How to keep your house clean

Trying to keep your house clean can be a neverending nightmare.

Sometimes it feels like you finish cleaning the house just before you have to start over again.

A pool cabana is just the start

Horseshoe Bend pool cabana story Mason & Wales. Note restriction on print media useage. 5.2.16

Game, set, match - it's playtime for grown-ups at this Wanaka property, where the focus is on fun.

Award-winning gardens gallery

Think of the upkeep - this amazing herbaceous border is part of the vast garden at Eaton Hall. The project, designed by Arabella Lennox-Boyd FSGD won the Historic Garden Restoration Award, sponsored by Tendercare.

You can't beat an English garden, be it in the country or town.

A fence that turns heads video

Bernie Harfleet and his partner Donna decided to decorate their fence with doll body parts "for fun" about two years ago.

Impaled dolls' heads, body parts, Darth Vader - there's no white picket fence for these Aucklanders.

Church sold sight unseen

Holy Trinity Anglican church in Lawrence for sale by tender through Ray White Dunedin 22.1.16

A wee town becomes a haven for those seeking the quiet, like the people who bought this.

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house of the week

House of the Week: Devonport gallery

At dusk, LED lighting casts a soft glow over Domenico De Vincentis and Murray Thompson’s Devonport, Auckland  garden.

As evening falls, the lights come on in this immaculate garden... and guests take their seats in a remarkable cinema.

Wedding cake tree adds wow gallery

A practical approach at this park-like garden - which features its own vineyard - has served its owners well.

House of the week: Waiheke gallery

House of the week: Auckland gallery

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