Today The Country celebrates executive producer Rowena Duncum's success at the Hilux New Zealand Rural Games over the weekend in the gumboot throwing event.

On with the show:

Phil Duncan:

Monday's resident weather expert says autumn's on the way and so is a change in the weather patterns.

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Simon Vincent:

We talk to a Wakefield farmer who was badly affected by the Nelson fires and we ask if the weekend's rain was enough to dampen the drought.

Rowena Duncum:

The third best female gumboot thrower in the land reviews the weekend's activities in Palmerston North at the Norwood Rural Sports Awards and the Hilux New Zealand Rural Games.

Steve Wyn-Harris and Grant McCallum:

Today's panel features a Central Hawkes Bay sheep farmer and a Northland cow cocky.

Listen below: