Today on The Country, Jamie Mackay talked to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern about the Arms Amendment bill and fielded a lot of feedback from listeners about the issue.
On with the show:
We ask the PM if the new gun laws are fair for the rural community, and if she now finds herself on the wrong side of public opinion on CGT and a name change for the Crusaders.
The Chairman of Silver Fern Farms talks about the timing and reasons for a poor annual result and whether we'll see an end of season lolly-scramble for livestock.
We ask NIWA's weather forecaster for some meaningful autumn rains for the dry areas.
Rabobank's dairy analyst reviews the bank's latest Dairy Quarterly Report which highlights the good news double of stalling world production combined with increased demand, especially out of China.
Our accounting partner Crowe Horwath has rebranded to Findex. We ask why and look at what some recent and impending legislative changes to employment, accommodation and pay-day filing mean for farmers.