Today on The Country we look into environmental issues, including the Productivity Commission report, pest control and drought.

On with the show:

James Shaw:

After being AWOL since May 31, the Green Party co-leader joins us to defend the findings of the Productivity Commission, saying we won't go broke by saving the planet!


Andrew Hoggard:

We ask the Vice President of Federated Farmers if, as a dairy farmer, he feels like a threatened species in light of the recent report from the Productivity Commission.

Andrew Hore and Stu Duncan:

Today's panel features two Maniototo farmers who are currently battling wallabies, one of whom used to do it for a living on the rugby paddock.

Chris Russell:

Our Australian correspondent updates action from across the ditch where fine wool prices continue to defy gravity, the drought continues to bite and plans are afoot to build giant dams in northern Australia.

Listen below: