Today on The Country, in the wake of the devastating terror attack in Christchurch, Jamie Mackay talks to Don Carson about the positive influence the Muslim community has had on New Zealand farming.
On with the show:
As we struggle to make sense of Friday's shooting tragedy in Christchurch, we talk to one of our regular correspondents who has a close affinity to the Muslim community and its contribution to New Zealand agriculture.
The voice behind the FMG Young Farmer of the Year competition reviews the Northern region final and comments on the changing face of New Zealand agriculture.
We catch up with our Newstalk ZB and Radio Sport colleague and ask how he managed to put together a sports show on Friday afternoon in the midst of the Christchurch tragedy.
Life goes on and so does the weather, with a warm and mainly dry week in store.
Is a rural sports commentator and Mid Canterbury farmer who shares his personal brush with the Raurimu shooting tragedy in 1997, how that affected him and how it still does today. Plus sadly he mentions a rural connection to the Christchurch shooting.
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