Jervis Bay Under Attack

The locals of Jervis Bay have been rattled by the multiple shark sightings in the area over the past couple of days.

They have left the locals to believe that there could be several sharks lurking on the coast line.

On Sunday morning, April 22, The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) shark spotting helicopter spotted a 2.5-metre unidentified shark and notified authorities.

Merely 24 hours later, swimmers evacuated as the DPI aerial shark patrol helicopter identified a white shark close by at Hyams Point.

Then today, Tuesday April 24, Aerial Surveillance spotted yet another 2-metre white shark just around the headland at Bherwerre just before noon.

These recent shark sightings have put fear in the locals of Jervis Bay with questions about what the authorities are going to do about it.

For now, the authorities are urging people to please be careful if you’re planning on going anywhere near the beach this week.

The Outback Stockman’s Spectacular

Do you have what it takes to shear a sheep? Want to try your hand at milking a cow? Want a picture with the Working Dogs? Well now is your chance with the Outback Stockman’s Arena showcasing these fantastic people and animals.
The super-speedy world-champion shearers will showcase their sensational skills at both the Sheep & Wool Pavilion and Outback Stockman Arena – Daily Telegraph Paddock during the Easter Show. Jim Murray is Head -Shearer at the show and he’ll be joined by Ian Elkin and Dayne West who featured on Show Radio earlier this week.
A show favourite is the Dairy Farmers Milking Barn which is an interactive experience for the whole family with demonstrations to show you how farmers care for their dairy cattle. Watch how different dairy products are made from fresh milk, learn about milking hygiene, and find out what these animals eat to stay healthy.
The best part is that each session lucky audience members are invited onstage to help take the clippers to a woolly sheep or hand-milk one of the gentle, good-natured cows as the experts explain the tricks of the trade. You can also have your picture taken with the working dogs themselves.
These are just some of the wonderful things happening at the Outback Stockman’s Arena and below are the show times. Have a listen to the chat I had with Dayne the shearer, Luke the milker, and Murray Wilkinson.
Sheep Shearing and Display
When: 10:30am, 12:30am, 2:00pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm and 5.30pm
Dairy Farmers Milking Barn
When: Daily, 11am – 5pm
Murray Wilkinson and his Working Dogs
When: Daily, 12:15pm and 7:35pm

Getting Ready for the Show

Packing and getting ready for the Sydney Royal Easter Show can be stressful at the best of times let alone when you have a couple of excited kids running around. So that’s why we here at Show Radio made a list of the top 5 things to remember when packing, even though if you do forget them chances are the show will have some help for you.

 

  1. Cash! Having cash on you is super important as some places will only take cash. While yes the world is moving into the digital age where pay pass is basically the only way of paying, the show does have a lot of stalls and side shows that will only take cash.
  2. Phone Battery! A day at the Sydney Royal Easter Show is a long one and having a dead battery half way through the day can make certain things hard. Whether it is finding your partner, finding your lost child, or simply googling something, you need your phone. We suggest having a portable charger or even still, bringing the wall charger.
  3. Nappies! This one is mainly for the parents with younger kids how
    ever still important. As we said the day is long and when you need to go, you need to go, so having a bunch of spare nappies is essential. Remembering to pack them is another thing all together. Our suggestion, pack more than you think you’d need, better to be safe than sorry.
  4. Bags! Everyone knows that the show bags are one of the main attractions from the show, and a lot of them are simple with a bunch of small things like chocolates. Our tip is to bring a big backpack, full of food maybe, eat the food during the day, and chuck the show bags in later, saves carrying however many smaller bags around. The best part, there are over 1800 lockers for hire around the grounds to store the bag in as well.
  5. Stroller! Finally a stroller is the most ideal for the show as prams are a bit too big, and chances are the kids will want to roam around to look at things through the day anyway. Towards the end of the day the kids will tire and want to sit down, if not go home all together which is the perfect time to whip the stroller into action. The best part, strollers are also available for hire from the Event Scooter Hire or by booking online.

 

So there you have it, our top 5 things to remember when packing for the show. Keep your mind at ease knowing you have the bases covered… and know that if you do forget, the Sydney Royal Easter Show has your back.

Eat a Sausage Sizzle with a Difference!

Whether it’s voting for Mayor or a trip to Bunnings, no one can walk past a sausage sizzle, and this year you can indulge knowing the proceeds goes to people who really need it.

Each day of the Show a different NSW Show Society will don the apron and gloves and fire up the barbie to satiate your tummies.

You can enjoy one of Australia’s favourites knowing that all the money will go to helping our friends in the bush.  It’s a win – win.

Whether you like yours with the lot, only tomato sauce, or no onions, you can get your sanga down at the Big Bush BBQ at the Davidson Plaza.

Sink your teeth into this crowd favourite and wash it all down with a soda on the side of course.

IMAGE: Findyoursausagesizzle.com – BBQ sausages and onions.

PUPPIES! <3

Do you love cute puppies? Do you want to see hundreds of cute puppies in one place? Can you even contain yourself with the thought of cute puppies? Then this is for you!

 

The Sydney Royal Easter Show has a daily Baby Puppy Competition where 3 to 6 month old puppies roam around a ring, capturing every heart that sets eyes on them. They are small, adorable, and totally irresistible.

 

Happening everyday from 3pm – 5pm in the Dog Pavilion, this is a not to be missed show for those of you with a soft spot for these cute and cuddly canines. Each day one lucky doggo will be awarded Best Baby Puppy and on April 2nd the major prize will be announced for the Sydney Royal Dog Show Best Baby Puppy at 2:30pm.

 

With all the admin out of the way, let’s look at some puppies!

 

Image: Pardot

This Isn’t My First Rodeo.

Calling all cowboys and cowgirls, the Sydney Royal Easter Show is here and along with it the famous, heart-stopping Sydney Royal Rodeo Series in Spotless Stadium every night!

Week one showcases everything that rodeo and the outback has to offer in the Federation challenge. From barrel racing to rodeo, bull riding to steer wrestling there’s something for every member of the family March 23rd – March 29th at 6:30pm, (except 5:30pm on March 25th).

Week two sees the battle that divides the stadium, the State of Origin team series. Queensland and New South Wales compete to see which state is the true supreme. Come and cheer your for your state March 30th – April 3rd at 6:30pm.

Go on, have some fun.

Image: stpaulrodeo.com