This week on The Best of The Country, Jamie Mackay caught up with Rabobank's Head of Financial Markets Research Asia-Pacific Michael Every, who says China and the US are heading for a cold war.

This week's top interviews are:

Gray Baldwin:

As the debate over whether good pastoral land should go to forestry, we talk to a man who spent five years converting forestry plantations to dairy farms.


Jacinda Ardern:

The PM looks forward to opening the 51st Fieldays next Wednesday, she defends the Wellbeing Budget and the performance of some of her under-performing Ministers plus we agree to disagree over the speed limit.

Farmer Tom Martin:

Our UK correspondent talks Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, the Cricket World Cup and a drought to boot!

Michael Every:

Rabobank's Head of Financial Markets Research Asia-Pacific has three words to describe the plight of the global economy and the implications for the NZ Ag sector - ugly, ugly, ugly - saying China and the US are effectively heading for a Cold War.

Simon Bridges:

We ask the Leader of the Opposition if last week's Budget leaks resulted in his best week in the job or was it just a smokes screen for burying National's bad news stories. We also discuss Labour's Cabinet reshuffle and whether the Nanny State will slow down our cars and our economy.


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