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ABOVE: A very annoyed and frustrated Sergeant Paxton and inset, some of the nine vehicles damaged in Sundays senseless acts of vandalism.
By Millie Thomas
hether it be licence infringements or drunken weekend antics, the Roxby Downs Police always seem to have some sort of signiﬁcant criminal activity to deal with. However, on Sunday May 1 between 2:00am and 3:00am an indisputably sensless act of vandalismoccurred. Nine vehicles, which were parked on ‘the lot’, an area commonly used for privately selling cars were vandalised, with all of the windscreens smashed to varying degrees of damage. The Monitor spoke with local law enforcement, and some of the victims in this incident. “Persons returning from a party at the Motocross Track are believed to have committed these oﬀences,” stated Sergeant Stuart Paxton, Oﬃcer in Charge at Roxby Downs Police Station. “Witnesses have identiﬁed a suspect and enquiries are continuing into the oﬀences. Damage is estimated at about $4,000.” The person involved in this incident is facing serious charges to the tune of Property Damage to a motor vehicle under the Criminal Law Consolidation Act by nine counts. It is believed they were also under the inﬂuence of alcohol. “There is strong suspicion of intoxication and the apparent eviction from the party fuelling their anger, coupled with pure disregard for other people’s property,” said Sgt Paxton. “They have no respect for other people’s property or their community. “I encourage the public, if you know anything about this matter that has
financially affected nine families in Roxby Downs please report what you know to the Police.” Angus Foster was trying to sell his red VS Commodore on the lot and is at a loss as to why somebody would intentionally ruin other people’s property. “The Roxby cops gave me a call yesterday morning they just said are you aware that your car has been smashed, and I just told them that I was in Adelaide and knew nothing about it,” he said. “I was pretty angry. But, I suppose, you get that. “I would not have a clue why anybody would do it. “A new windscreen is going to cost around $250. I’ll have to pay for it anyway, because I have to sell the car, that’s why it’s on the lot.” Greg Scriven was also trying to sell his VX Commodore and couldn’t fathom why somebody would do this in such a small and usually trustworthy community. “They (the police) just said that there was a heap of cars damaged, it was not very nice to wake up to,” he said. “I had a lot of anger actually. I’ve actually just moved to Moonta and I was in the process of moving and then this happened. “They’re brainless, very stupid. I don’t know what would posses someone to go and do that to so many people’s property. “In a small town like this you should be able to leave you car there. We used to be able to leave our keys in the ignition, but you can’t do that up here now. “I’m just really disappointed that someone could go and do that to a lot of people in such a small town.”
SA hopeful of mining in Woomera zone
OUTH Australian Premier Mike Rann says he’s hopeful of a decision soon from the Federal Government to unlock the mineral wealth in the Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA). Mr Rann said the area of the state’s north-west, which is bigger than England, oﬀered enormous potential for mining development. He said the area was estimated to contain about 62 per cent of Australia’s known copper deposits and about 78 per cent of the nation’s uranium. “In fact, it’s estimated that around $35 billion worth of resources could be unlocked and opened up to mining in the Woomera Prohibited Area,” Mr Rann told the South Australian Resources and Energy Investment Conference in Adelaide today. “The South Australian Government has been strongly ad-
vocating for the Commonwealth to provide more certainty and clarity in the rules for exploring and developing mines within the prohibited area. “I am very hopeful of an imminent major announcement on this issue. “This will be a huge boost for our state. “It will give our economy the momentum and jolt to drive further development in the future.” The WPA covers 127,000 square kilometres of sparsely populated land. It is administered by the federal department of defence and is designated under Commonwealth legislation for military test activities. The area is also used for nonmilitary test programs including rocket trials and astronomical observations. Mr Rann also told the conference that increased investment exploration across South Aus-
tralia was now translating into increased exports and production. In the previous ﬁnancial year, the value of SA’s mineral exports reached $2.85 billion, more than double the ﬁgure in 2002, when the Labor government came to power. “Indeed, the minerals sector is now the largest single contributor to our state’s exports, accounting for 35 per cent, which is almost as much as our agriculture, food and wine sectors combined,” the Premier said. “What is especially pleasing in the latest export figures is conﬁrmation that, as a result of the Government’s targeted campaigns, our exports to India rose by 74 per cent and exports to China are up 61 per cent. “These results are largely due to the growth in our minerals exports and the signs for continued growth in our mining sector remain strong.”
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“It’s considered a once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon,” OUTH Australia is only state to have three attractions on a list of “the top 10 things to says TV travel show identity Ms Rowntree of the Lake Eyre ﬂoods. do before you die”.
Australian Traveller magazine has published what it calls the ultimate bucket list of the top 100 in its latest edition after consulting a panel of high-proﬁle travel identities, including Dick Smith, Bill Peach, Bob Ansett and Catriona Rowntree. They considered more than 800 nominations from the travel industry and readers. In the top 10 are: at three, see Lake Eyre in ﬂood; at nine, cross the country both ways by train; and at 10, explore the Flinders Ranges. SA can claim the cross-country by trains product because the Indian-Paciﬁc and The Ghan are each run by Great Southern Rail and based in Adelaide, which is home, too, to the trains. Visiting Lord Howe Island - in the Paciﬁc Ocean but part of NSW - and ﬂying over the Bungle Bungles in north WA were the only experiences ahead of Lake Eyre in ﬂood.
“But for this usually dry lake in Central Australia to have been full three years in a row is unheard of. Make this journey 700km north of Adelaide and see it while you can.” Many of the Lake Eyre sightseeing ﬂights leave from the SA Outback town of William Creek. Ms Rowntree urges travellers to visit the pub. “Have a beer and ﬂing your bra across the bar,” she recommends of one of its customs. “I don’t drink beer but I did the bra thing.” Travellers are being drawn to see Lake Eyre in ﬂood, many of them staying in Adelaide before or after their scenic tour north. Some of the tours stay overnight at or at least visit the Flinders Ranges, meaning those towns are gaining tourism business from the Lake Eyre ﬂoods. Flinders Ranges and Lake Eyre sightseeing are each represented by SA tourism operators selling to the world at the Australian Tourism Exchange in Sydney this week.
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he Fred Hollows Foundation has launched an in depth online guide to eye health in the hope that it will give everyday Australians important information they need regarding various eye conditions. The new guide on the Foundation’s website provides information about the causes and treatments of various eye diseases as well as the anatomy of the eye, how it functions and why certain conditions occur. The site was authored by Dr David Moran, a friend and colleague of the late Professor Fred Hollows. Dr Moran said the guide is a good reference for anyone concerned about their own eyes or those of a loved one.
“The eye care section of The Foundation’s website is certainly not a replacement for medical advice. It is a starting point for a broader information source on preventable eye conditions and other related eye-health matters which will appear on the website gradually over coming months.” “We also try to take a position at The Fred Hollows Foundation which reﬂects the importance and impact of these conditions in poorer countries, not just the wealthy ones like ours,” said Dr Moran. The site also details other common eye problems including diabetic retinopathy and onchocerciasis, also known as River Blindness. To use the resource, visit www. hollows.org.au/eye-health.
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ecreational Vehicle Fellowship of Rotary Australia (RVFR-Aus) is a group of like minded Rotarians who enjoy participating in recreational pursuits including Caravanning and 4WD driving. The principle objectives of this fellowship are social and their usual activity is to gather several times a year in diďŹ€erent venues to enjoy themselves, and on May they will have a little taste of the Outback with visits to Woomera, Roxby Downs and Andamooka. â€œOur group is made up of Rotarians from the Brisbane area, Newcastle, Gosford on the Central Coast NSW, Tamworth NSW,â€? said John Spath, National Vice President of the RVFR- Aus. â€œThere are 14 vans with 14 Rotarians and their partners on this tag-a-long tour total of about 28 people. â€œWe are also doing a flight from Roxby Downs over Lake Eyre and whilst at Roxby Downs doing a Mine tour and hopefully a tour around Andamooka. We are also very interested in meeting the Rotarians who form this club with average age of 25,â€? he added.
Also according to him, the aim of the â€˜expeditionâ€™ is to promote Rotary fellowship, and have fun whilst learning about South Australia. â€œWe will be doing some fundraising, but will be doing that in association with the local Rotary clubs for their own charity. Sometimes we have raised funds for Shelter Box which is an international programme to provide temporary housing for natural disaster victims. The group will be in Woomera on Saturday, May 7 when they are planning a visit to the Museum and Heritage Centre, and then they will stay in Roxby Downs on May 8, 9, 10 and 11. While in Roxby the Rotarians will go on an Olympic Dam mine tour, visit Andamooka and Opal mines and have a joined Rotary meeting with the Rotary Club of Roxby District at the Myall Grove Caravan Park. According local Rotarian Leigh Malcolm, the group will have a chance to experience the best our region has to oďŹ€er. â€œWe are going to show them a little bit of Andamooka, and they will have some free time in Roxby as well. Then we will have a combined Rotary meeting with a barbeque and lots of fellowship. â€œThey have been organising this trip for about a year and they contacted me and asked if our club would be able to host them and we
said we would. â€œItâ€™s good to see what other clubs are doing around the country, and speak to fellow Rotarians and see what they are up to and hopefully this will make people interested in what Rotary is doing outside of Roxby,â€? said Leigh. The trip, named SA Muster, will start at Broken Hill and ďŹ nish at Mt Gambier; this would take 35 days and cover approx 2100 Kms without side trips. The trip includes Broken Hill, Mildu-
ra, Loxton, Peterborough, Woomera, Roxby Downs, Andamooka, Port Augusta, Rawnsley Station, Clare, Adelaide, Victor Harbour, Tailembend, Kingston, Millicent and Mt Gambier.
Roxby Downs Kindy showcased nation wide By Celeste Lustosa
oxby Downs Kindergarten has been showcased nation wide with Director Kerryn Jones being selected with ďŹ ve other professionals to give presentations about the new Early Years Learning Framework. The presentations have been part of conferences hosted in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane. The Sydney one sold out and a second one was booked for June. These conferences were set up by a training and consulting company in Sydney that selected six professionals from Australia to discuss their experiences with the framework. Two of the presenters are from South Australia â€“ one being Kerryn and one representing Flinders University; the other presenters are from New South Wales. The Early Years Learning Framework describes the principles, practice and outcomes essential to support and enhance young childrenâ€™s learning from birth to ďŹ ve years of age, as well as their transition to school. The Framework has a strong emphasis on play-based learning as play is the best vehicle for young childrenâ€™s learning providing the most appropriate stimulus for brain development. The Early Years Learning Framework has been developed collaboratively by the Australian and State and
Territory Governments with substantial input from the early childhood sector and early childhood academics. It has incorporated feedback from an extensive consultation process, including two national symposiums, national public consultation forums, focus groups, an online forum and case-study trials. Kerryn told The Monitor that her presentation has been extremely well received. â€œThe response from people has been amazing. People were ďŹ‚ying from Darwin to watch the presentations. â€œIn my presentation I discuss how do we do it? How do we use the framework? I talk on the conversations and the things we have been planning and practicing at the Kindergarten. â€œThe feedback towards the work we have been doing at the Roxby Downs Kindergarten has been very positive. People that have watched the presentation were very excited about the work we do and they want to hear more. â€œIt was very exciting as well because Adam (one of the Kindyâ€™s teacher) came to my presentation in Adelaide, as well as two staďŹ€ members of Roxby Downs Child Care Centre,â€? she said. â€œThey approached me to talk about it from a practitioner point of view; to talk about how we are putting it into practice here in Roxby Downs.â€? As for the other presenters, Kerryn believes â€œItâ€™s quite good mixer of academics and practitioners. â€œWe didnâ€™t talk to each other before. We had a couple of teleconferences but we didnâ€™t discuss what each one was do-
ing but when we heard each otherâ€™s presentation for the ďŹ rst time, they all ďŹ t together really well. It was a very good complement of practice and theory,â€? she concluded.
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News in Brief... Volunteer ambos go the distance MP pleads for budget to deliver for regional SA A state Liberal MP is urging the South Australian Government to consider the needs of country people, saying they cannot cope with more budget cuts. The Opposition has warned the coming budget will be worse than expected and predicts the public sector will again be targeted. The Member for Schubert, Ivan Venning, says country areas experienced signiﬁcant funding cuts for schools, hospitals and roads in the last budget. “It’s all very well for people to say we should be supporting a new Adelaide Oval for $535 million, what about people in the Barossa who need a new hospital?” he said.
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“SA Ambulance Service is not your average it, has inspired every patient that they have ast ﬁnancial year, volunteer ambulance oﬃcers in South Australia travelled agency to volunteer in. It takes a signiﬁcant touched.” of commitment.” While the organisation has over 1500 coun420 797 km, treating and transport- amount This commitment will be celebrated at more try volunteers, more are always needed to reing 12 748 patients. than 75 ambulance stations around the state
Volunteer ambulance officers travelled the equivalent of 10 times around the world last ﬁnancial year treating and transporting patients in country communities, and SA Ambulance Service is thanking them for their extraordinary eﬀort. “Volunteering at SAAS is an inspiring vocation,” said Neale Sutton, executive director of country patient services at SA Ambulance Service. “They’re ready to provide comfort and professional care to anyone who asks it and is in need. Their ability to give that service to the community is inspiring.
from 9 to 15 May. Senior managers from the organisation will visit ambulance volunteers (including administrative volunteers and committee members) to hand-deliver letters and gifts. Mr Sutton said SA Ambulance Service volunteers saved lives and deserved the appreciation of all country communities. “They give up an enormous amount of time with friends and family, but they get so much back in terms of being part of a great team, learning new skills and a sense of pride and satisfaction in doing vital work. “Each one of them, even if they don’t realise
place those who move to other areas or take on extra work or family duties. “The community is the ambulance service in many smaller country towns,” said Mr Sutton. “It’s only by people being willing to put their hands up and volunteer that we can run local 24-hour ambulance services.” He also thanked the volunteers’ families who allowed “the volunteer in their home to go forward and volunteer”. People interested in becoming a volunteer ambulance officer in country SA can call 1800 655 306.
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Assaults at skate park On Wednesday, April 20, 2011, police received information concerning 2 assaults on youth’s at the Skate Park at Roxby Downs. Police are continuing to investigate this matter. On April 24, 2011, a 42 year old Roxby Downs man was arrested for an Assault which occurred on Friday, April 22, 2011 at Roxby Downs. He was bailed to appear in Court at a later date. Also over the last week 8 barring orders issued to persons in Roxby Downs for an incident which had occurred on April 15, 2011 at the Roxby Downs Club. OPEN 7 DAYS
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The South Australian Mines Emergency Response Competition was held at the Olympic Dam mine site last weekend (Saturday April 31st – Sunday May 1st), with the Olympic Dam ERT (Emergency Response Team) taking out ﬁrst place once again. Jonathon Forbes, Director of Industry Development for SACOME (South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy), who was strongly involved in the second annual event said the weekend was highly successful. “It’s mainly a training and learning experience,” said Mr Forbes. “We get as many of the mines here as we can, and this year we had four. So we had OZ Minerals Prominent Hill, BHP Billiton Olympic Dam, Dominion Mining Challenger and
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especially to Hobbsy (Richard Hobbs), who did a hell of a lot of work for this,” said Mr Kerrish. “I’ve noticed it and I know a lot of people put a hell of a lot of work like Hobbsy has. Shift 4 did a lot of work out at the training ground, it looked a lot diﬀerent to the way it does now a couple of weeks ago, because they put in night shifts, day shifts and lots of eﬀort, so thank you to them. “The gang here are a great bunch of people. You throw a group of people into a competition like this and people don’t always gel but we did. It’s a good feeling to get a win and just do well “A lot of great skill practitioners throughout and it was good to see what all you guys did so we can learn from you. It was a good competition, had a great time, thank you very much!”
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Today (Tuesday 26/4) marks the 25th anniversary of the explosion of the Chernobyl nuclear power reactor. Estimates of the death toll range from 9000 to 93,000. Over 200,000 people were permanently relocated. Restrictions on agricultural production and food and milk consumption were imposed in many European countries, in some cases for over 20 years. Now, Russia is still A$1 billion short of the funds required to build another concrete sarcophagus to entomb the reactor. Lest we forget. The management of Australia’s only nuclear reactor site, at Lucas Heights on the outskirts of Sydney, is just as ham-ﬁsted as the Soviet mismanagement of Chernobyl. Over the past two years there have been several accidents at Lucas Heights but instead of addressing the problems, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) has suspended three whistleblowers. The government’s health and safety watchdog Comcare produced a report highly critical of ANSTO’s safety record and its treatment of whistleblowers, but instead of acting on the report the federal government has called for further reviews. The nonindependent regulator, the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA), has produced two reports into the problems at ANSTO. The reports contradict each other so now there is a review into ARPANSA. The upshot of all this − lots of reports and reviews, most of them not worth the paper they’re written on, and no safety improvements at Lucas Heights. Dr Jim Green Friends of the Earth Melbourne
Unfortunate approach The Senate is holding an inquiry into new family violence legislation. The inquiry into what is called the Family Violence and Other Measures Bill. Submissions by the public closed on 29 April 2011. The current approach to dealing with family violence in either the Family Court or Federal Magistrates Court is as follows: * Allegations of either sexual abuse or family violence are made at the interim application stage of proceedings involving child contact. * Contact orders are then either suspended (if existing) or not made at all (if not existing). * There is then a time frame of approximately eighteen (18)
months to two (2) years before the hearing of the ﬁnal application for contact occurs. During this period of time, the noncustodial parent is not allowed contact with the children. * When the ﬁnal application for contact is heard, the previous largely unsubstantiated allegations of sexual abuse or family violence are dropped. In their place, allegations of “serious psychological harm” are made. This is because the children have not seen the non-custodial parent for eighteen (18) or two (2) years. * Orders are then made that the other parent does not have any contact at all. If subsequently passed by Parliament, as expected, the resulting Family Violence and Other Measures legislation will formalize the above unfortunate approach. John Flanagan Non-Custodial Parents Party (Equal Parenting) Wollongong
Anzac Day Roxby Downs This morning in the dark I joined the people of Roxby Downs to remember the sacriﬁce that the men and women of our Australian Defence Forces had made - and still do. We sang “Amazing Grace”, paused for the Anzac story and then reﬂection. The bugler played the last post, and the ﬂag was raised from half mast. I stood there remembering my grandfather who went to the First World War, later followed by my father to the Second World War. I also reﬂected on past Anzac Days. In 2009, I recall standing in the dark warmth at the Australian Embassy in Cambodia, in quiet pools of light formed by lit candles, being connected with people of all ages and cultures sharing and remembering, singing and praying, looking inwardly. In 2010 I shared my remembering with a crowd of several thousand at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, reﬂecting once more on the stories of the Anzacs as the storyteller’s voice reached out to each listener in the intimate darkness. Each ceremony was in a diﬀerent setting, yet similar in experience with feelings of sorrow and pain -then hope for a world ﬁnally free from strife and conﬂict. Lest We Forget. Carey Walden, Civil Celebrant
Don’t take our freedoms for granted
The original Anzacs and like so many Australians paid the ultimate sacriﬁce for freedom. Parts of the world are in turmoil and at this point in time there are countries in a continual state of civil war, strife, under threat of invasion and live under the jackboot of dictatorship. With that in mind just reﬂect for a moment on just how lucky we are... How this IS the lucky country. Yes we have our internal issues, yet by and large we are not dodging bullets and being bombed continuously and suﬀering collateral damage. However, there are those that would seek to undermine our way of life, to unnerve our community or to attempt to break its spirit. I’m not talking about marauding armies. What I am talking about is something that is covert and heinous. Its invasiveness is never transparent and always radical in its implementation. I am talking about terrorism. Australia has experienced forms of it, but I believe we have not felt its full wrath. The object of the exercise here is not to create alarm, if you see something unusual, report it, however, we would be naive to think that we as a nation are immune from the twisted ideals of the radical puppets that wait for their strings to be pulled. I say to those that would perpetrate acts of wanton destruction and psychological harm to the citizens of our great southern land, be warned.... this great country of ours has been built on the courage and the ﬁghting spirit of its people throughout its short history.
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The blood of its men, women and children spilled in the name of freedom have given its people a resilience and determination that has transcended from the battle ﬁeld to the ﬁre ravaged bush and ﬂooding rains. We are a people that smile in the face of adversity and as a society will join in a common cause to face headon whatever, man or nature can throw at it. We win some, we lose some... But we are always up for the ﬁght... Never say die and never give in and always keep the faith. I also say to be Aussie is to be True Blue. Being true blue has nothing to do with where you come from or what colour your skin is... If you are fair dinkum and come to Australia with the view of making a go of it, for the good of your family and want to live in peace and embrace the ethos of Advance Australia Fair ... I declare you as my brother or sister... You become true blue by virtue of your actions in living as solid, productive citizens... That goes for all of us... Born here or not. Together we make this country even greater by our participation in its growth and keep it free by defending it. On the back of the 2011 Anzac Day it is time to be proud of our Anzac heritage and why because of Anzacs we can enjoy the lifestyle that we have today. Anzac Day reﬂects a spirit that will not be denied or subverted. God bless Australia Editorial comment by Jack McGuire, President of Roxby and Andamooka RSL Sub Branch
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The children’s charity needs your support
Miner hopes to keep workers with living allowance Mining company IMX Resources wants to keep more of its workers permanently in South Australia’s north. The opening of new mines in the state’s north has seen an increase of ﬂy-in, ﬂyout workers from Adelaide. However, IMX Resources is providing a $10,000 annual living allowance for workers at its Cairn Hill ore and copper mine, just south of Coober Pedy, in an attempt to move people to the town.
The company’s managing director, Duncan McBain, says it is the only way to entice workers to stay in the region. “You have to do that and the Government has to come on board as well with things like subsidies for electricity,” he said. The number of workers living in Coober Pedy will be boosted by IMX providing a 66-person accommodation village there.
By Millie Thomas smiles on the children’s faces, the parents’ faces and Variety has been helping disadvantaged children the Bashers’ faces make it all worthwhile.” All the costs of the car, the fundraising and the week since its inception in 1928 in Pittsburg. It’s SA branch, Variety SA, has been supporting children since 1989 of ‘bashing’ is fronted by the bashers, so all of the money raised goes directly to Variety, and the chiland now in 2011, is stronger than ever. Variety SA is all about empowering South Australian dren. Roxby itself, has beneﬁtted recently from grants children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special made by Variety, including one recently as presented by the Variety 4x4 Challenge to the Area School, as needs to live, laugh and learn. Variety SA directly helps many individual children well as Variety’s donations to help ﬁt out ‘Victor Bravo and families in need—providing practical and much Foxtrot’, a Royal Flying Doctors service plane. “A Variety Bash motto is that ‘No one stands taller needed grants for items like modiﬁed tricycles, electric beds, and communication devices for children than when stooping to help a child’. We thank all who would otherwise ‘fall through the gaps’ and have our supporters in the Roxby Downs community for stooping to help children in South Australia with your nowhere else to turn. For the second year in a row, Andrew Winterﬁeld generous support. We would especially like to thank and Kate Hobbs (both from Roxby) are campaigning Sodexo for once again supporting the Long lunch and to raise funds for Variety SA by participating in their Car 812,” ﬁnished Andrew. Get in fast to get your tickets for the long lunch, annual ‘Bush Bash’. The Bash takes pre 1980, highly decorated cars throughout diﬀerent tracks and re- which will be held in Roxby on May 15. Please contact gions of South Australia, helping to raise awareness for Andrew Winterﬁeld (0458 517 313) or Kate Hobbs ( wondering how to Variety, and raise the spirits of children everywhere, 0407 185 076) to secure your spot for this fantastic access services, join no matter how geographically remote they may be. afternoon for a fantastic cause. community groups This year’s bash will start in King William Road, Hyde Park and will go right through the Flinders Ranges to or meet people? Blinman, right up to Innamincka, Mungerannie and contact us! to roxby downs Leigh Creek and then back down through Wilpena, to Peterborough and back down south to Hahndorf The Monitor spoke with Andrew about this year’s worthy campaign. “Variety the Children’s Charity supports disabled, seriously ill and disadvantaged chilsaturday 14th may People who live and work in the Outback are redren,” he conﬁrmed. “95% of all money raised is allo11am til 2pm cated to projects within South Australia and anyone minded that time is running out to have their say on the Outback Communities Authority’s draft Strategic lions park can apply for funds to assist them. “The Variety Bash is the culmination of 12 months Management Plan. Community consultation on the draft document the event will also be of hard work for the “Bashers” as they are known. celebrating the Bashers spend the 12 months between Bashes madly will close on 24 May 2011, following a six-week confundraising, all driven by the desire to assist children sultation period. wonderful volunteers OCA Chair Bill McIntosh said it was important in need. who contribute to our “The Bash itself is an eight day drive through the that Outback residents contributed to the proposed programs as it is also direction of the OCA. country to celebrate the successful fundraising. It Volunteers Week “The Strategic Management Plan, including a busialso provides an opportunity to stop in at many of the ness plan and budget explain how we propose to altowns along the way, raising the proﬁle of Variety and make much needed grants in person to disadvantaged locate resources to support communities and improve quality of life in the outback. This aﬀects all of our children. free social events and friendship for new and existing residents to Kate and Andrew were ﬁrst invited to join their Ses- residents,” said Mr McIntosh. roxby downs and the surrounding communities. local businesses and “By commenting on the draft Plans, people are ename Street themed car ‘812’ for the 2010 bash, which community groups are part of the BIG WARM WELCOME network, suring that the research we conducted about remote involved some solid months of fundraising throughout offering information and support at many outlets in roxby downs. communities and local ideas is correct and that our 2009 and 2010 in the lead up to the event. The Variety resources are being used fairly, equitably and in the Long Lunch is part of their fundraising campaign. big warm phone support, including SMS “The Variety Long Lunch was a fantastic success most eﬃcient way possible.” “Promoting improvements in the management and welcome is 0422 000 210 last year,” said Andrew. “Seventy-ﬁve people enjoyed a community the tranquil surrounds of the Roxby Downs golf course standard of services and facilities in the region and www.bigwarmwelcome.info partnership of ﬁ nding new ways to assist outback people is all part and were treated to Barossa wines and a delicious of the proposed direction of the OCA,” he said. meal by Long Lunch and Car 812 main sponsor, Sodexo. “Sodexo have generously oﬀered to support the long lunch and car 812 again this year. Guests were treated to live music Following the success of Car 812 in the 2010 Variety Bash, and the entertainment of come support our 2011 fundraising campaign with a both a live auction, with Barossa personality Peter memorable ‘long lunch’ at the Roxby Downs Golf Course Feist, a silent auction and a number of games. The generosity of the guests saw the event raise over $13,000, all of which went to helping children.” The $13,000, however, Buffet lunch was only a patch on the $47,000 total Kate, AnBarossa wines, beer & soft drink included drew and car 812 raised for Variety. Ȉ Live auction conducted by local Barossa identity “Car 812 received a Ȉ Silent auction gold door panel (top 10 fundraisers) as the eighth Ȉ Chipping, putting and petanque challenges highest fundraising car Ȉ Live music in South Australia,” said Andrew. “From the 67 cars on this year’s Bash, a total of just over $1.6 million was raised. “ Figuratively speaking aside, Andrew and Kate maintain that the real reward in fundraising for Variety is being able to see the happiness and surprise on their receptor’s faces. “ The most rewarding part of the 2010 Variety Bash was being able to present disadvantaged $80 per person and disabled kids, in All proceeds donated to many of the small towns For tickets contact we passed through, with Andrew (0458 517 313) grants or equipment they Event proudly sponsored by Kate (0407 185 076) needed to make their lives better,” said Andrew. “The
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NEWS IN BRIEF
ROXBY COUNCIL WEEKLY INFORMATION UPDATE
WATER ACCOUNTS Water accounts for this quarter were issued on the 15 April with a due date for payment of 16 May 2011.
NOTICE OF ROAD CLOSURE Richardson Place will be closed between 1.30pm and 3.00pm on Friday 20 May 2011 for COME OUT 2011 . Adjacent/adjoining roads are Burgoyne Street, Arcoona Street, Norman Place, Roxby Club Car Park Entrance onto Richardson Place and Tavern Road.
JOB VACANCY – Customer Service Officer Due to an internal staﬀ transfer a vacancy exists for a Customer Service Oﬃcer. The position is full time and will work as part of Council’s front counter team. People who have had recent experience working in a front counter/reception environment, but also have the ability to undertake a variety of administrative tasks are encouraged to apply. Cash handling experience will be highly regarded. Refer to the positions vacant section of today’s paper for information on how to apply.
WATER AND ELECTRICITY PAYMENT OPTIONS Council has automatic credit card and direct debit options to assist customers in paying their accounts and thereby avoid late payment fees or the hassles associated with supply being disconnected. A copy of a direct debit or credit card authorisation form which oﬀers options of “Flexi Pay” or “Automatic Quarterly Deduction” is available upon request from the Council Ofﬁce. Residents are encouraged to discuss these options with Council staﬀ and be on the way to as hassle free method of payment.
VEHICLE REGISTRATION TRANSFER When buying a vehicle that is registered in South Australia, you have 14 days to transfer the vehicle into your name. A late fee of $71 will apply if any later. If the vehicle is currently registered you will need the transfer form along with proof of your identity (SA driver’s licence will do) to transfer it into your name. If you do not have the current form then any remaining registration will be forfeited. If the vehicle is not registered, you will need to ﬁll out a separate form which can either be collected from the Roxby Council, any Service SA Centre or downloaded from the Service SA website. If the vehicle is garaged in either Roxby Downs, Andamooka or Woomera the owner is entitled to a Registration Concession for living in a Remote Area. This is only issued upon request. For any further information call Services SA on 131 084.
Sticking together: Families in good and tough times T
his year National Families Week will be held from 15 to 21 May. This celebration is timed to coincide with the United Nations International Day of Families on 15 May. This day is observed by the United Nations to mark the importance of families as the most fundamental units of society as well as to draw attention to the plight of families in many parts of the world. National Families Week 2011 is a chance to reﬂect about all the things that makes families strong in both good times and bad and to look at ways that communities can support families through all the ups and downs of life. “Families are the backbone of our community and we are continually looking at new ways to enhance
the quality of life for our residents. It is important that we create a lifestyle that encourages more families to move here”, Michelle Hales Manager Community Development, Governance and Strategic Support said. “There are a range of programs and activities available to families in Roxby Downs and we encourage you to contact the Health Service for further information. These programs include: Coﬀee Mornings, Strengthening Our Families, Dads and Kids, Multicultural Group and the Welcome Program”, Ms Hales said. National Families Week highlights the importance of giving every child a happy and healthy childhood. It is also important to recognise that there are many diﬀerent types of fami-
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information including ideas for events is available from the website http://www.familiesaustralia.org.au/familiesweek/index.htm.
ntries are now open for KESAB’s Sustainable Communities Program. This program, previously known as the Tidy Towns Program, celebrates innovative and sustainable environmental practices across regional and rural South Australia. This year the award categories are: • Education and innovation • Biodiversity • Community engagement • Waste • Energy • Water Conservation Peter Keller Municipal Works Manager said “Council is submitting an entry this year for one if its community projects but we also encourage individuals, schools and businesses to enter if they have an environmental project to showcase”. In launching this year’s awards the Minister for Environment and Conservation Hon Paul Caica MP said “ the KESAB Sustainable Communities Awards have become an icon in South Australia. These awards inspire South Australians to take great pride in engaging and educating others on sustainability issues and to take action on environmental issues within their communities”. Entries close on Tuesday 31 May 2011 followed by assessment and judging. Awards will be presented in October. Entry forms are available online at www.kesab.asn.au or contact KESAB on 82347255
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of the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services, and Indigenous Aﬀairs (FaHCSIA). Further
Recognising excellence in sustainable communities
lies across society each deserving respect and acknowledgement. National Families Week is run by Families Australia on behalf
Opening hours 8.30 to 5 pm weekdays 9.30 am to 12 noon Saturdays Telephone 8671 0660 • Fax 8671 1418 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Opal Road Landfill Opening hours 1 pm to 6 pm every day Disposal of household rubbish is FREE Levies apply for businesses
Library membership is FREE wide range of resources are available including books, DVDs, magazines and internet facilities
Recycling can be taken either to the Opal Landfill or BSH Waste Solutions on Gosse Street All enquiries: 8671 1154
Opening hours Wednesdays and Thursdays only 9 am to 4.30 pm Council provides Transport Services including: • Vehicle Registration • Boat Registrations • Licensing Transactions • Learner written theory tests (test to begin before 4 pm) All enquiries 131 084
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Native animals at risk from unwanted pets Welfare, Deb Kelly, says there’ve been a number of recent cases of native parrots suﬀering from infectious diseases thought to have been caused by unwanted pet birds released into the wild. The Department has also warned “There have also been reports against taking native animals out of of unwanted pet turtles that have their wild habitats. been released into natural and DENR’s Manager of Animal man-made wetlands and other wa-
The Department of Environment and Natural Re s ource s (DE NR) ha s warned pet owners not to release unwanted animals.
Dumped pets can decimate local native birds and animals like this Bilby.
ter bodies being taken by people ﬁshing,” she says. “Unwanted pets can pose a serious threat to native animals. Dumped pets can carry diseases from captive situations into the wild population. “Anyone that has a pet that’s outgrown its tank, has become too noisy, or simply is no longer wanted has the responsibility to ﬁnd the animal a new and suitable home, rather than dumping it in the wild. “Owners of pets have a responsibility to manage and care for them appropriately whether they are native animals, or dogs and cats. This obligation applies even if they can no longer care for the animal for any reason. “Unwanted pets are unlikely to cope in the wild because they are not used to recognising wild foods, and have not learnt skills like hunting and ﬁnding shelter. They will usually die soon after being released. “Those that do survive compete with the animals that lived in the area before the pet was released, reducing their likelihood of survival. “Often, pet releases are done with the best intentions, but if the animal can’t cope in the wild, releasing it is not being kind – it is being cruel. Sometimes people don’t know the species of the animal they are releasing, or its normal range, so let them go in totally inappropri-
ate areas. “Equally, native animals should never be taken out of the wild. Catching or trapping native animals may constitute an of-
fence which is punishable by ﬁnes and even a gaol term,” she says. A number of organisations can assist with relocating unwanted pets,
including the RSPCA, local veterinarians, wildlife rescue organisations, and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
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Sunday 15th May 2011 Meeting at 7.30am at the Andamooka 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 Recommended but not essential 4WD with Current Registration - is essential 2 Spare Tyres Recovery Gear (Snatch Strap, Shovel, Jack) First Aid Kit Fire Extinguisher Aerial with high visibility flag 3 to 4 meters from the ground UHF (recommended but not essential)
For further information contact Scott or Cherie Gaskin on 8671 2924 *Please Note Participation Is At Own Risk & Indemnity Form Must Be Signed by Each Driver*
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Osteopathy. Many of you may be scratching your heads and be nodding un-committedly to this phrase, without really understanding it’s multitude of beneﬁts. Fiona Kern is an Osteopath who has brought her Bachelor of Applied Science (Complementary medicine - Osteopathy) and Master’s degree in Osteopathy to the ‘dunes’ of Roxby Downs, and is excited to expose Roxby to the wonders of her profession. Osteopathy is a form of manual medicine which recognises the important link between the structure of the body and the way it functions. Osteopaths focus on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a holistic unit. Osteopathic treatment uses techniques such as Trigger point dry needling, manipulation of the spine and extremities, massage, stretching, muscle energy techniques, myofascial release, articulation, craniosacral and visceral techniques. In Australia, osteopaths are government registered practitioners who complete a minimum of ﬁve years’ university training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, general medical diagnosis and osteopathic techniques. “Osteopaths in layman’s terms provide a service similar to a chiropractor and physiotherapist,” explained Fiona. “ Management and patient education beyond the treatment room is essential, rather than just treating the symptoms. I take pride in this aspect of my treatment.” Osteopathy is covered by most private health funds and the Medicare Enhanced Primary Care scheme. Osteopaths are registered providers for workers’ compensation schemes, motor accident insurers and the Department of Veterans’ Aﬀairs. Musculoskel etal treatm Osteopaths treat primarily neuro-musculoskeletal conditions in ent of spinal & sports inju private practice including the commonly presenting acute injuries ries for all ag es or sprains and strains, disc injuries, Sciatica, back and neck pain, Dr Fiona Ke rn Registered headaches, postural/mechanical strains, Arthritis, sporting injuries, Osteopath B.App.sci.(Co repetitive strain injuries (RSI), tendinitis, pain in the peripheral joints Call or SMS mp Med) M.Osteo,M such as shoulders, elbows, hips, knees and ankles. AOA 97 Pioneer Dr ive, Roxby Osteopathic treatment may also involve; Appropriate referrals for roxbydowns osteo@yaho Downs scans such as X-Rays, MRI and ultrasound, Postural and mechanical o.com.au assessments, Tailored individual rehabilitation of workplace and sporting
injuries and its prevention, Sports and rehabilitation taping and bracing advice, advice on ergonomics, nutrition and exercise prescription. Fiona is operating side by side with renowned miracle worker, ‘Fiona’s Life Changing Massage’ at 97 Pioneer Drive but prior to this, has worked extensively in several clinics in Melbourne, and with high profile athletes. “I have had the pleasure of being a sports trainer for Banyule Football Club for 3 years and have had experience at an elite level as an athlete including the 2004 Olympic Trials,” she said. “I have a genuine interest in helping people and passionate in making everyone aware of the beneﬁts of Osteopathy for not only acute pain but as long term prevention,” said Fiona. “It’s simple….. Poor wheel alignment and lack of vehicle/car servicing leads to early wear and tear and poor functioning - This also applies to our body, but we rarely think to look after our greatest asset... our health. “I love the challenge of treating a wide range of musculoskeletal complaints and gain immense amount of satisfaction from seeing my patients getting better. “Every patient is a challenge and I thrive on it. It keeps me on my toes and keeps me learning. I love having the chance to see a wider variety of complaints of all ages.”
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oonta is located on the western side of northern Yorke Peninsula on the eastern shore of Spencer Gulf. Its settlement dates back to 1861 only 73 years after the First Fleet landed in Sydney Harbour and 25 years after the foundation of the province of South Australia in 1836. The discovery of copper by a shepherd, Paddy Ryan, was the initial impetus for Moonta’s establishment. Copper mining ceased in 1923 and the town became a service centre for surrounding primary industries, notably wheat, barley and to a lesser extent ﬁshing. During the second world war a small munitions factory contributed to Australia’s war eﬀort. In the 1950s caravan parks at Moonta Bay and Port Hughes contributed to the development of tourism and recreation. Since the 1970s holiday homes have proliferated, especially in the beachside areas. As well the town has become a popular retirement centre for persons from Adelaide and the surrounding countryside. Copper was again mined in the 1990’s for a short time but was not a dominant contributor to the local economy. Moonta is not over commercialised, it’s not the Gold Coast, Noosa or even Batemans Bay, if anything it’s a bit under commercialised and that for many is its charm. In some ways it’s a bit like that place in the ABC series Sea Change. However, Moonta’s beaches are for swimming not surﬁng, as Moonta is on a gulf it is protected from ocean swells. Moonta’s climate is mediteranian with mild wet winters and dry warm summers. Summer days can be hot (over 40 degrees) but changeable. In summer it is not unusual to have a day of 40+degrees followed by one of 20 degrees. The rainfall, while not high, is dependable and not aﬀected by El Nino events as much as areas in Eastern Australia. Moonta is a well planned town with a central square and suurounding parks. Victoria Park on the southern edge of the town was planted in the 19th Century to protect the town from sand drifts and southerly winds. It’s main vegetation is native pine, eucalypts and some pinus radiata. It was named after Queen Victoria.
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04 01 Gaberiel and Georgia Hanley enjoying some play time 02 Jennie Hall and Angus at the Dunes 03 Matthew Trotta getting the shoes off a ready for fun. 04 Men’s business at the Library. Taj and Clint Gow-Smith making Easter Bunnies. 05 Tristan, Emma and Danielle try their luck at Bingo.
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01 Rev Tony Chapman was here in Roxby in 2007. 02 Sophie Gaiter and Kris Scott were married in Roxby Downs on Saturday April 31st. 03 D’Arcy Gotch looking pretty in purple. 04 Nikita and David Weickhardt with their son Benjamin who was Baptised recently. 05 Alana Bain and Georgie Dixon enjoyed the activities the Library offered during the school holidays.
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WOMEN Top Mother’s Day Gift Ideas No.1 Massage and spa treatment Mother’s Day gifts are all about making mums feel good, and nothing fulﬁls that goal more directly than giving mum a message and spa treatment. Why? After a lifetime of making you feel good when you needed it the most, treating her to a day of relaxation is one small way of paying her back.
it for special occasions. Regardless of what bucket your mum falls into, giving her a bottle of her own favourite fragrance will save her a trip to the department store and keep her smelling like she prefers. Why? Scent is the most powerful sense attached to memory, so make sure you always remember your mum in the best possible way.
ways appreciate sweet treats. Chocolate, of course, is certainly a safe bet, but if you’re really looking to impress, sending an edible arrangement of her favourite fruit dipped in chocolate takes this gifting concept from the minor leagues to the pros. Why? Sending over a basket of treats will make her feel great and indulge her sweet-tooth urge she so often says no to.
knacks, but unique home decor accessories are the kinds of gifts that detail-oriented mums love, because they help distinguish and freshen up the sanctuary that is her home. Why? They should provide her comfort even when you’re not around.
No.5 Home spa treatment
While celebrating all of her accomplishments as a No.3 Sweet treats No.4 Home decor mother, many women ﬁnd No.2 Perfume Unless she’s in the extreme Men may brush these to- themselves reﬂecting on all Some mums wear perfume every day, while others save minority, your mum will al- kens oﬀ as pointless knick- the time that has passed to
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What’s in the kitchen and at home
he joys of kitchen and homeware stores! The range is enormous, and what do you choose to stock at gift giving times? Well for a buyer this is the time when the fun and games begin. Now Mother’s day is just around the corner, so for all you mums out there, don’t worry this is not about kitchen applicances or frypans (mind you nothing wrong with getting kitchen stuﬀ for a present if that’s what you want.) All you dads and children out there make it a priority to ﬁnd out what Mum wants ﬁrst before you venture into a kitchen store. It is at this time of the year that stylish homewares kicks in for us with 100s of gift ideas that are beautiful, personal and different.
Like what, you may be thinking? Let’s start with our beautiful range of Ecoya candles…..Why does Ecoya do so well? We are all more conscious about using natural products and Ecoya is made from Soy Wax which is a big step away from the nasty petrolumn based candles. The creators of Ecoya have tried to keep it all natural with the wick even being 100% natural. The candles are gentle enough
that you can use the warm wax as a perfume by rubbing gently on your skin. There are many more great features of the Ecoya candles;as you rush past our store the scent brings the shoppers ﬂocking in. What is that scent? The refreshing citrus and lemon thyme and lime – hints of African mint, or the French Pear reminiscent of stewed apples with crumble, tropical fruits including cranberries, berries and juniper, with other scents available such as Sweet Pea and Jasmine or the Lotus Flower. Burning time is phenomenal with the travel tins burning for 30 hours and the largest pillar candle burning for 100 hours and a range of diﬀerent burn times in between. Did you know there is an art to burning your candles, to get the longest life and to prolong the luscious scent these candles produce you should burn candles for a maximum of three hours at a time, let them harden and then you can start burning again. By burning you candle three hours at a time you can have your home environment smelling lusciously scrumptious that all your visitors will envy. I can talk candles and scents all day long but if mum’s not into candles then there are another 99 gift giving ideas….is Mum into tea? Robert Gordon’s beautiful giant new bone porcelain tea cup and saucer or tea for one, in a baby pink or blue polkadot, perfect for that magazine read and tea time session. Then there’s the vintage mesh range of jewel-
lery boxes, travel jewellery rolls and lipstick holders available in modern, fun and funky colours – silver, chocolate and black. Or there’s the ever so popular strong, bold and practical but still feminine Envirosax shopping bags that simply roll up in mum’ s hand bag and get brought out whenever shopping. Then the array of ceramic and glass vases with wooden birdies, aluminium owls are all the rage. Or something a little more practical like an apron that says Yummy Mummy or MUM – Multi-skilled, Unpaid Miracle Worker. And if it’s all too hard to choose for your mum then on her next trip to town send her with a basiConcepts gift voucher where the store is her oyster and the choice
Here are some Mother’s Day activity ideas... Go on an adventure
The adventure could be as simple as a picnic in the backyard; a day at the beach; feeding ducks in a pond or visiting a park. What does mum love to do? Plan something you know she will love and get the whole family involved. A day outing can be as good as a holiday. If you want to make a weekend of it, why not book a mystery hotel room so everyone gets a surprise?
Take a trip down memory lane
Dig out the old family photos and videos because it’s time to reminisce in good times past. Take turns sharing your favourite family moments or asking each other questions. You could even search your family history together. The Australian Government has a web page dedicated to tracing your family history.
Switch oﬀ the television, turn oﬀ your mobile phone and wipe away the dust from the games cupboard. Plato says you can “discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation”. See if he’s right by discovering something new about your mum while having fun at the same time. If you don’t have any games then make one. Parlour Games for the Modern Family has a myriad of games for all age groups using materials from around the home.
Arrange a get-together
You don’t have to plan a Mother’s Day party alone. Organise a high tea with cousins or children of your mum’s friends and don’t forget to invite grandma. Getting together with extended family and friends is a great way to build and share memories and swap tales of motherhood, says Family Relationship Services Australia (FRSA) executive director Samantha Page. Get ideas for your high tea.
Let mum relax
Take command of the cooking and chores and let mum relax. Hire mum’s favourite movies, run her a bath or tell her to stay in bed while you take charge of the cleaning and cooking. The traditional Mother’s Day breakfast in bed is a great way to start the day and guaranteed to get you brownie points. Our Mother’s Day breakfast in bed recipes will help you wow mum with your cooking skills.
SURF is hers. The opportunity for her to peruse the store at her own leisure and see our 7000 lines of kitchen and homewares. basiConcepts homewares nothing but basic really and a place where we know that; Mum, to the world you are one to us you are the world.
get here. By giving the gift of home spa products, she can treat herself to a relaxing day at home while marvelling at all she has accomplished. More importantly, though, her day of home pampering will also give her skin a more youthful appearance akin to the days when she focused on herself and not her kids. Why? Every mum needs to be reminded of the beautiful woman she is as an individual, no matter how much you’d rather not think about it. Source www.askmen.com
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Kylie Dospisil is Community Person of the Month By Celeste Lustosa
ylie Dospisil moved to Roxby with her family three years ago and after all the volunteer work she has put forward to beneﬁt the community, she was nominated Community Person of the Month for March. “When I ﬁrst moved to Roxby I was a bit nervous about it because the last two towns I lived in only had populations of a thousand people so everybody knew everything about everyone and would help out everybody else, and when I came to Roxby I thought the town was too big for this same kind of attitude, but at the same time it wasn’t big enough to get all the government services that higher populated places get,” she said. Kylie then decided to get involved in the community from the beginning. “As soon as I got here, because I had a three month old babe, a three and a ﬁve year old, I started going along to play group, nippy gym and coﬀee mornings. I met a lot of people with same interests as me. “I also got to learn about the Strengthing Our Families program, which does so much for the community. That’s a really good service for the community because it can be a bit daunting if you got more than one child, to be able to get out of your house.” As a volunteer, Kylie is involved in the playgroup which runs out at the Kindy; she also helps out the Strengthing Our Families and the thing she is mostly involved with is the Early Learning Com-
munity Group. “I came to town with a three year old and found out that the Child Care had a program for this age group but places were limited and my child couldn’t get a spot.” She then realised many other mothers were facing the same challenge with their three year olds. “Four other mums and I worked together to put the program up and running. It took us six months to get the Early Learning Community Group up and running,” she explained. “The thing I ﬁnd with the organisations I volunteer for is that they all have great teams so if I have extra commitments in a week, other people will keep it going and step up to do what I usually do. It’s nice to know things aren’t going to fall apart when you can’t do what you would normally do. “All the things I am involved with help me as well, it’s not like I am volunteering with something that is not going to beneﬁt me too. “I have got the passion for all the things I am involved with, and sometimes I don’t necessary have experience on it but then I look around and ﬁnd people who have got the experience, bring them in and we all work together for a great ﬁnal result.” She says her volunteering hours are not done expecting for recognition, but it was great to be recognised as Community Person of the Month. “I was quite chuffed when I knew I have got selected as Community Person of the Month because you don’t do these things to get recognition; for me, the only recogni-
tion I need is for these programs to be a success and to keep on going. But it’s always nice when people thank you for what you are doing. It was good to have that recognition.
“Thank you to whoever nominated me. Volunteers are so important to all communities, and even so for smaller communities so if you ﬁnd something you have a passion
for, you really enjoy whatever that is, get involved,” she concluded. The $100 is going to be donated to the Early Learning Community Group.
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A horse dies every year in Roxby By Millie Thomas
t doesnâ€™t take a genius to figure out that Roxby is diďŹ€erent to other country towns. Supported strongly by the mining industry, Roxby embellishes in many opportunities that other country towns lack. However, itâ€™s rural and highly remote setting means in turn, Roxby sometimes falls short. The Roxby Downs Horse and Pony Club is one of the townâ€™s oldest clubs, having been operating in Roxby Downs for about ** years. However, as The Monitor discovered after talking to club secretary, Alex Thomas, times have always been tough for stabled horses in Roxby. Alex, a local business owner, has stabled her horse, Chase, for almost four years in Roxby and has spent the last 12 odd months as secretary. Chase, a Stock Horse Quarter Horse cross, is almost ďŹ ve years old and has experienced a number of sever medical conditions that are typical of this area, due to a number of natural causes. Quite evidently, the severe heat of the Roxby summer has an intense impact on the health of any animal not native to this area, and the same goes for horses. â€œLike any animal, a horse needs to acclimatise to the environment that itâ€™s in,â€? said Alex. â€œWhen youâ€™re peaking temperatures like between 40 and 50 degrees Celsius, some horse owners will choose to send their horse south on agistment. â€œOthers choose to keep them up here but by keeping them up here, you run the risk of the horse getting cracked feet from the hot sand, picking up additional sand in its guts resulting in colic, and heat stress, which is basically just the loss of electrolytes for the horse.â€? â€œChase has had colic probably twice since I have had him up here â€“ it is a life threatening
condition,â€? she said. Colic, which is common in this area, occurs when the horse picks up too much sand in their stomach, which can cause a blockage or twisting of the bowel. If the colic becomes as far gone as a twisted bowel, the horseâ€™s chance of survival is slim. There are a number of preventatives that both Alex and the Horse and Pony Club have put in to help deter colic. â€œTo help prevent a build up of sand in the horseâ€™s gut, you have to buy Psillium husks which are like a laxative, or a cleanser,â€? said Alex. â€œThese must be fed to the horse a regular basis to make sure they ďŹ‚ush the sand out of their system. â€œWe have put rubber mats down in our stables and we try and feed the horse on the rubber but horses will naturally spread their food out and pick through sand for feed during the day. â€œTheyâ€™ll always pick up a certain amount of sand; itâ€™s just whether they pass it through their system successfully or not. â€œSome cases of colic are easily solved by walking the horse around and keeping them wet and giving them burg oil.â€? On the last occasion that Chase fell sick with colic, he had to be transported to Port Augusta for medical treatment. â€œThere are vet supplies up here that sort of constitute as pain killers and thereâ€™s not normally any vet up here thatâ€™s able to administer them,â€? said Alex. â€œI think everyone experiences these sorts of problems to some degree. I know there was a saying going around a couple of years ago that â€˜one horse is lost to colic every one or two years up here.â€™ Itâ€™s not un-common to take horses out the back and have to bury them.â€? The horseâ€™s stomach is not the only health problem that comes associated with living in the desert. The horseâ€™s hooves too, need to be carefully moni-
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Alex Thomas with her horse Chase
Alex went on to explain that agistment was a viable option for most horse owners up in Roxby who wanted their horse to avoid the heat, but as with anything, there are additional costs associated. â€œIt varies depending on whether you wanted to turn your horse out into a paddock or whether you want it stabled and hand fed,â€? Alex explained. â€œIf you wanted it stabled and hand fed it ranges from $40 to $80 a week. If you want it just put in a paddock with a bit of hay, its anywhere from $20 â€“ $40 a week, as opposed to keeping it up here, which is about $30 per month, but thatâ€™s not including feed.â€? Its enough to make someone think twice about keeping a horse up here.
tored. â€œWe donâ€™t have a farrier up here, so outsourcing for farriers or having to do your own hoof trims has been a problem in the past. My horse has experienced foot problems as a result of that,â€? stated Alex. â€œYou have to treat your horseâ€™s feet with oil all the time to make sure they stay as soft as they can, but sometimes you canâ€™t prevent the dryness and cracking that is catalysed by the summer heat. As a result, my horseâ€™s hoof was cauterised in December last year.â€? For those equine illiterate, the hoof and leg of a horse is paramount to their survival â€“ a simply broken bone in a horse leg can mean it has to be humanely eliminated. The situation for Chase was potentially life threatening.
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Results for Round 2 30/4/11 Olympic Dam 20 goals 18 behinds 138 points defeated Cooper Pedy 7 goals 4 behinds 46 points Goal Scorers OD D Webb 8 goals, D Summerton 6 goals, J Simmons, D Moyse, 2 goals each, R Hornhardt, R McInerney, 1 goal each Goal Scorers CP Z McKenzie 4 goals, B Buller 2 goals, J Warrior, D Warren 1 goal each Best Players OD 1st C. Menzies, 2nd D. Webb, 3rd D Summerton, 4th D. Rogers, 5th T Swanbury Best Players CP 1st Z. McKenzie, 2nd B Buller, 3rd K. Henry, 4th A. Shakes, 5th J. Warrior Andamooka 6 goals 6 behinds 42 points defeated Roxby Districts 3 goals 6 behinds 24 points Goal Scorers AFC D Vickery, C Patterson 2 goals each, B Baldey, A Moss 1 goal each Goal Scorers RD C Kenny 2 goals, J Telfer 1 goal Best Players AFC 1st A Monfries, 2nd A Schiller, 3rd L Scobie, 4th J McKenzie, 5th W Monfries Best Players RD 1st J Chislett, 2nd N Godfrey, 3rd D Spagnoli, 4th J Rose, 5th C Kenny
Devils’ Double in round two lympic Dam continued to impress with their players. Austin Monfries fence all other attacks at the dying minutes of was a colossus at centre goals were wayward. The the game. Andamooka second victory for 2011.
They began their 9 goal ﬁrst quarter with an almost immediate goal and were ruthless in denying any opportunity for Coober Pedy to push into their scoring zone. Devils took every opportunity to send the ball in high for their big full forward Dylan Webb. Whenever Webb failed to mark, the ball fell at his feet, and was eagerly swooped on by their small men to keep the Saints back men under extreme pressure. Coober Pedy’s only foray past the centre was marked by Olympic Dam’s centre halfback Tyson Hornhardt, who sent it straight back towards the Bar end goals and resulted in the Devil’s 5th goal. With the Saints still scoreless Olympic Dam relaxed their throttlehold and Coober Pedy worked the ball down to the Canteen pocket where Zaheer McKenzie marked and kicked their only score for the quarter. Olympic Dam then added with 3 more goals before the siren blew. Quarter Time score Olympic Dam (9. 5) 59 points to Coober Pedy (1.0) 6 points. Scott Montgomerie, playing on the ball, cleared the ﬁrst bounce straight down to the Devils’ forwards to open the scoring in the 2nd quarter. Olympic Dam seemed eager to keep their foot on the pedal, but to their credit, Coober Pedy rallied and scored two goals for the quarter. Halftime score Olympic Dam (13.9) 87 points to Coober Pedy (3.1) 19 points. With the hot weather sapping energy during the second half, Olympic Dam continually peppered the goals and added another seven goals. Coober Pedy showed some resistance and scored four goals. While Coober Pedy were soundly beaten many Saints supporters would take heart that their team continued to compete after a poor start. However the Devils, with a massive lead, probably found it diﬃcult to maintain concentration with little scoreboard pressure. Olympic Dam’s team had numerous contributors whilst Coober Pedy’s Zaheer McKenzie showed his class and was clearly their best.
ndamooka were eagerly waiting to play in their ﬁrst game of the season and opened up well to kick three goals in the ﬁrst quarter. Roxby Districts managed to keep in touch with two goals.
Juniors experience AAMI Stadium By Matthew Daddow
he 24 Auskick children and 20 mini league kids and their parents arrived at the north western tower of AAMI Stadium at 5.30pm on the weekend where we were greeted by the AFL Auskick Coordinators. We were then split into the diﬀerent age groups where we were then handed our tickets. We were led to our seats in the northern grandstand and we all, the kids and parents, eagerly awaited the call for us to go and get changed. At the 25 minute mark of the ﬁrst quarter we were then taken to our change room where we all got changed into our crows uniforms. C o a c h e s M atth e w ‘Taita’ Daddow and Mark ‘Dags’ Dagleish then went through all the positions of the players and also took the opportunity for some team photos. The Auskick coordinator then ran through with us what parts of the ground we would be playing on and what we had to do so it all ran smoothly. We could see now that the kids and parents were becoming excited as we were led to the players race under the members stand waiting for the half time siren to sound. Once the half time siren
had sounded the kids ran straight out to their positions and began playing. We were also told that once we had finished playing our game we were to run to the south eastern side of the oval to form a guard of honour for when the Adelaide Crows ran back onto the ground, this was exciting in itself as the kids got a close up of the Crows. As the Crows ran through our guard of honour the players slapped the kids’ hands as they ran past. Roxby Downs Junior Football Auskick kids were split into 4 x 6 teams and played up the northern end against each other and the Little league were split into 2 x teams of 10 and played against Willaston FC on either side of the ground. Although no scores were recorded, we did seem to dominate the game showing once again that we are one of the strongest junior leagues in South Australia. This is an experience the kids will not forget in a hurry, the nerves and excitement were at an absolute high before and well after the game had ﬁnished. A huge thanks to all the parents who brought their kids down and I hope the parents enjoyed it as much as I did. Thanks also to the West Adelaide Football Club and SANFL for
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this opportunity, I’m sure all the kids will remember this for a lifetime. We heard reports that some of the kids were filmed during the half time which was aired on television, I’m sure they will go back and watch the replay to see if their ‘boof heads’ made it on there. This week see’s the kick oﬀ of the RDJFA season, this will see the 2 new teams take to the field with their new Guernseys. U/10 boys will play on Friday night, this competition will also see the 4 teams line up in their new Guernseys, which have been sponsored by Sodexo. This will be followed by the U/12’s in their new Guernseys as well which have been sponsored by Cavpower, and the U/16s on the Saturday. I urge everyone to get down the oval to see a new era in Roxby Downs Junior Football take place. There has been great support this year by a lot of companies within Roxby Downs for the Junior football, we hope that the sponsorship received will once again see others in our local comp take the next big step like Jack Hombsch and play AFL.
Quarter Time score Andamooka (3.1) 19 points to Roxby Districts (2.0) 12 points It seemed that the hot, still conditions would offer players and supporters a high scoring skillful contest. However, the game ended up being dominated by both team’s defensive
half back and repelled all Roxby Districts entries into his area. The Roos’ Luke Scobie continually sent the ball into attack to keep the Miners’ defence under pressure. Miner’s fullback Jonathon Chislett held their backline steady and back pocket Nathan Godfrey kept sending the ball forward, but Andamooka’s back men would then intercept all passes and send it straight back. The Miners could only kick three points while the more accurate Roos kicked 1 goal 2 points for the quarter. Half Time score Andamooka (4.3) 27 points to Roxby Districts (2.3) 15 points Luke Scobie inspired his Roo teammates with his aerial skills and full forward Dean Vickery took another good mark to kick a valuable goal and put Andamooka three goals clear. The Monfries brothers continued to deny scoring opportunities to the Miners’ forwards. Roxby Districts scored only one point during the all-important Third Quarter. Third Quarter Score Andamooka (5.6.) 36 points to Roxby Districts (2.4) 16 points Roxby Districts opened the last quarter with more commitment and worked the ball along the boundary determined to avoid Austin Monfries and give their team more avenues to score. Miner Art Lane ran the ball out of their backline, and a good passage of play directed by Cody Kenny, resulted in a much-needed goal. With Roxby Districts’ forwards being pushed into the pockets from the unrelenting pressure applied by the Roos’ de-
Miners’ defence was also solid and Andamooka’s forwards also found it diﬃcult to penetrate. As the time clock wound down the Roos snapped a valuable goal to seal their victory in
Coach Craig Wyatt used his bench well to keep his players fresh and able to stand up during a tough last quarter. A good win to Andamooka and a great start to the season.
The SANFL and RSL combined to arrange a tribute to the Anzac Diggers for one match in every league. Far North Football League tossed a coin at a meeting of delegates to decide which Round 2 game would be the inaugural Anzac game. Roxby Downs and Andamooka sub branch RSL President, Jack McQuire, arranged and coordinated the ceremony, which saw all footballers and spectators honouring the Anzac spirit. All in attendance were respectful during the moving tribute to our Armed Forces and all who have fought for our freedom. At the completion of the game Umpires Graham Warren and Jim McCarthy nominated Andamooka’s Austin Monfries as the worthy recipient of the Frank Corcoran Memorial Medal.
2011 Miner’s Cup Guernsey Presentation Evening To be held at the Roxby Downs Club Sunday 8th May Commencing at 6pm
FOOTBALLER of the Year
Results after round 2... No. of votes 3 2 1
Zaheer Mckenzie Ben Buller K Henrie
Jared Pyke James Telfer Todd Roberts
Daniel Rogers Ben Woodall Dylan Webb
Austin Monfries J Makenzie Luke Scobie
1-11 Goal Kicker of the Year Dylan Webb Dale Summerton Cody Kenny J Simmons
8 6 2 2
Tally after round 1... Dylan Webb 8 Cody Kenny 6 Dale Summerton 6 Kain Zeptner 4
tally after round 1
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Squad’s bright future By Millie Thomas
t’s all about the junior football league at the moment.
President of the League, Matthew Daddow’s deﬁnite plans for the development of our younger football players came to fruition when Country Zone Coordinator Alby Brand and player Drew Gallard of West Adelaide Football Club came to Roxby for the Junior Development Squad’s ﬁrst training. The Monitor spoke with Drew, who currently plays for West Adelaide’s under 18 side, and has in the past, played with Roxby’s own Jack Hombsch. “Today we’ll probably just go through the basic skills,” said Drew of the training session that night. “Like warm ups and pathways that it would take to get down to Adelaide and to the AFL system. “Just general football skills, mindset and to love and enjoy footy from here on in!” Drew said that this was a great opportunity for the boys to see what it will take to play football at a higher level and for the under 15 age group, a chance to play in the under 15 football state championships. From there, Alby reports back to high level coaches. Drew also pointed out that the successes of previous Far North football League football players meant the spotlight is now on Roxby. “There have been a few who have played with us; Mitch Blackie, Dylon Male and Hombsch so the opportunities are there. Mitch is now playing in the under 18 centre of excellence team, which is regarded as one of the highest levels of under 18 football in the country so there’s another good opportunity to play in that.” The proposed game that the Junior Development Squad will play at City Mazda Stadium, the same weekend as the Min-
er’s Cup, will also be great exposure for the boys. “They will play and train up there probably before one of the senior games, which gets a fairly big crowd,” said Drew. “We’ll get the Junior Development up there to see the club and how it all operates, and see the senior coach who’d really like to meet the juniors.” This strengthened alliance between West Adelaide and the Far North League is going to continue to grow. “We’ve had a new development manager appointed in Andrew Marks and he’s pretty organised, and he’ll be coming up here as our country development so I’m sure we’ll be getting up here more.” Drew also mentioned the possibility of a senior West Adelaide game being held in Roxby in order to hold an internal trial. “There’s a lot of potential out here you’ve just got to sort of ﬁnd it. The more we come up here the more we’ll be exposed to your junior footballers,” he said. Daniel Rogers; Junior Development Squad Coach was also present at the training and is confident in the future of Roxby’s younger football players, and what he can contribute to their development. “I was hoping to be able to go down to Adelaide a bit and watch training with West Adelaide and bring a bit of that experience back with me,” said Rogers. “The way that they trained us at the northern areas there – that’s the sort of the level that we want a few of the lads playing to give them the best opportunity we can. “If they’re pointed in the right direction they deﬁnitely would be able to get to a high level of football.” Rogers stated that he would like the Junior Development Squad to head down to Adelaide to play against other under 16 teams from the metropolitan area, and this strengthened relationship enables that.
ABOVE and RIGHT; Local Olympic Dam player and Junior Developement Squad Coach Daniel Rogers is positive about the squad’s future.
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