Roof repairs are 'insufficient' gallery

30062015 news photo, 95-113 Greys Ave (aka lower reys ave, HNZ housing. water damage caused by inadequate roofing and down pipes. Photo: Tom Carnegie.

Tenants of Housing New Zealand apartments in Auckland's CBD are fed up with living in water-damaged properties.

31 slabs of concrete later . . . gallery

The huge mirror in the entrance allows you to see the view from several different angles.

5:00 AM  Raw beauty of concrete tilt slab construction guided the design of this contemporary Canterbury home.

How to knit your own bedcover

Beautiful hand-knitted homewares are on trend right now, so how about whipping up this bedcover in lovely muted tones?

5:00 AM  Hand-crafted homewares are super trendy right now, so use this free pattern to make your own.

Mobile bathroom a hit

The Krappatowa mobile bathroom comes in handy for anyone building or renovating and living or working on site.

5:00 AM  Innovative portable bathroom invented and made in Christchurch after the quakes is taking off nationwide.

Katy Perry battles with nuns

Singer Katy Perry has been trying to buy a former convent in LA for three years.

Teenage Dream singer wants to buy a former convent, but disapproving Sisters are having none of it.

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House of the week: Queenstown gallery

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The farmhouse feel of this Queenstown home has happy echoes of its owner’s childhood in Dorset.

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This home perched amid native bush in Christchurch has served three generations.

House build "a long journey, but worth it"

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