Friday, 24 February 2012

The Hunter Region Plans Major Events in March

Surfest 2012
Newcastle, in the Hunter Region of N.S.W. of Australia, has a huge range of events planned for the month of March.

The program is called “IT'S ON! in Newcastle and the Hunter”  and is full of events top cater for all interests. Events include:
- Surfest 2012 (7-18 March);
- CMC Rocks the Hunter (16-18 March);
- opening round blockbuster NRL Telstra Premiership matches between the Newcastle Knights and St George (1 March) and Brisbane (16 March);
- home Hyundai A-League matches for the Newcastle Jets against Gold Coast United (9 March) and Brisbane Roar (17 March);
- the NAB Newcastle Regional Show (16-18 March); and
- the Sparke/Helmore NBN Television Triathlon Festival (16-18 March).

CMC Rocks the Hunter
Speaking at the launch, held at Merewether Beach, Mr George Souris said: "More than half a billion dollars has been injected into the NSW economy from the State’s events calendar for 2011, and regional NSW is a big part of that story.”

Destination NSW has been advertising the events as part of the broader “IT’S ON!” marketing campaign in publications such as The Sydney Morning Herald, The Canberra Times and The Newcastle Herald. For more information about the Hunter and its events go to

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