Tony Benny - reporter & director
Tony Benny has worked for Country Calendar for 22 years and now reports and directs most of the programme's stories in and around Canterbury.
He has a background in newspapers and radio and has also worked for other television shows including Rural Delivery, Agritech 2000 and Air New Zealand Holiday.
His documentaries include 'The Toughest Tunnel', about the Manapouri power project.
Tony says working on Country Calendar is quite special. "I'm constantly meeting interesting people who've got some great ideas - about farming and about life in general."
Tony knows rural life well - originally from South Canterbury, he now has his own small farm in North Canterbury.