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As a former sheep farmer and a current equity partner in a Southland dairy farm, Jamie Mackay knows agribusiness.
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Tapping into contacts throughout the industry, Jamie always gets to the heart of a story.
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'Bulk' of Westport residents should be home soon, but more bad weather on the way
The cleanup and assessment of damage has started - slowly - in flood-stricken Westport today. And "the bulk" of residents evacuated at the weekend are expected to...
David Seymour: ACT leader downplays 'de facto opposition' claims
ACT Leader David Seymour has downplayed any claims he and his party are the de facto Opposition after he overtook Judith Collins as second on the list of preferred...
PM: Border arrangements will be different in 2022
The Prime Minister is signalling an eventual end to New Zealand's tight Covid border restriction. She told The Country New Zealand's not lagging behind other countries,...
Collin refuses to 'get personal' after PM's 'Karen' comment
Judith Collins says if Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern wants to get down and personal - she'll leave her there. Ardern went for the jugular in Parliament on Wednesday,...
James Shaw remains tight-lipped over 'Pakeha farmers' comment
Today on The Country, Jamie Mackay gave listeners the chance to ask Climate Change Minister James Shaw some tough questions about farming in New Zealand. On with...
Peters suggests Covid to blame for NZ First's loss, hits out at political correctness
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is blaming some of his party's loss at last year's election on Covid-19. Peters has stepped back into the spotlight after...
David Seymour: Government is taxing tradies to subsidise Teslas
Labour is breaking its promise to not introduce new taxes by slapping new taxes on tradies, farmers and large families, ACT Leader David Seymour says. The "feebate"...
'Lead from the front': PM defends why she's waited to get her vaccine
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has defended waiting to get the Covid-19 vaccine. Her office yesterday announced that Ardern will receive the first dose of the Pfizer...
Collins: Countries critical of NZ-China relationship should give us trade deals
National Party leader Judith Collins does not believe there is more to come out in the Nick Smith story. The veteran MP is resigning after revealing he's under...
'Incredibly lucky': Farmers rescue people swept away in car
Passengers trapped in a car swept off the road by floodwaters yesterday were "incredibly lucky" to be saved, Mid-Canterbury Federated Farmers president David Clark...
ACT leader uninterested in being 'leader of the Opposition'
ACT leader David Seymour is not interested in being called the "real" Opposition leader. NZ Herald political editor Claire Trevett has made the claim that Seymour...
Agriculture Minister blames The Country host for farming larbour shortages
The Agriculture Minister says labour shortage numbers heard in farming circles are bigger than the industry has told him about. Damien O'Connor says New Zealand's...