New Zealand aquaculture oyster farming

Water Farmers, Episode 1, Biomarine Oyster Farm

We are in the middle of filming our pilot episode for our series Water Farmers. The first episode is about an oyster farm at a company called Biomarine just north of Auckland. We’ve had some stunning weather so far. The water in the Kaipara Harbour was like a mirror and the sunrise was spectacular! We … Read more

Happy Down, Across & Up Day!

It is difficult to believe that we started our Down, Across & Up adventure, ten years ago today. By the time we started we had been training the horses and ourselves for a year to get ready and fit for the journey ahead. It was a beautiful morning as we received our blessing from the … Read more

Randlab Matamata Horse Trial 2017

For the second year in a row we had the pleasure of filming the Randlab Matamata Equestrian Group Horse Trial. The weather was perfect for the competitors and for us to film. We didn’t see any Hobbits though! Horse trials are designed to test the rider and horse over three disciplines; dressage, show jumping and … Read more

Te Papa Eco Cottage

We had a great time filming the latest episode for Thinking forward. We were in Waiuku, South Auckland on a Dairy Farm where the owners have built a beautiful eco cottage. The family who runs it have been on the same land for generations and have a keen eye on the environment and the future.
The views from the eco cottage are absolutely stunning. It seems like the perfect place to get away from it all.
Sometimes the filming was rather adventurous, as can be seen in the video below. (Taken on Kerrin’s phone)

To find out more, be sure to watch the series called Thinking Forward which airs later in the year on Country TV. The series is all about innovative rural business ideas and is sponsored by Campbell Tyson Chartered Accountants.

Zealong Tea

Zealong Tea

When you think of New Zealand you don’t usually think of tea growing but here in the Waikato at the Zealong Tea Estate that’s exactly what’s happening. Being the only tea growers in New Zealand there have been plenty of challenges along the way but the Zealong team are overcoming all the odds. To find … Read more

Thinking Forward

We have an exciting new series that we are filming called Thinking Forward which is sponsored by Campbell Tyson Chartered Accountants. The documentary series showcases rural New Zealand businesses and families who are doing things in new and innovative ways. We have just filmed our first sequence for the series. We were in New World … Read more

More-Mag Advert

We recently produced an advert for More-Mag, which is a magnesium supplement for horses. The problem of magnesium deficient pastures and feeds is common in both New Zealand and Australia. More-Mag™ is the simple solution to magnesium deficiency for your horses. For more info, please visit here.

PGG Wrightson Tech Tips

We have just returned from Christchurch where we were filming a series of short videos for PGG Wrightson, called Tech Tips. We were filming at the PGG Wrightson Kimihia Research Centre. It was a fascinating place, with grass that looked like a patchwork quilt! It was actually different types of grass they were testing. There … Read more

Taranaki Indoor Sheep Dog Trials Episode 1

The first episode of the Taranaki Indoor Sheep Dog Trials airs tomorrow night (August 10) at 8pm on Country TV. This is a sheep dog trial with a difference, as it is held indoors. Having the event indoors means it is a level playing field for all the competitors. Of course, the biggest and most … Read more