South Australian Treasurer Rob Lucas yesterday announced the 2018 State Budget, which included one surprising savings measure; the closure of seven different TAFE campuses around SA, including the campus in Roxby Downs.
The measure included in this year's budget will see the closure of both the Roxby Downs and Coober Pedy TAFE campuses, meaning there will no longer be a TAFE campus north of Port Augusta in South Australia.
Chair of The Roxby Downs Community Board, Sandy Sumsion, said she was shocked to hear of the decision in yesterday's announcement.
After finishing the season on top of the ladder, and a shaky start to the finals series, Hornridge Sporting Club have ended Roxby Districts 5 year premiership streak with a 41 point win over The Miners.
Hornridge hit the ground running, bagging 5 goals in the first quarter which quickly set the tone for the rest of the game.
Unfortunately for The Miners, they were 't able to catch up on the scoreboard, with the final quarter closing at Hornridge 12 goals, 9 behinds (81) to Roxby Districts 6 goals, 4 behinds (40).
To help raise awareness for threatened Australian species, The Department of the Environment are inviting all Australians to create baked goods shaped like endangered critters or plants.
This is only the second time the competition has been run, but that hasn't stopped Arid Recovery from putting their kitchen skills to the test once again!
Field Ecologist & Community Co-ordinator at Arid Recovery, Nathan Beerkens, last year earned himself the "Commissioner's Choice Award" for his cake shaped like a Sawfish - all four species of which are endangered in Australia.
When the counting started at the Far North Football League Mail Medal ceremony at the Roxby Downs Sporting Car Club, Ashley Baxter didn't expect he was in with a chance to win.
"I just didn't think I had a great season, was pretty disappointed from today [Hornridge were defeated by Roxby District, 38 points to 76, in the semi-finals]," Ashley said.
"I was just sitting at home, getting updates that 'You're in the lead! You're in the lead!' and it was getting closer, so I thought 'I better go out there or I'll look a bit foolish.'"
Originally performed on stage, Windmill Theatre Company's Rumpelstiltskin is making its way to the Roxbylink Cinema!
This latest imagining of the mischievous imp was filmed by Australian National Theatre Live, and will be presented to the people of Roxby Downs for Book Week.
According to Country Arts SA's Arts Programming Manager, Louisa Norman, the original stage production had a successful run in Adelaide back in 2016, and if you think you know the story of Rumpelstiltskin - think again!
Representatives from the West Adelaide Football Club have this week made their way to Roxby Downs, running training sessions with local football teams and school students.
Gemma Prendergast, WAFC's dietician, dropped in on RoxFM's Hub Cap to talk about the free nutrition sessions she's running in town.
The first session will be held at 10am at the Community Youth Centre and is all about nutrition for children.
For the second year in a row Andamooka is taking part in the South Australian Living Arts Festival for the whole month of August.
This time around a colourful display of mosaics adorn the fencing around the community garden running along side the community hall.
This year, artist Heather Gordon shared her passion for mosaics with the residents of Andamooka, teaching them the ins-and-outs of the medium and providing some of her own work to display in the garden.
"It's a bit funky, and there are lots of cool things to see," says Pip Stafford from the Andamooka Yacht Club, which is housed in the community hall.
Last night, Andamooka kicked off National Science Week with the Southern Cross Outreach Observation Project (or SCOOP for short).
The clear night sky proved an amazing opportunity for the Andamooka locals and everyone who drove up from Roxby Downs to get outside and learn about the planets in our solar system from the comfort of SCOOP's portable observatory.
Over the weekend the South Australian Community Broadcasting Association (SACBA) held their annual conference; an event which helps connect South Australian community media organisations, and to give people involved with the industry a chance to learn and develop their knowledge of the sector.
Each event is accompanied by an awards dinner known as the "SACBA Bilby Awards", celebrating the best of community radio throughout the year.
RoxFM's very own Brain Chamber was lucky enough to pick up the "Can't Get Out Of The Car" award; awarded to an engaging segment of a program, and this year Brain Chamber's first semi-final showdown between Cyrus and Amanda (which you can listen back to here) was deemed to be the best of the best!
The Morning Show had a chat with Brain Chamber host, Adrian Friedel, about the show's win - you can listen back to it here:
You can catch Brain Chamber on Thursdays from 5pm on RoxFM, or you can listen back to previous episodes!
Last week, Arid Recovery received a visit from Tim Low - a biologist and author who had been commissioned by Australian Geographic to write a piece on captive breeding.
Coming from Queensland, Low had only read about Arid Recovery in scientific journals but was so impressed with the work they had been doing that he took the opportunity to get on a plane and visit the reserve.
"One of the strengths of Arid Recovery is that it's always been very research based," Tim explained, "it was never a case of just 'Let's put up a fence and toss in some animals,' it was always 'Let's put some Bettongs in, but we'll also put them in part of the reserve and not another part so we can see what changes they make to the vegetation.'"
Take a listen back to RoxFM's interview with Tim Low:
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