What a date's bookshelf tells you

You can tell a lot about a person by the books on their shelf.

14 min ago  Why Harry Potter means you've found a keeper, and why you should run if you see a Lonely Planet.

The cladding is finally on

The two types of cladding side by side.

It might last forever, but it also feels like it has taken forever, especially with $16k of scaffolding in the way.

Refugees find solace in garden

REAF students and staff show off the Peace Garden’s impressive autumn harvest.

"In a new country where everything is unfamiliar, the garden is something they recognise."

Creating the perfect kitchen

Make your kitchen the heart of your home with these expert tips.

Where to put the sink, what storage you need and what applicances to have ... experts share their tips.

A tropical garden in the 'Naki gallery

Dick and Joan Wills

A jam-packed New Plymouth garden is so rich in tropical planting it's created its own microclimate

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house of the week

House of the week: Queenstown gallery

jane ussher

The farmhouse feel of this Queenstown home has happy echoes of its owner’s childhood in Dorset.

House of the week: Mt Pleasant gallery

This home perched amid native bush in Christchurch has served three generations.

House build "a long journey, but worth it"

House of the week: Kapiti Coast gallery

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