No-one wants to pay too much, no one wants a place less than ideal. The compromise is hard.
An Australian grapples with NZ's love-hate relationship with its neighbour.
Twelve years, four kids, four houses and four cars later, we know we're here forever.
Something that can improve outcomes is to be treated with optimism, not reviled.
Lions tours only roll around once every 12 years, making them a special event on the rugby calendar.
Have the wild exploits of your youth influenced you to cut down your alcohol intake?
Waiheke Island, be prepared for an influx of Switzerlanders. They really like the view.
Our 11-week-old puppy loves to tease our 2-year-old Tibetan terrier.
Our kids won't experience the classic American milestones, but Southland really is a great place to raise a family.
Years ago they called the surf lifeguard Mr Goodie. But after 38 years on the beach, most just call him granddad.
Have you ever been diagnosed with a mental illness? Share your story.
Are your lips and fingers going blue? We want to hear your worst rental property horror stories.
Pro: it is much easier to make friends in New Zealand than in Australia. Con: food is ridiculously expensive.
Her little chirping meows make our house a home and we couldn't imagine being without her.
An easy and delicious sweet twisted loaf studded with nuts and oats and smothered in golden syrup.
So you moved to New Zealand. Does it live up to your expectations?
We all know about elder abuse. But what happens when it's the elders doing the abusing?
Most of the squad will pretty much pick itself, but there's bound to be a few contentious inclusions.
One of my favourite moments this autumn has been my sweet son running around on New Brighton Beach.
I was mortified by 13 Reasons Why, but not because I think it glorifies suicide. I was shocked by how real it was.
Sometimes making a decor or renovation decision is simply not simple.
Are you managing to be on trend without being on the property ladder?
Flatmates. You either love them or you hate them.
We want to hear the story of your encounter with the other side.
Do you live a minimalist lifestyle? Tell us why and how.
If you have an Airbnb business at home, we'd love to hear from you.
The pair turn heads on their morning walk.
There's something intensely satisfying about an ordered garage - a place for everything and everything in its place.
We would love to hear your DIY story. Is there a project you are especially proud of?
Do you live in an old house?
We want to see what you did with a pallet, and we'd like to know how you did it.
This is a call out to all New Zealanders living overseas in an amazing home.
Patch is an SPCA dog who arrived in our family around seven years ago.
Buy a Big Ben mince pie and a bag of Twisties, and you've got yourself a three-course meal.
New Zealand's "special" visa doesn't deserve its name. There is nothing special about it.
I call it "breakfast paste". Blend it all up and think of the protein gains.
I moved to Australia in 1986 - but New Zealand will always be where my heart is.
We want to hear your most outrageous speeding ticket stories. Did the punishment fit the crime?
The decision to throw all their eggs in the Super Rugby basket is harming Australian rugby big time.
The job of the futurist is to consider what's next at a societal and system level. I have some ideas.
I have managed to hide from the police for nearly 18 months, but it seems they have finally tracked me down.
A world of wool and sheep. Freckles and Suzie are best friends even though they playfight a lot.
Public relations people give advice we know is right, but sometimes it's not palatable to those whom we're advising.
Send us your photos to show us how autumn has arrived in your neighbourhood.
The hints of blue, green and mauve in the evening sky seem almost otherwordly.
I know it was my decision to have children. You don't need to remind me every time my child does something you don't like.
What I love the most about New Zealand is the lifestyle. I love the fact that I can work in the city and be surrounded by so much opportunity.
Gatland has found the right balance between strength and sentiment, but is it enough to deny our dominance?
13 Reasons Why attempts to shed light on an extremely sensitive subject, but just ends up glorifying it.
My name is Miley, and I like sniffing things. Chillis? Utterly inedible.