It's dirty work on The Block
It's dirty work on The Block

Contestants on the new series of The Block NZ are getting more filthy, frustrated and exhausted than ever before - and they've…

Design: Show us the money
Design: Show us the money

Approaching a bank for finance can be daunting, but just go for it.

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 & Garden

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…

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…

A larder for all creatures

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

Design: Made in Scandinavia

Nordic style is easily embraced, writes Ben Crawford.

DIY: Sit, relax, enjoy your cuppa
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…

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

Seven New Zealand buildings are shortlisted for awards in the World Architecture Festival in Singapore, held from October…

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
Plant for summer harvest

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

Design: Letters from a lazy lunch spot

Ben Crawford finds a great ambience at Dear Jervois.

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
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.

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