The seven deadly sins of decor
The seven deadly sins of decor

No one loves a dull home. Kirsten Matthew talks to four experts to find out how to avoid the seven biggest pitfalls of interior…

Prefab homes get green tick
Prefab homes get green tick

Prefabricated homes offering up to 15 per cent reductions in building costs are gaining a powerful boost from a green think-tank…

Design & build: In the comfort zone
Design & build: In the comfort zone

Temperature is crucial to a comfy home.

Design & build: Two become one
Design & build: Two become one

The house has come together over the past couple of weeks, literally.

Design & Garden

Design & build: Climbing our own stairway to heaven
Design & build: Climbing our own stairway to heaven

Luckily, Kylie and I share very similar tastes when it comes to architecture and interior design. If…

video Design & build: Episode 11

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

More women doing DIY
More women doing DIY

The Kiwi bloke is a key part of NZ's collective self ideal, but new research shows it is now almost…

Design & build: An automatic home

Control heating and lighting with your phone.

More Kiwis opt to renovate

Home renovating has become a $1.5b boom industry as a growing number of house owners turn their backs on trading up in a…

Design & build: Time counts down, mortgage climbs up

As the build goes on, the house is feeling more like a real home.

Fake grass making a comeback

Fake grass, once considered a bit tacky, is making a kitschy comeback - popping up in backyards, apartment patios, commercial…

Design & build: The hunt for the perfect tile
Design & build: The hunt for the perfect tile

Popping into the Tile Warehouse proves to be a pleasant retail surprise.

Design & build: Shouting from the rooftop

Happiness is a waterproof roof over your head.

Design & build: The first fix

Let there be light – and wires and heating, at the flick of a switch.

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.

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Top tipples: Wine time
Top tipples: Wine time

Looking for love in all the wrong places? Sometimes all it takes is a sip of something sensational to put you back on track…

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Buble the 'body-shamer'?
Review: Clooney, Freeman's Bay
Game mum sets up registry
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