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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.

BBQ Crawl

Mondays at 9.30pm Channel 081

BBQ Crawl is a mouth-watering road trip that follows a world champion BBQ competitor as she eats and competes her way through the American south. Danielle Dimovski (a.k.a. DIVA-Q) travels from Texas all the way to Missouri, experiencing the world’s best BBQ and trying to win a few BBQ titles along the way.

Dr. Keri: Prairie Vet

Mondays at 8pm Channel 081

Dr. Keri Hudson Reykdal isn’t your typical country vet. Set against the breathtaking landscape of the Canadian prairies, Dr. Keri: Prairie Vet is a new ten-part documentary series which follows Dr. Keri as she travels the rural roads of northern Manitoba in her high-tech mobile clinic, on call 24/7 to care for animals big and small.

Fishy Business

Wednesdays at 8.30pm Channel 081

Sit back and relax as Adam takes you on a Kiwi fishing expedition.

Sport Fishing On The Fly

Sundays at 9.00pm Channel 081

Hosted by Don Freschi, the show is filmed primarily on the pristine rivers and lakes of western Canada. Surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges and spectacular wildlife, Don shares his experiences, tips, and tricks as he fishes everything from fast moving rivers, to dead calm lakes, to vast open oceans.

Canada In The Rough

Sundays at 8.30pm Channel 081

Every year thousands of Canadians, as well as visitors from all over the world, are privileged to experience Canada's unique hunting heritage. Canada boasts 3.5 million square miles of unspoiled wilderness and some of the best hunting on the planet. Tune in each week as we document Canada's greatest hunting adventures...in the rough.

Rare Breed Farming Year

Fridays at 10pm Channel 081

Taking viewers into the heart of the farming world in Northern Ireland, Rare Breed’s behind the scenes depiction of the annual farming cycle, and the ups and downs of farming life across Northern Ireland, has proved to be a much loved hit with viewers.

2018 Taupo Christmas Classic

Tuesday 21 & 28 May at 7.30PM Channel 081

The Taupo Christmas Classic is New Zealand's premier Showjumping event, held at the National Equestrian Centre in Taupo.

Matamata Equestrian Group Horse Trials

Tuesday 21 & 28 May at 7.30PM Channel 081

Don't miss the highlights of the recent Matamata Equestrian Group Horse Trials on Country TV!

On Country Kitchen

Wednesdays at 9.30pm Channel 081

A series with a delicious twist of Western Australia produce, characters and adventures with comic Derek Nannup and Indigenous Chef Mark Olive.

Gardening Australia

Wednesdays at 9pm Channel 081

Gardening Australia is a long running series providing practical, realistic, and credible horticultural and gardening advice, inspiring and entertaining those with a love of gardening. Presented by leading horticultural experts and passionate gardeners.

A Chef’s Life

Mondays at 9pm 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. The third season of A CHEF’S LIFE has certainly upped the ante. On top of the coveted Emmy and Peabody Awards, the show won a 2016 Taste Award for Best Food Program to our mantle.

Dream Gardens

Wednesdays at 10pm Channel 081

Join leading landscape designer Michael McCoy as he showcases some of Australia’s most lavish and magnificent gardens from the first spade hitting the ground to the incredible end result.

Rural Delivery

Wednesdays at 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!

Ah PhD

Fridays at 9.30pm 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.

Point of View

Fridays at 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.

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


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.


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.

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