30 things you need by 30

There are dos and don'ts about what your house should have once you reach your third decade.

Move on from your shared home days and check what every 30+ person should own.

$2m buy has special significance

The nurses' retreat at 18 The Parade, Bucklands Beach has sold at auction for $2 million.

At 99, Lyn Petty's mum coveted this cottage. She's gone, but the house is in the family.

Garden bursting with blooms gallery

Heuchera ‘Lime Marmalade’ adds a burst of yellow in the foreground, with standardised Portuguese laurels (in flower) above alternating balls of pittosporum and buxus.

Right from the start, this Masterton house and outside area were designed to slot together as one.

Meet the 'containerscraper'

Are shipping containers the answer to overcrowding?

Could 'containerscraper' towers become the answer to overcrowding in places such as India?

Park vs pensioners in Auckland

A report has highlighted Auckland has a severe need for social housing, such as Liston Village.

Retirement village could be demolished to improve access to park but critics say it will worsen housing crisis.

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house of the week

House of the Week: Island Bay gallery

“I like beauty for beauty’s sake. I’ll collect rococo, Georgian, baroque, whatever holds my eye and gives me joy. It’s a real mash-up and changes all the time. Most people who come to the house get asked to help me move something.” The painting above the sofa is The Believer by George Underwood.

A foot in each hemisphere suits this TV reporter turned media trainer turned vintage-furniture hunter.

Bright pink house embarrassed kids gallery video

Fashion icon Doris de Pont's son was so horrified by his mum's colour scheme, he made a t-shirt in protest.

Realtor's dream home in Auckland gallery

House of the week: Raglan gallery

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