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The Highland cow photograph is by Australian photographer Tony Sheffield.

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Laurel Devenie in-character as nurse Kate Nathan on Shortland Street.

5:00 AM  Actor Laurel Devenie's favourite pieces of furniture are her well-travelled, multi-functional beer crates.

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Inexpensive ways to increase your home's value

5:00 AM  Doing up your home before selling? If money's tight, be strategic about how you spend it.

Building with the Drents - 7

Ido Drent and his family are building in Auckland while travelling for his career.

5:00 AM  As he fights to keep on schedule, Kiwi actor Ido Drent grapples with a leaking roof and tricky decisions.

'Cloud House' makes it rain

American artist Matthew Mazzatto built the Cloud House to re-create the sound of rain falling on a tin roof.

Like the sound of rain on a tin roof? You'll love the "Cloud House" in Missouri.

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House of the week: Hawke's Bay gallery

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