Consents hit 7 year high

CHRISTCHURCH CONSENTS UP 27 PER CENT: Pictured is a design for an apartment building in Barbadoes Street, Christchurch, designed by Context Architects.

6 min ago  Figures show new dwelling consents hit a seven-year high in 2014.

Make your own terrarium gallery

A terrarium created by Michele Weymouth; ?I always put something gold in my terrariums, Weymouth says, "It?s my signature." Illustrates TERRARIUMS (category l), by Lindsey M. Roberts, special to The Washington Post. Moved Thursday, January 22, 2015. (MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Linda Davidson.)

11:11 AM  Easy to care for and easy to make yourself, terrariums are a fun addition to any style of home decor.

Move over The Block...

NEW HOME RENO': This house will be part of another home renovation series hitting our screens early February. Three houses in total were purchased in West Auckland at the end of last year, and three couples will work to renovate the do-ups in hopes of a profit.

What can viewers expect on the new home renovation show hitting our screens next month?

Park your plane here

Crafar Crouch contractors build the roads at the 16-section residential airpark on land adjacent to Sounds Air Ltd's Koromiko airfield.

Sixteen houses, each with their own aeroplane hangar, are being built between Blenheim and Picton.

A tale of three apartments gallery

Sandra Kidd's Ponsonby apartment.

Three women took their little white apartments, and gave them a shake up to create new, distinctive worlds. 

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A substantial family home in an exclusive enclave of Rangiora has all the qualities of a beach house.

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A Christchurch couple have created the ultimate year-round holiday experience in Banks Peninsula.

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