Today on The Country, we celebrate Māori Language Week. Ka pai!

On with the show:

Phil Duncan:

Monday's resident weather expert looks back on the vile weather that hammered farmers on the east coast of the North Island but he reckons things are looking up.

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Todd Muller:

We talk climate change with a man who could have been the chief executive of Fonterra, but chose to take an opposition MP's pay packet to serve the good people of the Bay of Plenty and be National's spokesperson on climate change.

Steve Wyn-Harris and Grant McCallum:

Today's panel features a Central Hawkes Bay sheep farmer and a Northland cow cocky as we ponder some woeful weather and dubious politics.

Tom Ruddenklau:

Following on from last week's report from the Productivity Commission on reducing livestock numbers and planting more trees, we ask the GM of Volkswagen New Zealand if the other recommendation of moving to an electric fleet is practical for farm tractors and utes.

Listen below: