Home & Garden: In case you missed it

Home & Garden 01/09/2018

In case you missed it, here's a look back at the best bits from RadioLIVE's Home & Garden for September 1st, 2018.

Kiwi kai, from boil ups to home brew

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What’s the meal you’d make for foreign guests to showcase the best produce from our paddocks and plots?

Kai is a new website showcasing the best artisan Kiwi produce, from quinoa to Marlborough garlic. It's the brainchild of Greig Buckley and his wife, writer and editor Catherine Smith, and both are staunch supporters of the local food scene.

Local hand-harvested flake sea salt

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What's the one thing on almost everyone's dining table - and in the pantry - that improves almost any meal? Masterchef judges bang on about it all the time and most recipes finish off with an instruction to: season with salt.

Greg Beattie has turned this concept into a commercial business that's worth its salt: the Hauraki Sea Salt Co.

Supermarket Sleuth: product placement & milk options

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"Supermarket Sleuth" John Winters discusses why supermarkets sometimes put grocery products into the produce area and why milk is much cheaper to buy from a dairy than from a supermarket.

If you have a question or any feedback for Mr Winters go to our Home & Garden Show page, click on email and send your question.  

Rangimārie - A New Zealand Garden for Peace in Le Quesnoy, France

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Auckland landscape designer Xanthe White has been commissioned to build a garden for peace as part of the 100-year commemoration of World War I in a small village in the north of France named Le Quesnoy, which NZ soldiers freed from German occupation on the 4th November 1918.  

The coming-of-age of the home brand

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Home brand products have seen a huge rise in popularity over the past decade, so much so that 85 percent of Australians surveyed by Product of the Year said that they believe home brands are better than their branded equivalent. Sarah Connelly, Director of product of the Year, said that one in five shoppers stock more than half their shopping trolley with home brand products.

Upcycling with the Upcycling Queen of West Auckland

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Buffie Mawhinney is an 'upcycling queen' who lives and breathes upcycling and recycling. In 2006, her first big project was saving 6.8 tons of waste going to landfill in West Auckland. 

She works as a community sustainability coordinator at Ranui Community Centre, has done for 8 years. She also works in the local community garden and runs classes on upcycling, and gets her material from transfer stations, TradeMe, and warehouses full of inorganics that has been collected by the council.

Listen to the full interviews above.

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.