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citizens living in South
Australia will enrol to vote
at citizenship ceremonies
across the state this Australia
Commission (AEC) officers
will be on hand to assist new
citizens in joining fellow
Australians on the electoral
AEC state manager Claire
Witham said Australia Day
provides a reminder to South
Australians to go online and
check their voting enrolment
"Every year thousands of
people choose to become
Australian citizens on
January 26," she said.
"Australia Day is an
opportunity for us all to
embrace the great things our
country has to offer, one of
the most important being our
right and responsibility to
enrol and vote in elections
"Enrolment is compulsory
for all Australians 18 years
and over and you must be
enrolled before you can vote
Ms Witham says it is
important Australians are
enrolled and keep their enrol-
ment details up-to-date, as
local, state and federal elec-
tions are held on different
For more information or to
enrol visit: www.aec.gov.au
enrol to vote
PERFECT weather and a new night race made
Loveday's third obstacle race a success on the
About 200 people took part in Dirt Wars
Survivor, which included a race on Saturday
evening for the first time.
Held at the Loveday 4x4 Adventure Park,
owner Tony Whateley crammed nearly 100
obstacles into an 8.5km stretch, creating a chal-
lenge for both amateurs and experienced racers.
Many racers from the city experienced the
pitch-black of the country night sky for the first
time during Saturday's evening race, which was
illuminated with glow sticks and torches.
"It was exciting," Mr Whateley said.
"Everyone loved it."
Mr Whateley said many people camped at the
park on Saturday night, which offered the oppor-
tunity to catch up with like-minded participants.
"It was great because normally they go to an
event and then leave, whereas this time they got
to meet all the people they talk to on Facebook
and hang with them and have a drink with them,"
Mr Whateley said the event attracted locals,
but the majority came from outside the Riverland
including from Adelaide, Queensland, Mildura
and Broken Hill.
"It was just a great atmosphere," he said.
"(The event had) huge support from the city
The unique obstacles in Dirt Wars Survivor
included a sand run, underground maze, a
100m-long waterslide -- the longest one in any
obstacle race in the country -- and a pumpkin
washer that Mr Whateley converted into a "peo-
"I've got 8.5km with very close to 100 obsta-
cles," he said.
"That's what people like -- the fact that they're
travelling 8.5km and getting challenged every
few hundred metres with something different."
Mr Whateley said everyone gave "100 per
cent", and also reported positive feedback from
"Everyone that was around said it was the best
event they do," he said.
"They love it."
Reviews on the Dirt Wars Survivor Facebook
page and Australia's obstacle course directory
website www.obstacleracers.com.au were posi-
tive, with 10 out of 10 ratings from intermediate-
"Some of the best comments were that the
elite-style athletes said they were challenged
like they'd never been challenged before, yet the
amateurs could still get through it by going a bit
slower," Mr Whateley said.
"So it ticked all the boxes."
ABOVE: The two-day Dirt Wars Survivor
obstacle race featured an 8.5km course
with nearly 100 obstacles. INSET: Many
participants camped at the Loveday 4x4
Adventure Park over the two days.
PHOTOS: Darren Berryman
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