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, Radio Sport and Hokonui.... Show More

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August 3, 2020 5 min
Free speech is important and people are entitled to their own opinion - but common sense and science still have a role to play, says Dr Jacqueline Rowarth.
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Zanda McDonald Award judge and mentor Richard Subtil encourages young people to enter this year's awards.
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Act's high-flying leader explains why he thinks a centre-right government can be formed on September 19 off the back the Greens and NZ First not making it back into parliament.
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We talk to the founder and marketing manager of innovative tech company Lanaco about how the Covid pandemic has just made the future of wool filtration products a lot brighter.
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August 2, 2020 38 min
Interviews are with Nick Davenport, David Seymour, Phil Duncan, Julia Jones, Steve Wyn-Harris and Grant McCallum.
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The GM of PGG Wrightson Wool takes his monthly look at the wool industry and insists "there's still a future for strong crossbred wool".
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Interviews are with Steve Maharey, Kate Cocks, Winston Peters, Michael Harvey and Brian McKechnie.
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July 30, 2020 38 min
Interviews are with Nathan Guy, Grant Edwards, Jeremy Rookes, Stu Loe, Judith Collins and Lewis Ferris.
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This year's awards were virtual but that didn't stop the excitement, Fonterra's COO told The Country Sport Breakfast's Lee Piper.
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July 29, 2020 38 min
Interviews are with Brian McKechnie, Nicky Hyslop, Steve Carden, Chris Russell and Andrew Hoggard.
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July 29, 2020 4 min
Although women have always played an important role in farming, Nicky Hyslop reckons New Zealand still needs a bit more diversity,
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Rabobank's Melbourne-based proteins analyst talks about lockdown in the Lucky Country and whether New Zealand dairy farmers are striking it lucky in China.
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July 28, 2020 36 min
Interviews are with Winston Peters, Prof Keith Woodford, Chris Brandolino, Hunter McGregor and Michael Harvey.
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High country farmer is unhappy with some proposals in the Bill which she says are poorly drafted and place a number of absurd limitations on day-to-day farming activities.
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As the world battles Covid-19, a Kiwi ag-tech entrepreneur asks can lessons and tools from animal health be used to assist human health?
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July 27, 2020 38 min
Interviews are with Steve Maharey, Kate Cocks, Damien O'Connor and Jane Smith.
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July 26, 2020 38 min
Interviews are with Phil Duncan, Shane Jones, Geoff Campbell, Greg Mirams and Jeff Grant.
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Interviews are with Doug Avery, Dr Tim Mackle, Derek Daniell, Wes Lefroy, Jacinda Ardern and Chris Russell.
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July 23, 2020 38 min
Interviews are with Lewis Ferris, Don Carson, Tim Myers, Smiley Barrett, Barry Soper and Martin Devlin.
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Fonterra's Chief Financial Officer Marc Rivers talks to The Country Sport Breakfast's Lee Piper about how the co-op coped with flooding and why it revised Farmgate Milk Price ranges for last season and the current season.
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