On this day in 1994, Jamie Mackay started his illustrious career in radio with Farming Today on Hokonui Gold, which became The Farming Show and eventually, The Country. Happy anniversary!

On with the show:

Miles Anderson:

We ask Federated Farmers' rural security spokesman whether he's happy with the government's new gun law reform.


Simon Bridges:

We find National's leader in heartland Southland, home of The Country, as we ponder gun law reform, CGT, NZ First and the latest polls.

Listen below:

Warwick Catto and Graeme Smith:

Today's panel features two gentlemen who were instrumental in making The Country a nationwide rural radio show. We take a 25 year trip down memory lane to look at how farming has changed in the past quarter century.

Sarah Perriam:

We catch up with the MC at the BOMA Grow 2019 Agri-Summit in Christchurch.

Chris Russell:

Our Australian (and longest serving) correspondent of 25 years standing, looks back at the changes in agriculture over the quarter century and forward to the 'horse of the century' running her last race on Saturday.