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n c e e r e ff i D A e k a M a nd Ertech earth moving machinery at the proposed Hiltaba site last week.

Major earthworks started for Hiltaba M

By Millie Thomas

ajor earthworks marked the start of construction for proposed BHP Billiton workers’ camp ‘Hiltaba’ Thursday week ago. Contract holders for the earth works provision, Ertech, were spotted at the site last week with approximately ten large earth moving machines. The movement comes after weeks of only a lone sentry being present at the site. As announced at a recent supplier information forum, the camp, which will accommodate largely for short term long distance commuters (LDC), will have a proposed 6,300 rooms. As stated in BHP Billiton’s Supplementary


Gun fire breakfast (RSL) 6:30 AM

Dawn service (war memorial) 7:00 AM

Breakfast (RSL)

Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS), the total workforce at Olympic Dam should meet a proposed 50:50 residential and community ratio. The SEIS also stated Hiltaba could be used as initial short term accommodation for new pioneering operations workers on a commute basis, until housing becomes available. “BHP Billiton is committed to providing sufficient accommodation for the construction and operational workforce in an expanded Roxby downs and the proposed Hiltaba village,” the document read. It was outlined LDC workers would be accommodated at the village, with no mention of available transport to and from Roxby Downs. According to the document, swimming

pools, gymnasiums, indoor and outdoor ball game and sporting areas, a perimeter running track and landscaped areas for passive outdoor recreation and socialising as well as dining halls, taverns, internet cafes and retail outlets will be provided to encourage workers to remain at the village for social and recreational activities. “As part of the social management plan, BHP Billiton would also promote understanding, acceptance and integration between the LDC workforce and the existing community. “This would be based on community consultation and engagement with stakeholder groups, including residents and workers,” it stated. It is proposed Hiltaba residents would arrive and depart from the camp largely via the new


9:00 AM

6:00 AM

Anzac day service

Dawn service (richardson place)

Anzac day breakfast

Gunfire breakfast & auction

Immediately following service

(after service at the bowls club)

at the Town Park

10:45 AM

Anzac day March 11:00 AM

Commemorative service

Memorial service



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10:00AM (war memorial)

proposed airport, to be located literally across the road form the camp. There will also be a number of bus services provided for commuters. “Given the facilities to be provided at Hiltaba village, work rosters, FIFO (fly-in-fly-out) arrangements and limited access to alternative transport, it is anticipated that most workers would spend their free time at the village while working at Olympic Dam,” the document read. It also said concept plans for Hiltaba have been designed to enable facilities to be commissioned or decommissioned to meet changing workforce and accommodation requirements.

(richardson place)

Bbq and a chin wag at the bowls club


(After memorial)

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Monitor NEWS

Fine wine appreciation dinners at Oasis N By Vanessa Switala

ew managers of the Roxby Downs Tavern and Roxby Oasis Motor Inn, Michael and Pat Pawelski are excited to announce their first wine dinner will be held on April 18 at the Oasis Restaurant.

The dinner will seat a maximum of 60 people and attendees should meet at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. The evening will commence with finger food, appetisers, entrées, main courses and conclude with a cheese platter. Each course will have an accompanying Orlando Wyndham wine. Wines on offer for the night will be Steingarten Riesling 2011, Reserve Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2011, St Hugo Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2007, St Hugo Barossa Grenache Shiraz Mataro (GSM) 2010 and St Hugo Barossa Shiraz 2008. The evening will be hosted by Winemaker and Manager Steven Clarkson from Orlando Wyndham. Mr Clarkson joined Orlando in 1990 and has followed the brand through from almost its inception to becoming a major Australian wine brand. Orlando purchased Wyndham Estate winery about when Mr Clarkson joined the company and he was based there for seven years while the Richmond Grove name was established. Mr Clarkson then relocated to Tanunda in the Barossa Valley in 1997 where Orlando owns the Chateau Leonay winery and where the Richmond

Grove label took off. Mr Clarkson oversees the whole winemaking process. “The customer wants to taste fruit in the wine,” he said. “Not oak or any winemaking processes. Therefore having the best grapes is the key.” Mr Pawelski said the premium wine dinners will be held once a month from April until October at the Oasis Restaurant. “I hope to have a recognised person within the industry to come and host a dinner once a month. “The idea of these dinners is to try and get the Oasis Restaurant back into local’s minds as another place to eat,” he added. “I want to bring something to Roxby that hasn’t been done in a while. “It’s an opportunity to drink quality wines in a pleasant environment. It’s also another great reason for people to get together and socialise,” Mr Pawelski concluded. Mr Pawelski said he has confirmation from St Hallet winery and also from James Squire brewery for a beer appreciation night. He said Yellow Tail has also shown interest and has a very good premium end of wines. “These are quality wines, they’re not run of the mill,” he stated. Tickets for the first wine appreciation dinner are on sale now from Roxby Motor Inn Reception for $89 per head. Bookings are essential. Call 8671 0311 to reserve your seat or for more information.

Volunteers Kadriye Burggraaff with Hamish and Kieran and Janie Butterworth with Harry are looking forward to the pram walking group which will commence next school term.

Roxby pram walking group to re-commence By Vanessa Switala


trengthening Our Families volunteers Janie Butterworth and Kadriye Burggraaff are kick starting a pram walking group for Roxby Downs.


Roxby Downs community owned paper The Monitor has a position vacant for a Journalist. Previous experience in journalism or complimentary positions will be highly regarded but not essential. If you have good listening and writing skills coupled with a passion for Roxby Downs you are encouraged to apply. On the job training is provided in journalism and photography. The successful applicant will be outgoing and involved in the community and have competencies in using MS Word, email and InDesign experience would be an advantage. This is a rewarding position in a busy and vibrant office environment. Send resumes to:, post to The Monitor PO Box 72 Roxby Downs SA 5725 or drop them into the Monitor office at 6 Richardson Place Roxby Downs. Applications close on Friday, April 20, 2012

The pram walking group will commence on Monday, April 23 at 9.30am and will be held every following Monday. Janie and Kadriye will be outside the Dunes Café to meet the group every week. Coordinator Cindy Harrichund said the pram walking group is designed so mothers can socially interact with other mothers and also get exercise. “Studies have proven that this combination is known to drastically reduce the risk of post-natal depression, and other anxieties that may arise from parenthood,” said Cindy. “Also, being a mum in Roxby Downs can be very challenging, as more than often, these mums are far away from their support networks (family and friends). “This group is a great way to make new friends and build a support network here in town,” she concluded.

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Monitor NEWS

CFS cadets will participate in ANZAC eve vigil

Red Sands Roxby Downs Our AGM is to be held in the Boardroom at the Roxby Club, May 2, 2012, 7.30pm Red Sands Roxby Downs ‘A division of Cancer Council SA’ has had a huge involvement in Roxby Downs since it was formed in 2007. Some of the events include: Relay For Life, Daffodil Day, Biggest Morning Tea, Think Pink Golf Day, Pink Ribbon Day, Girls Night In, Call to Arms, Mother’s Day Raffle plus so much more.



Five CFS cadets will guard the ANZAC memorial on ANZAC eve on North Terrace.

By Millie Thomas


oxby Downs Country Fire Service (CFS) cadets have been awarded the honour of standing guard of the Adelaide ANZAC (Australia and New Zealand Army Corps) on ANZAC Day eve on April 24. CFS cadets were chosen across region four (CFS zoning, an area that includes communities from the Flinders, Mid North and Pastoral Areas) along with cadets chosen right across the State from the South Australian Blue Light Rangers, St John Ambulance, Australian Army, Girl Guides Australia, Girls Brigade, Legion of Frontiersmen, Scouts Australia, Surf Living Saving South Australia, Australian Navy, State Emergency Service, Australian Air force Cadets and the Boys Brigade. CFS Cadet Coordinators Deb Perkins and

Kane Honner will take cadets Kody McCarthy, Lauren and Megan Herring, Shaun and Dylan Perkins to participate in half hour shifts over a 12 hour period, guarding the memorial on North Terrace. The cadets will guard with fellow cadets in groups of eight, with the remaining set up in a designated near by area. “It will be exciting for them, having a big night out in the middle of the city, not sleeping!” said Mrs Perkins. “We’ll all be in the tent having pizzas and sandwiches, lollies and passing the time as best we can! “I think the kids will be having a lot of fun.” Each CFS region has the chance each year to be involved in the Guard Mount, but this is the first time in Mrs Perkins’ memory Roxby Downs has participated. “This year being region four’s turn, we’ve

got four kids from Roxby Downs, three kids from Woomera and another five from Orroroo, which are all in the region four area,” she explained. “It is a very special honour.” The cadets travelled to Adelaide on the weekend of March 31 for their first rehearsal. “From that we’ll hopefully work on them a little bit, with their marching and changing of guard, and hands out of pockets! “They had a crash course on marching on the weekend!” Mrs Perkins, who stated that CFS has military origins providing the link to their participation in ANZAC celebrations, agreed that the opportunity reinforces the honourable role of fire-fighters within the community. “I think they’re a bit excited. They’ve never done anything like this before!”


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Reward offered for Good Samaritan By Millie Thomas Amongst speculation of rising crime in Roxby Downs, a kindhearted act has reinstated faith into Roxby local Adrian Callisto. A couple of weeks ago, Adrian misplaced his wallet whilst being distracted by his three young children. Stocked to the brim with company and personal credit cards, health cards and a considerable amount of money, by the time Adrian realised forty minutes later what had happened, he went into panic mode. “It was 20 minutes of the worst day of my life! It was bad,” he explained. Luckily for Adrian, a member of the local police force returned his wallet to his doorstep only an hour after misplacing it, with all items and money still intact.

“I thought I was gone, I thought that was it!” he exclaimed. Adrian was unable to attain the contact details of the person who has kindly returned his wallet to the police, but is appealing for the person to come forward, so he can offer a reward. “Not many people would have done it. Even if they had returned it with no money, I would have been happy,” he said. “I would do it myself, but there’s a lot of people that would have taken the cash and ditched the wallet in the bin. “So yeah, I suppose you can say I’m surprised, and grateful, very grateful!” Adrian would like the Good Samaritan to contact Millie at The Monitor and explain where the wallet was found, as proof of identification. Furthering to that, he will offer the reward to show his gratitude.

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Eco Parenting

Kristina and Greg where are they now?

with Laura Trotta

Green cleaning in the home

How many commercial cleaning products do you have in your home? Go on, take a look under your laundry, kitchen and bathroom sinks and count the different brands and types of cleaners. Try not to be embarrassed if you have a separate cleaner for the toilet, mirrors, bathroom, benches, tiles, carpets, windows, furniture, stove top, oven and a wide range of laundry cleaning products including detergent, stain sprays, soakers and fabric softeners. Marketers have successfully convinced many of us that this is what we need to live in a clean and healthy home. The truth is that our homes aren’t cleaner and healthier than they were before these products entered the market in the second half of last century. Not only can the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released from conventional cleaning products contribute to poor indoor air quality, but the contaminants in these products enter our sewerage system upon leaving our homes, where they can negatively impact sewage treatment, the environment and/or the recycling of effluent and biosolids in agriculture. The good news is it is possible to have a clean home without inviting a cocktail of chemicals through your front door, by switching to green cleaning products. Indeed you can replace your entire cupboard of conventional cleaning products with just a few greener options to improve the health of your family, home and wallet.

By Millie Thomas


ristina and Greg Latham have made their mark on Victoria since leaving Roxby Downs 18 months ago. The community involved cou-

ple were featured regularly in The Monitor during their time here, through participation in various community groups and organisations. Kristina and Greg moved to Roxby Downs in April 2007. Kristina, a community group

What green cleaning options do I have?

You can take the ‘greener’ option of buying the commercial eco varieties of cleaners taking the market by storm but these too have been manufactured, packaged and transported to your local store. The household cleaning products used for centuries before commercial cleaners came on the market do just a good job now as they did back then. They are common items found in our home, are cheap and indeed, are the ‘greenest’ cleaning option.

Here are a few of my favourites:

Bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) - is made from soda ash (or sodium bicarbonate) which occurs naturally in our environment. Bicarb soda cleans, deodorises, softens water and is a fantastic scouring powder. White vinegar is made commercially from alcohol via a fermentation process. Vinegar cuts grease and is great as a window cleaner, multi-purpose spray and fabric softener. Eucalyptus oil is made by distilling the foliage from eucalyptus trees and is a natural disinfectant. It quickly and easily removes grease and stains, can be used in the kitchen, bathroom and toilet and is ideal for cleaning hard surface floors. Pure soap is the original general purpose cleaner and contains no extra additives such as colours and fragrances and biodegrades completely. Lemon juice is a mild bleach, deodorant and cleaning agent. Borax is a naturally occurring mineral salt which cleans, deodorises, bleaches and disinfects without strong artificial scents. It may also be used to control pests such as ants and cockroaches. For detailed information on how to use the above natural green cleaners, visit au/blog where individual green cleaning options are profiled.

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munity minded, having joined a sustainability group called Transition Knox. “(We) have organised three successful community clothes swaps over the past 12 months, along with several other initiatives, including a community garden,” she explained. An integral reason behind leaving Roxby Downs in 2010 was to enable Kristina to develop her media career, a step which has been rewarded. “Greg’s not involved in radio anymore, although he does still patiently support my career progression!” she said. SYN is a not for profit organisation that provides media making and training opportunities for those aged 12 – 25. It includes radio, television, screen, online, podcasts and events. “This is a dynamic and challenging role which will help me develop my professional skills and give me a valuable insight into metropolitan media,” said Kristina. Greg too has found vocational success in Melbourne, having been promoted to leading hand at the sheet metal factory he works at six months into the job. “Eventually he’d like to do some further training and become a TAFE lecturer, and teach the ‘next generation’ of metalworkers,” added Kristina. As successful as the young couple has been since their move, Kristina said it hasn’t been without making some major adjustments. “Hook turns, cold, wet weather, lots of people and traffic equals lots to get used to!” she exclaimed. “We’re really enjoying Melbourne, but miss Roxby, the community and all of the fantastic friends we made during our short time there. “Roxby is a fantastic place to live and work and we will forever hold many fond memories of our ‘outback experience’.”

LEFT: Greg and Kristina Latham enjoyed ‘Christmas in July’ in Roxby Downs in 2010.

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heavyweight became involved in Arid Recovery, The Environment Forum, Outback Hotshots, the Red eARTh Festival committee and the Arts and Culture Forum during their short stay here. She also worked extensively in local media as RoxFM’s station manager and as a journalist for local newspaper The Roxby Downs Sun. Greg covered the sporting facet for the couple, playing football and cricket for the Olympic Dam Devils, basketball for The Jets, lawn bowls for the Desalination Plant team and cohosted RoxFM’s football radio show ‘The Scoreboard’. The Lathams have embarked on a whirlwind journey since leaving the Downs, including getting married, travelling and cementing their spots in Melbourne. Kristina and Greg were married in October 2010 in Macclesfield, South Australia. For their honeymoon, they jetted around Italy, France and Germany, before coming back to settle in Melbourne. Kristina temporarily left radio to work in administration at a real estate agency, but Greg continued with his boilermaker profession, securing a job at a sheet metal factory. Kristina is now back in radio, working as membership and administration coordinator at SYN, the same station where infamous radio jockeys Hamish and Andy started out, which she said she loves. In 2011, Kristina and Greg bought a house in Melbourne suburb ‘The Basin’ at the foot of the Dandenong Ranges. “It’s a really pretty spot that is close to the country and parklands, but with the convenience of having suburban shops etcetera nearby,” explained Kristina. Greg wasted no time getting involved in local sport, having joined local cricket team The Basin Huntsmen. “He’s also loving the fact that there’s so much football action in Melbourne! He diligently goes to each local Collingwood game - every single week,” exclaimed Kristina. Kristina has remained com-

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Ed Sach poker fundraiser

Andamooka strategic plan By Millie Thomas


he Andamooka Town Management Committee (ATMC) is currently working through community consultation to release a draft strategic plan to aid the town’s management.

By Vanessa Switala


n Saturday, March 31 a poker night was held at the Community Club to raise funds for local Edward Sach and his fight against cancer.

As previously reported in The Monitor, Edward was recently diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. The 17-year-old grew up in Andamooka and attended St Barbara’s Parish School before moving to high school in Adelaide at Rostrevor College. A total of 32 players registered for the evening with it costing $100 to buy in. From each player $50 went straight to Edward’s cause with the other $50 was put towards the players prize pool. A number of players paid $20 to re-buy throughout the night contributing to the worthy cause. A total of $3,313.10 was raised for Edward during the evening. Kenny Field paid $600 for Sarah Perrett’s sketch of Wild Bill Hickok in the auction. Another of Ms Perrett’s sketches was won by Chris Ali for $100 in the silent auction and Ben Peters paid $600 for a set of Adelaide Casino 25th anniversary playing cards. At the end of the night, Michael Mazurek walked away the winner with Helen Eggart coming second and Kenny Field third. Organisers Kylie and Michelle would like to thank Sarah Perrett for donating the sketches for the auctions, ‘Staff y’ from Andamooka for the donation of the card set, Joseph Sach for the opal necklace and the Community Club for donating the alcohol.

Book club meets


he Roxby Downs Book Club had its second meeting last Tuesday with nine people attending the discussion. ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ was the text the group discussed and organiser Jane Gloster said the groups’ opinions were polarised with some loving it, one lady purchased her own copy to read again, and others not enjoying the text at all. “Lots of us could see parallels in our own life, and enjoyed some of the sayings and aphorisms that Morrie came up with,” Jane said. The next book the club will discuss is ‘The Secret Life of Bees’ by Sue Monk Kidd which is set in the deep south of America in the early 1960s. Jane said she believes the text to be a coming of age story set among the racial tensions of the time. “It should be a really interesting read and a great discussion for us!” The next Book Club meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 1 at 7.30pm at the Community Club. For further details call Jane Gloster on 0429 160 658.

TOP RIGHT: Eric Casanova, Jae Grace and Mac Penglase at the poker night. RIGHT: Kenny Field paid $600 for Sarah Perrett's sketch of Wild Bill Hickok in the auction.


3 years

1,500 communities

By Vanessa Switala

Until recently, Andamooka has not been subject to stringent legislative guidance, and ATMC Chairperson Cecillia Woolford announced last week that if successful, the released plan will become a pilot government structure. “I believe that we are recording this whole process or documenting this whole process so there’s a post docs research process to make sure that someone is writing this up as we go, that’s how important everyone is seeing this model,” said Ms Woolford. She told The Monitor her main agenda was to take the pressure off the Andamooka Progress Opal Miners Association, who have been managing the town through the goodwill of its volunteers. “Let’s get the pressure out of this organisation (APOMA), so this organisation can become what it’s telling me it wants to be and then let’s start the whole, it’s more of a philosophical exploration, of how we can do this differently,” she said.

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LAST WEEK’S HOT TOPIC: Do you agree courts should order the seizure of cars for repeat hoon driving offences? Yes, why shouldn’t repeat hoon drivers have their cars taken by the courts. They obviously learn nothing by fines alone. In the end they will kill an innocent person or themselves. Ivan of the Far North Forfeited vehicles can be taken from hoon drivers and sold by the state of South Australia, which may keep the proceeds. More power to them! Truckie D It’s okay for courts to take the offenders’ cars, but what if the car belongs to parents like me? Concerned Dad If a person wants to live under sharia law a person should live in a country whose culture accepts sharia law. To expect to change our laws to suit themselves shows the disdain these people hold for the Australian way of life. Signed a happy Australian Neighbourhood Watch in Roxby is a step closer. Hope there is enough interest to start a branch here. See you at the meeting. EV


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A thriving and sustainable local business community is essential to a vibrant and sustainable community. This weekly column shares some of the issues facing local business and some of the strategies they are using to gear up for the exciting times that lay ahead for Roxby Downs. Got an idea for a story or some feedback on a story in the Roxby InBusiness column? Email or phone 8671 0500.


Getting in on the action

he BHP Billiton (BHPB) Supplier Forum was held in Roxby Downs recently, the room was packed with more people on the waiting list, as Roxby businesses lined up to find out how they could get in on the action and stay in on the action.

for any mining project in Australia.

3. Keep an eye on the ICN gateway

Public tenders for the Olympic Dam project will be advertised on this website: bhp-biliton-olympic-dam-and-olympicFor those of you who missed out on the dam-project. forum, there were some key messages that There are 10 opportunities listed there emerged: already, four have already been awarded, 1. Get on the list another six up for grabs, and more being The first and strongest message was advertised as they become available. BHPB will be using the Industry Capabil4. Keep up your business ity Network (ICN), run by the Department development activities of Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade and Olympic Dam will be the largest open Resources and Energy (DMITRE), for the cut mine in the world. The individual majority of their business supplier communication, and to source suppliers for projects are enormous. Most of the most of the work coming out of Olympic projects will require the involvement of Dam and associated projects. So the first several businesses. Small and medium thing any business needs to do, whether sized businesses should be approaching they are a current or potential supplier of tier one and tier two companies, and makproducts or services to BHPB, is to regis- ing them aware of your capabilities in orter as a supplier on the Industry Capability der to access subcontracts as part of the Network. You can do so at this website larger projects. 5. Look further afield bhp-biliton-olympic-dam-and-olympicOlympic Dam is one of many large mindam-project. ing projects that are popping up around You can update your skills, services and the region. Diversification of markets and/ products at any time, so it’s important you or skills is the key to business sustainabildon’t delay in getting on there, and that ity. Most businesses who’ve been around you remember to update your profile for a while remember what a killer the last when your offerings change. The ICN use unplanned shutdown was for businesses this list to let organizations looking for who have expensive equipment, leases suppliers know what is available and who and labour laying idle. Those businesses to contact when opportunities arise. 2. Get your business prequalified who can diversify by picking up interim work somewhere else are the ones that The second message was to read the will survive. prequalification documents. Whilst these 6. Clusters particular documents aren’t exactly the Not breakfast cereal, but equally as good same as what you’ll need to fill out in a tender process, they give you a pretty good for longevity. Business clusters allow comidea as to what you’ll need in order to panies to work on large projects as units. qualify for work within the project. With If local businesses can work together to this information you can begin to get your achieve effective, robust and flexible clusbusiness ready for when those tenders do ter units, more of the work can stay in the come up. A further upside of this is that, hands of local companies. Furthermore, if you can prequalify for BHPB or Jacobs, diversifying your markets and skills base you can be confident that you are qualified via clustering is much lower risk. THE MONITOR – Your Community Newspaper

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Youth Week starts Friday! By Vanessa Switala


oxby Leisure and the Youth Centre are excited for Youth Week which starts on Friday!

Andamooka youth will be joining the festivities with organiser of Youth @ Your Library Jodie Evans and Youth Activities Officer Nicole Trethowen working together. To kick off the festivities an outdoor movie night will be held on Friday, April 13 at the school oval showing Mega Mind and Sherlock Holmes from 6.30pm. Then on Saturday, April 14 a skate competition will start at 3pm at the Lions Park. Leigh Morrow Operations Manager of Roxby Leisure and skate competition judge said he will be moderating technique and freestyle skateboarding. Jordan Malm, local youth said he is looking forward to the skate competition during Youth Week and it will be his first time entering such a competition. “I didn’t expect there to be a skate competition in the middle of the desert,” said Jordan. “It will give me confidence to try something different,” he explained. On Wednesday, April 18 an International Food Night will be held at the Dunes Café from 6.30pm. Nicole said a meeting was held last Wednesday

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night with international women in response to the International Food Night. She said Australian women will be cooking Aboriginal damper and kangaroo and Heather Smith who lived in Japan for two years will be cooking Japanese Cuisine. Other cuisines that will be on offer on the night include; Indian, Irish and Papuan New Guinea. “The women have been really enthusiastic,” Nicole said. “Grace Morokai has been the driving force behind the concept. Her enthusiasm has really pushed International Food Night,” she added. Nicole explained the food will be served buffet style and everyone will then sit and eat together. “And we will talk about different cultures and feast,” exclaimed Nicole. Also, on Thursday, April 19 a music workshop will be held from 10am until 4pm in the Auditorium. Finally, on Saturday, April 21 an end of Youth Week disco will be held. Under 12-year-olds will be from 5.30pm until 7pm and 12 years and above will be from 7.30pm until 9pm in the Roxby Leisure Auditorium. All events for Youth Week are free! Nicole thanks all the Roxby Leisure staff for their help and support. More information on Youth Week events is available at the Roxby Leisure Kiosk and Youth Centre.

Public to get say on housing project


Leigh Morrow with his daughter Alyssia and Emma Walkington.


he developer of a proposed 4,500 house estate in Port Augusta says he expects public consultation to begin soon.

The proposal includes shopping facilities and the potential for a school, with 224 houses to be built in the first stage. Developer Pat Cheetham says the demand for housing in the city is high. “With everything that’s going on, the activity in the region, Cultana, Woomera, Prominent Hill, Roxby and just the sheer fact that the housing estate itself will create an internal economy within itself, we’re going to need to builders and landscapers and everything else that’s associated with building houses, so that in itself will generate employment,” he said. Robert Harding from the Housing Industry Association says it will ensure workers in the mining sector live in the region instead of flying in from capital cities. “The last thing we want to see in this state is to have a mining capacity with all the benefits that it brings and then have fly-in, fly-out labour,” he said. “We will have that if we don’t have adequate housing close to where the activity is, so this is what this development will provide.” Mr Harding says it will make the city more attractive. “The very last thing that South Australia needs or wants is with the mining boom that we end up with a fly-in, fly-out population,” he said. Recent data from the Real Estate Institute of South Australia shows the median house price dropped by 30 per cent in Port Augusta in the past 12 months.

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Collecting cars a lifetime hobby By Millie Thomas


wning around 100 cars in half a life time is no mean feat.

Shane ‘Pog’ Toole has owned approximately 100 cars since he started collecting at 17 years of age, and currently owns 23 cars, all in various stages of repair. From his iconic 1970 Cadillac Deville to his Holden VX Clubsport, Shane has a car to suit all, including a recent purchase for his eldest daughter Phoenix – a Dodge Phoenix!

Shane with the 1982 Chevrolet dual cab, dual wheel ute that takes up most of his driveway.

To house his habit, Shane rents a block in the light industrial area, where he stores some of his purchases, of which include a 1978 C10 Chevrolet fourwheeled drive, 1973 and 1974 Chevrolet El Camino, 1976 Ford F250, 1984 Ford F350 four-wheeled drive, 1970 Cadillac Deville, 1972 Fleetwood Cadillac Limousine, two 60 series Toyota Landcruisers, two recent model Landcruisers, a 78 Series Landcruiser, 1964 Limed XD Ford Ute, a VX Clubsport, Dodge Phoenix, two ford Bronco four-wheeled drives, two XD model Fairlanes, a VP Holden Stationwagon and a 98 Ford Explorer. Shane is currently doing up his 1982 C30 Dual Cab, Dual Wheel Chevrolet – a black monstrosity that takes pride position in his driveway. He conceded to only buying the car as a means to tow a boat bought in Queensland a number of years ago. According to Shane, this style of car is often used for frequent towing (such as for horse floats), but his model has some special adjustments. “This one’s actually customed (sic) into a limo!” he explained. The car’s previous owner was the left in a wheelchair after a debilitating car accidents with a semi trailer. Following his accident, the owner altered the car to suit comfort needs for his condition. Apart from practical changes, the car also has adjustable ‘airbags’ and air compressors, which upon command can raise or lower the front and or back of the car, in a similar

Shane Toole with car keys from just some of his collection of 23 cars

fashion to hydraulic pumps. The black hearse-like car sits so low when the bags are at complete depression it’s sump sits on the driveway. Since purchasing the car, Shane has resprayed, reinstated the airbag pumps and compressors and installed two 14 inch subwoofers for a sound system, of which he says aren’t loud enough. Unfortunately, when taking the Chevrolet for a quick drive before the Port Augusta Motor Show in October last year, Shane ran into a bit of trouble. “I took it for one last drive the night before and something went wrong with the engine and it blew up,” he said. He explained the car, which takes both gas and petrol, had struggled after Shane had tried to convert it to petrol only. The car also features 16 inch Alcoa Dually tyres, a 454 Chevrolet number plate and an automatic

transmission. With 54,000 miles (86,904.576 kilometres) on the clock, Shane told The Monitor he will replace the engine and out it up for sale. “Ill put another motor in it, but other than that it’s gone, getting rid of it! “Everything’s for sale!” he joked.

If you are renovating a car or motor bike in Roxby Downs, call Millie Thomas at The Monitor so we can include your pet project in our regular Roxby Revonators column

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Results from the year three to six swimming carnival held on Friday, March 30: Frome: 754 Eyre: 723 Gairdner: 541 Torrens 518

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Safety – What’s your care factor? A

By Millie Thomas

s constant influxes of site-fresh employees move to Roxby Downs, CFIT (Contractor Framework Implementation Team) took the chance to issue a timely reminder about safety vigilance. With an indication of a rising recordable injury frequency rate, the question is, where are people going wrong? Is it in the brand new additions to work sites, the weathered pioneers or in the general attitude forecasted across the departments in approaching safety? Is it simply that people forget, or don’t take the time to remember the rules set in place are to save employees from injury? An approach that CFIT maintains will help employees across the board adhere to regimented safety standards is taking safety home with you. The need for safety vigilance is exemplified by the numerous construction sites popping up in and around Roxby Downs, Andamooka and Olympic

Dam. Whether it be the expansion of Olympic Dam Village, the Copper Sands development, or even a sectioned of piece of walkway, all five senses must be used to positively identify hazards that may cause harm to you or your loved ones. “Regardless of if you’re home, away or down the street, be aware of things around you,” said CFIT Executive, Tim Dixon. What Mr Dixon and CFIT Executive Chairperson Phil Lacey need employees to understand, is their actions reverberate onto those closest to them. “You are a supervisor and manager in your own home,” explained Mr Dixon. The heads of the household subconsciously act as natural born leaders, especially to their family. The idolised role of a mother or father impacts on children, whether it be in a positive or negative way. Many parents recognise that children of a certain age repeat a lot of what they hear – better known as ‘my little echo’. This is why CFIT believes it

is so important to set the highest standard of safety within the home from the outset and throughout. “Safety sets are different at home and work, but the line of thinking is the same,” explained Mr Lacey. “Take safety home with you – live and breath it, don’t leave it at the gate.” CFIT would also like to remind everyone of the importance of their ‘Big Five’ when making safety conscious decisions. The ‘Big Five’ outlines the five most important things in your life, whether it be family and friends, income, lifestyle or anything you can’t live without. An individual’s ‘Big Five’ must be the first things considered when making the decision to work safely at work. So when a small decision could result in a much larger, life changing decision down the track, the responsibility rests on us. “Each and everyone of us should have a vested interest in our safety and the safety of others,” concluded Mr Lacey.

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You follow most safety regulations, but for the wrong reason. Look into how you can improve your understanding of safety in the workplace, and why it is important.

You understand why safety regulations are put in place, and agree that they are the best method in keeping everybody safe. You are proactive and comprehensive, well done!

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01. Jo Bourn and Jo Brind at the Tavern to celebrate Jo Bourn’s 40th Birthday. 02. President of the Motocross Club Clint Gow-Smith presents Easter raffle winners Nicole Nourse and William with an Easter basket. Runner up goes to M. Cook. 03. Karen Taubers, Carl Hobbs and Cody Gaiter at the Community Club for poker night to raise funds for Ed Sach. 04. Sam Hall and Belzy Whittaker at their engagement party in Wallaroo.

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Poker – WIN $$$ Members’ Night in the Courtyard • $15 All you Can Eat Buffet • Fun and Games Pool competition starts March 8 Super Fridays • Meat Raffle • $5 Pints of Hahn Super Dry Live Music from 8PM Party Till the Wee Hours with DJ X-Ray • Drinks Specials All Night BINGO – Cash prizes and giveaways! NEW TIME 2PM!


Leah Hurrell, Julie Christie, Kristy Mackenzie and Pat Langridge brought their poker faces to the table at Ed Sach’s fundraising Poker Night at the Club a couple of weeks ago. Look for your photo in ‘Party person of the week’ to win one free $25 voucher at the Community Club.


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The Board that provides a community voice locally JOINING FORUMS

Q What suggestions for change do you have for Roxby Downs?

If you would like to join a forum and

1. Affordable housing

would like more information please

2. Indoor play cafe

contact the following people.

3. Meeting places for community groups

New members are always welcome.

4. Neighbourhood watch.

ARTS and CULTURE FORUM Rachel Young 0428 671 000

Q What would you like to see more of in Roxby Downs?

All ears at the Happy Healthy Expo T

he Community Board is keen to hear the views of the community and has been using market days and other key events as a way to create a direct line of communication with local residents. The Happy Healthy Expo held last weekend was another perfect opportunity to touch base and board member Michelle Davis was on hand to talk to people. At the March market day a snap shot survey was held and the Board col-

lated these result to gauge broader community interest at the Expo. The top four results for each of the questions asked can be seen in the column right. Although this snap shot survey only relfects the views of a small group of people they are consistent with other surveys held over the years. “You would think that with the high turnover of population that the views of the community would be different as people come and go.

It is interesting that these views have not changed. Everyone, no matter whether they are long term residents and or recently arrived, links their concerns to the fundamental aspects of life - family, housing, safety and activities,” said Michelle Hales Executive Officer of the Community Board. The next opportunity to have a say will be at May market day stall. “If you are passing by the stall please stop and say hello. The Community Board is listening”.

1. More shops food and retail

There are now 42 different nationalities represented in the Roxby Downs community including many people from Africa and South America. Such diversity not only brings challenges but immense cultural and com-

munity development opportunities. The success of the Multicultural Quilt Project, Multicultural Group, Big Warm Welcome and Harmony Day events demonstrates the willingness of the community to embrace and celebrate cultural diversity. Michelle Hales Executive Officer of the Community Board said, “As a community we need to ensure that the needs of all of

our residents are met. We need to plan strategically for cultural diversity in all aspects of community life including religious diversity, health literacy, English language tutoring and access to foods as well as celebrating world cultures through events and activities. The forum provides a platform for us to do this.” Forum members will not only provide strategic direction but also have the opportunity to or-

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2. More family friendly events

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3. More police patrols at night


4. More activities at night.

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Q - What do you value most about living Roxby Downs?

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1. Friendly and supportive community


2. Family life – being together


3. Relaxed lifestyle

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4. Safety.

Multicultural Forum takes shape I n recognition of our growing multicultural community the Community Board has approved the establishment of a Multicultural Forum as one of its subcommittees.


COMMUNITY GARDEN Patrik Ibele 8671 0168

ganise events and projects that match cultural vitality goals. Membership of the forum is currently being finalised with the first meeting expected later this month. “This is an exciting time for our community with population growth on the horizon. It is important that we start planning now,” Ms Hales said.

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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.

Michelle Davis • George Giakoumis Vicki Mason • Gaylene Crane Mary Lewis • Liz Rogers • Cindy Harrichund • Bill Boehm Chad Menzies • Heath Murry • Michael Esposito •

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Dunes Café is situated in the heart of Roxby Downs Cultural Precinct making it the perfect location for breakfast, lunch and morning or afternoon coffee. Its seating is for approximately 67 people making it a great location for social gatherings, meetings and functions. Responsibilities: · Customer Service · General cleaning · Setting up for functions · Serving of canapés Previous experience preferred but not essential: · Functions or as a Waiter · Food preparation of sandwiches and light meals · Service of food · Setting up, stocking and general cleaning duties Essential: · Available to work over a 7 day roster and some out of hours · Strong customer service skills · Understanding of OH&S and Food Hygiene requirements · Well presented A current South Australian RSA Certificate would be an advantage. On the job training will be provided If you are a friendly person, hard working, good with customers, reliable and trustworthy please send a copy of your cover letter and resume to: Emma Walkington – Human Resources Officer Roxby Leisure PO Box 300, Roxby Downs SA 5725 Phone: 08 8671 0500 or 0409 888 923 Email:

Dunes Café is situated in the heart of Roxby Downs Cultural Precinct making it the perfect location for breakfast, lunch and morning or afternoon coffee. Its seating is for approximately 67 people making it a great location for social gatherings, meetings and functions. Responsibilities: · Cooking - Lunch and breakfast service only · General cleaning · Some preparation of food for functions Previous experience preferred but not essential · Experience in working in a café environment Essential: · Available to work over a 7 day roster and some out of hours total 38 hours per week · Experience in preparing meals · Ability to work effectively under pressure · Be hygiene conscious · Have excellent presentation On the job training will be provided. If you are a friendly person, hard working, reliable, and able to work well in a Team environment please send a copy of your cover letter and resume to: Emma Walkington – Human Resources Officer Roxby Leisure PO Box 300, Roxby Downs SA 5725 Phone: 08 8671 0500 or 0409 888 923 Email:


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Barista/Café Assistant Full Time Position Dunes Café is situated in the heart of Roxby Downs Cultural Precinct making it the perfect location for breakfast, lunch and morning or afternoon coffee. Its seating is for approximately 67 people making it a great location for social gatherings, meetings and functions. Responsibilities: · Customer Service · Cash Handling · General cleaning · Hot and cold beverage making · Setting up for functions Previous experience preferred but not essential: · Previous experience within a retail food environment, preferably in cafes · Barista Experience Essential: · Available to work over a 7 day rotating roster and some out of hours total 38 hours per week · Excellent communication skills and good work ethic · Be hygiene conscious · Have excellent presentation On the job training will be provided. If you are a friendly person, hard working, reliable, and able to work well in a Team environment please send a copy of your cover letter and resume to: Emma Walkington – Human Resources Officer Roxby Leisure PO Box 300, Roxby Downs SA 5725 Phone: 08 8671 0500 or 0409 888 923 Email:

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NOTICE Is hereby given that the Administrator of the Roxby Downs Council on March 27, 2012 made the following orders; That the Administrator of the Council exercises the power vested in the Administrator under the Roxby Downs (Indenture Ratification) Act 1982 and Section 33 of the Road Traffic Act 1961 and Clause F of the instrument of General Approval of the Minister 28 November 1999. Pursuant to Section 33(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1961 declare that the event described below is to take place on the road described below is an event to which Section 33 of the Road Traffic Act 1961 applies; and

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Pursuant to Section 33 (1) (b) of the Road Traffic Act 1961 make an order directing that persons taking part in the event be exempted in relation to the road from duty, to observe the Australian Road Rules specified below subject to any conditions described below and attached to the exemption. Australian Road rules Exemption and Conditions Rule 230: Crossing the road Rule 234: Crossing the road on or near a crossing for Pedestrians Rule 238: Pedestrians travelling along the road. W. J. Boehm Administrator March 27, 2012

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New community librarian By Vanessa Switala


imberley Hargrave recently jumped at the opportunity to move to Roxby Downs and take on the role of community librarian. The role was left unfilled when Marie Tresize resigned from the position in mid 2011. When Kimberley saw the role advertised earlier in the year, she thought it was a great opportunity. “It can be challenging to attract professionals in regional places,” she explained. “I think it is really rewarding both personally and professionally to work in smaller communities and the lifestyle benefits can be great.” Kimberley moved to Roxby Downs last weekend from Gawler and was previously employed by the District Council of Mallala as the Library Services Coordinator for six years. She has also worked in Whyalla at the TAFE and as the children’s librarian, and also in Peterborough and Broken Hill. Kimberley said the move to Roxby Downs will allow her to re-form friendships from these areas, and of course make new ones! Her father worked in Roxby Downs

approximately 12 years ago and she said she had always heard a lot about Roxby Downs whilst growing up, and was intrigued to see what it is like. The position at Roxby Downs Community Library enables Kimberley to continue her work in local government, and, “whilst was a big decision to make and relocate, was one I could not refuse as it met many of by personal and professional goals and allows me to have a change in lifestyle”. She said she is particularly interested in the community and cultural development side of her role and looking forward to getting to know everyone and meeting new people. In her spare time, Kimberley enjoys making jewellery and keen to become involved with community groups. Kimberley hopes she will make an impact in her role as the community librarian. “I’m pretty excited because this year is the ‘National Year for Reading’.” She also said she is looking forward to the school holiday program with sessions being held today and next Wednesday, April 18 at 2pm. “From what I’ve been told it’s quite a popular program.” For more information on the holiday sessions or to book a place please call 8671 0660.

Loads of holiday fun at the library


f your kids are looking for something to do these school holidays come and join in the fun at the library.

Kimberley Hargrave looks forward to being Roxby Downs’ community librarian.

The next session has a garden theme with a range of activities aimed at five to 13 year olds. Activities include painting, paper mache flower pots and making paper flowers, butterflies and dragon-

April School Holiday Activities Roxby Downs Community Library 18th April at 2.00pm Papers and Pots

Ages 5 to 13 Younger children may require assistance Older clothes recommended For further information or bookings call 86710660

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flies. As there is paint involved kids are encouraged to wear older clothes. For younger children there will be colour- ins and cardboard bugs to make. There will also be paper transformers and word search with a garden theme. Places are limited so bookings are essential. To find out more contact the library on 8671 0660.

make a quick visit to the Roxby Council here has been an increasing days. Under the terms of the old agency office. demand for motor registration It is important to note that Roxby and licence services over the last agreement we were unable to assist people on the other three days of the Council acts as an agent only with all few months. With this in mind Roxby Council approached the State Government for approval to extend the hours of operation of the Service SA agency. The service was originally delivered only on Wednesdays and Thursdays but this resulted in lengthy queues particularly on or around BHP Billiton pay

LIBRARY Opening hours 8.30 to 5 pm weekdays 9.30 am to 12 noon Saturdays Telephone 8671 0660 • Fax 8671 1418 Email: 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

week. With Government approval the service was extended to Monday to Friday and since that time there has been a steady increase in transactions across all days of operation. The spread over five days has also evened out the peak times which is good news for customers who need to

transactions directed to the Port Augusta Customer Service Centre. Port Augusta supports our staff with telephone advice and training. Telephone assistance is also available to customers using the Service SA hotline number 131 084 which operates Monday to Friday between the hours of 8.00am and 6.00pm.



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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RDCA presentations

Under 21 players of the year from Hornridge Alex Wissle, Andamooka Craig Rainsford and Roxby Rogues Matt Hayball.

Ross Mill was awarded the Twenty20 Player of the Year.


FRONT: Greg Weltner and Graham Warren. BACK: Paul Trotta, Brad Cox, Jason Schell and Craig Wilson at the Roxby Downs Cricket Association presentation evening.

Junior basketball grand final Chives Leisure Cup notice

Why did you get involved in the Road Safety Ambassador role at your club? I guess it’s something I believe in. I’ve been indirectly involved growing up, like when I was on my P’s, in bad incidents on the road and I think it’s a really vulnerable group of people and I just believe in the cause, that’s the main reason why I got involved. What have you and your club done so far to promote safe driving practices? Roxby Districts Sporting Club is good at acknowledging high risk events that we might have. So maybe, the trip to Coober Pedy traditionally when I was on the committee last year, we organised a bus to go to and from Coober Pedy so the players didn’t end up having to worry about driving and the possibly going out for a big night and having to drive back. So just eliminating that risk or managing it a bit better from the Club’s point of view. Also I think Roxby Districts Sporting Club is similar to Andamooka, we have a lot of events that are targeted at families and I guess a lot of our members live locally so

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matemorphosis campaign has had on the club and the community? I think the campaign has definitely got people talking with those images and commercials released. I guess they’re really targeted at young adults. So it gets you thinking about it and I think a lot of our football club is made up of that age group that uses that language. Statistics show that we are the high risk group, so its good to see its being acknowledged. MMAC04 MAMAC MAC049 AC04 AC049 C049491_D 11__D_D

lease note due to the Easter break the Chives Leisure Cup nominations will now close on Sunday, April 15. The Cup will commence on Sunday, April 22 instead of April 15. For more information or to nominate your team please contact Leigh Morrow on 0448 882 186 or Tony D’Arrigo on 0417 816 336. Registration information and forms can be obtained from the Leisure Centre Kiosk.

if we have local events, they are able to walk home. I don’t think there’s really the temptation to drive given the proximity of the Club or the Golf Club from the oval. I think it’s something that is already managed pretty well. I guess we’re a bit lucky in Roxby, I come from Sydney where you can’t always have that luxury. But I think it’s probably something that’s not as much of a risk as other country football clubs.



ABOVE: Tex Harrison wins the ball for the Wildcats in the under12-boys grand final. LEFT: Seb Kerrish takes on his opponent while playing in the under14-boys grand final.

Roxby Downs Netball Association Phone: 0408 264 123 (Kate) Email: Location: Roxby Leisure Cost: $45 When: Wednesday May 2 2012 (Nine week program) Registration Date: April 13 2012

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Junior basketball grand final action

LEFT: Wes Knights was awarded the Scott Rigg Memorial Trophy. ABOVE: Taj Gow-Smith fights for the ball in the under-10-boys’ grand final. BELOW: Hayley Wurfel wins the ball for the Cougars in the under-12-girls’ grand final. BELOW LEFT: Maddy Young pushes past her opponent during the under-14-girls’ grand final.

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