On The Country we catch up with Monday's resident weather expert Phil Duncan who says things could be starting to get rather dry.

On with the show:

Phil Duncan:

Monday's resident weather expert warns of increasing signs that New Zealand could be drying out, with the risk of a repeat of last year's spring/early summer dry spell.

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Sir David Fagan:

New Zealand's most decorated shearer and the Chairman of Shearing Sports NZ talks about the beginning of the competition season, a sheep called "Boofy" and why his home town of Te Kuiti will not put up with nonsense from the Gangs (of the non-shearing variety).

Don Nicolson and Craig Wiggins:

Today's panel ponders some dubious spending by Fish and Game, the state of the racing industry and 25 years of New Zealand First.

Don Carson:

We salute Minister for Biosecurity Damien O'Connor's call for every New Zealander to help build a biosecurity team of 4.7 million as part of the Ko Tātou This Is Us campaign.

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