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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Chris Luxon: National leader on the Emissions Reduction Plan
National leader Chris Luxon joined Jamie Mackay on The Country to discuss the Emissions Reduction Plan. He also discussed the weekend's Taxpayer Union Curia Poll...
What to expect for weather for the first weekend of duck hunting season
NIWA Principal Scientist Chris Brandolino joined Jamie Mackay on The Country to talk through the weather for the first weekend of duck hunting season starting on...
Jacinda Ardern: The role of the Speaker is distinct, I make sure to keep that separated
Jacinda Ardern is refusing to intervene in Speaker Trevor Mallard's trespassing Winston Peters from Parliament Grounds. The New Zealand First Leader is seeking...
Chris Luxon: National leader on Tauranga by-election candidate Sam Uffindell
National leader Chris Luxon joined Jamie Mackay on The Country to discuss Sam Uffindell, National's candidate for the Tauranga by-election. He also discussed Three...
Karen Williams: Federated Farmers vice president says rural roads should concern all Kiwis
The state of our rural roads should be of concern to all New Zealanders - because all New Zealanders use rural roads, Federated Farmers vice president Karen Williams...
David Seymour: We've gone beyond supporting Treaty settlements
David Seymour says the question of co-governance will divide New Zealand at next year's election. The ACT Party leader wants a referendum on the issue – and says...
Jacinda Ardern: We're still in lock-step with other countries in condemning Russia
The Prime Minister maintains we're in lock-step with other countries in our condemnation of Russia's invasion into Ukraine. National leader Chris Luxon says he's...
Chris Luxon jibes PM over wearing gumboots to Parliament
Chris Luxon's stuck a jibing boot into the Prime Minister after Jacinda Ardern got down and dirty heading to work this morning. Ardern revealed on social media she...
Fieldays postponed to November due to Covid-19
Fieldays has been postponed until later this year. It's the largest agriculture show in the Southern Hemisphere, that is usually held in June. But due to Covid-19,...
Former All Black Liam Squire turns to farming after retiring from rugby
Former All Black Liam Squire has turned to farming after retiring from all forms of rugby last year due to injuries. Squire was a loose forward for the Highlanders...