Surviving living with the parents


A growing number of young people are checking back in at Casa del Ma and Pa. Here are some tips to make life easier.

Keep on top of spring

Snap off the flower stems from your rhubarb to keep it vigorous.

Spring has sprung - here are some jobs you can do in the week ahead.

The fence: Will it stay or go?

Roseneath resident Peter Aitchison doesn't have much to look at, other than timber, from the living room of his Maida Vale Rd home.

3:29 PM  The saga around a fence blocking a neighbour's million-dollar Wellington views is heading to the High Court.

A Block NZ mystery revealed?

Christchurch's Mitch and Brooke are renovating House Four. But they have yet to discover its "distinct advantage."

What lurks within The Block's House Four? Stolen paintings? Secret basements?

Flat sold after fish tank flood

The one bedroom apartment at 3/212 Oriental Parade, Oriental Bay in Wellington once sold for $1.85 million. Now it's going to auction starting at just $550,000.

The once-million-dollar Wellington flat wrecked after a fish tank accident is snapped up for $570k.

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house of the week

House of the week: Matakana gallery

Art dominates the Matakana living room shared by Virginia Leonard, Oliver King and their children Coco (here with Claude the West Highland terrier) and Orlando; a large-scale abstract work by Virginia hangs at left (see it on the cover); above a wooden cabinet from The Vitrine hang portraits by Gavin Hurley (above the record player) and Kirsten Roberts, next to a large photographic work by Oliver; the dog sculpture on the hearth is by Barry Lett; the light shade, from May Time Marketing , hangs from an old horsehair and plaster ceiling rose.

This homeowner deliberately made builders walk through her house in muddy boots to achieve a rustic look.

Home of the week: Martinborough gallery

Chunky recycled timber gives this barn-like home (with a 22-metre-long living room) its cosy character.

House of the week: Wanaka gallery

House of the week: Christchurch gallery

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