Gardening: Family garden of Eden
Gardening: Family garden of Eden

The Heroic Garden Festival, now in its 19th year, offers the chance to visit 26 gorgeous Auckland gardens, and all for a…

Gardening: Season for change
Gardening: Season for change

Herne Bay’s community garden will be under new management.

Design & build: My, what a great roof you have
Design & build: My, what a great roof you have

The bush setting and the need for sunlight mean one thing: a flat roof.

Gardening: Sunny season show
Gardening: Sunny season show

Up and down our country, home gardeners are enjoying the fruits of their hard work.

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Design & build: Where to from here?
Design & build: Where to from here?

The view is still to die for as the build takes shape.

Gardening: In a holiday frame of mind

Make summer last even longer with some relaxation-inducing outdoor living furniture and accessories.

Design & build: A year in reflection

It's the morning of New Year's Eve and I'm writing this from Matarangi in the Coromandel. Kylie's parents have a bach here…

Design & build: We have a house

A bit of brute force and the walls appear.

Design & build: Retaining the details
Design & build: Retaining the details

Masonry blocks will become a piece of art.

Gardening: A gardener's Christmas

I enjoyed researching this story, as I don't often peruse websites for garden gift-giving. My go-to presents for special…

Design & build: Rising from the mud

The builders are getting stuck in, even by hand.

TVNZ buys Westie do-up

A small fibre-cement-board do-up cottage on a large tree-lined site in the Waitakere Ranges has been bought for TVNZ's new…

Creating a kitchen in the rain

There’s a lot to be said for wet weather.

Gardening: Hands-on part of makeover fun
Gardening: Hands-on part of makeover fun

I was looking forward to visiting friends Gilbert Wong and Jo Boese to check out a landscaping project…

Gardening: Old skills make a comeback

Yvonne Thomas believes New Zealanders are the luckiest people in the world. She says it's not about whether we have money…

Design & build: A tale of two pods

Tricky weather gets building progress stuck in the mud.

Design & build: Stuck in the mud

Mud sticks, as the piling contractors found.

Design & build: Digging in for the long haul

Builders are on site and the dream will soon be a reality.

Zen brings a peaceful balance
Zen brings a peaceful balance

Asian gardens evoke a sense of deep calm and tranquillity. Zen principles guide fine balance between…

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Property

The housing market in 2015
The housing market in 2015

Buy or sell? Fix or float? Financial and property experts make their predictions and give advice on…

Bank mortgage war brewing
Desperate renters queue for houses
John Roughan: Child poverty - a lesson for Key's team
Quay to style and security
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