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Drink drive messages ignored The car involved in the recent accident on Finniss Street. By Vanessa Switala oxby Downs’ police are concerned some residents are not listening to drink driving warnings, putting themselves and others in danger following another car accident recently.
On Saturday, September 1 an 18-year-old male on ‘P’ plates was allegedly involved in a road crash on Finniss Street. His vehicle was extensively damaged. The driver of the vehicle and a 17-year-old male passenger received minor head injuries and were taken to the Roxby Downs Hospital for treatment. Upon release, the 18-year-old male was reported by police for driving under the inﬂuence of liquor, exceeding the prescribed concentration of alcohol, breaching his provisional licence conditions and aggravated due care. This comes after the Roxby Downs community was rocked by a tragedy
earlier this year involving alcohol and inappropriate driving. In the early hours of Friday, June 8, 2012 a 25-year-old Roxby Downs man fell from the back of a utility vehicle. The driver of the vehicle had allegedly left the Roxby Downs Tavern around 1am with the passenger positioned in the back tray of the utility. Police allege the car was braking heavily and accelerating harshly, which resulted in the man falling from the vehicle sustaining serious head injuries. The injured 25-year old was ﬂown to Adelaide for treatment but later died as a result of his injuries. The driver of the vehicle was charged with aggravated cause of injury by dangerous driving, and driving whilst having the prescribed concentration of alcohol in his blood (.120). Since the end of July, at the time of print, 11 Roxby Downs’ residents have been caught with an alleged
blood alcohol concentration of above the 0.05 legal limit. The average blood alcohol concentration level has been 0.129, with the highest oﬀender, a 46-year-old male, blowing .195 - almost three times the legal limit. Out of the 11 vehicles involved, seven had been impounded for a 28day period, three vehicles had been clamped and one vehicle was irreparable. The average age of oﬀenders is 31-years-old with the youngest at 18-years-old, and the oldest 55-years-old. The majority of the offenders are aged between 18-years-old and 35-years-old, and are predominantly male with only one female drink driving oﬀender throughout the twomonth period. Roxby Downs’ Police Senior Sergeant Terry Boylan told The Monitor, “Obviously, the 18 to 35-year-olds are prominent amongst the drivers which have been caught. I guess that’s
indicative of the community in which we live; we are essentially a generally young community.” Sen-Sergeant Boylan explained, “In June this year this community had a fatal motor vehicle accident which would appear alcohol and inappropriate driving may well have been a contributing factor. “It’s of concern that in the last two months, 11 people in Roxby Downs have been detected continuing to drink drive, and this is of concern to police, that the message continues to not get through.” Sen-Sergeant Boylan said alcohol impacts a driver’s ability to react when driving and directly impacts on road trauma within our community. “Accidents within our community have an expanding eﬀect; they not only eﬀect the people involved, it eﬀects their families, the emergency workers, the hospital, so there is quite a cost to the community,” he explained.
“It is of concern to me that Roxby, being such a small community, that people often continue to drive where walking from a licensed premises home would appear to be the easiest way to get home. It’s not a vast community, it’s a small compact community and it would appear walking is the easiest way to prevent drink driving and I would implore people in the community to think about that.” Sen-Sergeant Boylan said no matter what the police do, the message does not seem to get through to certain people. “These statistics show, even since a fatal accident, people are still continuing to drive under the inﬂuence of alcohol. It’s getting a bit of a worry and police will continue to target them,” he stated. “It would appear the drink driving message is not getting through and we will continue to do all we can to enforce that within the Roxby Downs community.”
Rotary exchange students visit Roxby Downs
Rotary Youth Exchange students Nikoline Peterson and Daniela Sallmann.
By Jason Munn
Ms Sallmann recalled a visit to Andamooka change and expressed her fascination with the
Ms Sallmann was ﬁlled with excitement as she described her experiences on her 2008 exchange, including travelling to Queensland and Victoria with her host parents, camping, and even cage diving with great white sharks in Port Lincoln. Ms Peterson said she had done so much in the ﬁrst month it was like a blur, but was looking forward to seeing more of the country and learning about the Australian culture, especially now that we are moving out of the winter. “We really struggled with the Australian winter,” Ms Peterson laughed. “In Denmark it can be cold outside, but inside the central heating keeps you warm. We can take our jackets oﬀ and walk around home in shorts and a t-shirt even in winter, but here you take your jacket oﬀ and you freeze.”
otary Youth Exchange student Nikoline where she observed the opal mines and trav- Australian culture. “When you ﬁrst meet someone here you are Peterson visited Roxby Downs with elled to Lake Torrens. “I had a nice time out here and it was really kissed on the cheek, it’s so open and expressive, former exchange participant Daniela interesting.” which is diﬀerent to how we meet in Denmark.” Sallmann last week. The two met through Rotary Youth Exchange host parents Gail and Graham Bull in Port Augusta, who recently took them to experience the humpback whales’ yearly migration through rural South Australian waters. Ms Sallmann was eager to visit friends she had made on her twelve months exchange in 2008 when she was based in Port Augusta. During her time she visited the surrounding regions, including a week in Roxby Downs. “I stayed with Craig and Sandy Sumsion. I’ve been really looking forward to seeing Sandy and Craig again, and all the friends I made when I was here the ﬁrst time. The things you do on an exchange you never forget.”
By Vanessa Switala
he body of ex-local 32-year-old Ryan Penglase was found by two members of the public in bushland near Kalgoorlie-Boulder on Friday, August 31. A 25-year-old man, Colin William Davidson appeared in Kalgoorlie Magistrates Court on Monday, September 3 charged with murder. It has been reported Mr Penglase sustained head injuries and police say the men are known to each other. Investigations are continuing at a number of properties across Kalgoorlie. Mr Davidson has been remanded in custody and is due to appear in Perth’s Supreme Court later this month.
She said in Switzerland one cannot drive for ﬁve minutes without seeing a house, but in Australia one can drive for hours and not see anything but the country. “The terrain is vastly diﬀerent, and the colours are incredible. Switzerland is nice and green, but here it’s open red country. “I really struggled at the beginning because I usually get my coordination with high buildings, so I didn’t have any idea where I was in Port Augusta for the ﬁrst two or three months.” Ms Sallmann said she was eager to see as much as she could during her exchange and found Roxby Downs similar to Port Augusta, but said Andamooka was entirely diﬀerent. Ms Peterson is only one month into her ex-
Ms Peterson said in Denmark people simply shake hands. “Australia is 178 times bigger than Denmark - I counted it,” Ms Peterson laughed. “We are very small and compact, but the countryside in Australia is so big and amazing.” She said one can sit down for ﬁve minutes with someone in Australia and become good friends. “It’s really nice that everyone is so open here, right from the beginning.” Ms Sallmann said the openness of Australians was overwhelming for her at ﬁrst, and said the culture had elements she had to learn. “It took me a little while to get used to it, but it was a good thing for me.”
Inaugural Business Awards bring Koutsantonis to Roxby
By Vanessa Switala
inister for Mineral Resources and Energy and for Small Business Tom Koutsantonis has conﬁrmed he will visit Roxby Downs in October this year. Mr Koutsantonis has accepted an invitation to attend the Inaugural Roxby Downs Business Awards Gala Dinner on Saturday, October 27, 2012. Mr Koutsantonis Personal Assistant Viki Fouyaxis replied to an invitation by Business and Cultural Consultant for Roxby Downs Vivienne Holloway on behalf of the Business Forum Steering Committee. Mr Koutsantonis will be accompanied by Ministerial Adviser for Min-
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eral Resources Tom Carrick-Smith and Nick Antonopolous. Ms Holloway told The Monitor the Business Forum Executive Steering Committee was very pleased Mr Koutsantonis would attend the awards. “It demonstrates just how important Roxby and Olympic Dam businesses are, both locally and as far as the State goes,” she explained. “He is the Minister for both Mineral Resources and Energy and Small Business, both are being celebrated at this event.” Ms Holloway said she believes Mr Koutsantonis is making the trip to Roxby Downs even though the Olympic Dam expansion has been shelved
because “it demonstrates that Roxby Downs and Olympic Dam is still a key economic centre for the State.” Ms Holloway told The Monitor, “It’s shaping up to be a sensational awards night, and deservedly so, a night celebrating our fantastic local businesses should be an aﬀair to remember.” At the time of print neither Mr Koutsantonis or his office had responded to media enquiries regarding the event. Local businesses can self-nominate for any of the awards including Big Sky Building Society Best Small Business 2012, Best Medium Business 2012 or the Outlaw Coatings and Conveyors Best Large Business Award, which then make the busi-
ness eligible for the Ahrens Most Outstanding Business Award 2012. The community can vote for their favourite local business in the Raine and Horne Most Popular Business Award 2012. Nominations for the event are now open. Community members are able to nominate their favourite local business by downloading a form from www.roxbydowns.com or the Roxby Council oﬃce, Visitor Information Centre and participating businesses around town. Tickets for the gala dinner are available from the Visitor Information Centre.
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Conference indicates optimistic mining future T By Vanessa Switala
Panel session in the auditorium during the Whyalla conference.
he South Australian Mining Sector will not slow down because of the Olympic Dam delay, according to delegates at a recent conference in Whyalla. A record crowd ﬂocked to the eighth annual Resource Industry Conference and Trade Expo in Whyalla recently, highlighting a bright future for South Australia’s mining industry. At the conference BHP Billiton’s Vice President of External Aﬀairs, Kym Winter-Dewhirst addressed reasons behind the shelving of BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam expansion project. He concluded his presentation with the statement, “It is not a matter of if the expansion will go ahead but rather when.” The Global Maintenance Upper Spencer Gulf (GMUSG) and South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME) Conference brought 350 delegates, 36 trade exhibitors and 40 speakers, and attracted miners, industry bodies, Government and a large contingent of resources and energy sector suppliers. Manager of GMUSG, Mark Malcolm told The Monitor the halt of the Olympic Dam expansion disappointed the company. “While we are disappointed like everyone else with news of the postponement we don’t see evidence that the mining sector is slowing down,” he explained. “We now have 20 operating mines in South Australia and genuine prospects for new projects in the next few years.” Mr Malcolm said GMUSG remained positive regarding South Australia’s mining sector. “On the positive side the decision to postpone ODP (Olympic Dam Project) frees up resources available for other projects. “One of the risks associated with the “full steam ahead” approach to expanding Olympic Dam was the huge demands it would have placed on available engineering, construction and labour resources. “A slightly slower and staged approach may ultimately lead to higher local and South Australian business participation,” Mr Malcolm added. Mr Malcolm explained to The Monitor the Upper Spencer Gulf and Northern South Australian unemployment rates are at historically low levels and remained so throughout the Global Financial Crisis.
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“We see no reason for this trend to change given the current economic environment. The Upper Spencer Gulf cities have been successful in providing labour to mines throughout northern South Australia which has helped underpin our labour market,” he stated. Mr Malcolm said the eighth conference was an outstanding success. “Outback contracting identity Ken Lamb from ODT Australis was our special guest speaker at our networking dinner on day one. BHP Billiton spoke to the conference and helped clarify their decision to postpone ODP, but reiterated the company’s commitment to further develop Olympic Dam in the future. The Premier also addressed delegates. We are already receiving strong interest for next year’s conference which will be held in Port Pirie,” he explained. Mr Malcolm added, “We were delighted to
have a number of Roxby Downs and Olympic Dam contractors attend the conference and we are noticing increasing membership enquiries from your community. We will endeavour to increase our interaction with Olympic Dam operators during the next 12 months and look forward to collaborating further to maximise local business participation in the mining sector.” A panel session was also held at the two-day conference which introduced indigenous contracting businesses. The aim of the Panel Session was to highlight the emergence of independent indigenous contracting businesses in the mining sector. Mr Malcolm explained, “We encouraged our contractors to develop business relationships with indigenous contractors as sub-contractors and joint venture partners. This helps our contractors ensure they can deliver measurable
and real indigenous participation when tendering and delivering projects in the mining sector.” He added, “The session was well received and it was good to have Red Mulga represented on the panel.” Global Maintenance USG has grown rapidly with 120 members, mostly contractors and suppliers to the resource sector. Joining GMUSG enables ﬁrms to be informed and connected. Involvement in a specialised resource sector supply-chain cluster also provides opportunities for business to business engagement and collaboration. While GMUSG started life as an association of Upper Spencer Gulf ﬁrms, it has now expanded to include businesses from other regions and Adelaide.
Local man Senator visits St Barbs stabbed in back P I By Jason Munn arliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations Jacinta Collins visited St Barbara’s Parish School last Thursday primarily to gain an understanding of the challenges faced by Catholic schools in remote locations.
“I was invited some time back by the National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC) to come and visit South Australian rural and remote Catholic schools,” Senator Collins told The Monitor. “I had the opportunity today to visit remote and regional schools in Roxby Downs, Peterborough and Port Pirie, to get a ﬂavour of how the Catholic education system is delivering education across South Australia.” Senator Collins visited classrooms and asked students about their experiences of remoteness, and also expressed acknowledgment for qualities that make Catholic schools leaders in education. “There’s no question that the Catholic education approach on focussing on the dignity of the individual within a community is very important. When we look at how to improve education, focussed on need, you’re obviously looking at addressing the needs of individual students, and learning how best to achieve that.” Senator Collins said Catholic schools have, in general terms, produced very good results as an education system and believes a focus on individual students plays a crucial role. “Catholic schools have also been
By Vanessa Switala n the early hours of Wednesday, September 5, a local man was stabbed three times in the back.
ABOVE: Senator Jacinta Collins pictured with St Barbara’s Year 7 class. leaders in the development of quality teachers, with a focus on professional development, a focus on collegiate work amongst teachers and mentoring and developing teachers in schools. From national Government’s end, if we can focus on all of those areas across a consistent national model, we think we’ll be on board to improving our overall education results.” St Barbara’s Catholic School Acting Principal Joyce Dinan said education programs are now very individualised, based around the needs of the children. “That is the way schooling happens now, that is the way students experience learning, so we are delighted that the Government is attaching dollars to that understanding.”
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Senator Collins said the Prime Minister has announced her crusade in relation to school improvement, and one aspect of that is to better resource schools in remote and regional locations. “I would like to get a better sense of some of the schools that will be better reaching with that support. “The second aspect is National Government, through a range of diﬀerent national partnerships, is better supporting schools via partnership with State Government. We’ve been focussing on literacy, numeracy, community partnerships and better connecting the community to the schools. Getting a sense of what’s happening in school education outside of the metropolitan area is important.” www.themonitor.com.au
Roxby Downs police Senior Sergeant Terry Boylan told The Monitor as a result, the oﬀender, a 19-year-old male, has been arrested and bailed to appear in court at a later date. “Our enquiries in this matter are ongoing because this stabbing would appear to be a part of a larger series of events which we are trying to track,” he explained. “I can assure the community of Roxby Downs that this was not a random matter. All the people involved in this matter know each other so there is no threat to the community. “At this stage it would appear this
has resulted from what appears to be a relatively minor matter. It would appear that alcohol may have been a contributing factor,” Sen-Sergeant Boylan said. “It is a concern that sometimes minor incidents can get out of control and more serious consequences arise out of it, especially when alcohol is involved,” he said. The victim, a 20-year-old male, sustained non-life threatening injuries. Sen-Sergeant Boylan urges anybody who has any information regarding the matter to contact the Roxby Downs Police on (08) 8671 4200 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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Woomera Area School Heath and Physical Education teacher Courtney Taylor said students participated in the Fun Run to engage more with physical activity and learn about its beneﬁts. “The Adidas Fun Run has been an enjoyable and easy fundraising activity which has really engaged our children and motivated them to participate in exercise,” she told The Monitor. “It has been enjoyable to have morning ﬁtness sessions at a school and see the students want to get more laps then the previous session.” “The Adidas School Fun Run
presents an excellent platform to get students excited about physical activity,” explained Ms Taylor. “I am very proud of the students for getting involved.” Ms Taylor told The Monitor participating schools can set out the fun run track however they like. “We have been having whole school morning run or walk session twice a week. The course (was) set up by me and (went) around the town approximately 2.5 kilometres where students chose to either run or walk, or both,” she said. Students have been raising money by gaining sponsorship from family, friends and other people within the community. Ms Taylor stated, “It’s a good way for the students to raise money because it has an incentive that students win prizes for the amount
of money which they raise for the school. This has really motivated our students to get active in fundraising and some of the students have raised close on $100.” Approximately 18 students, which is the whole Woomera Area School population, ranging from Reception to Year 10, and four staﬀ took part in the fun run. The General Manager of The Fundraising Group, Brendan Hopp said, “Woomera Area School is setting a new standard for other schools to follow by choosing a way to raise money that is supportive of the nutrition in schools policy and delivers positive messages about the importance of physical activity to a child’s healthy growth and development.” He added, “I think it’s wonderful that organisations such as Adidas and CUA (Credit Union Australia) are making this style of healthbased school fundraising possible.” Last year the Adidas School FunRun program assisted to raise over $2.5 million to purchase computers, books, sporting equipment and other school resources. The programs major partner CUA has donated an extra $50,000 in school grants through the Community care program linked with the School Fun-Run. All schools participating in the Adidas School Fun-Run have a chance to win a Sports Day with the stars where Adidas athletes visit the school. For more information log on to: www.schoolfunrun.com.au.
GMC Global teaches planning skills
By Jason Munn
rofessional consultancy group, GMC Global, visited Roxby Downs recently to hold a twoevening course for people working in the mining sector. Central Region Resource Coordinator Allison Cook said the course, held at the Roxby Downs Community Club, was designed to help students develop their planning skills with the use of SAP (Systems Applications and Products in Data Processing) software. “We’ve got about nine students doing the training, all of which work in the Roxby Downs region, some have military background. They are ensuring they
are up to date with all the latest SAP details, and the course also contains students who are interested in developing their planning skills to advance their career.” Ms Cook said it was the ﬁrst time GMC Global had conducted the course and would monitor the results to ensure it maintains its eﬀectiveness. There were two components to the course – theory and practical, which covered planning, scheduling and implementation. “We have people involved with the planning for mining, from technical writers to data consultants, but we’ve tried to focus the course so the skills learned can be applied in any work environment,” Ms Cook said.
Swim safety in Roxby A
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USTSWIM hope to hold sessions for people in the Roxby Downs community to become licenced swim teachers, but only if more people are interested. AUSTSWIM is the peak industry body which oﬀers swimming and water safety teacher accreditation for those wishing to work in the aquatics industry. Students are able to enrol at the age of 16-years-old and gain accreditation once they turn 17. Roxby Leisure will hold sessions this weekend if there are enough community members involved. The Business Centre Coordinator for AUSTSWIM Julie Wilson told The Monitor, “AUSTSWIM are bringing training to Roxby as it has been highlighted as a regional area with a shortage of accredited swimming teachers. She explained, “This obviously www.themonitor.com.au
impacts on the number of children learning to swim within the region, and may eventually impact on drowning ﬁgures.” Ms Wilson said, “(Roxby) Leisure would like to expand their swim school, but have insuﬃcient staﬀ to do so and DECD (Department for Education and Child Development) Aquatics Unit have suggested that trained teachers within the area may help them expand their program to primary schools within Roxby and Woomera.” Ms Wilson stressed, “The community will beneﬁt greatly by jobs being created within the area, but on a wider scale by the fact that there will be trained swimming teachers locally will lead to more children having access to quality swimming lessons, which is always a positive outcome.” The AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety course aims to develop positive attitudes and competencies to teach swim-
ming and water safety. The AUSTSWIM Certiﬁcate is the industry standard for swimming and water safety teachers and essential qualiﬁcation in gaining employment as a swimming instructor by employers in South Australia. Over recent years there has been a shortage of instructors available to deliver the VACSWIM program, school programs and in private swim school in South Australia. Candidates may enrol as young as 16 years of age and students in secondary school gain ten Stage two South Australian Certiﬁcate of Education (SACE) points on completion of the qualiﬁcation. The Course is also on the recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET) training list. To enrol visit www.austswim. com.au or contact AUSTSWIM on (08) 8354 0873 or sa@austswim. com.au.
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New water regulator visits Andamooka
ESCOSA Director, Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Adam Wilson and Stuart Peevor, Acting Director, Pricing and Analysis with Outback Communities Authority General Manager Mark Sutton.
By Jason Munn
he Essential Services Commission of South Australia (ESCOSA) visited Andamooka recently as part of a survey of water and sewerage facilities across the State. ESCOSA was established with the primary objective of protecting the long-term interests of South Australian consumers with respect to the price, quality and reliability of essential services. ESCOSA Dire ctor, Consumer and Regulatory Aﬀairs Adam Wilson, together with Stuart Peevor, Acting Director, Pricing and Analysis, were fascinated by Andamoo-
ka and how diﬀerent the facilities were compared to metropolitan areas. “We were lucky to have Mark Sutton, General Manager of the Outback Communities Authority, host us on a trip around the outback to look at the facilities available,” Mr Wilson said. “What the visit to Andamooka brought home to us was the fact there are very important diﬀerences in the nature, scale and scope of water and sewerage operations, particularly in outback areas, and we need to bear that in mind as we regulate. “Consumers won’t beneﬁt from a regulatory approach which assumes the outback operations are the same as those
provided in the city – that said, we are also very keen to ensure there is long-term viability for the water and sewerage assets and therefore need to ensure the regulatory model reﬂects that outcome.” ESCOSA has recently been appointed the economic regulator of the water and sewerage supply industries in South Australia and, from January 2013, will become a licensing authority for economic regulation issues. “Our goal is to ensure that South Australian consumers receive essential services of appropriate reliability and quality at the lowest sustainable prices. “As this is a new role
for the commission, and a new economic regulatory model for the industry, we believe it is very important we get out and meet the industry.” Mr Wilson said the commission believes it is important to proactively consult with stakeholders and create an environment of trust where stakeholders can be conﬁdent their views are considered seriously, their information is used wisely and their conﬁdentiality respected.
“We will not always agree with the views of our stakeholders, so it is extremely important to us we explain the reasons behind our decisions. “We need to under-
stand the operations of the industry ‘on the ground’ in order that any regulation we administer is sensible, targeted and delivers the best value for consumers, and we want to engage with all of our stakeholders and let them know who we are and how we go about our regulatory task, and to begin to set out our longer term view of how economic regulation will impact on their operations and their communities.” With all states having set their 2012-13 prices in July, ESCOSA revealed, on an average consumption of 180,000 litres per year, South Australians are paying the highest average an-
Hiltaba site to be revegetated
By Jason Munn BHP Billiton spokesperson has told The Monitor the company will undertake remediation of the sand dune located within the Hiltaba site to mitigate any wind erosion and subsequent dust issues.
The response followed recent concern of heightened dust issues in Andamooka due to the lack of vegetation on the site. Hot northerly winds bent trees and sent debris tumbling through the streets last Tuesday. “The dune will be replanted with material already removed and from the area and retained for future planting as part of our environmental management plan,” the spokesperson said. With the Hiltaba worksite now idle, Andamooka residents said the winds contain added risk,
with potential for dust to be raised and sent blasting through town. “The dust from the area can really cause some damage,” Andamooka resident Andrew Collins said. “When there used to be cattle there it was dry, and sometimes dust would get blown with the wind. A while back there was a particularly vicious sandstorm and my wife’s windscreen and headlights looked as if they had been sandblasted. It can take paint oﬀ vehicles too. That’s how much damage dust can cause with high winds.” The recent northerly winds began mid-morning and steadily increased throughout the day ahead of a vigorous cold front that approached from Western Australia. The temperature climbed up to near 30 degrees with hot gusty winds increasing
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up to 40 kilometres per hour which posed a ﬁre hazard. Strong northerly winds are more common in the region as the year’s end draws closer, causing residents to adopt the nickname ‘Blowvember’. “The winds are caused by the seasonal shifts,” said Sydney Meteorologist Felim Hanniﬀ y. “With the sun being directly above the equator and the tropic of Capricornia during spring, solar energy, or surface heating, over the Australian mainland increases and peaks during summer.” He explained the wind patterns of Andamooka and Roxby Downs are directly aﬀected by the earth’s orbit around the sun. The earth leans on its axis at an angle of 25.3 degrees, and as the planet slowly moves around the sun, areas of the planet’s surface are exposed to varying levels of
solar energy. Depending on our location on earth, we experience longer or shorter days, and it explains why the Antarctic South Pole has several months of continuous sunlight during summer and several months of darkness during winter. “This in turn helps drive the weather systems which would have a bearing on the prevailing winds regarding direction and speed,” Mr Hanniﬀ y said. “The roughness of the land also has a huge bearing on the wind speed. “Flat land creates less friction so the wind tends to be sustained rather than very gusty while rougher land with trees, buildings and mountains can create very gusty conditions with wind speeds greater than 40 per cent above the mean speed, and even greater across elevated regions.”
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Roxby InBusiness A thriving and sustainable local business community is essential to a vibrant and sustainable community. This weekly column shares some of the issues facing local business and some of the strategies they are using to gear up for the exciting times that lay ahead for Roxby Downs. Got an idea for a story or some feedback on a story in the Roxby InBusiness Column? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 8671 0500.
Is the mining boom over?
esources Minister Martin Ferguson, following the announcement of the cancellation of the Olympic Dam expansion, was quoted as saying, “The mining boom is now over” and then, by the following weekend, had recanted the statement. So is it over?
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It has been great to see coverage of the Paralympics on TV recently, regardless of whether sports interests you or not, it is so inspiring to see all these determined people telling themselves es ‘they can’ every day. So many fully abled persons tell themselves ‘they can’t’ every day, I think we can really learn a thing or two from these athletes.
Sillyseason Sam It seems to me and a lot of Roxby residents that the Origin Bills that have just been released are very over-priced and inconsistent with usage charges. Let’s band together Roxby, and stand up for ourselves. We shall be ripped off no longer! Sore hip pocket
Is it just me or is reckless behaviour and youth violence on the rise in Roxby Downs? Time for locals to be brought back down to earth, and start applying some common sense.
There is a lot of focus on residential bins being too full, and householders are being inconvenienced when bins are not picked up due to this fact. HOWEVER, where is the focus on overflowing commercial bins, such as those in the Woollies car park behind hospitality businesses and the vet? They are constantly overflowing, stinking, attracting crows and a general eyesore! Not nice when you sit outside to enjoy a meal in the sunshine… business owners should be held accountable and clean up their act.
Trade Minister Craig Emerson said investment in Australia’s mining industry has been at 40-year highs and has grown at 20 per cent for the last 12 months. “The truth of the matter though is we’re not even halfway through the mining investment boom, let alone the production boom. We’ve got a lot of projects still to be formally commenced but the investment is pouring into them. We’re not even halfway through it,” he said. University of Adelaide Economics Professor John Spoehr believes there is opportunity for the State. “Olympic Dam is only one of many projects in the mining and resources industry that are on the drawing board,” he said. “There is no reason to believe this will lead to the terminal decline of South Australia.” Prof Spoehr also said the delay on Olympic Dam could work in South Australia’s favor. He said that if Olympic Dam had come on stream it would have exacerbated existing skills and equipment shortages within the state. OZ Minerals echoed this relief a week prior to the news of the expansion delay. Chief Executive Terry Burgess said the Olympic Dam copper-uranium project was one of the company’s biggest concerns and was a key focus along with increasing costs. OZ Minerals need workers and machinery as they race against the clock to either extend their producing mine, Prominent Hill, which is due to run out of copper by 2018 - or bring their Carrapateena underground project into production quicker than the planned 2020. ”We don’t have an over-supply of good quality qualiﬁed people, whether it’s truck drivers or mining engineers,” he told reporters. “If Olympic Dam goes ahead, all the trucks that are going to be used in the open pit and all the tyres needed are going to tighten up supply. If Olympic Dam doesn’t go ahead, you could have 100 trucks sitting idle that have been manufactured and can be used elsewhere, suddenly the lid of the pressure cooker’s taken oﬀ.” Mining has been a swiftly growing part of the economy over the past decade - even without the huge contribution expected from Olympic Dam. As recently as 2004 only $64 million was spent on mining exploration. Last year the ﬁgure was $313 million. There are 20 mines currently operating in South Australia. In 2002 there were only four. The State Government’s Primary Industries’ website lists another 27 projects as being in development. Total mineral production in SA is worth $4.3 billion a year.
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Residents swing to Modern Jive By Jason Munn
oxby Downs residents Vicky Parker and Tyler Van Der Weide are putting a swing into residents’ step with a recurring six week Modern Jive dance course. The course was originally intended to gauge interest from the community, but with a regular flow of participants it is now planned to continue. “We’re about a week away from the end of the ﬁrst six weeks. Ideally we would love to continue the classes as a social thing,” Mr Van Der Weide said. “For those who are working rosters, missing a night here and there won’t matter as the classes are structured so that you are learning something new each time.” Mr Van Der Weide found Modern Jive completely by happenstance. “I was dragged kicking and screaming to a class by a friend about four years ago. I hated the ﬁrst class and only returned as the friend bought a multi-class pass, but after a few weeks I inadvertently became addicted and that was the end of it.” Ms Parker, on the other hand, has long been fascinated - dancing professionally overseas and
teaching various styles since the age of 16. “We have both competed in State and National level competitions, in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne,” Mr Van Der Weide added. Prior to living in Roxby Downs, their previous residence on the Gold Coast had Ms Parker and Mr Van Der Weide both teaching Modern Jive. “I think for both of us it’s really the fun of it. There is no dance for adult couples here in Roxby, and after dancing four to ﬁve nights a week in Queensland, we thought let’s start our own. “Our objectives are to give people an introduction to Modern Jive. The dance itself is extremely versatile, and can be danced to so many diﬀerent styles of music. We aren’t teaching a set routine as such, so people can miss a class or two without getting too far behind. Mr Van Der Weide said they are teaching the core steps and techniques, and then a few different beginner level moves each week. “We are keeping things at a beginner level, with the focus being on having fun. Almost everybody feels a little uncomfortable to begin with, but just remember, everyone
Tyler Van Der Weide and Vicky Parker introduce participants to a fun style of dance.
feels uncomfortable the ﬁrst time they drive a car. Even the best dancers began with two left feet.” Modern Jive evolved out of the 60s dance craze including styles such as the
swing, the Lindy Hop, rock and roll and salsa, but is adapted to suit modern music. The main innovation is the simpliﬁcation of the footwork. “ Pe o p l e h e a r t h e
word ‘jive’ and ge t an idea in their head, and when they see what it actually looks like they’re like ‘wow, that looks a lot cooler than I thought!’.” Mr Van Der Weide said if
residents are interested in participating please call himself or Vicky Parker on 0434 411 661 or 0416 262 628 respectively. The classes are held from 7.30pm to 9pm every
Thursday night at the Roxby Leisure Auditorium and cost $15 per person on a casual basis, and $60 per person or $120 per couple for the full six week course.
Brothers complete desert trek of honour
TOP: Wal and Morrie at the Burke and Wills dig tree. ABOVE: Morrie and Wal shake hands at the completion of their walk in Lyndhurst, South Australia. MAIN PHOTO: Morrie and Wal Butler set off on their walk from Planet Downs Outstation, Queensland, to Lake Eyre, South Australia.
By Jason Munn
rothers Morrie and Wal Butler strolled into Lyndhurst recently after their 17 day, blister inducing, walk from Planet Downs Outstation, Queensland, to Lake Eyre, South Australia. The brothers completed the walk to honour two charities close to their heart – Legacy and Multiple
Sclerosis (MS) Research Australia. Their father was a prisoner of war on the Burma to Thailand Railway during the Second World War, and walked long distances under extreme hardship, and their sister Wendy has MS, and cannot walk without assistance from a walking frame. The men started their journey on Sunday, August 5 and ﬁnished with a few light refreshments at
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the Lyndhurst Hotel on August 21, and raised around $7000 for Legacy and the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Australia. The brothers told The Monitor they battled dust, blisters, and fatigue across the outback along stretches of the Strzelecki Track and Planet Downs Arrabury Road, through some of the country’s most stunning arid landscapes and iconic locations.
The two brothers were supported by younger brother Jonathon and friend Jim Wilby in two support vehicles. After swallowing dust from non-stop road trains and mining vehicles, the team arrived at the Burke and Wills dig tree at Cooper’s Creek on Friday, August 10 with well-worn boots and badly blistered feet. “Initially we were going to go from Innamincka across the top of the Strzelecki Desert on a road called Walker’s Crossing, but we found it had been closed for a year or so,” Morrie told The Monitor. “That would have taken us over the Birdsville Track and we would have followed that down to Marree. But as it turned out we ended up going to Moomba and then down the Strzelecki to Lyndhurst. The entire journey was about 720 kilometres and we walked 550 kilometres of that.” The brothers completed their walk on August 21. Recollecting his experience, Morrie said the Burke and Wills dig tree was a standout. “It was a great camp spot, and a
great thing to see. How Burke and Wills travelled the area, we were just amazed. We got oﬀ the road a couple of times to get an idea of how they would have done it, and it was just stony ground, no roads or anything, and they wouldn’t have known where they were going – there were no towns like Innamincka around, there was nothing. So for them it was like walking into the unknown. “It was quite moving being there and thinking about what they went through. “I’m just so glad I did it, it was a wonderful new experience totally diﬀerent to anything I’d done in my life and I really thank Wal for asking me to go with him.” The brothers celebrated their arrival with a plane ﬂight over Lake Eyre. The brothers raised $3,500 for Legacy and $3,100 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Australia. Legacy is a charity providing services to Australian families after the incapacitation or death of a spouse or parent, during or after their defence force service.
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03- Amelia and Charlotte at the Grand Final. 04- Levi and Riley enjoyed themselves at the Grand Final on Saturday. 05- Heidi Lynch and Muma Jen were thrilled with Hornridgeâ€™s win at the 2012 Grand Final.
06- Charlie went all out with her team colours to barrack for Hornridge on the weekend.
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Poetry comp winners announced W inners of the Alcohol and S u b s t a n ce Ab u s e Fo r u m Community Poetry Competition were awarded last week, with four additional entrants also commended on their entries.
The Under 9 category winner was Andromeda Amoy, Under 12 Emily Parker and Adult category winner was Andamooka resident, Greta Howard. Commendations from judge Barbara De Franceschi OAM went to entrants Karla Ann Tanti, Mellissa Nilsen, Gaynor Renz and Daniel Amoy. Ms Howard’s winning entry, ‘Multi-Faceted Lifetimes’ was written in a casual tone of expression, yet delivered a strong message, according to Ms De Franceschi. “Likening life in a metaphorical sense to thoroughfares with all the twists and turns along the way, how one has to contend with the many aspects and pitfalls of the journey in order to achieve a full existence is meaningful and quite philosophical,” she said. “I oﬀer my congratulations to the author on a notable poem; my advice would be to keep writing.” Ms Howard comes from a strong writing background, with her mother being a published author and having taken up the hobby herself at a young age. She said her entry was inspired by a lifetime of experience. “Not to judge a book by its cover, or to accept things as they ﬁrst appear or to take things at face value,” Ms Howard said last week. She explained she was earlier discouraged by negative feedback she received after entering poems in the Country and City Women Writers Group, but decided to give it another go in the Community Poetry Competition.
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ARTS and CULTURE FORUM Rachel Young 0428 671 000
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ABOVE: Community Projects Officer Millie Thomas presenting Ms Howard with her prize. INSET: ‘Multi-Faceted Lifetimes’, Ms Howard’s award-winning entry.
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“I sent a collection of my poetry oﬀ to Country and City Women’s Writer group some time ago and they sent back that they thought the collection was morbid, so I was quite discouraged and I thought I’d give a bit of a shot, to see if I got a positive reaction, because this time it was just one poem, not a collection,” she said. Ms Howard was overwhelmed with her ﬁrst prize placing in the competition. “Thank you very, very much.”
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CONTACTING THE BOARD
Amateur Arid Photography Competition 2012 It’s on again! Enter your photo to win prizes, and a chance for your photo to appear in the Roxby Community Calendar 2014
on’t forget to secure your position in the upcoming Textile Workshops, hosted by Melbourne artist, Sally Darlinson.
There will be classes available for children aged ﬁve to 10 years old, children aged between 11 and 17 and adults. Children’s classes (a total of six hours) are priced at $50 each, while adult classes (a total of 14 hours) are priced at $80 each. Participants will be taught printing onto fabric and paper and dyeing techniques, amongst other things. Places are strictly limited. To book, contact the Visitor Information Centre on (08) 8671 2001. Proudly brought to the Roxby Downs community by the Arts and Culture Forum.
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$100 Cash People's Choice Prize $100 Cash Prize for under 18s Prize NEW THIS YEAR: $100 Cash Prize for the Arid Recovery Big Four Prize Snap a photo of a Burrowing Bettong, Greater Stick-nest Rat, Greater Bilby or Western Barred Bandicoot to win. Photography Workshops by Travis Hague at Arid Recovery to help you snap a shot of the Big Four 5.30pm to 8.30pm 21 & 22 September and 6.30 to 9.30pm 19 & 20 October y y $35 per person. Book at the Visitor Info Centre 8671 2001 Contact email@example.com to find out more
Visit www.roxbydowns.com to enter Entries close Friday 2 November 2012, 5pm
First prize winning photo 2011, by Ben Parkhurst
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BOARD MEETINGS Board meetings are held on the last Monday of the month. Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe. If you would like to make a presentation or raise an issue, please contact the Executive Officer on 0418 833 818 so that you can be included on the agenda. Confidential discussions with the Board can be arranged if required.
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ROXBY COUNCIL Annual Business Plan and Budget Summary 2012/13
The Roxby Community aspires to be a healthy, welcoming town. A learning community, model environmentally friendly, family orientated and a place of personal development. Council’s role is interalia to assist in delivering these objectives and in the process build a word-class community to support a world-class mine through the recruitment and retention of people with the high specialist skills that choose BHP Billiton and Roxby Downs as their preferred destination over many other world-wide alternatives.
world-class community is a well balanced community, one This summary provides a brief snapshot to residents and ratepayers which supports all voices and where no individual is left behind. on the services provided, as well as the key actions proposed for the
It is a place where holistic decisions are made. To achieve this vision a Strategic Management Plan has been adopted comprising ﬁve supporting pillars with associated goals and objectives to create a quintuple bottom line which shapes our actions and decision making. The Annual Business Plan has been prepared in accordance with this aim and sets out Council’s proposed services, programs and projects.
Budget at a glance
aintenance of current level of services with increased emphasis on business, community and environmental development, streetscaping, footpath replacement and waste management. • Total Budget $20.4 million. Operating $17.2 million and capital $3.2 million of which $1.2 million is funded from reserves. • Signiﬁcant inﬂationary impacts due to remote location, high labour costs, high standard of facilities and increased compliance costs in the areas of waste management, OHW and S, and risks generally • Depreciation for electrical, sewerage and water assets fully funded but with no allowance for funding depreciation for municipal infrastructure. Graphically Council’s expenditure including distribution of overheads can be highlighted by the following pie chart:
2012/13 year. Residents should also note that the 2012/13 Council Budget and projected deﬁcit is proposed to revert to 2009/10 levels of $1.2 million and is subject to review and ﬁnancial approval of the State Government and BHP Billiton. Council’s budget may be reviewed during the year. The budget is not based on any potential expansion of the mine or town.
Municipal rating ouncil’s rating structure involves Arid Lands Natural Resources Manage- waste from $195 to $345. (i.e. $6.63 per
• A ﬁxed charge of $500 for all properties plus the following rates in the dollar based on a property’s capital value based on the designated use of land • A ﬁxed residential garbage and recycling collection service (excluding organics) of $345. • Separate rate/ Natural Resource Management Levy of $50 on behalf of the SA
ment Board. As indicated in the 2012/13 Draft, Annual Business Municipal Rates have increased with the average residential component increased by 7.9 per cent. (i.e. $1,525 or $29.33 per week). With the introduction of a raft of new waste management services it was essential to increase the service rate component for the collection and disposal of domestic
week). Residents should note that changes to actual property rates will depend on individual property valuations and the diﬀerential rates adopted. Payment of rates will be by four instalments, due on October 19, 2012, December 20, 2012, March 20, 2013 and June 20, 2013.
o major changes in tariﬀ struc- Draft Annual Business Plan Budget doc- visaged. Final levels will still be below Adelaide default tariﬀs. uments provide for the following: ture are planned.
• In 2012, electricity tariff rates in• Water Rates to increase 6-7 per cent. Actual tariffs and charges for • Sewerage Charges to increase 6-7 per utilities will be reviewed during the year creased by 6 per cent to 7 per cent. Givwith changes coming into eﬀect in Janu- en increased operating costs an increase cent. Rates remain in line with Country ary 2013. As foreshadowed in Council’s approximately double this amount is en- South Australia.
oxby Council provides a range of easy payment options for rates and utility payments such as: • Discretionary rates rebates and remissions.
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Flexible payment arrangements. Seniors postponement scheme (rate deferment). State Government funded concessions.
or further information on any of these options or to obtain a copy of Council’s Annual Business Plan and Budget please contact the Council Oﬃce during oﬃce hours. Roxby Council Richardson Place PO Box 124 Roxby Downs SA 5725 8671 0010 Fax 8671 0452 email@example.com
ajor actions also include a range of capital, maintenance and operational programs totalling $2,904,000 funded from revenue ($965,000), grants ($15,000) and reserves ($1,924,000), as per the following snapshot. • Cyclic footpath replacement works including replacement of bitumen footpaths in old area of town carried forward from 2011/12. • General streetscape improvements. Commence Richardson Place engagement and design improve-
ment strategy. • Community economic development actions to support businesses and marketing, environment and health sectors including assistance for Multicultural Festival, and Stories Project. • Roxby Leisure asset replacements and improvements including external repaint, ﬂoor resurfacing, foyer upgrade, swimming pool equipment and grounds. • Cultural Centre asset replacements and improvements including auditorium doors, stage area balustrade, new storage, ﬂoor resurfacings, digital cinema installation and indoor play
COUNCIL OFFICE Opening hours 9 am to 5 pm weekdays Telephone 8671 0010 • Fax 8671 0452 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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area carried forward from 2011/12. Relocation of Library into Art Gallery area ahead of new Cultural Leisure Centre Link Building extension • Continue upgrade of small oval including new irrigation, resurfacing, and construction of new football and soccer goals. • New cricket practice area to a repositioned location on the Roxby Town Oval. • Electricity meter purchases, high voltage plant transformer upgrades. • Water and sewerage asset maintenance and meter replacement works program.
LIBRARY Opening hours 8.30 to 5 pm weekdays 9.30 am to 12 noon Saturdays Telephone 8671 0660 • Fax 8671 1418 Email: email@example.com Library membership is free. Wide range of resources are available including books, DVDs, magazines and internet facilities Toddler Story Time 2 pm Tuesday and Thursday
Where your rates go
ver thought about where your municipal rates go? Below is an approximate expenditure breakdown for every $100 paid in rates.
• Governance $0.90 • Business $2.90 • Tourism $2.00 • Library $8.00 • Stormwater $1.10 • Street Lighting $4.00 • Parks and Gardens $2.90 • Footpaths
• Roads and Streets $1.00 • Streetscaping $11.70 • Family and Youth $2.90 • Cultural Services $8.30 • Waste Management $14.00 • Public Conveniences $0.60 • Street Cleaning $3.60 • Community Development $5.00
• Sport and Recreation $11.70 • Swimming $2.90 • Ovals $7.70 • Building Planning & Health $1.50 • Dogs Cats and Reg Control $4.70 • Other Environment $0.70
Notes 1. Figures include overheads and are a guide only to the areas of net municipal expenditure which rates are applied. 2. Actual expenditure can vary as items separately funded by loans, grants or from reserves are not included. 3. Operations for Roxby Power and Roxby Water are separately funded by consumers and have not been included in this rating analysis.
Opal Road Landfill Opening hours 1 pm to 6 pm every day Disposal of household rubbish is FREE Levies apply for businesses Recycling can be taken either to the Opal Landfill or BSH Waste Solutions on Gosse Street All enquiries: 8671 1154
Opening hours Monday to Friday 9 am to 4.30 pm Council provides transport services including: • Vehicle registration • Boat registrations • Licensing transactions • Learner written theory tests (test to begin before 4 pm) All enquiries 131 084.
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Due to annual renovations at the Roxby Downs Cultural and Leisure Precinct, the Community Library is required to be closed due to public safety concerns from 12 noon Saturday September 22, and re-opening on Tuesday, October 2 (inclusive of the Labor Day public holiday). As a result, school holiday activities will be run only during the second week of the school holidays, on Wednesday, October 3. Management apologises for any inconvenience this may cause. Borrowing limits will be increased and loans extended. Items can be returned to the Roxby Downs Council Office during this time. For further information contact the library on (08) 8671 0660 or Council Office on (08) 8671 0010.
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Under 9 netballers finish season METER READING CONTRACT
RIGHT: Bullets (In no particular order) Alana, Nelly, Jessica, Leilah, AmyRose, Jenna, Claudia, Madison and Megan. Coaches: Reg Qualmann and Tessa Nottle.
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Monitor SPORT Roxby Downs Netball Association Semi Final, September 8, 2012 OD Devils A (44) defeated Hornridge A (43) OD Yellow B (57) defeated Hornridge Black B (51) Miners Red C (51) defeated Miners White C (41) Miners B (37) defeated Hornridge Pink B (33) Hornridge Black C (51) defeated Andamooka (37)
Preliminary Finals, September 15, 2012 Note the early time slots games commence: 6.00pm: Court 1: B OD Yellow B versus Hornridge Pink B 7.15pm: Court 2: C Miners Red C versus Andamooka 8.30pm: Court 1: A Roxby Miners A versus Hornridge A
Far North Football League GRAND FINAL September 8, 2012 A GRADE Miners Red C’s Lia Van Laatum aims for the net.
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RIGHT: The Bulldogs, Under 9 Grand Final winners.
Hornridge 1.1 2.5 5.8 11.11 (77) defeated Roxby Districts 2.3 4.4 6.5 8.6 (54) Hornridge best players: T. Grosser, S. Schwartz, B. Kelly, B. Casey, B. Grimston. Roxby Districts best players: S. Kaminski, J. Chislett, C. Kenny, D. Hargraves, J. Penny. Hornridge goal scorers: T. Grosser 4, C. Jurek, A. Robinson 2, A. McVilly, J. Harman, B. Kelly 1 goal each. Roxby Districts goal scorers: D. Hargraves 4, J. Watson, J. Mandemaker, J. Kenny, J. Rose 1 goal each.
Roxby Downs Junior Football League GRAND FINAL September 8, 2012 JUNIOR COLTS
BELOW: Under 16 Grand Final winners the Hawks.
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Wolf won the indoor soccer Grand Final two goals to one. Front: Ben Patsch, Andres Cabrera, Andrew O’Donnell. Back: Fungai Mupunga, Daniel Rowlands, Dan Neyland and Simon Valdivia.
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Grand Final Champions Hornridge Sporting Club.
Mighty Magpies maul Miners By Woody Turner huge crowd gathered at Roxby Town Oval to see Hornridge come out victors in the 2012 Grand Final on Saturday.
The ﬁrst quarter started with Miners winning the toss kicking to the Barry Mitchell bar end with a one or two goal breeze. The game started with both sides giving no beg your pardon as both teams felt each other out. The Miners were making fundamental ball errors allowing the Magpies to stay in the game early. Both defensives were holding up very well. Roxby’s Kenyon, Penny, Kenny and Kaminski were playing well and Magpies Schwartz, Gersch and Milner were rebounding most of the Miners forward forays. Miners were just in front at quarter time. The second quarter began with Roxby starting to win the centre clearance, giving Hargraves more one on one contest and this caused the Magpies full back Dobromilsky some real headaches.
Magpies reacted to this midﬁeld clearance by throwing Bodie Kelly into ruck, which allowed Magpies midﬁeld in Casey and Thomas to start feeding their forwards which kept the Magpies in the game. Miners were in front at half-time. The third quarter started in a statement aﬀair and Grosser entered at full-forward and started to have a real inﬂuence on the game. Magpies had players starting to run hard and create opportunities for their forwards. Cooper, Tutthill, Grimston, Finney, Thomas and Kelly were having a real impact on the game. Miners had only a few players who were able to react. Cody, Kenny, Mandermaker, Kenyon and Hall were trying hard, but their forwards, apart from Prosser, did not react to the pressure very well. The last quarter started with the Magpies moving the ball from centre clearances with ease which allowed the Magpies to bring forward Grosser to stamp authority on the game. Miners had no answer to Grosser. Mag-
pies players were starting to believe they had a chance to win the game and Miners were struggling to react to the pressure. Their run and silky ball movements were quickly smoothed by their Magpie opponents. This was highlighted by Finny who, with a score only seven points apart, ran Watson down as he ran into an open goal. Grand Final winners the Magpies cleared the ball, kicked in and scored the winning points through Robinson, scoring from outside ﬁfty. Magpies Premiers by 23 points. 11 points, 11 goals, ﬁnal score 77, defeated Roxby Districts eight points, 6 goals, ﬁnal score 54. Best Players for the Premiers were Kelly, Schwartz, Casey, Grimston, Milner, Thomas, Grosser (four goals) and Finney. Miners best were C. Kenny, S. Kaminski, Kenyon, Chisslett, Hall, Mandermaker and Hargraves (four goals). This was an epic Grand Final – closest in a long time. Congratulations to the Hornridge Sporting Club, Premiers 2012.
Trent Grosser (HSC) soars from behind to score an impressive mark in the last quarter.
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