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Waiheke oyster farming will feature on Hyundai Country Calendar on Sunday, September 17 at 7pm on TVNZ1. The show features Sir Rob Fenwick and his wife, Jennie, who have transformed 300 hectares of farmland at Te Matuku Bay into native bush. When the Fenwicks bought the land, they inherited the remains of a dilapidated oyster farmin Te Matuku Bay. The Fenwicks and local investors Carlo and Ann Simoni said they have oyster farmer Nat Upchurch to thank for making the business a success. ‘‘Nat got a marine biology degree, then came home to grow oysters at Te Matuku,’’ Rob Fenwick said. The oysters are supplied to restaurants on Waiheke and around the country.