsters had an exciting and healthy weekend. On Friday afternoon a session of Teen Fit for boys, ran by Michael Esposito, sure made the boys sweat but also appreciate a more active and healthy lifestyle. The following day saw many teenagers, children and adults at the Lion’s Park for the Skate Competition. With dierent categories, the locals showed their skills with their bikes, skates and scooters and one particular boy wowed everyone present with his elaborated moves – Daniel Bulman was the overall champion and he spoke to The Monitor about his passion for these sports. “I have been scooting for almost 2 and a half years so I have a bit of practice but I use to ride bikes since I am a little kid, but with the skate park me and my mates started practising more tricks with the bike. Some of my mates that practice with me were competing as well and got second place. “I come to the skate park pretty

much every day after school, but since I am still sore from the competition, I won’t be there tomorrow.â€? For full results of the Skate Competition, please see box below. Events coordinator Shane Hough was overwhelmed with the kids’ participation as well as community support. “The event was great and we could see that everyone was enjoying themselves. I want to reaďŹƒrm that the event would not have been this successful without the commitment and help of the volunteers, so a big thank you to all those that put their time into making an awesome event for our youth,â€? Shane said. And the Youth Week activities went on Sunday with a special day dedicated to music and dance. Local musician Ty-James Hancock gathered friends for a live music jamming session at the Youth Centre. Ty has counted with the support of Youth OďŹƒcer Shane for a while and he said something like this is deďŹ nitely good for his proďŹ le as a musician. “Personally I like doing something like this, a more intimate music session.

Daniel was the overall champion of the skate competition

“I have been into music my whole life and I had lessons as a child; had some training and created the band Designer Skyline with my best friend Ian, so music is something I want to pursue. “Music is the number one in my agenda and I would like to make a lifestyle of it,â€? Ty concluded. And since we are talking about music, Youth Week ďŹ nished the Sunday with a great Hip Hop Dance Workshop, promoted by Valda Inglis School of Dance with participation of instructors Emma Palmer and Lana Chamberlain. “Shane and I got together and decided to put some hip hop workshops for the Youth Week. They start with a warm up, then break up all the steps and probably will perform a routine at the end,â€? Valda explained. “It’s a lot of fun and the kids seem to love hip hop,â€? she concluded. With many more great activities lined up for Youth Week don’t waste anytime and grab your Event Guide at Roxby Leisure, The Monitor or Council OďŹƒce.


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Students benefit from science intensive By Millie Thomas Mrs Bennet’s Year 3 Class: Back; Bailey, Riley, Caleb and Tiarnna and front; Charlotte and Sam with their science work.

St Barbara’s Parish has introduced a range of new and improved classes and programs to the school’s curriculum. Amongst dance and Indonesian lessons, the school is currently undertaking a three week intensive sciences course, called Primary Connections. Primary Connections is described as linking science with literacy and is an innovative approach to teaching and learning. The partnership between the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Primary Connections focuses on developing students’ knowledge, skills, understanding and capacities in both science and literacy. The program has been short-listed in the Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing for four consecutive years. Melissa Bennet, who teaches year threes at St Barbara’s said that the new approach to learning sciences is beneficial. “The science program is a two or three week intensive block that happens everyday so the children can learn and consolidate their science knowledge everyday,” she said. “If it were say once a week, it sort of gets lost in the curriculum. “I think it’s a lot more beneficial to the kids if it’s done within a two week block. “It’s literacy based so there’s a lot of writing, labelling, diagrams for information reports and other things. “It integrates a lot of different curriculum areas which is fantastic. It’s also interactive and it’s all hands on and teamwork.” Emma and Lucy from Mrs Richard’s year 5 class have enjoyed using the program to learn about the planets. “We were trying to figure out if the moon and the sun move or if they stay still and we did a model. The moon orbits around the earth and the earth moves around the sun,” said Emma. “I liked experimenting.” “We had three balls and each of them were the sun, moon and earth and then we made different ways of them moving together,” said Lucy. “The earth is diagonal, the sun stays still and spins and then the moon goes around the earth.”

New guide shows mining families how to survive and thrive


ntimate relationship advice is being offered to Australia’s mining families in a bid to ease the pressures of fly-in, fly-out lifestyles and living in isolated communities. The Survival Guide for Mining Families is a 32-page, A5 booklet featuring professional advice from a registered psychologist, and practical tips for keeping relationships healthy and families happy. The guide is an initiative of Mining Family Matters, Australia’s first online mining community established in early 2010. The guide is friendly, frank and most importantly, practical – also featuring advice for mining women and families on the move. Much of it has come about through questions put to Adelaidebased registered psychologist Angie Willcocks on the Mining Family Matters website Mining Family Matters creator Alicia Ranford says mining offers great benefits for families, but it can also put huge pressure on couples in terms of communication, intimacy and raising happy children. “I’ve moved six times in the past 12 years, raised two young children while their dad has worked a FIFO roster and seen many marriages crumble under the strain of living apart – I wish I’d been armed with a guide like this when my husband and I were starting out in mining,” Ms Ranford says. Orders are already coming in from across Australia, and can be made at au. “Research suggests it costs a company up to 1.5 times a miner’s salary to replace a lost worker. With Australia’s increasingly tight labour market, this guide is an invaluable tool for mining companies aiming to retain happy, productive employees,” Ms Ranford says.

YORKE PENINSULA OFFERS VISITORS A ‘BOAT LOAD OF FUN’ The Yorke Peninsula is gearing up for an exciting few months ahead, with their ‘Boat Load of Fun’ campaign. Visit Yorke Peninsula between the 1st May and 31st July 2011 and you could be in the running to win a ‘Boat Load of Fun’ worth $19,295 or one of 3 accommodation prizes! To enter, simply collect an entry form and have it stamped in two different towns by any two participating outlets on Yorke Peninsula. Just look for the posters displaying the ‘Boat Load of Fun’ competition throughout the region, visit or call 1800 654 991.

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ews last week of the BHP Billiton move into the Feasibility phase of the Olympic Dam expansion will be seen locally as the most positive news it has had since the release of the EIS in 2009.

Positive news on the home front

What seems an eternity ago and the expectations of what could be may now be just around the corner. The way BHP Billiton is employing at the moment is a fair indication of the next move and certainly one of the surest signs yet the expansion will get the go ahead. The air of confidence in the town is apparent, but with all the employment on offer at the mine, it is having a detrimental affect on retailers and service businesses as employees

LAST WEEK’S HOT TOPIC: “Are you glad to see the end of Daylight Saving and is it too long? ” Six months of daylight saving is way too long – but we could be like the Russians who now have it all year round! Sunny. Kids may not be so tired when daylight saving’s over. Impossible to get them to bed while the sun is still up. I hate it going so long. Mother of three, RD. War. UR aloud 2 shoot his brains out. But don’t call him names. Stix and Stones. Taiban. Thank you Ricky Ponting. A first class cricketer since the age of 17 and one of Australia’s most successful captains. Glad he has bucked tradition and will remain playing on and serving the team and Pup as he puts his stamp on the leadership. Straight Bat, RD Bruised arms, gravel rash, bloodied face, black eye, swollen cheeks, half dislocated shoulder . . . . street fight? No ... getting picked on then arrested by the police!! Hinder police? Of course they were going to when they seen the way their friends were being treated!! Sure, they have a job to do, but I thought it was to PROTECT and SERVE, not harass and manhandle!!!! Angry Friend, RD. To Little Mumma, ummm outdoor netball and tennis courts? I’m pretty sure we have these facilities!! Whilst I think we need a bigger indoor pool, an indoor pool that would be suitable for our children to learn to swim ALL YEAR ROUND is not only a nice feature for the community, but it’s a safety feature. Did you know 314 people drowned last year? 56 of these were children and 33 of these were under 5 years old. We live in a town with 30% of the population under 15 and many households have pools, there are waterholes all around town and lakes, we need to make sure our children are safe around water so they don’t become a statistic. That is what the indoor pool is for. I know I will be enrolling my child to learn to swim as it’s a life skill. Smart Mumma.


are lured by the bigger bucks. And why shouldn’t they make the most of this move into the feasibility stage and the money on offer. It does open more employment opportunities for others who are needed to replace these people and at last the local economy will be stimulated enough to create the boom times people have been waiting so long to enjoy. While the expansion has not been signed off by governments yet, it is fair to say it would be a very unlikely they would reject such a potential cash cow. Let’s face it governments both State and Federal need all the money they can to fill to coffers and get this country back in the black.

Statewide news in brief . . .

Brown’s case remanded


ccused Roxby Downs man, Benjamin Brown, 21, appeared in court again on Monday, April 4.

recently and commercial tariffs by more than 50 per cent. Mr Baines says the contract would clear the way for more price rises. “If we sign it, that ties us in for the next five years,” he said. SA Energy Minister Michael O’Brien says a formal agreement will provide a solid basis for electricity infrastructure in the outback towns.

His case was remanded until June 20 where there will be a further hearing for his preliminary examination.From there his case will go to trial. His charges include Murder/Murder Attempted/Cause Serious Harm To Another High cost of - Basic Offence/Cause Serious Harm By summer floods Dangerous Driving - Aggravated Offence regarding an incident in Roxby on January The Central Local Government Region 15. says early estimates put the damage bill from summer flooding across South Australia near Coober Pedy rejects $37 million. Fifteen regional council areas were hit by energy supply deal torrential rain and flash flooding in DecemCoober Pedy Council is refusing to sign ber and January, severely damaging roads a contract for communities in its area and displacing some residents. to remain under a remote energy supply Chief executive Anita Crisp says they want scheme. peace of mind from the State Government Mayor Steve Baines says the South Aus- that councils will be given enough financial tralian Government wants the council to sign support to cope with the costs. an agreement to formalise the scheme. But he says one of the conditions is that the Government has to give only 20 days’ Wind farm plan notice of an electricity tariff increase in the may be on hold 13 outback communities. Residential tariffs rose by about 20 per cent A company planning to build a wind farm

near Whyalla says it will not go ahead unless a price is put on carbon. Wind Energy Solutions wants to build a 120-megawatt wind farm at Lincoln Gap. Director Shane Darcy says without a price on carbon most renewable energy options are financially unviable. “This is holding back the renewable energy industry at the moment, it’s holding back employment, it’s holding back investment,” he said. “Without something happening from Canberra I can’t see the industry increasing in size in any shape or form.”

Fishermen took 50 times bag limit Three Port Augusta men could be fined up to $5,000 each for allegedly stealing a commercial quantity of razorfish from Upper Spencer Gulf. The Department of Fisheries says the men took more than 50 times the legal limit of razorfish over two days. Paul Faithow from the department said it was a highly-organised operation. “Razorfish are an animal that don’t move. They grow in the sand so they’re very, very vulnerable to this amount of overfishing,” he said.

“Do you feel more confident about the future about the OD expansion”

Farmers brace for mice influx Biosecurity SA says sales of mouse bait have jumped significantly, as farmers prepare for a potential plague in coming weeks. Mice decimated crops in parts of Eyre Peninsula last year and could also reach plague proportions by the the end of autumn on Yorke Peninsula, in the midnorth and Murray Mallee. Mallee farmer Doug Hall says mouse numbers are steadily rising around his area. “You just travel the highway of a night and you see enough mice running across the highway that it is a major concern because once you see that happening on your highways you know they’re pretty thick in the paddock,” he said. Greg Mutze from Biosecurity SA says he expects the problem to worsen when crops start being planted late next month. Page 6 – Wednesday, April 6, 2011

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Roxby women dig deep at IWD event


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Michelle Hales 0418 833 818 SPORT and RECREATION FORUM Kaye Doyle 0419 935 316 COMMUNITY GARDEN Cherie Gaskin 8671 2924 HEALTH FORUM Karen Russell 8671 9020 SPORT & RECREATION FORUM MEETING 7.30PM ON 12 APRIL

The International Women’s Day Board - Michelle Hayes, Amanda Hudson, Mary Lewis and Kaye Doyle. Absent: Karen Russell By Emma Offler


he International Women’s Day Cocktail Event, held on March 18 at the Dunes Café, was a resounding success. The purpose of the event was to raise funds for a worthy cause, and the Women’s Network raised and donated $2,000 towards women’s shelters affected by the Queensland floods. This great sum was raised by sending a bucket around during the event, which raised over $500 in cash donations from generous attendees. “There was also money from the ticket sales and then we also did a raffle. We auctioned off flowers,” Kaye Doyle, one of the organisers of the event, said. The main flower display was auctioned and the table flowers were sold, resulting in over $750 in cash donations on the

night. “We (the committee) all said that we wanted money to go to something to do with women that were affected by floods, so then Karen Russell started searching for us as to what organisation we should donate to. “The overriding organisation, DV Connect, will find out the neediest people and ensure that funds get spent in the most appropriate manner.” Michelle Hales, another event organiser, is happy with the outcome of the event. “This event shows how giving the people of Roxby Downs are. Just imagine how much we could raise if we do more events during the year. The committee wishes to thank the people who attended for their generosity,” Ms Hales said



Green tip

These positions report to the Manager Community Development, Governance and Strategic Support. They will assist both Council and the Community Board to achieve existing and future community development goals. Positions are ideally full time but part time applications are also welcome.

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The Community Projects Officer will manage the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Project along with a number of new community initiatives. This position will involve report writing, applying for grants, program development, networking, liaising with key stakeholders and undertaking business development activities. A tertiary qualification in Community Development will be highly regarded. The Administration Officer – Community Projects will provide administrative support to the Roxby Downs Community Board Inc. and Council. This work will include the Community Learning Places Program, Community Person of the Month Program, and a number of other community related projects. Organising meetings and events, minute taking, liaising with local media, and preparing marketing and promotional materials are also key elements of this position. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Roxby Downs Council Enterprise Agreement (2010). Some after hours work during the week will be required. A copy of the position descriptions and further enquiries may be directed to Michelle Hales, Manager Community Development, Governance and Strategic Support on 8671 0010. Applications close 12 noon Wednesday 27 April 2011. Written applications addressed to the Administrator should consist of a formal letter and Curriculum Vitae and must be submitted by the closing date. Applications may be sent by: • Post to the Roxby Downs Council Office, PO Box 124 Richardson Place Roxby Downs SA 5725. • Fax on 08 8671 0452 or • Email: Bill Boehm Administrator

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Install energy efficient globes and use low watt globes wherever possible. Turn lights off when not needed – make the most out of daylight (it’s the next best thing to actually being outside!) Create a romantic atmosphere and use subtle lighting, or use candles instead of turning a light on.

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Board meetings are held on the last Monday of the month.

Teresa Baddeley • Darren Smith

For further information, advice or general questions please contact:

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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Michelle Davis • George Giakoumis Vicki Mason • Gaylene Crane Jamie Love • Bill Hiscox Liz Rogers • Michael Esposito Bill Boehm • Amanda Hudson Heath Murry • Joe McDiarmind

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PARKING Please familiarise yourself with parking restrictions in Richardson Place and around both the schools. Parking signs and restrictions such as drop off zones, disabled parking areas and loading zones are specially designed to improve the safety of pedestrians and minimise traffic congestion. Parking on road verges is also an area of concern as this practice disturbs landscaping, irrigation and damages trees and shrubs that have been planted to improve the amenity of the streetscape.


he Fire Danger S e a s on for the North West Pastoral district closed at midnight on 31 March 2011. South Australia has 15 different Country Fire Service Fire Ban districts each with different fire danger seasons.

TENDER DECISION – CULTURAL AND LEISURE PRECINCT Residents are advised that Council has accepted a recommendation from an Independent Evaluation Panel established to examine tenders received for the Staffing and Management of the Roxby Downs Cultural and Leisure Precinct and awarded the contract to the Outback Leisure Company Pty Ltd. This followed an extensive Request for Tender Process advertised nationally, within South Australia and locally. This resulted in submissions received from National and South Australian based Companies with wide experience in the Leisure and Recreation fields. The Precinct has been operating on a continuous improvement model since Council’s inception and is a key part of the community and Council looks forward to a continuation of this approach under Outback Leisure for the next three years when the new contact takes effect on 1 July 2011.

Fire danger season is over but residents in regional areas still need to be mindful of fire hazards


inter is approaching quickly, which means nights and early mornings in front of the heater and a higher than usual electricity bill.


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ward all the other fire ban districts that were due to end in April”. In a similar move the Department of Environment and Natural Resources has announced that all seasonal fire restrictions applying to South Australian National Parks, Wildlife Reserves and Wilderness Protection Areas would also cease on 31 March 2011. It is still important that people visiting or travelling through South Australian parks make themselves familiar with localised restrictions as some parks and reserves prohibit fires throughout the year.

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NOTICE OF ROAD CLOSURE Richardson Place will be closed between 5.30am and 7.30am and from 10.00am and 12 noon on Monday 25 April 2011 for the Anzac Day Ceremonies. Adjacent/adjoining roads are Burgoyne Street, Arcoona Street, Norman Place and Tavern Road.

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The CFS has decided to bring forward the end of the fire danger season across all of the state’s 15 Fire Ban districts. CFS Chief Officer Greg Nettleton said the decision followed a series of meetings with Bushfire Management Committees and key stakeholders across South Australia. “This decision was due to the higher than average rainfalls in many parts of the state and significant

reduction in the soil dryness. South Australia has entered a weather cycle that appears to be a relative normal autumn pattern and unlikely to sustain any extreme weather conditions,” Mr Nettleton said. In the unlikely event that South Australia should experience severe or extreme fire danger conditions after the Fire Danger Season has ended, the CFS can still invoke a total fire ban. Council’s Bushfire Prevention Officer Trevor Kroemer, who is a member of the North West Pastoral district Bushfire Management Committee, said, “our Fire Danger season was due to end on 31 March anyway but this decision has brought for-

There are different types of heating, so depending on what the size area you want to heat. It’s important to use a correctly sized heater because if you use a heater too small for the room you are trying to heat, it is unlikely to do the job without huge running costs. The Government of South Australia suggest using a portable electric radiant heater or portable electric convection heater if heating a person or small room. To heat a large room or open plan area you may want to use a reverse cycle air conditioner, off-peak electric storage heater, flued or unflued gas heater or a slow combustion wood heater. If you want to heat the whole house, consider ducted reverse cycle air conditioning, ducted gas central heating or a slow combustion stove with heat shifters. Roxby Power give Roxby Downs residents tips to cut down on their electricity us-

age and save you money. You can prevent heat from escaping from your home by having appropriate insulation in the ceilings and external walls of the house. You can save about 15% of heating energy by ensuring all gaps in the home, such as chimneys or cracks in the walls. Closing curtains and blinds also helps keep the heat inside. Ensure you set any thermostat temperature as low as possible. An appropriate temperature is around 18ºC; every degree that you decrease the thermostat will save you around 10% energy. You may be able to get by without a heater at all! Use multiple blankets and quilts when sleeping; layering them will keep warm air between the layers and keep you warmer. Hot water bottles and wheat bags are also great to keep handy and use in the evenings and when going to bed. There are plenty of energy-free options to consider. As the weather cools in Roxby, make it a goal to see how long you can last before turning on the heater.

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Adam Harvey is set to Rock the Mount O Rock the Mount, an annual festival held in Melrose, South Australia, is coming up on April 16 and headline act Harvey couldn’t be more excited. “A couple of years ago I was up there and it’s a beautiful spot,” said Harvey. “It’s really a great gig and they (the artists) love letting their hair down, taking their clothes off and swinging from the rafters!” he said. After embellishing in a more colourful version of the truth, Harvey went on to say how rewarding the whole experience has been for him in the past. “It’s really great for us to get out in front of a whole group of people at once,” he said. “It’s a great chance to get out and do your thing, sing a few songs and try and sell a couple of CDs.” Harvey first performed at Melrose in 2008, the second year of Rock the Mount, and said the festival only gets better and better. “I’ve been there a couple of times and it started out from humble beginnings and it’s really grown into a great festival. “We don’t really get the chance to play in that area; there aren’t a lot of venues out there or theatres that we can go to do a tour, so it’s a

really good chance to play in front of a crowd of people we don’t usually get to play for. “Current tour partner and fellow country music singer, Beccy Cole, is a perfect example of South Australian musical talent, “said Harvey. Beccy will also be performing at Rock the Mount. For those contemplating making the four and a half odd hour trip down to Melrose next weekend, Harvey said there is something to suit everybody. “Even for people that aren’t really into country music, they can go and watch Leo Sayer or you can go and watch Beccy Cole. There’s something for everyone, so they’re onto the right idea with that,” he said. “Everybody is there to have a good time and I always think that when the world is as crazy as it is, the terrible things that have happened in Australia and all over the place, people need to get out and escape from all of that and forget about the tears and the dramas and have a good time for a few hours.” Having won numerous CMAA and Golden guitar Awards, Harvey said that while these were all great accomplishments, the greatest moment of his career was performing on a stage where vocal greats had stood before him. “Definitely singing over in America at the Grand Opry,” he said. “When I was a kid my dad used to tell me about this place called the Grand Old Opry. My dad collected all of the old vinyl records

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and was a bit of an expert on country music. “ To ge t out there and stand on that stage in the same old building in its original state that Elvis stood on and Johnny cash, it sends a shiver up your spine. You walk out on that stage where they all started and it’s pretty amazing.” He also said that a Gold Record would have to be his most humbling achievement. “To me, I think the best achievement or best award is a Gold Record. A Golden Guitar is judged by maybe a dozen people in the industry on what they think is the best, but you get a Gold record or a Platinum album, that proves that so many people are willing to go out and spend their money on you. I think that’s the ultimate goal and the greatest honour to ever have. “It’s hard to believe so many people are willing to go out and buy my music! That’s the real honour. “Not many people can do what they love for a living. My dad worked in a factory his whole life and he always said to me you chase that bloody dream as far as you can. “Don’t regret every morning that you have to get up and go to a shitty old factory. It was a good lesson in life.”

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ne of Australia’s most critically acclaimed country singers; Adam Harvey is looking forward to heading back to Melrose.


Johnston Withers Lawyers are now visiting Roxby Downs each month Offering professional legal advice and representation in most areas of law including: Industrial Employment Law

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Bike, walk, ride, drive or take to the skies... Barossa Heritage Trail Take a wine tour through vineyards, Discover Barossa’s historic gems, cycle or walk the guided tracks, or drive through traditional country museums, and natural wonders on this towns…. prestigious trail. The best way to soak up the atmosphere of this renowned wine region is to spend a few days on the road. Around every bend, you’ll find a gourmet bakery or outlet, a world-class winery, or a quaint bed and breakfast. If you’d rather not do the driving, there are plenty of other ways to tour the region. From a coach tour, to a luxury limousine, to a personalised fourwheel drive or even a balloon ride over the landscape, getting around is easy.

Mount Crawford Forest Mount Crawford Forest is set on more than 12,000 hectares of native pines, wildlife and tracks on the edge of the Barossa ranges. Scenic Drives Throughout the region, there are plenty of spectacular self drives. Mount Pleasant to Truro, Williamstown to Tanunda, or Gawler to Nurioopta, you can take your pick.

Mengler Hill & Sculpture Park Ballooning This drive from Tanunda up Mengler Book a balloon adventure and see the Hill has spectacular views that will take your breath away. Barossa from a birds’ eye view.

Famous for Food and Wine

There is no other region in Australia that has such a long list of premium wines, blended with an abundance of rich traditional cuisines like the Barossa. The Barossa is known throughout the world as one of Australia’s leading wine regions, boasting more than 60 wineries, ranging from quaint boutique cellar doors, to large international companies. But there is more to the region than the delicious grape. The Barossa is also home to an array of gourmet goodies including fresh fruits, fermented breads,

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old-fashioned pies, homemade jams and smoked meats. There are more than 80 wine producers and approximately 60 cellar doors in the Barossa Valley and there are almost 11,200 hectares under vine. The main grape varieties include Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling Chardonnay, Semillon and Grenache. The main foods produced are baked goods, smoked meats, chutney, jams, sauces, olives and olive oil, carob, durum wheat, milling wheat, fresh meats, eggs, and dried fruits.

The leaders and innovators in the area include Penfolds, Jacob’s Creek, Wolf Blass, Peter Lehmann, Grant Burge, Seppelts, Torbeck, Rockford, Yalumba, Langmeil, Turkey Flat and Barossa Valley Estates. Famous food brands and producers include Maggie Beer, Barossa Farm Produce, Pear Tree Cottage, Angas Park Fruits, Apex Bakery, Food Barossa and Lyndoch Valley Fine Foods. The harvest periods are February to late April (wine), November to December (hay), and late November to January (grain). Effective 1st December 2010


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outh Australia’s beautiful Barossa Valley is renowned as one of the country’s finest big-name wine regions, but it’s also a haven for boutique producers inspired by their beautiful, rich and fertile surrounds.

experience the world-famous Barossa region on a half, one or two-day tour with Barossa Taste Sensations. Hosted by a local guide, Jonathan Milne, this

Established by passionate food and wine lover Jonathan Milne, Barossa Taste Sensations gives you the opportunity to gain an insider’s knowledge as you explore some of the Barossa’s best-kept secrets and meet the people working behind the scenes. Having lived and worked in the region for the past 16 years, Jonathan has developed great admiration for the initiative, innovation and talent shown by small producers of fine wines and gourmet food. “I wanted to be a part of the great Barossa tradition of producing amazing food and wine, and that’s why I started Barossa Taste Sensations,” he

explained. “I’ve worked in the local wine industry and have spent a long time getting to know the smaller producers, so now it’s time to share my knowledge.” Barossa Taste Sensations tours take place over one or two days, with a maximum of six people being transported in a Volkswagen Luxury Tourer. Each tour is designed to take advantage of any exciting wine, food or local events happening in the area during your visit. Jonathan aims to immerse you in the Barossa way of life by introducing you to boutique winemakers, farmers, producers and local characters. All tour guests will sample the unique flavours of wines not found elsewhere, along with locally made food created from the finest Barossa ingredients. Guests will also enjoy a private lunch based around seasonal produce. Optional tour extras in-

clude a fun and educational tutorial on local cheeses, a quick course in gourmet sausage-making and an exclusive visit to the valley’s best boutiques, with wine and nibbles served as you shop! In addition, Jonathan can tailor tours to meet individual needs and make your stay in the Barossa all the more memorable. So, if you appreciate fine food and wine, have a sense of adventure and would love to see the Barossa Valley in a whole new light, book a tour with Barossa Taste Sensations. All you have to do is surrender your senses and be inspired by the very best this glorious part of the country has to offer! For more information call Jonathan Milne on (08) 8564 3130 or 0457 101 487, or visit www.barossatastesensations. com Media enquiries to Kath Newland from New Flavour, 0434 675 965.

enriching and uniquely rewarding experience will introduce you to small local producers and allow you to make new and exciting gourmet discoveries. Simply surrender your senses and enjoy the very best the Barossa has to offer! Telephone: 08 8564 3130 Mobile: 0457 101 487 Email:

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Order your Gourmet Goodies on-line from Roxby Outback residents can now order gourmet foods from across South Australia, including the fantastic Barossa Valley. Gourmet Goodies distributes a range of gourmet foods produced in South Australia, by

Food and Wine Fast Facts South Australia’s first surveyor General, Colonel William Light, named Jacob’s Creek in 1836 after one of his staff members, surveyor William Jacob. William and his brother settled on the banks of the creek and their two small houses remain there today as part of the Orlando Wyndham estate. Langmeil Winery in Tanunda is home to an original 1840s Shiraz vineyard, making it the oldest in the area. Many of the bakeries throughout the Barossa still use the traditional recipes of the original settlers and some are still family owned.

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South Australian family owned businesses. Try something new, like Shiraz Sauce on your kangaroo, gourmet slices with your cheese platters, together with native dukkah and delicious relishes and chutney. With cooler months coming whip up a heart-warming kasoundi with black pepper pasta. Wash it all down with good old fashioned ginger beer or a cup of chocolate marmalade tea. The company also distributes products from other fantastic areas of South Australia, including the Mid North, Clare Valley, Riverland, Limestone Coast and Adelaide Hills. Some of the other “goodies” available are biscuits, fudge and slices, chutney, jam, sauces and marinades, mettwurst, olive oil, dukkah, olives, fruit and nuts, salts and seasonings, noodles, soft drinks and cordials, tea, coffee and drinking chocolate, curry, pickles and relish, honey and honey centred chocolate. The Barossa based company will launch a new website soon to showcase all their products and will feature an online shop where both wholesale and retail customers are welcome. In the meantime gourmet lovers should contact owner Karen on 0412 254 271 or email Look out for and visit the online shop where both wholesale and retail customers are welcome.

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AUSTRALIA’S FIRST COPPER MINING TOWN & home of SIR SIDNEY KIDMAN “THE CATTLE KING” Call in to the Visitor Information Centre 51-53 Main Street, Kapunda Open: Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm Sat & Sun Pub. Holiday 10am to 4pm Tel: 1300 770 301

Looking for somewhere special for your next Roxby escape? BnB’s, Cottages & Guest Houses in the Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Limestone Coast spas, log fires, king beds, stone cottages… you work for it – you deserve it FREECALL 1800 227 677 (08) 8524 4268

And the winner is … The winner of the Lyndoch Hill Retreat is Steve Ipsen. Congratulations! We hope you enjoy a fantastic Barossa getaway. For a limited time Lyndoch Hill Retreat will continue to offer the special package which includes a two night escape to the amazing Barossa location. The package includes two nights of accommodation, a complimentary bottle of Creed Wine and cheese platter on arrival, a buffet continental breakfast each morning, a private tasting of Creed Wines, and the opportunity to stay an extra night if staying from Sunday to Thursday at no extra charge. Lyndoch Hill is set amongst 15 acres of garden, including 30,000 roses and overlooking vineyards. It includes an amazing, architecturally unique building housing a fabulous restaurant, accommodation, conference rooms and cellar door overlooking a magnificent property and the nearby Barossa Ranges. The location is a smart destination for weddings, special functions, corporate packages, intimate escapes and a delightful base for tourists visiting the world class food and wine region. Picture yourself surrounded by family and friends and the fragrant aromas of perfumed roses, savouring the flavours of the Barossa including stunning wines and exceptional local cuisine. The rose garden is one of the biggest in the world and one of the most important international collections. Lyndoch Hill has some of the largest rooms in the region. The 34 ensuite rooms sit in an arc surrounding the restaurant, offering safe parking and a large free form pool at the centre. To find out more go to or phone 8524 4268.

Create great memories with a caravan park holiday and enjoy all the Barossa Valley has to offer. Tanunda Caravan & Tourist Park is only a few minutes’ walk from the centre of the Barossa’s most picturesque main town, Tanunda and only an hour’s drive from Adelaide. It’s also only a few minutes away from the Barossa’s most visited tourist haunts, such as Bethany, Seppeltsfield, Rowland Flat, Lyndoch, Mengler’s Hill Lookout, Angaston and Nuriootpa. So straight away you are at the beating heart of the Barossa and all it has to offer. Not only does the park offer cottages, ensuite cabins, park cabins and budget cabins and beautiful camping sites, there are the other important things … the things that keep the kids happy… a swimming pool, jumping pillow, playground, recreation hall, and bike hire. Find out more at www. tanundacarvantouristpark. and book your Barossa Valley escape today.

Don’t Miss

The Whispering Wall

This curved wall in the Cockatoo Valley is a modernday phenomenon. When two people stand on either side of it, they can hear each other’s whispers from approximately 140 metres away.

Wolf Blass Visitor Centre A striking contemporary visitor centre featuring a private tasting room with premium labels on offer.

Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop Meet the famous Australian chef and writer Maggie Beer on her own farm, with seasonal items for sale that can’t be found anywhere else.

Lyndoch Lavender Farm Ever tried lavender gourmet foods? Tour this property and see more than 60 varieties of lavender, lavender foods and olive groves on display.

Chateau Barossa With more than 20,000 roses, a stylish new café, and plenty of wines on offer, this is a perfect place to indulge yourself for a day.


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~ Special Offer ~ Weekend package $299.90 Two Nights for Two Persons (2 consecutive nights) • COMPLIMENTARY Bottle of Creed Wine & Cheese platter on arrival • TWO nights of accommodation • BUFFET Continental breakfast each morning • PRIVATE tasting of Creed Wines • STAY mid – week and receive the 3rd night free (room only, Sunday to Thursday inclusive) • ROSE garden – 30,000 roses Conditions 1.This offer is not valid on Long Weekends, during Barossa special events and there is limited availability during school holidays 2. This offer is valid for 6 months from date of purchase which must be made by July 31st 2011 3. This offer is subject to availability (or can be used in conjunction with an upgrade subject to surcharge) 4. Additional persons welcome; tariff $45per person per night applies – includes continental breakfast (Max 3 persons) 5. Bookings are made directly with Lyndoch Hill on (08) 85244268 and payment of the full amount is due when the booking is made. 6. Cancellation policy applies, C/C notation required on booking.

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are the suites lavish and comfortable, but they also have savvy functionality factors like iPod docking stations (which connect to the 32 inch LCD TVs), nine paid TV channels, inhouse movies, ergonomic workstations and full broadband access. Each suite features a private balcony with panoramic views over Jacobs Creek and the Barossa Ranges. Sleeping up to 2 people, the Studio Rooms include either 1 king bed or 2 single beds. Tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, a giant outdoor chess set, walking trail, outdoor swimming pool and gym provide plenty to do outdoors, and visitors can even enjoy their very own slice of down-to-earth heaven at endota day spa. Harry’s Restaurant, which houses a 1200 bottle wine rack and a 180 degree view of the Barossa Ranges, has an amazing menu full of local produce reecting the best the current season has to oer. Novotel Barossa Valley Resort also houses The Tasting Room – an experiential retail outlet oering daily wine tasting. The conference centre at the Novotel Barossa can cater for up to 250 people theatre style or a 180 head banquet, and is the largest, most technically advanced residential conference facility in the region. To ďŹ nd out more go to or phone 8524 0000.

reat yourself to a bit of luxury at the Novotel Barossa Valley Resort while you enjoy all this stunning region has to oer. The resort, based in the picturesque Rowland Flat near Lyndoch, provides a restful haven while exploring this famous region, rich in a cultural heritage of wine, food, buildings and people. Nestled among the vines and just an hour’s drive from Adelaide, the resort is adjacent to the 18 hole Tanunda Pines Golf Course and has stunning views across the Barossa Ranges and Jacobs Creek Vineyards. At the Novotel Barossa Valley Resort you will ďŹ nd the contemporary style of the Novotel group merged with the comfort and sophistication of the Barossa Valley in fantastic Studio Suites. Not only




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No need to leave Roxby for computer support By Emma Offler

Kris James offers repair services for computers, laptops, game consoles and phones. He provides a free quote for customers, saving you money, and has extensive knowledge of how to fix your computers and other systems. He also comes to you, eliminating the inconvenience of being without your computer long term and backs up all files on his clients hard drives just in case! As well as repairing computers, he can also custom build computers to your specifications, ensuring complete customer satisfaction. He can repair a number of different consoles and systems such as iPods, PS3s, X-Boxes and Nintendo DS systems. He also installs satellite TV for the new digital system, VAST, which has

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become popular among Roxby residents who can’t access regular digital TV yet. The VAST system can be installed from $350, depending on whether you already have a satellite installed and on other factors. He has been operating for 12 months in Roxby Downs and is available to do jobs mainly on weekends and after hours. “I tend to work out the best possible time with the customer,” Kris said. Kris is friendly, reliable and cost effective. As he does not have a shop front, he can be more flexible with his fees and charges. “Because I have low overheads I always try to do the customer the best possible deal I can,” he said. Kris is also enthusiastic about supporting local businesses and said, “I try to source my parts for satellite TV from local businesses.” You can contact Kris on 0418 846 643 for all your computing and technology needs.


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soul and brass bands background. “I’ve played

“Andrew and I know that playing in front of

Fasten up your seatbelts boys and girls, and around a little bit I suppose,” he said. An ac- a crowd, there’s nothing like it, and Steve will auto tune those sound receptors, for Izzy complished player, he performed with the Ad- soon find that out on Friday night! elaide Symphony Orchestra at the Symphony “It’s quite addictive, it’s relaxing, it’s an outLane is here to stay.

Izzy Lane debuts in Roxby

Izzy Lane, a new four piece band, debuted at the Community Club last Friday night at a highly successful performance. Vanessa James (vocals), Andrew Winterfield (harmonica), Stephen Johnson (acoustic guitar) and James Hall (acoustic and electric guitar, vocals) burst onto the Roxby Downs performing arts scene, bringing their own style acoustic / blues / pub music to the fore. The tale of their existence is one of progression. Izzy Lane spoke with The Monitor about how it all came to be. “I got asked to do a gig at the club,” said Vanessa. “I rang Steve and asked if he wanted to do a gig, he asked can James play, and can Andrew play, and then here we are!” James and Stephen had been playing together for about 12 months when the occasion arose. Coming from varied musical backgrounds, each member has their own little style to add. Andrew, who has previously been linked to a number of musical trysts around town, has a

under the Stars about 10 years ago and claims Charlie Muzzlewhite as his inspiration. Similarly, Vanessa has also been tangled up with various musicians around town, as well as Jazz and Soul bands further south. A singer for around 15 years, she has her own particular style. “I’m more of a soul, funk, and jazz singer really, but I also enjoy getting down and doing a bit of rock and stuff like that,” she said. At the other end of the table, Stephen picked up the guitar about four years ago to pass the time out at camp, and help him steer clear of the Wetmess. “This music (played with Izzy Lane) I don’t really know or listen to, but its good, I’ve got to do it to take the next step,” he said. James, who is known for his hippy tendencies, has been described as a ‘finger – slap’ style of guitar playing, with Ben Harper and Jack Johnson being strong inspirations. “It’s more of an outlet more than anything. It’s definitely recreational, it’s just the enjoyment you get out of doing it,” said Vanessa.

let, but in relation to the future of the band, I suppose we’ll just take it as it comes.” While Stephen and Vanessa have been practising together for almost a couple of months, Andrew only joined in last week, just before the opening performance. “We’re still learning how to play musicwith each other. We’re just having a good time really, and offering what we’ve got,” said Vanessa. “I reckon we’ll create a bit more of a bluesy sound really with the rock side of it, especially bringing Andrew in with the harmonica. “Roxby is very supportive, I think because they are very hungry for it. Besides working in this town, there’s not much else to do, so I think something different and something new coming to the town inspires people to go out and enjoy themselves, so I think they reciprocate bands, not just ourselves, very well,” she said. Highly appropriately, Andrew finished the interview with, “let the music do the talking!”

shape up or ship out WEEK 4


JODY Another week down in our challenge and I’m still enjoying it. I do find it hard to get to the gym at times with the kids and my husband’s roster so I have been trying to get over there in my lunch break. That is working for me as by the time I get home with the kids my exercise is done and I don’t have to worry about getting there. I have to say that the bootcamp is my favourite, even if I don’t say that at the time! I find it fun and breaks up the session when you can have a few laughs. The jumping this week with the weight was the hardest … I can’t actually jump! I’m still getting my eating under control. After having the Lap Band for two and a half years I’m now struggling with all the foods that I can now eat after having all my band let out. I think that it is really important to learn all the basic food groups, how much you can eat and when without the restrictions of the band. That means being very good 100% of the time and we all know that isn’t always possible!

MILLIE This week my eating was not the best. I succumbed to occasion, when the Roxby Miners held their Guernsey presentation night… pizza and wine, what was I supposed to do?? I did keep in mind Kelly’s wise words of portion control. Isn’t it easy to find a way to justify yourself! I have been trying to get into the routine of having six small meals a day, but have been failing miserably, usually having two meals a day of assorted meats and salads. I am definitely missing bread and potatoes - I can’t remember the last time I ate them! I have, however, been baking sweet potato chips a couple of times a week. As I understand it has a lower glycemic index, and gives me a little bit of a carb fix! Also, I have to work on introducing breakfast. I have had no sweets – last night, I even refused M n’ Ms. Exercise was back up again this week; three gym sessions, plus bootcamp and netball training and basketball. I am yet to notice a difference, apart from feeling generally healthier and most noticeably, after having a few wines on the weekend, I feel much better in the morning! Oh the benefits of being fit(ter)!

EMMA Bootcamp this week was rough. Kelly lulled us into a false sense of security during the first half of the session. Then she instructed us to squat jump across the room holding a weight plate, all with an evil glint in her eye. My legs were screaming before I made it halfway across the room. I really liked the session because it was a circuit-style workout. I get bored easily so it was so good to hear Kelly yell “change!” every minute or so. I was sore again after this session. It hit me on Wednesday morning and bending down was an impossible task as my legs had gotten such a heavy workout. This week I managed to get a bit of walking in, which is better than nothing. But next week I plan to get back into The Biggest Loser Kinect game. That way I have no excuse for having no time to exercise seeing as I can do it at home anytime. I’m just dying to hear Bob and Jillian’s voices telling me “good job! Perfect form!” again, although I know they can’t really see me …

CEL This week I could not go to gym as I was feeling very unwell – the headaches and high blood pressure kept me away from exercises but I have to admit I missed it. But I tried to keep my eating as healthy as I could, although it was really hard not to nibble things all the time since I was off work and pretty much relaxed at home all the time. I am still trying to keep away from cold drinks but during one event coverage on the weekend I did have a coke zero – ooppss! Apart from that,

“ ” I am sticking to my ice teas because Kelly told me they are good.

I have been drinking lots of water as well which keeps me with a feeling I am full for longer. No exercise for a week, but I do walk everywhere since I don’t have a car – I guess that counts as exercise. Hopefully I will be back on the track and have some good workouts next week.

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Devils 51pts def Rollers 38pts Tyson Hornhardt 22pts, Rhett Winter 16pts & Lochie Munro 20pts, Jack Rigden 8pts Andamooka 59pts def Magic 47pts Bodie Kelly, Jamal McKenzie 14pts ea & Tom Marschall 25pts, Wes Knights 8pts MIners 55pts def Chocies 23pts Brett Chesson, Cody kenny 15pts ea & Barry Dadleh 8pts, Shaun Smith 6pts


ROXBY DOWNS’ FAMILY PRACTICE Phone: 8671 3231 ROXBY DOWNS’ DENTAL Dr. Harry Craven Phone: 8671 9031 Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm ROXBY DOWNS’ MEDICAL PRACTICE Monday to Friday 9am-5:30pm Saturday & Sunday 2pm-5pm by appointment. Andamooka on Tuesday 9am-12pm Phone: 8671 1900 VISITING ALLIED HEALTH SERVICE Phone: 8648 5500 • PODIATRIST - 5th & 6th May Phone: 8648 5706 • DIABETES EDUCATOR - 7th & 8th April Phone: 8648 5800 • OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST - 7th & 8th April • SPEECH PATHOLOGIST - 7th & 8th April • PHYSIOTHERAPIST - 7th & 8th April • COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH WORKER 7th & 8th April • DIETICIAN - 20th May • CAMHS - 7th & 8th April • PHARMACY - 7th & 8th May • DASSA - 24th June HEARING SERVICES 9:00am-2:30pm Monday to Friday Phone:1800 006 303 DOCTOR’S NEW SPECIALISED DRUG Phone: 1800 700 270 (Number for Medicare Use) CRISIS CARE COUNSELLING Uniting Care Wesley Port Augusta Regional Women’s and Children’s Support Services: 1800 655 716 Crisis care line:13 16 11 For immediate response if feeling stressed call 0428 326 529 to speak with a counsellor 24/7 BREASTFEEDING ROXBY DOWNS’ GROUP 1:30pm - 3:00pm Third Tuesday of the month. At the Roxby Downs Public Library. FREE ENGLISH CLASSES Starting Monday 26th July. Places limited. Mondays & Tuesdays in Port Augusta. Early registration recommended. Please ring Mandy Hansen for more information on 0457796123.


CHURCH ROXBY DOWNS’ LUTHERAN CHURCH Services are 10:30 am every Sunday Sunday School is 9:30am every Sunday during term time. (there are no evening services) FAITHWORKS’ CHRISTIAN CHURCH An Assemblies Church meets every Sunday 10.30 am at Roxby Downs School Chapel Keith Moody Phone: 0414 570 871 ST. BARBARA’S PARISH CATHOLIC CHURCH 78 Pioneer Drive, St Barbara Ch Roxby Downs Saturday @ 6.00pm Sunday @ 9.00am Contact Fr Kevin Matthews on Phone 8671 0925

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ANDAMOOKA COMMUNITY CHURCH 1st and 3rd Sundays at 11:00am ST MICHAEL CHURCH, WOOMERA 2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays at 11:30am ROXBY DOWNS CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY CHURCH •cnr Tutop and Burgoyne Streets •Office: 38 Pioneer Drive Priest: Mary Lewis Ph: 8671 0270 email: Worship Services: Saturday 4:00pm KFC (Kids for Christ-during school term) 5:30pm Shared Tea 6:15pm ALL ages Sunday 10:00am (with crèche facilities) 2:00pm at Andamooka Healing Service: 6pm on the 2nd Sunday in the month Midweek Meetings: Tuesday 6am Prayer 10am Open Church - coffee, chat & sharing of crafts Wednesday 7pm Home Group Thursday 9:30am Know your Bible Study Group Saturday 5pm Youth (12-15 years old) For details on any of the events phone 8671 0270

VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE 8:30am - 5:00pm Monday to Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm Saturday and Sunday Phone: 8671 2001 CULTURAL & LEISURE PRECINCT - MOVIES Tuesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday Phone: 8671 2001 ROXBY DOWNS TODDLERS’ STORY TIME 9:30am - 11:00am Tuesday & Thursday (repeated) Meet at Roxby Downs Library during school terms Only ANDAMOOKA TODDLERS’ STORY TIME 10:30am Monday - Fun for 1-4 years. Phone: 8672 7018 Meet at Andamooka Community Library PLAYGROUP - St. Barbara’s Parish School Tuesday and Wednesday 9am - 10:30am Call School: 8671 3207 PLAYGROUP - Roxby Downs Kindergarten 9:30am - 11:00am Friday. Contact Kylie 8671 2447 ANDAMOOKA PLAYGROUP 9:00am - 10:00am Tuesday ROXBY DOWNS’ HEALTH SERVICES COFFEE MORNING 9:30am - 11:00am Thursday Meet at the Dunes Café RAPTORS CYCLING CLUB 8:00am Sunday Social bike riding group. Meet at Stuart Road roundabout ROXBY DOWNS CHILDCARE 6:30am-5:30pm Monday to Friday Phone: 8671 0911 ANDAMOOKA CHILDCARE 7:30am-5:30pm Monday to Friday ROXBY EARLY LEARNING COMMUNITY GROUP 3 yr old program Mon and Thurs 8.45am -12.15pm 4 yr old program Tue 8.45am – 11.45am Contact Gail 0439 683 609 RDRCCC •Races every 3rd Sunday of the month at the Red Dunes Raceway. Support and sponsors needed for track improvements. For more information please call the Club President, Trent Burton on 0417 235 779 or see our website: CINEMA AUGUSTA (Pt Augusta) Current Movies: Rango, Hall Pass, The Adjustment Bureau, I Am Number 4, Hall Pass. Contact 8648 9999 COOBER PEDY OPAL FESTIVAL Easter Saturday, April 23 2011, for an action packed weekend of entertainment, live music and celebration. OZ Minerals Oval 1:00pm -10:00pm. Adults $5.00 Children $2.50. For info call Yanni Athanasiadis (08) 8672 5288. MARREE BRONCO BRANDING NATIONALS Sunday June 12 and Monday June 13, with the Marree Picnic Races the day before on Saturday June 11. For more info call David Bell on 8675 8203.

B WOMEN 31/03/2011

Cougars 41pts def Phoenix 22pts Kristin Hickey 14pts, Sarah Weston 10pts & Centaine Casserly 12pts Dynamites forfeited to Eagles.

A WOMEN 31/03/2011

Miners Red 41pts drew with Bulls 41pts Christine Nicholson 18pts, Courtney Sims 12pts & Kara Wedding 17pts, Meagan Crawford 8pts Hypo’s 54pts def Miners White 25pts Elysiah Mc Carthy 19pts, Maddy Evans 10pts & Kateland Fraser 8pts, Kasiah Barrand 6pts

WorkPac opens 2011 golf season 2011 golf season started on a perfect autumn day on Saturday, April 2. The annual four person Ambrose event was sponsored by Workpac for the first time and a big thank you goes to Simon and Allan and the rest of Overall Winner

Robin Passmore Rick Russell


Rob Paxton


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Al Freeth

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Jessica Richards Jaques

RUP Mixed

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NTP Div 1

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NTP Div 2

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Community members are welcome to attend any meeting of the Roxby Downs Community Board, Forums and Partnerships - see schedule on the Community Matters page. For more information call Michelle Hales on 8671 0010 ROTARY CLUB - ROXBY DISTRICT 1st and 3rd Monday of the month For more information contact Sandy Sumsion ph: 0400 366 619 ANDAMOOKA OPAL GIRL GUIDES Andamooka Community Hall Mondays from 5:00pm to 7:00pm Phone: 0427 072 710 OUTBACK MULTI-CULTURAL GROUP Phone: 8671 2892

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Swimming club presentations Time Improvement Trophy

1st Matthew Lowe; 2nd Eugene Van Niekerk and Logan Casserly; 3rd Julia Weltner and Kristi Jackson.

Scratch Points Award Male – 1st Matthew Lowe; 2nd Will Abbott; 3rd Eugene Van Niekerk. Female – 1st Julia Weltner; 2nd Caitlin Abbott; 3rd Centaine Casserly.

New committee members elected at the swimming club AGM last week

Handicap Points Award Male – 1st Logan Casserly; 2nd Matthew Lowe; 3rd Eugene Van Niekerk. Female – 1st Georgia Greenfield; 2nd Talana Jackson; 3 rd Billie Jo Beenham.

Time Trial Points Award

Male Black Squad – Matthew Lowe Green Squad – Eugene Van Niekerk and Angus Harrison White Squad – Joshua Bedding Female Black Squad – Rebecca Longmire and Laura O’Sullivan Green Squad – Emily Parker White Squad – Alyssa Parker

Coaches Award

White Squad – Alyssa Parker Green Squad – Angus Harrison Black Squad – Caitlin Abbott Above: Tori and Tony McGauchie & Billy Weltner were presented with Life Memberships at the Roxby Downs Swimming Club presentations

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Tori, Tony and Billy McGauchie

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Miners stick together through the levels

By Millie Thomas


ast year’s premiership winning team, the Roxby Downs Miners had quite a milestone year last year.

Not only did they win the 2010 premiership and celebrate their 25 year anniversary, they also continued to recognise players who had reached 50 games with the club. Last year, three players – Todd Roberts, Kain Zeptner and Steve Kaminski reached 50 games, the year before, Spencer Crafter and Jack Orr. The list goes on, to reach an incredible list of eight players who have moved up through the ranks

together, to now representing the Club’s senior team. Todd Roberts grew up in Roxby Downs before heading to boarding school in Adelaide for a couple of years. Upon his return to Roxby in 2006, Todd jumped right back into playing footy for the Roxby Downs Miners, playing his 50th game in round 9 last year. “It was pretty special, a highlight in my career so far,” said Todd of his 50th game. “The supporters put up a big banner for me and did the typical 50 game celebration thing. It was a special game. We played Hornridge, and won the game comfortably!” Todd said that the decision to come back and play for Roxby was an easy one. “It’s because of the people at the club,” started

Motocross open day attracts new members

Kurt Murray and Riley Graham impressed spectators last Saturday

Todd. “It’s a really tight knit club, with a lot of family support and everyone always gets behind us. “All of my friends play there as well; it really was an easy club to choose when I got back from boarding school.” Todd explained that ever since starting footy in the Junior League, the core group of players has always stayed the same. “I think it’s because of the whole friendship thing,” he said. “We’re a very young football side and most of the young lads that play have all gone to school together and come through the ranks that way. “We played together in junior footy and we’ve all come through as one big group, and we’ve all kind of stuck together, like we’ve always done and we’ve just chosen to play for Roxby because it’s a nice, friendly family club. As well as being successful! Todd has now finished his apprenticeship and is unsure of what the future holds, but knows for sure who he will play for while living in Roxby… “If I stay in town I will always play for Roxby Districts, but I’ll just see how I go!” he said. “Just take one game at a time because you never know what could happen through injuries.” Todd implores the younger generations in the club to stick it out with the Miners. “Stay focused,” he said. “Take each game on its own merits. Stay fit and healthy and make sure you enjoy the game, that’s the main thing... Winning and enjoying it!” Jonathan Chislett, Roxby Districts Club President, is heading into his fifth season being involved with the game, and second season in the Club’s presidency position. He attributes the achievement of the long standing Roxby players to junior development. “A lot of the guys who have played 50 games have come up through the junior football I think, and it might be a credit to the way the junior footy is run and how that aligns with the senior footy club,” he said. He also pointed out that the stability of the apprenticeships that most of the 50 game players have gone through helps them stay in this otherwise transient town.

“For me, it’s just a great place to be,” he said. “A great place to be a member. Our footy club gels pretty well - they are a good bunch of guys.” He also maintains that the sustainability of the players and the club’s success boils down to the ongoing support of the sponsors. “I doubt we’d even be able to put a team on the park without sponsors,” said Jon. “We rely on our sponsors for all of our financial activity really, so from buying uniforms and guernseys to getting the team up to Coober Pedy each year to after training barbecues. “Even celebrating last year’s grand final when we went out to paint the Stobie pole – the paint costs money, everything we do costs money and we rely very heavily on our sponsors for that.” This year’s sponsors include Chislett Developments, which is Jon’s parent’s business. Jon said that while sponsorship is generally hard to come by, Chislett Developments were happy to throw out a helping hand. “We’re all out looking for sponsorship its not that easy to come by,” he said. “Mum and Dad came down and have seen a couple of games and really enjoyed it. “They expressed an interest in coming on board as a sponsor after attending games and club functions.” Jon went on to say that the iconic families such as the Kaminski’s, Steinhauser’s and Ryan’s (amongst many others!), the ones who have been involved in the club for years, really welcomed in his parents and helped cement their decision. “It’s a pretty friendly sort of atmosphere and I think they were welcomed by just about everybody in the club. They liked what they saw, they enjoyed watching the game and thought it was reasonable footy.” Main sponsor Exact Mining Services as well as Kellan Training, Raine and Horne, Transfield Services and Chislett Developments have all stuck around, exemplifying their faith in the club. “I’d like to thank the sponsors for their ongoing support.”

The Roxby Desert Moto X club had a member- there’s more kids to ride with, and its a great soship sign up, come ride n’ try day last Saturday cial place for parents as well,” said Clint. “We can’t do these sort of days without the supto invite paticipating present and new members port of our members and sponsors and special to the track. A free sausage sizzle and beverages were provided and the weather turned up too to make it a perfect day. “It was great to see such a variety of people out there from little kids just learning the basics to the senior guys like Riley Graham doing “heel clickers and whips” over the 110ft tabletop,” said Motocross Club President, Clint Gow-Smith. “This was truly great day of free entertainment for everyone. “It is just great to see so many people out here. We’ve signed up around 15 new family memberships which bring 50 or 60 more people to our club, through mums and dads and kids that ride. “Many of our current members were there to resign also, which is important as look to really grow our club in the coming years and keep people interested in Motocross/enduro riding,” he said. With a variety of ages and skill levels it was a great day for all, with up to 10 or so kids riding the kids track at one stage and similar numbers on the senior track. “The younger ones really enjoy it more when

thanks to Kurt, Riley, Locky and co for cleaning up on Friday, and to the Committee for their efforts throughout Saturday. Special thanks to Coates Hire for the toilets, and The Monitor for their ongoing support of community events and sporting clubs,” Clint added. The Roxby Desert Moto X club is planning another ride day/camp out for end of May, but need to have some working bees between now and then. Clint added, “we really encourage everyone to come along, get involved, have a snag and a beverage and help improve our facilities and tracks for everyone to enjoy.” The lock on the gate has now been changed so if your looking to resign or join for the first time, annual membership is $120 and you require ambulance cover/private health insurance. Please contact Clint Gow-Smith 0447 717 871, Travis Brougham 0458 285 131 or Damian Flavel on 0407 892 421 to sign up or for more information or go to Roxby Desert Moto X club on Facebook to see more.


Under 12 Boys

Jaiden Bryant Brodie Caden Jake Gotch Matt Lowe

Bailey French Matt Lamb Jack Dalgleish Lucas Johnson / Joel Longmire

Under 12 Girls

Matilda Corby Keeley flavel Jade Rudiger Demi McKay

Miranda Syvertsen Hayley Wurfel Lucy Prior Emily o’Sullivan / Kirsty Viljoen

Renee wurfel Laura O’Sullivan Jessica Brind Amelia Hancock

Millie Clarke Amy Rigg Madeline Young Whitney Chinner

Under 15 Boys

Jake Zeptner Jake Male Andy Jones Caleb Grohs Joel Smith Sebastian Kerrish

Jack Rigden Milan Nikolic Shaun King Layton Weston Jackson Millard Matthew Hayball

Under 17 Girls

Morgan Rigg Akala Kittle Hannah Rigden Zoey Male

Hannah Wurfel Erika Syvertsen Madison Evans Zoey Male

Cameron Burton Ethan Zeptner Natahn Rainsford Darcy Kenny

Bowde Kelly Ethan Zeptner / Jaydn Brind Dylan Male Jordan Dadleh

Under 14 girls

Under 18 Boys & Girls

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U12 Girls

U14 Girls

U15 Boys

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U18 Boys & Girls

Jack Dagleish Hayley Wurfel Maddy Young Shaun King

Zoey Male

Matt Lamb

Erika Syvertsen Jordan Dadleh

Lucy Prior

Amy Rigg

Jack Dagleish did exceptionally well on the weekend

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Bowde Kelly

Expressions of interest: Head Trainer Support Staff The Andamooka Football Club is seeking expressions of interest for a head trainer and other football support staff for the 2011 season. If you are interested, please direct all enquiries to: Ian Tuouhy, President of Andamooka Football Club PO Box 65 Roxby Downs 5725 Phone 0408 925 854

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Under 16 boys Country Basketball Champions Roxby Downs Junior Basketballers again came to the top of a Statewide competition last week when the Under 16 Boys came home with the championship pennant eminating the feats of the the Under 18 girls the previous week. Scores from the tournament Roxby Downs 35 to Mt Gambier 43 Roxby Downs 45 to Whyalla 48 Roxby Downs 55 to Barossa Valley 25 Roxby Downs 43 to Mildura 26 (Quarter ďŹ nal) Roxby Downs 47 to Broken Hill 26 (semi ďŹ nal) Roxby Downs 45 to Pt Augusta 29 (grand ďŹ nal) The Under 16 Girls team also put in

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a very strong performance during the tournament making it right through to the preliminary ďŹ nals. Unfortunately they were not successful in this game and bowed out of the competition after gaining some valuable state experience. A big thanks is extended to Katica Cockshell for coaching the girls. The Under 12 boys also played in the Div 3 grand ďŹ nal but lost. They had a great carnival. A big thanks to Ali Knights for coaching. The under 12 girls also played on the weekend. Even though they didn’t win they were competitive and had a good time A big thanks to Madison Evans for coaching.

UNDER 12 GIRLS UNDER 12 BOYS UNDER 14 GIRLS Magic 38 points defeated Phoenix 29 points Best on Court Lucy Prior (Magic) Back: Darcy Kenny, Joel Young, Wes Knights(coach), Ethan Zeptner, Adam Ryan, Jaydn Brind Front: Jordan Christall, Shaun King, Toby Smith, Bailey Evans. A big thanks to Wes Knights for coaching

UNDER 15 BOYS UNDER 17 GIRLS UNDER 18 BOYS & GIRLS Pistons 47 points defeated Thunder 49 points defeated V Cavaliers 45 points Best on Court Jack Ridgen (Thunder)

Under 16 girls are Back line Danni Weir, Erika Syvertsen, Hannah Rigden, Hannah Wurfel FRONT: Charlee Dalgleish, Zoey Male, Morgan Rigg, Maddy Young

Magic 36 points defeated V Flames 31 points Best on Court Renee Wurfel (Magic)

Lakers 35 points defeated Bulls 23 points Best on Court Jack Dalgleish (Lakers)

Panthers 38 points Best on Court Danni Weir (Pistons)

A great grand ďŹ nal day. Congratulations to the players and umpires - a job well done and congratulations to the trophy winners. The Roxby Downs Association would like to thank the sponsors York Civil, Gadeleta Steel Fabrication, Bank SA, Logicamms, Olympic Dam Precision Engineering, Rema Tip Top, Boomsherrin, MPS, ULG, Auto Pro, Raine and Horne, Roxby Pharmacy, Olympic Dam Transport. We would like to thank all the umpires throughout the season and a special mention to all the Junior umpires who umpired more than half the games throughout the season A big thankyou to all the coaches and Association coaches- A special thankyou to Wes Knights who has put so much time and energy into the DNSP squad and getting our basketballers to the next level in skills.

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Eagles 49 points defeated Hornets 35 points Best on Court Joel Young (Eagles)

A special mention must go to our state players Shaun King, Bailey Evans, Adam Ryan, Darcy Kenny and Ethan Zeptner. Darcy and Ethan have been selected for the Nationals training squad. A big thankyou to all parents that helped out throughout the season with scoring, time keeping, umpiring and washing of the Guernseys Last but not least a big thankyou to our tireless committee - a job well done. We would love to see more people volunteering their services and join the committee at the next AGM Look for the date in weeks to come.

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Blue light Disco @ Roxby Leisure Auditorium 7 > 8:30pm, $5 Entry Live Hip Hop Showcase from Valda Inglis School of Dance

Saturday 9th April FREE! Outdoor Movie Screening of Juno (Rated M) 8 > 10pm @ Lions Skate Park

RIO Rated G Duration 96 mins.

THE KINGS SPEECH Rated MAuditorium Duration 118 mins. Roxby Leisure

When Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel, he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with this bird of his dreams.Voices of: Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Jamie Foxx. Screens: Saturday 9th April @12 noon & 7.30pm, Sunday 10th April @ 12 noon, Tuesday 12th April @ 3.30pm, Wednesday 13th April @ 10am.

The story of King George VI of Britain, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it. Stars Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Carter. Screens: Friday 8th April @ 7.30pm, Tuesday 12th April @ 7pm.

Tickets > !DULTS #HILDREN #HEAP4UESDAYALLTICKETSsComing Soon > The Adjustment Bureau (M), Rango (PG)

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