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With the premature closure of the OD Caravan Park . . .
Andamooka will be the big winner By Celeste Lustosa
With the recent closure of Olympic Dam Caravan Park and the increase in rates of the Myall Grove Caravan Park, Andamooka is sure to be the big winner with the announcement that Andamooka Caravan Park is going ahead, in tandem with a brand new Recreation Centre, which will include a playground and a skate park. APOMA did not waste time sitting around while accommodation costs hit and contacted local contractors on a proďŹ t share arrangement to ease the burden of accommodation that has come across from Roxby Downs. Local businessman Chad OldďŹ eld came on board and took over the Caravan Park development while APOMA searched for funds to build a Community Recreation Area in town. Not only are they aiming to make Andamooka a more attractive place for tourists with great new facilities but this might also be the salvation for many Roxby residents struggling to ďŹ nd a place to live. With 23 caravan sites, 18 three unit cabins, seven two room villas and ďŹ ve tent sites planned it will give Andamooka an accommodation edge. The Monitor spoke to APOMAâ€™s Chairperson Peter Allen and to Chad OldďŹ eld about the two new exciting projects for Andamooka. Mr Allen said, â€œfunds of $55,000 have been approved by Government to go towards the playground area and skate park, which will complement the developments expected to take place with the Caravan Park over the next six months. â€œFor the new recreation centre we are looking into ďŹ nding new businesses that want to come on board and donate some spare material such as steel. We still need some support on that so anyone who wants to get involved can contact APOMA.â€? As much as these two driven men are excited about seeing it all up and running, they are still waiting on the approval from the Govern-
ment. â€œWe are waiting on the ďŹ nal sign ups on the lease documents; waiting on the necessary building and planning approvals from SA Planning and SA Health and we are hoping it will all happen in conjunction with the development of the Community Recreation Area,â€? Mr Allen said. â€œFrom the day we get all the approvals, we scheduled that within six months we will have the Caravan Park operating,â€? Mr OldďŹ eld added. To make it clear, the Caravan Park is a private business with a proďŹ t share that could lead to up $100,000 a year going to APOMA and that could help make Andamooka a self sustained community. â€œThe income from the Caravan Park development will go towards to the costs of managing the town. â€œAndamooka is planning and attempting to be self-sustained in the scheme of things but at this point it needs assistance and we are happy that some of this assistance will come from the development of the Caravan Park. We are hoping that the various departments of Government fast track the approval process,â€? said Mr Allen. Mr OldďŹ eld believes â€œThis is a new concept for businesses working in small communities and it is going to entice more businesses to come to Andamooka. Sometimes it takes the ďŹ rst one to set the bar and we hope others follow up.â€? Mr Allen agrees with Mr OldďŹ eld and added that â€œthe businesses working in the small communities are starting to realise that they need to take some sort of responsibility for the impact they have in the communities. A lot of companies do, some more than others. â€œOne of the advantages for Chad and any other businesses that get involved and support the townâ€™s development is that they get to see improvements in the communities where their businesses operate.â€?
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The vast majority of the town’s population has been very positive and support the development of Andamooka’s Caravan Park. Cass Rowett is a resident and member of APOMA and she is very excited about the new developments in town. “Everyone I know is very keen to see the Caravan Park up and running in Andamooka. In conjunction to the new Recreation Centre which will include a playground and a skate park, it’s going to be great for our town. “With this new area, Andamooka will be able to oﬀer everyone the experience of a real country life with the kids playing outside and a lot of people come here looking for that. And tourists will also have a bigger chance to get to know the true characters of Andamooka,” she said. Long term resident Jim Blackmore says the Caravan Park will beneﬁt Andamooka immensely. “The sooner it’s up and running, the better,” he said. “We see many people driving past Andamooka, they
park here but have nowhere to stay and with this new facility, I believe there will be more people coming and going into town which means more cash ﬂow to the businesses.” According to him, most of residents are very excited with the idea of the Caravan Park and believe this development is already part of Andamooka growth preparing for the Olympic Dam expansion. “When the expansion comes through Andamooka will boom faster than Roxby. But then we need to be aware that with the development there will be issues for the town as well and they will need to be addressed, such as electricity and water supply. “Our biggest problem at the moment is that the Government’s help to Andamooka is an embarrassment,” he concluded. Residents of Andamooka believe that many businesses see the potential of the town, especially with the expansion becoming more and more of a reality and with the proximity of Hiltaba to the town, but they are still very worried about the support they will get from the State Government and from BHP Billiton.
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Bell Shakespeare’s Regional Communities partner BHP Billiton has again reaﬃrmed their commitment to Australian students by providing free Bell Shakespeare Actors At Work performances and masterclasses for schools in the far north this week. Actors At Work performances are a one-hour inschool performance that combine Shakespeare’s texts with contemporary dialogue to engage and inspire students. These performances are a key platform of Bell Shakespeare’s Learning programmes which tour nationally and enable students to get involved and understand the nature of William Shakespeare’s plays from the inside out. Student Masterclasses are intensive two-hour workshops that give students the opportunity to get up on their feet and explore Shakespeare through interactive and practical exercises. They can focus on any Shakespeare text and be tailored for students. In 2011, Bell Shakespeare’s new ensemble of eight full time actors, The Players, will tour the country
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delivering Actors At Work performances alongside other key Learning workshops such as Student and Teacher Masterclasses. BHP Billiton is an ongoing supporter of Bell Shakespeare’s Learning programme, enabling performances and masterclasses in communities in which they operate. Many of these communities are in very remote areas of the country. “We are very pleased to support Bell Shakespeare’s visit to our local region,” says BHP Billiton Olympic Dam Head of HSEC, Andrew Barnﬁeld. “The Actors At Work program is a fantastic initiative that has been very well received by the schools, students and teachers in the past.” The Players will travel to Marree Aboriginal School, Woomera Area School and Roxby Downs Area School. Actors At Work will focus on the magic, love and comedy of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Midsummer Madness, as well as the spine chilling tragedy Macbeth in Macbeth Intensive and Student Masterclasses.
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“The Crack” takes on a life of its own!
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RoxFM morning listeners have over the last ﬁve weeks tuned into the traﬃc report to learn of the now infamous “crack” in the road. The popular traﬃc guy segment discovered “The Crack” in one of his low ﬂying inspections over the town and since then people are reporting to the station that it is an iconic part of the Roxby Downs landscape, some even stopping the Traﬃc Guy asking directions to see it for themselves. RoxFM claim “The Crack” has raised polemic debate in the community with calls to protect it by creating a ring route; reinforce it with reo bars; provide adequate protection around it; signpost it as a tourist landmark; or whether indeed since its expansion in recent times (now approximately 12cms long by 5cms wide) the name should be changed to “The Roxby Rift”. Not only this, it has been suggested to RoxFM management “The Crack” has performed at least one miracle resulting in suggestions that The Vatican should be lobbied for its beatiﬁcation – most notably an image of The Crack was seen in a piece of toast during breakfast for one Roxby resident (sadly the person was hungry and ate the toast before documentary evidence could be taken). Another suggestion is it be heritage listed so it cannot be tampered with while others say enough is enough and it’s time to ﬁll “The Crack” once and for all. The tongue in cheek saga continues each weekday morning at 8am when the Traﬃc Guy gives his assessment of the traﬃc ﬂow and hazards around the roads of Roxby.
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ABC radio from Port Pirie had an Outside Broadcast live from Roxby Downs today, June 29 from 8.30 am until 11am. The ABC team broadcasted from the Cultural Precinct at the Leisure Centre. The Monitor spoke to ABC producer Petria Ladgrove about how it came about. “Ann Jones, the presenter and I decided to do an outback trip to connect with our listeners and get out of the oﬃce. So, we are travelled to Coober Pedy and presented a show from there yesterday and then drove to Roxby for a show here today,” said ABC producer Petria Ladgrove. “Our aim was to cover as many local stories as we could in two and a half hours. “Our show was covering health, the possible expansion and what that means for the district. We were also looking at local animals - pests and natives and multicultural aspects of the community,” Petria added. Amongst the Roxby locals interviewed were KellyJo from the Royal Flying Doctor Service Auxiliary; Michelle Hales Chairperson of Roxby Downs Community Board; a local school teacher; Arid Lands representatives; young radio presenter Leroy Doran; RoxFM manager Julian Tregenza; young business owner Jess Sims (recently showcased at The Monitor) and some postie bike racers, as well as regular ABC and RoxFM listeners. The outside broadcast also counted on the participation of many locals that popped in to say hello, request a song or just wanted to support our Roxby residents being interviewed. There were also many give aways.
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By Millie Thomas Harry Goldﬁnch and Ethan Ohrnberg-Wilson have received a helping hand. The boys, who are heading to Sweden later this year to attend the International Jamboree, have been fundraising madly to help pay for the $6000 trip overseas. The local Blue Light committee saw the opportunity to help. “Blue Light became involved when Tracey Michel, from the Scouts, wrote a letter asking for support in May this year,” said Senior Constable Fiona Kerrish. “We were told the trip will cost the boys over $6000 and they were trying to raise the funds.” Blue Light generously donated $250 to each boy to help them get on their way. “As a not for proﬁt organisation we are happy to hear from youth groups raising money for good causes,” continued Senior Constable Kerrish. “We believe that these young boys may be leaders of the future and this will be a great experience for them which they will hopefully use to better their communities in the future.” Ethan and Harry, who were humbled by the donation, were very thankful to SAPOL and Blue Light.
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s the synthetic cannabis is banned in succession in diﬀerent Australian states, the mining industry has become a massive consideration, with the Kronic taking culture seeming to be thriving within mine sites. Kronic is until recently a legalised ‘high’. It synthesizes the eﬀects of smoking marijuana, to give consumers a ‘buzz’. Widely criticised in the media of late, the drug has been banned in Western Australia and moves have been called to ban it in South Australia, Queensland, Tasmania and Victoria. But will banning this mood manipulator solve the problem? Diﬀerent strains of synthesized cannabis have been circulating the market for the past seven years internationally, doing little thus far other than dampen the sales for black market drugs such as cannabis. The ingredients of Kronic’s synthesized cannabis are not posted anywhere on their oﬃcial website, or elsewhere on the web, but the reported side eﬀects, according to West Australian newspaper WA Today are severe paranoia, anxiety, high heart rates, agitation, restlessness and panic attacks while using. CEO of the WA Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies Jill Rundle stated in the same newspaper that the eﬀects of the fake cannabis were “the same, if not greater than the eﬀects of cannabis.”
The West Australian went on to report that ‘an Education and Health Standing report submitted at the hearing warned that Kronic had been banned in 16 countries after being linked to deaths. It is said to be ﬁve to 10 times stronger than THC - the active substance in cannabis. “Happy High Herbs, a national chain store that refuses to sell Kronic, cautioned that the synthetic drug contained 10 times the ‘safe’ dose of JWH-018. “Director Ray Thorpe compared a low-dose JWH-018 product to a light beer, and Kronic to a “homemade brew with 50 per cent alcohol”.’ Research has shown that 10% of urines samples sent in from WA mines tested positive for synthetic cannabis, which is where the main worry has stemmed from. Australian Medical Association President, Professor Mountain, told WA Today the use of any drugs while working or using heavy equipment was of particular concern. “It is vital that the government organises a rapid statutory response to this and other new synthetic drugs of abuse,” he said. “The government needs to act urgently to discourage the use of these drugs.” Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union district secretary Gary Wood conﬁrmed in an article in WA Today that he knew of two
workers from a BHP Billiton mine in the state’s south-west who had lost their employment due to positive Kronic readings. He said BHP Billiton had a notolerance approach to the drug with their workers while Rio Tinto had indicated they would be testing for Kronic in the near future. It has since been reported that BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto have already banned it at their mines. Mr Woods said the problem with the relatively new substance was that too little was yet know about its eﬀects. “ChemTest laboratory has done testing, but as this stage there is no Australian standard and they don’t know how long it stays in the system and they don’t know what the accumulative eﬀects of smoking Kronic are,” he said. “Therefore it is unfair to actually penalise these people when there are so many unknowns.” Mr Wood said instead of employing a “rear-guard approach”, employers should seek the cooperation of their work-force and gather data to ﬁnd ways to eliminate drug-use altogether. “We need to conduct a signiﬁcant review into it (drug-taking on mines),” he said. “If you remove Kronic, we actually don’t attack what the real issue is, which is changing a culture, because there is only going to be another drug that will surface down the track.”
Aurora Australis to hold bi monthly meeting By Millie Thomas
Newly consecrated Freemason lodge, Aurora Australis Lodge 245, held their bi monthly meeting on Thursday, June 9. This was the second ever meeting for the lodge, which was consecrated on February 12 earlier this year. John Stone, Secretary for Freemasons SA and NT explained the process. “The last meeting was a normal bimonthly gathering or meeting of our Lodge,” he said. “This was a normal meeting in which we introduce our new members to Freemasonry.” The two different phases of the meeting combine tradition with business. “There are two aspects to any Lodge meeting, ﬁrstly business must be taken care of just like in any organisation, so the minutes of the previous meeting
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01. The Inaugural Wardle Co. team enjoy a relaxing drink at the end of a hard day in the 2011 Postie Bash. 02. Gorgeous mother and daughter duo, Leah Broughton and Ava Anastasopoulous. 03. Testing their knowledge at the Trivia Night were Chris and Tina Chapman, Penny Knott, Nicki Armstrong and Margriet van Niekerk. 04. Couple Tommy Glazbrook and Demmy Orr supporting the Trivia Night. 05. Jarred, Paul and Eloise Arnold at the football on Saturday. 06. Like mother like son - Bev and Zak Zeptner share a love for the Miners! 07. Presenter Teya Dun at the RoxFM outside broadcast last Market Day
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Tamra has something to offer Scouts
By Millie Thomas
he Roxby Downs Scout group has recently welcomed a new member to its growing family. Tamra Andrew, who grew up in Roxby Downs back when Andamooka Primary School was the only school in the region, has recently moved back to town with her husband and three children. When her two eldest expressed an interest in joining the Scouts earlier this year, Tamra saw the chance to spend extra time with her kids. “I just went along when the kids joined up to help and they wanted me to join as they needed some female leaders. So I put my hand up, I thought why not!” she said. “I love it, the kids are great. They love it. “I came up here to be with my kids, to live together as a family because my partner was working up here. So I thought well, instead of palming them (the children) oﬀ to other people, I’m going to get in there and get involved with my kids as well. Tamra is a leader in training for the Joeys sector of the Scouts group, of which she looks after about 15 six and seven year olds. “I’m basically learning how to handle the kids, what they need to keep going,” she said. “Because they are so full on and because they go through all the diﬀerent ages in scouts, you’ve got to learn how to handle the diﬀerent age groups. “With this lot (the Joeys), you’ve got to keep them active all the time, you can’t let them stop or they’ll start to get into mischief, their minds start to wander and they start to do things they shouldn’t be doing!
“It’s a matter of just keeping them active and keeping their minds going. We only get them for an hour a week.” Pouring herself straight into her new role, Tamra has been preparing the Joeys for a camping trip. “Last week, we showed them how to put up a tent and they got really involved and loved it. Then we showed them how to do the basic knots. “We showed them a bit of ﬁrst aid, how to bandage up people and what to do when they see a snake - just simple stuﬀ that they can take on board and take with them as they grow through scouts.” Tamra has only been involved with Scouts since the beginning of the term, is already noticing changes in the children. “It’s just seeing the kids grow,” she said fondly. “I’ve seen a diﬀerence in a couple of the kids just in that time, and how much they’ve changed from when I ﬁrst got there.” Being a female leader, Tamra hopes to have a positive impact on the young girls in the groups. “I’m hoping I can teach them some basics, to have fun,” she said. “I hope I can teach some of the girls just to be proud of themselves and to try. “I can also teach some of these kids to just have a go, just one go and if you don’t like it, you don’t like it, but if you love it…” Tamra maintains, however, that not having a permanent Scouts area does have an aﬀect on the children. “It would be good to actually get the town to acknowledge that the Scouts are here and we’re not going to go away. They do need their own ground to call their own. To give some of these kids a bit of pride, and something to look after.”
Mentor for indigenous mine workers A $60,000 State Government grant has been awarded to the Port Augusta City Council towards the employment of a mentor for Indigenous workers employed in the South Australian mining industry. Minister for Regional Development Gail Gago says the employment of an Indigenous mentor is part of a strategy to position Port Augusta as a skills and
labour hub to cater for the Upper Spencer Gulf and Far North, particularly in the growing mining sector. “The role of the mentor will be to provide oﬀ-site assistance to Indigenous mining employees, and to encourage other Indigenous employees to return to the workforce,” the Minister said. “The mentor will also assist Indigenous employees to manage
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personal finances and organise transportation and accommodation. “Ms Gago said the mentor position was an important initiative in servicing the growing mining sector with BHP Billiton’s proposed Olympic Dam expansion alone expected to create 6,000 new jobs in the construction phase, and a further 4,000 full-time positions.
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Have we already lost our youth? In conversation with a friend last week the concern about under age drinking and availability of drugs in Roxby was raised – again! He cited a number of instances where kids as young as 13 are at parties openly drinking the mixer style drinks and are able to access many and varied party drugs. In a dour warning he suggests it is too late for the age group between 13 and 18 and suggests if we want to change trends in Roxby we should be putting all our eﬀorts into educating the kids under the age of 12 about the dangers of drinking and drugs. Alarming as that sounds and as perplexing as that might be to parents who have kids over 12 the question remains “have we failed our youth?” This is not unique to Roxby and every regional town now seems exposed to this type of over indulgence. As much as governments try to send the message on the dangers of binge drinking, unless these are reinforced at some local level and by parents, the problem could well escalate. My friend is unsure whether he should intervene when he sees under age drinking by kids of families he knows. Should he confront them and say unless they stop their drinking he will ring their parents or should he just have a quiet word in the hope the kids will take notice of a concerned friend? It is a dilemma – and we should ask what we would do in a similar situation. Do you invade their privacy or not? Could you live with yourself if something bad happened to the kids and you had done nothing? It is not unlike the raging argument going on nationally – should parents check their children’s phones and internet accounts, making sure they are not getting involved in some of the social media misgivings that are luring unsuspecting kids into the net of paedophiles or into cyber bullying that has had such detrimental aﬀects on those abused. Parents do have that right and although the civil libertarians may say otherwise – it is a fundamental duty of parents to protect their children at all costs, even if it is considered by some as an invasion of privacy. My friend does have concerns and he is right to express them, but I think he wrong about giving up on the 13 to 18 year olds in Roxby now. For everyone who might do the wrong thing from time to time, there are 10 others who are doing us proud. But this subject is a segway into the WA suggestion the drinking age should be raised to 21 again.
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What next? Synthetic drugs to avoid detection in drug screenings - makes you wonder at the mentality of some people. Are they that bored they have to experiment with chemicals that may end their lives or others if they are used in the workforce. I just don’t get it. Australia should have a blanket ban on these drugs not just some States. Whatsupdoc Ban the lot. Say no to any social drugs. How high do people have to get before they crash into a schizo heap? BB, RD All the hubba bubba recently about supporting local business, and wherever I go all I get is “we don’t stock that, you will have to get it when your out of town next or online”. Some even tell where on line! One can but try. Shoparound RD
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News in Brief Roxby murder case delayed The Port Augusta Magistrates Court has heard DNA evidence is still needed before a man accused of murdering his father at Roxby Downs in January can answer the charge, it has been reported by the ABC. It is alleged Benjamin Andrew Brown ran down two pedestrians on Tootop Street, killing his 55-year-old father and seriously injuring another man. He was supposed to answer the charge last Tuesday but the prosecution told the court it is still waiting on evidence before it can proceed. Brown is due to appear in court again on August 2 to answer the charge.
Greens still oppose desal plant site The Greens say there is no new evidence to suggest locating a desalination plant in South Australia’s Upper Spencer Gulf would be safe for the giant Australian cuttleﬁsh. The State Opposition says it is satisﬁed with BHP Billiton choosing Point Lowly to build the plant and the State Government has said it is also happy with the decision. However, Greens’ MP Mark Parnell says he is still not convinced the area would be safe and the community should continue ﬁghting to have it moved to another location. “At the end of the day, BHP wants to spend as little as it can on pipelines and they know that it’s more expensive to put the desalination plant on the west coast, which is why they’re insisting on putting it in Upper Spencer Gulf,” he said.
Cooper Creek flowing again The Cooper Creek punt is expected to be running again as ﬂoodwaters make their way from Queensland. Tour operator Peter Weir says the water is rising. “It has started arriving here. It’s rising gradually, about 50mm a day,” he said. He says Lake Killamperpunna is nearly full and water should reach the crossing in just over a week. “It hasn’t quite reached the road yet but it’s given us quite a bit more water here in the ferry channel,” he said. “At the moment the ferry’s back ﬂoating again, so it’s a gradual rise and it’s still rising at the moment and it’ll keep rising for quite a while.” Alan Morris from the Transport Department says the punt is ready to go as soon as the water crosses the Birdsville Track. The punt has also been extended so it can carry vehicles with campervans.
US announces Afghan withdrawals
In a televised address from the White House last Thursday, US President Obama said 10,000 troops would be pulled out of the decade-long war by the end of this year. The other 23,000 would follow in 2012. Mr Obama acknowledged the US had endured a diﬃcult decade since the September 11, 2001 attacks but said “tonight we take comfort in knowing the tide of war is receding”. “These long wars will come to a responsible end,” he said. “America, it is time to focus on nation-building here at home.” Despite the withdrawals, there will still be more than 65,000 US troops in Afghanistan when Mr Obama asks Americans to give him a second term in November 2012.
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Fuels exhaustion If we can put aside the confused arguments about environmental eﬀects of burning fossil fuels we still have a major energy issue to confront: Fossil fuels are “running out”. It is a certainty that the globally soaring rate of consumption of fossil fuels will rapidly add to the thousands of exhausted oil wells and gas wells and coal mines already closed around the world. This relentless depletion and inescapable eventual exhaustion of fossil fuels will absolutely dictate shutdown of our fossil fuel based energy systems. Australian and other populations will have their future health, wealth and wellbeing determined by their success or failure in rapidly establishing renewable energy systems which harvest the naturally occurring energy ﬂows in our environment. John Scott Whyalla Norrie SA 5608 Page 8 – Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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Like access to a qualiﬁed and certiﬁed electrician? Beacon has them on board to come to your home and install all your new lights. Want to save money on rising power bills? Ask about Beacon’s amazing energy saving solutions. Light up with Stocktake Sale savings There’s never been a better time to shop at Beacon Lighting. Right now, during their June Stocktake Sale, you’ll save big dollars on incredible bargains storewide, including pendants, lamps, exteriors, globes and more! Relight your passion for beautiful lighting at the Beacon Lighting Stocktake Sale now on at the Mile End and Gepps Cross stores.
Semaphore a trendy place for Roxby visitors Spending time in Adelaide doesn’t have to mean the hustle and bustle of inner city streets. Plan an escape and spend a few luxurious days in the pleasant surroundings of seaside Semaphore. Close to the footy, not far from the airport and bang on the beach, Semaphore Road is also an easy entry from Roxby Downs by following the new expressway out to the Port. From there is just minutes to the coast and all the cosmopolitan attractions of Semaphore. You can stay right amongst the action at Semaphore Blue Apartments – luxury, contemporary accommodation in the heart of historic Semaphore. Whether your stay is for business or pleasure, this seaside accommodation is ideally located and is great home base while visiting Adelaide. Semaphore Road has always been a trendy place to grab a bite to eat, and the range of foods and restaurants along the stretch is a good indication that business is good. A few niche gift shops and little boutiques tucked among the butcher, baker and sushi makers make it an enjoyable retail experience. Semaphore esplanade is a great spot to walk rugged up in the winter months, with a coastal boardwalk that stretches all the way to Outer Harbour where the cruise ships sometimes dock. A wide, white sandy beach and seaside village
atmosphere will make you wonder if you are really still in Adelaide at all. Semaphore does have a water slide park, complete with mini golf – but it’s only open in the warmer months – but don’t despair if you are visiting in Winter. Right next door is the famous Semaphore Palais which is a great live music spot on a Sunday afternoon. If it’s the kids you need to keep happy, a little steam train runs a short ride from Semaphore to Fort Glanville, during weekends and school holidays. There are plenty of playgrounds and a skate park to keep them occupied … and the Semaphore carousel or lolly shop is sure to be a winner. When you are worn out from shopping, hung over from the footy or just looking for some time to relax and unwind take a step onto your personal balcony at Semaphore Blue and enjoy the sea views and the serenity. Two bedrooms, king sized beds on mezzanine ﬂoors, fully equipped kitchens with dishwashers and microwaves, laundry, air-conditioning, dvd/cd player and 68cm TVs – and – the choice of a spa suite. In fact, you might decide to stay in! The choice is yours at Semaphore Blue Apartments located at 13 Semaphore Road, Semaphore, T: (08) 8242 3971 or go to www.semaphoreblue.com.au
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ajestic Hotels is proudly South people and are ideal for groups and families. Australian owned and operated, Also in North Adelaide, the newest addiwith five properties across the tion to the Majestic Hotel family is the ultra
The multi-award winning ﬂagship property, Majestic Roof Garden Hotel, is perfectly located just oﬀ the very lively Rundle Street, with ample options for dining, drinking and shopping. Each room is unique and luxurious, with modern interior design, king-size beds and opulent bathrooms. The hotel is within walking distance to many popular attractions including ﬁve minutes to the Museum, Art Gallery and only 20 minutes walk to the Zoo. If you’re looking for a place to stay that has all the comforts of home then try either the Majestic Old Lion or Majestic Tynte Street Apartments in leafy North Adelaide. Just ﬁve minutes from the City Centre. These serviced, self-contained apartments feature a modern kitchen, laundry facilities and free, secure, onsite car parking. Both spacious and functional, the apartments can accommodate up to seven
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modern Majestic Minima Hotel. This is a self check-in property set amid the cosmopolitan cafe culture of Melbourne Street. You’ll want to get out amongst the atmosphere and will be spending little time in your room, so the mini room/mini price at the Majestic Minima Hotel is a perfect choice. If you’re seeking a break a little closer to home, or want to break up the drive to Adelaide, the Majestic Oasis Apartments in Port Augusta are ideal. These serviced apartments feature king size beds, a modern kitchen and laundry facilities, as well as BBQ areas and a sparkling pool set amid stunning arid landscaped grounds. For a touch of luxury, enjoy views of the Spencer Gulf from your spa in one of the Superior Spa Suites. With a choice of ﬁve modern and boutique properties, next time you are going to the big smoke, stay at Majestic Hotels.
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Australians ask for financial advice from FPA Week Sydney, May 31st 2011: The Financial Planning Association’s (FPA) ‘Ask an Expert’ free online ﬁnancial advice service (www.goodadvice.com.au) has received overwhelming response from Australians seeking advice from Australia’s expert ﬁnancial planning community. Over 100 questions have already been sent through to FPA members via the website. The FPA initiative which kicked oﬀ last week to mark Financial Planning Week (FP Week, May 23-29) will continue throughout June, encouraging all Australians to contact a planner online and seek expert advice from a highly qualiﬁed FPA member professional who will provide the service – at no cost.
There’s been a number of ‘trending topics’ in the ﬁrst week of Ask an Expert. Here are some of the most common questions: 1. What do planners actually do? Financial planners provide advice on all matters relating to your ﬁnancial security – that can cover a range of topics including savings, investing, tax issues and planning for retirement. 2. How do I ﬁnd an experienced, qualiﬁed Financial Planner? The Find a Planner service on the FPA website (www.goodadvice.com.au) provides contact details for all FPA practitioner members. FPA members work within a professional framework, have signed up
to a higher ethical standard and have a greater level of education and experience. Also most have achieved CFP certiﬁcation, which is the global standard of excellence for ﬁnancial planners. 3. What do Financial Planners cost? The FPA and its members have led the way in calling for a ban on commissions on investment products. Fee for service or asset-based fees provide consumers with a transparent fee structure that is tailored for individual needs. Seeing a ﬁnancial planner doesn’t have to be expensive and professional advice is proven to save you money in the long term. 4. Where should I invest? Investments are a personal issue and are
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based on your risk proﬁle, amount to be invested and stage of life. Equity vs. property; cash vs. managed funds; index vs. active; geared vs. non-geared. Investment decisions are complex but experienced qualiﬁed planners can clarify this clutter and help match your needs to the most appropriate strategy. 5. Do I need to invest more in my Superannuation? Saving for retirement is one of the most important goals for every Australian. Planning for retirement can never start too soon. Seeking professional advice from an FPA member can ensure you maximize the eﬀectiveness of your current investments to reward you in retirement.
FPA CEO, Mark Rantall has welcomed the questions: “Financial Planning Week raises the discussion around the importance of ﬁnancial planning in all our lives. Ask an Expert is a no-strings-attached initiative for all Australians to approach a trusted ﬁnancial planner. “Whether you want to ask about investment strategies, or simply what can a ﬁnancial planner do for you, this is the opportunity for you to ask those burning questions.” To ask a question through Ask an Expert or to ﬁnd a member of the FPA to help you with expert advice, visit http://www.goodadvice.com.au/ or call 1300 626 393.
Roxby Downs Accounting loves the Roxby feel Roxby Downs Accounting has been servicing the Roxby Downs area for the last eight years, and owner and accountant, Tony Dutton couldn’t be happier. His down to earth and knowledgeable staﬀ are highly familiar with the mining industry, making it one of their main priorities to better service miners and those living remotely. “I think the diﬀerence with us is the fact that we’re approachable and the level of service that people get,” said Mr Dutton. “We get a lot of work from referrals and general knowledge around the town. What the common consensus seems to be is that we’re approachable we’re friendly, we’re here to help. “We do out of hours service and everybody that works for me have good training industry knowledge. We’re familiar with mining, we know all about ﬂy in ﬂy out, we know about people living in remote areas,” he said. Mr Dutton’s experience in working for mining communities means his
business, Roxby Downs Accounting, is the only choice for tax returns this end of ﬁnancial year. “The mining industry is one of our specialties,” explained Mr Dutton. “They’re not the only people that we service, but we deﬁnitely have a niche market for people in the mining industry. We do an awful lot of work for miners and mining areas and we know, or we understand to a large degree what the people are all about and the things that are very diﬀerent for miners and people in remote areas. Aside from his specialised knowledge in the mining industry, Mr Dutton also enjoys dealing with Roxby Downs locals. “I actually like dealing with the people of Roxby because most people are very open, relaxed, laid back and just happy to be there,” he said. “They get all this done and out of the way in a friendly manner. I ﬁnd people very approachable and very open and just happy to do the job, get it done and not be uptight about it.”
He sets apart his business from the others, due to their willingness to come to the Roxby people, not the other way around. “From my experience, the people that I deal with appreciate the fact that businesses are prepared to come to Roxby,” he said. “There are a million businesses that all want a piece of Roxby, but not so many are prepared to travel. “We do 12-15 trips a year to Roxby. We are in and out of the town constantly dealing with people all year round.” Mr Dutton concedes, however, that all is not rosy in Roxby. “I’m not so hot on being in Roxby in January, although I have done it once or twice. But I like the feel, I like the people, I like the area and it works well it’s a good spot. “We have professionalism, we are well experienced, have worked here and got a good industry understanding and knowledge, are well trained and up to date. “We’re friendly, we’re polite, we’re courteous and just happy to do it.”
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Donâ€™t get lured by end of financial year promises With the end of ďŹ nancial year fast approaching, you may be thinking about lodging your tax return. At this time of year, scheme promoters tempt potential investors with promises of big tax deductions and guaranteed returns. However, you should be careful that any investment you consider is not so inďŹ‚uenced by the tax consequences that it becomes a tax scheme. A tax scheme is an arrangement designed to avoid, or defer, tax obligations. There are many diďŹ€erent types of tax schemes and these vary from publicly marketed arrangements, to specialist ďŹ nancial arrangements. While these schemes may seem like an easy way of reaching your ďŹ nan-
cial goals, the reality is that if the ATO deems the arrangement to be outside the law, you may have to pay back the outstanding tax owed, as well as penalties and interest. Thatâ€™s why itâ€™s important to carefully investigate and understand the tax implications of any investment before getting involved. So how do you know when an arrangement is a tax avoidance scheme? You should be careful of arrangements that: OďŹ€er zero risk guarantees Do not have a product disclosure statement or prospectus Refer you to a particular adviser
or expert who they claim has speciďŹ c knowledge about the arrangement and the promised tax beneďŹ ts, and Ask you to maintain secrecy to protect the arrangements from rival ďŹ rms and discourage you from obtaining independent advice. In a recent example, a young couple Rachael and Ryan were looking for a way to pay oďŹ€ their mortgage before starting a family. They spoke to a local tax adviser and were oďŹ€ered an arrangement which they were told enabled them to make their home loan repayments tax deductible. Rachael was cautious about the beneďŹ ts being promised, especially when
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they were asked to sign a conďŹ dentiality agreement agreeing not to release details of the arrangement. But Ryan argued that the oďŹ€er was too good an opportunity to pass up, so they decided to go ahead with the investment. When making investment decisions that will impact your tax liabilities, itâ€™s important to get independent and impartial advice. Not getting the right advice can lead to negative tax consequences and leave you with unforseen tax liabilities. Remember, your tax aďŹ€airs are your responsibility, regardless of who lodges your return. After lodging their tax return, Rachael and Ryan were contacted by the ATO and
quickly learned that they had become involved in a tax avoidance scheme. They were faced with the prospect of having to sell their home, in order to repay the money they owed, including penalties. The ATO has information to help investors, including the brochure Donâ€™t take the bait which includes useful information about protecting yourself from tax schemes. To ďŹ nd out more, visit ato. gov.au/investing Doing your own research and seeking independent ďŹ nancial advice from someone not involved in selling the arrangement before making any investment decision, is your best protection against the lure of dodgy scheme promoters.
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TAX TIME Talk to someone close to you.
Our friendly team, led by Branch Manager Lauren Blanchard, can help you meet your personal and business banking needs. As well as everyday savings and transactions accounts, we also provide advice on lending, insurance and investments. Our Home Loan & Banking Specialist and visiting Financial Planners mean that your important lending and financial decisions can be made right here. We will be more than happy to offer you a complimentary banking review to assess your financial needs. So if you’re looking for a more convenient bank that is closer to your community, drop in and talk to us or call us on 8678 3200. Always consider whether the products are right for you. BankSA – A Division of Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141 AFSL 233714 ACL 233714. BSA04178 (06/11)
Roxby Downs branch heads for 2nd birthday BankSA’s Roxby Downs branch is preparing for its second birthday after opening its doors in early July 2009. Under the leadership of Branch Manager Lauren Blanchard, the branch oﬀers a full range of services and banking products to the mining town, including home loans, business banking, ﬁnancial planning and insurance. The Roxby Downs branch employs ﬁve staﬀ after opening on July 13, 2009 following a $1 million investment by BankSA. Branch Manager Lauren Blanchard said the branch oﬀered a broad range of services. “We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and have expertise across the full range of banking services. It’s everything from home loans to business banking and insurance,’’ she said. The opening of the Roxby Downs branch in 2009 was the first new branch opening by BankSA in South Australia since 1995. BankSA had previously operated an agency in Roxby Downs through the local newsagent, but a decision was made to open a
Invest in tax time tactics for rental properties
full-scale branch because of the strong demand from the local community. The Olympic Dam mine operated by BHP Billiton is central to the fortunes of Roxby Downs. A ﬁnal decision is expected to be made by the company in the March quarter of calendar 2012 on an expansion of the mine which would be worth up to $48 billion to the SA economy over the next 30 years. A decision to proceed with the expansion would more than double the permanent workforce at the mine to 7,000 once it was fully operational at the expanded mining output rate. BankSA is the largest ﬁnancial institution in South Australia with 119 branches across the State, including 57 in country areas. BankSA has a long and proud history which goes back to 1848. The Roxby Downs area has a young population and the highest income per household for any postcode in South Australia, which means there is substantial demand for expertise on banking needs and a wide range of ﬁnancial services products.
Strategies for the investment focused
If you are one of over 1.69 million* Australian property investors preparing to lodge their annual tax return, are you aware of what to declare and how to make the most of your investment strategy? Ahead of the next financial year, thoroughly research your tax obligations and claimable expenses to ﬁnd out how to use these to your advantage for this tax return and for the future. Mortgage Choice company spokesperson Kristy Sheppard said, “If you haven’t already, now is an ideal time to assess your ﬁnancial position, reexamine suitable investment strategies and explore ways to better use these to beneﬁt your tax situation and property goals.” “There can be numerous tax and other beneﬁts associated with owning an investment property. The trick is to know what they are and how to make the most of them over the short and long term. “Negative gearing entices some investors to property. This occurs when the combination of annual home loan interest repayments plus any deductible expenses is higher than the rental return. The loss is oﬀset against an investor’s gross income, meaning they are taxed on the reduced amount. On the other hand, positive gearing – where rental income exceeds the deductible expenses and loan interest – is preferred by others. It is an individual decision to make with care. “Despite the tax beneﬁts and potential for long-term capital growth, it may be tricky to eventually proﬁt from a property that runs at a loss. It is a
good move to consult a professional tax adviser and mortgage broker before choosing a loan and buying property, to learn about the tax deductions available on your potential investment and what home loans suit your plans. You may also want to glean knowledge from property research companies, buyers’ agents and ﬁnancial advisers.” Mortgage Choice suggests investors review the following aspects of their strategy: Know what to claim As an investor you may be able to claim tax deductions for your rental property/ies on expenses such as: travel to collect rent or inspect the property, advertising to attract a tenant, property agent and/or management fees, body corporate fees, council rates, gardening, cleaning, pest control, building insurance, repairs and maintenance, water, home loan fees and loan interest. Check the Australian Taxation Oﬃce for a list of claimable rental expenses and/or consult a tax professional. Don’t forget capital gains tax Unless there is a capital gains tax exemption when selling your property (ie. it is your principal place of residence), you pay tax on proﬁt made above the original purchase price. Keep in mind capital losses (ie. no proﬁt is gained upon selling it) are not deductible against your ordinary taxable income but they are used to reduce any other capital gains you make from assets during the ﬁnancial year or any gains in subsequent years. Consult a tax professional for advice. Pay your interest-in-advance Interest-in-advance loans are simi-
Mortgage Choice’s Kristiy Sheppard.
lar to standard ﬁxed-rate interest-only loans but you pre-pay the next year’s interest before 30 June and claim it as a tax deduction in the current year. This means that upon lodging a tax return, eligible investors can eﬀectively receive a portion of their interest back via a tax refund. Keep in mind individual circumstances diﬀer so it’s always clever to seek expert advice from your tax accountant and a mortgage broker. For home loan tips, trends, facts, data and other information, visit MortgageChoice.com.au, Facebook. com/MortgageChoice or Twitter.com/ MortgageChoice. Or, call 13 MORTGAGE. * Number of Australians who claimed rental property deductions in 2008-2009, according to the latest ﬁgures from the Australian Taxation Oﬃce.
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NEWS IN BRIEF
WEEKLY INFORMATION UPDATE
COUNCIL RATES Rates noƟces for the 4th quarter have now been issued. The last day for payment was 20 June 2011
Beautification of Burgoyne Street
QUARTERLY READS Quarterly meter reads for electricity and water will begin around 27 June 2011 and will take about week. Please make sure that the meters are accessible by trimming trees and shrubs and that, if applicable, gates are unlocked. MOBILE PHONE RECYCLING Mobile Muster boxes are located in the foyer of the Council building and at RoxFM. Please use these boxes to dispose of unwanted mobile phones. Mobile phones are not biodegradable and contain small amounts of potenƟally harmful substances which if not managed properly may harm the environment. None of the phones are refurbished or resold and instead are dismantled, sorted and processed. More than 93% of the materials in mobile phones can be recovered and include nickel, cadmium, gold, silver, copper and plasƟc. RECYCLING OF PRINTER CARTRIDGES Planet Ark boxes are located in the foyer of the Council building and at RoxFM. Please use these boxes to dispose of used inkjet and laser cartridges, toner boƩles, fax rolls and print heads. These cartridges are then sent away where they are broken down and recycled with the materials used to create ink for pens, plasƟc park benches and rulers and even the steel in fridges. Some laser cartridges are returned to their original maker to be re-manufactured back into cartridges. JOB OPPORTUNITYDue to an internal transfer a vacancy has opened up in Council’s Finance Department for an Electricity Billing Officer. Data entry, creating and processing accounts and customer contact are key features of this position. Applications are sought from people with experience in an accounts receivable/billing environment. Applicants must have strong data entry and numeracy skills, high aƩenƟon to detail and excellent interpersonal and communicaƟon skills. Applicants must also have experience in handling customer queries in person, via the telephone and in wriƟng. A job description is available from Council recepƟon on 8671 0010. ApplicaƟons close at 12 noon on 4 July 2011.
ADVANCED NOTICE DOG AND CAT REGISTRATION RENEWALS BEGIN 1 JULY 2011
COUNCIL OFFICE Opening hours 9 am to 5 pm weekdays Telephone 8671 0010 • Fax 8671 0452 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org After hours emergency Mobile 0418 892 870 Web www.roxbycouncil.com THE MONITOR – Your Community Newspaper
As contractors do what they can to beautify the town, (inset) others throw their rubbish on the roadsides.
Mr Keller also said that Council has been alongside roads. oxby Council has been working Why, the decent residents might ask? on the beautiﬁcation of Burgoyne actively reinstating the verge irrigation piping and intends to replace a number of trees What makes someone drive and throw their Street.
According to Council Municipal Works Manager Peter Keller, the aim is to make Roxby’s entrance more attractive. Stevens Resources team is spreading out landscape park chips and extending the irrigation by planting a variety of trees and shrubs at Burgoyne Street.
that have died around town, so when tourists visit Roxby they are welcomed by a corridor of trees. Why? Why? Why? And while Council works tirelessly to make our town look clean and tidy, some residents have done everything in the opposite direction, including throwing rubbish
Fight the weed invaders Roxby Council has been concerned that many of the weeds that have invaded bushland and pastoral stations are escaped plants, many of which are present in our gardens. These weeds cause environmental damage by using too much water, harming native animals and livestock, choking waterways and increasing ﬁre risks. Therefore, The Monitor will be publishing each week, information on how to identify and ﬁght the weed invaders, as well as give readers alternative plants and tips for responsible gardening. With information provided by Roxby Council, we will showcase the plants with major weed threat. Some are problems when there is extra water available, such as drains and footpath verges and others are a threat in local reserves, open spaces and dunes. Council asks residents to be aware of the surrounding environment you line on when selecting plants for your garden, particularly if you are close to a bushland, creeks, dunes or reserves.
Alternatives will be suggested if you want to achieve a similar appearance or function as the invasive garden plants, but with lower weed risk. For a responsible gardening, please replace invasive plants in your garden with safe alternatives; dispose of garden waste responsibly, don’t dump it over the back fence or roadsides and always cover your trailer when taking garden waste to the garbage tip to stop weeds and cuttings falling oﬀ and invading roadside bushland – better still, compost it in your own backyard. Five simple planting tips: • Mulch, mulch, mulch; • Don’t over water, as some species don’t like it or it will make their roots lazy and plants weaker; • Water at night, using large mulched basins, drippers or soaker hoses; • Avoid fertiliser and if you use it make sure it has low phosphorus; • Don’t plant trees and large shrubs too close to your house or other infrastructure.
rubbish alongside the road, when just a little bit further down they could have dropped it at the dump? If anyone sees people dumping their rubbish at inappropriate places please report them to Council, and ﬁnes will be enforced, who will then be asked to clean-up after their mess.
CALTROP Description: An annual plant that grows flat along the ground and produces small yellow flowers and sharp, woody, star-shaped burrs. Dispersal: One plant can produce 2000 seeds and burrs easily attached to tyres, shoes and animal fur. Significance: Inhibits growth of other plants. Sharp spines can cause injury to people and animals. Must be controlled by law and seeds or plants must not be moved in or out of this area. Season: Germinates immediately after rain and produces prickles within 5-6 weeks. Control Notes: Spray with herbicide while actively growing or remove entire plant before prickles form.
Opening hours 8.30 to 5 pm weekdays 9.30 am to 12 noon Saturdays Telephone 8671 0660 • Fax 8671 1418 Email: email@example.com
Opal Road Landfill Opening hours 1 pm to 6 pm every day Disposal of household rubbish is FREE Levies apply for businesses
Library membership is FREE wide range of resources are available including books, DVDs, magazines and internet facilities
Recycling can be taken either to the Opal Landfill or BSH Waste Solutions on Gosse Street All enquiries: 8671 1154
Opening hours Wednesdays and Thursdays only 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
Toddler Story Time 9.30 am Tuesday & Thursday
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Postie Bash generosity wowed organisers
MRT Monos Racing Team - Mary and ‘unsensible’ George Echanes, Vanessa Schultz, Luke Pearce, Brenton Tilbrook, Allan Alsford, Ben Mallyon and Goose and Tanya Hick
Top grossing team ‘Team Bomb’ who raised over $15,000. From left to right Di, Terina, Richie, Sarah, Ben, Gavin, Dave, Glen, Andrew, Tom & Di
YJ Walker and Ashley Buzza from ‘Victorious Secret’
The Rising Sons - Kane Pomeroy, Ben Peters, Brad Rynne, Tim Johnson and Darren Peters
By Millie Thomas
SGT Paul Cliffi ord was than ked his professiona lism on the tripfor
Wednesday 29th June 2011 7.30pm Roxby Leisure Centre - Auditorium
Tickets $25 Purchase tickets at Roxby Downs Police Station, Roxby Downs Area School or St Barbara’s Parish School All proceeds to FLIIP SYDE & Blue Light Sponsored by BHP Billiton Page 18 – Wednesday, June 29, 2011
he Inaugural Wardle Co Roxby Community Postie Bash went oﬀ with a bang over the weekend.
With modest expectations of a 10 team event, hoping to raise $15,000, committee members were blown away with what is expected to be around a $50,000 total from 17 participating teams. Event organiser and committee member, Matt Holder has been humbled by the inaugural event, which he has announced will become annual. “11 out of 10,” Matt rated the weekend. “We’ve got $41,000 in the bank and there were a couple of auctions that were held, so there’s probably another ﬁve or six (thousand) from there and a couple of teams still have to collect a bit more so without the BHP match giving, we should top 50,000.” The auctions that Matt mentions were unplanned. Some of the winning teams, who were awarded prizes at the event’s presentation night on Sunday donated back their prizes, some of which were worth thousands of dollars. “We are blown away by it,” said Matt. “We couldn’t ever in our wildest dreams think we could have made that sort of money.” The 516km round trip blew away participants. “We could not have asked for better weather or better people,” said Matt. “There were 140 people and basically, most of them were strangers they might have only ever seen each other in the street. “The food up at William Creek was fantastic, they had a DJ up there as well who put on some great music, there were people dancing all night, it was really good. I can’t say enough about it. “No dramas, everyone was in ﬁne spirits I never heard one person have a bad word to say about anything.” While the trip wasn’t without accident, Matt said community spirit kept everyone going til the end. “We had a couple of riders who came oﬀ and others stopped to help them out,” he started. “One bike broke down 20kms into the trip and rather than just packing up and going home they put their bike on the back of the Ute and continued the whole journey, played all of the games and continued to do everything. “We ended up having three or four motorbikes that wouldn’t have made it for the spare parts on the other bike. I needed a couple of bolts to hold my handle bars on. At 80kms an hour its not a nice feeling on a dirt road having your handle bars come oﬀ!” Matt and friend Dave Secker ﬁrst thought of the postie bash about nine months ago over a beer. Matt, who is the local postie for Roxby boasted how a documentary had proved postie bikes were the toughest around, and the idea stemmed from there. “They do one (a postie bash) up in Queensland and I said we should do one of them up here. Before I knew it we were organising it, we had formed a committee and the rest is history.”
The money raised is being donated to upgrades for both the Roxby Downs Hospital and the Roxby Downs Youth Group. Matt pointed out that the ten bedroom hospital doesn’t have accommodation or beds as such for parents to be able to stay with their sick child. “We’re looking at buying these ‘ducks guts’ armchairs that fold back to a bed, so we’re looking at ﬁtting out all ten rooms with those,” he said. The committee also has entertainment for sick patients sorted out, by replacing all of the soon to be outdated televisions. “We’re looking at buying all new TVs at the hospital that are high deﬁnition, with built in DVD players and then put a DVD library in there for the kids.” The giving doesn’t stop there. The committee had previously had contact with former youth group leader Shane Hough, who had outlined some renovations that were needed in the Youth Centre. “Before the youth group leader left, he wanted us to build a kitchen bench and maybe buy a television and give the place a coat of paint. They’re pretty easy, trivial things so we want to sort of do a bit more for them.” A number of ideas have been tossed around for how the money will be spent on the youth centre. These vary from supplying musical instruments and free musical tutoring sessions for the children, to buying and installing a massive jumping pillow. “The biggest one alone is worth $16,000 and they reckon the most expensive part is the sand,” said Matt. “Well we don’t have to worry about that up here; we have more sand than you can poke a stick at.” Discussions on the location of the giant pillow and outﬁtting of the youth centre are underway with the Council and the outcome will be dependent on their combined decision. Sponsors played a massive part in getting this successful event underway, and Matt and the committee are overwhelmed at the amount of support they have received. “From the teams that raised the money to the Dirt Circuit that supplied the venue, Coates helped us out with so much, Rema Tip Top and BSH with fuel,” listed oﬀ Matt. He also mentioned the generosity of Sodexo, who provided food and water for the whole trip, Woolworths who supplied bacon, eggs and bread, WorkPac, Toll Personnel, Monodelphous, BP and main sponsor, Wardle Co. “The biggest person to thank would be Sam Secker, her work as the secretary, was amazing,” said Matt. “She spent so much time on emailing, phoning, chasing up things. She made me look like I did nothing really! “All the people should be congratulated for having the best community spirit. The minute a team got injured or hurt, everybody was over helping them out. Other teams were over helping change tyres, putting a new tyre on. “I cannot pick one single fault for the whole weekend. Actually I can, the road was bloody dusty! But I guess you’ve got to expect dust when you’re on a dirt road.” And the winner of the event? Dusty Demons, Matt’s team won the Wardle Cup, and Team Bomb raised the most money, totalling $15,333.10. THE MONITOR – Your Community Newspaper
Junior basketball AGM brings necessary changes By Millie Thomas
An integral part of junior sporting in Roxby Downs, junior basketball, has made necessary changes following their 2011 AGM. The changes will help to better suit and protect the children, who dedicate countless man hours to the sport. Chairperson of the committee, Linda Evans, and vice, Rachel Smith, spoke with The Monitor about the changes, which they believe will help give these dedicated sportspeople a more fulﬁlling season. The ﬁrst and most severe change, will restructure the season so that it is played over terms three and four, as opposed to four and one. “Because so many of the children go away to boarding school, we’ll have a competition that runs in term three and four, so the competition will ﬁnish for them before they go away to boarding school,” explained Linda. “We’ll still have something for the kids in term one that remain, but yeah, just try and get the more serious competition out of the way.” This change will become eﬀective as of term three this year, and will help boy and girl divisions in the U16 and U18 teams ﬁnish their season. Linda went on to explain that the sport will also no longer be played over the weekend. “It will be played on a Tuesday night for term three, but we haven’t really worked out what we’ll do for term four as senior men’s basketball will be back running,” she said. “Hopefully we’ll be able to run it on a Friday night,” added Rachel. “It’s during summer, and we know they want their weekends,” explained Linda. “We don’t want to lose that great atmosphere either; so we’ll just try something diﬀerent and see how it goes.” Rachel explained that each year when players left for boarding school, teams were thrown in awry, with one example last season being left with only one original player. She went on to say that it undoes a lot of their hard work in team skills and game plays. She also said that
this change holds numerous beneﬁts for the children. “It will give our kids more game play before carnival season starts in November.” Linda added, “It also helps because the country state trials are towards the end of the year.” Another important issue was addressed at the meeting, which involved the protection and security of their young volunteers. “Last season, majority of the spots for umpiring were for juniors, majority of the coaches were juniors,” said Linda. “The older kids were helping the younger kids, which was fantastic. “They probably know more than a lot of parents that have never played basketball. So they played, they coached they umpired and then go abused by parents.” Linda went on to say that some spectators would yell and embarrass the children trying to do their job, and second guess their decisions. “This year we’re going to introduce a green shirt policy, in which the junior umpires will wear a green shirt and nobody, not a soul is allowed to go up to them. “If they go up to them, they will be asked to leave the stadium. If anybody has a problem, they can come and see one of us in an orange shirt.” “These kids are doing a great job and to be abused it really does hurt them,” added Rachel. Finally, the committee are looking for more sponsors for the 2011/2012 season. “Our sponsors last year contributed to new squad uniforms, they look great, new Saturday team uniforms which were fantastic, and they incorporated the company’s logo on it, so they had their logo on the courts,” said Rachel. “A couple of the diﬀerent sponsorships also included a banner that was hung on Saturdays. We also had a printed program for the season which their logo was put on” If anyone is interested in becoming a committee member, sponsoring the U10 or U12 competition or has still got a set of uniforms, please contact Rachel or Linda.
Kelly Seward is keen to hear from anyone who would like to have a go at Softball.
It’s Softball Season!!
By Millie Thomas
oftball fanatics, get excited. The conclusion of the Softball Association may have left a void, but the Leisure Centre has stepped up to fulﬁl your softball-ing desires. The Roxby Leisure Centre will be starting a centre based softball competition this July to ideally run for the duration of the school terms. Kelly Seward, Sports and Recreation Coordinator at the Leisure Centre explained how it’s all going to work. “We’re hoping to have a come n’ try day in the next couple of weeks, sometime in July, so people can come down and have a hit and a catch,” said Kelly. “We’ll have a game with whoever comes down and we’ll go from there. “Hopefully we can start some teams and then we can start a competition.” Kelly explained that with the conclusion of the pre existing Softball Association, there were softball players in Roxby Downs at their wits end. “We were approached by what was the Softball Association and they were just ﬁnding it too hard,” she said. “That’s why Roxby Leisure are now managing the competition. They’ve asked us to
WHAT’S ON sports
29th June to 5th July 2011
FOOTBALL TRAININGS Town Oval Andamooka: 6:30pm, Hornridge: 7:30pm MONDAY MORNING TENNIS Tennis Courts - 9:00am - 10:00am BUTS & GUTS Pulse Fitness Room - 9:00am PULSE BALANCE Pulse Fitness Room - 10:00am JUNIOR FOOTBALL TRAININGS Town Oval - 5:00pm VOLLEYBALL GAMES Sports Stadiums - 6:30pm - 9:30pm VALDA INGLIS SCHOOL OF DANCE Auditorium - 4:30pm - 5:30pm
TUESDAY SENIOR SOCCER - Sports Stadium 2 - 6:30pm PULSE BALANCE Group Fitness Room - 7:00pm JUNIOR COME & TRY SOCCER School Oval - 4-7 years 3:30pm - 4:15pm 8-12 years - 4:15pm - 5:00pm FOOTBALL TRAININGS Town Oval Roxby: 6:30pm, Olympic Dam: 7:30pm VALDA INGLIS SCHOOL OF DANCE Auditorium - 3:00pm - 8:30pm VOLLEYBALL TRAININGS Stadium 1 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm NETBALL TRAININGS (Roxby Districts) Hard Courts - 7:00pm - 9:00pm JUNIOR FOOTBALL TRAINING Town Oval - 5:00pm
Shaun King is on eof the many local players benefitting from th Junior Basketball competition
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run it as a centre based sport.” Despite there being a large number of existing softball players in town, the Leisure Centre are yet to receive expressions of interest. “We’ve taken it on but so far we just don’t seem to be having anyone wanting to contact us to start teams! We’re hoping the trial day will get it moving.” Anybody can play softball… “Rusty, (one of the softball volunteers) who’s running it and Adrian know a fair bit about the sport, and are quite happy to coach a few people,” said Kelly. “If you can hit a ball with a stick and run around a couple of pads, you’re ﬁne! “You’ll learn it as you go along, that’s the whole point of sport out in the country, you just learn it as you go along.” The games will be held on a newly marked out oval behind the hard netball courts on Sundays. It will be a senior competition, so it will be open only to those above the age of 14. Anybody who is interested in playing the sport or getting a team together can contact Kelly at the Leisure Centre on 8671 0500. “I just want to get it going, it would be nice to have a good Sunday sport!”
PUMP Group Fitness Room - 9:00am PULSE BALANCE Group Fitness Room - 8:00pm BOXERCISE Group Fitness - 7:00pm FOOTBALL TRAININGS Town Oval Hornridge: 6:30pm, Andamooka: 7:30pm DO SHOTOKAN KARATE Auditorium - 6:30pm - 8:30pm WEDNESDAY NETBALL PRELIM FINALS Sports Stadiums - 6:30pm - 9:30pm VALDA INGLIS SCHOOL OF DANCE Auditorium -3:00pm- 6:30pm JUNIOR FOOTBALL TRAINING Town Oval - 5:00pm
PUMP Group Fitness -Pulse Gym - 7:00pm NIPPY GYM Auditorium - 9:30am - 11:30am FOOTBALL TRAININGS Town Oval Olympic Dam: 6:30pm, Roxby: 7:30pm VALDA INGLIS SCHOOL OF DANCE Auditorium - 3:00pm - 8:00pm INDOOR HOCKEY PRELIM FINALS Sports Stadium 1 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm JUNIOR INDOOR HOCKEY (4 - 8yrs old) 4:00pm - 4:45pm JUNIOR INDOOR HOCKEY (9 -13yrs old) 4:45pm - 5:45pm JUNIOR FOOTBALL TRAINING Town Oval - 5:00pm JUNIOR NET SET GO TRAINING Hard Courts - 3:15pm - 4:00pm
FRIDAY JUNIOR FOOTBALL GAMES Town Oval - 5:00pm SENIOR NETBALL GAMES Sports Stadiums & Outdoor Courts - 6:30pm - 10:00pm
PULSE FIT BALL Group Fitness Room - 10:00am BADMINTON COMPETITION Stadium 1 - 6:00pm JUNIOR NETBALL GAMES Outside Courts - 8:45am JUNIOR FOOTBALL GAMES Town Oval - 8:00am FNFL FOOTBALL GAMES Town Oval - 12:30pm
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 – Page 19
The Board that provides a community voice locally
‘Red eARTh Festival’ Community Exhibition
If you are interested in joining a forum please contact the following people. New members are always welcome.
ARTS and CULTURE FORUM Rachel Young 0428 671 000 COMMUNITY BOARD 7.30PM July 25 EDUCATION and WORKPLACE TRAINING
f you want to see your artwork showcased to the whole Far North region at the Red EARTh Festival, hurry because places for the Community Exhibition are limited. Entries can be two-dimensional or three-dimensional artwork or photography, the subject of which should address the general theme of “Red Earth”, must be the original artwork of the entrant. There is a limit of two entries per artist with a maximum size of artworks to not exceed 1m x 1m x 1m. Artworks also must be suitably framed for hanging or free standing, with D-rings only and hanging wire. Eyelet screws or other devices are not suitable. Stretched canvases are considered framed. Artworks unsuitable for hanging will not be submitted for judging. Entries should be left at, or consigned to, Cultural Precinct Art Gallery, Richardson Place, to be received no later than Wednesday, July 27 2011. Although no payments whatsoever will be made by the Cultural Precinct Art Gallery or the Red eARTh Festival committee for freight or other charges incurred in the delivery or return of an entry. Entries must be collected within seven days of the conclusion of the exhibition (by August 28, 2011) and the ones that are not claimed within one month of the closing date of the exhibition shall become the property of the ‘Red eARTh Festival’ to be disposed of as decided by the ‘Red eARTh Festival’ committee. All work will be viewed by judges appointed by the organisers and their decisions will be ﬁnal and neither discussion nor correspondence will be entered into. There is a major Prize of $500 (non-acquisitive) to be awarded to a work embracing an interpretation of the theme – open category. There is also a student Prize of $200 (non-acquisitive) will be awarded to a work embracing an interpretation of the theme -18 years and younger. No prize will be awarded in a particular section if, in the opinion of the judges and the ‘Red eARTh Festival’ committee, no work is of suﬃcient merit. To participate you need to complete the entry forms, accompanied by a non refundable entry fee of $20 open category and $15 junior category (inclusive of GST) per entry, and address it to the Festival Coordinator, c/- 88 Stuart Road, Roxby Downs SA 5725 , no later than Friday July 15, 2011. For more information, contact Rachel Young on 0428 671 000.
Michelle Hales 0418 833 818 SPORT and RECREATION FORUM Kaye Doyle 0419 935 316 COMMUNITY GARDEN Patrik Ibele 8671 0168 HEALTH FORUM Karen Russell 8671 9020
Artworks depicting our region are most welcome in this year’s RedeARTh Festival.
COMMUNITY PERSON OF THE MONTH The Volunteering Partnership is calling for nominations for Community Person of the Month. These new awards will recognise people who have made a significant contribution to the Roxby Downs Community. Nomination forms are available from the Roxby Downs Council, The Monitor Newspaper and Big Sky Credit Union and must be received by the 15th of every month. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND NOMINATION FORMS CONTACT:
MICHELLE HALES (08) 8671 0010 OR MICHELLE.HALES@ROXBYDOWNS.COM.AU
SPORT & RECREATION FORUM MEETING 7.30PM ON July 5 ROXBY ROADSAFE MEETING 5.30PM ON July 14
Did you know?
Hot Water Switch off your electric hot water unit if you’re going away for a week or more. Set the temperature of your hot water between 60°C and 65°C. Installing a AAA-rated water efficient shower rose can result in significant savings on both your energy and water bills. Installing a solar-boosted hot water unit can save you up to 90% of your hot water costs on a sunny day.
An initiative of the Environment Forum
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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PUBLIC NOTICES 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
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40+hours 6 days a week Attractive Remuneration The suitable applicant will hold a Drivers Licence (essential) and a Responsible Service Alcohol Badge (preferred but not essential) Applications can be handed in to the ODFC Bar Mon-Sat after 4pm
ARE THERE ANY OLD MT GUNSON MINERS OUT THERE? Cash paid for mineral collections, mineral specimens and crystals from the Mt Gunson copper mine. Phone 0407 608 772
For a full outline of job responsibilities, hours or any queries please contact ODFC Club President: Michael Hoffmann 0408 827 296
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Senior Ofﬁce Manager
SEEKING Muslim female single lady for marriage . I am a caring Muslim single man searching for a special Muslim woman for long term relationship that wants to be treated like a GEM that is full of HONESTY and don’t discriminate in age or ethnic and any other discrimination and lovely interested lady should email me at kudus_holy@ yahoo.com.
Our client, based in Olympic Dam requires the services of an experienced Ofﬁce Manager to join their team. Reporting to the General Manager, your role will be to lead and manage a medium administration team. This position would ideally suit someone living in Roxby Downs.
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You will be highly organised, self motivated, be team focused and have a high regard for safety in the workplace.
Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: • Overseeing all administration duties • Authorising payments, invoicing etc. • Planning and coordinating team workload • Document Control • Facilitating meetings To be considered for this role you must have the following: • Previous Ofﬁce Management experience • Strong multi-tasking and planning skills • Excellent communication and people management skills • Demonstrate a high level of personal integrity • Ability to work independently and as part of a team • Good attention to detail • Experience with MS Ofﬁce suite • Basic accounts knowledge Salary payable will be commensurate on experience. Please forward your application to Xceptional Recruitment, Olympic Dam. Email: email@example.com Fax: 08 8671 1799 Post: PO Box 105, Olympic Dam, SA, 5725 Phone enquiries can be made on: 08 8671 1700
CARAVAN 30ft Wildcat 5th wheeler 2005. Iveco tow vehicle, 2005, 33,000k’s, XSS - 612. Excellent condition throughout, hardly used and has many features. Call Simon on 0437 850 897 or 8632 2200. FG GT 2008 DASH GREEN 19,000LM Leather interior Reg GV 1203 $47,000 Ph. 8671 0830 FOR RENT 4 bedroom house, main room with ensuite, BIR, Pool, available mid July. $600 P/W. PH: 0427 514 572 POSITIONS VACANT
Full Time Job Administrator (WIP Clerk) The WIP Clerk is responsible for data entry, work in progress, accounts, general typing and administrative tasks for the site. KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS As the Job Administrator (WIP Clerk) the main duties will be the daily entry of time sheets, invoicing, raising service entries and work in progress for the site.
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Other responsibilities of the role include: • Purchase order entry and receipting • Job set up and closure • Expediting purchase orders • Requesting quotations • Labour and job allocations and reconciliations • Ensuring WIP and invoicing deadlines are met • Liaising with various stakeholders • Assist with other general administration tasks • Adhering to all Sandvik policies and procedures especially the EHS policies YOUR PROFILE You will be highly motivated and computer literate with sound data entry skills. Experience in Microsoft Ofåce suite is a must. Your communication skills contribute to effective teamwork and in establishing quality customer relationships. This position is based locally in Roxby Downs (no FIFO, own accommodation required).
Call Tony Dutton at Roxby Downs Accounting
Sandvik is an employer of choice and are truly focused on safety. Employees are offered attractive remuneration packages (employee assistance program, rewards for length of service and salary sacriåcing opportunities). In addition, you will receive quality personal development and training.
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CONTACT INFORMATION If you would like to know more about this position please contact Raelene Wallis on 08 86710 015 HOW TO APPLY To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org Applications close: 5pm Thursday July 7, 2011.
Recruitment Ofﬁcer Xceptional Recruitment provides specialist Labour Hire and Recruitment Services to the mining industry. We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, friendly, organised and highly motivated person to the role of Recruitment Ofﬁcer. This position is based at Roxby Downs and is a great opportunity for someone with good communication skills and who has the ability to work both independently and in a team environment. Duties include: • Recruitment - including interviews and reference checks • Inductions • General ofﬁce and Administration tasks • Data Entry and database maintenance • Facilitate toolbox meetings and audits when required You will have a sound knowledge of Microsoft Ofﬁce applications, provide prompt and efﬁcient service at all times, and have an excellent telephone manner and attention to detail. Applications close July 6, 2011 Please forward your application to Kellie Falkinder, Xceptional Recruitment Email: email@example.com Fax: 08 8671 1799 Post: PO Box 105, Olympic Dam, SA, 5725 Phone enquiries can be made on: 08 8671 1700
POSITION VACANT Electrical Billing Officer Due to an internal transfer an opportunity exists to join Council’s Finance team in the position of Electrical Billing Officer. Applications are invited from people with experience in accounts receivable, data entry and customer service. Members of the Finance team deal with the financial administration of Electricity, Water and Council Rates and liaise directly with property owners and tenants on account related matters. The Electricity Billing Officer is responsible for maintaining the electricity billing database and related customer records. Data entry includes inputting meter readings for each property for quarterly billing and in and out movements. The Electricity Billing Officer coordinates quarterly billing and printing, collating and postage of electricity accounts. Other tasks include following up arrears and handling customer queries relating to electricity accounts. To be successful in this position you will need to demonstrate excellent numeracy and administrative skills, attention to detail, organisational skills, the ability to work accurately to meet deadlines and be able to work under pressure. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Roxby Downs Council Enterprise Agreement (2010) and classified at a level 3. Written applications addressed to the Administrator must be submitted by the closing date and consist of a formal application letter and a Resume.
INDIGENOUS MINING EMPLOYEE MENTOR Port Augusta Based
$80,000 + salary package including fully maintained vehicle Do you have a passion for helping others? Do you want to make a difference to people’s lives by providing moral support to overcome hurdles of employment? Do you want to be part of the growing Mining and Resource sector in the north of South Australia?
The position, based in Port Augusta will involve extensive travel to various mining sites and requires the person to develop sound working relationships with on-site mentors, company staff, community members and family of the employee. The role is to support and assist Indigenous employees and their families to understand expectations in the workforce and assist to empower independence and enjoy meaningful employment. This is an exceptional opportunity for an individual wanting to fast track their career into the heart of the mining boom. Contact Alice Fargher on 08 8641 1444, email afargher@rdafn. com.au to discuss the position. Job and Person Speciﬁcations can be downloaded from www.rdafn.com.au Applications should address the Job and Person Speciﬁcation and be sent to: Claire Wiseman, Deputy CEO
Applications may be sent by: x x
Applications close 12 noon Monday 4 July 2011.
Bill Boehm Administrator
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An excellent career opportunity exists for a qualiﬁed Diesel Mechanic for immediate start to join our team at the Roxby Downs branch. Our Roxby Downs team services and maintains a broad spectrum of MTUDDA product portfolio and assets owned by our client at Olympic Dam. Key duties and responsibilities of the position include: • Service activities, including on-site maintenance and repairs and engine overhauls. • Carry out hands on service work in both the workshop and ﬁeld service environments. • Provide proactive customer service and deal directly with customers. • Other related duties as directed by the Supervisor. • Ensuring compliance to all safety procedures in workplace and site. • Further details of the position will be discussed with applicants. The successful applicant will possess the following attributes: • Appropriate Trade qualiﬁcations. • Technical knowledge and experience in MTU, Detroit Diesel and Allison Product lines are highly desirable. • Pride in completing jobs to a high standard. • Be capable of working without supervision. • Will be self motivated and able to become an active part of a great team of people. • Customer orientated.
Conditions and remuneration will be discussed with the successful applicant. Please mark applications with Private & Conﬁdential and address to: Rob Ellingham, Branch Supervisor 24 Olympic Way, Roxby Downs SA 5725 T: 08 8671 2621 M: 0419 865 964 E: Robert.Ellingham@mtudda.com.au APPLICATIONS CLOSE 15 JULY 2011
7 Arcoona Street Friday 15th July 2011 - 11am We have been instructed by the vendors to auction their much loved family home! This 4 bdrm home is located opposite the school, neat & tidy throughout, repainted & has timber ﬂoating ﬂoors, BIR’s to each bedroom, ensuite to main bdrm, lg yard - low maintenance with garden sheds & free standing pergola, great for a family bbq, lg front yard with native plants & bark. Ducted evap cooling throughout, gas heating, & refrigerated split system aircon unit in living area. MORE LISTINGS REQUIRED - GENUINE QUALIFIED BUYERS WAITING TO BUY YOUR HOME.
Post to the Roxby Downs Council Office, PO Box 124 Richardson Place, Roxby Downs SA 5725 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Further enquiries may be directed to Michelle Hales, Manager Community Development, Governance and Strategic Support on 8671 0010.
MTU Detroit Diesel Australia Pty Ltd is the national distributor for MTU, Detroit Diesel and VM Motori heavy duty diesel engines and Allison Automatic Transmissions.
We offer: • A competitive remuneration package. • Ongoing high quality training programs and support. • Access to a Study Assistance Package for those who want to return to TAFE or University. • Access to a Free Employee Assistance Program. • All applicants must be willing to undergo a full medical and drug screen and have a high regard to Safety in the workplace.
The mentor will assist Indigenous mining employees ‘off site’ by bridging the gap between the mine site and community/home environment, and provide support for the employees to feel they are in positive employment.
Garage Sales Advertsie your Garage Sale in The Monitor and we will include it on the Notice Boards for you. Call Jody on 8671 2683 and arrange your advert today
SHARE accommodation for young professional. Required from mid August. Phone 8671 2683. www.themonitor.com.au
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Open 7 Days “Can cater for all party’s and functions”
Are you looking for fast, reliable and cheap IT solutions? Look no further! I repair, upgrade, tune up laptops and computers. Call outs $10.
Competitive rates, monitored security. 7 day access, inspection invited.
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I am in town 7 days a week. NEW DIGITAL TV IN TOWN, INSTALLED FROM $350! RING FOR A QUOTE
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Specialising in handmade Diamond Engagement rings Watch and Jewellery repairs remodelling Valuations Gifts of distinction Jeweller / Gemmologist on site
Individual undercover locked units for vehicles, furniture, boats etc.
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ie R Squared has blessed our taste buds for the last 15 months. From Ned Kellies, to Kitcheners, pasties to matchsticks, the thriving bakery has outdone itself in helping to supply Roxby with a mass of culinary delights. However, this is not as good as it gets. Lauren and the two bakers Matt and Robbie will soon be adding to its already extensive menu. With the looming arrival of a pizza oven in the next few weeks, pizzas too will be available. Lauren Doherty, store manager, is excited to introduce the store’s newest addition and is conﬁdent that it will be a hit with fresh food loving locals. “We wanted to do pizzas from the beginning, it was just a matter of getting the oven,” explained Lauren. “When Matt and Robbie had their bakery in Wallaroo they used to do pizzas at the night time as well.
“We’ve got everything here for it. We’ve got all the pizzas trays, everything, we’re just waiting on the oven.” The oven has an ETA of about three weeks. It may also mean that the store will be open later hours. “We might close the bakery in the afternoon and then reopen and hour or two later and stay open later for the pizzas,” said Lauren. While the highly anticipated menu is yet to be finalised, Lauren confirmed that all the favourites will be on there. “All the basics like the ham & pineapple, meatlovers and supreme will be on there, then we’ll throw in a few gourmet ones, but we’re not sure exactly what yet!” Furthermore, Pie R Squared are striving to meet your needs. Because of this, they have decided to cook breads later in the morning, and further on throughout the day, providing you with even fresher, warm bread. So 15 months into business, Roxby locals are loving Pie R Squared. It seems to be the gift that keeps on giving…
Jenny from Pie R Squared with a fresh batch of Kitchener Buns
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Far North Football League
ith a gusty freshening breeze possession and winning the game. Full time Score HSC 9 goals 9 befavouring the Camp End goals Andamooka won the hinds 63 points to AFC 12 goals 13 breeze and started the game in their behinds 85 points customary manner, clearing the ball straight out of the centre bounce into Todd Paull for the opening goal. Hornridge then cleared the resulting centre bounce and Dion Johnson evened the score line at one all. Andamooka’s Matt Tuohy sent the ball into the goals, and when Todd Paull was pushed in the back, the resulting free kick was accurately converted to regain the lead. Roos onballers Luke Scobie, Matt Tuohy and Jamahl McKenzie on the wing kept up a steady supply to their forwards with Peter Ross, Andrew Moss quickly adding to their goal scorers. Goal Umpire Barry Mitchell was given plenty of exercise as The Roos added another quick goal. Hornridge’s Lochie Munro, returning from injury, courageously cleared from the bottom of a pack to teammate Mitchell Fazekas who passed to Nigel Tutthill but his kick fell short in the swirling breeze and Andamooka regained possession. Hornridge’s defenders, led by veteran Andrew Howie, battled valiantly and continued to send the ball forward, but the stiﬀening breeze and good team eﬀort by Andamooka’s runners to get back and help defend, made scoring at the bar end too diﬃcult. Andamooka then lost their usual accuracy at goal kicking a behind. The ball remained in the Roos forward zone when Kahran McKenzie snapped out of a pack and had his kick was shepherded through by Peter Ross for their 6th goal. Hornridges’ back men continued to apply pressure to the Andamooka forwards their kicking faltered, and they added three points, to leave the door open for Hornridge to kick with the wind in the second quarter. Quarter Time Score HSC 1 goal 0 behinds 6 points to AFC 6 goals 4 behinds 40 points. Hornridge came out determined to take advantage of the breeze, which had helped deliver Andamooka’s big lead. Their midﬁelders kept sending the ball into their half forward Flankers, but with Austin Monfries controlling the goal square, scoring was proving to be diﬃcult. Andamooka players began to taunt their opposition accusing them of being soft and cajoling teammates to attack the ball as Hornridge players didn’t want to get the hard ball. This verbal gamesmanship unsettled Magpie Stephen Finey and his physical attack at the ball resulted in him being given a yellow card and ten minutes to cool down. This seemed to ﬁre up Hornridge who then lifted and launched a ﬂurry of attacks, which resulted in them narrowing the gap. The Pies, however struggled to sustain their intensity, while Andamooka worked hard into the wind to add another two goals. Half time Score HSC 5 goals 5 behinds 35 points to AFC 8 goals 6 behinds 54 points With Hornridge trailing by 19 points they failed to apply the pressure required to clamp down hard on Andamooka’s ball getters. Andamooka shared the ball better and gave their players opportunity to contribute to a solid team eﬀort. Three Quarter time Score HSC 6 goals 5 behinds 41 points to AFC 11 goals 9 behinds 75 points. Andamooka had a big lead, and perhaps eased up thinking that they had done enough in the previous three quarters to win. Hornridge took advantage of this to attack hard and began to close the margin. With momentum swinging their way they quickly added goals and began to believe that they could steal the game. Magpie Ben Casey’s work rate was impressive as he tried to lift his team over the line. With time running out Nigel Tutthill decided to launch a massive kick at goal, instead of going low and hard at the goal front where big Trent Grosser and high ﬂying Bowde Kelly lurked, and his kick was carried out on the full while valuable time was lost before the ball was recovered. Andamooka took the kick in and slowed the game down retaining
ROUND 9 25th June May 2011 Andamooka 12 goals 13 behinds 85 points d Hornridge 9 goals 9 behinds 63 pts
Olympic Dam Devils overwhelm Roxby Miners
Best players for Andamooka 1st A Monfries 2nd M Tuohy3rd L Scobie 4th K McKenzie 5th D Reid Goal scorers T Paull K McKenzie 3 goals each, P Ross 2 goals, L Scobie A Moss A Monfries J McKenzie C Hocking 1 goal each Best players for Hornridge 1st B Casey 2nd B Cooper 3rd D Curley 4th M Fazekas 5th B Coleman Goal scorers T Grosser D Johnson B Kelly 2 goals each, B Cooper R Newchurch C Rainsford 1 goal each
oxby Districts won the coin toss and quickly drew ﬁrst blood when Devil Matthew Elson gave away a free to Ricky Prosser in front of goals for rough play. Olympic Dam Captain Daniel Rogers took a big mark and kicked into his forwards where Mark Freeth kicked the Devils’ ﬁrst goal. Roxby Districts forte is their hard working, hard at it backline and with usual centre half back Jarrod Pyke needed in ruck, Spencer Crafter-King stepped up and worked hard to deny Olympic Dam easy entry into their forwards. Olympic Dam’s onballer Ben Woodall got plenty of touches and supplied the ball to his teammates, but with usual spearhead Scott Montgomerie sidelined, their forwards were not capitalizing on their opportunities. Olympic Dam’s Daniel Rogers marked in front of goals to kick their second major. Miner James Smart worked hard along the wing spotting teammates and putting the ball to their advantage. Ricky Prosser’s pass to Cody Kenny resulted in the Miners second goal, but they failed to capitalize on the conditions and make full use of the wind. Quarter time Scores OD 2 goals 2 behinds 14 points to RD 2 goals 0 behinds 12 points. Roxby Districts’ backlines continued to apply pressure forcing Olympic Dam to kick from diﬃcult positions, which resulted in minor scores. When Jonathan Chislett kicked in to Devil Ben Woodall he failed to make him pay by also miskicking for another behind. Nathan Godfrey took the kick in but stepped over the line and Rian Hornhardt snapped a goal from the resulting ball up to break their mini drought. Luckily for Roxby Districts, Olympic Dam continued to be oﬄine. When Miner James Smart took one of the kick ins and the ball was pushed out of bounds without being touched Devil Dylan Webb took the free and kicked to Rian Hornhardt who kicked another goal. Half time scores OD 4 goals 13 behinds 37 points to Roxby Districts 2 goals 0 behinds 12 points Olympic Dam, kicking against the wind, played a better team game and delivered the ball to their team mates in better positions to be more accurate. Roxby Districts tightened up and tried to quash Devil ball winners but lacked the personnel to execute this at the level required. Tempers began to fray with some close checking but the umpires managed the players well and a few well paid free kicks calmed proceedings. Olympic Dam’s Rian Hornhardt kicked the ﬁrst goal of the quarter after Ben Woodall was paid a free from an over zealous Michael Howard tackle. Miner Cody Kenny was paid a free after Devils David Moyse took him high around the neck and his pass to Michael Howard resulted in Roxby Districts’ only goal since the ﬁrst quarter. Roxby Districts started the last quarter intent on defending and halting the looming ﬂogging from Olympic Dam. To their credit Roxby Districts worked hard to support their backmen and guard the goal front. While it wasn’t pretty to watch it was effective and whilst soundly beaten their eﬀorts to back up teammates and deny opportunities to the Devils was commendable.
Olympic Dam 10 goals 18 behinds 78 points d Roxby 4 goals 1 behind 25 points Best players for OD 1st B Woodall 2nd D McKenna 3rd D Rogers 4th M Spinks 5th C Menzies Goals scorers R Hornhardt 4 goals, T Dwyer 2 goals, D Moyse D Webb D Rogers M Freeth 1 goal each Best players for Roxby 1st N Godrey 2nd J Chislett 3rd J Pyke 4th J Smart 5th J Orr Goal scorers M Howard R Prosser 2 goal each
Best players for Hawks S Kerrish, B Daddow, D Gillespie, B French, M Lowe Goal scorers S Kerrish, J Dalgleish, B French, B Forrest, R Owen 1 each Best players for Bulldogs B D‛Arriso, D D‛Arriso, E Viljoen, A Caburnay, J Male Goal scorers J Male 2, L Holder, S Broughton, K Gates 1each
SENIOR COLTS Suns 14 goals 7 behinds 91 points d Bulldogs 11 goals 9 behind 75 points Best players for Suns J Brind, L Rawlings, J Millard, A Barnes, M Hayball Goal scorers J Brind 8, L Rawlings 3, M Hayball 3 Best players for Bulldogs F Crafter – King, J Anderson, J Christall, S King, M Hanson Goal scorers R Moroney 4, M Hanson 3, F Crafter-King, J Mason, J Christall 1 each
Giants 8 goals 12 behinds 60 points d Hawks 8 goals 7 behinds 55 points Best players for Giants B Gates, B Evans, J Sellar, M Alves, D Moss Goal Scorers C Lynch, B Evans 2each, M Alves, R Weetra, J Ford,B Forrest 1 each Best players for Hawks J Young, D Lloyd, S Orr, L Hobbs, A Ryan Goal Scorers D Lloyd, A Ryan 3 each, J Gillespie, N Calligaris 1 each
FOOTBALLER of the Year
Results after round 9... No. of votes 3 2 1
Brad Cooper Nigel Tuthill Trent Grosser
Nathan Godfrey Cody Kenny James Smart
Ben Woodall Dion McKenna Daniel Rogers
Austin Monfries Jamahl Makenzie Luke Scobie
1-11 Goal Kicker of the Year Tally after round 9... Rhian Hornhardt Todd Paull Kahran McKenzie
4 3 3
Bowde Kelly Ricky Prosser Todd Paull
20 18 18
tally after round 9
Zaheer McKenzie 12 Jared Pyke 11 Jamahl Mckenzie 10
Roxby Districts will face Hornridge next week at 2.30pm while Andamooka will travel to Coober Pedy to take on the Saints at 1pm.
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Hawks 6 goals 6 behinds 42 points d Bulldogs 5 goals 2 behinds 32 points
Above: Hornridge’s Trent Grosser out marks Andamooka’s Daniel Reid Below: OD’s Rhian Montgomerie resists a tackle from Roxby Miner’s Tom Glazbrook
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Netball comp splits The combined season of A playing B grade sides ﬁnished last week, meaning the A grade will now be only playing A grade sides with B grade sides playing each other for the rest of the season. The A grade competition consists of three teams, Hornridge, Miners and Olympic Dam. Presently Miners are leading on the table, with OD very hot on their heels and Hornridge in third position. While Miners look strong, it is OD who have scored the most goals for the season and with all guns ﬁring look plenty strong enough to take out the ﬁnals series. Let’s not forget Hornridge, although beaten by Miners and OD this year so far, have won every other game they have played and will provide plenty of competition when the ﬁnals come around. The B grade will also be keenly contested, once again Miners on top, however four or ﬁve sides are vying for a top four spot, with Hornridge Black looking to be the strongest opponent for Miners, especially if they can get their full team on the court. Zodiacs also have put together a couple of strong games and have gained a couple of players from last year to strengthen their game. In the C grade Miners Red are undefeated, however have lost a couple of key players going into the wrong end of the season. Both Hornridge White and Hornridge Black are following closely behind, second and third respectively, and will give plenty of opposition when the time comes. OD Yellow and Miners White look like battling it out for fourth spot having won two games each and having a draw when they played each other. Teams can change quickly in this town with our transient population, let’s see what is in store for the second half of the year. Good luck to all teams.
Nicole Montgomerie, OD A grade played an enthusiastic game in centre on Friday night.
ROXBY DOWNS SATURDAY NETBALL SEASON 2011 PREMIERSHIP LADDER A GRADE
ROXBY DOWNS SATURDAY NETBALL SEASON 2011 PREMIERSHIP LADDER C GRADE 2011
POINTS PREMI PERCE POINT TOTAL POINTS AGAINS ERSHI NTAGE S PREMIE FOR T P % LOST RSHIP
POINT TOTAL POINTS PREMIERSHI PERCENTA PREMIERSHIP S AGAINST P POINTS GE % POINTS LOST 179 16 245.81 0 16
B Grade Miners Hornridge Black Zodiacs Hornridge White OD Green OD Yellow Andamooka
9 9 9 9 9 9 9
6 5 4 2 2 1 0
3 4 5 6 7 7 9
0 0 0 1 0 1 0
422 380 339 302 323 232 204
391 382 370 452 521 428 616
12 10 8 5 4 3 0
107.93 99.48 91.62 66.81 62.00 54.21 33.12
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 10 8 5 4 3 0
What’s happening at the Roxby Downs Cultural & Leisure Precinct
CHEAP TUESDAYS ALL TICKETS $7.35 JR Deal $5 > small popcorn & small soft drink
roxbyleisure phone 8671 2001
this week >
Jumbo Deal $7 > large popcorn & large soft drink
Check the information boards at Roxby Leisure for upcoming schedules!
MR POPPERS PENGUINS Rated (G) Duration 100 mins.
HANGOVER 2 Rated (MA) Duration 102 mins.
The life of a businessman begins to change after he inherits six penguins, and as he transforms his apartment into a winter wonderland. Stars Jim Carrey. Screens: Friday 1st July @ 3.30pm, Saturday 2nd July @ 12 noon, Sunday 3rd July @ 12 noon, Tuesday 5th July @ 3.30pm, Wednesday 6th July @ 10am.
Two years after the bachelor party in Las Vegas, Phil, Stu, Alan, and Doug are heading to Tailand for Stu’s wedding. Stu’s plan for a subdued pre-wedding brunch, however, goes seriously awry. Stars Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms. Screens: Friday 1st July @ 7.30pm, Saturday 2nd July @ 7.30pm, Tuesday 5th July @ 7pm.
Tickets > Adults $12, Children $8, Cheap Tuesday all tickets $7.35
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