Today on The Country we catch up with our Aussie correspondent Chris Russell and spare a thought for our farming friends over the ditch who are in the grip of a relentless drought.

On with the show:

Katie Milne:

The President of Federated Farmers talks calving, the Waimea Dam, the Mackenzie Basin and potentially providing relief for drought stricken Aussie farmers.


Tom Wells and Mairi Whittle:

The owner of Hinterlands Foods and his Fieldays Rural Catch 2018 neighbour talk about their attempt to grab the attention of Virgin Australia and become meat suppliers for the NZ to Australia flights.

Joe Wheeler and Peter Reidie:

Courtesy of Farmlands, fans of farming and footy, we wrap the 2018 season and announce the winner of the Farmlands Fueldays Competition.

Chris Russell:

Our Australian correspondent updates us on the impact the devastating drought is having on Aussie farmers.

Marama Davidson:

Today the Green Party co-leader talks to Andy Thompson about water rights.


Emily Welch:

The World Record Shearer is one of the stars of the She Shears documentary.

Listen below: