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Take a look at iconic rural Kiwi life in New Zealand's longest running television series! Made with the support of NZ on Air.

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    Season 2020, Episode 1
    • Sunday 1 Mar

    G Biological dairy farmers in Otago grow the most nutrient dense food they can, expanding into free-range chooks & eggs, raised on pasture fed with seawater from the local coast.

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      • Sunday 18 Oct

      G A sustainability minded family raises sheep and cattle, processes them in their own on-farm abattoir, and sells the meat through their own local butcher's shop, returning the waste to the farm.

      • Sunday 11 Oct

      G The farms owned by Auckland ratepayers employ a team of hard-working people who balance turning a profit and caring for the land with showcasing farming life to city folk.

      • Sunday 4 Oct

      G The COVID-19 lockdown had a silver lining for a North Canterbury family growing vegetables for locals, with demand for home delivered vege boxes soaring through the winter.

      • Sunday 27 Sep

      G A Kapiti commercial fishing family adapts to changing times by starting a new business that supplies locals with fresh fillets, while the offcuts go into their pies and chowder.

      • Sunday 20 Sep

      G A family who were pioneers in growing organic kiwifruit have continued to expand their operation for over 45 years, and now the next generation is deeply involved in the business.

      • Sunday 13 Sep

      G The remote 'Bridge to Nowhere' area broke an earlier generation of would-be farmers, but Dan Steele believes tourism and conservation can succeed in making his farm pay its way.

      • Sunday 6 Sep

      G A farmer poet carries his notebook everywhere on the land, setting his rural life to verse as he and his brother juggle cropping, cattle and sheep farming on their family land.

      • Sunday 30 Aug

      G A forager supplies restaurants around the country with food he finds in the wild and says most parts of New Zealand have a diverse range of species that can be foraged year-round.

      • Sunday 23 Aug

      G A sheep farming family in the remote outer Marlborough Sounds diversifies into farming hops, while they future-proof their picturesque farm by retiring marginal land.

      • Sunday 16 Aug

      G A big Wairarapa station overlooking Cook Strait diversifies from tradition to take on new challenges, including traceable meat and honey, tourism and wetland restoration.

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