Today on The Country, Jamie Mackay spoke to Minister for Climate Change James Shaw about the Government's freshwater policy announcement.

On with the show:

David Bennett:

Who is National's new Agriculture spokesman? We ask him.

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John McOviney:

Is a Waitomo sheep and beef farmer, the chief executive of manufacturing company Steelfort and the chairman of the Todd Muller fan club!

Brodie Retallick:

Lashes does the business and once again we head to the top drawer for Farmside Footy to yarn to well known Hawkes Bay farmer (or is he?).

James Shaw:

We ask the Green Party co-leader and Minister for Climate Change whether he could work with Todd Muller in a coalition government and we get his thoughts on today's freshwater policy announcement.

Chris Russell:

Our Australian correspondent, and long-standing Eels fan, is all fizzed up about the NRL kicking off tonight plus we yarn about an imported chip glut, the price of wool halving and a pest prickly pear plant now producing medicinal fruit.

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