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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.

Pro Bull

Sundays 7:30pm Channel 081

The Professional Bull Riders bring the “Toughest Sport on Dirt” to major arenas across the United States with the nationally-televised Built Ford Tough Series, featuring the Top 35 bull riders in the world, the BlueDEF Velocity Tour, and the Touring Pro Division, the PBR’s development tours.

Wild Kitchen

Mondays 8.30pm Channel 081

Wild Kitchen is a television series hosted by chef Clayton Donovan.

Taste Of The Country

Mondays 9pm Channel 081

Taste of the Country follows Danielle French who has made her home at South Pond Farms, a magical rural destination venue for weddings and country suppers.


Mondays 7.30pm Channel 081

Patrick and Narelle met and fell in love on the Greek Island of Rhodes. Narelle was teaching ballet at the time and Patrick was working as a yacht skipper. They secured the job of running Barinia, and sailed away into the unknown. They didn’t plan this life, nor did they suspect that over 25 years later, they would still be sailing this beautiful vintage yacht - Barinia has become their life.
In this series, viewers can join the skipper and the yacht’s chef, on a very special voyage to visit some of the most iconic and private locations in the Mediterranean. You will also meet the local people who are proud and protective of their traditions, their culture and inevitably, they express this eloquently through food and friendship. These are friendships that have taken 25 years to grow, and bind Patrick and Narelle to this great sea.

Cheese Slices

Mondays 9pm Channel 081

Explore some of the world's best-known cheeses in the award-winning Cheese Slices. Join Will Studd as he explores the ripening caves of Taleggio and Gorgonzola, and soaks up the atmosphere of Italy’s largest specialist cheese fair in Bra. Learn the secrets behind the exceptional flavours of cloth-bound Cheddar, Parmigiano Reggiano and Pecorino Toscano. Discover the origins of French goat cheese and the difference between Normandy, Camembert and Brie. From the famous caves of Roquefort to the artisan and farmhouse cheeses in south-west Australia, cheese obsessive Will Studd travels through some of the world’s most beautiful countryside to look at an extraordinary variety of authentic regional cheeses.

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

Countryside Kaleidoscope

Mondays from 4 July 9.30pm Channel 081

A magazine style series covering a range of topics including farming, country shows, wildlife, smallholdings, food & drink, crafts, countryside people and places.

Rare Breed

Fridays 9.30pm Channel 081

Rare Breed provides an in-depth look into the successes and struggles of farming life throughout a calendar year. The 18 farming families featured in the series, provide a unique insight into all aspects of farming life and the people who work our land – from beef, dairy, sheep, pig and poultry farms, to tomato and organic vegetable producers.

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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