It's the whole show in one go! Today we discuss money matters and contaminated water on The Country. So our musical accompaniment has a money and moist theme.

On with the show: First up is Dr. Mike Joy. The Massey University fresh water scientist refutes claims he is blaming dairy farming for the Havelock North water contamination crisis.

Money next with Sir Eion Edgar. The Country's go-to-guy for all things financial shares his informed opinion on the meat and dairy industries and whether to fix or float your mortgage.

The Farming Muster with Don Carson follows on from Sir Eion. This week Don comments on Dr Mike Joy's prediction of an animal-free agriculture by 2050.


Our Met Service forecaster Lisa Murray (who is still abuzz after meeting the All Blacks), fronts with a farming and footy outlook.

Grant Nisbett has this week's $100 TAB sports bet of the week which sees us backing the All Blacks by a margin of 11-30 over the Woeful Wallabies.

Finally we wrap things up with our political correspondent Barry Soper who ponders a past life down on the farm.

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