Embracing apartment living

The North Apartment developement in Grey Lynn.

5:00 AM  Are you downsizing amid rising house prices? Let these ingenious space-saving solutions make your new home life much easier.

Neighbourly turns one

Neighbourly is celebrating its first birthday. After launching in June 2014, it has grown to a membership of more than 125,000 households across 1700 neighbourhoods.

5:00 AM  The balloons are up. The cheerios and rainbow bread are ready - Neighbourly.co.nz is turning one.

Clearing my hoarder dad's house

My father's hoarding had progressed to the meta-status constituting of a collection of collections (file photo).

Antique tools, postcards, spoons, bubble wrap, bird's nests, animal skulls ... is there anything he didn't collect?

Decisions, decisions, decisions

The boys from Allegion, Mike our man of Hammers and Mr Building Boxes working through door hardware and security questions.

The number of decisions you have to make when building a new home will get under your skin.

Tips for growing winter mint

If you’re worried about mint taking over your garden, plant it in a large (10L) bucket with drainage holes in the base.

Like basil, mint is one of those herbs that has a tendency to play hard to get.

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house of the week

House build "a long journey, but worth it"

Craig and Rowena Douglas's home sits on a 2500-square-metre block in a semi-rural subdivision in Lincoln.

What do you do if several companies behind the house you are planning go belly up? Take on the project yourself.

House of the week: Kapiti Coast gallery

A Te Horo bach is the ultimate stress-buster for a Wellington city apartment-dweller.

Black walls bring the wow factor

Living the dream in West Auckland gallery

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