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:
Since The Rotary Club Of Roxby District was formed 10 years ago, they've made their presence known. No doubt you've seen their bright orange shirts at all sorts of community events, cooking BBQs or lending a hand wherever they can.
To commemorate their 10 years of service to Roxby Downs, Andamooka, and Woomera, Roxby Council has decided to give the park on Curdimurka street a name: Rotary Park.
"It's not just an acknowledgement of our current members," says Rotary Club Of Roxby District President-Elect Sandy Sumsion, "it's an acknowledgment of the effort all our past members have put in as well.
"Over the 10 years we've been a club there's been about 65 people who have been members at one time or another, and some of those people have given one year, or three years, or seven years."
"[The Park] will give [Rotary] a bit of encouragement and some recognition for their contribution to the town." Roxby Council Chief Executive Roy Blight told RoxFM's Council Catch-Up on Thursday morning.
"Volunteer commitments are very important to the quality of life, whether it be through sport, community services, environment; there's a whole raft of different contributions."
In addition to all the work Rotary Club Of Roxby District has put into the soon-to-be-named Rotary Park, from the addition of seats for parents and helping to finance thw fence surrounding the park, Rotary will be installing a double electric BBQ for the public to use.
Looking forward, "this December will be the 10th year the Rotary Club Of Roxby District has coordinated the pageant, and it's also the 30th birthday for the town of Roxby Downs," said Ms. Sumsion, "so we're going to try and add a few things and make it bigger and better than ever!"
If you'd like to become a member of the Rotary Club Of Roxby District or just want to get in touch, you can reach Sandy here.
BHP Billiton’s Head of Geoscience, Laura Tyler, has been named Olympic Dam’s new Asset President following Jacqui McGill’s announcement that she will be leaving BHP to pursue new opportunities.
Ms McGill took on the role of Asset President at Olympic Dam back in 2015, and has overseen a number of investments at the mine including Smelter Campaign Maintenance and other infrastructure projects.
Ms Tyler, who will be replacing Ms McGill in early July, is currently Chief Of Staff to BHP CEO Andrew McKenzie, and has a wealth of experience with BHP, including her role as Asset President of the Cannington Mine in Queensland.
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