Today on The Country, Jamie Mackay gave away a mighty STIHL Magnum MS500i chainsaw to one lucky listener, and Sam "Lashes" Casey gave the game away by announcing the winner's name too early.
On with the show:
Today would have been the 84th birthday of a very iconic New Zealander who sadly passed away in 2017. We talk to another iconic New Zealander about a bestseller he wrote about the aforementioned, plus we congratulate the well known author, poet and environmentalist for his recent Queen's Birthday ONZM Honour.
The Deputy PM charges down the wicket and gets on the front foot over protests, getting to Level 1, the prospects of a snap election, the prospects of a coalition with Todd Muller, the ETS and why he is rural New Zealand's saviour!
Fonterra's chief executive comments on another positive Fonterra Global Dairy Trade auction (up 0.1 per cent, WMP plus 2.1 per cent) to kick off the 2020/21 season.
Rabobank's Horticulture and Wine Analyst talks the fruit of the vine, a great vintage, the Hawkes Bay drought and duck shooting.
In the absence of Chris Brandolino we track down NIWA's other weather guy and ask him if the drought over and is winter's first bite here?