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SYDNEY Olympic Park is the place to be Easter weekend with two huge NRL blockbusters and the Easter Show all in one location.

Good Friday sees the annual grudge match the fans can’t get enough of – the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs v South Sydney Rabbitohs, kicking off at the family-friendly time of 4pm. Get your tickets here.

On Thursday, 27 April 2017 the Sydney Business Chamber Western Sydney is hosting a one-day conference – Go West: Uncovering Western Sydney's Visitor Economy at Spotless Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park.

Featuring key speakers from government, the media and the private sector, the conference will focus on Western Sydney's tourism potential and how it can be both developed and promoted to benefit the region.

With Australia’s largest annual ticketed event just weeks away, the RAS of NSW is looking forward to an extremely productive year, particularly with the growth in the number of events held at Spotless Stadium.

This year’s Sydney Royal Easter Show will be held from Thursday 6 April to Wednesday 19 April.

Adam Macrae, 34, is a rural high school teacher and Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation (RASF) Community Futures Grant recipient. He is deeply passionate about supporting young people in his hometown of Coonamble and has been mentoring his former student Kelsey Shields, 18, for around six years.

Tracie Murphy from Bangor has fond childhood memories of the Sydney Royal Easter Show; going to the Moore Park showgrounds as a family with mum and dad. So for her, becoming a Show volunteer was a natural progression.

“Being a long-term Showgoer I’ve always had affection for it. I saw the opportunity to be a volunteer as a way to give back,” she said. “People save up all year to have a great day at the Show, and it makes me feel good if I can help them enjoy it without stress and hassle,” Tracie said.

Gregor Lersch, global star of the floral design world, is coming back to Sydney in 2017.

The RAS Horticultural Committee was delighted when the German-born designer, once again, accepted the invitation to attend the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

At the 2016 Show, Lersch was invited to judge the Sydney Royal National Floral Designer competition which he’ll officiate at again on 6 April at this year’s Show.

If you’re happy and you know it then you really ought to show it! This classic kids’ song is taking a pop-rock twist as the 2017 Sydney Royal Easter Show advertising campaign rolls out. The original lyrics are tweaked to remind audiences of the magic of the Show featuring its happiest aspects including carnival, entertainment and agricultural experiences.

Edu-tainment, agri-tainment and just plain and simple entertainment. The Show is ready to delight people of all ages. While we continue to honour traditions and the heritage of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, there’s also a host of new and exciting activations to engage city folks with agriculture.

Get your hearts pumping with the Heart Foundation Gear Up Girl ride. Gather a team of women and girls and join us on Sunday March 12th for our women's ride to Cronulla Beach. There's a 20, 40 and 60k distance - a ride for everyone!

Property developer Mirvac has announced an initiative to help tackle Sydney’s affordability crisis.

At the unveiling of its new Pavilions development recently — the proposed 690 apartment project at the gateway to Sydney Olympic Park — Mirvac vowed to make it easier for first home buyers to compete in the fiercely competitive and expensive Sydney market by offering 60 of its lowest price apartments exclusively to first homebuyers. The initiative is called The Right Start.

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