Today on The Country we look into the Tasman District Council's decision to vote against the Waimea Dam.

On with the show:

Winston Peters:

The Deputy PM comments on the demise of the Waimea Dam, whether the Business Advisory Council is just another talk-fest and whether government should fund the All Blacks?


Julian Raine:

The President of Horticulture New Zealand and an irate Tasman District Council ratepayer and farmer fumes over the failure of the Waimea Dam project.

Leicester Rutledge and Lex Chisholm:

We catch up with two Southland rugby stalwarts who are leading the charge in the fight against bowel cancer.

Sean Bennett:

Crowe Horwath are our accounting partners here on The Country. Today we talk to a mountain-climbing accountant from central Hawkes Bay about carbon neutrality and how on-farm plantings for shelter and erosion can accrue carbon credits.

Ben Noll:

A NIWA forecaster ponders the prospects for September – arguably farming's most important meteorological month.


Listen below: