Fleeing to the alps to forget the city

It's okay to chat sideways when you have these views.

Trump's ex tries to score freebies

Hairdresser slams Marla Maples' bid for free hairstyling at inauguration in exchange for 'exposure'.

My glass is half-full

How nearly losing her husband to a heart attack has made one woman thankful for what she has.

Plunket garden tour delights

Massages and cake decorating

Flower delivery service for sick patients

One year on since starting her charitable trust and Janine Thomson says her service which delivers flowers to sick patients around Christchurch for free.

A place in the sun

This Mt Pleasant family home eschews "the box" in favour of angled wings that embrace sun, sea views and a garden courtyard.

Christchurch's island sanctuary

On the edge of the city is a safe home for endangered birds, reptiles and a gorilla troop.

Racing board to axe 43 TAB jobs

The Christchurch-based staff will be replaced by a fully automated service.

In pictures: Paeonies from heaven

The couple behind Simmons Paeonies explain their passion for these gorgeous blooms.

Remembering the HMT Marquette

This year is the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign, and we again remember the brave men and women who took part in the First World War

House build "a long journey, but worth it"

What do you do if several companies behind the house you are planning go belly up? Take on the project yourself.

House of the week: Christchurch

Among the sand dunes of Southshore sits a 1950s beach house with sprawling gardens.

House of the week: Cashmere

This 1910 Cashmere home has been transformed after suffering major structural damage in the earthquakes.

House of the month

Sumner house

When the Canterbury earthquakes tipped the Joneses from their hilltop haven, they found life is perfectly good on the flat.

House: The place to be

Avenues House

Two brothers have converted a Beckenham house into a stylish pad for laidback living and entertaining.

Down by the bay


Sweeping views of Lyttelton Harbour set the scene for a family home in Governors Bay.

Here's the ultimate man cave

'I have an English pub in my shed'

English Pub

Shaun Maloney has built an old English pub complete with a 'snug' for the ladies, in his backyard in North Canterbury.

Sumner, and the living is easy

Sumner house

It's contemporary and well positioned, with beachy good looks, but this Sumner house has got brains, too. Sumner is the owner's home territory. There was no question this is where he would build.

Dyers House in Cashmere

A 1906 home lives on.


A Cashmere hills home combines the charm of yesteryear with modern comfort.

A classic recreated

From creamery to crème de la crème


From homestead, heritage barn and creamery to modern, family home.

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