Is it a slug? Is it a snail? What does that shell remind you of? Paua slugs, or Schizoglossa, are a bit of everything. They are officially a 'semi-slug', and like a paua are a gastropod but the resemblance of the shell is a coincidence. DOC's Threatened Species Ambassador tells us about being sluggish.
Darisuh Lolaiy of Auckland restaurant Cazador shares a recipe from the restaurant's new menu - Rare saddle of hare with ajo blanco. He says ajo blanco is a balance of fresh cucumber, almond and garlic, and is traditionally served as a chilled soup with fresh grapes to garnish. However he has adapted the soup to a puree as an accompaniment to the gamey, lean hare.
Seaweed is being honoured in Wellington over the weekend with a mural being put up. The Wellington Underwater Club's Nicole Miller explains why we need to make sure seaweed sticks around and the important role it plays in coastal marine ecosystems.
Social entrepeneurs, Malcolm and Melanie Rands created Ecostore back in 1993. It wasn't easy, but the company is now a kiwi success story - making environmentally friendly household cleaners and body care products and selling them internationally Now the pair have invested in a much smaller, but growing business Litte Bird Organics, run by Megan May - to help it grow and hopefully, take on the world. Malcolm Rands talks to us about why he is helping others achieve what his company has.
The flu season in North America has been a particularly bad one, with concerns that the vaccines available are not as protective as in past years. Health authorities in the US and Canada say the flu vaccine is only 25 percent effective against the H3N2 strain, which is likely to hit New Zealand as well. The World Health Organisation has recommended that a vaccine for that strain be included in the Southern Hemisphere flu shots. We speak to virologist, Dr Lance Jennings about what kind of flu...
Amsterdam three piece, My Baby are starting their NZ tour at the Coastella music festival. The band is made of up Dutch brother-sister-duo Sheik (drums) and Cato van Dyck (vocals) and New Zealand guitarist Daniel "daFreez" Johnston, originally from Timaru. They perform our first song live from our Wellington studio