Country Life

Friday 21 September 2012, with Carol Stiles, Susan Murray, Cosmo Kentish-Barnes & Duncan Smith

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21:05 Intro and Guest

Chris Howell says the recent rain has been a hiccup in an otherwise very promising season.

21:10 Regional Wrap

Rain gauges around the country have had more in them that they have for months which is good news for most farmers, especially those in the North Island.

21:18 Eels for England

Te Waihora / Lake Ellesmere commercial fisherman Clem Smith works the scenic lake for eels and exports them to London for the jellied market.

21:30 Taratahi Tautane Station

Iconic Hawkes Bay sheep and beef station Tautane was purchased by Ngati Kahungunu in May 2013. 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.

Audio from Friday 21 September 2012

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

  • Intro and Regional Wrap ( 8′ 32″ )

    21:05 The North and South Islands have both had kinder weeks weatherwise, letting farmers get out and do activities that have been delayed recently.

  • Agri news ( 2′ 17″ )

    21:09 A selection of primary industry stories from throughout the week.

  • Sons of the Soil ( 14′ )

    21:15 Sons of the Soil is a book looking at the social history of Chinese market gardeners in New Zealand. With Ruth Lam and Howe Young.

  • Langford Store ( 23′ 47″ )

    21:24 Sukhita Langford is the fourth generation in her family to run the amazing little historic shop in the town of Bainham, Golden Bay.

The Langford Store

Gallery: The Langford Community Store

Langford Store

Sukhita Langford is the fourth generation in her family to run the amazing little historic shop in the town of Bainham, Golden Bay.

Sukhita Langford

Sons of the Soil

Sons of the Soil author Ruth Lam and project leader Howe Young.

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