Festive flair without the tree gallery

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For the space conscious, here's how to add Christmas cheer in your home without the need for a tree.

7 DIY advent calendars gallery

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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.

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House of the week: Nelson gallery

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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