Today on The Country Jamie Mackay celebrates the opening of a film about Neil Armstrong called First Man - with a dodgy story of questionable origin.

On with the show:

Simon Bridges:

Is the Leader of the Opposition the worst job in politics? Who's fleecing us - the oil companies or Jacinda? Who can take credit for the $5.5 billion surplus? What happened to the $11.8 billion fiscal hole? And when leaking saga stop? We ask National's under-fire leader.


Blake Holgate:

Rabobank animal proteins analyst on sustainability and what it actually mean for farmers in the red meat sector.

Chris Russell and Scott Graham:

Our Australian correspondent hooks us up with the Head of Agriculture at Barker College, a private school in the wealthy, leafy suburbs of the North Sydney. Amazingly this school has more Year 12 studying agriculture than all of West Australia and Tasmania combined!
Catch up on more from Chris Russell in his podcast Agriminders.

Jamie Hayward:

We preview the 138th Annual Poverty Bay A&P Show, a two day rural extravaganza where town meets country, which gets underway in Gisborne tomorrow.

Listen below: