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Country TV

Country TV

Rural News
and Events

Country TV

Channel 081

Country TV is the only television channel dedicated to providing interesting and relevant information and entertainment to New Zealand farmers as well as the rural & equestrian communities.

Country TV is home to a rich selection of the very best agricultural, rural sporting, country music, horse & lifestyle programmes both from here in New Zealand & abroad. Country TV has it’s own rural News and Weather show called “The Daily Report” hosted by Mark Leishman that provides the only comprehensive rural news and weather service available.

Country TV may be tax deductible for farmers and those working in agribusiness sectors, discuss with your accountant to find out more.

Steven Raichlen’s Project Smoke

Mondays 7.30pm Channel 081

Join grilling and smoking authority Steven Raichlen for his most electrifying live fire cooking adventure yet. Using cool tools, fragrant fuels, and a world-class collection of smokers and grills, Raichlen explains traditional and cutting-edge smoking techniques. Season 3.


Fridays 8.00pm Channel 081

Australia’s number one agricultural television programme returns this month. We'll keep you up to date with issues affecting rural and regional Australia, including farming, agriculture, economics, innovation, climate, infrastructure and more.

Ah PhD

Fridays 9.00pm Channel 081

Ag PhD is a half-hour show, packed with tips on how to grow your crops. You’ll learn how to pick the right herbicides for your farm, to better fertilize your crops, and to stop those yield-robbing insects and diseases.


Fridays 9.00pm Channel 081

Farmweek presents agricultural insights from specialists and scientists. From the novice with a few tomato plants to the farmer with acres of farmland, this show will educate and inspire you with fresh ideas.

Rural Delivery

Wednesdays 7.30pm Channel 081

Rural Delivery is showcasing the latest innovations and technology in the rural sector. The show provides news and information for farmers, while city slickers can learn about the people, businesses and developments taking place across the country - Proudly brought to you by Alltech!

Original Fare

Premieres Monday 26 February 8.00pm Channel 081

In The Original Fare, host Kelly Cox eats, drinks, and curses her way across the globe. The project began with her nagging desire to travel and to find the pulse of what makes places unique. Kelly explores food and culture and provides insights into subjects like food systems, agribusiness and land usage.

Outdoors with Geoff

Wednesdays 9.00pm – Season 12 Premiere Channel 081

Outdoors with Geoff reveals the best outdoor adventures to be found in the South Pacific. Geoff Thomas takes us to remote locations throughout New Zealand, and to some fishing hotspots in the Pacific region. His blend of humour and fishing philosophy are mixed with world class fishing, hunting and action adventures but also the wonderful scenery and colourful characters to be found in the outdoors.

Penelope Keith’s Hidden Villages

Mondays 8.30pm Channel 081

In this fascinating series, renowned actress Dame Penelope Keith travels through Britain’s charming villages to uncover what makes these places so unique and special. Armed with her beloved vintage ‘Batsford’ travel books, Penelope explores the rich artistic, literary and royal histories of each region and seeks out quirky local traditions which continue to this day.

Pro Bull Australia

Premieres Sunday 7 January 7.30pm Channel 081

Country TV brings the meanest Bulls and the most fearless riders to the big screen! Highlights include the National Finals in Sydney, Southern Stars, Last Cowboy Standing and much more from the 2017 series.

FEI World Cup Driving 2017/18

Premieres Tuesday 30 January 9.30pm Channel 081

The FEI World Cup Driving offers fantastic and very entertaining indoor driving action at the highest level. Performances are breath-taking and arenas are filled with thousands of enthusiastic fans.

FEI World Cup Dressage 2017/18

Premieres Tuesday 2 January 9.30pm Channel 081

The FEI World Cup Dressage 2017/18 is the only worldwide annual series in this truly unique discipline. Judged on both technical and artistic merit, the sport aesthetically combines the pure magic of art, music, and the partnership between horse and rider at the highest level and consistently proves a winning formula with fascinated audiences all over the world.

FEI Eventing 2017

Tuesday 2 and 9 January 8.30pm Channel 081

Sometimes described as the equestrian triathlon, the Olympic Discipline of Eventing combines Dressage, Cross Country and Jumping and competing requires bravery, precision and experience on the part of the riders and horses.

Bayleys Real Estate World Cup 2018

Premieres Tuesday 16 January at 7.30pm Channel 081

Starting in January 2018, we will bring the 2018 Bayleys Real Estate World Cup to the big screen. See all the Equestrian action from Hastings, Waikato, Hawera, Feilding, Taupo, Dannevirke and the Waitemata World Cup Final!

FEI World Cup Jumping 2017/2018

Premieres Tuesday 5 Dec at 7.30pm Channel 081

The FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2017/18 will be the 41st edition of the globe’s premier international indoor show jumping series. With qualifier legs held around the world and the Final in Paris, France, the FEI World Cup™ Jumping offers fantastic jumping action at the highest level.

The Daily Report

Weeknights 7pm Channel 081

Country TV prides itself on providing the most relevant up-to-date information for agribusiness and the rural sector. The Daily Report remains the flagship show in the Country TV line-up of local programming and is a rural specific news and weather show that includes financial updates and stockyard reports. Presented by veteran broadcaster Mark Leishman and weather analyst Philip Duncan, The Daily Report continues to deliver all the key information pertinent to agribusiness. Weeknights at 7:00pm

Point Of View

Fridays 7.30pm Channel 081

Presented by Mark Leishman, Point of view gets straight to the real issues affecting the rural sector, featuring guests that discuss and provide inside information for farmers and growers each week. You can catch the latest Point of View during the Agri-Business theme night on Friday evenings from 7:30pm.

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