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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.

A Rare Breed – Farming Year

Fridays 9.30pm from 20 October Channel 081

Rare Breed provides an in-depth look into the successes and struggles of farming life in Ireland, throughout a calendar year. A total of 18 farming families from across the country are taking part in the series, which gives a unique insight into all aspects of farming life and the people who work the land – from beef, dairy, sheep, pig and poultry farms, to tomato and organic vegetable producers.

Event Rider Masters 2017

Tuesdays 9pm 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 seven legs of the series incorporate iconic European events where riders battle it out for the coveted title.

A Craftsman’s Legacy

Mondays 9.30pm from 16 October Channel 081

In A CRAFTSMAN’S LEGACY, host Eric Gorges goes on a quest to discover the true craftsmen in today's world. In each episode, Gorges interviews the people responsible for carrying the tools, trades and traditions of fine craftsmanship into the 21st century, including a cheese-maker, quilter, woodworker, stone carver, knife-maker, blacksmith, boat-maker and a saddle-maker.

Songs and Stories with John Berry

Saturdays 7.30pm from 14 October Channel 081

Grammy Award-winning country music star John Berry’s all-new national television show hits County TV in October! Songs and Stories with John Berry is a 30-minute music talk-show taped at Nashville's historic Douglas Corner, the same venue where Berry originally showcased to receive his first major record deal.

Life Inside The Markets

Season 2

Mondays 7.30pm from 21 August Channel 081

Showcasing the life inside the biggest market in the southern hemisphere. A nocturnal world where deals are done and fresh produce finds its way to plates across Australia and the world.

Sporting Dog Adventures

Season 7

Sundays 8.30pm from 13 August Channel 081

Sporting Dog Adventures provides entertainment for the whole family. When not hunting, the entire Fuller family can be found food plotting or fishing!

Spruce Meadows 2017

Tuesdays 7.30pm Channel 081

Country TV is excited to bring you the 2017 Spruce Meadows events as part of our Equestrian Performance Tuesday Nights. Spruce Meadows is known as the leading venue for international horse sports, and specialises in hosting show jumping tournaments of unmatched quality for junior, amateur and professional athletes.

American Farmer

Fridays 9.30pm Channel 081

American Farmer is a breakthrough programme on a mission to showcase the latest advancements in agriculture and farming. From seed to harvest, livestock, and more, the show will take you across the country, to the farms and the people that form the backbone of the ever-changing American agriculture industry.

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.

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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