Anzac flier pushes boundaries

The Ministry of Culture and Heritage says this real estate flier "is pushing the margins but is within the law." The red markers on the map indicate houses sold.

A real estate agent has used Anzac imagery in a property flier: "in anybody's book it's totally crass."

How to grow ... mushrooms

Saffron milk caps growing on the pine forest floor.

One Nelson couple are cultivating delicious wild funghi among the roots of a purpose-grown forest.

Meet the sheikha of shabby chic

Rachel Ashwell hunts design elements at a flea market.

The trend became a lifestyle and weathered the return of Mad Men, bankruptcy and confusion.

Wardlaws' reality TV windfall

Despite not winning the grand prize, Robyn Marks and her boyfriend Tim Wardlaw have netted enough of a profit from their reality TV show renovation to start hunting for their own home. Tim's parents Kathy and Mick also participated on the show.

They didn't nab the $100,000 grand prize, but they have enough to start searching for a new home.

Putting the cherry on top

A few of the samples out at Muriwai testing station

Our roof is finally up, so that means a "roof shout". But where did this beer-and-cake tradition even come from?

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A Porsche in an Akl apartment gallery

Who needs a garage? Ex-pat French designer Stephane Rondel has made his 1988 Porsche and three motorbikes a feature of his apartment.

Who needs a garage? Designer Stephane Rondel has made a feature of his 1988 Porsche and three motorbikes.

House of the week: Christchurch gallery

Among the sand dunes of Southshore sits a 1950s beach house with sprawling gardens.

House of the week: Martinborough gallery

House of the week: Hawke's Bay gallery

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