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remier Jay Weatherill was among other political leaders to meet with the BHP Billiton Board on Monday, January 30 as they near the final decision on the $20 billion expansion of Olympic Dam. It has recently been reported executives from BHP Billiton including Chairman Jac Nasser and Chief Marius Kloppers dined with South Australian Deputy Opposition Leader, Mitch Williams and Mr Weatherill at the request of the BHP Billiton Board. The Australian recently reported an upbeat assessment from Mr Nasser stating BHP Billiton’s prospects in South Australia had heightened due to expectation of a mid-year approval for the expansion. BHP Billiton’s Manager of External Affairs, Paul Flanagan stated, “For our part the event was part of our ongoing dialogue with both Government and the Opposition.” Mr Weatherill told The Australian Financial Review the meeting was to demonstrate strong political support for the project. “With BHP (sic) we have spent a lot of time trying to cultivate a bipartisan position because one of either Liberal or Labor will be in power here.

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“That is a really important part of proving the investment environment so that BHP (sic) can hopefully say ‘yes’ to this in the middle of the year,” he said. During the dinner held at the South Australian Museum, Mr Weatherill admitted the current economic outlook may delay the BHP Billiton Board to approve the proposed expansion. Mr Weatherill told Adelaide Now, “That’s a concern of course, but some of the considerations about a 50-year mine don’t really bear on the current ups and downs of the economic cycle. “So we’re hopeful that short-term economic foundations won’t weigh heavily on their minds when they make this decision, but ultimately it will be a decision for the Board for a project that has a very long lead time and a very long period of payback.” Mr Williams said BHP Billiton must be sure the Opposition is also committed to the Olympic Dam expansion. “There must be no doubt in their mind a change of government will see no political risk.” It is reported Mr Williams said BHP Billiton are ‘playing its cards close to its chest’ and have not provided any indication of their decision. The legislation for the world’s largest open cut mine was passed through South Australian Parliament last year.

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Sing Australia Roxby Group By Vanessa Switala


he Roxby Downs community is invited to a Sing Australia workshop with Founder and National Director of Sing Australia, Colin Slater. Mr Slater is touring the region and will be holding a workshop on Sunday, February 19 from 7.30pm until 9.30pm at the Roxby Downs Christian Community Church on the corner of Burgoyne and Tutop streets. Entry to the workshop will cost $10 and will include singing under Mr Slater’s direction and learning how to successfully run a Sing Australia Group. At the meeting, Doctor Owen Lewis will be seeking commitment for membership to Sing Australia. He said, “From my perspective I am all in favour of [the Sing Australia Group], because as leader I will have

a wide repertoire at my finger tips that would otherwise take a lot of time to develop and to seek the permission to use. “I also look forward to the idea of linking up with other groups regionally and nationally.” After the first workshop there will be another on Wednesday, March 28 with Co-Opera who will be performing Cosi Fan Tutti the following evening. Membership for a Sing Australia Group is $100 per year plus venue and song book costs. Sing Australia is a national network of singing groups throughout Australia and provide opportunities to be involved in regional and national events. For more information and meeting dates please contact Dr Owen Lewis on 0434 085 269, 8671 0270 or at

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recent report from Roxby Downs Countr y Fire Services of illegal use of fireworks in and around the Roxby Downs Township has caused concern amongst locals. Recently a misused firework sparked a 60 metre squared scrub fire on Axehead road, with the potential to cause danger and harm to nearby residents. South Australia is the only Australian state that has laws infringing the use of fireworks without permits, and has a strict set of consequences to follow. Since December 2001, it has been illegal for the general public to use fireworks in South Australia. Fines of up to $5000 can apply those selling, in possession or using fireworks without a licence, or

those who sell to a person without a license. In South Australia: • Outdoor fireworks displays are restricted only to licensed pyrotechnicians. • Businesses that sell fireworks or organise fireworks displays must be licensed. • SafeWork SA must be notified of all outdoor fireworks displays at least five clear business days in advance. • For aerial displays, a notice must be published in a newspaper circulating in the area between seven and 14 days in advance. • A permit is also required from fire authorities when fireworks are used during the Fire Danger Season. These restrictions have been deemed necessary in order to help prevent bodily harm, public nui-

sance and sparking of fires and bushfires. Safework SA, Acting Executive Director, Marie Boland, pointed out that untrained fireworks users pose harm to themselves and others. “The most recent of these happened in Victoria, where a man suffered fatal injuries after a firework exploded in his face at a New Year’s Eve party,” said Ms Boland. She went on to point out that coupled with physical risk, property damage is also an associated risk, especially in dry and hot conditions. “Given the potential for serious injury and damage, we encourage members of the public to report any unlawful use of fireworks to South Australia Police on 131 444,” she finished.

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Long Lunch on again By Millie Thomas


xclusive only by restriction, and back by popular demand, the Variety Long Lunch has been booked in for Roxby Downs residents on Sunday, March 11. Held annually since 2010, the sell- out event is held at the Roxby Downs Golf Course. Now in it’s third year, the Long Lunch has been the major fundraiser for Car 812 participants of the annual Variety SA Bash, which included locals Kate Hobbs and Andrew Winterfield. Car 812 is highly reputable in the SA Variety Bash, being placed in the top 10 fundraisers for the past two years – last year raising over $52,000 and placing fifth. The Variety SA Bash plays host to approximately 80 ‘Bash Cars’ annually, last year raising around $1.47 million net to support ill or needy children. In it’s 27th year nationally (original concept introduced by Australian charity heavyweight, Dick Smith) the Bash will start at Peter Lehmann’s Winery in the Barossa Valley, will travel as far north as Birdsville, and finish in Mildura, Victoria over a nine day period. The official 2012 Bash route will be announced at the Bash Launch on February 24. For the 2012 Bash, Car 812 characters Andrew Winterfield, Kate Hobbs and Lynn Hobbs and Janine Walker (fondly remembered as Sesame Street favourites Super Grover, Cookie Monster and Elmo’s one and two) have gone their separate ways. Mrs Hobbs has joined established team Car H20, Mrs Hobbs Snr and Mrs Walker remain in Car 812 and Mr Winterfield has formed new team, Car 106. As a result, this year’s Long Lunch will act as fundraiser for the three Bash teams, but will ultimately deliver 100% of proceeds to Variety SA. Each year, the Long Lunch provides a South

Australian inspired menu, skilfully crafted by local caterer Sodexo, a range of the finest SA wines and culinary delights, as well as daylong entertainment and auctions. After participating in two Bash events, Mr Winterfield, (the last remaining Car 812 participant living in Roxby Downs), conceded to catching the ‘Bash Bug’ and has invested in his own 1978 Ford Transit Van Bash car. Andrew’s team, which consists of a ‘Bash Veteran’ (Lauren Swan, Adelaide), a ‘Bash Virgin’ (Matthew Edwards, Adelaide) and a ‘Bash Villain’(Andrew Winterfield, Roxby Downs), have chosen a ‘Chipmunks’ theme, dubbing themselves Theodore, Simon and Alvin respectively. However it is the generosity of the attendees of previous Long Lunch events that has kept this dream alive. “The generosity of locals in Roxby has made it a great success every year and without their generosity and their healthy attitude to having a good fun day on a golf course green eating fine food and drinking wine, it wouldn’t be the success it is,” Mr Winterfield told The Monitor last week. “We wouldn’t be able to donate all the money to the kids without the help of the community.” Car 106’s questionable appearance is promised to be ‘decked’ out in true Bash style, transforming it from a seedy looking black van to a fundraiser on wheels, details of which are yet to be revealed. “This is a non-Bash car that is being set up as a Bash car. So it needs modifications and some special bells and whistles on it,” explained Mr Winterfield. Reservations for a spot at the Long Lunch can be arranged now through Mr Winterfield, who can be contacted on 0458 517 313 or “The show sold out the last two years and with it’s popularity we’re expecting it to sell out very quickly again, so secure your tickets!”

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ince its successful launch on September 1 2010, the Roxby Downs Community Foundation has presented cheques to a number of worthwhile community projects. Grants include $6,352 to RoxFM to upgrade studio equipment; $5,000 to the Roxby Early Learning Group to assist in the purchase of equipment; and $5,400 to the Red eARTth Festival “In the Bin” short film project for young people. The Foundation is now accepting applications from community groups, schools and organisations for the next round of funding. “This is a great op-

portunity for community groups to source funding for their projects. The paperwork is quick and easy to complete and can result in the Community Foundation supporting your request” says Chairperson Michelle Hales. The Community Foundation is a joint initiative between Big Sky Credit Union and the community - with 10 percent of after tax profits of Big Sky Credit Union being put back into the Roxby community via the Foundation. The Foundation has been set up with its own Board made up of members of the community so that funds can be directed to where the community needs it most. In addition to Big Sky’s annual contribution local businesses are

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Espositos plan to stay involved By Millie Thomas


ommunity minded couple Michael and Lauren Esposito finished in their roles at Roxby Leisure last week.

Michael, who was Operations Manager and Lauren, Administration Assistant worked and lived in Roxby Downs for almost three years, moved back to Adelaide last week to be closer to family and pursue career opportunities. However, Michael will still work in Roxby Downs on a part time basis at Roxby Leisure and at Olympic Dam as a Services BALL Facilitator. L auren will return to her job pre- Roxby at a hairdressing school in Adelaide and plans further her study to ultimately become a hairdressing lecturer. The couple reminisced fondly on their time in Roxby Downs, and insisted it was the community events and life long friends made that they would miss the most. “I think initially Michael just said twelve months just to get me here, I think he always had a bigger plan in store,” laughed Lauren. “But, we just started thinking it was time for us to move on and get back to reality as such!” she added. Michael insisted that their move to Roxby had been ‘the best decision that we’ve made together’ and that leaving their close family and friends had helped the couple make lifelong friends

in Roxby. “I’ve got friends here that I’ll be friends with for the rest of my life and I’ve got a good understanding of how things operate outside of metropolitan areas,” he said. “As much as I want to go home, I think it’s going to be very hard to move back now to leave,” added Lauren. “Probably the hardest thing is to leave the friends that I’ve made here.” The couple have already booked their first flight back to visit in February, and said they have received a large influx of visiting promises. They also insisted that they would be making regular appearances on the Roxby social scene. “I hope I don’t forget anyone and I hope everyone visits enough and I get enough chances to come back up here, especially with Michael working up here,” said Lauren. “I think a lot of people say, ‘oh yeah, we’ll come back’, but we never see them again! “However, I think we’re pretty much a shoe-in, considering Michael is going to be up here. I’ll definitely come back up for weekends and see everyone!” During their short stay in Roxby, the Espositos became strongly involved in the Roxby Districts Sporting Club, as committee members, football and netball players and avid supporters. Their involvement and support for local sporting club Roxby Districts will continue, however Lauren will no longer be able to play for the Miner’s

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netball side. “I really am upset that I’m not going to be able to play netball!” she said. “I love the culture of the sporting clubs up here and I think that that’s where we made most of our friends and I think if Michael never joined the Miners football team we wouldn’t have met the people we did.” Michael added that being a part of the sporting club and winning the 2010 football grand final was one of his favourite memories.

“And just the community spirit I think, no matter where you go in Adelaide, it’s never going to be the same as a small tight knit community, and that’s probably going to be what I miss the most!” said Lauren. Michael’s role at Roxby Leisure will serve as a supportive role for the new Operations Manager, Leigh Morrow, who is due to start on February 6. “My team, my Roxby Leisure team, I will sorely miss everyone

and all the community groups, user groups, members, patrons, anyone who used our facilities anyone who used the centre, thank you for contributing to the business and I wish Leigh all the best. I know how challenging the role can be and I look forward to working with him and making sure he picks up where I left off,” said Michael. “Thanks Lauren for agreeing to move to Roxby in the first instance!”

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RoxFM outside broadcast success By Millie Thomas


ocal radio station RoxFM conducted their second ever outside broadcast at the Australia Day celebrations at Roxby Leisure. After a less than desirable first broadcast at a Parents and Friends Market Day late last year,

RoxFM Station Manager, Julian Tregenza said their second attempt was much more successful. “The (Australia Day) live broadcast went really well! It was very exciting,â€? said Mr Tregenza. “Our ďŹ rst one was fraught with diďŹƒculties, let’s say, yes, fraught with diďŹƒculties!â€? He explained on Aus-

Emma and Jason Lowe, Julian Tregenza and Kerryn Jones broadcasting on Australia Day.

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By Millie Thomas

he Roxby Downs presence at the 46th annual Wilmington Rodeo was rife, with both present, past, and possibly even future residents attending. However, this year’s event brought an additional form of entertainment, with Andamooka musician Shane Johnson choosing the beautiful location to ďŹ lm his music clip for his debut single Broncs, Boots n’ V8 utes. A veteran bull rider himself, Shane was ďŹ lmed by fellow Roxby Downs resident Travis Hague during the event’s dinner break and after the ďŹ nal event. Shane said his bull riding days were like ‘an adrenalin rush after 15 years in the defence force.’ The ďŹ lming for his music clip was done in part in front of a live audience, who were pleasantly surprised by the additional entertainment. “It was great, the crowd were really good, no one did the wrong thing and everyone supported it,â€? said Shane. Shane recruited his crew of ‘buck-

tralia Day, 95 percent of the previous broadcasting issues had been ironed out. Mr Tregenza also indicated the recent success paved the way for future outdo or broadca st s . “From now on are going to just be bigger and better and they’re going to go o!â€? he said.

le-bunnies’ to star in the shoot, as well as ex Roxby Downs resident and violinist of 16 years, Alex Thomas. “I have enjoyed playing violin for years now, but this is the ďŹ rst time I have been invited to play in a music clip,â€? said Alex. Shane and Alex were introduced for the purpose of the ďŹ lming through more Roxby residents, Mary and Owen Lewis. As Alex is a regular rodeo attendee, visiting Wilmington for the weekend was no inconvenience. “To be honest, I probably would have attended the event anyway, so I was happy to ďŹ ll a void for Shane.â€? “I did a jam session with Owen one night with his ďŹ ddle and they said that there was a girl at Roxby then that was a country ďŹ ddler,â€? added Shane. “I was getting really nervous that I wouldn’t get anyone, so I rang Alex and she was more than happy.â€? The ďŹ lm clip also featured bona ďŹ de bull and bronco riders from the night. “The cowboys were all fantastic,

most of them had ďŹ nished their rides and they still did the right thing by helping out with the main shoot of the clip from the chutes,â€? explained Shane. Working on a shoe-string budget, Shane said that everybody from the Wilmington Rodeo Committee, to the Stock Contractor had embraced the project. “(They) said look, we’ll do as much as we can to help you, so it was really, really good, we could not have done this without their support.â€? Shane and ďŹ lmmaker Travis Hague (‘our local Steven Spielberg’ as Shane put it) will endeavour to ďŹ nalise the music clip by the end of February, ready to be launched onto YouTube and television. Shane would like to thank all the cowboys on the night, Ron and Tony Woodall, three lovely ladies, lead guitarist Gary Briggs, ďŹ ddler Alex Thomas and the Wilmington Rodeo Committee for their help and support.

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Olympic Dam Project pre-commitment work commences In December 2011, BHP Billiton received the last of the government regulatory approvals required for the Olympic Dam Project. We have now activated pre-commitment funding, previously approved by the BHP Billiton Board, to place orders for long-lead items such as trucks and accommodation units and carry out preparatory design and site works to ensure a smooth project execution, should the Board formally approve the Project.

WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW Over the next few months, a number of these preparatory activities will be undertaken, particularly in and around the area of the planned starter pit at Olympic Dam, in readiness should the project be approved. Other work to be carried out includes the re-alignment of some roads, site works for machinery lay-down areas and maintenance facilities and the expansion of the Olympic and Roxby villages to accommodate additional workers.

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LAST WEEK’S HOT TOPIC: Do you think childhood vaccinations should be compulsory? Many parents seem more concerned about the potential dangers of vaccinations than about the diseases themselves, but education rather than legislation is the best way forward. Ivan of the Far North The only way to get rid of insidious diseases like polio and measles etc (sic) is for every child to be vaccinated. Rotary is spending millions to try and stamp out polio in third world countries so why shouldn’t Australia play its part. Vaccinations are the best way, so if they have to be compulsory then why not? Roxby Mum

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ast week the United Nations gave notice the world prime farming land to overseas countries and with China and will not sustain the anticipated population growth of Russia buying as much as they can, it doesn’t take an Einstein to see they will be in a far better position to feed their own nine billion people.

The grim report suggested that it won’t be the demise of economies that will bring the world to its knees, rather it will be the lack of food, water and resources. The warning said time is running out for all countries to heed the call to plan now to prevent a catastrophe. The price of failure will be condemning three billion people to a life of poverty and widespread famine. Today the world’s population is around seven billion people and by 2040 it is estimated it will be nine billion and the human appetite for resources will grow exponentially. The United Nations warns to change course now as world food production isn’t keeping pace, fossil fuel resources will fail and the basic requirement to sustain life, water, will become a major issue. A dour warning to say the least, but will it have any affect on how countries plan their own futures beyond 2020? Australia is ill prepared and while it continues to sell off

populations when they ship the food produced here to their homelands. Until Australian governments now and in the future are prepared to stop the sell off and start protecting Australian food sources and brands we will be unable to provide for our ever growing population. Ironically our vegetable farmers today are facing an oversupply situation and much of their fruit and vegetables are being sold at below cost of production. More than a third of fruit and almost 20 percent of vegetables consumed in Australia are imported. So on the back of the United Nations warning about food shortages, Australia must do everything it can to ensure the survival of its own farms and farmers – a resource we cannot do without come the year 2040. Check the labels if you can read the fine print and BUY AUSTRALIAN where you can.

Whooping cough was hardly heard of until recent years when people stopped having their kids immunised. Remember the number of cases here in Roxby last year? NDS Why legislate when every parent should educate themselves about vaccinations in order to make sound decisions about their child’s healthcare. Caring Parent Hey Sandi from BSH, what’s your excuse when there’s no money in the office! Is this a joke? We need a reliable recycling depot! Another Unhappy Customer See someone has already defaced the turn left only sign near Mitre 10. Maybe there is a subtle message for Council? HR How long before the Gillard Government realises Australia is uncompetitive. The inflated Aussie dollar, our wages uncompetitive with the rest of our trading partners, and no safety net of tariff protections like others still invoke on our goods. Average Joe Life without a car industry in Australia is becoming a reality and yet all our politicians sit on the fence and do nothing about protecting yet another industry under threat from cheap imports. When’s the next election? Nick Xenophon for PM! Jim B I remember lining up with the rest of my school having polio, whooping cough, diphtheria shots and the like. They never killed anyone I know. Do they still do this? Old School



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From little things…

n 1883, in remote western New South Wales, in a place we now know as a mining town called Broken Hill, a boundary rider by the name of Charles Rasp was patrolling the Mount Gipps Station fences for sheep. He discovered what he thought to be tin. Turns out it was silver and lead, and the richest and largest ore body of these in the world. He and two other men who worked at the Mount Gipps sheep station, David James, a contractor employed to sink water tanks and mend fences and James Poole, an employee of David’s, pegged out the first block, took out a mining lease and sank a small shaft. Though the early assay results were poor, they were soon joined by four others from the station: 1. George McCulloch, Mount Gepps Station Manager. 2. Phillip Charley (just 20 years old) learning to be a sheep farmer, employed as a boundary rider. 3. George Urquhart, a book keeper and overseer; and 4. George Lind, a store keeper. The seven men each threw in 70 pounds, pegged seven 160,000 squared metre blocks, and applied for the mining leases, thus securing almost the whole of the easily worked ore. This group became known as the Syndicate of Seven, who founded the Broken Hill Mining Company. In late 1884 or early 1885 they found large deposits of silver and the company was floated into the Broken Hill Proprietary Mining Company Ltd. The boundary rider Charles Rasp received an allocation of shares, and within five years, was a very wealthy man. One hundred and twenty seven years later, after many mergers and acquisitions, including one with an Anglo-Dutch company, Billiton, BHP Billiton is now the world’s largest company measured by revenue and as of February 2011, was the world’s third largest company when measured by market capitalization. History repeats itself with BHP Billiton now holding a special mining lease for the largest known single deposit of uranium in the world, and the fourth largest copper deposit, 10 kilometres from a little mining town we know as Roxby Downs.

Youth Eric Trethowen and Leisure Centre staff member Dani Santucci cannot wait to go head to head at the air hockey tournament. By Vanessa Switala


outh and Leisure Centre staff will go head to head in an air hockey tournament on Saturday, February 18 at the Roxby Downs Youth Centre. The challenge will commence at 2pm and run until 6pm. Youth Activities Coordinator, Nicole Tre-

thowen said she has had immense support from the Roxby Leisure Centre staff in organising the competition. “The staff are really, really supportive. I think for youth, playing against the staff is quite exciting.” She said the tournament will be a great way for the youth of Roxby Downs to get to knowRoxby Leisure staff. “It will definitely open communication

High assault and DUI concerns Magistrate By Vanessa Switala


he Port Augusta Magistrates’ Court sat at Roxby Downs last Wednesday, this time with a large number of driving under the influence and assault charges. While most cases were adjourned or remanded one respondent copped a $1000 fine, an impounding fee of $695 and was disqualified from obtaining a licence for 12 months.

The respondent has never obtained a licence and was caught driving with a blood alcohol concentration level of 0.146. Magistrate Clive Kitchin was concerned about the 18 cases for assault and the 10 cases for driving under the influence listed for the court hearing. He said it was an elevated number of assault and driving under the influence charges for a town the size of Roxby Downs.

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between youth and staff.” Mrs Trethowen will not be playing on the day as she said it may be a conflict of interest. The tournament will be played round for round until there is one youth and one staff member left for the final. If interested in playing in the tournament please sign up at the Roxby Downs Youth Centre.

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ROXBY COUNCIL NEWS IN BRIEF SERVICE SA EVERY DAY! Council is very happy to announce that we have negoƟated to provide Service SA transacƟons from Monday to Friday. Our awesome customer service staff will be able to assist you with your Service SA transacƟons every working day from 9.00am unƟl 4.30pm. Please remember that licence theory tests cannot be started aŌer 4pm. WATER ACCOUNTS December 2011 quarterly water accounts have been issued and are due for payment by February 15 2012. POWER ACCOUNTS December 2011 quarterly water accounts have been issued and are due for payment by February 13 2012.

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esidents are again advised that Council has now resolved and installed directional signs for traffic exiting the Mitre 10 carpark onto Arcoona Street. Drivers can now only perform a left hand turn when leaving the carpark. Appropriate public notification has been assigned in the placement of the ‘all traffic turn (left) sign’, the left hand arrow on the pavement, and in the official public notification in this week’s The Monitor. This means that it is now a traffic infringement to ignore this traffic directive, and you may be fined by the SAPOL. Roxby Council Works Manager Peter Keller said, “(The) Council, as it should be, is always mindful of safety concerns. “This situation has been identified by communtiy members through Roxby Roadsafe as a potential danger to drivers and pedestrians. “This is due to drivers insisting on turning traverse to traffic and with the mix of pedestrians crossing the road the potential of a disaster is always present.”

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School’s back, kids are on the move


he 2012 school year has commenced and there have already been dangerous situations occur in and around at school crossings. Motorists are urged to observe the signs and instructions placed around our school transit corridors. They are there to protect our younger members of the community, often your children. The Council will not tolerate behaviour from motorists that poses a threat to the children of this community as they come and go to school. School drop off zones (locally called ‘kiss and drop zone’s) are for that purpose only. Parents must only stay long enough to see children to the footpath, with a time allowance of two minutes. Parents should drive up as far forward as possible into this zone not just into the middle, tomaintain the flow of traffic and keep children

as safe as possible. Parking in this zone and leaving your car is not tolerated as your vehicle can endanger children and other motorists as they try to negotiate past it. Roxby Council is also asking parents to prohibit children to walk between cars in a school zone. Please also be mindful not to double park. Talk with your children and make a plan about their designated pick up spot. If your child is having one of those mornings (as does everyone), park the car in a parking zone then coax them with time and patience, rather than trying to negotiate their departure from your vehicle in these ‘kiss and drop’ zones. All road users have an obligation to obey the signage at schools - do not be the one that causes a local catastrophe. Please take great care around our school crossings and parking areas.

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COUNCIL OFFICE Opening hours 9 am to 5 pm weekdays Telephone 8671 0010 • Fax 8671 0452 Email:


After hours emergency Mobile 0418 892 870


Opening hours 8.30 to 5 pm weekdays 9.30 am to 12 noon Saturdays Telephone 8671 0660 • Fax 8671 1418 Email: Library membership is FREE wide range of resources are available including books, DVDs, magazines and internet facilities Toddler Story Time 9.30 am Tuesday and Thursday

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Opal Road Landfill Opening hours 1 pm to 6 pm every day Disposal of household rubbish is FREE Levies apply for businesses Recycling can be taken either to the Opal Landfill or BSH Waste Solutions on Gosse Street All enquiries: 8671 1154

Opening hours Monday to Friday 9 am to 4.30 pm Council provides transport services including: • Vehicle registration • Boat registrations • Licensing transactions • Learner written theory tests (test to begin before 4 pm) All enquiries 131 084.

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Roxby Central - Your Valentine’s Day gift centre

RoxFM plans for exciting future By Millie Thomas


he RoxFM Board and Station Manager Julian Tregenza met on Saturday, January 28 to discuss the future of the community radio station. Mr Tregenza said the meeting was held to plan ‘an onwards and upwards future’ and discussions involved supporting community groups, increasing volunteer intake and fundraising ideas. A major discussion point was raising not only the station’s profile, but the profiles of other community groups, in an effective and wide reaching way. “We have ideas for new shows which will assist other community organisations because we think that is a very important part of community radio,” said Mr Tregenza. “(Our role) is not just to raise our profile, it’s to raise the profiles of other community groups and to support and facilitate other community groups being successful.” Mr Tregenza told The Monitor as the Roxby Downs community changes rapidly, RoxFM will be able to keep old and new residents informed about the plethora of community groups the

town offers. “Lots of people when they move here aren’t aware of how many community organisations are out there so if we can assist those organisations to let new people know, or even people that have been here for a while… we consider it part of our ethos to assist all community groups in being successful. “RoxFM takes a very holistic approach to community involvement.” Mr Tregenza and the Board also discussed in depth methods of attracting more volunteers to the station. He insisted that anybody can volunteer, and that involvement in RoxFM is infectious. “Everybody that joins finds that getting involved with RoxFM does get quite addictive. People who are very nervous to start with end up wanting to, you know… radio gets into your blood!” He also said that there are a number of fundraising initiatives in the pipeline for this year and the coming years. “We’ve got some great ideas for events and fundraising for evenings so keep your eyes pealed to the paper because when they come up you’ll be reading about them!” he said.


alentine’s Day and love are a many splendid to remember. In fact, you can sort out your Valentines day in one thing and so is shopping local and finding that special something for your special shop. From the card, dinner or lunch, perhaps picking up someone at Roxby Central. Roxby Central Traders Marketing Coordinator Jack McGuire said, “a box of choccies, a card and a bunch of flowers, is traditional and there is nothing wrong with that, however, now-a-days there has been a shift from the giving of traditional type gifts.” According to Mr McGuire, there is such a wide variety of gifts and Valentine’s ideas at Roxby Central that will make this year’s Valentine’s Day a day

a nice baguette for that romantic Valentines picnic, or a special gift that is novel and sporty. Of course diamonds might keep you sweet for a while fellas (sic) or perhaps you just want to pamper the one you love. “Yes and you can grab the choccies if your a traditionalist. “What ever special ‘spin’ you put on your Valentine’s Day, Roxby Central is sure to have what you need to romance your ‘kitty or tiger’ and by buying locally you are supporting your community and local business.” Have a happy Valentine’s Day from all at Roxby Central.

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pplications are now op en for Countr y Arts South Australia’s March funding round, with applications due by March 15 for projects commencing from July 2012. Country Arts SA’s grant programs are supported by the South Australian Government and the Australian Government through the Regional Arts Fund. Steve Saffell, CEO Country Arts SA, explained the unique and exciting position of Country Arts SA

to be involved in assisting numerous communities each year. “All of our funding programs are designed to support community groups and individuals across all art forms. The many funding opportunities available enable regional artists to develop their ideas from the concept stage through to completion,” said Mr. Saffell. The range of funding programs available include the New Communities Program, which awards grants to regional, remote or very remote communities or

groups in their first application to Country Arts SA or those who have never undertaken an arts project. In 2011 Country Arts SA funded many high caliber projects from across South Australia. These included a socially inclusive film making project to engage people with disabilities, the creation of visual motifs to strengthen Indigenous culture and identity, and supporting a local community artist to develop an exhibition in collaboration with refugees, to tell their stories.


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01. Amy Brind, Mel Vanzati and Meaghan Kiely at Savannah's Fundraiser and Auction night. 02. Adam Homer and Jason Neindorf celebrating Australia Day. 03. Wade and Fiona Hooper celebrating Australia Day. 04. Scott ‘Rockstar’ Rogers and Lois Kohler at the Club for Savannah’s Fundraiser and Auction. 05. Vanessa Switala, Paige Aldehoven and Fiona Hooper at The Club last Friday night for Savannah's Fundraiser. 06. Boofa Pakpoy and Brett Chesson enjoying a couple of beers at Michael Howard’s 30th birthday.


07. Deb Steinhauser, Chris Kaminski, Michelle Paull and Bev Zeptner catching up at Michael Howard’s 30th birthday.

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St Barbara’s Parish School welcomes five new teachers and 12 new students this year.

The new teachers are Cassie Norton, Receptions, (right) and Kristina O’Toole, year sevens, (far right) and Olivia Spadavecchia, year ones, Louise Aspin, year fives and Chrissie Grocke, year threes. Here’s what the new students had to say; 01. Amelia - I like drawing. 02. Brayden - I like Miss Norton! 03. Brianna - I like eating lunch. 04. Jeremiah - I like playing in the playground. 05. Jocelyn - I like doing homework. 06. Kaydan - I like learning all sorts of stuff and Miss Norton. 07. Kobe - I like playing in the playground with my friend Brayden and Jye. 08. Lily - I like playing on the playground. 09. LJ - I like the work! 10. Millie - I like seeing Mum everyday! 11. Nicole - I like playing on the playground. 12. Summah - I like making and drawing.













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And the thunder rolls… By Millie Thomas


s a farmer or pastoralist, few things rival the trepidation and danger of a bushfire.

Entire livelihoods, incomes, homes and memories are threatened and could disappear within the blink of an eye, and there is little they can do about it. Over a period of five days, the mid north town of Wilmington was constantly engulfed in a fog of black smoke and cinder, and a

Jan Heard, Wilmington Hotel licensee has seen how the community can come together in times of emergency.

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mass evacuation became seemingly imminent. From January 4 – 9, the Wilmington and Woolundunga district beat the odds and banded together to contain the devastation and save their homes. As a licensee of the Wilmington Hotel to a 220-person population, Jan Heard knows most people. She knows how to pick the mood of patrons and she definitely knows when people have had a bad day. Ms Heard remembers seeing the Adelaide Hills alive with flames during the Ash Wednesday fires, but concedes she has never seen or felt anything like this. It was at a town meeting on Thursday, January 5, that residents were advised the fire (which had originated at Spear Creek) was likely to turn around towards the town. The mood was tense, Ms Heard said. “That worried a lot of people, so, there was quite a bit of tension in the air. “Naturally we were all concerned about how they were going, because there were so many of them and it was over such a big area, fighting the fires,” she said. The hub of many small country towns is the local pub, so many worried residents dropped in frequently to receive updates of which Country Fire Service units had returned safely, and which had been sent out to continue fighting the persistent fire. “It’s a meeting place in the town, so that’s where everyone gathers,” explained Ms Heard. “It was good because with everybody being here and the CFS being so close, we could get information pretty quickly as to what was happening.” The final estimated tally of losses totalled over 9000 hectares and more than 700 stock. Michael and Catherine Battersby were reported as one of the worst affected, in The Flinders News, allegedly losing over 400 young breeding ewes. Wilmington CFS Brigade Captain of nine years, Geoff Hitch, told The Monitor it was amazing to see the community divisions disappear and have everyone pull together to help out. “The support from the community was absolutely incredible. It takes something like this to bring a community together. A lot of people lost a lot of property.” According to Mr Hitch, at any one time during the battle, there were 20 fire trucks on the ground, 1000 fire fighters from around the state and dozens of farmers utes and defences fighting the flames. The camaraderie of the fire fighters and the support from the township and surrounding districts has been invaluable for Wilmington. Once the immediate threat from the fires had smouldered CFS crews continued to scour the area for days, keeping an eye out for ‘underground fires’ and threats posed from the partial burning of native trees, which still to this day, could fall at any minute. In Ms Heard’s eyes, it was the brave advances of local CFS crews and the God sent rain on January 7 that saved the quaint country town. “I think we were very lucky,” she said. “If we didn’t have that rain, then perhaps things could have been a lot worse.” The town celebrated the CFS’s efforts resolutely at the pub after immediate threat of the fire was downgraded, despite countless sleepless nights and days upon days of constant worry. “A lot of the fire fighters, they were really exhausted but yeah, people did sort of come in and celebrate a bit, we were quite busy!” said Ms Heard. “Most people don’t realise how much fire-fighters put their lives in danger to save other peoples property. “For that everybody is just so grateful here and they all did a marvellous job. “You just don’t realise what these guys go through until you’re close to a bushfire and see what it’s like and they’re right in the middle of it saving other peoples property. “They really need to be thanked and commended for what they do.”

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MONDAYS 9am 10:30-12pm 4-5:30pm 5pm

JOB BOARD BOUNCE with Nicki K.M.A. with Kate JOB BOARD

TUESDAYS 9am 5pm 5-6:30pm


WEDNESDAYS 9am JOB BOARD 10:30-12pm BOUNCE with Nicki 3-4pm TUNES IN THE DUNES with Leroy 5pm JOB BOARD 6-7pm THE DULCET TONES OF STEWART JONES with Stew THURSDAYS 9am 2:30-3pm 4-5pm 5pm 6-7.30pm

JOB BOARD THE RDAS REPORT with Jayme AN HOUR WITH ‘K’ with Kaye & Friends JOB BOARD THE SCOREBOARD Closed for Summer

FRIDAYS 9am 2-2.30pm 4-5pm 5pm 7-8:30pm 9-10pm


SATURDAYS 7-8am THE ROCK (Market days) with Andamooka/Roxby Bible Church 8-9am THE ROCK with Andamooka/Roxby Bible Church 12-1pm MAD COW with Schultzy 8:30-10:30pm SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE with Annette SUNDAYS 10:30-12pm OUTBACK TRACKS with JT & Kez 12:30-1:30pm GLOBAL LOUNGE with Tracey

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The Board that provides a community voice locally

The Health Forum

New Chair for Community Board

If you would like to join a forum and would like more information please contact the following people. New members are always welcome.



he Health Forum consist of predominately health professionals that use the opportunity to network and share information and often lobby for services that benefit the community at large.

Rachel Young 0428 671 000 Thursday February 9, 7.30pm Dunes Café

BUSINESS FORUM Laura Trotta 0412 734 964

Through this information sharing, our health professionals can provide the latest information and links to services for our community. The Health Forum is a continuing strong voice in the advocacy for the health services in our region, now and into the future. Contact Karen Russell, Chair of the Health Forum on 8671 9020 for more information.

6.15pm Thursday March 1 Council Board Room

COMMUNITY BOARD Michelle Hales 0418 833 818

EDUCATION and WORKPLACE TRAINING Michelle Hales 0418 833 818


Happy Healthy Expo The Health Forum and Community Board are currently planning the Happy Healthy Expo, to be held on March 31 2012 at Roxby Leisure.


Damien Condon 0439 862 784

COMMUNITY GARDEN Patrik Ibele 8671 0168 New Community Board Chairperson Teresa Baddeley looks forward to hearing from the communtiy.


fter meeting for the first time for 2012, the Community Board is proud to announce the new Chairperson for 2012 is Teresa Baddeley. Ms Baddeley has been a pro active contributor to this community for many years and brings enthusiasm and passion to each meeting and every event. When asked about her aspirations for the Community Board

from 2012 and beyond, Teresa commented, “Really exciting things are happening for Roxby Downs as a town and for the Community Board in the next 12 months. Being Chair of the Community Board will give me the opportunity to represent the town in the best way possible. The Board is looking forward to getting out and listening to the community the coming 12 months as we prepare for times of change and growth. ”


In Ms Baddeley’s usual style she added, “I look forward to hearing from our community on their ideas for the way forward. Drop into the Jewellers’, I’m always up for a chat!”


Your community....


Our next Forum in the spotlight is the Health Forum, which is a subcommittee of the Roxby Downs Community Board.

Karen Russell 8671 9020

5.30 pm Thursday February 9

Kath Messner 0438 871 153 Thursday March 1 8.30am Dunes Cafe




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

Teresa Baddeley • Darren Smith

For further information, advice or general questions please contact:

Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe. If you would like to make a presentation or raise an issue, please contact the Executive Officer on 0418 833 818 so that you can be included on the agenda. Confidential discussions with the Board can be arranged if required.

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

Michelle Hales, Executive Officer Roxby Downs Community Board Inc. PO Box 85 Roxby Downs SA 5725 Mobile: 0418 833 818 Email:

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Administration Officer Community Projects Part Time (0.6 FTE)

Client Services Officer The Client Services Officer will be responsible for undertaking a range of keyboard and administrative tasks which contribute to the provision of clerical support and provides enhanced customer service to SAPOL clients.

ROXBY DOWNS POLICE STATION Temporary – Full Time Position is temporary for up to 12 months Vac No: T8909/2011 $44,479 – $48,143 p.a. (ASO2) Details of this vacancy, including the Job and Person Specification, are available at refer to Vacancy T8909/2011. For further enquiries please contact Angela Kennett on 8648 5042. Applications close: 5.00pm Friday 10 February 2012 SAPOLI011684/R

Council invites applications from people with diverse skills in administration and an interest in community to join our team. This position will work closely with the Manager Community Development, Governance and Strategic Support and other members of the Community Projects Team to ensure that the community development goals of Council are achieved. The position provides administrative and organisational support for a range of community programs and committees managed by Council and the Roxby Downs Community Board. Previous experience in community services/community programs and working with committees will be highly regarded. Council offers a family friendly and flexible working environment. The salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Municipal Council of RoxbyDowns Enterprise Agreement 2010 and classified at a level 3. If you have a passion for community development and are interested in this position please obtain a copy of the job and person specification prior to applying by calling the Council office on 8671 0010 or via email: Written applications addressed to the Administrator must be submitted by the closing date and consist of a formal letter and a Resume. Applications may be sent by: • Post to the Roxby Downs Council Office, PO Box 124 Richardson Place Roxby Downs SA 5725. • Email: Applications close 12 noon on Monday 27 February 2012 Bill Boehm Administrator


HSEQ Officer


Part time – days/hours to be negotiated A fantastic opportunity exists with Sodexo Remotes Sites, a recognised leader in the provision of high quality food and total management services to the mining, construction and oil/gas industry in Australia (onshore/offshore) and throughout Asia Pacific.

Acquaintance Evening & Annual General Meeting of the RDAS Governing Council

We are seeking a qualified Safety Professional, with experience in the mining/hospitality sector to provide HSEQ support on a part time basis at Olympic Village. The position will be responsible for assisting the HSEQ department with the co-ordination, training, auditing and assessment of OH&S, Food Safety and Environmental initiatives.

Part Time Office / OHS Administrator Savcor Pty Ltd currently seeks a Part Time Office / OHS Administrator based at our Olympic Dam Operations site. Reporting to the Site Contract Manager, this role allows the successful candidate to work flexible hours of approximately 25 hours per week Monday to Friday. To be successful in this role you must have: · Experience in the mining or construction industry in a similar role is advantageous · Professional phone manner · Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications · High attention to detail · Willingness to learn and develop with the company · OH&S experience advantageous The ideal applicant should possess: · Answering of all incoming calls and delegating as required · Supporting the OHS department · Maintaining filing systems · Taking minutes where required · Booking flights and arranging accommodation for Savcor employees · Arrange site inductions · General administrative duties For more information or for a confidential discussion regarding this role please contact Nikki Faint on (08) 9248 8999 or alternatively, click “Apply Now” below to submit your CV and three contactable references. Savcor Finn Pty Ltd is subsidiary of Savcor Group Limited (ASX: SAV) which is a leading global technology company specializing in the protection, structural rehabilitation and maintenance technologies in infrastructure, mining and industrial sectors.


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Responsibilities include • Implementation, delivery and monitoring of safety initiatives to support a zero harm workplace • Co-ordination of site safety meetings • Ongoing implementation of lean board initiatives • Implement and monitor all HSEQ policies, guidelines and procedures across the site • Ensure compliance to regulatory and governance requirements • Ensure compliance to Sodexo standards regarding HSEQ training The successful individual will possess the following: • Demonstrable experience gained within the hospitality industry • Demonstrable experience gained within the mining industry • Knowledge of site specific safety initiatives such as CFIT, BALL • Tertiary qualifications in HSEQ

Monday February 13, 2012 6.00 – 6.30pm Class Visits 6.30 – 7.30pm Sausage sizzle on Admin Lawn 7.30pm AGM (School Staff Room) Come along and meet your children’s teachers, visit the classrooms and enjoy a sausage sizzle with staff on the Admin lawn. The Annual General Meeting of the Governing Council will happen at 7.30am and I would encourage parents to consider membership of this group.

Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 6.30pm at the kindergarten. Light supper provided. All welcome. For more details contact Kerryn on 8671 0455.

WAKEBOARD, Jobe 140cm with open boot bindings. Good condition only done two seasons and would suit experienced or beginner wakeboarder. Less than half new price. $280. Phone 0439 898 159. PUBLIC NOTICES DUBLIN Gerry’s Meats February super special. Pre – order one of our great value $100 meat packs and pay only $75. Phone 8529 2229. ADELAIDE accommodation from $85 p/n Seacroft Apartments, Semaphore SA www. seacroftapartments. ph 0412 106 646. ROSEMONT Collectables ‘Old and Modern Pre-loved Wares’. Bringing beautiful treasures ‘straight to your door’. Specialising in shabby chic, French provincial, vintage, retro, country curios and much more. Visit us at Become a fan of our Facebook page and mention this ad for 10 percent off your first mail-order.

Please RSVP by phoning the school on 8671 0011.

PAINTING and decorating. Residential and commercial. Quality finish, sensible prices. Roxby based. Call Alex for a quote: 0430 495 544 BLD238217.

All final applicants for this position will be asked to provide a criminal record check. Please note that this position is exempt from the operation of spent convictions laws and all offences must be declared. However, all applications will be considered on their merits.

Roxby Downs Kindergarten

SHED and shack at Morgan $89,000. Close to river, shops and hotels. Ph Angie 88 922 068 or 88 922 061 (work).

All parents and friends of Roxby Downs Area School are welcome.

If you believe you have the skills and experience for this role please forward your CV to



RESOLUTION OF COUNCIL MITRE 10 CAR PARK ENTRANCE ARCOONA STREET DIRECTIONAL SIGNAGE FOR TRAFFIC Resolved: that the following section of road adjacent to the Mitre 10 car park entrance on Arcoona Street is suitably signed to indicate the direction of traffic on departing from the Mitre 10 car park. • Left turn pavement Arrow on the left side of the principal Mitre 10 driveway along Arcoona Street. • An “All Traffic Turn (Left)” only (R2-14) sign in the Arcoona Street median opposite the driveway. W J Boehm Administrator 18 January 2012

LOST LOST CAT - A much loved member of the family. Answers to the name of ‘Milo’. Has gone missing from Santalum Way. Is a ginger/fawn de-sexed male. If you have seen Milo please call 0403 160 707. Call Jody on

8671 2683 to place your classified in The Monitor

Is pleased to announce it can now offer eftpos facilities at the office on Richardson Place. All cards except Diners International Club are accepted. Book your advertisement now and take advantage of this convenient service!

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Roxby Downs Basketball Association RESULTS

Olympic Dam Netball Club AGM

Mens 31/01/2012 Raptors forfeited to Devils Jets 45pts defeated Miners 40pts Cody Kenny 18pts, Josh Rose 10pts and Callan Haugum 17pts, Danni Stetco 13pts.

Magic 52pts def Chocies 51pts Ethin Zeptner 18pts, Shaun King, Jayden Brind 9pts each and Lochie Munro 25pts, Jacob Haugum 9pts.

Olympic Dam Netball AGM Wednesday 8th of February 2012 7pm at the OD Football Club For more information please contact Beth on 0408818449 or

B Women 02/02/2012 Hornridge 29pts def Eagles 17pts Sarah Weston, Jess Reid 8pts each and Stacey Dadleh, Daisey Taylor 4pts each.

Dynamite II 36pts def Outlaws 24pts Ruth Rowlands 15 pts, Peta Berryman 8pts and Jenna Webster, Tiffany Reynolds 8pts each.

Far North Football League Inc.

Flames 29pts def Dynamite I 27pts Abby Hick 15pts, Centaine Casserly 8pts and Sharn O’Leary 10pts, Jade Crompton 8pts.

A Women 02/02/2012 Devils 51pts def Hypo’s 28pts

Tender Opportunities

Tenders for operation of the canteen and scoreboard for the 2012 football season are now open. We are also looking for umpires and boundary umpires. Interested parties should contact The Secretary at; woomeradistrictsfl@ or PO Box 330, Roxby Downs, SA, 5725

Far North Football League Inc. WANTED Far North Football League is currently looking for a coach, team manager, selectors, trainers and any interested people with a football knowledge to be involved in the Miners Cup on Saturday, June 2. Please contact Clint Gow-smith on or 0418 462 460.

Sharon Fielder 18pts, Keziah Sullivan 12pts and Erika Syvertsen 20pts.

Eagles Renee Wurfel tries to pass the ball as Hornridge’s Sarah Weston moves in to intercept.

Hornridge 48pts def Miners 44pts Zoey Male 22pts, Maddy Evans 14pts and Alicia Roberts 13pts, Elyse Weir 8pts.

Roxby cricketers win with three overs to spare T

he game between Roxby Districts overs. None of the batsman were able to make Cricket Association and Mt Maurice Cricket Association was held on a big score with only a couple getting starts Saturday night under lights at the Roxby of around 20. The pick of the Roxby bowlers was Lucas Town Oval. With a very healthy crowd in attendance Roxby Captain Adam Willis lost the toss, and Mt Maurice decided to bat first. The ground was very slow so scoring was difficult. The Roxby bowlers bowled extremely well restricting Mt Maurice to just 118 from 43

Holbrook who bowled four wickets with his quick off-spin bowling. Adam Willis and Adrian Boulton also bowled a couple of wickets. In their innings, Roxby did not get off to a good start with Brett Baldy run out in the second over for eight. From there the lo-

cal team lost another five wickets and were six for 45 and looking in real trouble. At the crease were Phil Stacey and Adrian Boulton, who dug in and put together a 40 run partnership before Stacey went for a well made 27. The home side then lost another wicket cheaply and the score was on 100 still needing 19 runs to win with just two wickets in hand. Brad Cox (8) and Boulton (42) steered the team home with three over’s to spare.


Andamooka Netball Club are seeking dedicated players who are interested in being a part of our fun, friendly, social club for 2012. The 1st of 3 trials will be held on Monday, February 13, at 7pm on the outside courts.

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Billy Conerly was bowled out last Saturday night in the Roxby Districts Association match against Mount Maurice.

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Our young sporting ambassadors

Local basketballers Darcy Kenny, Adam Ryan, Jordan Christall, Shaun King, Hannah Wurfel and Maddy Young recently travelled to Port Macquarie and Albury for State Basketball Championships.

Local success in State Comps By Vanessa Switala


ocal basketballers recently competed in various competitions representing State Country Teams for South Australia in Port Macquarie and Albury. Darcy Kenny and Jordan Christall played in the under 17 South Australian male team at Port Macquarie for the Pacific Coast Slam Competition from January 16 to 21, finishing sixth overall. Shaun King also competed at the Pacific Coast Slam in the under 15 South Australian

male team finishing fourth overall. Hannah Wurfel participated in the Pacific Coast Slam Competition and was on the under 17 South Australian female team. Her team played in the final but unfortunately lost during overtime. The26th annual Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup was held in Albury from January 14 to 21. The Country Cup had 64 teams compete this year with over 900 players, coaches and officials involved. Adam Ryan played for the under 16 South Australian male Magpies team in Albury finish-

ing eighth overall. Maddy Young played for the under 14 South Australian Sharks female team who were undefeated for the tournament. Maddy started playing basketball six years ago and said it felt excellent to win the final. She said the whole experience was immensely exciting. “I gained more confidence than what I had. It was really good meeting more people,” she said. The young Roxby Downs locals played against numerous New Zealand and other Australian teams during the competitions.

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Coach Wesley Knights has been running the Development Network Squad in Roxby Downs and has nurtured many young basketballers to take them to State level competition. Mr Knights was also recently awarded the Sportsperson of the Year Award at the Australia Day Award ceremony. Congratulations to all Roxby Downs basketballers for making State teams and representing not only our community but South Australia.

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