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with Carol Stiles, Susan Murray, Cosmo Kentish-Barnes & Duncan Smith
Friday 9pm and Saturday 7am
The Otepopo cemetery in Herbert, North Otago, is perched atop a windswept hill with sweeping views over the district. Jim and Nancy Craig, who farm the land around the cemetery, and Herbert historian Dorothy McKenzie meet Cosmo Kentish-Barnes at the site to share its history and some of the stories of those who are buried there.
Also this week, Genoese Foods: Each week crates and crates of basil are flown into Auckland from Fiji. They’re then freighted to Levin where they are made into pesto by a former asparagus grower.
A Piedmontese/Angus calf just born at Lake Farm Beef.
Colin Brown of Lake Farm Beef.
Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.
The sun has shown its face in the North Island and on the east coast of the South Island conditions are muddy underfoot. (6′57″)
Karapiro Kiwifruit grower Tim Oliver responds to the news PSA has been found in Waikato. (4′50″)
A selection of primary industry stories from throughout the week. (2′42″)
Colin Brown runs Lake Farm Beef from his picturesque property over looking Lake Karapiro. He breeds and raises angus and angus piedmontese cross cattle to sell directly to consumers, a farm to plate business. He says his beef hit three tennets of tender, tasty and healthy, and he aims to raise the best beef in the world and show case that process to other NZ farmers. (12′51″)
The Westland Cooperative Dairy Company was formed 75 years ago and is 100 percent dairy farmer owned by about 330 shareholders from Karamea to Fox Glacier. (23′38″)
Produced by Carol Stiles, Susan Murray and Cosmo Kentish-Barnes
Post: PO Box 489, Hamilton
Phone: 07 858 0715 or 07 858 0729
A weekly programme of issues and stories of particular concern to the rural community, and also of interest to a general audience.
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