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Volume 9, Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Anger and confusion at community consultation


By Millie Thomas

consultation meeting aimed at further explaining the proposed community plan and contribution scheme to Andamooka locals caused high emotion and confusion last week. The meeting, led by Andamooka Town Management Committee (ATMC) members Peter Allen and Mark Sutton explained the detailed objectives of the Committee as listed in the plan. It also outlined the committee’s annual budget, including a proposed community contribution scheme of $256,000 from an occupied land levy. The levy, as explained by the ATMC, will see each resident pay $400 per individual unit of occupied land, of which Mr Allen estimated there were 640 property untis in Andamooka. The price will be the same for each unit, regardless of size and what, if any structures are on it. The only exemptions, are if the land is unoccupied, the owner would not be obliged to pay the levy and if the land is used on a commercial basis, it will be charged accordingly. “We cannot leave Andamooka the way it is,” explained Mr Sutton. However, a number of locals responded in anger when they were told they would be contributing almost half of the budget. “I just don’t see why the people of Andamooka have to bear 50 per cent of the rates,” exclaimed one angry resident. “I don’t agree with that at all. I think it should be on a value based system, on the value of the land or the value of the property, I think that’s what it should be based on,” said another. “I don’t think that’s a fair system, and I don’t agree with that I just don’t think that will work.” Mr Sutton explained under the Outback Communities Administration Management Act 2009, of which the Outback Communities Authority is constituted, this was not possible. “We can’t rate on the value of properties. We can only rate on the fact that properties are occupied,” he said. In an emotional outburst, local resident Bill Kapakis claimed it is illegal to pay a standard rate for all blocks of land. “I don’t mind paying, but they have to be legal,” he said. Some attendees also questioned why BHP Billiton was not contributing to the community budget. However, some were in favour of the proposal. “It works out to be eight dollars a week, just over

one dollar a day, and I’m prepared to pay that,” one man said. Many attendees wanted to see a more detailed breakdown of the operational budget. Mr Sutton stated the allocated $230,000 would go towards the salaries of a community administrator and office support person, the maintenance of the office and office supplies and a company car. “We believe conservatively, that’s a very conservative budget, $230,000 to run the business of Andamooka’s local management,” he said. “As far as I’m concerned, as far as I can see, this is the best package that ticks enough boxes to make it happen. We can’t force the Government to change the rules to allow us to levy on value,” added Mr Allen.

ABOVE: Peter Allen contemplating upset responses at the community consultation. INSET: Mark Sutton addressing the crowd of approximately 20 Andamooka residents last week.

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Is ‘Boytox’ on the rise here? By Millie Thomas


isposable incomes and lavish lifestyles are just some of the things associated with highly paid miners.

The demographics of Australia’s highest paid employees has changed – with miners ranking highly. It seems too that items on which miners’ money is spent has taken a turn – towards beauty. A recent article published on stated ‘male miners are part of the fastest growing market for Botox in Australia.’ The article, dated March 16 this year, featured Cosmetic Image Clinics owner Ingrid Tall, who said men currently represented one in ten cosmetic procedures but the mining boom meant more men were looking at having treatment. “It really is a startling new demographic that we are seeing,” she told Mining Australia. Registered Aesthetic Nurse, Juliette Tuck, has been visiting Roxby Downs for six months performing cosmetic procedures an a large number of locals agreed with the report.. “They’ve (miners) got disposable income, they want to treat themselves and a basic need for a lot of people is sunscreen and skincare,” explained Ms Tuck. Ms Tuck offers a full range of cosmetic services to Roxby Downs residents, but said botox, chemical peels and anti ageing are most popular.

Currently, Ms Tuck said 10 – 15 per cent of her clientele are male. “I think anyone likes to look the best they can be,” she said. “It’s not always about looking younger, but it’s about improving skins. “There’s a lot of pigmentation on the boys up here, there’s a lot of sun damage. We can break that down.” In what Ms Tuck described as a heavy lifestyle, working with the grit, grime and heavy drinking routine of mining work, it’s all about knowledge of her services to benefit each patient.

RN Juliette Tuck spoke of the rise in ‘Boytox’ during her last visit to Roxby Downs. “It’s good to have someone who’s got that edge, that knowledge to teach and inform because people want that.”

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to provide support and information for a newly diagnosed cancer patient. Everyone is welcome at the Dunes Café Biggest Morning Tea where sweet and savoury food will be on offer for a donation. Roxby Leisure employee, Elyse Weir said that although the morning tea will be quite a small and casual event, every dollar donated counts. “Although this is only a small fundraiser it is still a contribution and the more people that decide to come along and donate, the more funds we can raise to support vital research and find a cure for cancer. “People enjoy taking a short break from work or their busy schedules in the morning for a relaxing cuppa, so why not do that and donate - in the hope that together we can make a difference for each and every person in need?” Elyse said. For more information, contact the Dunes Café on 8671 0500.

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was sitting chatting to a friend and found that I was fingering the silken parts of a cushion cover. I turned to look and saw there were two cushions with the covers made of fragments of silk. The silk was in deep jewel colours with silver and gold threads, beading, mirror work and brocade fragments. The cushions were obviously well loved and were showing their ministry of comfort over many years. But the pieces had never been new – well not while they’d been part of these cushion covers. These pieces came from worn clothes; they were the usable pieces left when the trousers, or shawl or sari was not longer wearable; remnant pieces scavenged before the main garment was discarded to the duster bag or the rubbish dump. The cushion covers were beautiful still, in spite of daily use in the household and in spite of the previous history of the fabric pieces. History. So much history caught up in those cushions, much of it from people now known and never seen. So much life was seen by those fabrics and now brought to this new creation. It takes an artisans eye to truly see the potential in the old clothes; in the

pieces of cloth. It is the artisan who not only sees the usefulness, but also sees the existing beauty and the potential beauty as the pieces are chosen and brought together. Any eye seeing; a hand hovering; seeing; choosing; piecing together; drawing up thread; bringing the pieces together into a new beauty. Taking the picture in the mind and translating it into the new design of even greater beauty. Truly a synergy in creation. We are told in Genesis in the Bible that God’s Spirit hovered over the formless void and darkness of the pre-world and saw potential and beauty. All that God needed was present. And as the breath of God swept over the face of the void God spoke. “Let there be light”, and there was light and it was good. God, the artisan and artist takes the chaos and darkness and breathes life into it in ways no human artist can and from it brought into being this world. The spirit of God breathed on the corpse of the dead Jesus and into the wounds and disfigurement of scourging and crucifixion breathed life; a new creation; a new being. The discarded and buried takes on new colour and life and purpose under the creator’s hand.

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By Millie Thomas undreds of Roxby Downs residents attended the ANZAC (Australia and New Zealand Army Corps) memorial services last Wednesday.


The crowd, which Returned Services League (RSL) President Jack McGuire said was the largest he had seen, paid respectful homage to both fallen and serving Australian and New Zealand soldiers. “There is no greater contribution to one’s fellow man that to lay down your life for something greater than yourself,” Mr McGuire said in his address to the crowd. The march was a collection of proud local scouts members and approximately twelve men and women representing their service or the service of a loved one, was proudly led by Andy O’Rourke. Mr McGuire read the stories of locals Leigh Malcolm and Graham Warren’s predecessors, who served for Australia. He also mentioned Adam Mason, son of local Vicki Mason, who is currently serving in Afghanistan. “It is because of men such as these we are free, and can call Australia home,” Mr McGuire said. Great reviews have also surfaced of the dawn service, at which Mr McGuire sang ‘Imagine all the People’ by John Lennon as an ANZAC tribute. “May the flame of remembrance burn in our hearts forever more. God Bless Australia.” Mr McGuire would like to thank RoxFM for airing the ANZAC appeal community announcement and going live to air for the 11o’clock service.

The ANZAC Day march, led by Andy O’Rourke.

Peak hour traffic! By Millie Thomas

A BHP Billiton spokesperson stated, “From time to time security management may require further verification which can result in delays at the Gate as was the case recently.” The Olympic Dam Lease Gate is staffed 24 hours a day for security reasons. “Anyone entering the site at any time needs to show a valid site access card or be on the approved visitors’ list for that day. People who do not meet the criteria will not be allowed to enter Olympic Dam,” the spokesperson stated. “Anyone wishing to enter the mine should be prepared to stop and meet all security requirements.”


ine site workers may have noticed a couple of weeks ago there was a larger than usual build up of traffic going to work. Reports mounted on social networking websites of numerous car accidents as a result of the heavy traffic. However, no accidents were reported to local police. There was also mention on social networking sites of cars backed up past the 110 kilometre per hour sign before Olympic Dam, and thirty plus minute waits to get on site.

Have your say on Woomera zone The Federal Government has urged the mining industry to comment on plans to allow exploration and mining activities in the Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA). “Industry engagement is critical to ensuring the interim arrangements are both practical for the resource industry and effective in protecting the security of defence activities,” Defence Minister Stephen Smith said. The WPA, which covers an area of 127,000 kilometres squared, was declared

a prohibited area under the Defence Force Regulations and is used for the testing of Royal Australian Air Force equipment. While defence would remain the primary user of the WPA, the area would be divided into green, amber and red zones, each offering different levels of access, or timeshare, to non defence users. The public comment period would remain open until June 15, and once the deed of access and supporting processes have been finalised, the Federal Government would be in a position to mark the end of the moratorium phase.

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Honky Tonk Angels show for Roxby By Vanessa Switala


oxby Leisure Auditorium will host Amber Joy Poulton as Loretta Lynn (the first queen of country music) for her show ‘Honky Tonk Angels- The Story of Loretta Lynn and Friends’ on Friday, May 18 at 8pm. Amber Joy is an Australian country music singer and songwriter who has received two song-writing awards for Best Traditional Song, four of her songs have entered the Top 30 of the Australian Country Music Charts and she has also been awarded a TIARA Award earlier this year for Best Vocal Collaboration for duet, ‘Close Enough’ with Doug Bruce. During her show, Amber Joy takes the audience through a journey of the biggest hits from country music stars including Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, June Carter and many more. In an interview with The Monitor, Amber Joy she stated, “I’m very excited about bringing the show to Roxby Downs. “I know how much (Roxby) love their country music and this is the perfect show for everyone, country music fan or not. I’m bringing the whole band with me and we

can’t wait. “I find that even if there are a few who aren’t completely into country music, this is a theatre show experience and once the lights are dimmed and the tribute starts, I’m sure they’ll find there toes tappin’ and who knows, maybe they’ll leave the night a country music fan after all, Amber Joy added. Organiser of the event Fiona Kerrish said the evening is to raise funds for local resident Paul Dear’s Cambodia Children’s Fundraiser. “Basically I have seen the show and loved it at the Adelaide Fringe a couple of years ago,” explained Fiona. “I also saw a local article about Paul Dear’s charity supporting a school in Cambodia and was keen to help. “I thought I would use my Blue Light Event planning knowledge to put the two together and try to raise some money,” she concluded. All profits from the evening will go to helping Paul raise funds for improving children’s education and community facilities at Krobei Riel School in Cambodia. Tickets are available from Roxby Leisure for $25 per person. Beer and wine will also be available for purchase on the evening.

A great experience in town By Sharon Reid – work experience student from UniSA


If you’ve had the chance to meet and chat with the girls, you know how friendly and down to earth they are. They gave me plenty of opportunities to be involved – from getting out and asking people questions for Street Talk, to writing about Youth Week activities and interviewing locals. It’s always nice to be in a small country town after living in Adelaide full time for a few years – I forget how friendly country people can be. I was especially glad to find typical country kids here in Roxby – they’re happy and chatty, bold and active. It’s great to see kids enjoying the freedom of country life. I was also thankful to meet lo-

here is a lot to like about Roxby. Almost everything is within walking distance, it’s quiet and warm and the people are friendly. Even the red dirt has a certain desert charm to it. Best of all, there’s no peak hour. Earlier this month, I was lucky enough to spend some time with the team at The Monitor, learning, writing and meeting locals. I’m finishing up my fourth and final year of a degree in Journalism and International Studies and decided to do my week of work experience with Vanessa and Millie at The Monitor.




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n expanded budget and provision of services would better suit elderly residents in Andamooka than an aged care facility, a resident claimed recently. Following a needs assessment conducted by the Andamooka Progress Opal Miners Association, statistics found there is a strong desire for the elderly to stay in their homes. The least desirable option for elderly residents was to move away from Andamooka when they become unable to care for themselves, and henceforth the introduction of an aged care facility into the remote community was suggested, with many residents in agreement. However, retired aged care worker Heather Hounslow, an Andamooka resident for six years, said building and maintaining the facility is virtually impossible. “I used to work in an aged care facility on York Peninsula, and I know what is needed to run one,” explained Mrs Hounslow. “It’s virtually impossible to get accreditation for it in Andamooka. Plus the oldies don’t want to go. They want to stay in their own homes.” Mrs Hounslow stated the current Frontier Services nurses caring for elderly residents, Dianne Bilka and Vicky Finzel had been totally overlooked. She said the two women were flat out caring for residents in their homes, on call day and night on a regular basis.

“This wasn’t pointed out, but it’s due to those two Andamooka gems, it’s due to them that these people are able to stay in their own homes,” she said. According to Mrs Hounslow, in order to build an aged care facility, the Government will impose strict guidelines and require high staff numbers. “There’s no way the government is going to build this facility in a town that only has 490 people,” she said. Mrs Bilka and Mrs Finzel make up only one facet of aged care services in Andamooka, other volunteer driven services such as Meals on Wheels, patient transport as well as regularly organised recreational activities are all part of the support offered. They do not diagnose patients, rather consult with doctors about the best relevant treatments. “It’s so wrong that the girls aren’t getting the recognition and as I said they just don’t stop. “All of these activities are set in place for them, we had the learning the computer program and then we’re starting up Wednesdays in the CWA (Country Women’s Association) rooms to give them scrabble, which they do anyhow on a Friday, we have nail clipping and even foot spas!” she said. Even so, the community vehicles used to transport patients, including the ambulance are in dire need of an upgrade, according to Mrs Hounslow. Mrs Hounslow said Frontier Services in Andamooka services 1500

patients a month and to her the aged care debacle is simple – keep residents in their comfort zone, and expand current services. “We need more funding and we need, look we have an antique ambulance and I’ve ridden in it twice and really didn’t think I would make it to Roxby but we definitely need a new support vehicle and the bus is on its last legs.” She said a reliable vehicle and support to visit the approximate 200 dependent homes in Andamooka would be enough. “That does cost a lot in fuel and registration and everything but the government can do that. “Look, these oldies that we’ve got, they trust Vicky and Dianne. They wouldn’t let anyone else into their homes. “So the trust is there, I think if the services were expanded it would be good. “In Andamooka, you have to really watch getting both sides of things, it’s quite an interesting sort of place, as you’ve probably found out.”

NRM Group Members NOMINATIONS SOUGHT The Board is seeking people with an interest in natural resources management and understanding of their local area to become NRM Group members. Vacancies exist within the Gawler Ranges, Kingoonya, Marla-Oodnadatta, Marree-Innamincka, and the North East Pastoral NRM Groups. Information, maps of NRM Group areas and nomination forms are available from the NRM Board website or by contacting the Board’s office on 8648 5977. Applications close 5pm Friday 25 May 2012.


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Ramsey warns on carbon tax and windfarms


ederal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said last week South Australians are already feeling the impact of the carbon tax following news of the closure of one and reduction in working hours of another of South Australia’s base-load power stations. “The imminent closure of Port Augusta’s Playford Power Station and proposed periodic closure of the northern power stations are both the end result of warnings to government that have fallen on deaf ears,” Mr Ramsey said. “This is strike one in the carbon tax rollout. The loss of such a large source of base load generation before the renewable sector has invested in energy storage will almost certainly lead to electricity shortages with possible rationing or brown outs. “I have been warning the level of wind generation in the South Australian grid (35 per cent) is a threat to our electricity grid’s stability and is seriously eroding the profitability of the base-load generators. “I have warned if it were not addressed the base-load generators will be forced to shut down”. “Even in Denmark, the nation most reliant in the world on wind power, just 19 per cent of their grid capacity is generated by

wind. “Quite simply on the days when the wind blows strongly electricity from base-load generators is worthless and they are forced to dump generated energy. On the days when the state is becalmed, we are struggling to meet demand,” he said. “As a result it is almost certain Alinta has been losing money generating electricity in a market corrupted by multiple layers of subsidies for renewable energy which at this stage cannot supply base load electricity. “If the State and Federal Governments want to push policies which make base-load generators unprofitable and force them out of business they will have to ensure another high voltage inter-connector is built to the eastern states or insist the intermittent renewable generators invest in energy storage so they can become base load suppliers.” Mr Ramsey said, “Either solution is years and hundreds of millions of


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dollars away, but for now we have a crisis caused by poorly planned government policies which have blown up in their faces because they will not listen.” He predicts now the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) will be forced to instruct Alinta to restart either or both power stations at some time in the medium future. “I am informed there is no arrangement in place specifying who will have to pay for such action, however eventually what will effectively be a new subsidy will be met by either Government or consumers, and of course they are exactly the same people”. Mr Ramsey said, “The 20 per cent Renewable Energy Target has driven the over investment in wind energy and the carbon tax is now pricing coal generation out of the market,” he said. “Certainly there will be jobs lost in the Port Augusta area even though Alinta has informed me there will be no forced redundancies and the company will be keeping the bulk of their workers to man the plant for the six months of the year it is open.”

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LAST WEEK’S HOT TOPIC: Do you believe the Motor Accident Commission’s campaign against drink driving is hitting the mark? My kids are proof the campaign is sending the message. “Don’t be a door knob dad! Don’t be a horse’s tail dad!” I don’t drink and drive but the kids are constant reminders of the need to be careful. Roger That. Great campaign - I don’t know if it is that or my imagination but I am more aware of so many more W–anchors in our community. Hopefully their mates are looking after them. If not, they will be the next ones we are reading about in the court news. Watchdog, Roxby. What a pity it has come down to having campaigns to remind people to drive safely. The MAC ads are great - let’s hope the fines these W-anchors have to pay goes to funding the campaign and it doesn’t come out of our taxes. Tony. What about an outdoor basketball ring for kids to play around with near the skate park? It will keep them active and help their practise between games. Not everyone wants to use the skate park. Joel. Political correctness gone bonkers again! The AFL’s latest commandment to have a prayer room at every AFL ground is an insult to other religious denominations. So Muslims pray five times a day- let them decide where and when - not the AFL pandering to their every need. If they want to go to the footy let them be like the rest of us, do their praying before or after or in the case of Power fans - during the game! Next the AFL will be introducing only halal approved food at all the grounds and who will get the kickback from that! Nev of the Neverland (suburb of Roxby). Hey to Power-on (The Monitor April 26). At least we have a Crows Shed and a reason to celebrate. You are welcome any time you want to jump the fence - but please don’t wear that teal colour - it just doesn’t go with the decore of the shed! Black Bird of the Crows Shed.

he Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (the National Board) recognises that May is an important month for Australia’s 340,000 enrolled and registered nurses, nurse practitioners, midwives and eligible midwives. The International Day of the Midwife on 5 May and International Nurses Day on 12 May are perfect opportunities to reflect on the invaluable contribution of each profession to the health and wellbeing of the Australian community. Australia’s nursing and midwifery professions take their work extremely seriously, endeavouring to achieve the best possible health outcomes for those in their care. The National Board also has the health and safety of the public at the core of its role by ensuring that the Australian public has ac-

cess to qualified and competent nurses and midwives to provide safe, quality care. The nursing and midwifery professions’ contribution to community wellbeing is not just evident in a practical sense. Their support of change and innovation to achieve better evidence-based health outcomes is in line with the work of the National Board in implementing evidence-based policy and standards to guide professional practice. On behalf of the National Board, I pay tribute to the work and diligence of Australia’s enrolled nurses, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, midwives and eligible midwives and acknowledge their invaluable contribution to achieving better evidencebased health care outcomes for the Australian community. Ms Anne Copeland, Chair Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

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ACMA to trial 3D TV

he Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has agreed to issue licences to Nine Network Australia, provided certain conditions are met, to conduct trials of three-dimensional television (3D TV) featuring daily highlights of the 2012 Olympic Games, ACMA Chairman, Chris Chapman confirmed today. The ACMA has considered Nines applications to use unassigned TV channels for 3D TV trials in Adelaide, Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. The ACMA developed the measures in consultation with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission following misleading statements from a number of electronics retailers during previous 3D TV trials. Next step for WPA he Australian Government is taking the next step for resource exploration in the Woomera Prohibited Area (the WPA) with the release of a standardised Deed of Access for public comment. When the Government released the Review of the Woomera Prohibited Area Final Report (the Review) in May 2011, it committed to an improved framework for coexistence in the WPA that improves access for the


resource industry while preserving the security of defence activities. Interested parties may also choose to attend a WPA coordination office workshop on the deed of access in Adelaide on May 3, 2012. Nature key to Australia’s tourism rom the Great Barrier Reef to the Blue Mountains, from Kangaroo Island to the ‘red centre’, the Australian Government is calling for ideas to develop nature-based tourism in and around Australia’s national landscapes. The Australia’s National Landscapes Project will help the Australian tourism industry better develop engaging nature-based tourism experiences to increase visitation to some of Australia’s most distinct and rich environments. Australia shows that nature is the most motivating experience for international visitors travelling to Australia nature continues to be a key theme of Tourism Australia’s marketing activities. AFL opposes violence against women he Australian Football League (AFL) will receive more than $244,000 in Australian Government funding to mentor young players about healthy relationships and help stop violence against women. The sporting community is an



important partner in our goal to radically reduce the violence women experience in this country, Ms Collins said. The AFL has long been an advocate on this serious issue and has an innovative approach to addressing violence against women and to changing attitudes. Airline funding to boost tourism he Federal Government will provide grants of up to $110,000 to airlines flying to small and remote tourism destinations to help them get ready for new, increased aviation security measures.


From July 1 this year, the Government will require a number of regional airports to have security screening of passengers and baggage for the first time. Many small and remote airports cannot afford the purchase and upkeep of screening equipment, especially when their only traffic is infrequent flights run by regional airlines for tourism or fly-in-fly-out mining operations . It means tourists, miners and others can keep flying to remote places like Kangaroo Island, Lake Eyre, Coober Pedy, Birdsville, King Island, Bourke, and Broken Hill. The introduction of screening technology is being funded by the Federal Government’s $200 million Strengthening Aviation Security Initiative.

ANZAC Day around the country was so well patronised it surely must now be the national day. Our cosmopolitan society does appreciate the sacrifices of our armed forces in the past and present and we are glad to now live in such a wonderful, free and democratic nation. Proud New Aussie, RD. ANZAC spirit – Congratulations to the Roxby Downs/Andamooka RSL Sub Branch and the community of Roxby Downs for conducting such a well attended, organised and moving ANZAC Day Dawn Service that remembered our past and present serving defence personnel and to ensure that ANZAC the spirit and memory will not be forgotten. Well Done. Brenton, Peter and the PREOP Crew. Port Augusta. Next week we have a chance to help our community become more secure. Please attend the Neighbourhood Watch meeting The Sentinel. What a fantastic turn out for the Dawn Service and Roxby showed the true ANZAC spirit. What was disappointing was that with all our great history and songs, Imagine by John Lennon was the song of choice...great song, but True Blue or I Was Only 19 would have suited the day much better. CM.


How do you think the first twilight game of football went under the new lights on the weekend?

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Roxby’s Toy library off to a great start ...but more volunteers needed!


By Millie Thomas

he grand opening of the Roxby Downs Community Toy Library last Tuesday was dubbed a success by one of the organisers Ali Webber.

She has already volunteered hundreds of hours to setting up the project for the Roxby Downs community With approximately 40 people flitting through the event over three hours, and approximately 20 memberships confirmed, Mrs Webber said it was not the only chance people would have to join the library. “(It went) really well, we had a lot of community support,” she said. “It was good to have a few members join and hopefully obviously more members will follow through at the following openings. “Obviously not everyone could

make it today but it was definitely great to see the community come out and support us.” Guest performer Sarah Sanders (also known as children’s entertainer Fairybelle) was also there helping supervise children for interested parents with her jumping castle. The next step is expanding the library with community feedback and recruiting more volunteers. “We’re after some more volunteers to help out so we can up our hours in the future but also ease the load, because we are just absolutely exhausted from opening this toy library,” explained Mrs Webber. She said the library currently had the support of approximately 10 volunteers, but was facing delays in getting them all inducted to volunteer at Roxby Leisure. “The future of it lies in the hands of

the rest of the community,” she said. The continual support of Roxby Leisure, Roxby Council and the Women’s Network has been paramount to the success of the library, but it’s also in the donations from other companies that will keep the library alive. “We’re still fundraising and we’ve still got businesses that are supporting us so that’s wonderful, that’s still flowing through at the moment which means we can get some more toys but we just really want some feedback. “We’ll do another order (of toys) out there in a couple of months time once we’ve had some feedback and use that money then.” Mrs Webber thanked all who have and continue to support the Roxby Downs Community Toy Library.

Ali Webber had plenty to be proud of at the opening of the Toy Library.

Mining industry skills shortage verified


esearch by South Australian Chamber Of Mines and Energy (SACOME) reveals a severe skills shortage across the resources sector.

in the pipeline, the shortage in skilled workers and training shortfalls needs urgent attention. An investigation by SACOME saw mining and energy producers, explorers, contractors It is impacted by a shortage of and labour hire companies consulted qualified trainers and inadequacies about their concerns regarding the in the State’s skills training system.  current and future workforce.  With 19 approved mines and more The study found that South Aus-

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tralia is suffering from a lack of skilled labour, the current skilled labour is inadequate for the industry’s needs and is holding back the sector from reaching its full potential. The full report can be viewed in the April/May 2012 issue of the South Australian Mines and Energy Journal, which will be available online soon

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new study has found a mother’s happiness in her partnership is more important to the child than the father’s. The findings are based on a sample of 6,441 women, 5,384 men and 1,268 young people. The Understanding Society research examined the relationships between married or cohabiting partners, and relationships between parents and their children. Overall, 60 per cent of young people said they were “completely satisfied’’ with their family situation but in families where the child’s mother is unhappy in her partnership, only 55 percent of young people said they were ‘’completely happy’’ with their family situation – compared with 73 per cent of young people whose mothers are “perfectly happy’’ in their relationships. The survey found the happiest children are those living with two parents – either biological or step – with no younger siblings, who do not quarrel with their parents regularly, who eat at least three evening meals per week with their family and whose mother is happy in her own relationship. These findings show that family relationships and the happiness of parents are key to the happiness of young people.

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d r o w e h t s ’ m u M Don’t forget Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 13

Miss Jenna Knight’s Year 2 students at Roxby Downs Area School talk Mother’s Day:

Kids rate mums as the greatest!

Mothers come in all ages

Open your eyes - you’re looking at me “Crabbit Old Woman” What do you see, what do you see? Are you thinking, when you look at meA crabbit old woman, not very wise, Uncertain of habit, with far-away eyes, Who dribbles her food and makes no reply When you say in a loud voice, I do wish you’d try. Who seems not to notice the things that you do And forever is losing a stocking or shoe. Who, unresisting or not; lets you do as you will With bathing and feeding the long day is fill. Is that what you’re thinking, Is that what you see? Then open your eyes, nurse, you’re looking at me. I’ll tell you who I am as I sit here so still! As I rise at your bidding, as I eat at your will. I’m a small child of 10 with a father and mother, Brothers and sisters, who loved one anotherA young girl of 16 with wings on her feet, Dreaming that soon now a lover she’ll meet, A bride soon at 20- my heart gives a leap, Remembering the vows that I promised to keep. At 25 now I have young of my own Who need me to build a secure happy home; A woman of 30, my young now grow fast, Bound to each other with ties that should last; At 40, my young sons have grown and are gone, But my man’s beside me to see I don’t mourn; At 50 once more babies play around my knee, Again we know children, my loved one and me. Dark days are upon me, my husband is dead, I look at the future, I shudder with dread, For my young are all rearing young of their own. And I think of the years and the love that I’ve known; I’m an old woman now and nature is cruelTis her jest to make old age look like a fool. The body is crumbled, grace and vigor depart, There is now a stone where I once had a heart, But inside this old carcass, a young girl still dwells, And now and again my battered heart swells, I remember the joy, I remember the pain, And I’m loving and living life over again. I think of the years all too few- gone too fast. And accept the stark fact that nothing can lastSo open your eyes, nurse, open and see, Not a crabbit old woman, look closerSee Me. “It appeared when the old lady died in the geriatric ward of Ashludie Hospital near Dundee, that she had left nothing of any value; then the nurse going through her possessions found a poem. The quality of this so impressed the staff that copies were duplicated and distributed to every nurse in the hospital. When one of the nurses 25-year-old Bertha Rainey moved to nurse geriatric patients in Braid Valley Hospital, Ballymena, she took her copy with her and the poem- the old lady’s only bequest to posterity- has since appeared in a Christmas edition of the Beacon House News, magazine of the Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health and also in Barrow Hospital’s The Barrow Broadsheet.”

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My mum is special… “Because she hugs me.” Maddison For Mother’s Day I’m going to… “Bake her some My mum is special… “Because she takes us Mother’s Day cookies.” out sometimes.” For Mother’s Day I’m going to… “Make her a picture.”


Sage My mum is special… “Because she helps me with homework.” For Mother’s Day I’m going to… “Make her breakfast in bed.”

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The Roxby Downs Community Library held their ‘Paper and Pots’ holiday program on Wednesday, April 18 with approximately 30 children attending.

1. Ainsley has fun painting and listening to stories.

The session began with story time then children had an hour and a half to paint garden pots and create flowers and bugs to put in their masterpieces.

2. Lauren, Alex and Cameron paint their pots.


3. Lachlan, Sally and Zoe Bryant at the craft table. 4. Rainor, Amy and Jasmine loved the library programme during their holidays. 5. Chelsea is looking pretty in pink.

Jane Rogers and Sarah Weston at The Club for Quiz Night.


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07 06. Andrew Winterfield playing ‘The Last Post’ on the bugle at Roxby’s ANZAC Day Memorial Service 07. Fairybelle with her children Evan and Jai at the Toy Library Opening. 08. Matthew Trotta at the Toy Library Opening 09. Max and Bear Steer enjoying the Library’s Holiday Program.




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Roxby InBusiness

Author popular with Roxby readers Author Fleur McDonald and Community Librarian Kimberley Hargrave. By Vanessa Switala

tutor if it would be a good idea to write a women’s fiction novel and ell known Australian he encouraged the idea. rural literature author “I couldn’t have a coherent Fleur McDonald held conversation I was so tired (afan exclusive event at the Roxby ter having her first child) and yet Downs Community Library I sat down and wrote Red Dust,” on April 24 to celebrate the Fleur explained. National Year of Reading. Fleur told Roxby community Approximately 30 communimembers she never actually finty members attended the event ished the comprehensive writwhere Fleur’s three best selling ing course because her novel was novels were up for purchase and picked up first. signing. “The course wasn’t that imFleur began the evening by portant because I never finished telling her story including; how it. But on the other hand it was her parents were fuel distributors important because the support in rural Australia, her upbringI received from my tutor was ing in Orroroo (mid-north South paramount.” Australia), and how she came to She explained the characters in write novels. her novels are people she would Fleur now owns and runs an like to be friends with. 8000 acre farm with her husband “Funny, popular and strong; Anthony in Western Australia. everything that I’m not,” Fleur “I do draw a lot on my experijoked. ence from working on farms and “I believe writing what you now we own our own farm and I know is important.” still work on the farm.” The down to earth author “The setting is really important shared many tales of her journey, to me I want the readers to think some happy, some heart-wrenchthat they’re out in the sheep yards ing. She explained the main characters in Purple Roads, Anna and Matt, had to work the ‘hard yards’ for $ȵ$;D.E;C:?$WU]\VZ their relationship ;:@-/@;A>$@1-952E;Ap>18;;75:32;> to work just as her and her husband w2>11-<<>-5?-8? A nth o ny w e nt w?-81?<>;<1>@E9-:-3191:@ through some w<>;<1>@51?5:$;D.E;C:?:0-9;;7tough times. w;ō/1N.;->0>;;9?<-/145>15:&A@;<%@>11@ She said in March, 1999 her %4;<YNVY&A@;<%@>11@ $;D.E;C:? father-in-law was &181<4;:1 U]][\VXXZZ diagnosed with -D U]][\VXX[[ terminal bowel cancer; which 9-58 >;D.E 0;C:?>4 /;9 -A shattered Anthony’s world. Fleur fell pregnant with her first child later that year in June. Anthony’s father was never able to meet his first grandchild but did ask the midare now visiting Roxby Downs each month wife what sex the baby was- withOffering professional legal advice and representation in most areas of law including: out telling Fleur Industrial Employment Law Criminal & Traffic Law Medical Negligence and Anthony. He Workers Compensation Wills Estates & Trusts Family & DeFacto chose the name Discrimination Law Personal Injury Conveyancing for his grandchildWorkplace Harassment Commercial Defamation Rochelle and knew the couple were to Nic Kernahan and Emma Wilkinson will next be in attendance at have a baby girl our offices of 1A Tutop Centre, 20-22 Tutop St. Roxby Downs on before they did. Fleur then shared the stories of her children’s upbringing, with Rochelle having a breakdown in For appointments, contact us at: speech and unable to talk until she was four and Telephone: 8231 1110 (Adelaide) 8642 5122 (Pt Augusta) her son being diFax: 8231 1230 agnosed with autism. Contact us for our “Wills Package” Fleur is a truly Regional offices at Clare, Port Augusta and Whyalla inspiring woman,


or out in the paddock alongside the main character not sitting in their lounge room,” she added. Fleur explained she first started writing children’s books but was unsuccessful at getting them published. “I was writing kids books with my kid’s names in them because we were trying to get my son (who was diagnosed with autism) to have a bit longer attention span when he was little,” Fleur explained. Fleur’s parents noticed her talent at a young age and as a gift purchased her a comprehensive writing course. “My parents always made me believe that anything was possible. That’s why I submitted Red Dust,” she exclaimed. When Fleur finally enrolled for the writing course after a long period of time her tutor also identified her talent quickly. “I was doing a writing course at the time and my tutor told me to get my skates on and submit some of my work,” she said. Fleur explained she asked her

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able to take care of her family, help on the farm and write three best-selling novels. Fleur secured a two book deal in Germany before her first novel Red Dust was completed. In 2009 Red Dust was the highest selling novel for a debut author. Then in 2010 Red Dust was short listed for the Australian Book Industry Awards as Newcomer (Debut) Author of the Year and the R*BY awards. “Red Dust was a book that jumped on a train and took off and left me way behind. “It went so far beyond what I even dared to dream,” Fleur exclaimed. Fleur has now also completed Blue Skies and her latest novel Purple Roads. She is now working on her next novel titled Silver Gums which is set on the Nullarbor. The novel she will write after Silver Gums is to be titled, Crimson Dawn- which her husband came up with. When Fleur was asked if her husband reads her novels she answered with a firm ‘no’ and stated the only thing he might read is the Farm Weekly with a chuckle. Fleur will also be travelling to Mount Gambier, Claire, Port Pirie and Orroroo to share her story. Community Librarian Kimberley Hargrave said she thought the overall response to the event was fantastic with over thirty people attending and supporting the new initiative. “Comments on the night were very positive, and the opportunity to meet a published author was valued by all attended, which were both library and community members, as well as visitors from Adelaide,” she said. Kimberley said she will definitely hold another event similar with different authors attending Roxby Downs from different genres. Kimberley said the highlight for the night was hearing about Fleur’s journey as an author and also having the support of the community and volunteers to host the event. Kimberley would like to thank everyone who attended, the library team for embracing a new initiative, Jane Gloster for volunteering, past Acting Community Librarian, Claire White, Margie from Meg’s bookshop, Public Libraries Australia (PLA) for providing grant funding and Fleur for travelling to Roxby Downs! The Roxby Downs Community Library was awarded a PLA grant to assist and deliver programs in support of the National Year of Reading such as Fleur’s visit to Roxby Downs.

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


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ast week’s InBusiness discussed employee retention, this week we talk about how to recruit staff in a tight labour market. At a recent workshop held in Roxby by Regional Development Australia Far North, Emu Consulting shared some secrets about how to compete for good employees. Beyond the dollars There is more to attracting employees than good pay. A range of factors influences job seekers: • a straightforward application process. • an enjoyable workplace culture and environment • remuneration and upfront salary training and development opportunities • good work-life balance with flexible hours and work arrangements.

Job advertising that works

A well-constructed advertisement is important when trying to find the best person for the job. When advertising a new position: • Tell a concise story about your business, the position on offer and the incentives and rewards available. • Where possible offer incentives such as health insurance discounts or childcare assistance. •Always find a competitive advantage for example extra benefits your competitors are unlikely to offer. • Sell your good news stories - the reputation of your business and its position in the community can play an important role in attracting the right person.

Employer reputation

Your reputation as an employer - your employer ‘brand’ - can determine if you will attract the right job seekers. What people think of your business and how your employees promote it outside of work may have an impact on your recruiting.

Community reputation

Many job seekers are attracted to businesses that demonstrate a strong sense of community and environmental and social responsibility. Even the smallest business can be a good corporate citizen – and the cost can be minimal. Here are examples of ethical management practice you can implement in your business: • An occupational health and safety program that goes beyond minimum legal requirements. • Health and well-being practices, such as lunch-time walks, healthy snacks and provision of staff rooms. • Non-discriminatory policies in recruitment and workplace. • Sustainable development practices, including recycling, waste minimisation, power saving, carbon offsets and car pooling. • Consideration of family responsibilities honest business practices with suppliers, employees and customers. • Company and employee participation in community events. • Corporate-giving programs through donations of money and unwanted items. • Time off for staff to be volunteers.

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More funds for run for Ed The Monitor would like to advise that after the paper had gone to print, Run for Ed organisers reached a higher total than expected. The event, held on April 22, raised close to $7,000. Also, money donated to the cause from ‘an early postie bash event’ came from the Postie Bike Charity Rally, 2003.

$9.6M support for long term jobless

CFS remind all to remain vigilant


By Millie Thomas

he Roxby Downs Country Fire Service (CFS) Brigade reported a relatively quiet weekend over the Easter break.

There was one incident, which resulted in a vehicle ending up in the front yard of a house on Burgoyne Street. Although the fire danger season has officially ended, CFS would like to remind Roxby Downs residents to remain vigilant.

HAVE YOUR SAY . . . What was your favourite part of Youth Week?


ore than 300 people from jobless families in Adelaide’s northern suburbs, Port Augusta and Port Adelaide have so far started work or taken up study through a $9.6 million State Government program. Employment, Higher Education and Skills Minister, Tom Kenyon said the program was making a real difference to those South Australian families who needed it most. “Two years into the four-year BFO program, 304 people have already been supported to take up training or find work. “Currently, there are 273 families taking part in the program, with a target of support “This outstanding initiative aims to break the cycle of long-term unemployment, which often spans generations, by addressing all the barriers preventing disadvantaged families from finding and keeping a job. “Established in 2010, the program provides intensive and practical support to job seekers and their families, including Aboriginal participants and single parents, to support them to start training or gain work,” Mr Kenyon said. “Intensive and tailored support is provided to families through home visits by a case manager. They ensure practical help is available across a range of areas, such as counselling or liaising with health and housing providers to motivate and re-engage families with training and employment. “The Commonwealth Government is also contributing to the program through a $1.5 million Family Centred Employment Project in the Port Adelaide area,” Mr Kenyon said. THE MONITOR – Your Community Newspaper

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“Roxby Downs CFS would like to remind people of Roxby to realise that fire safety has not stopped, the Danger of fire in this area is still high,” stated Brigade Captain, Brett Atkins. “Ensure if you have a fire that you have safety precautions in place, you have water to put it out, cleared an area around the fire, never leave a fire unattended.” For more information contact South Australian Country Fire Service,, your local CFS Brigade, or the local council.

“I went to the skate park competition, international food night and the movie night. The best thing about Youth Week is the entertainment and the free food. - Eric Trethowen

“International food night. I think it’s a really good experience for youth to know how it is to be in a different country. So if one day they want to go to a different country they will know what it feels like.” -Flo Polanco

“I like international food night. I came for free food, it tastes pretty good actually. Sushi was pretty good.” -Jayden Thomas

“International food night – it looks good so far. Being young in Roxby is good because of all the freedom. It’s Roxby. I think that’s the best way to explain it!”

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planned We also have some great activities b. All Clu s Kid y over as part of the Arid Rec itor Mon The in ed ertis our events will be adv k. eboo .fac www e pag k and on my Faceboo . ilby ccab com/ma friends at I hope you can join me and all my 2012. in Arid Recovery out at the reserve

What is a bettong? A bettong is a small native marsupial, and comes from the same family that kangaroos and wallabies come from. They are about the size of a rabbit and have brown- grey fur covering them. They have very strong back legs to hop on, like a kangaroo, and their little arms help them to dig and eat. Some people also call them a boodie or rat kangaroo.

Where are they found? Before Europeans settled Australia bettongs were found nearly everywhere across Australia, apart from the tropical top end. Now there are only a few small natural populations that are on islands off the coast of Western Australia.

What do they eat? Bettongs search food such as roots, seeds, insects and green vegetation. The bettongs living at Arid Recovery really enjoy eating peanut butter as a treat when they are caught in a trap! Bettongs have adapted to the hot Australian climate and do not need to drink water, they get all they need from the food they eat.

Where do they live? Bettongs are the only relative in the kangaroo family to live underground in warrens. They live in big groups, one warren had 120 entrances and 60 bettongs living together. Bettongs are nocturnal, they hide out in their burrows during the day when it is hot and at night, when it cools down and becomes darker they come out to socialise and look for food.

Why does Arid Recovery have them? Arid Recovery are trying to protect the bettongs because they are a vulnerable species, meaning there are not many left in the wild. Arid Recovery reintroduced bettongs to the Reserve in 1999 so they have a safe place to live without feral animals.

Have you seen a bettong? Did you visit the Reserve during the holidays for the Kids Club? We would like to hear about it! Write us a letter or a story, draw us a picture or send us a photo about when you saw a bettong.

Are you aged between 5-12? Then you can Join the Arid Recovery Kids Club. Call 8671 8282 or go to

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Neighbourhood Watch meeting for Roxby CHILD CARE POSITIONS VACANT Qualified & Unqualified Roxby Downs Child Care Centre provides a caring, educational environment for children between the ages of six weeks to primary school age. We are looking for enthusiastic and highly motivated persons to join our staff team. To be considered for either of these roles, you will have: • DECS approved Qualifications. • Certificate III or willing to study. • Knowledge of Early Years Learning Frame work. • Current First Aid, Police Check and Child Safe Environments or willing to obtain these. • The ability to work closely with and engage with staff, parents and children of all diversities. Immediate start for all successful applicants. For further information contact or 08 8671 0911. Applications close Friday 25 May 2012.

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oxby Downs SAPOL (South Australian Police) would like to remind the community of the information and registration evening for Neighbourhood Watch next week. The evening will be held at 7pm on Monday, May 7 at the Roxby Leisure Auditorium. For those that are unable to attend the meeting, sign up sheets are available from the Roxby Downs Police Station. Neighbourhood Watch is a useful link between the police and local residents. The voluntary organisation includes people from all walks of life working together to promote a safe community for residents to live. Neighbourhood Watch provides a community voice regarding crime prevention by improving communication between the police and the public for better reporting and greater quality of information shared about crime and suspicious activity. Crime prevention messages are also distributed by Neighbourhood Watch via newsletters and online.

Community safety requires the police and the community to not only focus on crime and disorder, but aims to reduce the effects of any controllable factors which negatively impact the community. Senior Officer in Charge (SOIC) Darren McKenzie said the first thing Neighbourhood Watch does is give the community a voice regarding to one extent crime prevention and it also establishes good liaison between police and the community. He said he would like to think Neighbourhood Watch will give the community a sense of ease. “But you have to remember the Neighbourhood Watch system is only as good as the people involved and only as good as the information that is passed on,” he stated. “It is not a stand alone crime prevention method.” SOIC McKenzie added, “Will it give the community a greater assurance? Overall, it will assist to attempt to achieve that goal.” Senior Sergeant Garry Elliott said Neighbourhood Watch would be beneficial to Roxby Downs now the town is becoming older and families are staying longer.

“Issues of personal safety, property damage, nuisances such as loud music, cars doing burnouts and alike all now affect our standard of living,” Sgt Elliott said. “Neighbourhood Watch looks

at bringing community together to support those that live here so we can live, work, play and do business in a potentially crime free environment,” he concluded.

Senior Sergeant Garry Elliott thinks a Neighbourhood Watch group in Roxby Downs would be beneficial as the town becomes older and families stay longer.

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Mystery 4WD Tag-Along-Tour BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL Be quick – spaces fill fast! RFDS Roxby Downs Auxiliary Fundraiser Sunday 6th May 2012 Meeting at 7.30am at the Borefield Road Turnoff $30 per vehicle Sausage Sizzle Lunch Provided Morning and Afternoon tea provided for a Gold Coin Donation BYO drinks and chairs NO PETS VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS Essential Requirements 4WD with Current Registration 2 Spare Tyres (or 1 spare, and a puncture repair kit) Recommended but not essential Recovery Gear (Snatch Strap, Shovel, Jack) First Aid Kit Fire Extinguisher Aerial with high visibility flag 3 to 4 meters from the ground UHF

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ABOVE: Andamooka Primary School students Declen, Zachary and Zara with the new iPads.


By Millie Thomas

ndamooka Primary School (APS) have propelled their curriculum well and truly into the 21st century, supplying every teacher and student with an iPad. Purchased with money set aside for laptops, APS Principal Angela Turner said the school decided to purchase iPads instead of laptops because of their flexibility. “They do all the tasks we want a laptop to do and they’re more flexible, they’re easily moved around,” she explained. Ms Turner explained she had visited a

number of super schools in Adelaide, which had highly recommended the use of the iPads. “They were saying particularly for the primary school kids that it really was much easier to use than a laptop,” she said. Ideally, Ms Turner would like to allow students to take the iPads home with them, as is done at the schools she had visited, but this wont be able to happen until all insurance details have been finalised. Bryce Ingham, APS teacher said the students love using the iPads, and listed some of the many ways they are used in and out of the classroom.

An application assessing and recording each student’s fitness is used in physical education. “I’ve given them certain goals they need to try and reach so each time they try it they’re going a little bit higher and try to beat themselves,” explained Mr Ingham. Other applications have been used to record self video journals of the student’s progressive works, and even to write songs. “They’ll be better at using it than me soon! I’ll have to keep up with them,” laughed Mr Ingham. THE MONITOR – Your Community Newspaper

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National Year of Reading – it’s here!

he National Year of Reading 2012 is an ambitious campaign to help turn Australia into a nation of readers by supporting a universal appreciation of the benefits of reading and promoting the idea of a reading culture in every home, school and community.

BSH Waste Solutions remind residents of a couple of tips to recycle properly.

• Reading can make you feel good about yourself and it can enable you to see the world through someone else’s eyes. • If you create a home with books, your family is more likely to be a reading family, with all the benefits that brings to children and adults.

Why do we need it? There’s plenty of evidence to show that literacy is a major issue for this nation. According to the 2006 Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey nearly half of all Australians (46 per cent) don’t have the literacy skills they need to cope with everyday life and work. A survey by the Australian Industry Group in May 2010 of major employers found that more than 75 per cent felt their businesses were affected by low levels of literacy and numeracy in the workforce. The National Year of Reading is about Australians discovering and rediscovering the joy of reading. The ability to read has never been so important as in our ICT dominated society, with the emphasis on knowledge-based economies. Literacy skills that are the foundation for lifelong learning are vital to the development of our society. They help people make the most of education and employment opportunities. Reading is an important life skill as well as a pleasurable pastime;


ell Roxby Downs, our new waste collection service has been going for about eight weeks now and Council contacted contractors BSH Waste Solutions this week to get a bit of a report card on our performance so far.

All for you - our library is connected! O

ur community library at Roxby Downs is and the theme ‘Think Outside the BOOK!’ Library and Information Week aims to raise the constantly evolving and our librarians work hard to bring opportunities and access to profile of libraries and information service professionals in Australia and showcase the many and varied knowledge. They are not limited to our town or region boundary though, by joining with the other 140 libraries across South Australia we have the chance to access a swag of information from across the state. The state funds: • Free internet access • Wireless at your library • Online resources • Centralized procurement and contract management • Provision of online selection data and catalogue records • Interlibrary loan services • Library materials in over 20 community languages

resources and services that libraries provide to the community. The event has been organised by the Australian Library and Information Association to promote the value of reading and literacy, the importance of Australia’s book industry and the role of libraries Stay tuned for more interesting activities coming to you from your community library!

Upcoming events at the Library Library and Information Week 2012 comes to Roxby Downs. From May 20-26 2012 Roxby Downs Community Library will join organisations from Broome to Hobart, celebrating Library and Information Week 2012,

It appears that most residents have got the idea and overall the results are pleasing. To date we have produced 26.5 tonnes of recyclable waste, alleviating the strain on the planet by reducing our waste footprint in a short time. Things that we could do better are provided below and Council hopes you will take the time to read and understand the need for such simple steps to be taken. If there is contamination in the recycling load, the entire truck gets refused. Vacuum cleaner dust is not recyclable. It is rubbish and should be bagged and placed in your red lid bin. It is bagged to prevent it flying around the neighbourhood after floating out of the truck. Similarly bean bag refills (those little white polystyrene balls) are not recyclable and should be treated the same way. Put in a bag to contain them and placed in your red lid bin. Clothing is not considered a recycling item for a rubbish truck. Donate any unwanted, good quality clothing to the Opportunity Shop, a fabulous way to help others less fortunate. If you have clothes that are of no use for anyone, please put them in the red lid bin. Used tissues (ewww) are also not considered recycling. S’not right to think they are, so please throw them in the red

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lid bin too! Do not bag up your recycling, it should be loose in your bin. There are no opportunities to untie plastic bags on the waste stream so it ends up in the general waste heap and your time has been a waste. The rubbish collection starts at 7am on the collection morning so it’s good practice to place your bin out the night before and then remove it once emptied to avoids cluttering up our streets and footpaths with bins. Try to avoid placing your bin near parked cars. Green waste has had some teething trouble. You are reminded, ‘if it didn’t grow, it doesn’t go’ in the organic bin. It’s not ok to put general waste in this bin as it contaminates the whole truck load. Bin lids must be closed to avoid crows rampaging through your rubbish and or the wind catching it and strewing it over our streets. We have included an amusing photo of one of our bins after an extreme gardening weekend perhaps?

Accounts due Council reminds residents and ratepayers that the March 2012 quarterly water accounts have been issued and are due for payment by May 15, 2012.

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


After hours emergency Mobile 0418 892 870


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



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

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

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The Board that provides a community voice locally Roxby Book Club



he book club is getting stronger each month.

The club is happy to welcome people to the group to read and discuss the books over a coffee or even a wine (depending on where we meet that month, of course). This is a casual get together nothing too onerous at all! 2012 is National Year of Reading so why not join us and embrace a world of possibilities or lose yourself in an adventure among the pages of a good book, Then share the experience with others that have taken the same literary journey? If you are interested in coming along please contact Jane Gloster on 0429 160 658 or email Jane at


New members are always welcome.

ARTS and CULTURE FORUM Rachel Young 0428 671 000

BUSINESS FORUM Laura Trotta 0412 734 964

COMMUNITY BOARD Michelle Hales 0418 833 818



the High Tea at the Outback Tea Rooms. The committee is excited now to announce to the good women of Roxby and our lovely neighbours in Andamooka, Woomera and Pimba, that High Tea for 2012 will be held on Saturday, July 28 2012. We are suggesting you save the date and be prepared for an afternoon of nattering, nibblees and niceties. More information will be forth coming in future editions of The Monitor.

Damien Condon 0439 862 784

COMMUNITY GARDEN Patrik Ibele 8671 0168

What’s a man gotta do?

HEALTH FORUM Karen Russell 8671 9020

The story begins when Adam’s buck’s party be a man in their town – and how they might omedian and award winning singersongwriter Andrew Horabin asks collides with Lucy’s hen’s night in the street help the boys to get there. Proudly supported by the Roxby Downs this question in his hilarious one – and she calls the wedding off! She gives Adam 24 hours to prove he’s a man or it’s all Arts and Culture Forum, you can get your man show about modern men. Coming to Roxby Downs on Wednesday over. But what’s he gonna do? What’s a man ,May 9, ‘What A Man’s Gotta Do’ is the latest gotta do to be a man? Seriously funny, moving and true, Adam’s offering from Country Arts South Australia’s 2012 Shows on the Road program. story has audiences asking what it means to

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t’s often been said, if you want something done, Board, was delighted to provide the funds which were ask a busy woman! raised from successful events held last year, including


would like more information please

Michelle Hales 0418 833 818

Ali Webber accepts a cheque from Jane Gloster from the Women’s Network.

Our community has plenty looking for ways to improve the quality of life for us in a many areas that once interwoven make a great place to live. Last week the Women’s Network had the pleasure of handing over a cheque for $2,000 to the Coordinators of the Roxby Community Toy Library at their grand opening. The money is a donation for toys to be purchased for the young members of our community with special needs. The Women’s Network, a forum of the Community

If you would like to join a forum and

tickets from the Visitor Information Centre. Adults are $25 and concession $20. Book a table of eight for $160. Pre-ordered platters are available.





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

Teresa Baddeley • Darren Smith

For further information, advice or general questions please contact:

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

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

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

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




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Need for speed

Junior go karters love speed and mud By Millie Thomas


ll is not quiet on the western front of the Desert Go Kart Club. The track was a buzz Saturday week ago with young and old go karters zipping around in perfect conditions. Two young go karters Zach Wilson and Seth James-Reid thoroughly enjoyed spending Saturday afternoon at the track and wanted to tell The Monitor why. The novelty of racing has definitely not worn off for the boys, with Zach racing for approximately 18 months and Seth just over 12. Zach followed in the footsteps of his older brother who has been racing for a while, but for Seth it was one lone afternoon at the track that helped him make up his mind. “I came out

ABOVE: Seth James-Reid and Zach Wilson enjoy go kart racing. INSET: The boys’ collision.

here one afternoon and watched them run their motors in and Mario (Calligaris) had a go kart in the shed for sale and dad bought it for me!” So far, Seth has raced in Roxby Downs and Port Pirie, while Zach has travelled around to Morgan, Kadina, Alice Springs, Port Pirie and some other tracks around the state. “It’s about having fun!” exclaimed Zach. “I like it ‘cause it’s fast!” “It’s fun ‘cause it’s fast and I like the mud!” added Seth. Ultimately, Seth would like to take his racing to the annual Finke Desert race, and Zach to the Kangaroo Island race track. The boys have had few accidents while racing, save one, which coincidentally involved both of them. “I sprained my thumb and just before I ran up the back of Zach’s tyres!” said Seth.

Junior netball results from Saturday, April 28 11 and under 13 and under 17 and under

Bullets Shooters Bullets Shooters Bullets Shooters

5 12 18 14 49 45

versus versus versus versus versus versus

Lightning T - Birds Lightning T - Birds Lightning T - Birds

10 12 22 23 40 23

ABOVE: Jane Rogers accepting the bags from Scott McKay and Troy Yianni of Roxby Fabrication and Engineering.

Junior netball sponsored game bags


oxby Downs Junior Netball (RDJN) would like to thank Scott McKay and Troy Yianni of Roxby Engineering and Fabrication for donating new coaches bags to all Junior teams for season 2012. RDJN would also like to thank Di Gardiner who embroidered all 18 bags .

A big thankyou to everyone who has helped with the preperations, we couldn’t do it without the volunteers.



Round one of junior netball started on Saturday 28th April. Good luck to all for the upcoming season.

ABOVE: Maddy Young intercepts the ball for Lightning on Saturday.

ABOVE: Laura O’Sullivan playing for Lightning on Saturday.

Golf Foursome Championship



86.00 86.00 87.00 67.00 72.50 73.00 84.50

RIGHT: Winners Robert Paxton and Andy Higet. BELOW: Neville Petherick tees off.



























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Far North Football League ROUND 1 April 28, 2012 A GRADE Andamooka 23 goals, 20 behinds, 158 defeated Coober Pedy 6 goals, 4 behinds, 40. Andamooka best players: 1st J. Brind, 2nd B. Abela, 3rd T. Baldey, 4th L. Sanders, 5th C. Paterson. Coober Pedy best players: 1st B. Warren, 2nd D. Dodd, 3rd T. Hannes, 4th T. Stewart, 5th D. Warren . Andamooka goal kickers: J. Brind 8, C. Paterson 4, R. Testro 2, P. Ross , C. Rainsford, A. Moss, M. Treloar, L. Brind, L. Sanders, B. Abela , J. Vanzati , T. Baldey 1 goal each. Coober Pedy goal kickers: L. Lionel 2, M. Bell, T. Hannes, T. Walker, D. Warren. Olympic Dam 15 goals, 10 behinds, 100 defeated Hornridge 6 goals, 10 behinds, 46. Olympic Dam best players: 1st R. Bennett, 2nd L. Francou, 3rd D. Rogers, 4th T. Hornhardt, 5th M. Elsen. Hornridge best players: 1st C. Jurek 2nd N. Thomas 3rd L. Munro, 4th J. Dawson, 5th A. Robinson. Olympic Dam goal kickers: L. Copeland 2, A. Homer 2, R. Bennett 2, D. Summerton 2, R. McInerney 2, J. Neindorf , D. Moyse , L. Francou , D. Rogers , B. Hill . Hornridge goal kickers: C. Jurek 2, A. Robinson , N. Thomas, T. Golding , T. Grosser.

SENIOR COLTS Giants 13 goals, 11 behinds. 90 defeated Suns 11 goals, 5 behinds, 71. Giants best players: 1st B. Evans, 2nd J. Male, 3rd J. Emmerson Sellar, 4th L. Johnson, 5th D. Kenny. Suns best players: 1st T. Odgers, 2nd L. Weston, 3rd A. Hambleton, 4th S. Bacon, 5th J. McCarthy. Giants goal scorers: D. Kenny 4 goals, L. Johnson 3 goals, B. Evans, B. French, J. Male, J. Dalgleish 1 goal each. Suns goal scorers: J. McCarthy 4 goals, L. Weston, A. Hambleton 2 goals each, C. Taylor, E. Taylor, S. Bacon 1 goal each. Hawks 6 goals, 10, behinds, 46 defeated Bulldogs 3 goals, 6 behinds, 24. Hawks best player: 1st M. Ryan, 2nd M. Hanson, 3rd J. Secker, 4th R. Heckenberg, 5th S. Kerrish. Bulldogs best players: 1st D. D’Arrigo, 2nd L. Rawlins, 3rd K. Dadleh, 4th R Weetra, 5th N. Wyatt. Hawks goal scorers: M. Hanson 2 goals, B. Gambell, S. Kerrish, M. Ryan, T. Darling 1 goal each. Bulldogs goal scorers: L. Young, L. Hancock, L. Rawlins 1 goal each.

ABOVE: Coober Pedy’s Dylan Warren tackles Andamooka’s Rob Kraack. RIGHT: Coober Pedy player Stuart Clifford attemps to block Andamooka player Jaydn Brind’s kick for goal.

Roxby Downs Junior Football League JUNIOR COLTS Suns 5 goals, 4 behinds, 34 defeated Giants 2 goals, 2 behinds, 14. Suns best players: 1st B. French, 2nd R. Holder, 3rd J. Van Kruyssen, 4th G. Clarke, 5th E. Trethowen. Giants best players: 1st M. Lamb, 2nd J. Dalgleish, 3rd M. Lynch, 4th H. Paull, 5th F. Arbon. Suns goal scorers: B. French 3 goals, G. Clarke, D. Gates 1 goal each. Giants goal scorers: J. Dalgleish, M. Lynch 1 goal each. Hawks 2 goals, 3 behinds, 15 drew with Bulldogs 2 goals, 3 behinds, 15. Hawks best players: 1st J. Gotch, 2nd B. Humer, 3rd L. Elliot, 4th C. Seery, 5th B. Chamberlan. Hawks goal scorers: B. Cooper, L. Elliot 1 goal each.

ABOVE: Miners football Co-Captain Josh Rose, Coach Mark Telfer, President Jon Chislett and Co-Captain Cody Kenny at the Miner’s Guernsey Presentation evening last Saturday.

STAY TUNED for the third annual

Miner’s netball captains and best and fairest A grade captain: Britt Norsworthy Vice Captain: Joice Takaidza Best and Fairest 28/04/12: Britt Norsworthy. Second Best 28/04/2012: Lauren Baggoley. B grade captain: Danielle Weir Co-Captain: Cantaine Casserley Best and Fairest 27/04/12: Centaine Casserley. Second Best 27/04/2012: Kahli Connor.

C grade red captain: Jill Pade Co-Captain: Bec Stacey Best and Fairest 27/04/12: Kaitlin James.


C grade white captain: Jo Lill Co-Captain: Kristy Sunners Best and Fairest 27/04/12: Kristy Sunners. Second Best 27/04/2012: Kate Weir. LEFT: Miner’s netball captains that were present on the evening; A Grade captain Britt Norsworthy, C Grade captain Joanne Lill, B Grade Captain Danielle Weir and B Grade Co-Captain Centaine Casserley.

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FOOTBALLER of the Year

Second Best 27/04/2012: Jill Pade.

1-11 Goal Kicker of the Year

Round one and round two results to be published in next week’s edition of The Monitor!

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Anzac Day hit out T he Community Football League and Returned Services League (RSL) combined to arrange a tribute to the ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) diggers for one match in every league.

In 2012 Olympic Dam and Hornridge had the honour of playing the Anzac Day Match. Roxby Downs and Andamooka sub branch RSL President, Jack McGuire co-ordinated the ceremony prior to the match when all umpires, Hornridge and Olympic Dam players lined up, with Andamooka and Coober Pedy players from the previous game, and honoured the ANZAC spirit. The large crowd was respectful during the moving tribute to ANZAC diggers and all who have fought for freedom. On completion of the game a brief presentation was made to award the Frank Corcoran Medal to Olympic Dam’s Luke Francou. Frank Corcoran was a Woomera resident and is a Vietnam vetran. Results page 19.


ABOVE: Olympic Dam player Lee Copeland races a Hornridge oponent to the ball. RIGHT: Jack McGuire presents Luke Francou with the Frank Corcoran Medal.

A.F.C v C.P F.C

he early game started at a frantic pace and with both sides getting their hands on the ball. Andamooka settled the better and kicked the first of two goals, before Coober Pedy ran the ball the length of the field for a great team goal to open their account. The game was a battle of defenses with both half back lines defending well. Andamooka found a forward option in young Jayden Brind who marked strongly and converted to have the Roos in front at first change , six goals to two. Coober Pedy got a heated spray from their coach at the break and it seemed to pay instant dividends when the Warrens boys got their hands on it and Bobby and Caleb kicked the first three goals of the quarter with the margin being reduced to just a few goals. Andamooka steadied again and through the midfield brigade lead by Abela and Treloar they repeatedly found young Brind up forward and were able to kick away and lead by 25 at halftime. Andamooka hit the ground running after halftime, and peppered the big sticks where Brind looked like he was going to kick a league record. Inaccurate kicking however saw the many

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forward thrusts un-rewarded at the goal mouth. Coober Pedy’s young captain Dylan Warren didn’t give up and often ran and carried the ball through the middle giving his team scoring opportunities, but the quarter belonged to the Roos and they lead by just over seven goals at the last change. The last quarter saw Andamooka again pepper the big sticks and 14-year-old Jayden Brind pulling in mark after mark. The quarter seemed to go for sometime, and tempers flared late with Andamooka getting a free kick off the ball then a 50 metre penalty. Andamooka kicked away and notched up new coach Mick Moloney’s first win as senior coach. Brind dominated the day with eight goals.


H.S.C v O.D.F.C

s all players, officials, umpires and all patrons, paused for a minutes silence for the ANZAC’s (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps), you could feel the excitement and anticipation had come to a boil, and with so much talk around town about recruits and talents, the second game promised to get everyone’s attention. As the sun started to set the crowd filled up for first twilight game in Roxby under the new lights sponsored by BHP Bil-

liton, the game started in true ANZAC spirit with both teams throwing their bodies in and it was Olympic Dam Football Club (ODFC) who drew first blood with two quick goals. Both teams settled and Hornridge jagged one back before what seemed to be a lack of concentration for a few minutes and ODFC pounced slotting through two more quick goals to lead by three at the first change. Second quarter saw both teams settle and Daniel Rogers in the midfield ODFC went forward and showed clean ball movement, and when crowd favorite, Daniel ‘Summo’ Summerton mopped up two quick goals, ODFC had skipped away to a handy break. New ODFC recruits lead by Francou and Bennet had solid games and influenced the game whenever Hornridge challenged. Many new players for Hornridge also and Jurek, Dawson, and Thomas look like handy pick ups for the Maggies. Hornridge had the fair share of the ball, but ODFC had cleaner ball movement and possession continually gave their forwards great opportunities and they licked away in the third to be leading comfortably at three quarter time. Hornridge rallied late in the last and kicked the last four goals which will give them plenty of confidence going into next weeks game.

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