The Block is back
The Block is back

It's a bitterly cold morning as I make my way down a little street in Pt Chevalier. The sun has barely risen above the horizon…

Power to your pruning
Power to your pruning

Get your pruning right and your trees will be happier than ever.

Design & build: Chasing a dream
Design & build: Chasing a dream

The Block NZ 2012 winner Ben Crawford and his girlfriend Kylie are building their dream home. Share their proud moments…

Design & build: Episode one
video Design & build: Episode one

The Block NZ 2012 winner Ben Crawford and his girlfriend Kylie are building their dream home. Share their proud moments…

Design & Garden

A larder for all creatures
A larder for all creatures

A food forest is an orchard the way nature intended. Humans get the benefit of fruit, nuts, herbs, fibre…

Design: Made in Scandinavia

Nordic style is easily embraced, writes Ben Crawford.

DIY: Sit, relax, enjoy your cuppa

Here's a great piece of furniture to keep cups, glasses, books and the TV remote handy in your living room. Step 1 Measure…

Branch out in style

Deciduous fruit trees lend themselves to beautiful landscape design for the patient and talented gardener. Some of the most…

Best NZ architecture on show
Best NZ architecture on show

Seven New Zealand buildings are shortlisted for awards in the World Architecture Festival in Singapore…

The Block NZ announces new judges

The Block NZ have announced their new judges for season three will be Shelley Ferguson of Your Home and Garden magazine…

DIY: Quoit a special holiday project

Quoits is a traditional game in which players try to throw rings over a series of small upright posts, and the person with…

Plant for summer harvest

Gardening in the depths of winter is not particularly inviting, but it is a great time to get outside, get active and fight…

Design: Letters from a lazy lunch spot

Ben Crawford finds a great ambience at Dear Jervois.

DIY can save cash in the long run
DIY can save cash in the long run

Keeping chickens and growing your own veges is the first step to being self-sufficient.

Make yourself a home (+pics)

It might be the New Zealand dream but for many Aucklanders, owning their own home has become a chimera thanks to high prices…

Matariki - time for renewal

Matariki and a life on the land. Our very own Maori New Year started yesterday. Each year the date changes depending on…

Design: I, robot, will mow your lawn

Lawn mowing is an art form I’ve been obsessed with for as long as I can remember.

Get on board for the Cup

Here's a simple project to make without the need for power tools. This was lucky for me as, on the day I had the photographer…

Answer is blowin' in the wind
Answer is blowin' in the wind

Arborists certainly had a windfall after that mighty storm blew through the country and winds reached…

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Life & Style

It's a French woman's duty to wear a bikini, says ex-minister
It's a French woman's duty to wear a bikini, says ex-minister

It is a French woman's duty to wear a bikini on a beach, says the former minister for families, Nadine Morano.

Blog: Message board manners
'Face-kini' a summer trend?
Sitting versus standing at work
Should we ban Comic Sans?
More Life & Style

Property

Trade Me profit growth slows
Trade Me profit growth slows

Trade Me posted slower profit growth for 2014 and warned earnings would remain "subdued" in the coming…

Values soar: Your impact
Auckland's property values jump 33pc
'Poor doors' divide classes
KiwiSaver: Using savings the second time
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