Today on The Country, the phone lines were running hot as Jamie Mackay and the team gave away two dozen Bluff oysters.

On with the show:

Winston Peters:

The New Zealand First leader enlightens us on CGT, Simon Bridges, Gerry Brownlie, students striking for climate change and a 'Bungling Jihadi'.


Miles Hurrell:

We talk to Fonterra's former interim chief executive about his permanent appointment and ask if another very good GDT auction result overnight is a good omen for his tenure in the top job.

Ben Noll:

We ask NIWA's weather forecaster where the rain is!

Blake Holgate:

Rabobank's Animal Proteins Analyst comments on the expected fall in lamb prices and the bank's latest beef quarterly report which sees New Zealand cattle farmers benefiting from African Swine Fever.

Andy Thompson and Craig Wiggins:

Today's panel features a broken-down former West Coast cow cocky and a washed-up Mid Canterbury cowboy!


Listen below: