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Join Hamish McKay & Dom George every weekend as we discuss the rural challenges and issues, as well as celebrate key players in the sector across the great land of Aotearoa.

Listen live on Today FM from 6am - 8 am every Saturday & Sunday morning.


Episode Date
REX Podcast Sunday 7th August
4742

On today’s episode;  We look at the future of farming with Professor Hamish Gow from Lincoln University…  We catch up with ACT’s Ag spokesperson Mark Cameron…  And we find out the story behind the Eat What You Kill initiative… 

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Aug 06, 2022
REX Podcast Saturday 6th August
4915

In this episode…  we put the spotlight on the arable sector…  We take a look at the big talking points to emerge from the Red Meat Sector Conference… We head to the Bay of Plenty to hear all about the invasion of wallabies…. And we catch up with the VP of the World Farmers’ Organisation Katie Milne… 

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Aug 05, 2022
REX Podcast Sunday 31st July
5284

On today’s episode;  We talk to the creators of the revolutionary new product Wise Wool…  We catch up with children’s author Christine Taylor to find out she’s working with the wool industry to help educate the next generation…  And we find out what makes Align Farms in Canterbury a great employer. You can also listen to Rural Exchange on TodayFM Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am)  

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Jul 30, 2022
REX Podcast Saturday 30th July
5448

On this episode…  we get the latest on the Foot & Mouth saga with Bali based vet Ross Ainsworth…  We catch up with outgoing National MP Ian McKelvie…  And we find out who produces the best ham and bacon in the land…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange on Today FM Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am.

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Jul 29, 2022
REX Podcast Sunday 24th July
5042

On the show today….. We get an update on how Loey’s Paddock is getting on, we gather some hot tips on how to be a good employer and we meet another pair of brothers, this time doing some ‘wooly’ cool things. 

Plus we check in with the top 50% farmer Bart Van de Ven and check out what’s been happening in the world of politics this week with National MP Barbara Kuriger.

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Jul 23, 2022
REX Podcast Saturday July 23rd
5149

On this episode…  we’re talking foot and mouth disease, meating the need, a brother duo who are taking their stock straight from the paddock to the plate and cutting out the middle men. 

We get an update on how winter grazing has been faring in the South Island with all the rain and snow and we check out the view from the top paddock with Ag Proud. 

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Jul 22, 2022
REX Podcast Sunday July 17th
4660

On today’s episode;  We catch up with the new Chair of Deer Industry NZ, Mandy Bell…  We look at a great new initiative teaching urban school kids about life on the farm…  And we look at the growing threat of Foot & Mouth Disease reaching our shores.

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Jul 16, 2022
Korean market sees health food potential in NZ deer velvet
544

"There are different things happening in Korea to what's happening in China. We're seeing velvet being used in the healthy food category."

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Jul 16, 2022
Farmers asked to go back to school
803

"It looked like a pretty simple way to show kids who don't always have the opportunity to live on land first-hand."

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Jul 16, 2022
REX Podcast Saturday 16th July
5412

On this episode…   We chew the fat with the re-elected Federated Farmers President Andrew Hoggard…  We find out why dairy processor Miraka is on the hunt for new milk suppliers…  And  we catch up with the VP of the World Farmers’ Organisation, Katie Milne.

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Jul 15, 2022
A family-owned business supplying frozen berries all around NZ
963

Four generations later, one block of raspberries has grown into hectares of blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and boysenberries.

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Jul 10, 2022
The organic market farm that harvests to order
550

Untamed Earth Organics now grows and sells 45 different crops and vegetables, through local farmer's markets and veggie boxes delivered to your door. 

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Jul 09, 2022
REX Podcast Sunday 10th July
4385

On today’s episode;  we chat with the winner of the 2022 FMG Young Farmer of the Year Grand Final…  We farewell Chris Allen from Federated Farmers after more than a decade on the national council…  And we put the spotlight on organic farming with Untamed Earth Organics…  And You can also listen to Rural Exchange on TodayFM Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am.

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Jul 09, 2022
Federated Farmers’ Chris Allen calls it a day
937

"It's been an absolute pleasure to be able to represent farmers' views at a national level."

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Jul 09, 2022
REX Podcast Saturday 9th July
4054

On this episode…    we wrap the Silver Fern Farms Plate to Pasture conference with CEO Simon Limmer…  We hear from Central Otago farmer Nadia Lim…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange on TodayFM Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am.

 

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Jul 08, 2022
Silver Fern Farms CEO Simon Limmer wraps up the Plate to Pasture Conference
766

There were awards, scholarships, announcements, workshops and lively debate over the three days in Christchurch. 

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Jul 08, 2022
REX Podcast Sunday July 3rd
4773

On today’s episode; we chew the fat with Laura Koot from the Fairlight Foundation…  We talk to Young Farmer Grand Finalist Tim Dangen ahead of the Grand Final next week… And Sheepworld opens it doors to tourists for the first time in a long time - we reveal all later in the show…  And You can also listen to Rural Exchange on TodayFM Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am.

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Jul 02, 2022
REX Podcast Saturday July 2nd
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On this episode…   we discuss the idea of a national bipartisan approach to water capture with Irrigation NZ CEO Vanessa Winning…  We catch up with AgProud NZ Chair Jon Pemberton…  And we preview the first home test of the season against the Irish with former Highlander and Scottish international Brendan Laney…   You can also listen to Rural Exchange on TodayFM Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am.

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Jul 01, 2022
Rex Best of Podcast - Sunday June 26th
4560

This week we’re bringing you a Best Of show for Matariki Weekend - plenty of quality chats over the past few months that deserve a second listen…  And - no Hamish McKay this weekend!  The big fella’s slightly under the weather, nothing too major but we thought we’d grant him some leave…  so thanks for joining us, Rural and Urban New Zealand!

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Jun 25, 2022
REX Best of Podcast - Saturday 24th June
4999

This week we’re bringing you a Best Of show for Matariki Weekend - plenty of quality chats over the past few months that deserve a second listen…  And - no Hamish McKay this weekend!  The big fella’s slightly under the weather, nothing too major but we thought we’d grant him some leave…  so thanks for joining us, Rural and Urban New Zealand!

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Jun 24, 2022
We need to back our farmers to make the best decisions for their land
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Sponsored: Conrad Wilkshire, General Manager Rural at Property Brokers spoke to Rural Exchange’s Hamish McKay and Dominic George about why he believes we need to back our farmers to make the best long-term decisions for their land.

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Jun 21, 2022
REX Podcast Sunday 19th June
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On today’s episode; we chat with Economic and Regional Development Minister Stuart Nash…  We find out what’s making headlines in the rural print media with Tony Leggett…  And we profile agrtiech company Biolumic…  And You can also listen to Rural Exchange on TodayFM Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am.

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Jun 18, 2022
Inaccurate cartoon unfairly depicting dairying ruffles feathers
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The cartoon appears to depict the amount of water that a cow needs in order to be able to produce milk.

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Jun 17, 2022
REX Podcast Saturday 18th June
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In this episode…  We catch up with Aussie correspondent Stu Hodgson and the reaction across the ditch to our so-called ‘backdoor cow tax’...  We chat with NZX Head of Analytics Julia Jones and get her take on the continuing misinformation around farming and the environment…  And we chew the fat with Hunterville rugby club stalwart Sam Crowther…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange on TodayFM Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am.

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Jun 17, 2022
Post PKE: What a future with less palm kernel expeller looks like for Kiwi farmers
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Sponsored: PKE, or palm kernel expeller, is a by-product of the palm oil industry. It is predominantly exported out of Indonesia and Malaysia, who are its two biggest producers. Here in New Zealand, PKE has historically been a good cheap feed that fills feed gaps for farmers. Despite its popularity, PKE has also been associated with the destruction of rainforests and a reduction in biodiversity, so many farmers are now actively looking at alternative products. Pioneer Seeds’ Wade Bell and Ian Williams spoke to Rural Exchange’s Hamish McKay and Dominic George about what a future without PKE may look like for Kiwi farmers.

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Jun 14, 2022
On farm monitoring helps to keep costs down
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Sponsored: With inflation driving the price of everything from fertiliser to fuel upwards, many farmers are looking to reduce costs and increase efficiencies. You can’t control what you don’t know, so one way to do this is through smart tech on-farm monitoring systems, like Levno

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Jun 14, 2022
REX Podcast Sunday June 12th
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On today’s episode;  We catch up with National Party leader Christopher Luxon…  We find out why Southland farmer Jason Herrick is keen to get a spot at the Feds’ top table…   And we look at the troublesome issue of housing sprawl on the Canterbury Plains…  And You can also listen to Rural Exchange on TodayFM Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am.

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Jun 11, 2022
REX Podcast Saturday June 11th
5590

In this episode…  We put the spotlight on He Waka Eke Noa with Dr. Robyn Dynes from AgResearch…  We find out how reducing stress for your livestock can result in better quality meat…  And we catch up with the newly elected Vice-President of the World Farmers Organisation, regular REX correspondent, Katie Milne…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange on TodayFM Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8 am.

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Jun 10, 2022
REX Podcast Sunday June 5th
5308

The Rural Exchange Podcast for Sunday the 5th of June, with Hamish McKay & Dom George…  On the show today;  we delve into the ever-increasing on-farm inflation, now at a 40-year high…  We look into the Wallaby infestation ravaging farms in Rotorua…  And we get the inside running ahead of the annual Hokonui Ute Muster in Gore…  And You can also listen to Rural Exchange on TodayFM Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am

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Jun 04, 2022
REX Podcast Saturday June 4th
5335

This is The Rural Exchange Podcast for Saturday the 4th of June, with Hamish McKay & Dom George...  We assess reports of a weak agricultural offer from the EU, despite the record-breaking performance of our red meat sector…  And we get the View From the Top Paddock with Nathan Guy…  **

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Jun 03, 2022
REX Podcast Sunday 29th May
5248

On the show today;  we take a look at what Swanndri are doing in the realm of sustainable apparel…  We profile Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean, who’s stepping down from politics after 17 years…  And we look at the rise and rise of sheep milk company, Spring Sheep Milk…

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May 28, 2022
Farmer given outstanding service award for helping community during floods
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George Masefield stepped in when his Banks Peninsula community needed help in December 2021. 

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May 28, 2022
Proposed new animal welfare regulations will hit consumers at the checkout
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The announcement of another round of consultation on animal welfare standards here in New Zealand is being felt by many as something of a kick in the guts. 

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May 28, 2022
REX Podcast Saturday 28th May
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Coming up in this episode;   we talk going beyond the call of duty with Banks Peninsula farmer George Masefield…   We look at the benefits of having wetlands on your farm…  And we look at some of the issues around proposed changes to animal welfare with Bernadette Hunt…

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May 27, 2022
Rural property market 'pretty solid' says Property Brokers General Manager Rural
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SPONSORED: In the latest rural property news, Property Brokers General Manager Rural, Conrad Wilkshire, spoke to Rural Exchange’s Hamish McKay and Dominic George, giving them an update on the rural property market.

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May 23, 2022
REX Podcast Sunday May 22nd
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We talk with a recruitment agency who are in Indonesia to try and find workers to plug the labour shortage on NZ farms…  We farewell Chris Lewis who’s stepping down from his Federated Farmers responsibilities after 17 years…  And we hear from the one and only Laura Koot, Fairlight Foundation Executive Director and co-host the Stockwhips and Lattes podcast…   

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May 21, 2022
REX Podcast Saturday 21st May
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Coming up in this episode;  we see what Budget 2022 has in it for farmers with economist Cameron Bagrie…  We profile Craigmore farming Services, this year’s recipient of the Fonterra Responsible Dairying Award…  And we tell you what you need to know about a new change in tax law that could see you paying GST if you’re selling the farm homestead…

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May 20, 2022
NZ dollar falls against USD in response to global economic uncertainty
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The New Zealand dollar has taken a hit lately, falling sharply against the USD as nerves continue to fray around global growth, especially as it pertains to China. ASB Chief Economist, Nick Tuffley, spoke to Rural Exchange’s Dominic George and Hamish McKay about the factors contributing to global economic uncertainty.

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May 15, 2022
REX Podcast Sunday May 15th
5466

 On the show today; we look at the state of the sheep milk industry in NZ, from fringe beginnings to a burgeoning future…  We catch up with a recruitment agency looking to bring farm workers from Indonesia to NZ to fill the labour shortage…  And speaking of labour shortages, we discuss how the veterinary industry is set to be replenished by being included on the government’s Green List…

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May 14, 2022
Adapt to the consumer or they'll walk away - Rob Hewett
884

Hewett spoke to Rural Exchange about Silver Fern Farms' recent annual meeting and about the importance of understanding exactly what it is that your customer wants.

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May 14, 2022
REX Podcast Saturday 14th May
5616

Coming up in this episode;   we look at a petition presented to the Conservation Minister to try and stop the sale of two East Coast farms to overseas forestry interests…  We assess the impacts of the fall in the NZ dollar with ASB Chief Economist Nick Tuffley…  And we discuss the slow demise of grassroots rugby...

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May 13, 2022
REX Podcast Sunday 8th May
5237

On the show today;  A double-dose of politics for you - one from the left, one from the right - Kieran McAnulty from the Labour Party, and Mark Cameron from ACT…  We take a look at the human cost of M Bovis eradication…  And we preview the NZ Food Producer Awards

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May 07, 2022
REX Podcast Saturday 7th May
5299

Coming up in this episode;   we put the spotlight on saffron farming as this year’s harvest draws to a close…  We update the progress being made by the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef…  And we get the view from the top paddock with the former Minister for Primary Industries, Nathan Guy.

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May 06, 2022
Yes Minister: Damian O'Connor
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This week, Minister of Agriculture, Damien O'Connor, spoke to REX about a range of rural news updates including the new intensive winter grazing rules, the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act, a draft Code of Welfare for the Pork Industry, farm-flation, the National Environment standard, the Overseas Investment test and restrictions on the planting of pinus radiata.

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May 02, 2022
The semi-automated growing system that’s revolutionising the oyster industry
620

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May 02, 2022
Rua Bioscience launch new medicinal cannabis medicine
679

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May 02, 2022
REX Podcast Sunday 1st May
5569

We catch up with the Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor…  We talk with Federated Farmers President Andrew Hoggard about rising wages for farm workers…  And we preview the opening weekend of the duck hunting season with Richard Cosgrove from Fish & Game…  And You can also listen to Rural Exchange on TodayFM Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am

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Apr 30, 2022
REX Podcast Saturday 30th April
5316

We talk to former Otago rugby captain David ‘Crazy’ Latta about the charity bike ride he’s about to embark on…  We profile a Kiwi company with an innovative approach to oyster farming, FlipFarm…  And we get the view from the top paddock with the former Federated Farmers President Katie Milne.

You can also listen to Rural Exchange on TodayFM Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am.

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Apr 29, 2022
REX Podcast Sunday April 24th
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On the show today; …  We profile a new clothing range made of hemp and merino, called Hemprino funnily enough…  And we look at how farmers can plan better for disruption…  And You can also listen to Rural Exchange on TodayFM Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8 am

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Apr 23, 2022
REX Podcast Saturday 23rd April
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Coming up in this episode;  We profile seaweed product company AgriSea who are helping NZ farmers farm smarter…  We look at the future of the NZ honey industry…  And we get the view from the top paddock with the former Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy… You can also listen to Rural Exchange on TodayFM Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8 am.

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Apr 22, 2022
Down, but not out: GDT drops another 3.6 percent overnight
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Apr 20, 2022
REX Easter Sunday 'Best Of' Special - Sunday 17th April
5512

On the show today;  it’s our Easter ‘Best Of’ Special, where we play some of the best interviews from the past few months… including, the Queenstown man who’s produced the best vodka in the world…  The Green party agriculture spokesperson…  And the NZ carpet maker with a big contract for the Big Apple… You can also listen to Rural Exchange right here on TodayFM Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am)

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Apr 16, 2022
REX Easter ‘Best Of’ Special - Saturday 16th April
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Coming up in this episode; it’s our Easter ‘Best Of’ Special, featuring some of the best interviews and guests of the year so far, including Groundswell vs DairyNZ…  Derelee Potroz-Smith from Woolchemy… And Fraser Whineray from Fonterra…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange right here on TodayFM Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am

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Apr 15, 2022
REX Podcast Sunday 10th April
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On the show today;  we take a closer look at the drought in parts of Otago with Otago Feds Chairman Mark Patterson…  We profile iconic NZ wool company Untouched World…  And we take a look at the technology being used at Yealands Wines to mitigate the harmful effects of agrichemicals…  Plus, we have our usual features, including Yes Minister; this week featuring National’s Selwyn MP Nicola Grigg…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange right here on TodayFM Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am)  

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Apr 09, 2022
REX Podcast Saturday 9th April
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we look at the state of our artisan cheese industry with Whitestone’s Simon Berry…  We talk with Sue Rivers about the need for more people to adopt a wild horse from Kaimanawa…  And we catch up with Happy Cow Milk founder Glen Herud about his appearance in the anti-dairy doco, Milked…   Plus, our regular features, including View From the Top Paddock, this week featuring former Feds president Katie Milne, from Rome.. as you do!

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Apr 08, 2022
REX Podcast Sunday 3rd April
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The Rural Exchange Podcast for Sunday the 3rd of April, with Hamish McKay & Dom George…  On the show today;   we look at the latest news coming out of agritech sector…  And, we look at shifting our land use to combat the effects of climate change…  Plus, we have our usual features, including Yes Minister; this week featuring National’s MP for Waikato, Tim van de Molen…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange right here on TodayFM Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am)  

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Apr 02, 2022
REX Podcast Saturday April 2nd
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This is The Rural Exchange Podcast for Saturday the 2nd of April, with Hamish McKay & Dom George... Coming up in this episode;  we look at the rising costs of running a farm and what that means for the rising price of food…  We assess the damage caused by unusually wet conditions in Wairoa…  And  we look at an innovative trial underway to reduce methane in cows to lower carbon emissions…  Plus, our regular features, including View From the Top Paddock, this week featuring Nathan Guy…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange right here on TodayFM Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am

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Apr 01, 2022
REX Podcast Sunday 27th March
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On the show today;  we look at the processing delays leaving many farmers in the lurch with Dan Boutlon from Silver Fern Farms…  Bremworth gets a big contract in the Big Apple - we talk to CEO Greg Smith…  And we profile Kate Bryant, a Kiwi hunting guide who’s plied her trade in the Canadian wilderness…  Plus, we have our usual features, including Yes Minister, this week featuring the Greens ag spokesperson…

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Mar 26, 2022
REX Podcast Saturday 26th March
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This is The Rural Exchange Podcast for Saturday the 26th of March, with Hamish McKay & Dom George... Coming up in this episode;  the consultation period for He Waka Eka Noa is coming to an end - some say it doesn’t go far enough, while others say it’s a far better alternative than having farming lumped into the ETS - we get both sides of the story - Bryce McKenzie from Groundswell, and DairyNZ Chair Jim van der Poel…  And we look at Kiwi involvement in farming development projects in third world countries…  Plus, our regular features, including View From the Top Paddock, this week featuring Katie Milne…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange on Today FM Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am. Find out more at TodayFM.co.nz

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Mar 25, 2022
REX Podcast Sunday March 20th
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On the show today; we take a look at the situation down in Southland, with many farmers worries about the unusually dry conditions heading into winter…  We profile a business which can best be described as an Air BnB for hunting…   And we look at the rising cost of fruit and veges with Leaderbrand CEO Richard Burke…  Plus, we have our usual features, including the latest weather with our man Richard Green…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange right here on Magic Talk Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am  Find out more at Magic.co.nz

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Mar 19, 2022
REX Podcast Saturday 19th March
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On the show today;  we look at the state of the red meat industry as the NZ Meat Board celebrates its centenary…  We talk dairy with Julia Jones from NZX; are a few wee cracks starting to appear?...  And we look at a company doing very innovative things with strong wool…  Plus, our regular features, including View From the Top Paddock, this week featuring Nathan Guy…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange right here on Magic Talk Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am. Find out more at Magic.co.nz

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Mar 18, 2022
REX Podcast Sunday 13th March
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 On the show today;  we catch up with National Party leader Christopher Luxon in covid isolation…  We look at the impact of rising freight costs on our agriculture sector with James Smith from the National Road Carriers Association…  And we talk with the co-founder of a new business, described as Tinder for sheds!...  Plus, we have our usual features, including the latest weather with our man Richard Green…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange right here on Magic Talk Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am  Find out more at Magic.co.nz

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Mar 12, 2022
REX Podcast Saturday 12th March
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On the show today;  we assess the latest farmer confidence survey with Federated Farmers President Andrew Hoggard…  We look at the Commerce Commission’s recommendations into the country’s supermarket duopoly with Food & Grocery Council CEO Katherine Rich…  And we assess devastating flood damage across the ditch with our Australian correspondent Stu Hodgson…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange right here on Magic Talk Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am. Find out more at Magic.co.nz

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Mar 11, 2022
REX Podcast Sunday 6th March
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On the show today;   we catch up with Manawatu farmer Ian Strahan about his farming operation and the latest accolade to come their way…  We look at one of most stunning and gruelling ulta running events in the country with co-founder and land owner Tom O’Brien…  And we talk to a King Country entrepreneur who’s teaching yoga to shearing gangs and rugby teams…  Plus, we have our usual features, including the latest weather with our man Richard Green…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange right here on Magic Talk Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am  Find out more at Magic.co.nz

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Mar 05, 2022
REX Podcast Saturday 5th March
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On the show today;   we talk to our UK Correspondent Steve Collins to gauge reaction from British farmers to NZ’s Free Trade Agreement with the UK…  We address the worker shortage in the dairy industry with DairyNZ’s Dr Tim Mackle - is 300 overseas workers enough to fill the void?  And we look at how you can invest in our burgeoning kiwifruit industry with Dominic Jones from Origin Capital…  Also, our usual features, including the View From the Top Paddock, this week featuring former Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange right here on Magic Talk Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am. Find out more at Magic.co.nz

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Mar 04, 2022
REX Podcast Sunday 27th February
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 On the show today;  We look at the changes to the overseas investment rules for forestry with Fed Farmers forestry spokesman William Beetham…  We review the East Coast Farming Expo with Director Dave Martin - finally an event on the ag calendar that was able to be held!...  And we talk politics with National Ag Spokesperson Barbara Kuriger and party leader Christopher Luxon…  Plus, we have our usual features, including the latest weather with our man Richard Green…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange right here on Magic Talk Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am  Find out more at Magic.co.nz

 

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Feb 26, 2022
REX Podcast Saturday 26th February
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On the show today;  we assess the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine - what does it mean for our producers in this part of the world?...  Our border is opening up to the Aussies this weekend minus the MIQ restrictions - we'll find out what that means for our shearing industry with shearing contractors President Mark Barrowcliffe…  And we look at the discovery of a new gene that could make our dairy herd more heat tolerant with LIC Chief Scientist Richard Spelman…   Also, our usual features, including the View From the Top Paddock, this week featuring former Fed President Katie Milne…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange right here on Magic Talk Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am. Find out more at Magic.co.nz

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Feb 25, 2022
REX Podcast Sunday 20th February
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On the show today;  The multi billion dollar kiwifruit harvest is underway - we take a look into what that involves with NZ Kiwifruit Growers CEO Colin Bond…  We hear from PGG Wrightson CEO Stepehn Guerin, a man with his finger on the pulse of myriad parts of the ag sector…  And we reveal all you need to know, and more, about our rapidly growing walnut industry with walnut grower and industry executive Heather North…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange right here on Magic Talk Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am  Find out more at Magic.co.nz

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Feb 19, 2022
REX Podcast Saturday 19th February
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On the show today;   we get the latest assessment on our arable industry following the recent adverse weather events with United Wheatgrowers Chairman Brian Leadley…  We look at the upcoming He Waka Eka Noa roadshow meetings with DairyNZ Chairman Jim van der Poel…  And we look at the start of the Super Rugby Pacific competition with Highlanders CEO Roger Clark…  Also, our usual features, including the View From the Top Paddock, this week featuring Nathan Guy…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange right here on Magic Talk Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am. Find out more at Magic.co.nz

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Feb 18, 2022
Rex Podcast Sunday 13th February
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On the show today;  We chat with Beef and Lambs South Island General Manager John Ladley about reports farmers in the south are flouting covid rules to avoid having their farming operations compromised…  We profile this year’s Zanda McDonald Award winner Rhys Roberts…  And, we talk with legendary retiring horticulture tutor Gordon Reid…  Plus, we have our usual features, including the latest weather with our man Richard Green…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange right here on Magic Talk Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am  Find out more at Magic.co.nz

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Feb 12, 2022
REX Podcast Saturday February 12
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On the show today;  we relaunch Loey’s Paddock with Catalyst Performance Agronomy…  Rural Rog returns! - Morning Rumble host Roger Farrelly tells us how he got on with his sheep shearing shenanigans…  And, we check in with Feds Arable Chair Colin Hurst to see how the crops are faring after a sustained period of rain…  Also, our usual features, including the View From the Top Paddock, this week featuring Nathan Guy…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange right here on Magic Talk Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am. Find out more at Magic.co.nz

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Feb 11, 2022
REX Podcast Sunday February 6
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On the show today;  we hear from ACT Party leader David Seymour on the back of his ‘State of the Nation’ address - what’s he got planned for agriculture?...  We talk with Goughs Bay farmer George Masefield several months on from the mudslides that devastated the region and the frustrations with the lack of progress on the clean-up…  And we preview ‘Shear for Blair’ initiative to raise funds for the Southland Charity Hospital…  Plus we have our usual features, including the latest weather with our man Richard Green…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange right here on Magic Talk Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am  Find out more at Magic.co.nz

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Feb 05, 2022
REX Podcast Saturday February 5
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On the show today;  we catch up with the Rock’s legendary Breakfast Host Roger Farrelly ahead of his sheep shearing attempt…  We see what’s making headlines in British farming with our UK correspondent Steve Collins…  And we look at the proposals on the table for farmers to consider put forward by the farming conglomerate, He Waka Eka Noa - first with Beef & lamb Chair Andrew Morrison, then with Groundswell NZ spokesman Steve Cranston.  Also, our usual features, including the View From the Top Paddock with Nathan Guy.  You can also listen to Rural Exchange right here on Magic Talk Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am. Find out more at Magic.co.nz

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Feb 04, 2022
REX Podcast Sunday January 30th
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On the show today;  We assess how the impending Omicron outbreak could affect the primary industries with Dan Boulton from Silver Fern Farms…  We take a look at the state of the wool industry with Craig Smith from Devold…  And, we pick the brain of economist Cameron Bagrie to see if rising inflation will mitigate otherwise healthy commodity prices…  Plus we have our usual features, including the latest weather with our man Richard Green…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange right here on Magic Talk Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am  Find out more at Magic.co.nz

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Jan 29, 2022
REX Podcast Saturday 29th January
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On the show today;  we catch up with our Aussie correspondent  Stu Hodgson…  All you need to know about the proposed rise to the NAIT levies…  And we profile the newly-crowned Young Viticulturist of the Year…  As well as our usual features, including the View From the Top Paddock, this week featuring former Feds President Katie Milne…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange right here on Magic Talk Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am. Find out more at Magic.co.nz

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Jan 28, 2022
REX Podcast Sunday 23rd January
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The Rural Exchange Podcast for Sunday the 23rd of January, with Hamish McKay & Richard Loe…  On the show today; 

We see what’s making headlines in the rural print media with Tony Leggett…  We catch up with Jon Pemberton from AgProud NZ…  And we find out how the Stewart family from Mid Canterbury managed to increase production on their farm despite the devastating floods in May last year…  Plus we have our usual features, including the latest weather with our man Richard Green…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange right here on Magic Talk Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am  Find out more at Magic.co.nz

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Jan 23, 2022
REX Podcast Saturday 22nd January
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This is The Rural Exchange Podcast for Saturday the 22nd of January, with Hamish McKay & Richard  Loe, back for 2022.

On the show today;   we look at the rise and rise of dairy prices with ASB Chief Economist Nick Tuffley…  We look at why farmers do what they do with Feds Dairy Chair Wayne Langford…  And we catch up with ACT Party ag spokesperson Mark Cameron…  As well as our usual features, including the View From the Top Paddock, this week featuring Nathan Guy…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange right here on Magic Talk Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am. Find out more at Magic.co.nz

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Jan 23, 2022
REX Podcast Sunday December 12th
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On the show today;   we review the year in red meat with Beef & Lamb CEO Sam McIvor…  We look back on 2021 with one of the brightest personalities in NZ agriculture Trish Rankin…  And we hear from the National Party agriculture spokesperson Barbara Kuriger as the Nats make a play tto win back the hearts and minds of Kiwi farmers…  Plus we have our usual features, including the latest weather with our man Richard Green…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange right here on Magic Talk Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am  Find out more at Magic.co.nz

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Dec 11, 2021
REX Podcast 11th December
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On the show today;  we speak with the Chair of Rural Women NZ Sandra Matthews…  We look back at the year in dairy with NZX Head Analyst Julia Jones…  And we catch up with the outgoing Chief Executive of Pork NZ David Baines...  As well as our usual features, including the View From the Top Paddock, this week featuring Nathan Guy…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange right here on Magic Talk Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am. Find out more at Magic.co.nz

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Dec 10, 2021
REX Podcast Sunday 5th December
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On the show today;   We review the year in Kiwifruit with Michael Fox from Zespri…  We look at the quickly developing world of  automating orchard machinery with Trimax CEO Michael Sievwright…  And we look at the latest investment opportunities in the rural sector with Syndex CEO Ross Verry…  Plus we have our usual features, including the latest weather with our man Richard Green…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange right here on Magic Talk Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am  Find out more at Magic.co.nz

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Dec 04, 2021
REX Podcast Saturday 4th December
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On the show today;  We hear from new National party Leader Christopher Luxon; what’s his view of rural New Zealand and does he have any aspirations to once again make the Nats the party for farmers?...  We get our Christmas cheer on with Simon Berry from Whitestone Cheese…  And we crunch the latest dairy numbers with ASB Chief Economist Nick Tuffley…  As well as our usual features, including the View From the Top Paddock, this week featuring  Katie Milne…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange right here on Magic Talk Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am. Find out more at Magic.co.nz

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Dec 03, 2021
REX Podcast Sunday 28th November
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On the show today;  We catch up with National’s Ag Spokesperson Barbara Kuriger as her party falls apart at the seams…  We revisit the livestock export trade ban with Animal Genetics Trade Association Chair Mark Willis…  And we talk to the Supreme Winner at this year’s NZ Food Awards…  Plus we have our usual features, including the latest weather with our man Richard Green…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange right here on Magic Talk Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am  Find out more at Magic.co.nz

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Nov 27, 2021
REX Podcast Saturday 27th November
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On the show today;  we review the All Blacks season and the French debacle with former Highlander and current Lyon coach Kendrick Lynn…  We look at the biggest single livestock online offering so far in New Zealand with Mark Cuttance from PGG…  And we talk with the Supreme Winner of this year’s Sustainable Irrigation Awards, Angus Aitken…  As well as our usual features, including the View From the Top Paddock, this week featuring Nathan Guy…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange right here on Magic Talk Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am. Find out more at Magic.co.nz

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Nov 26, 2021
REX Podcast Sunday November 21st
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On the show today;   we put the spotlight on today’s Mother of All Protests - Groundswell NZ co-founder Bryce McKenzie with his thoughts on how it might play out and why the group has been infiltrated by the lunatic fringe…  ACT Party agriculture spokesperson Mark Cameron on why he’ll be attending the protest in his patch…  And we also talk with Green Party Co-Leader James Shaw about COP26 and what it means for the nation’s farmers…  Plus we have our usual features, including the latest weather with our man Richard Green…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange right here on Magic Talk Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am  Find out more at Magic.co.nz

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Nov 20, 2021
REX Podcast Saturday 20th November
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 On the show today;  we delve into the world of blockchain and how Trust Alliance NZ is using it to help the primary sector; Chair Chis Claridge with the details…  Could we learn a thing or two from Uzbekistan when it comes to sorting out our water infrastructure? - Irrigation NZ CEO Vanessa Winning reckons we maybe could…  And we christen our partnership with the Dairy Industry Awards; alumni Michael Woodward to join the show…  As well as our usual features, including the View From the Top Paddock, this week featuring Katie Milne…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange right here on Magic Talk Saturdays & Sundays 6 - 8am. Find out more at Magic.co.nz

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Nov 19, 2021
REX Podcast Sunday 14th November
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On the show today;  we get an update on the Fairlight Foundation with Laura Koot…  We look at new technology which has the potential to greatly reduce on-farm methane emissions…  And we find out what it takes to produce a gold medal piece of meat at the World Steak Challenge with Danny Hailes from Alliance…  Plus we have our usual features, including the latest weather with our man Richard Green…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange right here on Magic Talk Saturdays & Sundays 7am - 9am. Find out more at Magic.co.nz

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Nov 14, 2021
REX Podcast Saturday 13th November
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On the show today;   we look at the diversification of the modern farm with Marijke Dunselman, the founder of Agritourism NZ…  We catch up with NZ Rugby Patron Ian Kirkpatrick…  And we find out what was on the agenda at this week’s online APEC summit with Agriculture and Trade Minister Damien O'Connor…  As well as our usual features, including the View From the Top Paddock, this week featuring the former Agriculture Minister, Nathan Guy…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange right here on Magic Talk Saturdays & Sundays 7am - 9am. Find out more at Magic.co.nz

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Nov 12, 2021
REX Podcast - Sunday 7th November
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On the show today;  We look at the lessons learned one year on from the devastating Lake Ohau wildfire with Graeme Still…  We profile the man who’s taking over from Rod Slater as Chief Executive of Beef & Lamb NZ Inc, Kit Arkwright…  And we look at the good, the bad and the ugly in the dairy sector with DiaryNZ CEO Dr Tim Mackle…  Plus we have our usual features, including the latest weather with our man Richard Green…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange right here on Magic Talk Saturdays & Sundays 7am - 9am. Find out more at Magic.co.nz

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Nov 06, 2021
REX Podcast - Saturday 6th November
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This is The Rural Exchange Podcast for Saturday the 6th of November, with Hamish McKay & Richard Loe... On the show today;  We catch up with our UK Correspondent Steve Collins after his French sojourn…  We talk with the winner of the annual Young Auctioneers Competition at the Canterbury A&P Show, or at least what’s left if it…  And we look at the Beltex sheep breed with Blair Gallagher from Beltex New Zealand…  As well as our usual features, including the View From the Top Paddock, this week featuring Katie Milne…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange right here on Magic Talk Saturdays & Sundays 7am - 9am. Find out more at Magic.co.nz

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Nov 05, 2021
REX Podcast Sunday 31st October
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On the show today;  we talk with the new coach of the Heartland XV rugby coach Nigel Walsh…  We chat with Invercargill MP Penny Simmonds about celebrating our farmers rather than vilifying them…  And Export NZ Chief Executive Catherine Beard on the ups and downs of exporting during the pandemic…  Plus we have our usual features, including Character of the Country, this week featuring hop industry legend Ron Beatson…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange right here on Magic Talk Saturdays & Sundays 7am - 9am. Find out more at Magic.co.nz

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Oct 30, 2021
REX Podcast - Saturday 30th October
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On the show today;  we delve into the Three Waters reforms with Irrigation NZ CEO Vanessa Winning…  We look at how the Free Trade Agreement with the UK might play right into the hands of our Agri tech sector with AgriTechNZ Chief Executive Brendan O’Connell…  And we talk with Game Animal Council Chair Gran Dodson about the impact of game animal species on our native forests and farmland… As well as our usual features, including the View From the Top Paddock, this week featuring Nathan Guy…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange right here on Magic Talk Saturdays & Sundays 7am - 9am. Find out more at Magic.co.nz

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Oct 29, 2021
REX Podcast Sunday 24th October
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The Rural Exchange Podcast for Sunday the 24th of October, with Hamish McKay & Richard Loe…  On the show today…  We talk with Southland Mayor Gary Tong about a farm gate vaccination drive to get vaccination numbers up in the deep south…  Former Special Trade Envoy Mike Petersen on the newly-minted trade deal with the UK…  And the Organic Dairy Hub has a new ambassador - his name is Gavin Fisher; we find out what his new role is all about…  Plus we have our usual features, including Yes Minister, this week featuring Selwyn MP Nicola Grigg …  You can also listen to Rural Exchange on Magic Talk Saturdays & Sundays (7am - 9am). Find out more at Magic.co.nz

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Oct 23, 2021
REX Podcast Saturday 23rd October
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This is The Rural Exchange Podcast for Saturday the 23rd of October, with Hamish McKay & Richard Loe... On the show today;  we discuss the new NZ-UK Free Trade Agreement with Beef & Lamb NZ Chairman Andrew Morrison …  We profile the 2021 Young Grower of the Year, Melissa van den Heuvel from Bay of Plenty...  And we hear from ASB Chief Economist Nick Tuffley on the back of a whopping 8 dollar 75 forecast milk payout from ASB…  As well as our usual features, including our rural correspondent Angie Skerrett, with a look back at the Rural Week That Was…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange right here on Magic Talk Saturdays & Sundays 7am - 9am. Find out more at Magic.co.nz

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Oct 22, 2021
REX Podcast Sunday October 17th
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On the show today…  we look at the nutritional benefits of Kiwi pork with Nutrition Advisor Julie North…  We assess the government’s Emissions Reduction Plan with Feds President Andrew Hoggard…  And, we chew the fat with ACT Party leader David Seymour has his party surges in the polls…  Plus we have our usual features, including Richard Green with the latest weather, this week featuring …  You can also listen to Rural Exchange on Magic Talk Saturdays & Sundays (7am - 9am). Find out more at Magic.co.nz

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Oct 16, 2021
REX Podcast Saturday 16th October
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This is The Rural Exchange Podcast for Saturday the 16th  

of October, with Hamish McKay & Richard Loe... On the show today;  we talk to Green Fern Managing Director Dan Casey, as they prepare to go live on the share market…  And we catch up with Kaipara Mayor Jason Smith ahead of the Super Saturday vaccination drive…  As well as our usual features, including the View From the Top Paddock, this week featuring Nathan Guy…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange right here on Magic Talk Saturdays & Sundays 7am - 9am. Find out more at Magic.co.nz

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Oct 15, 2021
REX Podcast Sunday 10th October
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On the show today…   We talk with Julie South from VetStaff about the worker shortage facing the industry…  We catch up with National’s Agriculture Spokesperson Barbara Kuriger…  And we talk with a Roxburgh farmer who’s encouraging rural New Zealanders to get a covid vaccine after her own experience with the virus…  Plus we have our usual features, including Richard Green with the latest weather, this week featuring …  You can also listen to Rural Exchange on Magic Talk Saturdays & Sundays (7am - 9am). Find out more at Magic.co.nz

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Oct 09, 2021
REX Podcast - Saturday October 9th
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On the show today;  we look at the impact of the Auckland lockdown on our growers with the Pukekohe Vegetable Growers Association…  We talk regenerative agriculture with Nick Beeby from Beef & Lamb NZ…  And we take a deep dive into NZ Cheese Month with Simon Berry… and have I got a Whitestone Cheese story for you! Plus our usual features, including the View From the Top Paddock, this week featuring Katie Milne…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange right here on Magic Talk Saturdays & Sundays 7am - 9am. Find out more at Magic.co.nz

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Oct 08, 2021
Rural Exchange Podcast - Sunday 3rd October
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On the show today…  We speak with rural GP Dr Richard Clinghan about rural COVID vaccination rates…  We ask DairyNZ Chief Executive Dr Tim Mackle whether the new migrant visa will help with the worker shortage in the dairy industry…  And we talk with Wairarapa MP Kieran McAnulty who’s ditching the old ute for a new EV!...  Plus we have our usual features, including Character of the Country, this week featuring a man who’s spent a lifetime in the shearing shed, Graeme Bell…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange on Magic Talk Saturdays & Sundays 7am - 9am. Find out more at Magic.co.nz

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Oct 02, 2021
Rural Exchange Podcast - Saturday 2nd October
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On the show today;  we talk to Meat Industry Association CEO Sirma Karapeeva about what the new migrant visas will do for the industry…  We speak with Leaderbrand CEO Richard Burke about their undercover farming project…  And Kiwi shearer Jovian Cummins talks about his idea for woolen jeans…  Plus our usual features, including the View From the Top Paddock, this week featuring Nathan Guy…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange right here on Magic Talk Saturdays & Sundays 7am - 9am. Find out more at Magic.co.nz

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Oct 01, 2021
Rural Exchange Podcast - 26th September
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On the show today…  We talk with the retiring Otago Fish & Game Chairman Monty Wright…  We catch up with David T Peabody from Craggy Range Vineyard, after it was named the Best Vineyard in Australasia…  And we hear from the pioneer of NZ organic farming John Bostock…  Plus we have our usual features, including Richard Green with the latest weather…  You can also listen to Rural Exchange on Magic Talk Saturdays & Sundays 7am - 9am. Find out more at Magic.co.nz

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Sep 25, 2021