Today on The Country, Met Service Weather forecaster Lewis Ferris told Rowena Duncum that New Zealand is heading for more of a storm in a teacup than a mighty polar blast.

On with the show:

Lewis Ferris:

Our Met Service Weather forecaster takes a look at the supposed polar blast, which has turned out to be more of a storm in a teacup.

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Reverend Steve Thomson:

The Wairarapa farmer who had the big job yesterday as the nation farewelled Sir Brian Lochore talks candidly about how finding God helped him out of a deep depression.

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Don Carson:

We look at the IPCC report on climate which encourages us to eat less and waste less food and plant more trees.

Barry Soper:

Our political correspondent ponders Julie Anne Genter, Jacinda and Winston flexing his muscles.

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