Today on The Country we learn about the national Good Farming Action Plan for Water Quality.

On with the show:

Winston Peters:

We ask the Deputy PM about why Jacinda is seemingly so reticent to hand over the reins, why Northland is considered a deprived area despite its natural climatic advantages, why James Shaw is telling us to eat less meat and whether Jim Bolger is changing sides?


Justin Sherrard:

Is a Rabobank Global Sector Strategist who was in NZ last week speaking at a number of events discussing the demand outlook for beef and sheep meat with a focus on millennial consumers and how big a threat to the industry is the growth of alternative proteins?

John Wilson:

We talk to Fonterra's chairman about the season-opening GDT auction result, about the rumours of a takeover of Westland Milk Products and why a former Fonterra director wants his head on a plate.

Bill Garland:

A Waikato farmer who hosted Ministers David Parker and Damien O'Connor yesterday for the launch of the national Good Farming Action Plan for Water Quality on his 420 ha farm that shares an 8km pest proof fence border with Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari near Cambridge.

Listen below: