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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.

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    Rabobank Best of The Country: December 24, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 39:11


    Jamie Mackay talks to David Seymour, Miles Hurrell, Winston Peters, Jim Hopkins, Damien O'Connor, and Graeme Williams.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Country Full Show: Friday, December 23, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 38:36


    Jamie Mackay talks to Jack Fagan, Jeremy Rookes, Stu Loe, Stu Duncan, Graeme Smith, Chris Brandolino, John McOviney, Tim Myers, and Kevin "Smiley" Barrett.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Country 23/12/22: Jack Fagan talks to Jamie Mackay

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 4:40


    The Te Kuiti shearer catches up with The Country the day after he beat the eight-hour strong wool lamb shearing world record.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Country Full Show: Thursday, December 22, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 36:26


    Jamie Mackay talks to Todd Muller, Graeme Williams, Todd Charteris, Peter Newbold, and Chris Russell.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Country 22/12/22: Todd Muller talks to Jamie Mackay

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 6:52


    We get National's agriculture spokesman's take on yesterday's emissions pricing announcement from the Government.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Country 22/12/22: Graeme Williams talks to Jamie Mackay

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 4:12


    2022 would not be complete without this East Coast farmer and poet's wrap of the year, where some of our Dear Leaders take some good-humoured stick.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Country 22/12/22: Todd Charteris talks to Jamie Mackay

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 5:06


    The chief executive of Rabobank talks about shearing, farming and how you can donate $1000 of Rabobank cash to your charity of choice.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Country 22/12/22: Peter Newbold talks to Jamie Mackay

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 5:08


    The GM of PGG Wrightson Real Estate looks back on a fascinating and frightening year for the rural market.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Country 22/12/22: Chris Russell talks to Jamie Mackay

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 4:28


    Our Australian correspondent wraps the "year that was" across the ditch.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Country Full Show: Wednesday, December 21, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 38:27


    Jamie Mackay talks to Miles Hurrell, Winston Peters, Damien O'Connor, Jim Hopkins, Doug Avery and Shane McManaway.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Country 21/12/22: Miles Hurrell talks to Jamie Mackay

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 4:21


    It was a damp squib, akin to the weather. The chief executive of Fonterra reviews the final GDT auction (down 3.8 per cent, WMP - 4.0 per cent, SMP - 4.8 per cent) for 2022, and previews the 2023 year for dairy farmers.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Country 21/12/22: Winston Peters talks to Jamie Mackay

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 6:35


    For the final time in 2022, the Wily Old Crocodile (as Simon Bridges christened him), puts his pitch to rural voters for 2023. Plus we ask him if he's cynically been courting the anti-vax vote but we support his "war on woke".See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Country 21/12/22: Damien O'Connor talks to Jamie Mackay

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 5:35


    The Minister of Agriculture and Trade is hardly Santa Claus to the rural sector but has the Government had a sneaky pre-Xmas HWEN dump on farmers? Today they announced changes to their October plan to price agricultural emissions, but Fed Farmers remain opposed saying "vague improvements are simply not enough" and "large concerns and unrealistic timelines remain in place".See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Country 21/12/22: Jim Hopkins talks to Jamie Mackay

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 5:29


    Who is our resident rural raconteur's Ag Person of the Year? And what will 2023 hold for rural New Zealand?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Country 21/12/22: Doug Avery and Shane McManaway talk to Jamie Mackay

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 5:48


    Today's panel features two farming leaders who've done great work, not only on their farms, but also in the mental health and health arenas, respectively.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Country Full Show: Tuesday, December 20, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 36:14


    Jamie Mackay talks to Andrew Hoggard, Claire Trevett, Don Fraser, Nathan Penny, and Hunter McGregor.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Country 20/12/22: Andrew Hoggard talks to Jamie Mackay

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 7:12


    The president of Federated Farmers looks back on 2022 and shares some of his frustrations with Government policies and the weather. Plus, he promises to lob a few grenades before he departs the top job in mid-2023.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Country 20/12/22: Claire Trevett talks to Jamie Mackay

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 6:07


    The NZ Herald's political editor makes her debut on The Country as we debate the politician of the year.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Country 20/12/22: Don Fraser talks to Jamie Mackay

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 4:29


    As we wrap up the farming year, we catch up with some of our long-standing favourite correspondents. Today it's the turn of a man with a great background in farm finance.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Country 20/12/22: Nathan Penny talks to Jamie Mackay

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 4:09


    Westpac's rural economist gazes into his crystal ball ahead of tonight's final GDT auction for 2022 and he ponders the prospects for farming in 2023. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Country 20/12/22: Hunter McGregor talks to Jamie Mackay

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 4:04


    Our Shanghai-based correspondent is more than happy to kick 2022 into touch, as the Chinese economy transitions from a Zero Covid policy to living with the pandemic.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Country Full Show: Monday, December 19, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 38:24


    Jamie Mackay talks to David Seymour, John Elliot, Dr Tim Mackle, Steve Wyn-Harris, Grant McCallum, and Phil Duncan.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Country 19/12/22: David Seymour talks to Jamie Mackay

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 8:43


    The Act Party leader makes his final appearance for 2022, but will he take out The Country's Politician of the Year Award (to go with his Quote of the Year Award)?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Country 19/12/22: John Elliot talks to Jamie Mackay

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 6:19


    We continue our Countdown to Christmas, and today's prize is a rip-snorter courtesy of a Maniototo farming couple who moonlight as whisky and gin distillers.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Country 19/12/22: Dr Tim Mackle talks to Jamie Mackay

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 5:01


    The chief executive of DairyNZ wraps up the year for our biggest export industry.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Country 19/12/22: Steve Wyn-Harris and Grant McCallum talk to Jamie Mackay

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 5:58


    Today's panel features a Central Hawke's Bay sheep farmer and a Northland cow cocky. Today we ponder the Heartland NZ Party and the Ag Person the Year.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Country 19/12/22: Phil Duncan talks to Jamie Mackay

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 3:05


    Monday's resident weather expert on his Christmas day forecast, six days out from Santa.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Rabobank Best of The Country: December 17, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 39:59


    Jamie Mackay talks to Christopher Luxon, Lara Yocarini, Tom Sturgess, Don Carson, and Damien O'Connor.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Country Full Show: Friday, December 16, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 38:32


    Jamie Mackay talks to Julia Jones, Don Carson, Rowland Smith, Chris Brandolino, Grant Edwards, and Barry Soper.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Country 16/12/22: Julia Jones talks to Jamie Mackay

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 8:32


    The chair of food charity Meat the Need reflects on an outstanding rural telethon (The Big Feed) that raised money/product for 1.2 million meals yesterday.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Country 16/12/22: Don Carson talks to Jamie Mackay

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 4:58


    It's one of the longest-held traditions on our radio show, dating way back to the 1990s, when one of our longest-serving correspondents names his annual Ag Person of the Year.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Country 16/12/22: Rowland Smith talks to Jamie Mackay

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 4:48


    Arguably the world's best shearer (when he's not sitting in his flash new New Holland tractor) talks about his frustrations with the weather and he previews two world record attempts next week at the 8-hour strong-wool lamb record.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Country 16/12/22: Chris Brandolino talks to Jamie Mackay

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 2:18


    We ask NIWA's weather guy when it's going to stop raining and for his long-range Xmas Day forecast.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Country 16/12/22: Grant Edwards talks to Jamie Mackay

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 3:35


    The GM of PGG Wrightson Wool casts his eye back over another very challenging year for the industry.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Country 16/12/22: Barry Soper talks to Jamie Mackay

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 4:22


    Our political correspondent ponders his Politician of the Year.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Country Full Show: Thursday, December 15, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 36:56


    Jamie Mackay talks to Damien O'Connor, Wayne Langford, Emma Higgins, Harry Mobray, and Chris Russell. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Country 15/12/22: Damien O'Connor talks to Jamie Mackay

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 8:41


    The Minister of Agriculture and Trade joins us for his final chat for 2022 and it would be fair to say the conversation/debate took some unexpected twists and turns!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Country 15/12/22: Emma Higgins talks to Jamie Mackay

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 5:04


    Rabobank's senior dairy and proteins analyst reviews the bank's latest Rural Confidence Survey which sees farmer confidence at an all-time low, the lowest in the 20-year history of the survey.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Country 15/12/22: Harry Mobray talks to Jamie Mackay

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 4:41


    We talk to one of the founders of the HeartlandNZ Party - the self-proclaimed Farmers' Party.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Country 15/12/22: Chris Russell talks to Jamie Mackay

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 4:54


    Our Australian correspondent talks about dairy and wool prices on the improve and tractor sales (the barometer of farmer confidence) on the up.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Country 14/12/22: Wayne Langford talks to Jamie Mackay

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 3:47


    The man behind Meat the Need is hosting a 13-hour rural telethon with Matt Chisholm to support hungry Kiwi families this Christmas.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Country Full Show: Wednesday, December 14, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 36:46


    Jamie Mackay talks to Jacinda Ardern, Lara Yocarini, and Jane Smith.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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