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WITH JAMIE MACKAY
New Zealand’s flagship rural radio show.
As a former sheep farmer and a current equity partner in a Southland dairy farm, Jamie Mackay knows agribusiness.
He delivers your daily fix of everything going on in NZ's biggest industry, along with a generous side-serve of news, sports and politics.
Tapping into contacts throughout the industry, Jamie always gets to the heart of a story.
You can listen to Jamie Mackay on The Country here.
Winston Peters tells farmers 'help is on its way'
He has been away for a few weeks, but in his return to The Country, Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters made it clear that he has lost none of his bark or bite. Peters...
Economist slams 'ridiculous' report on farming's contribution to economy
A report says the Government's freshwater proposals will have a limited impact on the economy. Forest & Bird, Greenpeace, and Fish and Game commissioned the NZIER...
Bridges: Labour's clean-rivers 'Watergate' bad for all New Zealanders
The Government's Essential Freshwater package will be detrimental to all New Zealanders, not just farmers, says Simon Bridges. National's leader told The Country's...
Govt is 'anti development': Bridges commits to West Coast dam
Simon Bridges says if he was in power he'd forge ahead with a West Coast power scheme. The Government's turned down Westpower's application for a "run of river"...
Jacinda Ardern denies Government is making it harder to do business
Jacinda Ardern says that environmental concerns from international buyers are affecting how the country does business. The Prime Minister was challenged by The...
Bridges reacts to Hosking's praise: 'I nearly choked on my cornflakes'
National leader Simon Bridges says he was shocked to receive a glowing endorsement from Mike Hosking yesterday. The Newstalk ZB host wrote that Bridges is starting...
Simon Bridges: National will have an 'upset victory' in 2020
Simon Bridges may have had a good week in his own words, but the National Party leader is still defending his position as leader. The latest political poll shows...
Senior National MP Nathan Guy to step down
Former Minister of Primary Industries and National MP for Otaki Nathan Guy has announced he will not be seeking re-election next year. He is the third National...
Judith takes aim at ministers: Winston is all 'piss and wind'
National MP Judith Collins has dismissed Winston Peters as all "piss and wind" and says she has her sights locked on Megan Woods. Speaking with The Country's Jamie...