The Country

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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, Hokonui and Gold Sport.

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The Country 15/08/22: Steve Cranston talks to Jamie Mackay

Groundswell's emissions spokesman tells farmers why they should say no to "know your number" when it comes to the He Waka Eke Noa's calculator to measure on-farm greenhouse gas emissions. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

4m
Aug 15
The Country 15/08/22: Farmer Tom Martin talks to Jamie Mackay

Our UK farming correspondent is in the middle of one of the worst droughts in living memory in South-East England. Plus, we talk about the race to be the next British Prime Minister and why Birmingham (the Hamilton of the UK) is such a cool place. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

4m
Aug 15
The Country 15/08/22: Vanessa Winning and Julia Jones talk to Jamie Mackay

Today's panel features the Head of Insight at NZX and the chief executive of Irrigation NZ. We discuss the "Hunger Stones". See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

8m
Aug 15
The Country 15/08/22: Nick Davenport talks to Jamie Mackay

The founder of Kiwi wool tech company Lanaco talks about sending New Zealand wool to the moon and back and why he thinks wool has such a bright future. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

4m
Aug 15
The Country 15/08/22: Phil Duncan talks to Jamie Mackay

Monday’s resident weather expert says some serious rain's on the way - the West Coast and Nelson are stand-outs. He reckons there could be up to 550 millimetres of rain, which is a staggering amount.   See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

4m
Aug 15
The Country Full Show: Monday, August 15, 2022

Jamie Mackay talks to Phil Duncan, Nick Davenport, Vanessa Winning, Julia Jones, Farmer Tom and Steve Cranston. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

38m
Aug 15
Rabobank Best of The Country: August 13, 2022

Jamie Mackay talks to Christopher Luxon, Dr Jacqueline Rowarth, Genevieve Steven, Jacinda Ardern and Jane Smith. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

39m
Aug 12
The Country 12/08/22: Warwick Catto talks to Jamie Mackay

An old friend of the show comes to our rescue as Barry Soper goes AWOL. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1m
Aug 12
The Country 12/08/22: Joe Higgins talks to Jamie Mackay

It's our monthly look at the livestock market with PGG Wrightson. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

5m
Aug 12
The Country 12/08/22: Stu Loe and Stu Duncan talk to Jamie Mackay

Today's farmer panel takes us to North Canterbury and the Maniototo, as we talk farming and footy.  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

6m
Aug 12
The Country 12/08/22: Seth Carrier talks to Jamie Mackay

NIWA's weather forecaster warns of another serious rainfall event and the prospect of another La Niña summer. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

2m
Aug 12
The Country 12/08/22: Barbara Kuriger talks to Jamie Mackay

National's agriculture spokesperson has her say on 7.4 per cent food inflation, Three Waters, Groundswell, bothersome backbenchers and political correctness. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

11m
Aug 12
The Country Full Show: Friday, August 12, 2022

Jamie Mackay talks to Barbara Kuriger, Seth Carrier, Stu Loe, Stu Duncan, Joe Higgins and Warwick Catto. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

38m
Aug 12
The Country 11/08/22: Craig Wiggins talks to Jamie Mackay

The 2021 Agricultural Communicator of the Year is fronting a new initiative providing free health checks for farmers at rural events. At a recent Temuka stock sale, of the people checked, an alarming 34 per cent were referred to see a doctor. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

4m
Aug 11
The Country 11/08/22: Chris Russell talks to Jamie Mackay

Our Australian correspondent talks about soaring fruit and vegetable prices, while pork is plummeting. And why the largest Field Days in Australia is banning anyone who's recently been in Indonesia. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

4m
Aug 11
The Country 11/08/22: Jane Smith talks to Jamie Mackay

This North Otago farmer and award-winning environmentalist has been thinking...which is always bad news for the Government.  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

5m
Aug 11
The Country 11/08/22: Tim Saunders talks to Jamie Mackay

It's hot off the press in a book store near you - Under a Big Sky - and we talk to its author, a Manawatū sheep and beef farmer and part-time poet. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

6m
Aug 11
The Country 11/08/22: Wayne Langford talks to Jamie Mackay

The vice president of Federated Farmers comments on meeting with the Prime Minister and MPI, foot-and-mouth disease, winter grazing, and why dairy farmers don't calve later. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

5m
Aug 11
The Country Full Show: Thursday, August 11, 2022

Jamie Mackay talks to Wayne Langford, Tim Saunders, Jane Smith, Chris Russell and Craig Wiggins. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

38m
Aug 11
The Country 10/08/22: Scott Duggan talks to Jamie Mackay

The GM Commercial of Volkswagen NZ talks about the Ute Tax, hybrids and EVs and the launch of the 2023 Amarok.  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

4m
Aug 10
The Country 10/08/22: Genevieve Steven talks to Jamie Mackay

Rabobank's Ag Analyst specialising in the red sector comments on the relatively buoyant prospects for lamb, mutton and beef for the coming season, as some darker clouds gather for the world's economy.  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

4m
Aug 10
The Country 10/08/22: Chris Thomas talks to Jamie Mackay

In response to Dr Jacqueline Rowarth's comments on yesterday's show about three-quarters of the bread sold in New Zealand being made from grain grown overseas, we catch up with a life member of the NZ Flour Millers Association who explains why we're not self-sufficient in milling wheat. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

4m
Aug 10
The Country 10/08/22: Rhys Roberts talks to Jamie Mackay

The chief executive of Canterbury-based Align Farms (and 2022 Zanda McDonald Award winner) continues the discussion on the trial work comparing regenerative vs conventional farming methods. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

5m
Aug 10
The Country 10/08/22: Jacinda Ardern talks to Jamie Mackay

The Prime Minister comments on the latest political poll, whether the state of the economy will cost her the 2023 election, why the Government is persisting with the universally unpopular Three Waters policy, and why politics is such a dirty game. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

7m
Aug 10
The Country Full Show: Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Jamie Mackay talks to Jacinda Ardern, Rhys Roberts, Chris Thomas, Genevieve Steven and Scott Duggan. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

38m
Aug 10
The Country 09/08/22: Mike Firth talks to Jamie Mackay

This South Wairarapa farmer is under the pump from Mother Nature - having had 227mls of rain dumped from above since 3 am Monday. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

3m
Aug 09
The Country 09/08/22: Dr Jacqueline Rowarth talks to Jamie Mackay

In another excellent column on our website, one of New Zealand's leading farming academics has some interesting comments about why we are not sustainable when it comes to milling wheat and pork. Plus, she questions the sustainability of regenerative farming and the science behind the Ngāi Tahu trial. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

6m
Aug 09
The Country 09/08/22: Will Burrett talks to Jamie Mackay

The general manager of Ngāi Tahu Farming and Forestry explains the parameters behind the seven-year, $11.5 million joint project with the Government to validate the science of regenerative farming, which will compare side-by-side dairy farms to assess the environmental impacts of conventional vs regenerative farming methods.  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

8m
Aug 09
The Country 09/08/22: David Seymour talks to Jamie Mackay

The high-flying Act leader comments on the latest One News poll, Sam Uffindel, the Auditor-General's damning comments on Three Waters, and Trump being raided by the FBI. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

8m
Aug 09
The Country Full Show: Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Jamie Mackay talks to David Seymour, Will Burrett, Dr Jacqueline Rowarth and Mike Firth. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

37m
Aug 09