Year in Review: One of the most polarising figures of the year was Dr Mike Joy, whose controversial comments on waterway pollution ruffled the feathers of many a farmer and started The Great Water Debate on The Country.


Hamilton-based soil scientist Dr Doug Edmeades and Environmental Protection Authority's chief scientist Dr Jacqueline Rowarth joined The Country's Jamie Mackay today to investigate Dr Mike Joy's recent comments about water quality in New Zealand.

Is Dr Joy on to something or are his views "extremist"?

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The Country: Dr Doug Edmeades and Dr Jacqueline Rowarth - Today’s panel features two academics who take another academic, Dr Mike Joy, to task over his recent comments on water quality.

Part One (above): Dr Edmeades and Dr Rowarth take Dr Mike Joy to task over his recent comments on water quality.

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The Country: In part two, we ask the panel if Mike Joy raises some fair and valid points and how farmers can win the PR battle with urban New Zealand.

Part Two (above): Jamie asks the panel if Dr Mike Joy raises some fair and valid points and how farmers can win the PR battle with urban New Zealand.