It's the best of the best with Jamie Mackay and our mates at Rabobank. Jamie picks his favourite interviews from the week that was for your entertainment.

This week's interviews were: Mahe Drysdale: We caught up with a New Zealand sporting legend at the NZ Rural Games in Palmerston North to find out how he fared in the gumboot throwing in comparison to Dame Valerie Adams.

Jim Hopkins: In an outstanding piece of oratory this rural raconteur gets serious about telling townies that farmers are their friends not their enemies.

Winston Peters: The New Zealand First leader freely shares his wisdom about dairy prices, Russia, Iran, superannuation and tax cuts but is much more reticent about coalition partners.


Linda Samuelsson: We catch up with an AgResearch scientist who was one of the guest speakers at the 2017 Sheep Milk New Zealand conference in Palmerston North as a part of NZ Agrifood Investment Week.

Blake Holgate: Is a Rabobank animal proteins analyst who produced a report on China's animal proteins import outlook and what implications this has for New Zealand beef and lamb.

Bill English: The PM ponders the eventual effect of another rise in US interest rates, ownership of water and he denies the Nats are ignoring the regions.