Today The Country has a look at New Zealand's buoyant meat industry with lambs still fetching $7/kg.

On with the show:

Jacinda Ardern:

The PM denies the government is too 'union friendly' and she comments on a potential trade war and trading with Russia.

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Murray Taggart:

The chairman of the Alliance Group comments a great season for sheep farmers with lambs still fetching $7/kg.

Chris Brandolino:

NIWA's principal weather scientist explains how cyclones are named and says the remnants of one could be heading our way yet again!

Ellen Bartlett:

We talk to a large-scale Manawatu dairy farmer about why you should consider some off-farm professional development with Rabobank's Executive Development Program.

Jim Hopkins:

We take a trip down memory lane to pay tribute to All Black # 563 Robin Archer, reflect on Labour Party youth camps and Fonterra's PR gaffe over former director Leonie Guiney.

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