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Country TV

Country TV

Rural News
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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.

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

FEI Nations Cup 2018 Eventing

Premieres Tuesday 5 June at 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.

Event Rider Masters 2018

Premieres Tuesday 22 May at 7.30pm Channel 081

The Event Rider Masters is an exciting series with record prize money and the aim to showcase the sport of Eventing to audiences all around the world. The six legs of the series incorporate iconic British and European events where riders battle it out for the coveted Event Rider Masters title.

FEI Nations Cup Jumping 2018

Tuesday Nights Channel 081

The FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping series is equestrian’s oldest and most prestigious team challenge, with national teams from around the globe competing in the Olympic discipline of Jumping for one of the coveted prizes in this discipline.

Fishing In New England: Season 2

Premieres Sunday 27 May at 10.00pm Channel 081

Join host Tom Richardson each week as he travels New England in search of the region’s best salt- and freshwater fishing destinations.

A Chef’s Life

Premieres Monday 25 June at 7.30pm Channel 081

A Chef’s Life is a Peabody, James Beard, and Emmy award-winning docu-series that plunges audiences into the kitchen of a high-end restaurant located in the low country of eastern North Carolina. It follows the trials and travails of Chef Vivian Howard and her husband, Ben Knight, and their farm-to-table restaurant, Chef & the Farmer, exploring both traditional and modern applications of quintessential Southern ingredients. Vivian’s skill in the kitchen is an equal match for her charismatic personality. Much more dynamic than a typical cooking show, A Chef’s Life is a character-driven documentary and cooking series.

Green Economy

Mondays at 8.00pm Channel 081

Business leaders around the world are recognising the need to refocus on responsible and sustainable ways to improve our sustainability. From wind power to organic wine making, this show features practical ways the green economy is at work.

Canada In The Rough: Season 14

Premieres Sunday 27 May at 9.00pm Channel 081

Canada boasts some of the best hunting on the planet. Tune in each week as we document the greatest hunting adventures...in the rough.

Junior Vets

Mondays at 7.30pm Channel 081

This six-part series follows the lives of junior veterinary students as they make their way through their last year of study at UCD. University College Dublin has Ireland’s only school for vets where those clever enough to gain entry learn all aspects of small and large animal health. We chart the highs and lows of four fifth year students as they work through the last phase of their course in veterinary medicine.

Food Culture

Premieres Wednesday 18 April 8.00pm Channel 081

Food Culture is all about what Kiwis love to eat. Come with us to explore the ingredients and dishes which are brought to us by the farmers and hunters in New Zealand. See the origins of the recipes bought to us and from overseas and how they have been adapted to Kiwi tastes.

FarmHer Season 4

Premieres Monday 23 April 8.30pm Channel 081

Today females make up 32% of the farming workforce in the United States and are almost one million women strong. Despite these powerful statistics, female farmers have often gone unnoticed in farm imagery…until now. FarmHer focuses its camera lens on women in agriculture and takes viewers coast to coast on a journey capturing the story of women and their connection to the land.


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!

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.

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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