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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
Auckland family trades relative's damp, cold basement for a home of their own
Auckland family trades relative's damp, cold basement for a home of their own

Auckland family trades relative's damp, cold basement for a home of their own

A south Auckland family has gone from living in a relative's concrete basement to owning their own home....
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:49:56
Upper Hutt City Council drops consent fees to stimulate higher density housing
Upper Hutt City Council drops consent fees to stimulate higher density housing

Upper Hutt City Council drops consent fees to stimulate higher density housing

A city council is removing consent fees to encourage higher density housing - saving developers upwards of $40,000. ...
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:11:46
Can flatmates reject potential applicants because of their race?
Can flatmates reject potential applicants because of their race?

Can flatmates reject potential applicants because of their race?

A tenant whose flatmates-wanted ad was branded racist for stating the group didn't want to live with Indians says the listing simply stated preference....
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 17:56:36
Membership scheme proposed for war memorial facing potential ruin
Membership scheme proposed for war memorial facing potential ruin

Membership scheme proposed for war memorial facing potential ruin

Its floors are well trodden, the scuffs and blemishes a testament to happier times. Echoes of laughter and voices long gone fill the air; whispers of a bygone era when the Homewood War Me...
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 08:48:43
Auckland homes nearly half of country's real estate agents – vying for a healthy commission
Auckland homes nearly half of country's real estate agents – vying for a healthy commission

Auckland homes nearly half of country's real estate agents – vying for a healthy commission

With an increasing number of million-dollar homes lining its streets Auckland is officially crowned the land of the real estate agent. ...
Sun, 08 Jul 2018 05:00:00
A 25m-deep wall is part of a $1.5m plan to stop Porirua street from sinking
A 25m-deep wall is part of a $1.5m plan to stop Porirua street from sinking

A 25m-deep wall is part of a $1.5m plan to stop Porirua street from sinking

Contractors will dig 25 metres down to build a big wall as part of a $1.5 million plan to save a sinking Porirua street....
Fri, 06 Jul 2018 16:39:47
Anti-money laundering act brings new rules when dealing with lawyers
Anti-money laundering act brings new rules when dealing with lawyers

Anti-money laundering act brings new rules when dealing with lawyers

Imagine this scenario: You've known someone since kindergarten and they are now a lawyer, so you decide to get them to help with buying a house. Don't be offended if they ask you for your ...
Fri, 06 Jul 2018 11:30:42
Century-old home in Papatoetoe, south Auckland, goes on the market
Century-old home in Papatoetoe, south Auckland, goes on the market

Century-old home in Papatoetoe, south Auckland, goes on the market

Josephine Sharpe wakes up every day in an old house full of memories and silence....
Wed, 04 Jul 2018 11:55:00
The Block NZ: We tried a Block challenge ... it didn't go well
The Block NZ: We tried a Block challenge ... it didn't go well

The Block NZ: We tried a Block challenge ... it didn't go well

Have you ever watched a challenge episode of The Block NZ and looked on in horror as the teams created a half-baked, wonky, "slap some paint on there" finished product? "Hah," you mutter u...
Mon, 02 Jul 2018 16:35:00
One house into three? House deconstruction team recycles large unwanted homes
One house into three? House deconstruction team recycles large unwanted homes

One house into three? House deconstruction team recycles large unwanted homes

Treena Gowthorpe is rejecting the wrecking ball in favour of transforming large unwanted houses into mini homes....
Mon, 02 Jul 2018 14:21:46
To own a home: 10 housing hacks
To own a home: 10 housing hacks

To own a home: 10 housing hacks

Wellington mayor Justin Lester's $5000 rebate scheme for first home builders kicks off today. It's hoped the stipend will encourage new buyers into the market and boost the sluggish constr...
Sun, 01 Jul 2018 05:00:00
From boat makers to farmers, US-led tariff war inflicts pain
From boat makers to farmers, US-led tariff war inflicts pain

From boat makers to farmers, US-led tariff war inflicts pain

 A Florida boat builder absorbs US$4 million (NZ$5.7m) in lost business and expects more pain. An Ohio pork producer is losing access to a vital export market and fears the damage will las...
Mon, 25 Jun 2018 08:02:12
You judge: Are these Auckland's best apartment developments?
You judge: Are these Auckland's best apartment developments?

You judge: Are these Auckland's best apartment developments?

Auckland needs to go up, and intensify, but its high-rises haven't been noted for their beauty....
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 23:15:00
Heartbreak Island is here to stay at 7.30pm, TVNZ says
Heartbreak Island is here to stay at 7.30pm, TVNZ says

Heartbreak Island is here to stay at 7.30pm, TVNZ says

TVNZ won't reschedule Heartbreak Island despite claims the show is inappropriate for its 7.30pm time slot....
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 11:23:18
Rates row: Some Sounds residents not Sounds enough
Rates row: Some Sounds residents not Sounds enough

Rates row: Some Sounds residents not Sounds enough

Graeme Parker paid $3432 in rates last year for his family's century-old cottage in the Marlborough Sounds....
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 13:48:34
 
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