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It's almost SHOWTIME!

17 Feb 2017

17 February 2017 Hooves, Horsepower and Heritage are some of the main themes as the Sydney Royal Easter Show returns in 2017. The largest ticketed annual event in the southern hemisphere runs from 6 April until 19 April at the Sydney Showground at Sydney Olympic Park with a blend of fresh attractions and the traditional family favourites. Each year the Sydney Royal Easter Show attracts an average of 850,000 visitors and with the 2017 Show coinciding with NSW school holidays, there is every opportunity for that number to be exceeded. The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS), the convenor of the Sydney Royal Easter Show works tirelessly throughout the year to preserve and display for all Showgoers the nearly 200 years of Show heritage, while at the same time presenting the most contemporary rides and entertainment from around the world. “We get one shot every year at entertaining and educating our domestic and international visitors and we love sending them home having had the best experience possible,” RAS General Manager Murray Wilton said.   “That fortnight each year when the country comes to the city is our opportunity to educate our visitors about the importance of the agriculture sector while at the same time making it fun and engaging. In 2017 we are confident we have the formula just right,” Mr Wilton said. For the first time in 65 years the Grand Parade will be held in the middle of the day at 1pm on Tuesday 11 April. New attractions include “Little Hands On The Land”, a kid-sized working farm aimed at teaching our children all about agriculture from the crop to the shop. “The Beast” is being introduced to Carnival at the Sydney Royal Easter Show for the first time in 2017, a thrilling Europe-sourced attraction which swings riders 43 metres above the crowd below. By popular demand the “Man from Snowy River” spectacular returns to Spotless Stadium with each night performances. The very best stockmen and 100 animals combine in a thundering display which brings Banjo Paterson’s iconic ballad of the Australian outback to life. The RAS has always been very proud of its history and in line with this, for the first time, visitors will be able to wander back in time through the Heritage Pavilion where iconic trophies, decades-old sample bags and other Show mementos are on display.    The Sydney Royal Easter Show is all about providing value for money and with 12 hours of free entertainment each day, we believe the Show is definitely the best value in Sydney. All tickets have been frozen at last year’s prices for purchases online prior to the opening day of the Show. Family tickets purchased pre-show will remain at $99.50.  Single Day tickets for children are available online at just $22 and for adults $37. Two day Showlink tickets are just $62.20 for adults and $39 for children aged 4 to 15. Show Dates: Thursday 6 April to Wednesday 19 April, 2017. Tickets: On sale now (pre-sale ends 5 April, 2017) at  www.eastershow.com.au An online booking fee of $2.55 may apply. Media Accreditation: Accreditation is now open to broadcast, print and online media assigned to cover the Show and who meet the accreditation criteria. All applications, complete with headshots must be submitted by 24 March 2017. To apply for accreditation, please click on  here . For further information please contact: Roger White   PR Manager Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Ph: 02 9704 1453 E:  rwhite@rasnsw.com.au   Alison Dance Communications Coordinator, (RAS) adance@rasnsw.com.au                         T: 02 9704 1041 Ends Read more LIVE NOW

Comboyne's Hannah Southcott wins JB Fairfax Award for Journalism

28 Mar 2016

Hannah Southcott from Comboyne on the NSW Mid North Coast has won the 2016 Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Foundation JB Fairfax Award for Rural Journalism. The prestigious award, now in its eighth year, is given to a journalism student who has a passion and desire to report on issues affecting rural and regional communities. Created through a private donation by Mr John B Fairfax AO, the award is managed by the RAS Foundation and includes a $10,000 scholarship as well as practical work experience at Fairfax Agricultural Media and the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Currently completing a Masters in Journalism at the University of Technology, Sydney, Hannah said she was honoured to receive the award. "Winning this scholarship is such an exciting step for me and my future career plans. It has given me a big boost of confidence in my writing skills and my potential to be one of Australia's future rural journalists." "I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to work in the Royal Easter Show media room, alongside a team of talented journalists who report on rural stories and give a voice to people living in rural and remote areas." "I am also looking forward to using the experience and contacts I gain from the internships to help me pursue a career in rural journalism once I graduate," said Hannah. RAS Foundation Executive Officer, Kate Ross said the scholarship aims to unearth an aspiring young writer who is dedicated to sharing the stories of rural and regional Australia. "Hannah is a terrific example of what this award is all about. She is passionate about telling rural stories and getting those stories out into places beyond just rural areas," Ms Ross said. The RAS Foundation is a charitable foundation which seeks to encourage educational opportunity and foster vibrant and sustainable rural and regional communities by supporting a range of targeted scholarships and community grants. Visit www.rasf.org.au for more information on the RAS Foundation. For further information please contact: James Riordan - Public Relations Manager M: 0419 483 407 | P: (02) 9704 1222 | E: jriordan@rasnsw.com.au Daisy Litchfield - media team M: 0427 303 298 | P: (02) 9704 1084 | E: dlitchfield@rasnsw.com.au Read more LIVE NOW

Education the key to Ag's future say 2016 Sydney Royal Showgirls

28 Mar 2016

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