A self-sufficient rest home

Erle Dale, 87, left, with volunteer gardener Margaret McKelvie at the Wyndham & Districts Rest Home.

2:38 PM  He's 87 and rides a mobility scooter but he maintains a veggie patch to feed his rest home for most of the year.

Lights made from jelly bears

One of the lightboxes created by Mayice, using gummy bears as paint.

Yes, these colourful lightboxes are painted with melted lollies - and they smell as good as they look.

Sean Penn is selling up

Sean Penn has put his five-bedroom, five-bathroom Malibu property on the market.

Oscar winner lists five-bedroom, five-bathroom Malibu retreat for $8.7 million.

Stop hand-washing your dishes

While you may pooh-pooh dishwashers for environmental reasons, studies show they out-green all but the most frugal of hand washers.

Most dishwashers are more efficient than we are at doing the job. In more ways than one.

House of the week: Auckland gallery

A creative empty-nester's colourful apartment is just right for one

This creative empty-nester's colourful and historical rooftop apartment is just right for one.

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House of the Week: Herne Bay gallery

Clare’s extensive shoe collection includes favourites from Stuart Weitzman, Aquazzura, Manolo Blahnik and, on the sofa, her “favourite blue sparkly Christian Louboutins.

An astounding shoe collection that inspired a children’s book takes centre stage in this family-friendly villa.

A Porsche in an Akl apartment gallery

Who needs a garage? Designer Stephane Rondel has made a feature of his 1988 Porsche and three motorbikes.

House of the week: Christchurch gallery

House of the week: Martinborough gallery

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