Wednesday: Westerly 20/30 knots turning northwesterly in the evening. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 3/4 metres. Thursday: Northwesterly 20/30 knots easing to 15/25 knots in the morning. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 3/4 metres. Outlook Friday: Northeast to southeasterly 10/15 knots tending northwest to southwesterly before dawn, then north to northeasterly in the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 3/4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres by early evening. Outlook Saturday: Northerly 15/25 knots turning west to northwesterly 15/20 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres offshore during the evening. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/3 metres.Issued Wed 16:12 EDT
17:30 EDT Former National Farmers' Federation president Peter Corish says agricultural policy hasn't progressed in the past decade.