Today The Country has a look at some New Zealand Census facts and investigates a Greenpeace idea of halving the world production of meat and dairy by 2050.

On with the show:

Dr Jacqueline Rowarth:

One of New Zealand's leading farming academics cast serious doubts over an environmental report from Greenpeace – an organisation that wants to "halve the world production of meat and dairy by 2050 and out an end to polluting industrial farming practises."


Nathan Guy:

We catch up with the former Minister for Primary Industries on his Horowhenua dairy farm and ask if the government is sufficiently funding MPI in the fight against M. bovis.

John McOviney:

The chief executive of Steelfort, a leading New Zealand manufacturing company, comments on the state of the rural and business economies.

Steve Hollander:

The man behind the Norwood Rural Sports Awards and the Hilux New Zealand Rural Games previews 10 days of rural celebrations which will see 45,000 people attend rural events in Manawatu (including NZ Agrifood Week and the Central Districts Field Days).

Listen below: