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Rural Delivery

Meet the places and faces behind the New Zealand agricultural sector with Rural Delivery. Made with the support of NZ on Air

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    Saturday 18 Apr
    • Season 15, Episode 1

    G We visit Aspara Pacific, a company providing potato and asparagus seed to domestic and international growers. Plus, we discover how solar power offers options for water reticulation to stock in remote areas.

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      • Season 15, Episode 1

      G We visit Aspara Pacific, a company providing potato and asparagus seed to domestic and international growers. Plus, we discover how solar power offers options for water reticulation to stock in remote areas.

      • Season 15, Episode 2

      G We meet a team of students who are using the unique properties of kelp to create packaging solutions. Plus, we visit a state-of-the-art bottling facility that's taking the taste of NZ apples to the world.

      • Season 15, Episode 3

      G We look at the science of pesticide reduction in the NZ apple industry, and we meet Steve Wynn Harris, who is both a communicator and a farmer. Plus, we visit Hohepa Hawke's Bay, an organisation teaching farming skills to the intellectually disabled.

      • Season 15, Episode 4

      G We discover how New Zealand's apple industry is finding safe and sustainable ways to bring pest-free apples to the Asian market. Plus, we visit a farm-based meat, milk and eggs delivery service.

      • Season 15, Episode 5

      G We find out how the olive industry is learning from stone fruit research to dramatically improve olive oil yields. Plus, we look at the elimination of pea weevil in the Wairarapa and hear how the Ngati Haua Mahi Trust is providing employment opportunities for their people.

      • Season 15, Episode 6

      G We look at cricket farming as an alternative product to meat-based protein and we visit an innovative bakery using ingredients such as hemp and purple corn.

      • Season 15, Episode 7

      G We visit Woolkin, a company combining a love of wool and design in products for children. We look at dairy industry projects responding to a need for visible environmental best practice. Plus, we discover the growth of Pic's Peanut Butter.

      • Season 15, Episode 8

      G We hear about the latest research into agricultural greenhouse gas mitigation solutions. We find out about Chia Sister, an award-winning seed-based beverage. Plus, we meet Taihape farmers who are supplying locally grown quinoa to New Zealand.

      • Season 15, Episode 9

      G We find out about a native red seaweed which has the potential to reduce methane emissions in livestock; we visit Oaklands Farm where they're producing dairy, beef, forestry and fruit produce; and we check out Appleby Farms' award-winning ice-cream.

      • Season 15, Episode 10

      G Season Final. We return to The Cawthron Institute to find out about a test for methylmercury in fin fish. Plus, we visit The Pyramid, a family farm that's leading the way with succession, land use and diversification in the Waihopai Valley.