Today The Country looks into Labour's decision to end further off-shore oil exploration and celebrates the Commonwealth Games with special guest Dick Taylor.

On with the show:

Donald McIntyre:

The President of Taranaki Federated Farmers comments on the recovery from Tuesday's tornadoes and the kick in the guts from the Labour Weekend.


Simon Bridges:

The National Party leader condemns Labour's decision to end further off-shore oil exploration, with no new onshore permits outside Taranaki, labelling it "economic vandalism that makes no environmental sense.

Alistair King:

Crowe Horwath's in-house expert on horticulture and viticulture comments on the apple and cherry seasons and why the industry need foreign investment.

Joe Wheeler and Matt Todd:

Courtesy of Farmlands, fans of farming and footy, we preview this weekend's Super Rugby.

Chris Russell:

Our Australian correspondent talks Commonwealth Games, a bonanza for woolgrowers and some bad news for live sheep exports.


Blake Holgate:

Rabobank's Animal Proteins Analyst looks at the prospects for our $3 billion beef industry and how they're being affected by world climatic conditions.

Listen below: