Low-cost country kitchen cool gallery

Carlielle Kitchens kitchen under $25k pix by Jamie Cobel 29.9.16

11:24 AM  Under $25k, this modern country kitchen cost less than the average, but look what you get.

Bring on the leafy botanicals gallery

Antique botanical prints are perfect for a nostalgic look.

11:24 AM  Pretty spring flowers are so last year - this season we're all about decorating with leafy botanicals.

How they pick Pantone colours

Pantone's spring colour predictions for 2017; Kale, Hazelnut, Pink Yarrow, Greenery, Pale Dogwood, Island Paradise, ...

12:44 PM  Pantone's colour of the year is picked two years in advance. Who knew?

Tired of mowing the lawn?

This lush sward appears to be grass but look again. It's Selliera micrphylla a no-mow alternative to a traditional grass ...

Here are the grass alternatives for people who are sick of mowing.

Quiz: Think you know bees?

How much do you know about bees?

Kiwis profess to love bees, but how much do we really know about these useful little pollinators?

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house of the week

House of the week: Wellington gallery

Debra and Tony DeLorenzo's historic Wellington villa

We don't do replicas, say the heritage-loving owners of this 118-year-old villa.

House of the week: Nelson video

An old apple pickers’ cottage becomes a bolt-hole for a German couple’s annual migration to the sun.

House of the week: Tauranga

House of the week: Pakiri

Tidying overgrown banks and tackling weeds is easier with the help of a linetrimmer or brushcutter.


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