43 episodes

Country Life takes you down country roads to meet ordinary people achieving their dreams. We live in a beautiful country...

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    • Society & Culture

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

    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.

    • 21 min
    Rapidly expanding Robotics Plus

    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.

    • 8 min
    A toast to Gisborne Wine

    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.

    • 7 min
    On the Farm - a wrap of farming conditions around NZ

    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.

    • 7 min
    Milking Magic

    Milking Magic

    A Waikato milking machine firm is selling an increasing number of parlours for sheep and goat milking both in NZ and off shore.

    • 4 min
    Full Episode for Friday October 30 2020

    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

    • 51 min

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