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

July 23, 2021 38 min
Interviews are with Doug Avery, Dr Jacqueline Rowarth, Graham Law, Jim Hopkins, Chris Russell and Graeme Williams.
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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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July 22, 2021 38 min
Interviews are with Katie Milne, Stuart Anderson, Chris Russell, John McOviney and Graham Law.
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We talk to M. bovis programme director Stuart Anderson about the latest TAG report which says New Zealand is on track to eradicate the cattle disease.
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DairyNZ head of the South Island Tony Finch talks to The Country Sport Breakfast's Brian Kelly about recent flooding in the South Island and how farmers can access feed.
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July 21, 2021 3 min
Fonterra CEO of Asia Pacific Judith Swales talks to The Country Sport Breakfast's Brian Kelly about how the co-op is helping Malaysia with Covid-19 and New Zealand with the kōkako,
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We applauded the chief executive of DairyNZ for going in to bat for farmers on national television. Plus, we looked for solutions for the looming labour crisis in the primary sector.
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July 21, 2021 36 min
Interviews are with Kieran McAnulty, Dr Tim Mackle, Andy Thompson, Craig Wiggins and Marc Rivers.
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Fonterra's CFO discussed another drop in the GDT auction overnight (down 2.9 per cent, WMP minus 3.8 per cent) but says an $8 payout is still on the cards for the 2021/22 season. Plus, we looked at the timeframe for co-op's controversial capital restructuring plans.
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July 20, 2021 4 min
Jamie Mackay talks to a 2021 Nuffield Scholar about how Covid-19 has changed the programme, and finds out how to apply for the 2022 intake.
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July 20, 2021 37 min
Interviews are with Nathan Penny, Dr Jacqueline Rowarth, Blair McLean, Jim Hopkins and John Foley.
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One of New Zealand's leading farming academics says, shock/horror, organic farming can be bad for consumers and the environment. Plus, she sheds a very public tear over the Groundswell protest.
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This East Coast farmer is also a bush poet. He has put pen to paper in a plea to Jacinda Ardern to look out for farmers.
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July 19, 2021 38 min
Interviews are with Damien O'Connor, Jamie Cleine, Doug Avery, Graeme Williams and Phil Duncan.
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Interviews are with Tom Martin, David Seymour, Jane Smith, Justin Sherrard and Derek Daniell.
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July 16, 2021 37 min
Interviews are with Jamie Mackay, Laurie Paterson, Lewis Ferris, Emma Olsen, Dawn Duncum Will Taylor, Tim Myers, Kevin Smiley Barrett, Hayden Foster, Andy Thompson, Sir David Fagan, Barbara Kuriger, Nicola Wicksteed, Grant McCallum, and Tessa Prentice.
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Sponsored content: Fonterra's Managing Director for Co-operative Affairs, Mike Cronin tells The Country Sport Breakfast's Brian Kelly all about the co-op's Good Together tanker experience starting next week.
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The GM of PGG Wrightson Real Estate takes his monthly look at the rural market.
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