Today on The Country we announce the winner of the Rabobank Good Deeds initiative.

On with the show:

Jacinda Ardern:

The PM denies she was fiddling in New York while Rome burned at home plus she's pleased to play second-fiddle to her Finance Minister Grant Robertson in the eyes of big business.


Emma Higgins:

We ask Rabobank's dairy analyst how low the GDT can go and she replies that the 1.9 per cent fall is not all bad news. Plus we look at the bank's latest Dairy Quarterly Report.

Nava Fedaeff:

We ask a NIWA climate scientist if we're heading for another dry spring and early summer?

Todd Charteris and Sarah Tatham:

We announce the winner of Rabobank Good Deeds Promotion which sees a small Wairarapa school take home $5000 and a day's labour from The Country and Rabobank teams for its rural community project.

Nicole Oliver:

Is a Lincoln University PhD student and a member of the newly-announced Wool Working Group. The working group, made up of 20 wool producers, processors and other industry representatives met last week in Christchurch to continue the momentum of July's Wool Industry Summit.


Charles Fergusson:

The Head of Farm Source Canterbury offers Fonterra's take on the GDT auction result plus he reports on a roaring to start to season as the stainless steel struggles to keep up with the record volume.

Listen below: