Today on The Country, Jamie Mackay caught up with Taranaki-King Country MP Barbara Kuriger, who was wearing her gumboots to Parliament.
On with the show:
The President of Federated Farmers said there was no government consultation at all around yesterday's announcement of a ban on live cattle exports from 2023.
Gareth van der Heyden:
We chatted to the chief executive of the country's newest and biggest free-range chook and forestry farm, which officially opened today, and will eventually have 320,000 laying hens roaming over 140ha of afforested land.
We took our monthly look at the state of the rural real estate market with the GM of PGG Wrightson Real Estate.
Our Australian correspondent reckoned our ANZAC cousins were only too happy to pick up the slack from our ban of live cattle exports from 2023.
Today National's Taranaki-King Country MP will challenge parliament's official dress code (in her "rural business attire" of gumboots and overalls) to raise money to support struggling youth into agri-tertiary study.