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 22, 2021 38 min
Interviews are with Mike Petersen, Sally Rae, Jane Smith, Hunter McGregor and Dr Doug Edmeades.
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Otago Daily Times business and rural editor Sally Rae is pleased to finally tell farmers' side of the story from the M. bovis response.
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June 21, 2021 38 min
Interviews are with Damien O'Connor, Toby Williams, Phil Duncan and Ash-Leigh Campbell.
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Earlier this morning we caught up with the Minister of Agriculture in the UK where he's in the process of negotiating a Free Trade Agreement plus we asked what he thought of Winston rising from the ashes?
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June 20, 2021 2 min
The Te Awamutu dairy farmer was the Prototype winner at the Fieldays Innovation awards with his "simple but effective" invention, Springarm.
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Interviews are with David Seymour, Jen Scoular, John McOviney, Derek Daniell, Penny Simmonds, Kieran McAnulty and Jacinda Ardern.
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June 18, 2021 38 min
Interviews are with Jacinda Ardern, Judith Collins, Tawera Nikau, Peter Nation, Cameron Bagrie, Ric Awburn, Scott Duggan, Andrew Hoggard, Tom Young and Scott Forrest.
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We caught up with the chief executive of Rabobank and a Te Awamutu Dairy farmer who used Halter's "virtual fences".
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Fonterra managing director of co-operative affairs Mike Cronin talks to The Country Sport Breakfast's Brian Kelly about "The Plantain Potency and Practice programme."
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We caught up with the GM of PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Peter Newbold, who had his monthly look at the property market.
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June 17, 2021 4 min
The host of Fieldays TV popped in for a yarn about his experience at Fieldays, why "we are what we eat eats" and what's happening with the Young Farmer of the Year contest.
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June 17, 2021 38 min
Interviews are with Ray Smith, Julia Jones, Sam McIvor, Peter Newbold, Te Radar, Murray McCallum, Todd Charteris, Pete Morgan and Craig "Wiggy" Wiggins.
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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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June 16, 2021 36 min
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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