Today on The Country, 'old-school green kiwifruit fan' Jamie Mackay ponders a new red variety.

On with the show:

Jacinda Ardern:

The PM ponders Pike River re-entry, her CGT headache, whether Shane Jones is a "hard dog to keep on the porch" and whether our cooling relationship with China is now warming up again?


Dave Harrison:

We discuss yet another Brexit defeat for Theresa May with Beef + Lamb New Zealand's GM Policy & Advocacy who has just returned from the UK and Europe to see first hand how Brexit is tracking.

Chris Brandolino:

We ask NIWA's Principal Scientist to try and find some rain - and the results are immediate.

Todd Charteris:

The chief executive of Rabobank reviews his bank's March Agribusiness Monthly Report which is largely positive for the primary sector.

Peter Nation and Graeme Smith:

Today's panel features two Fieldays fellas as we debate the new domestic violence leave policy due April 1, the kiwifruit harvest getting underway, red kiwifruit, the Big Dry, Fieldays and school kids going on strike.


Listen below: