NZ Farm Life Media Limited was formed in late 2016 to publish Country-Wide and NZ Dairy Exporter, employing nine full time staff and more than 20 regular freelance writers and photographers.

In 2020, the company developed a contract publishing division to publish magazines and newsletters for agribusinesses, including the New Zealand Veterinary Association.

Both Country-Wide and NZ Dairy Exporter were sold to new owners, CountryWide Media Limited in August 2023.

NZ Farm Life Media continues to publish VetScript magazine and four other veterinary sector publications on contract. Company founder Tony Leggett will contribute to CountryWide Media as a freelance writer and advertising sales contractor.

Tony lives just outside Feilding township on a 2ha lifestyle block and manages a nearby 14ha lease block. He also has a stake in 620ha hill country sheep and beef property near Alfredton in Wairarapa in partnership with his daughter and son-in-law.

Vet Script

NZ Farm Life Media is the advertising agents for the NZ Veterinary Association (NZVA) titles including VetScript, HoofPrint, Companion Quarterly, The Equine Veterinary Practitioner and Grazing Gazette NZ.


Call Tony: 027 474 6093

2021 – The Rongo Award. Over seven issues Country-Wide investigated the facts of regenerative agriculture, diving deep into the science, to get the reader as close as possible to the truth.

2019 – Country-Wide – The Rongo Award, for its series on the impact on communities and farms of the surge in tree planting

Contact Tony