Country Life takes you down country roads to meet ordinary people achieving their dreams. We live in a beautiful country...
From the Cockpit to the Tractor Cab
Former pilots, cafe workers and ex sales people are just some of those looking at a career in agriculture after Covid-19 disrupted their lives. Country Life spent a day with the budding beekeepers, tractor-drivers and dairy workers who have joined all-expenses-paid taster courses at the Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre near Masterton.
Rapidly expanding Robotics Plus
Robotics Plus makes robots for the primary sector. It started ten years ago looking at a fully automated kiwifruit harvester. It is now working on an all terrain self driving vehicle for Yamaha Motors. The team has grown from 12 two years ago to 65 today and is always ready to employ engineers of all descriptions and level of experience.
A toast to Gisborne Wine
The former chair of Gisborne Wine, Annie Millton is hoping New Zealanders will visit the region to experiece the seclusion, its beaches and its fine wines.
On the Farm - a wrap of farming conditions around NZ
Avocados are coming off trees thick and fast and retirees are putting their hands up for seasonal work in Central Otago.
A Waikato milking machine firm is selling an increasing number of parlours for sheep and goat milking both in NZ and off shore.
Full Episode for Friday October 30 2020
Gisbonre Wine, Andy Geissmann from Waikato Milking Systems, Robotics Plus, jobseekers get a taste of farming life at Taratahi and the Regional Wrap