Nearly everyone in Waikanae will recognise the first location. The episode of Country Calendar screened last night featured Scott and Maaike McNeill of Waikanae Beach operating their Awatoru Wild Foods business which supplies both local and Wellington cafés with fish. The fishing is long line up to 12 miles from the coast and environmentally sustainable.
As well as fish, on weekends Scott and a mate, the chef at Wellington’s Bolton Hotel, go out wild deer hunting in the Tararua hill country for venison.
The living hasn’t always been easy, but it’s what they love.
The episode is viewable on TVNZ On Demand here