The latest urban craze gallery video

Sharon Mackie has been beekeeping for three years.

Participation in backyard beekeeping has increased 80 per cent in four years. So what's the buzz about?

Are you a backyard beekeeper?

House values set new record

House values across the country have increased at a rate not seen since late 2007.

3:17 PM  House prices across NZ have have increased at the fastest rate since 2007 - a whopping 10 per cent.

Why I refuse to mow my lawn

Sarah Baker and her partner are taking a stand against mowing their lawn.

My town calls it a "nuisance" and is threatening to cut it down, but I see it as a way to preserve a habitat.

Abandoned land to dream home

Marker pegs show where a house will be built at the end of Nelson's Fifeshire Cres.

In a remarkable tale of persistence, this scrub-covered bank will soon have a rare address: Number 0.

How to turn mud into a garden

Rain is just a part of the job when it comes to landscaping.

When landscaping, we've learned, the most important step is to put a plan on paper.

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Realtor's dream home in Auckland gallery

The kitchen cabinetry reflects Cheryl's fondness for "the Hamptons look".

She sold the house she loved, and then realtor Cheryl Whiting fell hard for the charms of another.

House of the week: Raglan gallery

A studio added on to this barn-style home offered the perfect spot for this local artisan to perfect her craft.

House of the week: Queenstown gallery

House of the week: Mt Pleasant gallery

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