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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.

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.

Taranaki Sheep Dog Trials 2018

Premieres Wednesday, 22 August at 8.30pm Channel 081

The Taranaki Indoor Sheep Dog Trial Championships were recently held at Hawera's A&P Show grounds TSB arena, with competitors from all over the North Island, to run their beloved dogs at New Zealand’s premiere indoor event. Each competitor is given a 10-minute time limit to round up three sheep, maneuver the animals through eight obstacles and into a pen, and Country TV was there to cover the event and bring it to viewers.

Te Araroa: Tails of the Trail

Premieres Wednesday, 8 August at 9.00pm Channel 081

Te Araroa: Tales from the Trails is a series that follows well-known television personality, Pio Terei, along his journey through the diverse and rich landscapes of Aotearoa.

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.

Get Your Fish On

Premieres Wednesday, 25 July at 8.00pm Channel 081

Get Your Fish On is a high energy, full throttle, competitive fishing show that follows host Mandy Kupenga and a revolving bunch of female fishing friends as they take on local men in a weekly fishing battle. With a new location, new competitors and a different challenge each week, Get Your Fish On is fresher than fish on salt ice!

Coop Dreams: Season 4

Premieres Monday, 16 July at 9.00pm Channel 081

Join the hilarious adventures of a suburban family gone rural in search of a more sustainable lifestyle. The father's dream is to try raising backyard chickens, but other family members are not as.....enthusiastic. Laugh and learn as we discover whether or not he and the gang make his Coop Dreams come true.

Organic Panic

Mondays at 8.00pm Channel 081

Organic Panic challenges what has become a global movement that affects every area of our lives. Are organic foods healthier? Are organic cleaners safer for your family? What impact can organic housing and agriculture have on climate change? The answers will surprise even the most ardent supporters of the organics industry.

Debbe Dunning’s Dude Ranch Round-Up

Mondays at 8.30pm Channel 081

Strap on your spurs and saddle up for a travel adventure with actress Debbe Dunning (formerly Heidi the Tool Time girl from TV favourite "Home Improvement") as she travels the U.S. and showcases the best dude ranches in the country. Follow Debbe on her exciting adventures from whitewater rapids in Colorado, to mountain biking in Arizona, to exploring the petroglyphs in Montana.

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.

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.


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.

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