The Country

The Country

Jamie Mackay, Rowena Duncum and Sam "Lashes" Casey deliver your daily fix of everything going on in NZ's biggest industry, along with a generous side-serve of news, sports and politics. The Country from Newstalk ZB and Hokonui.

Episodes

June 16, 2021 4 min
Fonterra's chief executive took a look at another drop in the GDT, but he reckoned we shouldn't be concerned.
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Interviews are with Ian Proudfoot, Miles Hurrell, Tim Myers, Todd Muller, Rod Slater, Andy Thompson and Karen Williams.
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One sleep to go! Today the chief executive of Fieldays talked about the many fabulous food options at the main event.
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June 15, 2021 38 min
Interviews are with Derek Daniell, Penny Simmonds, Kieran McAnulty, Susan O'Regan, Rowena Duncum, Andy Thompson, Peter Nation and Phil Duncan.
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June 14, 2021 4 min
With two sleeps to go until the gates at Mystery Creek open, the chief executive of Fieldays entered into his final countdown.
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June 14, 2021 38 min
Interviews are with Rowena Duncum, Andy Thompson, David Seymour, Peter Nation, Jen Scoular, John McOviney, Steve Wyn-Harris.
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June 14, 2021 6 min
We caught up with a fired-up Act Party leader who reckoned the government was taxing tradies to subsidise Teslas with its EV discount scheme.
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June 14, 2021 4 min
The Waitomo sheep and beef farmer and is also the chief executive of Steelfort. He commented on the state of the sheep and beef industry and why he was dubious about the EV subsidy scheme, even though he supported much of it in principle.
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Interviews are with Dr Jacqueline Rowarth, Jacinda Ardern, Andrew Morrison, Emma Higgins, James Shaw and Barry Soper.
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June 11, 2021 38 min
Interviews are with Rowena Duncum, Andy Thompson, Laura Koot, Chris Russell, Barry Soper and Jeremy Rookes.
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Fonterra's chief financial officer Marc Rivers talks to The Country Sport Breakfast about how the co-op is helping farmers get back on their feet after the Canterbury floods.
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DairyNZ's chief executive takes a looks at the Climate Change Commission final advice report and says Kiwi farmers are already world leaders at producing emissions efficient products.
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The PR man for the NZ Forest Owners Association gives his views on yesterday's Climate Change Commission report.
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The Chairman of Beef + Lamb New Zealand takes a look at yesterday's long-awaited Climate Change Commission report.
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Rabobank's senior dairy analyst discusses the bank's latest Dairy Quarterly report which sees it increasing its forecast farmgate milk price to $8.
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June 10, 2021 38 min
Interviews are with Rowena Duncum, Andy Thompson, James Shaw, Andrew Morrison, Dr Tim Mackle, Don Carson and Emma Higgins.
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The Minister for Climate Change takes a look at the report released this week and what it could mean for Kiwi farmers.
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June 9, 2021 36 min
Interviews are with Kees Meeuws, Jacinda Ardern, Hunter McGregor and Andrew Hoggard.
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On today's show we catch up with the rural recipients of Queen's Birthday honours and we start with the former President of Rural Women NZ and former Chair of the Landcare Trust Board.
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We talk to our favourite recipient of a Queen's Birthday Honour.
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