Pigs originated in Southeast Asia and were introduced to New Zealand by the French explorer Jean Francois Marie de Suville for food. Pig hunting started some time after their introduction.
A male, called a boar, stands nearly 100cm at the shoulder and can weigh between 45kg and 205kg. The female, called a sow, is smaller than her male counterpart and stand at around 600cm high, weighing up to 114kg.
Wild pork is pink and lean, with around 10% fat across the whole carcass. Its earthy undertones provide a magic flavour that cannot be beaten.