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Series 2017, Episode 4
  • Sunday 5 Mar
  • The Take Over – Series 2017, Episode 4

    • Sunday 5 Mar

    G The Takeover: After starting a career in town, a woman comes home to take over the family high country sheep farm, first undergoing a long apprenticeship to learn how to get the best out of the land.

      • Sunday 28 May

      G Catch and Cook: A coastal couple on an historic farm carve out a lifestyle on the wild Wairarapa coast. They're kept busy with cattle, kai moana and teaching at their cooking school.

      • Sunday 21 May

      G A Bit of a Dag: A colourful character farms cattle on the shores of Lake Pukaki. His floral shirts and unconventional farm vehicles are added attractions to his Hobbit film location tours.

      • Sunday 14 May

      G Super Fruit: A former share-milking couple plant a blueberry orchard and develop a boutique fruit ice cream outlet near Matamata, despite knowing nothing about horticulture beforehand.

      • Sunday 7 May

      G Water Boy: A young commercial fisherman in Whitianga fishes sustainably for his family's future. His long trips to sea chasing snapper are complemented by days off surfing with his family.

      • Sunday 30 Apr

      G Starting Young: A twelve year old boy and champion sheep breeder sets his eye on the top prizes at the Hawke's Bay A and P Show. His family's stud rams also attracts buyers from across the Tasman.

      • Sunday 23 Apr

      G Tending the Flock: A former international gold-medalist target shooter runs her farm single-handedly on North Island's Central Plateau. She's also a priest at Taihape's Anglican Church.

      • Sunday 9 Apr

      G Cherries on Top: A traditional sheep and beef farmer plants a tart cherry orchard to diversify, and uses the cherries in healthy home-made dog biscuits, which he's now marketing to the nation.

      • Sunday 2 Apr

      G Hokonui Tails: Tailing time is a busy season for a Southland farmer and his Dutch born wife as they balance helping in their local community with running their sheep and beef operation.

      • Sunday 26 Mar

      G The Family Farm: A couple take a radical approach to farm ownership, believing the whole community should share and benefit from their land, which they farm on ecological principles.

      • Sunday 19 Mar

      G Heads Above Water: The biggest flood in the recorded history of the Waitotara Valley, near Whanganui, hasn't put a couple off their dream of taking full ownership of their leased sheep and beef farm.

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