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

May 7, 2021 38 min
Interviews are with Nadia Lim, Rob Hewett, Jane Smith, Blake Holgate, Judith Collins and Doug Avery.
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Interviews are with Don Carson, Tim Myers, Smiley Barrett, Sir John Kirwan, Damian McKenzie and Barry Soper.
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Sponsored content: Fonterra's chief financial officer and The Country Sport Breakfast's Brian Kelly take a look at the co-op's capital structure options and what they could mean for farmers.
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Our Australian correspondent comments on Covid, sexed semen, green hydrogen plants and dubious Australian sportsmen.
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National's reinvigorated leader is relishing the ammunition she's been given to fire shots at the government in the form of Trevor Mallard, a pay freeze for the public sector and a separatist health and political system.
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We ask the President of Federated Farmers (and Manawatū dairy farmer) for his response to today's capital structure announcement from Fonterra.
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We ask Fonterra's Chairman to explain this morning's somewhat complex announcement on changing its capital structure and why it could give farmers greater financial flexibility.
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The Resilient Farmer offers drought-affected farmers some first-hand tips on mental health resilience.
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May 6, 2021 36 min
Interviews are with Peter McBride, Andrew Hoggard, Judith Collins, Doug Avery and Chris Russell.
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DairyNZ principal scientist Dr Jenny Jago talks to The Country Sport Breakfast's Brian Kelly about how dairy sector research webinars can help farmers address long term challenges.
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Fraser Pearce takes a break from travelling to talk about his 12-hundred-kilometre tractor trek to raise funds for the Southland Charity Hospital.
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We catch up with the new UK Ambassador for Egmont Honey - a former top Hurricane's player who's been making waves for the past decade in the English Premiership.
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Rabobank's Head of Sustainable Business Development talks about yesterday's Co-op Leader's Forum in Auckland and ponders who will drive the change to sustainable production in the primary sector - the regulators or the markets?
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Is "Chairman Rob" running a dictatorship at our biggest meat processing company as Silver Fern Farms plays musical chairs with its chairmen. Plus we look at the climatic and supply link challenges facing the red meat industry.
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May 5, 2021 36 min
Interviews are with Marc Rivers, Rob Hewett, Jimmy Gopperth, Chris Brandolino and Blake Holgate.
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Fonterra's Chief Financial Officer comments on another good solid GDT auction and the rationale behind the co-op's share trading halt announced this morning.
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It's NZ AgriFood Week and speaking this Thursday at the AgResearch: Our Food Our Future event, is the executive director on the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef.
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May 4, 2021 38 min
Interviews are with Steve Maharey, Jane Smith, Fraser Pearce, Cameron Bagrie and Ruaraidh Petre.
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May 3, 2021 6 min
The celebrity chef, social media influencer and founder of My Food Bag is also a Wakatipu Basin farmer. She's had enough of dire wool prices, so she's doing something about it and speaking out about one of nature's most sustainable, durable and biodegradable materials.
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May 3, 2021 38 min
Interviews are with Nadia Lim, Hayley Gourley, Phil Duncan, David Seymour, Steve Wyn-Harris and Grant McCallum.
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