Story: Rural media

First Country calendar programme

Country calendar, the first New Zealand-made rural information TV programme, made its debut on 6 March 1966 and was still running in 2022. At first, the show had a lot of studio interviews, but it soon became more informal and lively, with footage of farming activities and comment from farmers. Watch part of the first episode of Country calendar.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Rural media - Television', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 April 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Nov 2008