Today on The Country, Jamie Mackay is taken by surprise by an unannounced visit from National Party leader Simon Bridges and National MP Michael Woodhouse.

On with the show:

Bruce Cameron:

The Chairman of Zespri joins us to discuss the new season's harvest getting underway, the potential of red kiwifruit, the Growers Group taking on MPI and the dry season in the Bay of Plenty.

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Judith Collins:

She's happy to be the MP for Papakura but she's not so happy about kindergarten children protesting against climate change, a capital gains tax and some of Shane Jones' behaviour.

Simon Bridges and Michael Woodhouse:

We are joined, unannounced, by celebrity rural news and sports readers!

Joe Wheeler and Aaron Smith:

We take our weekly look at Super Rugby with a broken-down Highlander and the world's best halfback.

Andy Thompson:

Makes a brief cameo performance from Horse of the Year in Hastings.

Listen below: