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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.
Simon Bridges on polls: 'I don't need to be loved'
National leader Simon Bridges says he is happy with his current position in the polls, while the Government are 'panicky and scrambling'. The latest 1News Colmar...
Jacinda Ardern warns never to underestimate NZ First
The Prime Minister says that Labour is polling better than people seem to realise. The latest OneNews Colmar Brunton poll both Labour and National lost ground...
'Things got a bit heated' - Shane Jones on calling farmers 'rednecks'
Shane Jones has somewhat apologised for calling farmers Red Necks. The self-declared Prince of the Provinces lashed out at hundreds of people protesting at Parliament...
National Party to support Zero Carbon Bill
Rousing applause has greeted National's support for the third reading of the Zero Carbon Bill. It would see greenhouse gas emissions reduced to zero by 2050. Leader...
Jacinda Ardern's message for farmers upset by viral video
The Prime Minister has responded to accusations that she was diminishing the work farmers have done to clean up the country's rivers. Jacinda Ardern had a viral...
Jacinda Ardern says there is not a rural-urban divide
The Prime Minister believes that the idea of conflict between urban and rural communities has the opportunity to be self-fulfilling. Jacinda Ardern joined The...
Winston Peters criticises 'mischievous', 'deceitful' farming leaders
Winston Peters has hit out at the "bulldust" coming from farming community leaders over freshwater reform proposals. The topic remains a sore point for the farming...
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...