Catch up on the top interviews of the week with The Best of The Country.

This week's best interviews were:

Damien O'Connor:

We grill the Minister for Agriculture about the controversial law changes around NAIT compliance to support the eradication of M. bovis, particularly as it pertains to warrantless powers surrounding the 2012 Search and Surveillance Act. Can MPI search a farmer's private home without a warrant? Why not go a select committee? What was the urgency?


Paul Kirby:

The QEII National Trust Acting CEO celebrates a victory for conservation on private land in New Zealand and a blow for those who think that they can overturn QEII legal protection of the land. The Supreme Court has reinforced that QEII covenants protect natural spaces against the people who buy a property to divide and develop the land.

Emma Higgins:

We ask Rabobank's dairy analyst whether it's too early to push the panic button following yet another fall in the GDT auction overnight and the resultant "recalibration of fat".

Jacinda Ardern:

The PM ponders the perils of politics across the ditch, a pay freeze for big earners in the public sector, net migration numbers, goat milk for baby Neve and how the First Bloke is handling life as a house husband.

Alan Jones:

We talk to a legendary Australian radio broadcaster (2GB in Sydney), a former Wallabies coach who mentored the last Australian side to beat the All Blacks at Eden Park in 1986, and a man who has a deep affinity with the drought-ravaged farmers, having been raised on a dairy farm in south-east Queensland.


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