Home & Garden: In case you missed it

Home & Garden 04/08/2018

In case you missed it, here's a look back at RadioLIVE's Home & Garden for August 4th / 5th 2018.

What makes a great pie

The king of New Zealand pie makers, Patrick Lam of Patrick's Pies Café and Bakery inTauranga has won his sixth Bakels New Zealand Supreme Pie Award.

Supermarket Sleuth: Origin labelling,Plastic bags

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"Supermarket Sleuth" John Winters discusses the campaign to get rid of plastic in supermarkets and did you know we are one of the few civilised countries in the world not to have Country of Origin labelling mandatory on our food and drinks.

Naughty and Not So Nice Cakes

Nothing says celebration quite like a fancy cake with icing swirls or edible flowers and a heartfelt message on top but what if you're not feeling the love. Baker Kate Marinkovich of Tomboy cakes also offers a line of personalised so called "black cakes" for break ups.

Traditional Maori Food

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Hiakai is a pop up series devoted to the exploration and development of Māori cooking techniques and ingredients, the brainchild of Michelin chef Monique Fiso.

New Zealand Flower and Garden Show

This coming 28th November – 2nd December 2018 from 10am to 6pm daily, Auckland will play host to the second North Island based international flower and garden show following the hugely successful inaugural event in Spring 2017. Kate Hillier, Flower Show Director, talks about what to expect this year.

Ornamental Cherry Trees

Gillian Thrum, Green Door Garden and Gifts talks the History on the Cherry in NZ, What to choose and how to plant to create a fabulous effect and just how long do Cherry trees (Prunus species) last in our gardens.

The relationship of plants and animals

Hugo Baynes, Horticulture Manager has worked at Auckland Zoo for 23 years and it's incredible how the Zoo has transformed into such a stunning green space over that time.

The Asian Construction Forum

Construction Marketing Services (CMS) and Productspec are working to bring the Kiwi and Asian building sectors together.Asian Companies contribute more than $7billion each year to New Zealand’s construction sector and there vital to help meet our demands for the large scale quality construction.Ian Watt, General Manager Productspec and CMS talks with Tony Murrell.


Stormwater regulation limits the number of impermeable surfaces on a property. Grasscrete is considered permeable by many city councils allowing for a greater building footprint.Troy Brockbank, Design Manager Stormwater 360 explains.

The Queen of Clean

Best selling Australian author Shannon Lush is the "Queen of Clean," specialising in helping us all in cleaning and household management.

She joined Tony Murrell with a few simple cleaning tips.

Construction industry in crisis

Wednesday was a bad day for construction in New Zealand,Bill McKay, Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture and Planning, National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries, University of Auckland talks about  the tendering processes, are the margins too fine and what part is Council playing in this.

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.