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Become an ambulance volunteer.
won't just be
The life you
SKILLS FOR LIFE
Becoming a volunteer ambulance officer
is not just a great thing to do for the
community, it's also an amazing thing
to do for yourself.
Imagine what it would be like to have
the skills and confidence to save lives -- to
learn leadership skills and gain a broader
Aside from the medical skills they learn,
SA Ambulance Service volunteers gain from
every aspect of the vital role they play.
Ambulance volunteers come to this calling
at all ages, from all walks of life. Some
work in full-time jobs and others have
more time on their hands.
If you're ready to change your life and the
lives of others or want to find out more
about volunteering call 1800 655 306 or
visit our website: saambulance.com.au.
52 George Street, Moonta 8825 2104
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ACTION... Channel 7 cameraman Jan Halskov films SA Life television
show host Pete Mitchell at Port Vincent last Thursday. The SA Life team
was in town for two days filming for an upcoming episode. They shot
segments at the Port Vincent Caravan Park and Seaside Cabins, includ-
ing its new putt putt course, kayak hire, the Chillout Ice-Creamery, the
main street and the jetty. They also hired a boat and headed out with
Paul Dee from Southern Yorke Oysters to film the Port Vincent oyster
lease. The visit was organised by Yorke Peninsula Tourism.
SA Life films at Port Vincent
WARDANG Island will become a
tourist attraction after the Point
Pearce community approved a
new venture by Narungga man
Mr Milera has secured a licence
to operate charter boats to the
island, off the coast of Port
Victoria, offering tourists a fishing,
diving and camping experience.
"I grew up in Point Pearce and
have always wanted to create a sus-
tainable business in the area which
is owned and run by local Abor-
iginal people," Mr Milera said.
"Wardang Island is part of the
traditional lands of the Narungga
people and it is rich with cultural
history which I want to share with
a wider audience.
"It also has fantastic underwater
diving trails with more than eight
shipwrecks around the island, and
there is great fishing and a diverse
range of wildlife both on the island
and in the surrounding waters."
Mr Milera left Point Pearce
when he was 17 and is now the
executive director of Tauondi
College, an Aboriginal community
college in Adelaide.
"I still have huge ties to Point
Pearce and will operate the busi-
ness, Narungga Fishing Charters,
from Port Victoria where I own a
property and a 30-foot catamaran,"
He is currently working with
TAFE SA Regional to train mem-
bers of the Point Pearce commun-
ity to employ through the business.
"Eleven local men are currently
undergoing a three-week intensive
coxswain's course which will give
them their skipper's licences,
meaning they can operate a com-
mercial vessel up to 12 metres," Mr
"It is part of the government's
free Skills for All training and is
perfect for these guys who have
grown up around the water and
want to turn it into a career.
"They will have a nationally-
recognised qualification allowing
them to work on a tourist boat like
mine, or on tuna boats, prawn
trawlers and so on."
Mr Milera said the business
should be up and running by the
end of the year.
"I had to gain approval from the
Point Pearce community and the
Aboriginal Lands Trust, now I am
just waiting on Minister Caica to
sign off on it all," he said.
"I plan to offer day trips and
weekend camping trips and I am
hopefully looking at full-time
operation down the track, but I will
start small and see how things go."
Setting sail for Wardang Island
A PINK Party, for men and
women, will be held at the
Port Broughton Sporting
Club from 7pm on Sat-
urday, October 27, and will
feature a light supper, live
band and DJ, auctions,
spinning wheel and more.
The event has been
organised by 18-year-old
Megan Bellman who was
inspired to fundraise for
breast cancer research
after her mother Kaye was
diagnosed with the disease
late last year.
The party will celebrate
her mum's successful battle
and raise money for the
Breast Cancer Foundation.
"It is important for me
to run this event to help
raise money so one day
there will hopefully be no
such thing as breast can-
cer," Megan said.
"This is a good way to
get the town together and
have a good night out as
well as raising money for a
"I'd love for people to
dress in pink because it's
the colour for the Breast
Cancer Foundation and
shows respect for those
who have passed away,
currently have breast can-
cer or had it in the past."
Tickets are $15 pre-sale
or $20 at the door and can
be purchased from Thrifty
Link Hardware or the
Central Deli in Port
For more information,
or to donate an auction
item, call 8635 2447.
Ready for Pink Party
PINK PARTY... Megan Bellman with her mother Kaye, who was diag-
nosed with breast cancer at the end of last year, will host a Pink Party
on October 27 to raise money for the Breast Cancer Foundation.
SKIPPER COURSE... Point Pearce locals Barry Power
(left) and Dion Bromley (right) during the three-week
coxswain's course to obtain their skipper's licence.
Narungga man Doug Milera (centre) organised the course
through TAFE SA Regional to tie in with his new venture to
operate tourist charters to Wardang Island.
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