This weekend, a retired couple took a punt growing truffles on their Te Puke block, and are now busy producing, selling and showcasing their nuggets of black gold! This episode is available to view on TVNZ OnDemand – Hyundai Country Calendar – Season 2022, Episode 30.

Nourish magazine wrote a great article of the truffières in Eastern Bay of Plenty.

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Meet the Eastern Bay of Plenty couple, Annette and Matiu, who are opening up the doors on a secretive industry to share their delicacy with the world.

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George Wilkinson (former president of NZTA) featured on TVNZ’s Country Calendar show.

George harvests world-renowned Tuber melanosporum truffles at his Nelson truffière enjoying his off-grid lifestyle, and sells the sought-after fungi direct to chefs in Wellington and Auckland.

The Episode is available to view on TVNZ Now – Hyundai Country Calendar – Season 2021, Episode 32