Today on The Country, Jamie Mackay looks at the impact the recent flooding in Northland has had on local farmers. (Photo above by Paul Shaw)
It has been described as a 1-in-500 year rain event. Today we go to the coal face to hear of some of the devastation from a flood-affected (Hikurangi Swamp) Northland farmer.
Monday's resident weather expert looks back on the Northland weather bomb and forward to a better week in store.
Steve Wyn-Harris and Grant McCallum:
Today's panel features a Central Hawkes Bay sheep farmer and a Northland cow cocky.
We preview The Country's South Island farming tour, beginning with a day at the races in Christchurch during Cup Week, and being hosted by none other than New Zealand's leading rugby sire, Kevin 'Smiley' Barrett.
We ask the national fundraising manager for the IHC Calf and Rural Scheme if sheep farmers are dragging the chain compared to their cow cocky counterparts?