The Country

The Country

Jamie Mackay, Rowena Duncum and Tessa Prentice 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

August 3, 2021 37 min
Interviews are with Damien O’Connor, Ray Grubb, Nadine Tunley, Nathan Penny and Dr Jacqueline Rowarth.
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One of New Zealand's leading farming academics has a crack at TVNZ's "Milk and Money" on-demand series and says that all-grass is not the answer for the New Zealand dairy industry.
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August 2, 2021 37 min
Interviews are with Phil Duncan, Craig Hickman, David Stevens and Steve Wynn-Harris.
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Interviews are with Dr William Rolleston, Steve Maharey, Kate Scott, Wes Lefroy and Winston Peters.
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The GM of PGG Wrightson Wool takes his monthly look at the state of the market.
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July 30, 2021 38 min
Interviews are with Brent Gowler, Derek Daniell, Tim Myers, Grant Edwards and Barry Soper.
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Country Sport Breakfast: Fonterra's Managing Director Co-operative Affairs Mike Cronin talked to Brian Kelly about the co-op's plans to phase out coal use at its Stirling cheese plant in Otago.
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Rabobank’s Sydney-based senior agricultural analyst comments on the reasons for record-high world fertiliser prices and how the global freight market has impacted prices. We ask - are these inflated levels the new normal?
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July 29, 2021 38 min
Interviews are with Andrew Hoggard, Judith Collins, Wes Lefroy and Chris Russell.
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Country Sport Breakfast: Dr David Burger says DairyNZ supports freshwater farm plans, but is concerned there may be double ups if the Government doesn't recognise the hard work already done by farmers.
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July 28, 2021 5 min
We catch up a 2018 Nuffield Scholar and a Central Otago-based Resource Management Planner who's encouraging all folk with a rural bent to apply for 2022 intake.
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July 28, 2021 37 min
Interviews are with Winston Peters, Lloyd McCall, Leonie Guiney and Rowland Smith.
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Was Jacinda Ardern truly was an accidental Prime Minister? We ask the man who put her there. And was Roger Douglas a visionary or a villain? And did the Aussies get the economic reforms of the 1980s right, when we didn't?
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July 27, 2021 38 min
Interviews are with David Seymour, Kate Scott, Hunter McGregor, Jane Smith and Cameron Bagrie.
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July 26, 2021 5 min
The Managing Director at agricultural consulting firm Perrin Ag tackles the controversial issue of self-shedding sheep. To shed or not to shed? To breed or not to breed? But he says doing nothing is not an option!
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July 26, 2021 38 min
Interviews are with Dr William Rolleston, Lee Matheson, Steve Maharey, Steve Wyn-Harris and Grant McCallum.
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Interviews are with Doug Avery, Dr Jacqueline Rowarth, Graham Law, Jim Hopkins, Chris Russell and Graeme Williams.
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July 23, 2021 37 min
Interviews are with Graham Mourie, Santanu Deb-Choudrey, Stu Loe, Jeremy Rookes and Seth Carrier.
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AgResearch has been studying how to cook the perfect steak and also using artificial intelligence to create recipes. We caught up with scientist Santanu Deb-Choudhury to find out how.
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Is a Taupō dairy farmer and a member of the Rabobank Upper North Island Client Council who recently attended the inaugural financial skills workshop in Taupō. Funded by the bank's Client Councils, the NZ workshops are also open to non-clients and there is no cost for participants to attend.
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