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The Country

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October 28, 2020 5 min
Today's panel features two entrepreneurial young women and topics of discussion are meadery and media!
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Rabobank's wine analyst reviews the bank's Q4 Wine Quarterly Report which sees Kiwi winemakers reaping the rewards of a northern hemisphere Covid lockdown with export volume up 10.7 per cent and value up 9.7 per cent year on year.
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October 27, 2020 38 min
Interviews are with Damien O'Connor, Thomas Macdonald, Chanelle O'Sullivan, Chelsea Millar, Hayden Higgins and Andy Thompson.
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October 26, 2020 38 min
Interviews are with Nathan Guy, Chloe Swarbrick, Dr Jacqueline Rowarth and Tony Leggett.
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The leading farming academic says the suggestion that New Zealand can move to clover-based organic and regenerative agriculture needs serious thought before any change is made.
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We ask New Zealand's most urban MP what she thinks of farming and what she thinks regenerative agriculture actually is?
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Interviews are with Steve Maharey, Pita Alexander, Jane Smith, Emma Higgins, Andrew Morrison and Conor English.
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October 22, 2020 38 min
Interviews are with Lewis Ferris, Jack Raharuhi, Jeremy Rookes, Stu Loe and Barry Soper.
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October 22, 2020 4 min
DairyNZ chair on the latest AGM held in Ashburton this week, and his re-election, along with Colin Glass, to DairyNZ's board.
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October 22, 2020 5 min
CEO for Asia Pacific at Fonterra, Judith Swales on why Aussie's love Kiwi cheese, the latest Rabobank dairy report and how farmers are faring across the ditch.
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October 21, 2020 38 min
Interviews are with Conor English, Hunter McGregor, James Barron, Andrew Hoggard and Chris Russell.
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Rabobank's dairy analyst comments on a "steady as she goes" GDT auction overnight plus she says she doesn't want to be the Grinch who stole Christmas ahead of her bank's December update to the forecast milk price payout!
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October 20, 2020 36 min
Interviews are with Jane Smith, Emma Higgins, Andrew Morison, Chris Brandolino, Mike Cronin and Scott Duggan.
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Fonterra Managing Director of Co-operative Affairs Mike Cronin talks to The Country's Jamie Mackay about the latest GDT result.
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October 19, 2020 38 min
Interviews are with Katie Milne, Nathan Penny, Tony Paterson, Craig Wiggins and Andy Thompson.
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The Christchurch-based farm accountant has 50 pearls of wisdom, gleaned from 55 years' experience.
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October 18, 2020 38 min
Interviews are with Steve Maharey, Pita Alexander, Kiri Allen, Kieran McAnulty, Phil Duncan, Steve Wyn-Harris and Grant McCallum.
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The National Party will have to drastically change its line up if it is to stand a chance against Jacinda Ardern, says former Labour MP Steve Maharey.
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Interviews are with Peter Hynes, Diana Greer, Dr Rowarth, Doug Avery, Michael Harvey and Graham Mourie.
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It's our Country Countdown to the Election and today it's the turn of the Minister of Agriculture to push his party's cause for farmer votes. Then the gloves came off!
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