Today The Country investigates "Living Wood Day" which Don Carson tells us is a "celebration of everything you can do about wood."

On with the show:

Lisa Murray:

We reflect on 'World Fish Movement Day' and Hootie and the Blowfish with our Met Service weather forecaster.


Nicky Hyslop:

The Chair of Irrigation New Zealand reviews this week's annual conference and we talk about why irrigation is not a dirty word and does not mean more dirty dairying.

Chris Allen:

Federated Farmers' environmental spokesperson says we need to think carefully about urban sprawl and the negative impact it's having on some of our most productive land.

Don Carson:

We find our intrepid correspondent on his way to 'Living Wood Day' in Takaka. He also has a crack at Mike Hosking and comments on some really innovative stuff Rotorua dairy farmers are doing to prevent nutrient run-off.

Barry Soper:

Our political correspondent ponders the paperwork needed to get into the US and why Jacinda is wowing world leaders in Europe.


Grant Nisbett:

This week's $100 TAB sports bet of the week sees us backing the Highlanders (margin 11-20) and

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