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Jamie Mackay: From Russia to Wellington - here's what I'm thinking
From a Russian megalomaniac to protesters in tin foil hats.
Jamie Mackay: 'Red' light not a death knell for exploring NZ
Many of us may not be able to travel overseas, but there's plenty to see in New Zealand.
Jamie Mackay: 2021 in review (and a couple of awards too)
This time last year we were looking forward to a better year. Instead we got 2021.
Jamie Mackay: All Blacks and Groundswell half a world apart but closer than you'd think
Neither the All Blacks coach or Prime Minister could still be in charge by 2023.
Jamie Mackay: Rural Kiwis need to step up vaccination efforts
Rural New Zealanders are dragging the chain a bit on vaccination rates.
Jamie Mackay: Groundswell protests no Bloody Friday - luckily
It's now farmers who don't want to be sacrificial lambs.
Jamie Mackay: Open letter to the PM - hold urban NZ to equal account
Don't sacrifice New Zealand and its economy on the altar of climate change.
Jamie Mackay: Ardern's Fieldays popularity a problem for Nats
Farmers don't love Labour. So why did PM have 'rock star' status at Mystery Creek?
Jamie Mackay: Why Sir John Kirwan's greatest achievement was off the field
We need to look after rural folk and their mental health, our economy depends on it.
Jamie Mackay: Stuck at home — but what a home it is
Global travel's off limits so go see our stunning country.
Jamie Mackay: Can Ardern take the farmers of the nation with her
If so, she could be here for some time to come.
Jamie Mackay: I challenge anyone to visit Hiroshima museum and not shed tears
Comment: Beirut blast brings back memories of Hiroshima visit.
Jamie Mackay: Wake me up after September's election
COMMENT: We're on track for the most economically-defining election in a generation.
Comment: The best and worst jobs to have under a Covid-19 cloud
COMMENT: Jamie Mackay rounds off the best and worst jobs to have in a pandemic.
Coronavirus - Jamie Mackay: Why there must be a seachange (and I'll stop picking my nose)
Comment: The Country host is determined to accentuate the positive in these trying times.
Jamie Mackay: The good, the bad, the ugly - and my wrap of 2019
Comment: Rating the winners - and the cowardly bottom-dwelling losers - of 2019.
Jamie Mackay: The political play for the hearts and minds of farmers
COMMENT: It would appear Labour is not winning too many of those hearts and minds.
Ten water-quality questions for Todd Muller and Jacinda Ardern
Today Jamie Mackay has 10 water questions for Todd Muller, tomorrow, Jacinda Ardern.
Shane Jones on who is responsible for dairy farming's woes
Jones says the Government isn't solely to blame for the pressure on Kiwi dairy farmers.
Muller: Govt thinks farming is 'yesterday's industry'
National's agriculture spokesman "frustrated" with the Govt's approach to agriculture.
Year in Review: Why Jacinda is not 'a sad example to all women'
Looking back at one of the most popular stories on The Country in the past 12 months.
Jamie Mackay: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of 2018
Comment: The Country's Jamie Mackay takes a look at the rural highs and lows of 2018.
Jamie Mackay: 12 lessons from the Future of Farming Dialogue
The Country radio host takes a sneak peek at the future of farming at a major Euro forum.
Jamie Mackay: A Fieldays to remember ... if only I could
Opinion: Jamie Mackay tries to remember a particularly eventful Fieldays from the 1990's.
Jamie Mackay: Speed climbing trees and the rungs of power
Jamie Mackay on the joys of speed tree climbing and on Simon Bridges' top Nats role.
2017: The good, the bad, the ugly, Trump and Winston
Jamie Mackay gives his review of the year that was and announces his Ag Person of the Year
Jamie Mackay: Broken foot highlights broken health system
A stint in Dunedin's emergency ward causes Jamie to doubt his political leanings...
Jamie Mackay: Once upon a time, when farming was legal
Opinion: Jamie Mackay wonders what the future holds for farming - will it be extinct?
Jamie Mackay: Osama bin Laden has a lot to answer for
Jamie Mackay somehow pays tribute to his father in law Max via Osama bin Laden...
Jamie Mackay: If you don't travel business, your kids will go first class
A recent family bereavement causes Jamie Mackay to take stock of his life.
Jamie Mackay: Saluting the greatest living New Zealander
Jamie Mackay's diary of the unveiling of the Sir Colin Meads statue in Te Kuiti.
Jamie Mackay: Does Winston Peters' talent hold no bounds?
Jamie Mackay can't help but respect Winston Peters' eye for the main chance.
Jamie Mackay's 'From the Lip': Channeling my inner Muhammad Ali
Jamie Mackay would rather plant native trees around his duck pond than shoot ducks on it.
Jamie Mackay's 'From the Lip': Sunday, Sonny Bill and slow drivers
Jamie Mackay's calm Easter time of reflection is scuppered by a hatred of slow drivers
Jamie Mackay's 'From the Lip': Farming jobs I've hated
Crutching muddy ewes in winter? "No thank you!" says Jamie Mackay.
From the Lip: Lock up our politicians (except Winston)
It's all shearing and superannuation in this week's From the Lip.
Jamie Mackay's 'From the Lip' - The day Helen Clark totally ignored me
Jamie Mackay reflects on politicians he has known and interviewed over his radio career. Even the ones who ignore him...
Jamie Mackay's 'From the Lip': shearing memories of Sir David Fagan
Like all the young lads I went to boarding school with back in mid-seventies, the thing I looked forward to most on my 15th birthday
Jamie Mackay's From the Lip: Trump - you have to hand it to him?
You can rightfully accuse Donald Trump of many things but you couldn't accuse the most powerful man in the world of sitting on his hands.
Jamie Mackay's From the Lip: 2016 - The year of the upset!
The Country Host Jamie Mackay reflects on the good, the bad and the ugly of 2016.
Jamie Mackay's From the Lip - aftershocks and shocking omissions
The Country host Jamie Mackay reflects on some seismic shifts in the rural community.
Jamie Mackay's From the Lip - bobby calves and Big Brother
The Country host Jamie Mackay tackles the bobby calf abuse issue.
Jamie Mackay's From the Lip - 'The media is no place for shrinking violets'
The Country host Jamie Mackay tackles his detractors in this week's column, but it's not all bad news.
Jamie Mackay's From the Lip - swimming in murky waters
Jamie Mackay wades in to the water quality debate
Jamie Mackay's From the Lip - ruminant ruminations and rural rugby
Jamie Mackay ruminates on the location of those 500 missing cows in this week's From the Lip.
Jamie Mackay's From the Lip: Sleeping with sporting royalty
The Country's Jamie Mackay reminisces about a night he spent in the company of sporting heroes Dick Tayler and Sir Colin Meads.
From the Lip: Pokémon NO. A message for the youth of today
Jamie Mackay continues his obsession with Pokémon Go by chastising the youth of today about their obsession with Pokémon Go.
From the Lip: Agricultural Acronyms with Jamie Mackay
Do you know your GDT from your OMG? The Country's Jamie Mackay is here to teach you the ways of the agricultural acronym!
Jamie Mackay's From the Lip: Welcome to The Country
There are three adages by which I try to live my life. The first is to err is human. It's forgivable to make a mistake, just as long as you don't make the same mistake twice.