Sunrise breakfast program visits Moree Artesian Aquatic Centre

The best of Moree was showcased to Australia this morning as our wonderful shire was featured throughout the Sunrise breakfast program.

The Channel 7 breakfast program’s weather presenter Sam Mac and his crew were in Moree for the morning, broadcasting live from the popular Moree Artesian Aquatic Centre (MAAC).

There were a total of seven live broadcasts to Moree throughout the show, from 5.30am to just after 8.30am, during which some of the best parts of Moree were showcased to a national audience.

The MAAC, local sporting and community groups, agricultural produce from the shire, Moree Public School’s didgeridoo group, Moree Caledonian Society Pipes and Drums group, Moree Plains Gallery, a local park and cafe, and more was featured throughout the morning, while more than 500 people went through the gates of the MAAC for the live broadcasts.

Tourism Moree CEO Tammy Elbourne said it was an amazing opportunity for Moree Plains Shire which the community embraced.

“We’re really proud of the Moree community,” she said.

“From 5.30am to 9am the crowd evolved and changed; we saw lots of different faces from a diverse range of aspects of Moree.

“We were able to bring as much of what is really special and important to Moree such as our indigenous culture, children, sporting groups, agriculture, Moree Pipes and Drums Band.

“I think it’s showed a really strong, diverse, happy, welcoming community, and a community who are very proud of their town and shire and who welcome everybody as tourists.”

A lot of hard work from the teams at the MAAC and Tourism Moree, as well as the wider Moree community, went into hosting Sunrise, but Ms Elbourne said it was all worth it for the excellent promotion the coverage brings to the whole shire.

“It can only be positives taken from it,” she said.

“You couldn’t put a dollar value on it.

“The most positive thing to come out of it is that we brought as much of the Moree Plains to the pool as possible to showcase to the rest of the country.”

MAAC CEO Emma Brazel said it wasn’t only great promotion for the wonderful aquatic centre, but a fantastic opportunity to showcase all that Moree has.

“It was great to see so many local community groups come out and support the Sunrise team,” she said.

“Sam Mac and his crew spent some quality time speaking with the locals and getting to know Moree.”

See the Sunrise live broadcasts: