For the past 45 years, Hyundai New Zealand together with Country Calendar, have been bringing Kiwis memorable stories from the heartland. The show has come a long way since the first episode aired on 6 March 1966. Front man Fred Barnes’s formal suit and broadcasting studio are a thing of the past. The show now shoots on location, keeping it real by putting farmers in their environment at the heart of the show. Hyundai New Zealand takes immense pride in supporting a 100% Kiwi owned and operated programme that values and showcases who we are as a nation.