Country Life takes you down country roads to meet ordinary people achieving their dreams. We live in a beautiful country...
Profits from wine label go to good cause
As well as growing organic grapes for his boutique Terrace Edge brand, Waipara Valley viticulturist Pete Chapman has another wine label on the go and all the profits from it go to an organisation that works with survivors of human trafficking.
The Dog and Ram Run
Country Life heads out with a vet to give farms dogs their annual once-over and gets up close and personal with rams to see if they're in good shape for mating.
Boarn to be a champion - pig syndicates vie for cup
Despite the New Zealand Agricultural Show being cancelled this year due to Covid-19, some animal events still went ahead behind closed doors at Canterbury Park. The commercial pig competition was held in the eerily empty pavilion. Event organiser Sean Spencer, who is also president of the Boar Breeders Association, says they had a good turnout with 24 entries and syndicates from as far afield as Napier, Kurow and Te Anau.
Farm to Bush
Tim and Sue Anderson are building a six kilometre long fence to keep pests out of regenerating bush which is going to be protected under the QEII National Trust and North Canterbury regional rep Miles Giller gives an update on the Trust's work.
On the Farm - a wrap of farming conditions around NZ
Pasture is bursting forth around the country in "dream" spring conditions, ag contractors are all out making silage, the summer fuit harvest is underway and in the vineyard, workers are tidying vine canopies.
Full Episode for Friday November 20 2020
Country Life this week is out with a vet getting up close and personal with rams and the team's meeting some champion pigs.