30 Jun 2020

Gin connoisseur to reap rewards of great NZ juniper hunt

From Morning Report, 8:54 am on 30 June 2020

New Zealand is one step closer to establishing the world's first commercial plantation of Juniperus communis - whose berries are the key ingredient of gin - following a nationwide search for the elusive conifer.

About 40 trees were discovered as part of the Great New Zealand Juniper Hunt and seedlings are now being nurtured at Massey University and at two locations in Taranaki.

Taranaki Whanganui reporter Robin Martin has more.