Today on The Country Jamie Mackay catches up with Fonterra's chief executive Miles Hurrell for an update on the co-op's plans to lift performance.

On with the show:

Miles Hurrell:

Fonterra's chief executive offers an update on plans to lift Fonterra's performance - which include taking stock of the business, getting the basics right, dropping its volume-based ambition, living within its means, delivering a respectable return on capital and ensuring more realistic forecasting.

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Jacinda Ardern:

The PM defends her government's stance over the controversies surrounding Karel Sroubek and Kiwibuild and she sings the praises of the Royals.

Andrew Morrison:

The chairman of Beef + Lamb New Zealand comments on the industry's view on climate change, water quality, CPTPP and why farmers should have their say on how to improve NAIT and its compliance.

Peter Newbold:

The GM of PGG Wrightson takes his monthly look at the rural real estate market, headlined by an 18% drop in dairy farm values in the past year.

Chris Brandolino:

NIWA weather forecaster on the end of the dry spell and the prospects for November and December.

Listen below: