Today on The Country, we look into the first positive GDT auction since May!

On with the show:

Chris Brandolino:

NIWA's Principal Scientist says after a wet and wild November and an equally awful early December, that farmers can expect a much-needed break in the weather.


Winston Peters:

The New Zealand First leader commends the 29th most powerful woman in the world, he defends his strong stance on immigration and he denies Rob Muldoon and Donald Trump were and are work place bullies.

Mike McIntyre:

The Head of Dairy Derivatives for First NZ Capital reviews last night's very positive GDT auction (up 2.2 per cent, WMP up 2.5 per cent).

Shane McManaway:

The chief executive of Allflex speaks from the heart about weather woes, the cost of fighting M. bovis and the cost to the rural community of our suicide rates.

Craig Wiggins:

We continue to discuss rural mental health and the staggering suicide statistics in this country - 20,000 people will attempt suicide, 50,000 make a suicide plan and 150,000 of us think about suicide.

Listen below:

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