Character of the Country


Character of the Country: Life on the road, like a gypsy

Trevor Goodeve from Taege Engineering in Canterbury is this week’s Character of the Country.


How a woman in South Otago recruits young people into agriculture

Leanne Woodhead of the Otago Southland Young Farmers joins Rural Exchange to discuss how she’s getting young people into the industry.


John Chook Harrison Character of the Country

One livestock broker in Mid Canterbury describes his job to be ‘designed’ for him. John “Chook” Harrison, livestock agent at Peter Walsh & Associates.


The inspiration behind children’s book ‘Bob n Pops’

Bob n Pops tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a farm boy and his sausage dog. Author Harriet Bremner discusses the book's inspiration.


Students get hands dirty in ‘holistic’ approach to learning

From beekeeping to farming, Limehills students in Southland are getting hands on in a holistic approach to preparing for the real world.


Character of the Country: Tim Black

Tim Black's father has been involved in the Canterbury Show for over 70 years. Mr Black, the show's senior vice president, joins Sarah at the show.


City kids excited about food & agriculture

We ask Robyn how she is helping to give city kids the opportunity to discover what farming and rural lifestyle is about now?


Character of the Country - Tony Stuart

Tony Stuart has been a regular mention on the show as Loey’s shearer and breeder of the fine Korkekl chops delivered to Hamish.


Ross Dowling talks Rodeo

Affectionately known as 'Rossy D', our character of the country this week is a real Kiwi Cowboy!


Character of the Country - Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson has worked in the primary sector in the communication & marketing of many agricultural companies, has worked closely with Southland Stags.


Character of the Country, Cam Heggie

This Character of the Country is Cam Heggie from PGG Wrightson Genetics Specialist we talk about the up and coming yearling bull sales.


150-year-old farm goes on market

A 220-acre slice of Wellington's farming history has gone up for sale after 150 years in the same family.