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At my place: Interior designer Tina Stephen
At my place: Interior designer Tina Stephen

At my place: Interior designer Tina Stephen

Tina Stephen, head interior designer and founder of online styling service Roomie.co.nz, lives in an apartment-style new build in Titirangi with her husband Mark, daughter, Mathilde, and P...
Sun, 14 May 2017 05:00:00
How to create a workable home office in a small space
How to create a workable home office in a small space

How to create a workable home office in a small space

Many people spend an increasing amount of time on home-based work. Even if you're not actually working from home, you'll probably need an area for a computer, somewhere for paying bills, a...
Sun, 14 May 2017 05:00:00
At home with Waikato artist Angus Walker
At home with Waikato artist Angus Walker

At home with Waikato artist Angus Walker

Angus Walker, artist and festival worker, lives in Waipukurau....
Sun, 14 May 2017 05:00:00
Box clever: The scientific research being done to save our buxus hedges
Box clever: The scientific research being done to save our buxus hedges

Box clever: The scientific research being done to save our buxus hedges

The future of treasured box hedges and parterres at historic gardens such as those of the National Trust in Britain and at the likes of Versailles may be assured thanks in part to the work...
Mon, 01 May 2017 00:15:00
5 minute gardener: this weekend's garden tasks
5 minute gardener: this weekend's garden tasks

5 minute gardener: this weekend's garden tasks

MOSS Remove moss (and liverwort, lichen and algae) from where it is not wanted. While it gives charm and character to timber, stone and concrete walls, statues and sculpture, it can make p...
Sat, 13 May 2017 05:00:00
Is the short stay rental boom worsening the housing shortage?
Is the short stay rental boom worsening the housing shortage?

Is the short stay rental boom worsening the housing shortage?

"Welcome to the new way to invest," says one Airbnb management company. "Short-term rentals can earn a lot more than long term rentals," trumpets another....
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 05:00:00
How to save on your household electricity costs
How to save on your household electricity costs

How to save on your household electricity costs

Many Kiwis look for many different ways to reduce their energy bills but every year spend more than they should have to. However, electricity industry expert, David Goadby, recently launch...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 05:00:00
Nearly $50k price drop in Palmerston North average price gives buyers breathing room
Nearly $50k price drop in Palmerston North average price gives buyers breathing room

Nearly $50k price drop in Palmerston North average price gives buyers breathing room

First-time buyers and homeowners looking for an upgrade are back in the Palmerston North property game as rising house prices ease....
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 18:47:36
This is one ‘ologist’ you want to know
This is one ‘ologist’ you want to know

This is one ‘ologist’ you want to know

There's a new "ologist" you need to know about and this one is on the move. Meet "the movologist", the personal concierge dedicated to you when you up sticks and move house. And possibly t...
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 09:28:54
Manawatū/Whanganui's ritziest streets revealed
Manawatū/Whanganui's ritziest streets revealed

Manawatū/Whanganui's ritziest streets revealed

Palmerston North is home to Manawatū-Whanganui's most expensive street, where homes are worth almost four times the average house price, new data shows....
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 17:33:17
Tour guides: The most powerful people in travel
Tour guides: The most powerful people in travel

Tour guides: The most powerful people in travel

You have to wonder if tour guides realise the power they wield. You have to wonder if they know the control and the influence that they have over the people they're leading, if they unders...
Thu, 05 Oct 2017 14:27:10
Fiona Barber: I'm clean out of excuses for not being houseproud
Fiona Barber: I'm clean out of excuses for not being houseproud

Fiona Barber: I'm clean out of excuses for not being houseproud

OPINION: Yikes. How long have the windows looked like that? Mmmm, can't remember cleaning them. Ever. And I've been here since 2011....
Sat, 30 Sep 2017 05:00:00
What real estate agents would never spend money on
What real estate agents would never spend money on

What real estate agents would never spend money on

Before you fork out on home improvements, ask yourself "Will this help sell my house?"....
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:01:26
Architect James Chapman-Taylor's Upper Hutt home fully restored and for sale
Architect James Chapman-Taylor's Upper Hutt home fully restored and for sale

Architect James Chapman-Taylor's Upper Hutt home fully restored and for sale

A chance to share part of New Zealand's architectural history should attract a range of buyers to revered architect James Chapman-Taylor's fully renovated Upper Hutt home....
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:51:04
In Christchurch, housing pressures are playing out on historic suburban streets
In Christchurch, housing pressures are playing out on historic suburban streets

In Christchurch, housing pressures are playing out on historic suburban streets

In Christchurch, old and new are colliding as townhouses go up alongside heritage buildings. Charlie Gates reports for the One in Five Million project....
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:01:00
Waterfront new build floated in Marlborough Sounds
Waterfront new build floated in Marlborough Sounds

Waterfront new build floated in Marlborough Sounds

A stunning waterfront property, complete with mod cons, has been floated in Marlborough....
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:43:10
Palmerston North homes less affordable than ever as prices hit a two-decade record
Palmerston North homes less affordable than ever as prices hit a two-decade record

Palmerston North homes less affordable than ever as prices hit a two-decade record

There's been a huge drop in affordable homes for sale in Palmerston North, as the city's house prices continue to climb to record highs....
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:04:41
The Block: Mark Richardson defends 'heartbreaking' season finale
The Block: Mark Richardson defends 'heartbreaking' season finale

The Block: Mark Richardson defends 'heartbreaking' season finale

The Block NZ's auction process was fair and reflected the reality of Auckland's housing market, host Mark Richardson says....
Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:23:36
English carpenters helping budding builders go back to basics
English carpenters helping budding builders go back to basics

English carpenters helping budding builders go back to basics

Two English timber framers want to teach people how to craft their own structures from scratch using traditional building techniques....
Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:24:52
Hollywood movie and TV executive Neal Zoromski selling his New Zealand church
Hollywood movie and TV executive Neal Zoromski selling his New Zealand church

Hollywood movie and TV executive Neal Zoromski selling his New Zealand church

A touch of Hollywood is set to leave small-town New Zealand....
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:19:17
 
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