How to: pick an exterior paint

COLOURS OF THE RAINBOW: With so many to choose from, how do you decide on what colour you want to paint the exterior of your home?

Stuck on what colour to paint your house? Here's eight simple ways to help you choose.

How to get the country chic look

Bring elements of this warm, welcoming look into your home.

Four ways to bring warm, welcoming elements into your home - even if you're in the city.

Nuts and bolts of renovating

ORDER FROM CHAOS: Rachel Ward's Forest Lake property in Hamilton is mid-transformation.

Knowing the value is the key to renovating and selling, says full-time property trader Rachel Ward.

Easy-to-grow grapes

GREAT GRAPES: Easy to grow, requiring little care and minimal space, grapes are perfect for any Kiwi backyard.

Grapes are one of the simplest fruit plants to grow, and are a must for every Kiwi backyard.

Inside Bey & Jay's new home gallery


The music mogul duo have found a place to live, signing a 12 month lease for a rental that's 'only' $252,000 a month.

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House of the Week: Taupo gallery

Peter and Dianne Farmer in Kinloch, Taupo.

Walking into this lodge-style home is like stepping into a hotel, says its very happy owners.

House of the Week: Central Otago gallery

One couple's quest to "live lightly on the land" led to them creating the ultimate eco retreat.

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