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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.

The Bluegrass Trail

Season 1 premieres 20 October 9.30pm Channel 081

The Bluegrass Trail showcases stellar American musical craftsmanship. Time honored songs, performed by some of the greatest Bluegrass artists in the USA, presented for the very first time. It’s a celebration of this nation’s musical roots, right here on our Nashville stage. Each 30-minute episode features performances by host Alan Sibley and the Magnolia Ramblers, as well as guest performances from some of the most acclaimed performing artists in bluegrass music today.

Land Leader Television

Season 1 premieres 1 October 8.30pm Channel 081

Land Leader Television is the only outdoor programming of its kind, where viewers tour and explore the amazing properties, narrated by interviews with landowners and ranch brokers, including adventures and activities that take place on the most sought after real estate in North America. We capture the landowners’ commitment to conservation, history of the land, and story of the life of the landowner. With so many amazing properties, you don’t necessarily need to be in the market to enjoy this series.

California Bountiful

Season 1 premieres 1 October 7.30pm Channel 081

California Bountiful educates and entertains viewers about the family farmers and ranchers who grow the foods you love to eat. We introduce you to California's rural communities by putting a face and voice to the people behind the commodities you enjoy. Stories cover the gamut of how food gets to your table, from farm to fork. In addition, there are cooking segments with expertise from some of California's most talented chefs as well as produce and gardening segments educating viewers on everything from picking the best cherry to planting their own home garden.

Southern Indoor Charity Dog Trials 2018

Wednesday 24 & 31 Oct at 8pm Channel 081

The Southern Indoor Charity Dog Trials is an annually run event in the Agri Centre at the Southern Field Days Gore. The dogs have a short head then pull or drive their sheep through between some wine barrels then on through the dog kennels and over the bridge. They then proceed through a U and into the pen. These trials are well supported with competitors from all over the South Island, and all money raised is then donated to a local charity and this year the charity of choice is Hospice Southland.

FEI World Cup Dressage 2018/19

Premieres Tuesday, 30 October at 9.30pm Channel 081

The FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2018/19 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 World Cup Jumping 2018/19

Premieres Tuesday, 23 October at 9.30pm Channel 081

The world’s best athletes will compete in the 13 qualifying legs of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2017/18 series to gain precious points for the series Final in Sweden.

Carlene Reid Bayleys Taupo Spring Show 2018

Tuesday, 16 & 23 Oct at 8.30pm Channel 081

Watch all the equestrian action from the recent Carlene Reid Bayleys Taupo Spring Show 2018.


Season 2 premieres Sunday, 14 Oct at 9pm Channel 081

Pursuit is an angling, TV media and lifestyle brand supported by its own TV series here in the UK and distributed to over 30 territories worldwide. Where angling meets outdoor lifestyle and the Pursuit of adventure.

FEI World Cup Jumping 2018/19 – North America

Premieres Tuesday, 9 Oct at 9.30pm Channel 081

We will bring you eight legs of the FEI World Cup Jumping North American League 2018/19.

2018 Stihl Kumeu International Timber Champs

Wednesday, 3 Oct from 9pm – 10.30pm Channel 081

Stihl 2018 Kumeu International Timber Champs, see the best axemen compete at The Kumeu Show 2018.

Rare Breed – A Farming Year: Season 6

Premieres Friday, 24 August at 10.00pm Channel 081

Rare Breed - A Farming Year, is a unique series that follows the lives of Northern Ireland farming families over the course of 12 months, beginning with January as they cope with the hardships of winter.

Sporting Dog Adventures: Season 8

Premieres Sunday, 5 August at 8.30pm Channel 081

Sporting Dog Adventures highlights the love for sporting dogs and the outdoors lifestyle while remaining family-friendly and dog-centric in an era of hunting television that’s often full of showmanship.

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.

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.

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.


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!

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