Home & Garden: In case you missed it

Home & Garden 28/07/2018

In case you missed it, here's a look back at RadioLIVE's Home & Garden for July 28th/29th 2018.

Supermarket Sleuth: Avocados, reusable bags

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"Supermarket Sleuth" John Winters discusses why we may no longer have to put the squeeze on avocados, the downside of using reusable bags, and Cadbury UK's low sugar version of their iconic Dairy Milk bar.

Cauliflower is King

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Leanne Kitchen, a professional chef for 14 years, has worked in food and travel publishing for the past ten years. Her new book Cauliflower is King has 70 delicious recipes for the world's most versatile and best loved super vegetable that prove that too much cauliflower is never enough.

Casa de Sanchez a new kind of theatre 

Ryan Hanna has been in the hospitality for 25 years now, just seven weeks after opening the doors at Amberley's newest hot spot, Casa de Sanchez. The word has spread fast and he's already taking bookings for Christmas functions.

Community Fruit Harvesting 

Sue Story hates to see fresh fruit go to waste when many people are unable to afford food for their families. Community Fruit Harvesting is a charity that picks unwanted fruit from backyards and orchards around New Zealand and shares it with those in need.

How deep do tree roots really grow?

Some urban trees won't be hemmed in by walls, pavements or concrete, their roots slowly working their way into the very structure of the city. Jason Lord, project manager at Franklin Trees Arboricultural Services says what grows up certainly grows out.

Boom or bust in NZ'S building industry

Leonie Freeman, Housing Strategist, Crest Consultancy Ltd says we are in the middle of a building boom and within the space of a week a Prefab Construction Company in Trentham has collapsed and now trouble has struck one of New Zealand's largest Apartment projects.

Face to face interaction of technology

Scott Inverarity, Ignite Architects talks the importance of face-to-face interaction in the age of technology and other ways to ensure a project is developed with minimal disruption.

Pacific Lakes Village

A new eco retirement village with 350 homes is on its way to Papamoa. The new village on Granada Street is now under construction and will inject over $250 million into the Bay of Plenty’s booming economy and promises to set the standard in future retirement living.

Heating system using just aluminum cans 

A Northland family's DIY hack has been labelled as "ingenious" and "achievable" after cutting their electricity bill down to just $1.50 a year.Tony talks with Terry Johnson, Frugal Kiwi.

Home and Garden with Tony Murrell, 7am - 10am Saturday and Sunday mornings on RadioLIVE and streaming live to the rova app on Android and iPhone.