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Pinetrees features on Better Homes & Gardens


On 11 November, Pinetrees featured on Better Homes & Gardens as part of the 'Eye on Oz' special. The celebrity chef, Karen Martini, and her film crew stayed with us for four days and filmed three cooking segments using fresh Lord Howe seafood. It was great to see the Pinetrees boatshed deck (and our front sign) on prime time TV. Even our young manager, Tully, made one of the promo shots on his way for a surf on the reef. The weather over the two filming days was perfect. Two more segments will go to air sometime in 2012.

Behind the scenes, the crew were great to work with. There was the 'talent' (Karen), producer, cameraman, sound man, hair and makeup and food stylist. TV people are absolutely normal and work long hours for a few short segments. At one stage, our school kids came to watch the production and the crew answered all of their questions with patience and enthusiasm. The best part of the job, in this case, was the chance to eat Karen's food after the shoot. Yes, the cured kingfish with fennel and paprika was amazing! The other dishes were just as good, but we can't reveal them just yet.....

Thanks Better Homes & Gardens for featuring Pinetrees and Lord Howe Island!

The Lord Howe Island school kids watch Karen Martini

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