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Immense support to keep the doctor flying By Vanessa Switala


any local residents flocked to the Roxby Downs Golf Club on Saturday in support of the annual Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Giant Auction and Golf Day raising around $35,000.

Marie McCormack, Kelli-Jo Kovac, Vern Kruger and Jack Kovac with the $100,000 cheque for RFDS.

The event has been held for around 20 years with a nine-hole Ambrose golf tournament commencing in the morning, auction in the afternoon, dinner, and a fireworks spectacular donated by Val and Ken Lamb from ODT Australis. Royal Flying Doctor Service Roxby Downs Auxiliary Secretary, Cherie Gaskin said the RFDS Roxby Downs Auxiliary is thrilled with the way local and surrounding communities get behind the Giant Auction and Golf Day each and every year. “This year we were again able to hand a cheque over to the

RFDS Central Operations for the massive sum of $100,000,” she exclaimed. “We wouldn’t be able to do this without the continued support and generosity of the community, and for that we thank all of you.” Mrs Gaskin said the auction kicked off at around 1pm with lovely weather and a great family atmosphere. “With the generous support from local and not-so-local suppliers, there were two truckloads of quality items on offer.” Mrs Gaskin explained, “These varied from clothing, rugs, prints and paintings, gift baskets, tools, various accommodation vouchers, barbecues, furniture, sporting equipment and even a skeleton table made completely out of washers,” she explained. “Our auction items come from near and far, from local business and residents, large and small companies and

everywhere in-between. “It is only through the generosity of others that we have so many auction items each and every year, and for that we thank you,” Mrs Gaskin said. Mrs Gaskin said the fireworks spectacular was a fantastic way to finish the evening. “What a better way to wrap up a very busy, but family orientated fun day. Thank you to everyone who was involved in any way, you helped make the day a great success,” she concluded. All proceeds of the day are donated to the RFDS which is a notfor-profit organisation. The RFDS deliver 24 hour emergency services and essential health care to remote and rural Australia. The RFDS made 137 landings in Olympic Dam last year alone, landing approximately three times a week to assist someone within our community.


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Busy week for police

The car after the accident on Stuart Road and the CFS crew cleaning up the crash.


oxby Downs police have attended yet another accident involving drink driving over the weekend. The incident kicked off a busy weekend for local police, who also attended an Andamooka stabbing, hyrdrochloric acid spill near Pimba and small scrub ďŹ re in Roxby Downs. At about 6.20pm on Friday, September 14 police with CFS (Country

Fire Service) and SA Ambulance attended the scene of a vehicle collision crash on Stuart Road, Roxby Downs involving a red Holden Sedan and two trees. The driver had allegedly entered Stuart Road from Arcoona Road out of control. His vehicle then left the road colliding with the trees, forcing them out of the ground before the car came to a stop approximately 150 metres down the road.

A 23-year-old man from Roxby Downs was reported for driving under the inuence of alcohol, exceeding the prescribed concentration of alcohol with an alleged breath analysis reading of 0.152, and driving without due care. He was issued with an immediate loss of licence for 12 months and his vehicle clamped for 28 days. He will be summonsed to attend court at a later date.

On Saturday, September 15 police arrested a 29-year-old man from Andamooka for Aggravated Assault Causing Harm, Act to Endanger Life, Possess Prescribed Equipment, and Fail to Secure Ammunition as the result of an incident that occurred early that morning in Andamooka where a 27-year-old man received a single stabbing wound to the chest and was treated at the local clinic for the minor injury. The same man was also charged with acts to endanger when it has been alleged he drove a vehicle deliberately at a 25-year-old man in Andamooka. He was bailed to appear in the Roxby Downs Magistrates Court at a later date. On Saturday, September 15 police, CFS and SA Ambulance all attended the scene of a hydrochloric acid spill approximately 1.5 kilometres north of Pimba on the Stuart Highway. The driver of the vehicle had noticed a cloud of smoke coming from the rear of his rigid tray truck as he was pulling back onto the highway. He found it to be vapour from leaking hydrochloric acid that was stored in a 1000 litre tank. He then called triple zero (000) resulting in the CFS and emergency services attending what has been described as an extremely hazardous incident. The highway was closed from between 4.30am to about

1.30pm to allow a CFS Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) team to make the site safe. Police would like to thank members of the public for their patience during this time. On Sunday, September 16 police attended the scene of a scrub ďŹ re o Axehead Road, Roxby Downs which burnt an area of approximately 1000 square metres. Police belive the cause of the ďŹ re was children playing with lighters lighting sticks which got out of control. A member of the public attempted to put the ďŹ re out but required CFS to attend to control and extinguish the ďŹ re. All the children have been spoken to by police and it a timely reminder that as the ďŹ re danger season approaches how volatile our bush is to ďŹ re. Overnight on Saturday, September 15, approximately $4,500 of tools were stolen from the rear of a utility parked o Stuart Road, Roxby Downs. Police are seeking assistance of the public who may be able to assist with this investigation to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or the local police station on 8671 4200. A total of 14 expiation notices were issued between September 10 and 16. Ten of those for speed related oences.

RIGHT: Participants set their stop watches as they head from the starting line at last year’s Roxby Downs Desert Dash.

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award presentations. Entry forms are available online on the ‘What’s On’ page at, Roxby Leisure, or by emailing Registrations and picking-up bibs are available on Saturday, September 22, from the Roxby Downs Community Club between 3pm to 6pm, and on Sunday morning before the run from 7am at the Roxby Downs Town Oval. The Roxby Downs Desert Dash is a not for proďŹ t community event sponsored by BHP Billiton, ODT Australis, Blackwoods and GHD.

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Kindy visit police

Chet, Matilda, Tait, Kaylen, Klay, Jake, Charley, Hayden and Max with Senior Sergeant Terry Boylan and Constable Chris Ward.




Up Coming Closure Roxby Leisure Cultural Precinct and Recreation Centre

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By Vanessa Switala

ecently Roxby Downs Kindergarten children visited the Roxby Downs Police Station to meet local police and learn protective practices. The children were able to examine equipment, get their ďŹ ngerprints taken and even go into a padded cell. As part of the kindergarten curriculum the children have been learning about ‘protective practices’. Roxby Downs Kindergarten Acting Director Adam Christie said protective practices are an important part of early childhood education and are about keeping children safe. “The kindergarten has been using the Keeping Safe Child Protection Curriculum which is a mandatory curriculum for all Department of Education and Child Development sites,â€? he explained. “The purpose of the curriculum is to help children to learn to recognise abuse, develop ways of protecting themselves against abuse, and recognise their own feelings and those of others.â€? Mr Christie said as part of the discussion at kindergarten the children have been thinking about feeling safe and the right to be safe, our feelings and people who can be trusted. “Hence, a trip to the police station was deďŹ nitely in order.â€? Senior Sergeant Terry Boylan organised the visit to the police station for the kindergarten. “We are very thankful to all of the po-

lice oďŹƒcers and the CFS (Country Fire Service) oďŹƒcer who gave up their time so that the children at our kindergarten could come and visit,â€? Mr Christie said. “Our visit to the station was extremely positive and valuable to children’s learning. The children were able to see, listen and ask questions about the role of the police and CFS oďŹƒcers. “They loved looking at all of their equipment and have asked to return to the station daily since our excursion.â€? Mr Christie explained, “The excursion really helped the children to think about people in their community that they can trust and talk to if they have a problem.â€? Mr Christie told The Monitor last week the children have been drawing pictures of people they can trust to create ‘trust trees’, a visual representation of trust networks. “Many of the children have identiďŹ ed the oďŹƒcers they met during the excursion which is absolutely wonderful,â€? Mr Christie explained. “They are talking about the role of a police oďŹƒcer dierently and their understanding of their role has changed. They are speaking about police oďŹƒcers as kind and helpful people and this is coming through in their dramatic play and stories. “It was an extremely successful visit and we thank everyone for their time.â€?

BHP Billiton terminates tenement purchases


By Vanessa Switala

estern Australian based junior explorer, Tasman Resources announced last week BHP Billiton had dismissed a contract for the purchase of ďŹ ve key exploration licences and one exploration licence application in land surrounding the area of Olympic Dam. The announcement comes after BHP Billiton recently announced the shelving of its $30 billion expansion of the Olympic Dam copper and uranium mine. BHP Billiton has also terminated other applications to the east of Lake Torrens and has stated the mining giant is still considering the purchase of

rights from the Copper Range area. A BHP Billiton spokesperson recently told The Australian, “After further reviewing our completed tenement acquisitions in the Stuart Shelf combined with the recent grant of some additional exploration licence applications, the company is satisďŹ ed with its existing exploration options in the region and chose not to proceed with the purchase of Tasman’s tenements. “This decision is independent of Olympic Dam’s future development path.â€? Earlier this year, BHP Billiton said the purchase of the tenements was part of its long-term development plans in the Stuart Shelf region.

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ABOVE: One of Sally Darlison’s works - a matchbox sized book and case. RIGHT: Melbourne artist Sally Darlison. By Vanessa Switala oxby Downs’ children and adults will soon be able to learn textile art skills through workshops later this month.


Children’s school holiday and adult weekend textile workshops will be held in Roxby Downs between September 27 and 30 with Melbourne artist Sally Darlison. Ms Darlison uses print, fabric, paper and stitch in her artworks and has been teaching for many years, both in workshops and at a tertiary level. She will be running three workshops; one for children ďŹ ve to ten years old, one for teenagers eleven and up, and an adult’s session where she will teach techniques in printmaking and creating new surfaces for paper and fabric. Ms Darlison told The Monitor she is looking forward to visiting Roxby Downs for the ďŹ rst time. “I was invited to teach the workshops and as I love both to teach and the desert I said yes,â€? she explained. “The workshops at Roxby Downs will give the students an opportunity to create. That in itself is so fun and fulďŹ lling. All workshops will include some printmaking techniques, design and some colouring the fabric and paper in some way,â€? Ms Darlison said. Ms Darlison told The Monitor she has been interested in art for approximately 30 years. “I have lectured in textile art and primary art education and I am a primary art teacher so I spend most of my working life talking about art in some way,â€? she said. Ms Darlison explained, “I became interested in textiles as a teenager when I sewed my own clothes and knitted crazy jumpers I designed, I then went on to paint silk and then embroider. “Through reading a magazine called Textile Fibre Forum, I discovered there were heaps of other people who like to create with textiles too. I went on to go to many conferences where I learnt many dierent techniques that I now use in my own artwork.â€? She added, “I also studied a Diploma in Textile Art and another in Visual Art, this helped me to consolidate knowledge and extend me as an artist.â€? Ms Darlison said she loves to use the right technique to ďŹ t her ideas. “I have used many different techniques throughout the years so I have a good range of techniques I can use. I enjoy the variety of being able to combine techniques. I guess that is why I love collage as it allows me the opportunity to put a bit of everything into my work,â€? she explained.

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Ms Darlison has had various exhibitions of her work including three solo exhibitions and regularly participates in group shows. She said her work usually appears in galleries in Melbourne but selected works have been shows in the United States of America. “I have won a couple of small awards and my work has been published in several magazines as well as a book,â€? she stated. Ms Darlison’s printing for kids session will be held on Thursday, September 27 and Friday 28 from 9am until 12pm. All materials are provided for the two-session class where children can explore several dierent ways of printing onto paper and fabric. Ms Darlison will allow children to try mono-printing, printing with foam print block, stencilling and even printing a calico bag with individual designs. The teenager session for 11 year olds and up is also a two-session class on Thursday, September 27 and Friday 28 from 1pm until 4pm. Students will learn how to create a block print and other easy printmaking techniques. Students will also dye a calico bag before printing their own original design on it. The adults two-day workshop is on Saturday, September 29 and Sunday 30 from 9am until 4pm. Participants will have the opportunity to explore dierent techniques for changing the surface of both paper and fabric, including printing, simple dying techniques and rusting. These fabrics and papers can be used for collage and book making and other stitched projects. Places are strictly limited. For more information or to book call the Visitor Information Centre on (08) 8671 2001. All sessions will be held in the Roxby Downs Area School art room. Visit Sally Darlison’s website at www. To purchase Ms Darlison’s work, check out her on-line shop via her blog on her website. THE MONITOR – Your Community Newspaper


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Woomera adjusts to a shrinking population

Weight loss surgeon to visit Roxby

By Vanessa Switala


eight loss surgeon Doctor Justin Bessell will hold an information session on Wednesday, September 26 on bariatric surgery.

ABOVE: Woomera Area School teacher Vicky Innes has watched student numbers drop 50 per cent in recent years.


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rom a town that once bustled with the energy of 6,000 individuals, Woomera is now a whisper of about 250 permanent residents, with recent numbers dropping further.

Woomera Area School teacher Vicky Innes said that the most recent drop in numbers was due to people moving to Roxby Downs. “That’s because the availability of housing has improved compared to recent years,” Ms Innes said. The number of people required to run the town has also dropped since Transfield acquired the town’s services contract in late 2011. “(Transfield) tend to bring people in for special positions

and then they leave again. It used to be a person was hired to do a job and be employed for a number of years.” She said short employment durations have added to the transience of the town, and the general morale is not as good as it was. Ms Innes told The Monitor student numbers at the Woomera Area School had dropped 50 per cent over recent years and is a challenge for the Woomera Area School to retain staff because as student numbers drop, staff allocation is reviewed. “The challenges also affect the students,” Ms Innes added, “because they can have a restricted number of experiences and mix with a small number of people. “Those they do mix with they see day after day, not only in the classroom but also after school.

Therefore, with the small number of families in town it can be quite an insular existence. In any given class we might have full sets of brothers and sisters.” The class Ms Innes was teaching the day The Monitor visited had three students, a boy and two girls - all from the same family. Ms Innes said Woomera is a Department of Defence town, so residents do not have the usual opportunities to increase the town’s sustainability by offering diverse industries and businesses. “It’s very much a closed town, with conditions placed on those who wish to reside here. It’s the only town I’ve ever lived in that has 100 per cent employment, which is great, however the numbers of jobs are restricted which limits the town’s growth.”

She said despite the challenges residents face, Woomera is still a great place to live. “This is my second year living in Woomera, and apart from a few less people, the town hasn’t changed much in that time. “It’s a quiet town, everybody knows each other and it’s quite friendly. For such a small town, it’s got an amazing amount of services. Shopping is restricted, but we have a hospital, a doctor, ambulance and fire services, groups and clubs, a caravan park, a bowling alley, the heritage centre, gym, community pool, community centre and youth centre, and of course the Eldo Hotel, all of which are quite unusual for a town of this size.”

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s people across the country start to head outdoors to enjoy the warmer weather, Melanoma Institute Australia is calling on Australians to protect themselves against the sun and limit exposure to potentially harmful Ultra Violet rays. The warning comes as Melanoma Institute Australia – a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to preventing and curing melanoma through innovative, world-class research, treatment and education programs – launches National Shade Day, a month-long campaign with Toyota to raise awareness of melanoma and raise funds for much-needed research. THE MONITOR – Your Community Newspaper

“We’re very lucky in Australia, but being such an outdoor nation we need to be sun smart. Melanoma is the most serious and life-threatening form of skin cancer and Australia has the highest incidence in the world. It’s even been called ‘Australia’s national cancer,’ said Melanoma Institute Australia Executive Director, Professor John Thompson. Melanoma Institute Australia says Australians should remember to protect themselves from the sun in five ways by: • Seeking shade, especially in the hottest part of the day. • Wearing sun-protective clothing that covers your back, shoulders, arms and legs.

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Wearing a broad-brimmed hat. Applying a broad-spectrum Sun Protection Factor 30+ sunscreen every two hours and after swimming or exercise. • Wearing wrap-around sunglasses. The month-long awareness and fundraising campaign is a way for the community to get involved and help raise awareness of this deadly cancer. People can get involved through taking part in an individual or team personal challenge, or workplace fundraisers. An educational program has also been developed for high schools to raise awareness of melanoma in the schools.

The session will be held at the Oasis Restaurant from 5.15pm until 6.15pm to provide an open forum and discussion regarding weight loss surgery. Dr Bessell told The Monitor he is visiting Roxby Downs to hold the information session for both local General Practitioners (GPs) and patients in the town. “Bariatric surgery is a term that encompasses a dynamic area of modern medicine that can prevent or reverse many weight-related illnesses like diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnoea and infertility,” he explained. “Weight loss surgery is perhaps an easier name to understand, but infers the surgery is conducted purely for weight loss rather than for medical reasons, so I prefer the moniker bariatric surgery.” Dr Bessell said Adelaide Obesity Surgery have a substantial cohort of patients in Roxby Downs because the town has been quite progressive in utilising these medical procedures when appropriate. “The GPs have been confident to refer appropriate patients and I also think the success of the procedures has resulted in a positive word of mouth effect,” he stated. “Our practice tries very hard to meet the needs of rural and remote patients because our practice stretches from Adelaide to Darwin with clinics in both cities.” Dr Bessell added, “We follow our patients up with video and telephone consultations and can provide ongoing support across a range of areas (dietetics and nutrition, exercise physiology, psychological, as well as medical), without patients having to travel to Adelaide on every occasion.” Dr Bessell said the patient information session is open to existing or prospective patients, or anyone who would like to acquire further information on the topic, and an education session for local GPs has been arranged to provide them with skills and knowledge to assist in their management of bariatric patients. Bariatric surgery incorporates a range of scientifically-proven procedures including; laparoscopic gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, redo or revisional surgery and some new experimental procedures like mini-gastric bypass and laparoscopic gastric plication. Dr Bessell is a General and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon and Head of the Adelaide Obesity Surgery clinic at Wakefield Hospital. He is also a Senior Lecturer in Surgery at Flinders University and a Senior Consultant Surgeon at the Flinders Medical Centre. For further information please contact Adelaide Obesity Surgery on (08) 8359 2411 or via email at Alternatively, check out the website at www., their blog at or their Facebook page. Wednesday, September 19, 2012 – Page 5



Roxby InBusiness

Seems to be a lot more song birds in Roxby Downs at the moment – great to hear them in the mornings instead of the usual creepy crow caws.

It would be great to be able to deliver our babies here in Roxby!


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SA mineral exploration hits post-GFC high


inister for Minerals, Resources and Energy Tom Koutsantonis announced figures released at the beginning of September showed spending on mineral exploration in South Australia hit a post-GFC (Global Financial Crisis) high in 2011/12.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show spending on mineral exploration in South Australia rose to $328.4 million in the 12 months to the end of June 2012, up 28.9 per cent compared with the same 12 month period in 2011. Combined spending on mineral and petroleum exploration in South Australia during the same period exceeded $500 million - only the second time this milestone has been reached. Spending on mineral exploration totaled $90 million in the June quarter of 2012, up 5.6 per cent from $85.2 million in the same quarter in 2011. “PACE (Plan for Accelerating Exploration) 2012 and South Australia’s reputation for having the world’s best pre-competitive data continue to attract exploration well above $300 million a year,” Mr Koutsantonis said. PACE 2012 is a State Government initiative that was a recommendation of the Economic Development Board. The program aims to provide new opportunities for exploration and mining in South Australia through unlocking new areas for exploration, streamlining the process from exploration to mine development and providing world leading data delivery services to the resources industry. Key success stories of the program include the lease of new geoscience mapping and geophysical data, including the largest gravity survey in Australia. Drilling, as part of the PACE program, discovered OZ Minerals’ Carrapateena copper and gold deposit. Mr Koutsantonis said the State Government continued to work closely with the Commonwealth’s Department of Defence to open the Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA) to greater exploration. “In this year’s budget, $2 million was allocated to fund new pre-competitive surveys designed to identify prospective areas in the Gawler Craton, much of which is within the WPA,” he said. “These surveys, using the latest remote-sensing technology, will by this time next year have identified favourable geophysical and geological anomalies for explorers to directly target.”

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Kindy says thanks to BHP Billiton LEFT: Joshua and Indiana are pictured at the back holding a copy of their learning stories with Saxton, Holly, Scott and Maddison in front of the new multi-function printer.

By Vanessa Switala he Roxby Downs Kindergarten would like to thank BHP Billiton for funding their recent printing and networking upgrade.

ner, copier and wireless networking and was successful. The new multi-purpose printer has already been used for the children’s Learning Stories which is a means of documenting and assessing children’s The kindergarten applied for a learning. As the only kindergarten in Roxby grant with BHP Billiton for $9,510 to fund a multi-function printer, scan- Downs, the staff endeavour to pro-



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SA Parliament member visits Roxby By Vanessa Switala


iberal Member of the Legislative C o u n c i l , Te r r y Stephens, visited Roxby Downs last week to speak with particular town members. Mr Stephens spoke

with Senior Sergeant Terry Boylan and Roxby Council Administrator Bill Boehm while in Roxby. “We spoke about a range of things, but in particular to stay positive in regards to Roxby Downs, it’s a great com-

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munity,” he stated. Mr Stephens explained, “Having a personal and political connection to Giles, I am always keen to go up and meet with locals to be in touch with the issues and concerns of each community, Roxby included. The expansion is of concern and it was discussed but it was not the primary focus of my visit. “Roxby Downs is a great community and much more than just a company town, this is obvious. The business peo-

ple, the police, the council, community clubs and organisations all feed off each other which is great to see. “I just want to reaffirm that the State Liberals continue to take a keen interest and completely support Roxby Downs, as we have from day one,” Mr Stephens added. Mr Stephens also visited Coober Pedy while in the Far North of South Australia. Prior to entering South Australian Parliament, Mr Stephens was a Com-


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Senior Sergeant Terry Boylan with Liberal Member of the Legislative Council Terry Stephens during his visit to Roxby.

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pany Director for 20 years and stood twice as the Liberal candidate for the State seat of Giles before being elected to the Legislative Council in 2002. Originally from Whyalla, Mr Stephens’ Parliamentary Committee work now includes Chairperson of the Select Committee on the Department for Correctional Services, Member of the Statutory Authorities Review Committee, Member of the Aboriginal Lands Parliamentary Standing Committee and Member of the Select Committee on Marine Parks in South Australia.


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ince she began participating in the Monadelphous and Community Mentoring Program (MACMP) three months ago, Roxby resident Kath Messner has regularly met with mentee Munashe Munodawafa.


Ms Messner is already actively involved in the community through her role as Community Engagement and Workplace Health and Safety, Environment and Welfare Officer for Roxby Council. It is therefore appropriate Ms Messner decided to participate in a program that aims to connect students of the Roxby Downs Area School (RDAS) with members of the community to improve their educational outcomes and emotional well-being. Ms Messner, who meets regularly with RDAS student Munashe, said she was keen to absorb as much as possible from him. “All of my kids are off doing their own thing so I thought I might be able to share my experiences with a young person, and in turn learn from him or her. I try to meet once a week or so for an hour, but this is dependent on my work day and how flexible I can be at the time.” She said the value of mentoring is giving young people a chance to grow and develop in a comfortable, unconditional and positive environment. “Sometimes a different perspective on issues can open our eyes to opportunities that were not considered before. Mentors are a great sounding block for ideas, and goal setting. “Youth want what we all want. Understanding and support, to be treated with respect and with a genuine interest in what they feel is important. “No one needs patronising, and stereotyping youth is of no use to them or us as a community. Some youth may be merely looking for someone to listen to them, to talk about issues they face in their day to day, trying to decide the transition towards careers, relationships


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and further education. Maybe some youth might not get enough time with their parents due to work commitments and are looking for guidance or advice.” Ms Messner hopes she and Munashe will learn from each other, to be able to share common interests, and wishes to assist Munashe reach his full potential. “Our community is different to many others,” she explained. “It’s so diverse in its culture and customs. Settling into a new community can be daunting at any age, but perhaps more so for young people that are not used to living in remote or country areas, let alone a different country and culture. “I strongly believe it takes a whole village to raise a child and the community mentoring program is a great avenue to foster this belief.” Mentoring Coordinator, Sharon Fielder, said the program has a quality group of mentors on board who are meeting with students from the RDAS on a regular basis promoting positive opportunities for the future, and support for their individual needs. “Students have offered nothing but positive feedback toward the program and their mentors.” Examples of the feedback students have addressed to their mentors include: “I have enjoyed being able to talk to you and showing me that you shouldn’t be afraid to show who you really are.” “You taught me not to always follow everyone else’s path - that I can make my own for my own future.” “You have been an excellent friend, teacher, mentor and a great inspiration for me. You have inspired me to pursue my goals with hard work and dedication. You have shown me the value of honesty, sincerity and trust in school and everything I do.” “I truly appreciate and value everything I have learned from you. It will forever remain a major contributor behind my success and achievements. I really look forward to the day I can do the same for someone else.”

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Quiz night for engineer By Jason Munn he Gross family has expressed its appreciation for the generous local support for their son Tom after his ongoing battle with brain cancer.


Tom’s Adelaide-based sisters, Lucy Cornes and Hayley Gross, were touched by the support of locals after the recent Quiz Night fundraiser held at Olympic Dam Football Club, which raised $4,100. “The sense of community here, it’s like an extension of our family, they’ve been so good to Tom,” Ms Cornes explained. Hayley agreed and added, “We get to see the impact it has on Tom, the positivity it brings by interacting with people. “I guess as a family, what we’re hopeful for is with all the money we raised … going into neurosurgical research, we’re hoping that it will result in a cure for Tom. I think Tom’s story is really one of optimism and positivity – someone who is dealing with an illness in a really courageous way, with really good support.” Tom’s parents, Ed and Cheryl Gross, also Adelaide based, were happy to see the support and friendly environment Tom was surrounded by during his studies at Olympic Dam. “We’re really appreciative of the Roxby community and the support they’ve given Tom,” Mrs Gross said. “It’s a very difficult journey Tom’s on and this makes it easier for him. We’re very humbled by everyone’s support.”

Tom has already undergone neurosurgery and is preparing for a second treatment, but is keen on completing his BHP Billiton graduate training and remains focussed on his employment as a mechanical engineer. “He is unable to work at the moment due to the surgery, however BHP Billiton continues to support him, and when he’s able to he will return to the community. “He’s always loved the bush, so with engineering and the bush combined Olympic Dam and Roxby Downs is the perfect location. Tom’s very happy to be here and a part of it.” Fellow participants in the BHP Billiton Foundations for Graduates Program, Tyler Sims and Kelly Schneider, organised the recent event. Ms Schneider said they were running their fundraising campaign alongside the Harris Foundation, a South Australian organisation committed to the best practice of charitable purposes and fostering an internal business culture of generosity. “We originally wanted to raise funds by running in the City to Bay Fun Run in Adelaide, but we couldn’t make it so we decided to hold a fundraiser in Roxby Downs instead,” Ms Schneider explained. The quiz night, emceed by Tyler Sims, delivered a series of challenging questions to teams on geography, entertainment and literature Funds were raised through a $10 entrance fee, raffle and several games.

RIGHT: Master of Ceremonies Tyler Sims delivered the brain teasers.

Old Skool support Relay for Life L By Vanessa Switala

ast Wednesday, the Relay for Life team ‘Old Skool’ had a meeting and pizza night regarding the upcoming event in Roxby Downs next month.

Old Skool Relay for Life team members. Back: Pam, Adam, Lisa, James, Bec and Craig. Front: Norm, Kylie, Sam, Shane, Emma, Annette, Specky and Jonesy with team mascots Gizmo and Millie.

The team are selling raffle tickets for $2 each and candle bags for $5 each to raise funds. Messages and pictures can be drawn on the candle bags which will be placed around the track on the night to remember loved ones or celebrate survivors of cancer. Old Skool will also be holding a Rump and Red night on Saturday, October 6 which will include a three course meal and red wine for $30 per person. Seats are strictly limited with tickets available for purchase from Teresa Baddeley, at the Roxby Hourglass Jewellers on Richardson Place, or Craig Sumsion at Raine and Horne on Tutop Street. To donate money to the Old Skool team

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Laken, Alyssa, Kiara, Imogen and Summer had fun at the RFDS auction.

Scott Rogers played the nine-hole Ambrose tournament in suppoort of the RFDS on Saturday.

Amelia and Demi with cupcakes they purchased at Market Day on Saturday.

Ainsley, Bear and Ashton had a ball at the RFDS auction. Michael Esposito, Tim Watson and Dane Beams supported the RFDS auction.

Josleyn, Brianna and Scarlet at the RFDS auction on Saturday.

Claudia, Brianna, Lucy, Lachlaun, Lincoln, Tessa and Teacher Naomi Bowley from St Barbara’s Parish School at Market Day selling produce they grew at school.

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Krisi Yates and Traian Tulbure at the Bell Shakespeare performance. Hornridge supporters Jade, Corey and Holly were thrilled with the Grand Final win.

Thomas and Jeremy at the Under 9 football presentations. Jane Gloster, Penny Knott and Mary Lewis at the Bell Shakespeare performance.

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ocal company Olympicon specialise in delivering complete bathroom renovations, from the initial design consultation to after sales service. With over 25 years of experience Olympicon also offer a seven year guarantee on all workmanship. The Olympicon team told The Monitor, “Whether you are looking to modernise the finishes in an existing bathroom or custom design a complete renovation, we will work personally with you to create a bathroom that is tailored to your lifestyle from the highest quality products available.” Olympicon has a selection of packages available to suit any budget or requirement; from a simple waterproofing problem through to a complete install. Olympicon are focusing on customer satisfaction at a reasonable price and a free no obligation quotation for Roxby residents. Ecstatic Olympicon customer, Angela Absalom from Roxby Downs said the quality of service and reliability she received from Olympicon was amazing. “The attention to my needs

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What’s happening at RDAS? RDAS Choir perform in Adelaide

The Roxby Downs Area School Choir performed at the Festival Theatre in Adelaide recently as part of the Primary School’s Festival of Music.


hirty-three members of the Roxby Downs Area School Choir travelled to Adelaide to perform at the Festival Theatre in the 2012 Primary School’s Festival of Music earlier this month. The students had spent all year learning the 14 songs under the guidance of Music Teacher, Jayne Orchard, who accompanied them on their trip. After arriving at Adelaide Shores Caravan Park the students went for a walk on the beach, which is always exciting for children living in the desert! This was followed by dinner at Glenelg McDonalds and a walk along the jetty. Wednesday morning saw the students re-

hearsing for three hours at the Festival Theatre, where final glitches were ironed out ready for the performance that night. The students from RDAS were complimented on their choir uniforms and exceptional behaviour, with many choir teachers from other schools stopping them to ask which school they were from. As always, the performance Wednesday night was breathtaking. The students from RDAS joined with over 400 students from other schools around South Australia to form one very large choir. Conducted by the Primary School’s Music Festival Director of Music, Deb Hepworth, the students entertained a full house for over two hours. Some of the more well-known songs

included Footloose, Spice Up Your Life, and He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother. Each year the Festival of Music features a commissioned work, where a composer is asked to write three or four pieces of music based around a particular theme or event. This year John Schumann, famous for his song “I was only 19”, was employed to write four songs based on the novel “Danny Allen was Here” by Phil Cummings. These songs featured some very talented singers and dancers from Adelaide schools, as well as magnificent sets and props. It was lovely to see such a large contingent of Roxby parents, families, and friends at the concert. The support the choir receives is greatly

appreciated. The bus trip home Thursday was much, much quieter than the trip to Adelaide, with lots of very tired students. Miss Orchard would like to thank fellow teacher Rikki Prosser, and parent volunteers Rachel Young and Juliette Demaine for the support they provided on the camp. Thank you also to marvellous bus driver Bryan, from Greyhound Australia, who has safely transported the RDAS choir to and from Adelaide for the past four years. The RDAS choir are available for performances within the Roxby Downs community. For more information please contact the school office on 8671 0011.

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n Wednesday, September 5 and Thursday 6, 2012, 24 students from Years 7 to 11 expressed an interest to participate in a two-day dance workshop in the new school hall.

The sessions were provided by Australia’s leading indigenous theatre dance group, Bangarra. The experience started with an introduction to the Bangarra Dance Theatre, a history of the company and the dancer’s backgrounds. This was followed by visuals of the company, a physical warm-up and then a series of movement and dance sequences unique to Bangarra. Students concluded their two day workshops by performing their learnt dance sequences to a primary, secondary and community audience. ABOVE: This was an amazing opportunity for Students perform the dance students to experience high quality dance they learnt with Bangarra Dance Theatre members. and movement instruction - the high level of engagement and enjoyment was obvious FAR LEFT: A Bangarra on the student’s faces! Cultural awareness and appreciation was also enhanced for all Dance Theatre members of the school community. On member shows behalf of the Roxby Downs Area School, students one of the our thanks are extended to BHP Billiton instruments they use. who funded the visit and of course to our LEFT: Bangarra Dance very talented visitors! Sally Cormack, Aboriginal Education Theatre members play Teacher instruments during Sandy Gibb, Aboriginal Community the performance. Education Officer THE MONITOR – Your Community Newspaper

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Roxby dance students to compete in Adelaide By Vanessa Switala


oxby Downs Academy of Dance students will travel to Adelaide to compete for the first time in the Can Do Dance Competitions this weekend. 30 students from Roxby Downs will travel to Adelaide on September 23, 2012 to give the competitions all they have and hopefully return after placing in various categories. The Under 12 Hip-Hop class will attend the competitions along with 12 soloists. Roxby Downs Academy of Dance Teacher Lana Chamberlain told The Monitor, “The whole reason we are going there is not really to come first or second… it’s to have the experience of being able to dance on a big stage, in front of a big audience and in a nice theatre, which (the children) don’t get to do here because the stage is tiny.” She explained it will be beneficial to students to see other dancers and other sections compete. Ms Chamberlain said students will be able to see the standard of dancing and how talented they are. “It’ll be good for their self-esteem and a bit of experience and we’ll see where it takes us next year.” Ms Chamberlain explained the Roxby Downs Academy of Dance will hopefully enter more items in next year’s competitions. At the Can Do Dance Competitions this year there will be 15 different items students can compete in ranging from troupe work to soloists. Good luck to the Roxby Downs Dance Academy this weekend.

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oxby Council received an increased amount of calls regarding missing dogs over the weekend, due largely to a legal ďŹ reworks display on Saturday night.

lines important factors to consider regarding your petâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a dog owner, it is your responsibility to ensure that your dog is safely contained on your property. Your fencing or other containment measures must be secure enough to keep your dog in and other animal out,â&#x20AC;? the publication states. If a dog goes missing, as a number did on Saturday night, it is important that owners act quickly. There are a number of steps to follow that will heighten your chance of your

It serves as a timely reminder to owners to ensure their animalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enclosure is simply that, enclosed. Believe it orr not, there are preventative measures dog owners can exercise to help their dog be less ss frightened when there are ďŹ reworks in the he area. Take your dog og for a long walk on the day of the ďŹ reworks. This will help p burn oďŹ&#x20AC; some of the energy thatt could other otherwise rwise add to your petâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s anxiety. It also allows for f a toilet visit as the dog may ay not want to leave the house later that at evening. Bring the pets ets inside) well w before the fireworks begin â&#x20AC;&#x201C; on once nce they have started it may be too late. Close all blinds inds or curtains currtains and leave lightss on so the ďŹ&#x201A;ash a of the ďŹ reworks ks is not ass startling. Turn on the television hat the ďŹ reor radio so that works blend with ith a noise your y dog is used to. Keep the dogâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ogâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favourite favourrite toys or treats on n hand to pr prorovide comfort and nd distractio distraction on during the ďŹ reworks display. works displa ay. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make a fuss whilee the ďŹ reworks are on. A reassu reassuring uring pat or a few words are ďŹ ne. Ask your local cal council to o notify the community if theree is to be a ďŹ rework display in dog being returned: â&#x20AC;˘ Contact your local council as soon as your area. Then you can be prepared well possible, as they may have impound possible impoundin advance. ed your dog, especially if it is identiThe Dog Ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Handbook, as released ďŹ ed with a collar, identiďŹ cation tag, by the Dog and Cat Management Board, out-

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council disc or is microchipped; Contact local vets in case your dog has been injured and a member of the public has taken it to the closest vet; â&#x20AC;˘ Contact neighbours in your immediate area; â&#x20AC;˘ Organise a letter box drop, preferably with a picture of your dog and your contact details; â&#x20AC;˘ Put a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;lost dogâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; sign u up in schools, centres, community and shopping shop post oďŹ&#x192;ces and an similar facilities. Similarly, there are guidelines guideline surrounding members of the publ public lic who ďŹ nd a dog wandering at large, to help h ensure ensu their safety is not compromise compromised. ed. Ensure the dogg is friendly friend and comes willingly to you. Remember, Remembe a scared dog R can be as dangerous danggerous as an angry dog. If th the he dog is unidentiďŹ ed, ccall your local council to o arrang arrange for itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s collection. lectio n. If you are arre unable unabl to secure it, you shoul should ld still no notify the local council so o an Animal An Management OďŹ&#x192; ďŹ&#x192;cer can investigate. If you take t the dog home for itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own sa safety, afety, ens ensure you report the details of o the dog and the exact location where you picked piicked it u up to the council responsible for thee area in which the dog was found found. It is an oďŹ&#x20AC;ence to keep any dog you ďŹ nd â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;wandering at largeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; The Dog Owners Handbo Handbook is readily available at Roxby Council, and oďŹ&#x20AC;ers many other helpful guidelines for Dog Owners.

LIBRARY Opening hours 8.30 to 5 pm weekdays 9.30 am to 12 noon Saturdays Telephone 8671 0660 â&#x20AC;˘ Fax 8671 1418 Email: Library membership is free. Wide range of resources are available including books, DVDs, magazines and internet facilities Toddler Story Time 9.30 am Tuesday and Thursday


TEMPORARY LIBRARY CLOSURE Due to annual renovations at the Roxby Downs Cultural and Leisure Precinct, the Community Library and Toy Library are required to be closed due to public safety concerns from 12 noon Saturday September 22, and reopening 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 &RXQFLO2IĂ&#x20AC;FHGXULQJWKLVWLPH For further information contact the library on (08) 8671 RU&RXQFLO2IĂ&#x20AC;FHRQ  



uarterly water and electricity meter reads will take place between Wednesday, September 26, 2012 and Friday, October 5, 2012. Please ensure your meters are accessible.

ustice of the Peace Kath Messner has returned to Roxby and her services have resumed as normal.

She can be found at Roxby Council from 12.30pm until 1.30pm on Thursdays and Fridays weekly.


inancial aid is available to those experiencing ďŹ nancial diďŹ&#x192;culty.

For information on Government concessions and free ďŹ nancial counselling services, visit the Government of South Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website, Roxby Council encourages all customers to contact them immediately on (08) 8671 0010 if they are under ďŹ nancial stress.


oxby Council would like to remind all vehicle drivers that the Service SA service oďŹ&#x20AC;ered is available ďŹ ve days a week from 9am until 4:30pm. As the Service SA Rural Service Agent, Roxby Council oďŹ&#x20AC;ers licence renewals, vehicle registration and transfers, driver licence, boat licence theory tests, personalised and custom registration plates and the sale of the driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s handbook.



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: â&#x20AC;˘ Vehicle registration â&#x20AC;˘ Boat registrations â&#x20AC;˘ Licensing transactions â&#x20AC;˘ Learner written theory tests (test to begin before 4 pm) All enquiries 131 084.

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The voice of the community... JOINING FORUMS

Midsummer Madness a hit with locals

If you would like to join a forum and would like more information please contact the following people. New members are always welcome.

ARTS and CULTURE FORUM Rachel Young 0428 671 000

BUSINESS FORUM Laura Trotta 0412 734 964

SPORTS and RECREATION FORUM Damien Condon 0439 862 784

COMMUNITY GARDEN Patrik Ibele (08) 8671 0168

ROXBY ROADSAFE MEETING Michelle Hales 0418 833 818

MULTICULTURAL FORUM Sasha Yantewo (08) 8671 0010 Bell Shakespeare cast members Julia Billington, Huw McKinnon, Matilda Ridgway and Anthony Taufa after the community performance last week.


oxby residents were treated to a rare community performance by the Bell Shakespeare Theatre Company last week, fully funded by BHP Billiton.

Bell Shakespeare, a theatre company based in Sydney, presents variations of Shakespeare’s plays in a more appealing manner to Australian teens. However, its upbeat and humorous presentation transcended through all ages last Monday night, entertaining approximately 80 intrigued locals. Actors Julia Billington, Huw McKinnon, Matilda Ridgway and Anthony Taufa interacted well with the audience, particularly during a ten minute question and answer period after the show. The actors elaborated on the fact that issues and plots raised in the plethora of

Shakespeare works are still as relevant and relatable with today’s audiences as it was when it was first written centuries ago. They also explained the modern day adaptation’s humour and references was appreciated equally by many cultures throughout Australian schools. “I think that if we do our jobs to the best of our ability then the humanity, the comedy or the tragedy of Macbeth will translate,” said Ms Billington. “Given if the words are a barrier, fingers crossed in an ideal situation that’s the beauty or the magic that live performance can offer to any culture. “Some people have this idea that the emotions within that play are somehow distant from us, that they’re not the same as we experience but you can go to kids anywhere, and they understand, a guy chasing a girl and a girl running away and it brings it

back to those sort of basic emotions, trying to break down those barriers is exactly what we’re doing,” added Mr McKinnon. Anthony Taufa, who is of Polynesian descent, said he thought his presence on stage also helped break down stereotypical barriers. “And I think it helps that I’m on stage as well!” he exclaimed. “There are boys in the western suburbs of Sydney and Melbourne that look at me and go okay, that’s me up on stage, so it’s okay to be this atmosphere of high poetry, but still be able to play rugby on the weekend. “There’s no difference, you can still do the same stuff that you love, but be academic and just be as cool and as accepted.” The troupe also visited schools in Marree and Woomera as part of the funded tour.

Community event reminders Textile Workshop


BOARD MEETINGS orkshops with Melbourne artists Sally Darlison for both children and adults will be available from September 27 to 30.

For $50 each, children will attend two three hour sessions over two days, grouped age appropriately (5 to 10 year olds in one group and 11 to 17 in another). Children will be taught mono-printing, print their own calico bag and block printing, amongst other things. All materials will be provided. For $80 each, adults will attend two seven hour sessions over two days and will give participants the chance to explore different techniques for changing the surface on both paper and fabric. All materials will be provided. Places are strictly limited. To book, contact the Visitor Information Centre on (08) 8671 2001.

Arid Recovery Photography Sessions WHO’S ON THE BOARD


o help cater for the Amateur Arid Photography Competition 2012’s newest category ‘Big Four’, Arid Recovery will host photographers at the Arid Recovery Reserve for dusk and night time photography sessions. The Arid Recovery ‘Big Four’ Category highlights locally threatened species the burrowing bettong, greater sticknest rat, greater bilby and western barred bandicoot and has been launched in conjunction with National Threatened Species Day on September 7. The sessions will be held on September 21 and 22 from 5.30pm until 8.30pm and October 19 and 20 from 6.30pm until 9.30pm, at a cost of $35 per person. To register for a session, contact Vivienne Holloway at or the Visitor Information Centre on (08) 8671 2001.

WOMEN’S NETWORK Kath Messner 0438 871 153

CONTACTING THE BOARD For further information, advice or general questions please contact: Michelle Hales, Executive Officer Roxby Downs Community Board Inc. PO Box 85 Roxby Downs SA 5725 Mobile: 0418 833 818 Email:

WHO’S ON THE BOARD Teresa Baddeley • Leigh Morrow Michelle Davis • George Giakoumis Vicki Mason • Gaylene Crane Mary Lewis • Liz Rogers • Cindy Harrichund • Michael Esposito Chad Menzies • Heath Murry Bill Boehm • Kath Macalister CONTACTING THE BOARD 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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PUBLIC NOTICES Dublin Gerryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Meat Store. Top quality, grain fed meat at affordable prices. New $230 freezer pack (mix and match) 2kg lamb roast, 1kg beef schnitzel, 2kg pork roast, 1kg chicken schnitzel, 2kg beef roast, 1kg budget bacon, 2kg roast chicken, 2kg marinated wings, 1kg BBQ steak, 2kg beef sausages, 1kg beef mince, 20 gourmet patties, 1kg BBQ lamb chops, 1 large mettwurst, 1kg pork leg chops, 1 bottle marinade, 1kg diced steak. Phone: 8529 2229.

Erection and premature problems. Help for $30. Money back guarantee. Ph 0424 452 329. Free sample. FOR SALE F100 4X4 ute (tub), 4 speed manual. Bench seat, 6cyl. Perkins diesel- very rare. Not running. $4500 ONO. Call Des 0413 173 545. Need to sell something? Try our classies! Phone 8671 2683 to place an ad.

Roxby Toy Library

will be closed on Tuesday September 25 and Thursday September 27, in line with the closure of Roxby Leisure. Any queries contact Jane on 0429 160 658.

ROXBY BOWLS CLUB Night Owls Season Commences Friday 5th October Get your TEAM nominations in now, only a few spots left! Nominations to Tony Weir Teas available every Friday night during the bowls season from 6.30pm. Anyone welcome. Come â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;n try or clean out the cobwebbs on Friday 28th September. Membership now due Only $60 to become a full member.

New Members Welcome.



Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Services Educators

Administration Support Roxby Early Learning Community Group Inc (RELCG) is a not for profit community group who operate a 50 place child care centre. We provide long day care for children from 3 months to 5 years old. We are seeking a vibrant, dedicated and professional person to join our team.

Roxby Early Learning Community Group Inc (RELCG) is a not for profit, incorporated community group operating a Centre providing long day care for children aged between 3 months and 5 year old. We provide high quality, educational care to the children of Roxby Downs.


We are seeking vibrant, dedicated and professional childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s services educators.


on 08 8671 0054 or 4FOEBQQMJDBUJPOTUPUIFBCPWFFNBJMBEESFTTPS#VSHPZOF4U  3PYCZ%PXOT  Applications close Monday, 1st of October, 2012

You will be required to work 8 hour shifts within our operating hours of 7:30am to 6:00pm. Applicants must be studying or hold a Certificate III, Diploma in Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Services or equivalent qualification. The ideal candidate will:  t)BWFBHFOVJOFJOUFSFTUBOEBNCJUJPOUPQVSTVFBDBSFFSXJUIJO Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Services.  t)BWFFYDFMMFOUWFSCBMBOEXSJUUFODPNNVOJDBUJPOTLJMMT  t)PMEBDVSSFOUXPSLJOHXJUIDIJMESFODIFDLBOE$IJME4BGF Environmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s certificate  t&OUIVTJBTNUPMFBSO CFQBSUPGBUFBNBOEQSPWJEFUIFCFTUDBSFGPS children  t#FNPUJWBUFE FOUIVTJBTUJDBOEJNQMFNFOUUIF3&-$(NJTTJPOBOE philosophy of providing an environment for children to learn, create and have fun. For further information contact Director Gail Reid 08 8671 0054. Send cover letter and resume to


Monitor Is pleased to announce it can now offer eftpos facilities DWWKHRIĂ&#x20AC;FH on Richardson Place. All cards except Diners International Club are accepted. Book your advertisement now and take advantage of this convenient service!

Property Manager Roxby Downs, SA

MAINTENANCE OFFICER Full Time Position A full time position is available for a general handy man to undertake general maintenance duties at Roxby Leisure. The position is full time, Monday to Friday 8:30 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4:30 pm and is available for immediate start. Responsibilities: Â&#x2021;,QDVDIHHIĂ&#x20AC;FLHQWDQGHIIHFWLYHPDQQHUFDUU\RXW maintenance as required. Â&#x2021;/LDLVHZLWK2SHUDWLRQV0DQDJHUUHJDUGLQJZRUNV Â&#x2021;*HQHUDOPDLQWHQDQFHDVUHTXLUHG Â&#x2021;6RPHDGPLQLVWUDWLRQGXWLHV Essential: Â&#x2021;$ELOLW\WRZRUNDXWRQRPRXVO\ Â&#x2021;:RUNZLWKLQ6DIH:RUNSUDFWLFHVDQG2+6 : standards Â&#x2021;5HOLDEOH Â&#x2021;*RRGWLPHPDQDJHPHQW ,I\RXDUHDKDUGZRUNLQJDQGWUXVWZRUWK\SOHDVHVHQGD copy of your cover letter and resume to: /HLJK0RUURZ²2SHUDWLRQV0DQDJHU Roxby Leisure 32%R[5R[E\'RZQV6$ 3KRQHRU Email:

Wardle Co Real Estate services a large area of South Australia offering Real Estate Sales and Marketing, Property Management, Leasing, Clearing Sales/Auctions, and Livestock Sales. We pride ourselves on exceptional customer service based on honesty, integrity and experience. An excellent opportunity currently exists in our expanding Roxby Downs branch for a full time Property Manager. Reporting to the Senior Property Manager, this position is full time and requires: Â&#x2021;([FHSWLRQDOWLPHPDQDJHPHQWVNLOOV Â&#x2021;7KHDELOLW\WRZRUNXQVXSHUYLVHGDQGDVSDUWRIDWHDP Â&#x2021;+RQHVWUHOLDEOHDQGJHQXLQHSHUVRQDOLW\ Â&#x2021;3URIHVVLRQDOFRPPXQLFDWLRQVNLOOVZLWKH[FHOOHQWRUJDQL]DWLRQDODELOLWLHV Â&#x2021;7KHDELOLW\WRPXOWLWDVNRQDUHJXODUEDVLVDQGWDFNOHSUHVVXUHVLWXDWLRQV Â&#x2021;7KHDELOLW\WRXVH0LFURVRIW2IĂ&#x20AC;FHDSSOLFDWLRQVLQFOXGLQJ([FHO:RUGDQG2XWORRN Â&#x2021;7KDW\RXDUHDWHDPSOD\HUDQGDSHRSOHSHUVRQ Previous experience in Property Management is desirable but not essential Â&#x2021;&XUUHQWGULYHUVOLFHQFHDQGFDU 7KLVSRVLWLRQLVIXOOWLPHEDVHGLQWKH5R[E\'RZQVRIĂ&#x20AC;FH7KHUHZLOOEHVRPHRXWRI hours work. If you possess a keen interest in furthering your career within the Real Estate Industry this opportunity could be for you. Wardle Co Real Estate offers an exciting career opportunity in a key business location and a competitive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant. )RUIXUWKHULQIRUPDWLRQSOHDVHFRQWDFW7DQLD1RRQDQRU0DUWLQ6WULQJHU $SSOLFDWLRQVFORVHWK2FWREHU$MREGHVFULSWLRQLVDYDLODEOH Please send applications to 90 Florence Street, Port Pirie SA 5540 Or email to


CERTIFIED HEAD SWIMMING COACH AND SWIM COACHES Roxby Downs Swim Club is seeking the services of a reliable, enthusiastic and motivated Head Coach and Swimming Coaches. Roxby Swim Club is a community Swimming Club which trains and competes in country swim carnivals in SA. The positions are voluntary and require a commitment of between 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8 hours per week. Applicants for Head Coach should hold at least Bronze /HYHO &HUWLĂ&#x20AC;FDWLRQ ZLWK &RDFKHV 3RVLWLRQV KROGLQJ D *UHHQ/LFHQFH $VVLVWDQW&RDFK DVZHOODVDFXUUHQW&35 FHUWLĂ&#x20AC;FDWH Training for Assistant Coaching positions can be arranged through the Club & Swim SA. &RDFKHV DUH DOVR UHTXLUHG WR KROG D FXUUHQW 3ROLFH Clearance and or this can be arranged through the Club & Swim SA. Responsibilities would include implementation of SURJUDPV WR VXLW RXU VTXDGV VWURNH WHFKQLTXH Ă&#x20AC;WQHVV swim training and competitive swim coaching. Please contact President Tony McGauchie Mobile 0418 899 838 to discuss further.

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Desert Dash 2012 - ENTRY FORM Features Â&#x192; Course sign posted with marshal points Â&#x192; Water stations Â&#x192; A T-shirt for all participants Â&#x192; Electronic timing bibs Â&#x192; Healthy breakfast Prizes will be awarded on the day for Â&#x192; 1st, 2nd, 3rd placing for 10km & 5km category* for Male & Female Â&#x192; Most members in a team Â&#x192; Fastest team (Top 5 10km times)

Routes 10km 1 lap of the oval to the bypass road and back, finish with a second lap of the oval 5km 1 lap of oval, up to turn around point along Olympic Way and finish with a second lap of the oval

5km 10km (over 12 years of age) Event Team name: ____________________

* Please note walkers & runners are combined in the one category

Entry Fee 10km - $15 5km - $10 Family - $25 (includes 2 adults and children)

Registration Registration is strongly preferred prior to the day of the event and will be available on: ž Market Day - 15th Sept. from 8am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12pm ž Roxby Downs Community Club - 22nd of Sept. from 3pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6pm, or ž On the Day from 7am - 8am

ENTRY FORM - Desert Dash 2012 Surname: _______________________ Given name: ____________________ Female: DOB: __________ Male: Address: __________________________ Suburb: ____________ Postcode: _____ Ph: _________________ Email: _____________________________ Emergency Contact Name: ____________ Emergency Contact No: _______________ (Preferable not another competitor)

Location All events start and finish at the Roxby Downs Oval Start Time 10km - 8:30am (Runners and Walkers) 5km - 8:45am (Runners and Walkers) A race briefing will occur prior to the race

Conditions of Entry: I acknowledge and agree that my participation in the event(s) on 23rd September 2012 is at my own risk which means that the Roxby Downs Desert Dash Committee and its officers, representatives and agents (and all persons involved directly or indirectly in promoting or conduct in the event) are not liable for me for: My injury or death, or any damage or loss suffered by me or others related to my participation in this event; and Consequential or indirect damages or any other form of relief whatsoever for any acts or omissions of Roxby Downs Desert Dash and/or its officers, representatives or other persons involved directly or indirectly in promoting or conducting the even, arising out of or in connection with the event even if the acts or omissions were foreseeable, whether such damage or loss occurred as a result of negligence or otherwise, except where these terms or any part of them would contravene any statute. I agree to the free use of my name and pictures in broadcasts, telecasts and the press as they pertain to the Desert Dash pre and post â&#x20AC;&#x201C;race. Signature: ___________________ Date: ___________ (If entrant is under 18 years, care-giver must also sign) Guardian Signature: _____________ Date: ___________

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Under 9 footy at Quorn

The Roxby Downs team that travelled to Quorn to play in the Under 9 competition.


The second game against West Au- continually won his own footy and By Clint Gow-Smith oxby Downs was well pre- gusta saw our local boys start run- kicked the ball deep. Jack Johnson showed us all why he sented at the Quorn Football ning the ball and linking up across the ground. Blake Cook kicked two is one to watch, playing up from AusCarnival on Father’s Day.

The sun was shining and for many of the boys it was their first trip to Quorn. With tackling allowed our boys started well, beating Hawker in game one. It was a stand-out game for Owen Mulady, and Christiaan Buys, who set the scene for a positive day.

first half goals and gave the team a handy lead. Luke Hart laid tackle after tackle and Coaches Johnson, Gow-Smith and Steer couldn’t hide their excitement as he continually tackled and won the ball across half back. Young “Quorn veteran” Max Steer

kick this year, and only seven years old he marked and goaled to give the Roxby side two from two at the lunch break. After lunch the team faced Orroroo who are the reigning champions of this Carnival and the local boys looked a bit lethargic in the first half.

Seven to nine year old boys often don’t want to listen, and when assistant Ian Johnson nearly lost his voice, it was time for a stern chat to them at half time. Christiaan Buys and Owen Mulady continued to play well, but the team just seemed a little too slow and Orroroo had some real young guns who continuously marked and kicked long for goals. Roxby went down by two goals which left them jostling with two other teams for second place. The fourth and final game was a must win to improve on last year’s result. The team started well with Johnson, Mulady, Steer and Buys all playing a great game, and when Taj Gow-Smith received a handball out the middle from Mulady and kicked long to Johnson, the boys were away! Little goal sneak Ashton Musilino kicked a Buddy Franklin like banana from the boundary and the team rallied hard and looked to be home, until two goals from the opposition saw the scores tied. There is nothing better than junior sport when the kids are having a red hot go and parents are shouting support from the side line. The game lo oke d gone, but then Musilino worked hard

and earned a free deep in the pocket, centred the ball to Jack Johnson, who went back and gave it his all into the breeze. It was touched on the line, but the point gave Roxby the win and was a great reward for their effort. Roxby finished second out of the six-team Carnival which was a really pleasing effort given the boys play modified rules here with no tackling. Coach Clint Gow-Smith sends a huge thank you to both Ian Johnson and Pete Steer for their coaching support on the day, and a special thanks to Ian for his involvement all year helping out with the Bulldogs. He would also like to thank all the parents that came down for all the help on the day umpiring, first aid, drink bottles, and cheering. It was a super day and the team think they might go one better next year. Go the Little Wedgies!

BELOW: Roxby’s Taj GowSmith sprints for the ball.

Roxby Downs Netball Association Senior Presentations 2012: The award winners were:

Life Member awarded to Louise Reid RDNA C Grade Best and Fairest: Louise Reid (OD Green) RDNS C Grade Runner-Up Best and Fairest: Jill Pade (Miners Red) and Karen Williams (Andamooka)

RDNA C Grade Team Best and Fairest Hornridge Black: Sarah Weston Hornridge Green: Samantha Fishlock and Tegan Kelly Miners Red: Jill Pade Miners White: Tania James-Reed Olympic Dam Green: Louise Reid Olympic Dam Yellow: Simone Brock 21 and Under Rising Star: Tegan Kelly

Michelle Paull for Andamooka runs for the ball.

Karen Williams for Andamooka scores.

RDNA B Grade

Best and Fairest: Zoey Male (Hornridge Black) RDNA B Grade Runner Up Best and Fairest: Danielle Weir (Miners)

RDNA B Grade Team Best & Fairest Hornridge Black: Zoey Male Hornridge Pink: Amanda Giles Miners: Zoey Male Olympic Dam Green: Fiona Hooper Olympic Dam Yellow: Jessica Reid 21 and Under Rising Star: Zoey Male

RDNA A Grade

Best and Fairest: Cassie Norton RDNA Association A Grade Runner Up Best and Fairest: Britt Norsworthy

RDNA A Grade team Best and Fairest Hornridge: Cassie Norton Roxby Miners: Brittany Norsworthy OD Devils: Cerys Alchin

Roxby Downs Netball Association Preliminary Finals, September 15, 2012 Hornridge A 54 defeated Roxby Miners A 51 Hornridge Pink B 47 defeated OD Yellow B 34 Miners Redc 43 defeated Andamooka 23

GRAND FINAL, September 21, 2012 6pm: B Grade: Miners B versus Hornridge Pink B 7.15pm: C Grade: Hornridge Black C versus Miners Red C 8.30pm: A Grade: OD Devils A vs Hornridge A Followed by presentations.

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Michelle Paull for Andamooka looks for an opening.

Lyn Russ for Andamooka lines up a goal.

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Roxby and Central Augusta battle it out

Jaydn Brind for Roxby Districts kicks to an opening. RIGHT: Adam Ryan for Roxby takes on his Central Augusta opponents and wins the ball.


he Roxby Downs Junior Football Association (RDJFA) Under 16 Wedgies overcame a determined Central Augusta Football Club (CAFC) to win narrowly in what has been described as one of the best junior games in recent times. The standard shown by both teams was exceptional with the skills shown that of a standard of much higher grade football. The game started at a frantic pace with both teams showing endeavour and courage. The Wedgies were on the board after five minutes with a goal to Sam Bacon who found plenty of space up forward after loose checking from the CAFC. Another quick clearance minutes later saw Ethan Zeptner’s shot at goal just miss. Centrals capitalized on the miss with quick movement forward only to be disappointed with a shot on goal just missing. Jaydn Brind was getting plenty of the ball through the midfield and supplying the wedgie forwards with plenty of opportunities. Another miss from Zeptner 35 metres out had him scratching his head after a good season in the A’s with his goal kicking. A great run down and tackle from Rodney Weetra saw a good turnover and was rewarded when Adam Ryan slotted through his first with a great snap from the boundary. Centrals started to find a bit of

ball themselves, and with the hard work of Stuart Orr saw another shot by Centrals just miss the mark again. Bailey Evans troubled the scorer after one of his own with Jock Mason finishing off a strong quarter by the Wedgies to put them four goals in front after the first change. Jessie Sellar was holding from down back and repelling many Centrals attacks. Quarter time - Roxby 4.2-26 to Centrals 0.2-2. Centrals jumped out of the blocks in the second quarter with Matt Phillips kicking his first after some good work from Stuart Orr in the middle. Two goals in two minutes by Phillips saw Centrals start to claw back the deficit. This was short lived as a long shot from Zeptner fell short with a strong uncontested mark and goal by Brind. Minutes later Hanson scored a goal after some good work from young star Jon Secker through the middle had Roxby on the front foot once again. Stuart Orr continued to dominate and when he found Matt Phillips once again 15 metres out they looked as if their fitness may play a part. Unfortunately the miss by the Central player saw Lachy Hancock take the game on from half back to find Zeptner who goaled to push the Wedgies lead out once again. Centrals would not lie down with another goal to Centrals reducing the margin to 23 points. Ruck domination had Centrals once again going forward to kick another quick goal

to reduce the margin again to 17 points. Centrals started to find plenty and with another inside 50 and an unfortunate poster. Moroney gifted Centrals a goal from an errant kick in which had Centrals in striking distance to overrun the Wedgies through hard work and superior fitness. The young Wedgies lifted and goals to Brind and Hanson took some pressure of the young Wedgies to again give them some breathing space. Centrals began to pepper the goals once again after some good clearance work, Moroney was put under a heap of pressure down back and some indecisiveness seen him pick out a Central player who slotted through another goal. Brody Davis was finding plenty of the ball for the wedgies in the second quarter as was Brind, Weston and Secker. A good fight back from Centrals seen them outscore the wedgies and set up a good second half of football. Half time, Roxby 9.2-56 to Centrals 6.5- 41. Centrals took to the bar end at half time break to seek refuge in the shade and this must of worked as they came out in the third quarter with plenty of run. The centre clearance dominance started to worry the Wedgies as centrals piled on two quick goals to reduce the margin. The wedgies dug deep with Zeptner, Brind and Caputo combining to push the ball forward only to be let down with a miss on goals.

Roxby were starting to feel the pressure and undiscipline play by Captain Bailey Evans resulting in a 50 metre penalty and was let off with another miss by the visitors. Brody Davis started to show what we all expected he could do and a great snap and goal took some heat of the Wedgies. Central wouldn’t give in and with quick reply saw them start to apply the pressure once again. A central free kick 30 metres out after hands in the back call from the umpire Graham Warren could only manage a point and let the young wedgies off the hook. The fitness levels of the Central team started to show out as they peppered the goal and when they managed to find the big sticks they had hit the front for the first time. An Adam Ryan goal after some hard work by Brind in the middle put the Wedgies back in front and we had a good game on our hands. Layton Weston was playing well above his age and when a snap by Max Hanson missed the target the Central capitalized to finish the quarter with a goal and go into the three quarter break with a four point lead. Centrals 11.8-74 Roxby 11.4-74. The Roxby lads went into the break with their heads down and coaches Woody Turner and Daniel Rogers asked their senior players for a big lift and to find something more. The boys fired up although they were

brought back down to earth with another quick goal to Centrals who looked like they had control of the game. Jaydn Brind lifted as asked by the coaches and along with Adam Ryan who had been quite for most of the game stood up when it counted. Brind pegged back the margin with a good goal, while Jock mason was on the end of some hard work by Weetra and Trussler down back resulting in a goal. Roxby found another gear and with a snap over his head to Brind had the young Wedgies full of life once again. Max Hanson was on the end of a good pass by Adam Ryan who started to dominate through the middle. The Central Footy Club would not be denied and when they found the big sticks to reduce the margin to eight points. Brind slotted through another after some great work from young guns Secker and Weston on the wing saw the margin increase once again to 14 points. After a great chase by Weetra only to tackle high saw centrals slot through a much needed goal to reduce the margin to eight points once again Central tried hard and another offline shot saw the margin at seven points but it was all too late with the Wedgies running out winners by seven points. Roxby 16.5 – 101 defeated Central 14.10 - 94. Congratulations to both teams who showed plenty of skill for their age and irrespective of the score it was a great game of football. Big thanks to Umpires Jimbo McCarthy and Graham Warren who did a superb job and also to the six boundary umpires who sweated it out in the heat. The RDJFA thanks the Central August Football Club for travelling here to provide our kids with the opportunity to represent their town on home turf. The RDJFA are already in talks with Centrals to play some more games next year. President of the RDJFA Matthew Daddow said it was important for both clubs to build relationships and continue to challenge each other whenever possible as the kids enjoy it so much. Roxby Downs Best On Ground – Jaydn Brind. Best players: Jaydn Brind, Rodney Weetra, Jon Secker, Lachlan Hancock, Brody Davis, Cody Trussler. Goal kickers not supplied.





































































































































































































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Norton awarded Best and Fairest By Vanessa Switala ocal ladies frocked up Saturday night to attend the Roxby Downs Netball Association (RDNA) Senior Presentations held at the Roxby Motor Inn Oasis Restaurant.


Hornridge player Cassie Norton was awarded the RDNA A Grade Best and Fairest on the evening after only playing for the team for six months. She told The Monitor she has played netball her whole life and is honoured to be named A Grade Best and Fairest. She explained she is originally from Cummins, South Australia and moved to Adelaide for four years to complete university. “It’s nice to come back to the country and play back in the country after playing in Adelaide for ages,” she said. Norton explained she is thrilled to be part of the Hornridge A Grade netball team. “They’re an amazing bunch of girls, and to be in the Grand Final (this Friday) is a huge honour. It’s t s lots of fun with these girls, they’re y’re a

Cassie Norton (Hornridge) was awarded Roxby Downs Netball Association A Grade Best and Fairest.

Zoey Male (Hornridge) was awarded B Grade Best and Fairest and the Under 21 Rising Star award.

great bunch,” she exclaimed. Norton told The Monitor she could not have been named Best and Fairest without the support of her team and would like to thank them for the season. Britt Norsworthy from Miners was not present on the evening but was awarded Runner-Up Best and Fairest for A Grade. Association B Grade Best and Fairest went to Zoey Male from Hornridge Black this year. She was also awarded the 21 and Under Rising Star award. B Grade Runner-Up being awarded to Miners’ Danielle Weir. Louise Reid from Olympic Dam Green was awarded C Grade Association Best and Fairest and also was awarded Life Membership on the evening. The C Grade Runner-Up was a tie this year going to Jill Pade from Miners and Karen Williams from Andamooka. Good luck to all senior netballers who are in the Grand Final’s this Friday night.

Louise Reid (O was award D Green) ed C Grad e Best and Fa irest and Life Membe rship.

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