As the weeks
roll on, you can check back here and see what the Nation has
been saying about the 'City Girls'
TV Guide, January 17 to 23
For all those born and bred city girls, here's a New Zealand
show which might give you a shock. City Girls takes five Auckland
women aged between 20 and 43 and gives them a real country
experience on a farm. It's goodbye latte in a bowl, hello
milking with Murray!
Lambs to the slaughter, Stuff.co.nz,
There was a multi-choice of harsh realities last week. It
was as if the TV gods were asking: "Where would you most
like to be? a) In front of three judges who speak in contrived
sound bites; b) Auckland Grammar; c) a 1950s English boarding
school; or d) Onga Onga."
Girls just wanna have dung, Stuff.co.nz,
It's a long way from Ponsonby to Onga Onga. Television producer
Tracy Nodwell knows the road well.
TV Guide, February 7 to 13
There aren't many born and bred city girls who will voluntarily
move to the country to work on a farm – but five Kiwi
women did for City Girls (TV2, 7.30pm Wednesday, February
11). Ranging in age from 20-43, these five Auckland women
relocate to a small rural township for six weeks to be farm
hands. They will have to shovel manure, dock lambs and live
together in a three-bedroom house, getting up at 5am. Sound
like fun yet?
TV Guide, 11 February
7.30 City Girls: New Zealand reality series in which five
women from Auckland city give up their urban life to spend
six weeks on a farm in Onga Onga in Central Hawke's Bay. Tonight:
Jo takes on the tractor and Alexa is up to her elbows in lambing.
You can take the girls out of the city, but can you ever
really take the city out of the girls? Meet five young Auckland
women, who relocate to a small rural Kiwi township, where
they must work on a farm for six weeks. These city slickers
won't find it easy adjusting to 5am starts and days spent
docking sheep, shovelling manure and pulling newborn lambs
into the world!