Today on The Country, Jamie Mackay is in Gore so Executive Producer Rowena Duncum takes the opportunity to endlessly play Sandstorm by Darude. Altogether now - do-di-di-di-do ...

On with the show:

Phil Duncan:

Monday's resident weather expert takes a look at what the week has in store for us.

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Damien O'Connor:

This week the Minister of Agriculture talks about Jami-Lee Ross and dirty politics, DIRA, Brexit and Mycoplasma bovis.

Sir Brian Lochore:

Our Roving North Island Farming Ambassador sings the praises of Heartland Rugby and is looking forward to healthy returns from the lambs produced from his Wairarapa farm.

Peter Nation:

The chief executive of Fieldays has been busy at Equidays, but doesn't have time for horsing around as he's off to a meeting in Edmonton, Canada for the Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth.

Ron King:

An old rugby and farming mate of Jamie's has some harsh words for Environment Minister David Parker who he reckons isn't giving farmers due credit for all the good work they're doing around water quality.

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