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Aurora launches a ripper week for Oz Day

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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.

Line Up:


Sunday 20 Jan:
11am-2pm                         To the Top of Downunder Marathon
3pm-6pm                           Adventure Bound Marathon


Monday 21Jan:
11am-2pm                          Your 4×4 Marathon
3pm-6pm                            Fishin’ Trip Marathon


Tuesday 22Jan:
11am-2pm                          4WD Touring Australia Marathon
3pm-6pm                            Rodder’s Life Marathon


Wednesday 23Jan:
11am-2pm                          Line Burner Marathon
3pm-6pm                            All 4 Adventure Marathon


Thursday 24Jan:
11am-2pm                          Hook, Line & Sinker Marathon
3pm-6pm                            On The Road Marathon


Friday 25Jan:
11am-2pm                          River to Reef Marathon
3pm-6pm                            Catch and Cook Marathon


Saturday 26Jan:
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




About Aurora: Aurora is committed to screening interesting, diverse and innovative content to encourage awareness and understanding of community issues and interests. All Australians have the unique opportunity to have their work broadcast on a national platform. Aurora Community Channel is a partner of Australian Made and is proudly supported by FOXTEL.


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Media Information: Laura Douglas at Launch Group: 02 9492 1002 / 0452 505 859


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