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Country Calendar

Television, 1966–ongoing

This iconic all-things-rural show is the longest running programme on New Zealand television. It first went to air in 1966. With its typical patient observational style, which allows stories of people and the land to gently unfold, the award-winning series is an unlikely broadcasting star, but New Zealanders continue to tune in. Amongst the bucolic tales of farming, fishing and forestry, there are high country musters, organic brewing and tobacco farming. There have also been occasional excursions into comedy, including a fencing wire-playing farmer-musician, and Fred Dagg and the Trevs.