Country Life

Friday 10 February 2012, with Carol Stiles, Susan Murray, Cosmo Kentish-Barnes & Duncan Smith

Gidday and Guest

21:05 Steve Wratten, Professor of Ecology at the Bio-Protection Research Centre at Lincoln University.

Regional Wrap

21:09 Summer's finally hit in the North Island and on the west coast of the South Isalnd regular rain is helping farms get into shape for autumn.

Go Goat Milking

21:17 After being a closed shop for over 20 years, the NZ Dairy Goat Co Op is suddenly after new suppliers. Its growth in export sales has far outstripped its supply base, and returns for farmers are extremely attractive .. it's just dairy goats are more work than dairy cows

Off the Grid

21:28 Alternative energy is Albie Burgers' passion - along with recycling and reusing. Amelia Nurse visits his rural Takaka property to see some of his amazing projects.

Alternative energy is Albie Burgers’ passion – along with recycling and reusing. Amelia Nurse visits his rural Takaka property to see some of his amazing projects. 

Albie with one of his “thermo-nuclear” projects.

Amelia

Carnivorous Cattle looking deceptively benign.

Amelia