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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 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 Driving 2017/18

Premieres Tuesday 30 January 9.30pm Channel 081

The FEI World Cup Driving offers fantastic and very entertaining indoor driving action at the highest level. Performances are breath-taking and arenas are filled with thousands of enthusiastic fans.

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.

FEI Eventing 2017

Tuesday 2 and 9 January 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.

Takapuna Beach Polo

Thursday 25 January 8.30pm Channel 081

The Sport of Kings is coming to Country TV in January in a thrilling two-day tournament exclusive from Auckland’s glamorous Takapuna Beach.

Bayleys Real Estate World Cup 2018

Premieres Tuesday 16 January at 7.30pm Channel 081

Starting in January 2018, we will bring the 2018 Bayleys Real Estate World Cup to the big screen. See all the Equestrian action from Hastings, Waikato, Hawera, Feilding, Taupo, Dannevirke and the Waitemata World Cup Final!

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.

Growing a Greener World

Mondays, from 27 Nov at 9.00pm Channel 081

Growing a Greener World features organic gardening, green living and farm-to-table food. The sixth season covers everything from urban gardening to hobby and organic farming.

Coop Dreams

Mondays at 7.30pm 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.

Texas Music Scene

Saturdays, from 2 Dec at 8.00pm Channel 081

The Texas Music Scene is a half hour weekly live music series that features the best of outlaw country. Hosted by nine-time Grammy winner Ray Benson, The Texas Music Scene, has won 22 Telly Awards, including 3 People’s Choice Awards and has been nominated for 3 Emmy awards. Each episode of The Texas Music Scene features four different country bands in performance and intimate conversation.

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.

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.

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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