NSW drought: Sunrise program on Mount Panorama

DROUGHT MESSAGES: Sunrise star Edwina Bartholomew is reporting from Mount Panorama. Photo: CHANNEL 7
DROUGHT MESSAGES: Sunrise star Edwina Bartholomew is reporting from Mount Panorama. Photo: CHANNEL 7

THE national focus on the drought continues at Mount Panorama on Friday morning with Sunrise star Edwina Bartholomew broadcasting live from the iconic circuit.

Currently, the entire state has been declared in drought with many farmers struggling to feed stock and others facing failing crops.

Her week-long tour of drought-affected regions has highlighted the struggles farmers are facing.

The broadcast commenced at 5.30am at Bathurst Goldfields and Ms Bartholomew interviewed Rural Aid founders Charles and Tracy Alder during her most recent live cross.

Fairfax Media understands that Rural Aid ambassadors Grant and Chezzi Denyer, who live in Perthville just outside Bathurst, will be on the show later during this morning’s 3.5 hour broadcast.

Meanwhile, the Rural-Aid fundraiser – Black Tie and Boots Ball – to be held at Bathurst Goldfields Saturday evening has sold out.

The Denyers, with the support of Macquarie Medi Spa and Hynash, gave away 10 double passes to the event and the winners were announced earlier this week.

This story Sunrise on Mount Panorama to bring light to farmers doing it tough first appeared on Western Advocate.