Country Life

Friday 11 April 2014, with Carol Stiles, Susan Murray, Cosmo Kentish-Barnes & Duncan Smith

Coming up

9:06 pm Friday 18 April: Country Life

Iconic Hawkes Bay sheep and beef station Tautane was purchased by Ngati Kahungunu last May. It’s leased by the agricultural training organisation Taratahi and students get the opportunity to work on a farm which still has five thousand lambs to muster and big ranging hills and valleys to ride over. Country Life meets the farm manager and a group of keen agricultural trainees.

Also, Clem Smith is a commercial eeler on Lake Ellesmere .

Audio from Friday 11 April 2014

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

  • Intro and Guest ( 5′ 45″ )

    21:05 Jennie Gore manages Te Kauwhata and District's Information and Support centre. It's the information hub for the people who live in and around the north Waikato town and is an example of how a small community has mobilised to ensure that people have access to services and support.

  • Regional Wrap ( 5′ 11″ )

    21:11 Rain has finally arrived delighting many farmers in the North Island but frustrating grape growers in the South.

  • Theileria Outbreak at Limestone Downs ( 13′ 29″ )

    21:18 When cows started to drop at Limestone Downs, the vet was called in and a vicious form of the disease Theileria confirmed. It's transferred by ticks and makes cows anaemic. One hundred and eighty cows had visible signs of the disease, 35 died and others had to be nursed back to health. It's expected Theileria will make itself known in other regions of New Zealand this spring.

  • Trust theTrap ( 26′ 6″ )

    21:35 The Stewart Island / Rakiura Community & Environment Trust's (SIRCET) pest manager, Denise Hayes, oversees pest control of the Halfmoon Bay Habitat Restoration Project and co-ordinates and supports volunteers. Denise also manages SIRCET's native plant nursery in Horseshoe Bay where locals can get native, bird friendly plants for their gardens.

pest controlDenise Hayes at the Stewart Island community nursery.

IMGBrent Neal, Alf Harwood and Aaron Frazer at Limestone Downs.