7 DIY advent calendars gallery


Get your craft on this weekend with these cool DIY advent calendars for the home.

Our backyards are shrinking

PLAY TIME: Outdoor dining areas are important to Waikato homeowners, a survey shows.

Decreasing sections sizes, increasing house sizes and lifestyle choices are shrinking the average backyard.

9 items dirtier than a toilet seat

Only 50 bacteria live on the typical toilet seat.

Your home is a bacteria minefield ... just not where you think.

Meet NZ's top gardener video

Tui's 2014 Gardener of the Year: Owen Takuira-Ngaropo

A community gardener that's helping the most disadvantaged members of society takes top spot.

11 historic homes for sale gallery


Yes, New Zealand does have some awesome historic homes, and these ones are for sale!

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House of the week: Nelson gallery


Grown-ups can have tree houses, too, and that was the aim for the owners of this Nelson home.

House of the week: North Canterbury gallery

Rural seclusion meets industrial chic in a designer's North Canterbury retreat.

House of the week: Waikato gallery

House of the week: Greenhithe gallery