Country Life for Friday 1 July 2011
21:05 Trees for Bees
Pollination biologist Dr. Linda Newstrom-Lloyd talks about the 'Trees for Bees' programme, which has been established by the Federated Farmers Bee Industry Group.
21:06 Regional Wrap
The North Island is still saturated but chilly fine days arrived mid week. In the South Island, Otago's had its first hard frost of the winter.
21:13 New Federated Farmers president
The new president of Federated Farmers Bruce Wills outlines clear priorities for the organisation.
He's a Hawke's Bay sheep and beef farmer, replacing Don Nicolson, who's headed the farmer advocacy organisation for the past three years.
21:16 Ashley Hotel's Annual Pig Hunt
On a wet Sunday afternoon dozens of hunters mingle outside the Ashley Hotel in North Canterbury after dropping off their entries for the annual pig hunt.
21:26 Mahi Boys
The Mahi Boys work each day on farms, orchards and other rural properties in the Bay of Plenty. The men call themselves 'psych survivors' ... they live with mental illness and are picking up skills they hope will lead to a job.