Wild Appetite

First blood

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The reality of living off the land wasn't quite what Matt Rilkoff expected

Living off the land a life-changing experience - There's a lesson for everybody

WILD APPETITE

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Even before my chickens woke up my home was clouded with the aroma of curried goat

Big day arrives for feast of totally Taranaki tucker

Wild Appetite

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My last day of food gathering came down to a sack of mussels from Wai Iti.

Wallet produces better fare than homekill

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Matt Rilkoff tracks down the easiest feed he will ever have in his quest to live off the land.

A spot of eeling - but first, a steep trip into the past

Wild Appetite

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MATT RILKOFF - Taranaki Daily News

On Alistair McColl's Ahititi farm hides a ghostly shrine to the sacrifice of New Zealand's agricultural pioneers.

Shooting deer new string to desk man's bow

Shooting deer new string to desk man's bow

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Taranaki Daily News

It's time for venison as Matt Rilkoff feeds his wild appetite.

Getting to the gruff in billy goat

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Taranaki Daily News

Matt Rilkoff took his wild food challenge a little too far during the weekend - and his taste buds let him know about it.

Blood on his hands as he follows the way of the Wolf (graphic content)

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Ukrainian-born New Zealander Alex Wolf shot at his first target as a 6-year-old at a fun park

Fighting off sharks for tuna meal

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To catch a tuna you must chase the birds.

Madeline provides Matt the real McKoy

Wild Appetite

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It was hands-on for Matt Rilkoff on day three of his adventure to live off the land.

This little piggy didn't make it home

Wild Appetite

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Against all expectations a pig is dead. It grubbed its last fern at about 6.27 last night.

No eel lizard in sight, but five fish in the bag

Wild Appetite

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MATT RILKOFF - Taranaki Daily News

Five is the number of fish I caught on the first day of 12 living off the land in Taranaki.

Gurnard first on menu for office worker gone feral

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MATT RILKOFF - Taranaki Daily News

I've allowed myself a bag of flour, a shaker of salt and a bottle of cooking oil.

Living off everything

Wild Appetite

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MATT RILKOFF - Taranaki Daily News

A deer's life span is about 25 metres long after you shoot it in the heart.

The Matt of the land: Surviving without the supermarket

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MATT RILKOFF - Taranaki Daily News

If you know where to look there is food to be had everywhere.

Abandon the office - be a hunter-gatherer

THE RILKOFF FILES

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MATT RILKOFF - Taranaki Daily News

From January 28 to February 8 Matt Rilkoff will travel around Taranaki in an attempt to live off the land.