Today on The Country, Jamie Mackay catch up with newly re-elected Fonterra director, Leonie Guiney.

On with the show:

Leonie Guiney:

After what some have called a disastrous year at Head Office, Fonterra farmer shareholders have voted with their boot and the result is the return of a director some have described as an activist and a renegade. We ask her if she's either?


Michael Every:

We track down Rabobank's Asia Pacific Strategist who's in the country this week presenting at client functions on implications of current global political and economic conditions for the New Zealand agricultural sector.

Winston Peters:

The Deputy PM sings the praises of Shane Jones and his attack on the banks but is less than glowing about David Seymour and his attack on Trevor Mallard and Gerry Brownlie.

Rob Spurway:

Fonterra's Head of Global Ops reviews yet another disappointing GDT auction overnight (Index -2 per cent, WMP -2.9 per cent) but says it's not all bad news with demand still strong despite the increased volumes on offer.

Jim Falconer:

We talk to Emerson's Head Brewer, the man charged concocting the 2018 Xmas brew of The Country's very own beer - the MacKaiser Pilsner.


Listen below: