A wonderful kitchen garden

The Locke's modern home at dusk - white flowers appear more vibrant in the half-light.

Behind the red brick boundary of a modern Northland home lies a delightful potager modelled on the royal gardens at Highgrove.

Real estate advice you can ignore

When it comes to real estate, people tend to make generalisations based on their own experiences and speak in absolutes, when the reality is more nuanced.

When you buy or sell a home, you're likely to get lots of unsolicited advice from well-meaning friends and family.

Eiffel Tower's secret apartment

The Eiffel Tower's designer secretly built an apartment at the top.

After the Eiffel tower was opened in 1889, the tower's designer, Gustave Eiffel, had become the envy of the elite in Paris.

Sow poppies for Anzac Day

Lightly rake over the soil so the seed is just covered.

How to plant a living memorial to fallen soldiers this Anzac Day.

Best plants for ground cover

The dwarf banksia 'Birthday Candles'.

Meet the star players in the world of ground covers, the plants which demand little and give a lot.

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house of the week

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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