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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.
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Simon Bridges labels Jacinda Ardern 'Fleecer in Chief'
Simon Bridges has labelled Jacinda Ardern the 'Fleecer in Chief' The National Party leader has taken aim at the Prime Minister over her comments about the fuel...
Winston Peters implies Greens aren't part of the Government
Winston Peters has made it clear where he thinks the Green Party stands in the Coalition. The Deputy Prime Minister was asked about the $5.5 billion surplus on...
Bridges backtracks on 'embarrassing' claims
The Prime Minister says she wouldn't use a word like "embarrassing" if one of her MPs was taking leave for personal health issues. Yesterday, National Leader Simon...
Simon Bridges: Heaven is shining its favour on the National Party
Simon Bridges says the heavens are shining down on him right now thanks to the Labour Party. Speaking with The Country's Jamie Mackay today, the National Party...
Winston Peters reveals himself as a creationist
The deputy Prime Minister's revealed how much he trusts the Bible. Yesterday, Winston Peters compared himself to former US president William Jennings Bryan when...
Jacinda Ardern: Cautious approach needed to GMOs
Jacinda Ardern says the Government will continue to treat GMOs with caution. The Prime Minister spoke to The Country's Rowena Duncum about former chief science...
Bridges: Ardern is too nice to be a leader
Simon Bridges has come out swinging over Labour and New Zealand First's latest divides. The divide between the coalition Labour and New Zealand First over policy...
Ardern: Australian politics can be 'brutal'
Jacinda Ardern says New Zealanders are ‘lucky’ that our politics is nowhere near as brutal as Australia’s. Malcolm Turnbull may become the fourth Prime Minister...
Peters on expenses leak: '56 National MPs, 55 suspects'
LISTEN TO WINSTON PETERS TALK WITH JAMIE MACKAY ABOVE A call by National leader Simon Bridges for an independent inquiry headed by a figure such as a High Court...
Jacinda Ardern: Govt wary of business confidence surveys becoming reality
Jacinda Ardern says she is battling to stop perception becoming reality - when it comes to plummeting business confidence. She told The Country she doesn't want...