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TOWN REELS UNDER LOUTS

Vandals have rendered the Andamooka airstrip unusable putting at risk the lives of people in the small opal mining community. “This is the straw that broke the camels back,” President of the Andamooka Progress and Opal Miners Association Peter Allen said. The town has been hit by a spate of vandalism over the past three months. “We know who they are,” an irate Mr Allen said. “There’s a group of about 10 teenagers up to their early 20’s who are causing all of the mischief. “They have gone on what appears to be a drunken spree in their cars and have performed ‘donuts’ and burn outs all over the airstrip digging deep ruts into the gravel and dirt surface. “No aircraft can land here because of the damage, which means the Royal Flying Doctor Service would find it too dangerous to fly in and evacuate anyone needing their assistance,” he said. “This stupid act has put lives at risk.” The airstrip damage puts APOMA in an unenviable situation because it will need a vast amount of water to put on the airfield in order for the graders to scrape it and the steam roller to roll it. However because of the drought it doesn’t have enough water to do the job. “We’d need all of the water from both our dams which are 30 kilometres out of town to do the job,” Mr Allen explained. “But we only have water in one dam be-

cause of the drought, and then that’ll leave us in a precarious position if it doesn’t rain over winter. “We’ve notified the RFDS and are awaiting a reply from them about the problem.” In a show of disregard and antagonism the group of youths who damaged the airstrip heard that the town was upset, so they threw a blockade across the town’s main street last weekend. “They used tables from the local pub, a telstra frame, rubbish bins, anything they could get their hands on and barricaded the main street,” Mr Allen said. “They then went up onto a nearby hill to watch if any car would crash into it. “It has gone too far. “They town is angry and even other youths in town are angry because they’re being tarred with the same brush,” he said. “We’ve a temporary policewoman in town but she’s only here for three weeks and we don’t know when we’ll get another one. “This group of vandals knows that,” Mr Allen exclaimed. “We’re thinking of having a town meeting about the problem and how we’re going to solve it. “There have already been a number of informal small meetings of people discussing it, so you can see it’s a major problem. “It’s all going to come to a crunch sooner or later,” he warned.

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Above: The Dirt Circuit Car Club has started its season in fine fashion. Photos on pages 7 and 8.

Roxby Rogues win an historic Grand Final in the Woomera and Districts Cricket Association competition at the weekend. Photos on page 16.

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ommunity groups in the Roxby Downs area will benefit from a community support program from Alliance Airlines as part of its contract to fly to Olympic Dam for BHP Billiton. As part of its community contribution requirement Alliance Airlines has established a Community Development Support Program (CDSP) which will provide a limited number of airfares per month to eligible community groups. Under the Qantaslink banner, Alliance Airlines operates the domestic passenger service between Adelaide and Olympic Dam carrying BHP Billiton staff and visitors as well

as regular public travellers from the surrounding communities. Guidelines and application forms for CDSP are available from the Alliance Airlines website at www. allianceairlines.com.au Scott McMillan, Managing Director of Alliance Airlines said how pleasing it was for his company to be able to contribute in such a positive manner to the way BHP Billiton supports local community groups. “In doing so we are honouring one of the requirements of the contract to fly for BHP Billiton to Olympic Dam. “In designing the CDSP we have taken into account the need to support community projects which provide sustainable benefit to the

community, and build capacity within the community.” Vice President of Finance for BHP Billiton Olympic Dam, Paul Dunn said an important part of awarding the contract to Alliance Airlines was ensuring there would also be benefits to the local community. “Throughout the tender and setup process, we have worked closely with Alliance in the creation of their Community Development Support Program, which will enable community organisations to apply for airfares to support community activities. “I urge all not-for-profit organisations to familiarise themselves with the criteria and apply to Alliance Airlines as needs arise,” Mr Dunn said.


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Death Star has Earth in sight

Above: A Keck Telescope image of WR104 which is 8,000 light years away

The Earth may be in the firing line when one of the sky’s most beautiful objects explodes, according to University of Sydney astronomer Peter Tuthill. Dr Tuthill discovered the elegant rotating pinwheel system, named WR104, eight years ago in the constellation Sagittarius. It includes a highly unstable star known as a WolfRayet, widely regarded by astronomers as ticking bombs – the last stop in a star’s life before a cataclysmic supernova explosion. “When it finally explodes as a supernova, it could emit an intense beam of gamma rays coming our way,” Dr Tuthill, whose work is published in the latest edition of the Astrophysical Journal said. In the article Dr Tuthill reveals stunning new images of WR 104 taken with the Keck Telescope in Hawaii, showing a glowing plume of hot dust and gas flung out into a whirling spiral as the two stars at the centre of the system orbit one another every eight months. But something odd about the images caught the attention of Dr Tuthill and his team. “Viewed from Earth, the rotating tail appears to be laid out on the sky in an almost perfect spiral. “It could only appear like that if we are looking nearly exactly down on the axis of the binary system.” Dr Tuthill and his team worry this box-seat view might put us in the firing line when the system finally explodes.

“Sometimes, supernovae like the one that will one day destroy WR104, focus their energy into a narrow beam of very destructive gamma-ray radiation along the axis of the system. “If such a `gamma-ray burst’ happens, we really do not want Earth to be in the way,” warns Dr Tuthill. At only 8000 light years distance, WR104 is just down the road in galactic terms, only ¼ of the way to the centre of our Milky Way Galaxy. “Earlier research has suggested that a gamma-ray burst – if we are unfortunate enough to be caught in the beam – could be harmful to life on Earth out to these distances,” he said. “Scientists have speculated that, eons ago, a gamma-ray burst from a distant star could explain mass extinctions seen in the fossil record. “I used to appreciate this spiral just for its beautiful form, but now I can’t help a twinge of feeling that it is uncannily like looking down a rifle barrel.” But Dr Tuthill is not panicking just yet. “There are still plenty of uncertainties, the beam could pass harmlessly to the side if we are not exactly on the axis, and nobody is even sure if stars like WR104 are capable of producing a fully-fledged gamma-ray burst in the first place. “We probably have hundreds of thousands of years before it blows, so we have plenty of time to come up with some answers,” he concluded

Innamincka still waiting… as the creek runs down The Cooper Creek is slowly coming down. On March 5th the next front of water flowing down the Cooper from Queensland was reported to be a few kilometres from the Burke and Wills Bridge on Nappa Merrie Station. It is difficult to predict the height of the next flow or it’s speed of travel, as there are many channels into which it may flow before reaching the township of Innamincka. The creek is still running strongly over the causeway at Innamincka where it is

about 10 cm deep. Thousands of fish are schooling on the downstream side of the causeway. A keen observer can often see catfish, bony bream and callop of varying sizes conquer the rapids and swim across the cement barrier. It is an amazing demonstration of piscatorial strength and determination. The photo shows Diversified Construction Corporation employee, Chris Kelly, who potted this yabby at Policeman’s waterhole after work one evening.

Arctic madness....Polar Bears and Arctic Wolves Being thrown in a minus 35 degree freezer might sound to most like a scene in a horror film, but for two young Australians it’s just another day at the office. Shivering inside, Chris Bray (24) and Clark Carter (23) have given their equipment the thumbs up and are now ready to continue their world-first Arctic expedition in May. The pair is headed to the largely unexplored Victoria Island – the world’s ninth largest island. Alone for 100 days, the adventurers will haul 200 kilograms of supplies behind them for 700 kilometres across tundra, water and ice in a cart they custom-designed and built for their quest. The carts, with giant wheels 1.5 metres tall, are made from carbon fibre, ballistic-grade Kevlar and aluminium.

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They join together forming a platform for their tents and even float across rivers. “They really turned heads when we tested them,” says Bray, Australian Geographic’s Young Adventurer of the Year 2004. Their principle partner, iiNet, is putting together an education package on the Arctic expedition, providing exciting resources for teachers and students and can be found at 1000HourDay. com. The pair are already seasoned adventurers. In 2005 they paddled, hauled and dragged their way across 300 kilometres for 58 days in their bid to become the first people to cross the island. They now head back to finish what they started. The expedition website will be kept up to date with the latest

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preparation, and once underway, will also feature live updates - including photographs - sent via satellite. The risks, although well managed, are real. Polar bears are the biggest danger and in 2005 Chris was chased by arctic wolves. “It can be scary, sometimes you want to give up, but that’s what its all about - responsible risk taking and pushing past your comfort zone,” Carter said. Both members of The Explorers Club and The Society for Human Performance in Extreme Environments, Bray and Carter will conduct research on the effects of such a journey, and document archaeological findings as they did with ancient bone tools in 2005.

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Cats and dogs over bylaw The long awaited changes to the Roxby Downs Pet Management Act to include restrictions on cats is still months away. A recent meeting of the town’s Environment Forum this month was told the Draft Bylaw was still with the council’s lawyers. However the lawyers forwarded the Draft to the Council Administrator Bill Boehm late last week and it now sits with him for council to endorse the Bylaw. Once he has done this, the Administrator must put the draft out for public comment as well as send it to the Cat and Dog Management Board when it will stay for 42 days. Once the Board accepts the Draft and any feedback from the public consultation phase is considered, the final Bylaw then makes its way to the state government for gazetting which can take up to 4 months before it is proclaimed law. The Draft contains a number of recommendations specifically for cats, because the current state government’s Dog and Cat Management Act of 1995 deals mainly in the

management of dogs. Back in March last year, Council’s Works Manager Peter Keller said the Act was amended in 2004 calling on councils and local government organisations to implement a management plan for cats by July 2007. A number of recommendations being put forward by the Environment Forum such as developing an off-lead area for dogs are included in the Draft. Others the Forum considered included micro chipping cats and having them desexed with special allowance for show cats or those owners who have a breeder’s license. At the recent Forum meeting Mr Keller said there is some question mark over the validation of council to actually make the bylaw. “However Kangaroo Island and Port Augusta have introduced a similar bylaw and they’ve been adopted so I don’t see a problem with ours,” he said. Forum member John Read questioned the process. “This forum was of the understand-

ing that the Draft would come back to us so we could check it and make sure the things we wanted were included in it before it went off to council for endorsement,” he said. “The longer this goes on the more frustrated I get.” Mr Read has a long association with cats and the destruction they can cause, being a founding member of the Arid Recovery Reserve which has eliminated all feral cats from within its bounds. Cats are specialised hunters that feed only on meat. Their bodies are highly adapted for detecting, hunting and killing their prey. While the suburban cat is damaging enough, it’s nothing compared to the capabilities of the feral cats found throughout the Australian bush. These specialised killing machines wreak severe damage on the Australian native fauna. Cats turn feral when they’re abandoned or dumped by their owners. The Forum hopes the new Bylaw will prevent this from happening in the future.

Roxby lags behind on recycling SA Councils have backed key recommendations for the future direction of waste management in South Australia at a Local Government Association President’s Forum in Adelaide. The move by the Roxby Downs Environment Forum to get kerbside recycling in town meets those initiatives, despite the Roxby Downs Municipal Council aborting the idea late last year. The 27 recommendations from the forum– part of an independent report by consultant Bill Cossey - include the need for education programs, refinement of data collection, contracts and shared services, governance, regional strategies and support from the State Government to look at strategies for diversion and recycling that minimise financial impacts on

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ratepayers. LGA Exe cutive Dire ctor, Wendy Campana, said that waste management is a fundamental role for Local Government but is also now a big cost item for Councils representing approximately 10% of Councils’ operating costs, almost $100 million per year. “Local Government has made a very successful transition from just a rubbish collector to providing leadership in achieving important environmental objectives and targets, which include diversion of waste from landfill and this could not have been achieved without community support,” Ms Campana said. “We have positioned ourselves to be major contributors to the South Australian Strategic Plan target which aims for a reduction of 75%

of waste to landfill by 2014. “We have achieved significant inroads into this target (approximately 55%) but this achievement has been at a cost to Councils and to our communities.” Ms Campana said the Cossey Report has supported regional Council concerns that compliance with Landfill Guidelines from the Environmental Protection Agency would come at significant cost. It also confirms that the major metropolitan challenge is how to get kitchen scraps from landfill into green organic waste bins. “Local Government is seeking to take a leadership role and the strategy based on the report will provide a blueprint for us to talk with State Government about how we work together to meet the challenges,” she said.

“Local Government has undertaken comprehensive education and information programs to assist our communities to recognise the importance of waste management, the importance of recycling and the importance of removing green organic waste from ordinary rubbish which reduces the impact on landfills. “Communities have responded enthusiastically.” Ms Campana said that Councils continued to support new waste initiatives including country Councils exploring regional approaches to waste management and 24 metropolitan Councils seeking information regarding pilot studies on removing food scraps from SA’s landfill operations.

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than $500 million were committed about the scale of the proposed to learn how they can bid potential suppliers. “We will support this process to local businesses by the existing expansion, what work packages for contracts with the Olympic by holding supplier information operation and the expansion may be available and how to Dam Expansion Project. The Company is currently undertaking a study to significantly increase its operations at Olympic Dam. “While the project has yet to receive company board and government approvals, we have to make forward plans and a vital part of this work is to inform South Australian companies about opportunities they could have,” Ted Bassett, Project Director for the Olympic Dam Expansion Project said.

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Smart trees – smart plants

The Roxby Downs Environment Forum is pushing the cause to have only drought tolerant native plants used in subdivisions being built in town. At its recent meeting the Forum was told that a vast number of exotic species of plants such as Palms and Lily Pilli’s were about to be planted in the Copper Sands development. Forum member John Read said

BHP Billiton should be taking a lead in setting an example especially in such an arid environment. “The plants they’re using for Copper Sands are not local natives or drought tolerant. “Why plant water hungry exotic species especially in an arid environment and during a time of extreme drought?” he questioned.

“We should be using smart trees and smart plants such as our local native species. “BHP Billiton should catch up with modern thinking,” he said. The Environment Forum will write to the company asking them to change their plans to put exotic plants into Copper Sands and replace them with drought tolerant plants.

World Class More finds in the Gawler act for Roxby Craton Miners are going bald Ten South Australian mine sites have so far registered to compete in the World’s Greatest Shave Mine Challenge to raise funds for South Australians living with leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders. Those taking part with links to the north of the state include Australian Zircon, Sandvik Mining & Construction, ESS Worldwide, Southern Uranium, Oxiana, Heathgate Resources (Beverley Uranium Mine), PIRSA, Uranium One Australia and Pepininni Minerals. General Manager of the Leukaemia Foundation, Simon Matthias said the Mine Challenge last year raised more than $800,000 in Western Australia and Queensland and was so successful, it has been extended to other States and territories. “Those sites that have already registered are really getting behind the Mine Challenge and using it as a valuable opportunity to engage staff in the wellbeing of the community. “Money raised will be used to fund re-

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search programs and to provide free services for patients and families living with leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders. “These include information, education, support, transportation and accommodation for patients required to relocate closer to hospitals for treatment. “There’s still time for sites to register for the Worlds Greatest Shave as long as funds are banked by 31 May.” The Minister for Mineral Resources Development Paul Holloway is the Mine Challenge Ambassador. “The World’s Greatest Shave Mine Challenge highlights the human face of Australia’s mineral resources industry,” he said. “It is also a timely reminder that amid the ongoing mining boom that has brought so much prosperity to this country there’s still nothing more important than personal health and well being.” The South Australian Chamber of Mining and Energy has also endorsed the Mine Challenge and is encouraging members to be involved.

Roxby Downs is set to be given a free concert by the world class cabaret troupe Amuse-ical on Friday March 28th. The troupe includes entertainers who have performed on Rove, at the Melbourne International Comedy festival and held the lead in musicals such as Mamma Mia. The free concert is being put on by BHP Billiton Olympic Dam. Brad Elliot, who also works as an announcer on Nova100 FM in Melbourne said: “Amuse-ical is a diverse group of performers and we are really excited about showcasing our talents in Roxby Downs. “Our shows are a unique blend of comedy, improvisation and music and we really want to get the audience involved and give people a fun night out,” he said. In addition to the performance the Amuse-ical team will be conducting workshops with Yr 8 and 9 students from Roxby Downs Area School. The performance and workshop, is one of a number of events which BHP Billiton Olympic Dam will provide for the local community. “While we operate in a remote part of South Australia, we believe local residents should benefit from the presence of BHP Billiton Olympic Dam,” the company’s Vice President for Government and Community Relations Kym Winter- Dewhirst said. “This cabaret performance is an opportunity for our business to give back to the community and put on a show which would not normally be held here.” Tickets are available from the Visitor Information Centre.

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Minotaur Exploration Limited has announced that drilling at the Westopolis Prospect has intersected uranium-bearing sandstone. The Westopolis Prospect is 30 km southwest of the giant iron oxide copper-gold-uranium (IOCGU) deposit at Olympic Dam and 5 km west of the historic Acropolis IOCGU Prospect. Historical drilling at Acropolis in the mid to late 1970s by Western Mining Corporation revealed both haematite- and magnetite-bearing alteration systems at depths ranging from 400–600 m with one hole containing 66 m at 0.7% copper. Drilling at Westopolis focused on the western extension of the very large gravity anomaly at the Acropolis Prospect. Exploration is being undertaken under a joint venture between Minotaur Exploration (who has rights to Copper, Gold and other metals), Toro Energy (who has uranium rights), and JOGMEC (who is funding the project and has the right to earn a 51% equity on the two tenements by sole funding A$2 million in exploration expenditure over a 3 year period). JOGMEC is a government organization under the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry responsible, amongst other mineral and petroleum related activities, for fostering international exploration for, and development of, strategic metals.

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BHC heads north The members of the Building Healthy Communities project went native last month, heading to the Northern Territory for a meeting with their project peers from all over the country. “Representatives from all 31 BHC projects across Australia met in Alice Springs for a final get together and workshop,” Project Officer Sue Houlson said. “The project is nearing completion and the conference focused on evaluation and report writing. “Each of us had to submit a timeline of the achievements of each project over the last two years. “It was great to see what all the other projects have done in their own rural and remote communities and realise what great successes our project has

achieved,” Mrs Houlson said. Fellow Project Officer Karen Russell agreed. “It was an exciting activity actually taking time to see what has been done in our local area, you don’t realise how many activities and events the project has supported,” she said. International guest speaker Dr Glenn Laverack from the University of Auckland congratulated the Roxby Downs delegation on a great project. “We would not have achieved all we have without the support of the local steering group and representatives from government and private sectors, as well as community members,” Project Manager Janine Connell said. “We thank them all for their efforts and support,” she said.

Above: Strengthening Our Families volunteers with former coordinator Jane Coshutt and Director of Nursing Janine Connell

SOF needs leader One of Roxby’s most worthy organisations is looking for a new coordinator, following the resignation of Jane Coshutt from the Strengthening Our Families program. “We are in the process of recruiting a new co-ordinator,” Roxby Downs Health Services Executive Officer/Director of Nursing Janine Connell said. “That person need not be a nurse, we are looking for someone

with a variety of skills, a passion for community development and a desire to work with families,” she said. The Strengthening Our Families program was developed as a joint initiative of the RDHS and BHP Billiton to provide support to new and existing families with young children in Roxby Downs, Andamooka and Woomera. “Few people in Roxby have immediate support,” former Coordinator, Jane Coshutt said. “So it is really important for us

to get together as a community and support each other. “Mums helping mums, families helping families,” she said. So, will the loss of Ms Coshutt spell the end for Strengthening Our Families? Director Connell was quick to reassure the community that it will not. “Community Health staff will provide support to the program and volunteers until we are able to successfully recruit a new coordinator,” she said.

Above: TCCSA’s Gabrielle Overton

Onward and upward The Roxby Downs branch of The Cancer Council South Australia, the Red Sands Foundation, held its first inaugural Annual General Meeting last week, celebrating one year of operation. President Helen Edwards was enthusiastically returned to office, Mandie Arnold will continue as Secretary and Annette Speck remains Treasurer. The Red Sands members were joined by TCCSA’s Gabrielle Overton, who said she has been very impressed with the fledgling group’s success. “We have been most excited at the commitment of the Roxby Downs community

to our local branch,” Ms Overton said. “Membership is climbing and we have representatives of many walks of life involved. “Over 300 volunteer hours have already been accumulated and with community support like this we can continue research and provide education and support services which impact on every regional community,” she said. To become a member of the Red Sands Foundation contact Helen Edwards at the Roxby Downs Community Library on 8671 0660.

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Under discussion... Above: The KHA mobile phone recycling box located in the council foyer

Drop it in the box More than 40 Australians die of kidney failure each day, according to Kidney Health Australia (KHA). Kidney disease is known as the silent killer as up to 90 per cent of kidney function can be lost before any symptoms are experienced. Last year, in support of BHP Billiton’s decision to bring KHA to Roxby Downs to screen community members for kidney disease, the Health Forum and the Roxby Downs Council placed a fundraising KHA

mobile phone recycling box in the council foyer. Four months on the box has been a great success, with many unwanted mobiles deposited therein. “Dozens of phones and chargers have been left in the recycling box,” Health Forum spokesperson Michelle Hales said. “Recycling old mobiles helps reduce landfill, benefitting the environment, which is good for all communities, whether they are in a remote location like Roxby Downs, or in a city like Adelaide.

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“And all proceeds assist Kidney Health Australia in their quest to battle kidney disease. “The Health Forum would like to thank all community members who have donated unwanted mobiles so far. “The KHA mobile phone recycling box will remain in the council foyer for a few more months, the Health Forum would like to encourage community members who are considering throwing away old mobiles to put them into the recycling bin instead,” she said. www.themonitor.com.au

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Community members wishing to have input to discussions at Community Board meetings must notify Executive Officer, Michelle Hales on 0418 833 818 prior to the meeting date. Please note: Forums (Excluding Health and the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Partnership) are open to the general public. The Community Board encourage all members of the community to attend and participate. For further information on any of the Forums or Partnerships please contact Michelle Hales on 0418 833 818.

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Sport is an amazing spectacle at times. It is an arena, doesn’t matter what code, that produces some unsuspecting results which makes it intruiging and yet un-explainable. It is steeped in history, statistics, brilliance, skill, luck and most of all superstition. Whether it is Aussie Rules football where super teams get beaten by underdogs, or ice skating where you get a gold medal after the entire field in front of you falls over. Locally we have the enigma of the Olympic Dam Cricket Club. It is a talented line up, and has been for years. You just have to look at their results during any of the past six seasons and no wonder they have finished on top in the minor round. But for some unknown reason they can’t take a trick in the grand final. Six years they’ve finished minor premiers. Six years they’ve played in the grand final. Six straight years they’ve failed at that last hurdle. Some teams have a ‘monkey’ on their back. But they tend to break through after 3 or 4 consecutive attempts. Just look at Port Adelaide in the AFL, from chokers to winners.

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So when Olympic Dam lined up for this year’s grand final against Roxby Rogues who were in their first ever grand final thanks to the amazing work of skipper Paul Trotta the week before against Wanderers when he took 7 wickets for 6 runs to rout the perennial premiers. OD must have thought that finally they were about to break through and get that ‘monkey’ off their back finally. But a dogged innings of 82 by Daley kept them away from the silverware. It is bizarre! It is devastating! It would turn a psychiatrist into a basket case if they dared study this amazing run of misfortune. Others just say, well that’s cricket. But when ever Olympic Dam do break through for that final glory in the future, no doubt the win will bring with it greater satisfaction and triumph than they would experience if the result was a foregone conclusion. The Andamooka football club knows what an underdog victory tastes like especially after last year’s Woomera and Districts Grand Final. So for Allan and his team, triumph will come. And for that ‘monkey’, well it’ll be sent spiraling back into the jungle from whence it came.

It’s time to write, “It’s time” on t-shirts, Time we showed them, That It’s time Time for the old guard, To wave goodbye now, Time we spoke up, Yes It’s time

Letters to the Editor Dear Editor, I’ve been watching those ads on TV for the upcoming Council elections in another great mining town, Mt Isa, and I’ve been thinking that it’s been five years since our elected Town Board got turfed out and we don’t seem to have got anywhere much with this weirdo alternative. Like most old blokes who get to thinking, I’ve remembered a blast from the past and I reckon it’s time I revived it and remixed it. So, with apologies to Gough and his crew, I hope you enjoy my remix of a famous tune from another era when it was time for a major change. If you don’t know the tune just go to http://whitlamdismissal.com/whitlam/its-time.shtml scroll down, click on the link and see how many famous faces you can recognise.

Time Roxby, Time for our say, It’s time we got our way, Yes It’s time Time for better, Days to be here, It’s time for better ways, Yes It’s time Time to stand up, Time to shout it, Time, Time, Time, Yes It’s time

Now sing along cos... IT’S TIME It’s time to say how, It’s time we got a vote now, It’s time for our rights, yes it’s time. It’s time for Roxby, To be a democracy, It’s time for our fight, yes it’s time. It’s time for all folk, It’s time to stop being a joke, It’s time to live, Yes It’s time

Time to write ‘It’s Time’, On your t-shirts, Time for our voice, Yes It’s time Your old t-shirt’s in the bottom of your wardrobe, and you can get laundry markers and permanent textas at Roxby Central. Arthur Brain – outback emcee (Name and address suplied)

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Full throttle for car club The Roxby Downs Desert Dirt Circuit Club opened its season in typical fashion. It was pedal to the metal as old and new drivers tested their skill around the exacting circuit. In a novelty for the night cars had to negotiate the track in a clockwise direction and then an anticlockwise direction. It tested some drivers, but the night was an overall success as these photographs demonstrate.

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REAL ESTATEReview The meandering garden

Paths play an important role in large gardens and they give wanderers a sense of direction, leading them on to the most attractive parts. But what other ways can we lure a visitor to the garden and get the best out of it for them and you. A pergola, especially if it looks ancient and covered in climbing plants, will always attract the eye. If you are laying a path towards it let it ramble a little – straight lines are fine if you have a garden as formal (and large) as Versailles – but you will probably want to make every centimetre count. A feature halfway along, such as a seat or a statue helps to build anticipation. The border between the edge of the lawn and whatever comes beyond often presents problems. Just letting the grass end at the boundary fence creates a rather sterile, utilitarian effect, as if you had run out of ideas or simply couldn’t care. A mass of plantings gives the illusion of

depth by hiding the boundary and hinting at the possibility of more garden beyond. Once again a seat is an irresistible lure – visitors want to know why you placed it there and what view they will get from sitting on it. Don’t disappoint them. As they look back towards the house place something to the right or left to take their eye, an unusual tree, a large ornament or maybe a door in a hedge leading to another part of the garden. If your land is on a slope steps will emphasise the change in levels and combined with an attractive feature, a tree or an ornamental arch, will encourage the visitor to negotiate them. Another lure is scent. There is nothing more inviting than the heady perfume of honeysuckle drifting on the cooling evening air. Autumn is the best time to consider any changes necessary.

Almost half of Australia’s workforce are not prepared for retirement according to a global study by the financial institution AXA. The study shows 49% of the nation’s workforce are not preparing for their retirement. The AXA Retirement Ready Index is a global study of more than 15,000 people across 26 countries. AXA General Manager Sales and Marketing, Adrian Emery, said the Index reveals only 51 percent of working Australians are ‘Retirement Ready’, and that a significant number continue to delay planning for life after work. “Thirty-five per cent of working Australians have never reviewed their retirement plans, even more concerning is once in retirement, 39 per cent of Australians admit to never reviewing their plans,” Mr Emery said. “Another alarming finding is that only 33 per cent of working Australians know the amount of their future retirement in-

come. “This puts Australia well behind countries like Malaysia and Germany,” he said. But, on a positive note, the survey shows Australians have begun to realise that they need to take individual responsibility to secure a comfortable lifestyle in retirement, rather than rely on the government or their employers. “Eighty-seven per cent of working Australians say it’s up to them to save for retirement,” Mr Emery said. “And, thankfully, we are now beginning to start planning for retirement at a younger age. “Among Australians, the average starting age to begin planning for retirement is 31, lower than the international average of 33 years.” “After all, if you contribute an additional three or five percent of your salary into super at a young age, it will go a long way towards ensuring you are able to enjoy today’s lifestyle in retirement,” he said.

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REAL ESTATEReview Oh where to put the shed

We have written about garden sheds in previous columns. Even modest courtyard gardens need maintenance and this requires tools that have to be stored somewhere. Apart from that sheds can be very convenient places for the things you can’t quite bring yourself to throw away, but don’t want cluttering up house space. Even so a shed, especially one of those shiny metal ones, is not necessarily the view you want to see out of your kitchen window every morning. Many people try to overcome this by siting the shed at the furthermost point of the garden, often in some out-of-theway corner, but this can be terribly inconvenient if you need things from it on a daily basis – especially heavy equipment such as lawnmowers and wheelbarrows. Equally, situating it in a courtyard on the side of the block is not practical if you

need to store pool equipment there. While there’s no one-size-fits-all solution, it is a good plan to have a regularly used shed in a convenient spot in the garden and then find ways of making it blend into its surroundings. That may be through the choice of materials – a timber shed can be given a rustic look that fits in with the garden ambiance – or through some camouflage such as a fence or screen of fast-growing shrubs. Finally, think carefully about how you want to use your shed before selecting a size. Is it going to be just a storeroom, or are you really after a potting shed, where you will spend time? Having extra space isn’t really a problem, but if the shed is too small, replacing it with a bigger one may not be feasible, especially if you have already landscaped around it.

First home buyers back in the game

While ongoing interest rate rises may be deterring many buyers from entering the property market around the country, in a surprise twist, research by RP Data shows that first home buyers are now stepping back into the market, fearful of missing out. Based on RP Data’s Property Pulse, the number of first home buyers in the market increased by 11 per cent over the year to January 2008, moving from 9,331 first home buyers in January 2007 to 10,371 in January 2008. New figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) confirmed that the overall level of finance commitments for housing is now up by $2.7 billion compared with January 2007. Around $20.5 billion in housing loans were taken in January 2007, whereas in January 2008, $23.2 billion in loan commitments were recorded. These figures are for owner occupiers and investors. The housing finance also shows that the value of housing loans increased over the year to January 2008 by 11 per cent for owner occupiers, and 18 per cent for investors compared to the same period in January 2007. RP Data research director Tim Lawless said these new figures show that market confidence increased steadily during 2007, however, it is important to note that this does not include what impact the rates rises in February and March may have. Of particular note is the increase in the number of first home buyer loans which are up by 11 per cent. Mr Lawless said even though first home buyers are increasing, the overall numbers are still well below the peaks achieved during 2001. “Based on the latest rate rises, and the potential for further rises before the year is out, we are likely to see a slowdown in this growth trend. “Families are already under pressure. “Currently it takes 37 per cent of total household income to service a home loan. “For any short-term affordability improvement to take place there will have to be a dramatic fall in property values, a significant fall in interest rates or a large rise in wages,” he said. “Looking at the investor market in general, the report suggests that we are also seeing a greater number of investors venturing back into real estate after disappointing results in the equities market.” Mr Lawless said as inner city opportunities dry up, investors are now turning to the outer ring suburbs where gross rental yields are beginning to increase. “As the ripple affect moves outwards, outer city regions around the country are starting to show an increase in gross rental yields. “Some areas are yielding upwards of 5 per cent which presents a great opportunity to purchase for both first

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Nippy Gym - Auditorium 9.30am - 11.30am

Friday March 21st Roxby Downs Bowls Club Night Owls 8pm Monday, March 24th Karate Auditorium Colts (Age 5-12) 6pm Juniors/Adults 6:45pm Contact Tracey Fouet 0400 894 429

Roxby Downs Desert Dirt Circuit Car Club night meeting Saturday April 12th Night meeting

heart. Come and share ideas on how you soothe your unsettled baby Monday, 31st March 2008 1:00pm to 2:30pm Mel’s Place 10 Eyre Court

Roxby Downs Dirt Kart (go-karts) Club night meeting April 18th

Doctors’ New Specialised Drug Telephone Number for Medicare Use. 1800 700 270

HEALTH Roxby Downs Family Practice Phone 8671 3231 Roxby Downs Medical Practice Normal hours 9:00am-5:00pm Saturday morning by appointment only. Phone 8671 1900

Indoor soccer 6 -7pm Volleyball 7pm - 9pm Tuesday, March 25th Squash 7pm - 10pm

Crisis Care Counselling Uniting Care Wesley Port Augusta Regional Women’s and Children’s Support Services call 1800 655 716 or call the crisis care line on 13 16 11. For immediate response if feeling stressed call 0428 326 529 to speak with a counsellor 24/7

Eyebus Come-n-try soccer 3.30pm -5.30pm

Andamooka Thursday 3rd April Roxby Downs Wednesday 2nd April and Thursday 3rd April Woomera Wednesday 2nd April

indoor soccer 6pm - 7pm

Women’s & Mixed netball 6pm - 9.30pm Thursday, March 27th Indoor Soccer Leisure Centre Social matches from 6pm All welcome Contact Kenton Maloney 0408 797 158 Karate 6pm -8.30pm Squash 7pm - 9pm

For details on Community matters call Michelle Hales on 8671 0010

Playgroup St Barbara’s Parish School Phone Jakki 86712323

GENERAL INFORMATION

Roxby Downs Health Services Coffee Mornings, Thursdays 9.30am to 11.am at the Dunes Café.

Mt Dare Hotel Open every day 8:00am -9:00pm, 7 days. School Terms 2008 Term 1 Jan 29th - April 11th Term 2 April 28th - July 4th Term 3 July 21st - Sept 26th Term 4 Oct 13th - Dec 12th

Coffee Mornings for Families Meet and chat for all families. New comers especially welcome.

Events in the Far North: Oodnadatta Races May 17th Marla Bronco Branding April 26th

Hearing Services April 21st- 9.00am - 2.30pm For an appointment call 1800 006 303

Roxby Downs Girl Guides meet at the Christian Community Church Monday nights 6-8pm. More leaders required. Call Kristie 0427072710

Yes, it’s that time again mums and dads. The pool will close on March 31st, so if you have a pram and a pair of sneakers, Then come and get some exercise with our pram walking group. You may want to introduce a new mum or dad to the group. We meet outside the dunes café at 9.30am each Friday

Roxby Downs Childcare Monday - Friday 6.30am-5.30pm Phone 8671 0911 for details

Australian Breastfeeding Association Roxby Downs Branch Discussion Meeting: Why Is My Baby Crying? A crying baby can break a parents

Toddlers Story Time Fun for young children and mums Roxby Downs Library Richardson Place Tuesdays 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Every Sunday Raptors Cycling Club Social Bike riding group from 8am at the Stuart Road roundabout

Child Adolescent Mental Health Services For appointments phone 1800 819089

Colts (Age 5-12) 6pm Juniors/Adults 6:45pm Contact Tracey Fouet 0400 894 429

Sport and Recreation Forum April 1st 7.30pm Dunes Cafe’

Every Friday Playgroup 10am - 11.30am Roxby Downs Kindergarten Phone 86710455

Every Week Visitor Information Centre 8.30 - 5.00 Mon-Fri 9.00am - 3.00pm Sat 9.00am - 2.00pm Sun Phone 8671 2001 Cultural & Leisure Precinct Movies Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday (see schedule below) Phone 8671 2001

Wednesday, March 26th Karate Auditorium

7.30pm Council Board room

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Visiting Allied Health Service Occupational Therapist Speech Pathologist Dietician Podiatrist

ladies Social Basketball 8.45am - 10am

Saturday 9.00-12pm. Phone 8671 0660 for more information.

Oodnadatta Bronco Branding 12th July Roxby Downs Lutheran Church

Roxby Downs Market Days 2008 May 17th June 21st August 16th September 20th October 18th November 15th

Sunday school 9.30am every sunday during school terms Roxby Downs Netball Association Season starts April 4th Bingo every Sunday 1.30pm Tuckerbox in Andamooka. All proceeds go to the community

COMMUNITY MEETINGS

Gym Cultural & Leisure Precinct Mon, Wed & Friday 6 am - 12pm & 2pm - 9pm Tues & Thurs 6am - 12pm & 4pm - 9 pm Saturday 8-12pm Sunday 11-2pm Phone 86710500 Roxby Downs Community Library Monday to Friday 8.30-5.00pm

Community members welcome to attend any meeting of the Roxby Downs Community Board. April 10th - 9.30am- 11:00am Normal weight gains Roxby Downs Health Seminar Room Arts and Culture Forum March 26th Dunes Cafe’ Community Board March 31st

AusKick all of 2nd school term for 10 weeks. It’s for the Under 7 age group as of Jan 1st this year. Call Brian Hombsch on 0417867093 Remarkable Ute Muster at Melrose Showground from April 18th to 20th Memories of Marree April 20 - 25th explore the railhead for the Old Ghan

ROXBY DOWNS CULTURAL & LEISURE PRECINCT REGULAR SCHEDULE Cultural Precinct Visitors Information centre Dunes café Art Gallery

SPORTS CALENDAR

At the gallery

Monday Volleyball 7pm - 9pm

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Karate - 6pm - 8:30pm Tuesday

Open Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5pm

Ladies Social Basketball 8.45am - 10am

Sat - 9.00am - 3.00pm

Come-n-try Soccer 4.00 - 6.00pm

Sun - 9.00am – 2.00pm

Squash 7pm - 10pm

Leisure Centre

Wednesday

Mon, Wed & Fri – Fri 6am

Karate 7pm - 8:30pm

– 12pm, 2pm - 9pm

Thursday

Tues & Thurs - 6am - 12pm, 4pm

Nippy Gym – Auditorium

Sunday 11am - 2pm

Pool Opening Hours General Public Mon - Fri: 3pm - 6pm Weekends: 10am - 7pm

9.30am - 11.30am Squash 7pm-9pm Indoor Soccer 6pm - 8pm Karate 6pm – 8.30pm

Creche for patrons of the centre

Touch Football 7.30pm (town oval)

Mon –Fri 8.45am-12pm

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Women’s & Mixed Netball 6-9:30pm

Saturday 8am - 12pm

Recovery

Indoor Soccer 6pm - 7pm

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Phone: 8671 2001 Fax: 8671 2021 EVENTS OUTBACK CINEMA

Indoor Hockey 5pm - 9.30pm

Lap Swimming Mon, Wed & Fri: 6am - 8am Mon - Thurs: 6pm - 7pm Weekends: 9am - 10am

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MARCH ATONEMENT Rated: MA Duration 123 mins You can only imagine the truth. Fledgeling writer Briony Tallis, as a 13 year old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister’s lover of a crime he did not commit. Based on a novel by Ian McEwan Mon 24th - 3pm Tues 25th - 7pm

DEFINITELY, MAYBE Rated: PG Duration 112 mins Three relationships. Three disasters. One last chance. Will, a political consultant tries to explain his impending divorce and past relationships to his 11yo daughter Maya. As Will tells her his tale, Maya helps him to understand that it’s definitely never to late to go back...and maybe even possible to find a happy ending. Sat 22nd - 3pm Sun 23rd - 3pm

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Arts & Youth News Ironworks in the Desert wows Adelaide Two of The Monitor’s favourite local artists wrapped up a successful exhibition in Adelaide last month, proving that regional artists really can take on the world. Mark and Rachel Young of Ironworks in the Desert exhibited at the home of Country Arts SA, the New Land Gallery in Port Adelaide and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. “We have received numerous letters of support and even my mum got phone calls from people saying how much they enjoyed the exhibition,” Rachel said. Coober Pedy will be holding its 21st Opal Festival this Fourteen pieces from the exhibition Easter long weekend and the ‘Opal Capital of the World’ sold, including a major sculpture ‘The will be the outback place to be. Terns’, which Rachel described as ‘birds “The Opal Festival Committee would like to invite on sticks’. people from all over the state to come to Coober Pedy and join in the fun,” Committee Spokesperson Katharine Micka said. There will be a screening of the movie ‘Opal Dream’, a street parade, a golf competition, novelty events for the young and the young at heart, fireworks and so much more to entertain revellers. “This will be an Opal Festival to remember,” Ms Micka said. “Come along and help us celebrate Australia’s national gemstone.” For more information contact the Coober Pedy Opal Festival committee on 8672 3003.

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“The Terns sold on the second to last day,” Rachel said. “Most of the other pieces sold were jewellery. “It was a great experience, a rollercoaster ride of emotions, I was excited, scared, anxious, relieved… “Now I’m just waiting to pick up the visitors book. “My sister has read a few of the comments over the phone, there were a few ‘go Roxbys’ and a lot of positive remarks. “It’s encouraging to know people have enjoyed our work,” she said. The Youngs would like to thank the Roxby Downs community for its support.

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I went to the Adelaide Festival of Arts opening night event on North Terrace. I was standing there waiting for the paqour inspired acrobatics to start while Mike Rann gave the town a rev up. The government puts up millions of dollars to get the ball rolling and then the people start buying the tickets. The guests start booking into the hotels. The restaurants fill up. It works the same here in Roxby Downs. It’s a little different because we can’t even find a place for visitors to stay, let alone go to the theatre. We can’t access the same dividend from the arts that a city the size of Adelaide or Melbourne can. But the dividend we can extract from the arts is bound up in social capital. When the Leisure Centre (as a business unit of Council) goes to Country Arts SA and asks for a quick response grant to support the extraordinary costs involved in bringing performing artists to town, it does so not to extract a super profit. It is part of the Leisure Centre’s mandate to build social capital in Roxby and region. It was the reason the buildings where built in the first place. There are some great feel good reasons for building social capital. We all like to live in a community that has ample opportunity to relax and laugh together. We need to feel secure in our new home. But there is also a hard headed pragmatism behind it. Mining takes skilled workers and skilled workers are hard to attract to the desert. One way to do that is to make the place feel good. Make it friendly to children and teenagers. Make it a happy place for wives and househusbands. It’s a win/win proposition. People work more consistently and with better attitude if they can also connect with a community that is living, breathing and laughing together. All the towns and cities in the world are competing for attention. It seems there are very few places that don’t want to grow, get bigger, and get richer. We are all stakeholders in growth, as are our children. We could bury our heads in the sand and pretend it’s not happening but that’s not likely in the Outback Lakes region. Those that object to growth have probably already left. So lets get on to it and enjoy what it is that makes this region special; the land, the people, the job and the arts. Ask the kids that went to see Sean Choolburra on Thursday last. They will tell you it was a hoot, and an educational hoot too. Ask the toddlers and smaller children that went to see the Amazing Drumming Monkeys on Monday last. We need to do more not less. Alisa Teletovic has a new exhibition at the Port Art Gallery in Port Melbourne. It’s called Emu stories of the Roxby journey. Our artists are penetrating well beyond our region and drawing interest from all quarters.

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Monday 7 - 9am 9am 11am - 12pm 12 - 1pm 1 - 3pm 3 - 5pm 5pm 5 - 8pm

Easy listening music JOB BOARD Easy listening music AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY with Wendy Easy listening music ROXFM’S YOUTH PRESENTERS JOB BOARD Easy listening music

Thursday 8 - 9am 11.30 - 1pm 3 - 5pm 4pm 5pm 5 - 6pm 6 - 7pm 8 - 10pm

NEWS & MUSIC (JOB BOARD) with Ray BLAST FROM THE PAST with Annette ROXFM’S YOUTH PRESENTERS CRICKET REPORT JOB BOARD MAD COW & THE ABATTOIR with Ben & Art KALEIDOSCOPE with Teya RETROSPECT with Laura & Paul

Tuesday 9am 11.30 - 12pm 12 - 1pm 1 - 3pm 3 - 5pm 5pm 5 - 7pm 7 - 8pm

JOB BOARD BLAST FROM THE PAST with Annette BLAST FROM THE PAST with Annette Easy listening music ROXFM’S YOUTH PRESENTERS JOB BOARD CULINARY SHOW with Barb & Ben BLUES SHOW with Murray

Friday 4am 9am 7am - 1pm 1 - 2pm 2pm 3 - 5pm 5 - 6pm 8 - 10pm

CRICKET REPORT JOB BOARD Easy listening music AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY with Wendy COUNCIL NEWS ROXFM’S YOUTH PRESENTERS DRIVE TIME / JOB BOARD COMFORTABLY NUMB with Geoff

Wednesday 7 - 9.30am 10-12pm 1 - 2pm 2 - 3pm 3 - 5pm 5 - 6pm 7 - 8pm

Easy listening music/ JOB BOARD Easy listening music NOT QUITE COUNTRY with Wendy WHAT’S COOKING AT THE CLUB ROXFM’S YOUTH PRESENTERS NEW ANNOUNCERS with Ben LATIN ROCK with Jariel

Saturday 8am - 12pm GAUD-MORNING with Gordon 1 - 8pm Easy listening music 8pm - 12am Easy listening music Sunday 8 - 12pm 12 - 1pm 8 - 10pm

YOUR STANDING IN IT with Geoff NEW AUSSIE MUSIC with Fin & Murray SUNDAY MELTDOWN (Heavy) with Sam & Steve

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New laws now target those who phone and drive Drivers that flout the law by using their mobile phone whilst behind the wheel will have a tougher time wriggling out of punishment with amendments made to the state’s road laws coming into force this month. “The intention of the rules has always been the same, to only allow hands-free use of mobile phones by motorists,” Minister for Road Safety Carmel Zollo said. “We want people to stop playing semantics and focus on why this rule is in place, and that’s because distractions on the road can lead to tragic crashes. “It is basically a case of clarifying common sense,” she said. The amendments to the Australian Road Rule 300 state that a phone must be mounted in a commercially designed and manufactured mount if a person wishes to receive or make a call. If a phone is being used in the car via blue tooth, a headset or earphones the phone may be located anywhere in the vehicle, including in the driver’s pocket or a pouch. If the car is parked the amendment will not affect the driver’s freedom to hold the phone to make or receive calls, or to use any other function of the phone, provided the car is not stationary in a traffic queue or at lights. Sending or looking at a text, video message or email on a mobile phone while driving is an offence. “These rules relate to technology and given that technology constantly changes we are fully prepared for further changes to the rules,” Minister Zollo said.

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Our client is seeking highly motivated Industrial painters and blasters to work both on and off the mine site here at Olympic Dam. The positions offers the opportunity to work 50+ hours per week with excellent wages and allowances and is a long term position for the right person. You will need to posses the following attributes: • Strong Commitment to Safety • High quality standards of work required • Forklift and EWP tickets preferred • Use of 2 Pac paints and industrial coating • Abrasive sand blasting and/or industrial spray painting experience • Excellent Communication and time management skills • Able to pass pre employment medical and drug and alcohol screen Accommodation is available upon request. To apply please forward your resume along with work references to SKILLED. Phone: 08 8671 2566 Fax: 08 8671 3082 Email: roxby@skilled.com.au

HSEC Administrator SKILLED is seeking a highly motivated and experienced person who endeavours to promote and is committed to safety. The successful applicant will need to possess the following abilities and skills: • Source and interview candidates • Update and maintain administrative processes and systems • Build and maintain new/existing client relationships and industry networks • Excellent communication skills • Computer literate in MS Office, Excel and Outlook • Well organised with the ability to handle fluctuating workflows and prioritise • Work autonomously and part of a team and using own initiative • Advanced Sales and marketing skills Coupled with the above abilities and skills if you have a strong background in customer service, recruitment or OH&S. Accommodation is available upon request

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Our client has a position available for a person with the below skills and knowledge to be apart of their Cladding Crew. You will need to posses the following attributes: • Strong Commitment to Safety • High quality standards of work required • Current MR Drivers licence • EWP ticket preferred not essential • Industrial Experience Essential • Excellent Communication and time management skills • Able to pass pre employment medical and drug and alcohol screen Position Offers: • Opportunity to work approximately 50-60 hours per week • Exceptional wages and conditions • Long term position • Generous accommodation allowance

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Refrigeration Mechanic Roxby Downs SA SKILLED is seeking fully qualified Refrigeration Mechanics experienced in domestic and commercial areas to work in Roxby Downs and Olympic Dam. The position offers excellent remuneration and allowances with a negotiable roster of 50+ hours per week plus on call work. Successful applicants need to possess the following attributes: • Highly motivated • Ability to work in a team or autonomously • Have a strong focus for safety • Must be able to present trade certificate and prove experience • Must pass pre employment medical and drug and alcohol screen Accommodation available upon request. To apply please forward your resume along with work references to SKILLED: Phone: 08 8671 2566 Fax: 08 8671 3082 Email: roxby@skilled.com.au

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Project Support Specialist - Roxby Downs Citect is the premier provider of Control Systems engineering to the mining industry in South Australia. We seek to hire a Project Support Specialist based in Roxby Downs responsible for providing administrative support to Citect engineering project teams, employees, customers and visitors to the Citect ofÀce. Some of the key responsibilities of the role : • Manage ofÀce compliance in line with quality management system • Ensure compliance with site policies and engineering procedures by project teams • Manage staff rosters • Travel management • Management reporting • Accounts administration – invoicing, expenses • Sales order administration • Occupational health and safety compliance • Staff training co-ordination • OfÀce facilities management – security, storage, building maintenance • Management of company lease house bookings and issues To be successful in this role, you will require the following skills and experience: • Good MS ofÀce skills • At least three years ofÀce administration experience, with experience in most of the key areas outlined above • Strong interpersonal skills • Strong communication skills • Ability to work independently, good prioritisation skills • Good team player • Well presented and professional • Quality driven • Strong customer relationship skills

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Section 33 Road Traf¿c Act 1961 Is hereby given that the Administrator of the Roxby Downs Council on 12th March 2008 made the following orders; That the Administrator of the Council exercises the power vested in the Administrator under the Roxby Downs (Indenture Rati¿cation) Act 1982 and section 33 of the Road Traf¿c Act 1961 and clause F of the instrument of General Approval of the Minister 28 November 1999. Pursuant to section 33(1) of the Road Traf¿c Act 1961 declare that the event described below is to take place on the road described below is an event to which section 33 of the road traf¿c act 1961 applies; and Pursuant to section 33(1)(a) of the Road Traf¿c Act 1961, make an order directing that the road on which the event is to be held and any adjacent or adjoining roads speci¿ed below can be closed to all traf¿c except police and emergency vehicles and vehicles involved in the event for the period commencing 10.00 am Friday 25 April 2008 and expiring 12 noon Friday 25 April 2008. ROAD: EVENT:

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ADJACENT / ADJOINING ROADS: Burgoyne street, Arcoona street, Norman Place, Tavern Road, Roxby Downs Pursuant to section 33 (1) (b) of the Road Traf¿c Act 1961 make an order directing that persons taking part in the event be exempted in relation to the road, from duty to observe the Australian Road Rules speci¿ed below subject to any conditions described below and attached to the exemption.. All of Richardson place and Adjacent/Adjoining roads to be closed to all traf¿c from 10.00 am 25 April 2008 until 12 Noon 25 April 2008.

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Council snippets Opal Road Landfill Opening Hours The Opal Road Landfill Opening Hours are 1pm – 6pm, seven days a week. Residents are encouraged to utilise this FREE service as the dumping of litter in reserves or lands surrounding the town attract an expiation penalty fee of $315.00 as per the Local Government Act. Advertising on Council Infrastructure Advertising on Council infrastructure such as light poles can attract expiation notices under the Local Government Act. If you spot any such advertising please notify the Council. Dog Registration Dog Registrations for 2007/08 financial year are now overdue. Grace period for registration expired on 31 August 2007. Therefore an $80 expiation fee can apply, plus an expiation fee of $80 for every 14 days the dog remains unregistered. Rates The Third Instalment notices for rates were issued on 18/02/2008. The due date for payment was 17/03/2008. Please contact Bronnie Warren at the council on 86710010 with any enquires. Water Reminder notices have now been issued and late fees applied. Please pay by the due date to avoid further action. Electricity Electricity Billing Notices for Quarter ended 31st December 2007 are now overdue and disconnection notices have been issued. Please pay now to avoid disconnection. Parking Residents should be aware of significant expiation fees for parking in a bus zone $73 and parking in a disabled zone $227. Local Website Visit your local website. Read what’s new at www.roxbycouncil.com.au Service SA On Wednesday and Thursdays only between the hours of 9.00am and 4.00pm Council provides Transport Services including Vehicle and Boat Registrations and Licensing Transactions Rubbish Collection Residents are reminded that there is a limit of one bin per household for weekly rubbish collection and that it is the resident’s responsibility to ensure that bins are in serviceable condition with closable lids that prevent flies and birds from accessing rubbish. Please be diligent as littering attracts an Expiation Penalty Fee of $315.00 – ie over flowing bins. Waste Oil Disposal Council operates a waste oil collection facility at the Roxby Downs Landfill site. Disposal of all used motor oil at this facility is free. For Further information contact Council 8671 0010 or BSH Waste Solutions on 8671 1154. No cooking oils, coolants, diesel, or diesel blended fuels (bio Diesel) are to be deposited into the unit. This Facility is open 1pm -6pm seven days. Council Office Hours – General Monday to Friday – 9am to 5pm For all after hours Emergency’s please contact the Emergency Phone on 0419 892 870

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Rogues bench looks on during their batting innings

Man of the Match Hadyn Daley in full flight

ABOVE:- Action from the Junior Basketball and Senior Basketball Grand Fianls at the weekend. All games produced competitive results.

Cricket Grand Final Scorecard OD v Roxby Rogues

Rogues 10/140 (38.2 overs) d Olympic Scott Prior unavailable due to work comDam 10/93 (30.1 overs) mitments). Rogues won toss and batted. 1/11 Wayne Moroney c Wyatt b 1/12 Randall Wyatt c Nichols b Botes 4 Barnes 7 - 10 m 8 b - chasing wider de(attempted cut shot edged to keeper) 17 livery. min 10 balls. 2/13 Craig Nicholls lbw b Nethery 3 - 15 2/12 Paul Trotta c Woolford b Nichol- m 9 b - contentious decision. son 1 (edge to first slip) 21 m 18 b. 3/28 Darren Leonard c Uma b Barnes 9 3/13 Steve Westlake c Nicholls b Botes 28 m 31 b - juggling catch at 3rd slip by 0 ( tried to avoid rising ball by withdrawUma, good delivery from Barnes. ing bat) 3 m 3 b. 4/32 Charl Botes b Ferguson 4 - 28 m 17 4/51 Travis Uma b Wooolford 14 (Bowled all ends up) - 41 m 33 b - part- b - missed full toss and was yorked. 5/58 Nigel Shinnick c Trotta b Uma 17 nership with Daley 38. 5/52 Dave Barnes b Shinnick 0 3 m - 21 m 19 b - skied Uma for infield catch. 2 b. 6/66 Dion McEvoy c & b Ferguson 3 - 11 Hadyn Daley dropped at mid off by Ni- m 11b - last ball before drinks break. cholson when on 21 runs. 7/79 Allan Woolford c Kaminski b TrotDrinks 20 overs 5/63 Daley & David ta 21 - 58m 36 b - well caught at fly slip. Kaminski in. 8/87 Ross Mill run out (Ferguson) 10 6/81 David Kaminski lbw Woolford 5 31 m 25 b - ambitious 2nd run, direct hit - 18 m 14 b - Plumb lbw hit on full - partfrom Ferguson too good for batsman. nership with Daley 29. 9/92 Mick Hoffmann c Wyatt b Nethery Hadyn Daley dropped at slip by Hoff1 - 6 m 6 b. man when on 49 runs. 10/93 Joel Nicholson lbw b Uma 1 - 2 m 7/107 Andy Clafton b Woolford 9 - 20 m 11b - Ball dribbled onto stumps - part- 2 b – in front to well pitched up delivery. nership with Daley 26. Bradyn McEvoy not out 8. 8/129 Toby Ferguson run out (Botes) 7 3 leg byes 6 wides, 1 no ball - 16 m 19 b - great throw from Botes to Bowling:- David Barnes 8-0-2/33, Sam bowler (Hoffman) risky second run didn’t Nethery 6-1/2/12, Toby Ferguson 5-0come off. 2/16, Travis Uma 7.1-0-2/18, Paul Trotta 9/139 Hadyn Daley c Dion McEvoy b 4-0-1/12. Hoffmann 82 - 119 m 99 b - caught on Roxby Rogues win by 47 runs. mid wicket boundary - 2 x 6, 7 x 4. S 10/140 Sam Nethery c SPECIAL F F O Mill b Hoffmann 2 - 12 m 6 % 0 2 G IN b - brilliant close in catch by 10% R A E L C Ross Mill at short forward MODELS 12” and 16”Dkids bikes, bmx, mountain bikes, road and leg. 12” and 16” kids bikes, bmx, mountain comfort bikes. bikes, road and Jeff Martlew not out 0 - 5 comfort Sub bikes. Brands: Avanti, Specialized, (womens) Raleigh, ABD byes, 4 leg byes, 7 wides, 1 Brands: Avanti, Specialized, Sub (womens) Raleigh, ABD and Tarini no ball. and Baskets, Tarini Pack Racks, Helmets, Bowling:- Charl Botes 8o Accessories: Trainer wheels, Accessories: Trainer wheels, Pack Racks, Helmets, Gloves, Shoes, Top Baskets, Brand Clothing and much more - 1m - 2/18, Joel Nicholson Glasses, Gloves, Shoes, Top Brand Clothing and much more 8-2-1/23, Nigel Shinnick 8- Glasses, Service workshop - Victoria Parade, Port Augusta 0-1/21, Allan Woolford 8ServiceDelivery workshopto- Roxby VictoriaDowns Parade, Port Augusta arranged 0-3/49, Mick Hoffmann 3.2 Email:apluspa@bigpond.net.au Delivery to Roxby Downs arranged -2/13, Ross Mill 3-1-0/7. Olympic Dam (opener Ph: 8641 1128 Fax 8641 1129 OPEN 6 DAYS

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Glenelg River anglers report good Mulloway captures throughout the recent hot spell. Both Jetty angling and river trolling has produced fish in the 4 to 8 kg bracket. Best baits are a fresh yellow eye mullet which are being caught in the Lasletts to Pattersons canoe camp area. Bream are also around and green river prawns are the go.

Elliston Jetty has good tommies and squid early in the evenings. Calm days are necessary for good results. Noarlunga Beach has nice yellow fin Whiting just past the high tide shore break. Wellington Hotel has callop and red fin taking shrimp baits. Watch the size limits here as most of the Callop are undersized with the odd keeper coming after sunrise.

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The Swing Scene Golf season tees off next Sunday, with the Boart Longyear Opening Day Ambrose at the Roxby Downs Golf Club. Teams must register by 8.45am for a 9am shotgun start and organisers are hoping for a good turnout. “The competition is a four person Ambrose and is open to men’s, women’s and mixed teams,” RDGC Secretary Julie Darling said. “New golfers are welcome. “If anyone would like to play but has not got a team, contact the club and a team will be found for you,” she said. The Boart Longyear Opening Day Ambrose should be the start of a great season for the RDGC, with competitions planned from March to November.

“Other big events scheduled include the ELDO Desert Classic which is a two day competition, 18 holes to be played at Woomera on Saturday 7th June and 18 holes at Roxby Downs on Sunday 8th June,” Ms Darling said. “The Club Championships will be held on the 19th and 20th of July and the Open Championships will be on the 16th and 17th of August. “We will also host another ladies Think Pink day, which is pencilled in for July at the moment, the date is still to be confirmed,” she said. For more information about becoming a member or to find out more about the upcoming season contact the RDGC at roxbgolf@bigpond.net.au.

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West Lakes canoe fisherman suggest that trolling the fluro attack lures is again yielding good bream early in the morning. Ardrossan Tinny fisherman are getting rugger Snapper and good blueys still from the inner grounds. Blue Morwong & Snapper came from Point Marsden on KI during the past fortnight. Port Stanvac channel has good rugger Snapper and squid from closer in.

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The Roxby Rogues cricket team completed a fairytale ending to its 2008 campaign by winning its first Woomera and Districts Grand Final at the weekend. Its victim was the hapless Olympic Dam cricket team which has finished minor premiers for the past 6 years but has failed to take home the silverware on those occasions. Rogues led by skipper Paul Trotta batted first and amassed a competitive score of 140 which was always going to be a difficult chase on the town oval because of the slowness of the outfield. When the team needed someone to stand up with the bat, Hadyn Daley who was dropped when on 21, started scoring runs in a free flowing fashion. He was the thorn in OD’s chances of breaking their hoodoo. When he left the field after being caught on the mid wicket boundary by Dion McEvoy for 82, the gate had pretty much been shut on OD. The next highest scorer for Rogues was Travis Uma who made 14 runs, so it was an indication of the importance of Daley’s innings. It was perplexing to note that Olympic Dam did not bowl the League’s ‘Cricketer of the Year’ Wayne Moroney. The fired up Rogues put the pressure on OD early in the field by having the favourites 2 for 13 and the pressure didn’t let up especially after Ferguson put in a great Yorker to send Charl Botes’ stumps to the ground having OD reeling at 4 for 32. There was a little stubborn resistance before Nigel Shinnick was caught by Trotta off Uma for 17 making the score 5 for 58. OD skipper Allan Woolford tried to get his side back on course but when he departed for 21 off a great catch in fly slip by Kaminski off Trotta the game had slipped from OD’s grasp They were all out for 93 as the field erupted to acknowledge Rogues first shield win in the competition. Man of the Match was Hadyn Daley.

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