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Record 352 showbags on offer in 2016

20 May 2016

Thursday, 4 February 2016 From the delicious to the delightful, sour to strange, showbags create a world of wonder for children and adults alike. That wonder was on show today when 30 delighted children from Westmead Children's Hospital and Royal Far West road tested a record number of showbags for the Sydney Royal Easter Show (the Show).  Shane McGrath, Easter Show Operations, said Showgoers are set to be spoilt with a huge range of choice as well as amazing value. "Whether you're young or just a big kid at heart, the 2016 line-up of Showbags has every member of the family covered," Mr McGrath said. "From Bertie Beetle to beauty we have 352 options that will delight and excite." "To help Showgoers make the most of their visit to the Showbag pavilion, we have put together our 'Top 3' tips to make your trip to the Showbag Pavilion the experience of a lifetime," he said. Top tips for Showbag lovers: Jump online and plan - each of the showbags on offer are listed here, plus you can compile your own showbag wish list to print out. Know your budget - with 135 showbags for $10 and under, there is a showbag to suit every family budget. You can still buy a showbag for just $1! Save the best until last - visit the Showbag Pavilion at the end of the day, so you don't have to carry your loot around. Or if you can't wait, hire a locker, there are some available just outside the Showbag Pavilion. Showgoers are encouraged to visit  eastershow.com.au  and make the most of all the great discounts on offer at this year's Show. Family Showlink tickets are just $99.50 when you purchase online before midnight 16 March. "While you're online, there are also some great savings to be made on carnival rides and food," Mr McGrath said. Showgoers are reminded that ShowLink tickets are not available for purchase on train stations or Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses. But rest assured, same-day return public transport is still included in every ShowLink ticket.  Top 10 Showbags for 2016 (in no particular order): Star Wars EP 7 Backpack Bag Shopkins # 1 Bertie Beetle Blue Arnott's Biscuits ModelCo Cosmetics Sukin Pamper Pack Frozen Anna Bag Paw Patrol # 1 Wonka (Nestle $10 range) Tiny Teddy Top 5 Showbags, $10.00 and under (in no particular order): Red Rock Deli Poppet Bag Caramello Koala Disney Planes Redskins (Nestle $5 range) For further information, including high resolution images, please contact: Daisy Litchfield - Cox Inall Communications M: 0427 303 298 | P: (02) 9704 1084 | E:  daisyl@coxinall.com.au James Riordan - Public Relations Manager M: 0419 483 407 | P: (02) 9704 1222 | E:  jriordan@rasnsw.com.au Read more

Sydney Royal Dairy Produce Scholarship awarded to Emma Lee

20 May 2016

Currently in her final year of study, Emma Lee of Cobargo has been awarded the 2016 Sydney Royal Dairy Produce Scholarship from the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Foundation. Read more

New kitchens rule thanks to RAS Foundation

20 May 2016

The far western NSW town of Bourke will soon be showing off their culinary skills thanks to $20,000 worth of kitchen appliances from Euromaid and a $5,000 cash grant from the RAS Foundation to build kitchen benches and cabinetry. Read more

$85,000 grants earmarked for regional NSW community projects

28 Mar 2016

Sunday 20 March 2016 Read more

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

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

28 Mar 2016

Saturday, 26th March 2016 Read more

Sydney Royal Easter Show - Day 11 Highlights

28 Mar 2016

Sunday, 27th March 2016 Read more

Sydney Royal Easter Show - Day 10 Highlights

27 Mar 2016

Saturday, 26th March 2016 Read more
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