A lesson in how to use colour

Lou Barker's kitchen is a lesson in how to use colour.

2:41 PM  "Beige and neutrals can be so boring," says designer Lou Barker. We go inside her bold, bright kitchen.

Tenants win against landlord video

A Queenstown couple, which was intimidated and threatened by the landlord, won the court case.

2:50 PM  He tried to kick them out with 24 hours notice. They filmed it, took him to the Tenancy Tribunal - and won.

Best church conversions gallery

The former Te Karaka Presbyterian Church on the beachfront at Wainui, Gisborne is now a comfortable family home that is ...

We've deserted our churches en masse, but look what's happening to them.

Baby's Harry Potter nursery gallery

Hedwig sits on the 3D painted windowsill and a Marauders Map cushion lies on the occasional chair.

His dad thought a Harry Potter nursery would be cool. His mum worried it would be cheesy.

12 best kitchen splashbacks

A brass splashback gives a warm glow.

A splashback can make all the difference. What's your favourite style?

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House of the week: Waikanae gallery

Megan revels in her very own lounge after 25 years of renting.

After renting for 25 years, this homeowner can at last put down some roots and make her mark.

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When a rural Cantabrian meets a London interior designer, the results are bold, bright and botanical.

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It's time to give your chainsaws and other essential tools some TLC.


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