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By Vanessa Switala

he South Australian Liberal Party has recently backed the Olympic Dam mine expansion legislation with the Bill set to pass South Australian Parliament before the end of this year. The Opposition supports the legislation for global miner, BHP Billiton’s $30 billion expansion of Olympic Dam to turn it into the world’s largest open cut copper, gold and uranium mine. The Liberal Party has decided to allow the

legislation to pass without amendment or delay as the Bill must pass Parliament before the end of this year so the initial $525 million in spending can be generated. Monday, November 7 saw the South Australian Liberal Party, in a closed meeting; discuss the value of the indenture that BHP Billiton signed with former Premier Mike Rann in October. The Liberal Party unanimously agreed to support the Indenture Agreement Bill which fixes BHP Billiton’s royalties for the first 45 years at 5 per cent and 3.5 per cent respec-

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that Roxby Downs has long been waiting for.” “It’s important for Roxby businesses and the community to work and plan together, along with BHPB and the State Government, to ensure that Roxby Downs businesses and the community alike, reap maximum benefit from these opportunities.” She added, “The Assessment Report provides a great foundation for us to work together to achieve a vibrant and sustainable business community and local community.” Continued on page five...

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Wild weather Fairybelle has found her guardian angel M By Millie Thomas

uch of the State experienced wild weather last week, with Roxby Downs no exception.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, on Tuesday, November 8, Roxby Downs recorded 14 millimetres of rain, Woomera 10 millimetres and Andamooka 0.8 millimetres. The highest recorded wind speed for the duration of the storm was 108 kilometres per hour. The front, which came

in around 7.45pm on Tuesday night, lashed the town for hours, but with minimal damage. The Roxby Downs township and industrial area Olympic Dam lost power for eight hours from about 8.30pm. Sources have stated that the main power line from Port Augusta to Roxby Downs was struck by lightning west of Roxby Downs. BHP Billiton, electricity feeder to Roxby Downs and surrounding areas was unavailable to comment at the time of print.

Laverick’s Roadhouse at Olympic Dam sustained the most evident damage, with a steel frame at the front of the business completely folding in and around the fuel lanes. The Roadhouse was still open for business the next day, without the use of the petrol bowsers. Laverick’s management were unavailable for comment at the time of print. There were also reports of hail around Roxby Downs and Olympic Dam the following day, Wednesday, November 9.

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ABOVE: Sandy Sumsion with Jai, Luke, baby Noah, Sarah and Aiden Sanders. By Millie Thomas


very now and then a ray of light shines through what otherwise could be a bad


Maybe it’s Roxby’s recent crazy weather that’s made me talk in atmospheric metaphors, or maybe it’s just a recent show of kindness. Well-known local children’s entertainment entrepreneur Sarah ‘Fairybelle’ Saunders and her husband Luke were left in a difficult situation four weeks ago when Sarah went into labour with the couple’s third child a month premature. Sarah had just travelled the 15 hours across to Geelong in preparation for her early November birth, but six hours after she arrived, her ‘water’ broke. With Luke in Roxby Downs on the other end of a frantic phone call from Sarah, he set about trying to get across country to see his wife and the birth of his new son. “I rang Qantas up and pretty much they said the flight is booked, just head down there and someone may give you their ticket or not rock up. So I was hoping for one or the other,” said Luke. Luke hurried to the Olympic Dam Airport that morning and started asking passengers if they

would give up their seat to Adelaide, without much luck. “Most of them were looking away and sort of gave the face of; don’t ask me for the ticket,” he said. Meanwhile, locals Sandy and Craig Sumsion were waiting for the plane to arrive, to travel to Adelaide and pick up their new car. Observing the state Luke was in as he approached strangers in the airport, Sandy realised something was wrong. “I saw this young guy just asking people, and they were shaking their heads, saying no mate,” she said. “Craig and I had been watching him and I said something’s not right, this guy is a mess! He only had his wallet in his hand, didn’t have any luggage with him or anything.” It wasn’t until Luke approached a gentleman close to Sandy that she realised what the emergency was. “When I heard what was distressing him, I just looked at Craig and he knew what was coming! “I just went up to him (Luke) and just said look mate, I don’t know you but I did hear what you just asked and if the airlines can make it happen, I will give you my ticket.” She was met with an exuberant express of relief. “He just about passed out on the spot I think!” said Sandy. “I think

he had given up all hope, because he had had a lot of no’s.” From there, Luke and Sandy approached the airline to see if it was possible to exchange the ticket, and organise a connecting flight for Luke to Melbourne. “I just stood there with Luke and when they said yes, it can happen, he just threw his arms around me!” said Sandy. “I just said well off you go, obviously you’ve got to sit next to Craig, so he can talk cars and you can try and calm yourself down and just bring the bub into see me when you get back.” Luke, was obviously extremely grateful for Sandy’s generosity. “I was ecstatic,” he said. “I had never seen her before in my time up here, and for someone to just off their back offer their ticket like that it was very rewarding for humanity.” Evan Noah Sanders was born in Geelong at 3:09am on Sunday October 2, and his father, Luke, was there to see it happen. Craig and Sandy have kept in constant touch with the Sanders family, and met young Noah for cuddles last week. “They gave me this little gift, it was a statuette called the guardian, and it’s a lady holding a baby and they said, we feel like you’re our guardian angel.”

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Burns victim tells his story

Deb Bates (Julian Burton Burns Trust), BHP Billiton representative Chad Menzies, RDAS students Steph Bastian, Emily Smith, Lauren Hocking, Tom Spaeth and Julian Burton and Angus Hahn in front at the presentation.

No relief for dog owners By Vanessa Switala


s previously reported in The Monitor, there still does not seem to be a solution for dog owners in Roxby for a place to let their dogs run free. There are 750 registered dogs in Roxby Downs and dog owners are feeling the need for a dog park so their furry friends can socialise and run unrestricted. In the South Australian Assessment Report for the expansion of Olympic Dam numerous parks and ovals have been proposed but there is no mention of a dog park. Bill Boehm said BHP Billion’s approved SEIS (Supplementary Environmental Impact Statement) provides for a general expansion of a range of parks, open spaces and community facilities. He said, ”It will not be until BHP Billiton agrees to proceed with the project and finalise an implementation program that a more definitive location for a future dog park can be finalised in conjunction with BHP Billiton. “We are not yet at that point. All indications are that a suitable space can be found and incorporated into the proposed Master Plan Design but it is essential that this be done in conjunction with the development of other recreation areas,“ he added.

Community members have suggested a dog park be located at the closed caravan park or the Roxby Downs Pony Club as these are already fenced areas. But, the closed caravan park space will supposedly be utilised as an extension for the Roxby Downs Area School and Roxby Downs Council Municipal Works Officer Peter Keller said the Pony Club could not be used due to stables and horses that are kept on the premises. The land also belongs to the Pony Club, not the Council, and dogs would drastically damage the land, he said. Mr Keller recently said no suggestions or further comments have been made to the Council regarding a dog park. Recently, local resident Sam Sunners German Shepherd, ‘Boss’ was hit by a vehicle on Olympic Way. Ms Sunners said she let Boss run freely on the school oval but Boss then started chasing a bird. “Before I realised that he was heading towards the gate, he was already out of the gate,” she exclaimed. Ms Sunners has lived in the local area for 11 years and Boss turned one year old the day he was hit. Boss sustained many injuries; a raised heart beat, internal bleeding, grazed shoulders, back leg, groin, face and even lost a nipple but thankfully, Boss survived.

Ms Sunners agrees it would be ideal to have a dog park that is fenced, in the area. She said she usually lets Boss run on the ovals and it is the first time he ran off the oval. Mr Keller, previously told The Monitor the public can let their dogs off the leash on walking trails through the sand hills as long as they can verbally control the dog. “On the streets you must have your dog on a two metre lead but if you walk your dog through those walks or let your dog go, you have got to be aware that if your dog can’t be controlled and it does cause trouble and it does happen to bite and fight with another dog, you could finish up losing your dog including big fines and even destruction orders.” He also said the Council support the proposal for a dog park but they have not received much support from BHP Billiton regarding the issue. “It would be great if someone could come up with a solution for the Council. “Basically, I don’t have a solution. I have a problem without a solution. “I feel a bit frustrated not being able to offer some kind of park for dogs. Even if we could come up with a patch of sand somewhere,” he said.

By Millie Thomas

As part of BHP Billiton Olympic Dam’s Safety Month, Roxby Downs Area School students were last week addressed by Bali bombing survivor, Julian Burton. The Burnsafe educational program is part of the ongoing partnership with BHP Billiton Olympic Dam’s Community Development Fund. Mr Burton, who suffered life-threatening burns from the 2001 incident, helped establish the Julian Burton Burns Trust in 2003 to raise funds for the prevention, care and research of burn injury. Mr Burton spoke to the children about his experience in Bali, making the right decisions, and the severity and easy prevention of burns. “I just think that no matter at any age from year seven to year ten, they (the children) understand the difference between right and wrong and so the philosophy that I have is it’s about

choices,” said Mr Burton. “Every choice has a consequence and to me it’s just reinforcing that message.” He said that hearing this sort of life experiences and advice from a different voice may help have an affect on the children. He used his past teaching career at Woodcroft College, and the charitable nature of the Burns Trust to help educate children. “Standing in front of students I think, show something that’s engaging, that can be a bit entertaining and they’ll

learn and it’s interesting for them,” he said. A BHP Billiton spokesperson said the presentation was well recieved by all. “I think it’ll resonate with them and at the end of the day, they listen and think about and take on board what you say. At the end of the day that’s where the choices start then.” The Julian Burton Burns Trust team also had an information stall at the recent BHP Billiton Family Day, with a focus on home burn prevention, education and basic first aid.

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Sgt draws a hard line for kids and party goers By Millie Thomas According to Sgt Garry Elliott, loud parties and noisy foot traffic at night is not normal, contrary to popular belief. Sgt Elliott observed early after his arrival in Roxby Downs last month the amount of social noise reverberating throughout town and said people need to show more consideration for others. 20 years ago when the town was new it might have been the norm but now the town has an older population and with that comes change. He said he recognises the opposite shifts worked by local residents, but remains unconvinced this is a valid excuse. “So far I have heard a couple of parties and people walking loudly around the area and I’m thinking to myself well I don’t mind a certain time, but other times, you have just got to let people rest,” he said. “We need to be more considerate and I think a lot of that comes down to the children walking the streets.” Sgt Elliott said he is not surprised at the

amount of children walking the streets by themselves after dark, but is concerned about the extent of the parents’ concern. “Really what we’ve got to look at is talking to the parents and saying you need to be more responsible, you need to know where you’re children are at certain times and put a curfew on your children. “Whilst your children are living in your home, they are your responsibility, don’t let your children take control. “Yes children are going to be walking the streets, but if they are, parents you need to know where they are, you need to know who they’re with.” An added concern, Sgt Elliott said, was the misconception that parents buying alcohol for their children was a safe option. Regardless of whether it is one drink or six, he said it is still binge drinking to a minor. “Behind some of the thought today is that some of the parents are supplying their children with alcohol saying that if I give

them this amount, at least I know what they’re drinking. “One is binge drinking for a sixteen year old because they shouldn’t be having any. “Parents: take back control and say no.” Further to that, Sgt Elliott said the amount of underage drinking in small communities is a concern Australia wide, with Roxby Downs is not different. “A common practice to get alcohol for youth is to get young adults to buy it and sell it back to them, sometimes at a profit,” explained Sgt Eliot. “It is an offence to supply minors with alcohol and also for minors to consume and or have in their possession liquor in a public place.” Last weekend four male youths were reported for being in possession of alcohol in a public place and a 16 year old male youth was taken to the local hospital because of excessive drinking. “What will it take for this attitude of binge drinking to change - a death or someone who ends up handicapped the rest of their lives?” he asked.

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Roxby police news On the October 29 this year a 27 year old Roxby Downs male was arrested for theft, a 38 year old Roxby Downs male was arrested for disorderly behaviour, resisting arrest and assaulting police and a 20 year old Roxby Downs male was also arrested for failing to cease loiter, all relating to incidents that at occurred at The Club, Roxby Downs. Both were bailed to appear at the Roxby Downs court at a later date and barred from licensed premises in Roxby Downs until court in February 2012. A 34 year old Roxby Downs man was arrested by police after minor damage was caused to a police vehicle near Richardson Place on Saturday, November 5. The male was bailed to appear at the Roxby Downs court at a later date. A 46 year old Roxby Downs man was arrested by police for failing to cease loiter and resisting arrest in Richardson Place on Saturday, November 5 and was bailed to attend court at a later date. Both males were barred from licensed premises until their court dates in February 2011. A 46 year old Greenwich man was reported for exceeding PCA (Prescribed Concentration of Alcohol) with a reading of 0.094 when stopped at a driver testing station on Olympic Way, Roxby Downs on November 5. He was issued with an immediate loss of licence for six months. Also, a 31 year old Roxby Downs male was issued with an expiation notice for exceeding PCA with a reading of 0.068 when stopped at a driver testing station on Olympic Way, Roxby Downs on November 5. On Saturday, November 5 police issued a 72 hour environment protection order to stop all noise being emitted from a private residence and a $360 expiation notice





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to a 18 year old Roxby Downs male due to excessive noise on Stuart Rd, Roxby Downs. It is timely to remind members of the community of their obligations in relation to noisy parties during the forthcoming festive season. The Environmental Protection Act is specific in relation to creating noise that disturbs another person. This not only includes music but also general noise. It is the responsibility of all householders to ensure that any noise emanating from their premises does not cause a disturbance to their neighbours. In a previous issue Sgt Elliott mentioned that police would acknowledge persons who clearly bring credit to being a good driver or doing something that went that extra mile to give a helping hand to others. On Thursday, November 3 police responded to a call to assist a broken down motorist on Borefield Road approximately 66 kilometres north of Olympic Dam. On arrival police found a local tour operator attempting to fix the problem but without success only to find that he too had to repair a flat tyre. A short time later two good samaritans by the name of Angelo Zanlorenzi and Paul Seychell arrived with a car trailer. They had attempted to get help earlier only to end up hiring the trailer themselves and attending to assist in getting the stricken motorist back to Roxby Downs. It did not stop there as they offered hospitality in providing accommodation for the middle aged couple from Victoria. Their assistance reflects great credit on them and highlights the community spirit of the people of Roxby Downs. A reminder to the public for Police Attendance ring 131444 or for an Emergency requiring, Police, Ambulance, CFS dial triple zero (000).


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Libs back mine Bill

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ABC Online recently reported that the Opposition Leader, Isobel Redmond said the support of the Liberal Party will allow BHP Billiton to have certainty about the fate of the mine. “There are things that maybe could have been better for the State but with the economic circumstances, with the massive debt, we felt that economically we could not afford for this project not to go ahead,” she said. Mineral Resources Minister, Tom Koutsantonis has welcomed the Liberal Party’s support. “It will be the greatest investment we can make in (the) future prosperity in South Australia because it’s a great advertising campaign for us about how we do business in this state,” he said. “I’m sure that the Greens and others will do what they can to stop this, but now that the two major parties have looked at this in detail (there) should be a very steady passage of this legislation through the Parliament and that’s a great symbol for South Australian business all around the world.”

It has been reported Mr Koutsantonis called the Greens “economic vandals of the highest order” and said they were deliberately prolonging the process if they oppose the development. “The rest of the world is watching this process here, we are about to change the state forever and this isn’t just about Olympic Dam, this is about our economic credibility,” he said. Ms Redmond told Adelaide Now, “We will certainly examine anything that is put to us, but we have done a comprehensive analysis of everything… and fundamentally we think it is a good deal for South Australia, and we will be behind it so unless there is something startling that reveals to us through an amendment then I doubt there will be a change.” Mr Koutsantonis said the option stands for Parliament to sit an extra week in order to get the Bill through. Parliament sat last week and is sitting again this week with the Indenture Agreement Bill as top priority. Greens MPs have resisted the legislation, demanding 100 amendments to the indenture act, but the controversial Bill still seems set

to pass. South Australian Greens Leader, Mark Parnell said it is no surprise the Liberals have supported the legislation and assures the public the Greens will ask the tough questions. The Greens also want the Olympic Dam mine project to be analysed by a committee comprised of scientific specialists and BHP Billiton executives who should note potential environmental risks and hazards. “What we have to remember is that it is the biggest industrial project in South Australian history,” he said. “It’s going to be the biggest hole in the ground on the face of the planet and I think the people of South Australia expect their members of parliament to give this project very thorough scrutiny,” he added. Mr Parnell told Adelaide Now, “We are not deliberately trying to delay this into next year, there is no point doing that, but we are not going to be cut short and (be) stopped from asking the questions that need to be asked.” However, because of Mr Parnell’s amendments, the debate could exceed the parliamen-

tary sitting calendar and the Bill’s passage may be delayed until Parliament resumes in February next year. The Greens will fail without support from the Liberals. Premier Jay Weatherill called a meeting with Mr Parnell last Thursday as he was concerned Mr Parnell is frustrating the Bill’s passage and urged him to reconsider amendments to the indenture. Mr Weatherill told Adelaide Now the Greens oppose the current mine and its expansion. “Proper scrutiny is something I support, but I don’t support what essentially appears to be questions and amendments that seem to be about frustrating the legislative process,” he said. BHP Billiton is set to finalise the multi-billion dollar expansion early next year and has allocated $1.2 billion in pre-commitment capital for the first phase of the project when the bill secures passage through Parliament. Olympic Dam is currently the largest uranium deposit in the world and fourth largest copper and gold deposit.

Roxby Downs observes silence for the fallen F By Vanessa Switala

or one minute the nation stood still to remember fallen members of armed forces since World War One.

The significant day was a special tribute to all those who served and sacrificed for the Australian Defence Forces. This historic Remembrance Day fell on the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the eleventh year of this century. Jack McGuire, President of the Roxby Downs and Andamooka Returned Services League (RSL) organised the annual Remembrance Day service on Richardson Place with approximately 100 people attending. Mr McGuire addressed the crowd thanking the tradi-

tional owners of the land and expressing a deep respect and thankfulness for those who have fallen for our country. “Let us never forget that (those who have fallen) are legends. For the men and women of our armed services despite the difficulty of their mission, irrespective of the politics, are the keepers of the ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) tradition.” He added, “The tradition, my friends, is in good hands and it makes me proud to be an Aussie.” As it is the Royal Australian Navy’s centennial this year, Vicki Mason spoke emotionally of her father’s service in the Navy and of her son who is in the air force going to Afghanistan next year. “It is a day of remembering

those that didn’t come back and those that are still serving.” She added, “It is a job that has to be done. We may not agree with it but they are fighting for their country.” As wreaths were laid in front of the war service memorial, the combined choirs of Roxby Downs Area School and St Barbara’s Parish School sang harmonically. The sound of the bugle playing The Last Post silenced the crowd and the familiar emblem of poppies filled the street as people remembered those who have and are still fighting for their country. Mr McGuire would like to congratulate the RDAS and St Barb’s combined choir and thank them for their support. “Congratulations to the girls

and boys of the choirs. They are a credit to their teachers and their schools,” he said. He would like to thank the RDAS school captains Chelsea James and India Dix for their well researched and read speech. “I said to Kath Mcalister, the principal of RDAS, the girls deserved an ‘A’ and she replied they’ll get a ‘triple A’ for their efforts and I totally agree, it was the highlight of the ceremony,” he said. Mr McGuire would also like to thank Noela Beenham and her helpers for selling a boat load of badges and poppies for the Poppy Appeal as she never fails to sell out of badges and to ‘Burkey’, “most would know him by that Monika, who is always there when you need a hand. A true gentleman,” Mr

McGuire said. He would like to thank Reverend Mary Lewis for her kind prayers, Helen McGuire the secretary of the RSL for reading the prayer of remembrance, Wayne Morris vice president of the RSL for reading the ode, both Bluey Powell and Keith Moody for flag bearing and RoxFM for airing the poppy appeal community announcement. Mr McGuire would like to also extend a thankyou to Leigh and Teresa from Roxby Hourglass Jewellers for selling poppies from within and outside the shop. “Leigh is an ex-soldier and truly appreciates the ethos behind Remembrance Day and the Poppy Appeal,” he said. Thank you to Stevens Resources for putting up the

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ndamooka along with Coober Pedy and 10 other outback communities are still struggling with the effects of a recent 40% increase in power bills

Andamooka, and 12 other towns dotted around South Australia, not connected to the State’s power grid, have had limited success in resolving this problem. Andamooka Progress Opal Miners Association Chairperson Peter Allen said once the proposed major accommodation facility located between Roxby Downs and Andamooka is built, it will mean that a connection into the state grid is only 12km away. The recent KPMG study suggested that a connection into the Hiltaba power supply would cost something in the order of $1.5 million. Andamooka can then simply ‘plug in’ to Hiltaba’s connection to the power grid. Interesting, that Andamooka’s connection to the State power grid is dependent on private enterprise ‘setting up camp’, so to speak. APOMA was dismayed to discover that in the recently released Environmental Impact Study Supplementary report (EISS), ‘there was almost no mention of Andamooka He said that there was mention of Andamooka Road, because of Hiltaba’s proposed location and a ‘vague’ mention of monitoring Andamooka’s social issues. “Unfortunately when you monitor something, you actually react to a problem, so you wait for a problem to occur then you do something about it, which is totally unacceptable,” said Mr Allen. “We feel it’s so important to be proactive in these things, and not to react to a problem when it occurs. We need to stop the problem from occurring in the first place.” He said he is supportive of the mine expansion, but still has some reservations about Andamooka’s inclusion. “I really would like to think that BHPB were a bit more inclined to recognise some responsibility for the impact that it will have on Andamooka. Representatives from APOMA recently travelled to Iron Knob and met with MP Lyn Breuer (Giles, Labor), Russell Wortley (South Australia, Labor) Mary Patetsos Chairperson of Local Grants Commission and the Outback Communities Authority to highlight the urgent need for assistance in managing a rapidly growing community. The major stakeholders were sympathetic and have vowed to progress towards a solution in the very short term. THE MONITOR – Your Community Newspaper

gazeboes, the Roxby Downs Council for their support and cooperation, The Monitor for supporting a vital community event and the girls from Sodexo who thoughtfully surprised the crowd by supplying ice blocks for the children after the ceremony. “Finally, thank you to all the kids from scouts, cubs, both schools and the general public for being part of what was such an important event,” Mr McGuire finished. November 11 is the day to recall the official end of World War One as in 1918 on the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month the Germans signed the Armistice, formally ending the Great War after fighting for over four years.


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peed limits in South Australia are to change yet unless signposted to indicate 110, and then you throw in other zones like 80 and 70 kph for link routes to arterial roads. again.

By Christmas there will be a myriad of new sign postings indicating what roads and highways are restricted to 100 km/h as well as signs warning of speed zone changes The reduction in open speed limit is an initiative of the State Government to save lives on our roads, but the more sceptical conspiracy theorists say it is just another form of revenue raising. The roads affected will be those within 100 kilometres of Adelaide and the Yorke Peninsula and other specified areas like the Mid North, Barossa and Fleurieu Peninsula and the Murraylands. The compelling argument for the reduction in speed is the 290 casualty crashes in the past five years, which resulted in 22 fatalities and 121 serious injuries. The State’s default speed limit is now 100 kilometres per hour (kph) and soon roads not affected by the default limit will be sign posted accordingly, so motorists will have to be on full alert to note the change in limits from one area to another. There are already many differing speed zones from 25 kph to now 110, the biggest trap being any road not signposted in built-up areas the default is 50 kph. On the open road 100 kph

The Government is banking on data analysis that predicts we will see a reduction of 12 less casualty crashes each year, but only if drivers heed the new zones. But if you don’t respect the new limits you can be sure expiation notices will be heading your way. Fines ranging from $252 to $650 will apply as well as losing valuable demerit points depending on how much over the limit you travel. The demerit point losses will run from one to six and could soon see repeat offenders walking or hiring a taxi to get around. For those living here in the Far North most roads including the Stuart Highway and Port Wakefield Road will not be affected by the reduction. Travellers to and from Adelaide or the other areas mentioned will have to remember the changes and drop their speeds appropriately. There are arguments the cost of the change would be better spent on upgrading roads making it safer for the travelling public in regional SA and catching up on the $200 million is back maintenance of regional roads. Now only time will tell if the reduction in speed works. If it saves one life it will be deemed a success.

Letters to the Editor . . . Superannuation a legal version of armed robbery

Potable water is available at Andamooka?

Superannuation was part of the roving capital or Funny Money behind the Global Financial Crisis. And it has become a parasite to many businesses, and staff who may indirectly sacrifice salary to cover mandatory payments. Superannuation is almost a legal version of armed robbery. If the superannuation levy rises to 12 per cent, workers should at least be able to access superannuation contributions for key items such as buying a home, and likely to yield far more in terms of lifestyle and material returns. Linda Vij

I reply to Peter Allen about water for the tourists at Andamooka. Are there any signs directing tourists to where the water is available? If you are referring to the tank at the camping grounds, have a look through the top opening and see how many dead mice are floating on top of the water. Also, you said four years those tanks have been there at the play pen? Why does it take four years to get a plumber? Where is all the money spent on, now you are charging pensioners $10.00 on a 1,000 gallons of water.

Most meetings are not advertised too much around town. Put a note in the p/o boxes. Also, if a captain can’t steer a ship, he gets replaced. I have read your newsletter, I find a Mickey mouse cartoon more interesting. From a resident. Name and address supplied

Protect the beauty - don’t rubbish Lake Mary My husband and I had some friends come to visit us in Roxby and we thought we would take them to Lake Mary. It’s a place we have always enjoyed very much in the past just to get away from it all. Our friends were pleasantly

surprised when we approached the lake and could not believe how such beauty exists in the middle of the desert. We decided to go for a walk around the lake and as we started walking sadness and shame came upon me. There were empty containers, lolly wrappings, broken glass and a huge piece of plastic, metres long left by people. I almost burst into tears as I could not believe that people could do this to such a beautiful piece of nature. Please take your rubbish with you (like the sign says), so we can all enjoy the beauty of Lake Mary without worrying where our kids can go for a walk. Els Scroop



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LAST WEEK’S HOT TOPIC: Do you think Australian troops should be withdrawn from Afghanistan? Re: Afghanistan – history shows us the British had a crack in the 1800’s, the Russians had a go in the 1980’s and the Americans are – guess what - losing in 2011! Bring our diggers home. There is no point! History says so! Leroy I want the Aussie troops home as soon as possible before there are many more needless deaths. Mum of a serving soldier So PM Gillard expressed her admiration for the courage and sacrifices of Australian troops in a quick visit to Afghanistan last week. How many times will she express her sadness and lame commiserations to the families of those killed? Ivan of the Far North Three more of our soldiers shot by another “rogue” Afghan solider this week. How much more evidence does this Government want? Give the Afghans what they want and see how they will fight off the Taliban on their own. AM A fenced dog park? How about a fenced playground or two for the kids in town to play safely without parents having to chase them if they start running toward the road! L If anyone wants more evidence how dangerous the Greens are to this State and Country, Mark Parnell has shown the damage he is prepared to do to the development of this state. It’s not just about OD expansion it’s about every other mining development here. Parnell and his mob can drive miners away from SA in their droves. Hope those who voted him in lose their jobs first! Juztanaveragejoe The end of tobacco is in sight – hurray! As the plain packaging legislation for tobacco products comes to Parliament, it is time to raise the next step in the process of ending tobacco use in our society. Mood altering substances include caffeine, alcohol, antidepressants, marijuana, party drugs, amphetamines and heroin. There are those available in the open market, including tobacco. There are others on medical prescription and others in the criminal market. These are labelled licit, prescription and illicit drugs. The change in attitude towards tobacco, although coming stepwise will finally result in tobacco being switched from the licit to the illicit list. It is time to make tobacco illicit and to put it among those substances we decide are antisocial and dangerous. In so doing, the tobacco companies become illegal and are to be treated as criminal drug bosses. Similarly, supermarkets, hotels and corner shops become drug pushers (unless they change their policy). The victims of tobacco dependence will commit an offence, every time they light up. Already they have to skulk around the edge of buildings and are pitied by their primary school aged children. Stopping teenagers from taking up smoking requires a heavy hand, but the heaviest hand should be against the tobacco companies. Dr Owen D Lewis, Roxby Downs

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Scouts geared up for ‘Cuboree’

Clinton Atkins, Harvey Michels, Anastazia Kraitor and Nick Martin are geared up for the Cuboree in Adelaide this weekend.

By Vanessa Switala


challenge will be keeping up their the chance to catch up with some of their Canberra cub friends at the ‘Cuboree’ in Adelaide as both groups are staying an extra night than others. Similarly, Nick Martin who is together for a gear check night. The nine years old has previously been cubs were told to bring everything they were going to bring on the at a ‘Cuboree’ in Adelaide two years camp so leaders could check their ago. He started scouts two years ago equipment and belongings. Ms Tayler said it was a good and hopes there are more water chance for the cubs to practice balloon fights this year. “The best thing about scouts is putting their sleeping bags away and packing their bags by them- you get to do lots of activities,” Nick selves. said. Harvey Michels and Clinton AtAnastazia Kraitor who is also kins are both looking forward to the nine years old is new to scouts this Adelaide ‘Cuboree’ after they both year. attended the Australian Canberra She said she has been on camp ‘Cuboree’, along with 9,000 other with the cubs before but is really cubs, earlier this year in January. During the Canberra ‘Cuboree’, looking forward to the Adelaide the activities the cubs undertook ‘Cuboree’ because, “I used to live equivalent kilometres for a one way there and it won’t be as prickly as the racecourse.” trip from Sydney to Perth! Anastazia said the best thing The boys said they are especially looking forward to the fun water about being a cub is, “you get to activities and Challenge Hill at the learn new things and get to do cool South Australian ‘Cuboree’ in Ad- things!” elaide. The cubs leave on Friday, NovemWhen Harvey and Clinton were ber 18 from the Lions Park. Those last at a Cuboree at ‘Wood House’, participating should be at the bus at Adelaide, they were both still in Jo- 8am for an 8.30am departure. eys around three years ago. If you are interested in joining The ten-year-old boys are set to the scouts go online tohttp://www. move up to scouts next year and are happy the cubs have new tents to register. to sleep in this year. If you would like to become a Clinton said, “The best thing about scouts is you go every- volunteer or leader, please contact Tracey Michels for more details on where!” Clinton and Harvey will have 0438 711 727.

he Roxby Downs Scout energy. “They get so excited and there Group has been busy recently preparing for the ‘Cuboree’ is just so much to see and do, they come home exhausted,” she said. in Adelaide this weekend. Last week, the group gathered From November 18-20 a large camp of cubs from around South Australia will meet in Adelaide and take part in fun and exciting activities. Approximately 4,000 children between the age of eight and ten years old will be attending the event. Roxby Downs Scout Group Chairperson, Tracey Michels said Cub Leader, Rebecca Tayler, has been actively preparing her Cubs for the upcoming trip. Ms Tayler, better known by her cubs as ‘Akela’ said, even though some of them have not been away from home before she thinks they will manage. She said a week before the school holidays the cubs had a practice camp for two nights at the Roxby Downs Racecourse which left them even more excited for the ‘Cuboree’ in Adelaide. “It was a bit of a concern but they all did really well,” Ms Tayler said. She believes the cubs will enjoy all the activities as they are “really exciting and full on.” Ms Tayler said the cubs will also enjoy socialising and interacting with other groups from around South Australia. “Up here we don’t get the opportunity to socialise with other groups but in Adelaide they do.” Ms Tayler said the cub’s biggest

Education fundraiser success


teve Saunders completed his 560 kilometre bike ride from Adelaide to Roxby Downs on November 9 to raise funds for education in Vanuatu. The ‘Tour de Mid-North’ was completed over a seven day period and finished with a concert and auction at the Roxby Downs Leisure Centre. Mr Saunders said the concert was very well received and everyone had a good time. Mr Saunders’ wife, Gus Saunders said items were kindly donated by local traders and she is very proud of her husband. Mr Saunders said the ride went surprisingly fast. “But, the last leg from Woomera to Roxby almost killed me!” He found it easier to ride at night due to the cooler conditions, less wind and found car visibility easier due to their headlights. Mr Saunders said he left Woomera after a storm around 2.30am and arrived in Roxby to a warm welcome Gus and Steve Saunders busking in the mall

from Reverend Mary Lewis. He wishes to thank Reverend Lewis for offering him a shower and clean up before the busy afternoon began. Mr Saunders said the concerts in Laura and Roseworthy were, “very well received.” The concerts raised funds for the Rowhani Baha’i’ School in Vanuatu to assist children in need. Generously, BHP Billiton is matching every dollar raised to support Mr Saunders in this endeavour. Many children in Vanuatu do not go onto study further than year eight because the Government simply does not have funds to pay for education beyond that point. Children are then sent out to seek whatever menial work they can find to support their family from then on. A school in the town of Luganville on Espiritu Santo (the largest island of the Vanuatu group) has been established to provide the students with a solid, broad education through to year 10 with the hope that a high proportion will continue into year 12. The $4,500 to $5,000 Mr Saunders has raised, without BHPB matching the amount, will be more than enough to maintain the school for a year. The funds raised will be used for infrastructure needs and the schools’ extensive scholarship program. Mr Saunders previously told The Monitor it is staggering what is achieved in the Rowhani Baha’i’ School with so little funding. “I visited the school four years ago and was blown away by the dedication and what they are achieving there,” he said. For more information, visit the school’s website at rowhanibahaischool.weebly. com.

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Stay alive after a snakebite


A Ambulance Service is reminding people to stay still and call an ambulance if they are bitten by a snake. The warning comes as the weather warms up and snakes become more active in gardens and parks across the state. “Keep the victim and especially any bitten limb as still as possible and call triple-zero to request an ambulance,” said Chris Cotton, SA Ambulance Service team leader and snakebite expert. The service also advised people to have a snakebite plan and to treat all snakebites as potentially serious. In the case of a snakebite, a firm bandage should quickly be applied along the whole bitten limb. “Firm bandaging along the entire length of the limb, including over the bite site, and keeping the limb as still as possible retards movement of the venom into the bloodstream,” said Mr Cotton. If people do not have a band-

age available, items of clothing can be used to apply pressure over the bite site until a bandage is located. “Use any cloth material that is capable of applying a firm and even compressing force over the bite area. “It is important not to take the original makeshift bandage off ; just bandage over the top of it as soon as a proper bandage is made available.” Calling triple-zero is vital, he said, as SA Ambulance Service could provide lifesaving advice over the phone and treatment at the scene by ambulance personnel. Mr Cotton said it was important not to wash venom off a bitten area as it could be used to work out which type of snake had bitten the person and which treatment may be needed at hospital. On average, three people in Australia die as a result of snake bites each year, but Mr Cotton said this could be reduced. “With appropriate first aid applied immediately after be-

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Chris Cotton shows how to apply a bandage after a snakebite

ing bitten, this number could be lessened further.

Have a snakebite plan • Wear sturdy, enclosed footwear and long pants when bushwalking. • Look carefully before placing hands under low vegetation. • Carry at least two 15 centimetre elasticised crepe bandages when bushwalking. • Have a mobile phone with you and call triplezero (000) if you are bitten. • Know where you are so you can describe your location to SA Ambulance Service.

difficulties • Drowsiness • Pain or tightness in chest or abdomen • Limb weakness or paralysis • Muscle tenderness.

What to do if someone is bitten by a snake:

• Call triple-zero (000) for ambulance assistance. • Keep the victim calm. • Ensure they remain as still as possible. • Quickly apply a broad pressure bandage firmly over the bite site and extend the bandage to cover the entire length of the limb. • Apply a splint to further Signs and symptoms of restrict movement of the snakebite may include: limb. • Puncture marks, scrapes • Wait for expert medical or scratches on the skin treatment to arrive by • Nausea, vomiting or paramedics or ambulance diarrhoea officers. • Headache • Double or blurred vision Do not: • Wash, cut or suck the droopy eyelids venom from the bite. • Shallow or absent • Walk the victim around breathing • Apply a tourniquet. • Swallowing or speaking

Big Sky members need to vote for merger T

he Big Sky Credit Union (Big Sky) Board and Management have approved the proposal for Big Sky to merge with Lifeplan Building Society (Lifeplan) and become a part of the Australian Unity Group. As a member, the Board believes it is important you have sufficient information to make an informed decision on the proposed merger and to assist it has a dedicated page on the Big Sky website to help with any questions members may have. A misconception has been that members do not need to vote, it is important that you make your vote count. Voting can be done via mail, in person or electronically. All details for voting will be sent to all members in a Member Information Statement. This contains a comprehensive outline of the specifics of the proposal to merge and your instructions on how and where to vote. Please remember to vote as it is the only way to ensure that you get the outcome you are looking for. Benefits of the proposed merger include: • 0.25 percent interest rate reduction on all variable loans. • 0.10 percent rate increase for online savings. • Free unlimited RediATM transactions ($200 and above). • Eight free ReditATM transactions (under $200). • Free unlimited Eftpos • Free cheque books Members are encouraged to visit or call us on 1300 654 321 to ensure you have all the information you need to cast an informed vote.

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Celebrate with Simpatico

Alabaster Barossa comes to Roxby Barossa’s most soulful shopping destination, Alabaster Barossa, visits Roxby for the first time this month. Alabaster founder, Bridget Laucke, says it is all an extension of the business philosophy of giving regional women a genuine shopping experience, promoting its soulful brands and looking after it’s customers. “We’ve had some great customers from Roxby and northern South Australia over the years, so I thought it might be nice if we made the trip to equal things out,” said Bridget. “I started Alabaster because there


hose who have enjoyed a Simpatico Wine at the Roxby Downs Tavern can now indulge at home, just in time for the festive season.

seemed to be a homogenised ‘sameness’ to stores both in SA and nationally and that regional areas can often miss out on the diversity of unique fashion.” Bridget and staff will be bringing the coveted One Season resort wear and much loved Elk Accessories to Roxby Downs for the November 19, market day, perfect pieces for a long summer. Alabaster represents brands which have a commitment to cultural sensitivity, the environment and non exploitative work practices. “We are all about looking great and feeling great about what you are wearing and where you put your money. In essence we believe you should buy less but buy better,” Bridget said. Alabaster will consider making seasonal visits to Roxby and other towns and cities in the mid to far north of South Australia in 2012 and plans for the continued development of its current site will enhance a visit the beautiful Barossa Valley. “The Barossa has a great integrity with its wine and food culture,” said Bridget, “and now we can add an authentic retail experience to our bow.” Fo r d e t a i l s co nt a c t B r i d g e t Laucke on 08 8563 0857 or visit

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Balfours in the largest fresh bakery in Australia and home to the iconic cream and sponge frog cakes. They are perfect washed down with a Farmer’s Union Iced Coffee – one of SA’s biggest brands and one that has a history of outselling Coca Cola in SA!

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The family-owned boutique winery, located in the heart of the Barossa Valley, Tanunda, has an amazing range of both white and red wines, and Roxby residents are invited to drop by the cellar door on their next trip to the region. Located at the corner of the well-known intersection of Barossa Valley Way and Vine Vale Road, the white wine range includes semillon, viognier, bubby viognier and moscato. The red range includes the ‘Secret Vale’ cabernet sauvignon, merlot and shiraz, Pandora’s Gold Rose and a premium range of reds including ‘Sunrise Block Shiraz’, ‘Sunset Block Cabernet Sauvignon’ and ‘SWR Shiraz’. Owners Steve and Rebecca Hay purchased Simpatico Wines in 2010, but have been making the wines since early 2008 from their home vineyard in the western Barossa area. If you are venturing through the Barossa Valley drop into the cellar door. Simpatico Wines offer cheese and wine tastings everyday where you can sample five premium wines matched with selected cheeses from the Barossa Valley Cheese Company. Or try the indulgent wine and chocolate tasting with hand-made, gourmet chocolates, also matched to five of Simpatico’s premium wines. Wine lovers can also order online at and iPhone users can access more info through the new ConnectBarossa application.

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Food, glorious food!


Maggie’s Rendezvous – Orroroo

outh Australia is spoilt for choice when it comes to great food and wine, whether it’s a pub meal in the Flinders Award-winning Maggies Rendezvous at Orto fine dining in the city – you do not have to roroo is a unique coffee shop also selling art go far to get a treat for the tastebuds.

Arid Lands Botanic Park and Café

If you are driving south, do not miss the opportunity to pop into the Arid Lands Botanic Park. You’ve probably driven past the sign a million times, and maybe popped in for a look at the garden (entry is free). However, if you are looking for a light lunch or morning tea look no further. The café offers fantastic modern Australian snacks and light lunches, usually with an outback twist. You’ll find quandong jam and chutney somewhere on the menu, and many other Aussie quirks to treat your tastebuds.

Outback Pride

Outback Pride is a range of bush tucker derived products sourced through a program in indigenous communities across South Australia. It is an amazing program that has seen products from the outback to the tables of some of the best restaurants in the State. From frozen and fresh foods, to sauces, preserves, dried herbs, spices and even wild lime cordials, Outback Pride has a unique range. Find out more at www.

and craft. The menu includes Roo Burgers, home-made cakes, biscuits, scones and ice-cream, along with a range of local and regional produce including jams and chutneys.

Old Bakery at Stone Hut

If it is a good old country baked pie or pasty you are after, look no further than the old bakery at Stone Hut. The Stone Hut Bakery is an icon on the Southern Flinders Ranges, and is a great place to stop and pick up freshly baked goods, including bread and rolls. The bakery also showcases a range of local produce including olive oils, olives, pistachio nuts, honeys, jams, relishes, chillies, olive oil soaps, and much more. You can even sample a few of the local wines! The Stone Hut bakery is located at Stone Hut, about seven kilometres South of Wirrabara on Main North Road.

Bluey Blundstones Melrose

Travelling along Main North Road through Melrose, it is hard to miss Bluey Blundstones – the old Black Smith’s cottage. It is an unique experience to wander through the old shop, complete with an amazing array of old tools of the trade in the original hut, but if you feel like a bite you’ll find something tantalising in the adjoining coffee shop. The menu varies, but home-cooked scones are a regular treat. Drop in on your next trip.

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estled in the stunning Langhorne Creek wine region and perfect for a summer getaway, natural evolution has provided Cleggett Wines with an exciting point of difference. Cleggett Wines is the only producer of award winning wines in the world, made from white cabernet sauvignon shalistin and bronze cabernet sauvignon malian. Owner Mac Cleggett holds ‘Plant Breeder’s Rights’ on these two sorts of cabernet sauvignon’, and partner Anne McLennan manages the business and has been instrumental in de-

veloping the wine styles on offer. The unique range of wines includes white cabernet sauvignon, rosé and sparkling (made from bronze cabernet sauvignon), and shiraz and cabernet sauvignon. The latest release Men of Kent -has won a gold medal and is a blend of cabernet sauvignon and white cabernet sauvignon. Cleggett wines also have a sweet white cabernet style and in 2010 made its first reserve white cabernet sauvignon, one of the ‘Hot 100 Wines of 2010.’. The white cabernet sauvignon shalistin is their signature wine, enjoyed by white and red


wine lovers alike. “The wine has hints of stone fruit, citrus and spice with the fresh fruit flavours developing a unique and lingering mouth-feel,” says Anne. “What does it taste like? Well not like any other white wine! A lovely wine to enjoy with seafood, chicken and lightly spiced dishes”. “Our three different coloured cabernet sauvignon grapes have evolved in a similar way to the three different coloured pinot grapes that evolved in France many years ago”. Cleggett Wines is proud to be developing two indigenous grape varieties and the wines are

becoming increasingly popular with consumers enjoying some of the older vintages almost as much as the latest vintage. Cleggett Wines cellar door and studio accommodation is located on the main Strathalbyn to Langhorne Creek road, in a stunning purpose built building. Visitors are welcome to call in for wine tastings and sales seven days a week. Large groups, vineyard tours, platters and light lunches can be arranged by appointment. A delightful queen size room overlooking the garden and vineyards is a ‘must stay’ when you visit the region.

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Building great men … from Roxby Downs Roxby Downs’ boys are developing into great men at St Peter’s College in Adelaide. Four current boarders, James, Ryan, William and Darcy (pictured), are climbing the ladder to success through the school’s holistic approach to education and building character in boys. Representatives from the independent boy’s school, located on Hackney Road in Adelaide, will be visiting the Roxby Downs’ Market Day this weekend and are inviting interested locals to visit. They will also be celebrating with parents of current students with a dinner at the club on Saturday night. The boys’ school is famous for developing the young minds and characters of some of SA’s best known men, including state premiers, AFL football players, Olympic swimmers, archbishops, astronauts and Victoria Cross recipients. It was also home to famous South Australian winemaker Sir James Hardy, who skippered for Australia in three America’s Cups. William, currently in Year 10, says moving to St Peter’s in Year 8 was a big step from Roxby, but a very rewarding stride towards his goal of becoming a doctor. William has recently returned from a couple

of months in Port Hope in Canada, and said the school provided students with amazing opportunities. He hopes to become a surgeon, specializing in cardiology. Headmaster Simon Murray said the school’s success was indicative of their unique approach to developing all boys into “great men”. “We believe in an holistic approach to education. We are educating minds, building healthy bodies and nourishing spirits. None of these things can happen in isolation. Boys who are supported in this way grow to become great men because we are leading them on a path to true strength of character,” Mr Murray said. “The cornerstone of educating boys is that all boys are safe to be themselves. Each and every boy must feel able to express himself and learn to cherish his uniqueness. Every boy is important; here at Saints his gifts and strengths will be celebrated, honoured and enabled. “It is not enough that we celebrate our high fliers and nurture those with difficulties. We must also ensure that the ‘boy in the middle’ is seen, heard, understood and valued. The ‘boy in the middle’ is the boy who quietly goes about his work, applying himself and achieving his best,” he said.

“One of the ways we do this is through cocurricular activity. Sport is an excellent outlet for boys, but the real reason we should value sport is as a learning tool. Through sport we learn to win with grace, lose with courage and participate with pride. The school also has an enviable academic, art, drama and outdoor education program and prides itself on developing individuals and their goals. “Good men are gentle men. At Saints I have learned that our boys are gentle. They are strong, active and masculine. But they are not macho, brutal or abusive towards the vulnerable. “These are well grounded boys who can look you in the eye,” Mr Murray said. “Boys who know what matters will grow to become good fathers, husbands and partners. Great men – who are instinctively good and gentle,” he said. “It is the joy and essence of our purpose to shape character in this way. Whether in the classroom or outside it, the sum total of a Saints education is a transforming experience.” Find out more at Market Day this Saturday or contact the school on 08 8130 3200.

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James, Ryan, William and Darcy climbing the ladder of success at St. Peters College.

Love Energy back for Market Day By Vanessa Switala


ove Energy will be coming back to Roxby Downs this Friday, Saturday and Sunday to answer the community’s questions on solar power.

The Love Energy team were previously in Roxby Downs on October 27 to meet with the community and present their “Shine a light on solar” seminar informing the community how the company can serve them and to gauge community issues. Kristian Livolsi, Chief Operating Officer, MaryEllen McMahon, Business Development Manager and Nick Birt, Commercial Energy Consultant left Roxby Downs with many questions from the community and are returning for the weekend and Market Day with answers to these questions. They will be visiting all those who enquired about their products and will look at their homes and which options best suit their needs. They have clarified many concerns regarding the extreme heat conditions in Roxby Downs and the effect it will have on solar panels and can not wait to share their findings with the community. This time South Australian Sales Consultant, Steven Moyes will join the team on their visit to our community. Mr Livolsi established Love Energy in 2010 with Richard Mintz. The company is now one of the leading solar power suppliers in Australia. The renewable energy specialists said they design and tailor to individual needs taking into account personal energy bills and various system sizes. Love Energy invite not only community members that went to their last information session but anyone who is interested to visit them on Market Day on Saturday, November 19. They are excited to talk to anyone interested and are armed with useful information they previously did not have.

Learn about the power of SOLAR! Love Energy is returning to Roxby Downs for Market Day Many Australians are being sold cheap, low quality and inefficient Solar Power Systems with questionable power output and short lifespans! At LOVE ENERGY we ONLY supply and install the highest quality and most advanced Solar Power Systems, all backed by world’s best warranties with Industry Partners Schott & Kyocera.

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Cody Innes, ‘Bubba’ and Rebecca Whitehead at the Motocross Night Meet on Saturday, November 5.

Ben Gostlow and Mia Oxlade during their visit to Roxby. Jordan, Jess and Amellia with their faces painted by clowns at BHP Billiton’s Family Day.

Declan and Taj at the Motocross Night Meet.

Drewe Swann and Shakira Ali enjoying the foam at BHP Billiton’s Family Day.

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Demmy Orr and Victoria Wilkin, Sims Industries promo girls, enjoying the atmosphere at the Motocross Night Meet.

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Roxby Downs CFS says be bushfire aware T

By Vanessa Switala

he Roxby Downs Country Fire Service (CFS) is concerned that some local residents may not be aware of bushfires that have recently been plaguing northern parts of South Australia. Brett Atkins, Roxby CFS Brigade Captain said because residents do not receive South Australian news in Roxby Downs, many may be unaware of the lurking danger of recent bushfires. Mr Atkins said members of the Roxby Downs CFS brigade have been sent to fires that have been burning in the north of South Australia including Merty-Merty in September, Alice Springs and Cordillo Downs, Strezlecki Track Fires during October. Mr Atkins said, “The nature of the scrub in and around Roxby Downs is very similar to what we have been fighting in the northern part of the state, these fires were started by lightening.” “One fire in particular came into South Australia from the Northern Territory and the Simpson Desert and burnt some five million hectares.” He said fires have also been around Marla, APY (Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara) Lands, Oodnadata, Mintabie and at one stage in September there were over nine fires burning in the Far North of South Australia. CFS has launched their new Smartphone application, ‘CFS FireApp’ to provide users with bushfire alerts and safety information whenever they are in South Australia. The application is available for free download in the iTunes application store, and was launched during Bushfire Action Week from October 23 to October 30. CFS Chief Officer, Greg Nettleton said the application extended the reach of bushfire action and safety messages.

“These new communication methods are not about providing the community with last-minute advice on what action to take and they do not replace what we’ve always done; they simply spread our messages further,” he said. “While the public has more choice now on how they receive information from the CFS, it remains imperative that they know their bushfire risk and make a plan. People need to take responsibility for preparing their property and families for the season,” he added. The ‘CFS FireApp’ includes an interactive map showing all current CFS incidents, current fire ban information, information on bushfire safer places in your area, a dial triple zero function and much more. Mr Atkins would like to remind all smokers that the penalty for throwing a cigarette from a car window or dropping one onto the ground that can contact flammable material, is $5,000 during the fire danger season. Some community members have already commented on the number of smokers throwing lit cigarettes from cars. The Roxby Downs CFS would like to encourage residents to visit the CFS website at, as there is valuable information that can help with what you can do, and cannot do during the fire danger season, and on total fire ban days. There is also information that may save your life in the chance of a fire. The CFS is pushing for tourists to have a plan in place and listen to the local radio for updates regarding fires in the area. CFS spokesperson Leigh Miller said, “Travelling in the outback during the bushfire season needs to be done with extreme caution and vigilance by recognising the warning signs and learning what to do to keep yourself and your

travelling companions safe.” Mr Atkins added, “We have a very high risk of fire in and around Roxby Downs, this is why the fire danger season was brought forward in the North West and East Pastoral Districts.” Roxby Downs falls in the North West Pastoral District. Roxby Downs CFS would like to remind the community that within the fire danger season the only fires which do not require a permit are fires used for cooking, personal comfort, fires in incinerators, gas fired appliances and gas or electric welding equipment provided they are lit in accordance with the regulations and council restrictions. During a total fire ban no fires can be lit. Can I use a gas or electric barbecue? During the fire danger season, yes, providing: The barbeque is clear of all flammable material to a distance of at least four metres; a person who is able to control the fire is present at the site of the fire until it is extinguished; and an appropriate extinguisher is at hand. On a total fire ban day? Yes. A gas or electric barbeque can be used within 15 metres of a domestic premises, or on a coastal foreshore. Providing; the barbeque is clear of all flammable material to a distance of at least four metres; a person who is able to control the fire is present at the site of the fire until it is extinguished; and an appropriate extinguisher is at hand. Can I use a kettle barbeque? During the fire danger season, yes, providing: The barbeque is clear of all flammable material to a distance of at least four metres; a person who is able to control the fire is present at the site of the fire until it is extinguished; and an appropriate extinguisher is at hand.

On a total fire ban day? No. Solid fuel burning kettle barbeque, (one that uses fuel such as wood, charcoal or heat beads) cannot be used unless you obtain a Schedule 10 permit from your local council. A gas-fired kettle barbeque can be used if: used within 15 metres of a domestic premises or on a coastal foreshore, providing that: the barbeque is clear of all flammable material to a distance of at least four metres; a person who is able to control the fire is present at the site of the fire until it is extinguished; and an appropriate extinguisher is at hand. Can I smoke cigarettes? During the fire danger season? Yes. You must not smoke within two metres of flammable bush or grass outside

of a township (penalty: $1,250). You must not throw a cigarette butt from a vehicle (penalty: $5,000). You must not drop or throw a cigarette butt where it will come into contact with flammable material (penalty: $5,000). On a Total fire Ban day? Yes. But: You must not smoke within two metres of flammable bush or grass outside of a township (penalty: $1,250). You must not throw a cigarette butt from a vehicle (penalty: $5,000). You must not drop or throw a cigarette butt where it will come into contact with flammable material (penalty: $5,000). For updates, more information, how to develop a Bushfire Survival Plan, and what you can and cannot do visit the CFS website under the Fire Restrictions Tab at

The Roxby Downs CFS brigade recently attended the fire in Northern Territory.

Johnno says ‘Thank you’ to all his sponsors Johnno Mason is currently biking it through Vietnam for the Flinders Medical Centre Foundation Vietnam Cancer Cycle Challenge 2011. This would not be possible without the support of his sponsors. “A massive thank you to Red Desert Cleaning Services, Kerry Burke and the one and only ‘Angel’ - Vicki Mason for all of their help and support. I could not have done this without them.”


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Caring for pets in hot weather

CAR REGISTRATIONS (SERVICE SA): Most of us know that Service SA days are Wednesday and Thursdays – 9am until 4.30pm at the Council office, but those new to town may not realise this and those new to South Australia may not even know what Service SA is. Our Service SA centre (reportedly one of the friendliest in the state), provides local residents with the ability to conduct vehicle registration changes and transfers, drivers licence theory tests, replacement number plates, boat registration and licensing, something that you might not expect to be able to do in the gateway to the outback! Our customer service staff are pleased to help you with any enquiries and have been trained by Service SA to act on their behalf in many instances. It’s a good idea to give us a call before you come to the Council office to see if there are any special documents you should bring with you in certain cases. There is also a supply of Service SA forms in the Council foyer, incase you miss the dedicated days of Wednesday and Thursday. AUSTRALIA DAY AWARDS: Earlier this year we saw some very special people in the spotlight as they accepted their Australia Day Awards on 26 January. (A much hairier) Merv Rogers was awarded Citizen of the Year for 2011, celebrating his tireless efforts in service to the community over many years and in many ways. The Senior Sports Person was land speed record holder, Mal Hewett whilst Junior Sports Award was presented to Jackson Millard. The RDAS Year 6-7 Country Netball Champions were honoured with the Sport Team of the Year award. Nomination forms and criteria for the Australia Day awards for 2012 are now available from the Roxby Council Office and Roxby Leisure Centre. Please note that the Citizen of the Year Awards nominations will close on Friday 16 December 2011 and Sports Awards will close on 9 January 2012.


In comparison, cats maintain their body the fridge for later. ust like people, animals are affected by Also, make sure there are some sheltered heat stress. Roxby Downs has a harsh temperature by licking their paws and summer climate and all pets need spreading saliva over their extremities which shady spots in the garden where your pet has a cooling affect as the fluid evaporates. can rest. special attention. Dogs do not sweat and rely on panting to maintain a constant body temperature. Dogs with short noses are especially vulnerable because if they become dehydrated they can not get enough saliva to wet their mouths and noses. Similarly, birds maintain temperature by panting which cools their bodies through evaporation of moisture from their airways.

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To avoid the effect of heat: Provide animals with large amounts of cool, clean drinking water. Do not leave water containers in the sun. Ideally, have at least two containers, in case one is knocked over. Freezing an ice-cream container of water and leaving it to thaw out during the day can provide a slow release of cool water for your pet to enjoy. Do not leave your pet’s food outside in the heat. If it is not eaten straightaway put it in

Development applications 101

Council rates, pet registrations, power and water accounts can all be paid:


• via the internet (EFT transfer) • over the phone by credit card, or • by mail,

hether you are looking to extend your home, build a new home, erect a shed, put up a verandah, work from home or install a swimming pool there is a chance you may need some sort of development approval from Council . Development rules are set by Planning SA, mainly to protect the public against unsafe construction but also to comply with the planning guidelines in all council areas.

for more information, check the back of your account or call us on 8671 0010

An application must be lodged every time you wish to undertake development. ‘Development’ is defined in the Development Act 1993 and refers to a wide range of activities associated with building work, advertising displays, changes in land use, land division and community title division (excerpt from Planning

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Never leave a pet confined to a hot house or shed for long periods of time or in unattended cars. If possible, bring them inside when it is hot and let them rest in a cool part of the house. Only exercise dogs in the cool of the morning or evening. Also, move aquariums and birdcages away from direct sunlight and keep curtains drawn – just the sun shining through windows may be hot enough to harm your pets.

SA – Guide for Applicants). Roxby Council enlists the services of planning officers, building inspectors and environmental health officers from other councils to process/approve development for our area in accordance with the Roxby Downs (Municipality) Development Plan. These officers are available to meet with you prior to engaging a builder, or even if you are just contemplating a building project in Roxby Downs. Council recommend that residents make these enquiries before they are considering building work – it could save time and money. Maria, our development administration officer would be pleased to assist with any initial enquiries, to explain the development approval process or to organise a referral to the planning officers. Please phone Maria on 8671 0010.



Opening hours 8.30 to 5 pm weekdays 9.30 am to 12 noon Saturdays Telephone 8671 0660 • Fax 8671 1418 Email:

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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The Board that provides a community voice locally Roxby Downs Business Forum ‘Steering Committee’ seeking nominations


he Community Board is seeking nominations from the business community for the following positions on the Business Forum Steering Committee: • A representative from a business that is a member of Contractor Framework Implementation Team (CFIT). • A representative from a mine based services business that is not a member of CFIT. • A representative from a wholesale product supplier to BHP Billiton. • A representative from a home based business. • A representative from Roxby Central Traders. • A representative from a business on Tutop St. • General positions on the steering committee from Roxby Downs based businesses (four positions). To qualify for the business forum, the business must have an office in Roxby Downs or Olympic Dam. There are ten positions available to business representatives on the Steering Committee. Self nomination is encouraged. For more information or to obtain a nomination form please contact Vivienne Holloway, Business and Cultural Development Consultant on 8671 0500 or email Nominations close Wednesday 23 November 2011, 5pm.

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t is a well known fact that Roxby Downs residents are well versed to technology and social networking as many of us live long distances from family and friends. Facebook is used by so many people to keep up to date on news of interest and information sharing and so the Community Board has created its own Roxby Downs Community Facebook page. Forum groups, not-for-profits and community groups can post in it, the idea is for it to be a community resource for info about community events, activities and updates. All a group needs to do is to email Vivienne Holloway ( ) or Kath Messner ( and we will post the info for you. If you are a Facebook user, please use the link below to find, join and like us to be up to date with important community news and events from across a wide range of areas. We encourage all local group members to help us promote community events and information by liking us too! roxbydownscommunity

Health Services Finder


A Health have launched a new ‘Health Services Finder’ online service.

The Health Services Finder is a free online directory from SA Health that provides comprehensive information about health and health related services across the private, public and community sectors in South Australia. Within the directory information can be found on: • Health professionals;

• Hospitals and help lines; • Community, charity and welfare organizations, and • women’s, men’s and aboriginal health organisations. You will find the Health services Finder at and brochures will be available at the Roxby Downs library soon.

Community Board lobbies on behalf of business


he Community Board recently responded to the feedback from Roxby Businesses, and to the commitments proposed by BHP Billiton via letters to Dean Dalla Valle (President Uranium BHP Billiton) and Hon. Tom Koutsantonis (South Australian Minister for Mineral Resources), with copies to go to Premier Jay Weatherill, Dr Paul Heithersay (Chief Executive Olympic Dam Task Force) and Kym WinterDewhirst (Vice President External Affairs, BHP Billiton) and the Council. The Community Board expressed feedback from the business community regarding concerns about loss of economic opportunity arising from Hiltaba Village being located outside of the township and municipality and suggested that the future sustainability and vibrancy of the local retail and business sector will be dependent upon the ability of local operators to maximise opportunities created by the expansion particularly those associated with the Hiltaba Village. The Community Board further requested the following: • More information about what retail and services will be provided at Hiltaba so that local busi-

nesses can plan strategically. • A bus service between Hiltaba Village and Roxby Downs, suggesting that workers accommodated in the village would yearn for a change of scenery and to meet new people, recommending that the bus service could be run at hours when anti-social behavior was unlikely to occur. • A re-definition of ‘local’ to mean Roxby based businesses, and a request that local businesses be offered opportunities for retail leasing and provision of goods and services before opening tenders to the broader market. • Expressed concerns regarding the time of the release of accommodation to contractors and service providers and requested more information regarding the affordable rental program and affordable housing program. • That Roxby Downs based businesses are pre-informed in a timely manner of requirements associated with construction and provisioning of projects so that they can prepare competitive tenders. • That Roxby Downs based businesses are provided the opportunity to remain competitive through the provision of support programs to help them build capacity and meet skills requirements so that they can compete on an even playing field. The Roxby Downs Community Board wishes to thank the businesses who provided feedback. It is crucial that local businesses continue to raise issues of concern and use the soon to be reformed Business Forum as a platform for further discussions.

JOINING FORUMS If you are interested in joining a forum please contact the following people. New members are always welcome.


Michelle Hales 0418 833 818 SPORTS and RECREATION FORUM Michael Esposito 0448 882 186 COMMUNITY GARDEN Patrik Ibele 8671 0168 HEALTH FORUM Karen Russell 8671 9020 ROXBY ROADSAFE MEETING 5.30PM ON December 8

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

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Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe.

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

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

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Community Librarian

The Community Librarian and the school’s Teacher Librarian work together to jointly manage the library service. The Community Librarian is responsible for the community segment of the library service and for ensuring that the recreational, cultural and informational needs of our growing, multicultural community are met. Applicants must be eligible for membership with (ALIA) and hold relevant tertiary qualifications. Previous experience in a joint use library environment will be highly regarded. An employment information pack containing details about the position and how to apply is available from the Council Office on 8671 0010. Please contact Michelle Hales, Manager Community Development, Governance and Strategic Support on 8671 0010 if you have any further questions. Applications close 12 noon Monday 28 November 2011. Bill Boehm Administrator


CHEF CASUAL Popular well known Northern Yorke Peninsula restaurant requires casual chef, experienced in a la carte dining, who is looking for a seachange. Trading hours are Thursday night, Friday and Saturday lunch and dinner and Sunday breakfast and lunch, for a minimum 30 hours a week. This gives plenty of scope to enjoy life in the quiet and pretty seaside fishing and tourist town of Port Broughton. From December to February, more hours are required. Licensed for 130 people (see ) we are looking for a chef with a positive customerfocused attitude, good communication skills and the ability to work under pressure in a small but dynamic team.

Thursday November 24 At 7.30pm Upstairs at the Roxby Downs Community Club All positions vacant All welcome

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The Roxby Downs Community Library is a joint use facility operated by the Roxby Downs Council and the Roxby Downs Area School. Council is seeking applications from suitably qualified and experienced people for the position of Community Librarian.

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AUCTION - Friday, Dec 9, 2011 at 12 noon This fantastic 4 bedroom home with 2 bathrooms & generous living area inside & out. Currently tenanted until February 2012. Open by appointment. Sherriff’s sale. Pursuant to instructions of the Sheriff of South Australia, by virtue of a warrant of sale issued out of the District Court of South Australia - Action No. DCCIV 1830 of 2007.

For details on this property, please phone Craig Sumsion on 0408 366 614 RLA 208715

RoxFM 2011 AGM Make a difference at your local radio station 105.5 RoxFM! Tuesday, December 6 at 6.30 pm Roxby Downs Community Club.

All positions available, all welcome. For more information call Julian on 8671 2545

FUNDRAISER Recently a mate and local employee named Troy Gum has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He is an apprentice plumber on site. Since being diagnosed, the cancer has travelled. Kade Sapwell is asking for any donation to raise money for Troy and his family to help alleviate stress brought on by the disease. ANY donation would be appreciated. ALL proceeds will go to Troy and his family during this hard time. Anyone interested in making a donation please contact Kade Sapwell on 0428 989 846. Thankyou.

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Demons in the desert

Seth Enslow during the Motocross Sponsors Night.

By Millie Thomas


oxby was rocked last week with the appearance of international motocross superstars Seth Enslow and James ‘Bubba’ Chaisson. The duo arrived in Roxby on Friday, November 4 as part of the organised line up for the annual Roxby Desert Motocross Night Meet. Californians, Seth and Bubba are known worldwide for their pioneering appearances with the Crusty Demons, who have over 16 years released rolling footage of freestyle motocross riding.

Seth also broke the world record for jumping a Harley Davidson in March last year. As part of their Australian tour, Seth and Bubba spent a weekend in Roxby, meeting locals and dragging ‘Harleys’ through our iconic red dirt. The trip to Roxby from their base at Fix It Harley’s in Mildura took an unexpected turn, leaving Bubba somewhere around Burra (or ‘Boora’ as Seth put it) in the state’s mid north. “I only got lost for about 40 minutes,” said Bubba. “I pulled up to the next town which was about 20 clicks away from everything and happened to have a poster

of me and Seth! It must be about three hours, four hours from here for this event! “It was in the middle of nowhere! It was pretty heavy actually.” After their extended trip across SA, Seth and Bubba, along with the rest of their crew arrived in Roxby after dusk. They spoke to The Monitor about filming, football and their Australian fan-base. “We’ve been more places in Australia than probably 99 per cent of Australians!” stated Seth. The boys have collectively visited many of Australia’s landmark destinations, as well as some of the less

known. “We’ve been coming down here for 12 to 13 years so it’s almost like a second home. We come a couple times a year,” added Bubba. They said the popularity of the Demons during previous tours has ensured their constant return. “The real reason is, we’ve travelled the world doing Crusty’s videos and things like that but we did the first Crusty’s live shows here back in ’98,” said Seth. “They went over so big and Australia embraced us so much and loved it that an Australian promoter picked it up and started doing the whole tour. “Crusty as a whole is bigger in Australia than anywhere else in the world. “As far as per capita, Australia, so many people know about the movies and what we do, you know, whereas America and other countries it’s just so diverse, people like their soccer and their monster trucks and their baseball and their football, but Australia loves the dirt bikes!” he said. Seth and Bubba have immersed themselves over the years in Australian culture, from attending one of Australia’s largest international attractions, the Melbourne Cup, to watching a game of footy. “We’ve been to a couple of footy games, we’ve been to a couple Rabbitohs games, been to an All Blacks one too when they came over, and we’ve been to AFL games,” explained Bubba. “This is the first year I’ve missed the Melbourne Cup in four years,” added Seth. He explained that only his 11-year-old daughter, Cialee, dictated the decision. “Because my daughter is pissed

because I haven’t taken her trick or treating in like four years!” he said. “She’s like dad you gotta stay for Halloween this year!” Seth conceded he even leaves a suit with a friend in Werribee, Victoria and just switches up his tie and hat each year. During their stay in Roxby, Seth and Bubba brought with them their own documentary maker, with plans to collect footage for upcoming videos, webisodes and a possible television show. “We’re trying to gather footage for a documentary just kind of behind the scenes documentary of just all the trips over the last five, six years, ten years, whatever it’s been and just kind of put it together in a line of documentary TV series,” explained Seth. Capturing the roots of dirt bikes is key, added Bubba. “It’s more sellable going to the grass roots of dirt bike riding and motocross in places like this, and that’s what we’re kind of getting back to, also smaller towns you know.” Footage from Roxby Downs may end up in the Crusty Demon’s 16th released video, a project they are currently working on. When asked for parting words, Bubba and Seth had some definitive advice for Roxby locals. “If you go to America don’t get on any of the freeways going the wrong way because it’s hard to turn around,” said Seth. A little closer to home was Bubba’s answer “Always get a shot with your beer!”

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Roxby Leisure provides new hydrotherapy options

Mining team wins social cricket match

Basketball Association RESULTS

Men 08/11/2011 Devils 50pts def Magic 45pts R Bennett 25pts, Rhian Hornhardt 8pts & Wes Knights 10pts


oxby Leisure’s new heated indoor pool has been specially designed for ‘learn-to-swim’, lap swimming and hydrotherapy purposes. The pool is heated all year round to an average of 28 degrees celcius, providing a new opportunity for Roxby Downs members suffering from injuries and illnesses to aid in their recovery process. The benefits of warm water have been well documented, including pain relief, reduction of muscle spasms, cramping and in promotion of relaxation both mentally and physically. The use of water in physical therapy provides resistance without having the extra weight from gravity placed on joints or the use of weights. Along with the new pool, the centre has purchased new water based therapy equipment including buoyancy belts, aquatic dumbbells and barbells, noodles and a soon to be fitted disable hoist to assist in providing physical therapy options to the community. The indoor pool is available for use for hydrotherapy and rehabilitation purposes by members of the public under the guidance of a trained and/or qualified trainer or medical person (ie. physiotherapist, occupational therapist etc). The indoor pool has a dedicated therapy lane during the public lap swimming times during the day but it is also available during unsupervised program based sessions, pre-booked specific ‘hydrotherapy’ times with prior bookings. If you are suffering from injury or illness and would like to make use of the new indoor pool or any of the new equipment, please discuss it with your heath care provider and contact the Aquatics Coordinator on 8671 0500.

No other men’s games were completed, due to the power outage. B Women 10/11/2011 Eagles 33pts def Dynamite I 11pts Amy Rigg 15pts, Morgan Rigg 12pts & Shan O’leary 7pts Megan Flavel from the Miners ready for the ball as Gaylene Crane bowls for the Services.


he mining team won the toss and the crowd a lot of laughs. Then it was the Services team innings batted first in front of a good and which they opened with their big guns. sometime vocal crowd.

The start was not good and after four overs the score was only four but the next two batters, Megan Flavel and Lulu Gime saw the Mining team get a lot more runs and this continued through the order with the Miners making 53 total. An interview with Barry Mitchell throughout the change of innings gave

The Miners bowled tightly and with Cornel Parshotam taking the catch of the year. The Mining team held on to win by 17 runs. This Friday night see the Surface team take on Projects/ Functions and rumour has it there may be a couple imports starting in this game so 6:30pm start should be fun.

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Flames 40pts def Dynamite II 25pts Centaine Casserly 13pts & A Giles 12pts Hornridge forfeited to Outlaws

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RDRCCC looking for recruits By Vanessa Switala


oxby Downs Remote Control Car Club (RDRCCC) is looking for new recruits.

Dwight Cheesman, secretary of the club said they want to get more children involved next year. “We aim to get lots of kids involved next year with entry level cars,â€? Mr Cheesman said. The RDRCCC is a small group of people in and around Roxby Downs who are all interested in remote control car racing and driving. The Club caters for all ages, classes, experience levels and both female and male operators. Mr Cheesman said, “you don’t have to be seriously competitive, have an expensive car or drive like a pro to be part of our club.â€? He said it is a great racing alternative from go-karts and motocross and encourages everyone to participate. The RDRCCC usually meets once or twice a month in an unplanned fashion due to the various shift work in Roxby. Members use Facebook (Roxby Downs Remote Control Car Club- group) to communicate when they meet and formal race meetings are advertised on the website at The 265 metre o-road track is out at the dirt circuit racing complex on the small hill at the back of the dirt circuit and go-kart tracks. Mr Cheesman said the main issue with numbers is the community do not know where the track is located. Adam Culf, member of the RDRCCC said the club had a stall at market day and had a lot of interest but the community did not seem to know where the track was located. During club meetings a barbecue with cold drinks is usually on oer with the proceeds helping the club’s development. Entry level cars out of the box can reach 45 kilometres per hour on the main straight of the o-road track with higher

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performance cars for the more serious competitors travelling as fast as 100 kilometres per hour running on either nitromethane or advanced battery power. The safe 20 foot drivers’ stand allows drivers uninterrupted views of their car and competitors cars including spectacular crashes. Remote control car drivers also practise regularly at the Mitre 10 car park some Sunday afternoons from 3pm. Cars can be purchased from $40 to $100 but limit children as spare parts normally cannot be purchased. The RDRCCC recommend starting with an entry level 1/10 class electric RC car which can be purchased for $220 with spare parts available. Parts can then be purchased online anywhere from $3 to $20 so if the car breaks it can be ďŹ xed. Upgrades are also available so children can learn the workings of a car and how to get better performance from them. For the serious drivers, new high end remote control nitro or pro electric cars will set you back $1,200 plus. Online auctions can sell second hand performance cars for around $300 for bargain hunters looking for some fun. Individual Club membership is $50 and a family membership is $90. Membership fees go toward the Club’s infrastructure. Mr Cheesman said remote control car clubs are present in Whyalla, Port Lincoln and Port Augusta so there is promise for inter-club racing in the future. The RDRCCC would like to thank their sponsors; BSH Transport, Coates Hire, Dam Clean, Holcim, Nextra Newsagency, Precision Engineering and Mitre 10 for allowing drivers to practice in their car park and help the club with gear when possible. For more information please call either; Mike Farrall, Acting President on 0434 364 069 or Dwight Cheesman, Secretary on 0408 092 756. Those interested can catch the RDRCCC on Sunday, November 20 in the Mitre 10 car park between 3 and 6pm.

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Aston Culf practising his remote control car driving skills in the Mitre 10 carpark.

RIGHT: Mitchell Stevens with his father Nick won the RDRCCC raffle and was awarded a remote control car along with a 12 month membership to the club. Mike Farrall, acting club president, generously offered the two year old his prize.

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In 1988, young sisters Katie and Kristi befriend an invisible entity who resides in their home. Stars Chloe Csengery, Jessica Tyler Brown, Christopher Smith. Screens: Friday 18th @ 7.30pm, Saturday 19th @3.30, Tuesday 22nd 7pm.

A film about the 2002 Melbourne Cup horse race. Stars Brendan Gleeson, Alice Parkinson, Bill Hunter. Screens: Sunday 20th 5pm, Wednesday 23rd 10am.

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