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The Country Today - Lenny Kravitz edition

It's the whole show in one go! Today The Country is brought to you by Lenny Kravitz and Dom George. Lenny's not in the studio - it's his birthday, so today's music is from his impressive collection of rock tunes. Jamie Mackay's...

Farming boss fears biosecurity spend falls short

The Government's Budget boost to spending on biosecurity may not keep pace with the growth of tourism and imports, according to Federated Farmers Hawke's Bay provincial president Will Foley.Speaking straight off the farm in Central...

Listen: Dr Tim Mackle advises dairy farmers to prepare for the tough times

Good news this week in the world of dairy with the $6.50 Fonterra milk price forecast for next season, not to mention the $6.15 price for this season. The Country 's Dom George asked DairyNZ CEO Dr Tim Mackle for his opinion on a...

Possum poisoning operation starts

A month-long poisoning operation will cover more than 23,000ha in the Teviot Valley.The possum control programme is directed by Ospri New Zealand and carried out by Leith Contractors.The ground-based programme was being carried...

Like a ship out of water

TSS Earnslaw sits on the Kelvin Peninsula slipway in Lake Wakatipu's Frankton Arm for its annual routine maintenance.Chief engineer Peter Dorrington said about 20 Real Journeys staff and contractors had been working on the steamer...

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