Labour shortage in Mackenzie Basin due to mis-education – farmer
A Mackenzie Basin farmer says employee numbers have been in the decline for years, and such a labour shortage needs to be addressed.
A man with a mission: Getting 'new blood' behind the wheel
Gordon Handy told RadioLIVE's Rural Exchange he's trying to rejuvenate the transport industry.
New Young Farmers chair a woman, first in 12 years
Ash-Leigh Campbell was elected chair of the eight-member board this month.
Two years on from the tragic Cluden Station homestead fire
Ben Purvis is this week's Character of the Country.
The 2018 Monteith Dog Derby winner
Wanaka shepherd and 2018 Monteith's Dog Derby winner Michael Wilson is this week's Character of the Country.
Tribute to the late Renata Apatu
Close friends of Ren, Philippa Wright and Mark Warren, join Hamish to reflect on the fantastic life of Ren Apatu.
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.