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COMMUNITIES BACK IN THE KITCHEN THANKS TO FOUNDATION

16 Apr 2017

Thousands of people will enjoy cooking demonstrations at the 2017 Sydney Royal Easter Show but none will be more excited than the town of Boggabri which will receive a cash prize and a full range of state-of-the-art Euromaid appliances used in The Australian Women's Weekly Theatre Kitchen. Read more

Record-baking Sydney Royal Easter Show

16 Apr 2017

It has been a “scone-a-thon” for The Country Women’s Association Tea Room which is on target to smash the Sydney Royal Easter Show scone sale record with more than 50,000 scones expected to be sold. Read more

Sydney Royal Easter Show: Day 11 Highlights

16 Apr 2017

Happy Easter! Celebrate in the best way with the Sydney Royal Easter Show, Australia’s largest annual ticketed event. Make this an extra special Easter and enjoy sensational Show activities like the Sydney Royal Alpaca Show, Chook Washing Demonstration and Trolls Live Character Show. Read more

Sydney Royal Easter Show: Day 10 Highlights

15 Apr 2017

It’s Easter Saturday and things are heating up at the Sydney Royal Easter Show with exciting acts like The Circus Firemen. There’s food, fun and competitions to keep you busy all day including the Sydney Royal Woodchopping World Championship Underhand and Vegetable Carving Demonstrations. Read more

Numbers soar at Sydney Royal Easter Show

14 Apr 2017

Fine weather and Sydney’s holiday spirit have seen attendance levels at the Sydney Royal Easter Show exceed all expectations. Read more

Commercial Exhibitor Awards announced at the Sydney Royal Easter Show

14 Apr 2017

13 April 2017 Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) President Robert Ryan OAM and Chief Executive Brock Gilmour have today presented the annual Commercial Exhibitor Awards at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. The awards recognise excellence in presentation and the many hours taken to design and present businesses at the Show. Today, honours were handed out to 24 commercial exhibits from the more than 400 represented at this year’s Sydney Royal Easter Show. The Best In Show award has gone to the YMCA for its exhibit in the Kids World sector. The YMCA exhibit showcases the programs and activities the iconic organisation runs in its more than 100 fitness centres, out of school and community services and camps conducted across NSW. "We would like to thank the Royal Agricultural Society for this recognition. We are absolutely delighted to win Best in Show for the 2017 Commercial Exhibitor Awards,” said YMCA NSW CEO Leisa Hart. “This has been an amazing opportunity to share what the YMCA does with families, children, communities and young people in such a fun and interactive way, Ms Hart said. The other major award commercial exhibitor award for 2017, the John Ross Award has gone the way of Zea Relief, an exhibitor in the Home, Garden and Lifestyle pavilion. Zea Relief, an exhibitor of more than 25 years at the Sydney Royal Easter Show is a Gold Coast-based business with its own range of essential and anti-inflammatory products. Other Commercial Exhibit award winners include: Dome: Gold - De Costi Seafoods. Gold - Woolworths. Home Garden: Gold - Transport for NSW. Gold - Pocket Power Australia. Pet Pavilion : Gold - Happy Bash. Catering Above: Gold - CWA Tea Rooms. Showbags: Gold - The Emporium (Chicane Marketing). Fashion and Style: Gold - Wine Selectors Gold - Oz Hats Zone: Gold - Zenat Art. Catering Below: Gold - Greek Street. Catering Above: Gold – Smokin’ Grill BBQ. Carnival Games: Gold - Sesame Street Catch Game. Carnival (Kids): Gold - Animal Kingdom Jungle. World Bazaar: Gold - Kenya Tea Bags. Poultry: Gold - Steggles (Baiada). Sheep: Gold - Wool Products Australia. Around the Grounds: Gold - Seven Network. Sports & Adventure: Gold – James wholesale and retail saddlery. Carnival (Adults): Gold - Escape of the Zombies. Gold – Pirates Revenge. Ends.   For further information please contact: Roger White Manager, Public Relations T: (02) 9704 1453 M: 0478 092 425 E: rwhite@rasnsw.com.au James Tolmie Account Director, Cox Inall   T: (02) 8204 3850  M: 0439 991 082   E: James.Tolmie@coxinall.com.au Read more

Sydney Royal Easter Show: Day 9 Highlights

14 Apr 2017

There are loads of good things happening at the Sydney Royal Easter Show for Good Friday! The best of the best will be in Spotless Stadium at 4.15pm for the Grand Parade plus there’s Sydney Royal Horse Show - Equestrian Vaulting. Read more

Cobram Estate wins RAS of NSW President's Medal

13 Apr 2017

11 April 2017 Victorian company Cobram Estate has risen above some of the most respected names in Australian fine food and beverages to be awarded the 2016 Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) President’s Medal. The President’s Medal recognises the recipient as the nation’s “best of the best” across the food and beverage sectors judged through the Sydney Royal competitions. The President’s Medal winner was announced to a sold out gathering at Sydney Showground on night six of the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Cobram Estate has, since its inception in 1998, established itself as a leader in the modern extra virgin olive industry and has quickly built a global following for its quality and industry practices. The vision of horticulturalists Rob McGavin and Paul Riordan, Cobram Estate, emanating out of the business’ Boundary Bend Estate property at Lara in north-east Victoria, produces and markets supreme quality extra virgin olive oils for Australian and international consumption. Cobram Estate’s road to the 2016 President’s Medal followed three wins in the 2016 Sydney Royal Olive Oil awards. Cobram Estate won for Best Olive Oil, Champion Varietal Extra Virgin Olive Oil and ultimately “Best In Show” Olive Oil or Olive Product for their 2016 Ultra Premium Hojiblanca. Accepting the award, co-founder of Cobram Estate Rob McGavin expressed his gratitude; “We are really humbled and honoured to win this prestigious award,” he said. “What we are especially proud of is that the quality of what we are able to produce at Cobram Estate is readily available to everyone in Australia at an affordable price,” Mr McGavin said. The gathering heard that Cobram Estate has grown to produce the equivalent of 25% of the extra virgin olive oil output of powerhouse Italy. Six finalists were examined extensively for the President’s Medal honour; Cobram Estate (olive oil) Tathra Oysters (oysters) House of Arras (sparkling wine) Bracegirdle’s House of Fine Chocolate Breakout River Pty Ltd (lamb) Redoak Brewery (beer) A President’s Medal winner must not only show a market leading product and quality, but an operation which strictly observes environmental sustainability in its production practices. The Cobram Estate operation at Lara, Victoria was visited firsthand by President’s Medal judges during the assessment process. Robert Ryan OAM, President of the RAS congratulated Cobram Estate on its fantastic win against a class field of finalists. “The President’s Medal is the RAS’ ultimate tip of the hat to innovative Australian producers who create world class products, Mr Ryan said. “Cobram Estate in its 20 years in existence has not only identified and established a great property at Lara, but done so with a strict adherence to environmental standards and sensitivities”. Almost five thousand products were entered across the Sydney Royal competitions in 2016, beginning the journey as potential President’s medal winners. “We got down to six worthy finalists and I congratulate Cobram Estate on walking away with the President’s Medal,” Mr Ryan said. The President’s Medal is proudly supported by NSW Department of Primary Industries and Wine Selectors. For interviews and image requests, please contact: Roger White Manager, Public Relations T: (02) 9704 1453 M: 0478 092 425 E: rwhite@rasnsw.com.au Read more
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