Conservation Comment: Big Ag threat to food diversity
Conservation Comment: Big Ag threat to food diversity

There has been concern in recent years about the concentration of our seed heritage into the hands of a few large multinational…

Gardening: Spring a gateway to goodness
Gardening: Spring a gateway to goodness

Sarah O'Neil finds that spring gardening is about more than the planting

Historic kumara to be planted on island
Historic kumara to be planted on island

A Northland island which was once the site of a pa and extensive kumara gardens will be home to two historic varieties of…

Overwhelming Cranford fundraisers in HB
Overwhelming Cranford fundraisers in HB

Fine wine, fine art, fine gardens and fine homes - all accompanied by fine weather meant plenty of fine smiles for the…

Gardening

Got the blues? Get in the garden
Got the blues? Get in the garden

We have often been told that doing some gardening can benefit us physically. Now scientists believe…

Watch NZH Local Focus: Hastings wildflower display delights

The biennial Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition in Hastings is back for a fifth year. Made with funding from NZ On Air.

Annual flower show to take a break

Norsewood's Heather Cheer is passionate about growing things and for the past eight years has been encouraging residents…

Top tips to get that summer garden

Spring has sprung and Kiwis are finally enjoying another long weekend - making this the perfect time to plant the foundations…

Why your vegie garden is rubbish
Why your vegie garden is rubbish

Wet weather has forced home gardeners to delay planting of summer fruit and vegetables.

Garden thief stalks Auckland backyards

A brazen garden thief is wreaking havoc on backyards in a central Auckland suburb.

Spice up your edible garden

Growing your food can elevate your meals from the ordinary to the amazing and the great thing is now is the perfect time…

Orange is the new black

Do you grow your carrots or, perish the thought, buy them?

Gardening: Beepocalypse now

Beepocalypse. That's how an Australian journalist described the drastic decline in in bee numbers taking place in many parts…

Gardening: Spring praises
Gardening: Spring praises

As the days lengthen and become warmer we hanker to scratch about in the dirt and grow something

Gardening: Say snap

Our garden guru Steve Wratten on buzzwords and biological control.

Neighbours at war over chopped tree

Hiring a contractor to cut down a tree is standard household business - except when the tree is in your neighbour's garden…

Going green

Our new gardening guru on the joys of growing your own.

Easy winter gardening

All is not lost for the keen gardener in the coldest season, writes Sarah O'Neil

Forget me not
Forget me not

Think conservation, think kakapo and kiwi. But birds aren't the only natives under threat

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Weekend Project

Weekend project: Make your own bed
Weekend project: Make your own bed

Families can be transient during summer, moving from one relative to the next, sharing a meal and some stories from the…

Weekend project: One for the birds
Weekend Project: Blowing in the wind
Weekend project: Off the wall art just the ticket
Weekend Project: Sit back and relax
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