10 retro trends to leave behind


11:41 AM  Mirrored ceilings, potpourri and carpeted bathrooms spring to mind...

NZ's home of affordable housing

Palmerston North "a hidden secret" in real estate.

Manawatu/Whanganui are the most affordable areas in the country for first-time buyers.

Polished concrete: Yay or nay?

I was worried about how comfortable the concrete floors would be for the little people who'll live in our house, but they appear to be loving them.

Is a polished concrete floor right for you? What are the pros? The cons? The price?

Avoid the winter woes

Follow the eight tips below to protect your home from the cold winter weather.

Follow these eight tips to keep your home safe from rain, frost and snow damage.

Rush to insulate as cold bites

Auckland Council isn't banning open fires, but it is encouraging people to switch to clean heat.

As the first cold snap of winter bites, homeowners are flocking to Auckland's home insulation scheme.

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Black walls bring the wow factor

Marama says her mother is responsible for buying some of the coolest objects in the dining room, including the pink cuckoo clock, the black bust and the pedestal stand; on the dining table is a candelabra from Seletti; the vintage armchair was recently reupholsted in black and the cushions are from Designers Guild.

Dramatic wallpaper, skulls and hot pink accents come together in this funky Palmerston North home.

Living the dream in West Auckland gallery

She moved from central Auckland to the country five years ago - and has never looked back.

House of the Week: Herne Bay gallery

A Porsche in an Akl apartment gallery

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