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Country Life takes you down country roads to meet ordinary people achieving their dreams. We live in a beautiful country and we'd love to show it. Have you got a great photo? Drop us an email below.

Location:

Wellington, New Zealand

Description:

Country Life takes you down country roads to meet ordinary people achieving their dreams. We live in a beautiful country and we'd love to show it. Have you got a great photo? Drop us an email below.

Language:

English

Contact:

PO Box 489, Hamilton 07 8580729


Episodes

Sheafs, cabers and tartan on show at Turakina

2/23/2024
Tartan, bagpipes, sheafs and cabers were out in force at The Turakina Highland Games, billed as New Zealand's longest-running highland games. They're into their 160th year.

Duration:00:21:37

Sheafs, cabers and tartan on show at Turakina

2/23/2024
Tartan, bagpipes, sheafs and cabers were out in force at The Turakina Highland Games, billed as New Zealand's longest-running highland games. They're into their 160th year.

Duration:00:21:37

"He's a very good looking pig, that one!"

2/23/2024
Rick Martin and Nairn Illingworth farm a drove of happy heritage pigs on their small farm in Marlborough's Onamalutu Valley

Duration:00:15:23

Truck driver takes to the water to reach farms

2/23/2024
A large blue truck and trailer unit has become a common sight in the Marlborough Sounds as it's barged to farms to pick up and drop off livestock.

Duration:00:05:02

Rural News Wrap

2/23/2024
A round-up of the week's agricultural news with RNZ rural news reporter Sally Murphy.

Duration:00:07:30

Rural News Wrap

2/23/2024
A round-up of the week's agricultural news with RNZ rural news reporter Sally Murphy.

Duration:00:07:30

Country Life for Friday 24 February 2024

2/23/2024
This week on Country Life, how stock are barged in and out by sea after roadways are blocked, a visit to the Turakina Highland Games, and a chat with heritage pig farmers in Marlborough.

Duration:00:50:37

Country Life for Friday 24 February 2024

2/23/2024
This week on Country Life, how stock are barged in and out by sea after roadways are blocked, a visit to the Turakina Highland Games, and a chat with heritage pig farmers in Marlborough.

Duration:00:50:37

Ancestors roots run deep at Wairau Pā vineyard

2/16/2024
Haysley MacDonald was born and bred on the family farm near Marlborough's Wairau Bar, or Te Pokohiwi. The coastal land, that overlooks Cloudy Bay, is where his ancestors first landed over 800 years ago, and have lived there ever since those early migrations.

Duration:00:20:31

Ancestors roots run deep at Wairau Pā vineyard

2/16/2024
Haysley MacDonald was born and bred on the family farm near Marlborough's Wairau Bar, or Te Pokohiwi. The coastal land, that overlooks Cloudy Bay, is where his ancestors first landed over 800 years ago, and have lived there ever since those early migrations.

Duration:00:20:31

Farming to the beat of his own drum

2/16/2024
Former Wellington Percussionist, Jeremy Fitzsimons, is now based on the family farm in the Kauaeranga Valley near Thames. Bryan Crump paid him a visit.

Duration:00:13:46

Farming to the beat of his own drum

2/16/2024
Former Wellington Percussionist, Jeremy Fitzsimons, is now based on the family farm in the Kauaeranga Valley near Thames. Bryan Crump paid him a visit.

Duration:00:13:46

Farming to the beat of his own drum

2/16/2024
Former Wellington Percussionist, Jeremy Fitzsimons, is now based on the family farm in the Kauaeranga Valley near Thames. Bryan Crump paid him a visit.

Duration:00:13:46

Farmers from around the world, Jana Gäbert

2/16/2024
Jana Gabert runs a dairy farm about 30 kilometres south of Berlin. She is among farmers around Europe who have taken to the streets in protest about increasing costs and regulation amid high competition, loss of tax breaks and climate change. Last month she rode in a farm tractor to Berlin's famous Brandenburg Gate to press home farmers' concerns.

Duration:00:07:15

Farmers from around the world, Jana Gäbert

2/16/2024
Jana Gabert runs a dairy farm about 30 kilometres south of Berlin. She is among farmers around Europe who have taken to the streets in protest about increasing costs and regulation amid high competition, loss of tax breaks and climate change. Last month she rode in a farm tractor to Berlin's famous Brandenburg Gate to press home farmers' concerns.

Duration:00:07:15

Farmers from around the world, Jana Gäbert

2/16/2024
Jana Gabert runs a dairy farm about 30 kilometres south of Berlin. She is among farmers around Europe who have taken to the streets in protest about increasing costs and regulation amid high competition, loss of tax breaks and climate change. Last month she rode in a farm tractor to Berlin's famous Brandenburg Gate to press home farmers' concerns.

Duration:00:07:15

Rural News Wrap

2/16/2024
A round-up of the week's agricultural news with RNZ rural news reporter Sally Murphy. This week marked a year since Cyclone Gabrielle tore through the East Coast of the North Island, causing wide spread damage to farms and orchards.

Duration:00:07:15

Country Life for Friday 16 February 2024

2/16/2024
Ancestors roots run deep at Wairau Pā vineyard, Farming to the beat of his own drum, Farmers from around the world: Jana Gäbert, dairy farmer from Germany and the Rural News Wrap.

Duration:00:50:41

More rugged than posh - playing polo the Kiwi way

2/9/2024
Summer at a sportsground in Hawkes Bay means the thud of hooves and the knock of mallets under the hot summer sun.

Duration:00:19:10

More rugged than posh - playing polo the Kiwi way

2/9/2024
Summer at a sportsground in Hawkes Bay means the thud of hooves and the knock of mallets under the hot summer sun.

Duration:00:19:10