Country Calendar

Classic New Zealand broadcasting at its best! Country Calendar has been on air for 50 years and we’re proud to still be supporting this iconic programme.

Country Calendar and NZ On Air go way back - we've been funding the programme since 1991 - it is the longest running programme we fund and the longest running on NZ television. 

Each week Country Calendar visits New Zealanders who earn their living from the land or sea. The series gives rural people their own voice and urban viewers a genuine insight into rural life.

It is consistently the highest-rating NZ On Air funded programme, with more than half a million people tuning in every week.

We aim to fund a range of diverse and innovative documentaries and factual programmes that are appreciated by their intended audiences. We also make sure there are programmes on free to air television that reflect and develop our national identity. Country Calendar is a uniquely New Zealand show about unique New Zealanders.

NZ On Air Chief Executive Jane Wrightson reckons the programme is quintessentially New Zealand. “Our brief, in the Broadcasting Act, is to support content that reflects New Zealand identity and culture. Nothing meets this brief more fully than Country Calendar."

Exercising horses on the dunes of Port Waikato


Details

40 Years of Country Calendar

Country Calendar is supported through our 
Documentary & Factual programme fund.

TVNZ for TVNZ1

Country Calendar 2017: 40 x 30mins

NZ On Air funding $566,720

an absolute charmer, based on simple, old-fashioned television storytelling of a kind we've nearly forgotten about

— Jane Clifton, Stuff.co.nz

Audience reach

583,500

People aged 5+ on average watched the 2015 series, sourced from Nielsen Television Audience Measurement

13.89%

Of people aged 5+ on average watched the 2015 series, sourced from Nielsen Television Audience Measurement


Watch this show

Sundays, 7.00pm on TVNZ 1
Missed it? Country Calendar is still available Ondemand.

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