NZ at the 2014 World Architecture Festival
photos NZ at the 2014 World Architecture Festival

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 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
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, get active and fight…

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Design: Letters from a lazy lunch spot
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.

photos Design: Dear Jervois

An inside look at David Lee's new cafe, Dear Jervois.

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…

photos Photos: Make yourself a home
Photos: Make yourself a home

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

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

Arborists certainly had a windfall after that mighty storm blew through the country and winds reached an impressive 170km/h…

Protect garden from Jack Frost
Protect garden from Jack Frost

Several weeks ago during the cold snap, I noticed an evening forecast of 0C for Auckland central, but…

Design: Freedom to choose

Try before you buy and get it right, says Ben Crawford.

Call to bring blooms back to Ellerslie

Local supporters of the Ellerslie International Flower Show have offered a home in Auckland for the event.

12 Questions: Simon James

Simon James is one of New Zealand’s most acclaimed furniture designers exporting designer furniture and lighting around…

Ellerslie Flower Show canned

Next year's Ellerslie International Flower Show has been cancelled as the Christchurch City Council considers how to make…

To trim or not to trim?
To trim or not to trim?

There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to hedges, as the approach you take will depend on the…

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