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Monday 14 April 2014

Special Edition 79

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Opals stolen from Coober Pedy motel

SA police News
Far North Police are investigating the theft of a large quantity of opals during a break-in at Coober Pedy on Thursday night. Between 8pm on Thursday 10 April and 6.30am the following morning, thieves broke into the Comfort Inn Experience Motel at Coober Pedy and stole opal jewellery and merchandise, including the valuable 'Desert Sea Collection' of opalised fossil sea shells.


Coober Pedy CIB detectives, Port Augusta Crime Scene examiners and Far North Police are conducting the ongoing investigation.
Anyone with information about the break-in or who becomes aware of someone in possession of or trying to sell the opals is urged to contact local police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
You can remain anonymous.


Saturday 19 April 2014 - 1pm - 10pm

Media Release April 2014

Enjoy the colour, fun and excitement that is the Coober Pedy Opal Festival!

Live Band


The 2014 Coober Pedy Opal Festival is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join the volunteer workforce needed to deliver this fun event.
The volunteer roles available cater for a range of skills, responsibilities and time commitments, providing an opportunity for everyone to get involved.
Seeking volunteers for the following:
- Novelty event coordinators
- Parade marshals
- Event administration crew
Community events such as this rely heavily on volunteer involvement. By volunteering for the Opal Festival you will receive free entry to the festival, have fun and know that you are a part of one of the great Coober Pedy events!

Carter’s IGA Fresh & Cellarbrations Street Parade

Get your float organised Best Float prize $1,000 cash!

Are you part of a community group, organisation, business or just like minded individuals that would like to help make the Coober Pedy Opal Festival 2014 street parade the best yet?
If so assemble your helpers, get your float ready, put in your float registration (found on www.opalfestival.com.au) and get ready to have some fun!

Program Sneak Peak

Holding Sacks of Opal Imparja
Box Car Races Child Community Links
Mine Rescue Demonstration SES
Sporting Events Coober Pedy Football Club
Toss the Sausage Mike Maylin Construction
Water Balloon Toss Radeka’s Downunder
Opal Queen & King Coober Pedy Glassworks
Tug of War Shell Coober Pedy
Fireworks Display OZ Minerals, Lin Andrews & IMX
Bring your photos along & enter them in the ‘Centenary Photo Competition’. For more info visit the Council website!
Thanks to our generous sponsors





Saturday 31st May 2014

The GREAT Breakaways’ Bolt Committee and the District Council of Coober Pedy are inviting Coober Pedy Community Groups or Causes to apply for the proceeds raised from The GREAT Breakaways’ Bolt in 2014.
Please be aware that the proceeds are yet to be raised and the total amount is unknown until after the event has taken place on Saturday 31 May 2014. Please be aware that the proceeds raised will be donated to one Community Group or Cause and not divided among several.
All applications must be written:
- Addressed to The GREAT Breakaways’ Bolt Committee
- Outline what the money raised will be used for within the Community Group or Cause
- Outline how the use of the proceeds will benefit the local community
- Include contact details (postal address, phone number and email address) of Chairperson / President and Secretary
Completed applications are to be forwarded to:
Clair Alford, District Council of Coober Pedy
PO Box 425, Coober Pedy SA 5723
Or via email: calford@cpcouncil.sa.gov.au and must be received by close of business on Friday 25 April 2014.
Please direct any enquiries to Clair Alford at the District Council of Coober Pedy during business hours on 08 8672 4624 or via the email listed above.




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