Today The Country looks into the controversial Waimea Dam project with Chair of Irrigation New Zealand Nicky Hyslop.

On with the show:

Phil Duncan:

Monday's resident weather expert says the good start to key spring farming season is set to continue.

Nicky Hyslop:

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We're joined buy the Chair of Irrigation New Zealand who extols the virtues of the controversial Waimea Dam project; including environmental restoration, domestic water supply, regional resilience, employment the high value, diverse, good production that comes with reliable water!

Steve Wyn-Harris and Grant McCallum:

Today's panel features a Central Hawkes Bay sheep farmer and a Northland cow cocky. On the menu are leaks in the Good Ship National, Clare Curran and a very kind start to calving and lambing.

Tony Laker:

We tell you how you can join us on the Southern USA Farming and Sightseeing Tour in November, the All Blacks' end of season Farming and Footy Tour to Japan/UK/Ireland and the 2019 Rugby World Cup to Japan via China.

Tony Leggett:

The editor of Countrywide looks at the big stories in this month's issue.

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