Today The Country looks into the state of New Zealand's waterways after Land Air Water Aotearoa released its national river water quality trends report.

Megan Hands:

Canterbury-based Environmental Consultant for LandSavvy looks into yesterday's report from Land Air Water Aotearoa (LAWA) on national river water quality trends and gives her thoughts on what has changed over the past 10 years to bring about a positive result.

Nathan Penny:


Today we find ASB's Rural Economist at the Te Hono Conference where he'll preview tonight's GDT auction and discuss the olive branch that's been extended in the US/China trade war.

Tom Young:

Affco's National Livestock Manager looks back on a great 2017/18 season for the red meat sector with lamb, mutton, beef and venison all enjoying good returns - but are these prices are sustainable for 2018/19?

Don Nicolson and David Broome:

On today's Great Debate our rural commentators tackle Mycoplasma bovis compensation, the NAIT review, whether methane should be in the Emissions Trading Scheme, and David Parker's warning on water quality.

Tony Laker:

Today we find Tony in Melbourne as we preview The Country's end-of-year Farming and Footy Tour to Japan, England and Ireland as well our Southern USA Farming and Sightseeing Tour departing November 7.

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