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SEPTIC TANK OWNERS Septic tanks and multi-stage septic systems are delicately balanced environments. It does not take much to upset them. Common practice is to ignore the septic system until problems occur. Good and best economical practice is to always keep your septic system well maintained. A malfunctioning septic system can become a health hazard. When a system is not maintained or operated as a delicately balanced environment, problems occur. These problems include nasty odours, leach line blockages, untreated liquid rising to the surface, toilets gurgling and taking time to empty. At this stage your septic system is a serious health hazard to you and your children. Human waste produces faecal coliform bacteria, a source of viral and bacterial gastroenteritis as well as Hepatitis A and other diseases. Hepatitis can be a debilitating condition and cause long-term harm to children. There are only three remedies. One: stop using the septic system until it recovers. This can take over a month and is not normally practical. Two: excavate your septic system and relocate it. This is very costly and time consuming, sometimes requiring new resource consents and different systems. Three: treat your septic system with Septi-Cure™ every six months.

Septi-Cure is Cost effective. By far the most cost effective solution is to pour one litre of Septi-Cure™ down each toilet bowl every six months. This simple action will help keep your system working at top efficiency by reducing solids and scum. Instead of emptying your tank frequently, the reduction in solids and scum saves you expensive pump out costs. Your irrigation field and leach lines will become clear of slimes and blockages so nature can handle the gradual seepage and evaporation for you. When this is happening your system will be operating effectively and not endangering you or your family’s health. What is Septi-Cure™ Septi-Cure™ is a concentrated mixture of selected naturally occurring microorganisms. These harmless tiny organisms live and multiply by feeding on waste material. When introduced to your septic tank system, they go to work straight away digesting waste material, reducing solids and scum, allowing your septic system to start operating to its maximum efficiency. As they progress

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How you can save money by keeping your septic system effective and healthy through to your irrigation field they feed on the slimes that prevent seepage and evaporation. When seepage and evaporation return to normal, you have reduced the risk of contaminating groundwater and the environment as well as reducing the chances of infection for you and your family. Eventually, they get washed out of the system and have to be replaced to continue their work. This is why you introduce Septi-Cure™ to your septic system every six months for maximum efficiency. Ron Simpson of Hamilton has been using Septi-Cure™ for three years. He says this allows them to have an odour-free septic tank with low maintenance costs. He also says that his service person is amazed at how well Septi-Cure™ works, keeping their tank in very good condition. Problematic septic tanks – treat with Septi-Cure™. Prevent septic system problems – treat with Septi-Cure™. For Septi-Cure™- Call: 0800-109-202 Website: www.ecoworld.co.nz Also Available in Farmlands

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Rural women play role in lowering quad accidents

Quad bike accidents — the biggest cause of on-farm injuries and deaths in New Zealand — are not solely a male domain. By Annette Lambly-Robinson

Last year two women were killed in farming quad bike accidents. A 62 year old woman was killed on her property in Kaikohe, while a young farm worker was killed near Westport. Over the past eight years seven women have lost their lives in quad accidents on farms and every year, on average, five farmers are killed and 850 are injured. The accidents incur an ACC bill of around $7 million a year, and leave a legacy of loss, debilitation and pain. The Dairy Women’s Network is working with the Department The Waikato Farming Lifestyles is published with pride by NorthSouth Multi Media Ltd, a privately owned NZ company. Phone: 09 439 6933 or 0800 466 793 • Fax: 09 439 6930 Email: info@thelifestyler.co.nz • Postal Address: PO Box 474, Dargaville Physical Address: Lifestyler House, 107 River Road, Dargaville Editorial: Paul Campbell Annette Lambly-Robinson Advertising: Glyn Parker Kylie Baucke Betty Willetts

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of Labour to increase the quad skills levels of dairy farming women. This month (November) the organisation is using its popular Dairy Days as a way to get the message out about safer riding. “More women than ever are involved in the dairy industry, often as heavily as their male counterparts and the impact that death and injury has on rural families and businesses is simply too great to ignore,” says Dairy Women’s Network chief executive Sarah Speight. Women attending any of the Dairy Days held nationwide November 8 — 30 will have the opportunity to improve quad riding knowledge. “They will leave with more knowledge on the key principles of quad bike operation, along with information on quad regulations to pass on to staff back at the farm,” said Ms Speight. “The impact of a death or injury on a farm from a quad bike is personal, social and economic. Anything that helps reduce these effects has to be good for the farm, and for the industry,” she said. Ag ITO advisor Graeme Couper is one of the 10 instructors who will be providing hands-on tips to improve quad bike riding skills. He believes women are often more open to improving their skill set, and play a vital role in passing those skills on to other staff. “They may not be riding as frequently, (as the men) but when they do, they may be in challenging situations, such as towing calf milk — which can challenge your skills and the quad’s ability. “We also hope to highlight the need

for good, ongoing quad maintenance programmes,” he said. The Department of Labour is one year into an initiative aimed at reducing the level of accidents on quad bikes, and the campaign comes with four key messages — always wear a helmet, keep children off quads, train staff correctly and use the right machine for the job. It aims to reduce quad bike accidents by 30% by 2013. Department head of harm reduction Francois Barton said working with the Dairy Women’s Network reflected the valuable role women can play in improving quad bike safety on their own farms. “We know they are often the influencers on the farm and we believe they can help reduce death and injury by the way they ride quad bikes,” he said. The department intends to have some of the inspectors from its team present at the Dairy Days, providing information on the quad bike safety campaign and the seasonal farm inspection currently underway. Inspectors will be explaining the outcomes of these visits, which can include a range of enforcement options from written warnings, improvement notices and prosecution. Dairy Days will be held in Taranaki on November 15 at Coopers Farm, 24 Oru Rd, Stratford 10am-2pm. Pre registration is vital. In Hamilton on November 8, at the Mtsyery Creek event Centre and on November 9 at 765 Forest Road, Reporoa — 10am-2pm for both days. Pre-rigistration is vital For more information or to register for Dairy Days, visit www.dwn.co.nz.

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continue Chica’s work would be ideal,’’ said branch member Janet Williams. Jim Wright of Nissan in Hamilton came up with a good deal on a new Nissan Micra and the Rukuhia branch, with support from other Rural Women New Zealand groups in the Waikato, Waipa, Bay of Plenty and Coromandel raised the balance of the funds needed. The car was presented to Rainbow Place on Saturday October 15. As we waited in the car park, the excitement and anticipation was palpable,” says Ms Parsons.

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A cancer victim’s generous bequest will benefit many children and teens in the Waikato and Coromandel districts. When Chica Gilmer died in August 2009 after a short battle with cancer she left a generous $10,000 bequest to Rural Women New Zealand to be used as the organisation saw fit. Chica had been a long time member of the Rukuhia branch of RWNZ and the rural community and children were the passions in Chica’s life. When RWNZ learned Rainbow Place — an arm of Hospice Waikato which supports children and young people coping with serious illness was struggling to service the large region due to a shortage of transport, they decided a new vehicle would be the perfect way to use the bequest. An additional vehicle will make it easier for Rainbow Place’s three therapists and two nurses to meet the

growing demand for counselling and children’s nursing services. The lack of transport had lead to long waits for families, particularly in rural areas.

“I can’t tell you what it’s going to mean to us. Our case load has increased substantially as people have got to know about Rainbow Place,’’ said Ms Parsons. “We are so grateful — it (the car) enables us to carry on doing work with children and families going through ‘tough stuff’.”

Rainbow Place therapists and nurses travel around 2,500 kilometres a month, mainly to families in remote areas, or those unable to travel to Hamilton.

With gas supplies returning to normal last week Waikato farmers have been praised for their efforts in limiting the amount of milk seeping into the region’s waterways while the Maui gas pipeline was out of action. Waikato regional council’s compliance and education manager Rob Dragten confirmed the council received only four reports of milk entering waterways. Given the region have more than 4000 dairy farmers to have only four incidents was a tremendous effort by all concerned. With Fonterra’s milk processing capacity drastically reduced by the Maui gas week-long outage which began on October 24, farmers in the northern half of the North Island initially had to dump 35 million litres of milk a day. Dumped milk getting into waterways is extremely toxic, stripping oxygen from the water and killing aquatic life.

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In 2008, when Rotorua farmer Maria-Fe Rohrlach (22) was expecting her first baby she decided she wanted a baby sling to carry her soon-to-arrive baby.

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Slings are a traditional way of carrying children and while modern countries have developed numerous methods to do the same task, slings are very much in use in undeveloped countries, with various adaptions in native cultures. As it happened her sister Bernadine Guilleux, had been living in Paris for the past seven years came back home. With a marketing and international business degrees, Bernadine quickly saw the market potential in the sling — and

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A rtisan cheese maker Artisan cheese maker Cathy Lang admits there were many late nights involved in setting up as one of New Zealand’s smallest registered cheese producers.

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hen she and her husband Peter moved to their small lifestyle property just on the outskirts of the Pirongia Village eight years ago they were looking for a change of pace. Both were still working in Hamilton, Cathy as the manager of a busy animal diagnostic laboratory, and Peter a tutor in adult education. With the children recently flown the coop, and armed with a completed business diploma, Cathy was keen to find an avenue that would support them in their semi-retirement; something she and Peter could work at from home. For a few years self-employment remained on the backburner as Cathy mulled over the possibilities. With a long held fascination for cheese and cheese-making she initially started making cheese as a hobby, but after positive feed-back from friends and family and winning a medal in the hobby

section of the New Zealand Cheese awards in early 2007, going commercial as an artisan cheese maker certainly seemed a viable option. “I am really passionate about making cheese, I like to experiment and I thought to myself, working from home doing something you love doing would be the ultimate job.” She built a cheese room and small maturing room. To be able to sell cheese she needed to be registered and commercially compliant. Her microbiology qualifications and lab diagnostic skills developed over a 20 plus year career certainly came in handy working through the screeds of paperwork and accountability requirements by the Food Safety Authorities in order to meet registration compliance. Compliance was very hard to achieve. “No one my size had ever registered before so it was all new territory —

Notes from the shed with Mark McKewen New season, new challenges… Well that’s the dairy industry. Welcome to spring. One of the challenges farmers seem to face a lot is staff. For a variety of reasons they can be difficult to get and to keep, leaving the farm owner to keep the farm running for sometimes many months. The result is stress, and fatigue which can lead to accidents and worse. What has been noticed is that in the absence of reliable staff, there is a trend toward upgrading the automation of dairy and herd management functions to reduce dependency on staff, reducing ongoing labour costs and more importantly increasing the efficiency of the overall system. In the milking parlour you could put in automated plant and vat washers so you don’t have to wait for the wash to finish, automatic drafting gates that uses EID tags to draft the herd or heat detection using Milfos activity collars to make mating management a breeze.

food safety plans, pasteurisation (a complex issue) and Risk Management Programmes plus the associated compliance and auditing fees made it a costly and a difficult business to establish.

10 minutes mentor Sandy Turner had convinced Cathy to develop ‘Cloudy Mountain’ cheeses as a full-time business. “I already knew it, but just needed the push,’’ laughs Cathy. Since then the maturing room has been extended to allow for the extra production, but Cathy likes to limit the production to small batches as this gives her the opportunity to experiment more often and produce excitingly different cheeses for her customers. Cathy’s methods are strictly hands

In the beginning it was a small venture selling at the monthly farmers’ markets, but the cheeses were popular and soon Cathy found it difficult to keep up with demand and hold down her Hamilton job. In 2007 she attended a business development centre with her idea. Within

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Maybe auto teat spraying either in race or on bail (rotaries), these can be retro fitted to any brand of platform. In herringbones swingarms in the pit will keep the pit clear and easier to move around and help with cluster alignment. Milfos cup removers can save time by eliminating over milking and the related problems. There are many options from flow controlled to milk metering, to networked with herd management recording. N.b There is a special limited offer on iCR intelligent cluster remover with 0% interest, contact your local Milfos dealer for details or visit www.milfos.com. Not enough? How about composite mastitis detection on bail along with milk yield, fat, protein and lactose or an accurate, on bail full somatic cell test every milking. While I have only listed a few, there are a lot of ways that Milfos can help to make your job a little easier, maybe reduce some stress and give some time back for the things you want to do. If you need some advice on how to improve your dairy, please don’t hesitate to contact your local Milfos dealer or visit www.milfos.com to find out who to talk to.

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The hybrid and electric revolution which is swiftly gaining momentum in the world of road-going vehicles would seem to be a world away from the realities of a hard day’s work in rural New Zealand. While vehicles like the Toyota Prius aim to save the environment with lower carbon emissions and a smaller ‘footprint’, the average farmer knows the ‘environment’ up close and personal — a place of muddy hollows, rocks, streams, steep banks and unforgiving weather. Our rural environment is known as one of the most challenging places on earth for a vehicle, so more power has often been the order of the day, coupled with no-nonsense tough construction and four-wheel drive grip. That’s where Bad Boy buggies enter the picture — a range of electric utility vehicles built tough as nails and able to do the job of a much larger truck without

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Bull riding — a test of courage The extreme sport of bull riding will hit Paeroa next month.

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The Big Kahuna, (by Gareth Morgan and Susan Guthrie), puts some radical changes to tax and welfare on the table. • Everyone aged 18+ gets an unconditional, tax-free basic income. • This basic income replaces all other government-provided cash transfers—NZ Super, DPB, Unemployment Benefit, Working for Families. • All income is taxed at a single flat rate. • All capital should make a minimum required return, and that should be taxable—every year. No exemptions for your home. We think if the job of redistributing wealth and income is worth doing, it’s worth doing properly. That means making sure everyone has the same obligations and is entitled to the same support.

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The Matthews brought the property in 1932 as a gorse and bracken covered hillside. They lived in a shed prior to the house being built and faced the many challenges of life at the time. Liz's mother's illness meant long separations from her family — the impact adding to Liz's childhood dilemmas.

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November 2011 Highlights TUX NORTH ISLAND & NZ SHEEPDOG TRIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS Premieres Wednesday - Friday at 7.30pm from November 30. EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE ONLY ON COUNTRY99TV Sheepdog trials are a competitive sport in which handlers direct their dogs to move sheep around a field and into fences or enclosures. Three sheep are always used in New Zealand, as this is the most challenging combination for the dog: the sheep form a two-and-one, with the single sheep always being unpredictable. Find out who will win the title of New Zealand Sheepdog champion when the Tux North Island and New Zealand Sheepdog Trail Championships premieres on Country99TV on Wednesday to Friday at 7.30pm from November 30.

2011 GENERAL ELECTIONS — THE RURAL ISSUES. Premieres Sunday 20th — Thursday 24th November at 9.00pm If rural issues directly influence you, then you can’t afford to miss Country99TV’s Rural Election Specials presented by current affairs veteran David Beatson. Various aspects of party policies that directly change the agriculture industry in New Zealand will be up for debate by candidates from the National, Labour, Act and the Green party. As New Zealand’s agriculture industry is regarded as one of the best in the world and has achieved and sustained high productivity growth over the recent decades, Government policies have direct repercussions on this growth and sustainability, therefore Country99TV is committed to asking the hard questions so an informed decision can be made on election day. For all the answers to the questions you have on rural issues, make an informed decision by tuning into 2011 General Elections – The Rural Issues, Sunday 20th, Monday 21st, Tuesday 22nd, Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th November at 9.00pm.

FEI EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS Premieres Friday November 25 at 9.00pm The FEI European Championships are biennial events, attracting riders and national teams from more than 20 European countries. In 2011, the competitions will be hosted in three different cities, divided by discipline. The FEI European Jumping Championships will be held in Madrid, Spain, the ones for Dressage in Rotterdam, Netherlands and the titles for Eventing will be decided in Luhmuhlen, Germany. Each event will host brilliant action from the best European riders and horses competing for the European crowns in their disciplines on both individual and team level.

NZ ON A PLATE Premieres Tuesday November 1st at 10.00am COUNTRY99TV PREMIERE New Zealand On A Plate showcases our country’s distinctive, award winning cuisine in a compelling show that displays New Zealand food and wine in a way that not only grabs viewers by the taste-buds but also engages them on an emotional level. We take 11 of New Zealand’s top chefs out of the kitchen to explore and collect regional delicacies and then bring them back to the stove top to let them loose on their bounty. Travelling around New Zealand’s diverse landscape these dedicated and dynamic chefs take the freshest and most sophisticated ingredients and create gorgeous food that can be described as seductive, superb, glamorous and uniquely New Zealand.

ALONG FOR THE RIDE New Series Premiere - Tuesday November 8 at 9.30pm Along for the Ride follows expert show-jumpers across Canada as they battle to win the prestigious Kubota Cup. Starting with the first Grand Prix Qualifier for Kubota Cup Canadian Show Jumping Series which begins the odyssey across the nation and culminating in the exciting National Finals which are set amidst the glamour and clamor of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto. It’s not only Grand Prix riders who overcome career changing injury and ALONG FOR THE RIDE also shares the story of two horses who overcome visual impairment while maintaining successful show jumping careers. Hear stories straight from the horses mouth and go behind the scenes with the riders, their horses and learn what it really means to be a competitive rider in Canada. (Repeat Schedule Available)

WORLD SHEEP DOG TRIALS Premieres Wednesday November 30 at 9.00pm EXCLUSIVE EXTENDED COVERAGE ONLY ON COUNTRY99TV Dog handlers from around the globe are set to fight it out for the ‘top dog’ title at the 2011 World Sheep Dog Trials in Cumbria, in September. A total of 23 nations and 240 handlers and their dogs will compete at the four-day event at the Lowther Estate. Country99TV will bring you exclusive and extended coverage for 2 hours every Wednesday for a month, premiering on November 16th at 10.00am. The New Zealand competitors intending to compete in the 2011 World Trials are: Ken White (1 dog), Jim Wilson (2 dogs), Bernard Arends (2 dogs), Duncan McGillivray (1 dog) and Rob Mather (1 or 2 dogs).


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November 2011

Waikato Farming Lifestyles

PROGRAMME SCHEDULE Wednesday 9 nov

Thursday 10 nov

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06:00 Landline 07:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 07:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 08:00 Money Talks 08:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 09:00 Gardening Australia 09:30 Cheese Slices 10:00 Your Beautiful Garden 10:30 The Cowboys’ Kitchen 11:00 Garden Rambles 12:00 Country99 TV News & Weather 12:30 Money Talks 13:00 TUX North Island & NZ Dog Trial Championships 13:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 14:00 Landline 15:00 Barbecue University 15:30 FEI Equestrian World 2011 16:00 Gardening Australia 16:30 NZ on a Plate 17:00 Your Beautiful Garden 17:30 The Fresh Life 18:00 FEI Equestrian World 2011 18:30 Landline 19:30 National Tractor Pulling Championship 20:00 Country99 TV News & Weather 20:30 Landline 21:30 Classic Tractor Fever 22:00 Landline 23:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 23:30 Gardening Australia 00:00 Cheese Slices 00:30 Your Beautiful Garden 01:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 01:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 02:00 Landline 03:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 03:30 Gardening Australia 04:00 Cheese Slices 04:30 Your Beautiful Garden 05:00 FEI Equestrian World 2011

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Landline Hell On Hooves Country99 TV News & Weather Straight Talk Country99 TV News & Weather Along For The Ride FEI Equestrian World 2011 Race Country HSBC FEI Classics 2011 National Tractor Pulling Championship Country99 TV News & Weather Straight Talk TOWER Sector Report Country99 TV News & Weather Ag PhD Farming Sunday The Cowboys’ Kitchen Spruce Meadows 2011 Animal S.O.S. Garden Rambles Backstage Pass With Monty Roberts Landline National Tractor Pulling Championship Country99 TV News & Weather Money Talks Ag PhD TUX North Island & NZ Dog Trial Championships Landline National Tractor Pulling Championship Garden Rambles America’s Heartland National Tractor Pulling Championship Country99 TV News & Weather Landline National Tractor Pulling Championship Your Beautiful Garden Garden Rambles Race Country National Tractor Pulling Championship

05:30 National Tractor Pulling Championship

Friday 11 nov 06:00 Landline 07:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 07:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 08:00 Ag PhD 08:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 09:00 Gucci Masters 2010 10:00 Pro Bull 2010 11:00 Landline 12:00 Country99 TV News & Weather 12:30 Ag PhD 13:00 Money Talks 13:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 14:00 America’s Heartland 14:30 Hell On Hooves 15:00 Audi Masters 2010 16:00 Garden Rambles 17:00 Landline 18:00 Classic Tractor Fever 18:30 Landline 19:30 National Tractor Pulling Championship 20:00 Country99 TV News & Weather 20:30 Straight Talk 21:00 Under The Spell Of Horses 22:00 Landline 23:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 23:30 Classic Tractor Fever 00:00 America’s Heartland 00:30 Ag PhD 01:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 01:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 02:00 Landline 03:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 03:30 Landline 04:30 Ag PhD 05:00 Farming Sunday 05:30 National Tractor Pulling Championship

saTurday 12 nov 06:00 Pro Bull 2010

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FEI Equestrian World 2011 Along For The Ride Under The Spell Of Horses At Home With Carl Hester Country99 TV News & Weather TOWER Sector Report Money Talks Ag PhD Straight Talk TUX North Island & NZ Dog Trial Championships Outdoors With Geoff Thomas FEI Equestrian World 2011 Along For The Ride Under The Spell Of Horses Spruce Meadows 2011 - BMO Nations Cup Ag PhD Straight Talk Outdoors With Geoff Thomas Outdoors With Geoff Thomas TUX North Island & NZ Dog Trial Championships The Week In Agri-Business Inside Music Row TruCountry The Marty Stuart Show Cumberland Highlanders America’s Heartland Under The Spell Of Horses Along For The Ride Pro Bull 2010 Under The Spell Of Horses Spruce Meadows 2011 FEI Equestrian World 2011 Along For The Ride TOWER Sector Report Money Talks Ag PhD Straight Talk

sunday 13 nov 06:00 07:00 08:00 08:30 09:00

Pro Bull 2011 Under The Spell Of Horses FEI Equestrian World 2011 Along For The Ride Farming Sunday

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Wed 9 Nov - Wed 16 Nov

Straight Talk Money Talks TOWER Sector Report The Week In Agri-Business TUX North Island & NZ Dog Trial Championships Spruce Meadows 2011 FEI Equestrian World 2011 Along For The Ride Under The Spell Of Horses America’s Heartland Straight Talk Farming Sunday TOWER Sector Report Pro Bull 2011 The Week In Agri-Business Farming Sunday Classic Tractor Fever The Marty Stuart Show Inside Music Row TruCountry FEI Equestrian World 2011 Along For The Ride Under The Spell Of Horses Pro Bull 2011 Along For The Ride At Home With Carl Hester FEI Equestrian World 2011 Along For The Ride Under The Spell Of Horses Money Talks Straight Talk TOWER Sector Report Ag PhD

Monday 14 nov 06:00 Landline 07:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 07:30 The Week In Agri-Business 08:00 Farming Sunday 08:30 The Week In Agri-Business 09:00 Your Beautiful Garden 09:30 Gardening Australia 10:00 Smart Gardening 10:30 Garden Rambles 11:30 National Tractor Pulling Championship 12:00 The Week In Agri-Business

COUNTRY99TV IS YOUR RURAL NETWORK Here’s to a great summer Have you found yourself feeling isolated in situations you previously enjoyed? Perhaps you are struggling to hear your grandchildren on the phone, or conversations with friends are becoming harder to follow. Don’t worry you’re not alone. As many as 1 in 10 New Zealanders suffer from some degree of hearing loss. Among those over 60 years of age, it’s one in three. But with the busy summer months almost upon us, now is the perfect time to get your hearing sorted. Bay Audiology is New Zealand’s largest private audiology service provider. We have clinics at seven convenient locations throughout the Waikato, and a further 60 clinics nationwide. Our strong team of highly trained professionals are committed to our client care approach of preventative, diagnostic and rehabilitative solutions to hearing loss. This means we are here to support you every step of the way, starting with a free hearing check which is very simple and only takes a few minutes.

Quite often there is no problem, but if there is a hearing loss, it’s a case of the sooner the better in terms of doing something about it. Kartik Iyer is the charge clinician of Bay Audiology Hamilton and says, “People are often amazed at the benefits of todays technology and wish they hadn’t waited so long to seek a solution. Hearing well is such an important part of staying active and social and makes a huge difference to people’s overall wellbeing.” At Bay Audiology we promise to find the best solution for your lifestyle and budget. We also have a full range of hearing protection to suit all environments. Take a moment to answer the following questions to see if you would benefit from talking to us further: 1. Do people seem to mumble when they talk to you? 2. Do you find it tricky following conversations, especially in social situations?

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Farming Sunday Money Talks The Week In Agri-Business Straight Talk Ag PhD Farming Sunday Under The Spell Of Horses Gardening Australia Smart Gardening HSBC FEI Classics 2011 Landline America’s Heartland Country99 TV News & Weather TOWER Sector Report TUX North Island & NZ Dog Trial Championships Hell On Hooves Landline National Tractor Pulling Championship Your Beautiful Garden Gardening Australia Smart Gardening National Tractor Pulling Championship Country99 TV News & Weather Landline National Tractor Pulling Championship Your Beautiful Garden Gardening Australia Smart Gardening Along For The Ride National Tractor Pulling Championship

Tuesday 15 nov 06:00 Landline 07:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 07:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 08:00 TOWER Sector Report 08:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 09:00 Cowboy Flavor 09:30 Barbecue University 10:00 NZ on a Plate 10:30 5 Ingredient Fix 11:00 Surfing the Menu

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The Cowboys’ Kitchen Country99 TV News & Weather TOWER Sector Report Straight Talk Country99 TV News & Weather TOWER Sector Report TUX North Island & NZ Dog Trial Championships America’s Heartland Along For The Ride Cowboy Flavor Barbecue University NZ on a Plate The Cowboys’ Kitchen Team Fredericks - In Control Landline Hell On Hooves Country99 TV News & Weather America’s Heartland Straight Talk Along For The Ride Landline National Tractor Pulling Championship NZ on a Plate Barbecue University The Cowboys’ Kitchen National Tractor Pulling Championship Country99 TV News & Weather Landline National Tractor Pulling Championship NZ on a Plate Barbecue University Under The Spell Of Horses National Tractor Pulling Championship

Wednesday 16 nov 06:00 07:00 07:30 08:00 08:30 09:00

Landline Hell On Hooves Country99 TV News & Weather Straight Talk Country99 TV News & Weather Along For The Ride

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WAiKATO CliniC lOCATiOns 3. Do you turn the TV up louder than other people have it? 4. Do family members have to repeat themselves when talking to you? 5. Do you have trouble understanding someone speaking from another room? 6. Do you find men’s voices easier to understand than women’s? 7. Do people say that you talk too loud? 8. Do you have trouble hearing people on the telephone? 9. Have you noticed ringing in your ears? 10. Does the world generally seem a lot quieter? If you answer “yes” to two or more of these questions then you may be missing out on a world of sound. Call your nearest Bay Audiology clinic on 0800 800 854 to book your free hearing check appointment today.

Get your hearing sorted at Bay Audiology Waikato and enjoy all the beautiful sounds of the long hot days ahead. Right now you can get: • a FREE hearing check and demonstration (worth $59) • SAVINGS of up to $1000 on selected hearing aids* • FREE batteries for five years* • your choice of FREE gift* Choose from a TV Streamer, Remote Control, Phone Clip, Mini Microphone, Landline Phone or Alarm Clock. *Offer ends 23rd December 2011. Terms and conditions apply.

Hamilton John Sullivan House, Gate 3 62 Tristram Street Chartwell Chartwell Shopping Centre Corner Comries & Hukanui Roads Otorohanga Otorohanga Physiotherapy 78 Maniapoto Street Te Kuiti Te Kuiti Medical Centre 28 Ailsa Street Te Awamutu Mahoe Allied Health Professionals 160 Mahoe Street Morrinsville Morrinsville Medical Centre 17-19 Canada Street Te Aroha Dr Colquhoun’s Practice 221 Whitaker Street Cambridge Duke Street Medical Centre 71 Duke Street Plus we have clinics in Taupo and Taumarunui. Phone 0800 800 854 to find your nearest clinic.

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Waikato Farming Lifestyles November 2011

PROGRAMME SCHEDULE 09:30 10:00 10:30 11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30 17:30 18:00 18:30 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 21:30 22:00 23:00 23:30 00:30 01:00 01:30 02:00 03:00 03:30 04:00 05:00 05:30

FEI Equestrian World 2011 Race Country HSBC FEI Classics 2011 National Tractor Pulling Championship Country99 TV News & Weather Straight Talk TOWER Sector Report Country99 TV News & Weather Ag PhD Farming Sunday The Cowboys’ Kitchen Spruce Meadows 2011 Smart Gardening Team Fredericks - In Control Landline National Tractor Pulling Championship Country99 TV News & Weather Money Talks Ag PhD TUX North Island & NZ Dog Trial Championships Landline National Tractor Pulling Championship Garden Rambles America’s Heartland National Tractor Pulling Championship Country99 TV News & Weather Landline National Tractor Pulling Championship Your Beautiful Garden Garden Rambles Race Country National Tractor Pulling Championship

Thursday 17 nov 06:00 Landline 07:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 07:30 Country99 TV News & Weather

08:00 08:30 09:00 09:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 15:00 15:30 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30 18:00 18:30 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:30 22:00 23:00 23:30 00:00 00:30 01:00 01:30 02:00 03:00 03:30 04:00 04:30 05:00 05:30

Money Talks Country99 TV News & Weather Gardening Australia Cowboy Flavor Your Beautiful Garden The Cowboys’ Kitchen Garden Rambles Country99 TV News & Weather Money Talks TUX North Island & NZ Dog Trial Championships Country99 TV News & Weather Landline Barbecue University FEI Equestrian World 2011 Gardening Australia NZ on a Plate Your Beautiful Garden The Fresh Life FEI Equestrian World 2011 Landline National Tractor Pulling Championship Country99 TV News & Weather Landline Classic Tractor Fever Landline National Tractor Pulling Championship Gardening Australia NZ on a Plate Your Beautiful Garden National Tractor Pulling Championship Country99 TV News & Weather Landline National Tractor Pulling Championship Gardening Australia NZ on a Plate Your Beautiful Garden FEI Equestrian World 2011 National Tractor Pulling Championship

Friday 18 nov 06:00 Landline 07:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship

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Country99 TV News & Weather Ag PhD Country99 TV News & Weather Bayleys Tauranga Showjumping Champions Pro Bull 2010 Landline Country99 TV News & Weather Ag PhD Money Talks Country99 TV News & Weather America’s Heartland Hell On Hooves Bayleys Tauranga Showjumping Champions Garden Rambles Landline Classic Tractor Fever Landline National Tractor Pulling Championship Country99 TV News & Weather Straight Talk Under The Spell Of Horses Landline National Tractor Pulling Championship Classic Tractor Fever America’s Heartland Ag PhD National Tractor Pulling Championship Country99 TV News & Weather Landline National Tractor Pulling Championship Landline Ag PhD Farming Sunday National Tractor Pulling Championship

saTurday 19 nov 06:00 07:00 07:30 08:00 09:00 09:30

Pro Bull 2010 FEI Equestrian World 2011 Along For The Ride Under The Spell Of Horses At Home With Carl Hester Country99 TV News & Weather

10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 15:00 17:00 17:30 18:00 18:30 19:00 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 21:30 22:00 22:30 23:30 00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 03:30 04:00 04:30 05:00 05:30

TOWER Sector Report Money Talks Ag PhD Straight Talk TUX North Island & NZ Dog Trial Championships Outdoors With Geoff Thomas FEI Equestrian World 2011 Along For The Ride Under The Spell Of Horses Spruce Meadows 2011 Ag PhD Straight Talk Outdoors With Geoff Thomas Outdoors With Geoff Thomas TUX North Island & NZ Dog Trial Championships The Week In Agri-Business Inside Music Row TruCountry The Marty Stuart Show Cumberland Highlanders America’s Heartland Under The Spell Of Horses Along For The Ride Pro Bull 2010 Under The Spell Of Horses Spruce Meadows 2011 FEI Equestrian World 2011 Along For The Ride TOWER Sector Report Money Talks Ag PhD Straight Talk

sunday 20 nov 06:00 07:00 08:00 08:30 09:00 09:30 10:00 10:30 11:00

Pro Bull 2011 Under The Spell Of Horses FEI Equestrian World 2011 Along For The Ride Farming Sunday Straight Talk Money Talks TOWER Sector Report The Week In Agri-Business

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Thur 17 Nov - Wed 23 Nov

11:30 TUX North Island & NZ Dog Trial Championships 12:00 Spruce Meadows 2011 14:00 FEI Equestrian World 2011 14:30 Along For The Ride 15:00 Under The Spell Of Horses 16:00 America’s Heartland 16:30 Straight Talk 17:00 Farming Sunday 17:30 TOWER Sector Report 18:00 Pro Bull 2011 19:00 The Week In Agri-Business 19:30 Farming Sunday 20:00 Classic Tractor Fever 20:30 The Week In Agri-Business 21:00 2011 General Election The Rural Issues 21:30 TOWER Sector Report 22:00 Money Talks 22:30 Straight Talk 23:00 Under The Spell Of Horses 00:00 Pro Bull 2011 01:00 Along For The Ride 01:30 At Home With Carl Hester 02:00 FEI Equestrian World 2011 02:30 Along For The Ride 03:00 Under The Spell Of Horses 04:00 Money Talks 04:30 Straight Talk 05:00 TOWER Sector Report 05:30 Ag PhD

Monday 21 nov 06:00 Landline 07:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 07:30 The Week In Agri-Business 08:00 Farming Sunday 08:30 The Week In Agri-Business 09:00 Your Beautiful Garden 09:30 Gardening Australia 10:00 Smart Gardening 10:30 Garden Rambles 11:30 National Tractor Pulling Championship 12:00 The Week In Agri-Business

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Farming Sunday Money Talks The Week In Agri-Business Straight Talk Ag PhD Farming Sunday Under The Spell Of Horses Gardening Australia Smart Gardening HSBC FEI Classics 2011 Landline America’s Heartland Country99 TV News & Weather TOWER Sector Report 2011 General Election The Rural Issues Hell On Hooves Landline National Tractor Pulling Championship Your Beautiful Garden Gardening Australia Smart Gardening National Tractor Pulling Championship Country99 TV News & Weather Landline National Tractor Pulling Championship Your Beautiful Garden Gardening Australia Smart Gardening Along For The Ride National Tractor Pulling Championship

Tuesday 22 nov 06:00 Landline 07:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 07:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 08:00 TOWER Sector Report 08:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 09:00 Cowboy Flavor 09:30 Barbecue University 10:00 NZ on a Plate 10:30 5 Ingredient Fix 11:00 Surfing the Menu 11:30 The Cowboys’ Kitchen

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Country99 TV News & Weather TOWER Sector Report Straight Talk Country99 TV News & Weather TOWER Sector Report NZ National Agricultural Fieldays Exhibitors America’s Heartland Along For The Ride Cowboy Flavor Barbecue University NZ on a Plate The Cowboys’ Kitchen Team Fredericks - In Control Landline Hell On Hooves Country99 TV News & Weather America’s Heartland 2011 General Election The Rural Issues Along For The Ride Landline National Tractor Pulling Championship NZ on a Plate Barbecue University The Cowboys’ Kitchen National Tractor Pulling Championship Country99 TV News & Weather Landline National Tractor Pulling Championship NZ on a Plate Barbecue University Under The Spell Of Horses National Tractor Pulling Championship

Wednesday 23 nov 06:00 07:00 07:30 08:00 08:30 09:00 09:30 10:00

Landline Hell On Hooves Country99 TV News & Weather Straight Talk Country99 TV News & Weather Along For The Ride FEI Equestrian World 2011 Race Country

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November 2011

Waikato Farming Lifestyles

PROGRAMME SCHEDULE 10:30 HSBC FEI Classics 2011 11:30 National Tractor Pulling Championship 12:00 Country99 TV News & Weather 12:30 Straight Talk 13:00 TOWER Sector Report 13:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 14:00 Ag PhD 14:30 Farming Sunday 15:00 The Cowboys’ Kitchen 15:30 Spruce Meadows 2011 17:30 Smart Gardening 18:00 Team Fredericks - In Control 18:30 Landline 19:30 National Tractor Pulling Championship 20:00 Country99 TV News & Weather 20:30 Money Talks 21:00 2011 General Election The Rural Issues 21:30 America’s Heartland 22:00 Landline 23:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 23:30 Garden Rambles 00:30 America’s Heartland 01:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 01:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 02:00 Landline 03:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 03:30 Your Beautiful Garden 04:00 Garden Rambles 05:00 Race Country 05:30 National Tractor Pulling Championship

Thursday 24 nov 06:00 Landline 07:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 07:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 08:00 Money Talks 08:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 09:00 Gardening Australia 09:30 Cowboy Flavor 10:00 Your Beautiful Garden 10:30 The Cowboys’ Kitchen

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Garden Rambles Country99 TV News & Weather Money Talks NZ National Agricultural Fieldays Exhibitors Country99 TV News & Weather Landline Barbecue University FEI Equestrian World 2011 Gardening Australia NZ on a Plate Your Beautiful Garden The Fresh Life FEI Equestrian World 2011 Landline National Tractor Pulling Championship Country99 TV News & Weather TOWER Sector Report 2011 General Election The Rural Issues Classic Tractor Fever Landline National Tractor Pulling Championship Gardening Australia NZ on a Plate Your Beautiful Garden National Tractor Pulling Championship Country99 TV News & Weather Landline National Tractor Pulling Championship Gardening Australia NZ on a Plate Your Beautiful Garden FEI Equestrian World 2011 National Tractor Pulling Championship

Friday 25 nov 06:00 Landline 07:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 07:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 08:00 Ag PhD 08:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 09:00 CCI Saumur 2011

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Pro Bull 2010 Landline Country99 TV News & Weather Ag PhD Money Talks Country99 TV News & Weather America’s Heartland Hell On Hooves CCI Saumur 2011 Garden Rambles Landline Classic Tractor Fever Landline National Tractor Pulling Championship Country99 TV News & Weather Straight Talk FEI European Championships Landline National Tractor Pulling Championship Classic Tractor Fever America’s Heartland Ag PhD National Tractor Pulling Championship Country99 TV News & Weather Landline National Tractor Pulling Championship Landline Ag PhD Farming Sunday National Tractor Pulling Championship

saTurday 26 nov 06:00 07:00 07:30 08:00 09:00 09:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30

Pro Bull 2010 FEI Equestrian World 2011 Along For The Ride FEI European Championships At Home With Carl Hester Country99 TV News & Weather TOWER Sector Report Money Talks Ag PhD Straight Talk

12:00 NZ National Agricultural Fieldays Exhibitors 12:30 Outdoors With Geoff Thomas 13:00 FEI Equestrian World 2011 13:30 Along For The Ride 14:00 FEI European Championships 15:00 Spruce Meadows 2011 16:00 TOWER Sector Report 16:30 America’s Heartland 17:00 Ag PhD 17:30 Straight Talk 18:00 Outdoors With Geoff Thomas 18:30 Outdoors With Geoff Thomas 19:00 Classic Tractor Fever 19:30 The Week In Agri-Business 20:00 Inside Music Row 20:30 TruCountry 21:00 The Marty Stuart Show 21:30 Cumberland Highlanders 22:00 America’s Heartland 22:30 FEI European Championships 23:30 Along For The Ride 00:00 Pro Bull 2010 01:00 FEI European Championships 02:00 Spruce Meadows 2011 03:00 FEI Equestrian World 2011 03:30 Along For The Ride 04:00 TOWER Sector Report 04:30 Money Talks 05:00 Ag PhD 05:30 Straight Talk

sunday 27 nov 06:00 07:00 08:00 08:30 09:00 09:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30

Pro Bull 2011 FEI European Championships FEI Equestrian World 2011 Along For The Ride Farming Sunday Straight Talk Money Talks TOWER Sector Report The Week In Agri-Business NZ National Agricultural Fieldays Exhibitors 12:00 Spruce Meadows 2011 13:00 HSBC FEI Classics 2011 14:00 FEI Equestrian World 2011

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Thur 24 Nov - Wed 30 Nov

Along For The Ride FEI European Championships America’s Heartland Straight Talk Farming Sunday TOWER Sector Report Pro Bull 2011 The Week In Agri-Business Farming Sunday Classic Tractor Fever The Marty Stuart Show Inside Music Row TruCountry FEI Equestrian World 2011 Along For The Ride FEI European Championships Pro Bull 2011 Along For The Ride At Home With Carl Hester FEI Equestrian World 2011 Along For The Ride FEI European Championships Money Talks Straight Talk TOWER Sector Report Ag PhD

Monday 28 nov 06:00 Landline 07:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 07:30 The Week In Agri-Business 08:00 Farming Sunday 08:30 The Week In Agri-Business 09:00 Your Beautiful Garden 09:30 Gardening Australia 10:00 Smart Gardening 10:30 Garden Rambles 11:30 National Tractor Pulling Championship 12:00 The Week In Agri-Business 12:30 Farming Sunday 13:00 Money Talks 13:30 The Week In Agri-Business 14:00 Straight Talk 14:30 Ag PhD 15:00 Farming Sunday

15:30 Bayleys Tauranga Showjumping Championships 16:30 Gardening Australia 17:00 Smart Gardening 17:30 HSBC FEI Classics 2011 18:30 Landline 19:30 America’s Heartland 20:00 Country99 TV News & Weather 20:30 TOWER Sector Report 21:00 The Stud Tour 21:30 Hell On Hooves 22:00 Landline 23:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 23:30 Your Beautiful Garden 00:00 Gardening Australia 00:30 Smart Gardening 01:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 01:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 02:00 Landline 03:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 03:30 Your Beautiful Garden 04:00 Gardening Australia 04:30 Smart Gardening 05:00 Along For The Ride 05:30 National Tractor Pulling Championship

Tuesday 29 nov 06:00 Landline 07:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 07:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 08:00 TOWER Sector Report 08:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 09:00 Cowboy Flavor 09:30 Barbecue University 10:00 NZ on a Plate 10:30 5 Ingredient Fix 11:00 Surfing the Menu 11:30 The Cowboys’ Kitchen 12:00 Country99 TV News & Weather 12:30 TOWER Sector Report 13:00 Straight Talk 13:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 14:00 TOWER Sector Report

COUNTRY99TV IS YOUR RURAL NETWORK

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Country99 TV News & Weather Ag PhD Farming Sunday The Cowboys’ Kitchen Spruce Meadows 2011 Animal S.O.S. Garden Rambles Team Fredericks - In Control Landline TUX North Island & NZ Dog Trial Championships Country99 TV News & Weather Money Talks World Sheep Dog Trials National Tractor Pulling Championship Garden Rambles America’s Heartland National Tractor Pulling Championship Country99 TV News & Weather Landline National Tractor Pulling Championship Your Beautiful Garden Garden Rambles Race Country National Tractor Pulling Championship

Thursday 1 deC 06:00 Landline 07:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 07:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 08:00 Money Talks 08:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 09:00 Gardening Australia 09:30 Cowboy Flavor 10:00 Your Beautiful Garden 10:30 The Cowboys’ Kitchen 11:00 Garden Rambles 12:00 Country99 TV News & Weather 12:30 Money Talks 13:00 NZ National Agricultural Fieldays Exhibitors 13:30 Country99 TV News & Weather

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Landline Barbecue University FEI Equestrian World 2011 Gardening Australia NZ on a Plate Your Beautiful Garden The Fresh Life FEI Equestrian World 2011 Landline TUX North Island & NZ Dog Trial Championship Country99 TV News & Weather Landline Classic Tractor Fever Landline National Tractor Pulling Championship Gardening Australia NZ on a Plate Your Beautiful Garden National Tractor Pulling Championship Country99 TV News & Weather Landline National Tractor Pulling Championship Gardening Australia NZ on a Plate Your Beautiful Garden FEI Equestrian World 2011 National Tractor Pulling Championship

Friday 2 dec 06:00 Landline 07:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 07:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 08:00 Ag PhD 08:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 09:00 FEI European Championships 10:00 Pro Bull 2010 11:00 Landline 12:00 Country99 TV News & Weather

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saTurday 3 dec

sunday 4 dec

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06:00 Pro Bull 2011 07:00 FEI European Championships 08:00 Kihikihi International Horse Trials 2 Star 08:30 Along For The Ride 09:00 Farming Sunday 09:30 Straight Talk 10:00 Money Talks 10:30 TOWER Sector Report

06:00 Pro Bull 2010 07:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 07:30 The Week In Agri-Business 08:00 Farming Sunday 08:30 The Week In Agri-Business 09:00 Your Beautiful Garden 09:30 Gardening Australia 10:00 Smart Gardening 10:30 Garden Rambles

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Pro Bull 2010 FEI Equestrian World 2011 Along For The Ride FEI European Championships At Home With Carl Hester Country99 TV News & Weather TOWER Sector Report Money Talks Ag PhD

COUNTRY99TV IS YOUR RURAL NETWORK

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Landline Hell On Hooves Country99 TV News & Weather Straight Talk Country99 TV News & Weather Along For The Ride FEI Equestrian World 2011 Race Country HSBC FEI Classics 2011 National Tractor Pulling Championship 12:00 Country99 TV News & Weather 12:30 Straight Talk 13:00 TOWER Sector Report

Thur 1 Dec - Tues 6 Dec

11:30 Straight Talk 12:00 America’s Heartland 12:30 Outdoors With Geoff Thomas 13:00 FEI Equestrian World 2011 13:30 Along For The Ride 14:00 FEI European Championships 15:00 HSBC FEI Classics 2011 16:00 TOWER Sector Report 16:30 America’s Heartland 17:00 Ag PhD 17:30 Straight Talk 18:00 Outdoors With Geoff Thomas 18:30 Outdoors With Geoff Thomas 19:00 Classic Tractor Fever 19:30 The Week In Agri-Business 20:00 Inside Music Row 20:30 TruCountry 21:00 The Marty Stuart Show 21:30 Cumberland Highlanders 22:00 America’s Heartland 22:30 FEI European Championships 23:30 Along For The Ride 00:00 Pro Bull 2010 01:00 FEI European Championships 02:00 HSBC FEI Classics 2011 03:00 FEI Equestrian World 2011 03:30 Along For The Ride 04:00 TOWER Sector Report 04:30 Money Talks 05:00 Ag PhD 05:30 Straight Talk

Ag PhD Money Talks Country99 TV News & Weather America’s Heartland Hell On Hooves FEI European Championships Garden Rambles Landline Classic Tractor Fever Landline TUX North Island & NZ Dog Trial Championship Country99 TV News & Weather Straight Talk FEI European Championships Landline National Tractor Pulling Championship Classic Tractor Fever America’s Heartland Ag PhD National Tractor Pulling Championship Country99 TV News & Weather Landline National Tractor Pulling Championship Landline Ag PhD Farming Sunday National Tractor Pulling Championship

Wednesday 30 nov

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PROGRAMME SCHEDULE 13:30 14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30 16:30 17:00 18:00 18:30 19:30

14:30 NZ National Agricultural Fieldays Exhibitors 15:00 America’s Heartland 15:30 Along For The Ride 16:00 Cowboy Flavor 16:30 Barbecue University 17:00 NZ on a Plate 17:30 The Cowboys’ Kitchen 18:00 Team Fredericks - In Control 18:30 Landline 19:30 Hell On Hooves 20:00 Country99 TV News & Weather 20:30 America’s Heartland 21:00 Straight Talk 21:30 Along For The Ride 22:00 Landline 23:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 23:30 NZ on a Plate 00:00 Barbecue University 00:30 The Cowboys’ Kitchen 01:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 01:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 02:00 Landline 03:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 03:30 NZ on a Plate 04:00 Barbecue University 04:30 FEI European Championships 05:30 National Tractor Pulling Championship

14:30 15:00 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30 18:00 19:00 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 21:30 22:00 22:30 23:00 00:00 01:00 01:30 02:00 03:00 04:00 04:30 05:00 05:30

The Week In Agri-Business America’s Heartland Horse Of The Year 2011 HSBC FEI Classics 2011 Kihikihi International Horse Trials 2 Star 201 Along For The Ride FEI European Championships America’s Heartland Straight Talk Farming Sunday TOWER Sector Report Pro Bull 2011 The Week In Agri-Business Farming Sunday Classic Tractor Fever The Marty Stuart Show Inside Music Row TruCountry FEI Equestrian World 2011 Along For The Ride FEI European Championships Pro Bull 2011 Along For The Ride At Home With Carl Hester HSBC FEI Classics 2011 FEI European Championships Money Talks Straight Talk TOWER Sector Report Ag PhD

Monday 5 dec

11:30 National Tractor Pulling Championship 12:00 The Week In Agri-Business 12:30 Farming Sunday 13:00 Money Talks 13:30 The Week In Agri-Business 14:00 Straight Talk 14:30 Ag PhD 15:00 Farming Sunday 15:30 The Horse 16:30 Gardening Australia 17:00 HSBC FEI Classics 2011 18:30 Pro Bull 2010 19:30 America’s Heartland 20:00 Country99 TV News & Weather 20:30 TOWER Sector Report 21:00 The Stud Tour 21:30 Hell On Hooves 22:00 Pro Bull 2010 23:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 23:30 Your Beautiful Garden 00:00 Gardening Australia 00:30 Smart Gardening 01:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 01:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 02:00 Pro Bull 2010 03:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 03:30 Your Beautiful Garden 04:00 Gardening Australia 04:30 Smart Gardening 05:00 Along For The Ride 05:30 National Tractor Pulling Championship

Tuesday 6 dec 06:00 Pro Bull 2010 07:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 07:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 08:00 TOWER Sector Report 08:30 Country99 TV News & Weather

09:00 09:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30 18:00 18:30 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 21:30 22:00 23:00 23:30 00:00 00:30 01:00 01:30 02:00 03:00 03:30 04:00 04:30 05:30

Cowboy Flavor Barbecue University NZ on a Plate 5 Ingredient Fix Surfing the Menu The Cowboys’ Kitchen Country99 TV News & Weather TOWER Sector Report Straight Talk Country99 TV News & Weather TOWER Sector Report The Stud Tour America’s Heartland Along For The Ride Cowboy Flavor Barbecue University NZ on a Plate The Cowboys’ Kitchen Team Fredericks - In Control Pro Bull 2010 Hell On Hooves Country99 TV News & Weather America’s Heartland Straight Talk Along For The Ride Pro Bull 2010 National Tractor Pulling Championship NZ on a Plate Barbecue University The Cowboys’ Kitchen National Tractor Pulling Championship Country99 TV News & Weather Pro Bull 2010 National Tractor Pulling Championship NZ on a Plate Barbecue University FEI European Championships National Tractor Pulling Championship

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Waikato Farming Lifestyles November 2011

Waikato Dairy Road show to feature Cow Signals Specialist Irish veterinarian and Cow Signals trainer Martin Kavanagh will be the speaker in a dairy road show that will feature talks on his management and state of the art feeding systems, along with onfarm demonstrations. Martin Kavanagh spent 14 years in veterinary practice in Ireland specialising in herd health management before becoming Keenan’s European veterinary director in 2007. In 2009 he set up Cow Solutions, an independent company that provided herd management systems to maximise cow health and output. His New Zealand presentations will focus on the role of feed supplements in pasture-based dairying. “Pasture grazing provides dairy cows six freedoms that support health and productivity: water, feed, light, air, space and rest. Feed can be limited in grass-based systems, however,

Do You Know When Your Cows Are Eating Enough?

and that can be restrictive, especially for high yielding cows,” Martin Kavanagh says.

Martin Kavanagh will present Cow Signals at Grass. An intriguing presentation looking at the body language of Cows.

“Forage-based supplements enable farmers to get the most out of the pasture environment. But supplements must be used safely and effectively to maintain body condition, rumen health and good metabolic process. The Cow Signals approach can help dairy farmers monitor their supplements regime. It gives farmers the tools to recognise the signs of cow health and the means to link this to what they are doing right or wrong.”

Indoor Presentation • • • • •

Presentations are held at:

• Feed Presentation • Group Interaction with Cows grazing

Venue: Carter Family, 318 Hopai Road West, NGATEA on Tuesday 15th November @ 11am – 1pm

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COME AND see us at MIDAS DIAMOND JEWELLERS and take advantage of our FREE instore cleaning and checking by jeweller PAUL. We think you will love the new merchandise we now have instore. 465 Victoria Street, Hamilton. Phone 07 839 039. www.midasdiamondjewellers.co.nz.

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Venue option 1: Simon & Jo Bellen 609 State Highway 24 MATAMATA

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GREENMOUNT LLAMA TREKS - a unique kiwi experience. Trek with llamas, while they carry your gear, through this pristine King Country land, not open to general public. Bookings essential. For more information email: info@greenmountllamas.co.nz.

GREENMOUNT LLAMA TREKS - a unique kiwi experience. Trek with llamas, while they carry your gear, through this pristine King Country land, not open to general public. Bookings essential. For more information email: info@greenmountllamas.co.nz.

Rural Supplies 10% OFF ALL ANKA FITTINGS THIS MONTH!! AND a $50.00 Voucher when you spend over $1000.00 – includes our whole range! ANKA, HANSEN, BUTELINE, TANKS, TROUGHS, BATHROOMWARE, TAPWARE. Shop online at www.nzplumbingsupplies.co.nz or call 0800 428 376.

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FURNITURE MOVING Around NZ or around the world. Single items or house lots. Pro Packing, moving, insurance. Via trucks, containers, shared loads. Ph 0800 496 753 www.worldmoving.co.nz. “Experience & Advice You Can Trust”.

Phone: 07 847 2221 Toll Free 0800 466 375

Cow Signals at Grass Understanding your cow How much feed is enough When is she full Feed Conversion efficiency

Outdoor Presentation

Venue: Simon & Jo Bellen, 609 State Highway 24, MATAMATA on Wednesday 9th November @11am-1pm

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CALF MILKPOWDER $78.50 per 20kg bag +GST. Call 07 825 5812 or visit www.mirofeeds.co.nz.

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GORDYS FLYTRAP FITTING®

Available from CRT, PGG Wrightson, Farmlands UV Protected Polycarbonate. Fits on any container with a flat surface. Instructions supplied with the fitting.

Email: elaine.gordon@xtra.co.nz www.gordys-flytrap-fitting.com Patented in New Zealand/Australia

cleaning & complete install requirements

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Waikato Farming Lifestyles

After many years of manufacturing battery powered electronic tools for the fruit growing industry, PELLENC France has recently expanded its’ range to include leaf blowers, chainsaws, hedge cutters, grass/brush cutters, cultivators, and olives shakers. FORGET PETROL - one PELLENC battery can power any of these tools far more efficiently than petrol power – 15 cents of mains power recharges the battery for a days work. AMAZING! Upper attachment For optimum comfort.

These environmentally friendly tools are quiet, odourless, lightweight, and economical to run.

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More professionals are using PELLENC outdoor power tools and proving the savings, both by increasing productivity and significantly reducing maintenance and running costs. You too can benefit from these tools. Enquire now…

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Waikato Farming Lifestyles, November 2011  

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