Aurora launches a ripper week for Oz Day
20th– 26th January 2013
Sydney –21 January 2013: To celebrate the nation, Aurora, the leading not-for-profit STV community channel, is extending this Australia Day into a week’s worth of outdoor Aussie shows.
CEO of Aurora Phyllisse Stanton says: “We wanted our viewers to be able to settle in for a big celebration of all that is great about this country, so we thought what better way to do that than extend it to a week-long extravaganza!”
The week’s program line up starts on Sunday 20 January and includes a fishing, outdoor and adventure marathon with the likes of Hooked, Fishin’ Trip and River To Reef, as well as All 4 Adventure, Your 4×4 and 4WD Touring Australia. Aurora is also bringing back Rodder’s Life. The show promises rev-heads an arvo full of hot rods and classic cars.
The weeklong Australian fete finishes with the Jukebox Saturday Night: Oz Rock Special, hosted by Ken Sparkes on 26 January. Viewers can tune in and experience video clips of national favourites from a range of local musos such as Johnny O’Keefe, The Easybeats, Sherbet, Men At Work, The Angels and Icehouse.
“Aurora loves having the opportunity to be able to bring the nation together, which is exactly what Australia Day is all about. We think the celebration of Australia is too big for just one day, so we’ve taken the idea and turned it into a full week.
“Our outdoor marathons and good old fashioned Aussie music provides viewers the chance to really kick back and enjoy all things Australia,” Stanton added.
More information online at Aurora’s Australia Week page.
11am-2pm To the Top of Downunder Marathon
3pm-6pm Adventure Bound Marathon
11am-2pm Your 4×4 Marathon
3pm-6pm Fishin’ Trip Marathon
11am-2pm 4WD Touring Australia Marathon
3pm-6pm Rodder’s Life Marathon
11am-2pm Line Burner Marathon
3pm-6pm All 4 Adventure Marathon
11am-2pm Hook, Line & Sinker Marathon
3pm-6pm On The Road Marathon
11am-2pm River to Reef Marathon
3pm-6pm Catch and Cook Marathon
11am-2pm Hooked Marathon
3pm-6pm Blokesworld Laos Marathon
7:30pm-9:30pm Jukebox Saturday Night: Oz Rock Special
9:30pm-11pm Blokesworld: Australia Day Special
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Media Information: Laura Douglas at Launch Group: 02 9492 1002 / 0452 505 859