Home & Garden: In case you missed it

Home & Garden 06/05/2018

In case you missed it, here's a look back at RadioLIVE's Home & Garden with Tony Murrell for May 5th & 6th 2018.

Supermarket Sleuth

People from the UK don't like our Marmite and we don't like theirs. Now Unilever, which makes the British Marmite has moved to make the spread healthier.

The Government plans to make people buying from offshore websites pay GST. What will the impact be on our supermarkets?

Tony and Helen are joined by Supermarket Sleuth John Winters.

Hong Kong Food City

Photo: Getty.

In his latest book Hong Kong Food City, Tony Tan explores this vibrant city in southeast China through 80 exquisite dishes, from the cutting edge contemporary to the traditional, from both the high and low of Hong Kong cuisine with recipes from the city's iconic hotels.

Tony and Helen catch up with author Tony Tan. 


Large areas with suitable soil and climatic conditions are present in New Zealand but this does not mean automatic success in growing truffles.

A number of key conditions must be satisfied and considered in order to successfully grow truffles in a plantation setting. These differ depending upon the variety of truffle used and the host tree.

Tony talks with Jax Lee-May of Kings Truffles in Amberley.

Planning for an Orchard

In planning and orchard development, decisions made up front can have significant flow on effects in terms of layout, timing and cost.

Tony finds out more from Jason Ross from Habitate Waitati.

NZ Flower & Garden Show

The wait is over! The New Zealand Flower & Garden Show will treat visitors to a floral and horticultural spectacular this November.

Tickets are on sale now.

Tony talks with Kate Hillier, director of the NZ Flower & Garden Show.

Perennials in Autumn

Perennials are often considered the heart of the garden due to how rewarding they are, year after year, as well as the fact that they offer an enormous variety of colors, sizes, habits, fragrances, and bloomtimes.

Tony talks Perennials with Geoff Genge from Marshwood Gardens in Invercargill.

Caring for Eden Park

Ever thought about what it takes to maintain the wonderful grounds at Eden Park and just how many people it takes?

Tony talks with Blair Christensen, turf manager at Eden Park.

Tax on Housing in NZ

Whether New Zealand should introduce a capital gains tax is set to be a hot topic.

While there is debate around housing market speculators on their profits, Kiwis overlook the fact a new tax would also capture the commercial property sector.

Tony talks with Julie Cassidy, Professor of Law & Master of Taxation Studies at University of Auckland.

New Zealand Architecture Awards

The winners of the NZ Architecture Awards were announced on May 3rd. The event was held at the New Zealand Parliament Banquet Hall where 24 projects were named as winners.

Tony talks with convenors Sally Ogle and Richard Danielsand, and winner Brian White.

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.