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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.

Ageless Gardens

Premieres Monday 2 April 8.00pm Channel 081

Ageless Gardens is a visual celebration of gardens – and gardeners – with a special emphasis on the role gardens can play in healthy aging. The physical, mental, and social aspects of gardening can be important therapeutic factors in health and wellness. Gardening can bring us food, exercise, and keep our minds sharp as we age. Learning to adapt to changing physical, familial, and social situations is key to continuing to garden into our retirement years.

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.

FEI World Cup Vaulting Final

Tuesday 3 April 8.30pm Channel 081

Vaulting is a youthful, theatrical and artistic sport that demands an outstanding physical condition, a harmonious relationship with the horse and first-class teamwork. At the FEI World Cup™ Vaulting Final, the planet’s most talented Vaulting athletes will compete for the highly-coveted annual title and show the stunning displays of suppleness and balance from this fascinating FEI discipline.

Horse of the Year 2018

Tuesday 17 April from 7.30pm – 9.30pm Channel 081

The annual Horse of the Year show is New Zealand’s premier equestrian competition not to be missed! Held at the Hawke's Bay Showgrounds in Hastings, thousands have enjoyed the annual show with about 1,350 riders and 1,850 horses participating for six days in myriad events and world-class competitions.

Brookby Showjumping

Tuesday 3 and 10 April 7.30pm Channel 081

Enjoy the excitement from the recent Brookby Showjumping competition, hosted by the Papatoetoe Pony Club. The Club was founded in 1949 and provides fantastic riding facilities and rallies for its members and holds many great and memorable events throughout the year attracting riders throughout Auckland and beyond.

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.

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!

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 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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