About the show
Two teams of celebrities, captained by former All Black Zinzan Brooke and league star Darryl Halligan, are sent into the rugged terrain of the South Island to live the life of a subsistence farmer. All will have to survive without electricity or the luxuries of city life.
Tawera Nikau, Noah Hickey, Julie White, Camillia Temple and Amber Peebles will compete with Zinzan against Darryl's team of Ali Brooke, Suzanne Paul, John Cocks, Erika Takcas and Luke Whaanga. The teams will live in a ramshackle, turn-of-the-century settlement on the West Coast, while enduring gruelling tasks as they try to survive and live off the land.
Over the course of the series, the celebrities' endurance levels will be put to the test during the daily chores of hand-milking, wood chopping and baking bread, through to challenges that will help them "time travel" and win luxuries from another era.
At the same time, they will attempt to avoid the daily elimination, where one star will be sent home. At the end of the competition, the remaining three celebrities will undertake the final challenge to find out who will win $25,000 for their chosen charity.
During the day the stars work at plucking chickens and mastering the outdoor ovens. Then, in the evenings, they must resort to olden days activities to keep themselves amused, including Victorian parlour games.
Each episode includes two daily challenges, the first of which is 'The Last Man Standing', where contestants compete as individuals in an endurance event. The winner of this challenge will decide who is eliminated, while the second-placed contestant will win immunity.
In the 'Time Traveller Challenge', the teams will compete for luxury Kiwiana items from different eras. There's plenty of useful stuff up for grabs, including toilet paper, toasters and matches, but there's also odd prizes such as roller-blades and red socks.
Watch your favourite celebrities battle it out on the farm in City Celebrity, Country Nobody. Who will stick it out 'til the last straw?