Today on The Country, Jamie Mackay looks into today's announcement by the Tax Working Group, and ponders what a capital gains tax could mean for rural New Zealand.

On with the show:

James Shaw:

Earlier this morning we asked the Green Party co-leader for his thoughts on a potential CGT ahead the Tax Working Group's announcement.

Scott Mason:


We delve into the Tax Working Group's recommendations around a capital gains tax with Crowe Horwath's tax expert who was at this morning's Treasury lock up and ask about the ramifications for the farming community.

Paul Sharp:

As much of the country battles a dry pinch, a Seales Winslow nutritionist says the key to profitable dairy farming is to achieve long lactations (up to 305 days) and that can only be achieved through optimum feeding using high quality feeds.

Mike Petersen:

Is a Hawkes Bay farmer and New Zealand's Special Trade Envoy. Today he wears both hats as we solicit his thoughts on CGT and Brexit.

Todd Charteris:

The chief executive of Rabobank encourages farmers to partake in some off-farm professional development by applying for the Farm Managers Program (applications close March 29) and the Executive Development Program (close April 26).

Listen below: