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    Season 2019, Episode 1
    • Sunday 24 Feb

    G A South Otago family says goats are more fun to raise than sheep and sees a big future for cashmere as demand grows for fibre produced sustainably in New Zealand.

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      • Sunday 26 May

      G A Northland couple farm goats for their fibre and prove that it's possible to create a sustainable rural enterprise on a lifestyle property far from the madding crowd of the city.

      • Sunday 19 May

      G A couple run seven farms in the lower North Island, including one that's open to the public for walking and riding, and also market their own meat direct to customers.

      • Sunday 12 May

      G Two brothers who believe in sustainability make a living off the land in different ways, one with a sheep farm using holistic principles, the other with a native plant nursery.

      • Sunday 5 May

      G A Southland family farming in a traditional sheep and beef region goes organic, leading to big improvements in production, and their neighbours are sitting up and taking notice.

      • Sunday 28 Apr

      G A couple who started out in the shearing industry buy their first farm and find success, reaching the final of the prestigious Ahuwhenua Trophy for excellence in Maori farming.

      • Sunday 14 Apr

      G A couple growing the new super-food, quinoa, on their Taihape sheep and beef farm find demand is so great that they've had to lease additional land to expand the size of their crop.

      • Sunday 7 Apr

      G Jo and her family grew up on sheep and beef farms but have been involved in dairy goats for the last six years. After a tough few years setting up, the family is working together to ensure a legacy.

      • Sunday 31 Mar

      G A Waikato horseman uses the natural talents of the horse to improve the confidence and skills of riders the world over. He and his wife also run treks for riders returning to the saddle.

      • Sunday 24 Mar

      G Two sisters give up city life in Auckland and return to whanau land on the remote East Cape to run a family bee-keeping business and farm cattle alongside their grandfather.

      • Sunday 17 Mar

      G A woman moves from urban Brazil to a Wairarapa sheep stud to live her farming dream. She now juggles new motherhood with post-grad study and work on the farm's breeding programme.

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