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:

Jacinda Ardern:

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.


Rob Hewett:

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.

Listen below:

Seth Carrier:

We ask NIWA's weather forecaster for some meaningful autumn rains for the dry areas.

Emma Higgins:

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.

Neil McAra:

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.