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Police Station Officially Opened

Top: Sergeant Stuart Paxton and Commisioner Malcolm Hyde guide the guests through a tour of the new building. Above: Police Officers watch the ceremony of the Station’s inauguration.

Commisioner Malcolm Hyde and Hon Lyn Breuer unveil the commemorative plaque of Roxby Downs’ new police station

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By Celeste Lustosa

n Thursday, April 14 2011 South Australia Police celebrated the official opening of Roxby Downs new state of the art Police Station. The ceremony was attended by the Speaker of the House of Assembly the Hon Lyn Breuer, Police Commissioner Malcolm Hyde, Officer in Charge for the Far North Local Service area Superintendent James Blandford and Roxby Council Administrator Bill Boehm, as well as other SAPOL, BHP Billiton and community representatives. The Government of South Australia approved the construction of a new police station at Roxby Downs in March 2007. The new facility replaces the original Police Station at Richardson Place which was operating from 1987 until 2010. The new police station was a $7.9 million project, designed to accommodate future expanding police resources to a total of 30 sworn officers and two administrative positions, which

includes an expanded patrol base; special facilities to support criminal investigation, crime scene examination and criminal justice; secure car park; security camera coverage of the car park and external perimeter of the building and a cell complex with three holding cells, a padded cell and an enclosed exercise yard and administrative and support areas. The old facility was not capable of accommodating the forecast staff increases or facilitating the range of additional policing services required by BHP’s expansion. According to Commissioner Malcolm Hyde the Olympic Dam expansion is a very exciting project. “I think the mining highlights the Police role in local communities. It is necessary for the Police to provide safety and security for any community and any State to be able to grow and prosper on its potential.” Mr Hyde also said that “South Australian Police is one of the longest and oldest Police organisations in the world, something we are proud of. “As the State is growing and prospering, South

Australian Police has been there to provide security and safety needed for that to occur. In Roxby Downs which is a quite new community, as things grow, it won’t be different. “Who knows what the population is going to be after the expansion and we are expecting a really big development. The old Police Station was established in 1998 and initially only two officers were there. As we look forward to the number of police officers and services we need to provide here, the old Police Station wouldn’t be able to fit in the future development. We needed to look into something more substantial that we could use to provide better services to the community as we go forward,” Mr Hyde explained. Council Administrator Bill Boehm told The Monitor that “Council is extremely pleased with the quality and standard of the new Roxby Downs Police Station which will meet the existing and likely future needs of the community. “Council commends the State Government for having the foresight to construct this Police Station to such a high standard prior to any expansion of the town. The quality of the facility should assist in

encouraging staff to come to Roxby and further expand on the current excellent recruitment that is in place. State and Local police ably led by Sgt Officer in Charge Stuart Paxton are to be commended for such an excellent result.” Speaker of the House of Assembly Hon Lyn Breuer said she was really pleased to be here for such an exciting event. “It is a pleasure to be able to come along and do something that is really significant for this area. One of the things I am really satisfied with the government at the moment is the increasing number of members of the Police Force in South Australia. We built Police Stations in quite a number of areas, and it pleases me that many are country areas.” She went on saying “There are over 4,400 police officers in South Australia, which are 700 more than when Labor took off in 2002. That’s good and I am really delighted about that and we do plan to recruit more police officers over the next few years.”

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Also according to her, South Australia has the highest number of police officers per capita of all the states. “The challenge is to get them to country areas of the State,” she added. “I think Roxby Downs is an exciting place. I am very confident it will go ahead and that in 10 years time we won’t be able to even recognise this place. And people will be encouraged to live here and be part of this community, so it is important to have the facilities to accommodate and serve them and of course the police station is an important part of that.

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“It is predicted that there will be a camp here of 8,500 people when they expand the mine; that’s a community within a camp and it’s good that the station will be ready for that,” Ms Breuer added. She concluded by saying: “I also want to acknowledge and thank all the police officers throughout the state but particularly here in Roxby and in our country regions. We are very lucky to have such a professional and reliable police force in our region. To all the officers here, I would like to say you do a great job, you are very much appreciated and we could not do it without you.”

Nominations are open to individuals, groups and businesses who live and/or work in the Far North in the categories of Arts, Community Group, Community Individual, Tourism, Sports, Small Business, Large Business, Innovation, Sustainability and Youth. Advantage SA CEO Nikki Seymour-Smith urged South Australians to support the 2011 awards and celebrate success and achievement in regional South Australia. “I encourage those in the Far North region to put forward nominations for the 2011 Regional Awards and ensure that those individuals, groups and businesses that are making a positive difference in Far North are recognised for their achievements.” “2010 was an amazing year for the Regional Awards. We saw record nominations and entries, with a 100% increase on entries from the previous year.” “We receive significant nominations support from the Far North region each year and we look forward to an even better year for the Far North region, and the regions across the State in 2011.” The 2011 Awards program was launched on Friday 1 April by the Hon Gail Gago MLC, Minister for Regional Development at a cocktail function at the InterContinental Adelaide. 2011 winners will be announced at the Advantage SA Regional Awards ceremonies held annually in seven different regions across South Australia in October and November. Regional Awards nominees can also nominate for the 2011 South Australian of the Year Awards. Nominations can be made online by visiting www. advantagesa.com.au, or by collecting a nomination form available from community outlets or by calling Advantage SA on 08 8211 8111. Nominations for this year’s Advantage SA Regional Awards will close Friday 3 June 2011. The Advantage SA Regional Awards are proudly supported by the Government of South Australia and the awards program partner is Regional Development Australia. 2011 Advantage SA Regional Awards categories: • Westpac Large Business Award • Westpac Small Business Award • Department of Trade and Economic Development Innovation Award • Hames Sharley Sustainability Award • StatewideSuper Tourism Award • Adelaide Event and Exhibition Centre Youth Award

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Real Estate crisis not yet alleviated By Millie Thomas

The recent announcement of a land release at Andamooka has misled readers, according to local realtors. The article, which was published in The Advertiser last week, led readers to believe that a newly released land package would help to alleviate Roxby’s real estate crisis, however, this has been proven to be untrue. The Monitor quizzed Ali Webber, realtor at Wardles Co Real Estate, and Principal realtor, Craig Sumsion from Raine & Horne Roxby Downs about the market. “In Roxby, we’re full,” said Mr Sumsion. “It’s just one of those cyclic things. There’s a relatively high demand at the moment because there’s a bit going on in town, but the demand can change from week to week.” Mr Sumsion went on to say that this pattern is common amongst mining towns, and that developers must be careful.

” “ If you bring in too much housing, all you do is penalise the home owners that are already here, who are already invested in the town.

“If you flood the market, then all you’ve actually done is lower the value of everybody else’s house. It’s got to be a happy medium. “You still need to encourage people to invest in the town, because you still need a large number of privately owned rental properties in the town and without people investing in the town, you won’t have that supply and the only way you can keep that going is by saying well the rents need to be at a particular level to make it viable,” he said. Ms Webber said that Andamooka is only just bouncing back from

hard times, and that the market is steady. “Rentals are being filled but certainly not at the rate of Roxby homes and rental prices have not increased like Roxby’s have over the last six months,” she said. “The development depends on whether its going to be leased to BHP or contractors if so, I don’t see that it will impact the market at all because it is no different to single men’s type accommodation. This will certainly assist with the load of the camps and motel, but I still think they will fill first and Andamooka will be a flow on effect.” Mr Sumsion confirmed Ms Webber’s comments about the single men’s accommodation. “That particular development in Andamooka is advertised as 15 rooms,” he said. “We have a reasonable amount of properties for rent in Andamooka and we’re filling those up quite steadily as well, but that type of development is a different type of thing altogether, it’s a camp style accommodation. “Those sorts of developments cater for a different type of market. What it will do currently is it will give extra accommodation for shutdowns and commuting accommodation options, but I don’t know if they’re necessarily a permanent accommodation for families.” Ms Webber and Mr Sumsion pointed out that we are still unsure of exact population numbers in years to come and this should be taken into account. “Until BHP Billiton announce that expansion is a definite and indicate the numbers of population growth it is very difficult to project, because we don’t know how many workers will be fly in fly out,” said Ms Webber. “Housing is normally always an issue in mining towns, the demand always seems to be greater than the amount of houses we can supply.” “I think it would be more beneficial to everybody and probably more cost effective if the town is expanded on a needs basis, not on a projection, because I don’t believe that the projections they made in 1987 were correct, they took three to four times the length of time that they were actually projecting,” concluded Mr Sumsion.

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For several local traders operating specialty shops in the central mall complex the rents are around $650 per square metre per annum, equivalent to what retailers are paying in a North Adelaide shopping centre where the foot traffic is more than 30,000 per week. In Roxby Downs the Central Shopping Mall managed by international property management company Savills, rents are equally as high as those being paid in Adelaide and with only a small fraction of the shopper traffic flow. By comparison rents per square metre in larger Westfield shopping centre are about 30% higher that medium sized centres. Most local retailers are reluctant to talk about the problems they face every month. Those contacted said they are struggling to remain in business with the crippling rents they pay and at a time when business has not recovered fully from the GFC or the nine month closure of the Clarke Shaft when Roxby experienced a general downturn in the local economy. Some local retailers say they argue every month about rents, but get nowhere and believe they are being “ripped off ”. Because they can’t talk openly about rents due to a confidentiality agreement, they have no combined bargaining power with the managers of the Centre. One retailer said it is important for Roxby Downs’s people to know what they face and pointed out it is a mistaken belief that it is cheaper to shop out of town. “That makes it even harder to stay in business when locals shop elsewhere. “We have to sell a lot of our product just to cover the high rents and other outgoings like power etc. That’s why we work in the shops ourselves, we simply can’t afford staff.” One particular retailer who is paying almost the equivalent in cost per square metre as those operating similar size stores in metropolitan Adelaide was devastated when told of the comparison in foot traffic. Another said their rent has just been increased again and they will have to put up prices to cover the extra. “But we just have to find it each month.” Others contacted were also reluctant to comment on record, but each faced the same situation of paying “exorbitant” rents. Roxby Central Shopping Mall now has three vacant shops, one for more than 18 months and another for almost 12 months and the other for the last month. With three vacant shops in the mall The Monitor contacted the centre’s manager’s Savills for comment nearly two weeks ago and to date there has been no answer. Rents in the Tutop Street complexes are said to be cheaper but only marginally. Local real estate agent and property manager Craig Sumsion of Raine and Horne said he sees both sides of the argument. On one hand he is a tenant and on the other he manages commercial properties. “I know where they are coming from but that’s the situation here Roxby. What they (shop tenants) have to realise is there is no need for extra retail space.” Mr. Sumsion explained there are seven different retail zones in Roxby Downs and the Central Mall zone is different to the Tutop Street Zone. He said for instance Tutop Street is zoned retail/showroom bulky goods and even if some retailers from the mall wanted to relocate they may be deemed as non-complying. “But it’s not just rents that are hurting all retailers in Roxby Downs,” said Mr Sumsion. “There are all the other outgoings that make it very difficult. Rates, electricity, gas, water are all charged at commercial rates which are astronomical.” Empathizing with the other retailers, he said what people in Roxby have to remember this is a two way street. “They come in and ask for donations and support and then go and shop out of town or on line. That doesn’t help.”

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Community Foundation grants open The Roxby Downs Community Foundation grants round two are open and all clubs and community groups are encouraged to apply for funding. The Foundation has already presented its first Community Grant and it is looking forward to receiving new applications. The Roxby Downs Community Foundation is supported by a board of directors, made up predominantly of key local people from within the community and who decide on the grants. Michelle Hales, Chairperson of the Community Foundation said, “I en-

courage local community groups to apply for grants that could benefit them, as well as the wider community.” She also stated that it doesn’t have to be a specific amount for projects to be eligible. Closing date for this round of grants is May, 31st 2011. Grant applications are available at the Big Sky Service Centre, located at 14 Tutop Street in Roxby Downs. For more information please contact Michelle Hales on 0418 833 818 or email: communityfoundation@roxbydowns.com .

Roxby Downs Youth Health Advisory Group recognised at state awards The Roxby Downs Youth Health Advisory Group was presented by The Honourable Grace Portolesi MP, Minister for Youth as a Semi Finalist in the Rural Doctors’ Workforce Agency Rural Health Award. The awards were presented at the 2011 Channel 9 Young Achiever Awards Presentation ceremony held at the Hilton Adelaide on Saturday March 26. 400 guests, including the Hon. Mike Rann MP, Premier of South Australia and Patron of the awards attended the Gala event. The ten category winners were: Paul Vasileff, 20 of Seaton - The Coffee Club Arts Award; Suzanne

Mashtoub Abimosleh, 23 of Hillcrest - RAA Driving Force Leadership Award; Grace Bowman, 20 of Greenacres - Worldwide Online Printing Sports Award; Laura Brooks, 28 of Ingle Farm - The University of Adelaide Faculty of Sciences Science and Technology Award; Dean Barnett, 21 of Glossop - Coles Regional Initiative Award; Timothy Braund, 18 of Wayville - Adelaide Airport Limited Community Leadership Award; Kaitlin Taylor, 15 of Kingscote - Flinders Ports Environment Award; Amelia Lange, 27 of Clare - Rural Doctors Workforce Agency Rural Health Award; Rebecca Richards, 24 of Brooklyn Park - Office

for Youth Aboriginal Achievement Award; Deanna Lush, 28 of Unley - Harvey Norman Career Achievement Award. The Roxby Downs Youth Health Advisory Group consists of students from Roxby Downs Area School. The Group is designed and conducted a study on youth health. They then built a youth specific health service offering weekly adolescent targeted clinics to young people and now raise money to maintain the service. The students also formed a steering committee to address ongoing service development.

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Roxby says goodbye to youth officer By Celeste Lustosa

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ith impressive achievements that include a radio award and an Advantage SA Regional Award for the youth category, Youth and Social Services Coordinator Shane Hough is leaving town. After one year in Roxby, the young and vibrant professional made sure our youth was supported and showcased. Amongst the services provided by the Roxby Leisure Youth services, which is a division of Roxby Council, is a drop-in service, when the centre is opened and people can go in to play pool, air hockey, watch a DVD or just chill out with friends on a WII competition. An average of over 150 people enjoy these activities every month. The Monitor spoke to Roxby Leisure Operations Manager Michael Esposito about what happens to the centre until another professional takes over Shane’s job. “It’s very disappointing for Roxby Leisure and for the community, particularly the youth, losing such an active and involved Youth Officer. He will be sorely missed. “The Youth Centre will continue to operate with the opening on weekdays and weekends, with the exact time to be determined. We are still in a process of organising staffing, but at this stage it will operate in

the most popular times, and it will be staffed and supervised by Roxby Leisure.” Mr Esposito also explained that they will be advertising the position locally very soon and also seek recruitment out of town. “The role is likely to be very similar to what Shane has done, and focused solely on the youth,” he said. He also added that if anyone is interested in continuing to volunteer in the youth activities, helping organising and being part of the YAC (Youth Advisory Committee) they can still do so and contact him for all enquires regarding to the youth centre and services to the youth. Also according to him, FliipSyde clinics continue as normal. Roxby Council Administrator Bill Boehm told The Monitor that “Council is naturally disappointed that current Youth Officer is leaving Roxby, as he has been active in improving the quality of youth services delivered but equally is pleased that he has been able to take this experience with him in his new career.” He went on to say that “the recruitment of Youth positions is always difficult in rural and remote areas, but a replacement will be sought with recruitment soon to be underway.” Shane Hough also spoke to The Monitor about his experience in Roxby. “I’m lucky to be able to

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like having an endless amount of shows! Being involved in YHAG and FliipSyde were also highlights.” As for what he will miss the most, Shane said it will be the friendly faces. “You don’t realise how much of an impact a community has on you until the moment you make the hard decision to leave. Roxby Downs has truly shaped me as a person and help me develop skills which I wouldn’t have got anywhere else.” Shane has a few projects up his sleeve and for now he will be moving into Emergency Care where he will work and live with children that have been put into State Guardianship.

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“Where do you think the Crows and Port Power will finish this season?” On current form you would have to think that neither Adelaide AFL teams will make the top eight. As a supporter for years they are both so frustrating to watch as they show glimpses of form but not nearly enough to be a contender anytime soon. But I will still follow them both – and any other non Victorian team! RR Forget the Crows and Power. Unless any other teams show something soon Collingwood will win back to back flags! We will never hear the end of it from big head Ed then. AntiEd, Roxby Downs I think the Crows may finish just outside the top 8, tho they would probably struggle to beat the bye. I don’t think Port could manage to beat the Marree Under 8’s on the form they are showing. Ronnie #32 The large playground at RDAS got damaged in the stormy weather months ago. While the new gym is going up in leaps and bounds how about fixing the playground so that the children have somewhere to play besides one small playground at recess and lunch. Frustrated parent. Would the silver BMW please stop parking their car DAILY in the drop of zone at the area school on Arcoona St. It’s rude and annoying for people wanting to pick up their kids who are waiting on the side of the curb! Im watching you. SS of Parking

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I was appalled when I dropped my daughter at childcare to see that the centre is owed almost $17,500 in unpaid fees. Talking to friends who work in childcare, apparently this happens in many centres. The Roxby Downs Childcare Centre is a not-for-profit community-run childcare centre. Their management committee is made up of volunteers who work tirelessly to fundraise in order to keep fees to a minimum. Any money they make, which is probably not a lot if they are owed over $17,000, goes back into the centre and does not line the pockets of some faceless CEO. Like any business (not-for-profit or otherwise) they have bills they have to pay. They would have wages, rent, essential services such as power and water, phone etc. Possibly the only area they could make up any shortfall is through not buying as many early learning resources. So basically by not paying your fees you would be robbing your and other local children of early learning experiences important for their development. It’s not that different to stealing items from the CWA op-shop bin. When I lived and worked in WA we had to pay childcare fees two weeks in advance or our children were at risk of losing their place. I was paid monthly so on payday I would pay the next month’s fees in advance. There was only one centre in town, and two others in the next town 20km away. So basically if my daughter lost her place at the centre I couldn’t work. I treated it the same as my rent, power, phone and other household bills and factored it into my monthly budget. Why do other people not do this? I can understand that you might have a bad week and forget to pay your fees. Since coming

to Roxby I’ve done that but as soon as the next week’s invoice came in with the two weeks owing I quickly got onto internet banking or dropped into the centre and remedied the situation! If you can’t pay the fees don’t send your children to childcare. It’s pretty much as simple as that. If you got to the register in Woolworths with your week’s worth of shopping and then couldn’t pay for it they wouldn’t just let you take it. They’d put it aside until you went to the bank or they’d put it back on the shelves. Why should childcare be any different? I’m impressed that I am able to pay my fees a week in arrears and not two weeks in advance. I couldn’t show my face at the centre knowing I owed fees. Perhaps I am not as brazen as some. I’d like to stress that these are purely my personal feelings on the issue and not those of the childcare centre (but they would be fully justified to feel the same way). I just felt so strongly about it I had to say something or I may have exploded! I’m hoping that the situation has improved by the time this letter is printed and my faith in the goodwill of Roxby residents can be restored. Kylie Dospisil Roxby Downs

Play by the Rules As you know, local newspapers play a significant role in supporting sport and recreation clubs at the community level and covering the feats of local champions and outstanding clubs each weekend. Unfortunately this season, you will no doubt have to report on countless cases of clubs or individuals being kicked out of competitions, racist taunts, bullying, parents yelling abuse at kids and refe-

rees, fights, sexist behaviour, homophobic comments – the list goes on. This is both unacceptable and unnecessary. We are writing to inform you of a government-supported initiative and free online resources called Play by the Rules, which is aimed at assisting grassroots sport and recreation clubs to manage risks around child protection, discrimination and harassment and keep their local sport safe, fun and fair for everyone. Play by the Rules (www.playbytherules. net.au) is a free website which offers online training, information and resources for everyone involved in sport – coaches, administrators, players, officials, parents and spectators. It is supported by the Australian Sports Commission and all state and territory government sport and recreation and anti-discrimination agencies. The site includes information on common issues and challenges in sport such as team selection, girls playing in boy’s teams and dealing with angry, abusive parents; short interactive scenarios on topical sporting issues including religious inclusion, disability inclusion, homophobia and sexual harassment; state- specific information on requirements under antidiscrimination and child protection legislation, and; free online coaching courses on these issues. Recently, several high-profile Australian sporting role-models, rugby league great Petero Civoniceva, Australian Rules dual Brownlow Medal winner Adam Goodes, and international cricket legend Adam Gilchrist, have jumped on board to promote Play by the Rules messages to help keep sport inclusive, safe and fair. Steve Rossingh, Executive Director of Sport and Recreation in the Northern Territory and Co-chair of Play by the Rules

Sorry to say both Crows and Power will not make the eight this year! Swannie

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News in Brief Miner touts Eyre Peninsula uranium trial Uranium SA has confirmed it will proceed with a fullscale trial to mine uranium on Eyre Peninsula. The company is about to apply for a mining licence for the trial at Mullaquana, near Whyalla. It is expected to begin later this year and if successful, full-scale production could begin by the end of next year. The project’s general manager, Allistair Muir, says there will be strict safety controls at the site. Mr Muir says 40 to 60 jobs could be created if the fullscale project goes ahead.

Magistrate wants hoon laws scrapped A South Australian magistrate says the State Government should scrap anti-hoon driving laws. The magistrate made the comment in the Port Pirie Magistrate’s Court during a hearing on a case of alleged drink-driving. The accused, 48-year-old Graeme Anthony Bell, has been served with notice to forfeit his car after he was allegedly caught drink-driving last year in what is alleged to be his third offence in ten years. His lawyer, Katherine Eaton, questioned the retrospective application and the constitutional validity of several aspects of the Act. Magistrate Clive Kitchin allowed the challenge to go forward, commenting that he and other magistrates are not happy with the laws. A hearing date in the Supreme Court has not yet been set. Page 6 – Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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For the last five years, the Great Tracks Cleanup Crew has been travelling across various areas of South Australia, cleaning up campsite left overs and large scale rubbish. A non for profit organisation, Stuart explains the process and feeling of accomplishment of cleaning up Australia, one scrap metal pole at a time. “When I was on the York Peninsula it was the same thing,” said Stuart. “I’ve always been fully involved in the environment and have organised the Clean up Australia days at Edithburgh. “I thought this would be fantastic. Four wheeled drivers get blamed a lot, so we looked at it to get out there, give back to the community, and as the SES giving back for the funding that everybody pays for in the emergency services levy. “It’s getting pretty popular now, our membership has grown to about 28 or 29 people now and each trip we seem to be getting a lot of interest from peo-

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ple to join, so that’s why we’re looking at probably two or three big clean ups a year. Not everyone wants or is available to do them as all people do it in their holiday time. The inspiration started about when Stuart was stationed as the Sergeant in Charge in remote Leigh Creek five years ago. “As members of the SES and with my patrol duties up the Strzelecki Track, I was just disgusted at the way people leave the camping areas, the parking bays and the road, so I approached the SES and asked them if they wanted to be involved.” For three years, the cleanup crew operated under the wing on the SES, but ran into sponsorship glitches. According to Paxton, the SES receive their funding from the government under the emergency services levy, but because the crew was held under that same banner, they could not receive additional funding. From there, the Great Tracks Cleanup Crew branched out on their own. “We do get fuel funding from them to a degree and they support it,” said Stuart. “What they normally do is their works people get paid to pick up rubbish, but they’d only do it

around a town. “Most of the rubbish goes all the way through the outback so that’s why we adopted the group. We’re now looking at doing the whole of the Oodnadatta track and all of the parking bays we pull into.” Next up for the Crew is the Oodnadatta Track, from Marla right up to Leigh Creek, which Stuart says will be a challenge. “There’s a lot of steel and junk and stuff up there so we’re just doing all of the logistics at the moment for what we need to take. We do have a big 4WD truck that we load up with the stock crates and it usually gets full pretty quick. “There are lots of tourists around the area. It’s the tyres and everything that is pretty unsightly, the old adages ‘only ever leave your footprints’ and ‘take what you take in and take it with you’, people don’t really do that.” Despite the carelessness of some, Stuart said the sense of accomplishment felt by the group after a long day is worth it. “Everyone is really satisfied over what they’ve achieved,” he said. “They’ve given back to the community at their own cost, I think

there wouldn’t be anyone that was disappointed. We now have people are coming from interstate now that have earmarked their holidays around it,”said Stuart.

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t about 11.30 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2011, Police arrested a 28yr old male from the Roxby Downs Club for re-entering licensed premises and disorderly behaviour. He was bailed to appear in the Magistrates’ Court at Roxby Downs at a later date.

Seven persons have received indefinite barring orders from the Roxby Downs Club for the fight that occurred on Saturday, April 9. Any persons that witnessed the incident are encouraged to contact the Roxby Downs Police Station and provide a statement to help with their investigations into the matter. Unrelated barring orders from both the Tavern and Club have also been issued throughout the week. THE MONITOR – Your Community Newspaper

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ROXBY COUNCIL WEEKLY INFORMATION UPDATE

Dog attacks concerning Roxby Council

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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Each year, dogs bite more than 100,000 Australians and some of the unlucky ones do reside in Roxby Downs. Cases of dog attacks need to be reported to Roxby Council so they can action on it. The Monitor spoke to Council Works Municipal Manager Peter Keller about this issue. According to him, it is believed that two Roxby residents and two dogs were attacked recently. “We struggle to get the official information in as many people decide to not to report on what happened. We urge them to do it so we can fine the responsible and, mostly important, identify dogs that could be dangerous to our community,” Mr Keller said. He also explained that Council can’t make the dog attacker’s owners pay for medical bills but that is the right things to do and if needed, people need to go to civil court. “What I want to get across to the community is that they are responsible for their dogs and they need to be aware that a dog attack will cause lots of suffering. “We urge people not to let

WATER ACCOUNTS Water accounts for this quarter were issued on the 15 April with a due date for payment of 16 May 2011. OFFICE CLOSURE The Council Office will be closed between Friday 22 April and Tuesday 26 April 2011 for the Easter long weekend. The office will reopen at 9am on Wednesday 27 April. LIBARY CLOSURE The Library will be closed between Friday 22 April and Tuesday 26 April 2011 for the Easter long weekend. This closure includes Saturday 23 April. SERVICE SA DELAYS Please note that the time frame for processing Service SA transactions will be longer due to the Easter long weekend. Paperwork and transactions completed at the Council office on Thursday 21 April will not be posted to the Port Augusta branch until Wednesday 27 April. Depending on postal delivery times these transactions may not be processed in Port Augusta until Friday 29 April or later.

their dogs wandering around the streets and when they are walking their dogs, to do it with care.” Mr Keller also commented on how unpredictable animals can be and even when you find your dog very friendly it is still an animal and under different circumstances, such as other animals around, they can act more aggressively. The by law for dogs and cats management is available at Roxby Council’s office. Useful information: • Two out of three dogs bites happen in the backyard, so supervise children with dogs; • Two out of three dogs bites involve the family, neighbour or friend’s pet dog, so teach your dog how to behave with visitors; • Dog bites can occur when dogs are wandering at large, so never pat a dog you don’t know; • Dog bites occur when dogs have not been taught how to act around dogs and people, so socialise your dog; • Almost 50% of all serious dog bites occur in children under 10 years of age so teach your children to never disturb a dog when it is asleep or eating.

Roxby to embrace ‘Way 2Go’ Way2Go is an innovative program to encourage more children to safely walk and ride to school. It is an initiative of the Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure (DTEI) and relies on a partnership between the Department and participating local councils and schools. DTEI approached Roxby Downs Council for support to implement the program in Roxby Downs. The Council was pleased to support the program which will involve both the Roxby Downs Area School and St Barbara’s Parish School. Way2Go also has the full support of the Roxby Road Safe Committee. “With around 1,000 children aged under 13 living in Roxby Downs this program presents an excellent opportunity to encourage more safe travel routes to school and a greater understanding of road safety”, Michelle Hales the Chairperson of Roxby Road said. A meeting involving DTEI, the local schools and Council is planned for 11 May. Way2Go will provide our schools and Council with resources, strategies and ideas to make school travel safer, greener and more active. Council will work with the DTEI to identify, plan for and implement practical changes to make school journeys better for the students including ways to improve the road environment and signage. The schools will receive an education program focused on safer, greener and more active travel. This includes: innovative lessons and activities for students and teaching resources, fully integrated across the curriculum, including a website and DVD. Teachers will be supported with planning and training. Decisions about safe travel routes and travel plans will be based on accurate information gathered from survey results, maps and other information that identifies where students live in relation to their schools. “We are pleased to support Way2Go because of the partnership approach and community wide benefits. The strategies align with Council’s desire for Roxby Downs to be a great place to raise a family. Goals such: as making children safer; having more active families; reducing traffic congestion and improving road safety all support this aim” Bill Boehm Council Administrator said.

Message from Roxby Roadsafe Take care on the roads this Easter Holiday break. Remember to: • Take regular breaks to avoid fatigue • Be alert to animals on the road especially at night • Overtake only when it is safe • Stay within speed limits • Wear seatbelts • Be aware of motor cyclists and cyclists

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RITE into Work Experience By Leroy Doran

Chelsea Brind learned a lot on her work experience at Mensland

Last week, students in Mr Copeland’s year 10 class at Roxby Downs Area School took the week off school and went into the local work force. This new experience for many was for one of their subjects called RITE (Roxby Industry Training & Education). Several students took work experience in different businesses in Roxby Downs and Olympic Dam to get an insight of just what jobs are available to them when they leave school. One of the students Chelsea Brind who took her work placement at Mensland said, “I thought it would be a great oppor-

tunity to get out and have a look around and work with clothing”. Throughout the term, students in this program in the lead up to their work experience have learnt how to write a resume and application letter and have a ‘mock’ interview. Some of the things that Chelsea has learnt from this experience at Mensland is how to use EFTPOS and being friendly to customers. Lisa Pedler one of the employers at Mensland

said that Chelsea has been very good. Chelsea said that her employees have been great, very friendly, and “chilled” and relaxed. Lisa also explained she had other students doing their work experience at Mensland throughout the year and it’s good for the business and also good for the student. Chelsea concluded that she had fun and had been very busy throughout this experience and she might consider doing this again

one day. As for me I’ve enjoyed my work placement right here at The Monitor and I’ve learnt so much and I would like to thank everyone at The Monitor for this opportunity. And I would like to thank Donna Haugum and Bec Gardner for teaching us in this subject. BELOW: Leroy Doran enjoyed his time working at The Monitor office.

2011 Mine Rescue Competition 29 April – 1 May

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he South Australian Mines Emergency Response Competition is on again, this year to be held at BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam from Friday 29 April – Sunday 1 May. Teams from Perilya Limited, OZ Minerals, Dominion Mining and BHP Billiton will battle it out over the two-day rescue effort, aimed at honing their emergency response skills. SACOME (SA Chamber of Mines and Energy)

is heavily involved with this event, reflecting the industry’s strong emphasis on mine safety as we see an increasing number of mines opening across the State. Teams will face challenges such as high rope rescues, using breathing apparatus, fire fighting, first aid, theory, basic skills and road crash rescues as they compete for the SACOME Perpetual Trophy.

HAVE YOUR SAY . . . What are your plans for the Easter Long Weekend?

What locals are up to over Easter “ Wo r k , s l e e p and hang out with friends.” Holly Hick

“Other than work, relax and hopefully have an easter egg hunt!” Mikyla Hick

“My family is coming from Adelaide to visit and we are going to William Creek.” Meagan Blackwell

“Easter long weekend is the same weekend as our wedding annversary, so I might do something special with my lovely wife.” Julian Tregenza

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UTand A BOU T HOURGLASS JEWELLERS MEET THE MAKER Paul G with Teresa Baddeley and Leigh Malcolm

SHANE’S FAREWELL Katrina Grimwood, Shane Hough and James Hampel

CHURCH 10TH ANNIVERSARY Ronel Bezuidenhout and Liezel Van der Merwe

CHURCH 10TH ANNIVERSARY Jan and Rev. Bob Mckay

SCOUTS EASTER Lisa Martin and Easter Bilby served up culinary delights at last week’s BBQ

BLUE LIGHT DISCO Lauren Hockey, Georgia Starr, George Thomas and Shannon Scar

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SCOUTS EASTER The scouts got a surprise visit from the Easter Bilby last week

THE WORKPAC TEAM Back: Elicia, James, Allan, Monique. Front: Cheryl, Monscha, Annarien, Marta and Steve

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Mining OD Expansion is the “game-changer” for SA Growing demand leads to BP terminal expansion

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P today announced plans for a $20 million expansion of its Largs North fuel terminal in Adelaide.

The expansion will allow BP to continue to grow its business in South Australia and provide customers with even greater security of supply. Work has already begun on the design of two additional 30 million litre storage tanks and construction will begin in the second half of 2011. At the same time a rail gantry will be built within the terminal to allow the transportation of fuel throughout the state by rail. As the South Australia mining and transport markets continue to grow, rail movement of fuel offers a reduction in the

number of truck movements and an improvement in the efficiency and safety of transporting large volumes of fuel around the state. BP’s Largs North terminal is already the largest storage facility in the region, and when complete the new tanks will double its diesel storage capacity. The increased capacity will provide options to bring in product via the shipping patterns from BP’s Kwinana refinery in Western Australia and, should the need arise, allow larger imports from Asia, adding to the flexibility of BP’s supply capability. Paul Waterman, President BP Australasia, said; “The new tanks, combined with the new rail loading gantry will provide flexibility and additional sup-

ply security to our customers in South Australia.” “This announcement follows the recent award of four exploration blocks offshore South Australia which could see BP investing $1.4 billion in seismic and drilling activity over the next six years.” Mr. Waterman said the new facility was just one of many being developed by BP and follows a multi-million dollar investment programme in new and up-graded terminals in Western Australia, New South Wales and Queensland. “BP’s domestic refineries and terminal facilities combined with BP Shipping’s fleet of modern tankers and the company’s global Supply and Trading business provide customers with security of supply.”

The Olympic Dam Expansion is the “gamechanger” that will take the State’s mining industry and infrastructure projects from cusp to boom. Several speakers at SA’s first Mining and Energy Infrastructure Conference last week referred to the project as the catalyst in bringing much needed infrastructure projects plans to fruition. About 200 industry representatives attended the conference held at the Convention Centre, where key players and government officials highlighted the massive mining infrastructure task ahead. The Far North’s mining prospects and projects would rely on essential infrastructure planning and spending on roads, rail ports and energy associated to ensure profitable production, transport and export into the future. Minister of Mineral Resource Development Tom Koutsantonis said Olympic Dam was the obvious key player in moving the State’s massive mining growth forward. “The proposed expansion of Olympic Dam …will be a major game changer for South Australia.” “It’s the Apollo contract of mining.” And the key players in mining infrastructure development and government should consider their contribution to writing the next chapter in Australia’s mining history, according to Minister for Regional Development Gail Gago. Intelligent, well-planned investment in all infrastructure, including social infrastructure, in regional South Australian centres earmarked

for future growth should be top priority. Speaking at the conference Ms Gago told delegates and ministers to make sure they would be remembered as the new pioneers of a new boom for mining in SA. “The mining industry has left an extraordinary legacy on this nation over the last 200 years – a widely variable legacy,” Ms Gago said. “My challenge to you is to consider what legacy is being created right now,” she said. “What will be the historical result of the current exciting range of projects? Will one day we look back in history to the 2010-2030 period as the golden era that set SA up for a glittering future?” The conference included speakers from key projects around the state, including Flinders Ports, the SA Freight Council, Commercial Australian Track Corporation, the energy industry and key government ministers. The leading topics raised during the conference all pointed to making sure the massive infrastructure needs of the mining industry will be met, from mine to road, rail and port, and the social infrastructure in between. Ms Gago said regional South Australian communities were at the forefront of the mining boom and their needs should be top priority. “With these opportunities obviously come many challenges for regional communities,” she said. “We need to face the challenges of gross expansion and thereafter. We need to make strategic plans that have long term benefits.”

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At BP, we’re committed to providing the fuel infrastructure that fuels your growth. That’s why in 2010, we invested more than $200 million in refining and terminal projects that helped to improve productivity across the country and to build on our already extensive infrastructure. In 2011, this investment continues with our recently announced plans for a multi-million dollar expansion of our Largs North terminal in Adelaide. The expansion will allow BP to continue to grow its business in South Australia and provide customers with even greater security of supply. BP already has the largest storage facility and is the biggest supplier of diesel to the region. This new infrastructure investment of over $20 million will double our diesel storage capacity and the new rail loading gantry will provide flexibility and additional supply security to our customers in South Australia.

That’s fuel for thought. For more information please go to www.bp.com.au or email commercialfuels@bp.com

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Terrain Tamer celebrates 40 years of service to the mining industry

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ith over 40 years of experience, Terrain Tamer is celebrating its service to the Australian mining industry.

Frank Hutchinson and Don Kyatt started the company in 1969 in Moorabbin, Victoria selling truck parts to hundreds of truckies that personally knew Mr. Hutchinson. Starting with a small shed in Moorabbin and only two partners in the beginning, the company now employees over 120 people and has 11 warehouses worldwide, totalling to over 17,000 sq metres of space, ensuring timely delivery. During its time, Terrain Tamer has witnessed ups and downs of Australia’s automotive and mining industries, from recession to the lifting of import tariffs in the 1980s to industry globalisation in the 1990s. Today, Terrain Tamer supplies and distributes

over 40,000 high quality parts and accessories for Toyota, Nissan and Suzuki 4 wheel drives including gears, bearing kits, engine parts and accessories like 4WD suspension and winches. For over 40 years the company has been designing, modifying and manufacturing 4WD parts for customers in the mining industry. Their coil springs are manufactured in Australia using Australian steel. Terrain Tamer’s MOD32 gear was first designed for the LandCruiser. Its purpose built sleeve slides over the mainshaft, strengthening the driveline and saving expensive repairs. Terrain Tamer products are built tough to survive the tough Australian conditions. Marketing Manager says “We understand that out there you need to trust your vehicle. That’s why you can trust our range to keep your 4WD on track.”

New online tool for investors

A new online tool will enable potential resource investors to find valuable infrastructure information about South Australian mine and exploration sites from anywhere in the world. The Resources and Energy Sector Infrastructure Council (RESIC) has developed a comprehensive online tool that provides a “one-stop-shop” of information to government, industry and investors. The new RESIC Infrastructure Channel will use the latest geospatial software tool and enable users to access crucial data, including estimated tonnage, water availability, and road and rail infrastructure located near sites. The Infrastructure Channel will assist investors and bring new projects to SA, which has experienced a four-fold increase of major mines and a $10.2 million expansion of the highly successful PACE initiative. To be launched in May, users will soon be able to access the Infrastructure Channel through the SA Resources Information Geoserver website, or SARIG, devised by Primary Industries and Resources SA. RESIC was established in 2007 by the SA Government to work toward identifying integrated infrastructure to meet the future requirements of the resource and energy sectors.

Skilled has the answers

More Australian mining companies are turning to using flexible workforce systems to improve efficiencies and reduce costs. These mining companies often operate in remote regions of the country and need to maximise the output of their workforce. Since 1964 SKILLED has become one of Australia’s largest workforce services companies, providing workforce solutions across all industry sectors to address workforce requirements and help organisations establish a competitive edge, employing more than 48,000 people per year through a national network of more than 150 offices. Mining was one of the key industry sectors to use SKILLED people in the early years of the company, and it remains a significant part of the business, with more than 2000 of SKILLED’s people still working in the mining sector. SKILLED people include white collar, blue collar and technical professionals in all areas of manufacturing, engineering and resources, both metropolitan and regional and their personnel have a thorough knowledge of industry. This enables SKILLED to match clients’ individual requirements ensuring they supply the right person for the job, every time. This knowledge also allows SKILLED to match potential employees with the most suitable career path available. SKILLED recognises the importance of occupational health and safety within the mining sector and monitors its workforce, providing on-going safety training and observation. This rigorous approach to safety led to SKILLED becoming the first labour / workforce organisation to be awarded AS/NZS4801 certified safety management accreditation. SKILLED is also selfinsured in South Australia which is an endorsement of SKILLED’s safety performance ensuring that

Safety is their number one corporate value across all areas of employment. For more information, or to register for employment contact one of SKILLED’s South Australian mining branches. Roxby Downs 08 8671 2566 Whyalla 08 8644 9111 Port Lincoln 08 8683 5237

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What comes first? The chicken or the egg?

oads , rail, p or t s , energy and workforce infrastructure projects needed to be pushed forward in order to cater for the projected demands of the mining industry, particularly if ODX is approved later this year. South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy Chief Executive Jason Kuchel said vital infrastructure investment now would maximise the benefits into the future. And State Government should help foot the bill. “The State Government needs to make sure the resource boom is not stymied by a lack of appropriate infrastructure,” Mr Kuchel said. The two-day conference highlighted the massive infrastructure commitment needed in roads, rail, ports and energy in order to meet the projected demands of the mining industry. The conference highlighted SA’s mining growth in the past decade, which saw the number of operating mines grow from four

to 16, and at least another 30 in the pipeline, and record breaking expenditure on exploration. But the industry needed the appropriate infrastructure, such as the bulk commodity port at Port Bonython, to be able to cope with the projected increase in tonnage. “We would have another three or four operating iron ore projects in this State today if we had a port capable of take cape size vessels,” Mr Kuchel said. The only port currently capable of the handling the massive ships was Whyalla, where product was currently barged out to awaiting ships, however this option was deemed not viable at Port Bonython. The proposed Centrex Sheep Hill port near Tumby Bay would also be cape size capable. Mr Kuchel said the State Government had long held the position that the mining sector should pay for its own infrastructure. He said SACOME agreed that the industry should pay for some of the infrastructure, however it was a question of whether

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industry partners and resource companies could afford to pay out massive infrastructure costs up front. “Our industry does not expect a hand-out – all we need is a leg up and we are more than happy to pay for our infrastructure through appropriate user pays changes.” Any government funding should come with a mechanism to recover costs with a “user pays” system, or by underwriting the project, Mr Kuchel said According to the prestigious Canadian Fraser Institute, South Australia ranked 11th for its market potential, but 38th, or last, for its infrastructure. “In 2006 it was only ranked 19th and it has dropped to 38th,” he said. “Olympic Dam is the world best, trillion dollar ore deposit. (BHP Billiton) can afford to pay for the infrastructure that is required, and you can justify the infrastructure on the expected tonnages that they bring out.” “Companies can’t always do that. “I’ve had mining companies

say to me that if we build this piece of infrastructure or that piece of infrastructure, you’ll make our project viable. “Particularly junior explorers, who are coming into this industry for the first time – they are only in the position to pay as a user, rather than pay for the infrastructure up front.” He said some companies that had approached SACOME in recent years were put off because of the lack in export infrastructure because they thought “What’s the point in mining the product, if there is not the export infrastructure.” General Manager of IMX Resources at the recently established Cairn Hill project said it was a catch 22 situation. “Really, what we are talking about here is what comes first – the chicken or the egg. No-one is going to commit to a port until they know they have the product to go out of it, and unfortunately no one will commit to a product or project until they know that they will have a port for their product to go out of.”

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Tony Dutton has worked in various jobs within Accounting. With over 20 years of experience there is hardly an area within the industry that Tony isn’t experienced in over this time. Tony Dutton founded the accounting business in 2002. This expanded in 2004 to include consulting at other locations including Aldinga and by 2006 a need for accounting services had been identified in Roxby Downs and the business expanded once again. Tony said, “We take pride in being a partner of each and every client; we are on hand to help with both the day to day financial issues, and major concerns that seem to affect us all. “We pride ourselves in being proactive to efficiently assist your every accounting need.

“Our vision for the future is to be the preferred tax and financial partner of each of our customers, in every market we serve.” Roxby Downs Accounting was founded on principles of trust, integrity and the delivery of outstanding products and services. For years, Roxby Downs Accounting has been committed to customer satisfaction and has maintained the privacy our customers expect. He said, “At Roxby Downs Accounting, we believe that all of our clients are entitled to the highest level of service. Our Tax Consultants undergo the most rigorous training program in the business, so they know how to maximise each and every one of the returns they prepare. In other words, we ensure that you will benefit from every deduction and rebate available to you. Our service doesn’t end with the preparation of your income tax return. Your satisfaction is our guarantee.”

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Richardson Place Phone: 8671 1009

18 Wattle Drive

Fresh rolls and wraps made daily

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Normal trading hours

basiConcepts making home life easier ... we can organise delivery to you, no matter where you are

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Gifts and Entertainment for girls and boys Party bookings are now being taken for our party room

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Friday 12-5pm Saturday 10am-4pm Sunday 10am-4pm

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“Can cater for all party’s and functions”

Roxby Hourglass Jewellers

Monday Wednesday Friday

Manufacturers of Fine Jewellery

9am - 6pm

Hair and Beauty

Tuesday Thursday

UNISEX SALON

Specialising in handmade Diamond Engagement rings Watch and Jewellery repairs remodelling Valuations Gifts of distinction Jeweller / Gemmologist on site

9am - 8pm

Saturday 8am - 1pm

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Vehicles

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Competitive rates, monitored security. 7 day access, inspection invited.

Allan 0429 670 096

Look no further! I repair, upgrade, tune up laptops and computers. Call outs $10. If you are sick of paying too much call 0418 846 643.

Antique & Household Removals Local, Interstate Phone: & Country Storage Delivery Specialists

I am in town 7 days a week. I also repair phones, iPods and Ps3/Xbox/DS.

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The Board that provides a community voice locally

‘In The Bin’ for Red eARTh Festival

JOINING FORUMS

If you are interested in joining a forum please contact the following people. New members are always welcome.

By Celeste Lustosa

ARTS and CULTURE FORUM Rachel Young 0428 671 000

A

s previously announced in The Monitor, ‘In The Bin’ is confirmed as part of the Red eARTth Festival thanks to a very well received grant from the Community Foundation. The grant was a total of $5,400, presented to the Roxby Downs Arts and Culture Forum, and put towards to this wonderful project for the youth. Over the past 11 years of In The Bin, they have hosted hundreds of workshops and touring festivals Australia has to offer. In The Bin is Australia’s largest touring cultural event. It is also a platform for professional and developing filmmakers to showcase their skills and expand their careers. The Film Festival is a festival created by Film Makers to support Film Makers, all films which tour as part of In The Bin are paid screening fee’s per location. In The Bin prides itself on touring to locations other festival don’t offering wider audiences the opportunity to experience this unique source of entertainment. All of the festival programs are carefully planned ensuring the audience gets the opportunity to experience a mix of both challenging and entertaining cinema. It also ensures its festivals are never diluted to accommodate the stereotype commonly placed on regional Australia, as a result In The Bin is the only touring film festival to see a continual growth in audience attendance. The quality of In The Bin is reflected in the standard of films toured, over the years they have seen many Academy Awarded and nominated films screening in their program; the latest being Luke Doolan and Drew Bailey’s film “Miracle Fish”. Over time the festival has seen exponential growth travelling with In The Bin Education Program to over 60 communities each year. No community is too big or too small and no distance is too great for In The Bin to travel. And Roxby Downs will definitely going to leave a great impression on the In The Bin team. The Red eARTh Festival will take place in Roxby Downs from Friday, July 29 until Sunday, August 21 2011. For more information about how to become involved in any of the events or activities contact Rachel Young on 0428 671 000 or email rachel@ desertrox.com.au The Monitor Newspaper is a proud sponsor of the Red eARTh Festival.

EDUCATION and WORKPLACE TRAINING

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

Board Member profile of the month Darren Smith 1. HOW LONG HAVE YOU LIVED IN ROXBY DOWNS? My wife Susie and I moved here over three and a half years ago 2. WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT LIVING IN ROXBY DOWNS? So many things - Autumn to Spring weather, Lake Mary, market day, new friends, commuting from work in less than 10 minutes, being part of the constant action at Olympic Dam, letting your kids play in the street till sunset with the neighbours’ kids. 3. AR E YOU C UR R E N TLY INVOLVED IN ANY OTHER GROUPS, CLUBS OR ORGANISATIONS (IF SO WHICH ONES)? IF NOT, WOULD YOU BE INVOLVED IN ANY OF THESE ? I have been involved in the Environment Forum since I arrived here, and I am excited about the changes that are coming for that group. It has waxed and waned over the years as people in town change. I coached some basketball as well.

4. WHY DID YOU JOIN THE COMMUNITY BOARD? I have never done anything like this before and wanted to give it a go. 5. WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER TO BE THE MOST PRESSING ISSUE IN ROXBY DOWNS? I have very young kids, so am not directly affected by this, but I think that getting the community to connect with young teens (and vice-versa) is of vital importance to the greater community and a sense of belonging. 6. IF YOU COULD IMPROVE ANYTHING IN ROXBY DOWNS WHAT WOULD IT BE? Nothing, but my hope is that people stay interested in town issues and when relevant to them they champion the cause, and strive for a result.

SPORT & RECREATION FORUM MEETING 7.30PM ON 12 APRIL ROXBY ROADSAFE MEETING 5.30PM ON 14 APRIL

Green tip

Did you know?

Lemons the versatile fruit Lemons - a fruit with a wonderful fragrance, great in food and beverages, but also very handy for multiple purposes around the home! Lemons have been cultivated by humans for over a thousand years. The fruit is mentioned in tenth century Arabic literature, but was probably first grown in Assam, India. Lemons are high in vitamin C, have an anti-bacterial effect and are thought to possess antioxidant and anti-carcinogenic properties. The juice consists of about 5% acid, which also makes them useful for a variety of household purposes. Lemons and/or lemon juice are a popular addition in environmentally friendly cleaning applications.

An initiative of the Environment Forum

BOARD MEETINGS

WHO’S ON THE BOARD

CONTACTING THE BOARD

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 Hales, Executive Officer Roxby Downs Community Board Inc. PO Box 85 Roxby Downs SA 5725 Mobile: 0418 833 818 Email: halesm@roxbycouncil.com.au

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Andamooka We must community

fight it!

By Millie Thomas

R

emote communities across South Australia have been hit hard this year. The sudden introduction of an additional electricity tariff, skyrocketing power bills up to 50% more than their normal bill has left many residents scratching their heads.

Lyn Breuer MP

Member for Giles

The change in price has been linked with an increase in the price of oil, directly affecting diesel and hence transportation and operation of generators (and the like) costs. As previously reported in The Monitor, the change came in on March 7. The 13 towns have been subjected to this sudden change because they are situated ‘off the state electricity grid’ and regionally local towns Andamooka and Coober Pedy are amongst those affected. Peter Allen, Chairperson of Andamooka Progress Opal Miners Association (APOMA), said the fight will continue. “We’re still tying to get the decision reversed,” said Mr Allen. “We’ve kicked in $5000 towards the traders fighting fund to deal with this with professionals from Adelaide, that’s my understanding. “At the moment we’re just being met with bureaucracy which is fine because that is understandable however, all we can do now is continue to fight. “We’re just awaiting decisions by others as to how we push it. I mean we’re part of the push along with the other 12 communities but it’s been flag shipped by Coober Pedy because they have the biggest numbers of all the communities and the best resources.” A petition has also been sent out to the various communities, but Mr Allen pointed out that all has been relatively quiet so far. “We’ve made them (the other communities) aware of it and we’ve passed the petition to all of the communities, but we’ve had no response,” said Mr Allen. “That doesn’t mean that there’s ‘no response’ we’ve got almost 300 signatures on the petition so far from Andamooka and I believe Coober Pedy has over 1500 so that petition will hit the chambers of the hallowed halls of government in early May. “What can we do about it other than fight the fight?” In a case of David and Goliath, Mr Allen is optimistic that they will be given a fair chance, and with the right help may be able to overcome the tariff. “I’d like to think that it’s a

Working with the community, For the community.

50-50 deal,” he said. “We wouldn’t have chucked $5000 at a fighting fund if we thought it was money that was going to be wasted. You’ve still got to do it.” However, a lack of apparent interest from Labor MP Lyn Breuer has churned the waters with APOMA. “Interesting to note The Advertiser with an article about the speaker prepared to argue in court against the factory at Point Lowly,” started Mr Allen, “she is very quiet in regards to power price issues but vocal with Point Lowly where her voting base resides. “She’s working hard for her constituents in Whyalla,” said Mr Allen. “In that article she said she’s prepared to argue in Caucus, however she is not prepared to go in and argue in Caucus for the power price issue.” Rowan Ramsey, Liberal MP, however has been vocally outraged by the tariff, and has offered his support to both the communities and Ms Breuer. “Businesses in Coober Pedy, Andamooka, Marree, Oodnadatta and Marla, along with another eight communities, are facing power hikes up to almost 100% and along with recent decisions on funding for country hospitals and lack of support for flood damage throughout regional and remote South Australia is yet another example of the State G over nment ’s Adel aide-only approach to the state,” he said. “Already people living in outback and remote areas pay more for everyday living costs than other South Australians and this increase will add further to the costs of food, fuel and the necessities of life. “The Government is prepared to put millions into subsidies power generation in remote aboriginal communities yet will not provide the same assistance to mixed communities like Coober Pedy and Oodnadatta, which have a very significant indigenous population. “State Minister O’Brien has defended the decision saying people choose to live in the area, and that is right, but what is the alternative, shut down these communities entirely? It is difficult to believe he has any understanding of the value of the Australian Outback as a tourist destination to the nation. These towns provide the essential services for the industry. “I will be making sure this issue is raised in the Federal Parliament as soon as possible and will be pressing State Member Lyn Breuer, as a member of the Government and Speaker in the Parliament to have some influence with her colleagues in this matter and I will do anything I can do to assist her.” Ms Breuer was asked for comment, but had not provided one at time of print.

Outback’s priorities for the future P eople who live and work in the Outback are being encouraged to have their say about the Outback Communities Authority’s (OCA’s) strategies and priorities for the future.

OCA Chair Bill McIntosh says the OCA Board recently endorsed its draft Strategic Management Plan, including a business plan and budget, meaning they’re ready for broad community consultation. “This is the first opportunity for Outback residents to have their say about the OCA’s proposed direction and priorities,” Mr McIntosh says. “These documents explain how we propose to allocate our resources to support communities, helping to improve quality of life in the outback.” “The drafts have been prepared using research about remote communities and local ideas so this broad consultation will help us make sure our resources are being used fairly, equitably and in the most efficient way possible,” he said. Mr McIntosh emphasized that to improve quality of life; a core part of the OCA’s business will be promoting improvements in the management and standard of services and facilities in the region. “To achieve that, importantly we will also be building and maintaining

relationships with outback people, so we can make clear the views, interests and aspirations of outback communities in our dealings with others. “The OCA is also keen to find new ways to assist outback people and is particularly interested in promoting the use of new, environmentally friendly technologies, including water quality treatment,” he said. Mr McIntosh says partnership arrangements and assistance for communities large and small will continue to be managed through the Community Affairs Resourcing and Management (CARM) agreement process. A letter or email, copy of the draft Plan and details of how to respond is being sent to progress associations, as well as residents and land holders who have already indicated that they would like to be contacted directly about consultation opportunities. People in the Outback can also provide their comments until 24 May 2011 by completing an online version of the feedback form, available on the OCA website at www.oca.sa.gov.au or by contacting the OCA on 1800 640 542. The OCA is also inviting people to register their details so they can keep in touch about issues relevant to them. Registration is online or by phoning the OCA office.

Andamooka Market Day 23rd April 2011 Andamooka Town Hall Everyone Welcome! Free entry to public and an Alex Mendelssohn oil painting door prize Market Stall: $5.00 Art Exhibition: $10.00

For appointments call Lyn’s office Phone: 8645 7800 Fax: 8645 0713 Email: giles@parliament.sa.gov.au Westland Shopping Centre Whyalla Norrie, SA 5608 Page 16 – Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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Please call APOMA for further details 8672 7152

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POSITIONS VACANT

FOR LEASE

Shop 4 / 14 Tutop Street, ROXBY DOWNS, SA 5725 Ph 8671 3355 Fax 8671 3366 roxbydowns@rhsa.com.au rhsa.com.au RLA # 208715

MANAGER - ROXBY DOWNS 2 X JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Are you an active member of the community? Are you looking for flexible work arrangements? Are you looking to build your leadership skills? Alliance One Credit Union is a successful locally based financial institution that has been meeting the needs of regional South Australians for more than 40 years. With high customer satisfaction, strong community involvement and a 10 year history in Roxby Downs, this may be the right time for you to explore employment with us. A vacancy currently exists for a motivated and committed person to continue our community engagement, source new business opportunities, achieve sales growth and lead a small team. The major responsibilities of the role will include: • Establishing strong community, business and member networks • Leadership of a sales and service team • Lending tasks to service member needs • Identification and development of new markets for the Credit Union • Raise awareness of the Credit Union There is also a need to demonstrate: • Local knowledge and expertise • An understanding of the finance industry • A high standard of communication skills • Dedication and commitment to the business

COMMUNITY PROJECTS OFFICER (Level 4) ADMINISTRATION OFFICER - COMMUNITY PROJECTS (Level 3) 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.

People and Development Manager Alliance One Credit Union Ltd PO Box 378, WHYALLA SA 5600 or email: careers@a1cu.com.au Applications close: Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Apprentice Electrician Monday – Friday 11 hours per day Sodexo is currently inviting applications from motivated individuals to fill the position of Apprentice Electrician. The duties you will undertake in this position are to work with Sodexo Electricians in include the following areas: • Assist with electrical repairs • Maintenance of electrical repairs • Ongoing preventative maintenance • Completion of relevant documentation The ideal candidate must be committed to actively developing their learning & nurturing their career goals within our company also you must demonstrate a strong safety awareness and safe work ethic along with a passion and desire to succeed in the Electrical/Maintenance industry. If you think you have what it takes to take on this dynamic and challenging role, please forward your application to rebecca.jansen@sodexo.com If you would like further information on this role please contact Rebecca Jansen, Senior Human Resources Advisor on 8671 2012.

Retail / Commercial: Located in Tutop Plaza this fitted out Office/Retail of approx 54 sqm is available now. Ducted reverse cycle air-conditioning and separate kitchen included - excellent location and easy access.

For details on this property, please phone 8671 3355

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.

Raine & Horne Roxby Downs

We’ll look after you

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.

POSITIONS VACANT

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.

Easter Trading Hours

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:

This position offers excellent working conditions, flexibility and benefits. A salary will be offered that will be commensurate with the successful applicant’s qualifications and experience. If this sounds like you then we encourage you to apply by sending your application and resume to:

FOR LEASE Shop 5/14 Tutop St

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Post to the Roxby Downs Council Office, PO Box 124 Richardson Place Roxby Downs SA 5725.

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Fax on 08 8671 0452 or

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Email: roxby@roxbycouncil.com.au

Dump closed Easter Friday Town Rubbish collection Monday 25th April 2011 and Tuesday 26th April 2011. Recycling Depot closed over Easter weekend. Have a safe & happy Easter!

Bill Boehm Administrator

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ANZAC DAY 25TH APRIL 2011

The Roxby Downs & Andamooka RSL Sub Branch extend the hand of friendship. We welcome all in helping us commemorate the supreme sacrifice made by those who have fallen while serving their country while paying tribute to serving personnel here in Australia and overseas. It is also a day to acknowledge our Veterans and the Families who are left to bear the grief of loss of Cobbers and Kin. LEST WE FORGET

CHECK out our great value mix and match meat packs and save at Dublin Gerry’s Meat Store. Top quality, grain fed meat at affordable prices Phone: 8529 2229 ERECTION And Premature Problems? Help for $30. Money Back Guaranteed. Free Sample.Ph: 0424 452 329.

POSITION VACANT - RUBBER LINER

6:00 AM

DAWN SERVICE (Richardson Place)

GUNFIRE BREAKFAST & AUCTION (after service...at the Bowls Club all welcome)

10:30 AM

ON PARADE ( Flag bearers and participants of the Anzac day March assemble in the

Here is your opportunity to earn mining industry wages without the remote living.

Community Club car park Richardson Place entrance )

Tymac Australia Are Rubber & Ceramic Lining Specialists as well as Industrial Painters and Sandblasters located at Gawler South Australia, 30 minutes North of Adelaide.

10:45 AM

We are seeking experienced rubber liners with a minimum 2 years experience to join our expanding business.

ANZAC DAY MARCH (The Roxby Downs & Andamooka RSL Sub Branch invites all serving and ex military personal including kin of those who have served to participate in the Anzac Day March)

We offer excellent working conditions (climate controlled workshop), great team of friendly people who enjoy what we do.

11:00 AM

MEMORIAL SERVICE

Applicants must: • • • • • •

be able to pass a fitness for work be reliable and punctual be able to work overtime be able to do site work have a current drivers licence be a team player

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BBQ AND A CHIN WAG AT THE BOWLS CLUB (After Memorial)

For further information please contact Jack McGuire on 0434 222 321

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Monitor SPORT The

Roxby DownsCleaning Staff required Roxby Downs Cleaning Manager required

15 weeks to Race Day It’s now 15 weeks to the 17th Roxby Downs Onesteel Outback Cup. The new running rail is another step to total safety at the track. The cost was $23000, with a grant of $17000 from TRSA (Thoroughbred Racing South Australia). This and other maintenance work have begun in earnest. We’re looking to make this another successful event starting with the Calcutta on the Friday night. We will have John Letts (Hall of Fame jockey, No.1 ticket holder) here. We’re also hoping to get Phil McEvoy back and also Cossie from SAFM.

Permanent afternoon hours available Must be reliable Permanent part time Above award rates Long term positions Subject to police checks Please contact Jason 04090192325 and email resumes to

Pictured left to right, Shay Carroll (club secretary), Rob Sporton and Tom Hannigan (joint maintenance coordinators). Also assisting were Dave Smedley and Mick Courtney.

Jason@waynecleaningsystems.com.au

shape up or ship out CANDIDATE WORKOUT DIARY

JODY A pretty Blah week just gone! I only had one session for the week and that was with Meg. We took it really easy as I hurt my lower back during the week and didn’t want to push myself. As it turns out her magic session stretched me and my back was fabulous afterwards. We used the pilates machine which concentrated on the arms and some stretching of the stomach and legs muscles. I really liked this machine and could feel it in the chest the next day. I woke up feeling like I had won a boxing match. My plan for this week is to cut out more carbs, stick to my six meals a day and get in my four gym sessions. This may be a challenge as it’s school holidays but I will set the bar high! I also know that Easter is around the corner and I love nothing more than chocolate!

MILLIE

Another good week, another week with seemingly no results! If i had exact times and dates for when the improvements would kick in I would be a bit happier, but at the moment I feel I must be doing something wrong! A relatively good exercise week. I had to miss out on netball training last week because of work commitments, and the weekly bootcamp was cancelled because of all of our ranging commitments, but I still managed to have four good work out sessions. For the second week in a row, I had promised Jess Finzel at Roxby Leisure I would attend her Saturday morning ‘dancercise’ class, but once again resorted to nursing myself on the couch for the better part of the morning - this netball stuff is taking it’s toll! However my efforts seem to have been rewarded after winning second best on court for last Friday night’s game against Hornridge. Halfway now, and feeling great.

WEEK 6

CEL

After a whole week so full of commitments that I couldn’t work out, on Saturday I decided to make up for all the other days and do two gym classes in a row. At 9am a ‘dancexercise’ was the perfect way to wake up. The class is good but I thought the moves were a bit too complicated and too fast, so I caught myself being more worried to memorise what to do next than sweat my extra fat out! The class after that was a fit ball class and I loved it. The exercises were hard but simple to follow. At the end of both classes I knew I had worked all the muscles in my body. Felt really good. Hopefully this will be a good week to work out and keep the worries away!

We can get you fit and healthy too!

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OD strong finish in A grade netball

Top - Karen Williams defends strongly in the second round of netball last week. BELOW: OD Wing Defence, Anna Richter, tries to stop this Andamooka Wing Attack, Michelle Paull.

WHAT’S ON

sports

WEDNESDAY

PUMP Group Fitness Room - 9:00am BOXERCISE Group Fitness - 6:00pm NETBALL TRAININGS (Zodiacs) Hard Courts - 7:00 pm - 9:00pm FOOTBALL TRAININGS Town Oval Hornridge: 6:30pm, Andamooka: 7:30pm DO SHOTOKAN KARATE Auditorium - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

THURSDAY PUMP

Group Fitness -Pulse Gym - 7:00pm JUNIOR BASKETBALL DNSP TRAININGS Stadium 2 - 5:00 pm - 6:30pm FOOTBALL TRAININGS Town Oval Olympic Dam: 6:30pm, Roxby: 7:30pm

TUESDAY FOOTBALL TRAININGS Town Oval Roxby: 6:30pm, Olympic Dam: 7:30pm

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Round number two produced some solid efforts, the first being OD A playing Hornridge A. OD was too strong running out winners 68 to Hornridge 57. Hornridge had a number of players fronting up for their second game after playing Miners earlier in the night as B grade players. Obviously with school holidays starting some players had already left town. Best for OD were Nicole Montgomery, second week in a row and Hayley Kruger, while for Hornridge, GA Jemma Sullivan and Centre Zoey Male had good games. The other A grade team, Miners played Hornridge White B winning comfortably on 58-20. Miners dominated in attack with Jess Finzell having a strong game at GA and

Basketball results  Men 12/04/2011  Andamooka 57pts def Chocies 38pts Todd Paul 19pts, L McKenzie 12pts & Dave Kaminski 14pts, Nick Thomson 11pts  Miners 77pts def Devils 23pts Todd Roberts 38pts, Cody Kenny 23pts & Rhett Winter 11pts, Tyson Hornhardt 10pts  Magic 63pts def Rollers 47pts Tom Marschall 28pts, Ethan Zeptner 9pts & Danni Stetco 25pts, Lochie Munroe 14pts   B Women 14/04/2011  Cougars 29pts def Dynamite 24pts Sarah Weston, Louise Reid 8pts ea & Ruth Rowlands, Tegan Kelly 8pts ea  Eagles 35pts def Phoenix 29pts Ami Rigg 16pts, Stacey Dadleh 9pts & Centaine Casserly 15pts   A Women 14/04/2011  Hypo’s 47pts def Bulls 39pts Zoey Male, Erika Syvertsen 14pts ea & Kara Wedding 16pts, Jemma Sullivan 11pts  Miners White 38pts def Miners Red 23pts Elyse Weir 15pts, Nicole Darling 10pts &  Courtney Sims 8pts, Lisa McDonald 7pts Finals will commence on the 3rd May (Men) and 5th May (Women)

Vicky Peters strong in Defence. Zoey male and Alana McClean played well for Hornridge. In the closest game of the night, Zodiacs defeated OD Green B grade, 42-41. The scores were locked up with seconds to go with Zodiacs managing the last score. For Zodiacs Kate Scott had a great game at centre and Megan Traeger shooting well at GA. Elke Moyse and Steph Wills were best for OD. Miners B played Hornridge Black B producing a strong win over last year premiers 54-35. Miners with a young team were led by experienced player Nicole Darling at WA and strong efforts from Demmy Orr and Jess Hassett. Meg Elliott and Beth Wood had solid efforts for Hornridge. The other B grade game saw OD yellow play Andamooka, OD winning 37-26. Lisa McDonald in defence and Danielle Thiele at GA were best for OD and Chelsea Brind, a promising junior, along with Tegan Paull at centre were the good players for Andamooka. In the C grade competition three games were played, the first being OD yellow versus Hornridge White, Hornridge winning 33-21. Hornridge with Tearoha Smith and Tegan Kelly on top in their positions and Nicola Bartlett and long time defender Louise Reid playing well for OD. Miners White were defeated by Hornridge Black, 63-47. Hornridge Sam Thompson in defence and Jen Kelly were the better players on court with Miners having a much improved effort from last week with Megan Flavell and Mil-

lie Thomas having good games. Miners Red had another big win, this time over OD green, winning 63-21. New defender Paulette Vys had a great game as did Megan Rudd

making her return after being away for a year. OD had Louise Kohler at WA winning her position, and Jenna Faggotter strong in defence By Tony Weir.

Far North Football League ROUND 1 16th April 11 Roxby Districts 19 goals 9 behinds 123 points defeated Coober Pedy 8 goals 11 behinds 59 points Best players for Roxby 1st Ricky Prosser 2nd J Pyke 3rd C Kenny 4th D Spagnoli 5th J Chislett Goal scorers C Kenny K Zeptner 4 goals each T Roberts 3 goals R Prosser J Kenny J Roberts 2 goals S Carroll D Spagnoli 1 goal each Best players for Coober Pedy 1st Z McKenzie 2nd K Henry 3rd A Shakes 4th J Crisa 5th DWarren Goal scorers K Henry D Warren 2 goals each A Dingaman H Hannes K Warrior 1 goal each Olympic Dam 12 goals 11 behinds 83 points defeated Hornridge 6 goals 11 behinds 47 points Best players for OD 1st C Menzies 2nd B Woodall 3rd C Setford 4th R Hornhardt 5th D Rogers Goal scorers D Rogers 3 goals D Webb A Spicer T Swanbury 2 goals each D Summerton R Hornhardt C Setford 1 goal each Best players for Hornridge 1st B Coleman 2nd B Kelly 3rd D Male 4th B Casey 5th M Fazekas Goal scorers B Kelly 3 goals B Casey B Cooper M Blackie 1 goal each

FOOTBALLER of the Year

Results after round 1... No. of votes 3 2 1

Zaheer Mckenzie Ben Casey Hector Hannes Bowdie Kelly Aaron Shakes Brad Cooper

James Telfer Jared Pyke Kain Zeptner

Rhian Hornhardt Ben Woodall Daniel Rogers

BYE

1-11 Goal Kicker of the Year Cody Kenny Kain Zeptner Daniel Rogers Bowdie Kelly

4 4 3 3

Tally after round 1... Cody Kenny 4 Kain Zeptner 4 Daniel Rogers 3 Bowdie Kelly 3

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Miners open season with a win

oxby Districts had a ‘workmanlike’ the wing which bounced and skidded through victory against Coober Pedy in the for Roxby’s fifth goal. The Saints Kadeem Warrior kicked the opening round of the Far North Saints first goal from the canteen wing. Football League. Losing their best and fairest Justin Watson and several other stalwarts from their premiership season, new Coach Mark Telfer was looking for his youthful side to step up to the next level to fill the gap. With a gusty wind favouring the Caravan Park end Roxby opened quickly with Todd Roberts scoring the Miners first goal. Captain Jarrod Pyke in ruck gave his on-ballers first use of the football. Cody Kenny kicked at goals from a long way out to score the Miners fourth goal and was followed by new recruit Dylan Spagnoli launching a kick from

Roxby’s backline was very steady with Jon Chislett, Spencer Crafter and Jack Orr running the ball out and repelling most forays from The Saints. Zaheer McKenzie, The Saint’s utility player played loose in defence when the wind picked up during the third quarter and was very effective. Kadeem and Jonathon Warrior maintained their intensity for the ball and kept The Saints competitive. Ricky Prosser, who gets married next week, was judged Best on Ground for the Miners with his exceptional marking and delivery giving Roxby Districts a comfortable win.

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ord around town has had Olympic Dam and Hornridge already pencilled in as the teams to beat for the newly re-named Far North Football League’s premiership.

With Hornridge and Olympic Dam clashing twice in last week’s Lightning Carnival and Hornridge winning both times their opening game proved to be a bruising encounter. Hornridge has recruited well with newcomer’s Ben Coleman, Ben Casey and Mitchel Fazekas proving to be very talented. Returning to apprenticeships in Roxby from Immanuel College Lochie Munro and Koby

Lynch also strengthened their line-up. Olympic Dam looked to have a much taller team, which they used to their advantage. Devils’ captain Daniel Rogers was creative and was complemented well by Rian Hornhardt. Their ball getting and delivery will cause a lot of headaches for opposition coaches all season. Olympic Dam’s older and bigger players proved to be too physically strong for Hornridge. Both teams still have quality players to include in their line-ups and their next clash should definitely attract a large crowd to the oval.

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