Hunting for a family home only

Glenn and Debbie Bolan with children Micah, 2, and Melody, 1, changed their property hunting strategy to buy their Stanmore Bay home.

After months of no success, this Auckland family changed tactics - and The One was swiftly found.

How to grow perfect pears

'Taylor's Gold' was first discovered in a Nelson orchard, and is now grown around the world.

This easy-to-grow orchard classic is a year-round delight.

Murdoch's NY penthouse

Rupert Murdoch's New York penthouse is spread over three floors of the luxury tower.

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has listed his New York penthouse for an eye-watering $93.75 million.

Mall gets new lease of life

There are 4000 people on the waiting list to live inside the oldest mall in the US.

Around 4000 hopeful tenants join waiting list for bargain apartments in USA's oldest shopping complex.

How to breed your own roses

It might take a professional to breed a hybrid rose like this beauty, Love Heart, but an enthusiastic home gardener can easily experiment with their own crosses.

Fancy yourself as a budding breeder? Here's a beginner's guide to how the pros do it.

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A Porsche in an Akl apartment gallery

Who needs a garage? Ex-pat French designer Stephane Rondel has made his 1988 Porsche and three motorbikes a feature of his apartment.

Who needs a garage? Designer Stephane Rondel has made a feature of his 1988 Porsche and three motorbikes.

House of the week: Christchurch gallery

Among the sand dunes of Southshore sits a 1950s beach house with sprawling gardens.

House of the week: Martinborough gallery

House of the week: Hawke's Bay gallery

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