Today on The Country we celebrate Valentine's Day by talking about illegal rubbish dumping. Jamie Mackay you old romantic!

On with the show:

Jacinda Ardern:

The PM ponders Bill English's replacement, fat cat salaries in the public sector and we ask if romance will rear its head on Valentine's Day in the Ardern household?


Dr Bruce Campbell:

The winner of the Prime Minister's main Science Prize (worth $500,000 and announced last night) is a multi-disciplinary team from Plant and Food Research, for their work helping the NZ kiwifruit industry get back on track after the Psa outbreak in 2010.

Megan Hands:

Is a Canterbury-based environment consultant who looks at the controversial issue of whether farmers have enough options to get rid of their rubbish, following a call from Fish and Game for an urgent audit of illegal rural dumps.

Tim Myers and Tom Ruddenklau:

Today's panel features our vehicle partners here on The Country as we ask the bosses at Norwood and Volkswagen what they're doing for the farmer field day season, which gets underway today.

Andy Thompson:

We take in the all the action on day one of the Southern Field Days at Waimumu and talk about a farmer at the coal face of the M. bovis disease outbreak.

Listen below: