This week on the Best of The Country, Jamie Mackay caught up with Rabobank's Melbourne-based GM Research Tim Hunt, to find out how tension between Australia and China could affect New Zealand.
This week's top interviews were:
Professor Keith Woodford:
What is regenerative agriculture? We asked one of New Zealand's most learned farming academics.
The Green Party co-leader commented on the three big political issues of the day - the declaration of a climate emergency, taxing the rich, and the doubling of sick pay. Plus he paid tribute to his old sparring partner, Winston Peters, for his four decades of service to his country.
Rabobank's Melbourne-based GM Research looked at the increasing geo-political tensions between Australia and China and how that might play out for New Zealand and its primary sector.
National's leader commented on the big contentious political issues of the day; the climate emergency declaration, doubling of sick pay, higher taxes and, as always, David Parker.
Fonterra's chief executive confirmed the industry's worst-kept secret - a lift in the forecast Farmgate Milk Price range to a very satisfactory new mid point of $7.00 per kgMS. He also reported on a solid start to the 2021 financial year and a reconfirmation of its earnings guidance.
This week the North Otago farmer and former winner of the BFEAs gave her thoughts on Creative NZ grants and we looked back in time to some weird and wonderful rainmakers.