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Country calendar

First aired in 1966, Country calendar was still screening in 2022, making it the longest-running programme on New Zealand television. With its staple of human stories which gently and sympathetically unfold in the New Zealand countryside, Country calendar​ kept the ideal of New Zealand's rural identity alive for many city dwellers. In this extract from a 2005 special programme, ‘40 years of Country calendar’, we enjoy two of the spoofs broadcast by the show.

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Trisha Dunleavy, 'Television - The rural and natural world on television', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 November 2023)

Story by Trisha Dunleavy, published 22 Oct 2014