A minuscule Cardrona cottage

Baz and Kate Hastings' Otago holiday home began life in the 1860s with a dirt floor and unlined tin roof.

Pewter, plaster and an old set of skis set the style in a rustic goldminer's cottage.

Why you need a sideboard gallery

GlobeWest Como Facet buffet $3485 from Soren Liv, sminteriors.co.nz.

They hide your clutter - and they do it beautifully. We've rounded up six of the best sideboards in store now.

Building with Drents - prt 12 video

Drent doesn't quite have a handle on the handle situation just yet.

This week brought a break-in and some big decisions for the Drent family.

This weekend's garden tasks

Leave about 7-10cm of stalk on pumpkins when harvesting to reduce the chance of rot.

It's time to harvest pumpkins and plant your tulip bulbs.

Architect's own home a winner gallery

Hamilton architect Evan Mayo's own family home renovation took out the sole award in the Housing Alterations & Additions ...

Award-winners vary dramatically in site, scale and style - but all have one thing in common, architect says.

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Life in Eastbourne's 'castle' gallery

From the edge of the footpath at Wellington's Rona Bay to the base of the cliff is just 7m of flat land, a challenge ...

This landmark Wellington home recalls the days when a cash-strapped university student could buy a house.

House of the week: Akaroa gallery

For designer Bronwyn Thoms one of the most important things about renovating her holiday cottage was knowing when to stop.

It's a home built to move

House of the week: Remuera video

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